Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: P


Pacheco, Ferdie
Born 8 December 1927  (Tampa, Florida, USA)
Corner man for numerous boxers, including Muhammad Ali.
[Picture of Ferdie Pacheco]


Pacino, Al
Born 25 April 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
Legendary Hollywood actor who first came to prominence in 'The Godfather' in 1972.
[Picture of Al Pacino]


Packer, J. I.
Born 22 July 1926  (Gloucester, England)
Christian theologian.
[Picture of J. I. 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, 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]


Pagnol, Jacqueline
Born 6 October 1926  (Malakoff, Seine, France)
Actress widow of novelist Marcel Pagnol.
[Picture of Jacqueline Pagnol]


Pahlavi, Princess Ashraf
Born 26 October 1919  (Tehran, Iran)
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]


Pakvasa, Poornima Arvind
Born 5 October 1913  (Gujarat, India)
Indian freedom protester, who was imprisoned together with Mahatma Gandhi's wife, Kasturba, and later became a social activist for her home region of Gujarat. Known as "Didi of the Dangs".
[Picture of Poornima Arvind Pakvasa]


Palafox, Antonio
Born 8 April 1938  (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Former tennis player. Won the doubles at the U.S. Open in 1962 and at Wimbledon in 1963. Also the former coach of John McEnroe.
[Picture of Antonio Palafox]


Palat, Divya
Born in India  (exact date unknown)
Former Hindi actress, now an award-winning director and producer of theatre plays.
[Picture of Divya Palat]


Palin, Sarah
Born 11 February 1964  (Sandpoint, Idaho, USA)
Former governor of Alaska and US Vice Presidential candidate in 2008. Now figurehead of the ridiculous 'Tea Party' movement.
[Picture of Sarah Palin]


Palme, Lisbet
Born 14 March 1931  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Former Chairperson of UNICEF and widow of assassinated Swedish PM Olof Palme.
[Picture of Lisbet Palme]


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 Betsy Palmer is no longer with us
Born 1 November 1926  (East Chicago, Indiana, USA)

Died 29 May 2015  (Danbury, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


Papaoulia, Angeliki
Born in Athens, Greece  (exact date unknown)
Greek actress, starring in films like 'Dogtooth'. Founder of the blitz theattre group. Born 1975.
[Picture of Angeliki Papaoulia]


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


Papert, Seymour
Born 1 March 1928  (Pretoria, South Africa)
Computer scientist, a pivotal name behind artificial intelligence & computers. Badly hurt in a traffic accident in Vietnam in 2006 and is making a very slow recovery.
[Picture of Seymour Papert]


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


Paredes, Providencia Providencia Paredes is no longer with us
Born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic  (exact date unknown)

Died 18 March 2015  (Washington D. C., USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Personal assistant to former US Presidential first lady Jackie Kennedy.
[Picture of Providencia Paredes]


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 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]


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, King
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA  (exact date unknown)
Former professional wrestler, aka Iceman King Parsons. Born in 1949.
[Picture of King 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]


Parviainen, Päivö
Born 19 June 1912  (Joensuu, Finnland)
Finnish Lutheran priest and missionary, known as expert on Chinese culture.
[Picture of Päivö Parviainen]


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]


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 Marguerite Patten is no longer with us
Born 4 November 1915  (Bath, Somerset, England)

Died 4 June 2015  (London, England)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
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]


Paul, Art
Born 18 January 1925  (Chicago, Illinous, USA)
Graphics designer, invented the Playboy rabbits-head logo.
[Picture of Art Paul]


Paul, Swaj
Born 18 February 1931  (Jalandhar, Punjab, India)
Baron Paul of Marylebone. Business magnate and life peer, close friend to Gordon Brown.
[Picture of Swaj Paul]


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 Cynthia Payne is no longer with us
Born 24 December 1932  (Bognor, Sussex, England)

Died 15 November 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
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, Dave
Born 2 November 1947  (Acocks Green, Birmingham, England)
Folk music producer and instrumentalist, long-time bassist for the electric folk band Fairport Convention.
[Picture of Dave 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]


Pei-tsun, Hau
Born 13 July 1919  (Yancheng, Kiangsu, China)
Former high-ranking politician in the Republic of China, AKA Taiwan. Served as Commander of the Army (1978-1981), Chief of the General Stuff of the Armed forces (1981-1989), Minister of National Defense (1989-1990) and Prime Minister (1990-1993).
[Picture of Hau Pei-tsun]


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


Peng, Li
Born 20 October 1928  (Shanghai, China)
Premier of the People's Republic of China from 1988-1998.
[Picture of Li Peng]


Penn, June
Born in Brighton, East Sussex, England  (exact date unknown)
Astrologer in TV & radio. Born around 1928.
[Picture of June Penn]


Percival, Lance Lance Percival is no longer with us
Born 26 July 1933  (Sevenoaks, Kent, England)

Died 6 January 2015  (London, England)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
First famous in 'That Was The Week That Was'. Later in a whole host of TV shows & films.
[Picture of Lance Percival]


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 President 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]


Perkins, Sue
Born 22 September 1969  (East Dulwich, London, England)
Comedian and co-presenter of 'The Great British Bake Off'.
[Picture of Sue 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, 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]


Persico, Carmine
Born 8 August 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
Mafioso. Since 1973 boss of the Colombo crime family, one of the five families of La Cosa Nostra in New York. He is known as "Junior", "The Snake" or "Immortal", has overseen numerous gang wars and murders and has been serving a 139-year sentence in federal prison since 1987. So he spent most of his time as head of the family in prison.
[Picture of Carmine Persico]


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


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


Petrucciani, Loana
Born 30 August 1977  (Cannes, France)
Reality television personality, winner of 'Big Brother' and Finalist of the only season of 'Je suis une célébrité, sortez-moi de là!' the French version of 'I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here!' Calls herself an "actress".
[Picture of Loana Petrucciani]


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]


Phelps, Edmund
Born 26 July 1933  (Evanston, Illinois, USA)
Economist, who was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize on economic sciences in 2006 for his analysis of inter-temporal tradeoffs in macroeconomic policy.
[Picture of Edmund Phelps]


Phelps, Michael
Born 30 June 1985  (Towson, Maryland, USA)
American swimmer and most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. Won 18 Olympic gold medals and 27 world championships.
[Picture of Michael 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, Mackenzie
Born 10 November 1959  (Alexandria, Virginia, USA)
Singer & actress who has had a long standing problem with drugs. In 2009 she revealed that she had a long incestuous relationship with her father, The Mamas & the Papas lead singer John Phillips.
[Picture of Mackenzie 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]


Phipps, William
Born 4 February 1922  (Vincennes, Indiana, USA)
Actor, known for his roles in classical westerns and science-fiction-movies, also on television.
[Picture of William Phipps]


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]


Pietrangeli, Nicola
Born 11 September 1933  (Tunis, Tunisia)
Retired Italian tennis player. Twice winner of the French Open.
[Picture of Nicola Pietrangeli]


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]


Piggott-Smith, Tim
Born 13 May 1946  (Rugby, Warwickshire, England)
British film and television actor.
[Picture of Tim Piggott-Smith]


Pilbeam, Nova Nova Pilbeam is no longer with us
Born 15 November 1919  (Wimbledon, London, England)

Died 17 July 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Highly successful teenage actress of the 1930s whose popularity waned thereafter.
[Picture of Nova Pilbeam]


Pileggi, Mitch
Born 5 April 1952  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Actor, best known as Skinner in 'The X-Files'.
[Picture of Mitch Pileggi]


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


Pine, Robert
Born 10 June 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, Sgt. Joseph Getraer on the NBC TV series 'CHiPs'.
[Picture of Robert Pine]


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


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. Accused of murdering his girlfriend who was shot dead at his home on Valentine's Day 2013.
[Picture of Oscar Pistorius]


Pitoi, Falesa
Born in Tuvalu  (exact date unknown)
Dentist-turned Tuvalu politician.
[Picture of Falesa Pitoi]


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]


Pohamba, Hifikepunye
Born 18 August 1935  (Okanghudi, Namibia)
Current president of Namibia since March 2005.
[Picture of Hifikepunye Pohamba]


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]


Pollard, Jonathan
Born 7 August 1954  (Galveston, Texas, USA)
Forrmer civilian intelligence analyst convicted of spying for the Israeli government in 1987.
[Picture of Jonathan Pollard]


Pooley, Olaf Olaf Pooley is no longer with us
Born 13 March 1914  (Poole, Dorset, England)

Died 14 July 2015  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
British actor of Danish descent, one of the few to have appeared in the 'Star Trek' and 'Doctor Who' franchises.
[Picture of Olaf Pooley]


Pop, Iggy
Born 21 April 1947  (Muskegon, Michigan, USA)
Former front man of The Stooges and online insurance salesman, but also successful as a solo artist. Born James Jewell Osterberg, Jr.
[Picture of Iggy Pop]


Porcaro, Mike Mike Porcaro is no longer with us
Born 29 May 1955  (South Windsor, Connecticut, USA)

Died 15 March 2015  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 59  (read death notice)
Bass player with 1970s soft rockers Toto.
[Picture of Mike Porcaro]


Powell, Jane
Born 1 April 1929  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Five times married and still active actress, singer and dancer.
[Picture of Jane Powell]


Powter, Susan
Born 22 September 1957  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Motivational speaker and nutritionist, who hosts her own talk show.
[Picture of Susan Powter]


Prasad, Ahuti
Born 2 January 1958  (Koduru, India)
Bollywood actor. Died in January 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Ahuti Prasad]


Pratchett, Terry Terry Pratchett is no longer with us
Born 28 April 1948  (Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England)

Died 12 March 2015  (Broad Charlie, Wiltshire, England)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
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, Christopher Lee
Born 6 September 1972  (Winfield, Alabama, USA)
Alabama death row inmate, convicted in 1993 for the brutal robbery-murder on Alabama Minister William Lynn. His appeals and constitutional claims on his trial and punishment spent over more than ten years, brought him back to the news but were all rejected.
[Picture of Christopher Lee Price]


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]


Prince, (musician)
Born 7 June 1958  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Pop musician who dominated the 1980s, with successful and acclaimed hit singles and albums.
[Picture of (musician) Prince]


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]


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


Prokop, Matt
Born 29 July 1990  (Victoria, Texas, USA)
Teen movie actor. Career: see Efron, Zack.
[Picture of Matt Prokop]


Provenzano, Bernardo
Born 31 January 1933  (Corleone, Sicily, Italy)
Member of the notorious Sicilian mafia. Jailed in 2006.
[Picture of Bernardo Provenzano]


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 Paul Prudhomme is no longer with us
Born 13 July 1940  (Opelousas, Louisiana, USA)

Died 8 October 2015  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
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]


Pugach, Burt
Born 20 April 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
New York based lawyer who spent 14 years in prison for hiring men to throw lye in the face of his former girlfriend Linda Riss in 1959, with whom he had a relationship besides being married. After he was released in 1974, the couple resumed their relationship and got married themselves. Their autobiographical book 'A Very Different Love Story' was published in 1976. In 1997 Linda was a character witness on her husband during a second trial and argued FOR him. We love the DDP for bringing us stories like that.
[Picture of Burt Pugach]


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 Diana Pullein-Thompson is no longer with us
Born 1 October 1925  (Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England)

Died 21 October 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Writer along with her sister Jospehine of several pony books for young girls.
[Picture of Diana 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]


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


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
Born 6 September 1926  (Russia)
Woman who claims that Russian president Vladimir Putin is her lost son. Born 1926.
[Picture of Vera Putina]


Pyatchenko, Valentina
Born 21 October 1937  (Buranovo, Russia)
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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