Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: G

 

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

 

Gaekwad, Datta
Born 27 October 1928  (Vadodara, British India)
Indian cricketer.
[Picture of Datta Gaekwad]

 

Gaines, Steve
Born 31 December 1957  (Corinth, Mississippi, USA)
Southern Baptist pastor.
[Picture of Steve Gaines]

 

Gale, Ed
Born 23 August 1963  (Plainwell, Michigan, USA)
American actor and stuntman, also being Chucky when necessary
[Picture of Ed Gale]

 

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

 

Gallacher, Bernard
Born 9 February 1949  (Bathgate, Scotland)
Retired professional golfer. Captained Europe to Ryder Cup success in 1995. Daughter is Sky Sports wet dream Kirsty Gallacher.
[Picture of Bernard Gallacher]

 

Gallacher, Kirsty
Born 20 January 1976  (Edinburgh, UK)
Former prsenter of Sky Sports, joined GBNews in 2021.
[Picture of Kirsty Gallacher]

 

Gallagher, Helen
Born 19 July 1926  (New York, NY, USA)
After a long and productive career on Broadway, winning two Tony Awards, she found a new audience as matriarch Maeve Ryan in ABC's Ryan's Hope, winning three daytime Emmys.
[Picture of Helen Gallagher]

 

Gallego, Ruben
Born 20 November 1979  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Progressive Arizona politician and war veteran
[Picture of Ruben Gallego]

 

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

 

Gannushkina, Svetlana
Born 6 March 1942  (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Russian human rights activist
[Picture of Svetlana Gannushkina]

 

Garbin, Tathiana
Born 30 June 1977  (Mestre , Italy)
Italian tennis player.
[Picture of Tathiana Garbin]

 

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

 

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

 

Gardner, Jim
Born 17 May 1948  (New York City, New York, USA)
American news anchor.
[Picture of Jim Gardner]

 

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

 

Garfield, David
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Actor ('Doctor Who'). Born 1930.
[Picture of David Garfield]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Garrick, Beulah
Born 12 June 1921  (Nottingham, England)
Actress who was one of the hostages in 'Dog Day Afternoon'.
[Picture of Beulah Garrick]

 

Garrison, Ben
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Right-wing cartoonist, who preferred to teat Covid with Ivermectin & beetroot juice.
[Picture of Ben Garrison]

 

Garry, Len
Born 6 January 1942  (Wavertree, England)
English musician for The Quarrymen, and The Beatles in an alternate timeline.
[Picture of Len Garry]

 

Gary, Lorraine
Born 16 August 1937  (New York, NY, USA)
Popular TV actress of the 60s and 70s who appeared more in films in the latter years of her career, notably as Chief Brody's wife in Jaws.
[Picture of Lorraine Gary]

 

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

 

Gaskin, Ina May
Born 8 March 1940  (Iowa, USA)
Queen of the midwifes, founder of The Farm, a self-sustaining community
[Picture of Ina May Gaskin]

 

Gastineau, Mark
Born 20 November 1956  (Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA)
NFL Hall of Famer who played for the New York Jets.
[Picture of Mark Gastineau]

 

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

 

Gauger, Georg
Date and place of birth unknown
German student who caused a flurry of headlines in 2023 when having a shag in the US Senate Hearing Room.
[Picture of Georg Gauger]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Gayle, Chris
Born 21 September 1979  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Jamaican legendary cricketer.
[Picture of Chris Gayle]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Gee, Prunella
Born 17 February 1950  (London, United Kingdom)
English therapist who turned to acting in a role for Coronation street, and quite a few theatre and screen roles.
[Picture of Prunella Gee]

 

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

 

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

 

Geffen, David
Born 21 February 1943  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Business magnate, founder or co-founder of three record companies and the film studio DreamWorks.
[Picture of David Geffen]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Gentleman, David
Born 11 March 1930  (London, England)
Watercolour and wood engraving artist best known for his murals at the Charing Cross Underground Station.
[Picture of David Gentleman]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Gibbons, Steve
Born 13 July 1941  (Harborne, Birmingham, England)
Rock singer-songwriter and musician.
[Picture of Steve Gibbons]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Giffin, Doc
Date and place of birth unknown
American assistant to Arnold Palmer for over 50 years.
[Picture of Doc Giffin]

 

Gil, Gilberto
Born 26 June 1942  (Salvador, Brazil)
Brazilian singer-songwriter and former Minister of Culture.
[Picture of Gilberto Gil]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Gilles, Piper
Born 16 January 1992  (Rockford, Illinois, USA)
Ice dancer for Canada.
[Picture of Piper Gilles]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Gilmer, Jimmy
Born 15 September 1940  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Frontman of 60s rock outfit the Fireballs, who scored with a barista in his biggest hit "Sugar Shack".
[Picture of Jimmy Gilmer]

 

Gilmour, David
Born 6 March 1946  (Cambridge, England)
Guitarist & singer, member of Pink Floyd.
[Picture of David Gilmour]

 

Gimenez, Cecilia
Born in Spain  (exact date unknown)
Church parishioner who, in 2012, famously "restored" the fresco Ecce Homo at the Sanctuary of Mercy church in Borja, Spain.
[Picture of Cecilia Gimenez]

 

Giorgi, Eleonora
Born 21 October 1953  (Rome, Italy)
Italian actress.
[Picture of Eleonora Giorgi]

 

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

 

Girkin, Igor
Born 17 December 1970  (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Former FSB agent and Minister of Derfence of the Donetsk People's Republic up until the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
[Picture of Igor Girkin]

 

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

 

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

 

Glashow, Sheldon
Born 5 December 1932  (New York, NY, USA)
Nobel Laureate in Physics (1979) with Abdus Salam & Steven Weinberg for work on electroweak unification models.
[Picture of Sheldon Glashow]

 

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

 

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

 

Glenn-Copeland, Beverly
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  (exact date unknown)
American singer and songwriter who was only really discovered at an advanced age, born 1944.
[Picture of Beverly Glenn-Copeland]

 

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

 

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

 

Glover, Danny
Born 22 July 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, best known for his performances in the 'Lethal Weapon' series.
[Picture of Danny Glover]

 

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

 

Glover Jr., John
Born 7 August 1944  (Kingston, New York, USA)
Cocaine-eyed actor with a career that began in the mid-70s already
[Picture of John Glover Jr.]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Goffe, Rusty
Born 30 October 1948  (Herne Bay, Kent, England)
4'2" dwarf actor. Was an Oompa-Loompa in the 1971 version of 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', and played 3 minor roles in 'Star Wars', although he was uncredited for the latter.
[Picture of Rusty Goffe]

 

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

 

Golden, LaVona
Born 23 April 1905  (place of birth unknown)
Mother of Tonya Harding, depicted in 'I, Tonya'.
[Picture of LaVona Golden]

 

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

 

Goldin, Claudia
Born 14 May 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
US economist on the role of women in the economy. Has owned award-winning golden retrievers since the 1970s
[Picture of Claudia Goldin]

 

Goldsboro, Bobby
Born 18 January 1941  (Marianna, Florida, USA)
Country music star who had a massive hit with 'Honey' in 1968.
[Picture of Bobby Goldsboro]

 

Goldsmith, Jonathan
Born 26 September 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)
US character actor but also the most interesting man in the meme world
[Picture of Jonathan Goldsmith]

 

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

 

Goldust, (wrestler)
Born 11 April 1969  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Pro-wrestler who has had several long runs with the WWF/E and now works for his brothers AEW company.
[Picture of (wrestler) Goldust]

 

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

 

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

 

Gonzalez, Felipe
Born 5 March 1942  (Sevilla, Spain)
Prime minister of Spain for 14 years
[Picture of Felipe Gonzalez]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Goodwill, Robert
Born 31 December 1956  (Terrington, England)
MP for Scarborough and Whitby since 2005.
[Picture of Robert Goodwill]

 

Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Born 4 January 1943  (New York, NY, USA)
Biographer of several US Presidents, TV contributor, and Pulitzer Prize judge until caught in a plagiarism scandal.
[Picture of Doris Kearns Goodwin]

 

Goodwin, Trudie
Born 13 November 1951  (Lewisham, England)
English actress who played Sergeant June Ackland on 'The Bill'.
[Picture of Trudie Goodwin]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Gormley, Anthony
Born 30 August 1950  (London, UK)
Artist best known for woring with steel, creator of the Angel of the North.
[Picture of Anthony Gormley]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Gould, Elliott
Born 29 August 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)
Star of 'The Long Goodbye' and 'M*A*S*H', married to Barbra Streisand for eight years.
[Picture of Elliott Gould]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Graham, David
Born 11 July 1925  (London, England)
English character actor and voice artist
[Picture of David Graham]

 

Graham, Denys
Born 29 June 1926  (Newport, United Kingdom)
British actor most prominently in war movies
[Picture of Denys Graham]

 

Graham, Eve
Born 19 April 1943  (Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, Scotland)
Scottish singer with The New Seekers.
[Picture of Eve Graham]

 

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

 

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

 

Grange, Kenneth
Born 17 July 1929  (London, England)
Modernist and one of Britain's leading product designers. Responsible for the looks of the Kodak Instamatic, the Intercity 125 train and the first UK parking meters, among others.
[Picture of Kenneth Grange]

 

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

 

Granville, Ralph
Born 23 April 1931  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish footballer.
[Picture of Ralph Granville]

 

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

 

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

 

GRAY, EDDIE
Born 17 January 1948  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish national team footballer and member of Leeds United.
[Picture of EDDIE GRAY]

 

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

 

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

 

Gray, Stuart Stuart Gray is no longer with us
Born 18 December 1973  (Harrogate, United Kingdom)

Died 27 January 2024  (Yorks. England)

Age at death: 50  (read death notice)
English fullback with notable stints at Celtic and Reading, more notable for having brain cancer since 2023
[Picture of Stuart Gray]

 

Gray, Ugly Dave
Born 26 December 1933  (Manchester, England)
Australian TV personality.
[Picture of Ugly Dave Gray]

 

Greason, Bill
Born 3 September 1924  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Baseball player-turned-minister.
[Picture of Bill Greason]

 

Green, Al
Born 13 April 1946  (Forrest City, Arkansas, USA)
Legendary singer, songwriter and record producer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including 'Take Me to the River', 'Love and Happiness' and his signature song, 'Let's Stay Together'.
[Picture of Al Green]

 

Green, Lester
Born 2 June 1968  (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)
Also known as Beetlejuice. A comedian & actor, one of Howard Stern's sidekicks.
[Picture of Lester Green]

 

Green, Lloyd
Born 4 October 1937  (Leaf, Mississippi, USA)
The Nashville Carol Kaye, has served as session guitarist on thousands of country music recordings.
[Picture of Lloyd Green]

 

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

 

Green, Tony
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Veteran Darts commentator for the BBC and co-host of 'Bullseye' for Central Television in the 1980s. Treatment for cancer of the tongue (oh, the irony) prevented him from commentating on the BDO World Darts Championships for the first time since the tourn
[Picture of Tony Green]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Greenway, Harry Harry Greenway is no longer with us
Born 4 October 1934  (Great Britain)

Died 18 January 2024  ()

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
British Conservative politician and the former MP for Ealing North
[Picture of Harry Greenway]

 

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

 

Gregory, Andre
Born 11 May 1934  (Paris, France)
French-born American theatre actor and director, also a few film performances
[Picture of Andre Gregory]

 

Grenfell, 3rd Baron Grenfell, Julian
Born 23 May 1935  (place of birth unknown)
Member of the House of Lords.
[Picture of Julian Grenfell, 3rd Baron Grenfell]

 

Grey, Anthony
Born 5 July 1938  (place of birth unknown)
British journalist, once Chinese prisoner.
[Picture of Anthony Grey]

 

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

 

Grier, Rosey
Born 14 July 1932  (Linden, New Jersey, USA)
Former New York Giants football player, Christian minister, guitar-strumming folk singer and actor, who, despite his poncey name, is in fact a large hard bloke, Rosey being short for Roosevelt. Happened to be standing next to 20 Random Guys Part 3
[Picture of Rosey Grier]

 

Griffin, Kathy
Born 4 November 1960  (Oak Park, Illinois, USA)
Actress and comedian.
[Picture of Kathy Griffin]

 

Griffin, Lynne
Born 17 September 1952  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian comedic actress, had a part in Strange Brew and a rcurring role on Wind at my Back
[Picture of Lynne Griffin]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Grinham, Judy
Born 5 March 1939  (Neasden, England)
English swimmer who won Olympic gold in the backstroke in 1956.
[Picture of Judy Grinham]

 

Grist, Reri
Born 29 February 1932  (New York City, New York, USA)
Soprano, one of the earliest African-American sopranos to successfully go international.
[Picture of Reri Grist]

 

Groark, Dave
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Competitor in the debut season of 'The Amazing Race'. Born c. 1937.
[Picture of Dave Groark]

 

Grooms, Red
Born 7 June 1937  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Pop artist who frequently depicts a hurried city life in his work.
[Picture of Red Grooms]

 

Gross, Michael
Born 21 June 1947  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Lanky, mustachioed actor best known as the dad on 'Family Ties' and as an everpresent in the 'Tremors' monster franchise.
[Picture of Michael Gross]

 

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

 

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

 

Grusin, Dave
Born 26 June 1934  (Littleton, Colorado, USA)
Oscar-awarded American composer, arranger, producer, and pianist
[Picture of Dave Grusin]

 

Guerlain, Jean-Paul
Born 9 January 1937  (Paris, France)
Of the eponymous perfume company, he's the fourth generation and last of the family perfume-makers.
[Picture of Jean-Paul Guerlain]

 

Guerra, Castulo
Born 24 August 1945  (Salta, Argentina)
Argentine-born, US-based film and TV actor.
[Picture of Castulo Guerra]

 

Guerra, Ruy
Born 22 August 1931  (Maputo, Mozambique)
Film director, screenwriter, editor from Brazil.
[Picture of Ruy Guerra]

 

Guetta, David
Born 7 November 1967  (Paris, France)
French Grammy-winning DJ and music producer.
[Picture of David Guetta]

 

Guillemin, Roger
Born 11 January 1924  (Dijon, France)
French American neuroscientist, 1977 Nobel prize winner for Medicine.
[Picture of Roger Guillemin]

 

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

 

Guiry, Tom
Born 12 October 1981  (Toms River NJ, USA)
Actor who began as a child in the comedy The Sandlot, before graduating to adult roles in both film and TV
[Picture of Tom Guiry]

 

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

 

Gunn, Tim
Born 29 July 1953  (Washington D.C., USA)
Fashion guru, voice actor and TV personality.
[Picture of Tim Gunn]

 

Gunton, Bob
Born 15 November 1945  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Character actor best remembered as the menacing prison warden in 'The Shawshank Redemption'.
[Picture of Bob Gunton]

 

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

 

Gurragchaa, Jugderdemidiin
Born 5 December 1947  (Gurvanbulag, Bulgan, Mongolia)
The first Mongolian in Space in 1981.
[Picture of Jugderdemidiin Gurragchaa]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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