Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: R


Radcliffe, Daniel
Born 23 July 1989  (Fulham, London, England)
Harry Potter. Now starring in a stage show where he takes his clothes off.
[Picture of Daniel Radcliffe]


Rademacher, Peter
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]


Rae, Charlotte Charlotte Rae is no longer with us
Born 22 April 1926  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

Died 5 August 2018  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Raimondo, Justin
Born 18 November 1951  (White Plains, New York, USA)
Libertarian activist and writer, whose views definitely edge towards the rightward side of that ideology.
[Picture of Justin Raimondo]


Rain, Douglas Douglas Rain is no longer with us
Born 13 March 1928  (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Died 11 November 2018  (Ontario, Canada)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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]


Rakotoarimanana, Gervais
Date and place of birth unknown
One-time Madagascar minister of finance.
[Picture of Gervais Rakotoarimanana]


Ralphs, Mick
Born 31 March 1944  (Stoke Lacy, UK)
Founder member and guitarist of both Mott the Hoople and Bad Company.
[Picture of Mick Ralphs]


Ramadan, Tariq
Born 26 August 1962  (Geneva, Switzerland)
Academic and philosopher. Was named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of "seven people who will shape 21st century religion", and formally charged in 2018 with two counts of rape.
[Picture of Tariq Ramadan]


Ramin, Sid
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]


Ramsauer, Emil
Born 28 February 1918  (place of birth unknown)
Oldest ever Eurovision participant, who was 95 when he played double-bass for Switzerland's entry "You and Me" in 2013.
[Picture of Emil Ramsauer]


Ramsden, James
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]


Randall, Leslie
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]


Randolph, Joyce
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]


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


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


Rankin, Ian
Born 28 April 1960  (Cardenden, Fife, Scotland)
Hugely successful Scottish crime writer through his 'Inspector Rebus' series.
[Picture of Ian Rankin]


Rapuzzi, Irma
Born 12 April 1910  (Cadolive, France)
Old, old woman who had a minor career in French local politics. Died April 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Irma Rapuzzi]


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


Ratzenberger, John
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]


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


Raudonikis, Tommy
Born 13 April 1950  (Bathurst, Australia)
Rugby league player, one of the sport's toughest during the 1970s.
[Picture of Tommy Raudonikis]


Rawlings, Terry
Born in London, UK  (exact date unknown)
Sound editor, Oscar-nominated for his work on "Chariots of Fire". Born 1933.
[Picture of Terry Rawlings]


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]


Ray, Jimmy
Born 3 October 1970  (London, England)
Singer who had a minor hit in 1997 with 'Are you Jimmy Ray?' Well if he can't answer that himself, how are we supposed to know?
[Picture of Jimmy Ray]


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]


Reader, Brian
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]


Reagan, Faye
Born 19 September 1988  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
American pornographic actress.
[Picture of Faye Reagan]


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


Reddy, Helen
Born 25 October 1941  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian pop singer, best known for her wimmin's lib anthem 'I Am Woman' in the mid-1970s.
[Picture of Helen Reddy]


Redford, Robert
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]


Redgrave, Vanessa
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]


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


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


Reeves, Martha
Born 18 July 1941  (Eufaula, Alabama, USA)
Legendary R&B singer. She somehow didn't die of embarassment watching Bowie and Jagger slaughter her classic "Dancing In The Street", so I think she'll be good for another year.
[Picture of Martha Reeves]


Reid, Harry
Born 2 December 1939  (Searchlight, Nevada, USA)
US Democrat and senator for Nevada since 1987.
[Picture of Harry Reid]


Reid, John Richard
Born 3 June 1928  (Aukland, New Zealand)
Former New Zealand cricket captain.
[Picture of John Richard Reid]


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


Reilly, Paddy
Born 18 October 1939  (Dublin, Ireland)
Irish (the name may have been a giveaway) folk singer. His version of "The Fields of Athenry" stayed in the Irish charts for 72 weeks.
[Picture of Paddy Reilly]


Reilly, Vini
Born 4 August 1953  (Manchester, UK)
Frontman and guitarist for post-rock pioneers The Durutti Column, who were the first band signed to Factory Records. Not doing well health or finance-wise these days.
[Picture of Vini Reilly]


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


Reinhold, Judge
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]


Remigino, Lindy
Born 3 June 1931  (New York City, New York, USA)
One-time world's fastest man, won the 100m at the 1952 Olympics. Died July 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Lindy Remigino]


Remy, Jerry
Born 8 November 1952  (Fall River, Massachusetts, USA)
Former baseball star who has served as colour commentator for the Boston Red Sox since 1988.
[Picture of Jerry Remy]


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


Reuss, Woizlawa-Feodora Elise Marie E
Born 17 December 1918  (Rostock, Germany)
Duchess, one of the last members of the extinct House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
[Picture of Woizlawa-Feodora Elise Marie E Reuss]


Rev, Livia Livia Rev is no longer with us
Born 5 July 1916  (Budapest, Hungary)

Died 28 March 2018  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Hungarian concert pianist.
[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]


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


Reynolds, Burt Burt Reynolds is no longer with us
Born 11 February 1936  (Waycross, Georgia, USA)

Died 6 September 2018  (Jupiter, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
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]


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


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


Reynolds Pombo, Jorge
Born 22 June 1936  (Colombia)
Columbian bio-engineer who developed the internal pacemaker.
[Picture of Jorge Reynolds Pombo]


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


Richard, Cliff
Born 14 October 1940  (Lucknow, India)
Actor, singer, colostomy bag-wearer and insufferably smug Christian. Now himself getting dragged into "Operation Yewtree" type imbroglio...
[Picture of Cliff Richard]


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


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


Richards, Bob
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]


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


Richards, Michael
Born 24 July 1949  (Culver City, California, USA)
'Seinfeld' actor whose career took a nosedive when he racially abused audience members at a gig in 2006.
[Picture of Michael Richards]


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


Richardson, Susan
Born 11 March 1952  (Bath, Maine, USA)
American actress most famous as Susan in 70s sitcom Eight Is Enough.
[Picture of Susan Richardson]


Richardson, Terry
Born 14 August 1965  (New York City, New York, USA)
Fashion photographer with a very distinctive aesthetic who, to nobody's surprise, is a sex case.
[Picture of Terry Richardson]


Richie, Nicole
Born 21 September 1981  (Berkeley, California, USA)
Adopted daughter of singer Lionel Richie, former best-friend-forever-until-I-fall-out-with-you to Paris Hilton, and utterly vapid reality TV star.
[Picture of Nicole Richie]


Richman, Jonathan
Born 16 May 1951  (Natick, Massachusetts, USA)
Grandfather of alt-rock with his backing band The Modern Lovers.
[Picture of Jonathan Richman]


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]


Ricketts, Simon Simon Ricketts is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 29 December 2018  (Watford, UK)

Age at death: 50  (read death notice)
Journalist who has worked for the Daily Mail, Independent and Guardian newspapers. Diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2016. Born 1968.
[Picture of Simon Ricketts]


Ricksen, Fernando
Born 27 July 1976  (Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands)
Former Netherlands international footballer.
[Picture of Fernando Ricksen]


Ridgeley, Andrew
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]


Ridgway, Gary
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.
[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]


Rimmer, Shane
Born 28 May 1929  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
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]


Rinaldi, Angelo
Born 17 June 1940  (Bastia, France)
French journalist, former literary editor of Le Figaro.
[Picture of Angelo Rinaldi]


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


Rios Montt, Efrain Efrain Rios Montt is no longer with us
Born 16 June 1926  (Huehuetenango, Guatemala)

Died 1 April 2018  (Guatemala City, Guatemala.)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
President of Guatemala from 1982-83. Found guilty of genocide in May 2013.
[Picture of Efrain Rios Montt]


Ripley, Rhea
Born 11 October 1996  (Adelaide, Australia)
Australian wrestler, currently signed to the WWE's NXT brand.
[Picture of Rhea Ripley]


Ritter, Erich
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]


Rittinger, Alan
Born 28 January 1925  (Regina, Canada)
NHL player who died unreported in 2017.
[Picture of Alan Rittinger]


Riva, Maria
Born 13 December 1924  (Berlin, Germany)
Actress daughter of Marlene Dietrich.
[Picture of Maria Riva]


Rivera, Chita
Born 23 January 1933  (Washington D. C., USA)
Hispanic actress, singer and dancer.
[Picture of Chita 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]


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


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


Roberts, Harry
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, J Aelwyn
Date and place of birth unknown
The 'Holy Ghostbuster', a vicar and paranormal expert who also found time to voice Welsh-language children's cartoons. Died January 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of J Aelwyn Roberts]


Roberts, Jake "The Snake"
Born 30 May 1955  (Gainesville, Texas, USA)
Another US professional wrestler.
[Picture of Jake


Roberts, Robert
Born 18 February 1912  (Widnes, Cheshire, England)
Professional rugby footballer of the 1930s and 1940s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Widnes and St. Helens. Born c. 1912.
[Picture of Robert Roberts]


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


Robertson, Pat
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]


Robinho, (footballer)
Born 25 January 1984  (Sao Vicente, Brazil)
Brazilian footballer who was the first signing of Manchester City's petro-dollars era. Was convicted of rape in 2017.
[Picture of (footballer) Robinho]


Robinson, Ann
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]


Robinson, Geoffrey James
Born 10 August 1937  (Australia)
Retired Australian Roman Catholic bishop.
[Picture of Geoffrey James Robinson]


Robinson, Peter
Born 3 November 1962  (Kingston, Jamaica)
New romantic popster under the pseudonym Marilyn, and custard cousins with Gwen Stefani.
[Picture of Peter Robinson]


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


Robson, Bryan
Born 11 January 1957  (Chester-le-Street, England)
Former Manchester United and England captain.
[Picture of Bryan Robson]


Rock, Kid
Born 17 January 1971  (Romeo, Michigan, USA)
Controversial rap & rock singer, also known as Robert Ritchie (if only to his family).
[Picture of Kid Rock]


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]


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


Rodgers, Jimmie
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]


Rodgers, Nile
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]


Rodriguez, Chi-Chi
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]


Rodriguez, Silvio
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]


Roeg, Nicolas Nicolas Roeg is no longer with us
Born 15 August 1928  (London, England)

Died 24 November 2018  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
British film director of cult classics 'Don't Look Now', and 'The Man Who Fell to Earth'.
[Picture of Nicolas Roeg]


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


Rogers Turner, Pamela
Born 1 July 1977  (Tennessee, USA)
PE teacher who had an affair with her 13-year-old student, becoming a media hate figure in the process.
[Picture of Pamela Rogers Turner]


Rollins, Sonny
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 Nancy Roman is no longer with us
Born 16 May 1925  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Died 25 December 2018  (Washington DC, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
American astronomer, known as the "Mother of Hubble" for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope.
[Picture of Nancy Roman]


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


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


Ronstadt, Linda
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]


Roof, Dylann
Born 3 April 1994  (Colombia, South Carolina, USA)
Gun nut whose shooting up of a black church in 2015 got "Dukes of Hazzard" banned from the airwaves.
[Picture of Dylann Roof]


Rooney, Sharon
Born 22 October 1988  (Glasgow, UK)
Actress and comedienne, one of the thinnest women in Glasgow.
[Picture of Sharon Rooney]


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


Rose, Charlie
Born 5 January 1942  (Henderson, North Carolina, USA)
American journalist, memorably parodied as a creepy sex pest in The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001, and was fired from his TV gig for being a creepy sex pest a mere 16 years later.
[Picture of Charlie 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]


Rosen, Martin
Born 31 August 1936  (New York City, New York, USA)
Animated film director, most famously for the 1978 adaptation of "Watership Down".
[Picture of Martin Rosen]


Rosenberg, Pierre
Born 13 April 1936  (Paris, France)
French art historian, honorary president of The Louvre.
[Picture of Pierre Rosenberg]


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


Rosenkranz, George
Born 20 August 1916  (Budapest, Hungary)
Mexican scientist, helped develop the oral contraceptive pill as well as numerous advances in steroid chemistry.
[Picture of George Rosenkranz]


Rosewall, Ken
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, Ian
Born 26 January 1947  (Glasgow, UK)
Scottish footballer who also had a management career in the Icelandic leagues.
[Picture of Ian Ross]


Rossington, Gary
Born 4 December 1951  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Last living member of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd lineup, who still plays with the band.
[Picture of Gary Rossington]


Roszak, Cecylia Cecylia Roszak is no longer with us
Born 25 March 1908  (Koscian, Poland)

Died 16 November 2018  (Krakow, Poland)

Age at death: 110  (read death notice)
Old Polish nun.
[Picture of Cecylia Roszak]


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


Rougeau, Jacques
Born 13 June 1960  (Saint-Sulpice, Quebec, Canada)
French-Canadian professional wrestler.
[Picture of Jacques Rougeau]


Routledge, Patricia
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]


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]


Rowe, Debbie
Born 6 December 1958  (Spokane, Washington, USA)
Former spouse of Michael Jackson. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016.
[Picture of Debbie Rowe]


Rowe, Holly
Born 16 June 1966  (place of birth unknown)
Sideline reporter on US college football.
[Picture of Holly Rowe]


Rowlands, Gena
Born 19 June 1930  (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Actress best known for her collaborations with her late husband, director John Cassavetes.
[Picture of Gena Rowlands]


Roy, Deep
Born 1 December 1957  (Nairobi, Kenya)
4'4" dwarf actor who played all of the Oompa-Loompas in Tim Burton's 2005 adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Born 1957.
[Picture of Deep Roy]


Royale, Latrice
Born 12 February 1972  (Compton, California, USA)
Drag queen, originator of the phrase "the shade of it all".
[Picture of Latrice Royale]


Rozon, Gilbert
Born 26 October 1954  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Founder of the Just for Laughs comedy festival, has a strong sideline in sexual assault.
[Picture of Gilbert Rozon]


Rubbia, Carlo
Born 31 March 1934  (Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy)
Italian scientist. Co-winner of the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics.
[Picture of Carlo Rubbia]


Rubik, Erno
Born 13 July 1944  (Budapest, Hungary)
Puzzle designer, of Rubik's cube fame.
[Picture of Erno Rubik]


Rudd, Mark
Born 2 June 1947  (Irvington, New Jersey, USA)
Former member of anti-Vietnam War terror organisation The Weather Underground.
[Picture of Mark Rudd]


Ruffo, Johnny
Born 8 March 1988  (Balcatta, Australia)
Australian singer and actor, won the 12th season of that country's version of Dancing with the Stars.
[Picture of Johnny Ruffo]


Rumsfeld, Donald
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]


Rungeling, Dorothy
Born 12 May 1911  (place of birth unknown)
Canadian pilot. Died February 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Dorothy Rungeling]


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 Otis Rush is no longer with us
Born 29 April 1935  (Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA)

Died 29 September 2018  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
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'.
[Picture of Austin


Russell, Bill
Born 12 February 1934  (West Monroe, Louisiana, USA)
Legendary Basketball player for the Boston Celtics from 1956-69, winning 11 NBA championships in his career.
[Picture of Bill Russell]


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.
[Picture of Paul Ryan]


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


Rylance, Mark
Born 18 January 1960  (Ashford, UK)
Very actor-y actor, also an activist for numerous left-wing causes.
[Picture of Mark Rylance]


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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