Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2010: 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]


Cable, Vince
Born 9 May 1943  (York, Yorkshire, England)
Lib Dem leading politician, a former leader of the party, and one of the few UK politicians who is actually sensible & worth listening to. Now a member of the controversial 'Con-Dem' coalition government.
[Picture of Vince Cable]


Cáceres, Fernando
Born 7 February 1969  (San Isidro, Argentina)
Ex-footballer and former Argentina international defender.
[Picture of Fernando Cáceres]


Cady, Frank (Died in 2012)
Born 8 September 1915  (Susanville, California, USA)
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, of which The Man In Black shares those sentiments. 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]


Calley, John (Died in 2011)
Born 30 June 1930  (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)
Film producer, most notably of The Da Vinci Code.
[Picture of John Calley]


Camara, Moussa Dadis
Born 29 December 1964  (Koure, Lola Prefecture, Nzérékoré Region, Guinea)
President of Guinea since December 2008, following the death of the previous incumbent Lansana Conté.
[Picture of Moussa Dadis Camara]


Campbell, Jane
Born 19 April 1959  (Kingston Hill, Surrey, England)
Disability campaigner, now Baroness Campbell of Surbiton.
[Picture of Jane Campbell]


Campbell, Sir Menzies
Born 22 May 1941  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Former Olympic runner and holder of the British 100 metres record who later became Lib Dem leader, but it wasn't a great success.
[Picture of Sir Menzies Campbell]


Cardin, Pierre
Born 6 July 1922  (Venice, Italy)
French fashion designer, known, if anything, for designing the bubble dress.
[Picture of Pierre Cardin]


Carey, Mariah
Born 27 March 1969  (Long Island, New York, USA)
Multi-platinum selling R&B singer and alleged 'Diva'. Now turning her hand to acting.
[Picture of Mariah Carey]


Carhart, LeRoy
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Controversial American abortionist. Born 1941.
[Picture of LeRoy Carhart]


Carius, Lt. Otto
Born 27 May 1922  (Zweibrücken, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany)
German tank commander in the Second World War. Reputed to have destroyed over 150 tanks in his career.
[Picture of Lt. Otto Carius]


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]


Carlisle, John
Born 28 August 1942  (Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England)
Controversial & rather dislikeable former Tory MP for Luton for many years.
[Picture of John Carlisle]


Carlisle, Mary
Born 3 February 1912  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Former film child actress & singer.
[Picture of Mary Carlisle]


Carlo, Philip Philip Carlo is no longer with us
Born 18 April 1949  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 8 November 2010  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
Journalist and author specialising in criminal organisations.
[Picture of Philip Carlo]


Carmichael, Ian Ian Carmichael is no longer with us
Born 18 June 1920  (Hull, Yorkshire, England)

Died 5 February 2010  (Esk Valley, Yorkshire, England)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Long-serving film & TV actor.
[Picture of Ian Carmichael]


Carne, Judy
Born 27 April 1939  (Northampton, Northamptonshire, England)
English born actress, who found fame in US tv as part of the 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In' team. Was once married to Burt Reynolds (I'm sure I've written that before).
[Picture of Judy Carne]


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]


Carolgees, Bob
Born 12 May 1948  (Birmingham, England)
Comedian and puppeteer. Born just plain Robert Johnson, Bob Carolgees first entered the public realm in the Saturday morning kids show behemoth 'Tiswas'. He went on to do numerous commercials for Hellmann's Mayonnaise. But he's chiefly known for having his hand up a dog's arse!
[Picture of Bob Carolgees]


Carpenter, Harry Harry Carpenter is no longer with us
Born 17 October 1925  (London, England)

Died 20 March 2010  (London, England)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Former BBC Sports presenter and boxing commentator, know what I mean.
[Picture of Harry Carpenter]


Carpenter, Scott (Died in 2013)
Born 1 May 1925  (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
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, Pearl
Born 2 November 1923  (Exmouth, Devon, England)
One half of the famous UK musical act of the 1950s with Teddy Johnson.
[Picture of Pearl 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]


Carrington, Desmond
Born 23 May 1926  (Bromley, Kent, England)
Broadcaster, almost exclusively on radio, for the past 50 years.
[Picture of Desmond Carrington]


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]


Carse, Liz
Born 2 February 1945  (London, England)
Model turned TV presenter for Welsh station HTV. Married to former newsreader Martyn Lewis.
[Picture of Liz Carse]


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]


Carstens, Veronica (Died in 2012)
Born 18 June 1923  (Bielefeld, Germany)
Physician and widow of former President of West Germany, Karl Carstens.
[Picture of Veronica Carstens]


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]


Cary, Diana Serra
Born 26 October 1918  (Merced, California, USA)
Child actress of the 1920s.
[Picture of Diana Serra Cary]


Cash, Tommy
Born 5 April 1940  (Dyess, Arkansas, USA)
Singer-songwriter and younger brother of the Country legend Johnny Cash.
[Picture of Tommy Cash]


Cassidy, Ed (Died in 2012)
Born 4 May 1923  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Drummer and founder of the US rock group Spirit.
[Picture of Ed Cassidy]


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]


Cerri, Franco
Born 29 January 1926  (Milan, Italy)
Italian jazz guitarist.
[Picture of Franco Cerri]


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]


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]


Chandler, Paul
Date and place of birth unknown
Yachtsman who along with his wife Rachel, was captured by Somalian pirates in 2009. Finally released in November 2010. Born 1950.
[Picture of Paul Chandler]


Chandler, Rachel
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman who along with her husband Paul, was captured by Somalian pirates in 2009. Finally released in November 2010. Born 1953.
[Picture of Rachel Chandler]


Chaney, Don
Born 22 March 1946  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
Former American basketball player and coach.
[Picture of Don Chaney]


Channel, Bruce
Born 28 November 1940  (Jacksonville, Texas, USA)
Singer-songwriter who scored a massive hit in 1962 with 'Hey Baby' which reached No.1 in the US and No.2 in the UK.
[Picture of Bruce Channel]


Channing, Carole
Born 31 January 1921  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Broadway actress.
[Picture of Carole Channing]


Chapman, Duane "Dog"
Born 2 February 1953  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Bounty hunter & bail bondsman & TV star in the US.
[Picture of Duane


Chapman, Grizzwald
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
6ft 10in actor and one of the stars of '30 Rock'. Born 1974.
[Picture of Grizzwald Chapman]


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 1995.
[Picture of Jack Charlton]


Charo, (singer)
Born 15 January 1951  (Murcia, Spain)
Born María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Moquiere de les Esperades Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Najosa Rasten, Charo is a Spanish-American actress, singer and comedienne.
[Picture of (singer) Charo]


Chataway, Sir Christopher
Born 31 January 1931  (London, England)
Athlete turned newsreader and politician. Was the first winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1954 after breaking the world record in the 5000 metres.
[Picture of Sir Christopher Chataway]


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]


Chaturvedi, Sudhakar
Born 20 April 1897  (Balepet, India)
Indian religious leader & scholar.
[Picture of Sudhakar Chaturvedi]


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


Cheeta, ("actor") (Died in 2011)
Born 9 April 1932  (Liberia)
The co-star in many a Tarzan movie & one of the oldest living chimps, or so it was thought. However, it is now thought the whole story is a fraud & "Cheeta" was actually born in 1961.
[Picture of (


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, USA)
Former Vice-President of the USA, who was apparently the real "brains" in the White House. Has had years of heart trouble.
[Picture of Dick Cheney]


Chertok, Boris (Died in 2011)
Born 1 March 1912  (Lodz, Poland)
Russian rocket and ballistic missile designer. Those Soviet missiles that were pointing our way in the Cold War had his name on them...
[Picture of Boris Chertok]


Chí Công, Vő (Died in 2011)
Born 7 August 1912  (Quang Nam Province, Vietnam)
Leading Vietnamese communist. President of Vietnam from 1987 to 1992.
[Picture of Vő Chí Công]


Chiluba, Frederick (Died in 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]


Chinen, Kama Kama Chinen is no longer with us
Born 10 May 1895  (Okinawa, Japan)

Died 2 May 2010  (Nanjo, Okinawa, Japan)

Age at death: 114  (read death notice)
One of the oldest people in the World at the start of 2010 & the oldest non-American.
[Picture of Kama Chinen]


Chirac, Jacques
Born 29 November 1932  (Paris, France)
Former President of France. Hated by most countries, but loved by his own.
[Picture of Jacques 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)
Possibly the only remaining British soldier from World War I, though he has lived in Australia since about 1920.
[Picture of


Christian, Linda (Died in 2011)
Born 13 November 1923  (Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico)
Mexican actress, who was the first 'Bond Girl' in the 1954 US tv adaptation of 'Casino Royale'. Was once married to film star Tyrone Power.
[Picture of Linda Christian]


Christian, Terry
Born 8 May 1962  (Manchester, England)
Smug, sarky Mancunian radio and television presenter.
[Picture of Terry Christian]


Christie, Tony
Born 25 April 1943  (Conisbrough, Yorkshire, England)
Singer, best known now for "Is This Way To Amarillo" but he had a number of other hits in the 1970s.
[Picture of Tony Christie]


Churchill, Ward
Born 2 October 1947  (Elmwood, Illinois, USA)
Controversial writer and political activist. One of the first to claim that 9/11 was a direct result of American foreign policy.
[Picture of Ward Churchill]


Churchill, Winston Winston Churchill is no longer with us
Born 10 October 1940  (Chequers, nr. Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England)

Died 2 March 2010  (London, England)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Former MP, the grandson of the former Prime Minister.
[Picture of Winston Churchill]


Chyna, (wrestler)
Born 27 December 1970  (Rochester, New York, USA)
Former professional wrestler, now an actress.
[Picture of (wrestler) Chyna]


Clark, Dick
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]


Clark, Ramsey
Born 18 December 1927  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Laywer who was the Attorney General under President Lyndon Johnson in the 1960s before acting as devil's advocate for the likes of Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein. Mind you, if can work with LBJ, you can work with anyone...
[Picture of Ramsey Clark]


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]


Clarke, Richard A.
Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA  (exact date unknown)
US government employee for 30 years, working under President Reagan in the state department. Was employed as terrorist 'czar' by George W. Bush and was sharply critical of the Bush administrations handlng of the War on Terror. Born 1951.
[Picture of Richard A. Clarke]


Clarke, Roy
Born 28 January 1930  (Austerfield, Yorkshire, England)
Sitcom producer & writer who has written "Keeping Up Appearances" and "Open All Hours" but is probably best known for "Last of the Summer Wine" where he has written the same jokes for 30 years.
[Picture of Roy Clarke]


Clarkson, Jeremy
Born 11 April 1960  (Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England)
Presenter of Top Gear, and columnist in the Times & The Sun. His frequently outspoken views have divided the UK, with some declaring him the last bastion of sense in the country, others saying...ahem...less nice things about him.
[Picture of Jeremy Clarkson]


Clary, Julian
Born 25 May 1959  (London, England)
Camp comedian, presenter and writer.
[Picture of Julian Clary]


Clary, Robert
Born 1 March 1926  (Paris, France)
French born American actor, best known for his role as Corporal LeBeau in 'Hogan's Heroes'.
[Picture of Robert Clary]


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


Clemens, Brian
Born in Croydon, Surrey, England  (exact date unknown)
Born sometime in 1931. British TV producer & screenwriter, most notably for "The Avengers".
[Picture of Brian Clemens]


Clinton, Hillary
Born 26 October 1947  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former First Lady of the United States, current Senator & 2008 Presidental Candidate. Wife of Bill.
[Picture of Hillary Clinton]


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]


Cocker, Joe
Born 20 May 1944  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Rock & blues singer with gravelly voice. Will this be the year where he goes "up where he belongs"?
[Picture of Joe Cocker]


Coe, Lord Sebastian
Born 29 September 1956  (London, England)
Athlete, who won Olympic Gold in the 1980 & 1984 1500m events. Then became a politican & is now in charge of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
[Picture of Lord Sebastian Coe]


Cohen, Leonard
Born 21 September 1934  (Montréal, Quebec, Canada)
Canadian singer-songwriter and poet. Recent interpretation of his 1984 song "Hallejulah" became a massive hit for "X-Factor" winner Alexandra Burke in 2008.
[Picture of Leonard Cohen]


Cohen, Stanley
Born 17 November 1922  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American biochemist & Nobel Prize winner.
[Picture of Stanley Cohen]


Colan, Gene (Died in 2011)
Born 1 September 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
Comic book artist and creator of the 'Daredevil' comic strip series.
[Picture of Gene Colan]


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]


Cole, Natalie
Born 6 February 1950  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Singer, daughter of Nat King Cole. Best known for her soul songs, though she also sings jazz & R n' B. That is, when she isn't plagued with poor health.
[Picture of Natalie Cole]


Cole, Stephanie
Born 5 October 1941  (Solihull, Warwickshire, England)
Veteran actress who first hit fame in 1982 in the series 'Tenko' before playing Diana Trent in 'Waiting for God'. Currently part of the 'Doc Martin' ensemble.
[Picture of Stephanie Cole]


Coleman, Dabney
Born 3 January 1932  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Moustachioed actor, best known for his role as the sexist boss in 'Nine to Five'.
[Picture of Dabney Coleman]


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]


Collins, Bobby
Born 16 February 1931  (Govanhill, Scotland)
Scotland, Leeds & Everton footballer.
[Picture of Bobby 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 Ł10,000, 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]


Colville, Alex
Born 24 August 1920  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian war artist.
[Picture of Alex Colville]


Conaway, Jeff (Died in 2011)
Born 5 October 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)
Troubled actor, still best known as Kenickie in the film 'Grease'. Has struggled with drug and alcohol problems since.
[Picture of Jeff Conaway]


Connell, Lisa
Born 11 April 1979  (London, England)
Woman with an unoperable brain tumor who has spent Ł40,000 on plastic surgery so she could look like Demi Moore.
[Picture of Lisa Connell]


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]


Conrad, Robert
Born 1 March 1930  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor turned radio host.
[Picture of Robert Conrad]


Constantine II of Greece, (monarch)
Born 2 June 1940  (Psychiko, Athens, Greece)
Former King of Greece until the Monarchy was abolished there.
[Picture of (monarch) Constantine II of Greece]


Contrada, Bruno
Born 2 September 1931  (Naples, Italy)
Former Chief of Police in Palermo, believed to be a Mafiosi informant.
[Picture of Bruno Contrada]


Cool, Phil
Born in Chorley, Lancashire, England  (exact date unknown)
Comedian & impressionist, both of which came by his ability to gurn. Born sometime in 1949.
[Picture of Phil Cool]


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]


Cope, Kenneth
Born 14 April 1931  (Liverpool, England)
Actor, either best known as Marty Hopkirk in "Randall & Hopkirk Deceased", Jed Stone in "Coronation Street" or Cyril Carter in "Carry on Matron", depending on your viewing tastes.
[Picture of Kenneth Cope]


Corbett, Ronnie
Born 4 December 1930  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
The pint-sized one of the Two Ronnies.
[Picture of Ronnie Corbett]


Corden, James
Born 17 June 1978  (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England)
Rotund actor and comedian who hit paydirt in the TV series 'Gavin & Stacey' as Smithy.
[Picture of James Corden]


Corey, "Professor" Irwin
Born 29 July 1914  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American stand-up comedian and frequent game show panelist.
[Picture of


Corliss, Jeb
Born 25 May 1976  (Malibu, California, USA)
Professional BASE jumper, whatever that is...
[Picture of Jeb Corliss]


Corneille, (artist) (artist) Corneille is no longer with us
Born 3 July 1922  (Liege, Belgium)

Died 5 September 2010  (Auvers-sur-Oise, France)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Belgium born Dutch artist, real name is Guillaume Cornelis van Beverloo.
[Picture of (artist) Corneille]


Cornforth, John (Died in 2013)
Born 7 September 1917  (Sydney, Australia)
Scientist, a chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975.
[Picture of John Cornforth]


Corrigan-Maguire, Máiread
Born 27 January 1944  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Formed the Community of Peace People in Northern Ireland with Betty Williams and together they won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
[Picture of Máiread Corrigan-Maguire]


Corwin, Norman (Died in 2011)
Born 3 May 1910  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
American writer & screenwriter and former teacher of journalism and writing.
[Picture of Norman Corwin]


Cosby, Bill
Born 12 July 1937  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Long-standing, squeaky-clean, inexplicably popular US comic.
[Picture of Bill Cosby]


Courtney, Dave
Born 17 February 1959  (London, England)
Known as 'Dodgy' Dave, Courtney was a notorious gangster before jumping on the notorious gangster book circuit, as you do...
[Picture of Dave Courtney]


Coutard, Raoul
Born 16 September 1924  (Paris, France)
French cinematographer, associated with the French New Wave of cinema in the 1960s.
[Picture of Raoul Coutard]


Cowell, Simon
Born 7 October 1959  (Brighton, East Sussex, England)
Record producer & TV talent judge, he of the scathing putdowns & high trousers.
[Picture of Simon Cowell]


Cox, Brian
Born 1 June 1946  (Dundee, Scotland)
Feted British actor in TV & (mainly) films.
[Picture of Brian Cox]


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


Coyle, Ronnie (Died in 2011)
Born 4 August 1964  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Former Raith Rovers defender.
[Picture of Ronnie Coyle]


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]


Craig, Larry
Born 20 July 1945  (Council, Idaho, USA)
Former US Republican senator for Idaho arrested for lewd conduct at a men's restroom in 2007.
[Picture of Larry Craig]


Craig, Wendy
Born 20 June 1934  (Sacriston, County Durham, England)
English actress, best known for her sitcom roles, most notably "Butterflies".
[Picture of Wendy Craig]


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". Recently played Wilf Mott in "Doctor Who".
[Picture of Bernard Cribbins]


Criss, Peter
Born 20 December 1945  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Former Drummer for KISS.
[Picture of Peter Criss]


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]


Crompton, Jack (Died in 2013)
Born 18 December 1921  (Hulme, Manchester, England)
Former Manchester United goalkeeper, part of their 1948 FA Cup winning team. Was briefly manager between Dave Sexton and Ron Atkinson.
[Picture of Jack Crompton]


Crook, Billy
Born 7 June 1926  (Wolvehampton, England)
Former Wolverhampton Wanderers wing half and part of their 1949 FA Cup winning side.
[Picture of Billy Crook]


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]


Crowe, Charlie Charlie Crowe is no longer with us
Born 30 October 1924  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)

Died 27 February 2010  (North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Footballer. Last survivor of Newcastle United's 1951 FA Cup winning side.
[Picture of Charlie Crowe]


Cruickshank, John
Born 20 May 1920  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
The last surviving recipient of the Victoria Cross for air action in WWII.
[Picture of John Cruickshank]


Cruise, Tom
Born 3 July 1962  (Syracuse, New York, USA)
One time decent enough actor, now a complete weirdo. Still acting, and producing a range of absurd foreign accents in films like "Far and Away" and "Valkyrie".
[Picture of Tom Cruise]


Cryer, Barry
Born 23 April 1935  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Prolific comedy writer and panelist on radio comedy shows.
[Picture of Barry Cryer]


Cuenod, Hugues Hugues Cuenod is no longer with us
Born 16 June 1902  (Corseaux-sur-Vesey, Switzerland)

Died 3 December 2010  (Vevey, Switzerland)

Age at death: 108  (read death notice)
Swiss opera singer.
[Picture of Hugues Cuenod]


Culkin, Macaulay
Born 26 August 1980  (New York City, New York, USA)
Child actor who gained massive fame in 1990 for "Home Alone" before sinking into relative obscurity.
[Picture of Macaulay Culkin]


Culp, Robert Robert Culp is no longer with us
Born 16 August 1930  (Oakland, California, USA)

Died 24 March 2010  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
TV & film actor, perhaps best remembered for his role in "I, Spy".
[Picture of Robert Culp]


Cundell, Pamela
Born 15 January 1926  (Croydon, Surrey, England)
Best known as "Mrs Fox" in Dad's Army.
[Picture of Pamela Cundell]


Curtis, Tony Tony Curtis is no longer with us
Born 3 June 1925  (The Bronx, New York, USA)

Died 29 September 2010  (Henderson, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
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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