Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: C


Caan, James
Born 26 March 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
Hollywood actor, known for his roles in 'The Godfather', 'Rollerball' and 'Misery'.
[Picture of James Caan]


Caballe, 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 Caballe]


Cady, Frank
Born 8 September 1915  (Susanville, California, USA)
Actor: 'Petticoat Junction' (1963-70), 'Green Acres' (Sam Drucker, 1965-71). Died in June 2012 but no obit.
[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]


Caldow, Eric
Born 14 May 1934  (Cumnock, Scotland)
Former Scotland and Rangers international footballer.
[Picture of Eric Caldow]


Caldwell, Philip (Died in 2013)
Born 27 January 1920  (Bourneville, Ohio, USA)
First CEO of the Ford Motor Company not to be a member of the family. Turned around the company's fortunes in the 1980s.
[Picture of Philip Caldwell]


Cale, JJ (Died in 2013)
Born 5 December 1938  (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)
Laid back blues and rock guitarist.
[Picture of JJ Cale]


Calhoun, Jim
Born 10 May 1942  (Braintree, Massachusetts, USA)
Coach of the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team.
[Picture of Jim Calhoun]


Callaghan, Nigel
Born 12 September 1962  (Singapore)
Ex-footballer. Former Watford FC and Derby County winger.
[Picture of Nigel Callaghan]


Campbell, Alan (Died in 2013)
Born 24 May 1917  (place of birth unknown)
Baron Campbell of Alloway, a former high court judge.
[Picture of Alan 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, Jane
Born 19 April 1959  (Kingston Hill, Surrey, England)
Disability campaigner, now Baroness Campbell of Surbiton.
[Picture of Jane Campbell]


Campbell, 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 Menzies Campbell]


Camping, Harold (Died in 2013)
Born 19 July 1921  (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
Christian broadcaster who in 2011 forecast the end of the World would be on May 21st 2011. Didn't happen…
[Picture of Harold Camping]


Cant, Brian
Born 12 July 1933  (Ipswich, Suffolk, England)
Legendary children's TV presenter, whose face should be instantly recognisable to anyone in the UK between the ages of 25-50. Also a serious actor, mostly on stage.
[Picture of Brian Cant]


Cao, Zheng (Died in 2013)
Date and place of birth unknown
Chinese-born mezzo-soprano. Born 1966
[Picture of Zheng Cao]


Capello, Fabio
Born 18 June 1946  (San Canzian d'Isonzo, Italy)
One of the most decorated club coaches in European football who decided to commit the folly of becoming England manager in 2007. For all the sneering from the sidelines, his record's not all that bad considering some of the personnel he had to work with. Resigned in February 2012.
[Picture of Fabio Capello]


Capes, Geoff
Born 23 August 1949  (Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England)
Fomer Great Britain international shot putter and twice winner of the World's Strongest Man competition.
[Picture of Geoff Capes]


Cappagli, Norma
Date and place of birth unknown
Argentinian winner of Miss World in 1960. Born c. 1939.
[Picture of Norma Cappagli]


Capriati, Jennifer
Born 29 March 1976  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former tennis player. Bounced back from a conviction for possession of marijuana to win the Australian and French Open titles in 2001.
[Picture of Jennifer Capriati]


Capron, Brian
Born 11 February 1947  (Eye, Suffolk, England)
Actor, remembered as the devious Richard Hillman in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of Brian Capron]


Carbajal, Antonio
Born 7 June 1929  (Mexico City, Mexico)
Former Mexico national goalkeeper. One of only 2 players to have appeared in five World Cups.
[Picture of Antonio Carbajal]


Carberry, Michael
Born 29 September 1980  (Croydon, Surrey, England)
English cricketer.
[Picture of Michael Carberry]


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]


Carlisle, Belinda
Born 17 August 1958  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Singer, first with all-girl band the Go-Go's and then later a solo artist.
[Picture of Belinda Carlisle]


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]


Carlsson, Erik
Born 5 March 1929  (Trollhättan, Sweden)
Swedish rally driver, nicknamed "Carlsson on the roof" because of his habit of regularly rolling his car onto it's roof. You'd have to be Swedish to really get the joke...
[Picture of Erik Carlsson]


Carlucci, Frank
Born 18 October 1930  (Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA)
US Secretary of Defense from 1987-1989.
[Picture of Frank Carlucci]


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]


Caro, Anthony (Died in 2013)
Born 8 March 1924  (New Malden, Surrey, England)
Abstract metal sculptor, who uses metal as his tools for creation.
[Picture of Anthony Caro]


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]


Caron, Leslie
Born 1 July 1931  (Boulogne-sur-Seine, France)
French actress and dancer.
[Picture of Leslie Caron]


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 Robert Carr is no longer with us
Born 11 November 1916  (Barnet, London, England)

Died 17 February 2012  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Conservative MP for Mitcham 1950-74, Home Secretary 1972-74, and then 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, 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 Peter Carrington]


Carroll, Michael
Born 29 March 1983  (Swaffham, Norfolk, England)
Moronic "King of Chavs" who won £9.7m on the National Lottery in 2002, but has apparently managed to blow the lot already, whilst racking up numerous convictions and a prison sentence. Has to be an outside chance of a suicide or drugs overdose, with any luck. Born 1983, lives in Norfolk.
[Picture of Michael Carroll]


Carroll, Pat
Born 5 May 1927  (Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)
Actress - voice of the villanous Ursula in 'The Little Mermaid'.
[Picture of Pat Carroll]


Carson, Frank Frank Carson is no longer with us
Born 6 November 1926  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Died 22 February 2012  (Blackpool, Lancashire, England)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Irish stand-up comedian. It'll be a "cracker" if he proves to be worth a few points this year.
[Picture of Frank Carson]


Carter, Allister
Born 25 July 1979  (Colchester, Essex, England)
Snooker player, Runner-up in the 2008 & 2012 World Championship.
[Picture of Allister Carter]


Carter, Elliott Elliott Carter is no longer with us
Born 11 December 1908  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 5 November 2012  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
[Picture of Elliott Carter]


Carter, Gary Gary Carter is no longer with us
Born 8 April 1954  (Culver City, California, USA)

Died 16 February 2012  (Palm Beach, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 57  (read death notice)
Babseball catcher for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets for which he won a World Series title in 1986.
[Picture of Gary 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]


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


Cash, Bill
Born 10 May 1940  (London, England)
Conservative 'eurosceptic' MP for Stone.
[Picture of Bill Cash]


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 Ed Cassidy is no longer with us
Born 4 May 1923  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 6 December 2012  (San Jose, California, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Drummer and founder of the US rock group Spirit.
[Picture of Ed Cassidy]


Cassidy, Edward
Born 5 July 1924  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian cardinal priest.
[Picture of Edward Cassidy]


Castaneda, Movita
Born 4 December 1917  (Nogales, Arizona, USA)
Actress and second wife of Marlon Brando.
[Picture of Movita Castaneda]


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]


Caven, Jamie
Born 10 March 1976  (Leicester, England)
British darts player nicknamed 'Jabba'. The nickname should be Yoda, surely?
[Picture of Jamie Caven]


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]


Cepeda, Orlando
Born 17 September 1937  (Ponce, Puerto Rico)
Puerto Rican baseball player.
[Picture of Orlando Cepeda]


Cerami, Armand
Born 4 September 1950  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor best known for his role as cop Trooper Daniel in the 1980 cult classic 'The Blues Brothers'.
[Picture of Armand Cerami]


Cerati, Gustavo
Born 11 August 1959  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentine rock singer-songwriter. In a coma since May 2010 after suffering a stroke.
[Picture of Gustavo Cerati]


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


Challis, Christopher Christopher Challis is no longer with us
Born 18 March 1919  (London, England)

Died 31 May 2012  (Bristol, England)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Cinematographer, working for the likes of Michael Powell and Billy Wilder.
[Picture of Christopher Challis]


Chalmers, Stevie
Born 26 December 1936  (Glasgow)
Former footballer, scored the winning goal for Celtic FC in the 1967 European Cup final.
[Picture of Stevie 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]


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


Chaplin, Tom
Born 8 March 1979  (Battle, East Sussex, England)
Lead singer of Keane.
[Picture of Tom Chaplin]


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


Chapman, Grizzwald
Date and place of birth unknown
6ft 10in actor and one of the stars of '30 Rock'. Born 1974.
[Picture of Grizzwald Chapman]


Chapman, Mark David
Born 10 May 1955  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
The killer of John Lennon in 1980. Currently serving life imprisonment.
[Picture of Mark David Chapman]


Charles, Jeannette
Born 15 October 1927  (place of birth unknown)
Actress look-a-like of Queen Elisabeth II.
[Picture of Jeannette Charles]


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]


Charleston, Anne
Born in Melbourne, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Actress best known as Madge Bishop in TV soap 'Neighbours'. Born 1943.
[Picture of Anne Charleston]


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 Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United and the Republic of Ireland, before retiring in 1995.
[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]


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]


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]


Checker, Chubby
Born 3 October 1941  (Spring Gulley, South Carolina, USA)
Singer, famous for his hit singles 'The Twist' and 'Let's Twist Again'.
[Picture of Chubby Checker]


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]


Chell, Carol
Date and place of birth unknown
TV presenter in 'Play School' and 'Play Away'. Born 1941.
[Picture of Carol Chell]


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]


Chesney, Ronald
Date and place of birth unknown
Comedy scriptwriter, mainly remembered for 'On the Buses' and 'The Rag Trade'. Before that, he was a top harmonica soloist. Born 1920.
[Picture of Ronald Chesney]


Chick, Jack T.
Born 13 April 1924  (Boyle Heights, California, USA)
Christian fundamentalist cartoonist.
[Picture of Jack T. Chick]


Chilavert, José Luis
Born 27 July 1965  (Luque, Paraguay)
Maverick goalkeeper (which goalie isn't?) for Paraguay national football team from 1989-2003.
[Picture of José Luis Chilavert]


Childs, Amy
Born 7 June 1990  (Barking, Essex, England)
Beautician and one of the 'stars' of hit TV so-called reality show 'The Only Way is Essex'.
[Picture of Amy Childs]


Chindamo, Learco
Born in Italy  (exact date unknown)
The killer of headmaster Philip Lawrence in 1995 when aged 15. Now released.
[Picture of Learco Chindamo]


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


Christopher, Sonja
Born 28 January 1937  (Olympia, Washington, USA)
Took part in the US "Survivor" series - has beaten cancer in the past.
[Picture of Sonja Christopher]


Christopher, William
Born 20 October 1932  (Evanston, Illinois, USA)
Actor, Father Mulcahy in 'M*A*S*H'.
[Picture of William Christopher]


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


Chytilova, Vera
Born 2 February 1929  (Ostrava, Czech Rep)
Avant-garde Czech filmmaker.
[Picture of Vera Chytilova]


Ciampi, Carlo Azeglio
Born 9 December 1920  (Livorno, Tuscany, Italy)
Prime Minister of Italy 1993-4 and President from 1999-2006.
[Picture of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi]


Cimino, Leonardo Leonardo Cimino is no longer with us
Born 4 November 1917  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 3 March 2012  (Woodstock, New York, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Italian-American film actor.
[Picture of Leonardo Cimino]


Clancy, Tom (Died in 2013)
Born 12 April 1947  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Novelist, mainly of political thrillers. The films from his books (Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games et al) seem to be more palatable to the general public than his books, which aren't the lightest of tomes (in terms of both content and weight).
[Picture of Tom Clancy]


Clark, Dave
Born 15 December 1942  (place of birth unknown)
Off of The Dave Clark Five. Will he end up in bit's and pieces?
[Picture of Dave Clark]


Clark, Dick Dick Clark is no longer with us
Born 30 November 1929  (Mount Vernon, New York, USA)

Died 18 April 2012  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
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]


Clark, William P. (Died in 2013)
Born 23 October 1931  (Oxnard, California, USA)
American Deputy Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan.
[Picture of William P. Clark]


Clarke, Clive
Born 12 December 1940  (Leeds, England)
Former West Bromwich Albion winger. Scored both WBA's goals in the 1967 League Cup final, but ended on the losing side to Queens Park Rangers.
[Picture of Clive Clarke]


Clarke, Howard
Born 12 June 1929  (place of birth unknown)
Professor Emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California since 1969.
[Picture of Howard Clarke]


Clarke, Kenneth
Born 2 July 1940  (Nottingham, England)
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Major government, now minister without portfolio in the Con-Dem coalition government.
[Picture of Kenneth 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. The series finally had it's last drop of wine in 2010.
[Picture of Roy Clarke]


Clarkson, Jeremy
Born 11 April 1960  (Doncaster, South Yorkshire)
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, 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]


Clausen, Alf
Born 28 March 1941  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Film and television composer.
[Picture of Alf Clausen]


Clay, Andrew Dice
Born 29 September 1957  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Comedian and actor who gained notoriety in the early 1990s for his ribald act.
[Picture of Andrew Dice Clay]


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 adaptation in the 1980's.
[Picture of Beverly Cleary]


Clegg, John
Born in Murree, Pakistan  (exact date unknown)
Actor, best known as Gunner Graham in 1970s sitcom 'It Aint Half Hot Mum'. Born 1934.
[Picture of John Clegg]


Clegg, Tom
Date and place of birth unknown
Burly built actor, often a heavy in films, often for comic effect. Born 1927
[Picture of Tom Clegg]


Clemence, Ray
Born 5 August 1948  (Skegness, England)
Former Liverpool FC, Tottenham Hotspur and England goalkeeper.
[Picture of Ray Clemence]


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]


Clerides, Glafcos (Died in 2013)
Born 24 April 1919  (Nicosia, Cyprus)
President of Cyprus from 1993-2003.
[Picture of Glafcos Clerides]


Clifford, Doug
Born 24 April 1945  (Palo Alto, California, USA)
Drummer of 1960s rockers Creedence Clearwater Revival.
[Picture of Doug Clifford]


Clifford, Nick
Date and place of birth unknown
[Picture of Nick Clifford]


Climie, Simon
Born 7 April 1957  (Fulham, London, England)
Singer/songwriter, part of 80s band Climie Fisher.
[Picture of Simon Climie]


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


Cliver, Rose Rose Cliver is no longer with us
Born 9 October 1902  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Died 18 February 2012  (Santa Rosa, California, USA)

Age at death: 109  (read death notice)
One of the last survivors of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
[Picture of Rose Cliver]


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]


Coachman, Alice
Born 9 November 1923  (Albany, Georgia, USA)
Athlete - first black woman ever to win Olympic gold, in 1948.
[Picture of Alice Coachman]


Coase, Ronald (Died in 2013)
Born 29 December 1910  (Willesden, London, England)
Economist, former Nobel Prize winner.
[Picture of Ronald Coase]


Coates, Anne V.
Born 12 December 1925  (Reigate, Surrey, England)
Film editor in classics such as 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'The Elephant Man'.
[Picture of Anne V. Coates]


Cobham, David
Date and place of birth unknown
TV producer, mostly of nature programmes.
[Picture of David Cobham]


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]


Cocozza, Frankie
Born 13 January 1993  (Brighton, Sussex, England)
Untalented, floppy-haired contestant in the X Factor, taking full advantage of his 15 minutes..
[Picture of Frankie Cocozza]


Coe, Sebastian
Born 29 September 1956  (London, England)
Athlete, who won Olympic Gold in the 1980 & 1984 1500m events. Later an MP. Headed the organisation of the London 2012 Olympic Games which, contrary to cynical expectations, was a massive success.
[Picture of Sebastian Coe]


Cohen, Jonathan
Date and place of birth unknown
Musician and composer on children's TV programmes such as 'Play Away' and 'Rentaghost'.
[Picture of Jonathan Cohen]


Cole, Ashley
Born 20 December 1980  (Stepney, London, England)
Greedy & vastly over-rated footballer,
[Picture of Ashley Cole]


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, 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, 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, Jaz
Born 26 February 1960  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
Lead singer of post-punk band Killing Joke.
[Picture of Jaz Coleman]


Coleman, Ornette
Born 9 March 1930  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Hugely influential jazz multi-instrumentalist and progenitor of the "Free Jazz" movement.
[Picture of Ornette Coleman]


Collingwood, Paul
Born 26 May 1976  (Shotley Bridge, County Durham, England)
Former England cricket all-rounder and one-day captain.
[Picture of Paul Collingwood]


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


Collins, Jackie
Born 4 October 1937  (London, England)
Author of racy novels and sister of actress Joan Collins.
[Picture of Jackie 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]


Collins, Paul
Born 25 July 1937  (London, England)
[Picture of Paul Collins]


Collymore, Stan
Born 22 January 1971  (Stone, Staffordshire, England)
Ex-footballer, now broadcaster.
[Picture of Stan Collymore]


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]


Compton, Lynn Lynn Compton is no longer with us
Born 31 December 1921  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 26 February 2012  (Burlington, Washington, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Lawyer who was the lead prosecutor in the trial of Sirhan Sirhan for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Before that he was a commissioned officer with the 506th Parachute Regiment in WWII, as depicted in the 'Band of Brothers' TV series.
[Picture of Lynn Compton]


Condliff, Tom
Born in Staffordshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Fat bastard ex-copper who was too fat for gastric bypass surgery. Born 1949.
[Picture of Tom Condliff]


Connell, Desmond
Born 24 March 1926  (Dublin, Rep of Irleand)
Roman catholic Archbishop of Dublin from 1988-2004.
[Picture of Desmond Connell]


Connell, Lisa
Born 11 April 1979  (London, England)
Woman with an inoperable brain tumour who has spent £40,000 on plastic surgery so she could look like Demi Moore.
[Picture of Lisa Connell]


Connell, Jr., Evan S. (Died in 2013)
Born 17 August 1924  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
American novelist and short story writer.
[Picture of Evan S. Connell, Jr.]


Connery, 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 Sean Connery]


Connors, Jimmy
Born 2 September 1952  (East St. Louis, Illinois, USA)
Legendary tennis player noted for his hustling manner and fine returning. Winner of 8 grand slam titles.
[Picture of Jimmy Connors]


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, Michael
Born 22 May 1927  (Reading, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor, best known for his role in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'.
[Picture of Michael Constantine]


Contostavlos, Costadinos
Born 11 June 1987  (London, England)
AKA 'Dappy', the dopey-looking one off of pop trio N-Dubz. Wohehva...
[Picture of Costadinos Contostavlos]


Contractor, Nari
Born 7 March 1934  (Godhra, Gujarat, India)
Indian cricketer. Captain of the national side from 1959-62.
[Picture of Nari Contractor]


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]


Cooke, Sidney
Born 18 April 1927  (place of birth unknown)
Convicted paedophile as featured in the satirical TV show 'Brasseye'.
[Picture of Sidney 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, Besse Besse Cooper is no longer with us
Born 26 August 1896  (Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA)

Died 4 December 2012  (Monroe, Georgia, USA)

Age at death: 116  (read death notice)
Oldest person in the World at the beginning of 2012.
[Picture of Besse Cooper]


Cooper, George A.
Born 7 March 1925  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Character actor who's been in everything from 'Grange Hill' to 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of George A. Cooper]


Cooper, Ivan
Born in Killaloo, Londonderry, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Founder member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party in Northern Ireland. Led the peace march which resulted in the "Bloody Sunday" shootings in 1972. Born 1944.
[Picture of Ivan 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]


Coppola, Francis Ford
Born 7 April 1939  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Legendary film director of 1970s classics such as 'The Godfather'. 'The Conversation' and 'Apocalypse Now'.
[Picture of Francis Ford Coppola]


Corbett, Matthew
Born 28 March 1948  (Guisley, Yorkshire, England)
Actor and puppeteer, best known as succeeding his father Harry as the custodian of Sooty. Also appeared on kid's TV show 'Rainbow' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Matthew Corbett]


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]


Cordero di Montezemolo, Luca
Born 31 August 1947  (Bologna, Italy)
Chairman of car firm Ferrari.
[Picture of Luca Cordero di Montezemolo]


Cordova, Roberto Suazo
Born 17 March 1927  (La Paz, Honduras)
President of Honduras from 1982-86.
[Picture of Roberto Suazo Cordova]


Corea, Chick
Born 12 June 1941  (Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA)
Innovative jazz pianist who worked with Miles Davis and was a key figure in the fusion style in the 1960s.
[Picture of Chick Corea]


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


Coria, Guillermo
Born 13 January 1982  (Rufino, Santa Fe, Argentina)
Retired Argentine tennis player.
[Picture of Guillermo Coria]


Cork, Dominic
Born 7 August 1971  (Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England)
Retired cricketer. Former England all-rounder.
[Picture of Dominic Cork]


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


Corman, Roger
Born 5 April 1926  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Influential low budget film director who made a series of films based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe and encouraged a generation of film directors such as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese as well as actors Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro among many others.
[Picture of Roger Corman]


Cornelius, Don Don Cornelius is no longer with us
Born 27 September 1936  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 1 February 2012  (Sherman Oaks, California, USA)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Creator and host of the pop music show 'Soul Train' from 1971-1993.
[Picture of Don Cornelius]


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


Cornwell, Hugh
Born 28 August 1949  (London, England)
Vocalist and guitarist for new wave band The Stranglers from 1974-1990.
[Picture of Hugh Cornwell]


Corona, Juan
Born in Autlán, Jalisco, Mexico  (exact date unknown)
Convicted serial killer. Born 1934.
[Picture of Juan Corona]


Corri, Adrienne
Born 13 November 1930  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Actress, best known for her appearance in Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange'.
[Picture of Adrienne Corri]


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]


Cort, Bud
Born 29 March 1948  (New Rochelle, New York, USA)
Actor best known as Harold in 'Harold and Maude' and as the titular 'Brewster McCloud'.
[Picture of Bud Cort]


Cortese, Valentina
Born 1 January 1923  (Milan, Italy)
Actress, who appeared alongside the likes of James Stewart and Spencer Tracy.
[Picture of Valentina Cortese]


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]


Costa, Mary
Born 5 April 1930  (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
Actress, the voice of Princess Aurora in the Disney classic 'Sleeping Beauty'.
[Picture of Mary Costa]


Court, Margaret
Born 16 July 1942  (Perth, Australia)
One of the top women tennis players of the 1960s. Now a controversial figure due to her views on homosexuality in the game.
[Picture of Margaret Court]


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]


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]


Covington, Julie
Born 11 September 1947  (London, England)
Singer and actress best known for her 1977 UK #1 single 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina', from the hit musical 'Evita'.
[Picture of Julie Covington]


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


Coyle, Owen
Born 14 July 1966  (Paisley, Scotland)
Former manager of Bolton Wanderers.
[Picture of Owen Coyle]


Coyne, Tom
Born in South Shields, Durham, England  (exact date unknown)
Ex BBC Midlands presenter. Born 1930
[Picture of Tom Coyne]


Cragg, Bishop Kenneth Bishop Kenneth Cragg is no longer with us
Born 8 March 1913  (Blackpool, Lancashire, England)

Died 13 November 2012  (Oxford, England)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
A top name in Christian-Muslim ecumenical 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, Wendy
Born 20 June 1934  (Sacriston, County Durham, England)
English actress, best known for her sitcom roles, most notably 'Butterflies'.
[Picture of Wendy Craig]


Craig, Yvonne
Born 16 May 1937  (Taylorville, Illinois, USA)
Best remembered as Batgirl in the 1960's version of 'Batman'.
[Picture of Yvonne Craig]


Craven, John
Born 16 August 1940  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
TV presenter and newsreader.
[Picture of John Craven]


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]


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]


Cropper, Steve
Born 21 October 1941  (Dora, Missouri, USA)
Legendary R&B musician and guitarist.
[Picture of Steve Cropper]


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]


Crosby, Norm
Born 15 September 1927  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
US stand-up comedian, often on television.
[Picture of Norm Crosby]


Crow, Bob
Born 13 June 1961  (Shadwell, London, England)
Old school left-wing trade union General Secretary of the rail union RMT.
[Picture of Bob Crow]


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 panellist on radio comedy shows.
[Picture of Barry Cryer]


Cuccagna, Marco
Date and place of birth unknown
Italian financier who was the victim of a parcel bomb attack in December 2011.
[Picture of Marco Cuccagna]


Cummins, Peggy
Born 18 December 1925  (Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales)
Wales-born Irish actress.
[Picture of Peggy Cummins]


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


Cunego, Damiano
Born 19 September 1981  (Cerro Veronese, Italy)
Italian professional cyclist.
[Picture of Damiano Cunego]


Cunningham, Walter
Born 16 March 1932  (Creston, Iowa, USA)
Former Astronaut. Manned the lunar module on Apollo 7 in 1968.
[Picture of Walter Cunningham]


Currie, Austin
Born 11 October 1939  (Tyrone, Northern Ireland)
Politician, who served in both the Northern Ireland Assembly in the 1970s as well as the Dáil Éireann from 1989-2002.
[Picture of Austin Currie]


Curtis, Ann Ann Curtis is no longer with us
Born 6 March 1926  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Died 26 June 2012  (San Rafael, California, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Swimmer. Won two gold medals at the 1948 Olympic games.
[Picture of Ann 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]


Cyrus, Miley
Born 23 November 1992  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Sugary star of the Hannah Montana TV series and daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus.
[Picture of Miley Cyrus]

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