Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: C


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


Caballe, Montserrat Montserrat Caballe is no longer with us
Born 12 April 1933  (Barcelona, Spain)

Died 6 October 2018  (Barcelona, Spain)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Opera singer, who famously sung 'Barcelona' with Freddie Mercury, which became the signature tune of the 1992 Olympics.
[Picture of Montserrat Caballe]


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


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


Callow, Simon
Born 15 June 1949  (London, England)
Stage, TV & film actor, starring in several Merchant Ivory productions. Has a tendency to play Charles Dickens at the drop of a hat.
[Picture of Simon Callow]


Calman, Kenneth
Born 25 December 1941  (Glasgow, UK)
Chair of the Calman Commission, which set out to determine if devolution was a feasible goal for Scotland. Spoiler alert: it isn't.
[Picture of Kenneth Calman]


Cameron, Earl
Born 8 August 1917  (Pembroke, Bermuda)
Pioneering actor who helped raised the profile of black actors in the UK in the 1960s.
[Picture of Earl Cameron]


Camm, Bessie Bessie Camm is no longer with us
Born 20 June 1904  (place of birth unknown)

Died 11 May 2018  (Rotherham, UK)

Age at death: 113  (read death notice)
UK's oldest person as of 2017.
[Picture of Bessie Camm]


Campbell, Alastair
Born 25 May 1957  (Keighley, UK)
Shy, humble former Downing Street press secretary, now stealing a living as one of the worst living columnists.
[Picture of Alastair Campbell]


Campbell, Alva Alva Campbell is no longer with us
Born 30 April 1948  (place of birth unknown)

Died 3 March 2018  (Chillicothe, Ohio, USA)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Death row inmate who made 2017 headlines when his execution was halted because medics couldn't find a vein healthy enough to stick a needle in.
[Picture of Alva Campbell]


Campbell, Philip
Date and place of birth unknown
Visual effects artist.
[Picture of Philip Campbell]


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


Campbell, Vivian
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]


Cannon, Tommy
Born 27 June 1938  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
The taller half of Cannon & Ball; now teams up with his old sidekick to do evangelical stuff as well as comedy routines.
[Picture of Tommy Cannon]


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]


Caplin, Mortimer
Born 11 July 1916  (New York City, USA)
Lawyer who served as the IRS Commissioner during the JFK administration.
[Picture of Mortimer Caplin]


Cappotelli, Matt Matt Cappotelli is no longer with us
Born 12 November 1979  (Caledonia, New York, USA)

Died 29 June 2018  (Jeffersontown, Kentucky, USA)

Age at death: 38  (read death notice)
One-time top WWE prospect whose career was halted when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Will he be "Tough Enough" to beat it?
[Picture of Matt Cappotelli]


Carbajal, Antonio
Born 7 June 1929  (Fife, Scotland)
Former Mexico national goalkeeper. One of only 2 players to have appeared in five World Cups.
[Picture of Antonio Carbajal]


Card, Orson Scott
Born 24 August 1951  (Richland, Washington, USA)
Science fiction author.
[Picture of Orson Scott Card]


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


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


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


Carey, Mariah
Born 27 March 1969  (Long Island, New York, USA)
Multi-platinum selling R&B singer and alleged 'Diva'. Now turning her hand to acting.
[Picture of Mariah Carey]


Cariou, Len
Born 30 September 1939  (St Boniface, Manitoba, Canada)
Actor on both stage and screen, originated the role of Sweeney Todd in its 1979 Broadway run.
[Picture of Len Cariou]


Carle, Eric
Born 25 June 1929  (Syracuse, New York, USA)
Children's author and illustrator best known for the 1969 book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.
[Picture of Eric Carle]


Carlisle, Clarke
Born 14 October 1979  (Preston, Lancashire, England)
Former journeyman footballer who later became chairman of the Professional Footballers Association. Attempted suicide shortly before Xmas 2014 by stepping in front of a lorry.
[Picture of Clarke Carlisle]


Carlisle, Mary Mary Carlisle is no longer with us
Born 3 February 1912  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 1 August 2018  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Former film child actress & singer.
[Picture of Mary Carlisle]


Carlsson, Dagny
Born 8 May 1912  (Kristianstad, Sweden)
Swedish celebrity who gained fame after starting a blog aged 100, and now regularly appears on light entertainment shows over there.
[Picture of Dagny Carlsson]


Carlucci, Frank Frank Carlucci is no longer with us
Born 18 October 1930  (Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 3 June 2018  (McLean, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
US Secretary of Defense from 1987-1989.
[Picture of Frank Carlucci]


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


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


Carnahan, Jean
Born 20 December 1933  (Washington DC, USA)
The first woman to represent Missouri in the US Senate, she was elected to replace her late husband Mel.
[Picture of Jean Carnahan]


Caron, Leslie
Born 1 July 1931  (Boulogne-sur-Seine, France)
French actress and dancer.
[Picture of Leslie Caron]


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. Died September 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Bunny Carr]


Carr, Kevin
Born in Aldridge, UK  (exact date unknown)
Former logistics manager for the All Blacks hailed as a hero for his rescue work during the Christchurch earthquake. Died January 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Kevin 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]


Carreras, Jose
Born 5 December 1946  (Barcelona, Spain)
The third wheel of the Three Tenors, who has successfully beaten leukemia in the past.
[Picture of Jose Carreras]


Carrere d'Encausse, Helene
Born 6 July 1929  (Paris, France)
French historian who predicted the socio-geographic break-up of the USSR ten years before it happened.
[Picture of Helene Carrere d'Encausse]


Carrey, Jim
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]


Carrington, Peter Peter Carrington is no longer with us
Born 6 June 1919  (London, England)

Died 9 July 2018  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Former British Foreign Secretary, Secretary-General of NATO, and something equally high-ranking in the UN.
[Picture of Peter Carrington]


Carrodus, Frank
Born 31 May 1949  (Cheshire, England)
Former winger for Aston Villa in the late 1970s.
[Picture of Frank Carrodus]


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


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


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


Carter, Aaron
Born 7 December 1987  (Tampa, Florida, USA)
Pre-teen pop star of the 1990s, gave us "Crazy Little Party Girl", "Crush On You" and other classics of the genre.
[Picture of Aaron Carter]


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


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


Carter, Nick
Born 28 January 1980  (New York, USA)
Baby-faced Backstreet Boys heartthrob, struggled with substance and legal problems after the group's heyday.
[Picture of Nick Carter]


Carter, Rosalynn
Born 18 August 1927  (Plains, Georgia, USA)
Wife of former US President Jimmy Carter.
[Picture of Rosalynn Carter]


Carter, Terry
Born 16 December 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor - 'McCloud', 'Battlestar Galactica'.
[Picture of Terry Carter]


Cary, Diana Serra
Born 26 October 1918  (Merced, California, USA)
Child actress of the 1920s.
[Picture of Diana Serra Cary]


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


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


Casper, DJ
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]


Castelnuovo, Nino
Born 28 October 1936  (Lecco, Italy)
Hunky Italian leading man of the 1960s, equally capable in arthouse, spaghetti western and erotic comedies.
[Picture of Nino Castelnuovo]


Castro, Raul
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]


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


Cavett, Dick
Born 19 November 1936  (Gibbon, Nebraska, USA)
Talk-show host in the US.
[Picture of Dick Cavett]


Cecchi Gori, Vittorio
Born 27 April 1942  (Florence, Italy)
Chairman of Fiorentina football club during the 1990s, the Gabriel Batistuta era.
[Picture of Vittorio Cecchi Gori]


Cellier, Peter
Born 12 July 1928  (Hendon, Middlesex, England)
Actor who specialised in playing officious, establishment figures in series such as 'Yes, Minister'. Born 1928.
[Picture of Peter Cellier]


Cepeda, Orlando
Born 17 September 1937  (Ponce, Puerto Rico)
Puerto Rican baseball player.
[Picture of Orlando Cepeda]


Cervinski, David
Born 8 November 1970  (Geelong, Australia)
Australian footballer with no caps but he does have skin cancer, hence his appearance here.
[Picture of David Cervinski]


Chagrin, Julian
Born 22 February 1940  (place of birth unknown)
Actor, most famous as the "secret lemonade drinker" in the 1970s R Whites' adverts.
[Picture of Julian Chagrin]


Chakiris, George
Born 16 September 1934  (Norwood, Ohio, USA)
Oscar-winner actor thanks to his apperance as Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks in "West Side Story".
[Picture of George Chakiris]


Chalk, Cynthia
Born 9 December 1913  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian photographer. Died April 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Cynthia Chalk]


Chalmers, Stevie
Born 26 December 1936  (Glasgow)
Former footballer, scored the winning goal for Celtic FC in the 1967 European Cup final.
[Picture of Stevie Chalmers]


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


Chamorro, Violeta
Born 18 October 1929  (Rivas, Nicaragua)
First female president of Nicaragua in 1990, following the ousting of Daniel Ortega's Sandanista regime.
[Picture of Violeta Chamorro]


Champion, Marge
Born 2 September 1919  (Los Angeles, California)
Dancer and choreographer, mainly for MGM in the 1940s with her husband Gower Champion.
[Picture of Marge Champion]


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


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


Chapman, Beth
Born 29 October 1967  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Wife of racist mid-2000s reality TV show star Dog the Bounty Hunter. Had to pull out of Celebrity Big Brother when the UK denied her a Visa to work.
[Picture of Beth Chapman]


Chapman, Mark David
Born 10 May 1955  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
The killer of John Lennon in 1980. Currently serving life imprisonment.
[Picture of Mark David Chapman]


Chappell, Eric
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]


Chappell, Ian
Born 26 September 1943  (Unley, Australia)
Highly influential cricket player and arguaby the greatest captain the Australian team has ever seen. Now a power player behind the scenes of the sport.
[Picture of Ian Chappell]


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]


Charles, Jeanette
Born 15 October 1927  (place of birth unknown)
Actress look-a-like of Queen Elisabeth II.
[Picture of Jeanette Charles]


Charles, Prince
Born 14 November 1948  (Buckingham Palace, London, England)
Heir to the throne. An iffy DDP pick due to the longevity of his parents & grandmother.
[Picture of Prince Charles]


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


Charlton, Jack
Born 8 May 1935  (Ashington, Northumberland, England)
Wor Jackie' (actually christened John) who alongside his brother Bobby won the World Cup with England in 1966. Managed the Republic of Ireland to a glorious run of major championship appearances in the 1980s/90s.
[Picture of Jack Charlton]


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


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


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]


Chatto, Beth Beth Chatto is no longer with us
Born 27 June 1923  (Good Easter, UK)

Died 13 May 2018  (Elmstead Market, UK)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Landscaper and plantswoman behind the imaginatively named Beth Chatto Gardens in Essex, a favourite of Prince Charles.
[Picture of Beth Chatto]


Chaturvedi, Sudhakar
Born in Balepet, India  (exact date unknown)
Indian religious leader & scholar.
[Picture of Sudhakar Chaturvedi]


Chau, Tran Ngoc
Born in Hue, Vietnam  (exact date unknown)
Political prisoner during the Vietnam War, who was accused of passing information to the Communists. After Saigon fell to the Communists in 1975, he was arrested by them for being too loyal to the previous regime. Some guys don't get the breaks… Born 1923.
[Picture of Tran Ngoc Chau]


Chea, Nuon
Born 7 July 1926  (Voat Kor, Battambang, Cambodia)
Former "Brother Number 2" of the Khmer Rouge movement, Pol Pot's effective deputy.
[Picture of Nuon Chea]


Checker, Chubby
Born 3 October 1941  (Spring Gulley, South Carolina, USA)
Singer, famous for his hit singles 'The Twist' and 'Let's Twist Again'.
[Picture of Chubby Checker]


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


Chen, Q May
Born in Taipei, Taiwan  (exact date unknown)
Woman who went viral after having a "wedding shoot" starring just herself following a her diagnosis with terminal breast cancer.
[Picture of Q May Chen]


Cheney, Dick
Born 30 January 1941  (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA)
Former Vice-President of the USA, who was apparently the real "brains" in the White House. Has had years of heart trouble.
[Picture of Dick Cheney]


Cheng, Francois
Born 30 August 1929  (Nanchang, China)
French academic, responsible for translating many of the great works of Chinese literature.
[Picture of Francois Cheng]


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]


Cherry, Don
Born 5 February 1934  (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
Outspoken Canadian ice hockey commentator. Not to be confused with the late jazz musician.
[Picture of Don Cherry]


Chesney, Ronald Ronald Chesney is no longer with us
Born 4 May 1920  (London, UK)

Died 12 April 2018  (Surrey, UK)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Comedy scriptwriter, mainly remembered for 'On the Buses' and 'The Rag Trade'. Before that, he was a top harmonica soloist. Born 1922.
[Picture of Ronald Chesney]


Chiba, Sonny
Born 22 January 1939  (Fukoka, Japan)
Japanese film star, the man who was the international face of kung-fu movies between the Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan eras.
[Picture of Sonny Chiba]


Chindamo, Learco
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]


Chinnery, Teddie
Born 5 May 1927  (London, UK)
One-third of the Beverly Sisters, along with her twin sister Babs.
[Picture of Teddie Chinnery]


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]


Chittell, Chris
Born 19 May 1948  (Aldershot, UK)
Longest-serving actor in Emmerdale, having played the role of Eric Pollard since 1986. Early in his career, he also starred in a softcore porn film alongside a young Stellan Skarsgard.
[Picture of Chris Chittell]


Chivers, Sara Sara Chivers is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 28 January 2018  (Melbourne, Australia)

Age at death: 34  (read death notice)
Cancer mum with a cancer baby. Stunningly depressing story.
[Picture of Sara Chivers]


Chomsky, Noam
Born 7 December 1928  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Leading professor of linguistics, who has also written and lectured widely on subjects as diverse as philosophy and US foreign policy. Holds honorary degrees from over 20 universities.
[Picture of Noam Chomsky]


Chong, Tommy
Born 24 May 1938  (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
One half of the stoner comedy duo Cheech and Chong.
[Picture of Tommy Chong]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


CK, Louis
Born 12 September 1967  (Washington DC, USA)
American comedian and onanist.
[Picture of Louis CK]


Clair, Jean
Born 20 October 1940  (Paris, France)
French essayist and historian, who helped catalogue the complete works of Balthus.
[Picture of Jean Clair]


Clancier, Georges-Emmanuel
Born 3 May 1914  (Limoges, France)
French poet, has won the Prix Goncourt and numerous other froggy literary gongs. Died July 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Georges-Emmanuel Clancier]


Clapton, Eric
Born 30 March 1945  (Ripley, UK)
Legendary guitarist and the only man inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. Sometimes forgets to shut the window.
[Picture of Eric Clapton]


Clare, Helen Helen Clare is no longer with us
Born 24 November 1916  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)

Died 15 September 2018  (Dorchester, UK)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
British singing star of the 1940s, a contemporary of Dame Vera Lynn. Born November 1916.
[Picture of Helen Clare]


Clark, Dave
Born 15 December 1942  (London, England)
Off of The Dave Clark Five. Will he end up in bit's and pieces?
[Picture of Dave Clark]


Clark, Dwight Dwight Clark is no longer with us
Born 8 January 1957  (Kinston, North Carolina, USA)

Died 4 June 2018  (Montana, USA)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
Two-time Super Bowl champion who spent his entire career as a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. Now, as with many of his contemporaries, battling ALS.
[Picture of Dwight Clark]


Clark, Lawrence Gordon
Date and place of birth unknown
English TV director and producer who gave us the 'A Ghost Story for Christmas' series of Yuletide spooky tales during the 1970s.
[Picture of Lawrence Gordon 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, W. T.
Born 11 April 1919  (Croydon, UK)
One of the few remaining Battle of Britain airmen, flew with 219 Squadron.
[Picture of W. T. Clark]


Clarke, Allan
Born 5 April 1942  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
Singer with 1960s pop giants The Hollies.
[Picture of Allan Clarke]


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


Clarke, Ralph
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]


Clarke, Roy
Born 28 January 1930  (Austerfield, Yorkshire, England)
Sitcom producer & writer who has written 'Keeping Up Appearances' and 'Open All Hours' but is probably best known for 'Last of the Summer Wine' where he has written the same jokes for 30 years. The series finally had it's last drop of wine in 2010.
[Picture of Roy Clarke]


Clarke, Tom
Born 10 January 1941  (Coatbridge, UK)
MP for Coatbridge for 33 years. Has chronic fatigue syndrome and a papal knighthood.
[Picture of Tom Clarke]


Clarkson, Jeremy
Born 11 April 1960  (Doncaster, South Yorkshire)
Former presenter of 'Top Gear', and columnist in the Times & The Sun. His frequently outspoken views have divided the UK, with some declaring him the last bastion of sense in the country, others saying…ahem…less nice things about him.
[Picture of Jeremy Clarkson]


Clary, Robert
Born 1 March 1926  (Paris, France)
French born American actor, best known for his role as Corporal LeBeau in 'Hogan's Heroes'.
[Picture of Robert Clary]


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


Clayton, Edward
Born 9 October 1940  (Sheffield, Staffordshire, England)
Actor, known from 1960s soap 'Crossroads'.
[Picture of Edward Clayton]


Cleary, Beverly
Born 16 April 1916  (McMinnville, Oregon, USA)
Writer of novels & short stories for children. One of her characters, Ramona, had a TV series adaptation in the 1980's.
[Picture of Beverly Cleary]


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


Clegg, John
Born 9 July 1934  (Murree, Pakistan)
Actor, best known as Gunner Graham in 1970s sitcom 'It Aint Half Hot Mum'. Born 1934.
[Picture of John Clegg]


Clegg, Johnny
Born 7 June 1953  (Bacup, UK)
Lancashire-born but South African-raised afro-pop musician who helped break down colour barriers during the apartheid era as a member of the multi-racial band Juluka.
[Picture of Johnny Clegg]


Clifford, Don "Nick"
Born 5 July 1951  (place of birth unknown)
Last surviving member of the team that carved out the faces in Mount Rushmore.
[Picture of Don


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


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


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


Clooney, George
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]


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


Coates, Anne V. Anne V. Coates is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1925  (Reigate, Surrey, England)

Died 8 May 2018  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Film editor in classics such as 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'The Elephant Man'.
[Picture of Anne V. Coates]


Cochran, Thad
Born 7 December 1937  (Pontotoc, Mississippi, USA)
The longest-serving current member of the US Congress as of 2018.
[Picture of Thad Cochran]


Cocks, John
Born 23 August 1966  (New Zealand)
"Cocksy", a regular on New Zealand TV and the country's answer to Handy Andy.
[Picture of John Cocks]


Coetzee, J.M.
Born 9 February 1940  (Cape Town, South Africa)
Two-time Booker Prize winner, Nobel Laureate and possible the most critically regarded writer from Africa in history.
[Picture of J.M. Coetzee]


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


Cohen, Jack
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]


Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude
Born 1 April 1933  (Constantine, Algeria)
French physicist who won the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics thanks to his work on laser cooling.
[Picture of Claude Cohen-Tannoudji]


Cohn, Marc
Born 5 July 1959  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Singer-songwriter behind karaoke staple "Walking In Memphis"? Will he be seeing the ghost of Elvis again this year?
[Picture of Marc Cohn]


Cole, Andy
Born 15 October 1971  (Nottingham, UK)
Much-mocked Manchester United, Newcastle, Blackburn and England striker who was actually a better player than people let on.
[Picture of Andy Cole]


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]


Coleman, Dabney
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]


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 "Gerry"
Born 16 October 1938  (Abbeyfeale, Ireland)
Former two-time foreign minister in the Irish government.
[Picture of James


Collins, Joan
Born 23 May 1933  (London, England)
Mutton-dressed-as-lamb actress, veteran of over 80 films spanning half a century, not to mention 'Dynasty'. Random fact: her first husband Maxwell Reed tried to sell her to an Arab sheik for £10,000, just seven months after their wedding in 1952.
[Picture of Joan Collins]


Collins, Michael
Born 31 October 1930  (Rome, Italy)
Apollo 11 command module pilot - orbited the Moon while his colleagues Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin got all the glory of landing and walking on it. Spent over 4 days in the Van Allen radiation belts.
[Picture of Michael Collins]


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


Collins, Shirley
Born 5 July 1935  (Hastings, UK)
One of the key singers in the 1970s British folk revival, who often recorded with her sister Dolly.
[Picture of Shirley Collins]


Collins, Tony
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]


Coltrane, Robbie
Born 30 March 1950  (Rutherglen, Scotland)
Large Scottish comedian who has achieved the rare feat of making the transition from stage to TV to serious big-screen roles, having appeared in two James Bond films and the three Harry Potter ones to date.
[Picture of Robbie Coltrane]


Conacher, Jim
Born 5 May 1921  (Motherwell, UK)
NHL player for the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers.
[Picture of Jim Conacher]


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


Connery, Sean
Born 25 August 1930  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Actor, director and producer. Worked as a coffin-polisher before becoming the first James Bond and playing him in 7 films. Knighted in 2000.
[Picture of Sean Connery]


Connolly, Billy
Born 24 November 1942  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish stand-up comedian, who has also acted, sung & done TV presenting. Well known for his dishevelled appearance and saying the word "jobby" a lot.
[Picture of Billy Connolly]


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


Constantine II of Greece, (monarch)
Born 2 June 1940  (Psychiko, Athens, Greece)
Former King of Greece until the Monarchy was abolished there.
[Picture of (monarch) Constantine II of Greece]


Conway, Jimmy
Born 8 October 1946  (Dublin, Ireland)
20-cap Ireland international who made 314 first-team appearances for Fulham. Now battling dementia.
[Picture of Jimmy Conway]


Conway, Noel
Date and place of birth unknown
Right-to-die campaigner who suffers from ALS. Born circa 1950.
[Picture of Noel Conway]


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


Conyers, John
Born 16 May 1929  (Highland Park, Michigan, USA)
Was the last surviving member of either the House or Senate from the LBJ presidency, until he was forced to resign in 2017.
[Picture of John Conyers]


Cook, Jeff
Born 27 August 1949  (Fort Payne, Alabama, USA)
Founder member of country-rock mediocrities Alabama.
[Picture of Jeff Cook]


Cooke, Sidney
Born 18 April 1927  (England)
Convicted paedophile as featured in the satirical TV show 'Brasseye'.
[Picture of Sidney Cooke]


Cooper, Alice
Born 4 February 1948  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Make-up clad "master of shock rock". Born Vincent Damon Furnier, but changed his and his band's name to Alice Cooper in the late '60s, apparently because he believes he is a reincarnation of a 17th-century witch of that name.
[Picture of Alice Cooper]


Cooper, George A. George A. Cooper is no longer with us
Born 7 March 1925  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)

Died 16 November 2018  (Petersfield, UK)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Character actor who's been in everything from 'Grange Hill' to 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of George A. Cooper]


Cooper, Jilly
Born 21 February 1937  (Essex, England)
Tory writer of terrible faux-erotic novels for sexually repressed members of the upper middle class. Sadly survived the 1999 Ladbroke Grove rail crash.
[Picture of Jilly Cooper]


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]


Cooper, Pat
Born 31 July 1929  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American stand-up comedian, barely known in the UK.
[Picture of Pat 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]


Coppola, Anton
Born 21 March 1917  (New York City, New York, USA)
Conductor and uncle of film director Frances Ford Coppola.
[Picture of Anton Coppola]


Coppola, Francis Ford
Born 7 April 1939  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Legendary film director of 1970s classics such as 'The Godfather'. 'The Conversation' and 'Apocalypse Now'.
[Picture of Francis Ford Coppola]


Corbett, Matthew
Born 28 March 1948  (Guisley, Yorkshire, England)
Actor and puppeteer, best known as succeeding his father Harry as the custodian of Sooty. Also appeared on kid's TV show 'Rainbow' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Matthew Corbett]


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


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


Corey, E. J.
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]


Corman, Roger
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]


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


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


Cosgrove, Brian
Born 6 April 1934  (Manchester, UK)
The "Cosgrove" in Cosgrove Hall, creators of kids' TV classics "Danger Mouse" and "Count Duckula".
[Picture of Brian Cosgrove]


Cosmo, James
Born 24 May 1948  (Clydebank, UK)
Scottish character actor who can probably retire off the convention fees alone from "Game of Thrones".
[Picture of James Cosmo]


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


Court, Margaret
Born 16 July 1942  (Perth, Australia)
One of the top women tennis players of the 1960s. Now a controversial figure due to her views on homosexuality in the game.
[Picture of Margaret Court]


Cox, Jane
Born 13 May 1952  (UK)
Longest-serving female Emmerdale castmember as of the start of 2018, having played Lisa Dingle since 1996.
[Picture of Jane 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]


Coyote, Peter
Born 10 October 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor whose counter-culture activism and Buddhist beliefs stopped him becoming an A-lister. Was strongly considered for the role of Indiana Jones, but perhaps best known as the scientist in "E.T."
[Picture of Peter Coyote]


Craig, Wendy
Born 20 June 1934  (Sacriston, County Durham, England)
English actress, best known for her sitcom roles, most notably 'Butterflies'.
[Picture of Wendy Craig]


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


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


Crawford, Christina
Born 11 June 1939  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Writer of "Mommie Dearest", an autobiographical account of child abuse by her adoptive mother Joan Crawford now used as kitsch for drag queens.
[Picture of Christina Crawford]


Crawford, Cynthia
Date and place of birth unknown
Margaret Thatcher's personal assistant for some 40 years. Death will probably be a release….
[Picture of Cynthia Crawford]


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


Creme, Lol
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]


Cribbins, Bernard
Born 29 December 1928  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Actor & comedian, a veteran of 'Carry On' films. Holds the record for most story-tellings on 'Jackanory'. Recently played Wilf Mott in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Bernard Cribbins]


Crider, Bill
Born 28 July 1941  (Mexia, Texas, USA)
American crime fiction author. Died in February 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Bill Crider]


Crosby, David
Born 14 August 1941  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
One third of Crosby, Stills & Nash, and indeed one quarter of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
[Picture of David Crosby]


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


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


Crowell, Rodney
Born 7 August 1950  (Crosby, Texas, USA)
Throwback country and Americana artist, a two-time Grammy winner and former son-in-law to Johnny Cash.
[Picture of Rodney Crowell]


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


Crumb, Robert
Born 30 August 1934  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Cartoonist, creator of "Fritz, the Cat" and "Mr. Natural".
[Picture of Robert Crumb]


Cruz, Ted
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 Patrick Cryne is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 22 January 2018  (Barnsley, England)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
Owner of Barnsley FC. Born March 1951. Stepped down from his duties late in 2016 for health reasons.
[Picture of Patrick Cryne]


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]


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


Cumbes, Jim
Born 4 May 1944  (Manchester, UK)
Dual-sport athlete, both an accomplished fast bowler and goalkeeper. Possibly the only man to play against Pele and the Oxford University cricket team.
[Picture of Jim Cumbes]


Cunliffe, John John Cunliffe is no longer with us
Born 16 June 1933  (Colne, Lancashire, England)

Died 20 September 2018  (Kendal, UK)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Children's author, creator of 'Postman Pat'.
[Picture of John Cunliffe]


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


Curley, Tim
Born 28 April 1954  (place of birth unknown)
Former athletic director at Penn State University who helped hush up claims of abuse against serial paedophile Jerry Sanduskey.
[Picture of Tim Curley]


Curry, Tim
Born 19 April 1949  (Grappenhall, Warrington, England)
Actor specialising in villainous roles such as Dr. Frank N. Furter in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'.
[Picture of Tim Curry]


Curtis, Sonny
Born 9 May 1937  (Meadow, Texas, USA)
Childhood friend of Buddy Holly who replaced him as the Crickets' lead singer following the Day the Music Died. Also wrote the lyrics for "I Fought the Law" as well as the "Mary Tyler Moore" theme tune.
[Picture of Sonny Curtis]


Cussler, Clive
Born 15 July 1931  (Aurora, Illinois, USA)
Author, who has written many an rollicking adventure yarn.
[Picture of Clive Cussler]


Cyrus, Miley
Born 23 November 1992  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Sugary star of the Hannah Montana TV series and daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus. Now trying too hard to cultivate a "raunchy" image and has seemingly introduced the phrase "twerking" into mainstream parlance.
[Picture of Miley Cyrus]

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