Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2021: B


B., Cardi
Born 11 October 1992  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former stripper who parlayed social media fame into a career as the leading female rapper of her generation. Threw a shoe at Nicki Minaj.
[Picture of Cardi B.]


Born 17 August 1941  (Minna, Niger State, Nigeria)
Military dictator of Nigeria from 1985-1993.
[Picture of Ibrahim BABANGIDA]


Babbitt, Bruce
Born 27 June 1938  (Flagstaff, Arizona, USA)
Governor of Arizona from 1978 to 1987.
[Picture of Bruce Babbitt]


Babcock, Barbara
Born 27 February 1937  (Fort Riley, Kansas, USA)
Retired American actress, won an Emmy for her work in "Hill Street Blues" and later popped up on "Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman".
[Picture of Barbara Babcock]


Baby, Da
Born 22 December 1991  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Real Name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, rapper on the top of his game as of right now
[Picture of Da Baby]


Baby, Lil
Born 3 December 1994  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Trap rapper who came to prominence in 2018, went top 5 in the US with the single "Drip Too Hard".
[Picture of Lil Baby]


Baca, Lee
Born 27 May 1942  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former Sherriff of Los Angeles County police, now spending three years behind bars for obstructing an FBI investigation.
[Picture of Lee Baca]


Bacharach, Burt
Born 12 May 1928  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
Legendary songwriter and pianist. Has written over 70 U.S. Top 40 hit singles for artists such as Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield and Aretha Franklin.
[Picture of Burt Bacharach]


Baer, Jr., Max
Born 4 December 1937  (Oakland, California, USA)
Actor, best known as Jethro in the 1960s fish-out-of-water comedy series 'The Beverly Hillbillies'.
[Picture of Max Baer, Jr.]


Baez, Joan
Born 9 February 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Folk singer, recognised for her collaborations with Bob Dylan.
[Picture of Joan Baez]


Bailey, David
Born 2 January 1938  (Leytonstone, London, England)
Iconic photographer who came to prominence in the "Swinging Sixties".
[Picture of David Bailey]


Bailey, F. Lee F. Lee Bailey is no longer with us
Born 10 June 1933  (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 3 June 2021  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Defence lawyer in the O. J. Simpson trial, amongst other high-profile US cases.
[Picture of F. Lee Bailey]


Bailey, G. W.
Born 27 August 1945  (Port Arthur, Texas, USA)
Actor, who, no matter what else he does, will be forever known as Captain Thaddeus Harris in the 'Police Academy' series.
[Picture of G. W. Bailey]


Bain, Barbara
Born 13 September 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actress and ex-wife of 'Mission:Impossible' and 'Space 1999' star Martin Landau, with whom she appeared with.
[Picture of Barbara Bain]


Baker, Anne
Born 14 May 1914  ()
Writer of numerous historical biographies in addition to 50 years of volunteer work. Which is only one-half of her life, to be honest.
[Picture of Anne Baker]


BAKER, Carroll
Born 28 May 1931  (Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Blonde bombshell actress in the 1950s in Hollywood before moving to Europe in the 1960s to be a horror star.
[Picture of Carroll BAKER]


Baker, Colin
Born 8 June 1943  (London, England)
Actor who played the sixth 'Doctor Who' from 1984-86.
[Picture of Colin Baker]


Baker, Diane
Born 25 February 1938  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
US actress whose career slowly dissolved into "made for TV" roles until she re-emerged as the senator in "Silence of the Lambs" whose daughter is missing
[Picture of Diane Baker]


Baker, James
Born 28 April 1930  (Houston, Texas)
Former US Secretary of State.
[Picture of James Baker]


Baker, Kenneth
Born 3 November 1934  (Newport, Wales)
Former Tory MP and Home Secretary. To teachers and school kids, his main legacy is "Baker days", which allow them an extra day off school. To everyone else, he's best remembered as his caricature of a snail in the satirical TV show 'Spitting Image'.
[Picture of Kenneth Baker]


Baker, Tom
Born 20 January 1934  (Liverpool, England)
Actor who played Doctor Who from 1974-81. More recently known for his deadpan voiceovers on 'Little Britain'.
[Picture of Tom Baker]


Bakewell, Joan
Born 16 April 1933  (Stockport, England)
Television presenter, newsreader and interviewer. The original thinking man's crumpet. Had a long affair with the late playwright Harold Pinter.
[Picture of Joan Bakewell]


Bakker, Jim
Born 2 January 1940  (Muskegon, Michigan, USA)
Televangelist, ex-husband of Tammy Faye, who was brought down by fraud, tax evasion, racketeering and sex scandals. Despite this, he still preaches on his own TV show. 10/10 for persistence.
[Picture of Jim Bakker]


Bakshi, Ralph
Born 29 November 1938  (Haifa, British Protectorate of Palestine)
American director, resposible for the animated 1978 version of "Lord of the Rings"
[Picture of Ralph Bakshi]


Baldwin, Alec
Born 3 April 1958  (Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA)
Hollywood actor, whose breakthrough year was 1988, when he starred in no fewer than 5 films. Went on to appear in 'The Hunt For Red October', 'Glengarry Glen Ross' and 'Mercury Rising' among others, and was married to Kim Basinger for 8 years. His broth
[Picture of Alec Baldwin]


Bale, Christian
Born 30 January 1974  (Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Eccentric actor and star of the Batman films.
[Picture of Christian Bale]


Ball, David
Born 3 May 1959  (Blackpool, UK)
The non-Almond half of 80s sleazesters Soft Cell. Also a member of 90s novelty act The Grid ("Swamp Thing").
[Picture of David Ball]


Ball, Johnny
Born 23 May 1938  (Bristol, England)
Former TV presenter - Zoe's dad and hence Fatboy Slim's father-in-law.
[Picture of Johnny Ball]


Ball, Krystal
Born 24 November 1981  (King George County, Virginia, USA)
American political pundit and journalist, first classic Bernie Sis, now just anti-Democratic Party
[Picture of Krystal Ball]


Baltsa, Agnes
Born 19 November 1944  (Lefkada, Greece)
Greek mezzo-soprano, celebrated for her many performances in "Carmen".
[Picture of Agnes Baltsa]


Bamman, Gerry
Born 18 September 1941  (Independence, Kansas, USA)
Uncle Frank in the Home Alone films.
[Picture of Gerry Bamman]


Banda, Rupiah
Born 19 February 1937  (Miko, Southern Rhodesia)
President of Zambia from 2008 to 2011
[Picture of Rupiah Banda]


Bandura, Albert Albert Bandura is no longer with us
Born 4 December 1925  (Mundare, Alberta, Canada)

Died 26 July 2021  (Stanford, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Psychologist, specialising in social cognitive theory. Died in July but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Albert Bandura]


Banks, Arron
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Nigel Farage's sugar daddy, has a lot of offices registered in Belize for some reason.
[Picture of Arron Banks]


Banks, Azealia
Born 31 May 1991  (New York City, New York, USA)
Rapper who looked like she was going to be a star upon the release of "212" in 2011, but has spent the following decade just posting shit on Twitter instead of recording anything else.
[Picture of Azealia Banks]


BANKS, Lynne Reid
Born 31 July 1929  (London, England)
British writer of both children's and adult novels her works include 'The Indian in the Cupboard' & 'The L-shaped Room'.
[Picture of Lynne Reid BANKS]


Banner, Tommy
Born in Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Longest-serving member of the British Scrumpy band "The Wurzels"
[Picture of Tommy Banner]


Bannon, Ann
Born 15 September 1932  (Joliet, Illinois, USA)
Author who wrote six lesbian pulp fiction novels in the 1950s and 1960s known as 'The Beebo Brinker Chronicles'.
[Picture of Ann Bannon]


Born 13 June 1989  (Darwin, Australia)
Rugby Union back for RC Toulonnais.
[Picture of Ben BARBA]


Barber, Chris Chris Barber is no longer with us
Born 17 April 1930  (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England)

Died 2 March 2021  ()

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Jazz trombonist.
[Picture of Chris Barber]


Barber, Tony
Born 28 March 1940  (Oldham, England)
Australian host of "Sale of the Century" and "Wheel of Fortune".
[Picture of Tony Barber]


Barbour, Hamish
Born in Glasgow, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
TV documentary producer who also happens to be married to broadcaster Muriel Gray.
[Picture of Hamish Barbour]


Bardem, Pilar Pilar Bardem is no longer with us
Born 14 March 1939  (Seville, Spain)

Died 17 July 2021  (Madrid, Spain)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Mother of Oscar-winning star Javier Bardem and a popular actress in her native Spain in her own right.
[Picture of Pilar Bardem]


Bardot, Brigitte
Born 28 September 1934  (Paris, France)
French actress, sex symbol, model and animal rights activist.
[Picture of Brigitte Bardot]


Bardot, Mijanou
Born 5 May 1938  (Paris, France)
French actress, Sex Kittens Go To College.
[Picture of Mijanou Bardot]


Bare, Bobby
Born 7 April 1935  (Ironton, Ohio, USA)
Country music singer.
[Picture of Bobby Bare]


Barger, Sonny
Born 8 October 1938  (Modesto, California, USA)
Founder member of the notorious Oakland chapter of the Hells Angels. Also has a sideline in acting in motorcycle-based TV.
[Picture of Sonny Barger]


Barkan, Ady
Born 18 December 1983  (place of birth unknown)
US health-care activist who uses his ALS-diagnosis to full effect
[Picture of Ady Barkan]


Barker, Bob
Born 12 December 1923  (Darrington, Washington, USA)
Presenter of the US version of 'The Price is Right' for 35 years until he retired in 2007 after suffering ill health.
[Picture of Bob Barker]


Barker, Clive
Born 5 October 1952  (Liverpool, England)
Acclaimed horror writer whose health has been out of his own novels of late.
[Picture of Clive Barker]


Barker, Travis
Born 12 November 1975  (Fontana, California, USA)
Drummer with punk-pop band Blink-182.
[Picture of Travis Barker]


Barlow, Gary
Born 20 January 1971  (Frodsham, England)
Lead singer and songwriter for Take That.
[Picture of Gary Barlow]


Barlow, Thelma
Born 29 June 1929  (Middlesbrough, England)
Televison actress, still best known as the dithering Mavis Wilton in 'Coronation Street' despite leaving the soap in 1997.
[Picture of Thelma Barlow]


BARON, Lynda
Born 24 March 1939  (Urmston, Lancashire, England)
Voluptuous actress forever known as nurse G-G-Gladys Emmanuel in 'Open All Hours'.
[Picture of Lynda BARON]


Barr, Bill
Born 23 May 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)
Donald Trump's suspect attorney general who looked at the Abyss and then turned away
[Picture of Bill Barr]


Barr, Roseanne
Born 3 November 1952  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
American actress & comedienne, best known for her show 'Roseanne'.
[Picture of Roseanne Barr]


Barragan, Javier Lozano
Born 26 January 1933  (Toluca, Mexico)
Cardinal, big fan of Pope John Paul II and AIDS.
[Picture of Javier Lozano Barragan]


Barratt, Michael
Born 3 January 1928  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
'Nationwide' presenter for many, many years on TV.
[Picture of Michael Barratt]


Barré-Sinoussi, Francoise
Born 30 July 1947  (Paris, France)
Virologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in 2008 in helping to discover HIV.
[Picture of Francoise Barré-Sinoussi]


Barrie, Amanda
Born 14 September 1935  (Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire,England)
Actress. Was Alma Sedgewick in Coronation Street.
[Picture of Amanda Barrie]


BARRIE, Barbara
Born 23 May 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actress and author.
[Picture of Barbara BARRIE]


barrie, j. j.
Born 7 July 1933  (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)
Born Barry Authors. Country music singer, best known for his sentimental 1976 UK-chart topper 'No Charge'.
[Picture of j. j. barrie]


Barry, Margaret Stuart
Born 7 December 1927  (Richmond, UK)
Children's author behind the much-loved "Simon and the Witch" series.
[Picture of Margaret Stuart Barry]


Barrymore, Michael
Born 4 May 1952  (Bermondsey, London, England)
Entertainer and game show host, born Kiernan Michael Parker. In March 2001, an unfortunate incident involving a dead homosexual in his swimming pool wrecked his career and made some DDPers feel that suicide may be on the cards.
[Picture of Michael Barrymore]


Barstow, Josephine
Born 27 September 1940  (Sheffield, UK)
Opera singer who, in her role as Salome, became probably the only Dame of the British Empire to appear onstage wearing nothing but a G-string.
[Picture of Josephine Barstow]


Bartlett, Bonnie
Born 20 June 1929  (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA)
American actress, mainly know for her role as Ellen Craig on St. Elsewhere
[Picture of Bonnie Bartlett]


Bartlett, Kevin
Born 6 March 1947  (Carlton, Victoria, Australia)
Australian rules footballer, recently voted 9th greatest of all time by the AFL.
[Picture of Kevin Bartlett]


Bashir, Martin
Born 19 January 1963  (London, England)
Slimy, arrogant television journalist, best remembered for his Panorama interview with Princess Diana in 1995.
[Picture of Martin Bashir]


Baskin, Carole
Born 6 June 1961  (Bexar County, Texas, USA)
CEO of Big Cat Rescue, made famous by Tiger King.
[Picture of Carole Baskin]


Bass, Jules
Born 16 September 1935  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
US film producer in frequent collaboration with Arthur Rankin Jr.
[Picture of Jules Bass]


Bassey, Shirley
Born 8 January 1937  (Cardiff, Wales)
Singer who had several hits in the 1950s and '60s, as well as singing the theme tunes to 3 James Bond films. Had a minor comeback in the late '90s as an ironic cult heroine.
[Picture of Shirley Bassey]


Bates, Ken
Born 4 December 1931  (Ealing, London, England)
Outspoken football chairman, formerly of Chelsea, now with Leeds United.
[Picture of Ken Bates]


Bathurst, Benjamin
Born 27 May 1936  ()
British Navy Admiral of the Fleet who served as First Sea Lord during the Bosnian War.
[Picture of Benjamin Bathurst]


Battiato, Franco
Born 23 March 1945  (Riposto, Italy)
Prominent Italian singer-songwriter, maybe a Kate Bush of Italy? Died in May but did not get a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Franco Battiato]


Battie, David
Born 22 October 1942  (United Kingdom)
British ceramics antiques expert for many years on Antiques Roadshow.
[Picture of David Battie]


Bauer, Cate
Born 27 August 1922  (London, England)
Actress who voiced the character of Perdita in 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians'.
[Picture of Cate Bauer]


Baxter, Biddy
Born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England  (exact date unknown)
Born in 1933. Former long-time editor of Blue Peter, the long-running children's TV show.
[Picture of Biddy Baxter]


Baxter, Keith
Born 29 April 1933  (Newport, Wales)
Welsh actor, who appears in The Chimes of Midnight as Prince Hal.
[Picture of Keith Baxter]


Baxter, Stanley
Born 24 May 1926  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Comic actor, impressionist & female impersonator, who retired after starring in children's TV show 'Mr Majeika'. Now lives in Berkshire.
[Picture of Stanley Baxter]


Bayh, Susan Susan Bayh is no longer with us
Born 28 November 1959  ()

Died 5 February 2021  (McLean, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
Former first lady of Indiana, wife of one-time presidential hopeful Evan.
[Picture of Susan Bayh]


Born 10 June 1929  (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
English goalkeeper best known for his stint at Luton Town
[Picture of RON BAYNHAM]


Beale, Simon Russell
Born 12 January 1961  (Penang, Malaysia)
One of England's leading stage actors, often turns up on TV and film if there's anything Shakespeare-y going on.
[Picture of Simon Russell Beale]


Bean, Sean
Born 17 April 1959  (Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England)
Actor, often used to great effect to add a bit o' nurthern grit to films such as 'Lord of the Rings' and the cult TV hit 'Game of Thrones'.
[Picture of Sean Bean]


Bear, Stephen
Born 15 January 1990  (London, England)
Winner of Celebrity Big Brother, and star of Ex on the Beach. A lister, clearly.
[Picture of Stephen Bear]


Beard, Frank
Born 11 June 1949  (Frankston, Texas, USA)
Drummer and non-bearded member of blues-rock group ZZ Top.
[Picture of Frank Beard]


Beatty, Ned Ned Beatty is no longer with us
Born 6 July 1937  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

Died 13 June 2021  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Stocky, genial-looking supporting actor.
[Picture of Ned Beatty]


Beatty, Warren
Born 30 March 1937  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
US actor, lothario in his early days, now tamed by wife Annette Bening. Brother of Shirley MacLaine, ex-boyfriend of most of the celebrity female world.
[Picture of Warren Beatty]


Beaumont, Kathryn
Born 27 June 1938  (London, England)
Actress who was the voice of Alice in Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland'.
[Picture of Kathryn Beaumont]


Beck, Aaron Aaron Beck is no longer with us
Born 18 July 1921  (Rhode Island, USA)

Died 1 November 2021  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Psychologist. Founder of Cognitive Therapy.
[Picture of Aaron Beck]


Born 11 September 1945  (Munich, Germany)
AKA "Der Kaiser". Legendary sweeper for Bayern Munich and West Germany. Managed the latter to the World Cup in 1990.
[Picture of Franz BECKENBAUER]


Becker, Jason
Born 22 July 1969  (Richmond, California, USA)
Neo-classical (whatever that is) metal guitarist. Has ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's Disease"
[Picture of Jason Becker]


Bedi, Kabir
Born 16 January 1946  (Punjab, India)
Indian actor who starred in both Bollywood and western films.
[Picture of Kabir Bedi]


Begley Jr., Ed
Born 16 September 1949  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Second-generation actor and environmental activist, a key member of the Christopher Guest mockumentary regulars.
[Picture of Ed Begley Jr.]


Beglin, Jim
Born 29 July 1963  (Waterford, Ireland)
Former Liverpool and Ireland international left-back, more famous as a commentator on Champions League matches.
[Picture of Jim Beglin]


Behn, Peter
Born 4 July 1934  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Actor - the voice of Thumper in 'Bambi'.
[Picture of Peter Behn]


Belafonte, Harry
Born 1 March 1927  (Harlem, New York, USA)
Easy-listening singer, popular for many decades now. Survived a fight with prostate cancer.
[Picture of Harry Belafonte]


BELL, Alan J. W.
Born 14 November 1937  (London, England)
TV producer and director.
[Picture of Alan J. W. BELL]


Bell, Andy
Born 25 April 1964  (Peterborough, England)
Ex-lead singer of Erasure, who announced in 2004 that he is HIV positive.
[Picture of Andy Bell]


Bell, Maggie
Born 12 January 1945  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Lead singer of Stone The Crows, singers “No Mean City”, the Taggart theme tune.
[Picture of Maggie Bell]


Bell, Martin
Born 31 August 1938  (Redisham, UK)
"The Man In The White Suit" - former war correspondant who became an anti-corruption campaigner and MP in 1997.
[Picture of Martin Bell]


Belle, Lexi
Born 5 August 1987  (Independence, Louisiana, USA)
American pornographic actor.
[Picture of Lexi Belle]


Bellfield, Levi
Born 17 May 1968  (London, England)
Scumbag serial killer, convicted for three murders. Incidentially, the was the last of these, of the teenage Milly Dowler which unwittingly opened up the phone hacking scandal in 2011.
[Picture of Levi Bellfield]


Belmondo, Jean-Paul Jean-Paul Belmondo is no longer with us
Born 9 April 1933  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)

Died 6 September 2021  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Actor, mainly in films from the 'New Wave' of French filmmakers.
[Picture of Jean-Paul Belmondo]


Beltrao, Jacquie
Born 21 April 1965  (Dublin, Ireland)
Olympic gymnast turned Sky News presenter
[Picture of Jacquie Beltrao]


Ben, Jorge
Born 22 March 1942  (Rio, Brazil)
Leading Brazilian musician, famously ripped off by Rod Stewart for "D'Ya Think I'm Sexy".
[Picture of Jorge Ben]


Ben Halim, Mustafa
Born 29 January 1921  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Former Prime Minister of Libya in the days before Colonel Gaddafi.
[Picture of Mustafa Ben Halim]


Bendre, Sonali
Born 1 January 1975  (Mumbai, India)
Leading Hindi actress, also a judge on "India's Got Talent".
[Picture of Sonali Bendre]


Benedict, Dirk
Born 1 March 1945  (Helena, Montana, USA)
Actor, best known as part of the famous 'A-Team' as Templeton "Face" Peck.
[Picture of Dirk Benedict]


Benedict XVI, Pope
Born 16 April 1927  (Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany)
Former member of the Hitler Youth and professor of theology who was elected Pope following the death of his predecessor, John Paul II, in April 2005.
[Picture of Pope Benedict XVI]


Benegal, Shyam
Born 14 December 1934  (Trimulgherry, British India)
Notable Indian director and screenwriter
[Picture of Shyam Benegal]


Benitez, Wilfred
Born 12 September 1958  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former boxer, a welterweight.
[Picture of Wilfred Benitez]


Benjamin, Richard
Born 22 May 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor in films & TV.
[Picture of Richard Benjamin]


bennell, barry
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Football coach at the centre of child abuse allegations that emerged in 2016. Born 1953.
[Picture of barry bennell]


Bennett, Alan
Born 9 May 1934  (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)
Lugubrious playwright.
[Picture of Alan Bennett]


Bennett, Brian
Born 9 February 1940  (Palmers Green, UK)
Drummer for the Shadows, also composed the theme music for "Birds of a Feather".
[Picture of Brian Bennett]


Bennett, Jana
Born in Cooperstown, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Media consultant who has worked for the BBC and British Library.
[Picture of Jana Bennett]


Bennett, Tony
Born 3 August 1926  (Astoria, Queens, New York, USA)
Crooner, who famously left his heart in San Francisco. Still performing.
[Picture of Tony Bennett]


Bennett, William
Born 31 July 1943  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
US Secretary of Education from 1985-88.
[Picture of William Bennett]


Bennett Kennedy, Joan
Born 2 September 1936  (Riverdale, New York, USA)
Former wife of Ted Kennedy. Has had well-known drink problems, and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.
[Picture of Joan Bennett Kennedy]


Benson, Harry
Born 2 December 1929  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Internationally renowned Scottish photographer who photographed The Beatles in particular
[Picture of Harry Benson]


Benton, Joe
Born 28 September 1933  (Bootle, England)
Labour MP for Bootle from 1990 to 2015.
[Picture of Joe Benton]


BENTON, Robert
Born 29 September 1932  (Waxahachie, Texas, USA)
Film director who won two Oscars in 1980 for 'Kramer vs. Kramer'.
[Picture of Robert BENTON]


Berbie, Jane
Born 6 May 1931  (Villefranche-de-Lauragais, France)
French mezzo-soprano
[Picture of Jane Berbie]


Berganza, Teresa
Born 16 March 1935  (Madrid, Spain)
Spanish mezzo-soprano
[Picture of Teresa Berganza]


berger, helmut
Born 29 May 1944  (Bad Ischl, Austria)
Visconti's favourite actor, who went from being the "most beautiful man" of the 60s and 70s to the alcoholic wreck of today
[Picture of helmut berger]


Berglas, David
Born 30 July 1926  (London, UK)
One of the first magicians to regularly appear on British TV. Won the David Berglas International Magic Award in 2014.
[Picture of David Berglas]


Bergman, Marilyn
Born 10 November 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
Songwriter and composer along with her husband Alan, writing the lyrics to 'Windmills of Your Mind' and 'The Way We Were' among others.
[Picture of Marilyn Bergman]


Bergstrom, Gunilla
Born 3 July 1942  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Swedish author, journalist, and illustrator from Gothenburg. Died in August without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Gunilla Bergstrom]


Berkoff, Steven
Born 3 August 1937  (London, England)
Acclaimed stage and film actor with the recognisable mole on his forehead.
[Picture of Steven Berkoff]


Berkowitz, David
Born 1 June 1953  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American serial killer, currently serving a long jail term for his crimes.
[Picture of David Berkowitz]


Berlusconi, Silvio
Born 29 September 1936  (Milan, Italy)
Former Prime Minister of Italy, who as well as being a media mogul and president of AC Milan, is also amongst the world's worst actors for his "fainting" whilst making a speech on live TV, probably in a misguided attempt to get out of various legal procee
[Picture of Silvio Berlusconi]


Bernardini, Micheline
Born 1 December 1927  (Colmar, France)
French model who demonstrated the first ever bikini back in 1946.
[Picture of Micheline Bernardini]


Bernstein, Walter Walter Bernstein is no longer with us
Born 20 August 1919  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 23 January 2021  (New York, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Hollywood screenwriter, blacklisted in the 1950s and won an Academy award nomination in 1976 for 'The Front', a film which looked at the blacklisting of that time.
[Picture of Walter Bernstein]


Berry, Halle
Born 14 August 1966  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Film actress & former model who has appeared & acted well in some excellent movies but will also be remembered for her awful performance in the god-awful 'Catwoman'.
[Picture of Halle Berry]


Berry, Mark
Born 18 April 1964  (Salford, Greater Manchester, England)
A.K.A. Bez, perennially hammered dancer for Baggy giants Happy Mondays.
[Picture of Mark Berry]


Berry, Mary
Born 24 March 1935  (Bath, England)
Food writer and television chef, whose career has had a second wind thanks to the success of 'The Great British Bake Off'.
[Picture of Mary Berry]


Berryman, Michael
Born 4 September 1948  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Unusual looking film actor.
[Picture of Michael Berryman]


Bersani, Pier Luigi
Born 29 September 1951  (Bettola, Italy)
Secretary of the Democratic Party of Italy between 2009 and 2013.
[Picture of Pier Luigi Bersani]


Bertrand, Plastic
Born 24 February 1954  (Brussels, Belgium)
Belgium proto-new waver who had a Europe-wide hit with "Ca Plane Pour Moi", a French-language version of queercore punk track "Jet Boy, Jet Girl".
[Picture of Plastic Bertrand]


Best, Pete
Born 24 November 1941  (Madras, India)
Member of The Beatles from 1959-62, when he was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr, who, unlikely though it may seem, was considered a better drummer than him.
[Picture of Pete Best]


betts, dickey
Born 12 December 1943  (West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
Guitarist and singer-songwriter, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band.
[Picture of dickey betts]


Betts, Jack
Born 11 April 1929  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Frequent actor on US TV.
[Picture of Jack Betts]


BEYMER, Richard
Born 20 February 1938  (Avoca, Iowa, USA)
Actor best known for the role of Tony in 'West Side Story'.
[Picture of Richard BEYMER]


Bhatt, Ela
Born 7 September 1933  (Bombay, British Raj)
Indian labour and community activist
[Picture of Ela Bhatt]


Bhosle, Asha
Born 8 September 1933  (Sangli, India)
Indian singer and actress.
[Picture of Asha Bhosle]


BIANCHI, Daniela
Born 31 January 1942  (Rome, Italy)
Actress who played Bond girl Tatiana Romanova in 'From Russia with Love'.
[Picture of Daniela BIANCHI]


Biden, Hunter
Born 4 February 1970  (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)
Son of Presidential hopeful Joe, whose holiday trips to the Ukraine had Donald Trump very excited last year.
[Picture of Hunter Biden]


Biden, Joe
Born 20 November 1942  (Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA)
The current President of the USA.
[Picture of Joe Biden]


Bieber, Justin
Born 1 March 1994  (London, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian pop singer and teen idol.
[Picture of Justin Bieber]


Bilardo, Carlos
Born 16 March 1938  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Football manager who won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina.
[Picture of Carlos Bilardo]


Billinge, Harry
Born in United KIngdom  (exact date unknown)
D-Day veteran who recently received an MBE for his service
[Picture of Harry Billinge]


Bilton, Tim
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Former TV Chef.
[Picture of Tim Bilton]


Bilzerian, Dan
Born 7 December 1980  (Tampa, Florida, USA)
American Poker player and actor.
[Picture of Dan Bilzerian]


bindel, julie
Born 20 July 1962  (United Kingdom)
radical British feminist writer and anti-violence activist
[Picture of julie bindel]


Bingham, Billy
Born 5 August 1931  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former Northern Ireland footballer & manager.
[Picture of Billy Bingham]


Bingham, Walter
Born in Karlsruhe, Germany  (exact date unknown)
British-Israeli journalist who went from being a kindertransport child in 1939 to taking part in the D-Day landings five years later. Also the oldest known man to have completed a skydive.
[Picture of Walter Bingham]


Bird, Dickie
Born 19 April 1933  (Barnsley, Yorkshire, England)
Well-respected but now retired cricket umpire, who also took the field as a player many moons ago.
[Picture of Dickie Bird]


bird, larry
Born 7 December 1956  (West Baden, Indiana, USA)
NBA-player for the Boston Celtics and coach for the Indiana Pacers.
[Picture of larry bird]


Birdsong, Cindy
Born 15 December 1939  (Mount Holly Township, New Jersey, USA)
Singer with the Supremes and with Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles.
[Picture of Cindy Birdsong]


Birkin, Jane
Born 14 December 1946  (Marylebone, London, England)
British actress who began her career as Serge Gainsbourg's muse, but became an impressive star in her own right
[Picture of Jane Birkin]


Birney, David
Born 23 April 1939  (Washington DC, USA)
Character actor who played the eponymous lead in the TV version of "Serpico".
[Picture of David Birney]


Biro, Andras
Born 20 October 1925  (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Hungarian journalist.
[Picture of Andras Biro]


Birt, John
Born 10 December 1944  (Liverpool, England)
Dalek who was BBC Director-General during the 1990s.
[Picture of John Birt]


Bisoglio, Val Val Bisoglio is no longer with us
Born 7 May 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 15 October 2021  (Los Olivos, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
US actor mostly known on TV for Quincy, and on the big screen for playing John Travolta's father on Saturday Night Fever
[Picture of Val Bisoglio]


bisson, yannick
Born 16 May 1969  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actor from Canadian period detective series 'Murdoch Mysteries'.
[Picture of yannick bisson]


Biya, Paul
Born 13 February 1933  (Mvomeka, Cameroon)
President of Cameroon since 1982.
[Picture of Paul Biya]


Bjork, (singer)
Born 21 November 1965  (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Completely bonkers Icelandic singer.
[Picture of (singer) Bjork]


Born 27 June 1941  (Inverness, Scotland)
Scottish swimmer
[Picture of IAN BLACK]


Black, Jack
Born 28 August 1969  (Redondo Beach, California, USA)
American actor, comedian & musician, star of 'Shallow Hal' and singer of rock comedy band, Tenacious D.
[Picture of Jack Black]


Black, Jet
Born 26 August 1938  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Drummer with New Wave band The Stranglers.
[Picture of Jet Black]


black, tori
Born 26 August 1988  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Pornographic actress, born Michelle Chapman.
[Picture of tori black]


Blackadder, Elizabeth Elizabeth Blackadder is no longer with us
Born 24 September 1931  (Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland)

Died 23 August 2021  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Scottish painter and printmaker. Will need a cunning plan to get out of this team!
[Picture of Elizabeth Blackadder]


Blackburn, Elizabeth
Born 26 November 1948  (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
Biological researcher who won the Nobel Prize in 2009 for her work in molecular biology.
[Picture of Elizabeth Blackburn]


Blackburn, Tony
Born 29 January 1943  (Guildford, Surrey, England)
Made a promising start to his career, joining offshore pirate station Radio Caroline in 1964 as Britain's youngest radio DJ, and in 1967 presented the first-ever show on Radio 1. However, he soon descended into the cheesy world of easy listening and pain
[Picture of Tony Blackburn]


Born 15 March 1953  (Chester, England)
Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis from 2005-2008.
[Picture of Ian BLAIR]


Blair, Lionel Lionel Blair is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1931  (Montreal, Canada)

Died 4 November 2021  (In a circle surrounded by his family)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Camp, tap-dancing, fixed-grinning TV personality.
[Picture of Lionel Blair]


Blair, Selma
Born 23 June 1972  (Southfield, Michigan, USA)
Brunette actress who played second fiddle to the blonde lead in every movie 1997 to 2003 (Cruel Intentions, The Sweetest Thing, Legally Blonde).
[Picture of Selma Blair]


Blair, Tony
Born 6 May 1953  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
MP for Sedgefield, County Durham since 1983, elected Labour leader in 1994 and Prime Minister in 1997. Not a popular DDP pick, as he's youngish and apparently in good health, but maybe he'll die of embarrassment if Cherie decides to sing in public again.
[Picture of Tony Blair]


Blake, Peter
Born 25 June 1932  (Dartford, Kent, England)
Pop artist, best known for his design of the 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album for the Beatles in 1967, for which he was paid £200.
[Picture of Peter Blake]


Blake, Robert
Born 18 September 1933  (Nutley, New Jersey, USA)
Actor, in films as a child & later successful as an adult. Arrested, charged, tried but acquitted of murdering his wife.
[Picture of Robert Blake]


Blakiston, Caroline
Born 3 February 1933  (London, England)
Actress best recognised as Rebel Alliance leader Mon Mothma in 'Return of the Jedi'.
[Picture of Caroline Blakiston]


Born 19 October 1938  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Voice artist who took over voicing cartoons from his father Mel when the latter died in 1989.
[Picture of Noel BLANC]


Bland, June
Born 2 June 1931  (England)
Actress in early British soap The Newcomers. Had two roles in 80s Doctor Who – in Earthshock and Battlefield.
[Picture of June Bland]


Blatter, Sepp
Born 10 March 1936  (Visp, Canton Valais, Switzerland)
Slippery president of world football body FIFA since 1998.
[Picture of Sepp Blatter]


Blessed, Brian
Born 9 October 1937  (Mexborough, Yorkshire, England)
Large, bearded actor whose presence and booming voice has landed him parts in everything from Shakespeare adaptations to Robin Hood to 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of Brian Blessed]


Blight, Malcolm
Born 16 February 1950  (Adelaide, Australia)
Only player to kick 100 goals in a season in both the VFL and the SANFL, apparently.
[Picture of Malcolm Blight]


Blix, Hans
Born 28 June 1928  (Uppsala, Sweden)
UN Weapons Inspector, former Swedish Foreign Minister. Got in trouble for not finding any weapons of mass destruction, which was a bit harsh, because there never were any.
[Picture of Hans Blix]


Blofeld, Henry
Born 23 September 1939  (Hoveton, Norfolk, England)
BBC Radio 4 cricket commentator. His father went to school with Ian Fleming, who borrowed his surname for James Bond's long-time nemesis, Ernst Stavro.
[Picture of Henry Blofeld]


Bloom, Claire
Born 15 February 1931  (London, England)
Actress known for her costumed roles in film.
[Picture of Claire Bloom]


Bloomberg, Michael
Born 14 February 1942  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Owner of Bloomberg, wasted billions running for President in 2020 and got crushed by Joe Biden.
[Picture of Michael Bloomberg]


Blower, Michael
Born in Shrewsbury, England  (exact date unknown)
Architect, artist and preservation campaigner.
[Picture of Michael Blower]


bluth, don
Born 13 September 1937  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
US director and animator who challanged the Disney monopoly in the 1980s
[Picture of don bluth]


Blyth, Ann
Born 16 August 1928  (Mount Kisco, New York, USA)
Hollywood actress who was nominated for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actress in 1945 for the film 'Mildred Pierce'.
[Picture of Ann Blyth]


BLYTHE, Ronald
Born 6 November 1922  (Acton, Suffolk, England)
Writer and essayist ('Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village').
[Picture of Ronald BLYTHE]


Boardman, Stan
Born 7 December 1937  (Liverpool, England)
Liverpool comic who once got into trouble on live TV for an innocous joke about German Fokker aircraft.
[Picture of Stan Boardman]


Bogdanovich, Peter
Born 30 July 1939  (Kingston, New York, USA)
"New Hollywood" director, especially The Last Picture Show, and What's Up, Doc? Now that one is just silly.
[Picture of Peter Bogdanovich]


Bohannon, Jim
Born 7 January 1944  (Lebanon, Missouri, USA)
US radio host, The Jim Bohannon Show
[Picture of Jim Bohannon]


Böhm, Gottfried Gottfried Böhm is no longer with us
Born 23 January 1920  (Offenbach am Main, Germany)

Died 9 June 2021  (Cologne, Germany)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
German architect.
[Picture of Gottfried Böhm]


Boht, Jean
Born 6 March 1936  (Liverpool, England)
Gobby, short-arse actress who effectively played herself in the TV series 'Bread' in the role of the family matriarch, Nelly Boswell.
[Picture of Jean Boht]


Bolam, James
Born 16 June 1935  (Sunderland, England)
Charismatic actor, comfortable in both comedy and drama. Known for his roles in 'The Likely Lads', 'When the Boat Comes In, 'The Beiderbecke Affair' and more recently 'New Tricks'.
[Picture of James Bolam]


Bolanos, Enrique Enrique Bolanos is no longer with us
Born 13 May 1928  (Masaya, Nicaragua)

Died 14 June 2021  (Nindirí, Nicaragua)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
President of Nicaragua from 2002-2007.
[Picture of Enrique Bolanos]


Bolder, Bob
Born 2 October 1958  (Dover, UK)
Charlton goalie at the turn of the 90s, won the European Cup with Liverpool despite never playing a competitive game for them.
[Picture of Bob Bolder]


Bolsonaro, Jair
Born 21 March 1955  (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Conservative/populist politician who seems torn between being Brazil's Donald Trump and its Rodrigo Duterte. Wants to fuck Ellen Page.
[Picture of Jair Bolsonaro]


Bonallack, Michael
Born 31 December 1934  (Chigwell, UK)
Five-time British Amateur golfing champion who went on to play a key role in the sport behind the scenes.
[Picture of Michael Bonallack]


Bond, Edward
Born 18 July 1934  (Holloway, United Kingdom)
English playwright whose acclaimed play "Saved" probably changed the course of theatre censorship in England.
[Picture of Edward Bond]


Bongo Ondimba, Ali
Born 9 February 1959  (Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville)
No, not the beloved TV magician of the 70s and 80s, but rather the president of Gabon since 2009. Rumoured to be in very ill health at the start of 2019 and some forces in the country look eager to help him on his way out…
[Picture of Ali Bongo Ondimba]


Bonington, Chris
Born 6 August 1934  (London, England)
Prolific mountain climber who scaled the north face of the Eiger in 1962.
[Picture of Chris Bonington]


Boniperti, Giampiero Giampiero Boniperti is no longer with us
Born 4 July 1928  (Barengo, Piedmont, Italy)

Died 18 June 2021  (Turin, Italy)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Footballer, a legendary Italian centre-forward.
[Picture of Giampiero Boniperti]


Bono, (singer)
Born 10 May 1960  (Ballymun, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
U2 front man, who, like his mate Sir Bob Geldof, labours under the misapprehension that having once been a successful pop star makes him (a) an expert on everything from world hunger to the environment, a
[Picture of (singer) Bono]


Bonynge, Richard
Born 29 September 1930  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Australian conductor and widower of Dame Joan Sutherland.
[Picture of Richard Bonynge]


Booh Booh, Jacques-Roger
Born 5 February 1938  (Manak, Cameroon)
Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda. Has wisely kept a low profile in the following 20 years.
[Picture of Jacques-Roger Booh Booh]


Boone, Pat
Born 1 June 1934  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Crooner, most successful with ballads and blues.
[Picture of Pat Boone]


Boorman, John
Born 18 January 1933  (Shepperton, Surrey, England)
Film director, noted for such films as 'Deliverance', 'Excalibur' and 'Zardoz'.
[Picture of John Boorman]


BOOTH, Connie
Born 31 January 1944  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Actress and writer-turned psychotherapist. Famously co-wrote 'Fawlty Towers' with her then husband John Cleese.
[Picture of Connie BOOTH]


Boothroyd, Betty
Born 8 October 1929  (Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England)
Tiller Girl turned Speaker of the House of Commons between 1992 & 2000.
[Picture of Betty Boothroyd]


Boriharnwanaket, Sujin
Date and place of birth unknown
Thai Vipassana and Abhidhamma teacher, that's Buddhism, or something. Born 1926.
[Picture of Sujin Boriharnwanaket]


Borman, Frank
Born 14 March 1928  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
Astronaut who was part of the Apollo 8 crew which circumnavigated the Moon in 1968, months before the landing was attempted.
[Picture of Frank Borman]


bornstein, kate
Born 15 March 1948  (Neptune City, New Jersey, USA)
Gender theorist, born as a man, now a lesbian woman. Has suffered from PTSD and also diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and in September 2012 with lung cancer.
[Picture of kate bornstein]


Boroujerdi, Hossein Kazemeyni
Born 2 August 1958  (Qom, Iran)
Iranian cleric who dared to criticize the regime. Now in prison. Should death occur by execution, the pick will not score.
[Picture of Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi]


Borovik, Heinrich
Born 16 November 1929  (Minsk, Soviet Union)
Soviet-Russian journalist
[Picture of Heinrich Borovik]


BOSBACH, Wolfgang
Born 11 June 1952  (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany)
German conservative politician.
[Picture of Wolfgang BOSBACH]


Boscawen, George
Born 31 October 1919  (Truro, UK)
The ninth Viscount Falmouth - part of a long lineage of Boscawens with aristocratic claims to various parts of Cornwall.
[Picture of George Boscawen]


Boston, Billy
Born 6 August 1934  (Tiger Bay, Wales)
Legendary rugby league player.
[Picture of Billy Boston]


Botham, Ian
Born 24 November 1955  (Heswall, England)
Cricketer Theresa May claimed was just like her. An overrated non-team player prone to huffs and screw ups?
[Picture of Ian Botham]


Bouteflika, Abdelaziz Abdelaziz Bouteflika is no longer with us
Born 2 March 1937  (Oujda, Morocco)

Died 17 September 2021  (Zeralda, Algeria)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
President of Algeria since 1999.
[Picture of Abdelaziz Bouteflika]


Boven, Theo van
Born 17 May 1934  (Voorburg, Netherlands)
Dutch professor of international law, recipient of an "Alternative Nobel Prize"
[Picture of Theo van Boven]


Bowen, Jeremy
Born 6 February 1960  (Cardiff, UK)
BBC Middle East editor since 2005, one of the few western journalists to have interviewed both Gadaffi and Assad.
[Picture of Jeremy Bowen]


Bower, Jamie Campbell
Born 22 November 1988  (London, England)
Actor as seen in Harry Potter and Sweeney Todd. Also lead singer of band Counterfeit.
[Picture of Jamie Campbell Bower]


BOWIE, Angie
Born 25 September 1949  (Ayios Dhometios, Cyprus)
First wife of rock legend David Bowie. Learned of the great man's death in January 2016 while a contestant on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
[Picture of Angie BOWIE]


Bowler, Norman
Born 1 August 1932  (London, England)
Craggy actor best known as Frank Tate in 'Emmerdale' from 1989-1997.
[Picture of Norman Bowler]


Born 24 December 1948  (Manchester, England)
Arguably the definitive 1970s maverick footballer. Star forward with QPR but seemingly more concerned with the outcome of the 4:40 at Kempton rather than his football…
[Picture of Stan BOWLES]


bowman, scotty
Born 18 September 1933  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Retired Canadian National Hockey League head coach.
[Picture of scotty bowman]


Bowyer, Bertram Bertram Bowyer is no longer with us
Born 3 October 1927  ()

Died 1 December 2021  (Great Britain)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Conservative hereditary peer, one of the few people to have served in the governments of five different PMs (Macmillan, Douglas-Home, Heath, Thatcher, Major).
[Picture of Bertram Bowyer]


Boycott, Geoff
Born 21 October 1940  (Fitzwilliam, Yorkshire, England)
Notoriously slow-scoring Yorkshire and England cricketer. Now an equally dull cricket commentator.
[Picture of Geoff Boycott]


Boyle, Danny
Born 20 October 1956  (Radcliffe, England)
Oscar winning film director behind such modern classics as Shallow Grave, Trainspotting and 28 Days Later.
[Picture of Danny Boyle]


Bozizé, Francois
Born 14 October 1946  (Mouila, Gabon)
President of the Central African Republic for 10 years before being driven out of power in 2013..
[Picture of Francois Bozizé]


Braden, Alan
Born 6 February 1927  (Manchester, UK)
Prodigious TV theme tune composer, behind the intro for The Two Ronnies, Give Us A Clue, Up Pompeii and more. Died in April without a QO.
[Picture of Alan Braden]


bradley, david
Born 17 April 1942  (York, England)
British actor famous for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series and later starred as Walder Frey in 'Game of Thrones'.
[Picture of david bradley]


Bradshaw, Terry
Born 2 September 1948  (Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)
Former NFL quaterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
[Picture of Terry Bradshaw]


Brady, Karren
Born 4 April 1969  (Edmonton, London, United KIngdom)
judge on the Apprentice, supposed advocate of strong principled woman in business who got her big break flogging advertising in porn mags and having been parachuted in way over her head as CEO of Birmingham City was sleeping with one of the players within
[Picture of Karren Brady]


Bragg, Melvyn
Born 6 October 1939  (Carlisle, United Kingdom)
Longtime broadcaster for British TV eventually made peer.
[Picture of Melvyn Bragg]


Brain, Lesley
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Reality TV star on Big Brother.
[Picture of Lesley Brain]


Brancato, Jr., Lillo
Born 1 August 1976  (Bogota, Colombia)
Actor of 'A Bronx Tale' and 'The Sopranos' fame, but also charged with second-degree murder in 2005.
[Picture of Lillo Brancato, Jr.]


Brand, Russell
Born 4 June 1975  (Grays, Essex, England)
TV presenter & comic who is nowhere near as funny as he thinks he is.
[Picture of Russell Brand]


Brand, Stewart
Born 14 December 1938  (Rockford, Illinois, USA)
Editor of the Whole Earth Catalog.
[Picture of Stewart Brand]


Brand, Vance
Born 9 May 1931  (Longmont, Colorado, USA)
US testpilot and astronaut, most notably on the Apollo-Soyuz test project, then later on the Columbia Space Shuttle
[Picture of Vance Brand]


Brandauer, Klaus Maria
Born 22 June 1943  (Bad Aussee, Austria)
Austrian actor known for his role as Largo in the sort-of Bond film 'Never Say Never Again'.
[Picture of Klaus Maria Brandauer]


Branson, Richard
Born 18 July 1950  (Sharnley Green, Surrey, England)
Entrepreneur since the age of 16, when he started a national student magazine. Now boss of the Virgin records/banking/airline/mobile phones/etc empire.
[Picture of Richard Branson]


Brass, Tinto
Born 26 March 1933  (Venice, Italy)
Italian filmmaker of the somewhat soft-porn kind.
[Picture of Tinto Brass]


Braun, Egidius
Born 27 February 1925  (Stolberg, Germany)
Former president of the German FA between 1992 and 2001, particularly famed for his close relationship with Berti Vogts.
[Picture of Egidius Braun]


Brazil, Alan
Born 15 June 1959  (Simshill, Glasgow, Scotland)
Former porky striker for Ipswich, Spurs & Man U, now a pundit on television.
[Picture of Alan Brazil]


Breaks, Jim
Born 25 March 1940  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Former wrestler, a star of the televised shows of the 1970s.
[Picture of Jim Breaks]


Brearley, Mike
Born 28 April 1942  (Harrow, United Kingdom)
Former England Test Cricket captain
[Picture of Mike Brearley]


Bredin, Patricia
Born 14 February 1935  (Swansea, Wales)
UK’s First Eurovision Song Contest Entrant.
[Picture of Patricia Bredin]


Breivik, Anders Behring
Born 13 February 1979  (Oslo, Norway)
Far right killer of 77 Norwegians in a terrorist attack in 2011. Jailed for 21 years in 2012.
[Picture of Anders Behring Breivik]


Bremer, Arthur
Born 21 August 1950  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Janitor convicted in 1972 for the attempted assassination of US presidential candidate George Wallace. Released in 2007.
[Picture of Arthur Bremer]


Bridges, Jeff
Born 4 December 1949  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Oscar-winning actor ("Crazy Heart") forever immortalised by dull people who quote movies at you as The Dude in "The Big Lebowski".
[Picture of Jeff Bridges]


brigance, o. j.
Born 29 September 1969  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Former CFL and NFL football player, and senior advisor to player development for the Baltimore Ravens.
[Picture of o. j.  brigance]


briggs, anne
Born 29 September 1944  (Toton, Nottinghamshire, England)
English folk singer, never achieved public acknowledge of her music.
[Picture of anne briggs]


Briggs, Barry
Born 30 December 1934  (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Four-time speedway world champion, who competed in a record 18 consecutive world championship seasons.
[Picture of Barry Briggs]


Briggs, Johnny Johnny Briggs is no longer with us
Born 5 September 1935  (Battersea, London, England)

Died 28 February 2021  (Portishead, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
British TV & film actor, most famous as Mike Baldwin in 'Coronation Street'
[Picture of Johnny Briggs]


Briggs, Nicholas
Born 29 September 1961  (London, England)
Actor who has voiced the Daleks and the Cybermen since the the revival of 'Doctor Who' in 2005.
[Picture of Nicholas Briggs]


Briggs, Raymond
Born 18 January 1934  (London, England)
Illustrator of 'The Snowman' and 'Fungus the Bogeyman' amongst others.
[Picture of Raymond Briggs]


Brimble, Nick
Born 22 July 1944  (Bristol, England)
Stage actor who also did the tour of 70s British TV guest spots.
[Picture of Nick Brimble]


Brink, Maria
Born 18 December 1977  (New York, USA)
Heavy metal singer with In This Moment.
[Picture of Maria Brink]


Brinker, Bob
Born in Pennsylvania, USA  (exact date unknown)
US host of Moneytalk, an 80s show on financial investments, subsequently became something of a guru
[Picture of Bob Brinker]


Britt, May
Born 22 March 1934  (Lidingo, Sweden)
Swedish actress whose interracial marriage to Sammy Davis Jr saw the song-and-dance man shunned by certain portions of American society in the 1960s.
[Picture of May Britt]


brittain, clive
Born 15 December 1934  (Caine, United Kingdom)
British horse-race trainer
[Picture of clive brittain]


Brock, Dave
Born 20 August 1941  (Isleworth, Middlesex, England)
Electric guitar, synthesizer, bass and oscillators player. Co-founder of space rock group Hawkwind.
[Picture of Dave Brock]


Brokaw, Tom
Born 6 February 1940  (Webster, South Dakota, USA)
American television journalist with NBC News.
[Picture of Tom Brokaw]


Bron, Eleanor
Born 14 March 1938  (Stanmore, United Kingdom)
British film, TV and stage actress, brought to fame by playing Ahme in "Help!"
[Picture of Eleanor Bron]


bronson, charles
Born 6 December 1952  (Luton, Bedfordshire, England)
Notorious prisoner, who has little in common with the late actor except the 'tache. Originally jailed for armed robbery, now for some violent escapades during his prison stay, including an attempt to poison a cell neighbour. Born Michael Gordon Peterson.
[Picture of charles bronson]


Brooker, Alex
Born 15 May 1984  (Ashford, UK)
One-legged co-host of Channel 4 comedy graveyard "The Last Leg".
[Picture of Alex Brooker]


Brooking, Trevor
Born 2 October 1948  (Barking, United Kingdom)
Former international British football player and a legend at West Ham United
[Picture of Trevor Brooking]


Brooks, James L.
Born 9 May 1940  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Film and television producer with an impressive resume, including 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', 'Taxi' and 'The Simpsons' on television and 'Terms of Endearment' and 'Jerry Maguire' in film, amongst others.
[Picture of James L. Brooks]


Brooks, Mel
Born 28 June 1926  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Comic actor and film director.
[Picture of Mel Brooks]


broome, david
Born 1 March 1940  (Cardiff, Wales)
Former showjumping champion. Won two bronzes at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
[Picture of david broome]


Brown, Arnold
Born in Glasgow, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scots-Jewish stand-up comedian. Born 1936.
[Picture of Arnold Brown]


Brown, Bobby
Born 5 February 1969  (Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA)
R & B singer & dancer, whose litany of crimes is much too long to list here, but suffice to say, not many people think of him as "a nice boy".
[Picture of Bobby Brown]


Brown, Bobby (baseball) Bobby (baseball) Brown is no longer with us
Born 25 October 1924  (Seattle, Washington, USA)

Died 25 March 2021  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Baseball player with the New York Yankees who also served as President of the American League.
[Picture of Bobby (baseball) Brown]


Brown, Chris
Born 5 May 1989  (Tappahonnock, Virginia, USA)
Pop and R&B singer who got himself into hot water by assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
[Picture of Chris Brown]


Brown, Chris Taylor
Born in Los Gatos, California, USA  (exact date unknown)
Lead singer of Trapt.
[Picture of Chris Taylor Brown]


Brown, Jerry
Born 7 April 1938  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Democrat and Governor of California from 1975-1983. Resumed office in the same state in 2011. Infamously the subject of 'California Über Alles' by punk band The Dead Kennedys in 1979.
[Picture of Jerry Brown]


Brown, Jim
Born 17 February 1936  (St Simons, Georgia, USA)
American football player, won the NFL Championship with Cleveland in 1964.
[Picture of Jim Brown]


Brown, Joe
Born 13 May 1941  (Swarby, Lincolnshire, England)
Singer, guitarist & TV entertainer.
[Picture of Joe Brown]


Brown, Johnny
Born 11 June 1937  (St Petersburg, Florida, USA)
American sitcom actor, most famously as the brunt of JJ's fat jokes in "Good Times".
[Picture of Johnny Brown]


Brown, June
Born 16 February 1927  (Needham Market, Suffolk, England)
Actress who plays Dot Cotton in EastEnders.
[Picture of June Brown]


Brown, Leslie Leslie Brown is no longer with us
Born 27 November 1936  (place of birth unknown)

Died 28 January 2021  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
English former association football midfielder who represented Great Britain at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
[Picture of Leslie Brown]


Browning, Angela
Born 4 December 1946  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
Former conservative MP. Made a Baroness in 2010.
[Picture of Angela Browning]


Born 20 April 1939  (Baerum, Norway)
Prime Minister of Norway on three occasions.
[Picture of Gro Harlem BRUNDTLAND]


Brunk, Terry
Born 12 September 1964  (Staten Island, New York, USA)
The homicidal, suicidal, genocidal, death-defying maniac better known as the wrestler Sabu. Has broken more bones than malfunctioning domino factories.
[Picture of Terry Brunk]


Bruno, Frank
Born 16 November 1961  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Former WBC world heavyweight boxing champion and pantomime dame. Lost the plot somewhat after his wife left him, and was sectioned to a mental hospital in September 2003, although he was later released.
[Picture of Frank Bruno]


Brunson, Doyle F.
Born 10 August 1933  (Fisher County, Texas, USA)
Veteran poker player and champion.
[Picture of Doyle F. Brunson]


Brunstrom, Richard
Born 1 September 1954  (Nottingham, UK)
Chief Constable of North Wales Police between 2001 and 2009, who famously allowed himself to be Tasered on camera as a warning to criminals.
[Picture of Richard Brunstrom]


Brunt, Dominic
Born 15 April 1970  (Macclesfield, UK)
Actor who has played vet Paddy Kirk on Emmerdale since 1997.
[Picture of Dominic Brunt]


Bry, Ellen
Born 13 February 1951  (New York City, New York, USA)
American actress, mainly known for her role on St. Elsewhere
[Picture of Ellen Bry]


Bryant, Anita
Born 25 March 1940  (Barnsdall, Oklahoma, USA)
Former model and singer turned rabid anti-gay political campaigner.
[Picture of Anita Bryant]


Bryer, Denise Denise Bryer is no longer with us
Born 5 January 1928  (London, UK)

Died 16 October 2021  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Voice actress and former wife of Nicholas Parsons.
[Picture of Denise Bryer]


buchan, wattie
Born 24 July 1957  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Lead singer with punk band The Exploited.
[Picture of wattie buchan]


Buck, Linda B.
Born 29 January 1947  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
American biologist who won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work on olfactory receptors.
[Picture of Linda B. Buck]


Buckingham, Lindsey
Born 3 October 1949  (Palo Alto, California, USA)
Band leader of Fleetwood Mac during their classic era of international stardom.
[Picture of Lindsey Buckingham]


Buckley, James L.
Born 9 March 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former New York senator and District judge.
[Picture of James L. Buckley]


Budd, Pete
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Vocalist on most of The Wurzels' biggest chart hits, and a member of the band since 1972.
[Picture of Pete Budd]


Budiardjo, Carmel Carmel Budiardjo is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 10 July 2021  (London, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Human rights activist. Born 1925.
[Picture of Carmel Budiardjo]


Buerk, Michael
Born 18 February 1946  (Solihull, England)
BBC journalist and newsreader who's report from the famine-hit Ethiopia in 1984 inspired Band Aid and Live Aid.
[Picture of Michael Buerk]


Buffett, Warren
Born 30 August 1930  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
American businessman & author, the 2nd richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine in 2006. Also an ace ukulele player.
[Picture of Warren Buffett]


Buffon, Lorenzo
Born 19 December 1929  (Majano, Italy)
Former AC Milan and Italy international footballer.
[Picture of Lorenzo Buffon]


Buhari, Muhammadu
Born 17 December 1942  (Daura, Nigeria)
President of Nigeria since 2015, whose time in power has been marked by battles with his health and Boko Haram.
[Picture of Muhammadu Buhari]


bujold, genevieve
Born 1 July 1942  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actress. Won a Golden Globe for the title role in 'Anne of the Thousand Days'.
[Picture of genevieve bujold]


Bulifant, Joyce
Born 16 December 1937  (Newport News, Virginia, USA)
Character actress from numerous US sitcoms from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, who also had a steady side career in panel shows.
[Picture of Joyce Bulifant]


Bunyan, Vashti
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Folk singer, whose album 'Just Another Diamond Day', released in 1970 became a cult hit thirty years after its release.
[Picture of Vashti Bunyan]


Burdon, Eric
Born 11 May 1941  (Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Former lead singer of The Animals.
[Picture of Eric Burdon]


Burgess, Alan Alan Burgess is no longer with us
Born 1 May 1920  (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Died 5 January 2021  (Rangiora, New Zealand)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
New Zealand cricketer, who turned 100 in 2020.
[Picture of Alan Burgess]


Burgess, Gary
Born 13 November 1975  (England)
ITV regional news presenter (Channel Islands), born 1976.
[Picture of Gary Burgess]


Buring, MyAnna
Born 22 September 1979  (Sundsvall, Sweden)
Swedish actress who made a breakthrough with memorable horror The Descent and is a film and TV regular now.
[Picture of MyAnna Buring]


Burke, Billy
Born 25 November 1966  (Everett, Washington, USA)
Actor who appeared in the Twilight films but is also known for modern horrors like Lights Out.
[Picture of Billy Burke]


Burke, David
Born 25 May 1934  (Liverpool, England)
Actor - played Dr Watson in the 1980s TV adaptation of 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'.
[Picture of David Burke]


Burke, James
Born 22 December 1936  (Derry, Northern Ireland)
Scientist, historian & TV presenter - presented 'Tomorrow's World'.
[Picture of James Burke]


Burke, Kathy
Born 13 June 1964  (London, UK)
Overrated "more working class than you" comedy actress who has switched to directing theatre in the past decade.
[Picture of Kathy Burke]


burke jr, jack
Born 29 January 1923  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Retired professional golfer. Won the Masters in 1956.
[Picture of jack burke jr]


Burnett, Carol
Born 26 April 1933  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Red-haired comedienne, best known for her eponymous variety show.
[Picture of Carol Burnett]


Burns, Gordon
Born 10 June 1942  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish newsreader and TV presenter most recognised as the host of 'The Krypton Factor' from 1977-1995.
[Picture of Gordon Burns]


Burquest, Sunday Sunday Burquest is no longer with us
Born in Otsego, Minnesota, USA  (exact date unknown)

Died 18 April 2021  (United States)

Age at death: 50  (read death notice)
US Reality TV star who came to fame on Survivor.
[Picture of Sunday Burquest]


Burrow, Rob
Born 26 September 1982  (Pontefract, England)
Leeds Rhino rugby player with a touch of ALS.
[Picture of Rob Burrow]


Burrows, Harry
Born 17 March 1941  (Haydock, UK)
Winger who won the 1961 League Cup with Aston Villa before moving to Stoke.
[Picture of Harry Burrows]


Burrows, James
Born 30 December 1940  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
US TV director in permanent work since the 1970s, including many episodes of Frasier and over 200 episodes of Cheers.
[Picture of James Burrows]


Burstyn, Ellen
Born 7 December 1932  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Film actress. Won an Academy award for Best Actress in 1974 for 'Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore'.
[Picture of Ellen Burstyn]


Buscemi, Steve
Born 13 December 1957  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Top film actor, often in quirky roles. Probably still best known as "Mr Pink" in 'Reservoir Dogs'.
[Picture of Steve Buscemi]


Busey, Gary
Born 29 June 1944  (Goose Creek, Texas, USA)
Actor, in numerous films & often in kooky roles.
[Picture of Gary Busey]


Bush, Jr., George W.
Born 6 July 1946  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
43rd President of the United States. Somehow made it through 8 years in the job, but as the man himself once said: "They misunderestimated me."
[Picture of George W. Bush, Jr.]


Butcher, Necro
Born 13 July 1973  (Pine Grove, West Virginia, USA)
US Wrestler, real name Dylan Summers, hero of Juggalos
[Picture of Necro Butcher]


Buthelezi, Mangosuthu
Born 27 August 1928  (Natal, South Africa)
Chief of the Buthelezi, South Africa's home affairs minister from 1994 to 2004 and an occasional actor, playing Cetshwayo (his real-life great-grandfather) in Michael Caine's "Zulu".
[Picture of Mangosuthu Buthelezi]


Butkus, Dick
Born 9 December 1942  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former Chicago Bears Linebacker.
[Picture of Dick Butkus]


Butler, David
Born 17 October 1924  (place of birth unknown)
Psephologist (that's someone who studies elections, folks!), and university chum of Tony Benn, who along with the late Bob McKenzie, mused on what marginal seat may matter on many an election night from 1950-79.
[Picture of David Butler]


butler, jerry
Born 8 December 1939  (Sunflower, Mississippi, USA)
Soul singer-songwriter and original leader of the R&B group, The Impressions.
[Picture of jerry butler]


butler, peter
Born 25 March 1932  (Birmingham, England)
British professional golfer, who, during the 1973 Ryder Cup, recorded the first ever hole-in-one in Ryder Cup history.
[Picture of peter butler]


Butler, Tony
Born 15 May 1935  (Wolverhampton, UK)
Outspoken early "shock jock" of British local radio, became famed in the Midlands for three decades.
[Picture of Tony Butler]


Buttafuoco, Joey
Born 11 March 1956  (Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA)
Auto body shop owner who, in 1992, became a minor celebrity in the US when his teenage girlfriend shot his wife.
[Picture of Joey Buttafuoco]


buydens, anne anne buydens is no longer with us
Born 23 April 1919  (Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany)

Died 29 April 2021  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Officially a producer, but better known as wife of Kirk Douglas and step-mother of Michael.
[Picture of anne buydens]


buzzi, ruth
Born 24 July 1936  (Westerly, Rhode Island, USA)
Comedienne and actress on film, stage and television.
[Picture of ruth buzzi]


byatt, a. s.
Born 24 August 1936  (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
British novelist, winner of the Booker Prize in 2008
[Picture of a. s. byatt]


Bynes, Amanda
Born 3 April 1986  (Thousand Oaks, California, USA)
Actress in US teen movies & television show host.
[Picture of Amanda Bynes]


BYRNE, David
Born 14 May 1952  (Dumbarton, Scotland)
Founder and lead singer of art rock giants Talking Heads from 1975-1991.
[Picture of David BYRNE]


Byrne, John
Born 6 January 1940  (Paisley, Scotland)
Scottish playwright known for The Slab Boys, Tutti Frutti and Your Cheating Heart/
[Picture of John Byrne]


byrne, michael
Born 7 November 1943  (London, England)
British actor best known for playing nasty Nazis.
[Picture of michael byrne]


Born 4 April 1961  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Porn actor.
[Picture of Tom BYRON]

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