Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: S


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


Sadler, Mike Mike Sadler is no longer with us
Born 22 February 1920  (Kensington, London, UK)

Died 4 January 2024  (Cambridge, England)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Last surviving member of the original SAS, awarded the Military Cross for D-Day operations. Born c.1920.
[Picture of Mike Sadler]


Safarov, Ramil
Born 25 August 1977  (Jabrayil, Azerbaijan, Soviet Union)
Azerbaijani army officer and convicted murderer of an Armenian Lieutenant. Pardoned by Azerbaijani President Aliyev in 2012
[Picture of Ramil Safarov]


Safka, Melanie Melanie Safka is no longer with us
Born 3 February 1947  (Queens, New York, USA)

Died 23 January 2024  (Nashville, TN, USA)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Singer, whose most famous song is 'Brand New Key', a hit in 1971.
[Picture of Melanie Safka]


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


Sagoe, Sally
Born in London England  (exact date unknown)
Former actress who played Hannah carpenter in EastEnders, then appeared in the rebooted Tomorrow People. Retired from acting and was reported to have been a cruise company entertainment manager (2002)
[Picture of Sally Sagoe]


Saiki, Pat
Born 28 May 1930  (Hilo, Territory of Hawaii, USA)
Former US Representative from Hawaii and one of three Republican congresspeople in the state's history.
[Picture of Pat Saiki]


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


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


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


Sako, Louis Raphael I
Born 4 July 1948  (Zakho, Iraq)
Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church.
[Picture of Louis Raphael I Sako]


Salahuddin, Syed
Born 18 February 1946  (Soibugh, Kashmir and Jammu, British Indian Empire)
Kashmiri Islamist militant, head of Hizbul Mujahideen.
[Picture of Syed Salahuddin]


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


Salm-Horstmar, Princess Felicitas of
Born 31 March 1920  (Eisenach, Germany)
Grandmother of the late Prince Georg-Constantin of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, part of the House of Wettin. As I think we all suspected, really...
[Picture of Princess Felicitas of Salm-Horstmar]


Salt, Haddon
Born 18 October 1928  (Stanfree, England)
English-American businessman, founder of H. Salt Esq. Fish & Chips.
[Picture of Haddon Salt]


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


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


Samii, Majid
Born 19 June 1937  (Tehran, Iran)
Emiment Iranian neuroscientist
[Picture of Majid Samii]


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


Samudio, Domingo
Born 28 February 1937  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Better known as Sam the Sham, frontman of the Pharoahs, who sang "Wooly Bully".
[Picture of Domingo Samudio]


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


Sand, Paul
Born 5 March 1932  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
American comedian, member of Chicago's Second City troupe
[Picture of Paul Sand]


Sand, Todd
Born 30 October 1963  (Burbank, California, USA)
Pair skater and thrice US national champion.
[Picture of Todd Sand]


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


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


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


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


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


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


Sani, Dino
Born 23 May 1932  (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Brazilian footballer, as a midfielder.
[Picture of Dino Sani]


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


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


Sarandon, Chris
Born 24 July 1942  (Beckley, West Virginia, USA)
Actor, starred in 'Fright Night'.
[Picture of Chris Sarandon]


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


Sarkozy, Nicolas
Born 28 January 1955  (Paris, France)
Former President of France (2007-2012), a slightly more glamorous type of leader than France has had in a while.
[Picture of Nicolas Sarkozy]


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


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


Sartain, Gailard
Born 18 September 1946  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
American actor and frequent Jim Varney collaborator.
[Picture of Gailard Sartain]


Sarygulov, Dastan
Date and place of birth unknown
Kyrgyz businessman who was granted a couple of political positions as a favor from the president
[Picture of Dastan Sarygulov]


Sasdy, Peter
Born 27 May 1935  (Budapest, Hungary)
Film and TV director, for productions as diverse as Taste the Blood of Dracula, and The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.
[Picture of Peter Sasdy]


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


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


Savage, 21
Born 22 October 1998  (Plaistow, London, UK)
Pretty successful UK rapper who had the breakout single Rockstar
[Picture of 21 Savage]


Savident, John John Savident is no longer with us
Born 21 January 1938  (Guernsey, Channel Islands)

Died 21 February 2024  ()

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
TV actor, played Fred Elliott in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of John Savident]


Sawalha, Nadim
Born 8 September 1933  (Madaba, Jordan)
Jordanian actor who has appeared in many TV and film roles
[Picture of Nadim Sawalha]


Saward, Eric
Born 9 December 1944  ()
Script editor on 'Doctor Who' from 1981-86.
[Picture of Eric Saward]


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


Sawyer, Diane
Born 22 December 1945  (Glasgow, Kentucky, USA)
Formidable TV face on the US main channels
[Picture of Diane Sawyer]


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


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


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


Scalise, Steve
Born 6 October 1965  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American politician and House Majority Leader.
[Picture of Steve Scalise]


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


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


Schab, Ike
Born 4 July 1920  (USA)
Pearl Harbor survivor.
[Picture of Ike Schab]


Schallock, Art
Born 25 April 1924  (Mill Valley, California, USA)
As of 2024 the oldest living former MLB player
[Picture of Art Schallock]


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


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


Schilling, Mel
Born in Australia  (exact date unknown)
Australian dating coach appearing on the British and Australian versions of 'Married at First Sight'. Born 1972.
[Picture of Mel Schilling]


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


Schlatter, George
Born 31 December 1929  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
US TV Producer (Laugh-In) with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
[Picture of George Schlatter]


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


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


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


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


Schnellinger, Karl-Heinz Karl-Heinz Schnellinger is no longer with us
Born 31 March 1939  (Düren, Germany)

Died 20 May 2024  (Milan, Italy)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
German footballer, AKA "the Volkswagen" for his consistency as a player.
[Picture of Karl-Heinz Schnellinger]


Schock, Aaron
Born 28 May 1981  (Morris, MN, USA)
Former US Congressman for Illinois (first to be born in the 80s). Under investigation for misappropriation of funds, he resigned in 2015
[Picture of Aaron Schock]


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


Schone, Reiner
Born 19 January 1942  (Fritzlar, Germany)
German voice actor.
[Picture of Reiner Schone]


Schopper, Herwig
Born 28 February 1924  (Lanskroun, Czechoslovakia)
Director of CERN 1981-1988
[Picture of Herwig Schopper]


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


Schroder, Gerhard
Born 7 April 1944  (Mossenburg, Germany)
SPD Chancellor of Germany from 1998-2005.
[Picture of Gerhard Schroder]


Schull, Rebecca
Born 22 February 1929  (New York, NY, USA)
Actress, who's major role was as Fay Schlob Dumbly deVay Cochran in NBC's sitcom Wings (1990-1997)
[Picture of Rebecca Schull]


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


Schulz, Willi
Born 4 October 1938  (Wattenscheid, Germany)
German national team footballer.
[Picture of Willi Schulz]


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


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


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


Schwimmer, David
Born 2 November 1966  (Flushing, New York, USA)
American actor whose memorable face will always be identified as Ross from Friends
[Picture of David Schwimmer]


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


Scoggo, Tony
Born 6 May 1936  (England)
Actor with roles in 'Brookside' and 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Tony Scoggo]


Scolyer, Richard
Born 16 December 1966  (Launceston, Australia)
Expert on melanoma now suffering from mela- actually, glioblastoma.
[Picture of Richard Scolyer]


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


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


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


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


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


Scott, Janette
Born 14 December 1938  (Morecambe, England, United Kingdom)
British Leading Lady of the 50s and 60s.
[Picture of Janette Scott]


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


Scott, Shaun
Born in Canada  (exact date unknown)
English actor who played DI Chris Deakin on 'The Bill'. Born 1954.
[Picture of Shaun Scott]


Scott, Travis
Born 30 April 1992  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Massively successful US rapper, real name Jacques Bermon Webster II
[Picture of Travis Scott]


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


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


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


Seal, Elizabeth
Born 28 August 1933  (Genoa, Italy)
British Tony-winning actress for her performance in 'Irma La Douce'.
[Picture of Elizabeth Seal]


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


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


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


Sedaris, David
Born 26 December 1956  (Johnson City, New York, USA)
American comedian & author.
[Picture of David Sedaris]


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


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


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


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


Semjonova, Uljana
Born 9 March 1952  (Zarasai, Lithuania)
7ft 1in Soviet basketball star, part of the all-conquering USSR international side of the 1970s.
[Picture of Uljana Semjonova]


Sen, Amartya
Born 3 November 1933  (Manikganj, British India (now in Bangladesh))
Indian economist.
[Picture of Amartya Sen]


Sensenbrenner, Jim
Born 14 June 1943  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Republican representative from Wisconsin who served from 1979-2021.
[Picture of Jim Sensenbrenner]


Senussi, Abdullah
Born 5 December 1949  (Sudan)
The late Colonel Gaddafi's brother-in-law and former head of Libyan intelligence.
[Picture of Abdullah Senussi]


Serpico, Frank
Born 14 April 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
New York police officer who's stand against corruption in the department was the subject of Sidney Lumet's 1971 film starring Al Pacino.
[Picture of Frank Serpico]


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


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


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


Setchell, Marcus
Born 4 October 1943  (place of birth unknown)
Surgeon-Gynaecologist to the Royal Household until 2013.
[Picture of Marcus Setchell]


Setna, Renu
Born in Karachi, British India  (exact date unknown)
British actor.
[Picture of Renu Setna]


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


Seyfried, Amanda
Born 3 December 1985  (Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actress who started out as a teen on soaps before branching out to film as an adult, including an Oscar nomination for 'Mank'.
[Picture of Amanda Seyfried]


Shagulyeva, Gozel
Born 11 August 1940  (Shordepe, Turkmen SSR, Soviet Union)
Popular Turkmen poet and one of these thousands of heroes of a former soviet republic
[Picture of Gozel Shagulyeva]


Shakespeare, Craig
Born 26 October 1963  (Birmingham, England)
Former footballer, now assistant manager at Leicester City, revealed in October 2023 to have been diagnosed with cancer
[Picture of Craig Shakespeare]


Shakespeare, Tom
Born 11 May 1966  (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England)
Sociologist, geneticist & author.
[Picture of Tom Shakespeare]


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


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


Shannon, Joe
Born in Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Irish TV chef now with terminal cancer. Born c. 1965. Died 4-3-2024, no QO as yet.
[Picture of Joe Shannon]


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


Sharav, Vera
Born 17 April 1937  (Romania)
Romanian Holocaust survivor, founder of the Alliance for Human Research Protection.
[Picture of Vera Sharav]


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


Sharp, Phillip Allen
Born 6 June 1944  (Falmouth, Kentucky, USA)
American biologist who shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Medicine
[Picture of Phillip Allen Sharp]


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


Shaw, Mark
Born 10 June 1961  (Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England)
English singer and songwriter and the main person behind Then Jericho
[Picture of Mark Shaw]


Shaw, Marlena Marlena Shaw is no longer with us
Born 22 September 1942  (New Rochelle, New York, USA)

Died 19 January 2024  ()

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
American jazz singer.
[Picture of Marlena Shaw]


Shaw, Tim
Born 27 March 1984  (Exeter, England)
American football player in the NFL who got struck by ALS
[Picture of Tim Shaw]


Shawn, Wallace
Born 12 November 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Gnomish actor known for roles such as bully Vizzini in 'The Princess Bride' and the voice of nervous Rex in the 'Toy Story' franchise.
[Picture of Wallace Shawn]


Shearer, Harry
Born 23 December 1943  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, best known as Spinal Tap bass player Derek Smalls in 'This is Spinal Tap' and as Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns in 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Harry Shearer]


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


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


Sheerman, Barry
Born 17 August 1940  (Sunbury-on-Thames, England )
Combative backbench Labour MP for Huddersfield since 1979.
[Picture of Barry Sheerman]


Sheindlin, Jerry
Born 19 November 1933  (New York, NY, USA)
Former trial judge, who for a short time, was the judge on TV's The People's Court, which put him competition with his wife, "Judge Judy", for a couple of seasons.
[Picture of Jerry Sheindlin]


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


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


Sheldrake, Rupert
Born 28 June 1942  (Newark, Notts, England)
Scientist and author, with an interest in parapsychology. Has been accused of promoting pseudoscience.
[Picture of Rupert Sheldrake]


Shepard, Jan
Born 19 March 1928  (Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actress in Westerns and Elvis films.
[Picture of Jan Shepard]


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


Sheppard, Mark
Born 30 May 1964  (London, England)
Raspy Cockney actor in series like 'Supernatural', the 2004 'Battlestar Galactica', and 'Firefly'.
[Picture of Mark Sheppard]


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


Sherman, Richard M. Richard M. Sherman is no longer with us
Born 12 June 1928  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 25 May 2024  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Hollywood music composer, mostly worked on Disney films. Responsible for coming up with the word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", the aural assault that is 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', and the songs in any number of Disney's 'Winnie the Pooh' travesti
[Picture of Richard M. Sherman]


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


Shields, Elizabeth
Born 27 February 1928  (Britain)
Former Liberal MP, took the seat of Ryedale from the Cons. in a by-election in 1986 but lost it in the General Election the following year. Stood again in the following GE and lost again.
[Picture of Elizabeth Shields]


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


Shilling, David
Born 27 June 1949  (London, England)
Designer particularly of hats, particularly for Royal Ascot. He also applied to join a 10-day mission to the International Space Station.
[Picture of David Shilling]


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


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


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


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


Shirk, Wanda
Born 24 August 1949  (Belleville, Pennsylvania, USA)
Singing contestant on Survivor: Palau
[Picture of Wanda Shirk]


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


Shreve, Larry
Born 11 January 1941  (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
Former WWE wrestler known as "Abdullah the Butcher".
[Picture of Larry Shreve]


Shrimpton, Jean
Born 7 November 1942  (High Wycombe, Bucks, England)
"The Shrimp". One of the early "supermodels", now owns a hotel
[Picture of Jean Shrimpton]


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


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


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


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


Sigurðardóttir, Jóhanna
Born 4 October 1942  (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Prime Minister of Iceland from 2009 to 2013.
[Picture of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir]


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


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


silverberg, robert
Born 15 January 1935  (New York City, New York, USA)
Sci-fi author, winner of Hugo and Nebula awards.
[Picture of robert silverberg]


Sim, Sue
Date and place of birth unknown
Northumbria Police chief constable who oversaw the manhunt for Raoul Moat.
[Picture of Sue Sim]


Simic, Vojislav
Born 18 March 1924  (Belgrade, Yugoslavia)
big band leader, the pioneer of Serbian ethno-jazz
[Picture of Vojislav Simic]


Simmonds, Posy
Born 9 August 1945  (Berkshire, England)
Cartoonist who worked with The Guardian.
[Picture of Posy Simmonds]


Simmons, Glynn
Born 13 November 1952  (Harvey, Louisiana, USA)
Ex inmate, wrongfully convicted and served 48 years before released.
[Picture of Glynn Simmons]


Simmons, Richard
Born 12 July 1948  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Annoying physical fitness expert, seen often on TV until mysteriously disappearing from the public eye in 2014.
[Picture of Richard Simmons]


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


Simon, David
Born 9 February 1960  (Washington, D.C., USA)
American writer/producer and creator of the "box set" series du jour 'The Wire'.
[Picture of David Simon]


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


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


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


Simpson, O. J. O. J. Simpson is no longer with us
Born 9 July 1947  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Died 10 April 2024  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Murderer. Sorry, we mean bad actor & very good American footballer who had, shall we say, a "spot of bother" with the law in the 1990s. Another "spot of bother" saw him jailed in 2008 - this time being violent robbery, amongst other things!
[Picture of O. J. Simpson]


Sims, Roger
Born 27 January 1930  (England)
MP for Chislehurst from 1974-1997.
[Picture of Roger Sims]


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


Sinegal, James
Born 1 January 1936  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Businessman and co-founder of Costco.
[Picture of James Sinegal]


Siner, Guy
Born 16 October 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
American-born British actor. Best known as the camp Lieutenant Gruber in ''Allo 'Allo!' and as the young General Ravon in the classic 1975 'Doctor Who' serial 'Genesis of the Daleks'.
[Picture of Guy Siner]


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


Singh, Indarjit
Born 17 September 1932  (Rawalpindi, Pakistan)
House of Lords member and a common presence discussing Sikhism on British TV.
[Picture of Indarjit Singh]


Singh, Manmohan
Born 26 September 1932  (Gah, Punjab, India)
Former Prime Minister of India (2004-2014), who had rather a lot on his plate at he time this bio was originally written. One hopes it's rather less now.
[Picture of Manmohan Singh]


Singh, Tiger Jeet
Born 3 April 1944  (Sujapur, Punjab, British India)
Sword-flaunting wrestling heel, India's most successful figure in wrestling history.
[Picture of Tiger Jeet Singh]


Singleton, Valerie
Born 9 April 1937  (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England)
TV presenter, best known as part of the immortal 1960s line up on 'Blue Peter' with John Noakes and Peter Purves. Also presented 'The Money Programme'.
[Picture of Valerie Singleton]


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


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


Sinwar, Yahya
Born in Khan Younis, Egyptian-occupied Gaza Strip  (exact date unknown)
One of several Hamas leaders picked hereabouts with unnatural points on the horizon. Born 1962.
[Picture of Yahya Sinwar]


Sinyavskaya, Tamara
Born 6 July 1943  (Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union)
Russian mezzo-soprano.
[Picture of Tamara Sinyavskaya]


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


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


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


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


Sistani, Ayatollah
Born 4 August 1930  (Mashad, Iran)
Radical Iraq Shia Muslim cleric, involved in trying to reshape post-Saddam Iraq.
[Picture of Ayatollah Sistani]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Smillie, James
Born 28 November 1944  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Actor successful in both UK and Australia, notably in in Prisoner: Cell Block H.
[Picture of James Smillie]


Smith, (1935) George
Born 1 June 1935  (Bathgate, Scotland)
Former footballer, mainly for Partick Thistle, who on retirement became a teacher and sports reporter.
[Picture of (1935) George Smith]


Smith, (1945) George
Born 7 October 1945  (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England)
Former footballer, was on Newcastle's books but never played for them; nearly 600 appearances for other clubs.
[Picture of (1945) George Smith]


Smith, (cricket) George
Born 8 October 1934  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Retired Jamaican Cricketer
[Picture of (cricket) George Smith]


Smith, (director) George
Born in britain  (exact date unknown)
Minor film director & writer, with two shorts to his credit
[Picture of (director) George Smith]


Smith, (editor) George
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Film editor on a couple of shorts from 2022
[Picture of (editor) George Smith]


Smith, (footballer) Steve
Born 28 April 1946  (Huddersfield, England)
Former Huddersfield Town captain and later manager; suffered with dementia in later life.
[Picture of (footballer) Steve Smith]


Smith, (rugby) George
Born 14 July 1980  (Manly, Australia)
Retired Rugby Union player, 111 Aussie caps plus 6 for the Barbarians
[Picture of (rugby) George Smith]


Smith, (singer) George
Born 9 March 1999  (England)
One third of boyband New Hope Club
[Picture of (singer) George Smith]


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


Smith, Dan
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Retired US colonel, now an author.
[Picture of Dan Smith]


Smith, David Elmore
Date and place of birth unknown
Morbidly obsese star of TLC TV special '650-lb Virgin'.
[Picture of David Elmore Smith]


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


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


Smith, G. E.
Born 27 January 1952  (Scranton, PA, USA)
Guitarist with Hall & Oates and also leader of The Saturday Night Live Band
[Picture of G. E. Smith]


Smith, George D. W.
Born 28 March 1943  (Aldershot, hants, England)
Materials Scientist with interest in engineering materials at the atomic level. Co-inventor of the Atom-Probe Tomograph
[Picture of George D. W. Smith]


Smith, George Davey
Born 9 May 1959  (Warrington, Cheshire, England)
Epidemiologist, Professor at Bristol University
[Picture of George Davey Smith]


Smith, George E.
Born 10 May 1930  (White Plains, New York, USA)
Scientist, winner of the 2009 Novel Prize for Physics.
[Picture of George E. Smith]


Smith, George Edward
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Former POW who spent two years in captivity after being captured by the Vietcong.
[Picture of George Edward Smith]


Smith, George F.
Born 23 April 1948  (USA)
US high School Football coach
[Picture of George F. Smith]


Smith, George Henry
Born 13 April 1936  (Nottingham, England)
Former footballer, goalkeeper for Notts Co. & Hartlepool
[Picture of George Henry Smith]


Smith, George P.
Born 10 March 1941  (Norwalk, CT, USA)
Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry (with Winter & Arnold) for work with Peptides & Proteins
[Picture of George P. Smith]


Smith, George Thomas
Born 14 August 1997  (Barnsley, England)
Footballer, as of 2023-24 playing for Farsley Celtic
[Picture of George Thomas Smith]


Smith, George Warren
Born 20 November 1949  (Canada)
Olympic & Commonwealth swimmer, 2 Golds & 2 Silvers at 1970 Commonwealth Games
[Picture of George Warren Smith]


Smith, George Wayne
Born 29 January 1955  (Abilene, TX, USA)
Bishop Provisional of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. Goes by the name Wayne.
[Picture of George Wayne Smith]


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


Smith, Jason Jason Smith is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 24 January 2024  ()

Age at death: 50  (read death notice)
Newcastle councillor who stepped down following a pancreatic diagnosis. Born c. 1973. Death announced 24-01-24
[Picture of Jason Smith]


Smith, Ken
Date and place of birth unknown
Scottish man living in isolation, subject of the documentary 'The Hermit of Treig'.
[Picture of Ken Smith]


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


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


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


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


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


Smith II, George P.
Born 1 September 1939  (Wabash, IN, USA)
Emeritus Professor of Law at Columbus School of Law of the American Catholic University
[Picture of George P. Smith II]


Smith Jr., George W.
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Retired US Army Lieutenant general, served in Afghanistan and Iraq
[Picture of George W. Smith Jr.]


Smithers, William
Born 10 July 1927  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
American actor, most notably as Jeremy Wendell in Dallas
[Picture of William Smithers]


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


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


Snoad, Harold Harold Snoad is no longer with us
Born 28 August 1935  (Hendon, Middlesex, England)

Died 2 June 2024  ()

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
TV producer and director, most notably of 'Keeping Up Appearances'.
[Picture of Harold Snoad]


Snow, Jon
Born 28 September 1947  (Ardingly, Sussex, England)
Veteran newscaster of Channel Four news fame.
[Picture of Jon Snow]


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


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


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


Soffer, Donald
Born 20 September 1932  (Duquesne, PA, USA)
Real estate mogul, part of the family that developed Florida swampland into the city of Aventura.
[Picture of Donald Soffer]


Solari, Jay-Jay
Born 12 September 1943  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Obscure member of 'The Mickey Mouse Club'.
[Picture of Jay-Jay Solari]


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


Sommer, Josef
Born 26 June 1934  (Greifswald, Germany)
German-American actor.
[Picture of Josef Sommer]


Soong, Lucille
Born 15 August 1938  (Beijing, China)
Chinese character actress working steadily for 60 years, from Coronation Street to Desperate Housewives.
[Picture of Lucille Soong]


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


Sopp, Udo
Born 5 December 1934  (Wuppertal, Germany SPT)
A church official who also happened to become president of 1. FC Kaiserslautern
[Picture of Udo Sopp]


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


Soul, David David Soul is no longer with us
Born 28 August 1943  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 4 January 2024  (London, England)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Hutch in the TV series 'Starksy & Hutch'.Also did a bit of singing.
[Picture of David Soul]


Southern, Jean
Born 14 January 1927  (South Shields, England)
English television actress with a brief appearance in the Harry Potter film series.
[Picture of Jean Southern]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Spears, Jamie
Born 6 June 1952  (Kentwood, Louisiana, USA)
Disgraced father of Britney Spears (and Jamie Lynn).
[Picture of Jamie Spears]


Spears, Jamie Lynn
Born 4 April 1991  (McComb, Mississippi, USA)
Actress, singer and sister of Britney.
[Picture of Jamie Lynn Spears]


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


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


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


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


Spencer, Paul
Born 13 July 1971  (Crewe, Cheshire, England)
Stage name Dario G. Reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart with "Sunchyme" in 1997.
[Picture of Paul Spencer]


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


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


Sprague, Ken
Born 14 July 1945  (Cinicnatti Ohio, USA)
Bodybuilder, nude model, and porn actor, once owner of the famous Gold's Gym. Later became a school teacher in Georgia.
[Picture of Ken Sprague]


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


St. Clair, Brian
Born 24 May 1968  (Fullerton, California, USA)
American rock drummer of Local H.
[Picture of Brian St. Clair]


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


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


Stafford, Thomas P. Thomas P. Stafford is no longer with us
Born 17 September 1930  (Weatherford, Oklahoma, USA)

Died 18 March 2024  (Satellite Beach, FL, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Nasa astronaut, commander of Apollo 10.
[Picture of Thomas P. Stafford]


Stahlman, Mildred T.
Born 31 July 1922  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
American scientist who started the first newborn intensive care unit in the world
[Picture of Mildred T. Stahlman]


Stainton, Chris
Born 22 March 1944  (Sheffield, Yorks. England)
Session musician who began with Joe Cocker and now plays with Eric Clapton. He's also played with The Who including the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony.
[Picture of Chris Stainton]


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


Stallone, Sylvester
Born 6 July 1946  (New York, New York, USA)
Actor, star of 'Rocky' & 'Rambo', also a useless goalkeeper in 'Escape to Victory'.
[Picture of Sylvester Stallone]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Steel, David
Born 31 March 1938  (Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland)
The "boy" David became leader of the Liberal Party in 1976 at the age of just 38. Formed a doomed alliance with the SDP (ask your father) in 1981 and was briefly leader of the merged Liberal Democrats before making way for Paddy Ashdown. Now in the House
[Picture of David Steel]


Steel, Mark
Born 4 July 1960  (Swanley, Kent, England)
Author, comedian, and frequent guest panelist on radio and TV.
[Picture of Mark Steel]


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


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


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


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


Stein, Chris
Born 5 January 1950  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American new wave guitarist for Blondie.
[Picture of Chris Stein]


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


Steindl-Rast, David
Born 12 July 1926  (Vienna, Austria)
Benedictine monk known for his encouragement of interfaith dialogue.
[Picture of David Steindl-Rast]


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


Stella, Frank Frank Stella is no longer with us
Born 12 May 1936  (Malden, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 4 May 2024  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Abstract/minimalist painter.
[Picture of Frank Stella]


Stelling, Jeff
Born 18 March 1955  (Hartlepool, Durham, England)
Excitable presenter of 'Soccer Saturday' on Sky Sports News. Will it be "all over" for Jeff in 2013?
[Picture of Jeff Stelling]


Stephens, Martin
Born 19 July 1949  (Southgate Middlesex, England)
Former child actor, appearing in 14 films between 1954 and 1966, but making a living as an adult as an architect.
[Picture of Martin Stephens]


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


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


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


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


Stevens, Shakin'
Born 4 March 1948  (Ely, Cardiff, Wales)
Welsh Elvis lookalike who had a string of hits in the 1980s with 'This Ole House', 'Green Door', 'Oh Julie' and others. Well respected for once attacking Richard Madeley on live TV.
[Picture of Shakin' Stevens]


Stevens Jr., George
Born 3 April 1932  (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Writer, playwright, director and producer, he also founded the American Film Institute, created the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards and co-founded the Kennedy Center Honours. He's won numerous awards, including an Honorary Oscar and 14 Emmys.
[Picture of George Stevens Jr.]


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


Stewart, Al
Born 5 September 1945  (Glasgow, Scotland)
British folk singer.
[Picture of Al Stewart]


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


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


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


Stewart, Jeff
Born 28 October 1955  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Scottish actor who played PC Reg Hollis on 'The Bill'.
[Picture of Jeff Stewart]


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


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


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


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


Stewart, Rory
Born 3 January 1973  (British Hong Kong)
Former MP and cabinet member under the Cameron and May governments, now runs a podcast.
[Picture of Rory Stewart]


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


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


Stolz, Troy
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Australian gambling whistleblower
[Picture of Troy Stolz]


Stone, Rose
Born 21 March 1945  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Member of the funky Stone family
[Picture of Rose Stone]


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


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


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


Stormzy, (rapper)
Born 26 July 1993  (London, England)
Rapper, "Shut Up", "Vossi Bop".
[Picture of (rapper) Stormzy]


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


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


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


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


Strang, Gilbert
Born 27 November 1934  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
[Picture of Gilbert Strang]


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


Stroock, Gloria
Born 15 June 1924  (New York City, New York, USA)
Minor American supporting actress
[Picture of Gloria Stroock]


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


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


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


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


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


Subba Row, Raman Raman Subba Row is no longer with us
Born 29 January 1932  (London, England)

Died 17 April 2024  ()

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Left-handed international test cricketer for England.
[Picture of Raman Subba Row]


Succow, Michael
Born 21 April 1941  (Lüdersdorf, Germany)
German moorland scientist, winner of the Right Livelihood Award in 1997
[Picture of Michael Succow]


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


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


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


Sukihana, (rapper)
Born 15 November 1991  (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)
American rapper and reality television personality.
[Picture of (rapper) Sukihana]


Sullenberger, Chesley
Born 23 January 1951  (Danville, California, USA)
American transit airline pilot who successfully made an emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River in New York, thus saving the lives of 155 passengers in January 2009.
[Picture of Chesley Sullenberger]


Sullivan, Susan
Born 18 November 1942  (New York, New York, USA)
American Emmy-nominated actress.
[Picture of Susan Sullivan]


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


Summers, Andy
Born 31 December 1942  (Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England)
Guitarist with the Police.
[Picture of Andy Summers]


Summers, Anthony
Born 21 December 1942  (London, UK)
Write, Pulitzer Prize finalist. Worked for the BBC, mostly for Panorama.
[Picture of Anthony Summers]


Summers, Lawrence
Born 30 November 1954  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
American economist, 71st United States Secretary of the Treasury.
[Picture of Lawrence Summers]


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


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


Sutrisno, Try
Born 15 November 1935  (Surabaya, Dutch East Indies)
Retired General, sixth Vice President of Indonesia.
[Picture of Try Sutrisno]


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


Suzuki, Damo Damo Suzuki is no longer with us
Born 16 January 1950  (Japan)

Died 9 February 2024  ()

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Germany based Japanese musician, lead singer of Krautrock group Can.
[Picture of Damo Suzuki]


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


Suzuki, Pat
Born 22 September 1930  (Cressey, California, USA)
American singer, actress and Broadway star in 'Flower Drum Song'.
[Picture of Pat Suzuki]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Symons, Red
Born 13 June 1949  (Brighton, Sussex, England)
Guitarist with Aussie rockers Skyhooks who segued to a career as a sardonic judge on talent contest programmes.
[Picture of Red Symons]


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

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