Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2017: R


Born 23 July 1989  (Fulham, London, England)
Harry Potter. Stripped for Equus, haunted in The Woman In Black and has played a corpse in Swiss Army Man. No wonder he gave up the drink…
[Picture of Daniel RADCLIFFE]


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]


RADER, Dennis
Born 9 March 1945  (Pittsburg, Kansas, USA)
Serial killer, convicted in 2005 for 10 brutal murders committed between 1974 and 1991.
[Picture of Dennis RADER]


Born 3 March 1933  (Southampton, New York, USA)
US socialite, younger sister of Jackie Onassis/Kennedy/Bouvier.
[Picture of Lee RADZIWILL]


RAE, Alanah
Born 9 February 1988  (Freehold, New Jersey, USA)
American pornographic actress, born Elizabeth Collman.
[Picture of Alanah RAE]


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 Akbar Hashemi RAFSANJANI is no longer with us
Born 25 August 1934  (Bahreman, Persia)

Died 8 January 2017  (Tajrish, Iran)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
President of Iran from 1989-1997.
[Picture of Akbar Hashemi RAFSANJANI]


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


RAIFORD, Robert D.
Born 27 November 1927  (Concord, North Carolina, USA)
American broadcaster and actor, commentator on The John Boy and Billy Big Show. Suffered a stroke in June 2016. Died in November 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Robert D. RAIFORD]


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]


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


RAMBO, Brent
Date and place of birth unknown
Appeared in an early 1990s promotional video for Apple II, whose thumbs up sign became a widely circulated GIF.
[Picture of Brent RAMBO]


Born 22 January 1919  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
American orchestrator, composer and arranger. Won an Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture for West Side Story.
[Picture of Sid RAMIN]


Born 1 March 1935  (Teziutlan, Puebla, Mexico)
Mexican female tennis player. Runner up in the French Open in consecutive years (1960, 61).
[Picture of Yola RAMIREZ]


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]


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


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]


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]


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


Born 31 August 1970  (Kuwait City, Kuwait)
Wife of King Abdullah II of Jordan. Advocate for education, community empowerment and youth. Avid user of social media, so we can monitor her health through all social platforms…
[Picture of Queen RANIA OF JORDAN]


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


Born 22 June 1940  (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England)
Famously toothy TV presenter, journalist and campaigner. Presented 'That's Life' from 1973-1994 and is the widow of broadcaster Desmond Wilcox.
[Picture of Esther RANTZEN]


RAPOPORT, Ingeborg Ingeborg RAPOPORT is no longer with us
Born 2 September 1912  (Kribi, Cameroon)

Died 23 March 2017  (Berlin, Germany)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Former communist functionary in East Germany. In 2015 she finally received her doctorate after it was refused by the Nazis.
[Picture of Ingeborg RAPOPORT]


Born 25 February 1954  (Ignalina, Lithuania)
Retired Lithuanian biathlete who competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
[Picture of Diana RASIMOVICIUTE]


RASUL, Muhammad
Born in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan  (exact date unknown)
Mullah. Taliban leader of the High Council of Afghanistan Islamic Emirate. Born c. 1965.
[Picture of Muhammad RASUL]


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


Born 6 April 1947  (Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)
American actor famous for playing Cliff Clavin in 'Cheers'. Has moved on to a successful career as a voice actor for Pixar.
[Picture of John RATZENBERGER]


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


Born 25 March 1926  (Lund, Sweden)
Businessman, owner of Tetra Pak & one of the world's richest people.
[Picture of Hans RAUSING]


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]


Born 20 April 1935  (London, England)
Actor who starred as Cliff Lewis in the film version of John Osborne's 'Look Back in Anger', alongside Richard Burton.
[Picture of Gary RAYMOND]


REA, Chris
Born 4 March 1951  (Middlesbrough, England)
Gravelly-voiced singer/songwriter of 'The Road To Hell' fame.
[Picture of Chris REA]


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


READ, Aimee
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman with brain tumour who requires a bone marrow transplant before she can have surgery. Born 1993.
[Picture of Aimee READ]


Date and place of birth unknown
Leader and oldest member of the Hatton Garden jewellery raid gang, known as "The Master" or "The Guv'nor". Born 1939.
[Picture of Brian READER]


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


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]


Born 18 August 1937  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Heart-throb actor who didn't make the big time until the age of 32, with his role as The Sundance Kid, alongside Paul Newman's Butch Cassidy. Went on to star in 'The Sting' (again with Newman), 'A Bridge Too Far', and so forth.
[Picture of Robert REDFORD]


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]


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


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


REEMAN, Douglas Douglas REEMAN is no longer with us
Born 15 October 1924  (Thames Ditton, Surrey, England)

Died 23 January 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
British author of historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, set mainly during either WWII or the Napoleonic Wars.
[Picture of Douglas REEMAN]


REESE, Della Della REESE is no longer with us
Born 6 July 1931  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Died 19 November 2017  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
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, Anne
Born 28 May 1935  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Much admired character actress who played Ken Barlow's first wife Valerie in 'Coronation Street' before getting killed off in 1971.
[Picture of Anne REID]


REID, Harry
Born 2 December 1939  (Searchlight, Nevada, USA)
US Democrat and former senator for Nevada from 1987-2017.
[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]


REID, Tara
Born 8 November 1975  (Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA)
American actress - 'American Pie', 'The Big Lebowski'.
[Picture of Tara REID]


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


Born 21 May 1957  (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)
American actor known for co-starring in the 'Beverly Hills Cop' and 'The Santa Clause' trilogies.
[Picture of Judge REINHOLD]


Born 4 May 1926  (Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia)
Award winning German novelist and playwright.
[Picture of Gerlind REINSHAGEN]


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


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


REV, Martin
Born 18 December 1947  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Born Martin Reverby. American musician and instrumentalist in the electro-rock band Suicide. Prophetic name for a band, maybe…
[Picture of Martin REV]


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


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]


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


Born 7 September 1956  (Mountain City, Tennessee, USA)
American former college basketball player and coach. Currently Director of Men's Basketball Operations at Virginia Tech.
[Picture of Jeff REYNOLDS]


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


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]


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


Born 14 October 1940  (Lucknow, India)
Actor, singer, colostomy bag-wearer and insufferably smug Christian. Now suing the BBC and South Yorkshire Police after a decision not to charge him with historical sexual offences.
[Picture of Cliff RICHARD]


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


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


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


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]


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


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


RICHARDSON, Peter Peter RICHARDSON is no longer with us
Born 4 July 1931  (Hereford, England)

Died 16 February 2017  (Ashford, Kent, England)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Former Worcestershire and England batsman.
[Picture of Peter RICHARDSON]


RICHIE, Lionel
Born 20 June 1949  (Tuskegee, Alabama, USA)
Velvet-voiced singer with Commodores, who had a succesful solo career in the 1980s with hits such as 'All Night Long', 'Hello' and 'Dancing on the Ceiling'.
[Picture of Lionel RICHIE]


Born 24 August 1998  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Daughter of Lionel Richie. Justin Bieber's ex, now being linked with Brooklyn Beckham. Well, that's Sofia's choice…
[Picture of Sofia RICHIE]


RICHMAN, Peter Mark
Born 16 April 1927  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American actor, born Marvin Jack Richman. Best known as Nicholas "Nick" Cain in the 1961 movies 'The Murder Men' and 'The Crimebusters'.
[Picture of Peter Mark RICHMAN]


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


Date and place of birth unknown
Journalist who has worked for the Daily Mail, Independent and Guardian newspapers. Diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2016. Born 1968.
[Picture of Simon RICKETTS]


RICKLES, Don Don RICKLES is no longer with us
Born 8 May 1926  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 6 April 2017  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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]


Born 26 January 1963  (Windlesham, Surrey, England)
Surprise choice of the Reaper to make him the surviving member of 1980s pop duo, Wham! Living like royalty off his royalties…
[Picture of Andrew RIDGELEY]


Born 18 February 1949  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
American murderer known as the Green River Killer. Serving life imprisonment without parole.
[Picture of Gary RIDGWAY]


RIEU, Andre
Born 1 October 1949  (Maastricht, Netherlands)
Internationally known Dutch violinist and conductor. Founder of the Johann Strauss Orchestra.
[Picture of Andre RIEU]


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, but released on compassionate grounds in 2016 after claiming to have terminal cancer.
[Picture of John J. RIGAS]


RIGG, Diana
Born 20 July 1938  (Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England)
Actress, best known as Emma Peel in the Avengers & pin-up girl for numerous people in the 1960's. Still acting, mainly in aristocratic roles lately.
[Picture of Diana RIGG]


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


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


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]


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


Born 30 October 1958  (Oftringen, Switzerland)
Scientist who calls himself a specialist in shark-human interaction. Lost most of his calf in...a shark attack. Self publicity will always come back to bite you…
[Picture of Erich RITTER]


RIVA, Emmanuelle Emmanuelle RIVA is no longer with us
Born 24 February 1927  (Chenimenil, France)

Died 27 January 2017  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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]


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


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


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


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


Born 15 October 1955  (New York City, New York, USA)
American actress. Played Bond girl Stacey Sutton in 'A View To A Kill'.
[Picture of Tanya ROBERTS]


Date and place of birth unknown
Amish mother of mass-murder Charlie Roberts. Also an author. Died in August 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Terri ROBERTS]


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]


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]


Born 27 April 1948  (West Monroe, Louisiana, USA)
Duck call maker and breakout character in TV reality show 'Duck Dynasty'.
[Picture of Si ROBERTSON]


ROBINS, Oliver
Born 22 July 1971  (place of birth unknown)
Only surviving former child actor from the 'Poltergeist' movies. Now a film writer, director and producer.
[Picture of Oliver ROBINS]


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]


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, Derek Derek ROBINSON is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 31 October 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Trade union shop steward who gained notoriety as "Red Robbo" in the 1970s before being sacked by British Leyland in 1979. Born 1927.
[Picture of Derek ROBINSON]


ROBINSON, Geoffrey James
Date and place of birth unknown
Retired Australian Roman Catholic bishop.
[Picture of Geoffrey James ROBINSON]


Born 19 February 1940  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
R & B singer, one of the heroes of Motown music.
[Picture of Smokey ROBINSON]


Born 1 June 1950  (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England)
British singer-songwriter who had hits such as 'Glad To Be Gay', '2-4-6-8 Motorway' and 'War Baby'.
[Picture of Tom ROBINSON]


ROBINSON, William "Eddie"
Born 15 December 1920  (Paris, Texas, USA)
Baseball player. Oldest living member of the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees and Washington Senators.
[Picture of William


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


ROCK, Arthur
Born 19 August 1926  (Rochester, New York, USA)
US businessman and early investor in Silicon Valley firms such as Intel, Apple Computer and Teledyne
[Picture of Arthur ROCK]


ROCKEFELLER, David David ROCKEFELLER is no longer with us
Born 12 June 1915  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 20 March 2017  (Pocantico Hills, New York, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Born 13 June 1974  (Novato, California, USA)
American actress and model. Appeared in 'Baywatch' and was Playboy's Playmate of the Year in 2001.
[Picture of Brande RODERICK]


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


Born 18 September 1933  (Carnas, Washington, USA)
American singer who had a US #1 with 'Honeycomb'. Had open heart surgery in 2012.
[Picture of Jimmie RODGERS]


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


RODMAN, Dennis
Born 13 May 1961  (Tenton, New Jersey, USA)
Flamboyant former NBA basketball player.
[Picture of Dennis RODMAN]


Born 31 December 1964  (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil)
Brazilian singer, favoured by Bill Clinton.
[Picture of Virginia RODRIGUES]


Born 23 October 1935  (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico)
Professional golfer, first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
[Picture of Chi-Chi RODRIGUEZ]


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]


Born 15 July 1962  (Hamilton, Ohio, USA)
American arsonist and murderer, also known as "The Cross Country Killer" or "The Casanova Killer". Currently on Death Row.
[Picture of Glen ROGERS]


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


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


ROMAN, Nancy
Born 16 May 1925  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
American astronomer, known as the "Mother of Hubble" for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope.
[Picture of Nancy ROMAN]


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


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


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]


ROOT, Amanda
Born in Chelmsford, Essex, England  (exact date unknown)
British stage and screen actress. Appeared in the BBC film adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Persuasion'. Born 1963.
[Picture of Amanda ROOT]


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


ROSE, Clifford
Born 24 October 1929  (Herefordshire, England)
British character actor and member of the RSC. Best known for the role of SS Commander Kessler in 'Secret Army' and Rorvik in the 'Doctor Who' serial "Warrior’s Gate".
[Picture of Clifford ROSE]


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


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


ROSENQUIST, James James ROSENQUIST is no longer with us
Born 29 November 1933  (Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA)

Died 31 March 2017  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Pop artist contemporary with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
[Picture of James ROSENQUIST]


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


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, Glenn
Born 27 May 1971  (Down, Northern Ireland)
5 times UK's strongest man, nicknamed "Big Daddy".
[Picture of Glenn ROSS]


Date and place of birth unknown
Guitarist with the Afghan Whigs. Diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer in 2016. Died in June 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Dave ROSSER]


ROSSI, Francis
Born 29 May 1949  (Forest Hill, London, England)
Co-founder and lead singer of Status Quo.
[Picture of Francis ROSSI]


ROTH, David Lee
Born 10 October 1954  (Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
Lead singer of hard rock giants Van Halen.
[Picture of David Lee ROTH]


Born 9 February 1937  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
British actor famous for playing David Barlow in 'Coronation Street' and presenting the children's TV show 'Picture Box'. The one with the creepy theme tune…
[Picture of Alan ROTHWELL]


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]


ROUVEROL, Jean Jean ROUVEROL is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1916  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)

Died 24 March 2017  (Wingdale, New York City, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
American author, screenwriter and actress blacklisted by Hollywood in the 1950s.
[Picture of Jean ROUVEROL]


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


Date and place of birth unknown
British socialist feminist theorist and writer. Born 1943.
[Picture of Sheila ROWBOTHAM]


ROWE, Debbie
Born 6 December 1958  (Spokane, Washington, USA)
Former spouse of Michael Jackson. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016.
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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 Geoffrey Alexander ROWLEY-CONWY, 9TH BARON LANGFORD is no longer with us
Born 8 March 1912  (place of birth unknown)

Died 12 November 2017  (Rhuddlan, Wales)

Age at death: 105  (read death notice)
British peer.
[Picture of Geoffrey Alexander ROWLEY-CONWY, 9TH BARON LANGFORD]


Born 31 July 1965  (Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England)
Absurdly wealthy author of the Harry Potter books.
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Born 31 March 1934  (Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy)
Italian scientist. Co-winner of the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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Born 13 July 1944  (Budapest, Hungary)
Puzzle designer, of Rubik's cube fame.
[Picture of Erno RUBIK]


RUBIO VELA, Ana Maria Ana Maria RUBIO VELA is no longer with us
Born 19 October 1901  (Cordoba, Spain)

Died 15 December 2017  (Barcelona, Spain)

Age at death: 116  (read death notice)
Spanish supercentenarian.
[Picture of Ana Maria RUBIO VELA]


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


RUDIN, Scott
Born 14 July 1958  (Baldwin, New York, USA)
American film and theatrical producer. First producer to win the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards.
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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]


Born 12 May 1911  (place of birth unknown)
Canadian pilot.
[Picture of Dorothy RUNGELING]


RUSCHA, Edward
Born 16 December 1937  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Pop artist.
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RUSH, Barbara
Born 4 January 1927  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Film and television actress whose crefdirs include 'Batman' and 'Peyton Place'.
[Picture of Barbara RUSH]


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


RUSSELL, Austin "Chumlee"
Born 8 September 1982  (Henderson, Nevada, USA)
Dim-witted pawn shop assistant as featured in the reality show 'Pawn Stars'.
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RUSSELL, William
Born 19 November 1924  (Sunderland, England)
Actor best known as Ian Chesterton in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of William RUSSELL]


RYAN, Paul
Born 29 January 1970  (Janesville, Wisconsin, USA)
US Republican politician. As of 2016, the current Speaker of the US House of Representatives and friend of Donald Trump.
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Born 26 April 1942  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Early American singer and teen idol.
[Picture of Bobby RYDELL]


RYDER, Nanci
Date and place of birth unknown
Veteran American publicist. Diagnosed with ALS in 2014.
[Picture of Nanci RYDER]


RYZHKOV, Nikolai
Born 28 September 1929  (Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine)
Ukrainian member of the Soviet politburo until its dissolution in 1991.
[Picture of Nikolai RYZHKOV]

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