Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2004: C


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]


Callaghan, James (Died in 2005)
Born 27 March 1912  (Portsmouth, England)
Labour MP for South Cardiff from 1945-80, held various Cabinet posts before becoming Prime Minister from 1976-79.
[Picture of James Callaghan]


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]


Carr, Maxine
Born 16 February 1977  (North Selsey, Lincolnshire, England)
Somewhat nave 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]


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]


Carson, Johnny (Died in 2005)
Born 23 October 1925  (Corning, Iowa, USA)
Former radio and game show presenter who went on to host his chat programme, 'The Tonight Show', for almost 30 years. Had quadruple heart bypass surgery in 1999.
[Picture of Johnny Carson]


Cartier-Bresson, Henri Henri Cartier-Bresson is no longer with us
Born 22 August 1908  (Chanteloup, France)

Died 3 August 2004  (Cereste, France)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Influential yet self-effacing photographer who elevated his profession to the ranks of art when his collection entitled 'The Decisive Moment' (1952) became the first photographic exhibition ever to be displayed in the Louvre.
[Picture of Henri Cartier-Bresson]


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]


Charles, Ray Ray Charles is no longer with us
Born 23 September 1930  (Albany, Georgia, USA)

Died 10 June 2004  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
Prolific singer, composer, arranger and pianist, despite being blind since the age of 6.
[Picture of Ray Charles]


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]


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]


Christopher, Warren (Died in 2011)
Born 27 October 1925  (Scranton, North Dakota, USA)
Former US Secretary of State (1993-97).
[Picture of Warren Christopher]


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, Sir Stanley Sir Stanley Clarke is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 19 September 2004  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Former chairman of Northern Racing, the company which owns Chepstow, Uttoxeter, Brighton and other racecourses, and of property company St Modwen. He was also High Sheriff of Staffordshire, for what it's worth.
[Picture of Sir Stanley Clarke]


Clough, Brian Brian Clough is no longer with us
Born 21 March 1935  (Middlesbrough, England)

Died 20 September 2004  (Derby, Derbyshire, England)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Boozy, red-cheeked, blunt-talking former football manager.
[Picture of Brian Clough]


Coleman, David (Died in 2013)
Born in Manchester, England  (exact date unknown)
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]


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]


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]


Cooke, Alistair Alistair Cooke is no longer with us
Born 20 November 1908  (Salford, Manchester, England)

Died 30 March 2004  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
The BBC's former correspondent in the US. Reported on American political and cultural affairs in his weekly "Letter From America" radio show for over half a century.
[Picture of Alistair Cooke]


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]


Copeland, Alan
Born 6 October 1926  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Obscure but Grammy-winning singer/songwriter.
[Picture of Alan Copeland]


Cox, Archibald Archibald Cox is no longer with us
Born 17 May 1912  (Plainfield, New Jersey, USA)

Died 29 May 2004  (Brooksville, Maine, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Harvard law professor and special prosecutor in the Watergate affair of 1973.
[Picture of Archibald Cox]


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]


Crick, Francis Francis Crick is no longer with us
Born 8 June 1916  (Northampton, England)

Died 29 July 2004  (San Diego, California, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Nobel Prize-winning boffin who, along with his research partner James Watson, discovered the DNA molecule in 1953.
[Picture of Francis Crick]


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]


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 (Died in 2006)
Born 15 January 1923  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Poet, author, humourist, songwriter, singer, actor, and raconteur, apparently.
[Picture of Ivor Cutler]

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