Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2017: C


CABALLE, 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 CABALLE]


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


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


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


Born 24 March 1965  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Professional wrestler known as 'The Undertaker'.
[Picture of Mark CALAWAY]


Born 14 May 1934  (Cumnock, Scotland)
Former Scotland and Rangers international footballer.
[Picture of Eric CALDOW]


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


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]


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]


Date and place of birth unknown
Former lawyer and blogger (Anna Raccoon). Died in August 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Susanne CAMERON-BLACKIE]


CAMM, Bessie
Born 20 June 1904  (place of birth unknown)
UK's oldest person as of 2017.
[Picture of Bessie CAMM]


CAMPBELL, Bernard Bernard CAMPBELL is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 9 September 2017  (Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
Father of GB boxing Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell.
[Picture of Bernard CAMPBELL]


CAMPBELL, Glen Glen CAMPBELL is no longer with us
Born 22 April 1936  (Billstown, Arizona, USA)

Died 8 August 2017  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Country singer who his just as infamous for alcohol, cocaine and violence as he is for 'Rhinestone Cowboy'.
[Picture of Glen CAMPBELL]


Born 19 April 1959  (Kingston Hill, Surrey, England)
Disability campaigner, now Baroness Campbell of Surbiton.
[Picture of Jane CAMPBELL]


Born 14 August 1943  (Tynemouth, Northumberland, England)
Labour MP for Blyth Valley since 1987.
[Picture of Ronnie CAMPBELL]


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


CAMPION, Charles
Date and place of birth unknown
British food critic for several newspapers.
[Picture of Charles CAMPION]


Born 22 September 1917  (Rome, Italy)
Italian actress.
[Picture of Anna CAMPORI]


Born 8 October 1980  (San Diego, California, USA)
Actor and rapper who is married to Mariah Carey.
[Picture of Nick CANNON]


Born 2 July 1964  (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban-born American baseball pitcher.
[Picture of Jose CANSECO]


CANT, Brian Brian CANT is no longer with us
Born 12 July 1933  (Ipswich, Suffolk, England)

Died 19 June 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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]


Born 24 May 1966  (Marseille, France)
Charismatic, kung-fu kicking, erudite ex-footballer with Manchester United & France.
[Picture of Eric CANTONA]


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]


CAPRIATI, Jennifer
Born 29 March 1976  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former tennis player. Bounced back from a conviction for possession of marijuana to win the Australian and French Open titles in 2001.
[Picture of Jennifer CAPRIATI]


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]


Born 29 September 1980  (Croydon, Surrey, England)
English cricketer.
[Picture of Michael CARBERRY]


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


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


CAREY, Danny
Born 10 May 1961  (Lawrence, Kansas, USA)
Drummer for progressive metal band Tool.
[Picture of Danny CAREY]


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]


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]


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


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


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


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]


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, 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]


Born 17 January 1962  (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada)
Rubber faced actor/comedian - famous for 'The Mask', 'Ace Ventura' and 'The Truman Show', amongst others.
[Picture of Jim CARREY]


CARRIE, Peter Peter CARRIE is no longer with us
Born 18 February 1915  (Dundee, Scotland)

Died 29 December 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
A Scottish Chelsea Pensioner…
[Picture of Peter CARRIE]


CARRINGTON, Desmond Desmond CARRINGTON is no longer with us
Born 23 May 1926  (Bromley, Kent, England)

Died 1 February 2017  (Perth, Scotland)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Broadcaster, almost exclusively on radio, for the past 50 years.
[Picture of Desmond CARRINGTON]


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, Diahann
Born 17 July 1935  (Bronx, New York City, USA)
Singer and actress, active for over 50 years in the industry.
[Picture of Diahann CARROLL]


Born 18 October 1998  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Young comedian and actor with cerebral palsy who finished runners-up in 'Britain's Got talent' in 2013.
[Picture of Jack CARROLL]


Born 5 May 1927  (Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)
Actress - voice of the villanous Ursula in 'The Little Mermaid'.
[Picture of Pat CARROLL]


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


Born 14 March 1945  (Acocks Green, Birmingham, England)
Comedian & game show presenter - real name Robert Davis.
[Picture of Jasper CARROTT]


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


Born 1 October 1924  (Plains, Georgia, USA)
Peanut-farming President of the US of A from 1977-81.
[Picture of Jimmy CARTER]


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]


Born 14 June 1914  (Paris, France)
Actress. Daughter of composer Henri Casadesus. Died in September 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Gisele CASADESUS]


CASH, Bill
Born 10 May 1940  (London, England)
Conservative 'eurosceptic' MP for Stone.
[Picture of Bill 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]


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


Born 31 May 1971  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
DJ and musician who had a UK number 1 in 2004 with 'Cha Cha Slide'.
[Picture of DJ CASPER]


CASSIDY, David David CASSIDY is no longer with us
Born 12 April 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 21 November 2017  (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Actor and singer-songwriter. Became a teen heart-throb in the 1970s after shooting to fame in 'The Partridge Family'.
[Picture of David CASSIDY]


Born 29 October 1953  (Oak Park, Illinois, USA)
Actor who is the unmistakable voice of the arch-slob Homer Simpson in 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Dan CASTELLANETA]


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]


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 Raul CASTRO]


Born 6 October 1915  (Els Guiamets, Spain)
Spanish socialist and last survivor of the WWII concentration camp at Ravensbrück.
[Picture of Neus CATALA]


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]


Born 25 January 1922  (Genoa, Italy)
Italian geneticist. Professor emeritus at Stanford University in the USA.
[Picture of Luigi Luca CAVALLI-SFORZA]


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]


CERNAN, Eugene Eugene CERNAN is no longer with us
Born 14 March 1934  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 16 January 2017  (Houston, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
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]


Born 10 October 1936  (Stockport, Cheshire, England)
Former presenter of 'Wish You Were Here?' Urban legend in the Costa Blanca says she fell off a train, stinking drunk after enjoying copious amounts of champagne & then refilmed her "actual" footage 2 days later when she recovered…
[Picture of Judith CHALMERS]


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]


Born 1 December 1919  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
Matriarch of the Cox Enterprises communcations company.
[Picture of Anne Cox CHAMBERS]


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


Born 28 November 1948  (Orcheston, Wiltshire, England)
Former Southampton and England striker, later a successful horse racing trainer.
[Picture of Mick CHANNON]


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


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]


Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Television writer of arguably ITV's greatest ever situation comedy, 'Rising Damp'. Born 1933.
[Picture of Eric CHAPPELL]


Born 30 April 1975  (Prague, Czech Republic)
Czech member of the European Parliament.
[Picture of Dita CHARANZOVA]


CHARLENE, (singer)
Born 1 June 1950  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Singer who enjoyed a UK number 1 in 1982 with a song first recorded six years earlier, 'I've Never Been to Me'.
[Picture of (singer) CHARLENE]


Born 11 October 1937  (Ashington, Northumberland, England)
1966 World Cup-winning footballer and survivor of the 1958 Munich air crash.
[Picture of Bobby CHARLTON]


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]


Born 24 November 1934  (New York City, New York, USA)
American lyricist and writer, creator of the hit musical 'Annie' in 1977.
[Picture of Martin CHARNIN]


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]


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]


CHATER, Geoffrey
Born 23 March 1921  (Barnet, Hertfordshire, England)
Character actor on British TV & film, on screen for more than 50 years. Also an accomplished stage actor.
[Picture of Geoffrey CHATER]


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]


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]


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]


Born 13 March 1936  (place of birth unknown)
Director-General of the BBC from 1987-1992.
[Picture of Michael CHECKLAND]


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 Keith CHEGWIN is no longer with us
Born 17 January 1957  (Liverpool, Merseyside, England)

Died 11 December 2017  (Shropshire, England)

Age at death: 60  (read death notice)
Gratingly jovial television presenter and recovering alcoholic.
[Picture of Keith CHEGWIN]


CHENERY, Penny Penny CHENERY is no longer with us
Born 27 January 1922  (New Rochelle, New York, USA)

Died 16 September 2017  (Boulder, Colorado, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Racehorse owner and breeder whose horse Sectretariat won the "Triple Crown" of US flat races in 1973.
[Picture of Penny CHENERY]


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]


Born in China  (exact date unknown)
Female soldier with the Chinese Eighth Route Army who fought the Japanese and then the nationalists in the Chinese Civil War. Born 1922.
[Picture of Fan CHENGXIU]


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]


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]


Born 24 February 1931  (Bronx, New York, USA)
Actor, in many roles, but probably known for his role as Junior Soprano in the 'Sopranos'.
[Picture of Dominic CHIANESE]


Born 26 January 1962  (Red Bluff, California, USA)
American celebrity chef.
[Picture of Michael CHIARELLO]


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


CHIRAC, Bernadette
Born 18 May 1933  (Paris, France)
Politician and wife of former French President Jacques Chirac.
[Picture of Bernadette CHIRAC]


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]


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]


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


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


CHRISTIE, Errol Errol CHRISTIE is no longer with us
Born 29 June 1963  (Leicester, England)

Died 11 June 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 53  (read death notice)
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]


Born 14 April 1940  (Chabua, India)
British actress. One of the faces of the 60s, starring in hit films 'Darling', 'Billy Liar' and ' Doctor Zhivago'.
[Picture of Julie CHRISTIE]


Born 26 March 1927  (place of birth unknown)
Rower who represented Great Britain in the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
[Picture of Tom CHRISTIE]


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]


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]


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]


Born 2 November 1979  (Humenne, 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]


CLARE, Helen
Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)
British singing star of the 1940s, a contemporary of Dame Vera Lynn. Born November 1916.
[Picture of Helen CLARE]


CLARK, Cheyann
Date and place of birth unknown
Fitness model with ovarian cancer. Born 1993.
[Picture of Cheyann CLARK]


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, Jay Jay CLARK is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 26 February 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 42  (read death notice)
A man in a story so mawkish I can't be bothered to write about...
[Picture of Jay 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. Died in February 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Steve CLARK]


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.
[Picture of Kenneth CLARKE]


Date and place of birth unknown
Britain's oldest convict, jailed in 2016 for a series of child sex crimes. Born 1915.
[Picture of Ralph CLARKE]


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]


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]


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


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]


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]


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]


Born 13 January 1942  (London, England)
Actress, famous for her work on 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' and the spin-off films.
[Picture of Carol CLEVELAND]


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


Born 20 June 1938  (Halifax, Yorkshire, England)
Actor who played Billy Hardcastle in 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
[Picture of Keith CLIFFORD]


CLIFFORD, Max Max CLIFFORD is no longer with us
Born 6 April 1943  (Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England)

Died 10 December 2017  (Perry, Cambridgeshire, England)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
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]


Date and place of birth unknown
[Picture of Nick CLIFFORD]


Born 19 August 1946  (Hope, Arkansas, USA)
Sax-playing ex-US President (1993-2001).
[Picture of Bill CLINTON]


Born 22 July 1940  (Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA)
Funk & soul musician & keyboard player, well known for his flamboyant style & hair.
[Picture of George CLINTON]


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


Born 6 May 1961  (Lexington, Kentucky, USA)
Former TV star, now big in the world of films, firstly as an actor, and more recently as a producer & director. Also quite politically active in recent years, which has been reflected in his movies.
[Picture of George CLOONEY]


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


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


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]


Born 19 September 1933  (Norwich, England)
British reproductive scientist.
[Picture of Jack 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)
Last survivor 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]


COLE, Tommy
Born 20 December 1941  (Burbank, California, USA)
Former mousketeer turned make-up artist.
[Picture of Tommy COLE]


Born 3 January 1932  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Moustachioed actor, best known for his role as the sexist boss in 'Nine to Five'.
[Picture of Dabney COLEMAN]


Born 15 December 1928  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian politician and writer. Was Administrator of Norfolk Island from 1979-81.
[Picture of Peter COLEMAN]


COLLEY, Kenneth
Born 7 December 1937  (Manchester, England)
Recognisable, sad-eyed character actor. Played Admiral Piett in two 'Star Wars' films and was the mysterious "accordian man" in the classic BBC drama 'Pennies from Heaven' in 1978.
[Picture of Kenneth COLLEY]


COLLINS, James Gerard "Gerry"
Born 16 October 1938  (Abbeyfeale, County Limerick, Rep of Ireland)
Retired Irish politician. Was Foreign Minister under Charles Haughey in the 1980s.
[Picture of James Gerard


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]


Born 30 January 1951  (London, England)
Baldy drummer/singer out of Genesis and Live Aid.
[Picture of Phil COLLINS]


Born 19 March 1926  (London, England)
Former foorballer who becames Britain's first black club manager, taking Rochdale to the first ever League Cup final in 1961.
[Picture of Tony COLLINS]


COLON, Miriam Miriam COLON is no longer with us
Born 20 August 1936  (Ponce, Puero Rico)

Died 3 March 2017  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Puerto Rican actress who formed the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York City.
[Picture of Miriam COLON]


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]


Born 10 March 1947  (place of birth unknown)
Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police from 1993-2000.
[Picture of Paul CONDON]


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]


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 Mike CONNORS is no longer with us
Born 15 August 1925  (Fresno, California, USA)

Died 26 January 2017  (Tarzana, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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]


Born 1 October 1961  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
Mutton chop-sideburned professional wrestler with the WWE.
[Picture of Rico CONSTANTINO]


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


Born 15 December 1933  (Willoughby, Ohio, USA)
American character actor who appeared alongside Ernest Borgnine in the sitcom McHale's Navy.
[Picture of Tim CONWAY]


COOK, Barbara Barbara COOK is no longer with us
Born 25 October 1927  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Died 8 August 2017  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Broadway icon, most associated with her interpretations of Stephen Sondheim's catalogue. Has a massive face.
[Picture of Barbara COOK]


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]


COOL, Phil
Born in Chorley, Lancashire, England  (exact date unknown)
Comedian & impressionist, both of which came by his ability to gurn. Born sometime in 1949.
[Picture of Phil COOL]


COON, Caroline
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Artist and journalist, mainly associated with the punk movement in the 1970s. Born 1945.
[Picture of Caroline COON]


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]


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]


COOPER, Martin
Born 26 December 1928  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Inventor of the cell (mobile) phone which either makes him one of the great technological pioneers or the Devil incarnate. Your choice…
[Picture of Martin 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]


Born 16 July 1952  (Alexandria, Virginia, USA)
Former drummer with new wave giants The Police and composer of one of the great theme tunes of the 1980s, 'The Equalizer'.
[Picture of Stewart COPELAND]


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]


CORBYN, Jeremy
Born 26 May 1949  (Chippenham, Wiltshire, England)
Bike-riding leader of the Labour Party and loser of the 2017 General Election. Winner of the 2018 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]


COREY, "Professor" Irwin 
Born 29 July 1914  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 6 February 2017  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
American stand-up comedian and frequent game show panellist.
[Picture of


Born 12 July 1928  (Methuen, Massachusetts, USA)
Organic chemist and recipient of the 1990 Nobel prize in chemistry "for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis".
[Picture of E. J. COREY]


Born 5 April 1926  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Influential low budget film director who made a series of cult films snd 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]


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]


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


CORTESE, Valentina
Born 1 January 1923  (Milan, Italy)
Actress, who appeared alongside the likes of James Stewart and Spencer Tracy.
[Picture of Valentina CORTESE]


Born 12 July 1937  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Long-standing, squeaky-clean, inexplicably popular US comic.
[Picture of Bill COSBY]


COSGRAVE, Liam Liam COSGRAVE is no longer with us
Born 13 April 1920  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

Died 4 October 2017  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Former Taoiseach of Ireland fromn 1973-1977.
[Picture of Liam COSGRAVE]


Born 5 April 1930  (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
Actress, the voice of Princess Aurora in the Disney classic 'Sleeping Beauty'.
[Picture of Mary COSTA]


Born 25 November 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
Serial killer, convicted for 6 murders in 1981.
[Picture of Richard COTTINGHAM]


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]


COWARD, Sara Sara COWARD is no longer with us
Born 30 January 1948  (place of birth unknown)

Died 12 February 2017  (Warwickshire, England)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Actress who played Caroline Sterling in 'The Archers'.
[Picture of Sara COWARD]


Born 1 May 1926  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Former Dundee and Scotland international footballer.
[Picture of Doug COWIE]


COX, Brian Edward
Born 3 March 1968  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Popular television physicist and former keyboardist with D:Ream.
[Picture of Brian Edward COX]


COX, Kadeena
Born 10 March 1991  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Great Britain paralympian who three gold medals in two different sports at Rio in 2016.
[Picture of Kadeena COX]


COX (actor), Brian
Born 1 June 1946  (Dundee, Scotland)
Feted British actor in TV & (mainly) films.
[Picture of Brian COX (actor)]


CRAIG, Daniel
Born 2 March 1968  (Chester, England)
Actor, the sixth (and some might the best) to play James Bond.
[Picture of Daniel CRAIG]


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]


Born 16 August 1940  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
TV presenter and newsreader.
[Picture of John CRAVEN]


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]


Born 13 July 1936  (Portsmouth, England)
Former Ipswich and England international footballer. Famously scored a brace in Colchester United's famous FA Cup giant-killing over Leeds United in 1971.
[Picture of Ray CRAWFORD]


Born 19 September 1947  (Prestwich, Lancashire, England)
Former member of 1970s art-poppers 10cc before having a successful career as a video director with Kevin Godley.
[Picture of Lol CREME]


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]


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]


Born 15 September 1927  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
US stand-up comedian, often on television.
[Picture of Norm CROSBY]


CROSS, Christopher
Born 3 May 1951  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Singer-songwriter who enjoyed his biggest success in the 1980s.
[Picture of Christopher CROSS]


Born 20 May 1920  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
The last surviving recipient of the Victoria Cross for air action in WWII.
[Picture of John CRUICKSHANK]


Born 3 July 1962  (Syracuse, New York, USA)
One time decent enough actor, now a complete weirdo. Still acting, and producing a range of absurd foreign accents in films like 'Far and Away' and 'Valkyrie'.
[Picture of Tom CRUISE]


Born 22 December 1970  (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Junior U.S. senator from Texas since 2013.
[Picture of Ted CRUZ]


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


CRYNE, Patrick
Date and place of birth unknown
Owner of Barnsley FC. Born March 1951. Stepped down from his duties late in 2016 for health reasons.
[Picture of Patrick CRYNE]


Born 31 July 1958  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Businessman, philantropist and owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks.
[Picture of Mark CUBAN]


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]


CULLEN, Charles
Born 22 February 1960  (West Orange, New Jersey, USA)
Former nurse who was convicted for a total of 127 years for lethally injecting possibly hundreds of patients.
[Picture of Charles CULLEN]


CULVER, Michael
Born 16 June 1938  (London, England)
Prolific stage and television actor, son of Ronald Culver.
[Picture of Michael CULVER]


Born 18 December 1925  (Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales)
Wales-born Irish actress. Died in December 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Peggy CUMMINS]


Born 16 June 1933  (Colne, Lancashire, England)
Children's author, creator of 'Postman Pat'.
[Picture of John CUNLIFFE]


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


CURL, Robert
Born 23 August 1933  (Alice, Texas, USA)
Nobel Prize-winning professor of chemistry.
[Picture of Robert CURL]


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]


Born 30 July 1930  (Coulsdon, Surrey, England)
British character actor and former cricket announcer at Lords.
[Picture of Alan CURTIS]


CUTHBERT, Betty Betty CUTHBERT is no longer with us
Born 20 April 1938  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Died 6 August 2017  (Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
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]


CZUKAY, Holger Holger CZUKAY is no longer with us
Born 24 March 1938  (Gdansk, Poland)

Died 5 September 2017  (Weilerswist, Germany)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Bass player and sound editor with cult German art-rockers Can.
[Picture of Holger CZUKAY]

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