Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2013: P


Packer, D. K.
Date and place of birth unknown
According to the team that nominated him, he's one of the biggest moving companies in India. Other than that I haven't a clue who he is!
[Picture of D. K. Packer]


Pagano, Chuck
Born 2 October 1960  (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
American Football coach. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2012.
[Picture of Chuck Pagano]


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, Patti Patti Page is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1927  (Claremore, Oklahoma, USA)

Died 1 January 2013  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
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, Michael
Born 5 May 1943  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Member of Monty Python, now equally well known for his travel documentaries.
[Picture of Michael 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, Betsy
Born 1 November 1926  (East Chicago, Indiana, USA)
Actress and panel game guest extraordinaire.
[Picture of Betsy 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-Tomkinson, Tara
Born 23 December 1971  (Hampshire, England)
Bonkers socialite and reality show veteran. Made a notoriously incoherent appearance on Frank Skinner's chatshow in 1999 before being despatched to the Priory.
[Picture of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson]


Panahi, Jafar
Born 11 July 1960  (Mianeh, Iran)
Iranian film director.
[Picture of Jafar Panahi]


Panerai, Rolando
Born 17 October 1924  (Campi Bisenzio, Italy)
Italian baritone opera singer.
[Picture of Rolando Panerai]


Papas, Irene
Born 3 September 1926  (Chiliomodi, Corinthia, Greece)
Greek film actress.
[Picture of Irene Papas]


Papoulias, Karolos
Born 4 June 1929  (Ioannina, Greece)
President of Greece since 2005.
[Picture of Karolos Papoulias]


Pardee, Jack Jack Pardee is no longer with us
Born 19 April 1936  (Exira, Iowa, USA)

Died 1 April 2013  (Denver, Colorado, USA)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Former American football coach.
[Picture of Jack Pardee]


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


Parker, Eleanor Eleanor Parker is no longer with us
Born 26 June 1922  (Cedarville, Ohio, USA)

Died 9 December 2013  (Palm Springs, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Versatile, Oscar nominated actress.
[Picture of Eleanor Parker]


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


Parkinson, Robin
Born 25 October 1929  (Coventry, England)
Actor who some might recognise for his appearances in oodles of sitcoms and that slightly stuttering delivery he used to do.
[Picture of Robin Parkinson]


Parrado, Nando
Born 9 December 1949  (Montevideo, Uruguay)
Man who survived the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 in 1972 which was immortalised in the film 'Alive' some twenty years later.
[Picture of Nando Parrado]


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]


Pärt, Arvo
Born 11 September 1935  (Paide, Järva County, Estonia)
Estonian classical music composer.
[Picture of Arvo Pärt]


Parton, Dolly
Born 19 January 1946  (Sevierville, Tennessee, USA)
Country music singer whose name was used for the first cloned sheep because its genetic material was taken from a mammary gland.
[Picture of Dolly Parton]


Pasco, Richard
Born 18 July 1926  (London, England)
Actor. According to the team who picked him: "Veteran theatre actor with the RSC and the National, he appeared in the original production of The Entertainer opposite Lawrence Olivier. He is married to Barbara Leigh-Hunt who played Lady Catherine de Burgh in the 1995 BBC Pride & Prejudice"...
[Picture of Richard Pasco]


Patachou, (singer)
Born 18 June 1918  (France)
[Picture of (singer) Patachou]


Pathammavong, Sounthone
Born in Vientiane, Laos  (exact date unknown)
Prime Minister of Laos for just 7 days in 1960. Later the Laos army chief-of-staff. Born 1911. Conflicting evidence as to whether he is still alive or not.
[Picture of Sounthone Pathammavong]


Pattakos, Stylianos
Born 8 November 1912  (Rethymno Prefecture, Crete, Greece)
One of the principle leaders of the Greek military junta from 1967 to 1974.
[Picture of Stylianos Pattakos]


Patten, Marguerite
Born 4 November 1915  (Bath, Somerset, England)
Cooking writer and arguably the first TV celebrity chef.
[Picture of Marguerite Patten]


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


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]


Paz Zamora, Jaime
Born 15 April 1939  (Cochabamba, Bolivia)
President of Bolivia from 1989-1993.
[Picture of Jaime Paz Zamora]


Pearce, Jacqueline
Born 20 December 1943  (Woking, Surrey, England)
Actress forever known for her role as the scheming Servalan in the classic 1970s sci-fi show 'Blakes 7'.
[Picture of Jacqueline Pearce]


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


Pedroza, Eusebio
Born 2 March 1953  (Panama City, Panama)
Former WBA featherweight champion, famously beaten by Barry McGuigan in 1985.
[Picture of Eusebio Pedroza]


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]


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


Pember, Ron
Born 11 April 1934  (London, England)
Prolific character actor who retired after having a stroke in 1992.
[Picture of Ron Pember]


Peña, Paco
Born 1 June 1942  (Córdoba, Spain)
Flamenco guitarist.
[Picture of Paco Peña]


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]


Perconte, Frank
Born 10 March 1917  (Joliet, Illinois, USA)
Member of the American 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment made famous by the TV Series 'Band of Brothers'. Died in October 2013 but no obit.
[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]


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


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


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]


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, 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


Persoff, Nehemiah
Born 2 August 1919  (Jerusalem, Palestine Mandate (now Israel))
Palestine-born American character actor.
[Picture of Nehemiah Persoff]


Pertwee, Bill Bill Pertwee is no longer with us
Born 21 July 1926  (Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England)

Died 27 May 2013  (Truro, Cornwall, England)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
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]


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


Petrov, Stiliyan
Born 5 July 1979  (Montana, Bulgaria)
Cancer-stricken former midfielder for Aston Villa FC.
[Picture of Stiliyan Petrov]


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, 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]


Phillips, Siân
Born 14 May 1933  (Betws, Carmathenshire, Wales)
Veteran British actress of stage, screen & TV.
[Picture of Siân Phillips]


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


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]


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


Pimenta, Simon
Born 1 March 1920  (Mumbai, India)
Archbishop of Bombay (of all places) from 1978-1996. Died in July 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Simon Pimenta]


Pinal, Silvia
Born 12 September 1931  (Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico)
Mexican film actress.
[Picture of Silvia Pinal]


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 Rowdy Roddy Piper]


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]


Pitt, Kenneth
Born 10 November 1920  (place of birth unknown)
David Bowie's former manager, a former plastic surgeon.
[Picture of Kenneth Pitt]


Platt, Marc
Born 2 December 1913  (Pasadena, California, USA)
American ballet dancer.
[Picture of Marc Platt]


Platt, Richard
Born in Northumberland, England  (exact date unknown)
Children's author.
[Picture of Richard Platt]


Plätzer, Kjersti
Born 18 January 1972  (Tysse, Norway)
Norwegian Olympic race walker.
[Picture of Kjersti Plätzer]


Plisetskaya, Maya
Born 20 November 1925  (Moscow, Russia)
Soviet-era ballerina.
[Picture of Maya Plisetskaya]


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]


Pohl, Frederik Frederik Pohl is no longer with us
Born 26 November 1919  (Texas, USA)

Died 2 September 2013  (Palatine, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Writer, publisher & literary agent.
[Picture of Frederik Pohl]


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]


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 Ida Pollock is no longer with us
Born 12 April 1908  (Lewisham, Kent, England)

Died 3 December 2013  (Plymouth, Devon, England)

Age at death: 105  (read death notice)
Romantic novelist.
[Picture of Ida Pollock]


Pomsel, Brunhilde
Date and place of birth unknown
Secretary to Nazi propaganda overlord Joseph Goebbels. Came out of the woodwork in 2011. Born c. 1910.
[Picture of Brunhilde Pomsel]


Popovic, Radi
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally ill father of golfer Daniel Popovic.
[Picture of Radi Popovic]


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


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


Posada Carriles, Luis
Born 15 February 1928  (Cienfuegos, Cuba)
Cuban-born anti-communist former agent for the CIA. His work against the so-called enemies of freedom has resulted in him having a criminal record a mile long.
[Picture of Luis Posada Carriles]


Post, Ted Ted Post is no longer with us
Born 31 March 1918  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 20 August 2013  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
American film and TV director.
[Picture of Ted Post]


Powell, Colin
Born 5 April 1937  (New York, New York, USA)
US Army general who worked under Bush I during Gulf War I, and later became Secretary of State under Bush II, taking the country into Gulf War II. Underwent surgery for prostate cancer in December 2003. Cannot pronounce his own name.
[Picture of Colin Powell]


Powell, Nosher Nosher Powell is no longer with us
Born 15 August 1928  (London, England)

Died 20 April 2013  (London, England)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Actor and stuntman, often employed as the 'heavy' in many UK TV shows and films.
[Picture of Nosher Powell]


Power, Cat
Born 21 January 1972  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
American singer-songwriter who was briefly fashionable in the mid-nineties.
[Picture of Cat Power]


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]


Prawer Jhabvala, Ruth Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is no longer with us
Born 7 May 1927  (Cologne, Germany)

Died 3 April 2013  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Booker Prize-winning novelist.
[Picture of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala]


Prescott, Steve Steve Prescott is no longer with us
Born 26 December 1973  (St. Helens, Merseyside, England)

Died 9 November 2013  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 39  (read death notice)
Ex-St Helens rugby league player, now battling cancer.
[Picture of Steve Prescott]


Presle, Micheline
Born 22 August 1922  (Paris, France)
French film actress.
[Picture of Micheline Presle]


Presley, Reg Reg Presley is no longer with us
Born 12 June 1941  (Andover, Hampshire, England)

Died 4 February 2013  (Andover, Hampshire, England)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Lead singer of 1960s band The Troggs.
[Picture of Reg Presley]


Press, Tamara
Born 10 May 1937  (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Olympic shot put champion for the Soviet Union in 1960 & 1964. Long rumoured to have been a man although this has never been proven.
[Picture of Tamara Press]


Price, Dolours Dolours Price is no longer with us
Born 21 June 1951  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Died 23 January 2013  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
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.
[Picture of Dolours Price]


Price, John Henry Charles
Born 4 November 1939  (place of birth unknown)
Fugitive drug smuggler for the last 15 years.
[Picture of John Henry Charles 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, 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 Ray Price is no longer with us
Born 12 January 1926  (Perryville, Texas, USA)

Died 16 December 2013  (Mount Pleasant, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
American country & western singer and 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 Erich Priebke is no longer with us
Born 29 July 1913  (Hennigsdorf, Brandenburg, Germany)

Died 12 October 2013  (Rome, Italy)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Provan, Davie
Born 8 May 1956  (Gourock, Scotland)
Former Celtic and Scotland footballer. Played for the Hoops and won several titles despite being a boyhood Rangers fan.
[Picture of Davie Provan]


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.
[Picture of David Prowse]


Prudhomme, Paul
Born 13 July 1940  (Opelousas, Louisiana, USA)
Rotund American chef, best known for his Cajun cooking.
[Picture of Paul Prudhomme]


Pryce, Jonathan
Born 1 June 1947  (Holywell, Flintshire, Wales)
Highly rated actor probably still best recognised as the hapless Sam Lowry in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult classic 'Brazil'.
[Picture of Jonathan Pryce]


Psy, (singer)
Born 31 December 1977  (Seoul, South Korea)
Korean "K-pop" singer who had a phenomenal hit in 2012 with 'Gangnam Style', complete with annoying dance routine.
[Picture of (singer) Psy]


Pugacheva, Natalya
Born 28 November 1935  (Buranovo, Russia)
Oldest member of the musical group Buranovskiye Babushki, the so-called "Buranovo Grannies", who threatened to win the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
[Picture of Natalya Pugacheva]


Pullein-Thompson, Diana
Born 1 October 1925  (place of birth unknown)
Writer along with her sister Jospehine of several pony books for young girls.
[Picture of Diana Pullein-Thompson]


Pullein-Thompson, Josephine
Born 3 April 1924  (place of birth unknown)
Writer along with her sister Diana of several pony books for young girls.
[Picture of Josephine Pullein-Thompson]


Pulver, Liselotte
Born 11 October 1929  (Bern, Switzerland)
Swiss actress who made her mark in German cinema in the 1960s.
[Picture of Liselotte Pulver]


Punk, CM
Born 26 October 1978  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Professional wrestler for WWE. The CM stands for Chick Magnet.
[Picture of CM Punk]


Purdy, Debbie
Born 5 April 1963  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Multiple Sclerosis patient who is fighting for her right for assisted suicide.
[Picture of Debbie Purdy]


Pursey, Jimmy
Born 9 February 1955  (Hersham, Surrey, England)
Punk musician with Sham 69.
[Picture of Jimmy Pursey]


Pusztai, Árpád
Born 8 September 1930  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian scientist who publicly questioned the use of genetic modification.
[Picture of Árpád Pusztai]


Pyatchenko, Valentina
Born 21 October 1937  (place of birth unknown)
Member of the so-called "Russian grannies" who took part in the 2012 Eurovision song contest.
[Picture of Valentina Pyatchenko]


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'.
[Picture of Thomas Pynchon]

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