Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2022: B


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


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


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


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


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


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


Badalamenti, Angelo Angelo Badalamenti is no longer with us
Born 22 March 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 11 December 2022  (Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
US composer best known for his work with film director David Lynch.
[Picture of Angelo Badalamenti]


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


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


Bailey, G. W.
Born 27 August 1944  (Port Arthur, Texas, USA)
Actor, who, no matter what else he does, will be forever known as Captain Thaddeus Harris in the 'Police Academy' series.
[Picture of G. W. Bailey]


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


Bairnson, Ian
Born 3 August 1953  (Lerwick, Scotland)
Scottish musician, previously a member of The Alan Parsons Project and Pilot.
[Picture of Ian Bairnson]


Bajcsy, Ruzena
Born 28 May 1933  (Bratislava, Czechoslovakia)
Professor of Robotics at the University of California, Berkeley, USA
[Picture of Ruzena Bajcsy]


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


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


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


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


Baker, Janet
Born 21 August 1933  (Hatfield, South Yorkshire, England)
English mezzo-soprano.
[Picture of Janet Baker]


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


Baker, Steve
Born 6 June 1971  (St. Austell, United Kingdom)
Conservative politician and ideologue, occasionally acting as the BoJo Whisperer
[Picture of Steve Baker]


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


Baker (dutch), George
Born 8 December 1944  (Hoorn, Netherlands)
Dutch singer and songwriter, scored two international hits in the 1970s, "Paloma Blanca" and "Little Green Bag"
[Picture of George Baker (dutch)]


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


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


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


Bakula, Scott
Born 9 October 1954  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Long-time US TV actor, still best remembered as Dr Sam Beckett in "Quantum Leap". Will he be taking… the leap home this year?
[Picture of Scott Bakula]


Balaban, Judy
Born 13 October 1932  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American author and minor actress, more notable as friend, biographer and bridesmaid of Grace Kelly
[Picture of Judy Balaban]


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


Baldwin, Daniel
Born 5 October 1960  (Massapequa, New York, USA)
Alec's Brother & a noted actor himself. In recent years, his off-film activities have been more in the news than his acting abilities.
[Picture of Daniel Baldwin]


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


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


Ball, Michael
Born 27 June 1962  (Bromsgrove, UK)
Twinkly eyed housewives' favourite, king of middle-of-the-road musical theatre.
[Picture of Michael Ball]


Ball, Vincent
Born 4 December 1923  (Wee Waa, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian character actor.
[Picture of Vincent Ball]


Bammam, Gerry
Born 18 September 1941  (Independence, Kansas, USA)
Actor best known as Uncle Frank in the 'Home Alone' film series.
[Picture of Gerry Bammam]


Banda, Rupiah Rupiah Banda is no longer with us
Born 19 February 1937  (Miko, Southern Rhodesia)

Died 11 March 2022  (Lusaka, Zambia)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
President of Zambia from 2008 to 2011
[Picture of Rupiah Banda]


Bangguo, Wu
Born 12 July 1941  (Guizhou, China)
Chinese politician constantly asked about his sex life.
[Picture of Wu Bangguo]


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


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


Bapu, Asaram
Born 17 April 1941  (Sanghar, Pakistan)
Indian guru also simply known as Asaram, has all the allegations of corruption and sexual abuse that you'd expect
[Picture of Asaram Bapu]


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


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


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


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


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


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


Barger, Sonny Sonny Barger is no longer with us
Born 8 October 1938  (Modesto, California, USA)

Died 29 June 2022  (Livermore, California, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Founder member of the notorious Oakland chapter of the Hells Angels. Also has a sideline in acting in motorcycle-based TV.
[Picture of Sonny Barger]


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


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


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


Barker, Travis
Born 14 November 1975  (Fontana, California, USA)
Drummer with punk-pop band Blink-182.
[Picture of Travis Barker]


Barlow, Thelma
Born 19 June 1929  (Middlesbrough, England)
Televison actress, still best known as the dithering Mavis Wilton in 'Coronation Street' despite leaving the soap in 1997.
[Picture of Thelma Barlow]


Barney, Simon
Date and place of birth unknown
Reality TV ex. Born 1964.
[Picture of Simon Barney]


Barnwell, John
Born 24 December 1938  (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Former football manager, won the League Cup with Wolves in 1980. Was also in the dugout the first time SpadeCooley watched a Northampton Town match.
[Picture of John Barnwell]


Baron, Lynda Lynda Baron is no longer with us
Born 24 March 1939  (Urmston, Lancashire, England)

Died 5 March 2022  (Great Britain)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Voluptuous actress forever known as nurse G-G-Gladys Emmanuel in 'Open All Hours'.
[Picture of Lynda Baron]


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


Barratt, Michael Michael Barratt is no longer with us
Born 3 January 1928  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)

Died 10 July 2022  (Berkshire, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
'Nationwide' presenter for many, many years on TV.
[Picture of Michael Barratt]


Barrett, John
Born 17 April 1931  (Mill Hill, London, England)
Tennis player and TV commentator.
[Picture of John Barrett]


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


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


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


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


Barrymore, Drew
Born 22 February 1975  (Culver City, California, USA)
Actress who has made a successful transition from child star (in E.T.) to grown up star. Entered rehab aged 13.
[Picture of Drew Barrymore]


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


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


Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Patriarch
Born 29 February 1940  (Imbros, Turkey)
Archbishop and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople since 1991.
[Picture of Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople]


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


Bartlett, Roscoe
Born 3 June 1926  (Moorland, Kentucky, USA)
US representative for Maryland 1993-2013
[Picture of Roscoe Bartlett]


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


Bass, Jules Jules Bass is no longer with us
Born 16 September 1935  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 25 October 2022  (Rye, New York, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
US film producer in frequent collaboration with Arthur Rankin Jr.
[Picture of Jules Bass]


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


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


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


Baxter, Biddy
Born 25 May 1933  (Leicester, Leicestershire, England)
Born in 1933. Former long-time editor of Blue Peter, the long-running children's TV show.
[Picture of Biddy Baxter]


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


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


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


Beagle, Peter S.
Born 20 April 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
Fantasy novelist best known for 'The Last Unicorn'.
[Picture of Peter S. Beagle]


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


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


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


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


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


Beck, Jeff
Born 24 June 1944  (Wallington, UK)
While he might be one of the most highly regarded guitarists of all time, he'll always be the man behind white person floorfiller "Hi Ho Silver Lining".
[Picture of Jeff Beck]


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


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


Beckham, David
Born 2 May 1975  (Leytonstone, England)
Self-effacing brainbox, who founded Mensa and never seeks publicity.
[Picture of David Beckham]


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


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


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


Behar, Joy
Born 7 October 1942  (New York, New York, USA)
Actress and TV host best known as her off 'The View'.
[Picture of Joy Behar]


Behn, Peter
Born 24 October 1934  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Actor - the voice of Thumper in 'Bambi'.
[Picture of Peter Behn]


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


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


Bell, Eileen
Born 15 August 1943  (Dromara, Northern Ireland)
Former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
[Picture of Eileen Bell]


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


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


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


Bellini, James
Date and place of birth unknown
First host of educational Kids TV show Cluedo
[Picture of James Bellini]


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


Ben, Jorge
Born 22 March 1939  (Rio, Brazil)
Leading Brazilian musician, famously ripped off by Rod Stewart for "D'Ya Think I'm Sexy".
[Picture of Jorge Ben]


Benedetti, Carlo De
Born 14 November 1934  (Turin, Italy)
Italian industrialist, engineer and publisher, kind of a left-of-centre Silvio Berlusconi?
[Picture of Carlo De Benedetti]


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


Benedict XVI, Pope Pope Benedict XVI is no longer with us
Born 16 April 1927  (Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany)

Died 31 December 2022  (Vatican City)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Former member of the Hitler Youth and professor of theology who was elected Pope following the death of his predecessor, John Paul II, in April 2005.
[Picture of Pope Benedict XVI]


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


Benjamin, Christopher
Born 27 December 1934  (Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England)
Character actor known for his parts in 'The Prisoner' and most notably 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Christopher Benjamin]


Benjamin, Floella
Born 23 September 1949  (Pointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago)
Ageless presenter of 'Play School' and Liberal Democrat peer.
[Picture of Floella Benjamin]


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


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


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


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


Bennett, Jana Jana Bennett is no longer with us
Born 6 November 1955  (Cooperstown, New York, USA)

Died 11 January 2022  ()

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
Media consultant who has worked for the BBC and British Library.
[Picture of Jana Bennett]


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


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


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


Berberian, Diane
Born 14 January 1958  (place of birth unknown)
a fifty-six year old decorated triathlete but also a dying Pink superfan. Died in September without receiving obituaries.
[Picture of Diane Berberian]


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


Berganza, Teresa Teresa Berganza is no longer with us
Born 16 March 1935  (Madrid, Spain)

Died 13 May 2022  (San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Spanish mezzo-soprano
[Picture of Teresa Berganza]


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


Bergman, Alan
Born 11 September 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Male half of the Oscar-winning Bergman composer couple
[Picture of Alan Bergman]


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


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


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


Bernard, Hilda
Born 29 October 1919  (Puerto Deseado, Argentina)
Centenarian argentine actress on the screen and on stage. Died in April qithout receiving a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Hilda Bernard]


Bernardi, Cory
Born 6 November 1969  (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)
Australian far-right politician and commentator who really hates halibut.
[Picture of Cory Bernardi]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Beutler, Jaime Herrera
Born 3 November 1978  (Glendale, California, USA)
US Republican politician serving as a representative from Washington state since 2011.
[Picture of Jaime Herrera Beutler]


Bevan, Bev
Born 25 November 1944  (Birmingham, UK)
Original drummer for both The Move and ELO. Inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the latter.
[Picture of Bev Bevan]


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


Bharati, Amar
Date and place of birth unknown
Hindu sadhu who raised his hand in the air in 1973 and forgot to put it down again…
[Picture of Amar Bharati]


Bhatt, Ela Ela Bhatt is no longer with us
Born 7 September 1933  (Bombay, British Raj)

Died 2 November 2022  (Ahmedabad, India)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Indian labour and community activist
[Picture of Ela Bhatt]


Bhattacharjee, Buddhadeb
Born 1 March 1944  (Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India)
Indian Marxist politician, presided over West Bengal during tumultuous times.
[Picture of Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee]


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


Biafra, Jello
Born 17 June 1958  (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
Lead singer and songwriter for US punk band Dead Kennedys.
[Picture of Jello Biafra]


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


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


Biden, Jill
Born 3 June 1951  (Hammonton, New Jersey, USA)
Wife of that one guy who says "malarkey" all the time.
[Picture of Jill Biden]


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


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


Biggins, Christopher
Born 16 December 1948  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Outrageously camp comic actor, TV presenter and pantomime star.
[Picture of Christopher Biggins]


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


Billinge, Harry Harry Billinge is no longer with us
Born in United KIngdom  (exact date unknown)

Died 5 April 2022  (Cornwall, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
D-Day veteran who recently received an MBE for his service
[Picture of Harry Billinge]


Billingsley, Jake
Born 21 August 1941  (McKinney, Texas, USA)
Survivor: Thailand contestant.
[Picture of Jake Billingsley]


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


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


Bingham, Billy Billy Bingham is no longer with us
Born 5 August 1931  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Died 9 June 2022  (Birkdale, England)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Former Northern Ireland footballer & manager.
[Picture of Billy Bingham]


Bingham, Walter
Born 5 January 1924  (Karlsruhe, Germany)
British-Israeli journalist who went from being a kindertransport child in 1939 to taking part in the D-Day landings five years later. Also the oldest known man to have completed a skydive.
[Picture of Walter Bingham]


Bird, Charlie
Born 9 September 1949  (Sandymount, Ireland)
Irish anchorman and chief news correspondent of RTÉ news
[Picture of Charlie Bird]


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


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


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


Birney, David David Birney is no longer with us
Born 23 April 1939  (Washington DC, USA)

Died 27 April 2022  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Character actor who played the eponymous lead in the TV version of "Serpico".
[Picture of David Birney]


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


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


Bishop, Bronwyn
Born 19 October 1942  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Former Aussie Speaker of the House until a travel-expenses scandal scuppered her career.
[Picture of Bronwyn Bishop]


Bishop, Russell Russell Bishop is no longer with us
Born 9 February 1966  (Brighton, East Sussex, England)

Died 20 January 2022  (Durham, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 55  (read death notice)
Babes in the Wood murderer whose points can't come soon enough.
[Picture of Russell Bishop]


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


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


Bjelland, Kat
Born 9 December 1963  (Salem, Oregon, USA)
Frontwoman of all-female alternative rock/grunge group Babes in Toyland.
[Picture of Kat Bjelland]


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


Black, Ian
Born 27 June 1941  (Inverness, Scotland)
Scottish swimmer
[Picture of Ian Black]


Black, Jasmine
Born 17 November 1987  (Bucharest, Romania)
Romanian pornographic actress.
[Picture of Jasmine Black]


Black, Jet Jet Black is no longer with us
Born 26 August 1938  (Ilford, Essex, England)

Died 6 December 2022  (Wales, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Drummer with New Wave band The Stranglers.
[Picture of Jet Black]


Black, Kodak
Born 11 June 1997  (Pompano Beach, Florida, USA)
Rapper currently in jail on weapons charges.
[Picture of Kodak Black]


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


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


Blair, Ian
Born 19 March 1953  (Chester, England)
Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis from 2005-2008.
[Picture of Ian Blair]


Blair, Linda
Born 22 January 1959  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
American actress and activist, who got her breakthrough as the possessed girl in The Exorcist
[Picture of Linda Blair]


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


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


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


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


Blakiston, Caroline
Born 13 February 1933  (London, England)
Actress best recognised as Rebel Alliance leader Mon Mothma in 'Return of the Jedi'.
[Picture of Caroline Blakiston]


Blanc, Matt Le
Born 25 July 1967  (Newton, Massachusetts, USA)
Joey From Friends, and later a host of Top Gear
[Picture of Matt Le Blanc]


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


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


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


Blazevic, Miroslav
Born 10 February 1935  (Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Croatian football player and coach, most notably carried the Croation team to 3rd place at the 1998 World Cup.
[Picture of Miroslav Blazevic]


Blessed, Brian
Born 9 October 1936  (Mexborough, Yorkshire, England)
Large, bearded actor whose presence and booming voice has landed him parts in everything from Shakespeare adaptations to Robin Hood to 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of Brian Blessed]


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


Blinco, Maggie
Date and place of birth unknown
Actress known for Crocodile Dundee (1986), Crocodile Dundee II (1988) and The Nightingale (2018), born 1934
[Picture of Maggie Blinco]


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


Block, John R.
Born 15 February 1935  (Galesburg, Illinois, USA)
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, during the Reagan administration
[Picture of John R. Block]


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


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


Blum, Richard Richard Blum is no longer with us
Born 31 July 1935  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Died 27 February 2022  (San Francsisco, California, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Investment banker and husband of the US Senate's resident brain in a jar, Dianne Feinstein.
[Picture of Richard Blum]


Blumenthal, W. Michael
Born 3 January 1926  (Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Weimar Republic)
US Secretary of the Treasury during the Carter administration.
[Picture of W. Michael Blumenthal]


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


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


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


Bobbitt, John Wayne
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Petty criminal and wifebeater who will forever be known as the receiving end of a certain choppy incident in the 90s, though his attempts to stay relevant off the incident (such as acting in porn film 'Frankenpenis') failed miserably.
[Picture of John Wayne Bobbitt]


Boff, Leonardo
Born 14 December 1938  (Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil)
Brazilian liberation theologian and former Catholic priest.
[Picture of Leonardo Boff]


Bogdanoff, Igor Igor Bogdanoff is no longer with us
Born 29 August 1949  (Saint-Lary, France)

Died 3 January 2022  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Eccentric french TV presenter and freak show act together with his equally over-siliconed brother.
[Picture of Igor Bogdanoff]


Bogdanovich, Peter Peter Bogdanovich is no longer with us
Born 30 July 1939  (Kingston, New York, USA)

Died 6 January 2022  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
"New Hollywood" director, especially The Last Picture Show, and What's Up, Doc? Now that one is just silly.
[Picture of Peter Bogdanovich]


Bohannon, Jim Jim Bohannon is no longer with us
Born 7 January 1944  (Lebanon, Missouri, USA)

Died 12 November 2022  (Seneca, South Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
US radio host, The Jim Bohannon Show
[Picture of Jim Bohannon]


Bohlen, Dieter
Born 7 February 1954  (Berne, West Germany)
Half of German pop duo Modern Talking whose subsequent producing career earned him the nickname "Pop-Titan".
[Picture of Dieter Bohlen]


Boht, Jean
Born 6 March 1932  (Liverpool, England)
Gobby, short-arse actress who effectively played herself in the TV series 'Bread' in the role of the family matriarch, Nelly Boswell.
[Picture of Jean Boht]


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


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


Bolland, Rob
Born 17 April 1955  (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
Half of a Dutch brother producer duo who whoa-oh-oh-orked with Falco on "Rock Me Amadeus".
[Picture of Rob Bolland]


Bolsonaro, Jair
Born 21 March 1955  (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Conservative/populist politician who seems torn between being Brazil's Donald Trump and its Rodrigo Duterte, his election record now matches Trump's.
[Picture of Jair Bolsonaro]


Bomer, Matt
Born 11 October 1977  (Webster Groves, Missouri, USA)
Warmly received american actor on stage and film with multiple accolades
[Picture of Matt Bomer]


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


Bonds, Gary U.S.
Born 6 June 1939  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Rock singer who danced 'til quarter to three in the 60s with the help of Daddy G, and enjoyed an 80s comeback with the help of Bruce Springsteen.
[Picture of Gary U.S. Bonds]


Bone, Peter
Born 19 October 1952  (Billericay, United Kingdom)
Pro-Brexit MP for Wellingborough since 2005
[Picture of Peter Bone]


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


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


Bonnici, Gemma Mifsud
Date and place of birth unknown
Former First Lady of Malta, wife of Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
[Picture of Gemma Mifsud Bonnici]


Bonnici, Ugo Mifsud
Born 8 November 1932  (Cospicua, British Malta)
The 5th President of Malta.
[Picture of Ugo Mifsud Bonnici]


Bont, Jan de
Born 22 October 1943  (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Well-regarded dutch cinematographer. He also tried directing and succeded with Speed only to crash and burn with Speed 2.
[Picture of Jan de Bont]


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


Booh-Booh, Jacques-Roger
Born 5 February 1938  (Manak, Cameroon)
Camaroon Minister of External Relations (1988-1992) and somewhat responsible for the Rwandan Genocide due to malfeasance of office.
[Picture of Jacques-Roger Booh-Booh]


Book, Tony
Born 4 September 1934  (Bath, Somerset, England)
Former footballer & manager of Manchester City.
[Picture of Tony Book]


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


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


Booth, Connie
Born 2 October 1940  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Actress and writer-turned psychotherapist. Famously co-wrote 'Fawlty Towers' with her then husband John Cleese.
[Picture of Connie Booth]


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


Boozer, Young
Born 23 November 1948  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
On-and-off Treasurer of Alabama destined to have a drunk driving scandal in his future.
[Picture of Young Boozer]


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


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


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


Boscawen, George George Boscawen is no longer with us
Born 31 October 1919  (Truro, UK)

Died 7 March 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
The ninth Viscount Falmouth - part of a long lineage of Boscawens with aristocratic claims to various parts of Cornwall.
[Picture of George Boscawen]


Boselli, Tony
Born 17 April 1972  (Modesto, California, USA)
NFL player, one of the stars of the Jacksonville Jaguars during his career.
[Picture of Tony Boselli]


Bossy, Mike Mike Bossy is no longer with us
Born 22 January 1957  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Died 14 April 2022  (Montreal, Canada)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Canadian ice hockey player who played his entire NHL career for the New York Islanders
[Picture of Mike Bossy]


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


Botero, Fernando
Born 19 April 1932  (Medellin, Colombia)
Prolific Colombian artist known for his caricaturistic style.
[Picture of Fernando Botero]


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


Boudiaf, Karim
Born 16 September 1990  (Rueil-Malmaison, France)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of Karim Boudiaf]


Bouhired, Djamila
Born in Algiers, Algeria  (exact date unknown)
Real-life militant whose character was portrayed in legendary film "The Battle of Algiers". Still involved in politics. Born 1935.
[Picture of Djamila Bouhired]


Bourne, Bette
Born 22 September 1939  (London, United Kingdom)
British transgender activist, drag queen and artist
[Picture of Bette Bourne]


Boven, Theo van
Born 16 May 1934  (Voorburg, Netherlands)
Dutch professor of international law, recipient of an "Alternative Nobel Prize"
[Picture of Theo van Boven]


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


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


Bowles, Peter Peter Bowles is no longer with us
Born 16 October 1936  (London, England)

Died 17 March 2022  (London, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Suave actor best known for the role of Richard DeVere in 'To the Manor Born'.
[Picture of Peter Bowles]


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


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


Boyce, Max
Born 27 September 1943  (Glynneath, Wales)
Welsh comedian & singer, particularly entwined with the Welsh rugby team and their ebbing & flowing fortunes.
[Picture of Max Boyce]


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


Boyd, Brandon
Born 15 February 1976  (Van Nuys, California, USA)
Frontman and lead singer of Incubus
[Picture of Brandon Boyd]


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


Boyle, Frankie
Born 16 August 1972  (Pollockshaws, Glasgow, Scotland)
Egregious Scottish comedian. Known for his pessimistic sense of humor. Welcome to the DDP!
[Picture of Frankie Boyle]


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


Bradbury, Juila
Born 24 July 1970  (Dublin, Ireland)
Television presenter for BBC and ITV, sexy walker
[Picture of Juila Bradbury]


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


Brady, Nicholas F.
Born 11 April 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Reagan and Bush Snr.
[Picture of Nicholas F. Brady]


Brady, Pete
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada  (exact date unknown)
DJ and Magpie presenter. Radio 1 for sorrow, 2 for joy. Born 1941.
[Picture of Pete Brady]


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


Bramlett, Bonnie
Born 8 November 1944  (Granite City, Illinois, USA)
The remaining half of American music act Delaney & Bonnie
[Picture of Bonnie Bramlett]


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


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


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


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


Brandon, Kirk
Born 3 August 1956  (London, United Kingdom)
British post-punk musician best known as the leader of the bands Theatre of Hate and Spear of Destiny.
[Picture of Kirk Brandon]


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


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


Braun, Egidius
Born 27 February 1925  (Stolberg, Germany)
Former president of the German FA between 1992 and 2001, particularly famed for his close relationship with Berti Vogts. Died in March without a QO.
[Picture of Egidius Braun]


Braverman, Suella
Born 3 April 1980  (Harrow, United Kingdom)
British politician occasionally in government functions depending on the current Tory Party fortunes
[Picture of Suella Braverman]


Braxton, Toni
Born 7 October 1967  (Severn, Maryland, USA)
Sultry R&B singer. Massive in the 1990s but whose career hit the skids in the last decade or so.
[Picture of Toni Braxton]


Braxton, Traci Traci Braxton is no longer with us
Born 2 April 1971  (Severn, Maryland, USA)

Died 12 March 2022  (United States)

Age at death: 50  (read death notice)
R&B singer, one of the Braxton clan.
[Picture of Traci Braxton]


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


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


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


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


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


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


Brendon, Nicholas
Born 12 April 1971  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor still best known as Xander Harris in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'.
[Picture of Nicholas Brendon]


Brickell, Katie
Born 9 July 1983  (Haywards Heath, Sussex, England)
Young lady who was denied a smear test for cervical cancer as she was "too young" for the test, but now her disease is incurable.
[Picture of Katie Brickell]


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


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


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


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


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


Briggs, Raymond Raymond Briggs is no longer with us
Born 18 January 1934  (London, England)

Died 9 August 2022  (Brighton, England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Illustrator of 'The Snowman' and 'Fungus the Bogeyman' amongst others.
[Picture of Raymond Briggs]


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


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


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


Broch, Hugo
Born 6 January 1922  (Leichlingen, Germany)
World War II Luftwaffe ace credited with 81 victories in 324 missions, a believer until the end
[Picture of Hugo Broch]


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


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


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


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


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


Brooker, Gary Gary Brooker is no longer with us
Born 29 May 1945  (Hackney, London, England)

Died 19 February 2022  (London, England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Frontman of everyone's favourite band named after a Burmese cat. Will he turn a whiter shade of pale this year?
[Picture of Gary Brooker]


Brooks, David
Born 8 July 1997  (Warrington, United Kingdom)
Currently playing Bournemeouth & Wales footballer
[Picture of David Brooks]


Brooks, Lawrence Lawrence Brooks is no longer with us
Born 12 September 1909  (Norwood, Louisiana, United States)

Died 5 January 2022  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Age at death: 112  (read death notice)
the oldest living US veteran as of early 2022
[Picture of Lawrence Brooks]


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


Brooks, Tony Tony Brooks is no longer with us
Born 25 February 1932  (Dukinfield, Cheshire, England)

Died 3 May 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
British motor racer known as the "racing dentist".
[Picture of Tony Brooks]


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


Brown, Antonio
Born 10 July 1988  (Miami, Florida, USA)
NFL player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and likely CTE sufferer. Case in point? He stripped down and ran shirtless on the field during a match in early 2022 and the Buccs released him days later.
[Picture of Antonio Brown]


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


Brown, Divine
Born 9 August 1969  (California, USA)
infamous ex prostitute who then had a mini media career after Hugh Grant was caught enjoying her services!
[Picture of Divine Brown]


Brown, Duggie Duggie Brown is no longer with us
Born 7 August 1940  (Rotherham, UK)

Died 16 August 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Long-time British TV character actor.
[Picture of Duggie Brown]


Brown, Gordon
Born 20 February 1951  (Govan, Glasgow, Scotland)
Prime Minister of Great Britain from 2007 to 2010.
[Picture of Gordon Brown]


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


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


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


Brown, Johnny Johnny Brown is no longer with us
Born 11 June 1937  (St Petersburg, Florida, USA)

Died 2 March 2022  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
American sitcom actor, most famously as the brunt of JJ's fat jokes in "Good Times".
[Picture of Johnny Brown]


Brown, June June Brown is no longer with us
Born 16 February 1927  (Needham Market, Suffolk, England)

Died 3 April 2022  (Surrey, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Actress who plays Dot Cotton in EastEnders.
[Picture of June Brown]


Brown, Robert K.
Born 2 November 1932  (Monroe, Michigan, USA)
war journalist and founder of the Soldier of Fortune magazine
[Picture of Robert K. Brown]


Brown (NBA), Tony Tony Brown (NBA) is no longer with us
Born 4 January 1967  (Marianna, Florida, USA)

Died 20 October 2022  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Age at death: 55  (read death notice)
NBA referee, having officiated 1,000+ games.
[Picture of Tony Brown (NBA)]


Browning, Keith
Born 31 July 1938  (England)
British meteorologist.
[Picture of Keith Browning]


Browning, Ricou
Born 16 February 1930  (Fort Pierce, Florida, USA)
Director and actor who made his name off of terrifying underwater creatures, from portraying the Gill-man in 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' to co-creating 'Flipper'.
[Picture of Ricou Browning]


Brownjohn, Alan
Born 28 July 1931  (London, England)
English poet.
[Picture of Alan Brownjohn]


Bruen, Ken
Born 3 January 1951  (Galway, Ireland)
Irish crime novelist. Born 1951.
[Picture of Ken Bruen]


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


Brunhoff, Laurent de
Born 30 August 1925  (Paris, France)
French author and illustrator who continued his father's creation, the Babar the Elephant series
[Picture of Laurent de Brunhoff]


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


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


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


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


Buchan, Harriet
Born in Great Britain  (exact date unknown)
British actress, known for Taggart, Garnock Way and Killer.
[Picture of Harriet Buchan]


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


Buchman, Alexis
Born in Tampa, Florida, USA  (exact date unknown)
US softball champion, born on a first of June of an uncertain year, just like the Nerevarine
[Picture of Alexis Buchman]


Buckler, Rick
Born 6 December 1955  (Woking, United Kingdom)
Former drummer of modders The Jam
[Picture of Rick Buckler]


Buckley, Alan
Born 20 April 1951  (Mansfield, England, United Kingdom)
English former professional footballer and football manager who now works as a sports co-commentator for BBC Humberside
[Picture of Alan Buckley]


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


Budd, Pete
Born 18 July 1940  (Brislington, United Kingdom)
Vocalist on most of The Wurzels' biggest chart hits, and a member of the band since 1972.
[Picture of Pete Budd]


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


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


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


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


Bunch, Harry
Date and place of birth unknown
Retired Assistant Chief Constable to the Strathclyde Police.
[Picture of Harry Bunch]


Bunyan, Vashti
Born 2 March 1945  (London, England)
Folk singer, whose album 'Just Another Diamond Day', released in 1970 became a cult hit thirty years after its release.
[Picture of Vashti Bunyan]


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


Burgess, Gary Gary Burgess is no longer with us
Born 13 November 1975  (England)

Died 1 January 2022  (Le Mont Cochon, Jersey)

Age at death: 46  (read death notice)
ITV regional news presenter (Channel Islands), born 1976.
[Picture of Gary Burgess]


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


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


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


Burkinshaw, Keith
Born 23 June 1935  (Higham, England, United Kingdom)
Very successful football manager who won the UEFA Cup in 1984 with the Spurs
[Picture of Keith Burkinshaw]


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


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


Burns, Jake
Born 21 February 1958  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Singer and guitarist with Northern Irish punk band Stiff Little Fingers.
[Picture of Jake Burns]


Burrell, Kenny
Born 31 July 1931  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Jazz guitarist, most notably on the Blue Note record label.
[Picture of Kenny Burrell]


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


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


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


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


Burton, Rod
Born 10 September 1948  (Chesterfield UK)
Rod of Rainbow's legendary Rod, Jane and Freddy. No colour trousers this man hasn't danced in.
[Picture of Rod Burton]


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


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


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


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


Butcher, Terry
Born 28 December 1958  (Singapore)
English football manager and Captain of the national team in the 80s
[Picture of Terry Butcher]


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


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


Butler, Bill
Born 7 April 1921  (Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA)
Cinematographer. 1976 nominee for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for 'One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest' together with Haskell Wexler.
[Picture of Bill Butler]


Butler, David David Butler is no longer with us
Born 17 October 1924  ()

Died 8 November 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Psephologist (that's someone who studies elections, folks!), and university chum of Tony Benn, who along with the late Bob McKenzie, mused on what marginal seat may matter on many an election night from 1950-79.
[Picture of David Butler]


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


Butler, Peter Peter Butler is no longer with us
Born 25 March 1932  (Birmingham, England)

Died 13 October 2022  ()

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
British professional golfer, who, during the 1973 Ryder Cup, recorded the first ever hole-in-one in Ryder Cup history.
[Picture of Peter Butler]


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


Button, Dick
Born 18 July 1929  (Englewood, New Jersey, USA)
American former figure skater and two-time Olympic champion
[Picture of Dick Button]


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


Byatt, A. S.
Born 24 August 1936  (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
British novelist, winner of the Booker Prize in 2008
[Picture of A. S. Byatt]


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


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


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

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