Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: B


B., Cardi
Born 11 October 1992  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former stripper who parlayed social media fame into a career as the leading female rapper of her generation. Threw a shoe at Nicki Minaj.
[Picture of Cardi B.]


Babangida, Ibrahim
Born 17 August 1941  (Minna, Niger State, Nigeria)
Military dictator of Nigeria from 1985-1993.
[Picture of Ibrahim Babangida]


Babbitt, Bruce
Born 27 June 1938  (Flagstaff, Arizona, USA)
Governor of Arizona from 1978 to 1987.
[Picture of Bruce Babbitt]


Babcock, Barbara
Born 27 February 1937  (Fort Riley, Kansas, USA)
Retired American actress, won an Emmy for her work in "Hill Street Blues" and later popped up on "Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman".
[Picture of Barbara Babcock]


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


Bachchan, Amitabh
Born 11 October 1942  (Allahabad, United Provinces, British India)
Massive superstar of Bollywood who the industry practically revolved around in the 70s and 80s.
[Picture of Amitabh Bachchan]


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


Bad Bunny, (rapper)
Born 10 March 1994  (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico)
Rapper and wrestler called "The King of Latin Trap". Born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio.
[Picture of (rapper) Bad Bunny]


Badinter, Robert Robert Badinter is no longer with us
Born 30 March 1928  (Paris, France)

Died 9 February 2024  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
French lawyer and politician who abolished the death penalty while Mitterand's Minister of Justice.
[Picture of Robert Badinter]


Badu, Erykah
Born 26 February 1971  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Singer nicknamed "The Queen of Neo Soul".
[Picture of Erykah Badu]


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


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


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


Bailey, Judy
Born 3 October 1935  (Auckland, New Zealand)
New Zealand-born pianist, jazz musician and composer
[Picture of Judy Bailey]


Bailey, Julian
Born 9 October 1961  (London, England)
Former Forumla 1 racing driver. Reputedly one of the many "Stigs" in 'Top Gear'.
[Picture of Julian Bailey]


Bailey, Mike
Born 27 February 1942  (Wisbech, England)
Ensligh footballer for Wolverhampton.
[Picture of Mike Bailey]


Bain, Barbara
Born 13 September 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actress and ex-wife of 'Mission:Impossible' and 'Space 1999' star Martin Landau, with whom she appeared with.
[Picture of Barbara Bain]


BAIO, Scott
Born 22 September 1960  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor of 'Happy Days' and 'Bugsy Malone' fame.
[Picture of Scott BAIO]


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


Baker, Anne
Born 14 May 1914  ()
Writer of numerous historical biographies in addition to 50 years of volunteer work. Which is only one-half of her life, to be honest.
[Picture of Anne Baker]


Baker, Carroll
Born 28 May 1931  (Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Blonde bombshell actress in the 1950s in Hollywood before moving to Europe in the 1960s to be a horror star.
[Picture of Carroll Baker]


Baker, Colin
Born 8 June 1943  (London, England)
Actor who played the sixth 'Doctor Who' from 1984-86.
[Picture of Colin Baker]


Baker, James
Born 28 April 1930  (Houston, Texas)
Former US Secretary of State.
[Picture of James Baker]


Baker, Janet
Born 21 August 1933  (Hatfield, South Yorkshire, England)
English mezzo-soprano.
[Picture of Janet Baker]


Baker, Kenneth
Born 3 November 1934  (Newport, Wales)
Former Tory MP and Home Secretary. To teachers and school kids, his main legacy is "Baker days", which allow them an extra day off school. To everyone else, he's best remembered as his caricature of a snail in the satirical TV show 'Spitting Image'.
[Picture of Kenneth Baker]


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


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


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


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


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


Baldwin, Alec
Born 3 April 1958  (Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA)
Hollywood actor, whose breakthrough year was 1988, when he starred in no fewer than 5 films. Went on to appear in 'The Hunt For Red October', 'Glengarry Glen Ross' and 'Mercury Rising' among others, and was married to Kim Basinger for 8 years. His broth
[Picture of Alec Baldwin]


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


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


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


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


Banks, Lynne Reid Lynne Reid Banks is no longer with us
Born 31 July 1929  (London, England)

Died 4 April 2024  ()

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
British writer of both children's and adult novels her works include 'The Indian in the Cupboard' & 'The L-shaped Room'.
[Picture of Lynne Reid Banks]


Banks, Tommy Tommy Banks is no longer with us
Born 10 November 1929  (Farnworth, Lancashire, England)

Died 13 June 2024  ()

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
English former footballer and member of the 1958 World Cup squad.
[Picture of Tommy Banks]


Banner, Tommy
Born in Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Longest-serving member of the British Scrumpy band "The Wurzels"
[Picture of Tommy Banner]


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


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


Barber, Glynis
Born 25 October 1955  (Durban, South Africa)
Actress, 'Dempsey and Makepeace', 'EastEnders', 'Emmerdale'.
[Picture of Glynis Barber]


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


Barbour, John
Born 24 April 1933  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Emmy-winning Canadian actor, comedian, and TV host who created early reality TV programme 'Real People'.
[Picture of John Barbour]


Barczyk, Brian Brian Barczyk is no longer with us
Born 6 September 1969  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Died 15 January 2024  (Michigan, USA)

Age at death: 54  (read death notice)
Reptile enthusiast vlogger with a YouTube following of over 5 million. Will be dead by the time you're reading this.
[Picture of Brian Barczyk]


Barden, Leonard
Born 20 August 1929  (Croydon, London, United KIngdom)
this British chess player holds the record for the longest-running daily chess column by the same author
[Picture of Leonard Barden]


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


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


Born 15 November 1942  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentine-boen Israeli conductor and pianist.
[Picture of Daniel BARENBOIM]


Barker, Clive
Born 5 October 1952  (Liverpool, England)
Acclaimed horror writer whose health has been out of his own novels of late.
[Picture of Clive Barker]


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


Barkow, Al
Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA  (exact date unknown)
American golf journalist. Born 1932.
[Picture of Al Barkow]


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


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


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


Barney, Lem
Born 8 September 1945  (Gulfport, MS, USA)
Former NFL footballer (Detroit Lions), singer, sang backing vocals for Marvin Gaye, and actor. in advanced stages of dementia as of August 2023.
[Picture of Lem Barney]


Barnor, James
Born 6 June 1929  (Accra, Gold Coast)
Ghanaian photographer.
[Picture of James Barnor]


Barr, Beccy
Born in Britain  (exact date unknown)
Former journalist & TV presenter, who left the BBC to become a firefighter. Revealed an "incurable cancer" diagnosis on Christmas Eve 2023.
[Picture of Beccy Barr]


Barr, Roseanne
Born 3 November 1952  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
American actress & comedienne, best known for her show 'Roseanne'.
[Picture of Roseanne Barr]


Barré-Sinoussi, Francoise
Born 30 July 1947  (Paris, France)
Virologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in 2008 in helping to discover HIV.
[Picture of Francoise Barré-Sinoussi]


Barrett, Aston Aston Barrett is no longer with us
Born 22 November 1946  (Kingston, Jamaica)

Died 3 February 2024  (Miami, Florida)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Called Family Man, retired musician and Rastafarian, last of the Wailers.
[Picture of Aston Barrett]


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


Barrie, Amanda
Born 14 September 1935  (Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire,England)
Actress. Was Alma Sedgewick in Coronation Street.
[Picture of Amanda Barrie]


Barrie, Barbara
Born 23 May 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actress and author.
[Picture of Barbara Barrie]


Barrie, J. J.
Born 7 July 1933  (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)
Born Barry Authors. Country music singer, best known for his sentimental 1976 UK-chart topper 'No Charge'.
[Picture of J. J. Barrie]


Barril, Eduardo
Born 7 July 1941  (Puerto Montt, Chile)
Chilean actor, with film telenovela and theatre credits, also a theatre director and playwright
[Picture of Eduardo Barril]


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


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


Bart, Peter
Born 24 July 1932  (New York, NY, USA)
Former journalist who moved into the movie business at paramount where he eventually became VP. He was also an executive at MGM and Lorimar and a producer and screenwriter, before moving back to journalism as editor-in-chief at Variety.
[Picture of Peter Bart]


Barth, John John Barth is no longer with us
Born 27 May 1930  (Cambridge, Maryland, USA)

Died 2 April 2024  (Bonita Springs, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
American postmodernist author.
[Picture of John Barth]


Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Patriarch
Born 29 February 1940  (Imbros, Turkey)
Archbishop and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople since 1991.
[Picture of Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople]


Bartlett, Bonnie
Born 20 June 1929  (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA)
American actress, mainly know for her role as Ellen Craig on St. Elsewhere
[Picture of Bonnie Bartlett]


Bartlett, Martha
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
The woman who threw a dinner party in order to matchmake JFK & Jackie Bouvier.
[Picture of Martha Bartlett]


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


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


Bashir, Martin
Born 19 January 1963  (London, England)
Slimy, arrogant television journalist, best remembered for his Panorama interview with Princess Diana in 1995.
[Picture of Martin Bashir]


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


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


Bassey, Shirley
Born 8 January 1937  (Cardiff, Wales)
Singer who had several hits in the 1950s and '60s, as well as singing the theme tunes to 3 James Bond films. Had a minor comeback in the late '90s as an ironic cult heroine.
[Picture of Shirley Bassey]


Bates, Kathy
Born 28 June 1948  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Oscar-winning actress known for the parts of quirky and quite often dangerous women she has played on screen.
[Picture of Kathy Bates]


Bates, Ken
Born 4 December 1931  (Ealing, London, England)
Outspoken football chairman, formerly of Chelsea, now with Leeds United.
[Picture of Ken Bates]


Battersby, Roy Roy Battersby is no longer with us
Born 20 April 1936  (London, England)

Died 10 January 2024  (Los Angeles)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
British TV director of drama, including Cracker, Between The Lines, Inspector Morse. Was at one time blacklisted by the BBC for being a member of the Workers Revolutionary party.
[Picture of Roy Battersby]


Bauchau, Patrick
Born 6 December 1938  (Brussels, Belgium)
Film actor who started off as a French New Wave figure before becoming better known for roles such as one of the baddies in 'A View to a Kill'. Was one of the actors considered for Jean-Luc Picard in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'.
[Picture of Patrick Bauchau]


Bauer, Cate
Born 27 August 1922  (London, England)
Actress who voiced the character of Perdita in 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians'.
[Picture of Cate Bauer]


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


Baxter, Meredith
Born 21 June 1947  (South Pasadena, California, USA)
Actress known as the eldest daughter in 'Family' and as the mum in 'Family Ties'.
[Picture of Meredith Baxter]


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


Baxter, Stanley
Born 24 May 1926  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Comic actor, impressionist & female impersonator, who retired after starring in children's TV show 'Mr Majeika'. Now lives in Berkshire.
[Picture of Stanley Baxter]


Bayly, Lorraine
Born 16 January 1937  (Narrandera, NSW, Australia)
Actress who began as a child, and appeared in just about every medium, played matriarch Grace Sullivan in 594 episodes of The Sullivans.
[Picture of Lorraine Bayly]


Baynham, Ron Ron Baynham is no longer with us
Born 10 June 1929  (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Died 18 March 2024  ()

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
English goalkeeper best known for his stint at Luton Town
[Picture of Ron Baynham]


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


Beagle, Peter S.
Born 20 April 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
Fantasy novelist best known for 'The Last Unicorn'.
[Picture of Peter S. Beagle]


Beale, Simon Russell
Born 12 January 1961  (Penang, Malaysia)
One of England's leading stage actors, often turns up on TV and film if there's anything Shakespeare-y going on.
[Picture of Simon Russell Beale]


Bean, Billy
Born 11 May 1964  (Santa Ana, CA, USA)
Baseball player, appointed as MLB's first Ambassador for Inclusion after coming out.
[Picture of Billy Bean]


Bean, Sean
Born 17 April 1959  (Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England)
Actor, often used to great effect to add a bit o' nurthern grit to films such as 'Lord of the Rings' and the cult TV hit 'Game of Thrones'.
[Picture of Sean Bean]


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


Beattie, George
Date and place of birth unknown
Scottish convicted murderer for the murder Margaret McLaughlin in 1973.
[Picture of George Beattie]


Beatty, Warren
Born 30 March 1937  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
US actor, lothario in his early days, now tamed by wife Annette Bening. Brother of Shirley MacLaine, ex-boyfriend of most of the celebrity female world.
[Picture of Warren Beatty]


Beaumont, Bill
Born 9 March 1952  (Chorley, Lancashire, England)
Former rugby union player, turned broadcaster of rather dour persona. Later on TV as a captain on 'A Question of Sport'. More recently works as a rugby pundit.
[Picture of Bill Beaumont]


Beaumont, Kathryn
Born 27 June 1938  (London, England)
Actress who was the voice of Alice in Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland'.
[Picture of Kathryn Beaumont]


Beckenbauer, Franz Franz Beckenbauer is no longer with us
Born 11 September 1945  (Munich, Germany)

Died 7 January 2024  (Salzburg, Austria)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
AKA "Der Kaiser". Legendary sweeper for Bayern Munich and West Germany. Managed the latter to the World Cup in 1990.
[Picture of Franz Beckenbauer]


Becker, Jason
Born 22 July 1969  (Richmond, California, USA)
Neo-classical (whatever that is) metal guitarist. Has ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's Disease"
[Picture of Jason Becker]


Beckwith, Mike
Born 15 March 1935  (Hendon, London, England)
Former racing driver, most successful in sports car races in his Lotus 23. He also raced in one non-championship F1 race in 1963 (retired on lap 17, Oulton Park). Said to be in poor health (2023)
[Picture of Mike Beckwith]


Bedi, Kabir
Born 16 January 1946  (Punjab, India)
Indian actor who starred in both Bollywood and western films.
[Picture of Kabir Bedi]


Begich III, Nick
Date and place of birth unknown
Future perennial candidate for office in Alaska
[Picture of Nick Begich III]


Begley, Louis
Born 6 October 1933  (Stryj, Poland)
Lawyer and novelist, who wrote the semi-autobiographical Wartime Lies, based on his experiences as a Polish Jewish child during WWII. He also wrote the Schmidt trilogy, and other works of fiction, for which he's won several awards.
[Picture of Louis Begley]


Begley Jr., Ed
Born 16 September 1949  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Second-generation actor and environmental activist, a key member of the Christopher Guest mockumentary regulars.
[Picture of Ed Begley Jr.]


Behar, Joy
Born 7 October 1942  (New York, New York, USA)
Actress and TV host best known as her off 'The View'.
[Picture of Joy Behar]


Behn, Peter
Born 4 July 1934  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Actor - the voice of Thumper in 'Bambi'.
[Picture of Peter Behn]


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


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


Bell, Maggie
Born 12 January 1945  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Lead singer of Stone The Crows, singers “No Mean City”, the Taggart theme tune.
[Picture of Maggie Bell]


Bell, Martin
Born 31 August 1938  (Redisham, UK)
"The Man In The White Suit" - former war correspondant who became an anti-corruption campaigner and MP in 1997.
[Picture of Martin Bell]


Bell, Michael
Born 30 July 1938  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Veteran voice actor. Voiced a menagerie of Smurfs and Transformers in the 80s, come the 90s he voiced three 'Rugrats' dads (nerdy Chaz Finster, swell Drew Pickles, and folksy Boris Kropotkin).
[Picture of Michael Bell]


Bell, Robert "Kool"
Born 8 October 1950  (Youngstown, Ohio, USA)
Of Kool & the Gang fame. How long will he be celebrating?
[Picture of Robert


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


Bellamy, George
Born 10 August 1941  (Sunderland, England)
Guitarist with Joe Meek outfit the Tornados, best known for their space pop smash "Telstar". Also father to Muse frontman Matt.
[Picture of George Bellamy]


Bellfield, Levi
Born 17 May 1968  (London, England)
Scumbag serial killer, convicted for three murders. Incidentially, the was the last of these, of the teenage Milly Dowler which unwittingly opened up the phone hacking scandal in 2011.
[Picture of Levi Bellfield]


Bembridge, Maurice Maurice Bembridge is no longer with us
Born 21 February 1945  (Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England)

Died 2 March 2024  (Switzerland)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
English golfer.
[Picture of Maurice Bembridge]


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


Benady, Tito
Born 17 July 1930  (Gibraltar)
Gibraltarian historian.
[Picture of Tito Benady]


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


Benegal, Shyam
Born 14 December 1934  (Trimulgherry, British India)
Notable Indian director and screenwriter
[Picture of Shyam Benegal]


Benford, Gregory
Born 30 January 1941  (Mobile, Alabama, USA)
Sci-fi author whose 1969 story "The Scarred Man" was the first written about a computer virus.
[Picture of Gregory Benford]


Benitez, Wilfred
Born 12 September 1958  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former boxer, a welterweight.
[Picture of Wilfred Benitez]


Benjamin, Christopher
Born 27 December 1934  (Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England)
Character actor known for his parts in 'The Prisoner' and most notably 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Christopher Benjamin]


Benjamin, Richard
Born 22 May 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor in films & TV.
[Picture of Richard Benjamin]


Bennett, Alan
Born 9 May 1934  (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)
Lugubrious playwright.
[Picture of Alan Bennett]


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


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


Benson, Harry
Born 2 December 1929  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Internationally renowned Scottish photographer who photographed The Beatles in particular
[Picture of Harry Benson]


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


Benton, Joe
Born 28 September 1933  (Bootle, England)
Labour MP for Bootle from 1990 to 2015.
[Picture of Joe Benton]


Benton, Robert
Born 29 September 1932  (Waxahachie, Texas, USA)
Film director who won two Oscars in 1980 for 'Kramer vs. Kramer'.
[Picture of Robert Benton]


Ben-Victor, Paul
Born 24 July 1965  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Character actor best known for playing Spiros "Vondas" Vondopoulos in the HBO drama series The Wire.
[Picture of Paul Ben-Victor]


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


Berenson, Red
Born 8 December 1939  (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Canadian ice hockey centre and coach for the Michigan Wolverines.
[Picture of Red Berenson]


Beresford, Bruce
Born 16 August 1940  (Paddington, Australia)
Film director, most famously for 1989 cringefest "Driving Miss Daisy".
[Picture of Bruce Beresford]


Bergman, Alan
Born 11 September 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Male half of the Oscar-winning Bergman composer couple
[Picture of Alan Bergman]


Berkoff, Steven
Born 3 August 1937  (London, England)
Acclaimed stage and film actor with the recognisable mole on his forehead.
[Picture of Steven Berkoff]


Berkowitz, David
Born 1 June 1953  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American serial killer, currently serving a long jail term for his crimes.
[Picture of David Berkowitz]


Bernard, Hilda
Born 29 October 1919  (Puerto Deseado, Argentina)
Centenarian argentine actress on the screen and on stage. Died in April qithout receiving a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Hilda Bernard]


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


Bernstein, Carl
Born 14 February 1944  (Washington DC, USA)
With Bob Woodward, one of the Washington Post investigative journalists who followed the money to eventually topple Nixon. Later married Nora Ephron.
[Picture of Carl Bernstein]


Berry, Halle
Born 14 August 1966  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Film actress & former model who has appeared & acted well in some excellent movies but will also be remembered for her awful performance in the god-awful 'Catwoman'.
[Picture of Halle Berry]


Berry, Mark
Born 18 April 1964  (Salford, Greater Manchester, England)
A.K.A. Bez, perennially hammered dancer for Baggy giants Happy Mondays.
[Picture of Mark Berry]


Berry, Mary
Born 24 March 1935  (Bath, England)
Food writer and television chef, whose career has had a second wind thanks to the success of 'The Great British Bake Off'.
[Picture of Mary Berry]


Berry, Raymond
Born 27 February 1933  (Corpus Christi, TX, USA)
NFL footballer for the Baltimore Colts, formed a formidable partnership as receiver to QB Johnny Unitas. Post-playing career he became a coach, having the position of receiving coach for 6 teams before becoming head coach of the New England patriots, then
[Picture of Raymond Berry]


Berry, Wendell
Born 5 August 1934  (Henry County, Kentucky, USA)
Agrarian writer and poet, a bit of activism, too
[Picture of Wendell Berry]


Berryman, Michael
Born 4 September 1948  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Unusual looking film actor.
[Picture of Michael Berryman]


Beshear, Andy
Born 29 November 1977  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Skilled democratic governor in the hostile state of Kentucky, son of Steve Beshear
[Picture of Andy Beshear]


Beshear, Steve
Born 21 September 1944  (Dawson Springs, Kentucky, USA)
Former democratic governor of Kentucky, surprisingly successful
[Picture of Steve Beshear]


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


Betts, Dickey Dickey Betts is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1943  (West Palm Beach, Florida, USA)

Died 18 April 2024  (Osprey, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Guitarist and singer-songwriter, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band.
[Picture of Dickey Betts]


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


Bevan, Bev
Born 25 September 1944  (Birmingham, UK)
Original drummer for both The Move and ELO. Inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the latter.
[Picture of Bev Bevan]


Beymer, Richard
Born 20 February 1938  (Avoca, Iowa, USA)
Actor best known for the role of Tony in 'West Side Story'.
[Picture of Richard Beymer]


Bhagwati, Jagdish
Born 26 July 1934  (Bombay, British India)
Indian-American economist.
[Picture of Jagdish Bhagwati]


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


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


Bibi, Michael
Born 23 June 1990  (London, England)
Upstart underground DJ and producer who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2023.
[Picture of Michael Bibi]


Bickerstaff, Bernie
Born 2 November 1943  (Benham, KY, USA)
Former NBA coach, latterly with the Cavaliers
[Picture of Bernie Bickerstaff]


Biden, Hunter
Born 4 February 1970  (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)
Son of Presidential hopeful Joe, whose holiday trips to the Ukraine had Donald Trump very excited last year.
[Picture of Hunter Biden]


Biden, Jill
Born 3 June 1951  (Hammonton, New Jersey, USA)
Wife of that one guy who says "malarkey" all the time.
[Picture of Jill Biden]


Biden, Joe
Born 20 November 1942  (Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA)
The current President of the USA.
[Picture of Joe Biden]


Bidmead, Christopher H.
Born 18 January 1941  (Bolton, Lancs. England)
A RADA trained actor, he turned to scriptwriting, becoming script editor for Doctor Who during the Tom Baker era, and later as a writer for Doctor number 5. Also a journalist.
[Picture of Christopher H. Bidmead]


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


Bieber, Justin
Born 1 March 1994  (London, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian pop singer and teen idol.
[Picture of Justin Bieber]


Bietry, Charles
Born 5 November 1943  (Rennes, France)
Former journalist who became head of sports for Canal+ and BeIN Sports. Has ALS and is said he will utilise assisted suicide at end-of-life.
[Picture of Charles Bietry]


Biggins, Christopher
Born 16 December 1948  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Outrageously camp comic actor, TV presenter and pantomime star.
[Picture of Christopher Biggins]


Bilardo, Carlos
Born 16 March 1938  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Football manager who won the 1986 World Cup with Argentina.
[Picture of Carlos Bilardo]


Billingsley, Jake
Born 21 August 1941  (McKinney, Texas, USA)
Survivor: Thailand contestant.
[Picture of Jake Billingsley]


Billington, Michael
Born 16 November 1939  (Leamington Spa, Warks, England)
The Guardian's theatre critic for 40 years, and still writes for them despite technically retiring in 2019.
[Picture of Michael Billington]


Bilton, Tim
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Former TV Chef.
[Picture of Tim Bilton]


Bindel, Julie
Born 20 July 1962  (United Kingdom)
radical British feminist writer and anti-violence activist
[Picture of Julie Bindel]


Binder, Steve
Born 12 December 1932  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American producer and director of the 'Star Wars Holiday Special'.
[Picture of Steve Binder]


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


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


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


Bird, Charlie Charlie Bird is no longer with us
Born 9 September 1949  (Sandymount, Ireland)

Died 11 March 2024  (County Wicklow, Ireland)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Irish anchorman and chief news correspondent of RTÉ news
[Picture of Charlie Bird]


Bird, Dickie
Born 19 April 1933  (Barnsley, Yorkshire, England)
Well-respected but now retired cricket umpire, who also took the field as a player many moons ago.
[Picture of Dickie Bird]


Birdsong, Cindy
Born 15 December 1939  (Mount Holly Township, New Jersey, USA)
Singer with the Supremes and with Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles.
[Picture of Cindy Birdsong]


Biro, Andras
Born 20 October 1925  (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Hungarian journalist.
[Picture of Andras Biro]


Birt, John
Born 10 December 1944  (Liverpool, England)
Dalek who was BBC Director-General during the 1990s.
[Picture of John Birt]


Biya, Paul
Born 13 February 1933  (Mvomeka, Cameroon)
President of Cameroon since 1982.
[Picture of Paul Biya]


Bjelland, Kat
Born 9 December 1963  (Salem, Oregon, USA)
Frontwoman of all-female alternative rock/grunge group Babes in Toyland.
[Picture of Kat Bjelland]


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


Black, Kodak
Born 11 June 1997  (Pompano Beach, Florida, USA)
Rapper currently in jail on weapons charges.
[Picture of Kodak Black]


black, tori
Born 26 August 1988  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Pornographic actress, born Michelle Chapman.
[Picture of tori black]


Black Bart, (wrestler)
Born 30 January 1948  (Texarkana, Arkansas, USA)
Professional wrestler. Has mentored occasional DDP cult pick Necro Butcher.
[Picture of (wrestler) Black Bart]


blackbear, (singer)
Born 27 November 1990  (Daytona Beach, Florida, USA)
American pop singer.
[Picture of (singer) blackbear]


Blackburn, Elizabeth
Born 26 November 1948  (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
Biological researcher who won the Nobel Prize in 2009 for her work in molecular biology.
[Picture of Elizabeth Blackburn]


Blackburn, Ken
Born in Bristol, England  (exact date unknown)
New Zealand actor with roles in 'Xena: Warrior Princess' and 'Farscape'.
[Picture of Ken Blackburn]


Blackburn, Tony
Born 29 January 1943  (Guildford, Surrey, England)
Made a promising start to his career, joining offshore pirate station Radio Caroline in 1964 as Britain's youngest radio DJ, and in 1967 presented the first-ever show on Radio 1. However, he soon descended into the cheesy world of easy listening and pain
[Picture of Tony Blackburn]


Blackmore, Ritchie
Born 14 April 1945  (Weston-super-Mare, England)
Guitarist with heavy rock legends Deep Purple.
[Picture of Ritchie Blackmore]


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


Blair, Ian
Born 15 March 1953  (Chester, England)
Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis from 2005-2008.
[Picture of Ian Blair]


Blair, Selma
Born 23 June 1972  (Southfield, Michigan, USA)
Brunette actress who played second fiddle to the blonde lead in every movie 1997 to 2003 (Cruel Intentions, The Sweetest Thing, Legally Blonde).
[Picture of Selma Blair]


Blair, Tony
Born 6 May 1953  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
MP for Sedgefield, County Durham since 1983, elected Labour leader in 1994 and Prime Minister in 1997. Not a popular DDP pick, as he's youngish and apparently in good health, but maybe he'll die of embarrassment if Cherie decides to sing in public again.
[Picture of Tony Blair]


Blake, Jon
Born in Mortimer, England  (exact date unknown)
English author. Born 1954.
[Picture of Jon Blake]


Blake, Peter
Born 25 June 1932  (Dartford, Kent, England)
Pop artist, best known for his design of the 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album for the Beatles in 1967, for which he was paid £200.
[Picture of Peter Blake]


Blake, Quentin
Born 16 December 1932  (Sidcup, Kent, England)
Illustrator, often in conjunction with legendary children's author Roald Dahl.
[Picture of Quentin Blake]


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


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


Blanc, Noel
Born 19 October 1938  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Voice artist who took over voicing cartoons from his father Mel when the latter died in 1989.
[Picture of Noel Blanc]


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


Blatter, Sepp
Born 10 March 1936  (Visp, Canton Valais, Switzerland)
Slippery president of world football body FIFA since 1998.
[Picture of Sepp Blatter]


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


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


Blix, Hans
Born 28 June 1928  (Uppsala, Sweden)
UN Weapons Inspector, former Swedish Foreign Minister. Got in trouble for not finding any weapons of mass destruction, which was a bit harsh, because there never were any.
[Picture of Hans Blix]


Block, John R.
Born 15 February 1935  (Galesburg, Illinois, USA)
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, during the Reagan administration
[Picture of John R. Block]


Blofeld, Henry
Born 23 September 1939  (Hoveton, Norfolk, England)
BBC Radio 4 cricket commentator. His father went to school with Ian Fleming, who borrowed his surname for James Bond's long-time nemesis, Ernst Stavro.
[Picture of Henry Blofeld]


Blomstedt, Herbert
Born 11 July 1927  (Springfield MA, USA)
Orchestral conductor, once of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. A Seventh-day Adventist favoured Austrian & German composers and championed Scandinavians
[Picture of Herbert Blomstedt]


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


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


Bloom, Eric
Born 1 December 1944  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Co-frontman of Blue Öyster Cult still not fearing the Reaper.
[Picture of Eric Bloom]


Blue, Neal
Born in Meeker, Colorado, USA  (exact date unknown)
Billionaire businessman who chairs General Atomics. Born 1935.
[Picture of Neal Blue]


Blue, Skye
Born 2 October 1999  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
With a name like that I was dreading another porn star to look up, but thankfully she's a pro wrestler.
[Picture of Skye Blue]


Bluford, Guion
Born 22 November 1942  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American astronaut and first African American in space.
[Picture of Guion Bluford]


Blume, Judy
Born 12 February 1938  (Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)
Award-winning author of novels aimed at young adults.
[Picture of Judy Blume]


Blumenthal, W. Michael
Born 3 January 1926  (Oranienburg, Brandenburg, Weimar Republic)
US Secretary of the Treasury during the Carter administration.
[Picture of W. Michael Blumenthal]


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


bluth, don
Born 13 September 1937  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
US director and animator who challanged the Disney monopoly in the 1980s
[Picture of don bluth]


Blyth, Ann
Born 16 August 1928  (Mount Kisco, New York, USA)
Hollywood actress who was nominated for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actress in 1945 for the film 'Mildred Pierce'.
[Picture of Ann Blyth]


Boardman, Stan
Born 7 December 1937  (Liverpool, England)
Liverpool comic who once got into trouble on live TV for an innocous joke about German Fokker aircraft.
[Picture of Stan Boardman]


Bobbitt, John Wayne
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Petty criminal and wifebeater who will forever be known as the receiving end of a certain choppy incident in the 90s, though his attempts to stay relevant off the incident (such as acting in porn film 'Frankenpenis') failed miserably.
[Picture of John Wayne Bobbitt]


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


Bohlen, Dieter
Born 7 February 1954  (Berne, West Germany)
Half of German pop duo Modern Talking whose subsequent producing career earned him the nickname "Pop-Titan".
[Picture of Dieter Bohlen]


Bolam, James
Born 16 June 1935  (Sunderland, England)
Charismatic actor, comfortable in both comedy and drama. Known for his roles in 'The Likely Lads', 'When the Boat Comes In, 'The Beiderbecke Affair' and more recently 'New Tricks'.
[Picture of James Bolam]


Bolger, Joan
Born in New Zealand  (exact date unknown)
Wife of former New Zealand Prime Minister Jim.
[Picture of Joan Bolger]


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


Bollner, Michael
Born 14 September 1958  (Munich, Germany)
Former child actor whose one film role was as Augustus Gloop in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate factory
[Picture of Michael Bollner]


Bolonina, Viktoria
Born in Australia  (exact date unknown)
Australian opera singer.
[Picture of Viktoria Bolonina]


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


Bon Jovi, Jon
Born 2 March 1962  (Sayreville, New Jersey, USA)
Singer with monsterously huge rock band Bon Jovi. Born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.
[Picture of Jon Bon Jovi]


Bonaduce, Danny
Born 13 August 1959  (Broomall, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor (The Partridge Family), DJ & game show host in the US.
[Picture of Danny Bonaduce]


Bond, Edward Edward Bond is no longer with us
Born 18 July 1934  (Holloway, United Kingdom)

Died 3 March 2024  (Great Wilbrahim, Cambs., England)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
English playwright whose acclaimed play "Saved" probably changed the course of theatre censorship in England.
[Picture of Edward Bond]


Bonds, Gary U.S.
Born 6 June 1939  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Rock singer who danced 'til quarter to three in the 60s with the help of Daddy G, and enjoyed an 80s comeback with the help of Bruce Springsteen.
[Picture of Gary U.S. Bonds]


Bonerz, Peter
Born 6 August 1938  (Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA)
US actor who moved into directing, Police Academy 6 for example….
[Picture of Peter Bonerz]


Bongo Ondimba, Ali
Born 9 February 1959  (Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville)
No, not the beloved TV magician of the 70s and 80s, but rather the president of Gabon since 2009. Rumoured to be in very ill health at the start of 2019 and some forces in the country look eager to help him on his way out…
[Picture of Ali Bongo Ondimba]


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


Bonsiepe, Gui
Born 23 March 1934  (Glücksburg, Germany)
German designer, teacher, and writer.
[Picture of Gui Bonsiepe]


Bont, Jan de
Born 22 October 1943  (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Well-regarded dutch cinematographer. He also tried directing and succeded with Speed only to crash and burn with Speed 2.
[Picture of Jan de Bont]


Bonynge, Richard
Born 29 September 1930  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Australian conductor and widower of Dame Joan Sutherland.
[Picture of Richard Bonynge]


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


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


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


Boozer, Young
Born 23 November 1948  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
On-and-off Treasurer of Alabama destined to have a drunk driving scandal in his future.
[Picture of Young Boozer]


Border, Allan
Born 27 July 1955  (Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian ICC Hall of Fame cricketer and former national team captain, now commetator.
[Picture of Allan Border]


Borker, Jacques
Born 29 September 1922  (Paris, France)
A notable tapestry designer
[Picture of Jacques Borker]


Bornstein, Eli
Born 28 December 1922  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
An artist known for his three-dimensional reliefs - aren't they all three-dimensional?
[Picture of Eli Bornstein]


Bornstein, Kate
Born 15 March 1948  (Neptune City, New Jersey, USA)
Gender theorist, born as a man, now a lesbian woman. Has suffered from PTSD and also diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, chronic lymphocytic leukemia and in September 2012 with lung cancer.
[Picture of Kate Bornstein]


Boschwitz, Rudy
Born 7 November 1930  (Berlin, Germany)
A refugee from Nazi Germany, he grew up in Minnesota, establishing a successful business before becoming a Senator (1978-91) . Appointed as ambassador to the UNHCR in 2005.
[Picture of Rudy Boschwitz]


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


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


Botham, Ian
Born 24 November 1955  (Heswall, England)
Cricketer Theresa May claimed was just like her. An overrated non-team player prone to huffs and screw ups?
[Picture of Ian Botham]


Born 30 July 1944  (Newport, Shropshire, England)
Maverick conservative MP whose been largely on the backbenches since 1975.
[Picture of Peter BOTTOMLEY]


Bouhired, Djamila
Born in Algiers, Algeria  (exact date unknown)
Real-life militant whose character was portrayed in legendary film "The Battle of Algiers". Still involved in politics. Born 1935.
[Picture of Djamila Bouhired]


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


Bowker, Josh
Date and place of birth unknown
Musician and member of folk group The Longest Johns.
[Picture of Josh Bowker]


Bowler, Norman
Born 1 August 1932  (London, England)
Craggy actor best known as Frank Tate in 'Emmerdale' from 1989-1997.
[Picture of Norman Bowler]


Bowles, Stan Stan Bowles is no longer with us
Born 24 December 1948  (Manchester, England)

Died 24 February 2024  (Manchester UK)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Arguably the definitive 1970s maverick footballer. Star forward with QPR but seemingly more concerned with the outcome of the 4:40 at Kempton rather than his football…
[Picture of Stan Bowles]


Bowling, Frank
Born 26 February 1934  (Bartica, Guyana)
Abstact expressionist artist.
[Picture of Frank Bowling]


bowman, scotty
Born 18 September 1933  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Retired Canadian National Hockey League head coach.
[Picture of scotty bowman]


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


Boycott, Geoff
Born 21 October 1940  (Fitzwilliam, Yorkshire, England)
Notoriously slow-scoring Yorkshire and England cricketer. Now an equally dull cricket commentator.
[Picture of Geoff Boycott]


Boylen, Dave
Born 26 October 1947  (Prestbury, Cheshire, England)
Footballer, played for Grimsby Town winning the fourth division title; later a councillor in East Lincs.
[Picture of Dave Boylen]


Bozizé, Francois
Born 14 October 1946  (Mouila, Gabon)
President of the Central African Republic for 10 years before being driven out of power in 2013..
[Picture of Francois Bozizé]


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


Bradley, Earl
Born 10 May 1953  (Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Serial paedophile.
[Picture of Earl Bradley]


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


Brady, Moya
Born 8 September 1962  (Manchester, England)
English actress with a recent stint on 'Hollyoaks'.
[Picture of Moya Brady]


Brady, Nicholas F.
Born 11 April 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents Reagan and Bush Snr.
[Picture of Nicholas F. Brady]


Brady, Pete
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada  (exact date unknown)
DJ and Magpie presenter. Radio 1 for sorrow, 2 for joy. Born 1941.
[Picture of Pete Brady]


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


Brain, Lesley
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Reality TV star on Big Brother.
[Picture of Lesley Brain]


Braithwaite, Rodric
Born 17 May 1932  (place of birth unknown)
Former Ambassador to the USSR, serving at the time of the collapse of the Union, and Russia. Became an author on retiring from his diplomatic career.
[Picture of Rodric Braithwaite]


Brand, Ralph
Born 8 December 1936  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Scottish footballer with quite a fe seasons at Glasgow Rangers
[Picture of Ralph Brand]


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


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


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


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


Brandt, Victor
Born 19 September 1942  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor who guested on US staples like 'Star Trek' and 'Mission Impossible' before increasingly turning to voiceover roles in recent years.
[Picture of Victor Brandt]


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


Branstad, Terry
Born 17 November 1946  (Leland, Iowa, USA)
American politician who served as twice as Governor of Iowa and once as Ambassador to China.
[Picture of Terry Branstad]


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


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


Braverman, Suella
Born 3 April 1980  (Harrow, United Kingdom)
British politician occasionally in government functions depending on the current Tory Party fortunes
[Picture of Suella Braverman]


Brazil, Alan
Born 15 June 1959  (Simshill, Glasgow, Scotland)
Former porky striker for Ipswich, Spurs & Man U, now a pundit on television.
[Picture of Alan Brazil]


Brearley, Mike
Born 28 April 1942  (Harrow, United Kingdom)
Former England Test Cricket captain
[Picture of Mike Brearley]


Breivik, Anders Behring
Born 13 February 1979  (Oslo, Norway)
Far right killer of 77 Norwegians in a terrorist attack in 2011. Jailed for 21 years in 2012.
[Picture of Anders Behring Breivik]


Brejnholm, Ruth
Born 13 December 1926  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Danish film actress
[Picture of Ruth Brejnholm]


Bremer, Arthur
Born 21 August 1950  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Janitor convicted in 1972 for the attempted assassination of US presidential candidate George Wallace. Released in 2007.
[Picture of Arthur Bremer]


brendel, alfred
Born 5 January 1931  (Loucna nad Desnou, Czech Republic)
Austrian pianist, artist, poet and author.
[Picture of alfred brendel]


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


Bridger, Mark
Born 6 November 1965  (Carshalton, London, England)
Wales-based Englishman, sentenced to life imprisonment for the abduction and murder of five-year-old April Jones in 2012. Has six children by four women himself.
[Picture of Mark Bridger]


Bridges, Jeff
Born 4 December 1949  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Oscar-winning actor ("Crazy Heart") forever immortalised by dull people who quote movies at you as The Dude in "The Big Lebowski".
[Picture of Jeff Bridges]


Brigance, O. J.
Born 29 September 1969  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Former CFL and NFL football player, and senior advisor to player development for the Baltimore Ravens.
[Picture of O. J. Brigance]


Briggs, Barry
Born 30 December 1934  (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Four-time speedway world champion, who competed in a record 18 consecutive world championship seasons.
[Picture of Barry Briggs]


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


Brinker, Bob
Born in Pennsylvania, USA  (exact date unknown)
US host of Moneytalk, an 80s show on financial investments, subsequently became something of a guru
[Picture of Bob Brinker]


Britt, May
Born 22 March 1934  (Lidingo, Sweden)
Swedish actress whose interracial marriage to Sammy Davis Jr saw the song-and-dance man shunned by certain portions of American society in the 1960s.
[Picture of May Britt]


Brittain, Clive
Born 15 December 1934  (Caine, United Kingdom)
British horse-race trainer
[Picture of Clive Brittain]


Broadbent, Jim
Born 24 May 1949  (Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England)
TV & film actor, often in sitcoms too.
[Picture of Jim Broadbent]


Broaddrick, Juanita
Born in Van Buren, AR, USA  (exact date unknown)
Nursing home administrator who alleges that she was raped by Bill Clinton in 1978
[Picture of Juanita Broaddrick]


Broch, Hugo
Born 6 January 1922  (Leichlingen, Germany)
World War II Luftwaffe ace credited with 81 victories in 324 missions, a believer until the end
[Picture of Hugo Broch]


Broderick, Laurence Laurence Broderick is no longer with us
Born in Bristol, UK  (exact date unknown)

Died 18 April 2024  (Waresley, Cambridgeshire, UK)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
British sculptor, working mostly woth Bronze. Creator of the Bull for the Bull Ring in Birmingham
[Picture of Laurence Broderick]


Brokaw, Tom
Born 6 February 1940  (Webster, South Dakota, USA)
American television journalist with NBC News.
[Picture of Tom Brokaw]


Bron, Eleanor
Born 14 March 1938  (Stanmore, United Kingdom)
British film, TV and stage actress, brought to fame by playing Ahme in "Help!"
[Picture of Eleanor Bron]


Bronson, Charles
Born 6 December 1952  (Luton, Bedfordshire, England)
Notorious prisoner, who has little in common with the late actor except the 'tache. Originally jailed for armed robbery, now for some violent escapades during his prison stay, including an attempt to poison a cell neighbour. Born Michael Gordon Peterson.
[Picture of Charles Bronson]


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


Brookes, Bruno
Born 24 April 1959  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
Radio presenter of Top 40 countdowns, later owned a radio company.
[Picture of Bruno Brookes]


Brooks, David
Born 8 July 1997  (Warrington, United Kingdom)
Currently playing Bournemeouth & Wales footballer
[Picture of David Brooks]


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


Broome, David
Born 1 March 1940  (Cardiff, Wales)
Former showjumping champion. Won two bronzes at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
[Picture of David Broome]


Brosmer, Betty
Born 6 August 1929  (Pasadena, California, USA)
American Hall of Fame bodybuilder and model.
[Picture of Betty Brosmer]


Brown, Alan
Born 17 October 1935  (Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, England)
English former cricketer.
[Picture of Alan Brown]


Brown, Antonio
Born 10 July 1988  (Miami, Florida, USA)
NFL player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and likely CTE sufferer. Case in point? He stripped down and ran shirtless on the field during a match in early 2022 and the Buccs released him days later.
[Picture of Antonio Brown]


Brown, Blair
Born 23 April 1946  (Washington DC, USA)
Actress known for roles including 'Altered States', 'Continental Divide', and TV's 'The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd'.
[Picture of Blair Brown]


Brown, Bobby
Born 5 February 1969  (Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA)
R & B singer & dancer, whose litany of crimes is much too long to list here, but suffice to say, not many people think of him as "a nice boy".
[Picture of Bobby Brown]


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


Brown, Darti
Born 10 June 1977  (Britain)
Former Maidenhead United footballer diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2023
[Picture of Darti Brown]


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


Brown, Gordon
Born 20 February 1951  (Govan, Glasgow, Scotland)
Prime Minister of Great Britain from 2007 to 2010.
[Picture of Gordon Brown]


Brown, Herb
Born 14 March 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Basketball coach who formerly led the Detroit Pistons.
[Picture of Herb Brown]


Brown, Hubie
Born 25 September 1933  (Hazleton, PA, USA)
Former basketball player (Rochester Colonels) and coach, twice NBA Coach of the year (1978, Atlanta Hawks & 2004, Memphis Grizzlies). Has also worked in broadcasting.
[Picture of Hubie Brown]


Brown, Joe
Born 13 May 1941  (Swarby, Lincolnshire, England)
Singer, guitarist & TV entertainer.
[Picture of Joe Brown]


Brown, Kathy
Born 12 July 1960  (South Carolina, USA)
Dance and house singer who has topped the US Dance charts. Biggest UK success was #6 "Strings of Life (Stronger on My Own)".
[Picture of Kathy Brown]


Brown, Larry
Born 14 September 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
Basketball coach who led eight different teams to the playoffs under a 50-year career.
[Picture of Larry Brown]


Brown, Orlando
Born 4 December 1987  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best known for his performances in Disney Channel series. As a rap singer, he sang the title song for 'That's So Raven', and played the title role as well. Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore!"
[Picture of Orlando Brown]


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


Brown, Sergio
Born 22 May 1988  (Maywood, Illinois, USA)
Former American football safety.
[Picture of Sergio Brown]


Brown, Sherrod
Born 9 November 1952  (Mansfield, Ohio, USA)
Old-school populist labor politician for the Democrats in Ohio
[Picture of Sherrod Brown]


Brown, Stephen
Born 3 October 1924  (Staffordshire, England)
British judge.
[Picture of Stephen Brown]


Brown, Willie
Born 20 March 1934  (Mineola, Texas, USA)
First black mayor of San Francisco.
[Picture of Willie Brown]


Browne, Jackson
Born 9 October 1948  (Heidelberg, Germany)
Long-popular rock singer-songwriter. Will he be running on empty this year?
[Picture of Jackson Browne]


Browne, Ronnie
Born 20 August 1937  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Scottish folk singer known as "The Voice".
[Picture of Ronnie Browne]


Brueckner, Christian
Born in Germany  (exact date unknown)
German paedophile strongly suspected of being responsible for the abduction of Madeleine McCann
[Picture of Christian Brueckner]


Brundtland, Gro Harlem
Born 20 April 1939  (Baerum, Norway)
Prime Minister of Norway on three occasions.
[Picture of Gro Harlem Brundtland]


Brunhoff, Laurent de Laurent de Brunhoff is no longer with us
Born 30 August 1925  (Paris, France)

Died 22 March 2024  (Key West, FL. USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
French author and illustrator who continued his father's creation, the Babar the Elephant series
[Picture of Laurent de Brunhoff]


Brunt, Dominic
Born 15 April 1970  (Macclesfield, UK)
Actor who has played vet Paddy Kirk on Emmerdale since 1997.
[Picture of Dominic Brunt]


Bryan, Zachery Ty
Born 9 October 1981  (Aurora, Colorado, USA)
Actor best known as the trouble-prone eldest son on 'Home Improvement'. Has outflanked his character in recent years, with multiple assault arrests and a fraudulent startup scheme. Oehhhhh?
[Picture of Zachery Ty Bryan]


Bryant, Sandra
Born 30 September 1945  (Edgware, England)
English television actress.
[Picture of Sandra Bryant]


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


Buchanan, Ian
Born 16 June 1957  (Hamilton, Scotland)
Scottish soap actor and often David Lynch collaborator.
[Picture of Ian Buchanan]


Buchanan, Pat
Born 2 November 1938  (Washington D.C., USA)
Conservative politician, was advisor to Nixon, Ford & Reagan, unsuccessfully stood for the Republican nomination against GHW Bush.
[Picture of Pat Buchanan]


Buchanan, Tom
Born 30 October 1955  (Rich Valley, Virginia, USA)
Participant on Survivor, known there as Big Tom, also a bit actor in other places
[Picture of Tom Buchanan]


Buchman, Alexis Alexis Buchman is no longer with us
Born in Tampa, Florida, USA  (exact date unknown)

Died 15 February 2024  ()

Age at death: 22  (read death notice)
US softball champion, born on a first of June of an uncertain year, just like the Nerevarine
[Picture of Alexis Buchman]


Buck, Linda B.
Born 29 January 1947  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
American biologist who won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work on olfactory receptors.
[Picture of Linda B. Buck]


Buckler, Rick
Born 6 December 1955  (Woking, United Kingdom)
Former drummer of modders The Jam
[Picture of Rick Buckler]


Buckley, Alan
Born 20 April 1951  (Mansfield, England, United Kingdom)
English former professional footballer and football manager who now works as a sports co-commentator for BBC Humberside
[Picture of Alan Buckley]


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


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


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


Buffett, Warren
Born 30 August 1930  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
American businessman & author, the 2nd richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine in 2006. Also an ace ukulele player.
[Picture of Warren Buffett]


Buffon, Lorenzo
Born 19 December 1929  (Majano, Italy)
Former AC Milan and Italy international footballer.
[Picture of Lorenzo Buffon]


Bugner, Joe
Born 13 March 1950  (Szoreg, Hungary)
Hungarian born, but Australian citizen - former heavyweight boxer.
[Picture of Joe Bugner]


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


Bulifant, Joyce
Born 16 December 1937  (Newport News, Virginia, USA)
Character actress from numerous US sitcoms from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, who also had a steady side career in panel shows.
[Picture of Joyce Bulifant]


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


Bunch, Harry
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Retired Assistant Chief Constable to the Strathclyde Police.
[Picture of Harry Bunch]


Bunnell, John
Born 25 May 1944  (Pendleton, Oregon, USA)
Former sheriff better known for presenting 'World's Wildest Police Videos'.
[Picture of John Bunnell]


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


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


Burgess, Dave
Born 13 December 1934  (Beverly Hills CA, USA)
Guitarist with The Champs at their formation (with Tequila); left the group as a guitarist when Glen Campbell joined but stayed as manager and songwriter.
[Picture of Dave Burgess]


Burke, David
Born 25 May 1934  (Liverpool, England)
Actor - played Dr Watson in the 1980s TV adaptation of 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'.
[Picture of David Burke]


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


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


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


Burke, Samson
Born 8 April 1929  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Canadian bodybuilder and actor in sword-and-sandal macho roles.
[Picture of Samson Burke]


Burke Jr., Jack Jack Burke Jr. is no longer with us
Born 29 January 1923  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

Died 19 January 2024  (Houston, Tx.)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Retired professional golfer. Won the Masters in 1956.
[Picture of Jack Burke Jr.]


Burkinshaw, Keith
Born 23 June 1935  (Higham, England, United Kingdom)
Very successful football manager who won the UEFA Cup in 1984 with the Spurs
[Picture of Keith Burkinshaw]


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


Burns, Ed
Born 29 January 1946  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Retired cop and teacher, now screenwriter, known for his writing partnership with David Simon, particularly with The Wire
[Picture of Ed Burns]


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


Burns, Jake
Born 21 February 1958  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Singer and guitarist with Northern Irish punk band Stiff Little Fingers.
[Picture of Jake Burns]


Burrell, Kenny
Born 31 July 1931  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Jazz guitarist, most notably on the Blue Note record label.
[Picture of Kenny Burrell]


Burrell, Paul
Born 6 June 1958  (Grassmoor, Derbyshire, England)
Slimy, simpering former butler to Diana, Princess of Wales. Since her death, he has exploited her fame to build on his own celebrity and has popped up on numerous "celebrity" shows since.
[Picture of Paul Burrell]


Burrell, Theo
Date and place of birth unknown
Auctioneer and prominent face on Antiques Roadshow, now diagnosed with glioblastoma. Born ca. 1988.
[Picture of Theo Burrell]


Burroughs, Peter
Born 27 January 1947  (Peterborough, England)
Actor who's appeared in numerous films and TV programmes. Founded the Willow agency, for "small people" actors.
[Picture of Peter Burroughs]


Burrow, Rob Rob Burrow is no longer with us
Born 26 September 1982  (Pontefract, England)

Died 2 June 2024  (Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK)

Age at death: 41  (read death notice)
Leeds Rhino rugby player with a touch of ALS.
[Picture of Rob Burrow]


Burrows, Harry
Born 17 March 1941  (Haydock, UK)
Winger who won the 1961 League Cup with Aston Villa before moving to Stoke.
[Picture of Harry Burrows]


Burrows, Malandra
Born 11 April 1965  (Woolton,Liverpool, UK)
Actress, Kathy Glover in the ITV soap Emmerdale.
[Picture of Malandra Burrows]


Burstyn, Ellen
Born 7 December 1932  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Film actress. Won an Academy award for Best Actress in 1974 for 'Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore'.
[Picture of Ellen Burstyn]


Burton, Gary
Born 23 January 1943  (Anderson, Indiana, USA)
American jazz musician & educator.
[Picture of Gary Burton]


Burton, Rod
Born in Chesterfield UK  (exact date unknown)
Rod of Rainbow's legendary Rod, Jane and Freddy. No colour trousers this man hasn't danced in.
[Picture of Rod Burton]


Burton, Sally
Born 21 January 1948  (Braintree, Essex, England)
Richard Burton's fifth wife (and first widow), known for some philanthropic endeavours in Australian theatre
[Picture of Sally Burton]


Busey, Gary
Born 29 June 1944  (Goose Creek, Texas, USA)
Actor, in numerous films & often in kooky roles.
[Picture of Gary Busey]


Bush, Jeb
Born 11 February 1953  (Midland, Texas, USA)
Governor of Florida since 1998, brother of Dubya and son of George snr. The redneck-sounding name Jeb in fact comes from his initials, his full name being Jo
[Picture of Jeb Bush]


Bush, Jr., George W.
Born 6 July 1946  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
43rd President of the United States. Somehow made it through 8 years in the job, but as the man himself once said: "They misunderestimated me."
[Picture of George W. Bush, Jr.]


Bussell, Darcey
Born 27 April 1969  (London, England)
English ballerina and judge on 'Strictly Come Dancing.'
[Picture of Darcey Bussell]


Buster, John
Born 18 July 1941  (Oxnard CA, USA)
The man who directed the first embryo transfer resulting in a successful live birth (1984)
[Picture of John Buster]


Butler, (author) Peter
Date and place of birth unknown
Author of the "Gripper the Crab" children's books.
[Picture of (author) Peter Butler]


Butler, Billy
Born 24 January 1942  (Amlwch)
Merseyside radio personality.
[Picture of Billy Butler]


Butler, Brett
Born 30 January 1958  (Montgomery. Alabama, USA)
American actress who starred titularly in 'Grace Under Fire'.
[Picture of Brett Butler]


Butler, Jerry
Born 8 December 1939  (Sunflower, Mississippi, USA)
Soul singer-songwriter and original leader of the R&B group, The Impressions.
[Picture of Jerry Butler]


Butler, Rosemary
Born 6 April 1947  (California, USA)
American singer and frequent guest on rock records, big in Japan
[Picture of Rosemary Butler]


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


Butterfield, Alexander
Born 6 April 1926  (Pensacola, Florida, USA)
Former aide to Richard Nixon who revealed Tricky Dick's secret taping system. The next 18 minutes of this write up have been mysteriously erased.
[Picture of Alexander Butterfield]


Button, Dick
Born 18 July 1929  (Englewood, New Jersey, USA)
American former figure skater and two-time Olympic champion
[Picture of Dick Button]


Buzzi, Ruth
Born 24 July 1936  (Westerly, Rhode Island, USA)
Comedienne and actress on film, stage and television.
[Picture of Ruth Buzzi]


Bynes, Amanda
Born 3 April 1986  (Thousand Oaks, California, USA)
Actress in US teen movies & television show host.
[Picture of Amanda Bynes]


Byrne, Michael
Born 7 November 1943  (London, England)
British actor best known for playing nasty Nazis.
[Picture of Michael Byrne]

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