Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2022: W


Dinton, Lord Richard Wilson of
Born 11 October 1942  ()
Civil servant and peer.
[Picture of Lord Richard Wilson of Dinton]


Waad, Mohammed
Born 18 September 1999  (Iraq)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of Mohammed Waad]


Wade, Virginia
Born 10 July 1945  (Bournemouth, Hampshire, England)
The last British tennis player to win a singles championship at Wimbledon, which she did in 1977.
[Picture of Virginia Wade]


Wagner, Chuck
Born 20 June 1958  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Broadway veteran who also starred on TV in the short-lived Tron rip-off "Automan".
[Picture of Chuck Wagner]


Wagner, Robert
Born 10 February 1930  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Hollywood actor of 'The Longest Day' fame, who went on to play Jonathan Hart in the TV series 'Hart to Hart'. Younger viewers may know him as Number Two out of the 'Austin Powers' films (as pictured here). He did not, repeat not, push his wife Natalie Woo
[Picture of Robert Wagner]


Wailer, Natty
Born 30 September 1954  (Jamaica)
Born as Nathaniel Ian Wynter, Jamaican reggae artist who was a relatively minor part in Bob Marley's band. Died in March but did not receive a qualifying obit for this game.
[Picture of Natty Wailer]


Waissel, Katie
Born 24 January 1986  (Harefield, London, England)
English singer-songwriter first (and seemingly still best) known for her appearance on 'The X Factor'.
[Picture of Katie Waissel]


Waite, Terry
Born 31 May 1939  (Styal, Cheshire, England)
Rotund, bearded Church of England envoy who hugged a radiator in Beirut for almost 5 years after a peace mission went wrong.
[Picture of Terry Waite]


Wakao, Ayako
Born 8 November 1933  (Toshima City, Tokyo, Japan)
Fairly notable Japanese actress
[Picture of Ayako Wakao]


Wakeham, John
Born 22 February 1932  ()
Cabinet minister who's wife was killed in the Brighton bombing of 1984.
[Picture of John Wakeham]


Waldegrave, William
Born 15 August 1946  (London, England)
Health secretary in Margaret Thatcher's cabinet and held a number of posts under John Major but lost his seat in 1997 and was elevated to the house of lords.
[Picture of William Waldegrave]


Walder, Ernst
Born 17 November 1927  (Salzburg, Austria)
Actor who played Ivan Cheveski in "Coronation Street" during the 1960s, and was also the lover of show creator Tony Warren. Died in 2021 already, off the radar.
[Picture of Ernst Walder]


Waldhorn, Gary Gary Waldhorn is no longer with us
Born 3 July 1943  (London, England)

Died 10 January 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Councillor Horton in 'The Vicar of Dibley', along with various other roles.
[Picture of Gary Waldhorn]


Waldo, Elisabeth
Born 18 June 1918  (Yakima, Washington, USA)
Composer and ethnomusicologist.
[Picture of Elisabeth Waldo]


Walesa, Lech
Born 29 September 1943  (Popowo, Poland)
Former Trade Unionist and electrician who later became President of Poland and a noted peace activist.
[Picture of Lech Walesa]


Walken, Christopher
Born 31 March 1943  (Queens, New York, USA)
Quirky film and stage actor and dancer who first came to fame in 1978 in 'The Deer Hunter'. Also known for his role of Bruce Dickinson (Yes, the Bruce Dickinson) in 'Saturday Night Live'.
[Picture of Christopher Walken]


Walker, Billy
Born 3 March 1939  (Stepney, London, United Kingdom)
British boxer, and later also actor
[Picture of Billy Walker]


Walker, Jimmie
Born 25 June 1947  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Actor and comdedian, best known as J.J. Evans in the U.S. 1970s sitcom 'Good Times'.
[Picture of Jimmie Walker]


Walker, Johnnie
Born 30 March 1945  (Hampton-in-Arden, Birmingham, England)
DJ who started out on the pirate Radio Caroline in 1966, before moving to BBC Radio 1 not long after Caroline's demise. Since then he's been a continual presence on various stations, most recently presenting Radio 2's Drivetime Show. Born Peter
[Picture of Johnnie Walker]


Walker, Mary 'Mollie'
Born 5 February 1909  (Cadoxton, Wales)
Oldest living British person, she enjoys long walks on the beach and prefers a man who can cook and doesn't take himself too seriously. Died just before her 113th birthday and did not get a QO.
[Picture of Mary 'Mollie' Walker]


Walker, Roy
Born 31 July 1940  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Comedian and presenter of the popular gameshow 'Catchphrase' from 1986-2002. If he doesn't croak it this year, then this pick would be guud but naht ryeet...
[Picture of Roy Walker]


Walker, Rudolph
Born 28 September 1939  (Trinidad, West Indies)
Actor, best known for 'Love Thy Neighbour', 'The Thin Blue Line' and now on 'EastEnders' as Patrick Trueman.
[Picture of Rudolph Walker]


Wallace, Barbara
Date and place of birth unknown
actress, "Nana Rose" from "Riverdale", possibly 98 years old in 2021
[Picture of Barbara Wallace]


Wallace, Danny
Born 21 January 1964  (Greenwich, London, England)
Former footballer for Southampton, Manchester United & England, who now suffers from MS.
[Picture of Danny Wallace]


Wallace, Julie T.
Born 28 May 1961  (London, England)
Tall actress still best known for her breakthrough role in the BBC TV adaptation of 'The Life and Loves of a She-Devil' in 1986.
[Picture of Julie T. Wallace]


Wallace, Willie
Born 23 June 1940  (Kirkintilloch, Glasgow)
Celtic Lisbon Lion who scored over 250 Scottish league goals.
[Picture of Willie Wallace]


Walliams, David
Born 20 August 1971  (Banstead, Surrey, England)
One half of the Little Britain comedy sketch show duo.
[Picture of David Walliams]


Wallin, Pamela
Born 10 April 1953  (Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Canadian Senator for Saskatchewan since 2009, and host of the Canadian Who Wants to be a Millionaire for all two episodes of its run.
[Picture of Pamela Wallin]


Wallington, Wally
Born in Michigan, USA  (exact date unknown)
Construction worker who builds Stonehenge-esque monoliths singlehandedly without even modern machines. Born 1948.
[Picture of Wally Wallington]


Walser, Martin
Born 24 March 1927  (Wasserburg am Bodensee, Germany)
German writer.
[Picture of Martin Walser]


Walsh, Don
Born 2 November 1931  (Berkeley, California, USA)
Oceanographer and explorer, one of the first two individuals to reach the deepest point of the ocean when his and Jacques Piccard's bathyscaphe descended into the Challenger Deep in 1960.
[Picture of Don Walsh]


Walsh, Kimberley
Born 20 November 1981  (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England)
Singer with beloved aughties girl group Girls Aloud.
[Picture of Kimberley Walsh]


Walsh, Louis
Born 5 August 1952  (Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Ireland)
Music manager, producer & judge on the X Factor.
[Picture of Louis Walsh]


Walsh, M. Emmet
Born 22 March 1935  (Ogdensburg, New York, USA)
Frequently seen character actor in Hollywood films.
[Picture of M. Emmet Walsh]


Walsh, Mike
Born 5 March 1938  (Corowa, New South Wales, Australia)
Veteran Australian TV presenter, won 24 logies for his titular TV show.
[Picture of Mike Walsh]


Walsh, Paul
Born 1 October 1962  (Plumstead, UK)
One-time England international and a top-flight regular for some 15 years. Now serves as one of the backup pundits on "Soccer Saturday".
[Picture of Paul Walsh]


Walters, Barbara Barbara Walters is no longer with us
Born 25 September 1929  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 30 December 2022  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Legendary US television news anchorwoman and interviewer.
[Picture of Barbara Walters]


Walters, Julie
Born 22 February 1950  (Birmingham, England)
Actress who achieved international recognition for her appearance alongside Michael Caine in 1983's 'Educating Rita'. British viewers are also familiar with her work as a sidekick of the middle-of-the-road comedienne Victoria Wood.
[Picture of Julie Walters]


Waltz, Christoph
Born 4 October 1956  (Vienna, Austria)
Austrian-born actor who won acclaim (and Best Supporting Actor Oscar) for his subtle portrayal of SS officer Colonel Lander in the Quentin Tarantino film 'Inglourious Basterds'.
[Picture of Christoph Waltz]


Wanamaker, Zoe
Born 13 May 1949  (New York City, New York, USA)
Versatile stage and screen actress, daughter of Sam Wanamaker, appeared in everything from 'My Family' through 'Doctor Who' & 'Harry Potter' to 'Prime Suspect'. Married to actor Gawn Grainger.
[Picture of Zoe Wanamaker]


Wap, Fetty
Born 7 June 1991  (Paterson, New Jersey, USA)
Rapper of "Trap Queen" fame, gets into legal trouble for typical rapper reasons.
[Picture of Fetty Wap]


Ward, Bill
Born 5 May 1948  (Birmingham, England)
Drummer with the legendary heavy metal progenitors Black Sabbath.
[Picture of Bill Ward]


Ward, Burt
Born 6 July 1945  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best remembered as Robin in the 1960s 'Batman' TV series.
[Picture of Burt Ward]


Ward, Lalla
Born 28 June 1951  (London, England)
Aristocratic actress most famous for her portrayal as Romana's second incarnation in 'Doctor Who'. Formally married to Tom Baker now married to Richard Dawkins. Raises money for Denville Hall. Born The Honourable Sarah Ward.
[Picture of Lalla Ward]


Ward, Lyman
Born 21 June 1941  (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)
Canadian actor who portrayed Ferris's dad in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.
[Picture of Lyman Ward]


Ware, Martyn
Born 19 May 1956  (Sheffield, England)
Human League member who wrote the song Temptation.
[Picture of Martyn Ware]


Wark, John
Born 4 August 1957  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish midfielder, most associated with his lengthy stays with Ipswich Town. Also popped up in "Escape to Victory".
[Picture of John Wark]


Warner, Jack
Born 26 January 1943  (Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago)
Trinidad and Tobago politician, better-known now as a corrupt FIFA Vice president.
[Picture of Jack Warner]


Warwick, Dionne
Born 12 December 1940  (East Orange, New Jersey, USA)
Legendary soul singer, famous for her renditions of Burt Bacharach/Hal David songs.
[Picture of Dionne Warwick]


Wash, Martha
Born 28 December 1953  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Former singer with the Weather Girls and Black Box, although you wouldn't of known about the latter at the time…
[Picture of Martha Wash]


Washington, Denzel
Born 28 December 1954  (Mount Vernon, New York, USA)
Highly-decorated US movie actor with a mainstream appeal only matched by Tom Hanks, possibly.
[Picture of Denzel Washington]


Waterhouse, Matthew
Born 19 December 1961  (Hertford, Hertfordshire, England)
Actor who played Adric in 'Doctor Who' in the early eighties, one of the few companaions to be killed off.
[Picture of Matthew Waterhouse]


Waters, Roger
Born 6 September 1943  (Great Bookham, Surrey, England)
Guitarist & singer, best remembered for his time with Pink Floyd.
[Picture of Roger Waters]


Waterson, Norma Norma Waterson is no longer with us
Born 15 August 1939  (Hull, Yorkshire, England)

Died 30 January 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Folk singer with The Watersons.
[Picture of Norma Waterson]


Waterston, Sam
Born 15 November 1940  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Veteran actor best known for his long-standing portrayal of Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy on 'Law & Order'.
[Picture of Sam Waterston]


Watkins, Ian
Born 30 July 1977  (Merthyr Tygfil, Glamorganshire, Wales)
Singer with noughties metallers Lost Prophets. Faces trial for sexual abuse of children.
[Picture of Ian Watkins]


Watson, Charles "Tex"
Born 2 December 1945  (Dallas, Texas)
Man convicted in 1971 for the murders of five people including Sharon Tate in the notorious "Tate Murders".
[Picture of Charles


Watson, Dr James
Born 6 April 1928  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Molecular biologist, one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA. Recently in a spot of bother over racial comments he made.
[Picture of Dr James Watson]


Watson, Dwight
Born in United States  (exact date unknown)
long-time US university chancellor
[Picture of Dwight Watson]


Watson, John
Born 4 May 1946  (Belfast, UK)
Former F1 driver, finished third in the 1982 Drivers' Championship. Took to commentary after retirement.
[Picture of John Watson]


Watson, June
Born in Edinburgh, UK  (exact date unknown)
Character actress who tends to take matronly roles. Pops up on Sky comedies a lot. Born 1935.
[Picture of June Watson]


Watt, James G.
Born 31 January 1938  (Lusk, Wyoming, USA)
Former Secretary of the Interior under President Reagan.
[Picture of James G. Watt]


Way, Gerard
Born 9 April 1977  (Summit, New Jersey, USA)
My Chemical Romance singer. He's not OK, Helena, but thank you for the venom. Famous last words. Works for DC Comics too.
[Picture of Gerard Way]


Wayne, Lil'
Born 27 September 1982  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American rapper, born Dwayne Carter.
[Picture of Lil' Wayne]


Wayne, Ronald
Born 17 May 1934  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
The less-remembered third of the trio that founded Apple, along with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
[Picture of Ronald Wayne]


Weaver, Blue
Born 11 March 1947  (Cardiff, Wales)
born Derek John "Blue" Weaver, British session musician
[Picture of Blue Weaver]


Webster, William
Born 6 March 1924  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Attorney, one of the few to work at a high level for the CIA and FBI.
[Picture of William Webster]


Weeknd, The
Born 16 February 1990  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian singer-songwriter, one of the most prominent figures in the current musical landscape.
[Picture of The Weeknd]


Weicker, Lowell
Born 16 May 1931  (Paris, France)
Former Governor of Connecticut 1991-1995
[Picture of Lowell Weicker]


Weil, Cynthia
Born 18 October 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
Songwriter who along with her husband Barry Mann wrote a string of hits including You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin and We Gotta Get Out of this Place.
[Picture of Cynthia Weil]


Weinstein, Harvey
Born 19 March 1952  (Flushing, New York, USA)
Hollywood honcho, co-founder of Miramax. Something of a provocative figure in the industry due to his history of tantrums and his overtampering with the foreign films he distributes.
[Picture of Harvey Weinstein]


Weir, Bob
Born 16 October 1947  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Founding member of and rhythm guitarist for the Grateful Dead who had a somewhat fractious relationship with Jerry Garcia.
[Picture of Bob Weir]


Weir, Doddie Doddie Weir is no longer with us
Born 4 July 1970  (Edinburgh, UK)

Died 26 November 2022  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Age at death: 52  (read death notice)
Former rugby union lock with 61 appearances for the Scotland national team. Now dying from ALS.
[Picture of Doddie Weir]


Weiskopf, Tom Tom Weiskopf is no longer with us
Born 9 November 1942  (Massilion, Ohio, USA)

Died 20 August 2022  (Big Sky, Montana, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Golfer, winner of the 1973 Open. Currently a pundit in the US.
[Picture of Tom Weiskopf]


Weizsaecker, Marianne von
Born 17 May 1932  (Essen, Germany)
Former First Lady of Germany, widow to Richard von Weizsäcker
[Picture of Marianne von Weizsaecker]


Welch, Brian
Born 19 June 1970  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Founding member of hard rock band Korn, also known as Head, one of their lead sound designers
[Picture of Brian Welch]


Welch, Bruce
Born 2 November 1941  (Bognor Regis, England)
Rhythm guitarist for The Shadows, also served as the songwriter for many of Sir Cliff's early hits.
[Picture of Bruce Welch]


Welch, Raquel
Born 5 September 1940  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American actress & sex symbol.
[Picture of Raquel Welch]


weld, tuesday
Born 27 August 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Film actress, nominated for several awards and married once to Dudley Moore but seemingly fell off the radar since the mid-80s.
[Picture of tuesday weld]


Welker, Frank
Born 12 March 1946  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Veteran voice actor, the go-to guy in the industry if you need someone to mimic animal noises. Has also voiced meddling kid Fred in nearly all of the umpteen 'Scooby-Doo' incarnations.
[Picture of Frank Welker]


Wells, Don Dyke
Born 13 February 1925  (South Africa)
a South African former rower who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.
[Picture of Don Dyke Wells]


Wells, Stanley
Born 21 May 1930  (Kingston-Upon-Hull, England)
Shakespearean scholar editor of the Oxford Shakespeare series. Was formally married to 'Woman In Black' author Susan Hill.
[Picture of Stanley Wells]


Wenders, Wim
Born 14 August 1945  (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Artistic german director and a favourite of the critics, for example for Wings of Desire
[Picture of Wim Wenders]


Wenger, Arsène
Born 22 October 1949  (Strasbourg, France)
Manager of Arsenal FC since 1996.
[Picture of Arsène Wenger]


Wepner, Chuck
Born 26 July 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
Heavyweight boxer, whose title shot against Muhammad Ali in 1975 was the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's 'Rocky'.
[Picture of Chuck Wepner]


Wepper, Fritz
Born 17 August 1941  (Munich, Germany)
Veteran german film and television actor of the harmless senior TV variety
[Picture of Fritz Wepper]


West, David
Born 16 November 1964  (Dorchester, UK)
Former Liverpool striker, career ended early following an accident with a milk truck.
[Picture of David West]


West, Don Don West is no longer with us
Born 20 June 1963  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 30 December 2022  (United States)

Age at death: 59  (read death notice)
Abrasive US wrestling announcer and TV personality
[Picture of Don West]


West, Jerry
Born 28 May 1938  (Chelyan, West Virginia, USA)
American former baseball player and now sports executive, strongly associated with the LA Lakers
[Picture of Jerry West]


West, Kanye
Born 8 June 1977  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Increasingly self-important rap artist and musician.
[Picture of Kanye West]


West, Norma
Born 19 November 1943  (Cape Town, South Africa)
TV actress ("The Prisoner", "The Shadow of the Tower")
[Picture of Norma West]


West, Rose
Born 29 November 1953  (Devon, England)
Born Rosemary Letts, in 1972 she married Fred West, with whom she committed a series of murders at the now infamous 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, during the 1970s. In 1995 her husband hanged himself in prison while awaiting trial; she is serving a life
[Picture of Rose West]


West, Timothy
Born 20 October 1934  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Actor, mostly on stage, but has had loads of TV roles. Married to Prunella Scales
[Picture of Timothy West]


West (baseball), David David West (baseball) is no longer with us
Born 1 September 1964  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)

Died 14 May 2022  (United States)

Age at death: 57  (read death notice)
American baseball player in the MLB from 1988-1998
[Picture of David West (baseball)]


Westbrook, Daniella
Born 5 November 1973  (Walthamstow, London, England)
EastEnders actress of yore who is better remembered for her cocaine habit which destroyed the septum in her nose.
[Picture of Daniella Westbrook]


Westheimer, Dr Ruth
Born 4 June 1928  (Frankfurt, Germany)
American sex therapist & author. Also, believe it or not, was a trained sniper during the Arab-Israeli war of 1948.
[Picture of Dr Ruth Westheimer]


Weston, David
Born 28 July 1938  (London, United Kingdom)
English actor, director and author, probably more prominent on stage than on the screen
[Picture of David Weston]


Wetzel, Donald
Born 3 January 1929  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American businessman and engineer, a key figure in the development and propagation of ATM machines.
[Picture of Donald Wetzel]


Whale, James
Born 13 May 1951  (Ewell, Surrey, England)
Right-wing radio 'Shock Jock'.
[Picture of James Whale]


Wheeler, Maggie
Born 7 August 1961  (New York, New York, USA)
TV actress mainly known for her roles on Ellen and Friends
[Picture of Maggie Wheeler]


Whelan, Ronnie
Born 25 September 1961  (Dublin, Ireland)
Liverpool midfielder for 15 years and part of Ireland's 1990 and 1994 World Cup squads.
[Picture of Ronnie Whelan]


Whibley, Chelsie Chelsie Whibley is no longer with us
Born in   (exact date unknown)

Died 2 April 2022  (Southampton, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 30  (read death notice)
CBBC Actress with pulmoary fibrosis, born ca. 1992
[Picture of Chelsie Whibley]


Whitaker, Chico
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Brazilian architect and liberation theologist, heavily involved with the Wikileaks organisation. Born 1931.
[Picture of Chico Whitaker]


Whitaker, Johnny
Born 13 December 1959  (Van Nuys, California, USA)
US child actor who did the expected thing and sank into the drink/drugs mire.
[Picture of Johnny Whitaker]


White, Angela
Born 4 March 1985  (Sydney, Australia)
32GG-breasted adult actress, arguably Australia's greatest ever contribution to the industry.
[Picture of Angela White]


White, Edmund
Born 13 January 1940  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Gay writer and literary critic.
[Picture of Edmund White]


White, Jack
Born 9 July 1975  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
US rock musician and muso darling, first with The White Stripes, and then successfully solo
[Picture of Jack White]


White, Jacqueline
Born 27 November 1922  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)
RKO leading lady of the 40s and 50s, most notably in "The Narrow Margin".
[Picture of Jacqueline White]


White, Mel
Born 26 June 1940  (Santa Clara, California, USA)
Clergyman, author, and LGBT rights activist. Used to be a ghostwriter for religious right figures such as Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell, but later came to terms with his homosexuality and decided to use religion for good instead.
[Picture of Mel White]


White, Ron
Born 18 December 1956  (Fritch, Texas, USA)
US comedian of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, whatever that is.
[Picture of Ron White]


Whittaker, Roger
Born 22 March 1936  (Nairobi, Kenya)
Easy-listening musician.
[Picture of Roger Whittaker]


Whittington, Harry
Born 3 March 1927  (Henderson, Texas, USA)
A lawyer who made headlines in 2006 when he was accidentally shot in the face by Vice President Dick Cheney while they were both out hunting.
[Picture of Harry Whittington]


Whitworth, Kathy Kathy Whitworth is no longer with us
Born 27 September 1939  (Monahans, Texas, United States)

Died 24 December 2022  (Flower Mound, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Pioneering and record-breaking female golfer
[Picture of Kathy Whitworth]


Widdecombe, Anne
Born 4 October 1947  (Bath, Somerset, England)
Tory politician, former cabinet minister. Also a novelist & TV presenter.
[Picture of Anne Widdecombe]


Wilcox, Paula
Born 13 December 1949  (Manchester, England)
Chrissy Plummer in 'Man About The House', doing better healthwise than her co-star Richard O'Sullivan.
[Picture of Paula Wilcox]


Wilde, Marty
Born 15 April 1939  (London, England)
Rug-toting '60s pop star, and father of '80s pop star Kim.
[Picture of Marty Wilde]


Wildenstein, Jocelyn
Born 5 August 1940  (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Socialite who's excessive plastic surgery has amused and scared people in equal measure.
[Picture of Jocelyn Wildenstein]


Wilder, Douglas
Born 17 January 1931  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
Virginia Governor from 1990 to 1994.
[Picture of Douglas Wilder]


Wilkes, Jonathan
Born 1 August 1978  (Stoke, England)
English entertainer who is principally famous due to being a close friend of Robbie Williams.
[Picture of Jonathan Wilkes]


Wilkinson, June
Born 27 March 1940  (Eastbourne, United Kingdom)
British top model in the Sixties, occasionally nude, also caught the odd film role here and there
[Picture of June Wilkinson]


Williams, (actor) Frank (actor) Frank Williams is no longer with us
Born 2 July 1931  (London, England)

Died 26 June 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Actor still best known as the Vicar in Dad’s Army. One of the few surviving regular cast of the show.
[Picture of (actor) Frank Williams]


Williams, Alyson
Born 11 May 1962  (New York, New York, USA)
R&B singer, had top 10 single with "I Need Your Loving" in 1989. Hospitalised with likely COVID in late 2021.
[Picture of Alyson Williams]


Williams, Billy Dee
Born 6 April 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, chiefly recognised as Lando Calrissian in the 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi'. Surely he's not 75?
[Picture of Billy Dee Williams]


Williams, John
Born 8 February 1932  (Floral Park, New York, USA)
Award-winning composer of such legendary film scores as 'Star Wars', 'Superman', 'ET', 'Indiana Jones' and many more.
[Picture of John Williams]


Williams, Kate
Born in London, UK  (exact date unknown)
Actress, played Audrey in the original "Widows" trilogy, as well as popping up in "Eastenders" about a decade back.
[Picture of Kate Williams]


Williams, Leila
Born in Walsall, England  (exact date unknown)
Beauty queen who became the first female presenter of 'Blue Peter' in 1958. Born 1937.
[Picture of Leila Williams]


Williams, Maurice
Born 26 April 1938  (Lancaster, South Carolina, USA)
Lead singer of doo-wop group the Zodiacs, whose "Stay" remains the shortest-length song to top the US charts.
[Picture of Maurice Williams]


Williams, Montel
Born 3 July 1956  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
US talk show host, formerly a US Naval Officer. Diagnosed with MS in 1999.
[Picture of Montel Williams]


Williams, Otis
Born 30 October 1941  (Texarkana, Texas, USA)
Baritone singer of The Temptations.
[Picture of Otis Williams]


Williams, Paul
Born 19 September 1940  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Singer-songwriter who has written for acts as varied as The Carpenters, Daft Punk and Kermit the Frog. Very distinctive singing voice as well.
[Picture of Paul Williams]


Williams, Rex
Born 20 July 1933  (Halesowen, West Midlands, England)
Former snooker player, who spent over 40 years playing the sport.
[Picture of Rex Williams]


Williams, Trent
Born 19 July 1988  (Longview, Texas, USA)
American NFL player recently out of action due to cancer
[Picture of Trent Williams]


Williams, Wendy
Born 18 July 1964  (Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA)
US media figure on radio and TV
[Picture of Wendy Williams]


Williams (actor), David
Date and place of birth unknown
Minor British actor with a role in Last of the Summer Wine
[Picture of David Williams (actor)]


Willis, Elliot
Born 16 June 1983  (Kent, England)
Sailor whose hopes of partaking in the 2016 Olympics were dashed by a bowel cancer diagnosis in late 2015.
[Picture of Elliot Willis]


Willis, Wincey
Born 8 August 1948  (Gateshead, UK)
Mulleted weathergirl who briefly became the darling of British media in the early 80s during her spell on "TV-AM".
[Picture of Wincey Willis]


Wilson, Bob
Born 30 October 1941  (Chesterfield, England)
Former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper turned TV presenter.
[Picture of Bob Wilson]


Wilson, Brian
Born 20 June 1942  (Hawthorne, California, USA)
Founder member of, and producer, composer and arranger for, The Beach Boys. Has suffered from long-term mental illness and drug problems.
[Picture of Brian Wilson]


Wilson, Francis
Born 27 February 1949  (Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland)
Weatherman who also contributed to a Jethro Tull album.
[Picture of Francis Wilson]


Wilson, Richard
Born 9 July 1936  (Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland)
Actor (real name Ian Colquhoun Wilson) famous for playing the grumpy Victor "I don't believe it!" Meldrew in sitcom 'One Foot in the Grave'. Will the other foot follow this year?
[Picture of Richard Wilson]


Winans, Delores
Born 22 September 1936  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Gospel singer, often in conjunction with late husband Pop Winans.
[Picture of Delores Winans]


Windass, Dean
Born 1 April 1969  (Kingston upon Hull, England)
The very epitome of the journeyman footballer. Helped his home club Hull City win promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history in 2008.
[Picture of Dean Windass]


Winkler, Angela
Born 22 January 1944  (Templin, Germany)
German actress on stage and in films
[Picture of Angela Winkler]


Winkler, Henry
Born 30 October 1945  (Manhatten, New York, USA)
Fonzie! The Fonz from Happy Days. TV legend. Heyyy!
[Picture of Henry Winkler]


Winner, Reality
Born 4 December 1991  (Alice, Texas, USA)
American former intelligence specialist who leaked info pertaining to the 2016 presidential election. The only reality winner involved with that election.
[Picture of Reality Winner]


Winnick, David
Born 26 June 1933  ()
Labour MP for Walsall North since 1979.
[Picture of David Winnick]


Winston, Hattie
Born 3 March 1945  (Lexington, Kentucky, USA)
American film, television and Broadway actress and voice artist
[Picture of Hattie Winston]


Winter, Edgar
Born 28 December 1946  (Beaumont, Texas, USA)
American songwriter and keyboardist.
[Picture of Edgar Winter]


Winteringham, Graham
Born 2 March 1923  (Louth, Lincolnshire, England)
English architect, yet another instance of architecture being a good field for making old bones.
[Picture of Graham Winteringham]


Wirth, Marie-Louise
Born in France  (exact date unknown)
French woman who still runs a bar in the city of Isbergues despite being 100. She died in Octobre but did not receive a qualifying obit
[Picture of Marie-Louise Wirth]


Wisniewski, Maryan
Born 1 February 1937  (Calonne-Ricouart, France)
French footballer. Died in March without receiving a qualifying obituary.
[Picture of Maryan Wisniewski]


Wockenfuss, John John Wockenfuss is no longer with us
Born 27 February 1949  (Welch, West Virginia, USA)

Died 19 August 2022  (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
Former unorthodox Major League Baseball player
[Picture of John Wockenfuss]


Wojciechowski, Steve
Born 11 August 1976  (Severna Park, Maryland, USA)
College basketball coach, perhaps unsurprisingly known by the nickname "Wojo".
[Picture of Steve Wojciechowski]


Wojtowicz, Tomasz
Born 22 September 1953  (Lublin, Poland)
Polish sports commentator and former volleyball player.
[Picture of Tomasz Wojtowicz]


Wolde-Yohannes, Legesse
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Ethiopian horticultral scientist. Answers on a postcard please for a more obscure pick than this one for 2014...
[Picture of Legesse Wolde-Yohannes]


Wonacott, Edna May
Born 7 February 1932  (Willits, California, USA)
American former child actress who is best known for her role as Ann Newton in the 1943 movie Shadow of a Doubt
[Picture of Edna May Wonacott]


Wonder, Stevie
Born 13 May 1950  (Saginaw, Michigan, USA)
Singer & songwriter, blind since birth, hugely influential in the pop music world.
[Picture of Stevie Wonder]


Wood, Ronnie
Born 1 June 1947  (Hillingdon, Middlesex, England)
Guitarist who played with Jeff Beck and the Faces before becoming a permanent member of the Rolling Stones.
[Picture of Ronnie Wood]


Wood, Roy
Born 8 November 1946  (Kitts Green, Birmingham, England)
Lead singer of the Move, then Wizzard.
[Picture of Roy Wood]


Woodard, Alfre
Born 8 November 1952  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
American actress, producer, and political activist
[Picture of Alfre Woodard]


Woodburn, Kim
Born 25 March 1942  (Eastney, Hampshire, England)
TV presenter & cleaner, one half of the presenting duo of TV programme 'How Clean Is Your House?'.
[Picture of Kim Woodburn]


Woodcock, Jacci
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Terminally ill woman who sued her firm for forcing her out because of her illness.
[Picture of Jacci Woodcock]


Woodmore, Steve
Born 13 December 1959  (London, United Kingdom)
for a while the world's fastest talker, who then turned his skills into a series of TV appearances, born 1959
[Picture of Steve Woodmore]


Woods, Slick
Born 13 August 1996  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
American model whose career has been championed by Rihanna
[Picture of Slick Woods]


Woodvine, John
Born 21 July 1929  (Tyne Dock, County Durham, England)
Actor, mostly on TV & stage, who has a penchant for playing police officers.
[Picture of John Woodvine]


Woodward, Joanne
Born 27 February 1930  (Thomasville, Georgia, USA)
Veteran film actress, widow of Paul Newman, who she was married to for 50 years.
[Picture of Joanne Woodward]


Woolery, Chuck
Born 16 March 1941  (Ashland, Kentucky, USA)
Original US host of Wheel of Fortune. Has Alex Trebek started a trend?
[Picture of Chuck Woolery]


Woolf, Gabriel
Born 2 October 1932  (England)
Well travelled English actor on film, TV and radio. Voice instantly recognisable to all geeks as that of Sutekh the Destroyer from Doctor Who's classic Pyramids of Mars.
[Picture of Gabriel Woolf]


Woollard, William
Born 23 August 1939  (London, England)
British television producer and presenter.
[Picture of William Woollard]


Worede, Melaku
Born in Shewa, Ethiopia  (exact date unknown)
Agricultural scientist from Ethiopia. Recipient of the "Right Livelihood Award" in 1989
[Picture of Melaku Worede]


Wreford, Catherine
Born 26 June 1980  (Winnipeg, Canada)
Professional dancer and actress.
[Picture of Catherine Wreford]


Wright, Charles
Born 6 April 1940  (Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA)
Songwriter and leader of the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. Not a godfather.
[Picture of Charles Wright]


Wright, Matthew
Born 8 July 1965  (Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom)
British TV presenter and journalist, The Wright Stuff
[Picture of Matthew Wright]


Wright, Rob
Born 12 March 1954  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Bassist for the Hanson Brothers.
[Picture of Rob Wright]


Wyatt, Oscar
Born in Beaumont, Texas, USA  (exact date unknown)
American businessman who was convicted for making illegal payments to Saddam Hussein's Iraq via the Oil for Food program in 2007. Born 1924.
[Picture of Oscar Wyatt]


Wybourne, Sister Catherine Sister Catherine Wybourne is no longer with us
Born in   (exact date unknown)

Died 24 February 2022  (Holy Trinity Monastery, Belmont, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Benedictine nun and prioress of the Howton Grove priory, often called upon when the BBC need a nun's perspective on things.
[Picture of Sister Catherine Wybourne]


Wylton, Tim
Born 27 February 1940  (Bangor-on-Dee, Wales)
One of those TV actors you recognise from loads of things but don't know the name. Well now you know!
[Picture of Tim Wylton]


Wyman, Bill
Born 24 October 1936  (Lewisham, London, England)
Guitarist for the Rolling Stones for over 30 years.
[Picture of Bill Wyman]


Wynant, H.M.
Born 12 February 1927  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Actor who appeared in Hogan's Heroes and Perry Mason, among many others.
[Picture of H.M. Wynant]


Wynn, Steve
Born 27 January 1942  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
American Las Vegas real estate mogul. He's reduced his visibility since sexual harrassment allegations.
[Picture of Steve Wynn]

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