Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: R


Rabbani Khar, Hina
Born 19 November 1977  (Multan, Punjab, Pakistan)
Pakistan foreign minister, the first woman to hold the post.
[Picture of Hina Rabbani Khar]


Race, Harley
Born 11 April 1943  (Quitman, Missouri, USA)
Former US wrestler, 8 times world champion or something.
[Picture of Harley Race]


Rader, Dennis
Born 9 March 1945  (Pittsburg, Kansas, USA)
Serial killer, convicted in 2005 for 10 brutal murders committed between 1974 and 1991.
[Picture of Dennis Rader]


Rae, Charlotte
Born 22 April 1926  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Actress, best known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in "Diff'rent Strokes" and the spin off "The Facts of Life".
[Picture of Charlotte Rae]


Rain, Douglas
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian actor, best known as the voice of HAL 9000 in '2001: A Space Odyssey'. Born 1928.
[Picture of Douglas Rain]


Rainer, Luise
Born 12 January 1910  (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Actress - the first thesp to win two Oscars in consecutive years (1936 and '37).
[Picture of Luise Rainer]


Rainey, Puck
Born 18 July 1968  (San Francisco, California, USA)
One of the early "reality show" stars on MTV's 'The Real World'.
[Picture of Puck Rainey]


Rajapaksa, Mahinda
Born 18 November 1945  (Weerakatiya, Hambantota, Sri Lanka)
Current President of Sri Lanka.
[Picture of Mahinda Rajapaksa]


Ramone, C. J.
Born 8 October 1965  (Queens, New York, USA)
Bass player with legendary punks the Ramones from 1989 to their break up in 1996.
[Picture of C. J. Ramone]


Ramone, Marky
Born 15 July 1956  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
The second drummer for punk icons The Ramones.
[Picture of Marky Ramone]


Ramone, Tommy
Born 29 January 1952  (Budapest, Hungary)
Last surviving original member of the Ramones. Born Tamas Erdelyi.
[Picture of Tommy Ramone]


Ramsay, Jack
Born 21 February 1925  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former NBA basketball coach, most notably with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Portland Trail Blazers. Reckoned to be one of the 10 greatest coaches of all time, but will that be enough to get him a UK obit?
[Picture of Jack Ramsay]


Rancic, Giuliana
Born 17 August 1974  (Naples, Italy)
Italian-born American TV personality.
[Picture of Giuliana Rancic]


Randi, James
Born 7 August 1928  (Toronto, Canada)
Stage magician. Survived heart surgery in 2006, and is still performing.
[Picture of James Randi]


Randolph, Joyce
Born 21 October 1924  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Actress, perhaps best known (especially in the US) for playing Trixie Norton on 'The Honeymooners'.
[Picture of Joyce Randolph]


Ranglin, Ernest
Born 19 June 1932  (Manchester, Jamaica)
Guitarist credited with creating part of the Ska sound.
[Picture of Ernest Ranglin]


Rantzen, Esther
Born 22 June 1940  (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England)
Famously toothy TV presenter, journalist and campaigner. Presented 'That's Life' from 1973-1994 and is the widow of broadcaster Desmond Wilcox.
[Picture of Esther Rantzen]


Ratledge, Mike
Born in Maistone, Kent, England  (exact date unknown)
Longest serving member of psychedelic rock band Soft Machine.
[Picture of Mike Ratledge]


Ratna of Nepal, Queen
Born 19 August 1928  (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Queen consort of Nepal from 1955-1972.
[Picture of Queen Ratna of Nepal]


Ray, Lisa
Born 4 April 1972  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Former fashion model and actress.
[Picture of Lisa Ray]


Rayner, Martin
Born in Isle of Wight, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor. Collapsed on stage while playing Sigmund Freud on Broadway in November 2010.
[Picture of Martin Rayner]


Rea, Jackie (Died in 2013)
Born 6 April 1921  (Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland)
Ex snooker player, who played for over 45 years at the highest level & Northern Ireland Champion until Alex Higgins & Dennis Taylor came along.
[Picture of Jackie Rea]


Read, Mark Brandon (Died in 2013)
Born 17 November 1964  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Best known as 'Chopper', Read is a former convict turned best-selling author, the Aussie equivalent of John McVicar. Film of his life starring Eric Bana was released in 2000.
[Picture of Mark Brandon Read]


Reagan, Nancy
Born 6 July 1921  (New York, New York, USA)
Born Anne Frances Robbins, and subsequently nicknamed Nancy, the former First Lady took the surname Davis after her mother's remarriage. Apparently she gives her date of birth as 6 July 1923, though in reality it was two years earlier. She had a relatively short and uneventful career as an actress which ended when she married Ronnie in 1958. Since then she has been known for her anti-drugs campaigning and her dubious astrological beliefs.
[Picture of Nancy Reagan]


Reardon, Ray
Born 8 October 1932  (Tredegar, Wales)
Six-times world snooker champion.
[Picture of Ray Reardon]


Redford, Robert
Born 18 August 1937  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Heart-throb actor who didn't make the big time until the age of 32, with his role as The Sundance Kid, alongside Paul Newman's Butch Cassidy. Went on to star in 'The Sting' (again with Newman), 'A Bridge Too Far', and so forth.
[Picture of Robert Redford]


Redgrave, Vanessa
Born 30 January 1937  (London, England)
Stage, TV & film actress, now the elder statesperson of the famous Redgrave acting dynasty. Lost two of her siblings within the space of a few days in 2010.
[Picture of Vanessa Redgrave]


Redknapp, Harry
Born 2 March 1947  (Poplar, London, England)
Football manager, successful but has rather dubious traits when it comes to loyalty.
[Picture of Harry Redknapp]


Redman, Joyce Joyce Redman is no longer with us
Born 9 December 1915  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)

Died 10 May 2012  (Kent, England)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Actress, nominated for an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actress) in 1963 for 'Tom Jones'.
[Picture of Joyce Redman]


Redstone, Sumner
Born 27 May 1923  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Global media tycoon, majority shareholder in CBS, Viacom and MTV amongst others.
[Picture of Sumner Redstone]


Rees-Mogg, William William Rees-Mogg is no longer with us
Born 14 July 1928  (Bristol, England)

Died 29 December 2012  (Somerset, England)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Editor of The Times newspaper from 1967-1981.
[Picture of William Rees-Mogg]


Rehman, Matiur
Date and place of birth unknown
Reputedly Al-Qaeda's planning director in Pakistan. Born 1977.
[Picture of Matiur Rehman]


Rehmann, Ruth
Born 1 June 1922  (Siegburg, Germany)
German novelist.
[Picture of Ruth Rehmann]


Reich-Ranicki, Marcel (Died in 2013)
Born 2 June 1920  (Wloclawek, Poland)
Leading German literary critic.
[Picture of Marcel Reich-Ranicki]


Reid, Tara
Born 8 November 1975  (Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA)
American actress - 'American Pie', 'The Big Lebowski'.
[Picture of Tara Reid]


Rendell, Ruth
Born 17 February 1930  (London, England)
Best-selling crime novelist, dubbed by the tabloids "The Queen of Crime".
[Picture of Ruth Rendell]


Reno, Janet
Born 21 July 1938  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Former US Attorney General between 1993-2001.
[Picture of Janet Reno]


Resnais, Alain
Born 3 June 1922  (Vannes, Brittany, France)
French film director.
[Picture of Alain Resnais]


Reubens, Paul
Born 27 August 1952  (Peekskill, New York, USA)
Actor best known as Pee Wee Herman.
[Picture of Paul Reubens]


Reynolds, Bruce (Died in 2013)
Born 7 September 1931  (London, England)
One of the gang that committed the Great Train Robbery in 1963.
[Picture of Bruce Reynolds]


Reynolds, Burt
Born 11 February 1936  (Waycross, Georgia, USA)
Prolific US actor and first (nearly) nude male centrefold (1972, Cosmopolitan). Although he acted in some classic movies ('Deliverance', 'Boogie Nights'), he will be chiefly remembered for "good ole' boy"-type movies like 'Smokey and the Bandit', 'Cannonball Run' and 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas'.
[Picture of Burt Reynolds]


Reynolds, Gene
Born 4 April 1923  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Actor-turned producer of 'M*A*S*H' and 'Lou Grant'.
[Picture of Gene Reynolds]


Rhett, Alicia
Born 1 February 1915  (Savannah, Georgia, USA)
Portrait painter and actress best known for her role as India Wilkes in 'Gone with the Wind'.
[Picture of Alicia Rhett]


Rhodes, Dusty
Born 12 October 1945  (Smyrna, Georgia, USA)
Former wrestler, now booker and producer for wrestling
[Picture of Dusty Rhodes]


Rhodes, Margaret
Born 9 June 1925  (place of birth unknown)
First cousin and close friend of Queen Elizabeth II.
[Picture of Margaret Rhodes]


Ribas Reig, Oscar
Born 26 October 1936  (Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra)
First Prime Minister of Andorra.
[Picture of Oscar Ribas Reig]


Rich, Adrienne Adrienne Rich is no longer with us
Born 16 May 1929  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Died 27 March 2012  (Santa Cruz, California, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Feminist poet.
[Picture of Adrienne Rich]


Richard, Cliff
Born 14 October 1940  (Lucknow, India)
Actor, singer, colostomy bag-wearer and insufferably smug Christian.
[Picture of Cliff Richard]


Richard, Little
Born 5 December 1932  (Macon, Georgia, USA)
Singer, songwriter & pianist, an early star of rock n' roll.
[Picture of Little Richard]


Richards, Keith
Born 18 December 1943  (Dartford, Kent, England)
The guitar-playing Rolling Stone with the distinctive death-warmed-up constitution.
[Picture of Keith Richards]


Richey, Kenny
Born 3 August 1964  (Zeist, Netherlands)
Scottish/US ex-con, formerly on Death Row until his release. Has since been back in trouble in both the US & Scotland.
[Picture of Kenny Richey]


Richie, Nicole
Born 21 September 1981  (Berkeley, California, USA)
Adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie, former best-friend-forever-until-I-fall-out-with-you to Paris Hilton, and utterly vapid reality TV star.
[Picture of Nicole Richie]


Richman, Adam
Born 16 May 1974  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor and star of TV's 'Man v. Food'.
[Picture of Adam Richman]


Richter, Gerhard
Born 9 February 1932  (Dresden, Germany)
German visual artist.
[Picture of Gerhard Richter]


Rickles, Don
Born 8 May 1926  (New York, New York, USA)
Stand-up comedian, comic actor and talk show whore. Bada-Bing!
[Picture of Don Rickles]


Rihanna, (singer)
Born 20 February 1988  (Saint Michael, Barbados)
R&B singer, best known for the hit single 'Umbrella'.
[Picture of (singer) Rihanna]


Rijvers, Kees
Born 27 May 1926  (Breda, Netherlands)
Former football manager of PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands national team.
[Picture of Kees Rijvers]


Riley, Bridget
Born 24 April 1931  (London, England)
Artist and main proponent of the eye-mangling op art movement.
[Picture of Bridget Riley]


Riley, Elizabeth
Born 7 July 1902  (Goole, East Riding, Yorkshire, England)
Oldest person in East Yorkshire. Died in May 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Elizabeth Riley]


Riley, Ellen
Born in Manchester, England  (exact date unknown)
Artist with incurable cancer. Born 1987. Died in July 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Ellen Riley]


Riley, Jack
Born 30 December 1935  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Actor, voice of Stu Pickles in 'Rugrats', which might be enough these days to earn him a UK obit.
[Picture of Jack Riley]


Rimbaud, Penny
Born 8 June 1943  (Northwood, London, England)
Despite the name, a male musician who formed the anarcho-punk band Crass in 1977.
[Picture of Penny Rimbaud]


Rimell, Mercy
Date and place of birth unknown
Former racehorse trainer, widow of legendary trainer Fred Rimell. Born in 1919.
[Picture of Mercy Rimell]


Rimmer, Shane
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian actor, the voice of Scott Tracey in 'Thunderbirds' and other roles in British TV as the "American", such as the Secretary of State in 'A Very British Coup'.
[Picture of Shane Rimmer]


Ringwald, Molly
Born 18 February 1968  (Roseville, California, USA)
Actress best known for her roles in a string of 80s movies such as 'The Breakfast Club'.
[Picture of Molly Ringwald]


Rioch, Bruce
Born 30 April 1947  (Aldershot, England)
English-born former Scottish international footballer and manager of Bolton Wanderers and Arsenal.
[Picture of Bruce Rioch]


Rios, Marcelo
Born 26 December 1975  (Santiago, Chile)
Former World number 1 tennis player, albeit for six weeks.
[Picture of Marcelo Rios]


Rippon, Angela
Born 12 October 1944  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Newsreader and TV presenter who famously showed off her legs in the 'Morecambe and Wise' show in 1976.
[Picture of Angela Rippon]


Ritchie, Edith
Born 15 November 1909  (Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
With Evelyn Middleton, officially considered the oldest twins in Britain in 2012.
[Picture of Edith Ritchie]


Riva, Maria
Born 13 December 1924  (Berlin, Germany)
Actress daughter of Marlene Dietrich.
[Picture of Maria Riva]


Rivera, Miriam
Born in Hermosillo, Mexico  (exact date unknown)
Transsexual reality TV star.
[Picture of Miriam Rivera]


Rivers, Joan
Born 8 June 1933  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Gruff-voiced, surgically-enhanced comedienne, talk show host and general all-purpose celebrity.
[Picture of Joan Rivers]


Robbo, King
Date and place of birth unknown
Graffiti artist whose name came to the fore in 2011 over an alleged feud with renowned street artist Bansky.
[Picture of King Robbo]


Robert, Alain
Born 7 April 1962  (Valence, France)
The self-styled "French Spiderman". Nutcase who climbs up the outside of skyscrapers for the hell of it, without ropes or other safety equipment.
[Picture of Alain Robert]


Roberts, Jake "The Snake"
Born 30 May 1955  (Gainesville, Texas, USA)
Another US professional wrestler.
[Picture of Jake


Roberts, Julia
Born 28 October 1967  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Oscar-winning, megabucks-earning actress and star of 'Pretty Woman' and 'Erin Brockovich'.
[Picture of Julia Roberts]


Roberts, Larry
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA  (exact date unknown)
Voice actor from 'Lady and the Tramp'. Born 1926.
[Picture of Larry Roberts]


Robinson, A. N. R.
Born 16 December 1926  (Calder Hall, Trinidad & Tobago)
President of Trinidad & Tobago 1997-2003.
[Picture of A. N. R. Robinson]


Robinson, Anne
Born 26 September 1944  (Crosby, Merseyside, England)
Former journalist, then game show host & TV broadcaster. Presenter of 'The Weakest Link'. The pun for her death pretty much writes itself!
[Picture of Anne Robinson]


Robinson, Billy
Date and place of birth unknown
British wrestler who found success in Japan. Born 1939.
[Picture of Billy Robinson]


Robinson, Derek
Date and place of birth unknown
Trade union shop steward who gained notoriety as "Red Robbo" in the 1970s before being sacked by British Leyland in 1979. Born 1927.
[Picture of Derek Robinson]


Robinson, Smokey
Born 19 February 1940  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
R & B singer, one of the heroes of Motown music.
[Picture of Smokey Robinson]


Robinson, Tony
Born 15 August 1946  (Homerton, London, England)
Comic actor, best known for his role as Baldrick in 'Blackadder'.
[Picture of Tony Robinson]


Robson, Bryan
Born 11 January 1957  (Chester-le-Street, England)
Former Manchester United and England captain.
[Picture of Bryan Robson]


Rocco, Alex
Born 29 February 1936  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor, known for playing mafia types. Joins Joss Ackland on the list of those on the DDP born on the leap day.
[Picture of Alex Rocco]


Rocco, Mark
Born 11 May 1951  (Manchester, England)
British wrestler, a regular on 'World of Sport'.
[Picture of Mark Rocco]


Rock, Crissy
Born 23 September 1958  (Liverpool, England)
Actress, known for her role in TV sitcom 'Benidorm'.
[Picture of Crissy Rock]


Rockefeller, David
Born 12 June 1915  (New York, New York, USA)
Absurdly rich banker (of Chase Manhattan fame); son of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller Sr.
[Picture of David Rockefeller]


Rodd, Michael
Born 29 November 1943  (South Shields, Tyne and Wear)
Presenter of 'Tomorrow's World' and 'Screen Test' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Michael Rodd]


Rodgers, Bill
Born 28 October 1928  (Liverpool, England)
One of the "Gang of Four" who split from the Liberal Party to form the SDP.
[Picture of Bill Rodgers]


Rodgers, Nile
Born 19 September 1952  (New York City, New York, USA)
Music producer and member of hip disco band Chic.
[Picture of Nile Rodgers]


Rodriguez, Michelle
Born 12 July 1978  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Actress from 'Lost'.
[Picture of Michelle Rodriguez]


Rodriguez, Ricco
Born 19 August 1977  (San Jose, California, USA)
American mixed martial arts champion.
[Picture of Ricco Rodriguez]


Roeder, Glenn
Born 13 December 1955  (Woodford, Essex, England)
Football manager, most recently at Newcastle United. Survived a brain tumour whilst in charge of West Ham United in 2003.
[Picture of Glenn Roeder]


Rogers, Clifford
Born 12 July 1918  (place of birth unknown)
Member of the American 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment made famous by the TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Clifford Rogers]


Rogers, Kenny
Born 21 August 1938  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Bearded country & western singer. Often mistaken for God.
[Picture of Kenny Rogers]


Rogers, Wayne
Born 7 April 1933  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
One of the stars of the TV series of 'M*A*S*H'.
[Picture of Wayne Rogers]


Rollerson, Doug
Born 14 May 1953  (Papakura, New Zealand)
Former New Zealand All Black rugby international.
[Picture of Doug Rollerson]


Rollins, Sonny
Born 7 September 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Jazz tenor saxophonist, with a long career in music.
[Picture of Sonny Rollins]


Romero, George A
Born 4 February 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
American director & writer, a fan of Zombie movies, as he has made at least 5 of them!
[Picture of George A Romero]


Rommel, Manfred
Born 24 December 1928  (Stuttgart, Germany)
Son of the World War II commander Erwin Rommel, was mayor of Stuttgart for over 20 years.
[Picture of Manfred Rommel]


Ronalde, Ronnie
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Entertainer, considered one of the World's best whistlers. We 'ave all sorts here at the DDP!
[Picture of Ronnie Ronalde]


Rooney, Mickey
Born 23 September 1920  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
The young Joe Yule, Jr. (as he was then named) had already appeared as Mickey McGuire in 50 short films by the time he was 13. He has followed a fairly busy acting schedule since then, but has never really regained the same recognition as an adult. He underwent surgery for a perforated colon in 1999, and had part of it removed, presumably leaving him with a semi-colon.
[Picture of Mickey Rooney]


Rosa, Draco
Born 27 June 1970  (Long Island, New York, USA)
[Picture of Draco Rosa]


Rosa, Lelita (Died in 1980?)
Born 19 July 1908  (São Paulo, Brazil)
Brazilian silent film actress.
[Picture of Lelita Rosa]


Rosenquist, James
Born 29 November 1933  (Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA)
Pop artist contemporary with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
[Picture of James Rosenquist]


Rosoman, Leonard Leonard Rosoman is no longer with us
Born 27 October 1913  (London, England)

Died 21 February 2012  (London, England)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
World War II artist.
[Picture of Leonard Rosoman]


Ross, Annie
Born 25 July 1930  (Mitcham. London, England)
British-born jazz vocalist with the 1950s trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.
[Picture of Annie Ross]


Ross, Diana
Born 26 March 1944  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Motown diva, of 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' fame. The former Supreme is no stranger to the law, and was recently busted for drink-driving.
[Picture of Diana Ross]


Ross, George H.
Born 6 January 1928  (place of birth unknown)
Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization.
[Picture of George H. Ross]


Ross, Jim
Born 3 January 1952  (Norman, Oklahoma, USA)
Wrestling commentator, known to his fans as "J.R.".
[Picture of Jim Ross]


Ross, Marion
Born 25 October 1928  (Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA)
Experienced American actress, perhaps best known as Marion Cunningham in 'Happy Days'.
[Picture of Marion Ross]


Rossi, Vasco
Born 7 February 1952  (Zocca, Modena, Italy)
Italian rock singer.
[Picture of Vasco Rossi]


Rossy, Yves
Born 27 August 1959  (Neuchatal, Switzerland)
First person to fly with a jet-pack powered wing on his back.
[Picture of Yves Rossy]


Roth, Philip
Born 19 March 1933  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Author of fiction. One of his best known works, rather aptly for DDP pun purposes is 'The Ghost Writer'.
[Picture of Philip Roth]


Rotter, Julian
Born 22 October 1916  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American psychologist.
[Picture of Julian Rotter]


Roubicek, George
Date and place of birth unknown
Austrian born actor, who some might recognise from 'Star Wars' as the imperial commander advising Darth Vader. Born 1935.
[Picture of George Roubicek]


Rougeau, Jacques
Born 13 June 1960  (Saint-Sulpice, Quebec, Canada)
French-Canadian professional wrestler.
[Picture of Jacques Rougeau]


Routledge, Patricia
Born 17 February 1929  (Birkenhead, Cheshire, England)
Actress & comedienne, forever remembered for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in 'Keeping Up Appearances'.
[Picture of Patricia Routledge]


Rubik, Erno
Born 13 July 1944  (Budapest, Hungary)
Puzzle designer, of Rubik's cube fame.
[Picture of Erno Rubik]


Rudorffer, Major Erich
Born 1 November 1917  (Zwochau, Sachsen, Germany)
Luftwaffe flying ace, one of the most successful ever.
[Picture of Major Erich Rudorffer]


Ruffin, Jimmy
Born 7 May 1939  (Collinsville, Mississippi, USA)
Soul singer who's best known hit was 'What Becomes of the Brokenhearted' in 1966.
[Picture of Jimmy Ruffin]


Rumsfeld, Donald
Born 9 July 1932  (Evanston, Illinois, USA)
Gaffe-prone, known known and highly controversial former secretary of defence for both Gerald Ford & George W. Bush. Hence, he is both the youngest & the oldest person to have held the position.
[Picture of Donald Rumsfeld]


Ruscha, Edward
Born 16 December 1937  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Pop artist.
[Picture of Edward Ruscha]


Rusedski, Greg
Born 6 September 1973  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Candadian-born British tennis player who was runner up in the US Open in 1997.
[Picture of Greg Rusedski]


Rush, Barbara
Born 4 January 1927  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Film and television actress whose crefdirs include 'Batman' and 'Peyton Place'.
[Picture of Barbara Rush]


Rush, Otis
Born 29 April 1935  (Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA)
Left-handed Blues guitarist, an influence on Eric Clapton.
[Picture of Otis Rush]


Ruska, Wim
Born 29 August 1940  (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Retired Olympic judo Gold Medallist.
[Picture of Wim Ruska]


Russell, William
Born 19 November 1924  (Sunderland, England)
Actor best known as Ian Chesterton in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of William Russell]


Rutherford, Ann Ann Rutherford is no longer with us
Born 2 November 1920  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Died 11 June 2012  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Film actress who was in 'Gone With The Wind' among others.
[Picture of Ann Rutherford]


Ryan, Barry
Born 23 January 1948  (place of birth unknown)
American Roman Catholic preist, convicted of molesting a six year old child in 2004. Now on Parole.
[Picture of Barry Ryan]


Ryan, Buddy
Born 17 February 1931  (Frederick, Oklahoma, USA)
Former NFL coach who twice won the Super Bowl (1969 & 1986).
[Picture of Buddy Ryan]


Ryder, Shaun
Born 23 August 1962  (Little Hulton, Greater Manchester, England)
Lead Singer for Madchester legends Happy Mondays. Recently turned up on 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here' and finished a respectable runners up.
[Picture of Shaun Ryder]


Ryder, Winona
Born 29 October 1971  (Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA)
Actress, now producer & occasional shoplifter too.
[Picture of Winona Ryder]

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