Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2023: B


Baadani, Shimon Shimon Baadani is no longer with us
Born 1 January 1928  (Hadera, Palestine Territory)

Died 11 January 2023  (Ramat Gan, Israel)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
An ultra-conservative orthodox Jewish rabbi from the orthodox ultra-conservative wing. Formed his own party because the others weren't conservative enough.
[Picture of Shimon Baadani]


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


Bach, Barbara
Born 27 August 1947  (New York, USA)
Actress best known as being the Spy Who Loved Me and also Mrs Ringo Starr
[Picture of Barbara Bach]


Bacharach, Burt Burt Bacharach is no longer with us
Born 12 May 1928  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)

Died 8 February 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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]


Bachman, Randy
Born 27 September 1943  (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Guitarist for bands The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Let us rock!
[Picture of Randy Bachman]


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


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


bahamontes, federico federico bahamontes is no longer with us
Born 9 July 1928  (Santo Domingo-Caudilla, Spain)

Died 8 August 2023  (Valladolid Province, Spain)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Spanish cyclist regarded as "King of the Mountain"
[Picture of federico bahamontes]


Baheer, Ghairat
Born in Chanakhwa, Paktika, Afghanistan  (exact date unknown)
Afghani senator of the House of Elders who was imprisoned by American forces for alleged ties with the militant group Hezbi Islami Gulbuddin.
[Picture of Ghairat Baheer]


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


Bailey, Judy
Born 3 October 1935  (Auckland, New Zealand)
New Zealand-born pianist, jazz musician and composer
[Picture of Judy 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 Ian Bairnson is no longer with us
Born 3 August 1953  (Lerwick, Scotland)

Died 7 April 2023  ()

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Scottish musician, previously a member of The Alan Parsons Project and Pilot.
[Picture of Ian Bairnson]


Bajrakitiyabha, Princess
Born 12 July 1978  (Bangkok, Thailand)
Oldest grandchild of King Bhumibol, Diplomat and Attorney Genral of Udon Thani Province.
[Picture of Princess Bajrakitiyabha]


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


Bakewell, Enid
Born 16 December 1940  (Newstead Village, Nottinghamshire, England)
Cricketer, one of the greatest female players.
[Picture of Enid Bakewell]


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


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


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


Balaban, Judy Judy Balaban is no longer with us
Born 13 October 1932  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 19 October 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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]


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


Balitsky, Yevgeny
Born 10 December 1969  (Melitopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union)
Ukrainian politician appointed governor of Zaporozhye Oblast.
[Picture of Yevgeny Balitsky]


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


Balladur, Edouard
Born 2 May 1929  (Smyma, now Izmir, Turkey)
Prime Minister of France from 1993 to 1995.
[Picture of Edouard Balladur]


Ballantyne, Elspeth
Born 20 April 1939  (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)
Veteran Australian actress, a regular on Aussie TV fare such as 'Prisoner: Cell Block H' and 'Neighbours'.
[Picture of Elspeth Ballantyne]


Balmamion, Franco
Born 11 January 1940  (Nole, Italy)
Italian cyclist and two-time Giro D'Italia winner
[Picture of Franco Balmamion]


Banerjee, Subir
Born in India  (exact date unknown)
Indian actor, who played Apu - no, not the one from the Simpsons - in the first installment of the "Apu trilogy", born 1953
[Picture of Subir Banerjee]


Bankman-Fried, Sam
Born 6 March 1992  (Stanford, California, United States)
Founder and CEO of crypto currency exchange FTX that collapsed and is now a suspected fraudster and former billionaire
[Picture of Sam Bankman-Fried]


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]


Banks, Tommy
Born 10 November 1929  (Farnworth, Lancashire, England)
English former footballer and member of the 1958 World Cup squad.
[Picture of Tommy 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]


Born 27 November 1953  (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
Chief strategist for President Trump.
[Picture of Steve BANNON]


Barbeau, Adrienne
Born 11 June 1945  (Sacramento, California, USA)
US actress who started as a pole dancer for the New York mafia, and then frequently crossed the revolving door between Broadway and TV
[Picture of Adrienne Barbeau]


Barber, Bob
Born 26 September 1935  (Withington, Manchester, England)
Cricketer who played for Cambridge University, Lancashire and Warwickshire in the 1950s and 1960s.
[Picture of Bob Barber]


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


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


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


Barkan, Ady Ady Barkan is no longer with us
Born 18 December 1983  ()

Died 1 November 2023  (California, United States)

Age at death: 39  (read death notice)
US health-care activist who uses his ALS-diagnosis to full effect
[Picture of Ady Barkan]


Barker, Bob Bob Barker is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1923  (Darrington, Washington, USA)

Died 26 August 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
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, Sue
Born 19 April 1956  (Paignton, Devon, England)
Ex-tennis player, pretty much Cliff Richard's only love interest ever, and now a broadcaster and presenter of BBC's 'Question of Sport' programme.
[Picture of Sue Barker]


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


Barker (rugby), Bob
Born 23 October 1944  (Leicester, England)
Rugby union wing who has come on down 320 times for the Leicester Tigers.
[Picture of Bob Barker (rugby)]


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


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


Barnes, Jimmy
Born 28 April 1956  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Australian rocker with prolific success as both a soloist and the frontman of Cold Chisel.
[Picture of Jimmy Barnes]


Barnett, Dick
Born 10 February 1936  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
Basketball player, most successful with the Knicks.
[Picture of Dick Barnett]


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


Barrett, Aston
Born 22 November 1946  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Called Family Man, retired musician and Rastafarian, last of the Wailers.
[Picture of Aston Barrett]


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


Barrett, Marlyne
Born 13 September 1978  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actress, played Nerese Campbell in the HBO series The Wire.
[Picture of Marlyne 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]


Barril, Paul
Born 13 April 1946  (Vinay, Isère)
French military officer, embroiled in the Rwandan genocide.
[Picture of Paul Barril]


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]


Barry, Maryanne Trump Maryanne Trump Barry is no longer with us
Born 5 April 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 13 November 2023  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Mainstream conservative judge who retired after allegations of shielding her famous younger brother Donald.
[Picture of Maryanne Trump Barry]


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


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


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


Barton, Margaret
Born 27 May 1926  (Finsbury Park, London, UK)
Retired actress, Brief Encounter.
[Picture of Margaret Barton]


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]


basil, toni
Born 22 September 1943  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Singer-songwriter, most famous for her 1981 Number One hit 'Mickey'.
[Picture of toni basil]


Basinger, Kim
Born 8 December 1953  (Athens, Georgia, USA)
Actress. Became an 80s sex symbol after 9 1/2 weeks with Mickey Rourke before landing an Oscar in 1998 for her role as Lynn Bracken in 'L.A. Confidential'. Was married to Alec Baldwin.
[Picture of Kim Basinger]


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


Bassett, Joshua
Born 22 December 2000  (Oceanside, California, USA)
American actor and singer, stars in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
[Picture of Joshua Bassett]


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]


Battaglin, Giovanni
Born 22 July 1951  (Marostica, Italy)
Italian cyclist who peaked precisely in 1981
[Picture of Giovanni Battaglin]


Baugh, Kevin
Born 30 July 1963  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
a veteran of the micronation movement, president of the Republic of Molossa
[Picture of Kevin Baugh]


Baumann, Heinz
Born 2 December 1928  (Oldenburg, Germany)
German actor. Died in March without qualifying obit.
[Picture of Heinz Baumann]


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


Baxter, Keith Keith Baxter is no longer with us
Born 29 April 1933  (Newport, Wales)

Died 24 September 2023  ()

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Welsh actor, who appears in The Chimes of Midnight as Prince Hal.
[Picture of Keith Baxter]


Baxter, Peter
Born in Derby, England  (exact date unknown)
BBC radio producer known for his cricket work. Born 1947.
[Picture of Peter 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]


baynton, Maureen
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
English former snooker and billiards player, seven-time Women's Amateur Billiards champion.
[Picture of Maureen baynton]


Bazely, Sally
Born 18 November 1932  (Northaw, Hertfordshire, England)
UK TV actress.
[Picture of Sally Bazely]


Beacham, Stephanie
Born 28 February 1947  (Barnet, Hertfordshire, England)
English actress.
[Picture of Stephanie Beacham]


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]


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


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


Beatrix, Princess
Born 31 January 1938  (Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Netherlands)
Former Queen of The Netherlands, now their Queen Mum.
[Picture of Princess Beatrix]


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]


Beck, Jeff Jeff Beck is no longer with us
Born 24 June 1944  (Wallington, UK)

Died 10 January 2023  (East Sussex, Great Britain)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
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]


Beck, Martin
Born 21 July 1939  (New York, USA)
US Actor in films and TV
[Picture of Martin 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]


Beckham, Brooklyn
Born 4 May 1999  (London, UK)
How old do you feel realising he's eligible as a DDP pick now?
[Picture of Brooklyn Beckham]


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]


Beeny, Sarah
Born 1 September 1972  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
TV presenter and businesswoman, has hosted many a realty programme.
[Picture of Sarah Beeny]


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]


Beith, Alan
Born 20 April 1943  (Poynton, Cheshire, UK)
Former Deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats.
[Picture of Alan Beith]


Belafonte, Harry Harry Belafonte is no longer with us
Born 1 March 1927  (Harlem, New York, USA)

Died 25 April 2023  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Easy-listening singer, popular for many decades now. Survived a fight with prostate cancer.
[Picture of Harry Belafonte]


Bell, Alan J. W. Alan J. W. Bell is no longer with us
Born 14 November 1937  (London, England)

Died 19 October 2023  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
TV producer and director.
[Picture of Alan J. W. Bell]


Bell, Archie
Born 9 January 1944  (Henderson, Texas, USA)
Frontman of funk pioneers Archie Bell & the Drells.
[Picture of Archie Bell]


Bell, Drake
Born 27 June 1986  (Newport Beach, California, USA)
Former US child actor from the Nickelodeon factory, ventured into music and driving under the influence. Career currently on halt after a conviction of child endangerment
[Picture of Drake Bell]


Bell, Madeline
Born 23 July 1942  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
American soul singer who prospered best in the UK as part of Blue Mink.
[Picture of Madeline 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]


Bell, Tobin
Born 7 August 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)
American B-list actor who got his big breakthrough as Jugsaw in the immensely popular Saw horror movie franchise
[Picture of Tobin Bell]


Bell, Willie Willie Bell is no longer with us
Born 3 September 1937  (Johnstone, UK)

Died 21 March 2023  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Scottish Footballer who played for Queens Park, Leeds, Leicester and Brighton and twice for Scotland
[Picture of Willie Bell]


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


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


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


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


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 Barry Bennell is no longer with us
Born in   (exact date unknown)

Died 16 September 2023  (HMP Littlehey, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
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, Judy
Born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England  (exact date unknown)
Soaps actress - Shula Hebden-Lloyd in 'The Archers'. Born 1943.
[Picture of Judy Bennett]


Bennett, Tony Tony Bennett is no longer with us
Born 3 August 1926  (Astoria, Queens, New York, USA)

Died 21 July 2023  (New York Coty, New York, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Crooner, who famously left his heart in San Francisco. Still performing.
[Picture of Tony Bennett]


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


Bennett (sociologist), Tony
Born in Manchester, England  (exact date unknown)
Sociologist. Born 1947.
[Picture of Tony Bennett (sociologist)]


Benson, George
Born 22 March 1943  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Talented jazz guitarist and R&B singer-songwriter.
[Picture of George Benson]


Benton, Barbi
Born 28 January 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)
American Playboy model, actress and singer.
[Picture of Barbi Benton]


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


Berger, Ann-Katrin
Born 9 October 1990  (Göppingen, Germany)
Goalkeeper for FC Chelsea, career on hold after a cancer diagnosis
[Picture of Ann-Katrin Berger]


Berger, Helmut Helmut Berger is no longer with us
Born 29 May 1944  (Bad Ischl, Austria)

Died 18 May 2023  (Vienna, Austria)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Visconti's favourite actor, who went from being the "most beautiful man" of the 60s and 70s to the alcoholic wreck of today
[Picture of Helmut Berger]


Berglas, David David Berglas is no longer with us
Born 30 July 1926  (London, UK)

Died 3 November 2023  (London, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
One of the first magicians to regularly appear on British TV. Won the David Berglas International Magic Award in 2014.
[Picture of David Berglas]


Bergman, 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 Silvio Berlusconi is no longer with us
Born 29 September 1936  (Milan, Italy)

Died 12 June 2023  (Milan, Italy)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
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]


Bernadotte, Marianne
Born 15 July 1924  (Helsingborg, Sweden)
Philanthropist and Countess of Wisborg, widow of Sigvard Bernadotte.
[Picture of Marianne Bernadotte]


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


Berners-Lee, Tim
Born 6 August 1955  (London, UK)
OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS, RDI..... and invented the WWW.
[Picture of Tim Berners-Lee]


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]


Bertoglio, Fausto
Born 13 January 1949  (Brescia, Italy)
Italian bicycle racer, mostly on flat roads
[Picture of Fausto Bertoglio]


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


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


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


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 September 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]


Bevis, Kathryn
Date and place of birth unknown
British poet.
[Picture of Kathryn Bevis]


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]


Bezos, Jeff
Born 12 January 1964  (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)
Founder of Amazon, he knows what we want before we know it and fulfills all our desires, all hail, Jeff Bezos
[Picture of Jeff Bezos]


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


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


Bibi, Mordechai
Born 1 July 1922  (Baghdad, Iraq)
Israeli politician who served 15 years in the Knesset. Died in February without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Mordechai Bibi]


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, Hailey
Born 22 November 1996  (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
American model married to Justin Bieber, former Baldwin.
[Picture of Hailey Bieber]


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]


Biles, Simone
Born 14 March 1997  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
One of two gymnasts from the past twenty years you can remember: not the miserable one, the black one.
[Picture of Simone Biles]


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, Rodger
Born 5 July 1947  (Crittenden, Kentucky, United States)
Contestant from Survivor: The Australian Outback.
[Picture of Rodger Bingham]


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


Binks, Jimmy
Born 5 October 1935  (Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England)
English former cricketer.
[Picture of Jimmy Binks]


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]


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]


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]


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


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


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


Blaha, John E.
Born 26 August 1942  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
NASA astronaut. Was unable to vote in the 1996 US presidential election because he was in space for the entire voting period.
[Picture of John E. Blaha]


Blair, Ian
Born 15 March 1953  (Chester, England)
Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis from 2005-2008.
[Picture of Ian 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, Quentin
Born 16 December 1932  (Sidcup, Kent, England)
Illustrator, often in conjunction with legendary children's author Roald Dahl.
[Picture of Quentin Blake]


Blake, Robert Robert Blake is no longer with us
Born 18 September 1933  (Nutley, New Jersey, USA)

Died 9 March 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Actor, in films as a child & later successful as an adult. Arrested, charged, tried but acquitted of murdering his wife.
[Picture of Robert Blake]


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


Blanc, Erika
Born 23 July 1942  (Gargnano, Italy)
Italian actress who was Emmanuelle in Io, Emmanuelle
[Picture of Erika Blanc]


blanchard, tully
Born 22 January 1954  (Calgary, Canada)
American-Canadian professional wrestler and manager. He is best known for his appearances with Jim Crockett Promotions and the World Wrestling Federation in the mid-to-late 1980s as a member of The Four Horsemen and The Brain Busters
[Picture of tully blanchard]


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 Miroslav Blazevic is no longer with us
Born 10 February 1935  (Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Died 8 February 2023  (Zagreb, Croatia)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Croatian football player and coach, most notably carried the Croation team to 3rd place at the 1998 World Cup.
[Picture of Miroslav Blazevic]


Blech, Benjamin
Born in Zurich, Switzerland  (exact date unknown)
American Orthodox rabbi.
[Picture of Benjamin Blech]


Bleken, Hakon
Born 1 September 1929  (Trondheim, Norway)
Norwegian painter.
[Picture of Hakon Bleken]


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


Bley, Carla Carla Bley is no longer with us
Born 11 May 1936  (Oakland, California, USA)

Died 17 October 2023  (Willow, New York, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Free-jazz bandleader and one of the most prominent women in jazz
[Picture of Carla Bley]


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]


Bloodvessel, Buster
Born 6 September 1958  (Hackney, London, England)
Formerly 30-stone (420 lb) front man of ska group Bad Manners. Collapsed and almost died during a gig in Italy in 2001, since when he is reputed to have lost a lot of weight. His real name is Douglas Trendle.
[Picture of Buster Bloodvessel]


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


Blueface, (rapper)
Born 20 January 1997  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American rapper known for hit song "Thotiana," born Johnathan Jamall Porter.
[Picture of (rapper) Blueface]


Blumenthal, Ella
Born 25 July 1921  (Warsaw, Poland)
Holocaust survivor and participant of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
[Picture of Ella Blumenthal]


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]


Born 17 October 1934  (Crewe, England)
English footballer.


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 Ronald Blythe is no longer with us
Born 6 November 1922  (Acton, Suffolk, England)

Died 14 January 2023  (Wormingford, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
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]


Bock, Kate
Born 30 January 1993  (Vancouver, Canada )
[Picture of Kate Bock]


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


Boggs, Wade
Born 15 June 1958  (Omaha, Nebraska, United States)
Fomrer professional baseball player mainly with Boston Red Sox although he won the 1996 World Series with the New York Yankees
[Picture of Wade Boggs]


Boht, Jean Jean Boht is no longer with us
Born 6 March 1936  (Liverpool, England)

Died 12 September 2023  (Northwood, London, UK)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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]


Boitano, Brian
Born 22 October 1963  (Mountain View, California, USA)
Figure skater and Olympic champion.
[Picture of Brian Boitano]


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]


Bolger (New Zealand), Jim
Born 31 May 1935  (Opunake, New Zealand)
New Zealand political juggernaut and prime minister for the National Party
[Picture of Jim Bolger (New Zealand)]


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]


Bollmann, Hannelore
Born 5 October 1925  (Hamburg, Germany)
German actress. Died in April without receiving a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Hannelore Bollmann]


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


Bolton, Bruce
Born 31 May 1935  (Christchurch, New Zealand)
New Zealand cricketer who played in two Tests in 1958–59
[Picture of Bruce Bolton]


Bonallack, Michael Michael Bonallack is no longer with us
Born 31 December 1934  (Chigwell, UK)

Died 26 September 2023  (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


Boneham, Rupert
Born 27 January 1964  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Survivor' fan favourite who later ran for governor of Indiana as a Libertarian, needless to say to no avail.
[Picture of Rupert Boneham]


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]


Bonham-Carter, Helena
Born 26 May 1966  (London, United Kingdom)
A-List british actress with a taste for the unhinged and morbid, playing in the DDP as team…. No, we're not going to mention that
[Picture of Helena Bonham-Carter]


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


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]


Boogie2988, (youtuber)
Born 25 July 1974  (Abington, Virginia, USA)
Youtube nerd, rants a lot about video games.
[Picture of (youtuber) Boogie2988]


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]


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


Boone, Ruschell Ruschell Boone is no longer with us
Born 25 July 1975  (Kingston Town, Jamaica)

Died 3 September 2023  (United States)

Age at death: 48  (read death notice)
New York City cable news journalist, had a fight with pancreatic cancer
[Picture of Ruschell Boone]


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


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


Boothroyd, Betty Betty Boothroyd is no longer with us
Born 8 October 1929  (Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England)

Died 26 February 2023  (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
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 Frank Borman is no longer with us
Born 14 March 1928  (Gary, Indiana, USA)

Died 7 November 2023  (Billings, Montana, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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]


Borodai, Alexander
Born 25 July 1972  (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Russian politician and former "prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic."
[Picture of Alexander Borodai]


Bortnikov, Alexander
Born 15 November 1951  (Molotov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union)
Russian intelligence officer who resides as director of the Federal Security Service.
[Picture of Alexander Bortnikov]


Bossi, Umberto
Born 19 September 1941  (Cassano Magnano, Italy)
Italian populist politician who created the Lega Nord independence movement
[Picture of Umberto Bossi]


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


Bostwick, Barry
Born 24 February 1945  (San Mateo, California, USA)
American actor with a rewarding career, but he'll always be Brad in the Rocky Horror Picture Show
[Picture of Barry Bostwick]


Botero, Fernando Fernando Botero is no longer with us
Born 19 April 1932  (Medellin, Colombia)

Died 15 September 2023  (Monaco)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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]


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


Bower, Tom
Born 3 January 1938  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Actor who has been in loads of films and TV series
[Picture of Tom Bower]


Bowes, Danny
Born 14 April 1960  (West Ham, London, England)
Frontman of hard rockers Thunder.
[Picture of Danny Bowes]


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, 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]


Born 6 September 1947  (Walthamstow, UK)
Lead guitarist and founding member of the band Uriah Heep.
[Picture of MICK BOX]


Boyce, Max
Born 7 September 1945  (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, Pattie
Born 17 March 1944  (Taunton, Somerset, England)
British model who was once married to musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Inspired the latter's classic 'Layla'.
[Picture of Pattie Boyd]


Boyd-Carpenter, Henry
Born 10 November 1939  (UK)
Lawyer and the Queen's private solicitor from 1995-97.
[Picture of Henry Boyd-Carpenter]


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]


Bracke, Ferdinand
Born 25 May 1939  (Hamme, Belgium)
Belgian road and track cyclist, excels at the highest speed
[Picture of Ferdinand Bracke]


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


Bradley, Dai
Born 27 September 1953  (Barnsley, United Kingdom)
British actor, who starred already as a 14-year-old in Ken Loach's Kes, moved to TV work from there
[Picture of Dai Bradley]


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


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


Brady, 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, Billy
Born 20 December 1957  (Barking, UK)
English singer-songwriter who loves a political song
[Picture of Billy Bragg]


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


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


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


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


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


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


Branyas Morera, Maria
Born 3 April 1907  (San Francisco, California, USA)
American-Spanish supercentenarian. Survived a brush with COVID during the harrowing early months of the pandemic.
[Picture of Maria Branyas Morera]


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


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]


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 Jim Breaks is no longer with us
Born 25 March 1940  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)

Died 25 December 2023  (Gran Canaria, Spain)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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 Patricia Bredin is no longer with us
Born 14 February 1935  (Swansea, Wales)

Died 13 August 2023  (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
UK’s First Eurovision Song Contest Entrant.
[Picture of Patricia Bredin]


Brehmer, Lin Lin Brehmer is no longer with us
Born 19 August 1954  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 22 January 2023  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
American DJ for WXRT in Chicago.
[Picture of Lin Brehmer]


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]


Brejchova, Hana
Born 20 January 1946  (Prague, Czechia)
Czech film actress who was married to Milos Forman
[Picture of Hana Brejchova]


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]


Bremner, Rory
Born 6 April 1961  (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom)
Scottish impressionist.
[Picture of Rory Bremner]


Brewer, David William David William Brewer is no longer with us
Born 28 May 1940  (place of birth unknown)

Died 28 May 2023  ()

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
English insurance broker that served as Lord Mayor of London.
[Picture of David William Brewer]


Briatore, Flavio
Born 12 April 1950  (Verzuolo, Italy)
Italian businessman now mostly associated with the Benetton Formula One racing team
[Picture of Flavio Briatore]


Bridgeman, Robin
Born 5 December 1930  ()
AKA Viscount Bridgeman, Conservative peer.
[Picture of Robin Bridgeman]


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]


Brill, Charlie
Born 13 January 1938  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American actor and comedian.
[Picture of Charlie Brill]


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]


Broderick, Laurence
Born in Bristol, UK  (exact date unknown)
British sculptor, working mostly woth Bronze. Creator of the Bull for the Bull Ring in Birmingham
[Picture of Laurence Broderick]


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]


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


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


Brooks, Ray
Born 20 April 1939  (Brighton, East Sussex, England)
Actor who starred in Ken Loach's epochal TV play 'Cathy Come Home' but let's face it, he's the voice of 'Mr. Benn'!
[Picture of Ray 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, Alan
Born 17 October 1935  (Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, England)
English former cricketer.
[Picture of Alan Brown]


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, Arthur
Born 24 June 1942  (Whitby, Yorkshire, England)
"I am the God of Hellfire, and I bring youuuuuuuu.. FIRE!" Madcap, possibly actually medically mad, but hugely entertaining singer.
[Picture of Arthur Brown]


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


Brown, Faith
Born 28 May 1944  (Liverpool, England)
Actress and comedienne with a focus on impressions.
[Picture of Faith Brown]


Brown, Jim Jim Brown is no longer with us
Born 17 February 1936  (St Simons, Georgia, USA)

Died 18 May 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
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, Noeline
Born 3 October 1938  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian actress and comedian who has starred in lots of Australian things including The Naked Vicar show which certainly sounds funny
[Picture of Noeline Brown]


Brown, Roy "Chubby"
Born 3 February 1945  (Grangetown, Middlesbrough, England)
Stand-up comedian, known for his flying helmet and fruity language. Real name Royston Vasey.
[Picture of Roy


Browning, Ricou Ricou Browning is no longer with us
Born 16 February 1930  (Fort Pierce, Florida, USA)

Died 27 February 2023  (Southwest Ranches, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Brunn, Erwin
Born in Germany  (exact date unknown)
German actor.
[Picture of Erwin Brunn]


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. Doyle F. Brunson is no longer with us
Born 10 August 1933  (Fisher County, Texas, USA)

Died 14 May 2023  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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]


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


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


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, Betty
Born 6 March 1947  (Big Spring, Texas, USA)
actress, Winner of a Tony, two daytime Emmy award winner, two time Grammy winner, Broadway musical Cats.
[Picture of Betty Buckley]


Buckley, James L. James L. Buckley is no longer with us
Born 9 March 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 18 August 2023  (Washington, D.C., Uunited States)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Former New York senator and District judge.
[Picture of James L. Buckley]


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


Buffer, Michael
Born 2 November 1944  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Wrestling announcer best known for his cry of "Let's get ready to rumble!".
[Picture of Michael Buffer]


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]


Buggia, Jean-Jacques
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Governor of Saint Pierre et Miquelon.
[Picture of Jean-Jacques Buggia]


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


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


Bulgakov, Dmitry
Born 20 October 1954  (Verkhneye Gurovo, Kursk Oblast, Russian SSR, Soviet Union)
Russian military general.
[Picture of Dmitry Bulgakov]


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]


Bullrich, Esteban
Born 26 May 1969  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentine politician now suffering from ALS.
[Picture of Esteban Bullrich]


Bumbry, Grace Grace Bumbry is no longer with us
Born 4 January 1937  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)

Died 7 May 2023  (Vienna, Austria)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Pioneering figure in African-American opera, who mainly worked in Europe rather than the US.
[Picture of Grace Bumbry]


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


Bunting, Eve
Born 19 December 1928  (Maghera, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom)
Prolific young adult writer who, like every good Irishperson, emigrated to the USA
[Picture of Eve Bunting]


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


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


Burghoff, Gary
Born 24 March 1943  (Bristol, Connecticut, USA)
Actor best remembered as the bespectacled Radar O'Reilly in the hit TV series 'M*A*S*H'.
[Picture of Gary Burghoff]


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


Burke, Karey
Born 25 September 1966  (Orange County, California, USA)
Disney executive.
[Picture of Karey Burke]


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


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


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


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


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, Charles
Born 4 October 1920  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
American classical and jazz bassist, first African-American member of a major Americna symphony.
[Picture of Charles Burrell]


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]


Burrows, Lynette
Date and place of birth unknown
"Family rights" troglodyte who once proclaimed that children are better off with straight "sluts and drug addicts" than ordinary gay people.
[Picture of Lynette Burrows]


Burrows, Malandra
Born 11 April 1965  (Woolton,Liverpool, UK)
Actress, Kathy Glover in the ITV soap Emmerdale.
[Picture of Malandra 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, James
Born 21 August 1939  (Dubberly, Louisiana, USA)
Rock and roll guitarist, member of the Wrecking crew.
[Picture of James 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, Kate
Born 30 July 1958  (Bexleyheath, England)
Ethereal English singer straight from the early 19th century.
[Picture of Kate Bush]


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.]


Bushby, Karl
Born 30 March 1969  (place of birth unknown)
British paratrooper and adventurer.
[Picture of Karl Bushby]


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


Buthelezi, Mangosuthu Mangosuthu Buthelezi is no longer with us
Born 27 August 1928  (Natal, South Africa)

Died 9 September 2023  (South Africa)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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 Dick Butkus is no longer with us
Born 9 December 1942  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 5 October 2023  (Malibu, California, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Former Chicago Bears Linebacker.
[Picture of Dick Butkus]


Butler, Bill Bill Butler is no longer with us
Born 7 April 1921  (Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA)

Died 5 April 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
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, Gerard
Born 13 November 1969  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish actor, star of '300' and 'Dracula 2000'.
[Picture of Gerard 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, Robin
Born 3 January 1938  (Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England)
British civil servant (Baron Butler of Brockwell).
[Picture of Robin Butler]


Butler-Sloss, Elizabeth
Born 10 August 1933  (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England)
Head of the Family Division of the Court of Appeal, which makes her the most senior family law judge in the UK.
[Picture of Elizabeth Butler-Sloss]


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. A. S. Byatt is no longer with us
Born 24 August 1936  (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Died 16 November 2023  (London, England)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
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, Michael
Born 7 November 1943  (London, England)
British actor best known for playing nasty Nazis.
[Picture of Michael Byrne]

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