Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2005: 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]


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


Callaghan, James James Callaghan is no longer with us
Born 27 March 1912  (Portsmouth, England)

Died 26 March 2005  (East Sussex, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Labour MP for South Cardiff from 1945-80, held various Cabinet posts before becoming Prime Minister from 1976-79.
[Picture of James Callaghan]


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]


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]


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, Frank (Died 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]


Carson, Johnny Johnny Carson is no longer with us
Born 23 October 1925  (Corning, Iowa, USA)

Died 23 January 2005  (Malibu, California, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
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, and was diagnosed with emphysema in 2002.
[Picture of Johnny Carson]


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


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]


Chegwin, Keith
Born 17 January 1957  (Liverpool, Merseyside, England)
Grating television presenter. Spent Xmas 2004 in hospital after an emergency appendix operation.
[Picture of Keith Chegwin]


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


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


Chirac, Laurence
Born in Paris, France  (exact date unknown)
Daughter of Jacques. Has suffered from severe anorexia & depression for many years, and has hardly been seen in public since 1990, when she tried to commit suicide.
[Picture of Laurence 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]


Clark, Dick (Died 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]


Cleese, John
Born 27 October 1939  (Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England)
Legendary comedian, member of Monty Python, who has found fame in the US.
[Picture of John Cleese]


Cohen, Leonard
Born 21 September 1934  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
[Picture of Leonard Cohen]


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]


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]


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]


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


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]


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]


Courtenay, Tom
Born 25 February 1937  (Hull, Yorkshire, England)
British actor, knighted in 2001. His heyday was in the 1960s, but still pops up in films to this day.
[Picture of Tom Courtenay]


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]


Crofton, Sir John (Died in 2009)
Born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Pioneer in the treatment of tuberculosis.
[Picture of Sir John Crofton]


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]


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]


Cuthbert, Betty
Born 20 April 1938  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Four-time Olympic gold medallist, sprint star of the 1956 Games.
[Picture of Betty Cuthbert]


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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