Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2023: G


Egziabher, Tewolde Berhan Gebre
Born 19 February 1940  (Adwa, Tigray Governorate, Italian East Africa)
Ethiopian scientist who won the Right Livelihood Award in 2000.
[Picture of Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher]


G, Sheff
Born 23 September 1998  (New York City, New York, USA)
Eminent figure in the Brooklyn drill rap scene
[Picture of Sheff G]


Gage, William William Gage is no longer with us
Born 22 April 1938  (United Kingdom)

Died 13 September 2023  ()

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
British judge who presided, for example, over the Jill Dando case
[Picture of William Gage]


Gaither, Bill
Born 28 March 1936  (Alexandria, Indiana, USA)
Gospel singer and songwriter.
[Picture of Bill Gaither]


Galkin, Aleksandr
Born 22 March 1958  (Ordzhonikidze, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union )
Russian military general.
[Picture of Aleksandr Galkin]


Gall, Sandy
Born 1 October 1927  (Penang, Malaysia)
British journalist and former ITN newsreader & reporter.
[Picture of Sandy Gall]


Galtung, Johan
Born 24 October 1930  (Oslo, Norway)
Norwegian sociologist whose research on conflict studied earned him an "Alternative Nobel Prize". Sort of a European Chomsky.
[Picture of Johan Galtung]


Gambon, Michael Michael Gambon is no longer with us
Born 19 October 1940  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

Died 28 September 2023  (Witham, Essex)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Actor - made it big in 'The Singing Detective' and has been in the last 2 Harry Potter films as Dumbledore. Recently popped up in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Michael Gambon]


Garaud, Marie-France
Born 3 March 1934  (Poitiers, France)
French politician with close ties to Pompidou and Chirac.
[Picture of Marie-France Garaud]


Garavito, Luis Luis Garavito is no longer with us
Born 25 January 1957  (Génova, Quindío, Colombia)

Died 12 October 2023  (Valledupar, Colombia)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
Colombian serial killer who admitted to the rape and murder of 147 young boys in 1999 for which he received a sentence of just 22 years.
[Picture of Luis Garavito]


Garber, Victor
Born 16 March 1949  (London, Canada)
Actor who played Jesus in the 1973 film 'Godspell'.
[Picture of Victor Garber]


Garcia, Charly
Born 23 October 1951  (Bueni=os Aires, Argentina)
Argentinian rock musician.
[Picture of Charly Garcia]


Garden, Graeme
Born 18 February 1943  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Qualified doctor, but became famous as one of 'The Goodies', and has been involved in broadcasting ever since the late 1960s.
[Picture of Graeme Garden]


Gardner, Trixie
Born 17 July 1927  (Parkes, New South Wales, Australia)
Current member of the House of Lords.
[Picture of Trixie Gardner]


Garfield, David
Date and place of birth unknown
Actor ('Doctor Who'). Born 1930.
[Picture of David Garfield]


Garfunkel, Art
Born 5 November 1941  (Forest Hills, New York, USA)
Singer/songwriter, one half of Simon & Garfunkel.
[Picture of Art Garfunkel]


Gargan, Nick
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Former Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset, who was suspended in May 2014.
[Picture of Nick Gargan]


Garko, Gianni
Born 15 July 1935  (Zadar, Croatia)
Italian actor who delivered a machine gun fire of Spaghetti Western performances
[Picture of Gianni Garko]


Garn, Jake
Born 12 October 1932  (Richfield, Utah, USA)
Former senator from Utah who became the first sitting congressman to fly into space in 1985.
[Picture of Jake Garn]


Garner, Alan
Born 17 October 1934  (Congleton, United Kingdom)
British children's book author and reteller of old folk stories
[Picture of Alan Garner]


Garnett, Ruby Nash
Born 15 June 1934  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
R&B singer with the Romantics whose harmonies would later influence the Temptations.
[Picture of Ruby Nash Garnett]


Born 5 September 1927  (Naples, Italy)
Bridge player, one of the all-time greats. Still playing professionally past 80
[Picture of Benito GAROZZO]


Garr, Teri
Born 11 December 1944  (Lakewood, Ohio, USA)
US film & TV star, now battling MS.
[Picture of Teri Garr]


Garza, Larry
Date and place of birth unknown
American comedian and sketch comic based out of San Antonio. Died in February but only obited locally.
[Picture of Larry Garza]


Gascoigne, Paul
Born 27 May 1967  (Gateshead, Co Durham, England)
Flawed genius of the football field, who played for Newcastle United, Spurs, Lazio, Rangers and of course England, when he wasn't busy boozing and/or crying. On and off the wagon constantly.
[Picture of Paul Gascoigne]


Gascoyne-Cecil, Robert
Born 30 September 1946  (place of birth unknown)
British politician and former leader fo the House of Lords (7th Marquess of Salisbury).
[Picture of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil]


Gastoni, Lisa
Born 28 July 1935  (Alassio, Italy)
Italian film actress named "Best Italian Actress of the Year 1966". After the 60s her career slowed down significantly.
[Picture of Lisa Gastoni]


Gates, David
Born 11 December 1940  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
American singer-songwriter, musician and producer, best known as the co-lead singer of the group Bread.
[Picture of David Gates]


Gates (football), Bill Bill Gates (football) is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 22 October 2023  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Former Middlesbrough player now with dementia, a pain to Google for.
[Picture of Bill Gates (football)]


Gatiss, Mark
Born 17 October 1966  (Sedgefield, County Durham, England)
Comedian, actor and writer who emerged in the late 1990s with the comedy group 'The League of Gentlemen' before embarking on a successful solo career.
[Picture of Mark Gatiss]


Gaulle, Philippe de
Born 28 December 1921  (Paris, France)
French politician and son of Charles.
[Picture of Philippe de Gaulle]


Gaunt, William
Born 3 April 1937  (Pudsey, UK)
Long-time TV actor, most famously as one of the three super-agents in 60s sci-fi thriller "The Champions".
[Picture of William Gaunt]


Gautier, Leon Leon Gautier is no longer with us
Born 27 October 1922  (Rennes, Britanny, France)

Died 3 July 2023  (Caen, France)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
WWII veteran who fought at Normandy.
[Picture of Leon Gautier]


Gavaskar, Sunil
Born 7 October 1949  (Bombay, Province of Bombay, India)
Indian cricket batsman. Now a commentator.
[Picture of Sunil Gavaskar]


Gayle, Crystal
Born 1 September 1951  (Paintsville, Kentucky, USA)
Long, long-haired country singer who broke into the mainstream with "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". Also the younger sister of Loretta Lynn.
[Picture of Crystal Gayle]


gaynor, gloria
Born 7 September 1949  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
R & B singer who enjoyed great success in the 1970s with hits such as 'I Will Survive' and 'Never Can Say Goodbye', making her something of a gay icon.
[Picture of gloria gaynor]


Gaynor, Mitzi
Born 4 September 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Hollywood singer and dancer of the 1950s. Was the second musical guest on the night of The Beatles' debut appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'.
[Picture of Mitzi Gaynor]


Gayoom, Maumoon Abdul
Born 29 December 1937  (Malé, Maldives)
President of the Maldives from 1978-2008, later arrested in 2018 for planning a coup.
[Picture of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom]


Geary, Anthony
Born 29 May 1947  (Coalville, Utah, USA)
American soap actor appearing on "General Hospital."
[Picture of Anthony Geary]


Gebelek, Ese
Born in Aydin Province, Ottoman Empire (Turkey)  (exact date unknown)
Unverified age claimant, supposed to be over 128 years old, also survivor of Covid-19. Born..1894.
[Picture of Ese Gebelek]


Geering, Lloyd
Born 26 February 1918  (Rangiora, New Zealand)
New Zealand theologian who faced charges of heresy in 1967 for teaching that the Bible's record of Jesus' death and resurrection is not true
[Picture of Lloyd Geering]


Geeson, Sally
Born 23 June 1950  (Cuckfield, UK)
Actress best known for playing Sid James daughter, Saly, in Bless This House and also in Carry On films.
[Picture of Sally Geeson]


Gehry, Frank
Born 28 February 1929  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian-born American architect, whose works are cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture in the 2010 World Architecture Survey, which led Vanity Fair to label him as "the most important architect of our age".
[Picture of Frank Gehry]


Geiberger, Al
Born 1 September 1937  (Red Bluff, California, USA)
Golfer, the first to hit a score of 59 in a PGA Tour. A different hole-in-one came when his colon was removed in 1980.
[Picture of Al Geiberger]


Geldof, Bob
Born 5 October 1951  (Dun Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland)
Former Boomtown Rats front man turned shouty, sweary Live Aid and Live 8 organiser. Has been looking even rougher than usual of late, which certainly takes some doing.
[Picture of Bob Geldof]


Geller, Ruth
Born 16 October 1923  (Chemnitz, Germany)
German actress.
[Picture of Ruth Geller]


Genefke, Inge Kemp
Born 6 July 1938  (Frederiksberg, Denmark)
A prize-winning campaigner and worker on behalf of torture victims.
[Picture of Inge Kemp Genefke]


Gentry, Bobbie
Born 27 July 1942  (Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA)
Trailblazing American country singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Bobbie Gentry]


Gentry, Jan
Born 31 October 1948  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Contestant in Survivor: Thailand
[Picture of Jan Gentry]


George, Barry
Born 15 April 1960  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Accused, but subsquently cleared of killing TV presenter Jill Dando in 1999.
[Picture of Barry George]


George, Bobby
Born 16 February 1945  (Manor Park, East London, England)
Cockney darts player. The only person in the world who wears more jewellery than Jimmy Savile or Michael Carroll.
[Picture of Bobby George]


George, Boy
Born 14 June 1961  (Eltham, Kent, England)
Cross-dressing lead singer of Culture Club and later solo artist, born George Alan O'Dowd.
[Picture of Boy George]


Gerard, Gil
Born 23 January 1943  (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)
Star of 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'. Also got to flirt with Erin Gray, the lucky ol' dog.
[Picture of Gil Gerard]


Gerasimov, Valery
Born 8 September 1955  (Kazan, Tatar ASSR, Soviet Union)
Russian military general serving as chief of the general staff.
[Picture of Valery Gerasimov]


Gerstenhaber, Murray
Born 5 June 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
US mathematician who is so good, he has a branch of algebra named after him
[Picture of Murray Gerstenhaber]


Gervais, Ricky
Born 25 June 1961  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
Annoying one trick pony. Hit paydirt with the mockumentary 'The Office' in 2001, perhaps the most monumentally overrated programme in the history of television.
[Picture of Ricky Gervais]


Getty, Gordon
Born 20 December 1933  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Member of the Getty business dynasty who also composes classical music to the side.
[Picture of Gordon Getty]


geun-hye, park
Born 2 February 1952  (Samdeok-don, South Korea)
Former president of South Korea from 2013-2017
[Picture of park geun-hye]


Gibb, Barry
Born 1 September 1946  (Douglas, Isle of Man)
The eldest of the Bee Gees. The last one standing…
[Picture of Barry Gibb]


Gibbons, Billy
Born 16 December 1949  (Houston, Texas, USA)
AKA "Reverend Willie G", the guitarist in ZZ Top.
[Picture of Billy Gibbons]


Gibbs, Marla
Born 14 June 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American TV sitcom actress, best known as wisecracking maid Florence on 'The Jeffersons'.
[Picture of Marla Gibbs]


Gibson, Andrea
Born 13 August 1975  (Calais, Maine, USA)
American poet LGBTQ etc. activist. Another "they"-smug.
[Picture of Andrea Gibson]


Gibson, Edward
Born 8 November 1936  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
Science Pilot on the Skylab 4 mission
[Picture of Edward Gibson]


Gibson, Kirk
Born 28 May 1957  (Pontiac, Michigan, USA)
American professional baseball player and manager for the Detroit Tigers, nicknamed Gibby
[Picture of Kirk Gibson]


Gilbert, Johnny
Born 13 July 1928  (Newport News, Virginia, USA)
Jeopardy Announcer.
[Picture of Johnny Gilbert]


Gilbert, Rhod
Born 18 October 1968  (Carmarthen, Wales)
Welsh stand-up comedian.
[Picture of Rhod Gilbert]


Gilberto, Astrud Astrud Gilberto is no longer with us
Born 29 March 1940  (Bahia, Brazil, USA)

Died 5 June 2023  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Brazilian latin jazz chantuese.
[Picture of Astrud Gilberto]


Born 19 August 1945  (Chiswick, London, UK)
Lead singer of Deep Purple, Child in time.
[Picture of IAN GILLAN]


Gillespie, Robert
Born 9 November 1933  (Lille, France)
Veteran actor on British TV, in comic and serious roles. In recent years, he returned to his first love of the stage.
[Picture of Robert Gillespie]


Gillette, Anita
Born 16 August 1936  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Her name sounds like someone begging for a razor, but she's an American actress and routine game show panelist.
[Picture of Anita Gillette]


Gilliam, Terry
Born 22 November 1940  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
The only non-British member of the Monty Python team and director of a whole bunch of films that don't quite work.
[Picture of Terry Gilliam]


Gilot, Francoise Francoise Gilot is no longer with us
Born 26 November 1921  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)

Died 6 June 2023  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
French painter and muse to the legendary Pablo Picasso.
[Picture of Francoise Gilot]


Girardi, Thomas
Born 6 March 1939  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Attorney, involved in the case that inspired 'Erin Brockovich'. Now has Alzheimer's.
[Picture of Thomas Girardi]


Giuliani, Rudolph
Born 28 May 1944  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Mayor of New York, 1994-2001.
[Picture of Rudolph Giuliani]


Gladys, Maria
Born 23 November 1939  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazilian actress.
[Picture of Maria Gladys]


Glanville, Brian
Born 24 September 1931  (London, England)
Football journalist, the doyen of the genre - has been in the industry since the early 1950's.
[Picture of Brian Glanville]


Glass, Philip
Born 31 January 1937  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Highly influential minimalist composer known for his film scores and usage of repetitive structures.
[Picture of Philip Glass]


Gleason, Steve
Born 19 March 1977  (Spokane, Washington, USA)
Former American footballer, who is now suffering from ALS.
[Picture of Steve Gleason]


Glenn, Scott
Born 26 January 1941  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Film actor, has been in 'Hunt for Red October' and 'Silence of the Lambs'.
[Picture of Scott Glenn]


Glitter, Gary
Born 8 May 1944  (Banbury, Oxfordshire, England)
1970s glam rocker who was jailed in 1999 for possession of hardcore child porn. "Do you wanna be in my gang?" Er...we'll give it a miss, thanks, Gary.
[Picture of Gary Glitter]


Glock, Gaston Gaston Glock is no longer with us
Born 19 July 1929  (Vienna, Austria)

Died 27 December 2023  ()

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Found of the firearms company Glock, who didn't start designing guns until he was well into his 50s. Well, it's something to do…
[Picture of Gaston Glock]


Glover, Bruce
Born 2 May 1932  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor - played the camp assassin Mr Wint in the 1971 James Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
[Picture of Bruce Glover]


Glover, Julian
Born 27 March 1935  (London, England)
Reknowned actor who's appeared on stage, screen and tv and is an aluminous of the 'Star Wars, 'James Bond' and 'Doctor Who' series.
[Picture of Julian Glover]


Glück, Louise Louise Glück is no longer with us
Born 22 April 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 13 October 2023  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
US writer and Nobel Laureate in 2020
[Picture of Louise Glück]


Godard, Vic
Born in Mortlake, London, United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)
British singer-songwriter formerly of the punk group Subway Sect. 
[Picture of Vic Godard]


Godley, Janey
Born 20 January 1961  (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Scottish stand-up comedienne
[Picture of Janey Godley]


Godwin, Tim
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Senior British police officer, and former Deputy Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police Service, having served from 2009-2011.
[Picture of Tim Godwin]


Gold, Marian
Born 26 May 1954  (Herford, West Germany)
Frontman of synth band Alphaville who does not want to be forever young
[Picture of Marian Gold]


Goldfarb, Eddy
Born 5 September 1922  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American toy inventor best known for the Yakity Yak Talking Teeth, Battling Tops, KerPlunk, Stompers, and Vac-U-Form
[Picture of Eddy Goldfarb]


Goldthwait, Bobcat
Born 26 May 1962  (Syracuse, New York, USA)
American actor with a distinct voice, also an active stand-up comedian
[Picture of Bobcat Goldthwait]


Gollmann, Rosi
Born 9 June 1927  (Germany)
Co-founder of the Rosi Gollmann Andheri Foundation.
[Picture of Rosi Gollmann]


Golson, Benny
Born 25 January 1929  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Jazz musician.
[Picture of Benny Golson]


Gomez, Wilfredo
Born 29 October 1956  (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Bazooka Gómez, Puerto Rican former professional boxer and three-time world champion
[Picture of Wilfredo Gomez]


Gonzalez, Jorge
Born 12 June 1964  (San Miguel, Chile)
Chilean singer-songwriter, singer of the band Los Prisoneros, the most popular band in the country.
[Picture of Jorge Gonzalez]


Gonzalez, Randy Randy Gonzalez is no longer with us
Born 13 September 1987  (Brazil)

Died 25 January 2023  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 35  (read death notice)
Video streamer of popular family collective Enkyboys
[Picture of Randy Gonzalez]


Goodale, James
Born 27 July 1933  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
New York Times journalist, their former vice president and a strong voice for press freedom
[Picture of James Goodale]


Goodall, Jane
Born 3 April 1934  (London, England)
Conservationist, known for her 45 year study of chimpanzees.
[Picture of Jane Goodall]


Goodenough, John B. John B. Goodenough is no longer with us
Born 25 July 1922  (Jena, Germany)

Died 25 June 2023  (Austin, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry from 2019.
[Picture of John B. Goodenough]


Goodman, Len Len Goodman is no longer with us
Born 25 April 1944  (Bethnal Green, London, England)

Died 22 April 2023  (Royal Tunbridge Wells, England)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Ballroom dancer, best known as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars. Known for shouting out "Seven" in a particularly strange way.
[Picture of Len Goodman]


Goodyear, Julie
Born 29 March 1942  (Heywood, Lancashire, England)
Gobby Northern actress who played Bet Lynch in 'Coronation Street' for 25 years. Her off-screen love life has been the stuff of a tabloid editor's dreams: 3 short-lived marriages (one of which was annulled after the reception), 2 called-off engagements,
[Picture of Julie Goodyear]


Goran, Gerd
Born 5 January 1919  (Karmansbo, Sweden)
Swedish textile artist and painter
[Picture of Gerd Goran]


Gordon, Josh
Born 13 April 1991  (Houston, Texas, USA)
NFL player who took "indefinite leave" from the sport in December 2018 to focus on his mental health.
[Picture of Josh Gordon]


Gordy, Berry
Born 28 November 1929  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Record executive & producer, mostly associated with "Motown" music.
[Picture of Berry Gordy]


Gore, Martin
Born 23 July 1961  (London, England)
English musician and founding member of Depeche Mode.
[Picture of Martin Gore]


Gorgatti, Guido
Born 5 December 1919  (Rovigo, Veneto, Italy)
Italian-born Argentine film actor joining Jeanne Calment and George Burns as a cautionary tale against smoking. Died in May without obiting
[Picture of Guido Gorgatti]


Gorgeous, Gigi
Born 20 April 1992  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
One of them YouTubers the kids like, who has crossed over into mainstream fame.
[Picture of Gigi Gorgeous]


Gorman, Patrick
Born 3 August 1934  (Visalia, California, USA)
US Actor in films and TV
[Picture of Patrick Gorman]


Gormley, Phil
Born in Surrey, England  (exact date unknown)
Former Chief Constable of Police Scotland.
[Picture of Phil Gormley]


Gorokhova, Galina
Born 31 August 1931  (Moscow, Russia)
Retired fencer, five time Olympic medal winner as well as nine time world championship gold medal winner.
[Picture of Galina Gorokhova]


Gorrie, John
Born 11 August 1932  (Hastings, East Sussex, England)
BBC director, including of the early 'Doctor Who' short 'The Keys of Marinus'.
[Picture of John Gorrie]


Gosar, Paul
Born 27 November 1958  (Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA)
Extremely conservative Arizona politician
[Picture of Paul Gosar]


Gosling, Ryan
Born 12 November 1980  (London, Ontario, Canada)
Ask your girlfriend…
[Picture of Ryan Gosling]


Gossett, Jr., Louis
Born 27 May 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Gangly actor who turned down an offer to play professional basketball in order to go into films instead. Won an Oscar in 1982 for his part in 'An Officer and a Gentleman', and has gone on to play various tough guys and rough diamonds since.
[Picture of Louis Gossett, Jr.]


Goulding, Steve
Born 18 August 1960  (place of birth unknown)
English former Australian rules footballer.
[Picture of Steve Goulding]


Gove, Michael
Born 26 August 1967  (Edinburgh, UK)
Pob-faced former Channel 4 late night presenter who, 20 years later, looks like he'll be our country's prime minister soon. The absolute state of the UK.
[Picture of Michael Gove]


Gowda, H. D. Deve
Born 18 May 1933  (Haradanahalli, India)
11th prime minister of India, just a short term though
[Picture of H. D. Deve Gowda]


Gowon, Yakubu
Born 19 October 1934  (Kanke, Northern Region, British Nigeria)
Former military dictator of Nigeria from 1966-75 who committed war crimes in the throes of the Nigerian Civil War.
[Picture of Yakubu Gowon]


Grady, Mike
Born 6 February 1946  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
Best known for playing the henpecked Barry in 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
[Picture of Mike Grady]


Graf, Steffi
Born 14 July 1969  (Mannheim, Germany)
Former tennisplayer, seven time Wimbledon, four Australian open, six French open and five time US open winner. Mrs. André Agassi.
[Picture of Steffi Graf]


Graham, "Superstar" Billy 
Born 7 June 1943  (Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA)

Died 17 May 2023  (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Born Eldridge Wayne Coleman. Former WWF World Heavyweight Champion.
[Picture of


Graham, Bob
Born 9 November 1936  (Coral Gables, Florida, USA)
Former Florida Governor (1979-87) and Senator (1987-2005).
[Picture of Bob Graham]


Graham, David
Born 11 July 1925  (London, England)
Actor, best known for his voice work on 'Thunderbirds' as Parker and Brains and on 'Doctor Who' as one of the voices of the Daleks.
[Picture of David Graham]


Graham, Lindsey
Born 9 July 1955  (Central, South Carolina, USA)
South Carolina senator who tried to run for US President against Trump but failed miserably. As they all did…
[Picture of Lindsey Graham]


Graham (golf), David
Born 23 May 1946  (Windsor, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian golfer with eight PGA wins and two major championships.
[Picture of David Graham (golf)]


Graham-Smith, Francis
Born 25 April 1923  (Roehampton, Surrey, England)
Thirteenth Astronomer Royal from 1982 to 1990.
[Picture of Francis Graham-Smith]


Grainger, Gawn
Born 12 October 1937  (Glasgow, Scotland)
British stage actor and playwright, occasionally sells his soul for some TV work
[Picture of Gawn Grainger]


Granass, Gardy
Born 7 January 1930  (Berlin, Germany)
German film actress.
[Picture of Gardy Granass]


Grande, Ariana
Born 26 June 1993  (Boca Raton, Florida, USA)
American pop singer and actress.
[Picture of Ariana Grande]


Grandin, Temple
Born 29 August 1947  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
American professor and doctor of Animal Science.
[Picture of Temple Grandin]


Grant, Bud Bud Grant is no longer with us
Born 20 May 1927  (Superior, Wisconsin, USA)

Died 11 March 2023  (United States)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Dual-sport athlete (played in both the NFL and the NBA), won the 1969 Superbowl as coach of the Minnesota Vikings.
[Picture of Bud Grant]


Grant, Hugh
Born 23 March 1958  (Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, Scotland)
Current CEO of the much-maligned GMO corporation Monsanto. No, not the actor…
[Picture of Hugh Grant]


Grant, Lee
Born 31 October 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress. Blacklisted by Hollywood in the 1950s.
[Picture of Lee Grant]


Grant, Russell
Born 4 February 1951  (Middlesex, England)
Large, camp TV and newspaper astrologer.
[Picture of Russell Grant]


Grassley, Chuck
Born 17 September 1933  (New Hartford, Iowa, USA)
US Republican Senator from Iowa since 1981.
[Picture of Chuck Grassley]


Gravy, Wavy
Born 15 May 1936  (East Greenbush, New York, USA)
US hippie entertainer and activist.
[Picture of Wavy Gravy]


Gray, Erin
Born 7 January 1950  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Former model who played Colonel Wilma Deering in the 70s version of "Buck Rogers". Very popular with teenage boys of the time.
[Picture of Erin Gray]


Gray, Macy
Born 6 September 1967  (Canton, Ohio, USA)
US R&B singer known for her rasping voice. Hyped to the trees ten years ago.
[Picture of Macy Gray]


Green, Seth
Born 8 February 1974  (West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor, best known as Oz in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and Scott Evil in the Austin Powers franchise.
[Picture of Seth Green]


Greenaway, Peter
Born 5 April 1942  (Newport, Wales)
Welsh film director, screenwriter and artist - most successful film The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
[Picture of Peter Greenaway]


Greenbaum, Norman
Born 20 November 1942  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)
Singer - 'Spirit in the Sky'
[Picture of Norman Greenbaum]


Greene, Ellen
Born 22 February 1951  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Longtime theatre actress, perhaps best known as ditzy love interest/man-eating plant namesake Audrey in the film version of 'Little Shop of Horrors'.
[Picture of Ellen Greene]


Greene, Patricia
Born in Allenton, Derby, United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)
Actress, has consistently played 'The Archers' matriarch Jill Archer since 1957, a record for a soaps actor in any medium. Born 1931.
[Picture of Patricia Greene]


Greene, Shecky Shecky Greene is no longer with us
Born 8 April 1926  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 31 December 2023  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Comedian who has been a headline act in Las Vegas for over 30 years. Real name Sheldon Greenfield.
[Picture of Shecky Greene]


Greenspan, Alan
Born 6 March 1926  (New York, New York, USA)
Economist, former US Federal Reserve chairman from 1987-2006.
[Picture of Alan Greenspan]


Greenway, Harry
Born 4 October 1934  (Great Britain)
British Conservative politician and the former MP for Ealing North
[Picture of Harry Greenway]


Greer, Germaine
Born 29 January 1939  (Melbourne, Australia)
Six-foot tall, tub-thumping feminist Aussie writer, best known for her book 'The Female Eunuch' and her frequent appearances on chat shows, where she tries to make out that she isn't that scary really.
[Picture of Germaine Greer]


Gretzky, Wayne
Born 26 January 1961  (Brantford, Ontario, Canada)
Legendary former Ice Hockey player.
[Picture of Wayne Gretzky]


Grey, Joel
Born 11 April 1932  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Played the Master of Ceremonies in 'Cabaret' and came out of the closet (as if there was any need to) at the age of 82.
[Picture of Joel Grey]


Griffin, David
Born 19 July 1943  (Richmond, Surrey, England)
Actor, best remembered for his roles in 'Hi-de-HI' and 'Keeping up Appearances'.
[Picture of David Griffin]


Griffiths, Merlin
Born in London, United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)
The bartender in TV production First Dates, born in February 1975
[Picture of Merlin Griffiths]


Griffiths, Roland R. Roland R. Griffiths is no longer with us
Born 19 July 1946  (Glen Cove, New York, USA)

Died 16 October 2023  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Professor of neuroscience, psychiatry and behavioral science.
[Picture of Roland R. Griffiths]


Griffiths, Terry
Born 16 October 1947  (Llanelli, Wales)
Snooker player, who played achingly slow. However, it won him the 1979 World Championship, and he enjoyed a long career in the sport.
[Picture of Terry Griffiths]


Grigorovich, Yuri
Born 2 January 1927  (St Petersburg, Russia)
One of Russia's leading ballet dancers and choreographers.
[Picture of Yuri Grigorovich]


Grimes, Karolyn
Born 4 July 1940  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Child actress best known for the Christmas classic 'It's A Wonderful Life'.
[Picture of Karolyn Grimes]


Groark, Dave
Date and place of birth unknown
Competitor in the debut season of 'The Amazing Race'. Born c. 1937.
[Picture of Dave Groark]


Groat, Dick Dick Groat is no longer with us
Born 11 April 1930  (Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 27 April 2023  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Former professional baseball player, /short stop, Pittsburg Pirates. Lou Gehrig Memorial award winner.
[Picture of Dick Groat]


Groom, Simon
Born 12 August 1950  (Chesterfield, England)
Blue Peter Presenter from 1978 to 1986. Don't knock 'im.
[Picture of Simon Groom]


Grosser, Renate
Born 18 September 1927  (Berlin, Germany)
German actress.
[Picture of Renate Grosser]


Grossman, Loyd
Born 16 September 1950  (Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA)
American-British author and television presenter for Masterchef.
[Picture of Loyd Grossman]


Grosvenor, Luther
Born 23 December 1946  (Evesham, UK)
Guitarist, former member of both Mott the Hoople and Stealers Wheel.
[Picture of Luther Grosvenor]


Guinness, Peter
Born 3 May 1950  (Whitstable, UK)
Baldy character actor.
[Picture of Peter Guinness]


Gullit, Ruud
Born 1 September 1962  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Inventor of "sexy football", an all-time great player and a somewhat less impressive manager.
[Picture of Ruud Gullit]


Gunnell, Adrian
Born 24 August 1972  (Telford, West Midlands, England)
English former snooker player.
[Picture of Adrian Gunnell]


Gurdon, John
Born 2 October 1933  (Dippenhall, UK)
British developmental biologist best known for his pioneering work in nuclear transplantation and cloning
[Picture of John Gurdon]


Gurnah, Abdulrazak
Born 20 December 1948  (Sultanate of Zanzibar)
Booker-nominated and Nobel-winning Tanzanian author.
[Picture of Abdulrazak Gurnah]


Guthrie, Arlo
Born 10 July 1947  (Coney Island, New York, USA)
Folk-singer son of the legendary troubador Woody Guthrie.
[Picture of Arlo Guthrie]


Guy, Athol
Born 5 January 1940  (Colac, Victoria, Australia)
Double bass player for The Seekers who later had successful careers in Australian light entertainment TV and politics.
[Picture of Athol Guy]


Guy, Buddy
Born 30 July 1936  (Lettsworth, Louisiana, USA)
Guitarist, best known for his extensive work in blues music.
[Picture of Buddy Guy]


Guy, Dickie
Born 6 January 1949  (Greenwich, London, England)
Former Wimbledon FC goalkeeper in the days when the club was not in the Football League.
[Picture of Dickie Guy]


Gyatso, Tenzin
Born 6 July 1935  (Takster, Qinghai, China)
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. According to our contributor, he's a nice guy, you'd want him for a grandfather, and he is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet.
[Picture of Tenzin Gyatso]


Gyllenhall, jake
Born 19 December 1980  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Film actor, still best known as the troubled Donnie Darko in the cult 2001 film of the same name.
[Picture of jake Gyllenhall]


Taylor Greene, Marjorie
Born 27 May 1974  (Milledgeville, Georgia, USA)
People like her used to run the local gym, they were appreciated in the strip club, or the regional dog kennel show, now they successfully run for Congress
[Picture of Marjorie Taylor Greene]

Scoreboard | Team selections | Who's dead so far | DDP main page