Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2013: C


Caballé, Montserrat
Born 12 April 1933  (Barcelona, Spain)
Opera singer, who famously sung 'Barcelona' with Freddie Mercury, which became the signature tune of the 1992 Olympics.
[Picture of Montserrat Caballé]


Caccia Dominioni, Luigi
Born 7 December 1913  (Milan, Italy)
Italian architect.
[Picture of Luigi Caccia Dominioni]


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]


Cairney, John
Born 16 February 1930  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish actor who apeared in the original Titanic film 'A Night to Remember'.
[Picture of John Cairney]


Calaway, Mark
Born 24 March 1965  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Professional wrestler known as 'The Undertaker'.
[Picture of Mark Calaway]


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


Cale, JJ JJ Cale is no longer with us
Born 5 December 1938  (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)

Died 26 July 2013  (La Jolla, California, USA)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Laid back blues and rock guitarist.
[Picture of JJ Cale]


Cale, John
Born 9 March 1942  (Garnant, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales)
Another of OoO's great living Welshman, of which The Man In Black shares those sentiments. Cale has been in music for aeons - as a composer, producer & songwriter. But to most people, best remembered for his distinctive sounds as he played the harpsichord, keyboards, piano, viola, organs & bass (not all at the same time) as part of The Velvet Underground.
[Picture of John Cale]


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


Calvert, John John Calvert is no longer with us
Born 5 August 1911  (New Trenton, Indiana, USA)

Died 27 September 2013  (Lancaster, California, USA)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Magician and actor. Played the Falcon in the titular 1940s film series.
[Picture of John Calvert]


Cameron, Earl
Born 8 August 1917  (Pembroke, Bermuda)
Pioneering actor who helped raised the profile of black actors in the UK in the 1960s.
[Picture of Earl Cameron]


Campbell, Alan Alan Campbell is no longer with us
Born 24 May 1917  (place of birth unknown)

Died 30 June 2013  (London, England)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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]


Campert, Remco
Born 29 July 1929  (The Hague, Netherlands)
Dutch poet.
[Picture of Remco Campert]


Camping, Harold Harold Camping is no longer with us
Born 19 July 1921  (Boulder, Colorado, USA)

Died 14 December 2013  (Alameda, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Christian broadcaster who in 2011 forecast the end of the World would be on May 21st 2011. Finally met his own apocalypse in December 2013...
[Picture of Harold Camping]


Canestri, Giovanni
Born 30 September 1918  (Castelspina, Italy)
Roman catholic cardinal. Archbishop of Genoa from 1987-1995.
[Picture of Giovanni Canestri]


Canfield, Mary Grace
Born 3 September 1924  (Rochester, New York, USA)
Actress best known for playing the butter-fingered carpenter Ralph Monroe in the US sitcom 'Green Acres'. Despite the name and the profession, she was a female character!
[Picture of Mary Grace Canfield]


Cannon, Nick
Born 8 October 1980  (San Diego, California, USA)
Actor and rapper who is married to Mariah Carey.
[Picture of Nick Cannon]


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]


Cantona, Eric
Born 24 May 1966  (Marseille, France)
Charismatic, kung-fu kicking, erudite ex-footballer with Manchester United & France.
[Picture of Eric Cantona]


Cao, Zheng
Born 9 July 1966  (Shanghai, China)
Chinese-born mezzo-soprano. Had a relationship with actor Troy Donahue before his death in 2001. Died in February 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Zheng Cao]


Capovilla, Loris Francesco
Born 14 October 1915  (Pontelongo, Italy)
Roman catholic prelate. Was personal papal secretary to Pope John XXIII.
[Picture of Loris Francesco Capovilla]


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]


Card, Orson Scott
Born 24 August 1951  (Richland, Washington, USA)
Science fiction author.
[Picture of Orson Scott Card]


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


Carey, Alison
Date and place of birth unknown
Estranged sister of soul singer Mariah Carey. Born c. 1961.
[Picture of Alison Carey]


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


Carle, Eric
Born 25 June 1929  (Syracuse, New York, USA)
Children's author and illustrator best known for the 1969 book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.
[Picture of Eric Carle]


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]


Carluccio, Antonio
Born 19 April 1937  (Vietri sul Mare, Italy)
Chubby restaurateur behind the eponymous Carluccio's chain. Born 1937.
[Picture of Antonio Carluccio]


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 Anthony Caro is no longer with us
Born 8 March 1924  (New Malden, Surrey, England)

Died 23 October 2013  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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]


Carpenter, Scott Scott Carpenter is no longer with us
Born 1 May 1925  (Boulder, Colorado, USA)

Died 10 October 2013  (Denver, Colorado, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Former astronaut & test pilot for NASA, the 4th man in Space, the 2nd man to orbit the Earth.
[Picture of Scott Carpenter]


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]


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 Ł9.7m on the National Lottery in 2002, but has apparently managed to blow the lot already, whilst racking up numerous convictions and a prison sentence.
[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]


Carroll, Ronnie
Born 18 August 1934  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Northern Irish singer and would-be politician.
[Picture of Ronnie Carroll]


Carroll, Ted
Date and place of birth unknown
Record label founder and manager of Irish rock legends Thin Lizzy.
[Picture of Ted Carroll]


Carrott, Jasper
Born 14 March 1945  (Acocks Green, Birmingham, England)
Comedian & game show presenter - real name Robert Davis.
[Picture of Jasper Carrott]


Carter, Jimmy
Born 1 October 1924  (Plains, Georgia, USA)
Peanut-farming President of the US of A from 1977-81.
[Picture of Jimmy Carter]


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


Carter, Rubin "Hurricane"
Born 6 May 1937  (Clifton, New Jersey, USA)
Middleweight boxer whose 1967 conviction for triple murder was quashed in 1985. Was subject of Bob Dylan's 'Hurricane' in 1975.
[Picture of Rubin


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


Casey, Harry Wayne
Born 31 January 1951  (Opa-Locka, Florida, USA)
Founder of the hit disco band KC and the Sunshine Band.
[Picture of Harry Wayne Casey]


Cash, Tabatha
Born 27 December 1973  (Saint Denis, Paris, France)
French former pornographic actress.
[Picture of Tabatha 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, David
Born 12 April 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor and singer-songwriter. Became a teen heart-throb in the 1970s after shooting to fame in 'The Partridge Family'.
[Picture of David Cassidy]


Castro, Fidel
Born 13 August 1926  (Mayari, Cuba)
Lawyer and political activist who overthrew the military dictatorship of Cuba in 1959 and declared himself leader. A Marxist-Leninist and sworn enemy of the USA ever since the 1961 Bay of Pigs incident. Finally resigned from leadership in 2008.
[Picture of Fidel Castro]


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


Catherine, Princess
Born 9 January 1982  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
Wife of Prince William.
[Picture of Princess Catherine]


Cathy, S. Truett
Born 14 March 1921  (Eatonton, Georgia, USA)
Businessman. Founder of the Chick-fil-A fast food chain.
[Picture of S. Truett Cathy]


Cavalli-Sforza, Luigi Luca
Born 25 January 1922  (Genoa, Italy)
Italian geneticist. Professor emeritus at Stanford University in the USA.
[Picture of Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza]


Cavani, Liliana
Born 12 January 1937  (Carpi, Modena, Italy)
Italian film director, best known for her 1974 film 'The Night Porter', starring Dirk Bogarde.
[Picture of Liliana Cavani]


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


Cecil, Henry Henry Cecil is no longer with us
Born 11 January 1943  (Aberdeen, Scotland)

Died 11 June 2013  (Cambridge, England)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Incredibly successful horse racing trainer, with wins in the UK & internationally.
[Picture of Henry Cecil]


Cellier, Peter
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor who specialised in playing officious, establishment figures in series such as 'Yes, Minister'. Born 1928.
[Picture of Peter Cellier]


Cera, Michael
Born 7 June 1988  (Brampton, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian actor, best known for gawky roles in films such as 'Superbad' and 'Juno'.
[Picture of Michael Cera]


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]


Ceulemans, Raymond
Born 12 July 1937  (Lier, Belgium)
Prolifically successful three-cushion billiards player.
[Picture of Raymond Ceulemans]


Chadwick, Rev Owen
Born 20 May 1916  (Cambridge, England)
Professor, clergyman & theological historian.
[Picture of Rev Owen Chadwick]


Chalmers, Judith
Born 10 October 1936  (Stockport, Cheshire, England)
Former presenter of "Wish You Were Here?" Urban legend in the Costa Blanca says she fell off a train (The Lemon Express), stinking drunk after enjoying copious amounts of champagne & then refilmed her "actual" footage 2 days later when she recovered. However this was never proved....
[Picture of Judith Chalmers]


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]


Chamorro, Violeta
Born 18 October 1929  (Rivas, Nicaragua)
First female president of Nicaragua in 1990, following the ousting of Daniel Ortega's Sandanista regime.
[Picture of Violeta Chamorro]


Chand, Karam
Born in Punjab, India  (exact date unknown)
One half of Britain's longest married couple with his wife Kartari. Born 1905.
[Picture of Karam Chand]


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


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


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]


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 Middlesborough, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United and the Republic of Ireland, before retiring in 1995.
[Picture of Jack Charlton]


Charlton, Michael
Born 1 May 1927  (Sydney, Australia)
Australian broadcaster, best known as reporter on British news programme 'Panorama' in the 1960s and 70s.
[Picture of Michael Charlton]


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


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


Chatterjee, Basu
Born 10 January 1930  (Ajmer, Rajasthan, India)
Indian film director.
[Picture of Basu Chatterjee]


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


Chavez, Hugo Hugo Chavez is no longer with us
Born 28 July 1954  (Sabaneta, Barinas, Venezuela)

Died 5 March 2013  (Caracas, Venezuela)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
President of Venezuela from 1999 to his death in 2013.
[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]


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]


Cheli, Giovanni
Born 4 October 1918  (Turin, Italy)
Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations from 1973-1986. Died in February 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Giovanni Cheli]


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]


Chiklis, Michael
Born 30 August 1963  (Lowell, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor best known as the uncompromising detective Vic Mackey in 'The Shield'.
[Picture of Michael Chiklis]


Chin, Tsai
Born 30 November 1936  (Tianjin, China)
Chinese actress who appeard in the 'Fu Manchu' films with Christopher Lee.
[Picture of Tsai Chin]


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]


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


Chomsky, Noam
Born 7 December 1928  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Leading professor of linguistics, who has also written and lectured widely on subjects as diverse as philosophy and US foreign policy. Holds honorary degrees from over 20 universities.
[Picture of Noam Chomsky]


Chong, Tommy
Born 24 May 1938  (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
One half of the stoner comedy duo Cheech and Chong.
[Picture of Tommy Chong]


Chrétien, Jean
Born 11 January 1934  (Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada)
French-Canadian politician. Was Prime Minister of Canada for ten years.
[Picture of Jean Chrétien]


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


Churchman, Ysanne
Born 14 May 1925  (Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England)
Actress, best known as the voice of Grace Archer in 'The Archers' and was famously killed off in 1955 on the same night as the launch of ITV.
[Picture of Ysanne Churchman]


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


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


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]


Cioffi, Charles
Born 31 October 1935  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor who played characters on both sides of the law in numerous cop shows on TV.
[Picture of Charles Cioffi]


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, 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, Roy
Born 15 April 1933  (Meherrin, Virginia, USA)
Influential country musician and the cohost of 'Hee Haw'. Still touring
[Picture of Roy Clark]


Clark, Steve
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  (exact date unknown)
Tap dancer who formed a successful partnership with his brother Jack, who died in 2009. Born 1924.
[Picture of Steve Clark]


Clark, William P. William P. Clark is no longer with us
Born 23 October 1931  (Oxnard, California, USA)

Died 10 August 2013  (Shandon, California, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
American Deputy Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan.
[Picture of William P. Clark]


Clarke, Allan
Born 5 April 1942  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
Singer with 1960s pop giants The Hollies.
[Picture of Allan 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, Lenny
Born 16 September 1953  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Comedian and actor.
[Picture of Lenny 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, Alden W. Alden W. Clausen is no longer with us
Born 17 February 1923  (Hamilton, Illinois, USA)

Died 21 January 2013  (Burlingame, California, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
President of the World Bank from 1981-1986.
[Picture of Alden W. Clausen]


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]


Clay, Brodus
Born 21 February 1980  (Pasadena, California, USA)
Hulking 6ft 7in wrestler. Born George Murdoch.
[Picture of Brodus 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]


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


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]


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]


Clément, Arnaud
Born 17 December 1977  (Aix-en-Provence, France)
Retired French tennis player. Reached the Australian Open final in 2001, losing to the legendary Andre Agassi.
[Picture of Arnaud Clément]


Clerides, Glafcos Glafcos Clerides is no longer with us
Born 24 April 1919  (Nicosia, Cyprus)

Died 15 November 2013  (Nicosia, Cyprus)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
President of Cyprus from 1993-2003.
[Picture of Glafcos Clerides]


Cliburn, Van Van Cliburn is no longer with us
Born 12 July 1934  (Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)

Died 27 February 2013  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
American pianist who won the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition of 1958, in Moscow of all places.
[Picture of Van Cliburn]


Clifford, Keith
Born 20 June 1938  (Halifax, Yorkshire, England)
Actor who played Billy Hardcastle in 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
[Picture of Keith Clifford]


Clifford, Max
Born 6 April 1943  (Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England)
Publicist to the rich and famous, and to those who want to achieve both in 15 minutes.
[Picture of Max Clifford]


Clinton, Bill
Born 19 August 1946  (Hope, Arkansas, USA)
Sax-playing ex-US President (1993-2001).
[Picture of Bill Clinton]


Clinton, George
Born 22 July 1940  (Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA)
Funk & soul musician & keyboard player, well known for his flamboyant style & hair.
[Picture of George 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]


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]


Clout, Ismena
Date and place of birth unknown
Another one of those successful women-cum cancer sufferers-cum bloggers. See Lisa Lynch et al. Born c.1975.
[Picture of Ismena Clout]


Coase, Ronald Ronald Coase is no longer with us
Born 29 December 1910  (Willesden, London, England)

Died 2 September 2013  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
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]


Cobain, Frances Bean
Born 18 August 1992  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Only daughter of the late Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love.
[Picture of Frances Bean Cobain]


Cobb, Jimmy
Born 20 January 1929  (Washington, D.C., USA)
Jazz drummer who played on Miles Davis' classic 1959 album 'Kind of Blue'.
[Picture of Jimmy Cobb]


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]


Cohen, Horace
Born 15 October 1971  (New York, USA)
Dutch comedian and actor.
[Picture of Horace Cohen]


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


Cole, Cheryl
Born 30 June 1983  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Girls Aloud singer & now a judge on the 'X-Factor'.
[Picture of Cheryl 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, Lily
Born 27 December 1987  (Torquay, Devon, England)
Doll-faced model, actress and arts graduate.
[Picture of Lily Cole]


Cole, Paula
Born 5 April 1968  (Rockport, Massachusetts, USA)
Singer-songwriter whose biggest hit (in the US) came in 1997 with 'Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?'
[Picture of Paula Cole]


Coleman, David David Coleman is no longer with us
Born 26 April 1926  (Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England)

Died 21 December 2013  (Berkshire, England)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
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]


Colley, Kenneth
Born 7 December 1937  (Manchester, England)
Recognisable, sad-eyed character actor. Played Admiral Piett in two 'Star Wars' films and was the mysterious "accordian man" in the classic BBC drama 'Pennies from Heaven' in 1978.
[Picture of Kenneth Colley]


Collier, Norman Norman Collier is no longer with us
Born 25 December 1925  (Kingston upon Hull, England)

Died 14 March 2013  (Brough, Yorkshire, England)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
"Comedian" of sorts - the fellow who did those chicken impersonations & the faulty microphone gag. Incredibly, some people found him funny!
[Picture of Norman Collier]


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


Collins, Joan
Born 23 May 1933  (London, England)
Mutton-dressed-as-lamb actress, veteran of over 80 films spanning half a century, not to mention 'Dynasty'. Random fact: her first husband Maxwell Reed tried to sell her to an Arab sheik for Ł10,000, just seven months after their wedding in 1952.
[Picture of Joan Collins]


Collins, Justin Lee
Born 28 July 1974  (Bristol, England)
Shaggy-haired comedian, known for his 'Friday Night Project' TV show with Alan Carr. Greatly amused the public with his dodgy relationship troubles for which he ended up in court in 2012.
[Picture of Justin Lee 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]


Colón, Míriam
Born 20 August 1936  (Ponce, Puero Rico)
Puerto Rican actress who formed the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York City.
[Picture of Míriam Colón]


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]


Condé, Alpha
Born 4 March 1938  (Boké, Guinea)
President of Guinea since 2010.
[Picture of Alpha Condé]


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


Connell, Jr., Evan S. Evan S. Connell, Jr. is no longer with us
Born 17 August 1924  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)

Died 10 January 2013  (Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


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


Contostavlos, Tulisa
Born 13 July 1988  (London, England)
Singer with urban pop group N-Dubz before joining 'The X Factor' judging panel in 2011.
[Picture of Tulisa Contostavlos]


Conway, Tim
Born 15 December 1933  (Willoughby, Ohio, USA)
American character actor who appeared alongside Ernest Borgnine in the sitcom McHale's Navy.
[Picture of Tim Conway]


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]


Cooley, Denton
Born 22 August 1920  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Pioneering heart surgeon, best known for performing the first successful heart transplant in the United States.
[Picture of Denton Cooley]


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, Anderson
Born 3 June 1967  (New York City, New York, USA)
Journalist and anchor for CNN.
[Picture of Anderson 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]


Coopwood, Jeff
Born 29 June 1958  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor mainly employed for voiceovers.
[Picture of Jeff Coopwood]


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, Anton
Born 21 March 1917  (place of birth unknown)
Conductor and uncle of film director Frances Ford Coppola.
[Picture of Anton Coppola]


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]


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


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]


Cornforth, John
Born 7 September 1917  (Sydney, Australia)
Scientist, a chemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1975. Died in December 2013 but no obit.
[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)
Mexican serial killer, jailed in 1973 for the murders of 25 labourers in California. Born c. 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]


Cottier, Georges
Born 25 April 1922  (Céligny, Switzerland)
Swiss cardinal in the roman catholic church.
[Picture of Georges Cottier]


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]


Covay, Don
Born 24 March 1938  (Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA)
American R&B singer.
[Picture of Don Covay]


Cowell, Roberta
Born 8 April 1918  (London, England)
Racing driver who became Britain's first male to female transgender person in 1951. Looks like she may have died in 2011 so no points...
[Picture of Roberta Cowell]


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


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


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


Craig, Daniel
Born 2 March 1968  (Chester, England)
Actor, the sixth (and some might the best) to play James Bond.
[Picture of Daniel Craig]


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


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]


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, Charlotte-Letitia
Born in Newcastle, England  (exact date unknown)
Reality TV show "star". Born 1990.
[Picture of Charlotte-Letitia Crosby]


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]


Cross, Marcia
Born 25 March 1962  (Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress best known as Bree Van de Kamp in the hit noughties series 'Desperate Housewives'.
[Picture of Marcia Cross]


Crowe, Katherine
Born in Kent, England  (exact date unknown)
Terminally ill singer who in late 2012 attempted to top the UK singles chart with her recording of Charlie Chaplin's 'Smile'. Born 1975.
[Picture of Katherine Crowe]


Crowe, Martin
Born 22 September 1962  (Henderson, New Zealand)
Former New Zealand cricket international.
[Picture of Martin Crowe]


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


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


Csizsik-Csatáry, László László Csizsik-Csatáry is no longer with us
Born 4 March 1915  (Mány, Fejér County, Hungary)

Died 10 August 2013  (Budapest, Hungary)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Alleged Nazi war criminal, One of the few that still survive…
[Picture of László Csizsik-Csatáry]


Cubitt, Harry
Born 26 July 1912  (Canada)
Some old bloke called Harry. That's the problem when you have theme teams, trying to fill 'em...
[Picture of Harry Cubitt]


Culkin, Macaulay
Born 26 August 1980  (New York City, New York, USA)
Child actor who found fame in the 'Home Alone' film series before predictably drifting into relative obscurity.
[Picture of Macaulay Culkin]


Cummings, Bart
Born 14 November 1927  (Glenelg, South Australia)
Hugely successful racehorse trainer.
[Picture of Bart Cummings]


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]


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]


Currie, Louise
Born 7 April 1913  (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)
Hollywood actress from the 1940s. Died in September 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Louise Currie]


Curtis, Lettice
Born in Devon, England  (exact date unknown)
Female aviator who recieved belated gratitude for her efforts in WWII in 2008. Born 1916.
[Picture of Lettice Curtis]


Cussler, Clive
Born 15 July 1931  (Aurora, Illinois, USA)
Author, who has written many an rollicking adventure yarn.
[Picture of Clive Cussler]


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. Now trying too hard to cultivate a "raunchy" image and has seemingly introduced the phrase "twerking" into mainstream parlance.
[Picture of Miley Cyrus]

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