Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2009: C


C, Roy
Born 1 August 1939  (Newington, Georgia, USA)
American soul singer, best known for his hit song "Shotgun Wedding".
[Picture of Roy C]


Caballé, Montserrat
Born 12 April 1933  (Barcelona, Spain)
Opera singer, who famously sung "Barcelona" with Freddie Mercury, which became the signature tune of the 1992 Olympics.
[Picture of Montserrat Caballé]


Cable, Vince
Born 9 May 1943  (York, Yorkshire, England)
Lib Dem leading politician, a former leader of the party, and one of the few UK politicians who is actually sensible & worth listening to.
[Picture of Vince Cable]


Cady, Frank (Died in 2012)
Born 8 September 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]


Caine, Michael
Born 14 March 1933  (Bermondsey, London, England)
Legendary British actor, still turning in award-winning performances.
[Picture of Michael Caine]


Calcavecchia, Mark
Born 12 June 1960  (Laurel, Nebraska, USA)
Golfer, a long time veteran of the US PGA tour circuit.
[Picture of Mark Calcavecchia]


Caldera, Rafael Rafael Caldera is no longer with us
Born 24 January 1916  (San Felipe, Venezuela)

Died 24 December 2009  (Caracas, Venezuela)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Twice President of Venezuela, the man who unwittingly launched Hugo Chavez to the world by pardoning him for his coup attempt, only to see Chavez take over as leader in 1999.
[Picture of Rafael Caldera]


Cale, John
Born 9 March 1942  (Garnant, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales)
Another of OoO's great living Welshman; Cale has been in music for aeons - as a composer, producer & songwriter. But to most people, best remembered for his distinctive sounds as he played the harpsichord, keyboards, piano, viola, organs & bass (not all at the same time) as part of The Velvet Underground.
[Picture of John Cale]


Callan, Alan
Date and place of birth unknown
Businessman, filmmaker, musician & administrator
[Picture of Alan Callan]


Cameron, Andy
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Scottish "comedian", better known for the 1978 World Cup song, "Ally's Tartan Army" which contained the laughable notion that Scotland would win the 1978 World Cup. They went out in the 1st round.... Born in 1940.
[Picture of Andy Cameron]


Campbell, Naomi
Born 22 May 1970  (Streatham, London, England)
Maid-beater, ex Grange Hill extra & supermodel.
[Picture of Naomi Campbell]


Campbell, Sir Menzies
Born 22 May 1941  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Former Olympic runner and holder of the British 100 metres record who later became Lib Dem leader, but it wasn't a great success.
[Picture of Sir Menzies Campbell]


Campbell Ross, John John Campbell Ross is no longer with us
Born 11 March 1899  (Newtown, Victoria, Australia)

Died 3 June 2009  (Bendigo, Victoria, Australia)

Age at death: 110  (read death notice)
Believed, until his death, to be the last surviving Australian World War I veteran.
[Picture of John Campbell Ross]


Cardiff, Jack Jack Cardiff is no longer with us
Born 18 September 1914  (Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England)

Died 22 April 2009  (Ely, Cambridgeshire, England)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Legendary British cinematographer, who also was Oscar-nominated as a director later on in his career.
[Picture of Jack Cardiff]


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


Carey, Drew
Born 23 May 1958  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Rotund, bespectacled comedian, a long time popular fixture of American comedy.
[Picture of Drew Carey]


Carey, Phil Phil Carey is no longer with us
Born 15 July 1925  (Hackensack, New Jersey, USA)

Died 6 February 2009  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 83  
Profilic TV actor, who also made many film appearances.
[Picture of Phil Carey]


Carl XVI Gustaf Folke Hubertus, King
Born 30 April 1946  (Haga Palace, Sweden)
King of Sweden since 1973 & the guy who hands over the Nobel Prizes every year.
[Picture of King Carl XVI Gustaf Folke Hubertus]


Carlisle, John
Born 28 August 1942  (Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England)
Controversial & rather dislikeable former Tory MP for Luton for many years.
[Picture of John Carlisle]


Carlisle, Mary
Born 3 February 1912  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Former film child actress & singer.
[Picture of Mary Carlisle]


Carmichael, Ian (Died in 2010)
Born 18 June 1920  (Hull, Yorkshire, England)
Long-serving film & TV actor.
[Picture of Ian Carmichael]


Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife, James
Born 23 September 1929  (Fife, Scotland)
Great-grandson of King Edward VII & part of the extended Royal Family.
[Picture of James Carnegie, 3rd Duke of Fife]


Carnesecca, Lou
Born 5 January 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former university basketball coach in the US. May struggle for a UK obit.
[Picture of Lou Carnesecca]


Caro, Anthony (Died in 2013)
Born 8 March 1924  (New Malden, Surrey, England)
Abstract metal sculptor, who uses metal as his tools for creation.
[Picture of Anthony Caro]


Carolgees, Bob
Born 12 May 1948  (Birmingham, England)
Comedy entertainer, the man with his hand up Spit the Dog's arse - initially on TISWAS, then on a number of TV shows.
[Picture of Bob Carolgees]


Carpenter, Scott (Died in 2013)
Born 1 May 1925  (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
Former astronaut & test pilot for NASA, the 4th man in Space, the 2nd man to orbit the Earth.
[Picture of Scott Carpenter]


Carr, Alan
Born 14 June 1976  (Weymouth, Dorset, England)
Well, there's two schools of thought here. One says he's a popular, funny comedian. Others say he is an unoriginal, utterly annoying twat.
[Picture of Alan Carr]


Carr, Donald
Born 28 December 1926  (Wiesbaden, Germany)
Cricketer for Derbyshire & England.
[Picture of Donald Carr]


Carr, Jimmy
Born 15 September 1972  (Hounslow, Middlesex, England)
Depending on your point of view, one of Britain's brightest new comedians, or the unfunniest man in the all-time history of comedy.
[Picture of Jimmy Carr]


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


Carrillo, Ernesto Fonseca
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico  (exact date unknown)
Former Mexican drugs baron. Born in 1942.
[Picture of Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo]


Carrington, Leonora (Died in 2011)
Born 6 April 1917  (Clayton Green, Lancashire, England)
Mexican novelist & surrealist painter. Of British, Mexican & Irish parentage, now living in the US & Mexico.
[Picture of Leonora Carrington]


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]


Carrott, Jasper
Born 14 March 1945  (Acocks Green, Birmingham, England)
Comedian & game show presenter - real name Robert Davis.
[Picture of Jasper Carrott]


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, Clarence
Born 14 January 1936  (Montgomery, Alabama, USA)
Blind soul singer & songwriter.
[Picture of Clarence Carter]


Carter, Elliott (Died in 2012)
Born 11 December 1908  (New York City, 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]


Cash, Roseanne
Born 24 May 1955  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Country singer, the daughter of the legendary Johnny.
[Picture of Roseanne Cash]


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. Finally resigned from leadership in 2008.
[Picture of Fidel Castro]


Cavett, Dick
Born 19 November 1936  (Gibbon, Nebraska, USA)
Talk-show host in the US.
[Picture of Dick Cavett]


Chadwick, Rev. Owen
Born 20 May 1916  (Cambridge, England)
Professor, clergyman & theological historian.
[Picture of Rev. Owen Chadwick]


Chalfont, Baron
Born 5 December 1919  (Llantaruam, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Born Alun Arthur Gwynne Jones. Former Foreign Office minister and military historian.
[Picture of Baron Chalfont]


Chalmers, Judith
Born 10 October 1936  (Stockport, Cheshire, England)
Former presenter of "Wish You Were Here?" Urban legend in the Costa Blanca says she fell off a train (The Lemon Express), stinking drunk after enjoying copious amounts of champagne & then refilmed her "actual" footage 2 days later when she recovered. However this was never proved....
[Picture of Judith Chalmers]


Chamberlain, John (Died in 2011)
Born 16 April 1927  (Rochester, Indiana, USA)
Sculptor, who works in Abstract Expressionism most of the time.
[Picture of John Chamberlain]


Chan, Jackie
Born 7 April 1954  (Hong Kong)
Actor, stuntman, pop singer & film producer. His movies are often stark raving bonkers but hugely enjoyable all the same.
[Picture of Jackie Chan]


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


Chapman, Duane "Dog"
Born 2 February 1953  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Bounty hunter & bail bondsman & TV star in the US.
[Picture of Duane


Charles, Prince
Born 14 November 1948  (Buckingham Palace, London, England)
Heir to the throne. An iffy DDP pick due to the longevity of his parents & grandmother.
[Picture of Prince Charles]


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]


Chase, Chevy
Born 8 October 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor & comedian, very popular in the 1970's & 1980's after his appearances on Saturday Night Live.
[Picture of Chevy Chase]


Chaturvedi, Sudhakar
Born 20 April 1897  (Balepet, India)
Indian religious leader & scholar.
[Picture of Sudhakar Chaturvedi]


Chavez, Hugo (Died in 2013)
Born 28 July 1954  (Sabaneta, Barinas, Venezuela)
Current, and controversial, President of Venezuela.
[Picture of Hugo Chavez]


Cheeta (Died in 2011)
Born 9 April 1932  (Liberia)
The co-star in many a Tarzan movie & one of the oldest living chimps, or so it was thought. However, it is now thought the whole story is a fraud & "Cheeta" was actually born in 1961.
[Picture of Cheeta]


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


Born 20 May 1946  (El Centro, California, USA)
Singer, actress, gay icon, the "male-sounding one" out of Sonny & Cher, who, amongst many other things, has won an Oscar.
[Picture of Cher]


Chesney, Ronald
Date and place of birth unknown
Comedy scriptwriter, mainly remembered for "On the Buses" and "The Rag Trade". Before that, he was a top harmonica soloist. Born 1920.
[Picture of Ronald Chesney]


Chevron, Philip (Died in 2013)
Born 17 June 1957  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Singer/songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for The Pogues. Announced he had cancer in 2007, and then announced in 2008, that he had beaten the disease.
[Picture of Philip Chevron]


Chiluba, Frederick (Died in 2011)
Born 30 April 1943  (Ndola, Zambia)
Former Zambian President, between 1991-2002. Still involved in politics, but sidelined with heart trouble recently.
[Picture of Frederick Chiluba]


Chinen, Kama (Died in 2011)
Born 10 May 1895  (Okinawa, Japan)
One of the oldest people in the World at the start of 2009 & the oldest non-American.
[Picture of Kama Chinen]


Chirac, Jacques
Born 29 November 1932  (Paris, France)
Former 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]


Chopra, Deepak
Born 22 October 1946  (New Delhi, India)
Physician, philosopher & author, often on spirituality & life issues.
[Picture of Deepak Chopra]


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]


Christie, Tony
Born 25 April 1943  (Conisbrough, Yorkshire, England)
Singer, best known now for "Is This Way To Amarillo" but he had a number of other hits in the 1970's.
[Picture of Tony Christie]


Christofias, Dimitris
Born 29 August 1946  (Dikomo, Cyprus)
The current President of Cyprus.
[Picture of Dimitris Christofias]


Churchill, Winston (Died in 2010)
Born 10 October 1940  (Chequers, nr. Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England)
Former MP, the grandson of the former Prime Minister.
[Picture of Winston Churchill]


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, Kenneth
Born 2 July 1940  (Nottingham, England)
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Cabinet Minister. Still an MP, but his hopes of ever being Conservative Leader look rather slim now. Unlike the man himself.
[Picture of Kenneth Clarke]


Clarke, Roy
Born 28 January 1930  (Austerfield, Yorkshire, England)
Sitcom producer & writer who has written "Keeping Up Appearances" and "Open All Hours" but is probably best known for "Last of the Summer Wine" where he has written the same jokes for 30 years.
[Picture of Roy Clarke]


Clarke, Sir Ellis (Died in 2010)
Born 28 December 1917  (Belmont, Trinidad)
Former president of Trinidad and Tobago (1976-87)
[Picture of Sir Ellis Clarke]


Clarkson, Jeremy
Born 11 April 1960  (Doncaster, South Yorkshire)
Presenter of Top Gear, and columnist in the Times & The Sun. His frequently outspoken views have divided the UK, with some declaring him the last bastion of sense in the country, others saying...ahem...less nice things about him.
[Picture of Jeremy Clarkson]


Clayton-Thomas, David
Born 13 September 1941  (Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England)
Singer, either as a soloist or with Blood, Sweat & Tears. Of Canadian ancestry, he often has links there.
[Picture of David Clayton-Thomas]


Clemens, Brian
Born in Croydon, Surrey, England  (exact date unknown)
Born sometime in 1931. British TV producer & screenwriter, most notably for "The Avengers".
[Picture of Brian Clemens]


Clifford, Max
Born 6 April 1943  (Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England)
Publicist to the rich and famous, and to those who want to achieve both in 15 minutes.
[Picture of Max Clifford]


Clijsters, Lei Lei Clijsters is no longer with us
Born 9 November 1956  (Opitter, Belgium)

Died 4 January 2009  (Brussels, Belgium)

Age at death: 52  (read death notice)
Former Belgian international midfielder, a veteran of two World Cup's, who is now more famous for being tennis player Kim's dad & coach.
[Picture of Lei Clijsters]


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


Clinton, Hillary
Born 26 October 1947  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former First Lady of the United States, current Senator & 2008 Presidental Candidate. Wife of Bill.
[Picture of Hillary 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]


Coase, Ronald (Died in 2013)
Born 29 December 1910  (Willesden, London, England)
Economist, former Nobel Prize winner.
[Picture of Ronald Coase]


Cochran, Hank
Born 2 August 1935  (Isola, Mississippi, USA)
Succcessful country singer & songwriter.
[Picture of Hank Cochran]


Cocker, Joe
Born 20 May 1944  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Rock & blues singer with gravelly voice. Will this be the year where he goes "up where he belongs"?
[Picture of Joe Cocker]


Coe, Sebastian
Born 29 September 1956  (London, England)
Athlete, who won Olympic Gold in the 1980 & 1984 1,500m events. Then became a politican & is now in charge of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
[Picture of Sebastian Coe]


Cohen, Stanley
Born 17 November 1922  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American biochemist & Nobel Prize winner.
[Picture of Stanley Cohen]


Colbert, Robert
Born 26 July 1931  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Actor, a regular on US TV.
[Picture of Robert Colbert]


Cole, Ashley
Born 20 December 1980  (Stepney, London, England)
Greedy & vastly over-rated footballer,
[Picture of Ashley Cole]


Cole, Cheryl
Born 30 June 1983  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Girls Aloud singer & now a judge on the "X-Factor".
[Picture of Cheryl Cole]


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, Natalie
Born 6 February 1950  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Singer, daughter of Nat King Cole. Best known for her soul songs, though she also sings jazz & R n' B. That is, when she isn't plagued with poor health.
[Picture of Natalie 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]


Collier, Norman (Died in 2013)
Born 25 December 1925  (Kingston upon Hull, England)
"Comedian" of sorts - the fellow who did those chicken impersonations & the faulty micophone gag. Incredibly, some people found him funny!
[Picture of Norman Collier]


Collins, Bobby
Born 16 February 1931  (Govanhill, Scotland)
Scotland, Leeds & Everton footballer.
[Picture of Bobby Collins]


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]


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]


Condon, James
Born 27 September 1923  (Fremantle, Australia)
Australian actor, husband of the late Anne Haddy - Helen Daniels in "Neighbours".
[Picture of James Condon]


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]


Connors, Mike
Born 15 August 1925  (Fresno, California, USA)
American actor, played Joe Mannix in "Mannix". Born Kreker Ohanian.
[Picture of Mike Connors]


Constantine II of Greece
Born 2 June 1940  (Psychiko, Athens, Greece)
Former King of Greece until the Monarchy was abolished there.
[Picture of Constantine II of Greece]


Conway, Gary
Born 4 February 1936  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Longtime television actor in the USA.
[Picture of Gary Conway]


Coogan, Steve
Born 14 October 1965  (Alkrington, Manchester, England)
AHA!!! It's Alan Partridge!
[Picture of Steve Coogan]


Cook, Roger
Born 6 April 1943  (New Zealand)
Rotund journalist, best known for his "Cook Report" investigative TV show.
[Picture of Roger Cook]


Cool, Phil
Born in Chorley, Lancashire, England  (exact date unknown)
Comedian & impressionist, both of which came by his ability to gurn. Born sometime in 1949.
[Picture of Phil Cool]


Cooley, Denton
Born 22 August 1920  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Pioneering heart surgeon, best known for performing the first successful heart transplant in the United States.
[Picture of Denton Cooley]


Cooney, Ray
Born 30 May 1932  (London, England)
Playwright & actor, mostly in the theatre.
[Picture of Ray Cooney]


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 80s.
[Picture of Jackie Cooper]


Cooper-Clarke, John
Born 25 January 1949  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
Poet, performer, writer & comedian. Particularly popular in the Manchester area.
[Picture of John Cooper-Clarke]


Cope, Kenneth
Born 14 April 1931  (Liverpool, England)
Actor, either best known as Marty Hopkirk in "Randall & Hopkirk Deceased", Jed Stone in "Coronation Street" or Cyril Carter in "Carry on Matron", depending on your viewing tastes.
[Picture of Kenneth Cope]


Copperfield, David
Born 16 September 1956  (Metuchen, New Jersey, USA)
Illusionist & magician of the glamorous, spectacular variety.
[Picture of David Copperfield]


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


Corey, 'Professor' Irwin
Born 29 July 1914  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American stand-up comedian and frequent game show panelist.
[Picture of 'Professor' Irwin Corey]


Cornforth, John (Died in 2013)
Born 7 September 1917  (Sydney, Australia)
Scientist, a chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975.
[Picture of John Cornforth]


Corwin, Norman (Died in 2011)
Born 3 May 1910  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
American writer & screenwriter and former teacher of journalism and writing.
[Picture of Norman Corwin]


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


Cosgrave, Liam
Born 13 April 1920  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Former Taoiseach of Ireland between 1973 & 1977.
[Picture of Liam Cosgrave]


Court, Monty
Date and place of birth unknown
Horse Racing Journalist.
[Picture of Monty Court]


Cowell, Simon
Born 7 October 1959  (Brighton, East Sussex, England)
Record producer & TV talent judge, he of the scathing putdowns & high trousers.
[Picture of Simon Cowell]


Cox, Brian
Born 1 June 1946  (Dundee, Scotland)
Feted British actor in TV & (mainly) films.
[Picture of Brian Cox]


Cox, Sammy
Born 13 April 1924  (Darvel, Scotland)
Former player for Scotland & Rangers.
[Picture of Sammy Cox]


Cragg, Bishop Kenneth (Died in 2012)
Born 8 March 1913  (Blackpool, Lancashire, England)
A top name in Christian-Muslim ecumencial work, as he has spent over 50 years in the Middle East as professor of philosophy/chaplain and as assistant bishop in the Anglican Archdiocese of Jerusalem. Also a lecturer.
[Picture of Bishop Kenneth Cragg]


Craig, Wendy
Born 20 June 1934  (Sacriston, County Durham, England)
English actress, best known for her sitcom roles, most notably "Butterflies".
[Picture of Wendy Craig]


Cribbins, Bernard
Born 29 December 1928  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Actor & comedian, a veteran of "Carry On" films. Holds the record for most story-tellings on "Jackanory."
[Picture of Bernard Cribbins]


Croft, David (Died in 2011)
Born 7 September 1922  (Sandbanks, Dorset, England)
One half of the Croft & Perry sitcom writing duo, behind such classics as "Dad's Army" & "Are You Being Served?"
[Picture of David Croft]


Cromwell, James
Born 27 January 1940  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
US actor, starred in "Babe", "LA Confidential", "The Queen".
[Picture of James Cromwell]


Cronenberg, David
Born 15 March 1943  (Toronto, Ontatio, Canada)
Canadian film director, producer & writer.
[Picture of David Cronenberg]


Cronkite, Walter Walter Cronkite is no longer with us
Born 4 November 1916  (St Joseph's, Missouri, USA)

Died 17 July 2009  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Crosby, Norm
Born 15 September 1927  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
US stand-up comedian, often on television.
[Picture of Norm Crosby]


Crow, Sheryl
Born 11 February 1962  (Kennett, Missouri, USA)
American blues rock singer. Overcame breast cancer in 2006.
[Picture of Sheryl Crow]


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]


Cruickshank, John Alexander
Born 20 May 1920  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Living VC holder, who won it for an act of bravery as a pilot during World War II.
[Picture of John Alexander Cruickshank]


Cruise, Tom
Born 3 July 1962  (Syracuse, New York)
One time decent enough actor, now a complete weirdo. Still acting, and producing a range of absurd foreign accents in films like "Far and Away" and "Valkyrie".
[Picture of Tom Cruise]


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, New York, 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]


Cummings, Bart
Born 14 November 1927  (Glenelg, South Australia)
Hugely successful racehorse trainer.
[Picture of Bart Cummings]


Cundell, Pamela
Born 15 January 1926  (Croydon, Surrey, England)
Best known as "Mrs Fox" in Dad's Army.
[Picture of Pamela Cundell]


Cundy, Right Rev. Ian Right Rev. Ian Cundy is no longer with us
Born 23 April 1945  (Sturminster Norton, Somerset, England)

Died 7 May 2009  (Swindon, Wiltshire, England)

Age at death: 64  (read death notice)
Anglican priest, who was the Bishop of Peterborough.
[Picture of Right Rev. Ian Cundy]


Cunningham, Merce Merce Cunningham is no longer with us
Born 16 April 1919  (Centralia, West Virginia, USA)

Died 26 July 2009  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
US choreographer & former dancer.
[Picture of Merce Cunningham]


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]


Cussler, Clive
Born 15 July 1931  (Aurora, Illinois, USA)
Author, who has written many an rollicking adventure yarn.
[Picture of Clive Cussler]

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