Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: 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]


Caballero, Jose Manuel
Born 11 November 1926  (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain)
Spanish novelist and poet.
[Picture of Jose Manuel Caballero]


Caballero Blanco, Cecilia
Born 30 September 1913  (Bogota, Colombia)
First Lady of Colombia between 1974 and 1978, wife of Alfonso López Michelsen. Died August 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Cecilia Caballero Blanco]


Cain, John John Cain is no longer with us
Born 26 April 1931  (Melbourne, Australia)

Died 23 December 2019  (Melbourne, Australia)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Australian politician, premier of Victoria between 1982 and 1990.
[Picture of John Cain]


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]


Calder, David
Born 1 August 1946  (Portsmouth, UK)
Clasically trained actor, played Julius Caesar in the 2018 National Live Theatre Shakespeare adaptation.
[Picture of David Calder]


Caldow, Eric Eric Caldow is no longer with us
Born 14 May 1934  (Cumnock, Scotland)

Died 4 March 2019  (Ayrshire, UK)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Former Scotland and Rangers international footballer.
[Picture of Eric Caldow]


Callacher, Kaylea Kaylea Callacher is no longer with us
Born in Merseyside, UK  (exact date unknown)

Died 16 January 2019  (Merseyside, UK)

Age at death: 31  (read death notice)
Cancer mum.
[Picture of Kaylea Callacher]


Callil, Carmen
Born 15 July 1938  (Melbourne, Australia)
Literary critic and co-founder of both Virago Press and feminist magazine "Spare Rib".
[Picture of Carmen Callil]


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]


Camero, Candido
Born 22 April 1921  (Cuba)
Conga and bongo player, worked with everyone from Art Blakey to Dizzy Gillespie.
[Picture of Candido Camero]


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]


Camp, Colleen
Born 7 June 1953  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Character actress, memorable as one of the Playboy Bunnies in "Apocalypse Now" and the French maid in "Clue".
[Picture of Colleen Camp]


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, Mary Jo
Born 26 July 1934  (place of birth unknown)
Grandmother to the Kardashian clan, occasionally appears on their reality shows.
[Picture of Mary Jo 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]


Campbell, William C.
Born 28 June 1930  (Ramelton, Ireland)
Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work combatting roundworm infections in horses.
[Picture of William C. Campbell]


Campion, Charles
Date and place of birth unknown
British food critic for several newspapers.
[Picture of Charles Campion]


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 Mortimer Caplin is no longer with us
Born 11 July 1916  (New York City, USA)

Died 15 July 2019  (Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Lawyer who served as the IRS Commissioner during the JFK administration.
[Picture of Mortimer Caplin]


Capon, Edmund Edmund Capon is no longer with us
Born 11 June 1940  (London, UK)

Died 13 March 2019  (London, UK)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Leading Australian art scholar who was also the chairman of football team Sydney FC for two seasons.
[Picture of Edmund Capon]


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]


Carberry, Michael
Born 29 September 1980  (Croydon, Surrey, England)
English cricketer.
[Picture of Michael Carberry]


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, Alison
Born in Long Island, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Estranged sister of soul singer Mariah Carey. Born c. 1961.
[Picture of Alison Carey]


Cariou, Len
Born 30 September 1939  (St Boniface, 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]


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]


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]


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


Carr, Alan
Born 14 June 1976  (Weymouth, Dorset, England)
Well, there's two schools of thought here. One says he's a popular, funny comedian. Others say he is an unoriginal, utterly annoying twat.
[Picture of Alan Carr]


Carr, Liz
Born in Wirral, UK  (exact date unknown)
Disabled rights activist, comedian and actor. Born 1972.
[Picture of Liz 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]


Carr, Sally
Born 28 March 1945  (Muirhead, UK)
Frontwoman of 1970s middle-of-the-road pop act Middle of the Road.
[Picture of Sally Carr]


Carr, Vikki
Born 19 July 1941  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
Light entertainment star of the 60s and one of the first singers to achieve fame in Spanish in the US.
[Picture of Vikki 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]


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]


Carriere, Jean-Claude
Born 17 September 1931  (Colombières-sur-Orb, France)
French novellist and screenwriter ("Belle du Jour", "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie").
[Picture of Jean-Claude Carriere]


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


Carroll, Diahann Diahann Carroll is no longer with us
Born 17 July 1935  (Bronx, New York City, USA)

Died 4 October 2019  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Singer and actress, active for over 50 years in the industry.
[Picture of Diahann Carroll]


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


Carroll, Sean M.
Born 5 October 1966  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Cosmologist and dark energy expert, a regular presence discussing science on US TV.
[Picture of Sean M. 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, 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, 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]


Casanega, Ken
Born 18 February 1921  (Alameda County, California, USA)
First quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers back in 1946.
[Picture of Ken Casanega]


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


Casley, Leonard Leonard Casley is no longer with us
Born 28 August 1925  (Kalgoorlie, Australia)

Died 13 February 2019  (Geraldton, Australia)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
"Prince Leonard", founder of the Australian micronation of Hutt River Province.
[Picture of Leonard Casley]


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]


Cass, Keith Keith Cass is no longer with us
Born in Cardiff, UK  (exact date unknown)

Died 18 April 2019  (Cardiff, UK)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Boss of a Cardiff-based cancer charity, made news in late 2018 by selling tickets to his own funeral. Born c.1946.
[Picture of Keith Cass]


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, Ezra
Date and place of birth unknown
Superfan of NFL team Buffalo Bills, got free tickets because he's battling stage 4 cancer. Fantastically named former Tuskegee Airman. Died May 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Ezra Castro]


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]


Cat, Doja
Born 21 October 1995  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Spacey R&B type who briefly went viral in 2018 with the song "Mooo!" and its accompanying cow-themed video.
[Picture of Doja Cat]


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]


Cattermole, Paul
Born 7 March 1977  (St Albans, UK)
One-seventh of S Club 7 (and indeed one-third of S Club 3). Had to sell his Brit awards after falling on hard times financially in recent years.
[Picture of Paul Cattermole]


Cave, Nick
Born 22 September 1957  (Warracknabeal, Australia)
Brooding goth who managed to fuck Kylie Minogue into making bad music for three years.
[Picture of Nick Cave]


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]


Celentano, Adriano
Born 6 January 1938  (Milan, Italy)
Italy's Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Beatles all rolled into one. Seriously, all pop culture went through this man for 30 years. One of Ian Dury's "Reasons to be Cheerful" as well.
[Picture of Adriano Celentano]


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]


Cena, John
Born 23 April 1977  (West Newbury, Massachusetts, USA)
Professional wrestler, known as 'The Prototype'.
[Picture of John Cena]


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


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


Chalopin, Jean
Born 31 May 1950  (Tours, France)
French producer, who founded none-more-80s TV studio DIC.
[Picture of Jean Chalopin]


Chamberlain, Richard
Born 31 March 1934  (Beverly Hills, California)
Television & film actor in both the US & the UK. Gained fame as being a heart-throb, but later admitted that he is, in fact, gay. Now lives in Hawaii.
[Picture of Richard Chamberlain]


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]


Chaney, John
Born 21 January 1932  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Hall of Fame American college basketball coach.
[Picture of John Chaney]


Channing, Carol Carol Channing is no longer with us
Born 31 January 1921  (Seattle, Washington, USA)

Died 15 January 2019  (Seattle, Washington, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Broadway actress.
[Picture of Carol Channing]


Channing, Stockard
Born 13 February 1944  (Manhattan, New York, USA)
Stage and screen actress who played the teenage Rizzo in "Grease" despite being in her mid-60s at the time. Also won an Emmy for her work on "The West Wing".
[Picture of Stockard 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]


Chaplin, Tom
Born 8 March 1979  (Battle, East Sussex, England)
Lead singer of Keane.
[Picture of Tom Chaplin]


Chapman, Beth Beth Chapman is no longer with us
Born 29 October 1967  (Denver, Colorado, USA)

Died 26 June 2019  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)

Age at death: 51  (read death notice)
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]


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, Bob
Born 14 March 1936  (Carterton, New Zealand)
Golfer, the first left-handed player to win a major (the 1963 Open).
[Picture of Bob Charles]


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]


Chaturvedi, Sudhakar
Born in Bengaluru, India  (exact date unknown)
Indian religious leader & scholar. Claims to have been born in 1897, with little evidence of this.
[Picture of Sudhakar Chaturvedi]


Chau, Tran Ngoc
Born in Huế, 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 Nuon Chea is no longer with us
Born 7 July 1926  (Voat Kor, Battambang, Cambodia)

Died 4 August 2019  (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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]


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 Jacques Chirac is no longer with us
Born 29 November 1932  (Paris, France)

Died 26 September 2019  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
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]


Choate, Pat
Born 27 April 1941  (Maypearl, Texas, USA)
American economist who was Ross Perot's running buddy in the 1996 US elections.
[Picture of Pat Choate]


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, Aline
Born 14 May 1936  (Quebec, Canada)
Former first lady of Canada who was often seen as the real "power behind the throne" to her husband Jean.
[Picture of Aline Chretien]


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, 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]


Christina of the Netherlands, Princess Princess Christina of the Netherlands is no longer with us
Born 18 February 1947  (Baarn, Netherlands)

Died 16 August 2019  (The Hague, Netherlands)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Dutch princess who renounced any future claim to the throne in 1975 so she could marry a Catholic.
[Picture of Princess Christina of the Netherlands]


Christopher, Tony
Born 25 April 1925  (Cheltenham, UK)
Oldest sitting member of the House of Lords as of the start of 2019.
[Picture of Tony Christopher]


Chun-hee, Ri
Born 8 July 1943  (Tongchon, North Korea)
North Korean newsreader and arguably the closest thing the country has to a "celebrity" outside of the Kim family.
[Picture of Ri Chun-hee]


Churchill, Dick Dick Churchill is no longer with us
Born 21 January 1920  (London, UK)

Died 13 February 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
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]


Ciccone, Silvio
Born 6 June 1931  (Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Father of pointy-titted failed horse-rider Madonna, has parlayed his daughter's success into running his own winery.
[Picture of Silvio Ciccone]


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]


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]


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, 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]


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, Julian
Born 25 May 1959  (London, England)
Camp comedian, presenter and writer.
[Picture of Julian Clary]


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, Billy Billy Clayton is no longer with us
Born 12 March 1997  (Norwich, UK)

Died 26 March 2019  (Norwich, UK)

Age at death: 22  (read death notice)
Synthpop musician, born 1997, whose battle with Ewing's sarcoma has attracted some celebrity attention.
[Picture of Billy Clayton]


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 Johnny Clegg is no longer with us
Born 7 June 1953  (Bacup, UK)

Died 16 July 2019  (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
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" Don
Born in Keystone, South Dakota, USA  (exact date unknown)

Died 24 November 2019  (Rapid City, South Dakota, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Man who helped carve the US presidents' faces on Mount Rushmore between 1938-1940. Born c. 1921.
[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]


Clodumar, Kinza
Born 8 February 1945  (Nauru)
President of Naura between 1997 and 1998, when he lost a no-confidence vote.
[Picture of Kinza Clodumar]


Clooney, Amal
Born 3 February 1978  (Beirut, Lebanon)
Leading human rights lawyer, her most famous clients include Julian Assange and Yulia Tymoshenko. Married to the bloke from the coffee adverts.
[Picture of Amal Clooney]


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, Phyllis
Born 15 January 1927  (Wichita Falls, Texas, USA)
The first actress to play Lois Lane on television, back in 1951. Returned to the Superman universe as Lois's mother in the mid-90s "Lois and Clark" show.
[Picture of Phyllis Coates]


Cochran, Anita
Born 6 February 1967  (South Lyon, Michigan, USA)
Singer-songwriter, a one-hit-wonder on the US country charts with her 1998 #1 "What If I Said"
[Picture of Anita Cochran]


Cochran, Thad Thad Cochran is no longer with us
Born 7 December 1937  (Pontotoc, Mississippi, USA)

Died 30 May 2019  (Oxford, Mississippi, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
The longest-serving current member of the US Congress as of 2018.
[Picture of Thad Cochran]


Cocks, John
Born 23 August 1966  (place of birth unknown)
"Cocksy", a regular on New Zealand TV and the country's answer to Handy Andy. Died February 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of John Cocks]


Coggs, Granville
Born 30 July 1925  (Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA)
Fantastically named former Tuskegee Airman. Died May 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Granville Coggs]


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 Jack Cohen is no longer with us
Born 19 September 1933  (Norwich, England)

Died 6 May 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
British reproductive scientist.
[Picture of Jack Cohen]


Cohn, Arthur
Born 4 February 1927  (Basel, Switzerland)
Film producer behind a lengthy back catalogue ("The Garden of the Finzi-Continis", "Central Station", "One Day In September").
[Picture of Arthur Cohn]


Colani, Luigi Luigi Colani is no longer with us
Born 2 August 1928  (Berlin, Germany)

Died 16 September 2019  (Karlsruhe, Germany)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
German car designer.
[Picture of Luigi Colani]


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 Richard Cole is no longer with us
Born 7 September 1915  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)

Died 8 April 2019  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
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, Norm
Born 17 August 1949  (New York City, New York, USA)
Floor-crossing former US senator for Minnesota. Was also a former roadie for Jethro Tull.
[Picture of Norm Coleman]


Coles, Neil
Born 26 September 1934  (London, UK)
Golfer, runner-up in the 1973 Open and represented the UK six times in the Ryder Cup.
[Picture of Neil Coles]


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]


Comey, James
Born 14 December 1960  (Yonkers, New York, USA)
FBI director who arguably handed the 2016 Election to Donald Trump with an announcement that the feds were investigating Hillary Clinton's email server days before ballet day. Later fell out, quite dramatically, with Donnie.
[Picture of James Comey]


Condon, Bill
Born 22 October 1955  (New York City, New York, USA)
Oscar-winning director and writer ("Chicago", "Gods and Monsters", "The Greatest Showman").
[Picture of Bill Condon]


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


Connery, Neil
Born 1 January 1938  (Edinburgh, UK)
Brother of Sean, who actually had a minor career as a fake James Bond in a series of (absolutely awful) Italian movies.
[Picture of Neil Connery]


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]


Connolly, Sarah
Born 13 June 1963  (County Durham, UK)
Mezzo-soprano, best known for her work in baroque music.
[Picture of Sarah Connolly]


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


Conroy-Ward, James
Born 12 April 1947  (Timperley, UK)
Actor and singer, was part of the final D'Oyly Carte Opera Company company before it folded in 1982.
[Picture of James Conroy-Ward]


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]


Conti, Tom
Born 22 November 1941  (Paisley, Scotland)
Scottish/Italian (but based in England) actor in films & TV.
[Picture of Tom Conti]


Conway, Jimmy
Born 10 August 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 Tim Conway is no longer with us
Born 15 December 1933  (Willoughby, Ohio, USA)

Died 14 May 2019  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
American character actor who appeared alongside Ernest Borgnine in the sitcom McHale's Navy.
[Picture of Tim Conway]


Conyers, John John Conyers is no longer with us
Born 16 May 1929  (Highland Park, Michigan, USA)

Died 27 October 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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, Tim
Born 1 November 1960  (Mobile, Alabama, USA)
American businessman. Replaced the late Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple in 2011.
[Picture of Tim Cook]


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


Coon, Caroline
Born in London, UK  (exact date unknown)
Artist and journalist, mainly associated with the punk movement in the 1970s. Born 1945.
[Picture of Caroline Coon]


Cooney, Eugenia
Born 27 July 1994  (Massachusetts, USA)
Vlogger, described as "The YouTuber Slowly Killing Herself" by critics due to the fact she weighs about 15 pounds.
[Picture of Eugenia Cooney]


Cooney, Ray
Born 30 May 1932  (London, England)
Playwright & actor, mostly in the theatre.
[Picture of Ray Cooney]


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, Anderson
Born 3 June 1967  (New York City, New York, USA)
Journalist and anchor for CNN.
[Picture of Anderson 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, Susan
Born 23 May 1935  (Burnham, UK)
Children's author, most famous for the "Dark Is Rising" series of books, which combine classical British mythology with a modern-day setting.
[Picture of Susan 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]


Cornielje, Clemens
Born 10 June 1958  (Lobith, Netherlands)
Dutch politician.
[Picture of Clemens Cornielje]


Corona, Juan Juan Corona is no longer with us
Born in Autlan, Jalisco, Mexico  (exact date unknown)

Died 4 March 2019  (Corcoran, California, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Mexican serial killer, jailed in 1973 for the murders of 25 labourers in California. Born c. 1934.
[Picture of Juan Corona]


Cortese, Valentina Valentina Cortese is no longer with us
Born 1 January 1923  (Milan, Italy)

Died 10 July 2019  (Milan, Italy)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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, Stan Stan Cosgrove is no longer with us
Born 3 September 1927  (Newbridge, Ireland)

Died 29 August 2019  (Monasterevin, Ireland)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Shergar's vet, and the man the IRA allegedly tried to contact with ransom demands for the gee-gee.
[Picture of Stan Cosgrove]


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]


Costello, Elvis
Born 25 August 1954  (Paddington, London, England)
Pop singer, born Declan McManus.
[Picture of Elvis Costello]


Coster-Molbeck, Monica
Born 27 March 1914  (Landskrona, Sweden)
Swedish artist who spent most of her life in Spain.
[Picture of Monica Coster-Molbeck]


Coster-Waldau, Nikolaj
Born 27 July 1970  (Rudkobing, Denmark)
Danish actor, plays Jamie Lannister on HBO dragon soap "Game of Thrones".
[Picture of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau]


County, Jayne
Born 13 June 1947  (Dallas, Georgia, USA)
Punk singer, the first openly transgendered musician to receive any sort of widespread fame. Her 1977 release "(If You Don't Wanna Fuck Me, Baby) Fuck Off!!" features a pre-fame Jools Holland on piano.
[Picture of Jayne County]


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]


Courtenay, Tom
Born 25 February 1937  (Hull, Yorkshire, England)
British actor, knighted in 2001. His heyday was in the 1960s, but still pops up in films to this day.
[Picture of Tom Courtenay]


Cowans, Gordon
Born 27 October 1958  (West Cornforth, UK)
One of the greatest players in Aston Villa's history, where he won both the European Cup and the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
[Picture of Gordon Cowans]


Cox, Brian
Born 3 March 1968  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Popular television physicist and former keyboardist with D:Ream.
[Picture of Brian Cox]


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]


Cozart, Keith
Born 15 August 1995  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Rapper, stage name Chief Keef.
[Picture of Keith Cozart]


Craig, Christopher
Date and place of birth unknown
Derek Bentley's accomplice in the bungled robbery that lead to the death of Constable Sidney Miles and Bentley spending a short time at the end of a long rope.
[Picture of Christopher Craig]


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]


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, 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]


Creswick, Phil
Born 12 October 1965  (Charlwood, UK)
Member of 80s boyband Big Fun, who troubled the interest of the press for the first time in 30 years in 2017 when he was arrested for alleged intent to deal drugs at a "chemsex" party.
[Picture of Phil Creswick]


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]


Cristal, Linda
Born 23 February 1934  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Retired actress. Born Marta Victoria Moya Burgess.
[Picture of Linda Cristal]


Cromwell, James
Born 27 January 1940  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
US actor, starred in 'Babe', 'LA Confidential', 'The Queen'.
[Picture of James Cromwell]


Crosbie, Annette
Born 12 February 1934  (Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland)
Long serving actress on stage, film & TV - forever remembered for her role as Margaret Meldrew in 'One Foot in the Grave'.
[Picture of Annette Crosbie]


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]


Cross, Marcia
Born 25 March 1962  (Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress best known as Bree Van de Kamp in the hit noughties series 'Desperate Housewives'.
[Picture of Marcia Cross]


Crowder, Steven
Born 7 July 1987  (Grosse Point, Michigan, USA)
Absolutely excreable clay-faced right-wing "comedian".
[Picture of Steven Crowder]


Crowe, Russell
Born 7 April 1964  (Wellington, New Zealand)
Actor who had to wait 15 years after appearing in Aussie soap 'Neighbours' to get his big cinematic break, which came when he starred in 'Gladiator'.
[Picture of Russell Crowe]


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]


Cruise, Tom
Born 3 July 1962  (Syracuse, New York, USA)
One time decent enough actor, now a complete weirdo. Still acting, and producing a range of absurd foreign accents in films like 'Far and Away' and 'Valkyrie'.
[Picture of Tom Cruise]


Crumb, George
Born 24 October 1929  (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)
Composer, known for experimenting with vocal timbres and alternative forms of notation. Won the 1968 Pulitzer for music.
[Picture of George Crumb]


Crumb, Maxon
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  (exact date unknown)
American artist, younger brother of the better known Robert Crumb and no less eccentric. Born 1945.
[Picture of Maxon Crumb]


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


Cryer, Barry
Born 23 April 1935  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Prolific comedy writer and panellist on radio comedy shows.
[Picture of Barry Cryer]


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]


Cummings, Elijah Elijah Cummings is no longer with us
Born 18 January 1951  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Died 17 October 2019  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
Incumbent chair of the US House Oversight Committee.
[Picture of Elijah Cummings]


Cummins, Conor
Born 27 May 1986  (Douglas, UK)
Manx road racer, four-time Isle of Man TT podium-placee.
[Picture of Conor Cummins]


Cunningham, Larry
Born 23 June 1951  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Frontman of 70s one-hit wonders The Floaters, the guy who intoned "CANCER! And my name is Larry….". Died January 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Larry Cunningham]


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


Curl, Robert
Born 23 August 1933  (Alice, Texas, USA)
Nobel Prize-winning professor of chemistry.
[Picture of Robert Curl]


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, Richard
Born 8 November 1956  (Wellington, New Zealand)
New Zealand-born but quintessentially English director and screenwriter of saccharine dreck.
[Picture of Richard Curtis]


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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