Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2011: R


Rader, Dennis
Born 9 March 1945  (Pittsburg, Kansas, USA)
Serial killer, convicted in 2005 for 10 brutal murders committed between 1974 and 1991.
[Picture of Dennis Rader]


Rae, Charlotte
Born 22 April 1926  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Actress, best known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in "Diff'rent Strokes" and the spin off "The Facts of Life".
[Picture of Charlotte Rae]


Rafferty, Gerry Gerry Rafferty is no longer with us
Born 16 April 1947  (Paisley, Scotland)

Died 4 January 2011  (Upton, Dorset, England)

Age at death: 63  (read death notice)
Scottish singer & songwriter of 'Baker Street' fame.
[Picture of Gerry Rafferty]


Rain, Douglas
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian actor, best known as the voice of HAL 9000 in '2001: A Space Odyssey'. Born 1928.
[Picture of Douglas Rain]


Rainer, Luise
Born 12 January 1910  (DŁsseldorf, Germany)
Actress - the first thesp to win two Oscars in consecutive years (1936 and '37).
[Picture of Luise Rainer]


Ramsay, Gordon
Born 8 November 1966  (Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland)
Foul-mouthed ex-footballer, now a foul-mouthed celebrity chef.
[Picture of Gordon Ramsay]


Ramsay, Jack
Born 21 February 1925  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former NBA basketball coach, most notably with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Portland Trail Blazers. Reckoned to be one of the 10 greatest coaches of all time, but will that be enough to get him a UK obit?
[Picture of Jack Ramsay]


Ramsey, Jr., Norman Foster Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. is no longer with us
Born 27 August 1915  (Washington D.C., USA)

Died 4 November 2011  (Wayland, Massachusetts, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
US physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1989.
[Picture of Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr.]


Rana, Dalip Singh
Born 27 August 1972  (Dhirana, Himachal Pradesh, India)
7ft plus professional wrestler, known in these circles as The Great Khali.
[Picture of Dalip Singh Rana]


Randi, James
Born 7 August 1928  (Toronto, Canada)
Stage magician. Survived heart surgery in 2006, and is still performing.
[Picture of James Randi]


Randolph, Joyce
Born 21 October 1924  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Actress, perhaps best known (especially in the US) for playing Trixie Norton on 'The Honeymooners'.
[Picture of Joyce Randolph]


Rathmann, Jim Jim Rathmann is no longer with us
Born 16 July 1928  (Alhambra, California, USA)

Died 23 November 2011  (Melbourne, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
American Formula 1 motor racing driver.
[Picture of Jim Rathmann]


Ratledge, Mike
Born in Maistone, Kent, England  (exact date unknown)
Longest serving member of psychedelic rock band Soft Machine.
[Picture of Mike Ratledge]


Ratzinger, Georg
Born 15 January 1924  (Bavaria, Germany)
Elder brother of the Pope.
[Picture of Georg Ratzinger]


Ray, Lisa
Born 4 April 1972  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Former fashion model and actress.
[Picture of Lisa Ray]


Rayner, Martin
Born in Ise of Wright, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor. Collapsed on stage while playing Sigmund Freud on Broadway in November 2010.
[Picture of Martin Rayner]


Rea, Chris
Born 4 March 1951  (Middlesbrough, England)
Gravelly-voiced singer/songwriter of 'The Road To Hell' fame.
[Picture of Chris Rea]


Rea, Jackie (Died in 2013)
Born 6 April 1921  (Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland)
Ex snooker player, who played for over 45 years at the highest level & Northern Ireland Champion until Alex Higgins & Dennis Taylor came along.
[Picture of Jackie Rea]


Read, Mark Brandon (Died in 2013)
Born 17 November 1964  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Best known as 'Chopper', Read is a former convict turned best-selling author, the Aussie equivalent of John McVicar. Film of his life starring Eric Bana was released in 2000.
[Picture of Mark Brandon Read]


Reagan, Nancy
Born 6 July 1921  (New York, New York, USA)
Born Anne Frances Robbins, and subsequently nicknamed Nancy, the former First Lady took the surname Davis after her mother's remarriage. Apparently she gives her date of birth as 6 July 1923, though in reality it was two years earlier. She had a relatively short and uneventful career as an actress which ended when she married Ronnie in 1958. Since then she has been known for her anti-drugs campaigning and her dubious astrological beliefs.
[Picture of Nancy Reagan]


Reardon, Ray
Born 8 October 1932  (Tredegar, Wales)
Six-times world snooker champion.
[Picture of Ray Reardon]


Redgrave, Vanessa
Born 30 January 1937  (London, England)
Stage, TV & film actress, now the elder statesperson of the famous Redgrave acting dynasty. Lost two of her siblings within the space of a few days in 2010.
[Picture of Vanessa Redgrave]


Redman, Joyce (Died in 2012)
Born 9 December 1918  (Mayo, Rep of Ireland)
Actress, nominated for an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actress) in 1963 for 'Tom Jones'.
[Picture of Joyce Redman]


Rees-Mogg, William (Died in 2012)
Born 14 July 1928  (Bristol, England)
Editor of The Times newspaper from 1967-1981.
[Picture of William Rees-Mogg]


Rehman, Matiur
Date and place of birth unknown
Reputedly Al-Qaeda's planning director in Pakistan. Born 1977.
[Picture of Matiur Rehman]


Rehmann, Ruth
Born 1 June 1922  (Siegburg, Germany)
German novelist.
[Picture of Ruth Rehmann]


Reich-Ranicki, Marcel (Died in 2013)
Born 2 June 1920  (Wloclawek, Poland)
Leading German literary critic.
[Picture of Marcel Reich-Ranicki]


Reid, Tara
Born 8 November 1975  (Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA)
American actress - 'American Pie', 'The Big Lebowski'.
[Picture of Tara Reid]


Reiner, Carl
Born 20 March 1922  (Bronx, New York, USA)
Actor, director, producer, writer & comedian - not a bad CV all in all.
[Picture of Carl Reiner]


Rendell, Ruth
Born 17 February 1930  (London, England)
Best-selling crime novelist, dubbed by the tabloids "The Queen of Crime".
[Picture of Ruth Rendell]


Reno, Janet
Born 21 July 1938  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Former US Attorney General between 1993-2001.
[Picture of Janet Reno]


Resnais, Alain
Born 3 June 1922  (Vannes, Brittany, France)
French film director.
[Picture of Alain Resnais]


Reynolds, Burt
Born 11 February 1936  (Waycross, Georgia, USA)
Prolific US actor and first (nearly) nude male centrefold (1972, Cosmopolitan). Although he acted in some classic movies ('Deliverance', 'Boogie Nights'), he will be chiefly remembered for "good ole' boy"-type movies like 'Smokey and the Bandit', 'Cannonball Run' and 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas'.
[Picture of Burt Reynolds]


Rhett, Alicia
Born 1 February 1915  (Savannah, Georgia, USA)
Portrait painter and actress best known for her role as India Wilkes in 'Gone with the Wind'.
[Picture of Alicia Rhett]


Rhodes, Margaret
Born 9 June 1925  (place of birth unknown)
First cousin and close friend of Queen Elizabeth II.
[Picture of Margaret Rhodes]


Ribas Reig, ”scar
Born 26 October 1936  (Sant Juliŗ de LÚria, Andorra)
First Prime Minister of Andorra.
[Picture of ”scar Ribas Reig]


Rich, Adrienne (Died in 2012)
Born 16 May 1929  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Feminist poet.
[Picture of Adrienne Rich]


Richard, Cliff
Born 14 October 1940  (Lucknow, India)
Actor, singer, colostomy bag-wearer and insufferably smug Christian.
[Picture of Cliff Richard]


Richard, Little
Born 5 December 1932  (Macon, Georgia, USA)
Singer, songwriter & pianist, an early star of rock n' roll.
[Picture of Little Richard]


Richards, Jason
Born 10 April 1976  (Nelson, New Zealand)
V8 Supercar driver. Died in December 2011 but no obit.
[Picture of Jason Richards]


Richards, Keith
Born 18 December 1943  (Dartford, Kent, England)
The guitar-playing Rolling Stone with the distinctive death-warmed-up constitution.
[Picture of Keith Richards]


Richardson, Kieran
Born 21 October 1984  (Greenwich, London, England)
Former Manchester United footballer. Now plays for Sunderland AFC.
[Picture of Kieran Richardson]


Richardson, Peter
Born 4 July 1931  (Hereford, England)
Former Worcestershire and England batsman.
[Picture of Peter Richardson]


Richey, Kenny
Born 3 August 1964  (Zeist, Netherlands)
Scottish/US ex-con, formerly on Death Row until his release. Has since been back in trouble in both the US & Scotland.
[Picture of Kenny Richey]


Richie, Lionel
Born 20 June 1949  (Tuskegee, Alabama, USA)
Velvet-voiced singer with Commodores, who had a succesful solo career in the 1980s with hits such as 'All Night Long', 'Hello' and 'Dancing on the Ceiling'.
[Picture of Lionel Richie]


Richie, Nicole
Born 21 September 1981  (Berkeley, California, USA)
Adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie, former best-friend-forever-until-I-fall-out-with-you to Paris Hilton, and utterly vapid reality TV star.
[Picture of Nicole Richie]


Richter, Gerhard
Born 9 February 1932  (Dresden, Germany)
German visual artist.
[Picture of Gerhard Richter]


Rickles, Don
Born 8 May 1926  (New York, New York, USA)
Stand-up comedian, comic actor and talk show whore. Bada-Bing!
[Picture of Don Rickles]


Rifkind, Malcolm
Born 21 June 1946  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Prominent cabinet minister in the ill-fated Major government of the 1990s.
[Picture of Malcolm Rifkind]


Rihanna, (singer)
Born 20 February 1988  (Saint Michael, Barbados)
R&B singer, best known for the hit single 'Umbrella'.
[Picture of (singer) Rihanna]


Riley, Bridget
Born 24 April 1931  (London, England)
Artist and main proponent of the eye-mangling op art movement.
[Picture of Bridget Riley]


Riley, Jack
Born 30 December 1935  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Actor, voice of Stu Pickles in 'Rugrats', which might be enough these days to earn him a UK obit.
[Picture of Jack Riley]


Rimell, Mercy
Date and place of birth unknown
Former racehorse trainer, widow of legendary trainer Fred Rimell. Born in 1919.
[Picture of Mercy Rimell]


Rimmer, Shane
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian actor, the voice of Scott Tracey in 'Thunderbirds' and other roles in British TV as the "American", such as the Secretary of State in 'A Very British Coup'.
[Picture of Shane Rimmer]


Rippert, Horst (Died in 2013)
Date and place of birth unknown
German World War II flying ace who claimed to have shot down French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery in 1944. Born 1919.
[Picture of Horst Rippert]


Rivers, Joan
Born 8 June 1933  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Gruff-voiced, surgically-enhanced comedienne, talk show host and general all-purpose celebrity.
[Picture of Joan Rivers]


Rix, Brian
Born 27 January 1924  (Cottingham, Yorkshire, England)
Actor, mostly on stage, and charity worker. Younger brother of Sheila Mercier.
[Picture of Brian Rix]


Roache, William
Born 25 April 1932  (Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England)
TV actor, who, despite playing the part of Ken Barlow in 'Coronation Street' since 1960, still manages to be more wooden than your average Ikea bookcase.
[Picture of William Roache]


Robb, George George Robb is no longer with us
Born 1 June 1926  (London, England)

Died 25 December 2011  (London, England)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Former Tottenham Hotspur and England outside left, whose only appearance for the national side was in their epochal defeat to Hungary in 1953.
[Picture of George Robb]


Robert, Alain
Born 7 April 1962  (Valence, France)
The self-styled "French Spiderman". Nutcase who climbs up the outside of skyscrapers for the hell of it, without ropes or other safety equipment.
[Picture of Alain Robert]


Roberts, Doris
Born 4 November 1930  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Actress, mostly in TV. Best known for her role as Marie Barone in the woefully unfunny 'Everyone Loves Raymond'.
[Picture of Doris Roberts]


Roberts, Jake "The Snake"
Born 30 May 1955  (Gainesville, Texas, USA)
Another US professional wrestler.
[Picture of Jake


Robertson, Denise
Born in Sunderland, England  (exact date unknown)
Agony aunt, known for her regular spot on 'This Morning'. Born 1934.
[Picture of Denise Robertson]


Robertson, Lloyd
Born 19 January 1934  (Stratford, Ontario, Canada)
Veteran TV news anchor.
[Picture of Lloyd Robertson]


Robertson, Pat
Born 22 March 1930  (Lexington, Virginia, USA)
Extremely controversial televangelist, with a hugely significant political say in each election as he feels he represents the "Bible Belt" of America.
[Picture of Pat Robertson]


Robinson, Anne
Born 26 September 1944  (Crosby, Merseyside, England)
Former journalist, then game show host & TV broadcaster. Presenter of 'The Weakest Link'. The pun for her death pretty much writes itself!
[Picture of Anne Robinson]


Robinson, Iris
Born 6 September 1949  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Northern Ireland unionist politician and wife of Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson. Previously known for her somewhat unenlightened views towards homosexuality. Now caught up in huge sex/money scandal.
[Picture of Iris Robinson]


Robinson, Robert Robert Robinson is no longer with us
Born 17 December 1927  (Liverpool, England)

Died 12 August 2011  (London, England)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Journalist & presenter on TV (original host of 'Ask The Family') and radio. Recently stepped down as host of 'Brain of Britain'.
[Picture of Robert Robinson]


Rocco, Alex
Born 29 February 1936  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor, known for playing mafia types. Joins Joss Ackland on the list of those on the DDP born on the leap day.
[Picture of Alex Rocco]


Rockefeller, David
Born 12 June 1915  (New York, New York, USA)
Absurdly rich banker (of Chase Manhattan fame); son of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller Sr.
[Picture of David Rockefeller]


Rodd, Michael
Born 29 November 1943  (South Shields, Tyne and Wear)
Presenter of 'Tomorrow's World' and 'Screen Test' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Michael Rodd]


Rodgers, Bill
Born 28 October 1928  (Liverpool, England)
One of the "Gang of Four" who split from the Liberal Party to form the SDP.
[Picture of Bill Rodgers]


Rodham, Dorothy Howell Dorothy Howell Rodham is no longer with us
Born 4 June 1919  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 1 November 2011  (Washington, D.C., USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Mother of current Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
[Picture of Dorothy Howell Rodham]


Rodriguez, Blanca
Born 1 January 1926  (Rubio, Tachira State, Venezuela)
First Lady of Venezuela from 1974-79 and again from 1989-93.
[Picture of Blanca Rodriguez]


Rogen, Seth
Born 15 April 1982  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Comedian, obsessed with swearing & sex - like most men then....
[Picture of Seth Rogen]


Rogers, Kenny
Born 21 August 1938  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Bearded country & western singer. Often mistaken for God.
[Picture of Kenny Rogers]


Rogers, Paul Clifford
Born 12 July 1918  (place of birth unknown)
Member of the American 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment made famous by the TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Paul Clifford Rogers]


Rollerson, Doug
Born 14 May 1953  (Papakura, New Zealand)
Former New Zealand All Black rugby international.
[Picture of Doug Rollerson]


Rollins, Sonny
Born 7 September 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Jazz tenor saxophonist, with a long career in music.
[Picture of Sonny Rollins]


Rommel, Manfred
Born 24 December 1928  (Stuttgart, Germany)
Son of the World War II commander Erwin Rommel, was mayor of Stuttgart for over 20 years.
[Picture of Manfred Rommel]


Ronalde, Ronnie
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Entertainer, considered one of the World's best whistlers. We 'ave all sorts here at the DDP!
[Picture of Ronnie Ronalde]


Rooney, Andy Andy Rooney is no longer with us
Born 14 January 1919  (Albany, New York, USA)

Died 4 November 2011  (New York City, New York USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
News commentator on the popular weekly American TV programme '60 Minutes'.
[Picture of Andy Rooney]


Rooney, Jan
Born 23 November 1939  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress wife of Mickey Rooney since 1978. Born Janice Darlene Chamberlin.
[Picture of Jan Rooney]


Rooney, Mickey
Born 23 September 1920  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
The young Joe Yule, Jr. (as he was then named) had already appeared as Mickey McGuire in 50 short films by the time he was 13. He has followed a fairly busy acting schedule since then, but has never really regained the same recognition as an adult. He underwent surgery for a perforated colon in 1999, and had part of it removed, presumably leaving him with a semi-colon.
[Picture of Mickey Rooney]


Ros, Edmundo Edmundo Ros is no longer with us
Born 7 December 1910  (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad)

Died 21 October 2011  (Alicante, Spain)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Musician, vocalist and band leader. Some call him the "King of Latin American Music". Others call him "Edmundo". He's known worldwide for his unique blend of modern and traditional Latin American music. Nice.
[Picture of Edmundo Ros]


Rosa, Lelita (Died in 1980?)
Born 19 July 1908  (S„o Paulo, Brazil)
Brazilian silent film actress.
[Picture of Lelita Rosa]


Rose, Axl
Born 6 February 1962  (Lafayette, Indiana, USA)
Lead singer of Guns n' Roses.
[Picture of Axl Rose]


Rosenquist, James
Born 29 November 1933  (Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA)
Pop artist contemporary with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
[Picture of James Rosenquist]


Ross, Annie
Born 25 July 1930  (Mitcham. London, England)
British-born jazz vocalist with the 1950s trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.
[Picture of Annie Ross]


Ross, Glenn
Born 27 May 1971  (Down, Northern Ireland)
5 times UK's strongest man, nicknamed "Big Daddy".
[Picture of Glenn Ross]


Ross, Jim
Born 3 January 1952  (Norman, Oklahoma, USA)
Wrestling commentator, known to his fans as "J.R.".
[Picture of Jim Ross]


Ross, Marion
Born 25 October 1928  (Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA)
Experienced American actress, perhaps best known as Marion Cunningham in 'Happy Days'.
[Picture of Marion Ross]


Roth, Philip
Born 19 March 1933  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Author of fiction. One of his best known works, rather aptly for DDP pun purposes is 'The Ghost Writer'.
[Picture of Philip Roth]


Roubicek, George
Date and place of birth unknown
Austrian born actor, who some might recognise from 'Star Wars' as the imperial commander advising Darth Vader. Born 1935.
[Picture of George Roubicek]


Rourke, Mickey
Born 16 September 1952  (Schenectady, New York, USA)
Actor, who has had something of an up and down career in Hollywood since breaking through in the early 1980s as part of the so-called 'Brat Pack'.
[Picture of Mickey Rourke]


Routledge, Patricia
Born 17 February 1929  (Birkenhead, Cheshire, England)
Actress & comedienne, forever remembered for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in 'Keeping Up Appearances'.
[Picture of Patricia Routledge]


Rubik, Erno
Born 13 July 1944  (Budapest, Hungary)
Puzzle designer, of Rubik's cube fame.
[Picture of Erno Rubik]


Rudorffer, Major Erich
Born 1 November 1917  (Zwochau, Sachsen, Germany)
Luftwaffe flying ace, one of the most successful ever.
[Picture of Major Erich Rudorffer]


Rush, Otis
Born 29 April 1935  (Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA)
Left-handed Blues guitarist, an influence on Eric Clapton.
[Picture of Otis Rush]


Russell, Dawn
Date and place of birth unknown
Former model, diagnosed with cancer in her 20s.
[Picture of Dawn Russell]


Russell, Jane Jane Russell is no longer with us
Born 21 June 1921  (Bemidji, Minnesota, USA)

Died 28 February 2011  (Santa Maria, California, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Well-endowed actress of 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' fame.
[Picture of Jane Russell]


Russell, William
Born 19 November 1924  (Sunderland, England)
Actor best known as Ian Chesterton in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of William Russell]


Rutherford, Ann (Died in 2012)
Born 2 November 1920  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Film actress who was in 'Gone With The Wind' among others.
[Picture of Ann Rutherford]


Rutzen, Mike
Date and place of birth unknown
Conservationist and expert on great white sharks.
[Picture of Mike Rutzen]


Ryan, Barry
Born 23 January 1948  (place of birth unknown)
American Roman Catholic priest, convicted of molesting a six year old child in 2004. Now on Parole.
[Picture of Barry Ryan]


Ryan, Lura Lynn Lura Lynn Ryan is no longer with us
Born 5 July 1934  (Kankakee, Illinois, USA)

Died 27 June 2011  (Kankakee, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Terminally ill wife of convicted former Governor of Chicago, George Ryan.
[Picture of Lura Lynn Ryan]


Ryder, Shaun
Born 23 August 1962  (Little Hulton, Greater Manchester, England)
Lead Singer for Madchester legends Happy Mondays. Recently turned up on 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here' and finished a respectable runners up.
[Picture of Shaun Ryder]


Ryder, Winona
Born 29 October 1971  (Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA)
Actress, now producer & occasional shoplifter too.
[Picture of Winona Ryder]

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