Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2016: C


C00k, L0uise
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally ill mum-of-three who got her cancer due to sunbed overuse. And another piece of my soul disappears down the toilet. Died in November 2015 so no obit.
[Picture of L0uise C00k]


C0ulst0n, Cl@re
Date and place of birth unknown
Another inspiring mother battling sweet lady C. This one has a dead hubby as well.
[Picture of Cl@re C0ulst0n]


Caan, James
Born 26 March 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
Hollywood actor, known for his roles in 'The Godfather', 'Rollerball' and 'Misery'.
[Picture of James Caan]


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. Died in November 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Luigi Caccia Dominioni]


Caine, Michael
Born 14 March 1933  (Bermondsey, London, England)
Legendary British actor, still turning in award-winning performances.
[Picture of Michael Caine]


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]


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, Bernard
Date and place of birth unknown
Father of GB boxing Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell.
[Picture of Bernard Campbell]


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


Cannatella, Trishelle
Born 4 November 1979  (Cut Off, Louisiana, USA)
Former 'MTV Real World' contestant, who then did the traditional reality TV thing by posing for Playboy and playing semi-pro poker.
[Picture of Trishelle Cannatella]


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]


Cantrell, Blu
Born 16 March 1976  (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)
ger-songwriter, rose to fame with her song, 'Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)'.
[Picture of Blu Cantrell]


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 Loris Francesco Capovilla is no longer with us
Born 14 October 1915  (Pontelongo, Italy)

Died 26 May 2016  (Bergamo, Italy)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Roman catholic prelate. Was personal papal secretary to Pope John XXIII.
[Picture of Loris Francesco Capovilla]


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]


Cardinale, Claudia
Born 15 April 1938  (Tunis, Tunisia)
Actress of 1960s and 1970s Italian cinema, who starred in some films by Luchino Visconti and Sergio Leone. Was named among one of the 50 most beautiful actresses in film history. Today she is an outspoken activist for women's and gay rights.
[Picture of Claudia Cardinale]


Carew, Rod
Born 1 October 1945  (Gatun, Panama)
Major League Baseball player and coach.
[Picture of Rod Carew]


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]


Carlucci, Frank
Born 18 October 1930  (Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA)
US Secretary of Defense from 1987-1989.
[Picture of Frank Carlucci]


Carlyle, Robert
Born 14 April 1961  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish actor. Best known for his roles in 'The Full Monty' and 'Trainspotting'.
[Picture of Robert Carlyle]


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


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]


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, Bunny
Born 31 July 1927  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Irish TV host, most notably as quizmaster for the gameshow 'Quicksilver' throughout the late 60s and 70s.
[Picture of Bunny Carr]


Carr, Donald Donald Carr is no longer with us
Born 28 December 1926  (Wiesbaden, Germany)

Died 12 June 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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, Pat
Born 5 May 1927  (Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)
Actress - voice of the villanous Ursula in 'The Little Mermaid'.
[Picture of Pat Carroll]


Carroll, Ted
Date and place of birth unknown
Record label founder and manager of Irish rock legends Thin Lizzy.
[Picture of Ted Carroll]


Carson, Sonya
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of neurosurgeon and would-be Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson.
[Picture of Sonya Carson]


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]


Cash, Tabatha
Born 27 December 1973  (Saint Denis, Paris, France)
French former pornographic actress.
[Picture of Tabatha Cash]


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


Cáslavská, Vera Vera Cáslavská is no longer with us
Born 3 May 1942  (Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia)

Died 30 August 2016  (Prague, Czech Republic)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Only Olympian to have won gold in every single gymnastics event, although her career was curtailed due to her support of the Czech Spring.
[Picture of Vera Cáslavská]


Casley, Leonard
Date and place of birth unknown
"Prince Leonard", founder of the Australian micronation of Hutt River Province.
[Picture of Leonard Casley]


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]


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, Dalia
Born in Trinidad, Cuba  (exact date unknown)
Fidel's missus, who he met when she was still secretary of the Sugar Workers' Union. How romantic…
[Picture of Dalia Castro]


Castro, Fidel Fidel Castro is no longer with us
Born 13 August 1926  (Mayari, Cuba)

Died 25 November 2016  (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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]


Catsimitides, John
Born 7 September 1948  (Nisyros, Greece)
World's 557th richest man as of the start of 2016, mainly through his dealings in grocery stores.
[Picture of John Catsimitides]


Caudwell, John
Born 7 October 1952  (Birmingham, England)
Billionaire co-founder of Phones4u. Remember those awful adverts they had about five years ago? Christ I hated that actor.
[Picture of John Caudwell]


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]


Celmins, Vija
Born 25 October 1938  (Riga, Latvia)
Latvian-American artist, specialising in the world of photo-realstic drawings. You know, for when you don't have a camera.
[Picture of Vija Celmins]


Cernan, Eugene
Born 14 March 1934  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American astronaut, twice flew on Apollo missions, and to this date, is the last man to have set foot on the moon.
[Picture of Eugene Cernan]


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]


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]


Chaplin, Blondie
Born 7 July 1951  (Durban, South Africa)
South Arican guitarist who briefly played with The Beach Boys.
[Picture of Blondie Chaplin]


Chaplin, Tom
Born 8 March 1979  (Battle, East Sussex, England)
Lead singer of Keane.
[Picture of Tom Chaplin]


Chapman, James
Born in Northampton, England  (exact date unknown)
The man behind Maps, who were nominated for the 2007 Mercury Prize for their debut album 'We Can Create'.
[Picture of James Chapman]


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]


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, Chevy
Born 8 October 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor & comedian, very popular in the 1970s & 1980s after his appearances on Saturday Night Live.
[Picture of Chevy Chase]


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]


Chasen, Heather
Born 20 July 1927  (Singapore)
Character actress extrodinaire, in everything from 'Crossroads' to 'EastEnders' to 'The Navy Lark' to the Hugh Jackman Les Mis to 1970s sex comedies. Was also one of Amanda Barrie's lesbian lovers.
[Picture of Heather Chasen]


Chatto, Beth
Born 27 June 1923  (place of birth unknown)
Landscaper and plantswoman behind the imaginatively named Beth Chatto Gardens in Essex, a favourite of Prince Charles.
[Picture of Beth Chatto]


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]


Cheek, Malvina Malvina Cheek is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1915  (Hampton on Thames, England)

Died 22 May 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Artist and poet who contributed heavily to the Recording Britain project during World War II. "Malvinas Cheek" is when someone calls it the Falklands.
[Picture of Malvina Cheek]


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]


Cherng, Andrew
Born 1 May 1905  (Yangzhou, China)
Restauranteur and mogul behind the Panda Express chain of mediocre Chinese takeaways in the US.
[Picture of Andrew Cherng]


Chesler, Phyllis
Born 1 October 1940  (New York, USA)
Second-wave feminist writer, now does the usual second-wave feminist gimmick of engaging in an endless Punch and Judy show with third-wavers.
[Picture of Phyllis Chesler]


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]


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]


Chrétien, Jean
Born 11 January 1934  (Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada)
French-Canadian politician. Was Prime Minister of Canada for ten years.
[Picture of Jean Chrétien]


Christie, Chris
Born 6 September 1962  (Newark, New Jersy, USA)
U.S. Politician.
[Picture of Chris Christie]


Christie, Errol
Born 29 June 1963  (Leicester, England)
Middleweight boxer of the 80s, a regular on ITV at the time. Biggest result was his points win over Sean Mannion in 1986.
[Picture of Errol Christie]


Christison, Dayna
Born in Warwick, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
"Inspiring" Instagram duckfacer who got herself a professional modelling contract despite battling terminal cancer.
[Picture of Dayna Christison]


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]


Chung, Sammy
Born 16 July 1932  (Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire, England)
Former striker for Reading and Norwich City, later manager for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Doncaster Rovers.
[Picture of Sammy Chung]


Churchill, Dick
Date and place of birth unknown
Last surviving participant of the "Great Escape" from Stalag Luft III, allegedly saved from execution as German soldiers thought he may be Winston's nephew. Well at least that's what he told them…
[Picture of Dick Churchill]


Churchman, Ysanne
Born 14 May 1925  (Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England)
Actress, best known as the voice of Grace Archer in 'The Archers' and was famously killed off in 1955 on the same night as the launch of ITV.
[Picture of Ysanne Churchman]


Ciampi, Carlo Azeglio Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is no longer with us
Born 9 December 1920  (Livorno, Tuscany, Italy)

Died 16 September 2016  (Rome, Italy)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Prime Minister of Italy 1993-4 and President from 1999-2006.
[Picture of Carlo Azeglio Ciampi]


Ciccone, Silvio
Born 6 June 1931  (Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Father of pointy-titted failed horse-rider Madonna, has parlayed his daughter's success into running his own winery.
[Picture of Silvio Ciccone]


Cisovsky, Marian
Born 2 November 1979  (Humenné, Slovakia)
Slovak international defender, has had his career curtailed due to a battle with ALS.
[Picture of Marian Cisovsky]


Clancier, Georges-Emmanuel
Born 3 May 1914  (Limoges, France)
French poet, has won the Prix Goncourt and numerous other froggy literary gongs.
[Picture of Georges-Emmanuel Clancier]


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, 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, Kenneth
Born 2 July 1940  (Nottingham, England)
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Major government, now minister without portfolio in the Con-Dem coalition government.
[Picture of Kenneth 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]


Cleave, Maureen
Date and place of birth unknown
Journalist who, in her role with the Evening Standard, interviewed most of the era's biggest musicians. John Lennon allegedly wrote 'Norweigan Wood' about her. Born 1941.
[Picture of Maureen Cleave]


Cleese, John
Born 27 October 1939  (Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England)
Legendary comedian, member of Monty Python, who has more latterly found fame in the US.
[Picture of John Cleese]


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]


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, Hillary
Born 26 October 1947  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former First Lady of the United States, former Senator, former Secretary of State and 2008 & 2016 Presidential Candidate. Wife of Bill.
[Picture of Hillary Clinton]


Clooney, Nick
Born 13 January 1934  (Maysville, Kentucky, USA)
Journalist and news anchorman, father of George.
[Picture of Nick Clooney]


Close, Frank
Born 24 July 1945  (Peterborough, England)
Particle physicist who currently serves as professor of physics at Oxford University.
[Picture of Frank Close]


Coates, Anne V.
Born 12 December 1925  (Reigate, Surrey, England)
Film editor in classics such as 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'The Elephant Man'.
[Picture of Anne V. Coates]


Cockeram, Eric
Born 4 July 1924  (place of birth unknown)
Conservative MP for Bebington and Ludlow, resigned suddenly in 1987 owing to allegations regarding improper share purchases in British Gas. An MP with his hands in the till? The very thought…
[Picture of Eric Cockeram]


Coe, Sebastian
Born 29 September 1956  (London, England)
Athlete, who won Olympic Gold in the 1980 & 1984 1500m events. Later an MP. Headed the organisation of the London 2012 Olympic Games which, contrary to cynical expectations, was a massive success.
[Picture of Sebastian Coe]


Coertse, Mimi
Born 12 June 1932  (Durban, South Africa)
South African soprano who also specialises in traditional Afrikaans music.
[Picture of Mimi Coertse]


Coffe, Jean-Pierre
Born 24 March 1938  (Lunéville, France)
French TV and radio host, mainly on food shows. Advertises Weight Watchers back in his home country. Died in March 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Jean-Pierre Coffe]


Cohen, George
Born 22 October 1939  (London, England)
Former footballer with Fulham & England, England's right back when they won the 1966 World Cup.
[Picture of George Cohen]


Cohen, Leonard Leonard Cohen is no longer with us
Born 21 September 1934  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Died 7 November 2016  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Canadian singer-songwriter and poet. Recent interpretation of his 1984 song 'Hallelujah' became a massive hit for 'X-Factor' winner Alexandra Burke in 2008.
[Picture of Leonard Cohen]


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


Cole, Cheryl
Born 30 June 1983  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Girls Aloud singer & now a judge on the 'X-Factor'.
[Picture of Cheryl Cole]


Cole, Richard
Born 7 September 1915  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
One of two last-survivors of the "Doolittle" raid on Tokyo during WWII in 1942.
[Picture of Richard 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]


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, Andrew
Born 4 March 1965  (Northampton, England)
Former music journalist who now spends his time writing some of the worst sitcoms on British TV.
[Picture of Andrew 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, 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]


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]


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]


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]


Conrad, Robert
Born 1 March 1930  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor turned radio host.
[Picture of Robert Conrad]


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


Conti, Tom
Born 22 November 1941  (Paisley, Scotland)
Scottish/Italian (but based in England) actor in films & TV.
[Picture of Tom Conti]


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]


Conway Morris, Simon
Born 6 November 1951  (Carshalton, Surrey, England)
British palaeontologist who hasn't let such discoveries and analysis sway his christian beliefs.
[Picture of Simon Conway Morris]


Cook, Barbara
Born 25 October 1927  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Broadway icon, most associated with her interpretations of Stephen Sondheim's catalogue. Has a massive face.
[Picture of Barbara 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 Denton Cooley is no longer with us
Born 22 August 1920  (Houston, Texas, USA)

Died 18 November 2016  (Houston, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Pioneering heart surgeon, best known for performing the first successful heart transplant in the United States.
[Picture of Denton Cooley]


Cooley, Tonya
Born 7 January 1980  (Visalia, California, USA)
Cast member on season 11 of MTV's 'Real World', who then became a regular in the 'MTV Road Rules' spin-off.
[Picture of Tonya 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, Jilly
Born 21 February 1937  (Essex, England)
Tory writer of terrible faux-erotic novels for sexually repressed members of the upper middle class. Sadly survived the 1999 Ladbroke Grove rail crash.
[Picture of Jilly 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]


Copeland, Joan
Born 1 June 1922  (New York City, New York, USA)
Younger sister of Arthur Miller with a 60-year career on stage and screen, including Tim Allen's 'Jungle2Jungle'.
[Picture of Joan Copeland]


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 Ronnie Corbett is no longer with us
Born 4 December 1930  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Died 31 March 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
The pint-sized one of the Two Ronnies.
[Picture of Ronnie Corbett]


Corbyn, Jeremy
Born 26 May 1949  (Chippenham, Wiltshire, England)
Bike-riding leader of the Labour Party and loser of the 2020 General Election.
[Picture of Jeremy Corbyn]


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


Cordova, Roberto Suazo
Born 17 March 1927  (La Paz, Honduras)
President of Honduras from 1982-86.
[Picture of Roberto Suazo Cordova]


Corey, "Professor" Irwin
Born 29 July 1914  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American stand-up comedian and frequent game show panellist.
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Corman, Roger
Born 5 April 1926  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Influential low budget film director who made a series of cult films and encouraged a generation of film directors such as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese as well as actors Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro among many others.
[Picture of Roger Corman]


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, Judy
Born 22 February 1940  (Hammersmith, London, England)
Experienced UK actress, her most famous role being the sex-starved Daisy in 'Keeping Up Appearances'. Also a novelist.
[Picture of Judy 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 Adrienne Corri is no longer with us
Born 13 November 1930  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Died 13 March 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Actress, best known for her appearance in Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange'.
[Picture of Adrienne Corri]


Corrigan-Maguire, Máiread
Born 27 January 1944  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Formed the Community of Peace People in Northern Ireland with Betty Williams and together they won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
[Picture of Máiread Corrigan-Maguire]


Cort, Bud
Born 29 March 1948  (New Rochelle, New York, USA)
Actor best known as Harold in 'Harold and Maude' and as the titular 'Brewster McCloud'.
[Picture of Bud Cort]


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. Well he was squeaky-clean until a succession of allegations of sexual assault came raining down on him…
[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]


Cothi, Shân
Born in Ffarmers, Wales  (exact date unknown)
Classical singer and presenter on Welsh-language TV and radio.
[Picture of Shân Cothi]


Courtenay, Tom
Born 25 February 1937  (Hull, Yorkshire, England)
British actor, knighted in 2001. His heyday was in the 1960s, but still pops up in films to this day.
[Picture of Tom Courtenay]


Cox, Paul Paul Cox is no longer with us
Born 16 April 1940  (Venlo, Netherlands)

Died 18 June 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Australia's leading film auteur, has worked on numerous occasions with fellow 2016 DDP draftee Bob Ellis.
[Picture of Paul Cox]


Cozart, Keith
Born 15 August 1995  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Rapper, stage name Chief Keef.
[Picture of Keith Cozart]


Craig, Jenny
Born 7 August 1932  (Berwick, Louisiana, USA)
Founder of the eponymous weight-loss regimen favoured by yoyo-dieting US celebs like Mariah Carey and Kirstie Alley.
[Picture of Jenny Craig]


Crampton, Bruce
Born 28 September 1935  (Sydney, Australia)
Runner up in four golf majors, all to Jack Nicklaus. You can't get past the Golden Bear, eh, Tiger?
[Picture of Bruce Crampton]


Crawford, Michael
Born 19 January 1942  (Salisbury, Wiltshire, England)
TV actor who made his name as Frank Spencer in 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em', before successfully reinventing himself as a serious stage actor, taking starring roles in 'Barnum' and 'Phantom of the Opera'.
[Picture of Michael Crawford]


Creator, Lord
Born in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago  (exact date unknown)
Influential figure of the Jamaican calypso and soca music scene. Born Kentrick Patrick c.1940.
[Picture of Lord Creator]


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]


Crick, Michael
Born 21 May 1958  (Northampton, England)
Journalist and a big hitter for both 'Channel 4 News' and 'Newsnight' since the early 80s.
[Picture of Michael Crick]


Croft, Olly
Born 17 November 1929  (place of birth unknown)
Founder of the British Darts Organisation.
[Picture of Olly Croft]


Cronin, Michael
Born in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor best remembered as "Bullet" Baxter, the rock-solid PE teacher in 'Grange Hill'. Born 1942.
[Picture of Michael Cronin]


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]


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


Crowe, Martin Martin Crowe is no longer with us
Born 22 September 1962  (Henderson, New Zealand)

Died 3 March 2016  (Auckland, New Zealand)

Age at death: 53  (read death notice)
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]


Cruyff, Johan Johan Cruyff is no longer with us
Born 25 April 1947  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Died 24 March 2016  (Barcelona, Spain)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
One of the greatest footballers of all-time, with the self-confidence to back that up. A hugely influential figure in the history of both the Dutch national team and Barcelona's club side.
[Picture of Johan Cruyff]


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]


Cummins, Peggy
Born 18 December 1925  (Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales)
Wales-born Irish actress.
[Picture of Peggy Cummins]


Cunningham, Neil Neil Cunningham is no longer with us
Born 12 June 1962  (New Zealand)

Died 25 May 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 52  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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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