Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2020: S


Gotha, Simeon Saxe-Coburg
Born 16 June 1937  (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Former Tsar of Bulgaria before being forced out by referendum, before returning to power as Prime Minister in 2001.
[Picture of Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha]


Sabbage, Sophie
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Yes, another terminally ill mother. This time she wrote a book about it, 'The Cancer Whisperer'.
[Picture of Sophie Sabbage]


Sacoolas, Anne
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
The driver at the heart of the diplomatic storm which is the tragic H&rry Dunn hit and run.
[Picture of Anne Sacoolas]


Sadeghi, Arash
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Iranian human rights activist, has undertaken a number of hunger strikes in recent years.
[Picture of Arash Sadeghi]


Sadler, Mike
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Last surviving member of the original SAS, awarded the Military Cross for D-Day operations. Born c.1920.
[Picture of Mike Sadler]


Sahl, Mort
Born 11 May 1927  (Montreal, Canada)
Canadian stand up comedian & humourist, as well as being a political speechwriter.
[Picture of Mort Sahl]


Said, Sayyid Jamshid Bin Abdullah Al
Born 16 September 1929  (Unguja, Zanzibar)
1963-64 last reigning Sultan of Zanzibar.
[Picture of Sayyid Jamshid Bin Abdullah Al Said]


Saïd, Wafic
Born 21 December 1943  (Damascus, Syria)
Syrian businessman.
[Picture of Wafic Saïd]


Said Al Said of Oman, Qaboos bin Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman is no longer with us
Born 18 November 1940  (Salalah, Oman)

Died 10 January 2020  (Muscat, Oman)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Sultan of Oman since 1970, when he overthew his father. Hmmm little bit Oedipal that...
[Picture of Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman]


Saint, Eva Marie
Born 4 July 1924  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Actress, best known for her role in 'North by Northwest'.
[Picture of Eva Marie Saint]


Saint-Marie, Buffy
Born 20 February 1941  (Qu'Appelle Valley, Canada)
Canadian singer-songwriter who has worked extensively in promoting the rights of fellow First Nationers.
[Picture of Buffy Saint-Marie]


Sainty, John
Born 24 March 1946  (London, UK)
Former Reading and Bournemouth striker.
[Picture of John Sainty]


Saldivar, Yolanda
Born 19 September 1960  (Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico)
Killer of popular Mexican singer Selena.
[Picture of Yolanda Saldivar]


Salih, Alisha
Born in Sydney, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Young mum with cancer.
[Picture of Alisha Salih]


Salisbury, Craig
Born 24 April 1971  (England)
[Picture of Craig Salisbury]


Salm-Horstmar, Princess Felicitas Of
Born in Eisenach, Germany  (exact date unknown)
Grandmother of the late Prince Georg-Constantin of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, part of the House of Wettin. As I think we all suspected, really...
[Picture of Princess Felicitas Of Salm-Horstmar]


Samphan, Khieu
Born 27 July 1931  (Svay Rieng, French Indochina (now Cambodia))
Cambodian communist politician, President of the State Presidium of Democratic Kampuchea from 1976 to 1979.
[Picture of Khieu Samphan]


Samuelson, Sydney
Born 7 December 1925  (London, UK)
First person to hold the post of British Film Commissioner.
[Picture of Sydney Samuelson]


Samuelsson, Bengt I.
Born 21 May 1934  (Halmstad, Sweden)
Swedish biochemist who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1982.
[Picture of Bengt I. Samuelsson]


Sanda, Dominique
Born 11 March 1948  (Paris, France)
French actress and former fashion model.
[Picture of Dominique Sanda]


Sanders, Bernie
Born 8 September 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Leftist Democrat senator who took on Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency in 2016.
[Picture of Bernie Sanders]


Sanders, Doug Doug Sanders is no longer with us
Born 24 July 1933  (Cedartown, Georgia, USA)

Died 12 April 2020  (Houston, Texas)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
US golfer who famously choked when all set to win the 1970 Open Championship at the Old Course.
[Picture of Doug Sanders]


Sanders, Sarah Huckabee
Born 13 August 1982  (Hope, Arkansas, USA)
White House press secretary under Donald Trump. Talk about a thankless job…
[Picture of Sarah Huckabee Sanders]


Sandrich, Jay
Born 24 February 1932  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Televison director, mainly of sitcoms such as 'Soap', 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and 'The Golden Girls'.
[Picture of Jay Sandrich]


Sands, Tommy
Born 27 August 1937  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Pop singer and former teen idol.
[Picture of Tommy Sands]


Sang-Chul, Yoo
Born 18 October 1971  (Seoul, South Korea)
South Korean footballer who played a pivotal role in their fairy tale run to the 2002 World Cup Semifinals.
[Picture of Yoo Sang-Chul]


Sansom, Kenny
Born 26 September 1958  (London, England)
Former Arsenal FC and England international left back.
[Picture of Kenny Sansom]


Sarne, Mike
Born 6 August 1940  (London, England)
Actor and singer with a varied career in television and film as well as the pop charts.
[Picture of Mike Sarne]


Sasamoto, Tsuneko
Born 1 September 1914  (Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan)
Japan's first female photojournalist.
[Picture of Tsuneko Sasamoto]


Sato, John
Born in New Zealand  (exact date unknown)
World War Two veteran, anti-racism protester.
[Picture of John Sato]


Saturn, Perry
Born 25 October 1966  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
American wrestler, born Perry Arthur Satullo.
[Picture of Perry Saturn]


Saunders, Ernest
Born 21 October 1935  ()
Convicted fraudster who was released from prison early because he had Alzheimer's Disease, only to make a full recovery, the only man ever to do so. Hmmm...
[Picture of Ernest Saunders]


Savage, Robbie
Born 18 October 1974  (Wrexham, Wales)
Gobshite footballer turned gobshite TV pundit.
[Picture of Robbie Savage]


Savident, John
Born 21 January 1938  (Guernsey, Channel Islands)
TV actor, played Fred Elliott in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of John Savident]


Sayer, Leo
Born 21 May 1948  (Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England)
Bubble-haired singer-songwriter, best known for his songs, 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing' and 'When I Need You'.
[Picture of Leo Sayer]


Sayers, Gale Gale Sayers is no longer with us
Born 30 May 1943  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)

Died 23 September 2020  (Wakarusa, Indiana, USA)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Former NFL player whose autobiography was turned into the hit TV movie "Brian's Song".
[Picture of Gale Sayers]


Sayle, Alexei
Born 7 August 1952  (Liverpool, England)
The godfather of British Alternate Comedy, as seen in The Young Ones, The Comic Stip Presents, and Gorky Park.
[Picture of Alexei Sayle]


Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, Marianne
Born 9 December 1919  (Salzburg, Austria)
Austrian photographer.
[Picture of Marianne Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn]


Scaggs, Boz
Born 8 June 1944  (Canton, Ohio, USA)
Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter.
[Picture of Boz Scaggs]


Scales, Prunella
Born 22 June 1932  (Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England)
Actress who played Sybil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers. Better known to modern viewers as co-host of Great Canal Journeys with husband Timothy West.
[Picture of Prunella Scales]


Scarfe, Gerald
Born 1 June 1936  (London, England)
Unflinching satircal cartoonist.
[Picture of Gerald Scarfe]


Scargill, Arthur
Born 11 January 1938  (Worsbrough Dale, South Yorkshire, England)
Former miner, Communist, and president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Fought a bitter battle of wills with Margaret Thatcher during the 1984-85 miners' strike, lost, and then founded his own political party
[Picture of Arthur Scargill]


Schama, Simon
Born 13 February 1945  (London, England)
English historian specialises in French and DUtch history. Presented A History of Britain for the BBC and is very fond of imagery.
[Picture of Simon Schama]


Schepisi, Fred
Born 26 December 1939  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian film director, producer and screenwriter behind Fierce Creatures.
[Picture of Fred Schepisi]


Scherzinger, Nicole
Born 29 June 1978  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Former singer with girl band The Pussycat Dolls.
[Picture of Nicole Scherzinger]


Schieffer, Bob
Born 25 February 1937  (Austin, Texas, USA)
US political journalist and former host of CBS' "Face The Nation"
[Picture of Bob Schieffer]


Schjeldahl, Peter
Born 20 March 1942  (Fargo, North Dakota, USA)
Art critic for The New Yorker.
[Picture of Peter Schjeldahl]


Schlatter, George
Born 31 December 1932  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
US TV Producer (Laugh-In) with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
[Picture of George Schlatter]


Schloss, Eva
Born 11 May 1929  (Vienna, Austria)
Anne Frank's stepsister.
[Picture of Eva Schloss]


Schluter, Poul
Born 3 April 1929  (Tonder, Denmark)
Prime Minister of Denmark from 1982-1993.
[Picture of Poul Schluter]


Schmidt (football), Joe
Born 19 January 1932  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
A former American football linebacker and coach, played 13 seasons with the Detroit Tigers
[Picture of Joe Schmidt (football)]


Schmitt, Harrison
Born 3 June 1935  (Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA)
Former Astronaut, the last to set foot on the moon. Later a US senator for New Mexico.
[Picture of Harrison Schmitt]


Schmitt-Menzel, Isolde
Born 11 April 1930  (Eisenach, Germany)
Illustrator and author who created "The Mouse" in Germany.
[Picture of Isolde Schmitt-Menzel]


Schnabel, Parker
Born 22 July 1994  (Haines, Alaska, USA)
One of the stars of reality show 'Gold Rush'.
[Picture of Parker Schnabel]


Schneider, David
Born 22 May 1963  (London, UK)
Comedian and Twitter bore, part of the "On The Hour" dynasty that devoured British comedy in the 90s. Knows his way around a whip, allegedly.
[Picture of David Schneider]


Schofield, Leslie
Born 12 December 1938  (Oldham, UK)
One of the great "I know the face…" British character actors. Often played out-of-their-depth policemen or other downtrodden security figures.
[Picture of Leslie Schofield]


Schottenheimer, Marty
Born 23 September 1943  (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
The nearly man of NFL coaching, who won 205 games over 21 seasons but never made it to the Super Bowl.
[Picture of Marty Schottenheimer]


Schroder, Gerhard
Born 7 April 1944  (Mossenburg, Germany)
SPD Chancellor of Germany from 1998-2005.
[Picture of Gerhard Schroder]


Schroeder, Pat
Born 30 July 1940  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
former Colorado Representative from 1973 to 1997.
[Picture of Pat Schroeder]


Schumacher, Michael
Born 3 January 1969  (Hürth-Hermülheim, Cologne, Germany)
Racing driver who has won the Formula 1 world championship enough times to drain the EU champagne lake dry. Lives in Switzerland, and apparently his favourite drink is apple juice mixed with sparkling water. Life in the fast lane!
[Picture of Michael Schumacher]


Schwarzenegger, Arnold
Born 30 July 1947  (Thal, Austria)
Monotonous, monosyllabic, actor and former bodybuilder. "Governator" of California from 2003-2011.
[Picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger]


Schweickart, Rusty
Born 24 October 1935  (Neptune, Jersey, USA)
NASA astronaut and one of the key test pilots for what eventually became Apollo 9.
[Picture of Rusty Schweickart]


Sclavi, Martino Martino Sclavi is no longer with us
Born in Rome, Italy  (exact date unknown)

Died 4 March 2020  ()

Age at death: 47  (read death notice)
Film producer who is suffering both from being friends with Russell Brand, and from a glioblastoma he has lived with since 2011!
[Picture of Martino Sclavi]


Scott, Andy
Born 30 June 1949  (Wrexham, Wales)
Lead guitarist with glam rockers The Sweet who bizarrely appeared in a number of TV adverts for an insurance company in 2010.
[Picture of Andy Scott]


Scott, Brenda
Born 15 March 1943  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
American film and television actress.
[Picture of Brenda Scott]


Scott, David
Born 6 June 1932  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
US Astronaut, the seventh to walk on the Moon, in 1971.
[Picture of David Scott]


Scott-Morgan, Peter
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
The scientist in the news for trying to turn himself into an android to cure ALS. The world is on tenterhooks to see if this is an ALS cure, geeks are on tenterhooks to see if this is the genesis of the Cybermen.
[Picture of Peter Scott-Morgan]


Scotto, Renata
Born 24 February 1934  (Savona, Italy)
Italian soprano and Opera director
[Picture of Renata Scotto]


Scotty, Ludwig
Born 20 June 1948  (Anabar, Nauru)
President of Nauru, first in 2003 and then from 2004 to 2007 and has surely the best name of any politician ever.
[Picture of Ludwig Scotty]


Scowcroft, Brent Brent Scowcroft is no longer with us
Born 19 March 1925  (Ogden, Utah, USA)

Died 6 August 2020  (Falls Church, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Two-time US National Security Advisor, under the Ford and Bush Sr administrations. Has a long-time "Mini-Me" association with Henry Kissinger.
[Picture of Brent Scowcroft]


Scruton, Roger Roger Scruton is no longer with us
Born 27 February 1944  (Buslingthorpe, England)

Died 12 January 2020  (Brinkworth, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Polarising conservative philosopher.
[Picture of Roger Scruton]


Scullion, Leo
Born 10 April 1958  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Snooker referee, now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Leo Scullion]


Scully, Peter
Born 13 January 1963  ()
Darkweb child pornographer, one of the vilest and most prodigious in history. Sentenced to life in 2018.
[Picture of Peter Scully]


Searle, John
Born 31 July 1932  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Philosopher, much concerned with how language is processed in the mind. May also be a serial sex pest.
[Picture of John Searle]


Seaver, Tom Tom Seaver is no longer with us
Born 17 November 1944  (Fresno, California, USA)

Died 31 August 2020  (Calistoga, California, USA)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
World-Series winning Hall of Fame baseball player
[Picture of Tom Seaver]


Sedaka, Neil
Born 13 March 1939  (Brooklyn, New York City, USA)
Pop singer, songwriter & pianist, composer of 'Is This The Way to Amarillo?'
[Picture of Neil Sedaka]


Seeler, Uwe
Born 5 November 1936  (Hamburg, Germany)
Diminutive striker for Hamburger SV and West Germany.
[Picture of Uwe Seeler]


Segal, George
Born 13 February 1934  (Great Neck, New York, USA)
Veteran film actor who many might recognise from films such as 'The Quiller Memorandum' and 'Fun with Dick and Jane'.
[Picture of George Segal]


Segerstam, Leif
Born 2 March 1944  (Vaasa, Ostrobothnia, Finland)
Prolific Finnish composer.
[Picture of Leif Segerstam]


Segre, Liliana
Born 9 October 1930  (Milan, Italy)
Italian senator for life.
[Picture of Liliana Segre]


Seixas, Vic
Born 30 August 1923  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Retired US tennis player. Wimbledon singles champion in 1953.
[Picture of Vic Seixas]


Seka, (actress)
Born 15 April 1954  (Radford, Virginia, USA)
Porn starlet of the 80s, worked regularly with John Holmes but somehow avoided the Aids.
[Picture of (actress) Seka]


Selleck, Tom
Born 29 January 1945  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Impressively 'tached star of 'Magnum PI', amongst many other films & TV shows.
[Picture of Tom Selleck]


Semjonova, Uljana
Born 9 March 1952  (Zarasai, Lithuania)
7ft 1in Soviet basketball star, part of the all-conquering USSR international side of the 1970s.
[Picture of Uljana Semjonova]


Born 20 February 1951  (USA)
Pornographic actress.
[Picture of Serena]


Serra, Richard
Born 2 November 1939  (San Francisco, California, USA)
American minimalist sculptor.
[Picture of Richard Serra]


Serrano, Julieta
Born 2 January 1933  (Barcelona, Spain)
Spanish theatre and cinema actress.
[Picture of Julieta Serrano]


Serrao, Joaquim Verissimo
Born 8 July 1925  (Tremes, Portugal)
Portuguese man of war...history. Died in July but did not recieve a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Joaquim Verissimo Serrao]


Setouchi, Jakucho
Born 15 May 1922  (Tokushima, Japan)
Buddhist nun with a literary streak
[Picture of Jakucho Setouchi]


Severinsen, Carl Hilding "Doc"
Born 7 July 1927  (Arlington, Oregon, USA)
American jazz & pop trumpeter.
[Picture of Carl Hilding


Shaeri, Khalid Bin Mohsin
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Morbidly obese Saudi man who was airlifted out of his own home in 2013. Born c. 1993.
[Picture of Khalid Bin Mohsin Shaeri]


Shah, Naz
Born 13 November 1973  (Bradford, UK)
Weird, weird Labour MP for Bradford West.
[Picture of Naz Shah]


Shakesby, Patricia
Born 6 November 1942  (Cottingham, UK)
Actress, starred as Polly in "Howard's Way" and was Ken Barlow's first onscreen love interest in "Coronation Street".
[Picture of Patricia Shakesby]


Shalit, Gene
Born 25 May 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
Colourful film and book critic for NBC's 'The Today Show' since 1973.
[Picture of Gene Shalit]


Shane, Bob Bob Shane is no longer with us
Born 1 February 1934  (Hilo, Hawaii, USA)

Died 26 January 2020  (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Last surviving founder member of US folk band The Kingston Trio.
[Picture of Bob Shane]


Shantz, Bobby
Born 26 September 1925  (Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Baseball pitcher who won the World Series in 1958 with the New York Yankees.
[Picture of Bobby Shantz]


Shapiro, Ben
Born 15 January 1984  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American Right Wing political commentator.
[Picture of Ben Shapiro]


Sharif, Nawaz
Born 10 December 1949  (Lahore, Pakistan)
Controversial former Prime Minister of Pakistan. However his popularity in Pakistan has made him a hero (and a potential suicide bomb target) amongst many young Pakistanis.
[Picture of Nawaz Sharif]


Sharp, Leslie
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Former Chief Constable of Cumbria and then Strathclyde Police. Born 1936.
[Picture of Leslie Sharp]


Sharples, Pamela
Born 11 February 1923  ()
Baroness Sharples, ascended to the peerage in 1973 after the assasination of her husband, Sir Richard Sharples, by anti-colonialist militants.
[Picture of Pamela Sharples]


Sharpton, Rev Al
Born 3 October 1954  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Evangelist and civil rights activist, and candidate for the 2004 Democratic US presidential election.
[Picture of Rev Al Sharpton]


Shatner, William
Born 22 March 1931  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actor who will forever be known as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise, playing the character in the original 'Star Trek' series and reprising the role in seven of the films and various related spin-offs. He also played T. J. Hooker and wrote
[Picture of William Shatner]


Shaw, Bernard
Born 22 May 1940  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
CNN anchorman who asked the infamous Kitty Dukakis question at a debate
[Picture of Bernard Shaw]


Shaw, Fiona
Born 10 July 1958  (Cobh, Ireland)
Highly regarded actress who recently won the BAFTA for her role as Eve's boss in the superb Killing Eve.
[Picture of Fiona Shaw]


Shaw, Kendall
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA  (exact date unknown)
Pop art painter. Died in Octobre 2019 very much off the radar.
[Picture of Kendall Shaw]


Shaw, Michael
Born 9 October 1920  ()
Former Conservative MP for Scarborough.
[Picture of Michael Shaw]


Shearer, Harry
Born 23 December 1943  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best known as Spinal Tap bass player Derek Smalls in 'This is Spinal Tap' and as Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns in 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Harry Shearer]


Sheehan, Neil
Born 27 October 1936  (Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA)
Pulitzer Prrize-winning journalist.
[Picture of Neil Sheehan]


Sheen, Charlie
Born 3 September 1965  (New York, New York, USA)
Born Carlos Estevez, he was hugely popular in the 1980s, but since then has been embroiled in a string of scandals involving firearms, prostitutes, cocaine and violent behaviour, which has dimmed his shining star somewhat.
[Picture of Charlie Sheen]


Sheen, Martin
Born 3 August 1940  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
Actor of Irish and Spanish ancestry whose most notable roles have included Captain Willard in the classic film 'Apocalypse Now' and the President in TV series 'The West Wing'. Father of Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez (
[Picture of Martin Sheen]


Sheeran, Ed
Born 17 February 1991  (Halifax, UK)
Baby-faced ginger chart devourer.
[Picture of Ed Sheeran]


Sheerman, Barry
Born 17 August 1940  (Sunbury-on-Thames, England)
Combative backbench Labour MP for Huddersfield since 1979.
[Picture of Barry Sheerman]


Shelley, Burke
Born 10 April 1947  (Tiger Bay, Wales)
Bass guitarist with 1970s Welsh rockers Budgie.
[Picture of Burke Shelley]


Shelton, Luton
Born 11 November 1985  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Jamaica's all-time leading goalscorer at international level, with 35 goals in 75 appearances.
[Picture of Luton Shelton]


Shelton, Rebekah
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Formerly 'Big Brother' contestant Rodrigo Lopes, now changed to a woman, which seems to be the fashionable thing to do these days…
[Picture of Rebekah Shelton]


Shepherd, Richard
Born 6 December 1942  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Conservative MP for Aldridge-Brownhills since 1979.
[Picture of Richard Shepherd]


Sheridan, Liz
Born 10 April 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress and former fiancée of the legendary James Dean.
[Picture of Liz Sheridan]


Sheridan, Sally
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Actress who was one of the Angels of Death in Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
[Picture of Sally Sheridan]


Sherman, Richard M.
Born 12 June 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Hollywood music composer, mostly worked on Disney films. Responsible for coming up with the word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", the aural assault that is 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', and the songs in any number of Disney's 'Winnie the Pooh' travesti
[Picture of Richard M. Sherman]


Sherman, Russell
Born in New York City, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
American classical pianist. Born 1930.
[Picture of Russell Sherman]


Shinoda, Masahiro
Born 9 March 1931  (Gifu, Japan)
Japanese new wave film director.
[Picture of Masahiro Shinoda]


Shinohara, Ushio
Born 17 January 1932  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese painter somewhere between Dada and Outsider art
[Picture of Ushio Shinohara]


Shipman, Primrose
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Wife of Britain's most prolific serial killer, Harold. He famously timed his suicide so it'd ensure she'd receive the full life insurance policy he'd taken out.
[Picture of Primrose Shipman]


Shire, Talia
Born 25 April 1946  (Lake Success, New York, USA)
American Actress, she was Rocky's Adrian, and Vito Corleone's daughter Connie
[Picture of Talia Shire]


Shirley, Steve
Born 16 September 1933  (Dortmund, Germany)
German-born British information technology pioneer and businesswoman.
[Picture of Steve Shirley]


Shkreli, Martin
Born 17 March 1983  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
The so-called "Pharma Bro", failed hedge fund manager currently imprisoned on securities fraud charges.
[Picture of Martin Shkreli]


Shorter, Wayne
Born 25 August 1933  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Jazz saxophonist who has won 11 Grammy Awards.
[Picture of Wayne Shorter]


Shreve, Larry
Born 11 January 1941  (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
Former WWE wrestler known as "Abdullah the Butcher".
[Picture of Larry Shreve]


Shula, Don Don Shula is no longer with us
Born 4 January 1930  (Grand River, Ohio, USA)

Died 4 May 2020  (Indian Creek, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
NFL coaching legend, winner of two Superbowls with the Miami Dolphins.
[Picture of Don Shula]


Shults, Tammie Jo
Born 2 November 1961  (New Mexico, USA)
Captain of Southwest Flight 1380 who saved 148 lives in landing the doomed aircraft in 2018.
[Picture of Tammie Jo Shults]


Shultz, George
Born 13 December 1920  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former US Secretary of State between 1982-1989.
[Picture of George Shultz]


Shurer, Ronald J. Ronald J. Shurer is no longer with us
Born 7 December 1978  (Fairbanks, Alaska, USA)

Died 14 May 2020  (Washington D.C, USA)

Age at death: 41  (read death notice)
Meadal of Honor-winning former US Special forces medic.
[Picture of Ronald J. Shurer]


Sidorkina, Vita
Born 20 March 1994  (Khabarovsk, Russia)
Russian model.
[Picture of Vita Sidorkina]


Siffre, Labi
Born 25 June 1945  (Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom)
intellectual British singer/songwriter and poet
[Picture of Labi Siffre]


Silla, Felix
Born 11 January 1937  (Rome, Italy)
Actor - played Cousin Itt in 'The Addams Family'.
[Picture of Felix Silla]


Silva, Giant
Born 21 July 1963  (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Brazilian basketball player-turned wrestler.
[Picture of Giant Silva]


Silverberg, Robert
Born 15 January 1935  (New York City, New York, USA)
Sci-fi author, winner of Hugo and Nebula awards.
[Picture of Robert Silverberg]


Simmonds, Posy
Born 9 August 1945  (Berkshire, England)
Cartoonist who worked with The Guardian.
[Picture of Posy Simmonds]


Simmons, Richard
Born 12 July 1948  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Annoying physical fitness expert, often on TV.
[Picture of Richard Simmons]


Simon, John
Born 12 March 1944  (Cape Town, South Africa)
Classical music composer.
[Picture of John Simon]


Simon, Paul
Born 13 October 1941  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Successful singer-songwriter who first found fame in the 1960s with singing partner Art Garfunkel before continuing with a solo career of similar distinction.
[Picture of Paul Simon]


Simoni, Luigi Luigi Simoni is no longer with us
Born 22 January 1939  (Crevalcore, Italy)

Died 22 May 2020  (Pisa, Italy)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Football manager who won the UEFA Cup with Inter.
[Picture of Luigi Simoni]


Simonot, Renee
Born 10 September 1911  (Le Havre, France)
French actress.
[Picture of Renee Simonot]


Simpson, Glenn
Born 22 April 1964  (USA)
American journalist who is co-author of Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics.
[Picture of Glenn Simpson]


Simpson, John
Born 9 August 1944  (London, England)
BBC World Affairs correspondent.
[Picture of John Simpson]


Simpson, O. J.
Born 9 July 1947  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Murderer. Sorry, we mean bad actor & very good American footballer who had, shall we say, a "spot of bother" with the law in the 1990s. Another "spot of bother" saw him jailed in 2008 - this time being violent robbery, amongst other things!
[Picture of O. J. Simpson]


Simpson, Valerie
Born 26 August 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
American singer-songwriter who, as one half of Ashford and Simpson, had a huge UK hit with Solid. Everybody sing, solid, solid as a rock.
[Picture of Valerie Simpson]


Sims, Sylvia
Born 6 January 1934  (Woolwich, London, England)
Veteran actress, whose spectacular loss of her good looks worked well in her favour in later years.
[Picture of Sylvia Sims]


Sinclair, Brett Brett Sinclair is no longer with us
Born in Nottingham, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 10 April 2020  ()

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Brother of actress Sherrie Hewson. Real name Brett Hutchinson and a stage actor himself
[Picture of Brett Sinclair]


Sinclair, Clive
Born 30 July 1940  (Richmond, London, England)
Businessman & entrepreneur, the man behind the ZX81 & Spectrum computers and much more infamously, the C5 electronic bike/buggy/car, which, quite frankly, was an unmitigated disaster.
[Picture of Clive Sinclair]


Sinclair, Irene
Born 23 September 1908  (Guyana)
One of the oldest people in England, modelled for Dove cosmetics when she was in her 90s. Died in January but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Irene Sinclair]


Siner, Guy
Born 16 October 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
American-born British actor. Best known as the camp Lieutenant Gruber in ''Allo 'Allo!' and as the young General Ravon in the classic 1975 'Doctor Who' serial 'Genesis of the Daleks'.
[Picture of Guy Siner]


Singer, Bryan
Born 17 September 1965  (New York City, New York, USA)
Director behind The Usual Suspects, the X-Men franchise and much more. For some reason, when Hollywood was swarming with sexual harassment allegations, he decided to step down from all current projects. Funny that.
[Picture of Bryan Singer]


Singer, Isadore Manuel
Born 3 May 1924  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Mathematician who worked with Michael Atiyah to prove the Atiyah-Singer index theorem.
[Picture of Isadore Manuel Singer]


Singh, Balbir Balbir Singh is no longer with us
Born 10 October 1924  (Haripur Khalsa, Punjab, India)

Died 25 May 2020  (Mohali, Punjab, India)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Indian hockey player with three olympic gold medals
[Picture of Balbir Singh]


Singh, Fauja
Born 1 April 1911  (Beas Pind, India)
Possibily the oldest man ever to compete in a marathon. Retired from competitive running in 2013 at the age of 102!
[Picture of Fauja Singh]


Singh, Indarjit
Born 17 September 1932  (Rawalpindi, Pakistan)
House of Lords member and a common presence discussing Sikhism on British TV.
[Picture of Indarjit Singh]


Singh, Manmohan
Born 26 September 1932  (Gah, Punjab, India)
Prime Minister of India 2004-2014.
[Picture of Manmohan Singh]


Singleton, Valerie
Born 9 April 1937  (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England)
TV presenter, best known as part of the immortal 1960s line up on 'Blue Peter' with John Noakes and Peter Purves. Also presented 'The Money Programme'.
[Picture of Valerie Singleton]


Sinha, Paul
Born 28 May 1970  (Luton, England)
Broadcaster best known for his role on TV quiz The Chase.
[Picture of Paul Sinha]


Siphandon, Khamtai
Born 8 February 1924  ()
President of Laos from 1998-2006.
[Picture of Khamtai Siphandon]


Sirhan, Sirhan
Born 19 March 1944  (Jerusalem, Israel)
Assassin of Robert Kennedy, currently serving life imprisonment in a Californian jail.
[Picture of Sirhan Sirhan]


Sirikit, Queen
Born 12 August 1932  (Bangkok, Thailand)
Queen consort of Thailand.
[Picture of Queen Sirikit]


Sirleaf, Ellen Johnson
Born 29 October 1938  (Monrovia, Liberia)
President of Liberia.
[Picture of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf]


Sisson, Gemma Gemma Sisson is no longer with us
Born in Leeds, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 22 July 2020  (Leeds, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 39  (read death notice)
"Gym addict with incurable cancer". Sigh.
[Picture of Gemma Sisson]


Sizemore, Tom
Born 29 November 1961  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Decent film actor whose work has been overshadowed by frequent drugs, assault and sex scandals.
[Picture of Tom Sizemore]


Skerritt, Tom
Born 25 August 1933  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Actor whom many might recognise as Captain Dallas in the original 'Alien' film from 1979.
[Picture of Tom Skerritt]


Skinner, Dennis
Born 11 February 1932  (Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England)
Labour MP, the self-styled "Beast of Bolsover". Firebrand maverick of Parliament, one of the few MPs to actually speak his mind, no matter how much trouble it gets him in.
[Picture of Dennis Skinner]


Skinner-Carter, Corinne
Born in Trinidad and Tobago  (exact date unknown)
One of the first black female actresses on British TV in the 1960s, later played Audrey Trueman on "Eastenders". Born 1931.
[Picture of Corinne Skinner-Carter]


Sleep, Wayne
Born 17 July 1948  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Acclaimed ballet and classic dancer, occasional actor.
[Picture of Wayne Sleep]


Slenczynska, Ruth
Born 15 January 1925  (Sacramento, California, USA)
American pianist.
[Picture of Ruth Slenczynska]


Slimani, Chico
Born 2 April 1971  (Bridgend, UK)
X-Factor novelty act and former male stripper, had a #1 with "It's Chico Time" in 2006. Also from the town in the UK most associated with suicides, for what it's worth.
[Picture of Chico Slimani]


Smethurst, Jack
Born 9 April 1932  (Collyhurst, Manchester, England)
Actor, mainly in comedies - perhaps best known as a racist in 'Love Thy Neighbour' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Jack Smethurst]


Smith, Dick
Born 18 March 1944  (Roseville, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian entrepeneur with a Howard Hughes-like affinity for aviation, without the crashes
[Picture of Dick Smith]


Smith, Don
Born 14 June 1923  (Broadwater, UK)
Oldest living English test cricketer as of the start of 2018. An all-rounder who later became Sri Lanka's national coach.
[Picture of Don Smith]


Smith, Edwin
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Terminally ill man living in Thailand who had a gofundme started to bring him home to Ireland.
[Picture of Edwin Smith]


Smith, George E.
Born 10 May 1930  (White Plains, New York, USA)
Scientist, winner of the 2009 Novel Prize for Physics.
[Picture of George E. Smith]


Smith, Harvey
Born 29 December 1938  (West Riding, Yorkshire, England)
Successful and popular showjumping champion of the 1970s.
[Picture of Harvey Smith]


Smith, Huey Piano
Born 26 January 1934  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Early R'n'B pianist who influenced early Rock'n'roll
[Picture of Huey Piano Smith]


Smith, Ian
Born 19 June 1938  (Melbourne, Australia)
Harold Bishop of Neighbours fame.
[Picture of Ian Smith]


Smith, Jack
Born 11 August 1917  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American footballer who died with little notice in 2015 already,
[Picture of Jack Smith]


Smith, Maggie
Born 28 December 1934  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Actress who started out on stage with the likes of Laurence Olivier, before making the transition to the big screen and appearing in 'Death On The Nile' and 'A Room With A View', and more recently in the various Harry Potter adaptations.
[Picture of Maggie Smith]


Smith, Neddy
Born 27 November 1944  (Australia)
Australian criminal in jail for crimes including rape, theft, murder, drug trafficking, buying Madonna's latest album and armed robbery.
[Picture of Neddy Smith]


Smith, Putter
Born 19 January 1941  (California, USA)
Jazz bassist and former actor. Played homosexual hitman Mr. Kidd in the 1971 Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
[Picture of Putter Smith]


Smith, Shelley
Born 19 October 1978  (Devon, England)
Singer who appeared on X-Factor.
[Picture of Shelley Smith]


Smith, Sheridan
Born 25 June 1981  (Epworth, UK)
For some reason, a beloved English actress on TV and stage. Played 2013 DDP graduate Lisa Lynch in the TV series "The C Word".
[Picture of Sheridan Smith]


Smith, Tim Tim Smith is no longer with us
Born 3 July 1961  (Carshalton, Surrey, England)

Died 22 July 2020  (United KIngdom)

Age at death: 59  (read death notice)
Lead singer of art rock band The Cardiacs.
[Picture of Tim Smith]


Smith, Tom
Born 31 October 1971  (London, United Kingdom)
Scottish National rugby player and coach
[Picture of Tom Smith]


Smith, Viola Viola Smith is no longer with us
Born 29 November 1912  (Mount Calvary, Wisconsin, USA)

Died 21 October 2020  (Costa Mesa, California, USA)

Age at death: 107  (read death notice)
Professional drummer specialising in swing. Still swinging the sticks at 104!
[Picture of Viola Smith]


Smith, Walter
Born 24 February 1948  (Larnark, Scotland)
Current manager of Rangers F.C.
[Picture of Walter Smith]


Smith, Wilbur
Born 9 January 1933  (Kabwe, Zambia)
Very successful author, whose works have a strong African theme.
[Picture of Wilbur Smith]


Smothers, Dick
Born 20 November 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
One-half of 1960s counter-culture musical comedy act The Smothers Brothers. His son is a porn star who performs under the name Dick Smothers Jr. Nominative determinism, beautiful thing.
[Picture of Dick Smothers]


Smothers, Tracy Tracy Smothers is no longer with us
Born 2 September 1962  (Springfield, Tennessee, USA)

Died 28 October 2020  (Evansville, Indiana, USA)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
Pro-wrestler who worked in the old ECW.
[Picture of Tracy Smothers]


Smullen, Pat Pat Smullen is no longer with us
Born 22 May 1977  (County Offaly, Ireland)

Died 15 September 2020  (Dublin, Ireland)

Age at death: 43  (read death notice)
Seven-time Irish flat champion jockey. Also rode the winner, Harzand, in the 2016 Derby.
[Picture of Pat Smullen]


Sneddon, Davie Davie Sneddon is no longer with us
Born 24 April 1936  (Kilwinning, Scotland)

Died 24 December 2020  (Scotland)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Scottish footballer who played for, and then managed, Kilmarnock FC.
[Picture of Davie Sneddon]


Snow, Peter
Born 20 April 1938  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Newscaster and presenter of 'Newsnight' from 1980 to 1997. Best known for his swingometer on election nights.
[Picture of Peter Snow]


Snowden, Edward
Born 21 June 1983  (Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA)
Former computer speicialist with the CIA and National Security Agency who leaked details of an extensive network of electronic mail and internet snooping by authorities in 2013. Now resident in Russia.
[Picture of Edward Snowden]


Snyder, Gary
Born 8 May 1930  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Poet. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 'Turtle Island' in 1975.
[Picture of Gary Snyder]


Soares, Elza
Born 23 June 1937  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazilian samba singer, one of the country's most popular performers. Also the ex-wife of Garrincha - she was blamed for downturns in his form during his career.
[Picture of Elza Soares]


Sobral, Salvador
Born 28 December 1989  (Lisbon, Portugal)
Portuguese singer who won the 2017 Eurovision with the overblown waste-of-space "Amar Pelos Dois".
[Picture of Salvador Sobral]


Sofia of Spain, Queen
Born 2 November 1938  (Psychiko, Athens, Greece)
Greece-born Queen consort of Spain and wife of King Juan Carlos.
[Picture of Queen Sofia of Spain]


Sokolov, Grigory
Born 18 April 1950  (St Petersburg, Russia)
Russian concert pianist.
[Picture of Grigory Sokolov]


Soles, Paul
Born 11 August 1930  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian actor, original voice of Spider-Man.
[Picture of Paul Soles]


Solomon, Charmaine
Born 31 August 1931  (Colombo, Ceylon)
Australian cook and cook book author, "The Queen of Asian cooking in Australia"
[Picture of Charmaine Solomon]


Solow, Robert
Born 23 August 1924  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Nobel Prize-winning economist.
[Picture of Robert Solow]


Sondheim, Stephen
Born 22 March 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Award-winning and hugely successful composer and lyricist.
[Picture of Stephen Sondheim]


Sonja of Norway, Queen
Born 4 July 1937  (Oslo, Norway)
Wife of King Harald V.
[Picture of Queen Sonja of Norway]


Soong-Jong, Hyun
Born 26 January 1919  ()
Former South Korean prime minister. Died in 2020 without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Hyun Soong-Jong]


Soper, Tony
Born 10 January 1929  ()
Naturalist and TV presenter, hosted loads of live animal shows for the BBC back in the day.
[Picture of Tony Soper]


Sorensen, Brandon
Born 22 August 1994  (Iowa, USA)
Iowan amateur wrestler who will not get a qualifying obit in the DDP.
[Picture of Brandon Sorensen]


Sorenson, Arne
Born in Tokyo, Japan  (exact date unknown)
Marriott International Inc. CEO
[Picture of Arne Sorenson]


Soros, George
Born 12 August 1930  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian-American financier, currency speculator and philanthropist.
[Picture of George Soros]


Soskin, Betty Reid
Born 22 September 1921  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Oldest National Park Ranger in the US.
[Picture of Betty Reid Soskin]


Soul, David
Born 28 August 1943  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Hutch in the TV series 'Starksy & Hutch'.
[Picture of David Soul]


Soulages, Pierre
Born 24 December 1919  (Rodez, France)
French painter, engraver & sculptor.
[Picture of Pierre Soulages]


Sowrey, Freddie
Born 14 September 1922  ()
Retired RAF air marshall, knighted in 1978. Already died in 2019, which was discovered too late.
[Picture of Freddie Sowrey]


Spacey, Kevin
Born 26 July 1959  (South Orange, New Jersey, USA)
American award-winning actor, and now director, and also stage show producer in the UK.
[Picture of Kevin Spacey]


Spassky, Boris
Born 30 January 1937  (Leningrad (now St. Petersburg again), Russia)
Russian chess legend, a former world champion.
[Picture of Boris Spassky]


Spears, Britney
Born 2 December 1981  (McComb, Mississippi, USA)
Tacky, trashy, publicity-seeking and quite frankly mad "singer."
[Picture of Britney Spears]


Spector, Phil
Born 26 December 1940  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Highly influential record producer who was responsible for some of the best-known pop music of the 1960s and '70s, including tracks by Gene Pitney, The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers, Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon
[Picture of Phil Spector]


Spelvin, Georgina
Born 1 March 1936  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Pornographic actress, star of the 1973 crossover hit "The Devil In Miss Jones".
[Picture of Georgina Spelvin]


Spence, Louie
Born 6 April 1969  (London, England)
Dancer and TV personality who has performed in Cats.
[Picture of Louie Spence]


Spencer, June
Born in Nottingham, England  (exact date unknown)
Actress who has played Peggy Archer in 'The Archer's' BBC radio series since it's very beginning in 1951.
[Picture of June Spencer]


Spinks, Leon
Born 11 July 1953  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Boxer who shocked Muhammad Ali in 1978 to become the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. Lost the title to Ali 7 months later.
[Picture of Leon Spinks]


Spinrad, Norman
Born 15 September 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
American science fiction writer.
[Picture of Norman Spinrad]


Spitz, Mark
Born 10 February 1950  (Modesto, California, USA)
One of the US's greatest ever Olympians, who won seven golds at the 1972 games.
[Picture of Mark Spitz]


Springfield, Rick
Born 23 August 1949  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian born singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Rick Springfield]


St. Clement, Pam
Born 12 May 1942  (Harrow on the Hill, England)
Actress whose 25 year stint as "Fat Pat" Butcher in 'Eastenders' finished late last year.
[Picture of Pam St. Clement]


St. John, Ian
Born 7 June 1938  (Motherwell, Scotland)
Scottish footballer. Played for Scotland from 1959 to 1965, and later became a manager and pundit. Ach, you kill me, Greavsie!
[Picture of Ian St. John]


St. John, Jill
Born 19 August 1940  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, remembered for her role as Tiffany Case in the Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
[Picture of Jill St. John]


Stafford, Thomas P.
Born 17 September 1930  (Weatherford, Oklahoma, USA)
Nasa astronaut, commander of Apollo 10.
[Picture of Thomas P. Stafford]


Stallone, Jackie Jackie Stallone is no longer with us
Born 29 November 1921  (Washington, DC, USA)

Died 21 September 2020  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Bonkers mother of Sylvester Stallone who claims that she's a psychic, believes that dogs can predict the future, and tells fibs about her age (she was born in 1921, but she says 1934, which would have made her 12 when Sl
[Picture of Jackie Stallone]


Stallybrass, Anne
Born 1 December 1938  (Westcliff-on-Sea, England)
English actress who was BAFTA nominated for her role in The Onedin Line. Was also Jane Seymour in The Six Wives of Henry VIII.
[Picture of Anne Stallybrass]


Stamp, Terence
Born 22 July 1939  (Stepney, London, England)
Actor, once an "Angry Young Man" of British cinema, now one of its respected elder statesmen. After his relationship to Jean Shrimpton dissolved, Stamp moved to India and became a Hindu hermit for some years, before returning to acting.
[Picture of Terence Stamp]


Standing, John
Born 16 August 1934  (London, England)
Actor and 4th Baronet.
[Picture of John Standing]


Staples, Mavis
Born 10 July 1939  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
R&B vocalist, one of The Staple Singers. Also a civil rights activist.
[Picture of Mavis Staples]


Starr, Ringo
Born 7 July 1940  (Liverpool, England)
The Beatles' drummer and Thomas The Tank Engine's narrator. Real name Richard Starkey.
[Picture of Ringo Starr]


Staton, Candi
Born 13 March 1940  (Hanceville, Alabama, USA)
Soul singer behind the all-time classics "Young Hearts Run Free" and "You Got the Love".
[Picture of Candi Staton]


Steadman, Ralph
Born 15 May 1936  (Wallasey, Merseyside, England)
Cartoonist best known for his work with the late author Hunter S. Thompson.
[Picture of Ralph Steadman]


Steel, David
Born 31 March 1938  (Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland)
The "boy" David became leader of the Liberal Party in 1976 at the age of just 38. Formed a doomed alliance with the SDP (ask your father) in 1981 and was briefly leader of the merged Liberal Democrats before making way for Paddy Ashdown. Now in the House
[Picture of David Steel]


Steele, Barbara
Born 29 December 1937  (Birkenhead, Merseyside, England)
Actress specialising in horror films.
[Picture of Barbara Steele]


Steele, Christopher
Born 24 June 1964  (Aden, Yemen)
Former intelligence officer behind the Trump-Russia dossier.
[Picture of Christopher Steele]


Steele, Tommy
Born 17 December 1936  (Bermondsey, London, England)
British entertainer, born Thomas Hicks. He enjoyed massive success with a singing career in the 1950s, before moving into acting in the 1960s.
[Picture of Tommy Steele]


Steinem, Gloria
Born 25 March 1934  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Feminist, journalist & former magazine publisher.
[Picture of Gloria Steinem]


Steiner, George George Steiner is no longer with us
Born 23 April 1929  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)

Died 3 February 2020  (Cambridge, England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
American literary critic and novelist.
[Picture of George Steiner]


Steinman, Jim
Born 1 November 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
American lyricist and composer, long term associate of Meat Loaf (the singer and actor, not the foodstuff).
[Picture of Jim Steinman]


Stella, Frank
Born 12 May 1936  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)
Abstract/minimalist painter.
[Picture of Frank Stella]


Stelling, Jeff
Born 18 March 1955  (Hartlepool, Durham, England)
Excitable presenter of 'Soccer Saturday' on Sky Sports News. Will it be "all over" for Jeff in 2013?
[Picture of Jeff Stelling]


Stephenson, Pamela
Born 4 December 1949  (Auckland, New Zealand)
Not the Nine O'Clock News alumni who became a pyschologist and is married to Billy Connolly.
[Picture of Pamela Stephenson]


Stern, David David Stern is no longer with us
Born 22 September 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 1 January 2020  (Manhattan, New York, USA)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
NBA Commissoner from 1984 to 2014.
[Picture of David Stern]


Sternhagen, Frances
Born 13 January 1930  (Washington DC, USA)
Actress, a long time stalwart of Broadway & other theatres.
[Picture of Frances Sternhagen]


Stevens, John
Born 21 October 1942  (Kent, England)
Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police from 2000 to 2004.
[Picture of John Stevens]


Stevens, Kirk
Born 17 August 1958  (Ontario, Canada)
Snooker player, whose career never recovered after he admitted he took cocaine.
[Picture of Kirk Stevens]


Stevens, Meic
Born 9 March 1942  (Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Singer-songwriter of psychedelic Welsh language songs.
[Picture of Meic Stevens]


Stevens, Shakin'
Born 4 March 1948  (Ely, Cardiff, Wales)
Welsh Elvis lookalike who had a string of hits in the 1980s with 'This Ole House', 'Green Door', 'Oh Julie' and others. Well respected for once attacking Richard Madeley on live TV.
[Picture of Shakin' Stevens]


Stevens, Stella
Born 1 October 1938  (Yazoo City, Mississippi, USA)
Former Playboy model, turned actress & film producer.
[Picture of Stella Stevens]


Stevenson, Matt
Born in Ripon, England  (exact date unknown)
Motorcycle road racer, 2018 Manx GP winner. Born ca. 1994
[Picture of Matt Stevenson]


Stewart, Helen
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Wife of Formula 1 racing legend Jackie Stewart.
[Picture of Helen Stewart]


Stewart, Jackie
Born 11 June 1939  (Milton, West Dumbartonshire, Scotland)
Scottish racing driver, three time F1 World Champion & later a team owner in the sport.
[Picture of Jackie Stewart]


Stewart, Martha
Born 3 August 1941  (Nutley, New Jersey, USA)
An institution in the US, yet barely known in the UK. Broadcaster, author, businesswoman & homemaking advocate just about sums her up, but she made all the UK headlines for the wrong reasons when she was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of an agenc
[Picture of Martha Stewart]


Stewart, Patrick
Born 13 July 1940  (Mirfield, Yorkshire, England)
Distinguished actor, famed for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and Professor X in the 'X-Men' film series.
[Picture of Patrick Stewart]


Stewart, Peggy
Born 5 June 1923  (West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
Actress whose film career started way back in 1937 and is still going strong. Died in 2019 off the radar unfortunately
[Picture of Peggy Stewart]


Stewart, Rod
Born 10 January 1945  (Highgate, London, England)
Past-his-prime rock star who pays young blondes to pretend to like him. Best-known hits include 'Maggie May', 'You Wear It Well' and the mildly sickening 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?'. Far superior, though, is the classic 'Stay With Me', which he co-wrote and r
[Picture of Rod Stewart]


Stiles, Nobby Nobby Stiles is no longer with us
Born 18 May 1942  (Collyhurst, Greater Manchester, England)

Died 30 October 2020  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Tenacious midfielder for England and Manchester United, part of the legendary 1966 World Cup winning side.
[Picture of Nobby Stiles]


Stiller, Jerry Jerry Stiller is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 11 May 2020  (New York, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Comedian & actor, father of Ben & perhaps best known for his role in 'Seinfeld'.
[Picture of Jerry Stiller]


Stills, Stephen
Born 3 January 1945  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
American guitarist - one quarter of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, who has had a successful solo career as well.
[Picture of Stephen Stills]


Stirling, Angus
Born 10 December 1933  ()
Former Director General of the National Trust.
[Picture of Angus Stirling]


Stockwell, Dean
Born 5 March 1936  (Hollywood, California, USA)
In films as a boy, well known for his role in 'Kim'. More recently, he shot to fame towards a new audience and thus huge cult popularity as Al in 'Quantum Leap'.
[Picture of Dean Stockwell]


Stoddart, David David Stoddart is no longer with us
Born 4 May 1926  ()

Died 14 November 2020  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Baron Stoddart of Swindon, former Labour whip under Callaghan who now sits as an indepent Labour lord.
[Picture of David Stoddart]


Stokes, Ged Ged Stokes is no longer with us
Born in New Zealand  (exact date unknown)

Died 8 December 2020  (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
New Zealand rugby league player, and father of English cricketer Ben.
[Picture of Ged Stokes]


Stoller, Mike
Born 13 March 1933  (Long Island, New York, USA)
Songwriter of many a hit single with the late Jerry Lieber.
[Picture of Mike Stoller]


Stone, Sly
Born 15 March 1943  (Denton, Texas, USA)
American musician - the main vocalist for soul/funk group Sly & The Family Stone.
[Picture of Sly Stone]


Stookey, Paul
Born 30 December 1937  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Paul of Peter, Paul and Mary fame.
[Picture of Paul Stookey]


Storaro, Vittorio
Born 24 June 1940  (Rome, Italy)
Italian cinematographer, known for his work with film directors Bernardo Bertolucci and Francis Ford Coppola.
[Picture of Vittorio Storaro]


Storch, Larry
Born 8 January 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)
Experienced character actor in numerous films over the years.
[Picture of Larry Storch]


Stordalen, Gunhild
Born 15 January 1979  (Haugesund, Norway)
Norwegian physician, environmental advocate and public debater.
[Picture of Gunhild Stordalen]


Storm, Tempest
Born 29 February 1928  (Eastman, Georgia, USA)
Actress, stripper & burlesque performer.
[Picture of Tempest Storm]


Stossel, John
Born 6 March 1947  (Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA)
US TV libertarian pundit.
[Picture of John Stossel]


Stöve, Betty
Born 24 June 1945  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Tennis player, lost Wimbledon's Singles Final in 1977 to Virginia Wade but made up for it by winning 10 Grand Slam titles in Doubles Finals.
[Picture of Betty Stöve]


Strachan, Crispian
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Chief Constable of Northumbria Police from 1998 to 2005. Born 1949.
[Picture of Crispian Strachan]


Straczynski, J. Michael
Born 17 July 1954  (Paterson, New Jersey, USA)
TV writer and producer, most famously behind 90s sci-fi contender "Babylon 5".
[Picture of J. Michael Straczynski]


Strain, Julie
Born 18 February 1962  (Concord, California, USA)
Penthouse model (Pet of the year 1992) who later became a B-movie actress and modern-day scream queen.
[Picture of Julie Strain]


Streep, Meryl
Born 22 June 1949  (Summit, New Jersey, USA)
Multiple Oscar-winning actress.
[Picture of Meryl Streep]


Strickland, Donna
Born 27 May 1959  (Guelph, Canada)
Pioneer in the field of pulsed lasers, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2018.
[Picture of Donna Strickland]


Stringer, Hope
Born in Billericay, England  (exact date unknown)
Young woman with cancer. Born 1991
[Picture of Hope Stringer]


Strong, Mark
Born 5 August 1963  (London, UK)
Actor you hire when you can't get Jason Statham.
[Picture of Mark Strong]


Stroud, Don
Born 1 September 1943  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Actor and surfer.
[Picture of Don Stroud]


Strougal, Lubomir
Born 19 October 1924  (Veseli nad Luznici, Czech Republic)
Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia from 1970 to 1988.
[Picture of Lubomir Strougal]


Stubbs, Una
Born 1 May 1937  (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England)
Actress best known as Rita in 'Til Death Us Do Part' and recently as Mrs Hudson in 'Sherlock' and as the subject of one of the most infamous urban legends there is…
[Picture of Una Stubbs]


Suárez Miramontes, Luis
Born 2 May 1935  (A Coruña, Galicia, Spain)
Former Barcelona, Internazionale and Spain international footballer. European footballer of the year in 1960.
[Picture of Luis Suárez Miramontes]


Suchet, David
Born 2 May 1946  (London, England)
Actor brother of newscaster John Suchet. Star of 'Poirot'
[Picture of David Suchet]


Suggs, (singer)
Born 13 January 1961  (Hastings, Sussex, England)
Lead singer with enduring pop legends Madness. Born Graham McPherson.
[Picture of (singer) Suggs]


Summer, India
Born 26 April 1975  (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
Pornographic actress.
[Picture of India Summer]


Supernaw, Doug Doug Supernaw is no longer with us
Born 26 September 1960  (Bryan, Texas, USA)

Died 13 November 2020  (Bryan, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 60  (read death notice)
County music singer/songwriter.
[Picture of Doug Supernaw]


Sutcliffe, Peter Peter Sutcliffe is no longer with us
Born 2 June 1946  (Bingley, West Yorkshire, England)

Died 13 November 2020  (North Durham, England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
The notorious Yorkshire Ripper, imprisoned for life in 1981 for murdering 13 women and leaving 7 others for dead over the previous 6 years.
[Picture of Peter Sutcliffe]


Sutherland, Donald
Born 17 July 1935  (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)
Canadian actor, often in kooky, offbeat roles. Father of '24' actor, Keifer.
[Picture of Donald Sutherland]


Sutton, Mike Mike Sutton is no longer with us
Born 5 October 1944  (Norwich, England)

Died 26 December 2020  (England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Footballer who played for Norwich and is the father of Chris Sutton.
[Picture of Mike Sutton]


Suzuki, Akira
Born 12 September 1930  (Mukawa, Japan)
Nobel Prize-winning Japanese chemist.
[Picture of Akira Suzuki]


Svankmajer, Jan
Born 4 September 1934  (Prague, Czech Republic)
Czech filmmaker and artist.
[Picture of Jan Svankmajer]


Swartzwelder, John
Born 8 February 1949  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Reclusive author of the majority of episodes of 'The Simpsons' until it's 15th season. Now a novelist.
[Picture of John Swartzwelder]


Sweeney, Jim
Born 7 May 1955  (Bournemouth, Dorset, England)
Comedian and actor, known for his double act with Steve Steen and as part of the improvisation team The Comedy Store Players. Now suffers from multiple sclerosis.
[Picture of Jim Sweeney]


Swift, Andrea
Born 10 January 1958  (Pennsylvania, USA)
Taylor Swift's mum.
[Picture of Andrea Swift]


Sykes, Belinda
Born in Lewes, England  (exact date unknown)
Self-confessed player of the pro oboe...
[Picture of Belinda Sykes]


Sylvain, Sylvain
Born 14 February 1951  (Cairo, Egypt)
American rock guitarist with the New York Dolls.
[Picture of Sylvain Sylvain]


Sytch, Tammy Lynn
Born 7 December 1972  (Matawan, New Jersey, USA)
Female wrestling manager and occasional wrestler.
[Picture of Tammy Lynn Sytch]


Szabo, Istvan
Born 18 February 1938  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian film director, screenwriter, and opera director.
[Picture of Istvan Szabo]


Szeles, John
Born 9 September 1958  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
American stage magician, supposedly "dying" for years now
[Picture of John Szeles]

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