Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: P


Padilla Daley, Ermenia "Marie"
Born 13 January 1914  (place of birth unknown)
Believed to be the last living survivor of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre, when National Guardsmen opened fire on striking minors.
[Picture of Ermenia


Page, Ellen
Born 21 February 1987  (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Canadian actress. Best known for playing the title character in Jason Reitman's comedy 'Juno' and Kitty Pryde in the X-Men films.
[Picture of Ellen Page]


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]


Paige, Janis
Born 16 September 1922  (Tacoma, Washington, USA)
Film and television actress.
[Picture of Janis Paige]


Palau, Luis
Born 27 November 1934  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Christian evangelist, often considered to be the anointed successor of Rev Billy Graham.
[Picture of Luis Palau]


Palij, Jakiw Jakiw Palij is no longer with us
Born 16 August 1923  (Pyadyky, Ukraine)

Died 9 January 2019  (Ahlen, Germany)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Nazi prison guard who lived, undetected, in the US for nearly half a century. Deported in 2017.
[Picture of Jakiw Palij]


Palin, Sarah
Born 11 February 1964  (Sandpoint, Idaho, USA)
Former governor of Alaska and US Vice Presidential candidate in 2008. Now figurehead of the ridiculous 'Tea Party' movement.
[Picture of Sarah Palin]


Pallete, Pilar
Born 3 September 1928  (Paita, Peru)
Peruvian actress, third and final wife of constipated racist John Wayne.
[Picture of Pilar Pallete]


Pallett, Roxanne
Born 26 December 1982  (Carlisle, UK)
Former "Emmerdale" actress who turns up on every single celebrity reality show, and has a near breakdown on most of them.
[Picture of Roxanne Pallett]


Palm, Nai
Born 15 May 1989  (Melbourne, Australia)
Frontwoman of Ozzie "future soul" act Hiatus Kaiyote.
[Picture of Nai Palm]


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]


Palmer, Zoie
Born in Camborne, UK  (exact date unknown)
Canadian actress ("Lost Girl").
[Picture of Zoie 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]


Papoulias, Karolos
Born 4 June 1929  (Ioannina, Greece)
President of Greece since 2005.
[Picture of Karolos Papoulias]


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, Eugene
Born 10 June 1927  (Houghton, Michigan, USA)
American solar astrophysicist, the first ever living person to have an operational spacecraft named after them.
[Picture of Eugene Parker]


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, Kerri
Date and place of birth unknown
Former glamour model and Miss UK contestant, born c.1984.
[Picture of Kerri 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 Bowles, Andrew
Born 27 December 1939  (Surrey, UK)
The man who was cuckolded by Prince Charles - Camilla's first husband. He later married a direct descendant of the man who invented Pitman shorthand.
[Picture of Andrew Parker Bowles]


Parker-Bowles, Tom
Born 18 December 1974  (London, England)
Food critic and son of the people's replacement princess, Camilla.
[Picture of Tom Parker-Bowles]


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]


Parrikar, Manohar Manohar Parrikar is no longer with us
Born 13 December 1955  (Goa, India)

Died 17 March 2019  (Panaji, India)

Age at death: 63  (read death notice)
Indian politician, three-time chief minister of Goa.
[Picture of Manohar Parrikar]


Parsons, Anne
Date and place of birth unknown
President of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Born c.1960.
[Picture of Anne Parsons]


Parsons, Estelle
Born 20 November 1927  (Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA)
American actress who won 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]


Patera, Ken
Born 6 November 1942  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Former wrestler who straddled both the Sammartino and Hogan eras of the WWF. A major draw in the late 1970s.
[Picture of Ken Patera]


Paterson, Bill
Born 3 June 1945  (Glasgow, UK)
Scottish character actor.
[Picture of Bill Paterson]


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"
Born 10 March 1929  (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, Alvin "Seeco"
Born 30 December 1930  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Percussionist for The Wailers and one of Bob Marley's closest friends.
[Picture of Alvin


Patterson, Amy
Born 16 July 1912  (Tucaman, Argentina)
Argentine composer and poet, wrote the provincial anthem of Salta.
[Picture of Amy Patterson]


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


Patterson, Paul
Born 15 June 1947  (Chesterfield, 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, Virginia
Born 25 June 1925  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Long-retired actress, most famously as Ruth in "It's A Wonderful Life".
[Picture of Virginia Patton]


Paul, Logan
Born 1 April 1995  (Westlake, Ohio, USA)
King of the zoomers, YouTuber and general stain in humanity.
[Picture of Logan Paul]


Paul, Ron
Born 20 August 1935  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
US Libertarian politician and candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 2012.
[Picture of Ron Paul]


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 Muriel Pavlow is no longer with us
Born 27 June 1921  (Lee, Kent, England)

Died 19 January 2019  (London, UK)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Veteran British actress of stage, screen & TV.
[Picture of Muriel Pavlow]


Payne, Allen
Born 7 July 1968  (New York City, New York, USA)
American actor with a varied resume ("CB4", "New Jack City", a bunch of Tyler Perry stuff).
[Picture of Allen Payne]


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]


Peace, Heather
Born 16 June 1975  (Bradford, UK)
Actress, best-known as Nikki Boston on "Waterloo Road".
[Picture of Heather Peace]


Peacock, Annette
Born in New York, New York City, USA  (exact date unknown)
Free jazz artist, one of the pioneers of Moog usage in music.
[Picture of Annette Peacock]


Peacock, David
Born 24 May 1945  (Ponders End, Middlesex, England)
Dave of the snooker-loving, Tottenham Hotspur supporting, Cockney musical duo, Chas n' Dave
[Picture of David Peacock]


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, Edgar
Born in Leyton, UK  (exact date unknown)
British criminal, the man behind the oh-so-90s "Mardi Gra" bombing campaign at various supermarkets.
[Picture of Edgar Pearce]


Pearson, Thomas Thomas Pearson is no longer with us
Born 1 July 1914  (Cobh, Ireland)

Died 15 December 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 105  (read death notice)
Oldest living British military full general as of the start of 2019.
[Picture of Thomas Pearson]


Pei, I. M. I. M. Pei is no longer with us
Born 26 April 1917  (Guangzhou, China)

Died 16 May 2019  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Architect - has designed all sorts of stuff, including the Louvre Pyramid in Paris.
[Picture of I. M. Pei]


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]


Pell, George
Born 8 June 1941  (Ballarat, Australia)
Most senior Catholic Church official to be convicted of a sex crime. A gag order means you can't report that fact in Australian media.
[Picture of George Pell]


Pelmear, Donald
Born in Middlesbrough, England  (exact date unknown)
Played Professor Rubeish in the 1973 'Doctor Who' story "The Time Warrior". Born 1924.
[Picture of Donald Pelmear]


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]


Pendergast, Chris
Date and place of birth unknown
Founder of the charity Ride for Life, which raises money and awareness for ALS.
[Picture of Chris Pendergast]


Peng, Li Li Peng is no longer with us
Born 20 October 1928  (Shanghai, China)

Died 22 July 2019  (Beijing, China)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Premier of the People's Republic of China from 1988-1998.
[Picture of Li Peng]


Penn, June
Born 23 June 1928  (Brighton, East Sussex, England)
Astrologer in TV & radio. Born around 1928.
[Picture of June Penn]


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, 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]


Penrose, Roger
Born 8 August 1931  (Colchester, Essex, England)
[Picture of Roger Penrose]


Penrose, Tricia
Born 9 April 1970  (Kirkby, UK)
Actress who played Gina Ward in "Heartbeat" between 1993 and 2010.
[Picture of Tricia Penrose]


Penske, Roger
Born 20 February 1937  (Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA)
Owner of US motorsports team Team Penske.
[Picture of Roger Penske]


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]


Perahia, Murray
Born 19 April 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
Three-time Grammy-winning American pianist and conductor.
[Picture of Murray Perahia]


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]


Perhacs, Linda
Born 1 December 1943  (Mill Valley, California, USA)
American folk singer whose 1970 album "Parallelograms" was rediscovered as a lost classic upon its reissue in the late 1990s.
[Picture of Linda Perhacs]


Perkins, Sue
Born 22 September 1969  (East Dulwich, London, England)
Comedian and co-presenter of 'The Great British Bake Off'.
[Picture of Sue Perkins]


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 H. Ross Perot is no longer with us
Born 27 June 1930  (Texarkana, Texas, USA)

Died 9 July 2019  (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Billionaire American businessman, who also ran for Presidency of the United States in 1992 & 1996.
[Picture of H. Ross Perot]


Perry, Anne
Born 28 October 1938  (London, UK)
Teenage murderer-turned-historical novelist, memorably played by Kate Winslet in the movie "Heavenly Creatures".
[Picture of Anne Perry]


Perry, Katy
Born 25 October 1984  (Santa Barbara, California, USA)
Successful recording artist who was briefly married to comedian Russell Brand.
[Picture of Katy Perry]


Perry, Lee "Scratch"
Born 20 March 1936  (St Mary's, Jamaica, West Indies)
Barely sane but hugely influential reggae man.
[Picture of Lee


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


Persoff, Nehemiah
Born 2 August 1919  (Jerusalem, Palestine Mandate (now Israel))
Palestine-born American character actor.
[Picture of Nehemiah Persoff]


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 Martin Peters is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1943  (Plaistow, London, England)

Died 21 December 2019  (London, UK)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
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]


Phelan, Vicky
Born in Limerick, Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Cancer awareness campaigner, born c.1975.
[Picture of Vicky Phelan]


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]


Philippoussis, Nick
Date and place of birth unknown
Father/coach of tennis legend Mark, accused of child rape in 2018.
[Picture of Nick Philippoussis]


Phillips, Arlene
Born 22 May 1943  (Prestwich, UK)
Choreographer and former judge on "Strictly Come Dancing", whose departure from the show in 2008 led to questions being asked in parliament.
[Picture of Arlene Phillips]


Phillips, Leighton
Born 26 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, Mairead
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of child-killer Mick, who also had a role to play in the deaths of his six children.
[Picture of Mairead Philpott]


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 T. Boone Pickens is no longer with us
Born 22 May 1928  (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Died 11 September 2019  (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
U.S. financier.
[Picture of T. Boone Pickens]


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]


Pickton, Robert
Born 24 October 1949  (Port Coquitlam, Canada)
One of Canada's most infamous serial killers, used to feed the bodies of dismembered prostitutes to pigs.
[Picture of Robert Pickton]


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 Carl Piddington is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 26 March 2019  (Ashton-under-Lyne, UK)

Age at death: 52  (read death notice)
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 Rosamunde Pilcher is no longer with us
Born 22 September 1924  (Lelant, Cornwall, England)

Died 6 February 2019  (Sutherland, UK)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Very successful author, normally of romantic novels.
[Picture of Rosamunde Pilcher]


Pile, Chris
Born 4 April 1967  (Huyton, UK)
Former Liverpool reserve goalie, was on the bench when the Heysel Tragedy took place.
[Picture of Chris Pile]


Pileggi, Mitch
Born 5 April 1952  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Actor, best known as Skinner in 'The X-Files'.
[Picture of Mitch Pileggi]


Pill, Malcolm
Born 11 March 1938  (place of birth unknown)
Former Lord Justice of Appeal.
[Picture of Malcolm Pill]


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]


Pinto, Nuno
Born 6 August 1986  (Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal)
Journeyman Portuguese defender, diagnosed with lymphoma in 2018.
[Picture of Nuno Pinto]


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]


Pitbull, (singer)
Born 15 January 1981  (Miami, Florida, USA)
It's Mr Worldwide from the 205, huh, dale.
[Picture of (singer) Pitbull]


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]


Place, Pat
Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA  (exact date unknown)
Artist and musician in various no-wave bands. Born 1953.
[Picture of Pat Place]


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]


Plaza, Martin
Born 1 January 1956  (Sydney, Australia)
Frontman of Australian new wave act Mental As Anything.
[Picture of Martin Plaza]


Plotnitsky, Igor
Born 26 June 1964  (place of birth unknown)
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]


Plumb, Dick
Born 24 September 1946  (Swindon, UK)
Footballer, had two successful spells with Yeovil Town.
[Picture of Dick Plumb]


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]


Plunkett, Jim
Born 5 December 1947  (San Jose, California, USA)
First pick in the 1971 NFL draft, went on to become a two-time Super Bowl champion and MVP in the final of XV.
[Picture of Jim Plunkett]


Pohamba, Hifikepunye
Born 18 August 1935  (Okanghudi, Namibia)
Current president of Namibia since March 2005.
[Picture of Hifikepunye Pohamba]


Pohiva, Akilisi Akilisi Pohiva is no longer with us
Born 7 April 1941  (place of birth unknown)

Died 12 September 2019  (Auckland, New Zealand)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Incumbent PM of Tonga as of the start of 2019.
[Picture of Akilisi Pohiva]


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]


Polanyi, John
Born 23 January 1929  (Berlin, Germany)
Recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in chemical kinetics.
[Picture of John Polanyi]


Pollack, Rachel
Born 17 August 1945  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American sci-fi author and tarot expert.
[Picture of Rachel Pollack]


Pollard, Michael J. Michael J. Pollard is no longer with us
Born 30 May 1939  (Passaic, New Jersey, USA)

Died 20 November 2019  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
American character actor, Oscar-nominated for his performance as Moss in "Bonnie and Clyde".
[Picture of Michael J. Pollard]


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]


Popoff, Peter
Born 2 July 1946  (Berlin, Germany)
German American faith healer and televangelist who was exposed as a fraud by James Randi.
[Picture of Peter Popoff]


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]


Porter, Shirley
Born 29 November 1930  (London, England)
Leader of Westminster council in the 1980s before being exposed for "gerrymandering" votes in by shifting Labour voters out of marginal wards hrough various property-based schemes.
[Picture of Shirley Porter]


Portuondo, Omara
Born 29 October 1930  (Havana, Cuba)
Bolero singer, a long-time star in Cuba and involved with the Buena Vista Social Club since 1996.
[Picture of Omara Portuondo]


Post, Sandra
Born 4 June 1948  (Oakville, Canada)
Golfer, the first Canadian to win an LPGA major when she took the 1968 Women's PGA Championship.
[Picture of Sandra Post]


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, Craig
Born 30 December 1984  (place of birth unknown)
Frontman of mid-00s dance act Uniting Nations, who later switched careers and became an MMA fighter.
[Picture of Craig 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]


Powers, Stephanie
Born 2 November 1942  (Los Angeles, 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
Born 31 May 1938  (Prestatyn, UK)
Punchy former deputy prime minister and, despite his heft, a recovering bulimic.
[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 Andre Previn is no longer with us
Born 6 April 1930  (Berlin, Germany)

Died 28 February 2019  (Manhattan, New York, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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, Alan
Born 19 April 1942  (Fatfield, England)
Original keyboardist for The Animals, as well as the composer of the 'Andy Capp' TV series' theme tune.
[Picture of Alan Price]


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


Price, Katie "Jordan"
Born 22 May 1978  (Newport, Wales)
Surgically-enhanced "glamour" model and general waste of space Z-list "celebrity". Recently split from Peter Andre, as if we care.
[Picture of Katie


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 Harold Prince is no longer with us
Born 30 January 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 31 July 2019  (Reykjavík, Iceland)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Successful Tony-winning theatre producer and director whose main collaborator was Stephen Sondheim.
[Picture of Harold Prince]


Prine, John
Born 10 October 1946  (Maywood, Illinois, USA)
American country-folk singer.
[Picture of John Prine]


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]


Pruvot, Marie-Pierre
Born 11 November 1935  (Isser District, Algeria)
Showgirl and dancer who later became a writer, one of the first transgendered people to achieve fame in France.
[Picture of Marie-Pierre Pruvot]


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. Died October 2019 but no obit.
[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]


Pump, Lil
Born 17 August 2000  (Miami, Florida, USA)
You know the modern-day rap score: braids, face tattoos, depression, prison sentences. Banned from entering Denmark.
[Picture of Lil Pump]


Purwo Nugroho, Sutopo Sutopo Purwo Nugroho is no longer with us
Born 7 October 1969  (Boyolali, Indonesia)

Died 7 July 2019  (Guangzhou, China)

Age at death: 49  (read death notice)
Head of PR for Indonesia's National Board of Disaster Management. Unsurprisingly, he gets a lot of media facetime.
[Picture of Sutopo Purwo Nugroho]


Putin, Vladimir
Born 7 October 1952  (Leningrad (now St Petersburg again), Russia)
President of Russia, former head of the FSB (the federal security services), and before that a KGB agent in East Germany. A big fan of sambo (a Russian martial art), he was Leningrad sambo champion on a number of occasions.
[Picture of Vladimir Putin]


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, Ken
Date and place of birth unknown
British cartoonist. Born 1951.
[Picture of Ken Pyne]


Pyne, Natasha
Date and place of birth unknown
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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