Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2021: G


GA, Rodion
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Pop star in Ceausescu's Romania whose work has been discovered by western musos in recent years. Died in March without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Rodion GA]


Gabbana, John
Date and place of birth unknown
Rapper known as Boonk Gang.
[Picture of John Gabbana]


Gaetz, Matt
Born 7 May 1982  (Hollywood, Florida, USA)
Huge Antifa fan.
[Picture of Matt Gaetz]


Gall, Sandy
Born 1 October 1927  (Penang, Malaysia)
British journalist and former ITN newsreader & reporter.
[Picture of Sandy Gall]


Gallagher, Leo
Born 24 July 1946  (Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA)
AKA Gallagher, American prop comedian, who is famous for smashing watermelons!
[Picture of Leo Gallagher]


Gallagher, Liam
Born 21 September 1972  (Burnage, Manchester, England)
Lead singer of Oasis and now Beady Eye, with a distinctive singing stance. It's been argued that his attitude & behaviour in public was the catalyst to the downfall of standards in this country, but I think that's going a bit far. He's only a bloody singe
[Picture of Liam Gallagher]


Gallan, Patricia
Born 26 October 1965  (Paisley, Scotland)
British police officer who served as Assistant Commissioner Specialist Crime and Operations of the Metropolitan Police.
[Picture of Patricia Gallan]


Galtung, Johan
Born 24 October 1930  (Oslo, Norway)
Norwegian sociologist, originally known for his founding work in peace and conflict studies but now famed for his massively anti-Semitic theories on media control.
[Picture of Johan Galtung]


Gambon, Michael
Born 19 October 1940  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Actor - made it big in 'The Singing Detective' and has been in the last 2 Harry Potter films as Dumbledore. Recently popped up in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Michael Gambon]


Garden, Graeme
Born 18 February 1943  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Qualified doctor, but became famous as one of 'The Goodies', and has been involved in broadcasting ever since the late 1960s.
[Picture of Graeme Garden]


Gardner, Trixie
Born 17 July 1927  (Parkes, New South Wales, Australia)
Current member of the House of Lords.
[Picture of Trixie Gardner]


Garfunkel, Art
Born 5 November 1941  (Forest Hills, New York, USA)
Singer/songwriter, one half of Simon & Garfunkel.
[Picture of Art Garfunkel]


Born in   (exact date unknown)
Former Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset, who was suspended in May 2014.
[Picture of Nick GARGAN]


Garr, Teri
Born 11 December 1944  (Lakewood, Ohio, USA)
US film & TV star, now battling MS.
[Picture of Teri Garr]


Gascoigne, Bamber
Born 24 January 1935  (London, England)
Author & TV personality, former host of 'University Challenge'.
[Picture of Bamber Gascoigne]


Gascoigne, Paul
Born 27 May 1967  (Gateshead, Co Durham, England)
Flawed genius of the football field, who played for Newcastle United, Spurs, Lazio, Rangers and of course England, when he wasn't busy boozing and/or crying. On and off the wagon constantly.
[Picture of Paul Gascoigne]


Gastineau, Mark
Born 20 November 1956  (Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA)
NFL Hall of Famer who played for the New York Jets.
[Picture of Mark Gastineau]


Gates, Bill
Born 28 October 1951  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Absurdly rich and much-vilified chairman of Microsoft.
[Picture of Bill Gates]


GATES, David
Born 11 December 1940  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
American singer-songwriter, musician and producer, best known as the co-lead singer of the group Bread.
[Picture of David GATES]


Gathegi, Edi
Born 10 March 1979  (Nairobi, Kenya)
Kenyan actor best known for his role as Darwin in X-Men: First Class.
[Picture of Edi Gathegi]


Gaulle, Philippe de
Born 28 December 1921  (Paris, France)
French politician and son of Charles.
[Picture of Philippe de Gaulle]


Gaunt, William
Born 3 April 1937  (Pudsey, UK)
Long-time TV actor, most famously as one of the three super-agents in 60s sci-fi thriller "The Champions".
[Picture of William Gaunt]


Gavan, Alex
Born 19 May 1982  (Romania)
Mountaineer who specialises in climbing mountains without oxygen tanks.
[Picture of Alex Gavan]


gaynor, gloria
Born 7 September 1949  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
R & B singer who enjoyed great success in the 1970s with hits such as 'I Will Survive' and 'Never Can Say Goodbye', making her something of a gay icon.
[Picture of gloria gaynor]


Gaynor, Mitzi
Born 4 September 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Hollywood singer and dancer of the 1950s. Was the second musical guest on the night of The Beatles' debut appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'.
[Picture of Mitzi Gaynor]


GEHRY, Frank
Born 28 February 1929  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian-born American architect, whose works are cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture in the 2010 World Architecture Survey, which led Vanity Fair to label him as "the most important architect of our age".
[Picture of Frank GEHRY]


Born 1 September 1937  (Red Bluff, California, USA)
Golfer, the first to hit a score of 59 in a PGA Tour. A different hole-in-one came when his colon was removed in 1980.
[Picture of Al GEIBERGER]


Geldof, Bob
Born 5 October 1951  (Dun Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland)
Former Boomtown Rats front man turned shouty, sweary Live Aid and Live 8 organiser. Has been looking even rougher than usual of late, which certainly takes some doing.
[Picture of Bob Geldof]


Geller, Uri
Born 20 December 1946  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Spoon-bending friend of the late Michael Jackson.
[Picture of Uri Geller]


Gento, Francisco
Born 21 October 1933  (Guarnizo, Spain)
Legendary footballer for Real Madrid. Won 6 European Cup winners medals.
[Picture of Francisco Gento]


Gentry, Bobbie
Born 27 July 1942  (Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA)
Trailblazing American country singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Bobbie Gentry]


George, Barry
Born 15 April 1960  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Accused, but subsquently cleared of killing TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999.
[Picture of Barry George]


George, Bobby
Born 16 February 1945  (Manor Park, East London, England)
Cockney darts player. The only person in the world who wears more jewellery than Jimmy Savile or Michael Carroll.
[Picture of Bobby George]


George, Boy
Born 14 June 1961  (Eltham, Kent, England)
Cross-dressing lead singer of Culture Club and later solo artist, born George Alan O'Dowd.
[Picture of Boy George]


George, Elizabeth
Born 26 February 1949  (Warren, Ohio, USA)
American author of the British-based 'Inspector Lynley' detective novels.
[Picture of Elizabeth George]


Gerard, Gil
Born 23 January 1943  (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)
Star of 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'. Also got to flirt with Erin Gray, the lucky ol' dog.
[Picture of Gil Gerard]


Gerstenhaber, Murray
Born 5 June 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
US mathematician who is so good, he has a branch of algebra named after him
[Picture of Murray Gerstenhaber]


Gervais, Ricky
Born 25 June 1961  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
Annoying one trick pony. Hit paydirt with the mockumentary 'The Office' in 2001, perhaps the most monumentally overrated programme in the history of television.
[Picture of Ricky Gervais]


geun-hye, park
Born 2 February 1952  (Samdeok-don, South Korea)
Former president of South Korea from 2013-2017
[Picture of park geun-hye]


ghani, ashraf
Born 12 February 1949  (Logar, Afghanistan)
Current president of Afghanistan.
[Picture of ashraf ghani]


Giamatti, Paul
Born 6 June 1967  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
Oscar-nominated American actor and producer, Emmy winner for playing US president John Adams
[Picture of Paul Giamatti]


Gibb, Barry
Born 1 September 1946  (Douglas, Isle of Man)
The eldest of the Bee Gees. The last one standing…
[Picture of Barry Gibb]


Gibbons, Billy
Born 16 December 1949  (Houston, Texas, USA)
AKA "Reverend Willie G", the guitarist in ZZ Top.
[Picture of Billy Gibbons]


Giblin, John
Born 26 February 1952  (Bellshill, Scotland)
British studio musician who played bass on a high number of records
[Picture of John Giblin]


Gibson, Edward
Born 8 November 1936  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
Science Pilot on the Skylab 4 mission
[Picture of Edward Gibson]


Gibson, Mimi
Born 19 October 1948  (Renton, Washington, USA)
Former child star who appeared in The Three Faces of Eve as the younger Joanne Woodward.
[Picture of Mimi Gibson]


Gibson, Richard
Born 1 January 1954  (Kampala, Uganda)
Actor who played horndog Gestapo Officer Herr Flick in "Allo Allo".
[Picture of Richard Gibson]


GILBERT, Greg Greg GILBERT is no longer with us
Born in   (exact date unknown)

Died 30 September 2021  (England, Great Britain)

Age at death: 44  (read death notice)
Frontman for indie-band Delays. Born 1977.
[Picture of Greg GILBERT]


Gilbert, Johnny
Born 13 July 1924  (Newport News, Virginia, USA)
Jeopardy Announcer.
[Picture of Johnny Gilbert]


Giles, Johnny
Born 6 November 1940  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Former Leeds United midfield maestro turned RTE pundit.
[Picture of Johnny Giles]


Gillespie, Gary
Born 5 July 1960  (Stirling, UK)
Coventry and Liverpool defender of the 1980s, stil works as a commentator on Liverpool TV.
[Picture of Gary Gillespie]


Gillespie, Robert
Born 9 November 1933  (Lille, France)
Veteran actor on British TV, in comic and serious roles. In recent years, he returned to his first love of the stage.
[Picture of Robert Gillespie]


gilliam, terry
Born 22 November 1940  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
The only non-British member of the Monty Python team and director of a whole bunch of films that don't quite work.
[Picture of terry gilliam]


gilot, francoise
Born 26 November 1921  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
French painter and muse to the legendary Pablo Picasso.
[Picture of francoise gilot]


Ging, Jack
Born 30 November 1931  (Alva, Oklahoma, USA)
US TV and movie actor, for example, on The A-Team
[Picture of Jack Ging]


Giuliani, Rudolph
Born 28 May 1944  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Mayor of New York, 1994-2001.
[Picture of Rudolph Giuliani]


Gladys, Maria
Born 23 November 1939  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazilian actress.
[Picture of Maria Gladys]


Glaetzer, Matthew
Born 24 August 1992  (Adelaide, Australia)
Australian cyclist and Olympian
[Picture of Matthew Glaetzer]


Glanville, Brian
Born 24 September 1931  (London, England)
Football journalist, the doyen of the genre - has been in the industry since the early 1950's.
[Picture of Brian Glanville]


Gleason, Steve
Born 19 March 1977  (Spokane, Washington, USA)
Former American footballer, who is now suffering from ALS.
[Picture of Steve Gleason]


Born 24 October 1934  (Joplin, Missouri, USA)
Rockabilly singer/songwriter whose career started in the 1950s and ended in late 2015 due to health reasons.
[Picture of Glen GLENN]


Glitter, Gary
Born 8 May 1944  (Banbury, Oxfordshire, England)
1970s glam rocker who was jailed in 1999 for possession of hardcore child porn. "Do you wanna be in my gang?" Er...we'll give it a miss, thanks, Gary.
[Picture of Gary Glitter]


glock, gaston
Born 19 July 1929  (Vienna, Austria)
Found of the firearms company Glock, who didn't start designing guns until he was well into his 50s. Well, it's something to do…
[Picture of gaston glock]


Glover, Bruce
Born 2 May 1932  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor - played the camp assassin Mr Wint in the 1971 James Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
[Picture of Bruce Glover]


Glover, Danny
Born 22 July 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, best known for his performances in the 'Lethal Weapon' series.
[Picture of Danny Glover]


Glover, Julian
Born 27 March 1935  (London, England)
Reknowned actor who's appeared on stage, screen and tv and is an aluminous of the 'Star Wars, 'James Bond' and 'Doctor Who' series.
[Picture of Julian Glover]


Glück, Louise
Born 22 April 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
US writer and Nobel Laureate in 2020
[Picture of Louise Glück]


goalby, bob
Born 14 March 1929  (Belleville, Illinois, USA)
Golfer who won the 1968 PGA Masters due to an incorrectly filled-in scorecard.
[Picture of bob goalby]


Godard, Jean-Luc
Born 3 December 1930  (Paris, France)
Acclaimed French film director from the "New Wave" school of film-making.
[Picture of Jean-Luc Godard]


goddard, liza
Born 20 January 1950  (Smethwick, West Midlands, England)
Despite her roles in countless kids' TV series, still best known for being the female team captain on 'Give Us A Clue' for years.
[Picture of liza goddard]


Born in   (exact date unknown)
Senior British police officer, and former Deputy Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police Service, having served from 2009-2011.
[Picture of Tim GODWIN]


GOLD, Johnny Johnny GOLD is no longer with us
Born in   (exact date unknown)

Died 7 October 2021  (London, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Owner of his infamous nightclub Tramp. Born in 1932.
[Picture of Johnny GOLD]


Gold, Marian
Born 26 May 1954  (Herford, West Germany)
Frontman of synth band Alphaville who does not want to be forever young
[Picture of Marian Gold]


Goldsmith, Jemima
Born 30 January 1974  (London, England)
Journalist who was once married to Imran Khan and whose brother is the former Tory MP Zac.
[Picture of Jemima Goldsmith]


Born 11 April 1969  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Pro-wrestler who has had several long runs with the WWF/E and now works for his brothers AEW company.
[Picture of Goldust]


Born 14 November 1941  (Irondequoit, New York, USA)
Founder of payroll company Paychex, and was also a perennial governor candidate in New York until he left the state in protest of its high taxes (which, given he's a billionaire, means he'd have to give up a spare yacht). Now in cahoots with Monica Seles.
[Picture of Tom GOLISANO]


Golpayegani, Lotfollah Safi
Born in Golpaygan, Iran  (exact date unknown)
Iranian cleric. Born 1918.
[Picture of Lotfollah Safi  Golpayegani]


Gomez, Selena
Born 22 July 1992  (Grand Prairie, Texas, USA)
The starlet of 'The Wizards of Waverley Place' who, in a stunningly original move for Disney Channel actresses, then embarked on a pop career that involved her wearing very few clothes.
[Picture of Selena Gomez]


Goodenough, John B.
Born 25 July 1922  (Jena, Germany)
Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry from 2019.
[Picture of John B. Goodenough]


Goodman, Len
Born 25 April 1944  (Bethnal Green, London, England)
Ballroom dancer, best known as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars. Known for shouting out "Seven" in a particularly strange way.
[Picture of Len Goodman]


Goodyear, Julie
Born 29 March 1942  (Heywood, Lancashire, England)
Gobby Northern actress who played Bet Lynch in 'Coronation Street' for 25 years. Her off-screen love life has been the stuff of a tabloid editor's dreams: 3 short-lived marriages (one of which was annulled after the reception), 2 called-off engagements,
[Picture of Julie Goodyear]


Goran, Gerd
Born 5 January 1919  (Karmansbo, Sweden)
Swedish textile artist and painter
[Picture of Gerd Goran]


Gorbachev, Mikhail
Born 2 March 1931  (Privolnoye, Stavropol, Russia)
Joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1952, rising steadily to become its General Secretary from 1985-91 and President of the USSR from 1990-91. Has a map of Italy tattooed on his head for some reason.
[Picture of Mikhail Gorbachev]


Gordon, Derv
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
One of The Equals, Eddy Grant’s band.
[Picture of Derv Gordon]


Gordon, Josh
Born 13 April 1991  (Houston, Texas, USA)
NFL player who took "indefinite leave" from the sport in December 2018 to focus on his mental health.
[Picture of Josh Gordon]


Gordy, Berry
Born 28 November 1929  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Record executive & producer, mostly associated with "Motown" music.
[Picture of Berry Gordy]


Gorzkowska, Magdalena
Born in Poland  (exact date unknown)
Track and field athlete, also mountaineer.
[Picture of Magdalena Gorzkowska]


Gossett, Jr., Louis
Born 27 May 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Gangly actor who turned down an offer to play professional basketball in order to go into films instead. Won an Oscar in 1982 for his part in 'An Officer and a Gentleman', and has gone on to play various tough guys and rough diamonds since.
[Picture of Louis Gossett, Jr.]


Gotti, Peter Peter Gotti is no longer with us
Born 15 October 1939  (New York, USA)

Died 25 February 2021  (Butner, North Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Older brother of the Teflon Don and jailed for racketeering.
[Picture of Peter Gotti]


Gould, Carol
Born 19 September 1953  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American writer who often appears on BBC Radio and TV.
[Picture of Carol Gould]


Gove, Michael
Born 26 August 1967  (Edinburgh, UK)
Pob-faced former Channel 4 late night presenter who, 20 years later, looks like he'll be our country's prime minister soon. The absolute state of the UK.
[Picture of Michael Gove]


Grady, Mike
Born 6 February 1946  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
Best known for playing the henpecked Barry in 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
[Picture of Mike Grady]


Graham, "Superstar" Billy
Born 7 June 1943  (Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA)
Born Eldridge Wayne Coleman. Former WWF World Heavyweight Champion.
[Picture of


Graham, Bob
Born 9 November 1936  (Coral Gables, Florida, USA)
Former Florida Governor (1979-87) and Senator (1987-2005).
[Picture of Bob Graham]


Graham, Caroline
Born 17 July 1931  (Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England)
Novelist and creator of Inspector Barnaby, of which the endless 'Midsomer Murders' TV series is based on.
[Picture of Caroline Graham]


graham, david
Born 11 July 1925  (London, England)
English character actor and voice artist
[Picture of david graham]


GRAHAM, Lindsey
Born 9 July 1955  (Central, South Carolina, USA)
South Carolina senator who tried to run for US President against Trump but failed miserably. As they all did…
[Picture of Lindsey GRAHAM]


Grahame, Nikki Nikki Grahame is no longer with us
Born 28 April 1982  (Northwood, United Kingdom)

Died 9 April 2021  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 38  (read death notice)
Big Brother UK contestant who turned her appearance into a surprising career
[Picture of Nikki Grahame]


graham-smith, francis
Born 25 April 1923  (Roehampton, Surrey, England)
Thirteenth Astronomer Royal from 1982 to 1990.
[Picture of francis graham-smith]


Gramm, Lou
Born 2 May 1950  (Rochester, New York, USA)
Frizzy-haired frontman of 80s soft-rock icons Foreigner.
[Picture of Lou Gramm]


Grammer, Kelsey
Born 21 February 1955  (Saint Thomas, US Virgin Isles)
Actor & comedian, best known as the lead role in 'Frasier', but also for his roles in 'Cheers' and 'The Simpsons' (as the voice of Sideshow Bob). Suffered a heart-attack in 2008.
[Picture of Kelsey Grammer]


grandin, temple
Born 29 August 1947  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
American professor and doctor of Animal Science.
[Picture of temple grandin]


Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Writer who switched from historical romances to crime novels with great success. Born 1939.
[Picture of Ann GRANGER]


Grant, Lee
Born 31 October 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress. Blacklisted by Hollywood in the 1950s.
[Picture of Lee Grant]


Grant, Richard E.
Born 5 May 1957  (Mbabane, Eswatini)
Withnail and I star who is instantly recognisable.
[Picture of Richard E. Grant]


Grant, Russell
Born 4 February 1951  (Middlesex, England)
Large, camp TV and newspaper astrologer.
[Picture of Russell Grant]


Grant, Saginaw Saginaw Grant is no longer with us
Born in Pawnee, Oklahoma, USA  (exact date unknown)

Died 27 July 2021  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Born 1936. Actor, dancer and campaigner for Native Americans.
[Picture of Saginaw Grant]


Grassley, Chuck
Born 17 September 1933  (New Hartford, Iowa, USA)
US Republican Senator from Iowa since 1981.
[Picture of Chuck Grassley]


Gravel, Mike Mike Gravel is no longer with us
Born 13 May 1930  (Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 26 June 2021  (Seaside, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
US Democrat senator for Alaska from 1969-1981.
[Picture of Mike Gravel]


Graves, Milford Milford Graves is no longer with us
Born 20 August 1941  (Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA)

Died 12 February 2021  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
an American jazz drummer, percussionist, Professor Emeritus of Music, researcher/inventor, visual artist/sculptor, gardener/herbalist, and martial artist.
[Picture of Milford Graves]


Gravy, Wavy
Born 15 May 1936  (East Greenbush, New York, USA)
US hippie entertainer and activist.
[Picture of Wavy Gravy]


Gray, Erin
Born 7 January 1950  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Former model who played Colonel Wilma Deering in the 70s version of "Buck Rogers". Very popular with teenage boys of the time.
[Picture of Erin Gray]


Gray, Ugly Dave
Born 26 December 1933  (Manchester, England)
Australian TV personality.
[Picture of Ugly Dave Gray]


Gray (actor), Andy Andy Gray (actor) is no longer with us
Born 13 September 1959  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Died 18 January 2021  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
Scottish comedy actor, part of the Naked Video team in the 1980s and a prodigious pantomime dame in recent years.
[Picture of Andy Gray (actor)]


Grayco, Helen
Born 20 September 1924  (Tacoma, Washington, USA)
Singer, actress, and widow of Spike Jones.
[Picture of Helen Grayco]


Greaves, Jimmy Jimmy Greaves is no longer with us
Born 20 February 1940  (Poplar, London, England)

Died 19 September 2021  (Danbury, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
British football legend.
[Picture of Jimmy Greaves]


Green, Philip
Born 15 March 1952  (Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom)
British retail businessman, and, or so I hear, twat
[Picture of Philip Green]


Green, Seth
Born 8 February 1974  (West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor, best known as Oz in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and Scott Evil in the Austin Powers franchise.
[Picture of Seth Green]


Green, Tim
Born 16 December 1963  (Liverpool, New York, USA)
Former NFL linebacker who later became a news host on Fox.
[Picture of Tim Green]


Greenbaum, Norman
Born 20 November 1942  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)
Singer - 'Spirit in the Sky'
[Picture of Norman Greenbaum]


Greene, Ashley
Born 21 February 1987  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Actress who played Alice Cullen in the Twilight Saga films.
[Picture of Ashley Greene]


Greenspan, Alan
Born 6 March 1926  (New York, New York, USA)
Economist, former US Federal Reserve chairman from 1987-2006.
[Picture of Alan Greenspan]


Greer, Germaine
Born 29 January 1939  (Melbourne, Australia)
Six-foot tall, tub-thumping feminist Aussie writer, best known for her book 'The Female Eunuch' and her frequent appearances on chat shows, where she tries to make out that she isn't that scary really.
[Picture of Germaine Greer]


Greider, Carol W
Born 15 April 1961  (San Diego, California, USA)
Molecular biologist who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
[Picture of Carol W Greider]


Grey, Beryl
Born 11 June 1927  (Highgate, London, England)
One of the finest ballerinas Britain had in the 20th Century.
[Picture of Beryl Grey]


grey, joel
Born 11 April 1932  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Played the Master of Ceremonies in 'Cabaret' and came out of the closet (as if there was any need to) at the age of 82.
[Picture of joel grey]


GRIFFITH, Nanci Nanci GRIFFITH is no longer with us
Born 6 July 1953  (Seguin, Texas, USA)

Died 13 August 2021  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
Folk and country singer-songwriter, won a Grammy in 1994 for her album 'Other Voices, Other Rooms'.
[Picture of Nanci GRIFFITH]


Griffiths, Derek
Born 15 July 1946  (Woking, Surrey, England)
Much adored children's TV presenter and actor from 'Play School' and 'Heads and Tales'.
[Picture of Derek Griffiths]


Grigorova, Romayne
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
known for her work on ITV Saturday Night Theatre, Great Performances and Don Carlo.
[Picture of Romayne Grigorova]


Grigorovich, Yuri
Born 2 January 1927  (St Petersburg, Russia)
One of Russia's leading ballet dancers and choreographers.
[Picture of Yuri Grigorovich]


Grimes, Karolyn
Born 4 July 1940  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Child actress best known for the Christmas classic 'It's A Wonderful Life'.
[Picture of Karolyn Grimes]


Grimes, Martha
Born 2 May 1931  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Detective novelist of the 'Richard Jury' books. Another American author writing 'British' mysteries!
[Picture of Martha Grimes]


Grobbelaar, Bruce
Born 6 October 1957  (Durban, South Africa)
Eccentric Liverpool goalkeeper of the 1980s whose clown-like behaviour overshadowed allegations of match-fixing and the fact he was in the Rhodesian Army.
[Picture of Bruce Grobbelaar]


Groening, Matt
Born 15 February 1954  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Creator & animator of 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Matt Groening]


Born 14 January 1969  (Warren, Ohio, USA)
American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, director and producer best known as the former drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the founder and frontman of the rock band Foo Fighters.
[Picture of Dave GROHL]


Grosvenor, Luther
Born 23 December 1946  (Evesham, UK)
Guitarist, former member of both Mott the Hoople and Stealers Wheel.
[Picture of Luther Grosvenor]


Gruen, Dieter
Born 21 November 1922  (Germany)
Acclaimed scientist who worked on the Manhatten Project.
[Picture of Dieter Gruen]


Grusin, Dave
Born 26 June 1934  (Littleton, Colorado, USA)
Oscar-awarded American composer, arranger, producer, and pianist
[Picture of Dave Grusin]


Guinness, Peter
Born 3 May 1950  (Whitstable, UK)
Baldy character actor.
[Picture of Peter Guinness]


Gulager, Clu
Born 16 November 1928  (Holdenville, Oklahoma, USA)
Veteran TV actor, appeared in both "The Tall Man" and "The Virginian" in the 1960s.
[Picture of Clu Gulager]


Gulen, Fethullah
Born 27 April 1941  (Pasinler District, Turkey)
Moderate Islamic preacher, currently living in the USA due to issues with the Turkish government.
[Picture of Fethullah Gulen]


Gullit, Ruud
Born 1 September 1962  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Inventor of "sexy football", an all-time great player and a somewhat less impressive manager.
[Picture of Ruud Gullit]


Gulpilil, David David Gulpilil is no longer with us
Born 1 July 1953  (Arnhem Land, Australia)

Died 29 November 2021  (Murray Bridge, Australia)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
Indigenous Australian actor, globally famous as the native boy in the 70s film "Walkabout" but a - admittedly troubled - star in his home country to this day.
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Gurwitch, Annabelle
Born 4 November 1961  (Mobile, Alabama, USA)
Hostess of Dinner and a Movie on TBS.
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Gutch, Jessi
Born in United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)
Young movie producer whose career was impacted heavily by her cancer diagnosis. Born around 1990.
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Guthrie, Arlo
Born 10 July 1947  (Coney Island, New York, USA)
Folk-singer son of the legendary troubador Woody Guthrie.
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guy, athol
Born 5 January 1940  (Colac, Victoria, Australia)
Double bass player for The Seekers who later had successful careers in Australian light entertainment TV and politics.
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Gwynne, John
Born 23 April 1945  (Shropshire, England)
Sky Sports Commentator
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Gyatso, Jigme
Born in Gansu province, China  (exact date unknown)
Tibetan activist, dissident and former monk, who is imprisoned for "endangering national security" since 1996. Member of the Association of Tibetan Freedom Movement. Born 1961.
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Gyatso, Tenzin
Born 6 July 1935  (Takster, Qinghai, China)
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. According to our contributor, he's a nice guy, you'd want him for a grandfather, and he is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet.
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gyllenhaal, jake
Born 19 December 1980  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Film actor, still best known as the troubled Donnie Darko in the cult 2001 film of the same name.
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mane, (rapper) gucci
Born 12 February 1980  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
Trap rapper with 14 albums and 10 arrests since 2005. Has an ice cream cone tattooed on his face.
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