Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2021: S


gotha, simeon saxe-coburg
Born 16 June 1937  (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Former Tsar of Bulgaria before being forced out by referendum, before returning to power as Prime Minister in 2001.
[Picture of simeon saxe-coburg gotha]


Saadawi, Nawal El Nawal El Saadawi is no longer with us
Born 27 October 1931  (Kafr Tahla, Egypt)

Died 21 March 2021  (Cairo, Egypt)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Egyptian feminist writer, the “Simone de Beauvoir of the Arab World”.
[Picture of Nawal El Saadawi]


SABBAGE, Sophie Sophie SABBAGE is no longer with us
Born in   (exact date unknown)

Died 1 October 2021  (Kent, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 55  (read death notice)
Yes, another terminally ill mother. This time she wrote a book about it, 'The Cancer Whisperer'.
[Picture of Sophie SABBAGE]


Sabin, Alec
Born 28 August 1947  (Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
TV Actor in Dr Who, Tinker Tailor, Coronation St,…
[Picture of Alec Sabin]


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


Sadpara, Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali Sadpara is no longer with us
Born in Skardu, Pakistan  (exact date unknown)

Died 5 February 2021  (K2 mountain, Pakistan)

Age at death: 45  (read death notice)
Mountaineer attempting to climb K2 this winter
[Picture of Muhammad Ali Sadpara]


Sadpara, Sajid
Born in Pakistan  (exact date unknown)
Mountaineer attempting to climb K2 this winter
[Picture of Sajid Sadpara]


Safarov, Ramil
Born 25 August 1977  (Jabrayil, Azerbaijan, Soviet Union)
Azerbaijani army officer amd convicted murderer of an Armenian Lieutenant
[Picture of Ramil Safarov]


Safra, Lily
Born 30 December 1934  (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
Brazilian socialite who married into money no less than four times and is now one of the most richest women in the World. Gawd knows what the feminists would think of this...
[Picture of Lily Safra]


Sagawa, Issei
Born 26 April 1949  (Kobe, Japan)
Japanese murderer, cannibal, and necrophile.
[Picture of Issei Sagawa]


Born 27 August 1945  (Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany)
German film actress.
[Picture of Marianne SAGEBRECHT]


Sahl, Mort Mort Sahl is no longer with us
Born 11 May 1927  (Montreal, Canada)

Died 26 October 2021  (Mill Valley, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Canadian stand up comedian & humourist, as well as being a political speechwriter.
[Picture of Mort Sahl]


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


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


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


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


Saint-Vil, Guy
Born 21 October 1942  (Port-Au-Prince, Haiti)
Haitian football forward, participated in the 1974 World Cup, you know, that one time Haiti made it.
[Picture of Guy Saint-Vil]


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


Sajak, Pat
Born 26 December 1946  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American host of Wheel of Fortune.
[Picture of Pat Sajak]


Sakamoto, Sumiko
Born 25 November 1936  (Osaka. Japan)
Japanese singer / actress, known for The Pornographers that won a Palme D'or at Cannes. Died in January without an english language obit
[Picture of Sumiko Sakamoto]


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


Salmond, Alex
Born 31 December 1954  (Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland)
Leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland from 2007-14.
[Picture of Alex Salmond]


Salva, Victor
Born 29 March 1958  (Martinez, California, USA)
US horror film director, especially the Jeepers Creepers movies.
[Picture of Victor Salva]


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


Sampi, Everlyn
Born 6 October 1988  (Derby, Australia)
Star of overhyped 2002 movie "Rabbit-Proof Fence" and not much else.
[Picture of Everlyn Sampi]


Samudio, Domingo
Born 28 February 1937  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Better known as Sam the Sham, frontman of the Pharoahs, who sang "Wooly Bully".
[Picture of Domingo Samudio]


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


Sanchez, Jaime
Born 19 December 1938  (Rincon, Puerto Rico)
Actor, Chino in the original Broadway West Side Story.
[Picture of Jaime Sanchez]


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


Sanderson, William
Born 10 January 1944  (Memphis, Tennesse, USA)
Actor who appeared in Blade Runner and Deadwood.
[Picture of William Sanderson]


Sandrich, Jay Jay Sandrich is no longer with us
Born 24 February 1932  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 22 September 2021  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Televison director, mainly of sitcoms such as 'Soap', 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and 'The Golden Girls'.
[Picture of Jay Sandrich]


Sandusky, Jerry
Born 26 January 1944  (Washington, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former coach of the Penn State University American football team, arrested in 2011 for alleged sexual abuse.
[Picture of Jerry Sandusky]


Sang, Samantha
Born 5 August 1951  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian singer, best known for “Emotion” with the Bee Gees.
[Picture of Samantha Sang]


Sang-Chul, Yoo Yoo Sang-Chul is no longer with us
Born 18 October 1971  (Seoul, South Korea)

Died 7 June 2021  (Seoul, South Korea)

Age at death: 49  (read death notice)
South Korean footballer who played a pivotal role in their fairy tale run to the 2002 World Cup Semifinals.
[Picture of Yoo Sang-Chul]


Sansom, C. J.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish crime novelist known for his book series about Tudor-era detective Shardlake. Born 1952
[Picture of C. J. Sansom]


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


Sanson, Veronique
Born 24 April 1949  (Boulogne-Billancourt, France)
Internationally succesful french singer-songwriter
[Picture of Veronique Sanson]


Santorelli, Frank
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
American actor whose biggest credit is Georgie The Bartender on The Sopranos
[Picture of Frank Santorelli]


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


Sastre, Alfonso
Born 20 February 1936  (Madrid, Spain)
Spanish playwright who was an outspoken critic of Franco, and yet somehow has lived to old age. Died in Septembre without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Alfonso Sastre]


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


Saud, Prince Khalid bin Faisal Al
Born 24 February 1940  (Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia)
Saudi-Arabian royalty and high-ranking politician. Friend of Prince Charles and quite possibly on the Crown Prince's to-do list.
[Picture of Prince Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud]


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


Saura, Carlos
Born 4 January 1932  (Huesca, Spain)
Film director.
[Picture of Carlos Saura]


Savage, 21
Born 22 October 1998  (Plaistow, London, UK)
Pretty successful UK rapper who had the breakout single Rockstar
[Picture of 21 Savage]


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


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


Savory, Allan
Born 15 September 1935  (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe)
Zimbabwean farmer who is notable for his innovate views on fighting desertification
[Picture of Allan Savory]


Sawalha, Nadia
Born 18 November 1964  (London, England)
Eastenders actress and TV presenter who is the older sister of Julia Sawalha, and daughter of Bond villain Nadim.
[Picture of Nadia Sawalha]


Saweard, Lesley
Born in Lincolnshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Archers actress, born 1934.
[Picture of Lesley Saweard]


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


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


Scabbia, Cristina
Born 6 June 1972  (Milan, Italy)
Lead singer of Lacuna Coil, who also worked with Alter Bridge and Megadeath.
[Picture of Cristina Scabbia]


Scales, Prunella
Born 22 June 1932  (Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England)
Actress - played Sybil Fawlty in 'Fawlty Towers' and went on to appear in 'After Henry' and various Tesco adverts. Wife of Timothy West, and frankly the pair of insufferable Bible-bashers deserve each other.
[Picture of Prunella Scales]


Scalfari, Eugenio
Born 6 April 1924  (Citavecchia, Italy)
Leading Italian journalist, famously misquoted Pope Francis as saying that hell doesn't exist.
[Picture of Eugenio Scalfari]


Born 9 June 1972  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
Ginger and guitarist of post-grunge band Puddle of Mudd.
[Picture of Wes SCANTLIN]


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


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


Scarpa, Gregory
Born 4 August 1951  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
US mobster from the Scarpa Family turned prison snitch.
[Picture of Gregory Scarpa]


Schauble, Wolfgang
Born 18 September 1942  (Freiburg, Germany)
German lawyer and politician
[Picture of Wolfgang Schauble]


Schell, Ronnie
Born 23 December 1931  (Richmond, California, USA)
US actor on Gomer Pyle, but also a comedian with frequent TV appearances as a beatnik parody
[Picture of Ronnie Schell]


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


Schindelholz, Nicolas
Born 12 February 1988  (Basel, Switzerland)
a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a defender for FC Aarau in the Swiss Challenge League.
[Picture of Nicolas Schindelholz]


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


SCHLUTER, Poul Poul SCHLUTER is no longer with us
Born 3 April 1929  (Tonder, Denmark)

Died 27 May 2021  (Kopenhagen, Denmark)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Prime Minister of Denmark from 1982-1993.
[Picture of Poul SCHLUTER]


Schmeiser, Louise
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of Canadian Right Livelihood Award laureate Percy Schmeiser.
[Picture of Louise Schmeiser]


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


Schmitz, Sabine Sabine Schmitz is no longer with us
Born 14 May 1969  (Adenau, Germany)

Died 16 March 2021  (Nürburg, Germany)

Age at death: 51  (read death notice)
Current Top Gear presenter.
[Picture of Sabine Schmitz]


Born in Haines, Alaska, USA  (exact date unknown)
One of the stars of reality show 'Gold Rush'.
[Picture of Parker SCHNABEL]


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


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


Schon, Neal
Born 27 February 1954  (Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, USA)
Oft-demanded American rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist
[Picture of Neal Schon]


Schönborn, Eleonore
Born 14 April 1920  (Brünn, Czechoslovakia)
Austrian local politician, like, very, very local
[Picture of Eleonore Schönborn]


Schottenheimer, Marty Marty Schottenheimer is no longer with us
Born 23 September 1943  (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 8 February 2021  (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
The nearly man of NFL coaching, who won 205 games over 21 seasons but never made it to the Super Bowl.
[Picture of Marty Schottenheimer]


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


Schulenburg, Marnie
Born 21 May 1984  (Cape Cod, Massachussets, USA)
Actress who appeared in As The World Turns, a US soap.
[Picture of Marnie Schulenburg]


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


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


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


Scoggins, Tracy
Born 13 November 1953  (Galveston, Texas, USA)
US soap actress, for example on Dynasty and Babylon 5 (basically a Soap in space)
[Picture of Tracy Scoggins]


Score, Mike
Born 5 November 1952  (Beverley, England)
Lead singer of A Flock of Seagulls.
[Picture of Mike Score]


Scorsese, Martin
Born 17 November 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)
Award winning Italian-American movie director.
[Picture of Martin Scorsese]


SCOTT, (1973) Adam
Born 3 April 1973  (Santa Cruz, California)
Actor, Parks and Recreation.
[Picture of (1973) Adam SCOTT]


SCOTT, (1980) Adam
Born 16 July 1980  (Adelaide, Australia)
Australian golfer, winner of the 2013 Masters Tournament.
[Picture of (1980) Adam SCOTT]


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


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


Scott, Guy
Born 1 June 1944  (Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia)
President of Zambia from 2014 to 2015.
[Picture of Guy Scott]


Scott, Janette
Born 14 December 1938  (Morecambe, England, United Kingdom)
British Leading Lady of the 50s and 60s.
[Picture of Janette Scott]


Scott, Ridley
Born 30 November 1937  (South Shields, Tyne and Wear)
Successful English director, famous for the films 'Alien', 'Bladerunner' and 'Gladiator'.
[Picture of Ridley Scott]


Scott, Travis
Born 30 April 1992  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Massively successful US rapper, real name Jacques Bermon Webster II
[Picture of Travis Scott]


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


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


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


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


Scully, Vin
Born 29 November 1927  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Veteran american sportscaster.
[Picture of Vin Scully]


Scurfield, Matthew
Born 2 February 1948  (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
British bit actor, here, and there, and everywhere, played Nazi Nr.2 in the first Indiana Jones movie
[Picture of Matthew Scurfield]


Seagal, Steven
Born 10 April 1952  (Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Actor, best known for action-packed pot boilers such as 'Under Siege'.
[Picture of Steven Seagal]


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


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


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


Segal, George George Segal is no longer with us
Born 13 February 1934  (Great Neck, New York, USA)

Died 23 March 2021  (Santa Rosa, California, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Veteran film actor who many might recognise from films such as 'The Quiller Memorandum' and 'Fun with Dick and Jane'.
[Picture of George Segal]


Seger, Bob
Born 6 May 1945  (Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA)
American singer-songwriter and pioneer of "heartland rock", with hits such as 'Night Moves'.
[Picture of Bob Seger]


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


Selby, Tony Tony Selby is no longer with us
Born 26 February 1938  (Lambeth, London, England)

Died 5 September 2021  (London, England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Veteran British actor, mostly on TV.
[Picture of Tony Selby]


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


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


Born 14 March 1944  (Oxford, England)
Former Political correspondent for the BBC turned droll TV personality. Famously bundled out of the way of TV cameras by Maggie Thatcher's entourage during her dramatic leadership campaign in 1990.
[Picture of John SERGEANT]


Serpico, Frank
Born 14 April 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
New York police officer who's stand against corruption in the department was the subject of Sidney Lumet's 1971 film starring Al Pacino.
[Picture of Frank Serpico]


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


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


Serratos, Christian
Born 21 January 1990  (Pasadena, California, USA)
Actress who plays Rosita in The Walking Dead.
[Picture of Christian Serratos]


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


Sey, Seinabo
Born 7 October 1990  (Södermalm, Sweden)
Young swedish R'n'B singer who used to be "Younger"
[Picture of Seinabo Sey]


Seymour, Gerald
Born 25 November 1941  (Guildford, England)
Former ITN journalist  and best selling crime novelist. 
[Picture of Gerald Seymour]


Shaidle, Kathy
Born 7 May 1964  (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian author and blogger fond of putting her view across on the controversies of the day. Died in January mostly off the radar.
[Picture of Kathy Shaidle]


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


Shalala, Donna
Born 14 February 1941  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Former US congressional representative and HHS secretary under President Clinton
[Picture of Donna Shalala]


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


Shannon, Johnny
Born 29 July 1932  (London, England)
Cockney actor, best known as the gangster Harry Flowers in the countercultural classic 'Performance' in 1970.
[Picture of Johnny Shannon]


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


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


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


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


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


Shaw, Martin
Born 21 January 1945  (Birmingham, England)
Prolific actor who first appeared in 'Coronation Street' in 1967 before hitting paydirt in 1978 as Ray Doyle in 'The Professionals'.
[Picture of Martin Shaw]


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


Sheehan, Neil Neil Sheehan is no longer with us
Born 27 October 1936  (Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 7 January 2021  (Washington D.C., USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Pulitzer Prrize-winning journalist.
[Picture of Neil Sheehan]


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


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


Sheen, Michael
Born 5 February 1969  (Newport, Wales)
Fantastic actor with a CV longer than the Brexit trade deal. Frost/Nixon, The Damned United and more recently Prodigal Son and Staged, among many others!
[Picture of Michael Sheen]


Born 21 October 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)
AKA 'Judge Judy', star of the long-running daytime TV series, dispensing judgement on a host of issues.
[Picture of Judith SHEINDLIN]


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


Shelton, Luton Luton Shelton is no longer with us
Born 11 November 1985  (Kingston, Jamaica)

Died 22 January 2021  (Jamaica)

Age at death: 35  (read death notice)
Jamaica's all-time leading goalscorer at international level, with 35 goals in 75 appearances.
[Picture of Luton Shelton]


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


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


Sheridan, Sally
Date and place of birth unknown
Actress who was one of the Angels of Death in Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
[Picture of Sally Sheridan]


Sheringham, Teddy
Born 2 April 1966  (Highams Park, London, England)
Footballer, whose ability of scoring has prolonged his career - former Millwall, Manchester United & England (amongst others) star striker.
[Picture of Teddy Sheringham]


Sherman, Bobby
Born 22 July 1943  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Singer-songwriter who wrote Little Woman.
[Picture of Bobby Sherman]


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


Sherpa, Chhang Dawa
Born 30 July 1982  (Makalu, Nepal)
Nepalese mountaineer.
[Picture of Chhang Dawa Sherpa]


Sherpa, Dawa Tensing
Born in Nepal  (exact date unknown)
Mountaineer attempting to climb K2 this winter
[Picture of Dawa Tensing Sherpa]


Sherpa, Kili Pemba
Born in Nepal  (exact date unknown)
Mountaineer attempting to climb K2 this winter
[Picture of Kili Pemba Sherpa]


Sherpa, Mingma Gyalje
Born 16 June 1978  (Nepal)
Mountaineer attempting to climb K2 this winter
[Picture of Mingma Gyalje Sherpa]


Shimono, Sab
Born 31 July 1937  (Sacramento, California, USA)
Asian-American broadway actor, then crossed over into movies and a thousand TV roles
[Picture of Sab Shimono]


Shinma, Hisashi
Born 22 March 1935  (Japan)
Japanese wrestling promotr and WWF onscreen figure, inducted into the WWE HoF in 2019.
[Picture of Hisashi Shinma]


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


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


Shirazi, Naser Makarem
Born 25 February 1927  (Shiraz, Iran)
Iranian cleric, plucked from this Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Maraji
[Picture of Naser Makarem Shirazi]


Shirazi, Sayyid Ali Mohammad Dastgheib
Born 14 March 1935  (Shiraz, Iran)
Iranian cleric, plucked from this Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Maraji
[Picture of Sayyid Ali Mohammad Dastgheib Shirazi]


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


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


Shmayluk, Tatiana
Born in Donetsk, Ukraine  (exact date unknown)
Singer from the band Jinjer.
[Picture of Tatiana Shmayluk]


Shoemaker, Carolyn S. Carolyn S. Shoemaker is no longer with us
Born 24 June 1929  (Gallup, New Mexico, USA)

Died 13 August 2021  (Flagstaff, Arizona, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Astronomer, co-discoverer of the Shoemaker-Levy Comet
[Picture of Carolyn S. Shoemaker]


Short, Clare
Born 15 February 1946  (Birmingham, England)
Labour Politician and cabinet member in the Blair government
[Picture of Clare Short]


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


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


Shropshire, Elmo
Born 26 October 1936  (Lexington, Kentucky, USA)
US veterinarian better known as Dr. Elmo and who had a novelty hit with Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
[Picture of Elmo Shropshire]


Shultz, George George Shultz is no longer with us
Born 13 December 1920  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 6 February 2021  (Stanford, California, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Former US Secretary of State between 1982-1989.
[Picture of George Shultz]


Shushkevich, Stanislav Stanislavovich
Born 15 December 1934  (Minsk, Soviet Union)
First head of state of independent Belarus
[Picture of Stanislav Stanislavovich Shushkevich]


Shvartsman, Leonid
Born 30 August 1920  (Minsk, Soviet Union)
Soviet Animator and movie director
[Picture of Leonid Shvartsman]


Sigurjonsson, John Snorri John Snorri Sigurjonsson is no longer with us
Born in Iceland  (exact date unknown)

Died 5 February 2021  (K2 mountain, Pakistan)

Age at death: 47  (read death notice)
Mountaineer attempting to climb K2 this winter
[Picture of John Snorri Sigurjonsson]


Sikahema, Vai
Born 29 August 1962  (Nuka'alofa, Tonga)
Tongan former American football player and television news reporter. The first Tongan in the NFL
[Picture of Vai Sikahema]


Silla, Felix Felix Silla is no longer with us
Born 11 January 1937  (Rome, Italy)

Died 16 April 2021  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Actor - played Cousin Itt in 'The Addams Family'.
[Picture of Felix Silla]


Silva, Alex da
Born 27 March 1968  (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazilian choreographer who is not quite convinced that you can dance
[Picture of Alex da Silva]


Silva, Henry
Born 15 September 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor who has appeared in numerous American and European films, such as 'The Manchurian Candidate' and the original 'Ocean's 11', as well as futuristic TV series 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'.
[Picture of Henry Silva]


Simmons, D'Andra
Born 15 March 1969  (United States)
Director, better known for being one of The Real Housewives of Dallas
[Picture of D'Andra Simmons]


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


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


simonot, renee renee simonot is no longer with us
Born 10 September 1911  (Le Havre, France)

Died 11 July 2021  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 109  (read death notice)
French actress.
[Picture of renee simonot]


Simpson, (senator) Alan
Born 2 September 1931  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
US Senator for Wyoming from 1979 to 1997.
[Picture of (senator) Alan Simpson]


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


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


Born 8 February 1940  (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)
Singer and actress who never quite moved out her famous father Frank's shadow.
[Picture of Nancy SINATRA]


Sinclair, Clive Clive Sinclair is no longer with us
Born 30 July 1940  (Richmond, London, England)

Died 16 September 2021  (London. Great Britain)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Businessman & entrepreneur, the man behind the ZX81 & Spectrum computers and much more infamously, the C5 electronic bike/buggy/car, which, quite frankly, was an unmitigated disaster.
[Picture of Clive Sinclair]


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


Singh, Dingko Dingko Singh is no longer with us
Born 1 January 1979  (Manipur, India)

Died 10 June 2021  (Manipur, India)

Age at death: 42  (read death notice)
Indian Boxer who won a gold medal at the 1998 Asian Games. In ill health for many years now.
[Picture of Dingko Singh]


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


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


Singh, Manmohan
Born 26 September 1932  (Gah, Punjab, India)
Current Prime Minister of India, who has rather a lot on his plate at the moment...
[Picture of Manmohan Singh]


Singletary, Mike
Born 9 October 1958  (Houston, Texas, USA)
American professional football coach and former player
[Picture of Mike Singletary]


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


Sioux, Siouxsie
Born 27 May 1957  (London, UK)
Goth rock queen who gets very annoyed if you ask her about the swastika she wore in the 70s.
[Picture of Siouxsie Sioux]


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


Siragusa, Tony
Born 14 May 1967  (Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA)
NFL defensive tackler, later also TV show host and commentator
[Picture of Tony Siragusa]


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


Sirico, Tony
Born 29 July 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)
US Actor especially known for The Sopranos and playing other Mafia types
[Picture of Tony Sirico]


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


Sirjani, Mohammad Rahmati
Date and place of birth unknown
Iranian cleric, born 1928, plucked from this Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Maraji
[Picture of Mohammad Rahmati Sirjani]


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


Sistrunk, Otis
Born 18 September 1946  (Columbus, Georgia, USA)
Former professional football player turned wrestler. Not much difference between those two sorts anyway.
[Picture of Otis Sistrunk]


Sithole, Moses
Born 17 November 1964  (Vosloorus, South Africa)
Serial killer, known for the so-called "ABC" murders , in which he murdered over 30 people. Was sentenced in 1997 to 2,410 years in prison.
[Picture of Moses Sithole]


Sivaraksa, Sulak
Born 27 March 1933  (Bangkok, Thailand)
Thai social activist
[Picture of Sulak Sivaraksa]


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


Skatov, Atanas Atanas Skatov is no longer with us
Born 11 March 1978  (Sliven, Buglaria)

Died 5 February 2021  (On K2 mountain)

Age at death: 42  (read death notice)
Ecologist, mountaineer.
[Picture of Atanas Skatov]


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


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


Skinner, Frank
Born 27 January 1957  (West Bromwich, England)
Teacher-turned-comedian who along with fellow comedian David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds had a number one hit single in 1996, with 'Three Lions'. Jules Rimet is still gleaming as of 2011...
[Picture of Frank Skinner]


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


Skues, Keith
Born 4 March 1939  (United Kingdom)
British radio personality, the second DJ after Tony Blackburn to be heard on Radio 1
[Picture of Keith Skues]


Slattery, Tony
Born 9 November 1959  (Stonebridge, London, England)
Comedian & actor, who seemed to be on every show going in the early 1990s. After that, he had a nervous breakdown & now is grey, fat & starring in poor TV programmes as a bit-part actor.
[Picture of Tony Slattery]


Born 30 October 1930  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Veteran US TV actress.
[Picture of Helen SLAYTON-HUGHES]


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


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


Slick, Grace
Born 30 October 1939  (Evanston, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Singer, of Jefferson Airplane, Starship and alcoholism fame.
[Picture of Grace Slick]


Sloman, Roger
Born 19 May 1946  (London, England)
Actor best known for his role in the 1975 Mike Leigh TV play 'Nuts in May'.
[Picture of Roger Sloman]


Smashnova, Anna
Born 16 July 1976  (Minsk, Soviet Union)
Anna "The Smash" Nova. Soviet-born Israeli former tennis player, now reitred.
[Picture of Anna Smashnova]


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


Smith, Arthur Arthur Smith is no longer with us
Born 8 May 1915  (Bury, United Kingdom)

Died 21 August 2021  (Bolton, England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 106  (read death notice)
Currently the oldest professional football player alive, possibly ever. Currently retired, obviously.
[Picture of Arthur Smith]


Smith, Auriol
Born in Bristol, England  (exact date unknown)
Actress, regular performer in first runs of Pinter’s early plays.
[Picture of Auriol Smith]


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


Smith, Don Don Smith is no longer with us
Born 14 June 1923  (Broadwater, UK)

Died 10 January 2021  (Adelaide, Australia)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Oldest living English test cricketer as of the start of 2018. An all-rounder who later became Sri Lanka's national coach.
[Picture of Don Smith]


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


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


Smith, Jaime
Born 11 July 1989  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
Basketball player who plays in Eastern Europe.
[Picture of Jaime Smith]


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


Smith, Neddy Neddy Smith is no longer with us
Born 27 November 1944  (Australia)

Died 8 September 2021  (Long Bay Prison, Australia)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Australian criminal in jail for crimes including rape, theft, murder, drug trafficking, buying Madonna's latest album and armed robbery.
[Picture of Neddy Smith]


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


Smith, Robert
Born 21 April 1959  (Blackpool, United Kingdom)
Spooky frontman of pioneering gothic band The Cure
[Picture of Robert Smith]


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


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


Smith, Walter Walter Smith is no longer with us
Born 24 February 1948  (Larnark, Scotland)

Died 26 October 2021  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
Legendary former manager of Rangers F.C.
[Picture of Walter Smith]


Smith, Wilbur Wilbur Smith is no longer with us
Born 9 January 1933  (Kabwe, Zambia)

Died 13 November 2021  (Cape Town, South Africa)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Very successful author, whose works have a strong African theme.
[Picture of Wilbur Smith]


Smith (American footballer), Steve Steve Smith (American footballer) is no longer with us
Born 30 August 1964  (Washington, DC, USA)

Died 21 November 2021  (Richardson, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 57  (read death notice)
One of many American football types with this name, the pick here is the former LA Raiders and Seattle Seahawks fullback.
[Picture of Steve Smith (American footballer)]


Smollett, Jussie
Born 21 June 1982  (Santa Rosa, California, USA)
Empire actor who had a bit of an issue with an alleged street incident.
[Picture of Jussie Smollett]


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


Smothers, Tom
Born 2 February 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)
One-half of 1960s counter-culture musical comedy act The Smothers Brothers. The more politically minded of the pair, he was once knocked out by Bill Cosby during a fight at the Playboy Mansion. Not the only person Cosby made unconscious etc etc etc.
[Picture of Tom Smothers]


Smout, TC
Born 19 December 1933  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Historian, “A History of the Scottish People”.
[Picture of TC Smout]


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


Soares, Elza
Born 23 June 1930  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazilian samba singer, one of the country's most popular performers. Also the ex-wife of Garrincha - she was blamed for downturns in his form during his career.
[Picture of Elza Soares]


Sobhani, Ja'far
Born 8 April 1929  (Tabriz, Iran)
Iranian cleric, plucked from this Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Maraji
[Picture of Ja'far Sobhani]


Sobhraj, Charles
Born 6 April 1944  (Saigon, French Indochina)
French serial killer.
[Picture of Charles Sobhraj]


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


Sodano, Angelo
Born 23 November 1927  (Isola d'Asti, Italy)
Cardinal, has served as Dean of the College of Cardinals since 2005.
[Picture of Angelo Sodano]


soles, paul paul soles is no longer with us
Born 11 August 1930  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Died 26 May 2021  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Canadian actor, original voice of Spider-Man.
[Picture of paul soles]


Solomin, Yuri
Born 18 June 1935  (Chita, Soviet Union)
Acclaimed Soviet stage and film actor
[Picture of Yuri Solomin]


Solomon, Charmaine
Born 31 August 1930  (Colombo, Ceylon)
Australian cook and cook book author, "The Queen of Asian cooking in Australia"
[Picture of Charmaine Solomon]


Solovey, Elena
Born 24 February 1947  (Neustrelitz, Germany)
Soviet film actress who also appeared in The Sopranos
[Picture of Elena Solovey]


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


Solowka, Peter
Born in Oldham, England  (exact date unknown)
Guitarist wit The Wedding Present. Born 1959
[Picture of Peter Solowka]


Somers, Suzanne
Born 16 October 1946  (San Bruno, California, USA)
Cheesy star of many a cheesy US TV sitcom. Overcame breast cancer, and has since written self-help books.
[Picture of Suzanne Somers]


Sondheim, Stephen Stephen Sondheim is no longer with us
Born 22 March 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 26 November 2021  (Roxbury, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Award-winning and hugely successful composer and lyricist.
[Picture of Stephen Sondheim]


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


Sonneborn, Engelbert
Born 9 February 1938  (Germany)
He is german, and a father, and was used by his son in a political stunt. Since that stunt was a satirical candidacy for German federal president you can google him.
[Picture of Engelbert Sonneborn]


Sopel, Stanley
Born 1 October 1924  (Holborn, London, England)
Executive producer of the Bond film series during the Connery era. Died off the radar in 2015, it happens sometimes…
[Picture of Stanley Sopel]


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


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


Sorvino, Paul
Born 13 April 1939  (Brooklyn, New York City, USA)
Italian-American actor of massive presence, mostly in mafia-type or "heavy" roles. Father of actress Mira.
[Picture of Paul Sorvino]


Sotoudeh, Nasrin
Born 30 May 1963  (Tehran, Iran)
prominent critic of the Iranian regime, and now, of course, in prison
[Picture of Nasrin Sotoudeh]


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


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


Soyinka, Wole
Born 13 July 1934  (Abeokuta, Nigeria)
Nigerian author, the first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1986.
[Picture of Wole Soyinka]


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


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


Spector, Phil Phil Spector is no longer with us
Born 26 December 1940  (The Bronx, New York, USA)

Died 16 January 2021  (San Joaquin County, California, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Highly influential record producer who was responsible for some of the best-known pop music of the 1960s and '70s, including tracks by Gene Pitney, The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers, Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon
[Picture of Phil Spector]


Spector, Ronnie
Born 10 August 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Lead singer of The Ronnettes.
[Picture of Ronnie Spector]


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


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


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


Spielberg, Steven
Born 18 December 1946  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Award winning Hollywood movie director.
[Picture of Steven Spielberg]


spinks, leon leon spinks is no longer with us
Born 11 July 1953  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

Died 5 February 2021  (Henderson, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Boxer who shocked Muhammad Ali in 1978 to become the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. Lost the title to Ali 7 months later.
[Picture of leon spinks]


Springer, Jerry
Born 13 February 1944  (East Finchley, London, England)
US presenter, born in a London Tube station. Ex-mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, but far better known for his role as host of trailer trash TV programme 'The Jerry Springer Show'.
[Picture of Jerry Springer]


Springer, Philip
Born 12 May 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
American composer, wrote the Christmas classic “Santa Baby”.
[Picture of Philip Springer]


Born 6 November 1929  (Vandalia, Illinois, USA)
American film actress.
[Picture of June SQUIBB]


Squires, Rosemary
Born 7 December 1928  (Bristol, UK)
Jazz, big band and cabaret singer with an eight-decade career. However, what's more impressive is that she was the voice of the "With hands that do dishes…" Fairy Liquid jingle.
[Picture of Rosemary Squires]


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


St. John, Ian Ian St. John is no longer with us
Born 7 June 1938  (Motherwell, Scotland)

Died 1 March 2021  (Arrowe Park, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Scottish footballer. Played for Scotland from 1959 to 1965, and later became a manager and pundit. Ach, you kill me, Greavsie!
[Picture of Ian St. John]


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


Stade, Frederica von
Born 1 June 1945  (Somerville, New Jersey, USA)
Semi-retired American opera singer
[Picture of Frederica von Stade]


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


Stallone, Sylvester
Born 6 July 1946  (New York, New York, USA)
Actor, star of 'Rocky' & 'Rambo', also a useless goalkeeper in 'Escape to Victory'.
[Picture of Sylvester Stallone]


Stallybrass, Anne Anne Stallybrass is no longer with us
Born 1 December 1938  (Westcliff-on-Sea, England)

Died 3 July 2021  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
English actress who was BAFTA nominated for her role in The Onedin Line. Was also Jane Seymour in The Six Wives of Henry VIII.
[Picture of Anne Stallybrass]


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


Stander, Ron
Born 17 October 1944  (Columbia, South Carolina, USA)
Boxer who once challenged Joe Frazier for the world title. He lost.
[Picture of Ron Stander]


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


Stapleton, John
Born 24 February 1946  (Oldham, England)
Former Watchdog host, married to the late Lynn Faulds Wood.
[Picture of John Stapleton]


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


Steadman, Alison
Born 26 August 1946  (Liverpool, England)
Abigails Party/Gavin and Stacey actress considered one of the greatest living actors in Britain by her own peers.
[Picture of Alison Steadman]


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


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


Steele, Chris
Born in Sunderland, England  (exact date unknown)
Resident health expert on 'This Morning' since the show began in 1988. Born 1945.
[Picture of Chris Steele]


Born 29 October 1941  (Bradeley, Stoke-on-Trent, England)
English Test Cricketer
[Picture of DAVID STEELE]


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


Stefanelli, Simonetta
Born 30 November 1954  (Rome, Italy)
Italian actress who played Apollonia in "The Godfather". Turned down further Hollywood work and retired from acting in 1992.
[Picture of Simonetta Stefanelli]


Stefani, Gwen
Born 3 October 1969  (Fullerton, California, USA)
Lead singer of No Doubt who had a 90s smash hit with Don’t Speak.
[Picture of Gwen Stefani]


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


Steiner, Susie
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
British crime novel author.
[Picture of Susie Steiner]


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


Sterling, Donald
Born 26 April 1934  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
US businessman who managed to lose the ownership of the LA Clippers after a racism scandal
[Picture of Donald Sterling]


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


Steve, Seasick
Born 19 March 1951  (Oakland, California, USA)
American blues musician.
[Picture of Seasick Steve]


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


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


Stevens, Ray
Born 24 January 1939  (Clarkdale, Georgia, USA)
Comedy singer - 'Ahab The Arab', 'Everything Is Beautiful', 'Too Drunk To Fish' etc.
[Picture of Ray Stevens]


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


Stewart, Al
Born 5 September 1945  (Glasgow, Scotland)
British folk singer.
[Picture of Al Stewart]


Stewart, Booboo
Born 21 January 1994  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)
Former Disney Channel actor, was also one of the werewolf lads in "Twilight".
[Picture of Booboo Stewart]


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


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


Stewart, Kristen
Born 9 April 1990  (Los Angleles, California)
Actress currently starring in the 'Twilight' series of vampire films.
[Picture of Kristen Stewart]


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


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


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


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


Stobart, Eddie Pears
Born 18 April 1929  (Cumberland, United Kingdom)
Founder of Haulage company Eddie Stobart Ltd.
[Picture of Eddie Pears Stobart]


Stock, Sarah
Born 4 March 1979  (Winnipeg, Canada )
Canadian professional wrestler
[Picture of Sarah Stock]


Stockton, Dave
Born 2 November 1941  (San Bernardino, California, USA)
Fairly successful US golfer
[Picture of Dave Stockton]


Stockwell, Dean Dean Stockwell is no longer with us
Born 5 March 1936  (Hollywood, California, USA)

Died 7 November 2021  (Ranchos de Taos, Mexico)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
In films as a boy, well known for his role in 'Kim'. More recently, he shot to fame towards a new audience and thus huge cult popularity as Al in 'Quantum Leap'.
[Picture of Dean Stockwell]


Stodden, Courtney
Born 29 August 1994  (Tacoma, Washington, USA)
Model once married to Eugene Victor Tooms. Escaped with her liver to do reality TV.
[Picture of Courtney Stodden]


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


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


Stoppard, Tom
Born 3 July 1937  (Zlin, Czechia)
Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter. Won an Oscar for "Shakespeare in Love", presumably without having to sleep with Harvey Weinstein
[Picture of Tom Stoppard]


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


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


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


Storm, Tempest Tempest Storm is no longer with us
Born 29 February 1928  (Eastman, Georgia, USA)

Died 20 April 2021  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Actress, stripper & burlesque performer.
[Picture of Tempest Storm]


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


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


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


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


Strain, Julie Julie Strain is no longer with us
Born 18 February 1962  (Concord, California, USA)

Died 10 January 2021  (United States)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
Penthouse model (Pet of the year 1992) who later became a B-movie actress and modern-day scream queen.
[Picture of Julie Strain]


Strasser, Valentine
Born 26 April 1967  (Freetown, Sierra Leone)
Ex-military leader who served as head of state of Sierra Leone from 1992 to 1996
[Picture of Valentine Strasser]


Stratas, Teresa
Born 26 May 1938  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian born opera singer
[Picture of Teresa Stratas]


Straw, Tom
Born in United States  (exact date unknown)
US scriptwriter turned bestselling crime author, born 1953
[Picture of Tom Straw]


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


Street, Adrian
Born 5 December 1940  (Brynmawr, Wales)
Flamboyant Welsh professional wrestler.
[Picture of Adrian Street]


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


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


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


Stubbs, Una Una Stubbs is no longer with us
Born 1 May 1937  (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England)

Died 12 August 2021  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Actress best known as Rita in 'Til Death Us Do Part' and recently as Mrs Hudson in 'Sherlock' and as the subject of one of the most infamous urban legends there is…
[Picture of Una Stubbs]


Studi, Wes
Born 17 December 1947  (Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma, USA)
Actor, Dances with Wolves, Avatar, etc.
[Picture of Wes Studi]


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


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


Sugar, Alan
Born 24 March 1947  (Hackney, London, England)
Businessman, boss of Amstrad and former chairman of Tottenham Hotspur. Now well known for his role in the UK version of the TV show 'The Apprentice', with his catchphrase, "You're fired". Was 'Suralan', now in the House of Lords.
[Picture of Alan Sugar]


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


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


Sutherland, Ivan
Born 16 May 1938  (Hastings, Nebraska, USA)
American computer scientist and internet pioneer in the field of computer graphics
[Picture of Ivan Sutherland]


Suzman, Janet
Born 9 February 1939  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
South African/British actress who enjoyed a successful early career in the Royal Shakespeare Company, later replaying many Shakespearean roles, among others, on TV
[Picture of Janet Suzman]


Suzuki, David
Born 24 March 1936  (Vancouver, Canada)
Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist
[Picture of David Suzuki]


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


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


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


Switzer, Kathrine
Born 5 January 1947  (Amberg, Germany)
First female runner in the Boston Marathon, now also a commentator
[Picture of Kathrine Switzer]


Sykaris, Antonis
Born in Greece  (exact date unknown)
Mountaineer attempting to climb K2 this winter
[Picture of Antonis Sykaris]


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


Sylvain, Sylvain Sylvain Sylvain is no longer with us
Born 14 February 1951  (Cairo, Egypt)

Died 13 January 2021  (United States)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
American rock guitarist with the New York Dolls.
[Picture of Sylvain Sylvain]


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


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

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