Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2006: C


Cady, Frank (Died in 2012)
Born 9 August 1915  (Susanville, California)
Actor: "Petticoat Junction" (1963-70), "Green Acres" (Sam Drucker, 1965-71).
[Picture of Frank Cady]


Caesar, Sid
Born 8 September 1922  (Yonkers, New York, USA)
'50s and '60s comedian and star of American TV. Later appeared in a diverse range of films, including Grease and Cannonball Run II.
[Picture of Sid Caesar]


Campbell, Edna
Born 26 November 1968  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American women's basketball player.
[Picture of Edna Campbell]


Campbell, Glen
Born 22 April 1936  (Billstown, Arizona, USA)
Country singer who his just as infamous for alcohol, cocaine and violence as he is for "Rhinestone Cowboy".
[Picture of Glen Campbell]


Campbell Ross, John (Died in 2009)
Born 11 March 1899  (Australia)
Believed to be the last surviving Australian World War I veteran.
[Picture of John Campbell Ross]


Capone, Albert Francis 'Sonny' (Died in 2004)
Born 4 December 1918  (USA)
Son of Al "Scarface" Capone. Was for many years a Miami restaurateur, but according to the Miami Herald newspaper, he died in 2004.
[Picture of Albert Francis 'Sonny' Capone]


Cardin, Pierre
Born 6 July 1922  (Venice, Italy)
French fashion designer, known, if anything, for designing the bubble dress.
[Picture of Pierre Cardin]


Carlisle, Kitty (Died in 2007)
Born 3 September 1910  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Born Catherine Conn. One-time opera singer and star of Broadway musicals and radio shows, but better remembered for her many appearances on '50s and '60s American TV game shows, particularly 'To Tell the Truth'.
[Picture of Kitty Carlisle]


Carluccio, Antonio
Born in Vietri sul Mare, Italy  (exact date unknown)
Chubby restaurateur behind the eponymous Carluccio's chain.
[Picture of Antonio Carluccio]


Carr, Maxine
Born 16 February 1977  (North Selsey, Lincolnshire, England)
Somewhat naïve former girlfriend of Ian Huntley, who provided an alibi for him on the day in August 2002 when he murdered two schoolgirls. Not implicated in the crime herself, but sentenced to three and a half years in prison for conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
[Picture of Maxine Carr]


Carr, Robert (Died in 2012)
Born 11 November 1916  (place of birth unknown)
Conservative MP for Mitcham 1950-74, Home Secretary 1972-74, and now Baron Carr of Handley.
[Picture of Robert Carr]


Carrell, Rudi Rudi Carrell is no longer with us
Born 19 December 1934  (Alkmaar, The Netherlands)

Died 7 July 2006  (Bremen, Germany)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Dutch entertainer, world famous in the Netherlands and Germany, but not very well known elsewhere. Suffered from lung cancer.
[Picture of Rudi Carrell]


Carrington, Lord Peter
Born 6 June 1919  (London, England)
Former British Foreign Secretary, Secretary-General of NATO, and something equally high-ranking in the UN.
[Picture of Lord Peter Carrington]


Carroll, Michael
Date and place of birth unknown
Moronic "King of Chavs" who won £9.7m on the National Lottery in 2002, but has apparently managed to blow the lot already, whilst racking up numerous convictions and a prison sentence. Has to be an outside chance of a suicide or drugs overdose, with any luck. Born 1983, lives in Norfolk.
[Picture of Michael Carroll]


Carson, Frank (Died in 2012)
Born 11 June 1926  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Irish stand-up comedian. It'll be a "cracker" if he proves to be worth a few points this year.
[Picture of Frank Carson]


Carter, Elliott (Died in 2012)
Born 11 December 1908  (New York, New York, USA)
[Picture of Elliot Carter]


Carter, Jimmy
Born 1 October 1924  (Plains, Georgia, USA)
Peanut-farming President of the US of A from 1977-81.
[Picture of Jimmy Carter]


Carter, Rosalynn
Born 18 August 1927  (Plains, Georgia, USA)
Wife of former US President Jimmy Carter.
[Picture of Rosalynn Carter]


Castro, Fidel
Born 13 August 1926  (Mayari, Cuba)
Lawyer and political activist who overthrew the military dictatorship of Cuba in 1959 and declared himself leader. A Marxist-Leninist and sworn enemy of the USA ever since the 1961 Bay of Pigs incident.
[Picture of Fidel Castro]


Channing, Carol
Born 31 January 1921  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Broadway actress.
[Picture of Carol Channing]


Charlton, Bobby
Born 11 October 1937  (Ashington, Northumberland, England)
1966 World Cup winning footballer and survivor of the 1958 Munich air crash.
[Picture of Bobby Charlton]


Charlton, Jack
Born 8 May 1935  (Ashington, Northumberland, England)
'Wor Jackie' (actually christened John) spent his entire football-playing career at Leeds United, and, like his younger brother Bobby, also played for England and was a member of the 1966 World Cup-winning side. He then went on to manage Middlesborough, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United and the Republic of Ireland, before retiring in 1994.
[Picture of Jack Charlton]


Cheney, Dick
Born 30 January 1941  (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA)
Vice-President of the USA, apparently the real "brains" in the White House. Has had years of heart trouble.
[Picture of Dick Cheney]


Chipp, Don Don Chipp is no longer with us
Born 21 August 1925  (Melbourne, Australia)

Died 28 August 2006  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Age at death: 81  
Founder of the Australian Democrats Party.
[Picture of Don Chipp]


Chirac, Jacques
Born 29 November 1932  (Paris, France)
President of France. Hated by most countries, but loved by his own.
[Picture of Jacques Chirac]


Chomsky, Noam
Born 7 December 1928  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Leading professor of linguistics, who has also written and lectured widely on subjects as diverse as philosophy and US foreign policy. Holds honorary degrees from over 20 universities.
[Picture of Noam Chomsky]


Choules, 'Digger' Claude (Died in 2011)
Born 3 March 1901  (Pershore, Worcestershire, England)
One of the very few remaining British soldiers from World War I, though he has lived in Australia since about 1920.
[Picture of 'Digger' Claude Choules]


Churchill, Clarissa
Born 28 June 1920  (London, England)
Niece of one former Prime Minister and widow of another: Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden respectively.
[Picture of Clarissa Churchill]


Ciampi, Carlo Azeglio
Born 9 December 1920  (Livorno, Italy)
President of Italy since 1999.
[Picture of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi]


Clark, Dick (Died in 2012)
Born 30 November 1929  (Mount Vernon, New York, USA)
Veteran US TV producer/presenter.
[Picture of Dick Clark]


Clark, Petula
Born 15 November 1932  (Epsom, Surrey, England)
Singer and actress. Has suffered from depression.
[Picture of Petula Clark]


Clarke, Arthur C (Died in 2008)
Born 16 December 1917  (Minehead, Somerset, England)
Scientist, sci-fi author, co-writer of "2001: A Space Odyssey", TV presenter, and alleged kiddie-fiddler. Long-term resident of Sri Lanka.
[Picture of Arthur C Clarke]


Clarke, Nick Nick Clarke is no longer with us
Born in Godalming, Surrey, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 23 November 2006  (London, England)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
BBC TV/radio personality - presenter of Radio 4's "The World At One". Born 1948.
[Picture of Nick Clarke]


Clinton, Bill
Born 19 August 1946  (Hope, Arkansas, USA)
Sax-playing ex-US President (1993-2001).
[Picture of Bill Clinton]


Close, Brian
Born 24 February 1931  (Rawdon, Yorkshire, England)
Former English Test cricketer. Also enjoyed an unusually long career (1948-77) in county cricket.
[Picture of Brian Close]


Coe, Peter (Died in 2008)
Date and place of birth unknown
Father of Olympic athlete Sebastian Coe.
[Picture of Peter Coe]


Cole, George
Born 22 April 1925  (Tooting, London, England)
British actor, best known for his role as dodgy car dealer Arthur Daley in "Minder".
[Picture of George Cole]


Cole, John (Died in 2013)
Born 23 November 1927  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former BBC reporter, much lampooned by Spitting Image for his strong Northern Irish accent. Hondoodedly an enteresting peck.
[Picture of John Cole]


Coleman, David (Died in 2013)
Born 26 April 1926  (Manchester, England)
Sports commentator who has been so gaffe-prone over the years that the satirical magazine Private Eye coined the term "Colemanballs" to describe any nonsensical utterance made on TV or radio.
[Picture of David Coleman]


Coleman, Gary (Died in 2010)
Born 8 February 1968  (Zion, Illinois, USA)
Diminutive (4'8") actor who played Arnold Jackson in "Diff'rent Strokes". Has reportedly fallen on hard times of late, despite earning around $18m from the series. Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?
[Picture of Gary Coleman]


Collins, Joan
Born 23 May 1933  (London, England)
Mutton-dressed-as-lamb actress, veteran of over 80 films spanning half a century, not to mention 'Dynasty'. Random fact: her first husband Maxwell Reed tried to sell her to an Arab sheik for £10,000, just seven months after their wedding in 1952.
[Picture of Joan Collins]


Collins, Michael
Born 31 October 1930  (Rome, Italy)
Apollo 11 command module pilot - orbited the Moon while his colleagues Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin got all the glory of landing and walking on it. Spent over 4 days in the Van Allen radiation belts.
[Picture of Michael Collins]


Collins, Phil
Born 30 January 1951  (London, England)
Baldy drummer/singer out of Genesis and Live Aid.
[Picture of Phil Collins]


Coltrane, Robbie
Born 30 March 1950  (Rutherglen, Scotland)
Large Scottish comedian who has achieved the rare feat of making the transition from stage to TV to serious big-screen roles, having appeared in two James Bond films and the three Harry Potter ones to date.
[Picture of Robbie Coltrane]


Connery, Sir Sean
Born 25 August 1930  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Actor, director and producer. Worked as a coffin-polisher before becoming the first James Bond and playing him in 7 films. Knighted in 2000.
[Picture of Sir Sean Connery]


Conté, Lansana (Died in 2008)
Born in Moussayah Loumbaya, Guinea  (exact date unknown)
President of Guinea since 1984. Won his last "democratic" election in 2003 with a staggering 95.3% of the vote. Survived an assassination attempt in January 2005, claiming God had not yet decided it was his time to die. Perhaps the big man will change his mind this year. Born sometime in 1934, by the way.
[Picture of Lansana Conté]


Cook, Roger
Born in Australia  (exact date unknown)
Rotund journalist, best known for his "Cook Report" investigative TV show.
[Picture of Roger Cook]


Cook, Seth (Died in 2007)
Born 24 July 1993  (Washington, USA)
At just 12 years old, the world's oldest living sufferer of progeria, a rare genetic disorder that causes rapid aging. A bit of a sick choice, even by DDP standards...
[Picture of Seth Cook]


Cooper, Alice
Born 4 February 1948  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Make-up clad "master of shock rock". Born Vincent Damon Furnier, but changed his and his band's name to Alice Cooper in the late '60s, apparently because he believes he is a reincarnation of a 17th-century witch of that name.
[Picture of Alice Cooper]


Cooper, Henry (Died in 2011)
Born 3 May 1934  (London, England)
Former heavyweight boxer, who caused a sensation in July 1963 by very nearly defeating the young prodigy Cassius Clay. Clay was saved only by his trainer deliberately sabotaging one of his gloves between rounds, thus buying him time to recover from the pounding that Cooper had been giving him. "Our 'Enery" also fought such other big names as Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson, Sonny Liston, Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Robinson, but is probably better remembered for his association with Brut 33 aftershave ("Splash it all over!").
[Picture of Henry Cooper]


Cooper, Jackie (Died in 2011)
Born 15 September 1922  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Child actor who started out in the 1920s and managed to continue working into his eighties.
[Picture of Jackie Cooper]


Corbett, Ronnie
Born 4 December 1930  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
The pint-sized one of the Two Ronnies.
[Picture of Ronnie Corbett]


Cosby, Bill
Born 12 July 1937  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Long-standing, squeaky-clean, inexplicably popular US comic.
[Picture of Bill Cosby]


Coupland, Diana Diana Coupland is no longer with us
Born 5 March 1932  (London, England)

Died 10 November 2006  (Coventry, Warwickshire, England)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Sitcom and soap opera actress ("Bless This House", "Triangle", "Juliet Bravo", "EastEnders"), whose early career included a role as the singing voice of Ursula Andress in the 1962 James Bond film "Dr No".
[Picture of Diana Coupland]


Crawford, Michael
Born 19 January 1942  (Salisbury, Wiltshire, England)
TV actor who made his name as Frank Spencer in "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em", before successfully reinventing himself as a serious stage actor, taking starring roles in "Barnum" and "Phantom of the Opera".
[Picture of Michael Crawford]


Cronkite, Walter (Died in 2009)
Born 4 November 1916  (St Joseph's, Missouri, USA)
Former CBS Evening News anchorman, whose commentary provided the definitive voice of issues and events in America from 1962-81. Was once named the "most trusted figure in American public life".
[Picture of Walter Cronkite]


Crosby, David
Born 14 August 1941  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
One third of Crosby, Stills & Nash, and indeed one quarter of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
[Picture of David Crosby]


Crowden, Graham (Died in 2010)
Born 30 November 1922  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Star of BBC sitcom "Waiting for God". Turned down the chance to be Dr. Who in 1974.
[Picture of Graham Crowden]


Cryer, Barry
Born 23 April 1935  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Prolific comedy writer and panelist on radio comedy shows.
[Picture of Barry Cryer]


Cuenod, Hugues (Died in 2010)
Born 16 June 1902  (Corseaux-sur-Vesey, Switzerland)
Swiss opera singer.
[Picture of Hugues Cuenod]


Culkin, Macaulay
Born 26 August 1980  (New York City, USA)
Irritating child actor, now a 20-something who got busted for drugs in September 2004. His most recent film saw him as a crack-smoking gay killer in hot pants.
[Picture of Macaulay Culkin]


Curie Labouisse, Eve (Died in 2007)
Born 6 December 1904  (Paris, France)
Author and daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie.
[Picture of Eve Curie Labouisse]


Curtis, Tony (Died in 2010)
Born 3 June 1925  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Hollywood actor - star of over 100 films and made-for-TV movies, from classics such as "Some Like It Hot" and "The Count of Monte Cristo" to the less impressive "Lobster Man from Mars". Born Bernard Schwartz, five times married, including to Janet Leigh - a marriage which produced Jamie Lee Curtis.
[Picture of Tony Curtis]


Cutler, Ivor Ivor Cutler is no longer with us
Born 15 January 1923  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Died 3 March 2006  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Poet, author, humorist, songwriter, singer, actor, and raconteur, apparently.
[Picture of Ivor Cutler]

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