Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: P


Packwood, Bob
Born 11 September 1932  (Portland, Orgeon, USA)
Disgraced former US senator for Oregon.
[Picture of Bob Packwood]


Page, Tim
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, Debra
Born 19 August 1933  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Hollywood actress who later became a born-again christian.
[Picture of Debra Paget]


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


Paice, Ian
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]


Palmer, Carl
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]


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


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


Parfitt, Judy
Born 7 November 1935  (Sheffield, UK)
Veteran actress, currently starring in "Call the Midwife".
[Picture of Judy Parfitt]


Pargeter, Lucy
Born 1 March 1977  (Nottingham, UK)
Soap actress, who appeared in both the 2000s Crossroads reboot and, more recently, Emmerdale.
[Picture of Lucy Pargeter]


Parker, Kay
Born 28 August 1944  (Birmingham, UK)
Actress from the so-called "Golden Age of Porn", one of the few English jazz stars to cross over the Atlantic.
[Picture of Kay Parker]


Parker, Pauline
Born 26 May 1938  (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Woman who with her friend Juliet Hulme murdered her mother in 1954. Their intense friendship and murder plot was later made into a movie, 'Heavenly Creatures', directed by Peter Jackson.
[Picture of Pauline Parker]


Parker Fraley, Naomi Naomi Parker Fraley is no longer with us
Born 26 August 1921  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, US)

Died 20 January 2018  (Longview, Washington, US)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Inspiration for the feminist artwork known as 'Rosie the Riveter'. With the head scarf and biceps.
[Picture of Naomi Parker Fraley]


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


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


Parkinson, Robin
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]


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 over the past 40 years or so.
[Picture of Nicholas Parsons]


Part, Arvo
Born 11 September 1935  (Paide, Jarva County, Estonia)
Estonian classical music composer.
[Picture of Arvo Part]


Parton, Dolly
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]


Patrick, Butch
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]


Patrick, U. E. "Pat"
Date and place of birth unknown
The owner of Patrick Racing (IRL), the team that won the 1973, 1982 and 1989 Indianapolis 500 races, with Emerson Fittipaldi winning the drivers championship for Patrick Racing in 1989.
[Picture of U. E.


Patterson, Bill
Born 3 June 1945  (Glasgow, UK)
Scottish actor from mid-2000s BBC supernatural drama "Sea of Souls".
[Picture of Bill Patterson]


Patterson, Pat
Born 19 January 1941  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
WWE wrestler.
[Picture of Pat Patterson]


Patterson, Paul
Born 15 June 1947  (London, UK)
British composer.
[Picture of Paul Patterson]


Pattinson, Robert
Born 13 May 1986  (London, England)
Actor, Cedric Diggory in the 'Harry Potter' films. Now wowing the ladies as Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight' series of vampire films.
[Picture of Robert Pattinson]


Patton, Jimmy
Born 20 August 1931  (Rotherham, UK)
So-called "Third Chuckle Brother", elder sibling of Barry and Paul. Married a fan 59 years his junior in 2017.
[Picture of Jimmy Patton]


Pausewang, Gudrun
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]


Pavord, Anna
Born 20 September 1940  (Abergavenny, UK)
Gardening correspondant for The Independent for over 20 years.
[Picture of Anna Pavord]


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]


Payne, Sara
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]


Peacock, Trevor
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 Jacqueline Pearce is no longer with us
Born 20 December 1943  (Woking, Surrey, England)

Died 3 September 2018  (Lancashire, UK)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Actress forever known for her role as the scheming Servalan in the classic 1970s sci-fi show 'Blakes 7'.
[Picture of Jacqueline Pearce]


Pegg, Simon
Born 14 February 1970  (Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England)
Actor and screenwriter - of 'Spaced', 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz' fame.
[Picture of Simon Pegg]


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]


Peirson, Johnny
Born 21 July 1925  (Winnipeg, Canada)
Former Boston Bruins player in the NHL, switched to commentary after retirement.
[Picture of Johnny Peirson]


Pei-tsun, Hau
Born 13 July 1919  (Yancheng, Kiangsu, China)
Former high-ranking politician in the Republic of China, AKA Taiwan. Served as Commander of the Army (1978-1981), Chief of the General Stuff of the Armed forces (1981-1989), Minister of National Defense (1989-1990) and Prime Minister (1990-1993).
[Picture of Hau Pei-tsun]


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


Pelosi, Nancy
Born 26 March 1940  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2007-2011.
[Picture of Nancy Pelosi]


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


Penderecki, Krzysztof
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]


Peng, Li
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]


Pennington, Joe
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]


Pennington, Michael
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, Donna
Date and place of birth unknown
Australian cancer mum, born c.1973.
[Picture of Donna Penny]


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]


Pepin, Jacques
Born 18 December 1935  (Bourg-en-Bresse, France)
French chef who has had a lengthy career on American TV. A close friend of Julia Child during her later years.
[Picture of Jacques Pepin]


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 de Cuellar, Javier
Born 19 January 1920  (Lima, Peru)
Former secretary-general of the UN, 1982-91.
[Picture of Javier Perez de Cuellar]


Perez Esquivel, Adolfo
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]


Peries, Lester James Lester James Peries is no longer with us
Born 5 April 1919  (Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka)

Died 28 April 2018  (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Veteran Sri Lankan film director, Palme d'Or nominated in 1957 for 'The Line of Destiny'.
[Picture of Lester James Peries]


Perlman, Ron
Born 13 April 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)
Distinctive-looking actor who starred in the 'Beauty and the Beast' TV series before moving into films.
[Picture of Ron Perlman]


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, Matthew
Born 19 August 1969  (Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor, best known as Chandler from 'Friends'.
[Picture of Matthew Perry]


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


Petchey, Jack
Born 19 July 1925  (London, England)
Businessman and philanthropist, announced his plans to marry a woman 24 years his junior in January 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]


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


Peterson, Peter G. Peter G. Peterson is no longer with us
Born 5 June 1926  (Kearney, Nebraska, USA)

Died 20 March 2018  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Former CEO of Bell & Howell who would later become the Secretary of Commerce in the Nixon Administration. Listed 149th in Forbes 500 richest Americans (2008).
[Picture of Peter G. Peterson]


Phelps-Roper, Shirley
Born 31 October 1957  (Topeka, Kansas, USA)
Former spokesperson for the notorious Westboro Baptist Church, whose power in the organisation was reduced in a soft coup after the death of her father Fred Phelps.
[Picture of Shirley Phelps-Roper]


Philbin, Regis
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]


Phillips, Ethan
Born 8 February 1955  (Garden City, New York, USA)
Kindly faced actor, best known as Neelix on "Star Trek: Voyager".
[Picture of Ethan Phillips]


Phillips, Leighton
Born 25 September 1949  (Neath, UK)
Earned 58 caps for Wales during the 1970s and also won the 1977 League Cup with Aston Villa.
[Picture of Leighton Phillips]


Phillips, Leslie
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, 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]


Phillips, Phil
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]


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


Philpott, Mick
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]


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


Pickens, T. Boone
Born 22 May 1928  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
U.S. financier.
[Picture of T. Boone Pickens]


Pickles, Christina
Born 17 February 1935  (Halifax, UK)
Played Judy Geller, the mother of Monica and Ross, on Friends, among numerous other roles.
[Picture of Christina Pickles]


Pickles, Eric
Born 20 April 1952  (Keighley, Yorkshire, England)
Bumptious Conservative cabinet minister.
[Picture of Eric Pickles]


Pickles, Vivian
Born 21 October 1931  (London, UK)
English actress who memorably played Harold's mother in "Harold and Maude".
[Picture of Vivian 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]


Piddington, Carl
Date and place of birth unknown
Son of soap opera legend Bill Tarmey, who blames his own cancer diagnosis for his father's death. Born c.1966.
[Picture of Carl Piddington]


Piggott, Lester
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]


Pileggi, Mitch
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]


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


Pintek, Mike
Date and place of birth unknown
Talk radio host in Pittsburgh, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in mid-2017.
[Picture of Mike Pintek]


Pistorius, Oscar
Born 22 November 1986  (Sandton, South Africa)
Multiple paralympic champion and icon. Accused of murdering his girlfriend who was shot dead at his home on Valentine's Day 2013.
[Picture of Oscar Pistorius]


Pitman, Bill
Born 12 February 1920  (Belleville, New Jersey, USA)
One of the all-time great session musicians, responsible for everything from the ukulele on "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" to Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night".
[Picture of Bill Pitman]


Pitol, Sergio Sergio Pitol is no longer with us
Born 18 March 1933  (Puebla, Puebla State, Mexico)

Died 12 April 2018  (Xalapa, Mexico)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Mexican writer, translator and diplomat.
[Picture of Sergio Pitol]


Plant, Robert
Born 20 August 1948  (West Bromwich, West Midlands, England)
Pop singer, either as a solo artist, or as lead singer of Led Zeppelin.
[Picture of Robert Plant]


Playfair, Guy Guy Playfair is no longer with us
Born 5 April 1935  (Quetta, Pakistan)

Died 8 April 2018  (London, UK)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Parapsychologist, helped bring both the Enfield Poltergeist and Uri Geller to public attention.
[Picture of Guy Playfair]


Plotnitsky, Igor
Born 25 June 1964  (Luhansk, Ukraine)
Former separatist leader of the Luhansk People's Republic, which hasn't endeared him to Ukrainian officials.
[Picture of Igor Plotnitsky]


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


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]


Podermanski, Larissa
Date and place of birth unknown
Cancer blogger. Died May 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Larissa Podermanski]


Pointer, Bonnie
Born 11 July 1950  (Oakland, California, USA)
Member of the sibling Pointer Sisters soul group.
[Picture of Bonnie Pointer]


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


Poitier, Sidney
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]


Polanski, Roman
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]


Pollak, Kevin
Born 30 October 1957  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Comedian with a sideline in serious acting in films like "Casino", "The Usual Suspects" and "A Few Good Men".
[Picture of Kevin Pollak]


Pollock, Eileen
Born 18 May 1947  (Belfast, UK)
Actress who'll forever be only known as local temptress Lilo Lil in terrible 80s sitcom "Bread".
[Picture of Eileen Pollock]


Poniatowska, Elena
Born 19 May 1932  (Paris, France)
French-Mexican journalist and writer, regarded as one of Mexico's most important intellectuals.
[Picture of Elena Poniatowska]


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 Jewell Osterberg, Jr.
[Picture of Iggy Pop]


P-Orridge, Genesis
Born 22 February 1950  (Manchester, UK)
Nutjob third gender performance artist and former frontman of industrial rockers Throbbing Gristle. Left the UK in the early 90s after Channel 4 accused them of being a nonce.
[Picture of Genesis P-Orridge]


Potts, Paul
Born 13 October 1970  (Kingswood, USA)
Chunky mobile phone salesman who won your mother's heart in 2007 when he triumphed on "Britain's Got Talent".
[Picture of Paul Potts]


Pouliquen, Yves
Born 17 February 1931  (Mortain, France)
Doctor specialising in the pathology of the cornea.
[Picture of Yves Pouliquen]


Pountney, Dave
Born 12 October 1939  (Baschurch, UK)
Former Aston Villa, Chester and Shrewsbury wing-half.
[Picture of Dave Pountney]


Powell, Colin
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]


Powell, Don
Born 10 September 1946  (Bilston, UK)
Drummer for glam rock icons Slade. Has no sense of smell as the result of a 1973 car accident.
[Picture of Don Powell]


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


Powell, Peter
Born 24 March 1951  (Stourbridge, UK)
Former Radio 1 DJ, an early proponent of many new romantic bands.
[Picture of Peter Powell]


Powers, Stephanie
Born 2 November 1942  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Movie and theatre actress who achieved lasting fame on TV as the female 50% of "Hart to Hart".
[Picture of Stephanie Powers]


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


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


Previn, Andre
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, Amy
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of tit model Katie.
[Picture of Amy Price]


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]


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


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


Prince, Harold
Born 30 January 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)
Successful Tony-winning theatre producer and director whose main collaborator was Stephen Sondheim.
[Picture of Harold Prince]


Prior, Maddy
Born 14 August 1947  (Blackpool, UK)
Former lead singer of folkies Steeleye Span. Her father, Allan, was the creator of "Z-Cars".
[Picture of Maddy Prior]


Prochet, Melody
Born 3 April 1987  (Puyricard, France)
French musician with her band Melody's Echo Chamber.
[Picture of Melody Prochet]


Projetto, Giuseppina
Born 30 May 1902  (La Maddalena, Italy)
Although it may sound like the name of a late 90s trance act, she is in fact the oldest living person in Europe as of the start of 2018. Died July 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Giuseppina Projetto]


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]


Prowse, David
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]


Pugacheva, Natalya
Born 28 November 1935  (Buranovo, Russia)
Oldest member of the musical group Buranovskiye Babushki, the so-called "Buranovo Grannies", who threatened to win the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
[Picture of Natalya Pugacheva]


Pullman, Philip
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]


Purves, Peter
Born 10 February 1939  (Preston, Lancashire, England)
Actor and TV presenter. Part of the immortal 'Blue Peter' trio of the 1960s alongside Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.
[Picture of Peter Purves]


Pynchon, Thomas
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]


Pyne, Natasha
Born 9 July 1946  (Crawley, UK)
Character actress, perhaps best known as one of the daughters in Patrick Cargill vehicle "Father, Dear Father".
[Picture of Natasha Pyne]

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