Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2016: 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]


Raiola, Angela Angela Raiola is no longer with us
Born 30 June 1960  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 18 February 2016  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 55  (read death notice)
AKA 'Big Ang' one of the stars of the reality TV show 'Mob Wives'.
[Picture of Angela Raiola]


Raisman, Geoffrey
Born 28 June 1938  (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)
British neuroscientist.
[Picture of Geoffrey Raisman]


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


Ramsden, James
Born 1 November 1923  (place of birth unknown)
Former Conservative MP. Served as the last Secretary of State for War in 1964.
[Picture of James Ramsden]


Rancic, Giuliana
Born 17 August 1974  (Naples, Italy)
Italian-born American TV personality.
[Picture of Giuliana Rancic]


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]


Rapoport, Ingeborg
Born 2 September 1912  (Kribi, Cameroon)
Former communist functionary in East Germany. In 2015 she finally received her doctorate after it was refused by the Nazis.
[Picture of Ingeborg Rapoport]


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]


Raymond, Janice
Born 24 January 1943  (place of birth unknown)
Radical feminist known for her controversial ideas on transexualism.
[Picture of Janice Raymond]


Raza, Ghyslain
Date and place of birth unknown
One of the first viral or "meme" stars of the internet, thanks to a video of his messing about pretending to be a Jedi, in which he was labelled 'the Star Wars kid'. Born c. 1987.
[Picture of Ghyslain Raza]


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


Reagan, Nancy Nancy Reagan is no longer with us
Born 6 July 1921  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 6 March 2016  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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]


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


Reid, Sheila
Born 21 December 1937  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Veteran actress best known as the sour-faced holidaymaker Madge Harvey in 'Benidorm'.
[Picture of Sheila Reid]


Reinecke, Edwin Edwin Reinecke is no longer with us
Born 7 January 1924  (Medford, Oregon, USA)

Died 24 December 2016  (Laguna Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Reno, Janet Janet Reno is no longer with us
Born 21 July 1938  (Miami, Florida, USA)

Died 7 November 2016  (Miami, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Former US Attorney General between 1993-2001.
[Picture of Janet Reno]


Reubens, Paul
Born 27 August 1952  (Peekskill, New York, USA)
Actor best known as Pee Wee Herman.
[Picture of Paul Reubens]


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 Debbie Reynolds is no longer with us
Born 1 April 1932  (El Paso, Texas, USA)

Died 28 December 2016  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
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, Gary
Born 22 October 1960  (London, England)
Celebrity chef, one of the main TV chefs of the 1990s.
[Picture of Gary Rhodes]


Rhys-Davies, John
Born 5 May 1944  (Salisbury, Wiltshire, England)
Welsh actor best recognised as Sallah in the 'Indiana Jones' film series and for his role in the cult 90s sci-fi series 'Sliders'.
[Picture of John Rhys-Davies]


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, Henri
Born 29 February 1936  (Montreal, Canada)
11-time Stanley Cup winning centre for the Montreal Canadiens.
[Picture of Henri 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]


Richardson, Graham
Born 27 September 1949  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Australian former Labor Party politician.
[Picture of Graham Richardson]


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]


Richter-Kohl, Maike
Born in Siegen, Germany  (exact date unknown)
Wife of former German chancellor Helmut Kohl. Born 1964.
[Picture of Maike Richter-Kohl]


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]


Rigas, John J.
Born 24 November 1924  (Wellsville, New York, USA)
Founder of the Adelphia Communications Corporation, one of the largest cable TV companies in the US. Jailed for fraud in 2005.
[Picture of John J. Rigas]


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 Jack Riley is no longer with us
Born 30 December 1935  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Died 19 August 2016  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Actor, voice of Stu Pickles in 'Rugrats', which might be enough these days to earn him a UK obit. And indeed it was when he died in August 2016...
[Picture of Jack Riley]


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]


Riquelme, Larissa
Born 22 February 1985  (Asunción, Paraguay)
Paraguayan model and actress.
[Picture of Larissa Riquelme]


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, Chita
Born 23 January 1933  (Washington D. C., USA)
Hispanic actress, singer and dancer.
[Picture of Chita Rivera]


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


Rix, Brian Brian Rix is no longer with us
Born 27 January 1924  (Cottingham, Yorkshire, England)

Died 20 August 2016  (London, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Roberts, Doris Doris Roberts is no longer with us
Born 4 November 1925  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

Died 17 April 2016  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Actress, mostly in TV. Best known for her role as Marie Barone in the woefully unfunny 'Everyone Loves Raymond'.
[Picture of Doris 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, 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, Robert
Born 18 February 1912  (Widnes, Cheshire, England)
Professional rugby footballer of the 1930s and 1940s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Widnes and St. Helens. Born c. 1912.
[Picture of Robert 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, Terri
Date and place of birth unknown
Amish mother of mass-murder Charlie Roberts. Also an author.
[Picture of Terri 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, Denise Denise Robertson is no longer with us
Born 9 June 1932  (Sunderland, England)

Died 1 April 2016  (London, England)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Agony aunt, known for her regular spot on 'This Morning'.
[Picture of Denise Robertson]


Robertson, Ian
Date and place of birth unknown
New Zealand artist.
[Picture of Ian Robertson]


Robertson, Pat
Born 22 March 1930  (Lexington, Virginia, USA)
Extremely controversial televangelist, with a hugely significant political say in each election as he feels he represents the "Bible Belt" of America.
[Picture of Pat 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, Geoffrey James
Date and place of birth unknown
Retired Australian Roman Catholic bishop.
[Picture of Geoffrey James Robinson]


Robinson, Nick
Born 5 October 1963  (Macclesfield, Cheshire, England)
Former political editor for BBC news. Now presenter of the 'Today' programme on Radio 4.
[Picture of Nick Robinson]


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


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, Sharon Percy
Born 10 December 1944  (Oakland, California, USA)
Former West Virginia, first lady and member of the Rockefeller political dynasty.
[Picture of Sharon Percy 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, 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, 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]


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


Rogers Sr, Joe
Born in Tennessee, USA  (exact date unknown)
Co-founder and former CEO of the Waffle House food chain.
[Picture of Joe Rogers Sr]


Rolfing, Mark
Date and place of birth unknown
American golf commentator for NBC.
[Picture of Mark Rolfing]


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]


Romero, Randy
Born 22 December 1957  (Erath, Louisiana, USA)
American flat racing jockey.
[Picture of Randy Romero]


Ronell, Avital
Born 15 April 1952  (Prague, Czech Republic)
Czech-born American philosopher.
[Picture of Avital Ronell]


Rřnneberg, Joachim
Born 30 August 1919  (Borgund, Norway)
Norwegian soldier who helped sabotage Hitler's attempt at making an atom bomb in Telemark during WWII.
[Picture of Joachim Rřnneberg]


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]


Rose, Axl
Born 6 February 1962  (Lafayette, Indiana, USA)
Lead singer of Guns n' Roses.
[Picture of Axl Rose]


Rose, Pete
Born 11 April 1941  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Former Major League Baseball player, nicknamed "Charlie Hustle".
[Picture of Pete Rose]


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]


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, Gordon Gordon Ross is no longer with us
Born 7 November 1948  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Died 13 January 2016  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Scottish "right-to-die" campaigner.
[Picture of Gordon Ross]


Rothwell, Nancy
Born 2 October 1955  (Tarleton, Lancashire, England)
Physiologist and President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester.
[Picture of Nancy Rothwell]


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]


Rowlands, Gena
Born 19 June 1930  (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Actress best known for her collaborations with her late husband, director John Cassavetes.
[Picture of Gena Rowlands]


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]


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]


Rubio Vela, Ana Maria
Born 19 October 1901  (Cordoba, Spain)
Spanish supercentenarian.
[Picture of Ana Maria Rubio Vela]


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


Ruddock, Neil "Razor"
Born 9 May 1968  (London, England)
Hulking former centre-back for Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur.
[Picture of Neil


Rudorffer, Major Erich
Born 1 November 1917  (Zwochau, Sachsen, Germany)
Luftwaffe flying ace, one of the most successful ever. Died in April 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Major Erich Rudorffer]


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]


Ruscha, Edward
Born 16 December 1937  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Pop artist.
[Picture of Edward Ruscha]


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, Geoffrey
Born 6 July 1951  (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)
Accomplished, Oscar-winning film actor.
[Picture of Geoffrey Rush]


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


Russell, Austin "Chumlee"
Born 8 September 1982  (Henderson, Nevada, USA)
Dim-witted pawn shop assistant as featured in the reality show 'Pawn Stars'.
[Picture of Austin


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]


Rust, Mathias
Born 1 June 1968  (Wedel, Germany)
German aviator whose plane infamously touched down in Red Square in 1987.
[Picture of Mathias Rust]


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]


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

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