Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2011: P


Pacino, Al
Born 25 April 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
Legendary Hollywood actor who first came to prominence in 'The Godfather' in 1972.
[Picture of Al Pacino]


Page, Greg
Born 16 January 1972  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian musician and children's TV entertainer. Stopped working due to ill health in November 2006.
[Picture of Greg Page]


Page, Patti (Died in 2013)
Born 8 November 1927  (Claremore, Oklahoma, USA)
Pop & country singer, with a long career in the industry & still performing in her 80s.
[Picture of Patti Page]


Page, Tim
Born 25 May 1944  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
British photojournalist whose exploits in the Vietnam War and wired personality was in part the inspiration for Dennis Hopper's character in 'Apocalypse Now'.
[Picture of Tim Page]


Pahlavi, Princess Ashraf
Born 26 October 1919  (place of birth unknown)
Twin sister of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Kept a low profile since the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
[Picture of Princess Ashraf Pahlavi]


Pahor, Boris
Born 28 August 1913  (Trieste, Slovenia)
One of Slovenia's most important authors.
[Picture of Boris Pahor]


Paige, Janis
Born 16 September 1922  (Tacoma, Washington, USA)
Film and television actress.
[Picture of Janis Paige]


Paine, Terry
Born 23 March 1939  (Winchester, England)
Former Southampton FC stalwart and member of England's victorious 1966 World Cup squad.
[Picture of Terry Paine]


Paisley, Rev Ian
Born 6 April 1926  (Armagh, Northern Ireland)
Loud-mouthed leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party and loud-mouthed leader of Northern Ireland's Free Presbyterian Church. Not to be confused with his son - Ian Paisley, Jnr. - who is also a member of the DUP.
[Picture of Rev Ian Paisley]


Pak, Su-Chin
Born 15 August 1976  (Seoul, South Korea)
South Korean-born American news correspondent on MTV.
[Picture of Su-Chin Pak]


Palmer, Arnold
Born 10 September 1929  (Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA)
Golf maestro, whose business interests include Arnold Palmer Enterprises, the Palmer Course Design Company, the Arnold Palmer Golf Management Company, and the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy (idea for a film). He also helped raise money for the foundation of Orlando's Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women.
[Picture of Arnold Palmer]


Palmer, Geoffrey
Born 4 June 1927  (London, England)
Sour-faced comic actor, appeared in 'Butterflies' and 'As Time Goes By'. Also narrator of the series 'Grumpy Old Men'.
[Picture of Geoffrey Palmer]


Panozzo, Chuck
Born 20 September 1948  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Bassist, member of the band The Styx. Currently living with the AIDS virus.
[Picture of Chuck Panozzo]


Pardo, Don
Born 22 February 1918  (Westfield, Massachusetts, USA)
US radio & television announcer for over 60 years.
[Picture of Don Pardo]


Parfitt, Rick
Born 12 October 1948  (Woking, Surrey, England)
Status to Francis Rossi's Quo; the pair of them have been belting out three-chord tricks since the 1960s, and continue to wear only blue jeans, white trainers and T-shirts. In 1997 Parfitt underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery, but was back on the road again within months.
[Picture of Rick Parfitt]


Parizeau, Jacques
Born 9 August 1930  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Canadian economist and politician.
[Picture of Jacques Parizeau]


Parker, Ace (Died in 2013)
Born 17 May 1912  (Portsmouth, Virginia, USA)
Former quarterback for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
[Picture of Ace Parker]


Parker, Eleanor (Died in 2013)
Born 26 June 1922  (Cedarville, Ohio, USA)
Versatile, Oscar nominated actress.
[Picture of Eleanor Parker]


Parker, Sarah Jessica
Born 25 March 1965  (Nelsonville, Ohio, USA)
Actress, mainly in pathetic, whimpering, lightweight roles. No, OoO is not a fan, and he's not alone....
[Picture of Sarah Jessica Parker]


Parker, Trey
Born 19 October 1969  (Conifer, Colorado, USA)
Animator, writer and co-creator of cult cartoon series 'South Park', which was fashionable in about 1999.
[Picture of Trey Parker]


Parker Bowles, Camilla
Born 17 July 1947  (Plumpton, Sussex, England)
Prince Charles's wrinkly bit on the side.
[Picture of Camilla Parker Bowles]


Parkinson, Gary
Born 10 January 1968  (Thornaby, Yorkshire, England)
Ex-footballer. Former Middlesbrough FC and Burnley FC right back. Now youth team coach at Blackpool FC.
[Picture of Gary Parkinson]


Parkinson, Michael
Born 28 March 1935  (Cudworth, South Yorkshire, England)
Jovial Northern TV chat show host.
[Picture of Michael Parkinson]


Parsons, Estelle
Born 20 November 1927  (Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA)
American actress who was nominated for an Oscar in 1967 for playing Blanche in 'Bonnie & Clyde'. Also known for playing Roseanne's bisexual mother in the sitcom 'Roseanne'.
[Picture of Estelle Parsons]


Parsons, Nicholas
Born 10 October 1923  (Grantham, Lincolnshire, England)
Presenter of numerous TV & radio programmes over the past 40 years or so.
[Picture of Nicholas Parsons]


Part, John
Born 26 June 1966  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Darrts player and commentator. One of the few to have won both BDO and PDC World Championships.
[Picture of John Part]


Paterno, Joseph "JoePa" (Died in 2012)
Born 21 December 1926  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Long-serving coach of the Penn State American Football university team. Sacked in November 2011 for failing to act against alleged child abuser, coach Jerry Sandusky.
[Picture of Joseph


Patocka, Jürgen
Born 30 July 1977  (Vienna, Austria)
Footballer. Defender for Rapid Wien.
[Picture of Jürgen Patocka]


Patrick, Butch
Born 2 August 1953  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former child actor, known for playing Eddie Munster in 1960s sitcom 'The Munsters'.
[Picture of Butch Patrick]


Patrick, Ruth (Died in 2013)
Born 26 November 1907  (Topeka, Kansas, USA)
American Botanist and Limnologist.
[Picture of Ruth Patrick]


Patten, Marguerite
Born 4 November 1915  (Bath, Somerset, England)
Cooking writer and arguably the first TV celebrity chef.
[Picture of Marguerite Patten]


Pattinson, Robert
Born 13 May 1986  (London, England)
Actor, Cedric Diggory in the 'Harry Potter' films. Now wowing the ladies as Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight' series of vampire films.
[Picture of Robert Pattinson]


Pavlow, Muriel
Born 27 June 1921  (Lee, Kent, England)
Veteran British actress of stage, screen & TV.
[Picture of Muriel Pavlow]


Payne, Bruce
Born 22 November 1958  (London, England)
Prolific actor, who emerged as one of the "Brit Pack" of young actors in the 1980s before being often cast as a villain in low budget Hollywood films.
[Picture of Bruce Payne]


Payne, Keith
Born 30 August 1933  (Ingham, Queensland, Australia)
VC holder, who won it during the Vietnam war. Also fought in Korea and Dhofar.
[Picture of Keith Payne]


Payne, Sara
Born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England  (exact date unknown)
Mother of the murdered Sarah Payne and campaigner for the right for people to know where convicted paedophiles live. Born 1969.
[Picture of Sara Payne]


Peacock, David
Born 24 May 1945  (Ponders End, Middlesex, England)
Dave of the snooker-loving, Tottenham Hotspur supporting, Cockney musical duo, Chas n' Dave
[Picture of David Peacock]


Pearson, Katie
Date and place of birth unknown
Novelist and Times columnist who has written extensively about being diagnosed with cancer. Died in December 2010 so not eligible to win points in 2011...
[Picture of Katie Pearson]


Pedretti, Erica
Born 25 February 1930  (Šternberk, Moravia, Czechoslovakia)
Czech-born Swiss author and artist.
[Picture of Erica Pedretti]


Pei, I. M.
Born 26 April 1917  (Guangzhou, China)
Architect - has designed all sorts of stuff, including the Louvre Pyramid in Paris.
[Picture of I. M. Pei]


Pelé, (footballer)
Born 23 October 1940  (Tres Coracoes, Brazil)
Legendary Brazilian footballer - many say the greatest player ever.
[Picture of (footballer) Pelé]


Pellar, Ronald
Date and place of birth unknown
Hypnotist and convicted fraudster, once married to Lana Turner. Born 1929.
[Picture of Ronald Pellar]


Pelosi, Nancy
Born 26 March 1940  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2007-2011.
[Picture of Nancy Pelosi]


Peng, Li
Date and place of birth unknown
Premier of the People's Republic of China from 1988-1998.
[Picture of Li Peng]


Penn, Dawn
Born in Kingston, Jamaica  (exact date unknown)
Reggae singer, best known for the song 'You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)', which became a belated hit in 1994.
[Picture of Dawn Penn]


Penn, June
Born in Brighton, East Sussex, England  (exact date unknown)
Astrologer in TV & radio. Born around 1928.
[Picture of June Penn]


Pepping, Edwin
Born 4 July 1922  (place of birth unknown)
U.S. soldier. Private with "Easy Company" who fought at Normandy in World War II as depicted in the book and TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Edwin Pepping]


Perconte, Frank(Died in 2013)
Born 10 March 1917  (Joliet, Illinois, USA)
Member of the American 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment made famous by the TV Series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Frank Perconte]


Peres, Shimon
Born 2 August 1923  (Vishniova, Belarus)
Born in what used to be Poland, but is now Belarus, Peres is the respected elder statesman of Israel politics, twice former Prime Minister, and current cabinet minister.
[Picture of Shimon Peres]


Peres, Sonya Sonya Peres is no longer with us
Born in Ukraine  (exact date unknown)

Died 20 January 2011  (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Wife of Shimon. Born sometime in 1923.
[Picture of Sonya Peres]


Pérez de Cuéllar, Javier
Born 19 January 1920  (Lima, Peru)
Former secretary-general of the UN, 1982-91.
[Picture of Javier Pérez de Cuéllar]


Perkins, Elizabeth
Born 18 November 1960  (Queens, New York, USA)
Film actress.
[Picture of Elizabeth Perkins]


Perkins, Pinetop Pinetop Perkins is no longer with us
Born 7 July 1913  (Belzoni, Mississippi, USA)

Died 21 March 2011  (Austin, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Delta blues pianist.
[Picture of Pinetop Perkins]


Peron, Isabel
Born 4 February 1931  (La Rioja, Argentina)
Third wife of Juan, former President of Argentina & Isabel herself was President between 1974 & 1976.
[Picture of Isabel Peron]


Perot, H. Ross
Born 27 June 1930  (Texarkana, Texas, USA)
Billionaire American businessman, who also ran for Presidency of the United States in 1992 & 1996.
[Picture of H. Ross Perot]


Perry, Jimmy
Born 9 September 1923  (Barnes, London, England)
English comedy writer, originally an actor, but then, along with David Croft, wrote & produced many of Britain's favourite sitcoms.
[Picture of Jimmy Perry]


Perry, William "The Refrigerator"
Born 16 December 1962  (Aiken, South Carolina, USA)
Hulking defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears American football team that won the Super Bowl in 1986.
[Picture of William


Persoff, Nehemiah
Born 2 August 1919  (Jerusalem, Palestine Mandate (now Israel))
Palestine-born American character actor.
[Picture of Nehemiah Persoff]


Pertwee, Bill (Died in 2013)
Born 21 July 1926  (Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England)
British comedy actor, who, despite landing the part of Bert Hodges in 'Dad's Army', has never been as famous as his thesp cousin Jon.
[Picture of Bill Pertwee]


Perugini, Phillip
Date and place of birth unknown
Soldier with the U.S. 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, so called "Easy" Company, who fought in WWII.
[Picture of Phillip Perugini]


Peters, Martin
Born 8 November 1943  (Plaistow, London, England)
Former West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City midfielder. One of the "Boys of '66", the England team that won the World Cup which is becoming ever more poigniantly further away from memory...
[Picture of Martin Peters]


Peters, Mike
Born 25 February 1959  (Prestatyn, Wales)
Lead singer of The Alarm.
[Picture of Mike Peters]


Petra, Sultan Ismail
Born 11 November 1949  (Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia)
Sultan of Kelantan in Malaysia from 1980-2010.
[Picture of Sultan Ismail Petra]


Petrov, Vasily
Born 15 February 1917  (Chernolesskoye, Stavropol Krai, Russia)
Soviet military commander during the Cold War.
[Picture of Vasily Petrov]


Phelps, Fred Waldron
Born 13 November 1929  (Meridian, Mississippi, USA)
Pastor of a controversial independent US church, a well-known (in the US anyhow) hater of homosexuals & their rights.
[Picture of Fred Waldron Phelps]


Philip, Prince
Born 10 June 1921  (Villa Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece)
Gaffe-prone "Phil the Greek" also has Danish and German blood.
[Picture of Prince Philip]


Phillips, Bum (Died in 2013)
Born 23 September 1923  (Orange, Texas, USA)
American football coach, who enjoyed most success with the Houston Oilers and now works as a football pundit on TV and radio, still using his ridiculous nickname. He doesn't appear to have got wind of the fact that it stinks.
[Picture of Bum Phillips]


Phillips, Len Len Phillips is no longer with us
Born 11 September 1922  (Shoreditch, London, England)

Died 9 December 2011  (Portsmouth, England)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Former footballer. Played his entire career at Portsmouth F.C. Won 3 England caps.
[Picture of Len Phillips]


Phillips, Leslie
Born 20 April 1924  (Tottenham, London, England)
Comic actor who inherited the 'Doctor in...' role from Dirk Bogarde and appeared in a number of the 'Carry on...' films. Apparently he also plays the voice of "The Sorting Hat" in the 'Harry Potter' movies, whatever that means.
[Picture of Leslie Phillips]


Phillips, Siân
Born 14 May 1933  (Betws, Carmathenshire, Wales)
Veteran British actress of stage, screen & TV.
[Picture of Siân Phillips]


Phoenix, Joaquin
Born 28 October 1974  (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Younger brother of the late River Phoenix and star of films such as 'Gladiator' and 'Walk the Line'. Seemingly gave up acting in 2008 to pursue a career in music, but it turned out be an elaborate hoax for a film, released in September 2010.
[Picture of Joaquin Phoenix]


Pickens, T. Boone
Born 22 May 1928  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
U.S. financier.
[Picture of T. Boone Pickens]


Pickles, Eric
Born 20 April 1952  (Keighley, Yorkshire, England)
Bumptious Conservative cabinet minister.
[Picture of Eric Pickles]


Pietsch, Paul (Died in 2012)
Born 20 June 1911  (Freiburg, Germany)
Former Formula 1 driver and motor racing magazine publisher.
[Picture of Paul Pietsch]


Piggott, Lester
Born 5 November 1935  (Wantage, Berkshire, England)
Unusually tall (5'8") jockey, nine times winner of the Epsom Derby, who was often lampooned for his odd speech impediment, and did time for tax evasion.
[Picture of Lester Piggott]


Pilbeam, Nova
Born 15 November 1919  (Wimbledon, London, England)
Highly successful teenage actress of the 1930s whose popularity waned thereafter.
[Picture of Nova Pilbeam]


Pincher, Chapman
Born 29 March 1914  (India)
Journalist & novelist, an expert on spy & espionage.
[Picture of Chapman Pincher]


Pinsent, Gordon
Born 12 July 1930  (Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
Canadian actor.
[Picture of Gordon Pinsent]


Pipe, Martin
Born 29 May 1945  (Wellington, Somerset, England)
Horse trainer, one of the most successful in the history of British racing.
[Picture of Martin Pipe]


Piper, "Rowdy" Roddy
Born 17 April 1954  (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Born Roderick George Toombs, Piper is another former pro wrestler. Always claimed he was Scottish, despite having never set foot in Scotland in his life. Just as well too, considering he once thought that wearing a checked skirt would pass as a kilt.
[Picture of


Pitman, Jenny
Born 11 June 1946  (Hoby, Leicestershire, England)
Hugely successful & popular racehorse trainer, now retired - the first woman to train a Grand National winner.
[Picture of Jenny Pitman]


Pitt, Brad
Born 18 December 1963  (Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA)
Little-known actor.
[Picture of Brad Pitt]


Pitts, Valerie
Born 21 August 1937  (Foleshill, Warwickshire, England)
Widow of Sir George Solti - she met him when she was a TV presenter & she went to interview him & ended up marrying him.
[Picture of Valerie Pitts]


Plancarte, Dionicio Loya
Born 21 October 1955  (Michoacán, Mexico)
Chief of operations of the drug cartel La Familia Michoacana, arrested in 2009 by the Mexican army.
[Picture of Dionicio Loya Plancarte]


Plant, Robert
Born 20 August 1948  (West Bromwich, West Midlands, England)
Pop singer, either as a solo artist, or as lead singer of Led Zeppelin.
[Picture of Robert Plant]


Plummer, Christopher
Born 13 December 1929  (Toronto, Canada)
Canadian film, stage & TV actor, still, despite some recent high-profile performances in 'Syriana' and 'The Insider', perhaps best known for his role in 'The Sound of Music'.
[Picture of Christopher Plummer]


Poitier, Sidney
Born 20 February 1927  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Black actor who grew up in the Bahamas as the son of a "dirt farmer", according to IMDb, though what one of those is, is anyone's guess. Anyway, he emigrated to the US and went on to become a leading movie star of the 1950s and '60s, taking lead roles in, among others, 'To Sir, With Love' and 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner'.
[Picture of Sidney Poitier]


Polanski, Roman
Born 18 August 1933  (Paris, France)
Movie director, with a rather torrid personal life, which has included underage sexual intercourse (which means he is still banned from the US), surviving the Holocaust & finding out his wife, Sharon Tate had been brutally murdered by the Manson Family.
[Picture of Roman Polanski]


Polizzi, Nicole "Snooki"
Born 23 November 1983  (Santiago, Chile)
Chilean-born "star" of reality TV show 'Jersey Shore'. No, I've never heard of her either...
[Picture of Nicole


Pollard, Jonathan
Born 7 August 1954  (Galveston, Texas, USA)
Former civilian intelligence analyst convicted of spying for the Israeli government in 1987.
[Picture of Jonathan Pollard]


Pollock, Ida (Died in 2013)
Born 12 April 1908  (Lewisham, Kent, England)
Romantic novelist.
[Picture of Ida Pollock]


Polster, Toni
Born 10 March 1964  (Vienna, Austria)
Former Austrian international footballer and it's leading scorer.
[Picture of Toni Polster]


Ponting, Ricky "Punter"
Born 19 December 1974  (Launceston, Tazmania, Australia)
Irritating but brilliant batsman and former Australian cricket captain.
[Picture of Ricky


Popluhár, Ján Ján Popluhár is no longer with us
Born 12 August 1935  (Bernolákovo, Czechoslovakia)

Died 6 March 2011  (Bernolákovo, Slovakia)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Former Czechoslovakian footballer. Played in the 1962 World Cup final.
[Picture of Ján Popluhár]


Porcaro, Mike
Born 29 May 1955  (South Windsor, Connecticut, USA)
Bass player with 1970s soft rockers Toto.
[Picture of Mike Porcaro]


Porter, Dawn
Born 23 January 1979  (Scotland)
TV presenter of various shows such as 'Dawn Gets Naked', 'Dawn Goes Lesbian' and 'My Breasts Could Kill Me'. That Huw Weldon award must be winging its way to her in the near future...
[Picture of Dawn Porter]


Postlethwaite, Pete Pete Postlethwaite is no longer with us
Born 7 February 1945  (Warrington, Cheshire, England)

Died 2 January 2011  (Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England)

Age at death: 64  (read death notice)
Stage, screen & TV actor - 'Brassed Off', 'Martin Chuzzlewit' etc.
[Picture of Pete Postlethwaite]


Powell, Colin
Born 5 April 1937  (New York, New York, USA)
US Army general who worked under Bush I during Gulf War I, and later became Secretary of State under Bush II, taking the country into Gulf War II. Underwent surgery for prostate cancer in December 2003. Cannot pronounce his own name.
[Picture of Colin Powell]


Powell, Ivor (Died in 2012)
Born 5 July 1916  (Bargoed, Wales)
Welsh football coach and former manager of Bradford City and Carlisle United. Finally retired from coaching at the age of 93 in 2010.
[Picture of Ivor Powell]


Powell, Nosher (Died in 2013)
Born 15 August 1928  (Camberwell, London, England)
Actor and stuntman, often employed as the 'heavy' in many UK TV shows and films.
[Picture of Nosher Powell]


Pratchett, Terry
Born 28 April 1948  (Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England)
Author of the 'Discworld' Sci-fi series. Announced in 2007 that he has a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's.
[Picture of Terry Pratchett]


Pratt, Spencer
Born 14 August 1983  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
More reality TV fodder. Married to Heidi Montag
[Picture of Spencer Pratt]


Prescott, John
Born 31 May 1938  (Prestatyn, Wales)
Gaffe-prone, yokel-punching, croquet-playing, cocktail stick-waggling, senior Labour politician, deputy Prime Minister from 1997-2007.
[Picture of John Prescott]


Prescott, Steve (Died in 2013)
Born 26 December 1973  (St. Helens, Merseyside, England)
Ex-St Helens rugby league player, now battling cancer.
[Picture of Steve Prescott]


Previn, Andre
Born 6 April 1930  (Berlin, Germany)
Conductor, composer & pianist of real distinction. However all he is likely to be remembered for is being lambasted by Eric Morecambe. When Previn takes Morecambe to task for playing "all the wrong notes", Eric drags Previn by his jacket & says "I'm playing all the RIGHT notes, but not necessarily in the right order." Genius.
[Picture of Andre Previn]


Price, Dolours (Died in 2013)
Date and place of birth unknown
Irish republican terrorist, jailed in 1973 along with her sister Marian for bombing the Old Bailey in 1973. Was married to the actor Stephen Rea. Born 1951.
[Picture of Dolours Price]


Price, Katie "Jordan"
Born 22 May 1978  (Newport, Wales)
Surgically-enhanced "glamour" model and general waste of space Z-list "celebrity". Recently split from Peter Andre, as if we care.
[Picture of Katie


Price, Leontyne
Born 10 February 1927  (Laurel, Mississippi, USA)
Soprano opera singer. First African-American to become a prima donna at the Metropolitan Opera.
[Picture of Leontyne Price]


Price, Marian
Date and place of birth unknown
Irish republican terrorist, jailed in 1973 along with her sister Dolours for bombing the Old Bailey in 1973. An opponent of the ongoing peace process. Born 1954.
[Picture of Marian Price]


Price, Ray
Born 12 January 1926  (Perryville, Texas, USA)
American country & western singer & songwriter.
[Picture of Ray Price]


Priebke, Erich (Died in 2013)
Born 29 July 1913  (Hennigsdorf, Brandenburg, Germany)
Nazi war criminal, a member of the SS, who would've lived life out peacefully if he hadn't foolishly taken part in a TV interview in 1994 about his war crimes. To cut a long story short, he's now the oldest prisoner in Europe.
[Picture of Erich Priebke]


Priest, Pat
Born 15 August 1936  (Bountiful, Utah, USA)
Marilyn Munster in 'The Munsters'.
[Picture of Pat Priest]


Priest, Steve
Born 23 February 1948  (Hayes, Middlesex, England)
Bass player for glam rock band The Sweet.
[Picture of Steve Priest]


Priestley, Dennis
Born 16 July 1950  (Mexborough, South Yorkshire, England)
Multiple darts champion.
[Picture of Dennis Priestley]


Primarolo, Dawn
Born 2 May 1954  (London, England)
MP for Bristol South since 1987. Started off as a left-winger but predictably moved to a New Labour position and served as a minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
[Picture of Dawn Primarolo]


Prince, (musician)
Born 7 June 1958  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Pop musician who dominated the 1980s, with successful and acclaimed hit singles and albums. Went off on one in the 1990s, when after a dispute with his record company, started referring to himself as 'The Artist Formerly Known as Prince' and an accompanying Led Zeppelinesque symbol. Finally reverted to his stage name although his real name is Prince Rogers Nelson.
[Picture of (musician) Prince]


Prince, Tony
Born 9 May 1944  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Disc jockey who started off in pirate radio before moving on to Radio Luxembourg in the 1970s. Also launched the dance magazine Mixmag.
[Picture of Tony Prince]


Prior, James
Born 11 October 1927  (Brampton, Sussex, England)
Politician, former Employment & Northern Ireland Secretary.
[Picture of James Prior]


Proby, PJ
Born 6 November 1938  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Rock music singer and songwriter & sometime actor.
[Picture of PJ Proby]


Prohaska, Herbert
Born 8 August 1955  (Vienna, Austria)
Bubble-haired Austrian football legend.
[Picture of Herbert Prohaska]


Protopopov, Oleg
Born 16 June 1932  (St .Petersburg, Russia)
Figure skater, gold medal winner in the 1964 & 1968 Olympics.
[Picture of Oleg Protopopov]


Prowse, David
Born 1 July 1935  (Bristol, England)
Former weightlifting champion who played the body of Darth Vader in the first three (or last three, depending how you look at it) 'Star Wars' films. Famously annoyed to discover that George Lucas had got James Earl Jones to do the voice, without bothering to tell him. And even when the evil tyrant was unmasked in 'The Return of the Jedi', Lucas got a third actor (Sebastian Shaw) to play Lord Vader's face.
[Picture of David Prowse]


Prudhomme, Paul
Born 13 July 1940  (Opelousas, Louisiana, USA)
Rotund American chef, best known for his Cajun cooking.
[Picture of Paul Prudhomme]


Puente, Dorothea Dorothea Puente is no longer with us
Born 9 January 1929  (Redlands, California, USA)

Died 27 March 2011  (Chowchilla, California, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
That rarest of phenomenons, the female serial killer. Jailed in 1993 for the murder of nine lodgers in her boarding house. That'll make you think twice about going to a B & B...
[Picture of Dorothea Puente]


Pugh, Edna
Born 4 January 1910  (Brecon, Wales)
Along with Lily Millward, the oldest living twin in the World.
[Picture of Edna Pugh]


Purdy, Debbie
Born 5 April 1963  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Multiple Sclerosis patient who is fighting for her right for assisted suicide.
[Picture of Debbie Purdy]


Pynchon, Thomas
Born 8 May 1937  (Glen Cove, New York, USA)
Extremely reclusive author. In fact, the only times his voice has ever been broadcast is via three episodes of 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Thomas Pynchon]

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