Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: P


Packer, J. I.
Born 22 July 1926  (Gloucester, England)
Christian theologian.
[Picture of J. I. Packer]


Page, Greg
Born 16 January 1972  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian musician and children's TV entertainer. Stopped working due to ill health in November 2006.
[Picture of Greg Page]


Page, Jimmy
Born 9 January 1944  (Heston, Middlesex, England)
Guitarist, member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
[Picture of Jimmy Page]


Page, Patti (Died in 2013)
Born 8 November 1927  (Claremore, Oklahoma, USA)
Pop & country singer, with a long career in the industry & still performing in her 80s.
[Picture of Patti Page]


Page, Tim
Born 25 May 1944  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
British photojournalist whose exploits in the Vietnam War and wired personality was in part the inspiration for Dennis Hopper's character in 'Apocalypse Now'.
[Picture of Tim Page]


Pahlavi, Princess Ashraf
Born 26 October 1919  (place of birth unknown)
Twin sister of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Kept a low profile since the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
[Picture of Princess Ashraf Pahlavi]


Pahor, Boris
Born 28 August 1913  (Trieste, Slovenia)
One of Slovenia's most important authors.
[Picture of Boris Pahor]


Paige, Janis
Born 16 September 1922  (Tacoma, Washington, USA)
Film and television actress.
[Picture of Janis Paige]


Paisley, Rev Ian
Born 6 April 1926  (Armagh, Northern Ireland)
Loud-mouthed leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party and loud-mouthed leader of Northern Ireland's Free Presbyterian Church. Not to be confused with his son - Ian Paisley, Jnr. - who is also a member of the DUP.
[Picture of Rev Ian Paisley]


Palin, Sarah
Born 11 February 1964  (Sandpoint, Idaho, USA)
Former governor of Alaska and US Vice Presidential candidate in 2008. Now figurehead of the ridiculous 'Tea Party' movement.
[Picture of Sarah Palin]


Palmer, Arnold
Born 10 September 1929  (Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA)
Golf maestro, whose business interests include Arnold Palmer Enterprises, the Palmer Course Design Company, the Arnold Palmer Golf Management Company, and the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy (idea for a film). He also helped raise money for the foundation of Orlando's Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women.
[Picture of Arnold Palmer]


Palmer, Geoffrey
Born 4 June 1927  (London, England)
Sour-faced comic actor, appeared in 'Butterflies' and 'As Time Goes By'. Also narrator of the series 'Grumpy Old Men'.
[Picture of Geoffrey Palmer]


Palmer, Reginald
Born 15 February 1923  (place of birth unknown)
Former Governor-General of Grenada.
[Picture of Reginald  Palmer]


Pa-ni, Lee
Born 22 January 1986  (place of birth unknown)
South Korean glamour model.
[Picture of Lee Pa-ni]


Papandreou, Margaret
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou.
[Picture of Margaret Papandreou]


Paravicini, Derek
Born 26 July 1979  (place of birth unknown)
Man of extraordinary musical ability despite being blind and having learning difficulties and autism.
[Picture of Derek Paravicini]


Pardo, Don
Born 22 February 1918  (Westfield, Massachusetts, USA)
US radio & television announcer for over 60 years.
[Picture of Don Pardo]


Paredes, Providencia
Born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic  (exact date unknown)
Personal assistant to former US Presidential first lady Jackie Kennedy.
[Picture of Providencia Paredes]


Parely, Mila
Born 7 October 1917  (Paris, France)
French film actress from Jean Renoir's classic 'La Règle du jeu'. Died in January 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Mila Parely]


Parfitt, Rick
Born 12 October 1948  (Woking, Surrey, England)
Status to Francis Rossi's Quo; the pair of them have been belting out three-chord tricks since the 1960s, and continue to wear only blue jeans, white trainers and T-shirts. In 1997 Parfitt underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery, but was back on the road again within months.
[Picture of Rick Parfitt]


Parker, Ace (Died in 2013)
Born 17 May 1912  (Portsmouth, Virginia, USA)
Former quarterback for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
[Picture of Ace Parker]


Parker, Eleanor (Died in 2013)
Born 26 June 1922  (Cedarville, Ohio, USA)
Versatile, Oscar nominated actress.
[Picture of Eleanor Parker]


Parker Bowles, Camilla
Born 17 July 1947  (Plumpton, Sussex, England)
Prince Charles's wrinkly bit on the side.
[Picture of Camilla Parker Bowles]


Parkin, Derek
Born 2 January 1948  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Footballer who made 609 appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers between 1968-1982.
[Picture of Derek Parkin]


Parkinson, Cecil
Born 1 September 1931  (Carnforth, Lancashire)
Former Conservative cabinet minister whose designs for the top job were fatally undermined when it was revealed in 1983 that he had fathered a lovechild from his former secretary.
[Picture of Cecil Parkinson]


Parkinson, Gary
Born 10 January 1968  (Thornaby, Yorkshire, England)
Ex-footballer. Former Middlesbrough FC and Burnley FC right back. Now youth team coach at Blackpool FC.
[Picture of Gary Parkinson]


Parkinson, Michael
Born 28 March 1935  (Cudworth, South Yorkshire, England)
Jovial Northern TV chat show host.
[Picture of Michael Parkinson]


Parra, Nicanor
Born 5 September 1914  (San Fabián de Alico, Chile)
Chilean mathematician and poet.
[Picture of Nicanor Parra]


Parsons, Estelle
Born 20 November 1927  (Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA)
American actress who was nominated for an Oscar in 1967 for playing Blanche in 'Bonnie & Clyde'. Also known for playing Roseanne's bisexual mother in the sitcom 'Roseanne'.
[Picture of Estelle Parsons]


Parsons, Nicholas
Born 10 October 1923  (Grantham, Lincolnshire, England)
Presenter of numerous TV & radio programmes over the past 40 years or so.
[Picture of Nicholas Parsons]


Paterno, Joseph "JoePa" Joseph
Born 21 December 1926  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 22 January 2012  (State College, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Long-serving coach of the Penn State American Football university team. Sacked in November 2011 for failing to act against alleged child abuser, coach Jerry Sandusky.
[Picture of Joseph


Patrick, Ruth (Died in 2013)
Born 26 November 1907  (Topeka, Kansas, USA)
American Botanist and Limnologist.
[Picture of Ruth Patrick]


Patterson, Pat
Born 19 January 1941  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
WWE wrestler.
[Picture of Pat Patterson]


Patterson, Percival
Born 10 April 1935  (Hanover, Jamaica)
Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1992-2006.
[Picture of Percival Patterson]


Patton, Mel
Born 16 November 1924  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American sprinter who won the gold medal in the 200m at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
[Picture of Mel Patton]


Paul, Billy
Born 1 December 1934  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Singer, who's biggest hit was 'Me and Mrs. Jones' in 1972.
[Picture of Billy Paul]


Paul, Ron
Born 20 August 1935  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
US Libertarian politician and candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 2012.
[Picture of Ron Paul]


Paul Shan Kuo Hsi, Cardinal
Born 3 December 1923  (Puyang, Henan, China)
Former Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in China. Died in August 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo Hsi]


Pavlow, Muriel
Born 27 June 1921  (Lee, Kent, England)
Veteran British actress of stage, screen & TV.
[Picture of Muriel Pavlow]


Payne, Cynthia
Born 24 December 1932  (Bognor, Sussex, England)
Brothel madam whose clients included various high-profile celebrities, including (of course) MPs. As a result of the notoriety gained by her 1980 court case, two films ('Personal Services' and 'Wish You Were Here') were made about her life.
[Picture of Cynthia Payne]


Payne, Keith
Born 30 August 1933  (Ingham, Queensland, Australia)
VC holder, who won it during the Vietnam war. Also fought in Korea and Dhofar.
[Picture of Keith Payne]


Payne, Sara
Born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England  (exact date unknown)
Mother of the murdered Sarah Payne and campaigner for the right for people to know where convicted paedophiles live. Born 1969.
[Picture of Sara Payne]


Peacock, David
Born 24 May 1945  (Ponders End, Middlesex, England)
Dave of the snooker-loving, Tottenham Hotspur supporting, Cockney musical duo, Chas n' Dave
[Picture of David Peacock]


Pearman, Raven-Symoné Christina
Born 10 December 1985  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Actress and singer.
[Picture of Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman]


Pearson, Alf Alf Pearson is no longer with us
Born 5 June 1910  (Sunderland, England)

Died 7 July 2012  (London, England)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Supposedly Britain's oldest pop singer - his release of a CD in 2004 marked his 80th anniversary in the music business. Also leader, or "King Rat", of the Grand Order of Water Rats, a Masons-style organisation that raises money for charity.
[Picture of Alf Pearson]


Pearson, Felicia
Born 18 May 1980  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Former drug dealer who later acted on every media ponce's favourite TV show 'The Wire'.
[Picture of Felicia Pearson]


Peat, David David Peat is no longer with us
Born 22 March 1947  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Died 16 April 2012  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Scottish filmmaker and photographer.
[Picture of David Peat]


Pedersen, Finn
Born 30 July 1925  (Roskilde, Denmark)
Danish rower who won Gold in the 1948 Olympics. Died in January 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Finn Pedersen]


Pedretti, Erica
Born 25 February 1930  (Šternberk, Moravia, Czechoslovakia)
Czech-born Swiss author and artist.
[Picture of Erica Pedretti]


Pegg, Simon
Born 14 February 1970  (Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England)
Actor and screenwriter - of 'Spaced', 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz' fame.
[Picture of Simon Pegg]


Pei, I. M.
Born 26 April 1917  (Guangzhou, China)
Architect - has designed all sorts of stuff, including the Louvre Pyramid in Paris.
[Picture of I. M. Pei]


Pele, (footballer)
Born 23 October 1940  (Tres Coracoes, Brazil)
Legendary Brazilian footballer - many say the greatest player ever.
[Picture of (footballer) Pele]


Pellar, Ronald
Date and place of birth unknown
Hypnotist and convicted fraudster, once married to Lana Turner. Born 1929.
[Picture of Ronald Pellar]


Pelosi, Nancy
Born 26 March 1940  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2007-2011.
[Picture of Nancy Pelosi]


Peng, Chin
Born 21 October 1924  (Sitiawan, Malaysia)
Malaysian communist revolutionary.
[Picture of Chin Peng]


Peniche, Kari Ann
Born 20 March 1984  (San Diego, California, USA)
Former beauty queen and TV personality.
[Picture of Kari Ann Peniche]


Penn, June
Born in Brighton, East Sussex, England  (exact date unknown)
Astrologer in TV & radio. Born around 1928.
[Picture of June Penn]


Penrose, Roger
Born 8 August 1931  (Colchester, Essex, England)
[Picture of Roger Penrose]


Pepper, Sam
Born 26 March 1989  (Folkestone, Kent)
2010 Big Brother contestant.
[Picture of Sam Pepper]


Pepping, Edwin
Born 4 July 1922  (place of birth unknown)
U.S. soldier. Private with "Easy Company" who fought at Normandy in World War II as depicted in the book and TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Edwin Pepping]


Percival, Lance
Born 26 July 1933  (Sevenoaks, Kent, England)
First famous in 'That Was The Week That Was'. Later in a whole host of TV shows & films.
[Picture of Lance Percival]


Perconte, Frank (Died in 2013)
Born 10 March 1917  (Joliet, Illinois, USA)
Member of the American 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment made famous by the TV Series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Frank Perconte]


Peres, Shimon
Born 2 August 1923  (Vishniova, Belarus)
Born in what used to be Poland, but is now Belarus, Peres is the respected elder statesman of Israel politics, twice former Prime Minister, and current cabinet minister.
[Picture of Shimon Peres]


Perez de Cuellar, Javier
Born 19 January 1920  (Lima, Peru)
Former secretary-general of the UN, 1982-91.
[Picture of Javier Perez de Cuellar]


Perkins, Elizabeth
Born 18 November 1960  (Queens, New York, USA)
Film actress.
[Picture of Elizabeth Perkins]


Perlman, Rhea
Born 31 March 1948  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actress best known as the sarcastic bartender Carla Tortelli in 'Cheers'.
[Picture of Rhea Perlman]


Peron, Isabel
Born 4 February 1931  (La Rioja, Argentina)
Third wife of Juan, former President of Argentina & Isabel herself was President between 1974 & 1976.
[Picture of Isabel Peron]


Perona, Renato
Born 14 November 1927  (Terni, Italy)
Italian Olympic champion in cycling.
[Picture of Renato Perona]


Perot, H. Ross
Born 27 June 1930  (Texarkana, Texas, USA)
Billionaire American businessman, who also ran for Presidency of the United States in 1992 & 1996.
[Picture of H. Ross Perot]


Perry, Jimmy
Born 9 September 1923  (Barnes, London, England)
English comedy writer, originally an actor, but then, along with David Croft, wrote & produced many of Britain's favourite sitcoms.
[Picture of Jimmy Perry]


Perry, Matthew
Born 19 August 1969  (Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor, best known as Chandler from 'Friends'.
[Picture of Matthew Perry]


Perry, William "The Refrigerator"
Born 16 December 1962  (Aiken, South Carolina, USA)
Hulking defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears American football team that won the Super Bowl in 1986.
[Picture of William


Pertwee, Bill (Died in 2013)
Born 21 July 1926  (Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England)
British comedy actor, who, despite landing the part of Bert Hodges in 'Dad's Army', has never been as famous as his thesp cousin Jon.
[Picture of Bill Pertwee]


Perugini, Phillip
Date and place of birth unknown
Soldier with the U.S. 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, so called "Easy" Company, who fought in WWII.
[Picture of Phillip Perugini]


Peters, Mike
Born 25 February 1959  (Prestatyn, Wales)
Lead singer of The Alarm.
[Picture of Mike Peters]


Phelps, Fred Waldron
Born 13 November 1929  (Meridian, Mississippi, USA)
Pastor of a controversial independent US church, a well-known (in the US anyhow) hater of homosexuals & their rights.
[Picture of Fred Waldron Phelps]


Philbin, Regis
Born 25 August 1931  (New York City, New York, USA)
Talk show host, game show host & presenter - on a host of shows since the 1960s & one of America's most famous & most popular TV personalities.
[Picture of Regis Philbin]


Philip, Prince
Born 10 June 1921  (Villa Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece)
Gaffe-prone "Phil the Greek" also has Danish and German blood.
[Picture of Prince Philip]


Phillips, Captain Mark
Born 22 September 1948  (Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England)
Olympic gold winning horseman who was married to Princess Anne from 1973 to 1992.
[Picture of Captain Mark Phillips]


Phillips, Leslie
Born 20 April 1924  (Tottenham, London, England)
Comic actor who inherited the 'Doctor in...' role from Dirk Bogarde and appeared in a number of the 'Carry on...' films. Apparently he also plays the voice of "The Sorting Hat" in the 'Harry Potter' movies, whatever that means.
[Picture of Leslie Phillips]


Phoenix, Joaquin
Born 28 October 1974  (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Younger brother of the late River Phoenix and star of films such as 'Gladiator' and 'Walk the Line'. Younger brother of the late River Phoenix and star of films such as 'Gladiator' and 'Walk the Line'. Seemingly gave up acting in 2008 to pursue a career in music, but it turned out be an elaborate hoax for a film, released in September 2010.
[Picture of Joaquin Phoenix]


Piatigorsky, Jacqueline
Born 6 November 1911  (Paris, France)
French-born chess and tennis player and member of the influential Rothchild family. Died in July 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Jacqueline Piatigorsky]


Picciotto, Concepcion
Born in Vigo, Spain  (exact date unknown)
Woman who has been camped outside the White House since 1981 as a protest against nuclear weapons. Born 1945.
[Picture of Concepcion Picciotto]


Pickles, Eric
Born 20 April 1952  (Keighley, Yorkshire, England)
Bumptious Conservative cabinet minister.
[Picture of Eric Pickles]


Pietrangeli, Nicola
Born 11 September 1933  (Tunis, Tunisia)
Retired Italian tennis player. Twice winner of the French Open.
[Picture of Nicola Pietrangeli]


Pietsch, Paul
Born 20 June 1911  (Freiburg, Germany)
Former Formula 1 driver and motor racing magazine publisher. Died in May 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Paul Pietsch]


Piggott, Lester
Born 5 November 1935  (Wantage, Berkshire, England)
Unusually tall (5'8") jockey, nine times winner of the Epsom Derby, who was often lampooned for his odd speech impediment, and did time for tax evasion.
[Picture of Lester Piggott]


Piggott-Smith, Tim
Born 13 May 1946  (Rugby, Warwickshire, England)
British film and television actor.
[Picture of Tim Piggott-Smith]


Pilbeam, Nova
Born 15 November 1919  (Wimbledon, London, England)
Highly successful teenage actress of the 1930s whose popularity waned thereafter.
[Picture of Nova Pilbeam]


Pincher, Chapman
Born 29 March 1914  (India)
Journalist & novelist, an expert on spy & espionage.
[Picture of Chapman Pincher]


Pipe, Martin
Born 29 May 1945  (Wellington, Somerset, England)
Horse trainer, one of the most successful in the history of British racing.
[Picture of Martin Pipe]


Piper, "Rowdy" Roddy
Born 17 April 1954  (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Born Roderick George Toombs, Piper is another former pro wrestler. Always claimed he was Scottish, despite having never set foot in Scotland in his life. Just as well too, considering he once thought that wearing a checked skirt would pass as a kilt.
[Picture of


Pitman, Jenny
Born 11 June 1946  (Hoby, Leicestershire, England)
Hugely successful & popular racehorse trainer, now retired - the first woman to train a Grand National winner.
[Picture of Jenny Pitman]


Pitt, Brad
Born 18 December 1963  (Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA)
Little-known actor.
[Picture of Brad Pitt]


Pitts, Valerie
Born 21 August 1937  (Foleshill, Warwickshire, England)
Widow of Sir George Solti - she met him when she was a TV presenter & she went to interview him & ended up marrying him.
[Picture of Valerie Pitts]


Plant, Robert
Born 20 August 1948  (West Bromwich, West Midlands, England)
Pop singer, either as a solo artist, or as lead singer of Led Zeppelin.
[Picture of Robert Plant]


Plowright, Joan
Born 28 October 1929  (Brigg, Lincolnshire, England)
Highly regarded actress, widow of Lawrence Olivier.
[Picture of Joan Plowright]


Plummer, Christopher
Born 13 December 1929  (Toronto, Canada)
Canadian film, stage & TV actor, still, despite some recent high-profile performances in 'Syriana' and 'The Insider', perhaps best known for his role in 'The Sound of Music'. Won Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2012 at the age of 82.
[Picture of Christopher Plummer]


Pogson, Kenneth
Date and place of birth unknown
Owner of the Voodoo Doughnut novelty doughnut business in Portland, Oregon. We cater for all sorts here…
[Picture of Kenneth Pogson]


Pointer, Priscilla
Born 18 May 1924  (New York City, New York, USA)
Veteran Hollywood actress.
[Picture of Priscilla Pointer]


Poitier, Sidney
Born 20 February 1927  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Black actor who grew up in the Bahamas as the son of a "dirt farmer", according to IMDb, though what one of those is, is anyone's guess. Anyway, he emigrated to the US and went on to become a leading movie star of the 1950s and '60s, taking lead roles in, among others, 'To Sir, With Love' and 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner'.
[Picture of Sidney Poitier]


Polanski, Roman
Born 18 August 1933  (Paris, France)
Movie director, with a rather torrid personal life, which has included underage sexual intercourse (which means he is still banned from the US), surviving the Holocaust & finding out his wife, Sharon Tate had been brutally murdered by the Manson Family.
[Picture of Roman Polanski]


Polito, John
Born 29 December 1950  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
US character actor, specialising in playing gangsters.
[Picture of John Polito]


Polizzi, Nicole "Snooki"
Born 23 November 1983  (Santiago, Chile)
Chilean-born "star" of reality TV show 'Jersey Shore'. No, I've never heard of her either...
[Picture of Nicole


Pollock, Ida (Died in 2013)
Born 12 April 1908  (Lewisham, Kent, England)
Romantic novelist.
[Picture of Ida Pollock]


Ponting, Ricky "Punter"
Born 19 December 1974  (Launceston, Tazmania, Australia)
Irritating but brilliant batsman and former Australian cricket captain. Announced his retirement from Intenational cricket in November 2012.
[Picture of Ricky


Pop, Iggy
Born 21 April 1947  (Muskegon, Michigan, USA)
Former front man of The Stooges and online insurance salesman, but also successful as a solo artist. Born James Jewell Osterberg, Jr., he got his nickname from another of his old bands, The Iguanas. Celebrated for being a pioneer of stage-diving and crowd-walking, and for taking industrial quantities of heroin.
[Picture of Iggy Pop]


Porcaro, Mike
Born 29 May 1955  (South Windsor, Connecticut, USA)
Bass player with 1970s soft rockers Toto.
[Picture of Mike Porcaro]


Porta Musa, Carla
Born 15 March 1902  (Como, Italy)
Italian essayist and poet. Died in October 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Carla Porta Musa]


Porter, Gail
Born 23 March 1971  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
TV presenter, Houses of Parliament decorator, top totty! Has suffered from post-natal depression and alopecia.
[Picture of Gail Porter]


Porter, Robert
Born 23 December 1923  (Londonderry, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish politician.
[Picture of Robert Porter]


Potter, Dean
Born 18 January 1972  (place of birth unknown)
BASE jumper.
[Picture of Dean Potter]


Poulter, Ian
Born 10 January 1976  (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England)
Flamboyantly dressed but ultimately so-so British golfer.
[Picture of Ian Poulter]


Powell, Gregory Gregory Powell is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 12 August 2012  (Vacaville, California, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Accomplice in the "Onion Field" murder of police officer Ian James Campbell in 1963. Born 1933.
[Picture of Gregory Powell]


Powell, Ivor Ivor Powell is no longer with us
Born 5 July 1916  (Bargoed, Wales)

Died 5 November 2012  (Bath, England)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Welsh football coach and former manager of Bradford City and Carlisle United. Finally retired from coaching at the age of 93 in 2010.
[Picture of Ivor Powell]


Powell, Nosher (Died in 2013)
Born 15 August 1928  (Camberwell, London, England)
Actor and stuntman, often employed as the 'heavy' in many UK TV shows and films.
[Picture of Nosher Powell]


Pratchett, Terry
Born 28 April 1948  (Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England)
Author of the 'Discworld' Sci-fi series. Announced in 2007 that he has a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's.
[Picture of Terry Pratchett]


Prescott, John
Born 31 May 1938  (Prestatyn, Wales)
Gaffe-prone, yokel-punching, croquet-playing, cocktail stick-waggling, senior Labour politician, deputy Prime Minister from 1997-2007.
[Picture of John Prescott]


Prescott, Steve (Died in 2013)
Born 26 December 1973  (St. Helens, Merseyside, England)
Ex-St Helens rugby league player, now battling cancer.
[Picture of Steve Prescott]


Presley, Reg (Died in 2013)
Born 12 June 1941  (Andover, Hampshire, England)
Lead singer of 1960s band The Troggs.
[Picture of Reg Presley]


Previn, Andre
Born 6 April 1930  (Berlin, Germany)
Conductor, composer & pianist of real distinction. However all he is likely to be remembered for is being lambasted by Eric Morecambe. When Previn takes Morecambe to task for playing "all the wrong notes", Eric drags Previn by his jacket & says "I'm playing all the RIGHT notes, but not necessarily in the right order." Genius.
[Picture of Andre Previn]


Price, Dolours (Died in 2013)
Date and place of birth unknown
Irish republican terrorist, jailed in 1973 along with her sister Marian for bombing the Old Bailey in 1973. Was married to the actor Stephen Rea. Born 1951.
[Picture of Dolours Price]


Price, Katie "Jordan"
Born 22 May 1978  (Newport, Wales)
Surgically-enhanced "glamour" model and general waste of space Z-list "celebrity". Recently split from Peter Andre, as if we care.
[Picture of Katie


Price, Leontyne
Born 10 February 1927  (Laurel, Mississippi, USA)
Soprano opera singer. First African-American to become a prima donna at the Metropolitan Opera.
[Picture of Leontyne Price]


Price, Lloyd
Born 9 March 1933  (Kenner, Louisiana, USA)
Early rock 'n' roll musician. Hits include 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy'.
[Picture of Lloyd Price]


Price, Marian
Date and place of birth unknown
Irish republican terrorist, jailed in 1973 along with her sister Dolours for bombing the Old Bailey in 1973. An opponent of the ongoing peace process. Born 1954.
[Picture of Marian Price]


Price, Ray
Born 12 January 1926  (Perryville, Texas, USA)
American country & western singer & songwriter.
[Picture of Ray Price]


Pride, Charley
Born 18 March 1938  (Sledge, Mississippi, USA)
Successful country music singer, a former baseball player.
[Picture of Charley Pride]


Priebke, Erich (Died in 2013)
Born 29 July 1913  (Hennigsdorf, Brandenburg, Germany)
Nazi war criminal, a member of the SS, who would've lived life out peacefully if he hadn't foolishly taken part in a TV interview in 1994 about his war crimes. To cut a long story short, he's now the oldest prisoner in Europe.
[Picture of Erich Priebke]


Priest, Pat
Born 15 August 1936  (Bountiful, Utah, USA)
Marilyn Munster in 'The Munsters'.
[Picture of Pat Priest]


Priest, Steve
Born 23 February 1948  (Hayes, Middlesex, England)
Bass player for glam rock band The Sweet.
[Picture of Steve Priest]


Prince, Tony
Born 9 May 1944  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Disc jockey who started off in pirate radio before moving on to Radio Luxembourg in the 1970s. Also launched the dance magazine Mixmag.
[Picture of Tony Prince]


Prior, James
Born 11 October 1927  (Brampton, Sussex, England)
Politician, former Employment & Northern Ireland Secretary.
[Picture of James Prior]


Proby, PJ
Born 6 November 1938  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Rock music singer and songwriter & sometime actor.
[Picture of PJ Proby]


Prodi, Romano
Born 9 August 1939  (Scandiano, Italy)
Former Prime Minister of Italy.
[Picture of Romano Prodi]


Protopopov, Oleg
Born 16 June 1932  (St .Petersburg, Russia)
Figure skater, gold medal winner in the 1964 & 1968 Olympics.
[Picture of Oleg Protopopov]


Protz, Roger
Date and place of birth unknown
Left-wing writer and prominent member for the Campaign for Real Ale.
[Picture of Roger Protz]


Prout, Adrian
Date and place of birth unknown
Man convicted for his wife's murder in 2011. Born 1962.
[Picture of Adrian Prout]


Provenzano, Bernardo
Born 31 January 1933  (Corleone, Sicily, Italy)
Member of the notorious Sicilian mafia. Jailed in 2006.
[Picture of Bernardo Provenzano]


Prowse, David
Born 1 July 1935  (Bristol, England)
Former weightlifting champion who played the body of Darth Vader in the first three (or last three, depending how you look at it) 'Star Wars' films. Famously annoyed to discover that George Lucas had got James Earl Jones to do the voice, without bothering to tell him. And even when the evil tyrant was unmasked in 'The Return of the Jedi', Lucas got a third actor (Sebastian Shaw) to play Lord Vader's face.
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Prudhomme, Paul
Born 13 July 1940  (Opelousas, Louisiana, USA)
Rotund American chef, best known for his Cajun cooking.
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Pugh, Ena
Born 4 January 1910  (Brecon, Wales)
Along with Lily Millward, the oldest living twin in the World.
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Pullein-Thompson, Diana
Born 1 October 1925  (place of birth unknown)
Writer along with her sister Jospehine of several pony books for young girls.
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Pullein-Thompson, Josephine
Born 3 April 1924  (place of birth unknown)
Writer along with her sister Diana of several pony books for young girls.
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Pulver, Liselotte
Born 11 October 1929  (Bern, Switzerland)
Swiss actress who made her mark in German cinema in the 1960s.
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Purdy, Debbie
Born 5 April 1963  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Multiple Sclerosis patient who is fighting for her right for assisted suicide.
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Pursey, Jimmy
Born 9 February 1955  (Hersham, Surrey, England)
Punk musician with Sham 69.
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Putin, Vladimir
Born 7 October 1952  (Leningrad (now St Petersburg again), Russia)
President of Russia, former head of the FSB (the federal security services), and before that a KGB agent in East Germany. A big fan of sambo (a Russian martial art), he was Leningrad sambo champion on a number of occasions.
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Pynchon, Thomas
Born 8 May 1937  (Glen Cove, New York, USA)
Extremely reclusive author. In fact, the only times his voice has ever been broadcast is via three episodes of 'The Simpsons'.
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