Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2020: R


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


Rabanne, Paco
Born 18 February 1934  (Pasaia, Spain)
Fashion designer.
[Picture of Paco Rabanne]


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 Peter Rademacher is no longer with us
Born 20 November 1928  (Tieton, Washington, USA)

Died 4 June 2020  (Sandusky, Ohio, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Former heavyweight boxer who became the only man to fight a World title fight on his professional debut.
[Picture of Peter Rademacher]


Raeburn, Anna
Born 3 April 1944  (Middlesbrough, England)
Agony Aunt journalist.
[Picture of Anna Raeburn]


Rainford, Dave Dave Rainford is no longer with us
Born in Manchester, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 7 March 2020  ()

Age at death: 51  (read death notice)
TV personality, one of the stars of Eggheads.
[Picture of Dave Rainford]


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


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]


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


Ramsden, James James Ramsden is no longer with us
Born 1 November 1923  ()

Died 29 March 2020  (Ripon, England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Former Conservative MP. Served as the last Secretary of State for War in 1964.
[Picture of James Ramsden]


Randi, James James Randi is no longer with us
Born 7 August 1928  (Toronto, Canada)

Died 20 October 2020  (Plantation, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Rantzen, Esther
Born 22 June 1940  (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England)
Famously toothy TV presenter, journalist and campaigner. Presented 'That's Life' from 1973-1994 and is the widow of broadcaster Desmond Wilcox.
[Picture of Esther Rantzen]


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


Ratchford, Abigail
Born 12 February 1992  (Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA)
American model.
[Picture of Abigail Ratchford]


Rather, Dan
Born 31 October 1931  (Wharton, Texas, USA)
Long time news anchor for CBS News until 2005.
[Picture of Dan Rather]


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


Rattle, Simon
Born 19 January 1955  (Liverpool, England)
British conductor who was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic from 2002 to 2018.
[Picture of Simon Rattle]


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]


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


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]


Raymond, Janice
Born 24 January 1943  (USA)
US radical feminist (is there any other kind?) and old-school TERF
[Picture of Janice Raymond]


Rayner, Angela
Born 28 March 1980  (Stockport, England)
Labour MP who held the Education brief in the Jeremy Corbyn non-government.
[Picture of Angela Rayner]


Rea, Chris
Born 4 March 1951  (Middlesbrough, England)
Gravelly-voiced singer/songwriter of 'The Road To Hell' fame.
[Picture of Chris Rea]


Rea, Nicolas Nicolas Rea is no longer with us
Born 6 June 1928  ()

Died 1 June 2020  ()

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
AKA 3rd Baron Rea, peer and doctor.
[Picture of Nicolas Rea]


Read, Aimee
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Woman with brain tumour who requires a bone marrow transplant before she can have surgery. Born 1993.
[Picture of Aimee Read]


Read, Nicky
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Actor who appeared in Harry Potter and had a bit of trouble with the law.
[Picture of Nicky Read]


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]


Reason, Joseph Paul
Born 22 March 1941  (Washington DC, USA)
Naval aide to Jimmy Carter from 1976 to 1979.
[Picture of Joseph Paul Reason]


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
[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 1924  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
American television actress ('The Flying Nun'). Died in May without receiving a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Marge Redmond]


Redstone, Sumner Sumner Redstone is no longer with us
Born 27 May 1923  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 11 August 2020  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Global media tycoon, majority shareholder in CBS, Viacom and MTV amongst others.
[Picture of Sumner Redstone]


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]


Reffell, Derek
Born 6 October 1928  (England)
Former Royal Navy officer and Governor of Gibraltar.
[Picture of Derek Reffell]


Regan, Brian
Born 2 October 1957  (Prescot, England)
Actor in Brookside.
[Picture of Brian Regan]


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. Probably died in Sept. 2019 already
[Picture of Johann Rehbogen]


Reid, Anne
Born 28 May 1935  (Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom)
English stage, TV and film actress, from Coronation Street to her BAFTA-nomination for Last Tango in Halifax
[Picture of Anne Reid]


Reid, Bruce
Born 4 April 1946  ()
Former club doctor for Aussie rules team Essendon, at the centre of a supplements scandal in 2013. Died in Octobre but did not receive a qualifying obit
[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 John Richard Reid is no longer with us
Born 3 June 1928  (Aukland, New Zealand)

Died 14 October 2020  (Auckland, New Zealand)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Reilly, Reice
Born in Birmingham, England  (exact date unknown)
Young man dying of cancer who writes a blog about it: Patient Zero. Born 1996
[Picture of Reice Reilly]


Reiner, Carl Carl Reiner is no longer with us
Born 20 March 1922  (Bronx, New York, USA)

Died 29 June 2020  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
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]


Reisfeld, Renata
Born in Chelm, Poland  (exact date unknown)
Professor of Chemistry who has written 532 scientific papers.
[Picture of Renata Reisfeld]


Reitherman, Bruce
Born 15 September 1955  (Burbank, California, USA)
Voice of Mowgli in the original Disney Jungle Book; was also Christopher Robin in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree.
[Picture of Bruce Reitherman]


Rensenbrink, Robbie Robbie Rensenbrink is no longer with us
Born 3 July 1947  (Amsterdam, Netherlands[)

Died 24 January 2020  ()

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
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
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Expert on the Ottoman Empire and Oxford University lecturer.
[Picture of Richard Repp]


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 Gene Reynolds is no longer with us
Born 4 April 1923  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Died 3 February 2020  (Burbank, California, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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, Joyce (Actress)
Born 7 October 1924  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
1940s film actress.
[Picture of Joyce (Actress) Reynolds]


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.
[Picture of Cliff Richard]


Richard, Henri Henri Richard is no longer with us
Born 29 February 1936  (Montreal, Canada)

Died 6 March 2020  (Laval, Canada)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
11-time Stanley Cup winning centre for the Montreal Canadiens.
[Picture of Henri Richard]


Richard, J. R.
Born 7 March 1950  (Vienna, Louisiana, USA)
US baseball player who stayed faithfully with the Houston Astros
[Picture of J. R. Richard]


Richard, Little Little Richard is no longer with us
Born 5 December 1932  (Macon, Georgia, USA)

Died 9 May 2020  (Nashville, Tennessee)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
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
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Cancer mum, born ca. 1980
[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]


Richardson, Bill
Born 15 November 1947  (Pasadena, California, USA)
former New Mexico Governor from 2003 to 2011.
[Picture of Bill Richardson]


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


Richardson 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]


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]


Riel, Jorn
Born 23 July 1931  (Odense, Denmark)
Danish writer known in his homeland for his books on Greenland.
[Picture of Jorn Riel]


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, but released on compassionate grounds in 2016 after claiming to have terminal cancer.
[Picture of John J. Rigas]


Rigg, Diana Diana Rigg is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1938  (Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England)

Died 10 September 2020  (London, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
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, Chris
Born 2 June 1992  (England)
Former footballer who played for Rhyl but now has ALS.
[Picture of Chris Rimmer]


Rimmer, Jimmy
Born 10 February 1948  (Southport, England)
Goalkeeper who played for both Manchester United and Arsenal, but was better known for winning the 1982 European Cup with Aston Villa.
[Picture of Jimmy Rimmer]


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


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]


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…Died in August but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[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]


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. Arrested and charged with rape in 2013.
[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]


Robbins, Peter
Born 10 August 1956  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
US child and voice actor, especially as the original voice of the Peanuts' Charlie Brown
[Picture of Peter Robbins]


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  ()
Former flag officer for sea training in the Royal Navy.
[Picture of John Roberts]


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


Robertson, Gavin
Born 28 May 1966  (St Leonards, Australia)
Australian cricketer.
[Picture of Gavin Robertson]


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]


Robertson, Phil
Born 24 April 1946  (Vivian, Louisiana, USA)
Reality TV creature, patriarch of the Duck Dynasty
[Picture of Phil Robertson]


Robertson, Robbie
Born 5 July 1943  (Toronto, Canada)
Musician who was lead guitarist and songwriter for The Band.
[Picture of Robbie Robertson]


Robins, Ralph
Born 16 June 1932  ()
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  (Australia)
Retired Australian Roman Catholic bishop.
[Picture of Geoffrey James Robinson]


Robinson, Michael Michael Robinson is no longer with us
Born 12 July 1958  (Leicester, UK)

Died 28 April 2020  (Madrid, Spain)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Rocco, Mark Mark Rocco is no longer with us
Born 11 May 1951  (Manchester, England)

Died 30 July 2020  (Warrington, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
British wrestler, a regular on 'World of Sport'.
[Picture of Mark Rocco]


Rodd, Michael
Born 29 November 1943  (South Shields, Tyne and Wear)
Presenter of 'Tomorrow's World' and 'Screen Test' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Michael Rodd]


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


Rodgers, Jimmie
Born 18 September 1933  (Carnas, Washington, USA)
American singer who had a US #1 with 'Honeycomb'. Had open heart surgery in 2012.
[Picture of Jimmie Rodgers]


Rodgers, Nile
Born 19 September 1952  (New York City, New York, USA)
Music producer and member of hip disco band Chic.
[Picture of Nile Rodgers]


Rodman, Dennis
Born 13 May 1961  (Tenton, New Jersey, USA)
Flamboyant former NBA basketball player.
[Picture of Dennis Rodman]


Rodriguez, Chi-Chi
Born 23 October 1935  (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico)
Professional golfer, first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
[Picture of Chi-Chi Rodriguez]


Rodriguez, Silvio
Born 29 November 1946  (San Antonio de los Banos, Havana Province, Cuba)
Cuban musician, leading figure in the Nueva trova movement.
[Picture of Silvio Rodriguez]


Rogers, Kenny Kenny Rogers is no longer with us
Born 21 August 1938  (Houston, Texas, USA)

Died 20 March 2020  (Sandy Springs, Georgia)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
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]


Rondell Jr, Ronnie
Born 10 February 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Stunt co-ordinater who worked on John Carpenter's They Live.
[Picture of Ronnie Rondell Jr]


Rongji, Zhu
Born 23 October 1928  (Changsha, China)
Premier of China from 1998 to 2003.
[Picture of Zhu Rongji]


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]


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


Rosenthal, Laurence
Born 4 November 1926  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Film composer who worked on Clash of the Titans.
[Picture of Laurence Rosenthal]


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]


Rosher, Danielle
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Young girl dying of heart failure. Born ca. 1994
[Picture of Danielle Rosher]


Ross, Annie Annie Ross is no longer with us
Born 25 July 1930  (Mitcham. London, England)

Died 21 July 2020  (New York, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
British-born jazz vocalist with the 1950s trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.
[Picture of Annie Ross]


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, George H.
Born 6 January 1928  ()
Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization.
[Picture of George H. 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]


Roten, Ethmer
Born 6 April 1922  (Oklahoma, USA)
Musician who has worked extensively on Disney films. Died off the radar in 2019
[Picture of Ethmer Roten]


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]


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.
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Routledge, Patricia
Born 17 February 1929  (Birkenhead, Cheshire, England)
Actress & comedienne, forever remembered for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in 'Keeping Up Appearances'.
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Roux, Albert
Born 8 October 1935  (Charolles, Saone-et-Loire, France)
Famous chef and restaurateur who propsered with his brother Michel in Britain.
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Rowe, Debbie
Born 6 December 1958  (Spokane, Washington, USA)
Former spouse of Michael Jackson. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016.
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Rowlands, Gena
Born 19 June 1930  (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Actress best known for her collaborations with her late husband, director John Cassavetes.
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Rowling, J. K.
Born 31 July 1965  (Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England)
Absurdly wealthy author of the Harry Potter books.
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Rubik, Erno
Born 13 July 1944  (Budapest, Hungary)
Puzzle designer, of Rubik's cube fame.
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Ruddock, Neil Razor
Born 9 May 1968  (Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom)
Oft-seen premier league defender who eventually decided to join the trash TV circuit
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Rumsfeld, Donald
Born 9 July 1932  (Evanston, Illinois, USA)
Gaffe-prone, known known and highly controversial former secretary of defence for both Gerald Ford & George W. Bush. Hence, he is both the youngest & the oldest person to
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Rush, Barbara
Born 4 January 1927  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Film and television actress whose crefdirs include 'Batman' and 'Peyton Place'.
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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".
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Russell, Anthony
Born 11 December 1989  (Bootle, England)
Singer who appeared on X-Factor.
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Russell, Austin "Chumlee"
Born 8 September 1982  (Henderson, Nevada, USA)
Dim-witted pawn shop assistant as featured in the reality show 'Pawn Stars'.
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Russell, James T
Born in Bremerton, Washington, USA  (exact date unknown)
US inventor who made developments in optical digital technology and is sometimes credited as the inventor of the compact disc.
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Russell, Kurt
Born 17 March 1951  (Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
Film actor. Starred as Elvis Presley in a 1979 TV movie, before embarking on an up and down career including horror classic 'The Thing', dystopian action-thriller 'Escape from New York' and kung-fu caper 'Big Trouble in Little China', all directed by John
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Russell, Mark
Born 23 August 1932  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
American satirist who had a series of musical specials on PBS for 40 years.
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Russell, William
Born 19 November 1924  (Sunderland, England)
Actor best known as Ian Chesterton in 'Doctor Who'.
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Rust, Mathias
Born 1 June 1968  (Wedel, Germany)
German pilot who illegally landed his small aircraft on Moscow's red square - in 1987.
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Ryan, Richelle
Born 11 July 1985  (Rochester, New York, USA)
Adult actress, a bukkake specialise.
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Ryder, Nanci Nanci Ryder is no longer with us
Born in   (exact date unknown)

Died 11 June 2020  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Veteran American publicist. Diagnosed with ALS in 2014.
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Ryder, Shaun
Born 23 August 1962  (Little Hulton, Greater Manchester, England)
Lead Singer for Madchester legends Happy Mondays. Recently turned up on 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here' and finished a respectable runners up.
[Picture of Shaun Ryder]

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