Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: 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]


Cafferkey, Pauline
Date and place of birth unknown
British aid who contracted the deadly ebola virus in 2014. Looks to have recovered though. Born 1975.
[Picture of Pauline Cafferkey]


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]


Calatrava, Santiago
Born 28 July 1951  (Benimámet, Valencia, Spain)
Spanish architect and sculptor. Winner of the 1999 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts.
[Picture of Santiago Calatrava]


Cale, John
Born 9 March 1942  (Garnant, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales)
One of only two survivors of proto-punk legends The Velvet Underground, following Lou Reed's death in 2013.
[Picture of John Cale]


Callaghan, Garth
Date and place of birth unknown
Cancer-stricken father who made the news by writing a series of "napkin notes" to his teenage daughter. Born c. 1969.
[Picture of Garth Callaghan]


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


Callow, Simon
Born 15 June 1949  (London, England)
Stage, TV & film actor, starring in several Merchant Ivory productions. Has a tendency to play Charles Dickens at the drop of a hat.
[Picture of Simon Callow]


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, 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]


Campbell, Naomi
Born 22 May 1970  (Streatham, London, England)
Maid-beater, ex-Grange Hill extra & supermodel.
[Picture of Naomi Campbell]


Campbell, Tracyanne
Born 18 May 1974  (Scotland)
Founding member, guitarist and singer of Glasgow-based indie-pop band Camera Obscura.
[Picture of Tracyanne Campbell]


Campbell, Vivian
Born 25 August 1962  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Guitarist for rock bands Def Leppard, Thin Lizzy and Dio.
[Picture of Vivian Campbell]


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]


Canton, Neil
Born 30 May 1948  (New York City, New York, USA)
Film producer whose greatest success was the 'Back to the Future' trilogy.
[Picture of Neil Canton]


Capes, Geoff
Born 23 August 1949  (Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England)
Fomer Great Britain international shot putter and twice winner of the World's Strongest Man competition.
[Picture of Geoff Capes]


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]


Capuis, Matilde
Born 1 January 1913  (Naples, Italy)
Italian pianist.
[Picture of Matilde Capuis]


Cara, Irene
Born 18 March 1959  (New York City, New York, USA)
Singer and actress best known for the film-inspired smash hits 'Fame' and 'Flashdance…What a feeling'.
[Picture of Irene Cara]


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]


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


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, Clarke
Born 14 October 1979  (Preston, Lancashire, England)
Former journeyman footballer who later became chairman of the Professional Footballers Association. Attempted suicide shortly before Xmas 2014 by stepping in front of a lorry.
[Picture of Clarke Carlisle]


Carlisle, Mary
Born 3 February 1912  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Former film child actress & singer.
[Picture of Mary Carlisle]


Carlsson, Erik Erik Carlsson is no longer with us
Born 5 March 1929  (Trollhättan, Sweden)

Died 27 May 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
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]


Carman, (singer)
Born 19 January 1950  (Trenton, New Jersey, USA)
Christian music artist and evangelist. Born Carmelo Dominic Licciardello.
[Picture of (singer) Carman]


Carmichael, John
Born 5 October 1930  (Melbourne, Australia)
Pianist, composer and music therapist. Wrote the Concierto folklorico.
[Picture of John Carmichael]


Carne, Judy Judy Carne is no longer with us
Born 27 April 1939  (Northampton, Northamptonshire, England)

Died 3 September 2015  (Northampton, England)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
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]


Carolgees, Bob
Born 12 May 1948  (Birmingham, England)
Comedian and puppeteer. 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]


Caron, Leslie
Born 1 July 1931  (Boulogne-sur-Seine, France)
French actress and dancer.
[Picture of Leslie Caron]


Carpenter, John
Born 16 January 1948  (Carthage, New York, USA)
Film director whose had fluctuating fortunes including hits 'Halloween' and 'Escape from New York' and failures 'Assault on Precinct 13' and 'The Thing', which are now considered cult classics.
[Picture of John Carpenter]


Carpenter, Richard
Born 15 October 1946  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
One half of the successful 1970s pop sibling duo The Carpenters with his sister, the late Karen Carpenter.
[Picture of Richard Carpenter]


Carr, Alan
Born 14 June 1976  (Weymouth, Dorset, England)
Well, there's two schools of thought here. One says he's a popular, funny comedian. Others say he is an unoriginal, utterly annoying twat.
[Picture of Alan Carr]


Carr, Donald
Born 28 December 1926  (Wiesbaden, Germany)
Cricketer for Derbyshire & England.
[Picture of Donald Carr]


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 self-styled "King of Chavs" who won £9.7m on the National Lottery in 2002 before pissing it all away in the usual fashion.
[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 Ronnie Carroll is no longer with us
Born 18 August 1934  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Died 13 April 2015  (London, England)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
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]


Carter, Allister
Born 25 July 1979  (Colchester, Essex, England)
Snooker player, Runner-up in the 2008 & 2012 World Championship.
[Picture of Allister Carter]


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]


Carville, James
Born 25 October 1944  (Carville, Louisiana, USA)
Political commentator and member of the US Democratic party as well as science professor. Lead strategist of Bill Clinton's first presidential candidacy campaign.
[Picture of James Carville]


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


Casadesus, Gisèle
Born 14 June 1914  (Paris, France)
Actress. Daughter of composer Henri Casadesus.
[Picture of Gisèle Casadesus]


Case, Sue-Ellen
Date and place of birth unknown
Chair of Critical Studies in the Theatre Department in the School of Theater Film and Television at UCLA. Born 1942.
[Picture of Sue-Ellen Case]


Cash, Tommy
Born 5 April 1940  (Dyess, Arkansas, USA)
Singer-songwriter and younger brother of the Country legend Johnny Cash.
[Picture of Tommy Cash]


Casper, Billy Billy Casper is no longer with us
Born 24 June 1931  (San Diego, California, USA)

Died 7 February 2015  (Springview, Utah, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
One of the most successful golfers in the history of the PGA. Winner of 51 tournaments and three majors.
[Picture of Billy Casper]


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]


Casso, Anthony
Born 21 May 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former mafia hitman-turned whistleblower. The dirty rat…
[Picture of Anthony Casso]


Caston, Jan
Date and place of birth unknown
Jersey island-based writer. Author of 'Living with Cancer - The Year When Even The Dog Got Cancer', a book on her personal experiences with cancer. Bet you there's something wrong with her...
[Picture of Jan Caston]


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]


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


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]


Chamberlain, Richard
Born 31 March 1934  (Beverly Hills, California)
Television & film actor in both the US & the UK. Gained fame as being a heart-throb, but later admitted that he is, in fact, gay. Now lives in Hawaii.
[Picture of Richard Chamberlain]


Champion, Marge
Born 2 September 1919  (Los Angeles, California)
Dancer and choreographer, mainly for MGM in the 1940s with her husband Gower Champion.
[Picture of Marge Champion]


Chan, Jackie
Born 7 April 1954  (Hong Kong)
Actor, stuntman, pop singer & film producer. His movies are often stark raving bonkers but hugely enjoyable all the same.
[Picture of Jackie Chan]


Chan, Johnny
Born in Guangzhou, China  (exact date unknown)
Chinese-born American poker player. Born 1957.
[Picture of Johnny Chan]


Chand, Karam
Born 10 November 1905  (Punjab, India)
One half of Britain's longest married couple with his wife Kartari.
[Picture of Karam Chand]


Chand, Kartari
Born 23 November 1912  (India)
One half of the World's longest married couple.
[Picture of Kartari Chand]


Chand Saini, Nek Nek Chand Saini is no longer with us
Born 15 December 1924  (Barian Kalan, Shakargarh, Pakistan)

Died 12 June 2015  (Chandigarh, India)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Indian "outsider" artist, famed for his sculptures.
[Picture of Nek Chand Saini]


Chandler, Tyson
Born 2 October 1982  (Hanford, California, USA)
Basketball center for the Dallas Mavericks.
[Picture of Tyson Chandler]


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


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]


Charles, Prince
Born 14 November 1948  (Buckingham Palace, London, England)
Heir to the throne. An iffy DDP pick due to the longevity of his parents & grandmother.
[Picture of Prince Charles]


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) who alongside his brother Bobby won the World Cup with England in 1966. Managed the Republic of Ireland to a glorious run of major championship appearances in the 1980s/90s.
[Picture of Jack Charlton]


Chase, Leah
Born 6 January 1923  (Madisonville, Louisiana, USA)
New Orleans chef and author of several cookbooks, who advocates Creole cooking and owns a restaurant named "Dooky Chase", which was a well known gathering place for civil rights activists during the 1960s. Known as "Queen of Creole Cuisine".
[Picture of Leah Chase]


Chaturvedi, Sudhakar
Born in Balepet, India  (exact date unknown)
Indian religious leader & scholar.
[Picture of Sudhakar Chaturvedi]


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]


Checker, Chubby
Born 3 October 1941  (Spring Gulley, South Carolina, USA)
Singer, famous for his hit singles 'The Twist' and 'Let's Twist Again'.
[Picture of Chubby Checker]


Cheever, Eddie
Born 10 January 1958  (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
American former Formula 1 motor racer. Started in 132 Grand Prix between 1978 and 1989.
[Picture of Eddie Cheever]


Chegwin, Keith
Born 17 January 1957  (Liverpool, Merseyside, England)
Gratingly jovial television presenter and recovering alcoholic.
[Picture of Keith Chegwin]


Chenery, Penny
Born 27 January 1922  (New Rochelle, New York, USA)
Racehorse owner and breeder whose horse Sectretariat won the "Triple Crown" of US flat races in 1973.
[Picture of Penny Chenery]


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]


Cher, (singer/actress)
Born 20 May 1946  (El Centro, California, USA)
Singer, actress, gay icon, the "male-sounding one" out of Sonny & Cher, who, amongst many other things, has won an Oscar.
[Picture of (singer/actress) Cher]


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]


Chindamo, Learco
Born in Milan, Italy  (exact date unknown)
The killer of headmaster Philip Lawrence in 1995 when aged 15. Now released. Born August 1980.
[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]


Christopher, Sonja
Born 28 January 1937  (Olympia, Washington, USA)
Took part in the US "Survivor" series - has beaten cancer in the past.
[Picture of Sonja Christopher]


Chrysostomos II, Archbishop
Born 10 April 1941  (Cyprus)
Archbishop of Cyprus since 2006.
[Picture of Archbishop Chrysostomos II]


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


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]


Ciccolini, Aldo Aldo Ciccolini is no longer with us
Born 15 August 1925  (Naples, Italy)

Died 1 February 2015  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
[Picture of Aldo Ciccolini]


Clark, Dave
Born 15 December 1942  (London, England)
Off of The Dave Clark Five. Will he end up in bit's and pieces?
[Picture of Dave Clark]


Clark, Matt
Born 25 November 1936  (Washington D.C., USA)
American actor ('Back to the Future III').
[Picture of Matt 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, 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]


Clarke, Allan
Born 5 April 1942  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
Singer with 1960s pop giants The Hollies.
[Picture of Allan 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)
Former 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, Julian
Born 25 May 1959  (London, England)
Camp comedian, presenter and writer.
[Picture of Julian Clary]


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, Alf
Born 28 March 1941  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Film and television composer.
[Picture of Alf Clausen]


Clayton, Edward
Born 9 October 1940  (Sheffield, Staffordshire, England)
Actor, known from 1960s soap 'Crossroads'.
[Picture of Edward Clayton]


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]


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 Brian Clemens is no longer with us
Born 30 July 1931  (Croydon, Surrey, England)

Died 10 January 2015  (London, England)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
British TV producer & screenwriter, most notably for 'The Avengers'.
[Picture of Brian Clemens]


Clifford, Don "Nick"
Date and place of birth unknown
Man who helped carve the US presidents' faces on Mount Rushmore between 1938-1940. Born c. 1921.
[Picture of Don


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. Sent down for 8 years for sexual assault in May 2014.
[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, former Senator, former Secretary of State and 2008 Presidential Candidate. Wife of Bill.
[Picture of Hillary Clinton]


Close, Brian Brian Close is no longer with us
Born 24 February 1931  (Rawdon, Yorkshire, England)

Died 13 September 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Former English Test cricketer. Also enjoyed an unusually long career (1948-77) in county cricket.
[Picture of Brian Close]


Cloutier, T. J.
Born 13 October 1939  (Albany, California, USA)
Texas-based poker player. Inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2006.
[Picture of T. J. Cloutier]


Cochrane, Michael
Born 19 May 1947  (Brighton, Sussex, England)
Familiar character actor from Brit TV and film.
[Picture of Michael Cochrane]


Coe, David Allan
Born 5 September 1939  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Outlaw country music singer, best known for 'Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile', 'The Ride' and 'Longhaired Redneck'. The last one seem to be a personal prescription.
[Picture of David Allan Coe]


Cohen, Stanley
Born 17 November 1922  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American biochemist & Nobel Prize winner.
[Picture of Stanley Cohen]


Cokes, Curtis
Born 15 June 1937  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Retired boxer. World Welterweight champion from 1967-69.
[Picture of Curtis Cokes]


Cole, George George Cole is no longer with us
Born 22 April 1925  (Tooting, London, England)

Died 5 August 2015  (Reading, Berkshire, England)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
British actor, best known for his role as dodgy car dealer Arthur Daley in 'Minder'.
[Picture of George Cole]


Cole, Stephanie
Born 5 October 1941  (Solihull, Warwickshire, England)
Veteran actress who first hit fame in 1982 in the series 'Tenko' before playing Diana Trent in 'Waiting for God'. Currently part of the 'Doc Martin' ensemble.
[Picture of Stephanie Cole]


Coleman, Jaz
Born 26 February 1960  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
Lead singer of post-punk band Killing Joke.
[Picture of Jaz 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]


Collins, Edwyn
Born 23 August 1959  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Scottish musician, singer & songwriter, who amazingly overcame two serious brain haemorrhages.
[Picture of Edwyn Collins]


Collins, Gerard
Born 16 October 1938  (Abbeyfeale, County Limerick, Rep of Ireland)
Irish Fianna Fáil politician who was Minister of Foreign Affiars under Charles Haughey on two occasions.
[Picture of Gerard 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 £10,000, just seven months after their wedding in 1952.
[Picture of Joan Collins]


Collins, Judy
Born 1 May 1939  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Singer and social activist.
[Picture of Judy 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, Stephen
Born 1 October 1947  (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
American TV actor who was indicted on charges of paedophilia in 2014.
[Picture of Stephen Collins]


Colpeyn, Louisa Louisa Colpeyn is no longer with us
Born 24 February 1918  (Antwerp, Belgium)

Died 26 January 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Belgian film actress and mother of 2014 Nobel laureate in literature Parick Modiano.
[Picture of Louisa Colpeyn]


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]


Cometti, Dennis
Born 26 March 1949  (Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia)
Former Australian Rules footballer-turned commentator.
[Picture of Dennis Cometti]


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


Conley, jr., Mike
Born 11 October 1987  (Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA)
Basketball player, point guard for Memphis Grizzlies. Father Mike Conley Sr was an Olympic Triple Jump champion, fact fans…
[Picture of Mike Conley, jr.]


Connell, Lisa
Born 11 April 1979  (London, England)
Woman with an inoperable brain tumour who has spent £40,000 on plastic surgery so she could look like Demi Moore.
[Picture of Lisa Connell]


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]


Connolly, Billy
Born 24 November 1942  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish stand-up comedian, who has also acted, sung & done TV presenting. Well known for his dishevelled appearance and saying the word "jobby" a lot.
[Picture of Billy Connolly]


Connors, Mike
Born 15 August 1925  (Fresno, California, USA)
American actor, played Joe Mannix in 'Mannix'. Born Kreker Ohanian.
[Picture of Mike Connors]


Conquest, Robert Robert Conquest is no longer with us
Born 15 July 1917  (Malvern, Worcestershire, England)

Died 3 August 2015  (Palo Alto, California, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
British historian and author, particularly on the subject of Russian history.
[Picture of Robert Conquest]


Conran, Terence
Born 5 October 1931  (London, England)
Fashion designer and restaurateur.
[Picture of Terence Conran]


Constantine, Michael
Born 22 May 1927  (Reading, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor, best known for his role in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'.
[Picture of Michael Constantine]


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, Robin
Born 4 May 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
Physician and author of books on medicine and public health.
[Picture of Robin Cook]


Cook, Tim
Born 1 November 1960  (Mobile, Alabama, USA)
American businessman. Replaced the late Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple in 2011.
[Picture of Tim Cook]


Cooke, Sidney
Born 18 April 1927  (England)
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 January 1944.
[Picture of Ivan Cooper]


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  (New York City, New York, USA)
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]


Cord, Alex
Born 3 May 1933  (Gainesville, Texas, USA)
American actor best known as Archangel in 1980s action series 'Airwolf'.
[Picture of Alex Cord]


Corey, "Professor" Irwin
Born 29 July 1914  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American stand-up comedian and frequent game show panellist.
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Cornéer, Olle
Date and place of birth unknown
Swedish DJ.
[Picture of Olle Cornéer]


Cornwell, Bernard
Born 23 February 1944  (London, England)
Author of historic novels. Most notable for the novels on Napoleonic era rifleman Richard Sharpe.
[Picture of Bernard Cornwell]


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]


Corran, Andrew
Born 25 November 1936  (Norwich, England)
First-class cricketer and former captain of Nottinghamshire CCC.
[Picture of Andrew Corran]


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]


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]


Costa-Gavras, (director)
Born 12 February 1933  (Iraia, Greece)
Greek-French film director specialising in political thrillers. Best known film is probably 'Missing' starring the late Jack Lemmon from 1982.
[Picture of (director) Costa-Gavras]


Courier, Jim
Born 17 August 1970  (Sanford, Florida, USA)
Retired professional tennis player. Winner of two Australian Opens and two French Opens.
[Picture of Jim Courier]


Court, Margaret
Born 16 July 1942  (Perth, Australia)
One of the top women tennis players of the 1960s. Now a controversial figure due to her views on homosexuality in the game.
[Picture of Margaret Court]


Covay, Don Don Covay is no longer with us
Born 24 March 1938  (Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA)

Died 30 January 2015  (Franklin Square, New York USA)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
American R&B singer.
[Picture of Don Covay]


Covo, César
Born 27 April 1912  (Sofia, Bulgaria)
French-Bulgarian Republican veteran of the Spanish Civil War. Died in March 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of César Covo]


Cox, David
Born 15 July 1924  (Birmingham, England)
British statistician.
[Picture of David Cox]


Cox, Pat
Born 28 November 1952  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Irish former current affairs journalist with RTÉ. Later a TD and MEP.
[Picture of Pat Cox]


Coyne, Tom Tom Coyne is no longer with us
Born in South Shields, Durham, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 2 April 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Ex-BBC Midlands presenter. Born 1930
[Picture of Tom Coyne]


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 Yvonne Craig is no longer with us
Born 16 May 1937  (Taylorville, Illinois, USA)

Died 17 August 2015  (Pacific Palisides, California, USA)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Best remembered as Batgirl in the 1960's version of 'Batman'.
[Picture of Yvonne Craig]


Cranham, Kenneth
Born 12 December 1944  (Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland)
Highly rated character actor, best known for his roles in 'Shine on Harvey Moon' and the television version of Harold Pinter's classic play 'The Birthday Party'.
[Picture of Kenneth Cranham]


Cresson, Édith
Born 27 January 1934  (Boulogne-Billancourt, France)
French socialist politician. The only woman so far to be Prime Minister of France, from 1991-92.
[Picture of Édith Cresson]


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]


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, Kathryn
Born 3 October 1991  (Manchester, England)
English women's international cricketer.
[Picture of Kathryn Cross]


Crow, Sheryl
Born 11 February 1962  (Kennett, Missouri, USA)
American blues rock singer. Overcame breast cancer in 2006.
[Picture of Sheryl Crow]


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]


Crumb, Maxon
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  (exact date unknown)
American artist, younger brother of the better known Robert Crumb and no less eccentric. Born 1945.
[Picture of Maxon Crumb]


Cryer, Barry
Born 23 April 1935  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Prolific comedy writer and panellist on radio comedy shows.
[Picture of Barry Cryer]


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 Bart Cummings is no longer with us
Born 14 November 1927  (Glenelg, Australia)

Died 30 August 2015  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
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 Pamela Cundell is no longer with us
Born 15 January 1920  (Croydon, Surrey, England)

Died 14 February 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Best known as Mrs Fox in 'Dad's Army'.
[Picture of Pamela Cundell]


Cunningham, Neil
Born 12 June 1962  (place of birth unknown)
Racing driver, diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
[Picture of Neil Cunningham]


Cunningham, Walter
Born 16 March 1932  (Creston, Iowa, USA)
Former Astronaut. Manned the lunar module on Apollo 7 in 1968.
[Picture of Walter Cunningham]


Cuomo, Mario Mario Cuomo is no longer with us
Born 15 June 1932  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 1 January 2015  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Governor of New York from 1983-1994.
[Picture of Mario Cuomo]


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]


Curry, Julian
Born 8 December 1937  (Devon, England)
English actor, best known as the neurotic barrister Claude Erskine-Brown in 'Rumpole of the Bailey'.
[Picture of Julian Curry]


Curry, Tim
Born 19 April 1949  (Grappenhall, Warrington, England)
Actor specialising in villainous roles such as Dr. Frank N. Furter in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'.
[Picture of Tim Curry]


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]


Cygan, Pascal
Born 29 April 1974  (Lens, France)
Former Lille OSC and Arsenal FC central defender.
[Picture of Pascal Cygan]


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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