Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2017: P


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


PAGE, Ellen
Born 21 February 1987  (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Canadian actress. Best known for playing the title character in Jason Reitman's comedy 'Juno' and Kitty Pryde in the X-Men films.
[Picture of Ellen PAGE]


PAGE, Jimmy
Born 9 January 1944  (Heston, Middlesex, England)
Guitarist, member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
[Picture of Jimmy PAGE]


Born 25 May 1944  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
British photojournalist whose exploits in the Vietnam War and wired personality was in part the inspiration for Dennis Hopper's character in 'Apocalypse Now'.
[Picture of Tim PAGE]


PAGET, Shirley Shirley PAGET is no longer with us
Born 4 December 1924  (place of birth unknown)

Died 21 January 2017  (Hindhead, Surrey, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Marchioness of Anglesey, has served as chair of both the Women's Institute and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission.
[Picture of Shirley PAGET]


PAHLAVI, Gholamreza Gholamreza PAHLAVI is no longer with us
Born 15 May 1923  (Tehran, Iran)

Died 7 May 2017  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Half-brother of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, currently living in Paris, France.
[Picture of Gholamreza PAHLAVI]


PAHOR, Boris
Born 28 August 1913  (Trieste, Slovenia)
One of Slovenia's most important authors.
[Picture of Boris PAHOR]


Born 29 June 1948  (Nottingham, England)
Deep Purple drummer and the only member of the band to appear on all of their albums. Had a mini stroke in 2016.
[Picture of Ian PAICE]


PAIGE, Janis
Born 16 September 1922  (Tacoma, Washington, USA)
Film and television actress.
[Picture of Janis PAIGE]


PAIGE, Yasmin
Born 24 June 1991  (London, England)
Young British actress from 'The Sarah-Jane Adventures' and 'Pramface' amongst others.
[Picture of Yasmin PAIGE]


PALIN, Michael
Born 5 May 1943  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Member of Monty Python, now equally well known for his travel documentaries.
[Picture of Michael PALIN]


Born 20 March 1950  (Birmingham, England)
Drummer and sole survivor of the supergroup Emerson, Lake and (you guessed it) Palmer.
[Picture of Carl PALMER]


PALMER, Geoffrey
Born 4 June 1927  (London, England)
Sour-faced comic actor, appeared in 'Butterflies' and 'As Time Goes By'. Also narrator of the series 'Grumpy Old Men'.
[Picture of Geoffrey PALMER]


PALMER-TOMKINSON, Tara Tara PALMER-TOMKINSON is no longer with us
Born 23 December 1971  (Hampshire, England)

Died 8 February 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 45  (read death notice)
Bonkers socialite and reality show veteran. Made a notoriously incoherent appearance on Frank Skinner's chatshow in 1999 before being despatched to the Priory.
[Picture of Tara PALMER-TOMKINSON]


PALTROW, Gwyneth
Born 27 September 1972  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Weepy award winning American actress who divorced Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in 2016. Still consciously coupled to life though…
[Picture of Gwyneth PALTROW]


PAN, Rebecca
Born 29 December 1931  (Shanghai, China)
Chinese-Hong Kong actress and singer.
[Picture of Rebecca PAN]


Born 20 September 1948  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Bassist, member of the band The Styx. Currently living with the AIDS virus.
[Picture of Chuck PANOZZO]


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


Born 22 August 1941  (Englewood, New Jersey, USA)
Former American Football coach for various teams who notably led the New York Giants to two Superbowl titles.
[Picture of Bill PARCELLS]


PARCHE, Gunter
Date and place of birth unknown
Tennis "fan" who decided to use Monica Seles as a placeholder for his boning knife. Reportedly in a nursing home after suffering several strokes. Born c. 1955.
[Picture of Gunter PARCHE]


PARFIT, Derek Derek PARFIT is no longer with us
Born 11 December 1942  (Chengdu, Rep of China)

Died 1 January 2017  (Oxford, England)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
British moral philosopher
[Picture of Derek PARFIT]


PARKE, Ronan
Born 8 August 1998  (Poringland, Norfolk, England)
British singer who finished runner-up to Jai McDowall in the fifth series of 'Britain's Got Talent'.
[Picture of Ronan PARKE]


PARKER, Nathaniel
Born 18 May 1962  (London, England)
British actor, best known for playing DI Thomas Lynley in The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
[Picture of Nathaniel PARKER]


Born 18 December 1974  (London, England)
Food critic and son of the people's replacement princess, Camilla.
[Picture of Tom PARKER-BOWLES]


Born 10 January 1968  (Thornaby, Yorkshire, England)
Ex-footballer. Former Middlesbrough FC and Burnley FC right back.
[Picture of Gary PARKINSON]


Born 28 March 1935  (Cudworth, South Yorkshire, England)
Jovial Northern TV chat show host.
[Picture of Michael PARKINSON]


Born 25 October 1929  (Coventry, England)
Actor who some might recognise for his appearances in oodles of sitcoms and that slightly stuttering delivery he used to do.
[Picture of Robin PARKINSON]


PARRA, Nicanor
Born 5 September 1914  (San Fabian de Alico, Chile)
Chilean mathematician and poet.
[Picture of Nicanor PARRA]


PARSEGHIAN, Ara Ara PARSEGHIAN is no longer with us
Born 21 May 1923  (Akron, Ohio, USA)

Died 2 August 2017  (Granger, Indiana, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
American Football coach for Notre Dame from 1964-74.
[Picture of Ara PARSEGHIAN]


PARSONS, Estelle
Born 20 November 1927  (Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA)
American actress who was nominated for an Oscar in 1967 for playing Blanche in 'Bonnie & Clyde'. Also known for playing Roseanne's bisexual mother in the sitcom 'Roseanne'.
[Picture of Estelle PARSONS]


PARSONS, Nicholas
Born 10 October 1923  (Grantham, Lincolnshire, England)
Presenter of numerous TV & radio programmes for many decades.
[Picture of Nicholas PARSONS]


Born 19 January 1946  (Sevierville, Tennessee, USA)
Country music singer whose name was used for the first cloned sheep because its genetic material was taken from a mammary gland.
[Picture of Dolly PARTON]


Born 8 January 1942  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Artist, one half along with Gilbert Proesch of the duo known as Gilbert and George.
[Picture of George PASSMORE]


PASTORE, Vincent
Born 14 July 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
American actor. Often cast in mafioso roles, he is best known for playing Salvatore "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero in 'The Sopranos'.
[Picture of Vincent PASTORE]


Born 2 August 1953  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former child actor, known for playing Eddie Munster in 1960s sitcom 'The Munsters'.
[Picture of Butch PATRICK]


Born 13 May 1986  (London, England)
Actor. Known for playing Cedric Diggory in the 'Harry Potter' films and Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight' series of vampire films. Engaged to singer FKA Twigs (who?).
[Picture of Robert PATTINSON]


Born 3 March 1928  (Mladkov, Czech Republic)
One of Germany's leading young adult fiction writers, often using the Cold War as a backdrop.
[Picture of Gudrun PAUSEWANG]


PAVAN, Marisa
Born 19 June 1932  (Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy)
Italian born actress. Won a Golden Globe for her performance in 'The Rose Tattoo'.
[Picture of Marisa PAVAN]


PAVLOW, Muriel
Born 27 June 1921  (Lee, Kent, England)
Veteran British actress of stage, screen & TV.
[Picture of Muriel PAVLOW]


PAYNE, Keith
Born 30 August 1933  (Ingham, Queensland, Australia)
VC holder, who won it during the Vietnam war. Also fought in Korea and Dhofar.
[Picture of Keith PAYNE]


Born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England  (exact date unknown)
Mother of the murdered Sarah Payne and campaigner for the right for people to know where convicted paedophiles live. Born 1969.
[Picture of Sara PAYNE]


Born 19 May 1931  (London, England)
Actor best known as the absent-minded Jim Trott in 'The Vicar of Dibley'. Sons Daniel and Harry are also actors.
[Picture of Trevor PEACOCK]


PEARCE, Jacqueline
Born 20 December 1943  (Woking, Surrey, England)
Actress forever known for her role as the scheming Servalan in the classic 1970s sci-fi show 'Blakes 7'.
[Picture of Jacqueline PEARCE]


Born 12 September 1952  (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush.
[Picture of Neil PEART]


PEI, I. M.
Born 26 April 1917  (Guangzhou, China)
Architect - has designed all sorts of stuff, including the Louvre Pyramid in Paris.
[Picture of I. M. PEI]


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


Born 11 April 1934  (London, England)
Prolific character actor who retired after having a stroke in 1992.
[Picture of Ron PEMBER]


Born 7 June 1959  (Columbus, Indiana, USA)
Vice President of the United States, under President Donald Trump.
[Picture of Mike PENCE]


Born 23 November 1933  (Debica, Poland)
Arguably Poland's most famous living composer, most famous works include 'Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima'.
[Picture of Krzysztof PENDERECKI]


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


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


Born 15 January 1928  (Plant City, Florida, USA)
Rockabilly Hall of Famer and former lead guitarist with Hank Williams' backing band, The Drifting Cowboys
[Picture of Joe PENNINGTON]


Born 7 June 1943  (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England)
Respected stage actor, writer and director who co-founded the English Shakespeare Company. Rather better known to the hoi polloi as Moff Tiaan Jerjerrod in 'Return Of The Jedi'.
[Picture of Michael PENNINGTON]


PENNY, Louise
Born 1 July 1958  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian author of mystery fiction, most notably the novels featuring Chief Inpector Armand Gamache.
[Picture of Louise PENNY]


PEREL, Solomon
Born 21 April 1925  (Peine, Germany)
Jewish author and motivational speaker who, as a child, escaped the Holocaust by pretending to be an Aryan German. The 1990 movie 'Europa Europa' was based on this.
[Picture of Solomon PEREL]


PEREZ, Julia Julia PEREZ is no longer with us
Born 15 July 1980  (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Died 10 June 2017  (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Age at death: 36  (read death notice)
Indonesian actress, singer and model. Diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.
[Picture of Julia PEREZ]


Born 19 January 1920  (Lima, Peru)
Former secretary-general of the UN, 1982-91.
[Picture of Javier PEREZ DE CUELLAR]


Born 26 November 1931  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentine arty type and human rights activist awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980.
[Picture of Adolfo PEREZ ESQUIVEL]


PERHAM, Michael Michael PERHAM is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1947  (Dorchester, Dorset, England)

Died 17 April 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Former Bishop of Gloucester from 2004-2014.
[Picture of Michael PERHAM]


PERIES, Lester James
Born 5 April 1919  (Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka)
Veteran Sri Lankan film director, Palme d'Or nominated in 1957 for 'The Line of Destiny'.
[Picture of Lester James PERIES]


PERKINS, Elizabeth
Born 18 November 1960  (Queens, New York, USA)
Film actress.
[Picture of Elizabeth PERKINS]


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


PERON, Isabel
Born 4 February 1931  (La Rioja, Argentina)
Third wife of Juan, former President of Argentina & Isabel herself was President between 1974 & 1976.
[Picture of Isabel PERON]


PEROT, H. Ross
Born 27 June 1930  (Texarkana, Texas, USA)
Billionaire American businessman, who also ran for Presidency of the United States in 1992 & 1996.
[Picture of H. Ross PEROT]


PERRY, William "The Refrigerator"
Born 16 December 1962  (Aiken, South Carolina, USA)
Hulking defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears American football team that won the Super Bowl in 1986.
[Picture of William


Born 21 December 1951  (London, England)
Former Tottenham Hostpur captain and England one-cap wonder.
[Picture of Steve PERRYMAN]


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


Born 19 July 1925  (London, England)
Businessman and philanthropist, married a woman 24 years his junior in February 2016.
[Picture of Jack PETCHEY]


PETERS, Martin
Born 8 November 1943  (Plaistow, London, England)
Former West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City midfielder. One of the "Boys of '66", the England team that won the World Cup which is becoming ever more poigniantly further away from memory...
[Picture of Martin PETERS]


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


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


Born 12 December 1932  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
Retired basketball player. Played for the Milwaukee Hawks/St. Louis Hawks from 1954-65.
[Picture of Bob PETTIT]


Born 2 August 1929  (Birmingham, England)
Winner of the 1969 Carnegie medal for her children's book 'Flambards' which was made into a TV series in 1979. Made an MBE in 2014.
[Picture of K. M. PEYTON]


PFEIFER, Ray Ray PFEIFER is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 28 May 2017  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 59  (read death notice)
Terminally ill retired New York firefighter and 9/11 first responder.
[Picture of Ray PFEIFER]


Born 25 August 1931  (New York City, New York, USA)
Talk show host, game show host & presenter - on a host of shows since the 1960s & one of America's most famous & most popular TV personalities.
[Picture of Regis PHILBIN]


PHILIP, Prince
Born 10 June 1921  (Villa Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece)
Gaffe-prone "Phil the Greek" also has Danish and German blood.
[Picture of Prince PHILIP]


Born 20 April 1924  (Tottenham, London, England)
Comic actor who inherited the 'Doctor in...' role from Dirk Bogarde and appeared in a number of the 'Carry on...' films. Apparently he also plays the voice of "The Sorting Hat" in the 'Harry Potter' movies, whatever that means.
[Picture of Leslie PHILLIPS]


PHILLIPS, Mackenzie
Born 10 November 1959  (Alexandria, Virginia, USA)
Singer & actress who has had a long standing problem with drugs. In 2009 she revealed that she had a long incestuous relationship with her father, The Mamas & the Papas lead singer John Phillips.
[Picture of Mackenzie PHILLIPS]


PHILLIPS, Michelle
Born 4 June 1944  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Musician and actress, co-founder of the popular hippie combo, The Mamas and The Papas.
[Picture of Michelle PHILLIPS]


Born 14 March 1926  (Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA)
American singer and songwriter best known for his 1959 hit 'Sea of Love'.
[Picture of Phil PHILLIPS]


Born 14 May 1933  (Betws, Carmathenshire, Wales)
Veteran British actress of stage, screen & TV.
[Picture of Sian PHILLIPS]


Date and place of birth unknown
Notorious multi-fathering benefit scrounger, jailed in 2013 for the manslaughter of half his brood when a plot to discredit his mistress ended in tragedy. Born 1956.
[Picture of Mick PHILPOTT]


Born 27 December 1925  (Paris, France)
Veteran French film actor.
[Picture of Michel PICCOLI]


Date and place of birth unknown
Australian political cartoonist, caricaturist and illustrator. Born c 1942.
[Picture of Larry PICKERING]


Born 20 April 1952  (Keighley, Yorkshire, England)
Bumptious Conservative politician and former Cabinet minister.
[Picture of Eric PICKLES]


PICKUP, Ronald
Born 7 June 1940  (Chester, England)
No matter how many shows he pops up in on TV, he'll always be the voice of Aslan from the 1980s Narnia adaptations.
[Picture of Ronald PICKUP]


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


Born 5 November 1935  (Wantage, Berkshire, England)
Unusually tall (5'8") jockey, nine times winner of the Epsom Derby, who was often lampooned for his odd speech impediment, and did time for tax evasion.
[Picture of Lester PIGGOTT]


PILCHER, Rosamunde
Born 22 September 1924  (Lelant, Cornwall, England)
Very successful author, normally of romantic novels.
[Picture of Rosamunde PILCHER]


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


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


Born 7 July 1945  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazilian Playboy model and the inspiration for 'The Girl from Ipanema'.
[Picture of Heloisa PINHEIRO]


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


Born 6 January 1976  (Milltown, New Jersey, USA)
1980s child actor in sitcom 'Who's The Boss' and horror flick 'Cujo'. Revealed he was HIV positive in 2015.
[Picture of Danny PINTAURO]


PIRSIG, Robert M. Robert M. PIRSIG is no longer with us
Born 6 September 1928  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

Died 24 April 2017  (South Berwick, Maine, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Writer and philospher of 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' fame.
[Picture of Robert M. PIRSIG]


Born 22 November 1986  (Sandton, South Africa)
Multiple paralympic champion and icon. Later jailed for shooting his girlfriend dead in 2013.
[Picture of Oscar PISTORIUS]


PITOL, Sergio
Born 18 March 1933  (Puebla, Puebla State, Mexico)
Mexican writer, translator and diplomat.
[Picture of Sergio PITOL]


Born 15 November 1932  (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)
American philosopher.
[Picture of Alvin PLANTINGA]


PLATT, Oliver
Born 12 January 1960  (Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian-born American actor who happens to be a second cousin once removed of Viscount Althorp and the late and sainted Princess Diana.
[Picture of Oliver PLATT]


Born 28 October 1929  (Brigg, Lincolnshire, England)
Highly regarded actress, widow of Lawrence Olivier.
[Picture of Joan PLOWRIGHT]


Born 29 April 1958  (Burbank, California, USA)
American actress and painter, known for playing Jan Brady in 'The Brady Bunch'.
[Picture of Eve PLUMB]


PLUMMER, Christopher
Born 13 December 1929  (Toronto, Canada)
Canadian film, stage & TV actor, still, despite some recent high-profile performances in 'Syriana' and 'The Insider', perhaps best known for his role in 'The Sound of Music'. Won Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2012 at the age of 82.
[Picture of Christopher PLUMMER]


POINTER, Priscilla
Born 18 May 1924  (New York City, New York, USA)
Veteran Hollywood actress.
[Picture of Priscilla POINTER]


Born 19 March 1946  (Oakland, California, USA)
Singer, eldest member of the vocal group The Pointer Sisters.
[Picture of Ruth POINTER]


Born 20 February 1927  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Bahamian-born actor who emigrated to the US and went on to become a leading movie star of the 1950s and '60s, taking lead roles in, among others, 'To Sir, With Love' and 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner'.
[Picture of Sidney POITIER]


Born 18 August 1933  (Paris, France)
Movie director, with a rather torrid personal life, which has included underage sexual intercourse (which means he is still banned from the US), surviving the Holocaust & finding out his wife, Sharon Tate had been brutally murdered by the Manson Family.
[Picture of Roman POLANSKI]


Born 23 January 1929  (Berlin, Germany)
Recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in chemical kinetics.
[Picture of John POLANYI]


Date and place of birth unknown
Former amateur and professional boxer. Born c 1958.
[Picture of Steve POLLARD]


POMSEL, Brunhilde Brunhilde POMSEL is no longer with us
Born 11 January 1911  (Berlin, Germany)

Died 27 January 2017  (Munich, Germany)

Age at death: 106  (read death notice)
Secretary to Nazi propaganda overlord Joseph Goebbels. Came out of the woodwork in 2011.
[Picture of Brunhilde POMSEL]


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


Born 5 April 1937  (New York, New York, USA)
US Army general who worked under Bush I in the Gulf War, and later became Secretary of State under Bush II, taking the country into the Iraq War. Underwent surgery for prostate cancer in December 2003. Cannot pronounce his own name.
[Picture of Colin POWELL]


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


POWERS, Stefanie
Born 2 November 1942  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Appeared as Jennifer Hart alongside Robert Wagner in the TV series 'Hart to Hart'.
[Picture of Stefanie POWERS]


Date and place of birth unknown
Not THE John Prescott but instead a professional Tom Jones impersonator!
[Picture of John PRESCOTT]


Born 31 May 1938  (Prestatyn, Wales)
Gaffe-prone, yokel-punching, croquet-playing, cocktail stick-waggling, senior Labour politician, deputy Prime Minister from 1997-2007.
[Picture of Lord John PRESCOTT]


PRESLE, Micheline
Born 22 August 1922  (Paris, France)
French film actress.
[Picture of Micheline PRESLE]


PRESLEY, Priscilla
Born 24 May 1945  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former wife of Elvis Presley, turned Graceland into a tourist destination. Oh and she's a Scientologist..
[Picture of Priscilla PRESLEY]


PRESS, Tamara
Born 10 May 1937  (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Olympic shot put champion for the Soviet Union in 1960 & 1964. Long rumoured to have been a man although this has never been proven.
[Picture of Tamara PRESS]


Born 16 December 1923  (Magdeburg, Germany)
German-born Israeli-American pianist and a founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio.
[Picture of Menahem PRESSLER]


Born 6 April 1930  (Berlin, Germany)
Principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1968-79 and still best known for his appearance on 'The Morecambe and Wise Show' in 1971, lambasting Eric for "playing ALL the wong notes".
[Picture of Andre PREVIN]


PRICE, Leontyne
Born 10 February 1927  (Laurel, Mississippi, USA)
Soprano opera singer. First African-American to become a prima donna at the Metropolitan Opera.
[Picture of Leontyne PRICE]


PRICE, Lloyd
Born 9 March 1933  (Kenner, Louisiana, USA)
Early rock 'n' roll musician. Hits include 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy'.
[Picture of Lloyd PRICE]


PRIDE, Charley
Born 18 March 1938  (Sledge, Mississippi, USA)
Successful country music singer, a former baseball player.
[Picture of Charley PRIDE]


Born 31 July 1939  (London, England)
English Test cricketer, captain of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club between 1967 and 1970.
[Picture of Roger PRIDEAUX]


Born 18 March 1972  (Dover, New Jersey, USA)
Attorney and politician, appointed as Whitehouse Chief of Staff by Donald Trump.
[Picture of Reince PRIEBUS]


Born 15 August 1936  (Bountiful, Utah, USA)
Marilyn Munster in 'The Munsters'.
[Picture of Pat PRIEST]


Born 23 February 1948  (Hayes, Middlesex, England)
Bass player for glam rock band The Sweet.
[Picture of Steve PRIEST]


Born 30 January 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)
One of the greatest Broadway directors of all time, accordingly holding the record for the most Tony Awards won by one individual (21).
[Picture of Hal PRINCE]


PROESCH, Gilbert
Born 17 September 1943  (San Martin de Tor, Italy)
Artist, one half along with George Passmore of the duo known as Gilbert and George.
[Picture of Gilbert PROESCH]


PROKOP, Matthew
Born 29 July 1990  (Victoria, Texas, USA)
Disney movie actor, most notably in 'High School Musical 3'. Career is on seemingly permanent hiatus after he was discovered to be a big fan of punching girlfriends in the face.
[Picture of Matthew PROKOP]


Born 1 July 1935  (Bristol, England)
Played the physical from of Darth Vader in 'Star Wars', with James Earl Jones providing the voice. Was also the Green Cross Code man.
[Picture of David PROWSE]


PRYCE, Jonathan
Born 1 June 1947  (Holywell, Flintshire, Wales)
Highly rated actor probably still best recognised as the hapless Sam Lowry in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult classic 'Brazil'.
[Picture of Jonathan PRYCE]


Born 19 October 1946  (Norwich, Norfolk, England)
Author, notable for the His Dark Materials Trilogy.
[Picture of Philip PULLMAN]


PULVER, Liselotte
Born 11 October 1929  (Bern, Switzerland)
Swiss actress who made her mark in German cinema in the 1960s.
[Picture of Liselotte PULVER]


PURDIE, Bernard
Born 11 June 1941  (Elkton, Maryland, USA)
American drummer who has worked with many artists including Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones and Cat Stevens
[Picture of Bernard PURDIE]


PUTIN, Vladimir
Born 7 October 1952  (Leningrad (now St Petersburg again), Russia)
President of Russia, former head of the FSB (the federal security services), and before that a KGB agent in East Germany. A big fan of sambo (a Russian martial art), he was Leningrad sambo champion on a number of occasions.
[Picture of Vladimir PUTIN]


Born 8 May 1937  (Glen Cove, New York, USA)
Extremely reclusive author. In fact, the only times his voice has ever been broadcast is via three episodes of 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Thomas PYNCHON]


Date and place of birth unknown
British cartoonist. Born 1951.
[Picture of Ken PYNE]

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