Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: R


Race, Harley Harley Race is no longer with us
Born 11 April 1943  (Quitman, Missouri, USA)

Died 1 August 2019  (Troy, Missouri, USA)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Former US wrestler, 8 times world champion or something.
[Picture of Harley Race]


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]


Radcliffe, Mark
Born 29 June 1958  (Bolton, UK)
Long-time British radio DJ, most famously hosting the afternoon slot with Mark "Lard" Riley on Radio 1 from 1997 to 2004. Also a former member of Skrewdriver, before they went all racist.
[Picture of Mark 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]


Rader, Dennis
Born 9 March 1945  (Pittsburg, Kansas, USA)
Serial killer, convicted in 2005 for 10 brutal murders committed between 1974 and 1991.
[Picture of Dennis Rader]


Rae, Alanah
Born 9 February 1988  (Freehold, New Jersey, USA)
American pornographic actress, born Elizabeth Collman.
[Picture of Alanah Rae]


Ragussis, Michele
Born 26 November 1969  (Derby, Connecticut, USA)
American chef who appeared on the US cookery show 'Food Network Star'.
[Picture of Michele Ragussis]


Rajna, Thomas
Born 21 December 1928  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian born pianist and composer, based in South Africa since 1970.
[Picture of Thomas Rajna]


Rakim, (MC)
Born 28 January 1968  (Wyandanc, New York, USA)
The 18th letter: legendary MC, usually considered one of, if not the, greatest rappers of all-time. Likes fish, which is his favourite dish.
[Picture of (MC) Rakim]


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]


Ramone, Marky
Born 15 July 1956  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
The second drummer for punk icons The Ramones.
[Picture of Marky Ramone]


Ramos, Fidel V.
Born 28 March 1928  (Lingayen, Philippines)
President of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998.
[Picture of Fidel V. Ramos]


Ramsden, James
Born 1 November 1923  (Liverpool, UK)
Former Conservative MP. Served as the last Secretary of State for War in 1964.
[Picture of James Ramsden]


Randall, Lisa
Born 18 June 1962  (New York City, New York, USA)
The most-cited living theoretical physicist, a professor of science at Harvard.
[Picture of Lisa 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]


Rangel, Charles
Born 11 June 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
American politician who served as a representative for New York for an uninterrupted 46 years. Beat the notorious Adam Clayton Powell to win his first election.
[Picture of Charles Rangel]


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]


Rao, C. R.
Born 10 September 1920  (Hadagali, India)
Indian-born American mathematician.
[Picture of C. R. Rao]


Rassimov, Rada
Born 3 March 1938  (Trieste, Italy)
Italian actress, most famous to international audiences for her role as Maria in "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly"
[Picture of Rada Rassimov]


Ratcliff, Sandy Sandy Ratcliff is no longer with us
Born 2 October 1948  (London, UK)

Died 7 April 2019  (London, UK)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Actress, one of the original "Eastenders" cast as Sue Osman, but was written off the show due to her drug usage in real life. Was living on benefits last time she was heard from in public.
[Picture of Sandy Ratcliff]


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]


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]


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]


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]


Redknapp, Harry
Born 2 March 1947  (Poplar, London, England)
Football manager, successful but has rather dubious traits when it comes to loyalty.
[Picture of Harry Redknapp]


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


Redmond, Siobhan
Born 27 July 1959  (Glasgow, UK)
Old Vic-trained Shakespearean actress, but to me she'll always be uptight air-stewardess Shona in mid-90s BBC2 sitcom "The High Life".
[Picture of Siobhan 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]


Rees Mogg, Jacob
Born 24 May 1969  (London, UK)
High Tory prick and Walter the Softy lookalike.
[Picture of Jacob Rees Mogg]


Reeves, Vic
Born 24 January 1959  (Leeds, UK)
Born Jim Moir, one half of comedy double act Vic and Bob. Their work doesn't age well.
[Picture of Vic Reeves]


Refaeli, Bar
Born 4 June 1985  (Hod HaSharon, Israel)
Israeli model and businesswoman, one of Leo Di Caprio's numerous blonde, nubile conquests.
[Picture of Bar Refaeli]


Rego, Paula
Born 26 January 1935  (Lisbon, Portugal)
Portugese-British painter. Born 1935.
[Picture of Paula Rego]


Rehbogen, Johann
Born in Borken, Germany  (exact date unknown)
Former SS guard, currently standing trial for deaths at the Stutthof concentration camp. Cannot be pictured for legal purposes. Born C.1923.
[Picture of Johann Rehbogen]


Rehman, Waheeda
Born 3 February 1938  (Tamil Nadu, India)
One of the biggest stars in Bollywood history, a major box office draw and media darling during the 1950s and 60s.
[Picture of Waheeda Rehman]


Reid, Bruce
Born 4 April 1946  (place of birth unknown)
Former club doctor for Aussie rules team Essendon, at the centre of a supplements scandal in 2013.
[Picture of Bruce Reid]


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


Reid, Jamie
Born 16 January 1947  (London, UK)
British artist, the man who created most of the Sex Pistols' artwork, including the "Queen with a safety pin through her nose" picture. Born c. 1947.
[Picture of Jamie Reid]


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


Reid, Peter
Born 20 June 1956  (Huyton, UK)
Journeyman football manager with stops at all the usual suspects (pre-oil Man City, Sunderland, Leeds). Now a propaganda worker for the Qatari government.
[Picture of Peter Reid]


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


Reigns, Roman
Born 25 May 1985  (Penascola, Florida, USA)
Four-time WWE world champion and the person who the company has been booked around since 2014. In a case of "don't put all your eggs in one basket", he stepped back from wrestling due to a recurrence of leukemia in 2018.
[Picture of Roman Reigns]


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]


Reiner, Rob
Born 6 March 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor and director who's assured of cinematic immortality as the actual director (and fictional director Marty Di Bergi) of the classic mockumentary 'This is Spinal Tap' in 1984.
[Picture of Rob Reiner]


Reinshagen, Gerlind
Born 4 May 1926  (Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia)
Award winning German novelist and playwright. Died June 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Gerlind Reinshagen]


Rel, Lil
Born 17 December 1979  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American stand-up comedian and actor.
[Picture of Lil Rel]


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]


Rensenbrink, Robbie
Born 3 July 1947  (Amsterdam, Netherlands[)
Netherlands and Anderlecht forward. Had the chance to win the 1978 World Cup for Holland in the last minute of the final against Argentina but his effort hit the post.
[Picture of Robbie Rensenbrink]


Repp, Richard
Date and place of birth unknown
Expert on the Ottoman Empire and Oxford University lecturer.
[Picture of Richard Repp]


Rescher, Nicholas
Born 15 July 1928  (Hagen, Germany)
Philosopher, one of the most prodigious of the 20th century. His work tries to balance Germanic idealism with American pragmatism.
[Picture of Nicholas Rescher]


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. Died June 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Woizlawa-Feodora Elise Marie E Reuss]


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


Reynolds, Joyce
Born 18 December 1918  (London, UK)
British classicist, specialising in Roman epigraphy.
[Picture of Joyce 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, Anne
Born 4 October 1941  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Best-selling authoress of numerous works of horror fiction, usually with the words "Vampire" and/or "Blood" in their titles.
[Picture of Anne Rice]


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, Caroline
Date and place of birth unknown
Cancer mum
[Picture of Caroline 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, Renee
Born 19 August 1934  (New York City, New York, USA)
Transgender tennis player, born Richard Raskind. Won the right to play in the women's tennis circuit in 1977.
[Picture of Renee Richards]


Richardson, Dennis
Born 30 July 1949  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Secretary of state for Oregon. Died February 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Dennis Richardson]


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


Richardson Khan, Helen
Born 21 November 1938  (Yangon, Myanmar)
Burma-born actress who achieved long-lasting popularity in Indian cinema.
[Picture of Helen Richardson Khan]


Richie, Lionel
Born 20 June 1949  (Tuskegee, Alabama, USA)
Velvet-voiced singer with Commodores, who had a succesful solo career in the 1980s with hits such as 'All Night Long', 'Hello' and 'Dancing on the Ceiling'.
[Picture of Lionel Richie]


Richter, Gerhard
Born 9 February 1932  (Dresden, Germany)
German visual artist.
[Picture of Gerhard Richter]


Ricksen, Fernando Fernando Ricksen is no longer with us
Born 27 July 1976  (Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands)

Died 18 September 2019  (Lanarkshire, UK)

Age at death: 43  (read death notice)
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]


Riley, Bridget
Born 24 April 1931  (London, England)
Artist and main proponent of the eye-mangling op art movement.
[Picture of Bridget Riley]


Rimmer, Shane Shane Rimmer is no longer with us
Born 28 May 1929  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Died 29 March 2019  (Potters Bar, UK)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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]


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


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


Rippon, Angela
Born 12 October 1944  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Newsreader and TV presenter who famously showed off her legs in the 'Morecambe and Wise' show in 1976.
[Picture of Angela Rippon]


Rister, Fred Fred Rister is no longer with us
Born 19 June 1961  (Dunkirk, France)

Died 20 August 2019  (Tourcoing, France)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
House musician, a long-time collaborator with David Guetta. Co-wrote the #1 single "Love Is Gone".
[Picture of Fred Rister]


Ritchie, Stevi
Born 17 September 1980  (Colchester, UK)
X-Factor and Celebrity Big Brother contestant whose face looks half-finished.
[Picture of Stevi Ritchie]


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]


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]


Rivera, Miriam Miriam Rivera is no longer with us
Born in Hermosillo, Mexico  (exact date unknown)

Died 5 February 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 38  (read death notice)
Transsexual reality TV star.
[Picture of Miriam Rivera]


Rizzo, Francesco
Born 30 May 1943  (Rovito, Italy)
Italian footballer, part of the ill-fated 1966 World Cup squad.
[Picture of Francesco Rizzo]


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]


Robb, Annasophia
Born 8 December 1993  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Former child actress approaching something of a series career as an adult. Played the young Carrie Bradshaw in the failed Sex and the City prequel.
[Picture of Annasophia Robb]


Roberts, Alice
Born 19 March 1973  (Bristol, UK)
Evolutionary biologist and TV host of science shows such as "Coast".
[Picture of Alice Roberts]


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


Roberts, John
Born 4 April 1924  (place of birth unknown)
Former flag officer for sea training in the Royal Navy.
[Picture of John 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]


Robins, Ralph
Born 16 June 1932  (place of birth unknown)
Former CEO of Rolls-Royce, who had a 50-year career at the company.
[Picture of Ralph Robins]


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
Born 25 May 1938  (Sheffield, UK)
Labour MP for Coventry North West since 1976, his resignation over undisclosed loans in 1998 was arguably the first scandal of the Blair government.
[Picture of Geoffrey Robinson]


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


Robinson, Michael
Born 12 July 1958  (Leicester, UK)
Journeyman striker and Ireland international, became a leading pundit in Spain after his retirement.
[Picture of Michael Robinson]


Robinson, Rony
Born 24 December 1940  (Sheffield, UK)
Writer and long-time host on Radio Sheffield. "Rony" is short for "Goronwy", if you were wondering.
[Picture of Rony Robinson]


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


Robinson, Tommy
Born 27 November 1982  (Luton, UK)
Born Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, a former sunbed shop owner who cosplayed as a football hooligan long enough to become a far-right political activist.
[Picture of Tommy Robinson]


Robinson (American football), Michael
Born 6 February 1983  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
Former NFL fullback, won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks.
[Picture of Michael Robinson (American football)]


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


Robson, Nigel
Born in Argyleshire, UK  (exact date unknown)
British opera tenor, born 1955.
[Picture of Nigel Robson]


Robucci, Maria Giuseppa Maria Giuseppa Robucci is no longer with us
Born 20 March 1903  (Poggio Imperiale, Italy)

Died 18 June 2019  (Apulia, Italy)

Age at death: 116  (read death notice)
Europe's oldest woman as of the start of 2019.
[Picture of Maria Giuseppa Robucci]


Rocco, Mark
Born 11 May 1951  (Manchester, England)
British wrestler, a regular on 'World of Sport'.
[Picture of Mark Rocco]


Roche, Kevin Kevin Roche is no longer with us
Born 14 June 1922  (Dublin, Ireland)

Died 1 March 2019  (Guilford, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Pritzker Prize-winning architecht, works include New York's Met gallery.
[Picture of Kevin Roche]


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, Clodagh
Born 5 March 1947  (Warrenpoint, UK)
British pop star of the late 60s and its Eurovision entry in 1971.
[Picture of Clodagh 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, Kitana "Kiki"
Date and place of birth unknown
Actress, came to attention with the experimental 2015 film "Tangerine".
[Picture of Kitana


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]


Rodriguez, Sixto
Born 10 July 1942  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Singer-songwriter who was little known in his native USA but masssive in South Africa before finally getting belated exposure, thanks to a documentary film, 'Searching for Sugar Man' released in 2012.
[Picture of Sixto Rodriguez]


Roger, Ranking Ranking Roger is no longer with us
Born 21 February 1963  (Birmingham, UK)

Died 26 March 2019  (Birmingham, UK)

Age at death: 56  (read death notice)
Co-frontman of British ska legends The Beat, still tours with a version of the band.
[Picture of Ranking Roger]


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


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


Romanov, Andrew
Born 21 January 1923  (London, UK)
Grand-nephew of Nicholas II and claimant to the throne of Russia.
[Picture of Andrew Romanov]


Romero, Chan
Born 7 July 1941  (Billings, Montana, USA)
Rock and roll singer and songwriter who wrote 'Hippy Hippy Shake', later a hit for the Swinging Blue Jeans.
[Picture of Chan Romero]


Romero, Randy
Born 22 December 1957  (Erath, Louisiana, USA)
American flat racing jockey. Died August 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Randy Romero]


Ronan, Saoirse
Born 12 April 1994  (New York City, New York, USA)
Quirky Irish actress who had three Oscar nominations by the age of 23. Has a "close" relationship with director Greta Gerwig.
[Picture of Saoirse Ronan]


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]


Roquebrune, Micheline
Born in Morocco  (exact date unknown)
French-Moroccan painter, the third wife of Sean Connery.
[Picture of Micheline Roquebrune]


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]


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


Rosenkranz, George George Rosenkranz is no longer with us
Born 20 August 1916  (Budapest, Hungary)

Died 23 June 2019  (Atherthon, California, USA)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
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, Glenn
Born 27 May 1971  (Down, Northern Ireland)
5 times UK's strongest man, nicknamed "Big Daddy".
[Picture of Glenn Ross]


Ross, Ian Ian Ross is no longer with us
Born 26 January 1947  (Glasgow, UK)

Died 9 February 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Scottish footballer who also had a management career in the Icelandic leagues.
[Picture of Ian Ross]


Ross, Katharine
Born 29 January 1940  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Actress, supporting player in a number of New Hollywood classics (The Graduate, Butch Cassidy, The Stepford Wives).
[Picture of Katharine Ross]


Ross, Marion
Born 25 October 1928  (Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA)
Experienced American actress, perhaps best known as Marion Cunningham in 'Happy Days'.
[Picture of Marion Ross]


Rossi, Francis
Born 29 May 1949  (Forest Hill, London, England)
Co-founder and lead singer of Status Quo.
[Picture of Francis Rossi]


Rothwell, Alan
Born 9 February 1937  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
British actor famous for playing David Barlow in 'Coronation Street' and presenting the children's TV show 'Picture Box'. The one with the creepy theme tune…
[Picture of Alan Rothwell]


Rouhani, Hassan
Born 12 November 1948  (Sorkeh, Iran)
Incumbent president of Iran since 2013.
[Picture of Hassan Rouhani]


Rourke, Mickey
Born 16 September 1952  (Schenectady, New York, USA)
Actor, who has had something of an up and down career in Hollywood since breaking through in the early 1980s as part of the so-called 'Brat Pack'.
[Picture of Mickey Rourke]


Rousey, Ronda
Born 1 February 1987  (Riverside, California, USA)
MMA fighter and pro-wrestler, was the first legitimate draw in women's UFC until two consecutive first-round KOs killed her mystique.
[Picture of Ronda Rousey]


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, Diane
Born 14 April 1933  (London, UK)
Table tennis player, three-time winner of the English Open.
[Picture of Diane 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]


Rowson, Martin
Born 15 February 1959  (place of birth unknown)
Left-wing political cartoonist and chair of the British Cartoonists' Association.
[Picture of Martin Rowson]


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


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]


Ruckelshaus, William William Ruckelshaus is no longer with us
Born 24 July 1932  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)

Died 27 November 2019  (Medina, Washington, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
First head of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970.
[Picture of William Ruckelshaus]


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]


Ruscha, Edward
Born 16 December 1937  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Pop artist.
[Picture of Edward Ruscha]


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, Ian
Born 20 October 1961  (St Asaph, UK)
Chunky-tached Liverpool striker during their all-conquering 80s era. Despite urban legend, he didn't say playing for Juventus was like "playing in another country".
[Picture of Ian 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, Clive
Born 7 December 1945  (Reeth, UK)
Recognisable "that guy" actor: tall, usually bearded and playing a threatening Scot.
[Picture of Clive Russell]


Russell, Jim Jim Russell is no longer with us
Born 28 May 1920  (Downham Market, UK)

Died 30 March 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Three-time Formula 3 world champion who had to retire from injury before making it to the big leagues.
[Picture of Jim Russell]


Russell, Mark
Born 23 August 1932  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
American satirist who had a series of musical specials on PBS for 40 years.
[Picture of Mark Russell]


Russell, William
Born 19 November 1924  (Sunderland, England)
Actor best known as Ian Chesterton in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of William Russell]


Ruutel, Arnold
Born 10 May 1928  (Laimjala Parish, Saaremaa, Estonia)
Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Estonia during the period of it's eventual independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Later President of Estonia from 2001-2006.
[Picture of Arnold Ruutel]


Ryan, Lee
Born 17 June 1983  (Chatham, UK)
Notoriously thick-as-pigshit member of early 00s boyband Blue.
[Picture of Lee Ryan]


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]


Ryan, Richelle
Born 11 July 1985  (Rochester, New York, USA)
Adult actress, a bukkake specialise.
[Picture of Richelle Ryan]


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


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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