Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: P


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


Paget, Debra
Born 19 August 1933  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Hollywood actress who later became a born-again christian.
[Picture of Debra Paget]


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]


Paige, Yasmin
Born 24 June 1991  (London, England)
Young British actress from 'The Sarah-Jane Adventures' and 'Pramface' amongst others.
[Picture of Yasmin Paige]


Paisley, Eileen
Born in Belfast  (exact date unknown)
Wife of Norn Iron motormouth Ian Paisley. Born 1934.
[Picture of Eileen Paisley]


Paisley, Rev Ian Rev Ian Paisley is no longer with us
Born 6 April 1926  (Armagh, Northern Ireland)

Died 12 September 2014  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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, Jr. - who is also a member of the DUP.
[Picture of Rev Ian Paisley]


Palahniuk, Chuck
Born 21 February 1962  (Pasco, Washington, USA)
Novelist and essayist best known for his 1996 novel 'Fight Club', which later made into a film.
[Picture of Chuck Palahniuk]


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.
[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]


Palmolive, (musician)
Born 3 January 1955  (Granada, Spain)
Spanish-born drummer for punk pioneers The Slits and The Raincoats.
[Picture of (musician) Palmolive]


Pane, Mikill
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
English rapper who collaborated with the best-selling Ed Sheeran.
[Picture of Mikill Pane]


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


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


Pardo, Don Don Pardo is no longer with us
Born 22 February 1918  (Westfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 18 August 2014  (Tuscon, Arizona, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
US radio & television announcer for over 60 years.
[Picture of Don Pardo]


Parfitt, Rick
Born 12 October 1948  (Woking, Surrey, England)
Status to Francis Rossi's Quo; the pair of them have been belting out three-chord tricks since the 1960s, and continue to wear only blue jeans, white trainers and T-shirts.
[Picture of Rick Parfitt]


Parker, Pauline
Born 26 May 1938  (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Woman who with her friend Juliet Hulme murdered her mother in 1954. Their intense friendship and murder plot was later made into a movie, 'Heavenly Creatures', directed by Peter Jackson.
[Picture of Pauline Parker]


Parker, Trey
Born 19 October 1969  (Conifer, Colorado, USA)
Animator, writer and co-creator of cult cartoon series 'South Park', which was fashionable in about 1999.
[Picture of Trey Parker]


Parker Anderson, Dale
Date and place of birth unknown
"Emperor" of the declared micronation of the Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of the Cora Sea Islands. Why didn't he just move to Hebden Bridge like the others? Born 1965.
[Picture of Dale Parker Anderson]


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


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


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


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


Parrondo, Gil
Born 17 June 1921  (Luarca, Asturias, Spain)
Film art director who con Oscars in consecutive years (1970 & 71) for art direction in 'Patton' and then 'Nicholas and Alexandra'.
[Picture of Gil Parrondo]


Parseghian, Ara
Born 21 May 1973  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
American Football coach for Notre Dame from 1964-74.
[Picture of Ara Parseghian]


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 Richard Pasco is no longer with us
Born 18 July 1926  (London, England)

Died 12 November 2014  (Warwickshire, England)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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
[Picture of Richard Pasco]


Pate, Rupert
Born 6 September 1917  (Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA)
American football player who played offensive lineman for the Chicago Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles.
[Picture of Rupert Pate]


Patrick, Butch
Born 2 August 1953  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former child actor, known for playing Eddie Munster in 1960s sitcom 'The Munsters'.
[Picture of Butch Patrick]


Patrick, Robert
Born 5 November 1958  (Marietta, Georgia, USA)
Actor who like it or not will always be known for his role as T-1000 in 'Terminator 2'.
[Picture of Robert Patrick]


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]


Pattinson, Robert
Born 13 May 1986  (London, England)
Actor, Cedric Diggory in the 'Harry Potter' films. Now wowing the ladies as Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight' series of vampire films.
[Picture of Robert Pattinson]


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


Paxman, Jeremy
Born 11 May 1950  (Leeds, England)
Waspish presenter of 'Newsnight' who famously asked the same question to former Home Secretary Michael Howard 12 times in 1997. Retired from the Newsnight hotseat in June 2014.
[Picture of Jeremy Paxman]


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


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


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


Peacock, Trevor
Born 19 May 1931  (London, England)
Actor best known as the absent-minded Jim Trott in 'The Vicar of Dibley'. Sons Daniel and Harry are also actors.
[Picture of Trevor Peacock]


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]


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


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


Pemberton, Victor
Born 10 October 1931  (place of birth unknown)
TV writer most notably of 'Doctor Who' in the 1960s where he introduced the sonic screwdriver.
[Picture of Victor Pemberton]


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]


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 Prsident from 2007-14.
[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]


Perlman, Ron
Born 13 April 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)
Distinctive-looking actor who starred in the 'Beauty and the Beast' TV series before moving into films.
[Picture of Ron Perlman]


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


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, Katy
Born 25 October 1984  (Santa Barbara, California, USA)
Successful recording artist who was briefly married to comedian Russell Brand.
[Picture of Katy Perry]


Perry, Lee "Scratch"
Born 20 March 1936  (St Mary's, Jamaica, West Indies)
Barely sane but hugely influential reggae man.
[Picture of Lee


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


Perryman, Steve
Born 21 December 1951  (London, England)
Former Tottenham Hostpur captain and England one-cap wonder.
[Picture of Steve Perryman]


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


Peters, Evan
Born 20 January 1987  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Actor from TV anthology series 'American Horror Story'.
[Picture of Evan Peters]


Peters, Martin
Born 8 November 1943  (Plaistow, London, England)
Former West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City midfielder. One of the "Boys of '66", the England team that won the World Cup which is becoming ever more poigniantly further away from memory...
[Picture of Martin Peters]


Peters, Mary
Born 6 July 1939  (Halewood, Lancashire, USA)
Olympic gold-winning multi-eventer whose success in 1972 paved the way for the likes of Daley Thompson, Denise Lewis and Jessica Ennis-Hill to follow.
[Picture of Mary Peters]


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


Peters, Roberta
Born 4 May 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
American soprano opera singer.
[Picture of Roberta Peters]


Peterson, Gervase
Born 2 November 1969  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Reality TV contestant.
[Picture of Gervase Peterson]


Petrosino, Mike
Date and place of birth unknown
Young man from Salem with cancer. Died in February and has about as much chance of geting an obit as I have of growing a third bollock...
[Picture of Mike Petrosino]


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


Pettit, Bob
Born 12 December 1932  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
Retired basketball player. Played for the Milwaukee Hawks/St. Louis Hawks from 1954-65.
[Picture of Bob Pettit]


Petty, Richard
Born 2 July 1937  (Level Cross, North Carolina, USA)
NASCAR driver, winner of the Daytona 500 a record 7 times amongst other achievements.
[Picture of Richard Petty]


Phelps, Fred Waldron Fred Waldron Phelps is no longer with us
Born 13 November 1929  (Meridian, Mississippi, USA)

Died 19 March 2014  (Topeka, Kansas, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
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, Phil
Born 14 March 1926  (Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA)
American singer and songwriter best known for his 1959 hit 'Sea of Love'.
[Picture of Phil Phillips]


Philpott, Mick
Date and place of birth unknown
Notorious multi-fathering benefit scrounger, jailed in 2013 for the manslaughter of half his brood when a plot to discredit his mistress ended in tragedy. Born 1956.
[Picture of Mick Philpott]


Picardo, Robert
Born 27 October 1953  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor best known as the holographic Doctor in 'Star Trek: Voyager'.
[Picture of Robert Picardo]


Piccoli, Michel
Born 27 December 1925  (Paris, France)
Veteran French film actor.
[Picture of Michel Piccoli]


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


Piersall, Jimmy
Born 14 November 1929  (Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)
American baseball player whose battle with bipolar disorder was the subject of the book and film 'Fear Strikes Out'.
[Picture of Jimmy Piersall]


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]


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


Pincher, Chapman Chapman Pincher is no longer with us
Born 29 March 1914  (India)

Died 5 August 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Journalist & novelist, an expert on spy & espionage.
[Picture of Chapman Pincher]


Pineda, Rafael
Born in Cuba  (exact date unknown)
Cuban-American TV journalist and anchor.
[Picture of Rafael Pineda]


Pinsent, Gordon
Born 12 July 1930  (Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
Canadian actor.
[Picture of Gordon Pinsent]


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]


Pires, Pedro
Born 29 April 1934  (Fogo, Cape Verde)
Cape Verdes politician. Prime Minister from 1975-91 before becoming President from 2001-11.
[Picture of Pedro Pires]


Pirsig, Robert M.
Born 6 September 1928  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Writer and philospher of 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' fame.
[Picture of Robert M. Pirsig]


Pistorius, Oscar
Born 22 November 1986  (Sandton, South Africa)
Multiple paralympic champion and icon. Jailed for five years in 2014 for the manslaughter of his girlfriend on Valentines Day 2013.
[Picture of Oscar Pistorius]


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]


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


Platt, Marc Marc Platt is no longer with us
Born 2 December 1913  (Pasadena, California, USA)

Died 29 March 2014  (San Rafael, California, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
American ballet dancer.
[Picture of Marc Platt]


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


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


Pointer, Bonnie
Born 11 July 1950  (Oakland, California, USA)
Member of the sibling Pointer Sisters soul group.
[Picture of Bonnie Pointer]


Poitier, Sidney
Born 20 February 1927  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Bahamian-born actor who 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]


Pollock, Graeme
Born 27 February 1944  (Durban, Natal Province, South Africa)
Legendary South African batsman with a batting average second only to Donald Bradman.
[Picture of Graeme Pollock]


Pontius, Chris
Born 16 July 1974  (Pasadena, California, USA)
Daredevil cast member of the US TV show 'Jackass'.
[Picture of Chris Pontius]


Pooley, Olaf
Born 13 March 1914  (Poole, Dorset, England)
British actor of Danish descent, one of the few to have appeared in the 'Star Trek' and 'Doctor Who' franchises.
[Picture of Olaf Pooley]


Poots, Imogen
Born 3 June 1989  (London, England)
Actress whose big break came in the post-apocalypse sequel '28 Weeks Later' in 2007.
[Picture of Imogen Poots]


Popoff, Peter
Born 2 July 1946  (Berlin, Germany)
German American faith healer and televangelist who was exposed as a fraud by James Randi.
[Picture of Peter Popoff]


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


Porter, Shirley
Born 29 November 1930  (London, England)
Leader of Westminster council in the 1980s before being exposed for "gerrymandering" votes in by shifting Labour voters out of marginal wards hrough various property-based schemes.
[Picture of Shirley Porter]


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


Powell, Gwyneth
Born 5 July 1946  (Manchester, England)
Actress forever known as firm-but-fair headmistress Bridget McCluskey in 'Grange Hill' in the 1980s.
[Picture of Gwyneth Powell]


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


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


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]


Pressler, Menahem
Born 16 December 1923  (Magdeburg, Germany)
German-born Israeli-American pianist and a founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio.
[Picture of Menahem Pressler]


Previn, Andre
Born 6 April 1930  (Berlin, Germany)
Principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1968-79 and still best known for his appearance on 'The Morecambe and Wise Show' in 1971, lambasting Eric for "playing ALL the wong notes".
[Picture of Andre Previn]


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


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


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


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


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


Prideaux, Roger
Born 31 July 1939  (London, England)
Captain of Northamptionshire County Cricket Club since 1967-70.
[Picture of Roger Prideaux]


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]


Prime, Geoffrey
Born 21 February 1938  (place of birth unknown)
Former British spy, convicted in 1982 for espionage and child abuse and was released in 2001.
[Picture of Geoffrey Prime]


Prince, Harold
Born 30 January 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)
Successful Tony-winning theatre producer and director whose main collaborator was Stephen Sondheim.
[Picture of Harold Prince]


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]


Prine, John
Born 10 October 1946  (Maywood, Illinois, USA)
American country-folk singer.
[Picture of John Prine]


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


Prochet, Melody
Date and place of birth unknown
French musician with her band Melody's Echo Chamber.
[Picture of Melody Prochet]


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]


Prowse, David
Born 1 July 1935  (Bristol, England)
Played the physical from of Darth Vader in 'Star Wars', with James Earl Jones providing the voice. Was also the Green Cross Code man.
[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]


Pudi, Danny
Born 10 March 1979  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor best known for the role of Abed Nadir in 'Community'.
[Picture of Danny Pudi]


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]


Pugh, Tom
Born 13 March 1937  (London, England)
English cricketer. Captain of Gloucestershire from 1961-62. Was once dismissed for LBW after getting his jaw broken!
[Picture of Tom Pugh]


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 Josephine Pullein-Thompson is no longer with us
Born 3 April 1924  (London, England)

Died 19 June 2014  (London, England)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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]


Purdy, Debbie Debbie Purdy is no longer with us
Born 5 April 1963  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)

Died 23 December 2014  (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England)

Age at death: 51  (read death notice)
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]


Purves, Peter
Born 10 February 1939  (Preston, Lancashire, England)
Actor and TV presenter. Part of the immortal 'Blue Peter' trio of the 1960s alongside Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.
[Picture of Peter Purves]


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


Putin, Vladimir
Born 7 October 1952  (Leningrad (now St Petersburg again), Russia)
President of Russia, former head of the FSB (the federal security services), and before that a KGB agent in East Germany. A big fan of sambo (a Russian martial art), he was Leningrad sambo champion on a number of occasions.
[Picture of Vladimir Putin]


Putina, Vera
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman who claims that Russian president Vladimir Putin is her lost son. Born 1926.
[Picture of Vera Putina]


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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