Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: R


Radcliffe, Daniel
Born 23 July 1989  (Fulham, London, England)
Harry Potter. Now starring in a stage show where he takes his clothes off.
[Picture of Daniel Radcliffe]


Rademacher, Peter
Born 20 November 1928  (Tieton, Washington, USA)
Former heavyweight boxer who became the only man to fight a World title fight on his professional debut.
[Picture of Peter Rademacher]


Rae, Charlotte
Born 22 April 1926  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Actress, best known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in "Diff'rent Strokes" and the spin off "The Facts of Life".
[Picture of Charlotte Rae]


Rafsanjani, Akbar Hashemi
Born 25 August 1934  (Bahreman, Persia)
President of Iran from 1989-1997.
[Picture of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani]


Ragussis, Michele
Born 26 November 1969  (Derby, Connecticut, USA)
American chef who appeared on the US cookery show 'Food Network Star'.
[Picture of Michele Ragussis]


Rain, Douglas
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian actor, best known as the voice of HAL 9000 in '2001: A Space Odyssey'. Born 1928.
[Picture of Douglas Rain]


Rainey, Puck
Born 18 July 1968  (San Francisco, California, USA)
One of the early "reality show" stars on MTV's 'The Real World'.
[Picture of Puck Rainey]


Rajan, Chhota
Born in Maharashtra, India  (exact date unknown)
Indian crime lord.
[Picture of Chhota Rajan]


Rajna, Thomas
Born 21 December 1928  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian born pianist and composer, based in South Africa since 1970.
[Picture of Thomas Rajna]


Ramone, C. J.
Born 8 October 1965  (Queens, New York, USA)
Bass player with legendary punks the Ramones from 1989 to their break up in 1996.
[Picture of C. J. Ramone]


Ramone, Marky
Born 15 July 1956  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
The second drummer for punk icons The Ramones.
[Picture of Marky Ramone]


Ramsay, Gordon
Born 8 November 1966  (Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland)
Foul-mouthed ex-footballer, now a foul-mouthed celebrity chef.
[Picture of Gordon Ramsay]


Ramsey, Sue
Born 6 August 1970  (Springhill, Northern Ireland)
Former Sinn Fein MLA for Belfast West.
[Picture of Sue Ramsey]


Rana, Dalip Singh
Born 27 August 1972  (Dhirana, Himachal Pradesh, India)
7ft plus professional wrestler, known in these circles as The Great Khali.
[Picture of Dalip Singh Rana]


Randall, Leslie
Born in South Shields, County Durham  (exact date unknown)
Actor who starred on ITV's first homegrown sitcom, 'Joan and Leslie' in the 1950s. Born 1924.
[Picture of Leslie Randall]


Randi, James
Born 7 August 1928  (Toronto, Canada)
Stage magician. Survived heart surgery in 2006, and is still performing.
[Picture of James Randi]


Randolph, Joyce
Born 21 October 1924  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Actress, perhaps best known (especially in the US) for playing Trixie Norton on 'The Honeymooners'.
[Picture of Joyce Randolph]


Ranglin, Ernest
Born 19 June 1932  (Manchester, Jamaica)
Guitarist credited with creating part of the Ska sound.
[Picture of Ernest Ranglin]


Ranke-Heinemann, Uta
Born 2 October 1927  (Essen, Germany)
German theologian and academic.
[Picture of Uta Ranke-Heinemann]


Rankin, Ian
Born 28 April 1960  (Cardenden, Fife, Scotland)
Hugely successful Scottish crime writer through his 'Inspector Rebus' series.
[Picture of Ian Rankin]


Rao, C. N. R.
Born 30 June 1934  (Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India)
Indian chemist. Specialising in solid-state chemistry, whatever that is…
[Picture of C. N. R. Rao]


Rao, C. R.
Born 10 September 1920  (Hadagali, India)
Indian-born American mathematician.
[Picture of C. R. Rao]


Rao, D. V. Subba
Date and place of birth unknown
Indian politician. Died in December 2014 so no points…
[Picture of D. V. Subba Rao]


Raphael, Sally Jessy
Born 25 February 1935  (Easton, Pennsylvania, USA)
American talk show host.
[Picture of Sally Jessy Raphael]


Ratna of Nepal, Queen
Born 19 August 1928  (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Queen consort of Nepal from 1955-1972.
[Picture of Queen Ratna of Nepal]


Ratzinger, Georg
Born 15 January 1924  (Bavaria, Germany)
Elder brother of Ex-Pope Benedict.
[Picture of Georg Ratzinger]


Rawls, Betsy
Born 4 May 1928  (Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)
Former ladies professional golfer. Won over 50 titles in her career.
[Picture of Betsy Rawls]


Ray, Jimmy
Born 3 October 1970  (London, England)
Singer who had a minor hit in 1997 with 'Are you Jimmy Ray?' Well if he can't answer that himself, how are we supposed to know?
[Picture of Jimmy Ray]


Rea, Nicolas
Born 6 June 1928  (place of birth unknown)
AKA 3rd Baron Rea, peer and doctor.
[Picture of Nicolas Rea]


Reagan, Nancy
Born 6 July 1921  (New York, New York, USA)
First lady of the United States from 1981-89 and widow of Ronald Reagan.
[Picture of Nancy Reagan]


Reardon, Ray
Born 8 October 1932  (Tredegar, Wales)
Six-times world snooker champion.
[Picture of Ray Reardon]


Reddy, Helen
Born 25 October 1941  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian pop singer, best known for her wimmin's lib anthem 'I Am Woman' in the mid-1970s.
[Picture of Helen Reddy]


Redfern, Anthea
Born in Newton Abbot, Devon  (exact date unknown)
Model and television hostess who famously assisted (and married) Bruce Forsyth in 'The Generation Game' in the 1970s. Born 1948.
[Picture of Anthea Redfern]


Redgrave, Vanessa
Born 30 January 1937  (London, England)
Stage, TV & film actress, now the elder statesperson of the famous Redgrave acting dynasty. Lost two of her siblings within the space of a few days in 2010.
[Picture of Vanessa Redgrave]


Redknapp, Harry
Born 2 March 1947  (Poplar, London, England)
Football manager, successful but has rather dubious traits when it comes to loyalty.
[Picture of Harry Redknapp]


Redmond, Marge
Born 14 December 1930  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
American television actress ('The Flying Nun').
[Picture of Marge Redmond]


Redstone, Sumner
Born 27 May 1923  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Global media tycoon, majority shareholder in CBS, Viacom and MTV amongst others.
[Picture of Sumner Redstone]


Reese, Della
Born 6 July 1931  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Singer, mainly jazz & gospel music, who later became an actress, and is currently an ordained religious minister to boot.
[Picture of Della Reese]


Rego, Paula
Born in Lisbon, Portugal  (exact date unknown)
Portugese-British painter. Born 1935.
[Picture of Paula Rego]


Reichelt, Hans
Born 30 March 1925  (Proskau, Poland)
Minister of Environmental Protection and Water Management in the former East Germany.
[Picture of Hans Reichelt]


Reid, Alex
Born 21 July 1975  (Aldershot, Hampshire, England)
Cage fighter, kickboxer and reality TV botherer. Briefly married to Katie Price, but then hasn't everybody?
[Picture of Alex Reid]


Reid, George
Born 4 June 1939  (Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, Scotland)
Scottish politician. SNP MP for Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire from 1974-79. Later served in the Scottish Parliament.
[Picture of George Reid]


Reid, Harry
Born 2 December 1939  (Searchlight, Nevada, USA)
US Democrat and senator for Nevada since 1987.
[Picture of Harry Reid]


Reid, Ogden R.
Born 24 July 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former member of the US House of Representatives. Switched from Republican to Democrat in 1972.
[Picture of Ogden R. Reid]


Reinecke, Edwin
Born 7 January 1924  (Medford, Oregon, USA)
US Republican politician who was convicted of perjury, although that was later overturned, in the wake of the Watergate scandal of 1974.
[Picture of Edwin Reinecke]


Reiner, Carl
Born 20 March 1922  (Bronx, New York, USA)
Actor, director, producer, writer & comedian - not a bad CV all in all.
[Picture of Carl Reiner]


Renaud, (singer)
Born 11 May 1952  (Paris, France)
Popular French singer.
[Picture of (singer) Renaud]


Rendell, Ruth Ruth Rendell is no longer with us
Born 17 February 1930  (South Woodford, Essex, England)

Died 2 May 2015  (London, England)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Best-selling crime novelist, dubbed by the tabloids "The Queen of Crime".
[Picture of Ruth Rendell]


Reno, Janet
Born 21 July 1938  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Former US Attorney General between 1993-2001.
[Picture of Janet Reno]


Rév, Lívia
Born in Budapest, Hungary  (exact date unknown)
Hungarian concert pianist. Born 1916.
[Picture of Lívia Rév]


Revill, Clive
Born 18 April 1930  (Wellington, New Zealand)
Actor. Was the original voice of Emperor Palpatine in 'The Empire Strikes Back'.
[Picture of Clive Revill]


Reynolds, Burt
Born 11 February 1936  (Waycross, Georgia, USA)
Actor chiefly remembered for "good ole' boy"-type movies like 'Smokey and the Bandit', 'Cannonball Run' and 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas'.
[Picture of Burt Reynolds]


Reynolds, Debbie
Born 1 April 1932  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
Was an unknown young actress until she was selected to play the female lead, Kathy Selden, alongside Gene Kelly in 'Singin' in the Rain' (1952) - a role for which she had to learn to tap-dance from scratch.
[Picture of Debbie Reynolds]


Reynolds, Gene
Born 4 April 1923  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Actor-turned producer of 'M*A*S*H' and 'Lou Grant'.
[Picture of Gene Reynolds]


Reynolds, Norman
Born 26 March 1934  (London, England)
Production designer and art director on 'Star Wars' and 'Superman' amongst others.
[Picture of Norman Reynolds]


Rhodes, Dusty Dusty Rhodes is no longer with us
Born 12 October 1945  (Smyrna, Georgia, USA)

Died 11 June 2015  (Orlando, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Former wrestler, now booker and producer for wrestling
[Picture of Dusty Rhodes]


Rhodes, Margaret
Born 9 June 1925  (place of birth unknown)
First cousin and close friend of Queen Elizabeth II.
[Picture of Margaret Rhodes]


Rice, Anne
Born 4 October 1941  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Best-selling authoress of numerous works of horror fiction, usually with the words "Vampire" and/or "Blood" in their titles.
[Picture of Anne Rice]


Rice, Pat
Born 17 March 1949  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former Arsenal FC captain and assistant manager.
[Picture of Pat Rice]


Richard, Cliff
Born 14 October 1940  (Lucknow, India)
Actor, singer, colostomy bag-wearer and insufferably smug Christian. Now himself getting dragged into "Operation Yewtree" type imbroglio...
[Picture of Cliff Richard]


Richard, J. R.
Born 7 March 1950  (Vienna, Louisiana, USA)
Major League Baseball player fro the Houston Astros from 1971-80.
[Picture of J. R. Richard]


Richard, Little
Born 5 December 1932  (Macon, Georgia, USA)
Singer, songwriter & pianist, an early star of rock n' roll.
[Picture of Little Richard]


Richards, Bob
Born 20 February 1926  (Champaign, Illinois, USA)
The Reverend Robert Eugene Richards, twice Olympic Pole Vault champion, hence the nickname "The Vaulting Vicar".
[Picture of Bob Richards]


Richards, Keith
Born 18 December 1943  (Dartford, Kent, England)
The guitar-playing Rolling Stone with the distinctive death-warmed-up constitution.
[Picture of Keith Richards]


Richards, Renée
Born 19 August 1934  (New York City, New York, USA)
Transgender tennis player, born Richard Raskind. Won the right to play in the women's tennis circuit in 1977.
[Picture of Renée Richards]


Richardson, Peter
Born 4 July 1931  (Hereford, England)
Former Worcestershire and England batsman.
[Picture of Peter Richardson]


Richie, Nicole
Born 21 September 1981  (Berkeley, California, USA)
Adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie, former best-friend-forever-until-I-fall-out-with-you to Paris Hilton, and utterly vapid reality TV star.
[Picture of Nicole Richie]


Richter, Gerhard
Born 9 February 1932  (Dresden, Germany)
German visual artist.
[Picture of Gerhard Richter]


Rickles, Don
Born 8 May 1926  (New York, New York, USA)
Stand-up comedian, comic actor and talk show whore. Bada-Bing!
[Picture of Don Rickles]


Ricksen, Fernando
Born 27 July 1976  (Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands)
Former Netherlands international footballer.
[Picture of Fernando Ricksen]


Rihanna, (singer)
Born 20 February 1988  (Saint Michael, Barbados)
R&B singer, best known for the hit single 'Umbrella'.
[Picture of (singer) Rihanna]


Rijvers, Kees
Born 27 May 1926  (Breda, Netherlands)
Former football manager of PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands national team.
[Picture of Kees Rijvers]


Riley, Bridget
Born 24 April 1931  (London, England)
Artist and main proponent of the eye-mangling op art movement.
[Picture of Bridget Riley]


Riley, Jack
Born 30 December 1935  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Actor, voice of Stu Pickles in 'Rugrats', which might be enough these days to earn him a UK obit.
[Picture of Jack Riley]


Rimbaud, Penny
Born 8 June 1943  (Northwood, London, England)
Despite the name, a male musician who formed the anarcho-punk band Crass in 1977.
[Picture of Penny Rimbaud]


Rimmer, Shane
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian actor, the voice of Scott Tracey in 'Thunderbirds' and other roles in British TV as the "American", such as the Secretary of State in 'A Very British Coup'.
[Picture of Shane Rimmer]


Ringeissen, Bernard
Born 15 May 1934  (Paris, France)
French classical pianist.
[Picture of Bernard Ringeissen]


Ringgold, Faith
Born 8 October 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
African-American artist, known for her storytelling art quilts.
[Picture of Faith Ringgold]


Ríos Montt, Efraín
Born 16 June 1926  (Huehuetenango, Guatemala)
President of Guatemala from 1982-83. Found guilty of genocide in May 2013.
[Picture of Efraín Ríos Montt]


Ritchie, Jean Jean Ritchie is no longer with us
Born 8 December 1922  (Viper, Kentucky, USA)

Died 1 June 2015  (Berea, Kentucky, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
American folk musician.
[Picture of Jean Ritchie]


Riva, Emmanuelle
Born 24 February 1927  (Cheniménil, France)
French actress and poet.
[Picture of Emmanuelle Riva]


Riva, Maria
Born 13 December 1924  (Berlin, Germany)
Actress daughter of Marlene Dietrich.
[Picture of Maria Riva]


Rivera, Miriam
Born in Hermosillo, Mexico  (exact date unknown)
Transsexual reality TV star.
[Picture of Miriam Rivera]


Rix, Brian
Born 27 January 1924  (Cottingham, Yorkshire, England)
Actor, mostly on stage, and charity worker. Younger brother of Sheila Mercier.
[Picture of Brian Rix]


Roache, William
Born 25 April 1932  (Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England)
TV actor, who, despite playing the part of Ken Barlow in 'Coronation Street' since 1960, still manages to be more wooden than your average Ikea bookcase.
[Picture of William Roache]


Robach, Amy
Born 6 February 1973  (East Lansing, Michigan, USA)
News anchor for 'Good Morning America' on ABC.
[Picture of Amy Robach]


Robbins, Peter
Born 10 August 1956  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Child actor who was the voice of the put upon Charlie Brown in the 1960s 'Peanuts' cartoon series.
[Picture of Peter Robbins]


Roberts, Doris
Born 4 November 1930  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Actress, mostly in TV. Best known for her role as Marie Barone in the woefully unfunny 'Everyone Loves Raymond'.
[Picture of Doris Roberts]


Roberts, Elizabeth H.
Born 17 April 1957  (Washington, D.C., USA)
Lieutenant Governor of the State of Rhode Island since 2007.
[Picture of Elizabeth H. Roberts]


Roberts, Eric
Born 18 April 1956  (Biloxi, Mississippi, USA)
Actor and brother of Julia Roberts.
[Picture of Eric Roberts]


Roberts, Harry
Born 21 July 1936  (Wanstead, Essex, England)
Former convcited murderer whose slaining of two policemen in 1966 casued national outrage. Caught on the run, he served 48 years in prison before getting released on parole late in 2014.
[Picture of Harry Roberts]


Roberts, Jake "The Snake"
Born 30 May 1955  (Gainesville, Texas, USA)
Another US professional wrestler.
[Picture of Jake


Roberts, Jamie Sparer
Born in Los Angeles, California, USA  (exact date unknown)
Voice over actress, usually for Disney/Pixar.
[Picture of Jamie Sparer Roberts]


Roberts, Larry
Born 28 September 1926  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Voice actor from 'Lady and the Tramp'. Apparently died of an AIDS-related illness in 1992, although this has been disputed so who knows...
[Picture of Larry Roberts]


Roberts, Robin
Born 23 November 1960  (Pass Christian, Mississippi, USA)
Newscaster and anchor of US breakfast programme 'Good Morning America' on ABC.
[Picture of Robin Roberts]


Roberts, Winifred
Date and place of birth unknown
One of the select few who worked at the secret government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park during Wordl War II, Born 1918.
[Picture of Winifred Roberts]


Robertson, B. A.
Born 12 September 1948  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Singer-songwriter whose droll, topical songs made him briefly a star in the late 1970s/early 80s.
[Picture of B. A. Robertson]


Robertson, Phil
Born 24 February 1946  (Vivian, Louisiana, USA)
Businessman and patriarch of the "Duck Dynasty" as featured in the reality TV show of the same name.
[Picture of Phil Robertson]


Robinson, Ann
Born 25 May 1929  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Actress best known for her role in 'The War of the Worlds' from 1953.
[Picture of Ann Robinson]


Robinson, Anne
Born 26 September 1944  (Crosby, Merseyside, England)
Former journalist, then game show host & TV broadcaster. Presenter of 'The Weakest Link'. The pun for her death pretty much writes itself!
[Picture of Anne Robinson]


Robinson, David
Born 6 August 1965  (Key West, Florida, USA)
Retired NBA basketball player.
[Picture of David Robinson]


Robinson, Mary
Born 21 May 1944  (Ballina, Mayo, Rep of Ireland)
Irish politician. The Republic's first female president, in 1990.
[Picture of Mary Robinson]


Robinson, Rachel
Born 19 July 1922  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former nurse and widow of the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson.
[Picture of Rachel Robinson]


Robson, Bryan
Born 11 January 1957  (Chester-le-Street, England)
Former Manchester United and England captain.
[Picture of Bryan Robson]


Robson, Jimmy
Born 23 January 1939  (Pelton, County Durham, England)
Former professional footballer for Burnley and Blackpool.
[Picture of Jimmy Robson]


Rocco, Alex Alex Rocco is no longer with us
Born 29 February 1936  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 18 July 2015  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Actor, known for playing mafia types. Joins Joss Ackland and Tempest Storm on the list of those on the DDP born on the leap day.
[Picture of Alex Rocco]


Rock, Dickie
Born 10 October 1936  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Irish pop singer. Competed for Ireland in the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest, coming 4th.
[Picture of Dickie Rock]


Rockefeller, David
Born 12 June 1915  (New York, New York, USA)
Absurdly rich banker (of Chase Manhattan fame); son of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller Sr.
[Picture of David Rockefeller]


Rockefeller, Happy Happy Rockefeller is no longer with us
Born 9 June 1926  (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 19 May 2015  (Tarrytown, New York, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Widow of US Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.
[Picture of Happy Rockefeller]


Rodd, Michael
Born 29 November 1943  (South Shields, Tyne and Wear)
Presenter of 'Tomorrow's World' and 'Screen Test' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Michael Rodd]


Rodgers, Aaron
Born 2 December 1983  (Chico, California, USA)
NFL American footballer. Quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.
[Picture of Aaron Rodgers]


Rodgers, Bill
Born 28 October 1928  (Liverpool, England)
One of the "Gang of Four" who split from the Liberal Party to form the SDP.
[Picture of Bill Rodgers]


Rodgers, Nile
Born 19 September 1952  (New York City, New York, USA)
Music producer and member of hip disco band Chic.
[Picture of Nile Rodgers]


Rodriguez, Michelle
Born 12 July 1978  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Actress from 'Lost'.
[Picture of Michelle Rodriguez]


Rodriguez, Silvio
Born 29 November 1946  (San Antonio de los Banos, Havana Province, Cuba)
Cuban musician, leading figure in the Nueva trova movement.
[Picture of Silvio Rodriguez]


Roëves, Maurice
Born 19 March 1937  (Sunderland, England)
English-born Scottish actor who has had a variety of roles, but is probably best known as the doomed ageing rocker Vincent Diver in 'Tutti Frutti'.
[Picture of Maurice Roëves]


Rogers, Clifford
Born 12 July 1918  (place of birth unknown)
Member of the American 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment made famous by the TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Clifford Rogers]


Rogers, Kenny
Born 21 August 1938  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Bearded country & western singer. Often mistaken for God.
[Picture of Kenny Rogers]


Rogers, Richard
Born 23 July 1933  (Florence, Italy)
Modernist architect, famous for the Pompidou Centre in France and the Lloyd's building in London.
[Picture of Richard Rogers]


Rogers, Wayne Wayne Rogers is no longer with us
Born 7 April 1933  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)

Died 31 December 2015  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
One of the stars of the TV series of 'M*A*S*H'.
[Picture of Wayne Rogers]


Rojas, Lorena Lorena Rojas is no longer with us
Born 10 February 1971  (Mexico City, Mexico)

Died 16 February 2015  (Miami, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 44  (read death notice)
Latino actress known for her roles in "Telenovelas".
[Picture of Lorena Rojas]


Rollins, Jack Jack Rollins is no longer with us
Born 23 March 1915  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 18 June 2015  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Film producer with a long standing association with Woody Allen.
[Picture of Jack Rollins]


Rollins, Sonny
Born 7 September 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Jazz tenor saxophonist, with a long career in music.
[Picture of Sonny Rollins]


Roman, Phil
Born 21 December 1930  (Fresno, California, USA)
American animator for 'The Simpsons', 'King of the Hill' et al.
[Picture of Phil Roman]


Ronalde, Ronnie Ronnie Ronalde is no longer with us
Born 29 June 1923  (London, England)

Died 13 January 2015  (London, England)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Entertainer, considered one of the World's best whistlers. We 'ave all sorts here at the DDP!
[Picture of Ronnie Ronalde]


Ronaldo, (footballer)
Born 18 September 1976  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
AKA Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima. Former fooballer and proific goalscorer for Barcelona, Internazionale and Brazil.
[Picture of (footballer) Ronaldo]


Ronstadt, Linda
Born 15 July 1946  (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Popular singer, known for her collaborations with various other singers. Announced that she had Parkinson's disease in 2013.
[Picture of Linda Ronstadt]


Roper, Tony
Born 19 August 1941  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish actor and comedian best recognised as Rab C Nesbitt's best mate Jamesie Cotter.
[Picture of Tony Roper]


Rosado, Isabel
Born 5 November 1907  (Ceiba, Puero Rico)
Puerto Rican political activist. Died in January 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Isabel Rosado]


Rosenberger, Carol
Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA  (exact date unknown)
American concertn pianist. Born 1933.
[Picture of Carol Rosenberger]


Rosenquist, James
Born 29 November 1933  (Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA)
Pop artist contemporary with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
[Picture of James Rosenquist]


Rosewall, Ken
Born 2 November 1934  (Sydney, Australia)
Legendary Australian tennis player. Won 8 grand slams and compteted in four Wimbledon finals across two decades.
[Picture of Ken Rosewall]


Rosi, Francesco Francesco Rosi is no longer with us
Born 15 November 1922  (Naples, Italy)

Died 10 January 2015  (Rome, Italy)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Italian film director.
[Picture of Francesco Rosi]


Ross, Diana
Born 26 March 1944  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Motown diva, of 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' fame. The former Supreme is no stranger to the law, and was recently busted for drink-driving.
[Picture of Diana Ross]


Ross, George H.
Born 6 January 1928  (place of birth unknown)
Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization.
[Picture of George H. Ross]


Ross, Rick
Born 28 January 1976  (Coahoma County, Mississippi, USA)
Rapper and MC.
[Picture of Rick Ross]


Rossi, Cristina Peri
Born 12 November 1941  (Montevideo, Uruguay)
Uruguayan novelist and poet.
[Picture of Cristina Peri Rossi]


Roth, Werner
Born 4 April 1948  (Yugoslavia)
Yugoslav-born US footballer. Played the German captain opposite Michael Caine in the 1981 film 'Escape to Victory'.
[Picture of Werner Roth]


Rourke, Mickey
Born 16 September 1952  (Schenectady, New York, USA)
Actor, who has had something of an up and down career in Hollywood since breaking through in the early 1980s as part of the so-called 'Brat Pack'.
[Picture of Mickey Rourke]


Roussos, Demis Demis Roussos is no longer with us
Born 15 June 1946  (Alexandria, Egypt)

Died 25 January 2015  (Athens, Greece)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
Tent-sized Greek warbler.
[Picture of Demis Roussos]


Routledge, Patricia
Born 17 February 1929  (Birkenhead, Cheshire, England)
Actress & comedienne, forever remembered for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in 'Keeping Up Appearances'.
[Picture of Patricia Routledge]


Roux, Albert
Born 8 October 1935  (Charolles, Saône-et-Loire, France)
Famous chef and restaurateur who propsered with his brother Michel in Britain.
[Picture of Albert Roux]


Roux, Sr., Michel
Born 19 April 1941  (Charolles, Saône-et-Loire, France)
Chef and restaurenteur who along with his brother Albert opened Britain's first Michelin star-winning restaurant in 1967.
[Picture of Michel Roux, Sr.]


Rowley-Conwy, 9th Baron Langford, Geoffrey Alexander
Born 8 March 1912  (place of birth unknown)
British peer.
[Picture of Geoffrey Alexander Rowley-Conwy, 9th Baron Langford]


Roxx, Lara
Born 12 December 1982  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Poronographic film actress. Contracted HIV in 2004.
[Picture of Lara Roxx]


Rubbia, Carlo
Born 31 March 1934  (Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy)
Italian scientist. Co-winner of the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics.
[Picture of Carlo Rubbia]


Rubik, Erno
Born 13 July 1944  (Budapest, Hungary)
Puzzle designer, of Rubik's cube fame.
[Picture of Erno Rubik]


Ruckelshaus, William
Born 24 July 1932  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
First head of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970.
[Picture of William Ruckelshaus]


Rumsfeld, Donald
Born 9 July 1932  (Evanston, Illinois, USA)
Gaffe-prone, known known and highly controversial former secretary of defence for both Gerald Ford and George W. Bush. Hence, he is both the youngest and the oldest person to have held the position.
[Picture of Donald Rumsfeld]


Rush, Barbara
Born 4 January 1927  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Film and television actress whose crefdirs include 'Batman' and 'Peyton Place'.
[Picture of Barbara Rush]


Rush, Otis
Born 29 April 1935  (Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA)
Left-handed Blues guitarist, an influence on Eric Clapton.
[Picture of Otis Rush]


Ruska, Wim Wim Ruska is no longer with us
Born 29 August 1940  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Died 14 February 2015  (Hoorn, Netherlands)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Retired Olympic judo Gold Medallist.
[Picture of Wim Ruska]


Russell, Bill
Born 12 February 1934  (West Monroe, Louisiana, USA)
Legendary Basketball player for the Boston Celtics from 1956-69, winning 11 NBA championships in his career.
[Picture of Bill Russell]


Russell, William
Born 19 November 1924  (Sunderland, England)
Actor best known as Ian Chesterton in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of William Russell]


Russian Red, (singer)
Born in Madrid, Spain  (exact date unknown)
Spanish singer-songwriter. Born Lourdes Hernández.
[Picture of (singer) Russian Red]


Rüütel, Arnold
Born 10 May 1928  (Laimjala Parish, Saaremaa, Estonia)
Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Estonia during the period of it's eventual independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Later President of Estonia from 2001-2006.
[Picture of Arnold Rüütel]


Ryan, Buddy
Born 17 February 1931  (Frederick, Oklahoma, USA)
Former NFL coach who twice won the Super Bowl (1969 & 1986).
[Picture of Buddy Ryan]


Ryder, Shaun
Born 23 August 1962  (Little Hulton, Greater Manchester, England)
Lead Singer for Madchester legends Happy Mondays.
[Picture of Shaun Ryder]


Ryder, Winona
Born 29 October 1971  (Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA)
Actress, now producer & occasional shoplifter too.
[Picture of Winona Ryder]

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