Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2023: D


Bryant Donham, Carolyn Carolyn Bryant Donham is no longer with us
Born in Indianola, Mississippi, United States  (exact date unknown)

Died 27 April 2023  (Louisiana, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Accused 14 year old Emmett Till of whistling and making advances that led to his brutal lynching. Born 1934.
[Picture of Carolyn Bryant Donham]


D'Abo, Mike
Born 1 March 1944  (Betchworth, UK)
Former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann, also wrote the lyrics of busker-friendly dirge "Handbags and Gladrags" for Chris Farlowe.
[Picture of Mike D'Abo]


D'Agostino, Gigi
Born 17 December 1967  (Turin, Italy)
Italian DJ, who at one point around the year 2000 was huge in Europe
[Picture of Gigi D'Agostino]


Daigoro, Takamiyama
Born 16 June 1944  (Maui, Territory of Hawaii, USA)
Sumo wrestler and coach.
[Picture of Takamiyama Daigoro]


Daker, David
Born 29 September 1935  (Bilston, England)
Familiar character actor whose known role was as Harry Crawford in the 1980s series 'Boon' with the late Michael Elphick.
[Picture of David Daker]


Dale, Alan
Born 6 May 1947  (Dunedin, New Zealand)
Depending on your age/TV likes - Jim Robinson in 'Neighbours' or Bradford Meade in 'Ugly Betty'. Rather worryingly for Dale, three of his best known characters have died of heart-attacks...
[Picture of Alan Dale]


Dale, Jim
Born 15 August 1935  (Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England)
Actor, one of the few living stars of Carry On, whose Carry On legend status was severely damaged when he appeared in the woeful Carry on Columbus.
[Picture of Jim Dale]


Dalton, Audrey
Born 21 January 1934  (Dublin, Ireland)
50s movie and TV actress, most notably in the original Barbara Stanwyck "Titanic".
[Picture of Audrey Dalton]


Dalton, Phyllis
Born 16 October 1925  (London, England, United Kingdom)
Oscar-winning costume designer, for example, "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago"
[Picture of Phyllis Dalton]


Daltrey, Roger
Born 1 March 1944  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Rock singer, lead singer of The Who. Occasional actor as well.
[Picture of Roger Daltrey]


Daly, John
Born 28 April 1966  (Carmichael, California, USA)
Hard drinking, cigarette puffing, high-stake gambling, drug-taking & hugely overweight golfer. Also one of the most popular & most talented golfers of the last 20 years, probably because of all the above...
[Picture of John Daly]


Dam, Jose van
Born 25 August 1940  (Brussels, Belgium)
Belgian bass baritone.
[Picture of Jose van Dam]


D'Amelio, Charli
Born 1 May 2004  (Norwalk, Connecticut, USA)
American TikToker and influencer.
[Picture of Charli D'Amelio]


Dammann, Erik
Born 9 May 1931  (Oslo, Norway)
Norwegian enviromentalist
[Picture of Erik Dammann]


Dammers, Jerry
Born 22 May 1955  (Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India)
British ska musician and songwriter that is a founding member of The Specials.
[Picture of Jerry Dammers]


Danby, Mary
Born 26 May 1941  (Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom)
British writer of horror and murder mystery stories
[Picture of Mary Danby]


Daniels, William
Born 31 March 1927  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, best known as the acerbic voice of KITT in the 1980s TV series 'Knight Rider'.
[Picture of William Daniels]


Daniher, Neale
Born 15 February 1961  (West Wyalong, Australia)
Former Australian Rules footballer and coach now battling motor neurone disease.
[Picture of Neale Daniher]


Dann, Larry
Born 15 May 1941  (London, UK)
Actor who has been in Carry On films but main role was as Sergeant Alec Peters in 227 episodes of The Bill
[Picture of Larry Dann]


Danner, Blythe
Born 3 February 1943  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
US screen actress and mother of Gwyneth and Jake Paltrow.
[Picture of Blythe Danner]


Danson, Ted
Born 29 December 1947  (San Diego, California, USA)
Actor, still best known for the role of Sam Malone in the long-running sitcom 'Cheers' .
[Picture of Ted Danson]


Darby, Stephen
Born 6 October 1988  (Liverpool, UK)
Former England U21 defender who had a lengthy spell with Bradford City. Retired in 2018 after being diagnosed with ALS.
[Picture of Stephen Darby]


D'Arcy, John
Born 23 April 1936  (Christchurch, New Zealand)
New Zealand cricketer who played five Tests on New Zealand's tour of England in 1958
[Picture of John D'Arcy]


Darkholme, Van
Born 24 October 1972  (Vietnam)
Porn actor, one of the main characters in the gachimuchi meme series
[Picture of Van Darkholme]


Darren, James
Born 8 June 1936  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor & singer - a teen idol, who later had a recurring role in 'TJ Hooker'.
[Picture of James Darren]


Davi, Robert
Born 26 June 1953  (Astoria, New York, USA)
Pock-marked actor turned jazz singer.
[Picture of Robert Davi]


Davidson, Pete
Born 16 November 1993  (Staten Island, New York, USA)
Sickly looking "Saturday Night Live" comic who tried to off himself after being dumped by Ariana Grande in 2018. Has a tatoo of Hillary Clinton, for some reason.
[Picture of Pete Davidson]


Davies, Dave
Born 3 February 1947  (Muswell Hill, London, England)
Younger brother of Ray and fellow member of the Kinks.
[Picture of Dave Davies]


Davies, Dickie Dickie Davies is no longer with us
Born 30 April 1933  (Wallasey, Cheshire, England)

Died 19 February 2023  ()

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Former presenter of World of Sport, well known for his badger-like hair.
[Picture of Dickie Davies]


Davies, Freddie
Born 21 July 1938  (Brixton, England, United Kingdom)
British comedian with a long TV career following "Opportunity Knocks"
[Picture of Freddie Davies]


Davies, Lynn
Born 20 May 1942  (Nant-y-moel, UK)
Welsh Olympic gold medal winning long jumper earning him the nickname Lynn the Leap
[Picture of Lynn Davies]


Davies, Ray
Born 21 June 1944  (Muswell Hill, London, England)
Legendary songwriter and lead singer of The Kinks.
[Picture of Ray Davies]


Davies, Rick
Born 22 July 1944  (Swindon, Wiltshire, England)
Lead singer and songwriter for 1970s progressive rock band Supertramp.
[Picture of Rick Davies]


Davies, Russell
Born 5 April 1946  (Barmouth, Wales)
Current presenter of Radio 4's "Brain of Britain", TV critic, journalist, and the reason the Doctor Who guy has a T in his name!
[Picture of Russell Davies]


Davis, Clive
Born 4 April 1932  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Music producer, founder & long time head of Arista Records.
[Picture of Clive Davis]


Davis, Jim
Born 28 July 1945  (Fairmount, Indiana, USA)
Cartoonist, the creator of Garfield.
[Picture of Jim Davis]


Davis, Levi
Born 12 March 1998  (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
English rugby player who went missing in Barcelona in Octobre 2022
[Picture of Levi Davis]


Davis, Richard Richard Davis is no longer with us
Born 15 April 1930  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 6 September 2023  (United States)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Cross-over jazz bassist, could also be heard on Astral Weeks
[Picture of Richard Davis]


Dawson, Ronnie
Born 5 June 1932  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Former Ireland and British Lions rugby union international. Captained the Lions on the 1959 tour of Australia & New Zealand.
[Picture of Ronnie Dawson]


Day O'Connor, Sandra Sandra Day O'Connor is no longer with us
Born 26 March 1930  (El Paso, Texas, USA)

Died 1 December 2023  (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Former member of the US Supreme Court.
[Picture of Sandra Day O'Connor]


De Burgh, Chris
Born 15 October 1948  (Pergamino, Argentina)
Singer & songwriter, best known for his hit 'Lady in Red'. Also well known for being insufferably smug.
[Picture of Chris De Burgh]


de Fontenay, Genevieve Genevieve de Fontenay is no longer with us
Born 30 August 1932  (Longwy, France)

Died 1 August 2023  (Saint-Cloud, France)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
French businesswoman, served as president of the Miss France Committee from 1981 until 2007.
[Picture of Genevieve de Fontenay]


de la Billière, Peter
Born 29 April 1934  ()
Former director of the SAS and Commander-in-Chief of British forces in the Gulf War of 1991.
[Picture of Peter de la Billière]


de la Espriella, Ricardo
Born 9 May 1934  (Panama City, Panama)
Former President of Panama from 1982-84, largely a Noriega puppet.
[Picture of Ricardo de la Espriella]


de la Parra, Adolfo
Born 8 February 1946  (Mexico City, Mexico)
Drummer with 60s rockers Canned Heat.
[Picture of Adolfo de la Parra]


de Larrinaga, Rupert
Born 19 November 1928  (place of birth unknown)
British skier that competed in the 1952 Winter Olympics.
[Picture of Rupert de Larrinaga]


de Leeuw, Dianne
Born 19 November 1955  (Orange, California, USA)
Figure skater.
[Picture of Dianne de Leeuw]


de Lennart, Sonja
Born 21 May 1920  (Prussia)
German fashion designer and inventor of Capri pants.
[Picture of Sonja de Lennart]


De Muynck, Johan
Born 30 May 1948  (Sleidinge, Belgium)
So far, the most recent Belgian winner of a Grand Tour cycling competition
[Picture of Johan De Muynck]


De Niro, Robert
Born 17 August 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Big-name Hollywood actor, whose 60 or so films since the one which made his name ('Taxi Driver', 1976) have included numerous smash hits, plus a few, such as 'The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle', where he'd have been better advised to file the scrip
[Picture of Robert De Niro]


de Rachewiltz, Mary
Born 9 July 1925  (Brixen, Italy)
Italian-American poet and translator and daughter of Ezra Pound
[Picture of Mary de Rachewiltz]


de Ribes, Jacqueline
Born 14 July 1929  (Paris, France)
French aristocrat, designer, fashion icon, businesswoman, producer and philantropist.
[Picture of Jacqueline de Ribes]


Deacon, John
Born 19 August 1951  (Leicester, England)
Quiet and enigmatic bass player and songwriter for rock giants Queen.
[Picture of John Deacon]


Deal, Kim
Born 10 June 1961  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
Alternative rock guitarist in The Pixies, then formed the Breeders in 1989
[Picture of Kim Deal]


Dean, John
Born 14 October 1938  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Former White House Counsel to Richard Nixon. Became deeply involved in the Watergate Scandal. Now an author & political activist.
[Picture of John Dean]


Dean, Peter
Born 2 May 1939  (London, England)
Pete Beale in 'EastEnders', whose death in 1993 marked a change in the show's direction. Later weighed his genitals on a fruit and veg scale in an episode of 'Banzai'.
[Picture of Peter Dean]


Dean, Ron
Born 15 August 1938  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Film and TV character actor, usually as tough authority figures.
[Picture of Ron Dean]


Dean, Rowan
Born in Australia  (exact date unknown)
Australian variety of the by-the-numbers far-right commentator: Racism, climate change denial, etc.
[Picture of Rowan Dean]


Deane, William
Born 4 January 1931  (St Kilda, Victoria, Australia)
22nd Governor-General of Australia from 1996 to 2001.
[Picture of William Deane]


Deangelo, Joseph James
Born 8 November 1945  (Bath, New York, USA)
Former cop who was arrested in 2018 on suspicion of being the Golden State Killer, responsible for 13 murders. Was allegedly caught after a relative submitted an Ancestry.com DNA test.
[Picture of Joseph James Deangelo]


Deary, Terry
Born 3 January 1946  (Sunderland, UK)
Children's author, behind the long-running and highly successful "Horrible Histories" franchise.
[Picture of Terry Deary]


Dee, Sophie
Born 17 January 1984  (Carmarthen, Wales)
Welsh pornographic actress, also known as Kirsty Hill.
[Picture of Sophie Dee]


Deeley, Michael
Born 6 August 1932  (England, United Kingdom)
Academy Award-winning British film producer most prominently for The Italian Job (1969), The Deer Hunter (1978), and Blade Runner (1982)
[Picture of Michael Deeley]


DEEN, Paula
Born 19 January 1947  (Albany, Georgia, USA)
Celebrity chef and former cooking show host.
[Picture of Paula DEEN]


Dees, Rick
Born 14 March 1950  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
American comedian and radio personality.
[Picture of Rick Dees]


Deezen, Eddie
Born 3 June 1957  (Cumberland, Maryland, USA)
Actor whose debut in 'Grease' launched him to career of dorky roles including in 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', '1941', and voicing Mandark in 'Dexter's Laboratory'. Has been embroiled in legal troubles in recent years.
[Picture of Eddie Deezen]


DeGeneres, Betty
Born 20 May 1930  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Ellen's mum, and an LGBT rights activist in her own right.
[Picture of Betty DeGeneres]


DeGeneres, Ellen
Born 26 January 1958  (Metairie, Louisiana, USA)
Comedian and actress who famously "came out" to Oprah Winfrey in 1997.
[Picture of Ellen DeGeneres]


Deighton, Len
Born 18 February 1929  (Marylebone, London, England)
British historian & author who has penned a number of successful thriller stories.
[Picture of Len Deighton]


DeJohnette, Jack
Born 9 August 1942  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Jazz drummer, another huge name discovered by Miles Davis
[Picture of Jack DeJohnette]


Del Sierra, Liza
Born 30 August 1985  (Pontoise, France)
French pornographic actress.
[Picture of Liza Del Sierra]


del Toro, Benicio
Born 19 February 1967  (San German, Puerto Rico)
Oscar-winning Puerto Rican actor best known for his role in the 1995 cult classic 'The Usual Suspects'.
[Picture of Benicio del Toro]


Delahanty, Thomas
Born in Washington DC, USA  (exact date unknown)
DC cop wounded saving Ronald Reagan from his 1981 assasination attempt. I hope Ron said thanks.
[Picture of Thomas Delahanty]


Born 6 March 1935  (Arklow, Irish free state)
Irish middle-distance runner and gold medal winner at the 1956 Olympic Games in Montreal
[Picture of RON DELANY]


Delany, Samuel R.
Born 1 April 1942  (New York, USA)
Author of fiction (particularly science fiction) amongst other things including Babel-17
[Picture of Samuel R. Delany]


Dell'Orefice, Carmen
Born 3 June 1931  (New York, USA)
A supermodel and actress known within the fashion industry for being the world's oldest working model as of the Spring/Summer 2012 season. She was on the cover of Vogue at the age of 15 and has been modeling ever since
[Picture of Carmen Dell'Orefice]


Delon, Alain
Born 8 November 1935  (Sceaux, France)
Brooding, heartthrob French actor who solidified his place in the arthouse pantheon with his roles in Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Le Samourai', Luchino Visconti's 'Rocco and His Brothers' and 'Asterix at the Olympic Games'.
[Picture of Alain Delon]


Delors, Jacques Jacques Delors is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1925  (Paris, France)

Died 27 December 2023  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
President of the European Commission from 1985-95.
[Picture of Jacques Delors]


Delvecchio, Alex
Born 4 September 1931  (Fort William, Canada)
Nicknamed "Fats", one of the greatest players in NHL history. Three-time Stanley Cup winner.
[Picture of Alex Delvecchio]


Dench, Judi
Born 9 December 1934  (York, Yorkshire, England)
Actress, firstly in stage, then became famous in TV sitcoms, before appearing in an increasing number of feature films.
[Picture of Judi Dench]


Denning, Chris
Born 10 May 1941  (London, England)
One of the original DJs at the start of Radio 1 in 1967. Later convicted for a series of child pornography/ assault charges. Died unnoticed in prison in 2022 already.
[Picture of Chris Denning]


Dennis, Carl
Born 17 September 1939  (St. Louis, Missouri, United States)
American poet and educator. His book Practical Gods won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for poetry
[Picture of Carl Dennis]


Dennis, Ron
Born 1 June 1947  (Woking, England)
Former CEO of McLaren.
[Picture of Ron Dennis]


Deodato, Eumir
Born 22 June 1942  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazi)
Brazilian composer and arranger whose compositions fuze Bossa Nova with pop and rock
[Picture of Eumir Deodato]


Depardieu, Gérard
Born 27 December 1948  (Chateauroux, France)
Top French actor, who has acted in international films as well.
[Picture of Gérard Depardieu]


Depp, Johnny
Born 9 June 1963  (Owensboro, Kentucky, USA)
Actor, often in kooky roles & beloved by many a female.
[Picture of Johnny Depp]


Derbyshire, Eileen
Born 6 October 1930  (Urmston, Manchester, England)
Actress, has played Emily Bishop in 'Coronation Street' since 1961.
[Picture of Eileen Derbyshire]


Dern, Bruce
Born 4 June 1936  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor, best known for playing complete fruitcakes on the silver screen.
[Picture of Bruce Dern]


Dershowitz, Alan
Born 1 September 1938  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American lawyer and law tutor at Harvard Law School; involved in a number of high-profile US trials.
[Picture of Alan Dershowitz]


Desai, Shelly
Born 3 December 1935  (Mumbai, India)
Actor who was Hwang in It's Always Sunny in Philidelphia
[Picture of Shelly Desai]


DeSantis, Ron
Born 14 September 1978  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Republican governor of Florida who'll be the republican candidate for president when Trump dies of a stroke
[Picture of Ron DeSantis]


Desanto, Sugar Pie
Born 16 October 1935  (New York City, New York, USA)
Rhythm and blues singer of the 1950s and 1960. Born Umpeylia Marsema Balinton.
[Picture of Sugar Pie Desanto]


Born 6 January 1959  (Chandigarh, India)
Regarded by Wisden as the greatest Indian cricketer of the 20th Century.
[Picture of KAPIL DEV]


DeVito, Danny
Born 17 November 1944  (Neptune, New Jersey, USA)
Pint-sized actor, now director & producer. Best known TV wise for 'Taxi' - in films he appeared in 'Twins' and 'Batman Returns'.
[Picture of Danny DeVito]


Devlin, Bruce
Born 10 October 1937  (Armidale, Australia)
Australian golfer and golf course designer
[Picture of Bruce Devlin]


Devlin, Johnny
Born 11 May 1938  (Raetihi, New Zealand)
New Zealand singer, songwriter and rock musician, who has been compared to Elvis Presley
[Picture of Johnny Devlin]


Devlin McAliskey, Bernadette
Born 23 April 1947  (Cookstown, Tyrone, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish republican and civil rights activist who became the youngest woman ever to be elected to the UK Parliament in 1969 aged just 21.
[Picture of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey]


Devoto, Howard
Born 15 March 1952  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)
Original lead singer for punk band Buzzcocks before leaving in 1977 to form Magazine.
[Picture of Howard Devoto]


Diamond, Neil
Born 24 January 1941  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Born Noah Kaminsky. Very successful, albeit decidedly cheesy, US singer.
[Picture of Neil Diamond]


Dib, Billy
Born 17 August 1985  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian boxing world champion, hit by cancer directly and indirectly several times
[Picture of Billy Dib]


DiBiase, Ted
Born 18 January 1954  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Well-regarded WWE Champion and heel with a distinct nefarious laugh. Does the Reaper have a price for The Million Dollar Man?
[Picture of Ted DiBiase]


Dick, Andy
Born 21 December 1965  (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
Extremely controversial American comic actor, who hosts his own radio show called 'The Shit Show'.
[Picture of Andy Dick]


Dick, Cressida
Born 16 October 1960  (Oxford, England)
British former police officer who served as commissioner of police of the Metropolis.
[Picture of Cressida Dick]


Dick, Derek
Born 25 April 1958  (Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland)
Better known as "Fish", lead singer of the 80s prog rock band Marillion.
[Picture of Derek Dick]


Dick, Malcolm
Born 3 January 1941  (Auckland, New Zealand)
New Zealand rugby union player who represented Auckland and played 55 matches for the All Blacks
[Picture of Malcolm Dick]


Dickerson, Henry Henry Dickerson is no longer with us
Born 27 November 1951  (Beckley, West Virginia, United States)

Died 10 August 2023  (United States)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Retired American basketball player
[Picture of Henry Dickerson]


Dickinson, Angie
Born 30 September 1931  (Kulm, North Dakota, USA)
Actress, in many a film & TV show from the 1950s onwards.
[Picture of Angie Dickinson]


Difford, Chris
Born 11 April 1954  (Greenwich, London, England)
Co-founder of new wave group Squeeze.
[Picture of Chris Difford]


Diggle, Steve
Born 7 May 1955  (Manchester, United Kingdom)
English guitarist and vocalist in the punk band Buzzcocks
[Picture of Steve Diggle]


Dillon, Melinda Melinda Dillon is no longer with us
Born 13 October 1939  (Hope, Arkansas, USA)

Died 9 January 2023  (United States)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
American film and stage actress, Oscar-nominated for Close Encounters of the Third Kind
[Picture of Melinda Dillon]


DiMeglio, Steve
Born 23 July 1961  (USA)
Golf writer for USA Today
[Picture of Steve DiMeglio]


DiMucci, Dion
Born 18 July 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
Rock/doo-wop singer-songwriter, started off fronting the Belmonts before hitting solo success with the likes of 'Runaround Sue' and 'The Wanderer'. Probably the first singer to namecheck late deadpooling favourite Zsa Zsa Gabor in song, which he did in 'D
[Picture of Dion DiMucci]


Dinamite, Roberto Roberto Dinamite is no longer with us
Born 13 April 1954  (Duque de Caxias, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Died 8 January 2023  (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
Brazilian footballer who played as centre forward for over twenty years and is the overall leading scorer in the Brazilian Série A. He played in the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cups
[Picture of Roberto Dinamite]


Dine, Jim
Born 16 June 1935  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
American pop artist.
[Picture of Jim Dine]


Dinenage, Fred
Born 8 June 1942  (Birmingham, England)
Despite his birthplace, has been long since based in the South of England. Well known nationally for 'How?' and 'How 2', and to football fans as a former director of Portsmouth F.C.
[Picture of Fred Dinenage]


Dingwort-Nusseck, Julia
Born 6 October 1921  (Altona, Germany)
German business journalist.
[Picture of Julia Dingwort-Nusseck]


Dion, Céline
Born 30 March 1968  (Charlemagne, Quebec)
Caterwauling French-Canadian singer who won the Eurovision contest for Switzerland in 1988 before having a successful career in the 1990s with hits such as 'Think Twice' and that dreary song from 'Titanic'. Now plays in Las Vegas.
[Picture of Céline Dion]


Ditto, Beth
Born 19 February 1981  (Judsonia, Arkansas, USA)
American singer and songwriter for indie rock group Gossip.
[Picture of Beth Ditto]


Dixon, Robin
Born 21 April 1935  (place of birth unknown)
The third Baron Glentoran, conservative politician and also an Olympic gold medal winner in Bobsleigh
[Picture of Robin Dixon]


Dizdarevic, Raif
Born 9 December 1926  (Foynica, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes)
First Bosnian president of the state of Yugoslavia
[Picture of Raif Dizdarevic]


Dobson, Bonnie
Born 13 November 1940  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Folkie singer-songwriter whose "Morning Dew" has become an oft-covered genre staple.
[Picture of Bonnie Dobson]


Dobtcheff, Vernon
Born 14 August 1934  (Nimes, France)
So-called "patron saint of acting" with a stunning CV. Personal favourites are the old Nazi in the "I hear you're a racist now" episode of "Father Ted", and the elderly magician in "La Grande Bellezza".
[Picture of Vernon Dobtcheff]


Doctoroff, Daniel
Born 11 July 1958  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
US business man and government official, Michael Bloomberg's sidekick, so to say.
[Picture of Daniel Doctoroff]


Dodd, Lynley
Born 5 July 1941  (Rotorua, New Zealand)
Children's book author and illustrator best known for her Hairy Maclary (enough said)
[Picture of Lynley Dodd]


Dodik, Milorad
Born 12 March 1959  (Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegowina)
Current President of Bosnia and Herzegovina
[Picture of Milorad Dodik]


Doering, Joe
Born 16 April 1982  (Chicago, Illenois, USA)
American professional wrestler, Drake Brewer, Von Doering.
[Picture of Joe Doering]


Dogg, Snoop
Born 20 October 1971  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Gangsta rapper, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
[Picture of Snoop Dogg]


Doherty, Paddy
Born 6 February 1959  (Manchester, England)
Gypsy who came to prominence in 2011 in 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding'.
[Picture of Paddy Doherty]


Doherty, Pete
Born 12 March 1979  (Liverpool, England)
Former lead singer of The Libertines, now with Babyshambles. His addictions to heroin and crack have made his behaviour increasingly random, self-centred and downright tedious.
[Picture of Pete Doherty]


Doherty, Shannen
Born 12 April 1971  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
American TV and film actress best known for playing Brenda Walsh in hit US teen drama 'Beverly Hills, 90210'. Suffering from Crohn’s disease and also diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.
[Picture of Shannen Doherty]


Doig, Clive
Born 11 August 1940  (Croydon, UK)
British television producer involved in Doctor Who and lots of other stuff
[Picture of Clive Doig]


Born 19 March 1947  (Painesville, Ohio, USA)
Singer, a UK one-hit wonder with the corny 'Shaddap You Face' in 1981.
[Picture of Joe DOLCE]


Dole, Elizabeth
Born 29 July 1936  (Salisbury, North Carolina, USA)
Former senator for North Carolina and wife of failed 1996 US presidential candidate Bob Dole.
[Picture of Elizabeth Dole]


Dolenz, Micky
Born 8 March 1945  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Child star as "Corky the Circus Boy", later 1/4 of The Monkees. Wrote the lyrics for "Alternate Title" and was one of the first owners of a Moog Synthesizer.
[Picture of Micky Dolenz]


Domingo, Plácido
Born 21 January 1941  (Madrid, Spain)
Legendary tenor, famous for his collaborations with Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as "The Three Tenors".
[Picture of Plácido Domingo]


Don Baker, Joe
Born 12 February 1936  (Groesbeck, Texas, USA)
Actor, best known for his role as Jack Wade in 'Goldeneye'.
[Picture of Joe Don Baker]


Donahue, Phil
Born 21 December 1935  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Talk show host, better known in the US, but his fame has also filtered across the Atlantic to an extent.
[Picture of Phil Donahue]


Donaldson, Lou
Born 1 November 1926  (Badin, North Carolina, USA)
Bebop jazz saxophonist
[Picture of Lou Donaldson]


Donaldson, Sam
Born 11 March 1934  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
ABC News longtime White House correspondent and journalist who covered the Watergate scandal
[Picture of Sam Donaldson]


Dooley, Paul
Born 22 February 1928  (Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA)
American actor, writer and comedian
[Picture of Paul Dooley]


Dorset, Ray
Born 21 March 1946  (Ashford, Middlesex, England)
Frontman and only everpresent member of Mungo Jerry. Wrote "In the Summertime" and most of their other hits.
[Picture of Ray Dorset]


Dorsey, Sandra
Born 28 September 1939  (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Film and television actress, she is also a theatre actress, director, writer and choreographer. She is best known for her role in the 1989 horror sequel Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (so she's had quite a career). Another no obit
[Picture of Sandra Dorsey]


Dougan, Vikki
Born 1 January 1929  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Born Edith Tooker, former model, one of the first Playboy bunnies (1957), dated (among others) Frank Sinatra and Glenn Ford.
[Picture of Vikki Dougan]


Douglas, Bryan
Born 27 May 1935  (Blackburn, England)
Former Blackburn Rovers right-winger. Scored eleven goals for England as well.
[Picture of Bryan Douglas]


Douglas, Carl
Born 10 May 1942  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Jamaican One-hit wonder who made the legendary Kung Fu Fighting
[Picture of Carl Douglas]


Douglas, Craig
Born 12 August 1941  (Newport, Isle of Wight, England)
Born Terence Perkins. Milkman-turned singer who topped the UK charts in 1959 with a cover of Sam Cooke's hit 'Only Sixteen'. Now aged 74 he still works the nightclubs and cruise ships.
[Picture of Craig Douglas]


Douglas, Donald
Born 7 March 1933  (Falkirk, Scotland)
Scottish actor who can be seen in A Bridge Too Far and Bridget Jones’s Diary, among many others.
[Picture of Donald Douglas]


Douglas, Michael
Born 25 September 1944  (New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA)
Followed his father Kirk into films, and was a moderately successful actor for 20 years until 'Fatal Attraction' really launched him into superstardom in 1987, quickly followed by 'Wall Street' and 'Basic Instinct'. Som
[Picture of Michael Douglas]


Douglas, Roger
Born 5 December 1937  (Auckland, New Zealand)
New Zealand politician who served as a minister in two Labour governments. Known for Rogernomics
[Picture of Roger Douglas]


Dourif, Brad
Born 18 March 1950  (Huntington, West Virginia, USA)
Respected actor who first came to fame as Billy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Now retired from the industry, with the exception of providing the voice for killer doll Chucky.
[Picture of Brad Dourif]


Downey, Jr., Robert
Born 4 April 1965  (New York, New York, USA)
Talented but equally flawed and troubled actor. Appears to be clean after his battle against drugs, but you never know...
[Picture of Robert Downey, Jr.]


Drabble, Margaret
Born 5 June 1939  (Sheffield, England)
English novelist whose works typically feature woman protagonists stifled by English society.
[Picture of Margaret Drabble]


drago, Tony
Born 22 September 1965  (Valletta, Malta)
Maltese former snooker player.
[Picture of Tony drago]


Drake, (singer)
Born 24 October 1986  (Toronto, Canada)
Canadian monotonous singer whose girlfriends get younger as he gets older
[Picture of (singer) Drake]


Draper, Derek
Born 15 August 1967  (Chorley, England)
Husband of Kate Garraway, whose plight with the Coronavirus almost makes you forget his involvement in the "Lobbygate "scandal
[Picture of Derek Draper]


Draper, Ronald
Born 24 December 1926  (Oudtshoorn, South Africa)
South African two-time test cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1945 to 1959.
[Picture of Ronald Draper]


Draper (footballer), Derek
Born 5 November 1943  (Swansea, Wales)
Welsh footballer, most prolifically with Chester.
[Picture of Derek Draper (footballer)]


Dre, Dr
Born 18 February 1965  (Compton, California, USA)
US dean of rappers, whom we don't forget about
[Picture of Dr Dre]


Drejy, Chris
Born 11 November 1945  (London, England)
Longtime guitarist for The Yardbirds until multiple strokes halted his career in 2013.
[Picture of Chris Drejy]


Drescher, Mort
Born 29 October 1929  (USA)
Fran Drescher's father, consequentially appeared in 'The Nanny' multiple times.
[Picture of Mort Drescher]


Drescher, Sylvia
Born 4 September 1934  (New Jersey, USA)
Actess, The Nanny, Mother of Fran Drescher
[Picture of Sylvia Drescher]


Drewitt-Barlow, Tony
Born 19 August 1964  (Manchester, UK)
One of the first gay men to father a child in the UK through surrogacy, often pops up in the papers when there's a story to sell.
[Picture of Tony Drewitt-Barlow]


Drier, Moosie
Born 6 August 1964  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American actor and comedian.
[Picture of Moosie Drier]


Drummond, Charlie
Born 1 March 1987  (Cleadon, Tyne & Wear, England)
Contestant on 'Big Brother'.
[Picture of Charlie Drummond]


Dryden, Isabella
Born 14 October 1917  (Manitoba, Canada)
Canadian educator who gained national attention for still teaching classes past her centennial.
[Picture of Isabella Dryden]


du Bief, Jacqueline
Born 12 April 1930  (Paris, France)
Figure skater.
[Picture of Jacqueline du Bief]


Du Bois, Barry
Born 4 August 1960  (Sydney, Australia)
One of two cancer-battling Antiopedean TV "fix-your-house-up" types getting a DDP call-up in 2018.
[Picture of Barry Du Bois]


Born 28 November 1935  (Rustenburg, South Africa)
Former South African Rugby Union player who is well respected in his homeland and was named "The country's rugby player of the 20th century".
[Picture of Frik DU PREEZ]


Duckenfield, David
Born in   (exact date unknown)
The police officer in charge during the Hillsborough Stadium crush in 1989 and former chief superintendent of South Yorkshire police.
[Picture of David Duckenfield]


Ducklo, TJ
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Press secretary for Joe Biden during his 2020 bid for the Presidency.
[Picture of TJ Ducklo]


Dudley, Dudley
Born in Brandon, Florida, USA  (exact date unknown)
Professional wrestler of the Dudley Brothers, born 1973.
[Picture of Dudley Dudley]


Duffy, Sir Patrick
Born 17 June 1920  (United Kingdom)
Former Labour MP and later an important NATO functionary
[Picture of Sir Patrick Duffy]


Duggan, Jim
Born 14 January 1954  (Glenn Falls, New York, USA)
Cartoon era WWF wrestler, winner of the first-ever Royal Rumble in 1988.
[Picture of Jim Duggan]


Dugin, Aleksandr
Born 7 January 1962  (Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union)
Russian political philosopher and Putin ally.
[Picture of Aleksandr Dugin]


Dukakis, Michael
Born 3 November 1933  (Brookline, Massachusetts, USA)
Former Democrat govenor of Massachusetts, who unsuccessfully ran for President in 1988.
[Picture of Michael Dukakis]


Duke, Charles
Born 3 October 1935  (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
Youngest of the twelve men to walk on the Moon.
[Picture of Charles Duke]


Dullea, Keir
Born 30 May 1936  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Actor, forever known as astronaut David "Dave" Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's epic 1968 film '2001: A Space Odyssey'. Funny to think we're a decade passed that now and no monolith to be found...
[Picture of Keir Dullea]


Dumas, Roland
Born 23 August 1922  (Limoges, France)
Controversial/insane French socialist politician who served as Foreign Minister for most of the 80s and early 90s.
[Picture of Roland Dumas]


Duncan, Arthur Arthur Duncan is no longer with us
Born 25 September 1933  (Pasadena, California, USA)

Died 4 January 2023  (Moreno Valley, California, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
American trailblazing tap dancer on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1964 to 1982 which along with his earlier inclusion on Betty White's variety show (1954), made him the first African-American regular on variety television programs.
[Picture of Arthur Duncan]


Dunlop, Michael
Born 10 March 1989  (Ballymoney, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish motorcyclist.
[Picture of Michael Dunlop]


Dunn, George
Born 21 September 1922  (England)
One of the last surviving Battle of Britain RAF men.
[Picture of George Dunn]


Dunn (singer), James
Born 4 February 1950  (place of birth unknown)
American soul singer of The Stylistics.
[Picture of James Dunn (singer)]


Dunne, Thomas
Born 24 October 1933  (Great Britain)
Lord Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester from 1977, then (after the historic counties were restored) from 1998 the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire until 2001 and the Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire until 2008.
[Picture of Thomas Dunne]


Duran, Roberto
Born 16 June 1951  (El Chorrillo, Panama)
Boxer who held world titles in four weight classes and boxed in five decades.
[Picture of Roberto Duran]


Duvall, Robert
Born 5 January 1931  (San Diego, California, USA)
US movie actor & director, in countless films since 1962.
[Picture of Robert Duvall]


Duvall, Shelley
Born 7 July 1949  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Actress, best known for her role in Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'.
[Picture of Shelley Duvall]


Dvornikov, Aleksandr
Born 22 August 1961  (Ussuriysk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union)
Russian military general.
[Picture of Aleksandr Dvornikov]


Dylan, Bob
Born 24 May 1941  (Duluth, Minnesota, USA)
Legendary folk singer with an annoying voice. Still touring.
[Picture of Bob Dylan]


Dyson, Terry
Born 29 November 1934  (Scarborough, England, United Kingdom)
Successful winger with Tottenham Hotspurs in the 60s and 70s
[Picture of Terry Dyson]


Nascimento, Alexandre do
Born 1 March 1925  (Malanje, Portuguese Angola)
Angolan cardinal of the Catholic Church.
[Picture of Alexandre do Nascimento]

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