Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2023: S


Brown, Denise Scott
Born 3 October 1931  (Nkana, Zambia)
Eminent theoretical architect together with her husband Robert Venturi
[Picture of Denise Scott Brown]


gotha, simeon saxe-coburg
Born 16 June 1937  (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Former Tsar of Bulgaria before being forced out by referendum, before returning to power as Prime Minister in 2001.
[Picture of simeon saxe-coburg gotha]


Saad, Margit
Born 30 May 1929  (Munich, Bavaria, Germany)
German film and television actress. Died in August without obiting outside of Germany.
[Picture of Margit Saad]


Saahko, Jorma
Born 27 August 1935  (Finland)
Finnish social media personality (”Lotta ja pappa”). Just about qualifies on the back of making multiple appearances on Finnish TV beyond just social media.
[Picture of Jorma Saahko]


Saakashvili, Mikheil
Born 21 December 1967  (Tbilisi, Georgia)
President of Georgia since 2004 and in common with some Eastern European leaders came to power on a tide of optimism before degenerating into a sort of authoritarian dictatorship.
[Picture of Mikheil Saakashvili]


Sabin, Alec
Born 28 August 1947  (Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
TV Actor in Dr Who, Tinker Tailor, Coronation St,…
[Picture of Alec Sabin]


Sadeghi, Arash
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Iranian human rights activist, has undertaken a number of hunger strikes in recent years.
[Picture of Arash Sadeghi]


Sadler, Mike
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Last surviving member of the original SAS, awarded the Military Cross for D-Day operations. Born c.1920.
[Picture of Mike Sadler]


Safarov, Ramil
Born 25 August 1977  (Jabrayil, Azerbaijan, Soviet Union)
Azerbaijani army officer amd convicted murderer of an Armenian Lieutenant
[Picture of Ramil Safarov]


Safka, Melanie
Born 3 February 1947  (Queens, New York, USA)
Singer, whose most famous song is 'Brand New Key', a hit in 1971.
[Picture of Melanie Safka]


Sagebrecht, Marianne
Born 27 August 1945  (Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany)
German film actress.
[Picture of Marianne Sagebrecht]


Saïd, Wafic
Born 21 December 1939  (Damascus, Syria)
Syrian businessman.
[Picture of Wafic Saïd]


Saint, Eva Marie
Born 4 July 1924  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Actress, best known for her role in 'North by Northwest'.
[Picture of Eva Marie Saint]


Saint-Marie, Buffy
Born 20 February 1941  (Qu'Appelle Valley, Canada)
Canadian singer-songwriter who has worked extensively in promoting the rights of fellow First Nationers.
[Picture of Buffy Saint-Marie]


Sainty, John John Sainty is no longer with us
Born 24 March 1946  (London, UK)

Died 1 April 2023  ()

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Former Reading and Bournemouth striker.
[Picture of John Sainty]


Sajak, Pat
Born 26 December 1946  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American host of Wheel of Fortune.
[Picture of Pat Sajak]


Sakai, Masaaki
Born 8 June 1946  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese entertainer best known to the western world as the star of crime drama 'Monkey'.
[Picture of Masaaki Sakai]


Sakamoto, Ryuichi Ryuichi Sakamoto is no longer with us
Born 17 January 1952  (Tokyo, Japan)

Died 28 March 2023  (Tokyo, Japan)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Founding member of the Japanese electronic music band, Yellow House Orchestra.
[Picture of Ryuichi Sakamoto]


Saldivar, Yolanda
Born 19 September 1960  (Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico)
Killer of popular Mexican singer Selena.
[Picture of Yolanda Saldivar]


Salim, Salim Ahmed
Born 23 January 1942  (Zanzibar)
(No details available yet; Wikipedia may have an entry at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salim_Ahmed_Salim.)
[Picture of Salim Ahmed Salim]


Salt, Haddon
Born 18 October 1928  (Stanfree, United Kingdom)
Founder and prominent face of the Fish & Chips fast food chain named after him
[Picture of Haddon Salt]


Salthouse, John
Born 16 June 1951  (London, United Kingdom)
British actor and producer, with roles in Softly Softly, and Z-Cars. I'd be very surprised if he didn't also appear in The Bill
[Picture of John Salthouse]


Salva, Victor
Born 29 March 1958  (Martinez, California, USA)
US horror film director, especially the Jeepers Creepers movies.
[Picture of Victor Salva]


Samphan, Khieu
Born 27 July 1931  (Svay Rieng, French Indochina (now Cambodia))
Cambodian communist politician, President of the State Presidium of Democratic Kampuchea from 1976 to 1979.
[Picture of Khieu Samphan]


Samuels, Jerry Jerry Samuels is no longer with us
Born 20 June 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 10 March 2023  (Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Also known as Napoleon XIV, who had a one-hit wonder with 'They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa!'.
[Picture of Jerry Samuels]


Samuelson, Orion
Born 31 March 1934  (Ontario, Wisconsin, USA)
Iconic radio broadcaster who used to medium to educate the American Midwest on agricultural matters
[Picture of Orion Samuelson]


Sánchez de Lozada, Gonzalo
Born 1 July 1930  (La Paz, Bolivia)
President of Bolivia on two occasions.
[Picture of Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada]


Sanders, Bernie
Born 8 September 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Leftist Democrat senator who took on Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency in 2016.
[Picture of Bernie Sanders]


Sanders, Ed
Born 17 August 1939  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
American poet, singer and social activist, regarded as a bridge between the Beat and the Hippie generation
[Picture of Ed Sanders]


Sanders, Richard
Born 23 August 1940  (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor best known as newsman Les Nessman in sitcom 'WKRP in Cincinnati'.
[Picture of Richard Sanders]


Sanderson, William
Born 10 January 1944  (Memphis, Tennesse, USA)
Actor who appeared in Blade Runner and Deadwood.
[Picture of William Sanderson]


Sandon, Henry Henry Sandon is no longer with us
Born 10 August 1928  (London, England)

Died 25 December 2023  (Malvern, Worcs. UK)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
'Antiques Roadshow' regular and authority on Royal Worcester porcelain.
[Picture of Henry Sandon]


Sandrelli, Stefania
Born 6 May 1946  (Viareggio, Italy)
Actress famous for her many roles in the commedia all'Italiana.
[Picture of Stefania Sandrelli]


Sandusky, Jerry
Born 26 January 1944  (Washington, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former coach of the Penn State University American football team, arrested in 2011 for alleged sexual abuse.
[Picture of Jerry Sandusky]


Sansom, C. J.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish crime novelist known for his book series about Tudor-era detective Shardlake. Born 1952
[Picture of C. J. Sansom]


Sansom, Kenny
Born 26 September 1958  (London, England)
Former Arsenal FC and England international left back.
[Picture of Kenny Sansom]


Santana, Carlos
Born 20 July 1947  (Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco, México)
Popular Mexican rock guitarist.
[Picture of Carlos Santana]


Sarandon, Susan
Born 10 April 1946  (New York, New York, USA)
Prolific film actress known for 'Thelma & Louise', 'Bull Durham', and an Oscar-winning role in 'Dead Man Walking', among many other films. Also a longtime political activist.
[Picture of Susan Sarandon]


Sarne, Mike
Born 6 August 1940  (London, England)
Actor and singer with a varied career in television and film as well as the pop charts.
[Picture of Mike Sarne]


Sarney, Jose
Born 24 April 1930  (Pinheiro, Brazil)
Former President of Brazil 1985-1990 who has a steadily expanding medical history
[Picture of Jose Sarney]


Saronni, Giuseppe
Born 22 September 1957  (Novara, Italy)
Italian Giro D'Italia winner still active in an advisory role
[Picture of Giuseppe Saronni]


Sarraute, Claude
Born 24 July 1927  (Paris, France)
French journalist. Died in June and only obited in French sources.
[Picture of Claude Sarraute]


Saud, Prince Khalid bin Faisal Al
Born 24 February 1940  (Riyadh, Saudi-Arabia)
Saudi-Arabian royalty and high-ranking politician. Friend of Prince Charles and quite possibly on the Crown Prince's to-do list.
[Picture of Prince Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud]


Saunders, Ernest
Born 21 October 1935  ()
Convicted fraudster who was released from prison early because he had Alzheimer's Disease, only to make a full recovery, the only man ever to do so. Hmmm...
[Picture of Ernest Saunders]


Saura, Carlos Carlos Saura is no longer with us
Born 4 January 1932  (Huesca, Spain)

Died 10 February 2023  (Madrid, Spain)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Film director.
[Picture of Carlos Saura]


Savage, Robbie
Born 18 October 1974  (Wrexham, Wales)
Gobshite footballer turned gobshite TV pundit.
[Picture of Robbie Savage]


Savident, John
Born 21 January 1938  (Guernsey, Channel Islands)
TV actor, played Fred Elliott in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of John Savident]


Savitt, Dick Dick Savitt is no longer with us
Born 4 March 1927  (Bayonne, New Jersey, USA)

Died 6 January 2023  (Manhattan, New York, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Tennis player of the 1950s, won both Wimbledon and the Australian Open in the same year.
[Picture of Dick Savitt]


Saweard, Lesley
Born in Lincolnshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Archers actress, born 1934.
[Picture of Lesley Saweard]


Sayer, Leo
Born 21 May 1948  (Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England)
Bubble-haired singer-songwriter, best known for his songs, 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing' and 'When I Need You'.
[Picture of Leo Sayer]


Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, Marianne
Born 9 December 1919  (Salzburg, Austria)
Austrian photographer.
[Picture of Marianne Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn]


Scales, Prunella
Born 22 June 1932  (Sutton Abinger, Surrey, England)
Actress - played Sybil Fawlty in 'Fawlty Towers' and went on to appear in 'After Henry' and various Tesco adverts. Wife of Timothy West, and frankly the pair of insufferable Bible-bashers deserve each other.
[Picture of Prunella Scales]


Scarborough, Joe
Born 9 April 1963  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
American TV personality, host of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, and one-time congressman.
[Picture of Joe Scarborough]


Scarfe, Gerald
Born 1 June 1936  (London, England)
Unflinching satircal cartoonist.
[Picture of Gerald Scarfe]


Scargill, Arthur
Born 11 January 1938  (Worsbrough Dale, South Yorkshire, England)
Former miner, Communist, and president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). Fought a bitter battle of wills with Margaret Thatcher during the 1984-85 miners' strike, lost, and then founded his own political party
[Picture of Arthur Scargill]


Schaad, Dieter
Born 4 February 1926  (Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany)
German actor. Died in February and only obited in German news sources.
[Picture of Dieter Schaad]


Schallerova, Jaroslava
Born 25 April 1956  (Prague, Czechia)
Czech actress who came into prominence during the Czech New Wave
[Picture of Jaroslava Schallerova]


Schauble, Wolfgang Wolfgang Schauble is no longer with us
Born 18 September 1942  (Freiburg, Germany)

Died 26 December 2023  (Germany)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
German lawyer and politician
[Picture of Wolfgang Schauble]


Schell, Ronnie
Born 23 December 1931  (Richmond, California, USA)
US actor on Gomer Pyle, but also a comedian with frequent TV appearances as a beatnik parody
[Picture of Ronnie Schell]


Schifrin, Lalo
Born 21 June 1932  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentinian composer whose most famous tune is the theme for 'Mission: Impossible'. Dum Dum Der Num, Dum Dum Derrr Num...
[Picture of Lalo Schifrin]


Schild, Erwin
Born 9 March 1920  (Cologne, Germany)
German-Canadian rabbi and author.
[Picture of Erwin Schild]


Schimpf, Rolf
Born 14 November 1924  (Berlin, Germany)
German television actor
[Picture of Rolf Schimpf]


Schlatter, George
Born 31 December 1932  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
US TV Producer (Laugh-In) with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
[Picture of George Schlatter]


Schlondorff, Volker
Born 31 March 1939  (Wiesbaden, Germany)
German director known internationally for The Tin Drum, fun fact, the writer of this bio knows exactly where he lives
[Picture of Volker Schlondorff]


Schmeiser, Louise
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Wife of Canadian Right Livelihood Award laureate Percy Schmeiser.
[Picture of Louise Schmeiser]


Schmidt, Joe
Born 12 September 1965  (Woodville, New Zealand)
Rugby Union coach with the Irish national team.
[Picture of Joe Schmidt]


Schmitt, Harrison
Born 3 June 1935  (Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA)
Former Astronaut, the last to set foot on the moon. Later a US senator for New Mexico.
[Picture of Harrison Schmitt]


Schneider, Ronnie
Born 20 October 1943  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Music manager who looked after early tours of Rolling Stones and the financial affairs of many top acts
[Picture of Ronnie Schneider]


Schnellinger, Karl-Heinz
Born 31 March 1939  (Düren, Germany)
German footballer, AKA "the Volkswagen" for his consistency as a player.
[Picture of Karl-Heinz Schnellinger]


Schofield, Leslie
Born 12 December 1938  (Oldham, UK)
One of the great "I know the face…" British character actors. Often played out-of-their-depth policemen or other downtrodden security figures.
[Picture of Leslie Schofield]


Schorling, Melker
Born 15 May 1947  (place of birth unknown)
Swedish billionaire.
[Picture of Melker Schorling]


Schrader, Paul
Born 22 July 1946  (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
Screenwriter of blockbusters like Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, director of American Gigolo, Cat People.
[Picture of Paul Schrader]


Schreiber, Mark
Born 9 November 1931  (England)
Lord Marlesford. Tory peer.
[Picture of Mark Schreiber]


Schroeder, Pat Pat Schroeder is no longer with us
Born 30 July 1940  (Portland, Oregon, USA)

Died 13 March 2023  (Celebration, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
former Colorado Representative from 1973 to 1997.
[Picture of Pat Schroeder]


Schultz, Peter C.
Born 3 December 1942  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Co-inventor of the fiber optics that are now used worldwide for telecommunications
[Picture of Peter C. Schultz]


Schumacher, Michael
Born 3 January 1969  (Hürth-Hermülheim, Cologne, Germany)
Racing driver who has won the Formula 1 world championship enough times to drain the EU champagne lake dry. Lives in Switzerland, and apparently his favourite drink is apple juice mixed with sparkling water. Life in the fast lane!
[Picture of Michael Schumacher]


Schwab, Klaus
Born 30 March 1938  (Ravensburg, German Reich)
Founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum, the apparent anti-Christ if you're an antivaxxer conspiracy theorist, everyone else doesn't really know or care who he is.
[Picture of Klaus Schwab]


Schwarzenegger, Arnold
Born 30 July 1947  (Thal, Austria)
Monotonous, monosyllabic, actor and former bodybuilder. "Governator" of California from 2003-2011.
[Picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger]


Schweickart, Rusty
Born 24 October 1935  (Neptune, Jersey, USA)
NASA astronaut and one of the key test pilots for what eventually became Apollo 9.
[Picture of Rusty Schweickart]


Schygulla, Hanna
Born 25 December 1943  (Chorzow, Poland)
German actress and part of the Fassbinder Troupe
[Picture of Hanna Schygulla]


Score, Mike
Born 5 November 1952  (Beverley, England)
Lead singer of A Flock of Seagulls.
[Picture of Mike Score]


Scorsese, Martin
Born 17 November 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)
Award winning Italian-American movie director.
[Picture of Martin Scorsese]


Scott, Andy
Born 30 June 1949  (Wrexham, Wales)
Lead guitarist with glam rockers The Sweet who bizarrely appeared in a number of TV adverts for an insurance company in 2010.
[Picture of Andy Scott]


Scott, David
Born 6 June 1932  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
US Astronaut, the seventh to walk on the Moon, in 1971.
[Picture of David Scott]


Scott, Donald
Born 15 April 1928  (Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland)
Scottish former rugby union player.
[Picture of Donald Scott]


Scott, Donovan
Born 29 September 1947  (Chico, California, United States)
Character actor best known for his role as Leslie Barbara in Police Academy
[Picture of Donovan Scott]


Scott, John
Born 1 November 1930  (Bristol, England, United Kingdom)
British film music composer.
[Picture of John Scott]


Scott, Pippa
Born in Los Angeles, California, USA  (exact date unknown)
American actress.
[Picture of Pippa Scott]


Scott (politician), John
Born 7 June 1951  (Girvan, Scotland)
Former Scottish MP for Ayr
[Picture of John Scott (politician)]


Scotto, Renata Renata Scotto is no longer with us
Born 24 February 1934  (Savona, Italy)

Died 16 August 2023  (Savona, Italy)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Italian soprano and Opera director
[Picture of Renata Scotto]


Scotty, Ludwig
Born 20 June 1948  (Anabar, Nauru)
President of Nauru, first in 2003 and then from 2004 to 2007 and has surely the best name of any politician ever.
[Picture of Ludwig Scotty]


scullion, leo
Born 10 April 1958  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Snooker referee, now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of leo scullion]


Scully, Peter
Born 13 January 1963  ()
Darkweb child pornographer, one of the vilest and most prodigious in history. Sentenced to life in 2018.
[Picture of Peter Scully]


Seagal, Steven
Born 10 April 1952  (Lansing, Michigan, USA)
Actor, best known for action-packed pot boilers such as 'Under Siege'.
[Picture of Steven Seagal]


Searle, John
Born 31 July 1932  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Philosopher, much concerned with how language is processed in the mind. May also be a serial sex pest.
[Picture of John Searle]


Sebastian, John
Born 17 March 1944  (New York City, New York, USA)
Singer-songwriter and founder of US pop band The Lovin' Spoonful.
[Picture of John Sebastian]


Seccombe, Joan
Born 5 March 1930  (England)
Baroness Seccombe. Tory politician.
[Picture of Joan Seccombe]


Sechin, Igor
Born 7 September 1960  (Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union)
Russian oligarch and Putin ally.
[Picture of Igor Sechin]


Sedaka, Neil
Born 13 March 1939  (Brooklyn, New York City, USA)
Pop singer, songwriter & pianist, composer of 'Is This The Way to Amarillo?'
[Picture of Neil Sedaka]


Sedgman, Frank
Born 29 October 1927  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian tennis player, winner of 5 grand slam titles.
[Picture of Frank Sedgman]


Segarra, Annie
Born 22 August 1990  (place of birth unknown)
American YouTuber and activist.
[Picture of Annie Segarra]


Seger, Bob
Born 6 May 1945  (Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA)
American singer-songwriter and pioneer of "heartland rock", with hits such as 'Night Moves'.
[Picture of Bob Seger]


Segouin, Simone Simone Segouin is no longer with us
Born 3 October 1926  (Thivars, France)

Died 21 February 2023  (Courville-sur-Eure, France)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
French Resistance fighter, not now, but during World War II
[Picture of Simone Segouin]


Seith, Bobby
Born 9 March 1932  (Coatbridge, UK)
Scottish footballer, won league titles both sides of the border (with Burnley and Dundee, respectively).
[Picture of Bobby Seith]


Seixas, Vic
Born 30 August 1923  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Retired US tennis player. Wimbledon singles champion in 1953.
[Picture of Vic Seixas]


Serafinowicz, Peter
Born 10 July 1972  (Gateacre, Liverpool, UK)
Actor and director who was voice of Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace
[Picture of Peter Serafinowicz]


Serrano, Jose E.
Born 24 October 1943  (Mayagüez, Puerto Rico)
Longtime US Representative, serving New York as a Democrat. Retired in 2020 due to a Parkinson's diagnosis.
[Picture of Jose E. Serrano]


Serrano, Julieta
Born 2 January 1933  (Barcelona, Spain)
Spanish theatre and cinema actress.
[Picture of Julieta Serrano]


Serre, Henri
Born 26 February 1931  (Sète, France)
french actor, Jules et Jim. Died in Octobre but did not get a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Henri Serre]


Sertich, Mike
Born in Virginia, Minnesota USA  (exact date unknown)
American ice hockey coach, born 1947
[Picture of Mike Sertich]


Severinsen, Carl Hilding "Doc"
Born 7 July 1927  (Arlington, Oregon, USA)
American jazz & pop trumpeter.
[Picture of Carl Hilding


Sevilla, Carmen Carmen Sevilla is no longer with us
Born 16 October 1930  (Seville, Spain)

Died 27 June 2023  (Madrid, Spain)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Hugely successful Spanish actress from the 1940s to the 1970s. Then switched to presenting until she retired
[Picture of Carmen Sevilla]


Sezer, Ahmet Necdet
Born 13 September 1941  (Afyonkarahisar, Turkey)
President of Turkey from 2000-07.
[Picture of Ahmet Necdet Sezer]


Shackleford, Ted
Born 23 June 1946  (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)
Actor known as Gary Ewing in 'Dallas' and more recently has played twin brothers on 'The Young and the Restless'.
[Picture of Ted Shackleford]


Shaffer, Paul
Born 28 November 1949  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian arranger well-known as band leader of David Letterman's show band
[Picture of Paul Shaffer]


Shakur, Mutulu Mutulu Shakur is no longer with us
Born 8 August 1950  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Died 6 July 2023  (New York, USA)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Imprisoned member of the Black Liberation Army, step-father of late US rapper Tupac Shakur
[Picture of Mutulu Shakur]


Shalala, Donna
Born 14 February 1941  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Former US congressional representative and HHS secretary under President Clinton
[Picture of Donna Shalala]


Shalit, Gene
Born 25 May 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
Colourful film and book critic for NBC's 'The Today Show' since 1973.
[Picture of Gene Shalit]


Shannon, Johnny
Born 29 July 1932  (London, England)
Cockney actor, best known as the gangster Harry Flowers in the countercultural classic 'Performance' in 1970.
[Picture of Johnny Shannon]


Shapiro, Ben
Born 15 January 1984  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American Right Wing political commentator.
[Picture of Ben Shapiro]


Shapiro, Esther
Born 6 June 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Television screenwriter who co-created 'Dynasty' with husband Richard.
[Picture of Esther Shapiro]


Sharma, Barbara
Born 14 September 1938  (Dallas, TX, USA)
American actress and dancer.
[Picture of Barbara Sharma]


Shatner, William
Born 22 March 1931  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Actor who will forever be known as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise, playing the character in the original 'Star Trek' series and reprising the role in seven of the films and various related spin-offs. He also played T. J. Hooker and wrote
[Picture of William Shatner]


Sheen, Charlie
Born 3 September 1965  (New York, New York, USA)
Born Carlos Estevez, he was hugely popular in the 1980s, but since then has been embroiled in a string of scandals involving firearms, prostitutes, cocaine and violent behaviour, which has dimmed his shining star somewhat.
[Picture of Charlie Sheen]


Sheen, Martin
Born 3 August 1940  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
Actor of Irish and Spanish ancestry whose most notable roles have included Captain Willard in the classic film 'Apocalypse Now' and the President in TV series 'The West Wing'. Father of Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez (
[Picture of Martin Sheen]


Sheindlin, Judy
Born 21 October 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)
The highest-paid person on TV, thanks to her always watchable shouting at trailer park inhabitants who stole their ex-wife's car on "Judge Judy".
[Picture of Judy Sheindlin]


Shelby, Richard
Born 6 May 1934  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
Senator from Alabama who switched parties but kept delivering the pork
[Picture of Richard Shelby]


Shepp, Archie
Born 24 May 1937  (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)
US jazz saxophonist.
[Picture of Archie Shepp]


Sherman, Bobby
Born 22 July 1943  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Singer-songwriter who wrote Little Woman.
[Picture of Bobby Sherman]


Sherman, Richard M.
Born 12 June 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Hollywood music composer, mostly worked on Disney films. Responsible for coming up with the word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", the aural assault that is 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', and the songs in any number of Disney's 'Winnie the Pooh' travesti
[Picture of Richard M. Sherman]


Shibutani, Maia
Born 20 July 1994  (New York, New York, USA)
Figure skater.
[Picture of Maia Shibutani]


Shiesty, Pooh
Born 8 November 1999  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
US rapper with a recent meteoric rise, abruptly stopped by a 5-year prison term
[Picture of Pooh Shiesty]


Shimono, Sab
Born 31 July 1937  (Sacramento, California, USA)
Asian-American broadway actor, then crossed over into movies and a thousand TV roles
[Picture of Sab Shimono]


Shinoda, Masahiro
Born 9 March 1931  (Gifu, Japan)
Japanese new wave film director.
[Picture of Masahiro Shinoda]


Shinohara, Ushio
Born 17 January 1932  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese painter somewhere between Dada and Outsider art
[Picture of Ushio Shinohara]


Shire, Talia
Born 25 April 1946  (Lake Success, New York, USA)
American Actress, she was Rocky's Adrian, and Vito Corleone's daughter Connie
[Picture of Talia Shire]


Born 16 September 1933  (Dortmund, Germany)
German-born British information technology pioneer and businesswoman.
[Picture of Steve SHIRLEY]


Shoigu, Sergei
Born 21 May 1955  (Chadan, Tuvan Autonomous Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union)
Russian politician serving as minister of defense.
[Picture of Sergei Shoigu]


Shorter, Wayne Wayne Shorter is no longer with us
Born 25 August 1933  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)

Died 2 March 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Jazz saxophonist who has won 11 Grammy Awards.
[Picture of Wayne Shorter]


Shropshire, Elmo
Born 26 October 1936  (Lexington, Kentucky, USA)
US veterinarian better known as Dr. Elmo and who had a novelty hit with Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
[Picture of Elmo Shropshire]


Born 28 August 1935  (Valdosta, Georgia, USA)
Actor - Deputy Sheriff Enos Strate in 'The Dukes of Hazzard'.
[Picture of Sonny SHROYER]


Shui-Bian, Chen
Born 12 October 1950  (Guantian, Taiwan)
President of the Republic of China (AKA Taiwan) from 2000-2008.
[Picture of Chen Shui-Bian]


Shwe, Than
Born 2 February 1933  (Kyaykse, Mandalay, Myanmar)
Reclusive & controversial Head of State of Burma. Allegedly very ill, but as with many things with Shwe, it's all rumours so far.
[Picture of Than Shwe]


SIDIBE, Gabourey
Born 6 May 1983  (New York City, New York, USA)
Morbidly obese US actress.
[Picture of Gabourey SIDIBE]


Siegel, Jay
Born 20 October 1939  (Brighton Beach, New York, USA)
Last survivor of the Tokens incarnation that wim-oh-wayed their way through "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".
[Picture of Jay Siegel]


siffre, labi
Born 25 June 1945  (Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom)
intellectual British singer/songwriter and poet
[Picture of labi siffre]


Sikking, James
Born 3 May 1934  (Los Angerles, California, USA)
Actor known for playing Lt. Howard Hunter in the TV series Hill Street Blues.
[Picture of James Sikking]


Silayev, Ivan
Born 21 October 1930  (Baktyzino, Soviet Union)
Final head of state of the Soviet Union. Did not receive a qualifying obit when he died in February.
[Picture of Ivan Silayev]


Sillars, Jim
Born 4 October 1937  (Ayr, Scotland)
Scottish politician and independence activist who founded the shortlived Scottish Labour Party
[Picture of Jim Sillars]


Silva, Alex da
Born 27 March 1968  (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazilian choreographer who is not quite convinced that you can dance
[Picture of Alex da Silva]


Silva, Giant
Born 21 July 1963  (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Brazilian basketball player-turned wrestler.
[Picture of Giant Silva]


Silverblatt, Michael
Born 6 August 1952  (New York, USA)
Literary critic and American broadcaster who hosted Bookworm
[Picture of Michael Silverblatt]


Sim, Sue
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Former Chief Constable of Northumbria Police.
[Picture of Sue Sim]


Simmons, Richard
Born 12 July 1948  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Annoying physical fitness expert, often on TV.
[Picture of Richard Simmons]


Simon, Carly
Born 25 June 1945  (New York City, New York, USA)
Singer-songwriter whose 1970s hit 'You're So Vain' has prompted much speculation over whoever it was about.
[Picture of Carly Simon]


Simon, Paul
Born 13 October 1941  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Successful singer-songwriter who first found fame in the 1960s with singing partner Art Garfunkel before continuing with a solo career of similar distinction.
[Picture of Paul Simon]


Simpson, (senator) Alan
Born 2 September 1931  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
US Senator for Wyoming from 1979 to 1997.
[Picture of (senator) Alan Simpson]


Simpson, Bobby
Born 3 February 1936  (Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian former cricketer.
[Picture of Bobby Simpson]


Simpson, O. J.
Born 9 July 1947  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Murderer. Sorry, we mean bad actor & very good American footballer who had, shall we say, a "spot of bother" with the law in the 1990s. Another "spot of bother" saw him jailed in 2008 - this time being violent robbery, amongst other things!
[Picture of O. J. Simpson]


Sinatra, Nancy
Born 8 February 1940  (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)
Singer and actress who never quite moved out her famous father Frank's shadow.
[Picture of Nancy Sinatra]


Sinclair, John
Born 2 October 1941  (Flint, Michigan, USA)
Poet, writer, activist, and former MC5 manager. His arrest for marijuana usage in 1969 caused great furore among US counterculture figure.
[Picture of John Sinclair]


Singh, Fauja
Born 1 April 1911  (Beas Pind, India)
Possibily the oldest man ever to compete in a marathon. Retired from competitive running in 2013 at the age of 102!
[Picture of Fauja Singh]


Singh, Manmohan
Born 26 September 1932  (Gah, Punjab, India)
Current Prime Minister of India, who has rather a lot on his plate at the moment...
[Picture of Manmohan Singh]


Singh (director), Manmohan
Born in India  (exact date unknown)
Indian director of Punjabi and Bollywood films.
[Picture of Manmohan Singh (director)]


Sinha, Mala
Born 11 November 1936  (Calcutta, British India)
Indian actress who has worked in Hindi, Bengali and Nepali films
[Picture of Mala Sinha]


Sinha, Paul
Born 28 May 1970  (Luton, England)
Broadcaster best known for his role on TV quiz The Chase.
[Picture of Paul Sinha]


Sinise, Gary
Born 17 March 1955  (Blue Island, Illinois, USA)
Intense-looking US film actor.
[Picture of Gary Sinise]


Born 8 February 1924  ()
President of Laos from 1998-2006.
[Picture of Khamtai SIPHANDON]


Sirhan, Sirhan
Born 19 March 1944  (Jerusalem, Israel)
Assassin of Robert Kennedy, currently serving life imprisonment in a Californian jail.
[Picture of Sirhan Sirhan]


Sirikit, Queen
Born 12 August 1932  (Bangkok, Thailand)
Queen consort of Thailand.
[Picture of Queen Sirikit]


Sirleaf, Ellen Johnson
Born 29 October 1938  (Monrovia, Liberia)
President of Liberia.
[Picture of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf]


Sistrunk, Otis
Born 18 September 1946  (Columbus, Georgia, USA)
Former professional football player turned wrestler. Not much difference between those two sorts anyway.
[Picture of Otis Sistrunk]


Sivananda, (yoga)
Born in Sylhet District, Bengal Presidency, British India  (exact date unknown)
Indian yoga teacher, who claims to be born in 1896. This year's Sri Sri Sri Shivakumara Swami?
[Picture of (yoga) Sivananda]


Sivaraksa, Sulak
Born 27 March 1933  (Bangkok, Thailand)
Thai social activist
[Picture of Sulak Sivaraksa]


Sixx, Nikki
Born 11 December 1958  (San Jose, California, USA)
Bassist with over-the-top heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Was dead for two minutes in 1987 after an overdose. They have to stay dead to win points in this game...
[Picture of Nikki Sixx]


Skerritt, Tom
Born 25 August 1933  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Actor whom many might recognise as Captain Dallas in the original 'Alien' film from 1979.
[Picture of Tom Skerritt]


Skinner, Carole
Born 5 August 1944  (Australia)
Australian actress, known for acting in soap operas line Prisoner and Sons and Daughters.
[Picture of Carole Skinner]


Skinner, Dennis
Born 11 February 1932  (Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England)
Labour MP, the self-styled "Beast of Bolsover". Firebrand maverick of Parliament, one of the few MPs to actually speak his mind, no matter how much trouble it gets him in.
[Picture of Dennis Skinner]


Skinner, Frank
Born 27 January 1957  (West Bromwich, England)
Teacher-turned-comedian who along with fellow comedian David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds had a number one hit single in 1996, with 'Three Lions'. Jules Rimet is still gleaming as of 2011...
[Picture of Frank Skinner]


Skinner-Carter, Corinne
Born in Trinidad and Tobago  (exact date unknown)
One of the first black female actresses on British TV in the 1960s, later played Audrey Trueman on "Eastenders". Born 1931.
[Picture of Corinne Skinner-Carter]


Slade, Chris
Born 30 October 1946  (Pontypridd, UK)
Rock drummer, played in bands The Firm, Uriah Heep and AC/DC. Founding member Manfred Mann's Earth Band.
[Picture of Chris Slade]


Slaton, Tammy
Born 27 July 1986  (Dixon, Kentucky, USA)
Very fat Reality TV creature
[Picture of Tammy Slaton]


Slattery, Tony
Born 9 November 1959  (Stonebridge, London, England)
Comedian & actor, who seemed to be on every show going in the early 1990s. After that, he had a nervous breakdown & now is grey, fat & starring in poor TV programmes as a bit-part actor.
[Picture of Tony Slattery]


Sleep, Wayne
Born 17 July 1948  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Acclaimed ballet and classic dancer, occasional actor.
[Picture of Wayne Sleep]


Slenczynska, Ruth
Born 15 January 1925  (Sacramento, California, USA)
American pianist.
[Picture of Ruth Slenczynska]


Slick, Grace
Born 30 October 1939  (Evanston, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Singer, of Jefferson Airplane, Starship and alcoholism fame.
[Picture of Grace Slick]


Slowthai, (rapper)
Born 18 December 1994  (Northampton, England, United Kingdom)
Up-and-comng British grime rapper, or will he be down-and.going?
[Picture of (rapper) Slowthai]


Smashnova, Anna
Born 16 July 1976  (Minsk, Soviet Union)
Anna "The Smash" Nova. Soviet-born Israeli former tennis player, now reitred.
[Picture of Anna Smashnova]


Smirnov, Igor Nikolaevich
Born 23 October 1941  (Petropavlovsk, Kamchatsky, Soviet Union)
Served as the first president of Transnistria.
[Picture of Igor Nikolaevich Smirnov]


Smith, Adrian
Born 19 August 1944  (Chicago, Illionois, USA)
US architect focused on skyscrapers, like the Burj Khalifa and future industrial ruin the Jeddah Tower
[Picture of Adrian Smith]


Smith, Alan
Born 25 October 1936  (Birmingham, UK)
Not one of the myriad footballers with this name, but rather a former England international cricketer who also captained Warwickshire.
[Picture of Alan Smith]


SMITH, David
Born 21 April 1978  (Dunfermline, Scotland)
UK Paralympic rower.
[Picture of David SMITH]


Smith, Dick
Born 18 March 1944  (Roseville, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian entrepeneur with a Howard Hughes-like affinity for aviation, without the crashes
[Picture of Dick Smith]


Smith, Francis Clifford
Born in United States  (exact date unknown)
The longest-imprisoned person in history, 71 years so far, but now his prison is a nursing home, born 1926/27
[Picture of Francis Clifford Smith]


Smith, Harvey
Born 29 December 1938  (West Riding, Yorkshire, England)
Successful and popular showjumping champion of the 1970s.
[Picture of Harvey Smith]


Smith, Lois
Born 3 November 1930  (Topeka, Kansas, USA)
Highly regarded US actress on both big and small screen and the stage
[Picture of Lois Smith]


Smith, M.J.K.
Born 30 June 1933  (Leicester, England)
Former international batsman. Captain of England from 1963-66.
[Picture of M.J.K. Smith]


Smith, Maggie
Born 28 December 1934  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Actress who started out on stage with the likes of Laurence Olivier, before making the transition to the big screen and appearing in 'Death On The Nile' and 'A Room With A View', and more recently in the various Harry Potter adaptations.
[Picture of Maggie Smith]


Smith, Oliver
Born 29 May 1952  (place of birth unknown)
British actor, Hellraiser's Frank
[Picture of Oliver Smith]


Smith, Putter
Born 19 January 1941  (California, USA)
Jazz bassist and former actor. Played homosexual hitman Mr. Kidd in the 1971 Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
[Picture of Putter Smith]


Smith, Sam
Born 19 May 1992  (London, England)
British singer-songwriter, rose to stardom, being featured on 'Latch' by Disclosure. Later had his own hits, including 'Stay With Me' and 'I'm Not The Only One'.
[Picture of Sam Smith]


Smith, Willard
Born 30 November 1947  (Connecticut, USA)
Contestant from Survivor: Palau
[Picture of Willard Smith]


Smith (musician), Dan
Born 14 July 1986  (London, England)
English musician, frontman of Bastille
[Picture of Dan Smith (musician)]


Smollett, Jussie
Born 21 June 1982  (Santa Rosa, California, USA)
Empire actor who had a bit of an issue with an alleged street incident.
[Picture of Jussie Smollett]


Smothers, Dick
Born 20 November 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
One-half of 1960s counter-culture musical comedy act The Smothers Brothers. His son is a porn star who performs under the name Dick Smothers Jr. Nominative determinism, beautiful thing.
[Picture of Dick Smothers]


Smothers, Tom Tom Smothers is no longer with us
Born 2 February 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 26 December 2023  (Santa Rosa California, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
One-half of 1960s counter-culture musical comedy act The Smothers Brothers. The more politically minded of the pair, he was once knocked out by Bill Cosby during a fight at the Playboy Mansion. Not the only person Cosby made unconscious etc etc etc.
[Picture of Tom Smothers]


Born 7 August 1936  (St. Helens, England, United Kingdom)
Joint director of the Jefferson Smurfit group, your run-of-the-mill corporate raider


Sneed, Floyd
Born 22 November 1942  (Calgary, Canada)
Drummer for Three Dog Night. Died in January and failed to receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Floyd Sneed]


Snow, Chris Chris Snow is no longer with us
Born in Canada  (exact date unknown)

Died 30 September 2023  (Calgary, Canada)

Age at death: 42  (read death notice)
Assistant general manager for the N.H.L.’s Calgary Flames, born 1982
[Picture of Chris Snow]


Snyder, Gary
Born 8 May 1930  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Poet. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for 'Turtle Island' in 1975.
[Picture of Gary Snyder]


Sobers, Garfield
Born 28 July 1936  (Bridgetown, Barbados)
Legendary West Indian cricketer, who, amongst other things, was the first batsman to hit six sixes off an over, back in 1968.
[Picture of Garfield Sobers]


Sobhraj, Charles
Born 6 April 1944  (Saigon, French Indochina)
French serial killer.
[Picture of Charles Sobhraj]


Soglo, Nicephore
Born 29 November 1934  (Badou, French Togoland)
President of Benin from 1991-96.
[Picture of Nicephore Soglo]


Soler, Angelino
Born 25 November 1939  (Alcasser, Spain)
Spanish road cyclist
[Picture of Angelino Soler]


Solow, Robert Robert Solow is no longer with us
Born 23 August 1924  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 21 December 2023  (Massachusetts)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Nobel Prize-winning economist.
[Picture of Robert Solow]


Solowka, Peter
Born in Oldham, England  (exact date unknown)
Guitarist wit The Wedding Present. Born 1959
[Picture of Peter Solowka]


Sonnemann, Friedmunt
Born in Bonn, Germany  (exact date unknown)
German survivalist, lives without water, gas and electricity.
[Picture of Friedmunt Sonnemann]


Soo-sung, Lee
Born 3 October 1939  (Kankō, Kankyōnan-dō, Korea)
Former Prime Minister of South Korea from 1995-97.
[Picture of Lee Soo-sung]


Soper, Tony
Born 10 January 1929  ()
Naturalist and TV presenter, hosted loads of live animal shows for the BBC back in the day.
[Picture of Tony Soper]


Soriano, Pepe
Born 25 September 1929  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentinian actor, director and scriptwriter. Died in Septembre without getting a qualifying obit
[Picture of Pepe Soriano]


Soros, George
Born 12 August 1930  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian-American financier, currency speculator and philanthropist.
[Picture of George Soros]


Sotnikova, Adelina
Born 1 July 1996  (Moscow, Russia)
Russian retired figure skater and Olympic champion.
[Picture of Adelina Sotnikova]


Souness, Graeme
Born 6 May 1953  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Football player and manager - captained the all-conquering Liverpool team of the early 1980s, and has managed Liverpool, Torino, Benfica and Newcastle United. Underwent major heart surgery in 1992. His trademark curly hair and moustache undoubtedly infl
[Picture of Graeme Souness]


Southall, Neville
Born 16 September 1958  (Llandudno, Wales)
Welsh former footballer and prominent goalkeeper for Everton.
[Picture of Neville Southall]


Souza, Edward de
Born 4 September 1932  (Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England)
Veteran character actor who had the lead role in the only 'Doctor Who' short without the Doctor.
[Picture of Edward de Souza]


Soyinka, Wole
Born 13 July 1934  (Abeokuta, Nigeria)
Nigerian author, the first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1986.
[Picture of Wole Soyinka]


Spacey, Kevin
Born 26 July 1959  (South Orange, New Jersey, USA)
American award-winning actor, and now director, and also stage show producer in the UK.
[Picture of Kevin Spacey]


Spain, Queen Letizia of
Born 15 September 1972  (Oviedo, Spain)
The reigning Queen of Spain, wife of King Felipe
[Picture of Queen Letizia of Spain]


Sparrow, Mighty
Born 9 July 1935  (Grand Roy, Grenada)
Trinidadian singer known as the "King of Calypso".
[Picture of Mighty Sparrow]


Spassky, Boris
Born 30 January 1937  (Leningrad (now St. Petersburg again), Russia)
Russian chess legend, a former world champion.
[Picture of Boris Spassky]


Spaulding, James
Born 30 July 1937  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Jazz saxophonist since the 50s
[Picture of James Spaulding]


Spears, Britney
Born 2 December 1981  (McComb, Mississippi, USA)
Tacky, trashy, publicity-seeking and quite frankly mad "singer."
[Picture of Britney Spears]


Spears, Eddie
Born 29 November 1982  (Chamberlain, South Dakota, United States)
American actor whose most famous role to date is probably in Dreamkeeper
[Picture of Eddie Spears]


Spedding, Chris
Born 17 June 1944  (Staveley, UK)
English multi-instrumentalist, composer and record producer. Rumoured to have played bass on Sex Pistols album Never mind the Bollocks.
[Picture of Chris Spedding]


Spelvin, Georgina
Born 1 March 1936  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Pornographic actress, star of the 1973 crossover hit "The Devil In Miss Jones".
[Picture of Georgina Spelvin]


Spence, Bill
Born 20 April 1923  (Middlesbrough, United Kingdom)
British author of war novels, westerns and historical novels
[Picture of Bill Spence]


Spence, Fiona
Born 10 October 1946  (Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom)
English-born Australian actress, on Prisoner Cell Block H and death trap Home and Away
[Picture of Fiona Spence]


Spencer, June
Born in Nottingham, England  (exact date unknown)
Actress who has played Peggy Archer in 'The Archer's' BBC radio series since it's very beginning in 1951.
[Picture of June Spencer]


spencer-churchill, james
Born 24 November 1955  (Oxford, England, United Kingdom)
The 12th Duke of Marlborough who had a spectular fall from richess to homelessness, but has recently recovered
[Picture of james spencer-churchill]


Spiring, Peter
Born 13 December 1950  (Glastonbury, United Kingdom)
English former footballer as a Winger for Bristol City, Luton Town and Hereford United, followed by a stint in the USA
[Picture of Peter Spiring]


Splodge, Max
Born 30 July 1959  ()
Lead singer of punk band Splodgenessabounds.
[Picture of Max Splodge]


Springer, Jerry Jerry Springer is no longer with us
Born 13 February 1944  (East Finchley, London, England)

Died 27 April 2023  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
US presenter, born in a London Tube station. Ex-mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, but far better known for his role as host of trailer trash TV programme 'The Jerry Springer Show'.
[Picture of Jerry Springer]


Squibb, June
Born 6 November 1929  (Vandalia, Illinois, USA)
American film actress.
[Picture of June Squibb]


Squires, Rosemary Rosemary Squires is no longer with us
Born 7 December 1928  (Bristol, UK)

Died 8 August 2023  ()

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Jazz, big band and cabaret singer with an eight-decade career. However, what's more impressive is that she was the voice of the "With hands that do dishes…" Fairy Liquid jingle.
[Picture of Rosemary Squires]


St. Clement, Pam
Born 12 May 1942  (Harrow on the Hill, England)
Actress whose 25 year stint as "Fat Pat" Butcher in 'Eastenders' finished late last year.
[Picture of Pam St. Clement]


St. John, Jill
Born 19 August 1940  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, remembered for her role as Tiffany Case in the Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever'.
[Picture of Jill St. John]


Stafford, Thomas P.
Born 17 September 1930  (Weatherford, Oklahoma, USA)
Nasa astronaut, commander of Apollo 10.
[Picture of Thomas P. Stafford]


Staiola, Enzo
Born 15 November 1939  (Rome, Italy)
Italian actor from a young age on, as the kid in iconic Bicycle Thieves
[Picture of Enzo Staiola]


Stamp, Terence
Born 22 July 1939  (Stepney, London, England)
Actor, once an "Angry Young Man" of British cinema, now one of its respected elder statesmen. After his relationship to Jean Shrimpton dissolved, Stamp moved to India and became a Hindu hermit for some years, before returning to acting.
[Picture of Terence Stamp]


Standing, John
Born 16 August 1934  (London, England)
Actor and 4th Baronet.
[Picture of John Standing]


Staples, Mavis
Born 10 July 1939  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
R&B vocalist, one of The Staple Singers. Also a civil rights activist.
[Picture of Mavis Staples]


Starbuck, JoJo
Born 14 February 1951  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
Figure skater with a brief side career as an actress.
[Picture of JoJo Starbuck]


Starkey, David
Born 3 January 1945  (Kendal, UK)
Populist TV historian, often referred to as the "rudest man in England" thanks to his abrasive manner.
[Picture of David Starkey]


Starmer, Keir
Born 2 September 1962  (London, UK)
Leader of the Labour Party and probably a General Election away from being next Prime Minister of the UK
[Picture of Keir Starmer]


Starmer-Smith, Nigel
Born 25 December 1944  (Cheltenham, England)
Prolific rugby commentator, now in a nursing home with dementia.
[Picture of Nigel Starmer-Smith]


Starr, Ringo
Born 7 July 1940  (Liverpool, England)
The Beatles' drummer and Thomas The Tank Engine's narrator. Real name Richard Starkey.
[Picture of Ringo Starr]


Staton, Candi
Born 13 March 1940  (Hanceville, Alabama, USA)
Soul singer behind the all-time classics "Young Hearts Run Free" and "You Got the Love".
[Picture of Candi Staton]


Staunton, Imelda
Born 9 January 1956  (Archway, London, England)
English actress and singer who played Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter series.
[Picture of Imelda Staunton]


Steadman, Ralph
Born 15 May 1936  (Wallasey, Merseyside, England)
Cartoonist best known for his work with the late author Hunter S. Thompson.
[Picture of Ralph Steadman]


Steel, Bill
Born 20 May 1939  (England)
ITV Tyne Tees broadcaster who also had an eight-month stint on 'Corrie'.
[Picture of Bill Steel]


Steele, Barbara
Born 29 December 1937  (Birkenhead, Merseyside, England)
Actress specialising in horror films.
[Picture of Barbara Steele]


Steele, Bennett
Born 5 August 1939  (Cramlington, UK)
Former footballing left winger who played for Chesterfield and Gateshead and was on the books of Everton and Bradford without actually making an appearance
[Picture of Bennett Steele]


Steele, Chris
Born in Sunderland, England  (exact date unknown)
Resident health expert on 'This Morning' since the show began in 1988. Born 1945.
[Picture of Chris Steele]


Steele, David
Born 29 October 1941  (Bradeley, Stoke-on-Trent, England)
English Test Cricketer
[Picture of David Steele]


Steele, Tommy
Born 17 December 1936  (Bermondsey, London, England)
British entertainer, born Thomas Hicks. He enjoyed massive success with a singing career in the 1950s, before moving into acting in the 1960s.
[Picture of Tommy Steele]


Stein, Ben
Born 25 November 1944  (Washington D.C., USA)
A former speechwriter for Presidents Nixon and Ford before having a different career as an actor. Best known for his monotone appearance in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.
[Picture of Ben Stein]


Stein, Colin
Born 10 May 1947  (Linlithgow, UK)
Scottish Footballer who scored one of the goals when Rangers won the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Also played 21 times for Scotland, scoring 9 times.
[Picture of Colin Stein]


Stein, Seymour Seymour Stein is no longer with us
Born 18 April 1942  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 1 April 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
American entrepreneur and music executive who co-founded Sire Records and was Vice President of Warner Bros. Records
[Picture of Seymour Stein]


Steinem, Gloria
Born 25 March 1934  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Feminist, journalist & former magazine publisher.
[Picture of Gloria Steinem]


Steiner, Scott
Born 29 June 1962  (Bay City, Michigan., USA)
Born Scott Rechsteiner, professional wrestler.
[Picture of Scott Steiner]


Steinfeld, Hailee
Born 11 December 1996  (Tarzana, California, USA)
American actress and singer.
[Picture of Hailee Steinfeld]


Stella, Frank
Born 12 May 1936  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)
Abstract/minimalist painter.
[Picture of Frank Stella]


Sterling, Donald
Born 26 April 1934  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
US businessman who managed to lose the ownership of the LA Clippers after a racism scandal
[Picture of Donald Sterling]


Stern, Robert A. M.
Born 23 May 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
Post-modern American architect
[Picture of Robert A. M. Stern]


Sternhagen, Frances Frances Sternhagen is no longer with us
Born 13 January 1930  (Washington DC, USA)

Died 27 November 2023  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Actress, a long time stalwart of Broadway & other theatres.
[Picture of Frances Sternhagen]


Stevens, April April Stevens is no longer with us
Born 29 April 1929  (Niagara Falls, New York, USA)

Died 22 April 2023  (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Singer best known for 1963 duet "Deep Purple" with brother Nino Tempo.
[Picture of April Stevens]


Stevens, Connie
Born 8 August 1938  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
US singer and actress whose career peaked in the late 50s and early 60s with her starring role in 'Hawaiian Eye' and her hit song "Sixteen Reasons". I used to mix her up with Connie Francis before realising Francis had the more substantive music career…
[Picture of Connie Stevens]


Stevens, John
Born 21 October 1942  (Kent, England)
Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police from 2000 to 2004.
[Picture of John Stevens]


Stevens, Meic
Born 9 March 1942  (Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Singer-songwriter of psychedelic Welsh language songs.
[Picture of Meic Stevens]


Stevens, Ray
Born 24 January 1939  (Clarkdale, Georgia, USA)
Comedy singer - 'Ahab The Arab', 'Everything Is Beautiful', 'Too Drunk To Fish' etc.
[Picture of Ray Stevens]


Stevens, Stella Stella Stevens is no longer with us
Born 1 October 1938  (Yazoo City, Mississippi, USA)

Died 17 February 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Former Playboy model, turned actress & film producer.
[Picture of Stella Stevens]


Stevenson, Willie
Born 26 October 1939  (Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Scottish former professional football player and manager, most prominently at Liverpool
[Picture of Willie Stevenson]


Stewart, Alastair
Born 22 June 1952  (Emsworth, Hampshire, England)
Broadcaster, mostly with ITV News albeit Twitter flubs have forced him to GB News since.
[Picture of Alastair Stewart]


Stewart, Helen
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Wife of Formula 1 racing legend Jackie Stewart.
[Picture of Helen Stewart]


Stewart, Jackie
Born 11 June 1939  (Milton, West Dumbartonshire, Scotland)
Scottish racing driver, three time F1 World Champion & later a team owner in the sport.
[Picture of Jackie Stewart]


Stewart, Lynne Marie
Born 14 December 1946  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress best known as Miss Yvonne the Most Beautiful Woman in Puppet Land.
[Picture of Lynne Marie Stewart]


Stewart, Marcus
Born 11 July 1972  (Bristol, UK)
Former football player with 664 games under his belt. Suffering from Motor Nueron Disease.
[Picture of Marcus Stewart]


Stewart, Martha
Born 3 August 1941  (Nutley, New Jersey, USA)
An institution in the US, yet barely known in the UK. Broadcaster, author, businesswoman & homemaking advocate just about sums her up, but she made all the UK headlines for the wrong reasons when she was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of an agenc
[Picture of Martha Stewart]


Stewart, Micky
Born 16 September 1932  (Herne Hill, England)
Retired cricketer. Captain of Surrey CCC from 1963-72.
[Picture of Micky Stewart]


Stewart, Patrick
Born 13 July 1940  (Mirfield, Yorkshire, England)
Distinguished actor, famed for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and Professor X in the 'X-Men' film series.
[Picture of Patrick Stewart]


Stewart, Rod
Born 10 January 1945  (Highgate, London, England)
Past-his-prime rock star who pays young blondes to pretend to like him. Best-known hits include 'Maggie May', 'You Wear It Well' and the mildly sickening 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?'. Far superior, though, is the classic 'Stay With Me', which he co-wrote and r
[Picture of Rod Stewart]


Sting, (singer)
Born 2 October 1951  (Wallsend, nr. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Former leader singer of The Police, now a very successful (and slightly weird) solo singer.
[Picture of (singer) Sting]


Stirling, Angus
Born 10 December 1933  ()
Former Director General of the National Trust.
[Picture of Angus Stirling]


Stockton, Dave
Born 2 November 1941  (San Bernardino, California, USA)
Fairly successful US golfer
[Picture of Dave Stockton]


Stokes, Mark
Date and place of birth unknown
Oxford neuroscientist highly regarded in his field. Rumours of his death in late 2022 were not true. He did not get an obit though when he DID die in January.
[Picture of Mark Stokes]


Stoller, Mike
Born 13 March 1933  (Long Island, New York, USA)
Songwriter of many a hit single with the late Jerry Lieber.
[Picture of Mike Stoller]


Stolz, Troy
Date and place of birth unknown
Australian gambling whistleblower
[Picture of Troy Stolz]


Stone, Chris
Born 24 February 1959  (Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia)
Former Aussie rules footballer ansd businessman. Spouse of former Belgian prime minister Sophie Wimès.
[Picture of Chris Stone]


Stone, Joss
Born 11 April 1987  (Dover, Kent, England)
Soul singer and actress.
[Picture of Joss Stone]


Stone, Sharon
Born 10 March 1958  (Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA)
Best known for her role in 1992's 'Basic Instinct', though one should not overlook that stand-out performance in 'Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol'. She suffered a brain aneurysm in 2001, the same year that her husband Phil Bronstein (editor of the Sa
[Picture of Sharon Stone]


Stone, Sly
Born 15 March 1943  (Denton, Texas, USA)
American musician - the main vocalist for soul/funk group Sly & The Family Stone.
[Picture of Sly Stone]


Storaro, Vittorio
Born 24 June 1940  (Rome, Italy)
Italian cinematographer, known for his work with film directors Bernardo Bertolucci and Francis Ford Coppola.
[Picture of Vittorio Storaro]


Stordalen, Gunhild
Born 15 January 1979  (Haugesund, Norway)
Norwegian physician, environmental advocate and public debater.
[Picture of Gunhild Stordalen]


Storkey, Elaine
Born 10 January 1944  (Wakefield, England)
Philosopher, sociologist, and theologian with a rare fusion of evangelism and feminism.
[Picture of Elaine Storkey]


Stoute, Michael
Born 22 October 1945  (Barbados)
British Thoroughbred horse trainer and ten-time Champion Trainer.
[Picture of Michael Stoute]


Stöve, Betty
Born 24 June 1945  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Tennis player, lost Wimbledon's Singles Final in 1977 to Virginia Wade but made up for it by winning 10 Grand Slam titles in Doubles Finals.
[Picture of Betty Stöve]


Strachan, Crispian
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Chief Constable of Northumbria Police from 1998 to 2005. Born 1949.
[Picture of Crispian Strachan]


Straczynski, J. Michael
Born 17 July 1954  (Paterson, New Jersey, USA)
TV writer and producer, most famously behind 90s sci-fi contender "Babylon 5".
[Picture of J. Michael Straczynski]


Stranks, Susan
Born 2 December 1938  (London, England)
Actress and TV presenter who caused many a teenage boys' heart to flutter as presenter of 1970s children's magazine series 'Magpie'.
[Picture of Susan Stranks]


Strasser, Valentine
Born 26 April 1967  (Freetown, Sierra Leone)
Ex-military leader who served as head of state of Sierra Leone from 1992 to 1996
[Picture of Valentine Strasser]


Streep, Meryl
Born 22 June 1949  (Summit, New Jersey, USA)
Multiple Oscar-winning actress.
[Picture of Meryl Streep]


Street, Adrian Adrian Street is no longer with us
Born 5 December 1940  (Brynmawr, Wales)

Died 24 July 2023  (Cwmbran, Wales)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Flamboyant Welsh professional wrestler.
[Picture of Adrian Street]


Streisand, Barbra
Born 24 April 1942  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actress, screenwriter, producer, director, singer and gay icon.
[Picture of Barbra Streisand]


Stroud, Don
Born 1 September 1943  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Actor and surfer.
[Picture of Don Stroud]


Strougal, Lubomir Lubomir Strougal is no longer with us
Born 19 October 1924  (Veseli nad Luznici, Czech Republic)

Died 6 February 2023  ()

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia from 1970 to 1988.
[Picture of Lubomir Strougal]


Struthers, Sally
Born 28 July 1947  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Actress best known for her role as Gloria in 'All in the Family'.
[Picture of Sally Struthers]


Struycken, Carel
Born 30 July 1948  (The Hague, Netherlands)
Character actor, and as he stands at 7 foot tall, is rather typecast in tall-person roles! Best known as Lurch in the Addams Family films.
[Picture of Carel Struycken]


Born in Berlin, Germany  (exact date unknown)
German-Irish sculptor, born 1927
[Picture of IMOGEN STUART]


Stuart, Moira
Born 9 February 1949  (London, UK)
British presenter and broadcaster, first female newsreader of Caribean heritage.
[Picture of Moira Stuart]


Studi, Wes
Born 17 December 1947  (Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma, USA)
Actor, Dances with Wolves, Avatar, etc.
[Picture of Wes Studi]


Suárez Miramontes, Luis Luis Suárez Miramontes is no longer with us
Born 2 May 1935  (A Coruña, Galicia, Spain)

Died 9 July 2023  (Milan, Italy)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Former Barcelona, Internazionale and Spain international footballer. European footballer of the year in 1960.
[Picture of Luis Suárez Miramontes]


Subba Row, Raman
Born 29 January 1932  (London, England)
Left-handed international test cricketer for England.
[Picture of Raman Subba Row]


Suematsu, Yasuharu
Born 22 September 1932  (Gifu, Japan)
Japanese optical scientist, heavily onvolved in the development of optical fiber communcations technologies
[Picture of Yasuharu Suematsu]


Suga, Yoshihide
Born 12 June 1948  (Yuzawa, Japan)
Former Prime Minister of Japan from 2020-21.
[Picture of Yoshihide Suga]


SUGGS, (singer)
Born 13 January 1961  (Hastings, Sussex, England)
Lead singer with enduring pop legends Madness. Born Graham McPherson.
[Picture of (singer) SUGGS]


Suk-soo, Kim
Born 20 November 1932  (Katō-gun, Keishōnan-dō, Korea)
Former Prime Minister of South Korea from 2002-03.
[Picture of Kim Suk-soo]


Suk-yeol, Yoon
Born 18 December 1960  (Seoul, South Korea)
Incumbent president of South Korea.
[Picture of Yoon Suk-yeol]


Sulewski, Claudia
Born 19 February 1996  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American YouTuber and actress.
[Picture of Claudia Sulewski]


Sullivan, Dean Dean Sullivan is no longer with us
Born 7 June 1955  (Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Died 29 November 2023  ()

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
English actor and director who played Jimmy Corkhill on Brookside for 17 years.
[Picture of Dean Sullivan]


Summer, India
Born 26 April 1975  (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
Pornographic actress.
[Picture of India Summer]


Summers, Marc
Born 11 November 1951  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
TV host best known for presenting slime-laden Nickelodeon game show 'Double Dare'.
[Picture of Marc Summers]


Sumpter, Donald
Born 13 February 1943  (Brixworth, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom)
British actor with roles in Softly Softly, Z-Cars, The Bill. His memorable face also led to quite a few movie roles
[Picture of Donald Sumpter]


Sunak, Rishi
Born 12 May 1980  (Southampton, UK)
A teetotaller and Coca Cola addict who has seven fillings as a result. Married to a hugely wealthy woman he is, at time of writing, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for some pocket money.
[Picture of Rishi Sunak]


Surovikin, Sergey
Born 11 October 1966  (Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union)
Russian military general.
[Picture of Sergey Surovikin]


Survilla, Ivonka
Born 4 November 1936  (Stowbtsy, Belarus)
President of the Rada of the Belarussian Democratic Republic-in-excile since 1997.
[Picture of Ivonka Survilla]


Sutherland, David David Sutherland is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 19 January 2023  ()

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Scottish illustrator and comics artist, inventor of Dennis the Menace and still working on The Bash Street Kids
[Picture of David Sutherland]


Sutherland, Donald
Born 17 July 1935  (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)
Canadian actor, often in kooky, offbeat roles. Father of '24' actor, Keifer.
[Picture of Donald Sutherland]


Sutton, Adrian
Born in London, UK  (exact date unknown)
Composer of film music, War Horse. Chamber music and electronic genres.
[Picture of Adrian Sutton]


Suzuki, Damo
Born 16 January 1950  (Japan)
Germany based Japanese musician, lead singer of Krautrock group Can.
[Picture of Damo Suzuki]


Suzuki, David
Born 24 March 1936  (Vancouver, Canada)
Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist
[Picture of David Suzuki]


Svankmajer, Jan
Born 4 September 1934  (Prague, Czech Republic)
Czech filmmaker and artist.
[Picture of Jan Svankmajer]


Swaggart, Rev. Jimmy
Born 15 March 1935  (Ferriday, Louisiana, USA)
Former televangelist whose career & fame came to an abrupt end when he was involved in a string of prostitution & sex scandals.
[Picture of Rev. Jimmy Swaggart]


Sweeney, Jim
Born 7 May 1955  (Bournemouth, Dorset, England)
Comedian and actor, known for his double act with Steve Steen and as part of the improvisation team The Comedy Store Players. Now suffers from multiple sclerosis.
[Picture of Jim Sweeney]


Swetman, Roy Roy Swetman is no longer with us
Born 25 October 1933  (Westminster, London, England)

Died 21 July 2023  (Bristol, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
English former cricketer.
[Picture of Roy Swetman]


Swift, Taylor
Born 13 December 1989  (Reading, Pennsylvania, USA)
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Taylor Swift]


Swindells, Robert
Born 20 March 1939  (Bradford, UK)
Author of children's and young adult fiction. Won Carnegie Medal for Stone Cold, a book about homelessness.
[Picture of Robert Swindells]


Swinton, Tilda
Born 11 May 1960  (London, England)
Acclaimed actress whose androgynous appeal made her a mainstay of experimental films before breaking out into a mainstream audience, including an Oscar-winning role in 'Michael Clayton'.
[Picture of Tilda Swinton]


Swit, Loretta
Born 4 November 1937  (Passaic, New Jersey, USA)
Actress, mainly on television - best remembered for her role in 'M*A*S*H' as "Hot Lips" Houlihan.
[Picture of Loretta Swit]


Switzer, Kathrine
Born 5 January 1947  (Amberg, Germany)
First female runner in the Boston Marathon, now also a commentator
[Picture of Kathrine Switzer]


Sykes, Wanda
Born 3 July 1964  (Portsmouth, Virginia, USA)
Amercian stand-up comedian and actress. equal rights activist.
[Picture of Wanda Sykes]


Syms, Sylvia Sylvia Syms is no longer with us
Born 6 January 1934  (Woolwich, London, England)

Died 27 January 2023  (London, England)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Veteran actress, whose spectacular loss of her good looks worked well in her favour in later years.
[Picture of Sylvia Syms]


Sytch, Tammy Lynn
Born 7 December 1972  (Matawan, New Jersey, USA)
Female wrestling manager and occasional wrestler.
[Picture of Tammy Lynn Sytch]


Szymecki, Stanislaw
Born 26 January 1924  (Katowice, Poland)
Polish Roman Catholic bishop. Died in September without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Stanislaw Szymecki]

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