Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2008: 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]


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]


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]


Cameron, David
Born 9 October 1966  (London, England)
Floppy-haired current leader of the British Conservative Party.
[Picture of David Cameron]


Cameron, Don
Born in Glasgow, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Born in 1939. Founder of one of the world's largest hot air balloon manufacturers, he also attempts ballooning records. Some DDP'rs may wonder if he'll come a cropper like another balloon adventurer, Steve Fossett.…
[Picture of Don Cameron]


Campbell, Edna
Born 26 November 1968  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American women's basketball player.
[Picture of Edna Campbell]


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]


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. Also former Liberal Democrat leader, whose spell in charge was not particulary spectacular.
[Picture of Sir Menzies Campbell]


Campbell, Sol
Born 18 September 1974  (Plaistow, London, England)
Footballer, formerly of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, now with Portsmouth.
[Picture of Sol Campbell]


Campbell Ross, John (Died in 2009)
Born 11 March 1899  (Newtown, Victoria, Australia)
Believed to be the last surviving Australian World War I veteran.
[Picture of John Campbell Ross]


Cardiff, Jack (Died in 2009)
Born 18 September 1914  (Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England)
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, George
Born 13 November 1935  (London, England)
Former Archbishop of Canterbury, between 1991 & 2002.
[Picture of George 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]


Carlin, George George Carlin is no longer with us
Born 12 May 1937  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 22 June 2008  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
American stand-up comedian, whose fame in the US never really transcended to the UK. Therefore, the role that most people in the UK will know him for is as Rufus in the "Bill & Ted" films.
[Picture of George Carlin]


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]


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)
Former astronaut & test pilot for NASA, the 4th man in Space, the 2nd man to orbit the Earth.
[Picture of Scott Carpenter]


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]


Carradine, David (Died in 2009)
Born 8 December 1936  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Actor, son of the late actor John. Best known for his role as Bill in "Kill Bill".
[Picture of David Carradine]


Carrey, Jim
Born 17 January 1962  (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada)
Rubber faced actor/comedian - famous for "The Mask", "Ace Ventura" and "The Truman Show", amongst others.
[Picture of Jim Carrey]


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]


Carroll, Diahann
Born 17 July 1935  (Bronx, New York City, USA)
Singer and actress, active for over 50 years in the industry.
[Picture of Diahann Carroll]


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]


Cartan, Henri Henri Cartan is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1904  (Nancy, France)

Died 13 August 2008  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
[Picture of Henri Cartan]


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


Carter, Rosalynn
Born 18 August 1927  (Plains, Georgia, USA)
Wife of former US President Jimmy Carter.
[Picture of Rosalynn Carter]


Carter, Terry
Born 16 December 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor - "McCloud", "Battlestar Galactica".
[Picture of Terry 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. Finally resigned from leadership in 2008.
[Picture of Fidel Castro]


Castro, Raúl
Born 3 June 1931  (Biran, Cuba)
Younger brother of Fidel Castro, who has been running the show in Cuba since Fidel fell ill in July 2006.
[Picture of Raúl Castro]


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


Cecil, Henry (Died in 2013)
Born 11 January 1943  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Incredibly successful horse racing trainer, with wins in the UK & internationally.
[Picture of Henry Cecil]


Cernoch, Karel (Died in 2007)
Born 12 October 1943  (Prague, Czech Republic)
Czech singer and entertainer, very famous in his homeland, less so internationally. This was proved when news of his death was some 4 months late in being revealed. As he died in December 2007, no points are awarded.
[Picture of Karel Cernoch]


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, Richard
Born 31 March 1934  (Beverly Hills, California)
Television & film actor in both the US & the UK. Gained fame as being a heart-throb, but later admitted that he is, in fact, gay. Now lives in Hawaii.
[Picture of Richard 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)
Bounty hunter & bail bondsman & TV star in the US.
[Picture of Duane


Charisse, Cyd Cyd Charisse is no longer with us
Born 8 March 1922  (Amarillo, Texas, USA)

Died 17 June 2008  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Born Tula Ellice Finklea. Dancer, and actress, best known for her perfomance in "Singing In the Rain" and her long, mighty fine legs. Was married to Tony Martin since 1948.
[Picture of Cyd Charisse]


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]


Chater, Geoffrey
Born 23 March 1921  (Barnet, Hertfordshire, England)
Character actor on British TV & film, on screen for more than 50 years. Also an accomplished stage actor.
[Picture of Geoffrey Chater]


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


Chea, Nuon
Born 7 July 1926  (Voat Kor, Battambang, Cambodia)
Former "Brother Number 2" of the Khmer Rouge movement, Pol Pot's effective deputy.
[Picture of Nuon Chea]


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


Chevron, Philip (Died in 2013)
Born 17 June 1957  (Dublin, 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]


Chianese, Dominic
Born 24 February 1931  (Bronx, New York, USA)
Actor, in many roles, but probably known for his role as "Junior Soprano" in the "Sopranos".
[Picture of Dominic Chianese]


Chiluba, Frederick (Died 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]


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


Choi, Yo-Sam Yo-Sam Choi is no longer with us
Born 1 March 1972  (Jeongeup, Jeollabukdo, South Korea)

Died 2 January 2008  (Seoul, South Korea)

Age at death: 35  (read death notice)
Former boxer, a World Champion, no less, who collapsed during a fight in 2007, needing emergency brain surgery. The surgery failed & he died shortly afterwards.
[Picture of Yo-Sam Choi]


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 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]


Christodoulos, Archbishop Archbishop Christodoulos is no longer with us
Born 16 January 1939  (Xanthi, Greece)

Died 28 January 2008  (Athens, Greece)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
The prelate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Greece until his death, after a long battle against ill-health.
[Picture of Archbishop Christodoulos]


Clark, Dick (Died in 2012)
Born 30 November 1929  (Mount Vernon, New York, USA)
Veteran US TV producer/presenter.
[Picture of Dick Clark]


Clark, Helen
Born 26 February 1950  (Waikato, New Zealand)
Current Prime Minister of New Zealand.
[Picture of Helen Clark]


Clarke, Arthur C Arthur C Clarke is no longer with us
Born 16 December 1917  (Minehead, Somerset, England)

Died 19 March 2008  (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Scientist, sci-fi author, co-writer of "2001: A Space Odyssey", TV presenter, and alleged kiddie-fiddler. Long-term resident of Sri Lanka until his death.
[Picture of Arthur C Clarke]


Clarke, Charles
Born 21 September 1950  (London, England)
Jug-eared former Home Secretary, whose reign was largely shambolic. Former National Union of Students leader between 1975-1977.
[Picture of Charles Clarke]


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]


Clarkson, Kelly
Born 24 April 1982  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
American singer, the first winner of "American Idol" in 2002.
[Picture of Kelly Clarkson]


Cleary, Beverly
Born 16 April 1916  (McMinnville, Oregon, USA)
Writer of novels & short stories for children. One of her characters, Ramona, had a TV series adapation in the 1980's.
[Picture of Beverly Cleary]


Clemons, Clarence (Died 2011)
Born 11 January 1942  (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
Musician & saxophonist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
[Picture of Clarence Clemons]


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)
Former First Lady of the United States, current Senator & 2008 Presidental Candidate. Wife of Bill.
[Picture of Hillary Clinton]


Clooney, George
Born 6 May 1961  (Lexington, Kentucky, USA)
Former TV star, now big in the world of films, firstly as an actor, and more recently as a producer & director. Also quite politically active in recent years, which has been reflected in his movies.
[Picture of George Clooney]


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]


Cobbs, Bill
Born 16 June 1935  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Film & TV actor - one of those faces you've seen, but would never be able to name.
[Picture of Bill Cobbs]


Cohen, George
Born 22 October 1939  (London, England)
Former footballer with Fulham & England, England's right back when they won the 1966 World Cup.
[Picture of George Cohen]


Cojocaru, Steve
Born 5 January 1962  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Flamboyant fashion critic, a regular on many North American media outlets.
[Picture of Steve Cojocaru]


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, John (Died in 2013)
Born 23 November 1927  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former BBC reporter, much lampooned by Spitting Image for his strong Northern Irish accent. Hondoodedly an enteresting peck.
[Picture of John 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]


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, Edwyn
Born 23 August 1959  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Scottish musician, singer & songwriter, who amazingly overcame two serious brain haemorrhages.
[Picture of Edwyn 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]


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]


Conté, Lansana Lansana Conté is no longer with us
Born in Moussayah Loumbaya, Guinea  (exact date unknown)

Died 22 December 2008  (Conakry, Guinea)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
President of Guinea since 1984. Won his last "democratic" election in 2003 with a staggering 95.3% of the vote. Survived an assassination attempt in January 2005, claiming God had not yet decided it was his time to die. The big man changed his mind in 2008. Born sometime in 1934, by the way.
[Picture of Lansana Conté]


Conti, Tom
Born 22 November 1941  (Paisley, Scotland)
Scottish/Italian (but based in England) actor in films & TV.
[Picture of Tom Conti]


Cook, Paul
Born 20 July 1956  (London, England)
Drummer, most notably with the Sex Pistols.
[Picture of Paul Cook]


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


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]


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


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]


Coulthard, David
Born 27 March 1971  (Dumfries, Scotland)
Scottish, lantern-jawed racing driver, now with Red Bull Racing.
[Picture of David Coulthard]


Couric, Katie
Born 7 January 1957  (Arlington, Virginia, USA)
American TV journalist, co-presenter of the "Today" programme.
[Picture of Katie Couric]


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


Courtney, Nicholas (Died in 2011)
Born 16 December 1929  (Cairo, Egypt)
Actor, best known to Dr. Who fans as "The Brigadier". Has been killed off at least three times in 2007 by Wikipedia's Recent Deaths page, but still with us & still working..
[Picture of Nicholas Courtney]


Cousins, Ben
Born 30 June 1978  (Geelong, Victoria)
Australian Rules Footballer with a liking of drugs & drink
[Picture of Ben Cousins]


Coventry, Victor Gerald (Died in 2003)
Born 4 October 1917  (place of birth unknown)
Toff who died in 2003, before he could become Earl of Coventry.
[Picture of Victor Gerald Coventry]


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


Crabtree, Brian
Born in Halifax, Yorkshire.  (exact date unknown)
Brother of 'Big Daddy', the wrestler. Brian was the ring announcer in those heady days for British wrestling. Born around about 1934.
[Picture of Brian Crabtree]


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]


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]


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]


Crosbie, Annette
Born 12 February 1934  (Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland)
Long serving actress on stage, film & TV - forever remembered for her role as Margaret Meldrew in "One Foot in the Grave".
[Picture of Annette Crosbie]


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]


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]


Crowdis, Donald (Died in 2011)
Born 24 December 1913  (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Canadian TV presenter, their version of David Attenborough.
[Picture of Donald Crowdis]


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]


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]


Culp, Robert (Died in 2010)
Born 16 August 1930  (Oakland, California, USA)
TV & film actor, perhaps best remembered for his role in "I, Spy".
[Picture of Robert Culp]


Cundy, Right Rev. Ian (Died in 2009)
Born 23 April 1945  (Somerset, England)
Anglican priest, the current Bishop of Peterborough.
[Picture of Right Rev. Ian Cundy]


Cunningham, Merce (Died in 2009)
Born 16 April 1919  (Centralia, West Virginia, USA)
US choreographer & former dancer.
[Picture of Merce Cunningham]


Curtis, Jamie Lee
Born 22 November 1958  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, best known for the "Halloween" movies. OoO's American aunt says JLC is a man. OoO is not convinced as the tits JLC got out in "Trading Places" looked real enough to him. Whatever she/he is, Tony Curtis is the father.
[Picture of Jamie Lee Curtis]


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]

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