Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2021: R


Peri Rossi, Cristina
Born 12 November 1941  (Montevideo, Uruguay)
Writer and literary critic from Uruguay.
[Picture of Cristina Peri Rossi]


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, 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]


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


rajna, thomas thomas rajna is no longer with us
Born 21 December 1928  (Budapest, Hungary)

Died 16 July 2021  (Cape Town, South Africa)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


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


Ramey, Samuel
Born 28 March 1942  (Colby, Kansas, United Kansas)
an American operatic bass.
[Picture of Samuel Ramey]


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]


Ramsey, Marion Marion Ramsey is no longer with us
Born 10 May 1947  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 7 January 2021  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
US actress, famous for playing Officer Laverne  in the Police Academy films.
[Picture of Marion Ramsey]


Born 10 February 1940  (Wells, United Kingdom)
English former track and field athlete who won three medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics
[Picture of MARY RAND]


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]


Ranke-Heinemann, Uta
Born 2 October 1927  (Essen, Germany)
German theologian and academic. Died in March without qualifying obit.
[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]


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]


Rathbone, Jackson
Born 14 December 1984  (Singapore)
Singer, bassist, drummer and keyboardist of band 100 Monkeys. Also seen in Twilight.
[Picture of Jackson Rathbone]


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


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]


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]


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


Read, Phil
Born 1 January 1939  (Luton, England)
Multiple time world championship winning motorcyclist.
[Picture of Phil Read]


Born in   (exact date 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]


Reavis, Waylon
Born 19 September 1978  (Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA)
Singer for alternative Metal band Mushroomhead
[Picture of Waylon Reavis]


Redd, Trippie
Born 18 June 1999  (Canton, Ohio, USA)
US rapper, real name Michael Lamar White IV. Charttopper in the USA. Not entirely unknown in the UK.
[Picture of Trippie Redd]


Redden, David
Born in Canton, China  (exact date unknown)
American auctioneer who was formerly Vice-Chairman of Sothebys. Born 1949.
[Picture of David Redden]


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]


Born 8 November 1931  (London, England)
Four time motorcyclist world champion.
[Picture of JIM REDMAN]


Redmayne, Eddie
Born 6 January 1982  (London, England)
Oscar winning actor, The Theory of Everything.
[Picture of Eddie Redmayne]


Reed, Nikki
Born 17 May 1988  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Spirit Award winning actress (Thirteen) who still had to pay the bills with the Twilight Saga films.
[Picture of Nikki Reed]


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


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]


Rehhagel, Otto
Born 9 August 1938  (Essen, Germany)
German football manager who won the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen and, even more stunnningly, Euro 2004 with Greece!
[Picture of Otto Rehhagel]


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]


Reichert, Julia
Born in New Jersey, USA  (exact date unknown)
Oscar-winning documentarian.
[Picture of Julia Reichert]


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, Harry Harry Reid is no longer with us
Born 2 December 1939  (Searchlight, Nevada, USA)

Died 28 December 2021  (Henderson, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
US Democrat and senator for Nevada, who then became Senate Majority Leader during the Obama presidency.
[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]


Reign, Tasha
Born 15 January 1989  (Laguna Beach, California, USA)
American porn star and sex columnist known for her Penthouse stuff. Not checking to see if thats the columns…
[Picture of Tasha Reign]


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, 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]


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]


Remmerswaal, Win
Born 8 March 1954  (The Hague, Netherlands)
Dutch-born former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball
[Picture of Win Remmerswaal]


Renaud, Line
Born 2 July 1928  (Nieppe, France)
French singer, actress and AIDS activist.
[Picture of Line Renaud]


Repp, Richard
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Expert on the Ottoman Empire and Oxford University lecturer.
[Picture of Richard Repp]


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


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, (actress) Joyce
Born 7 October 1924  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
US former studio actress in the 40s
[Picture of (actress) Joyce 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]


Rhodes, Zandra
Born 19 September 1940  (Chatham, United Kingdom)
Presitigious British fashion designer
[Picture of Zandra Rhodes]


Ricch, Roddy
Born 22 October 1998  (Compton, California, USA)
US rapper, real name Rodrick Wayne Moore, Jr. About to be put in the box?
[Picture of Roddy Ricch]


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]


richards, bob
Born 20 February 1926  (Champaign, Illinois, USA)
The Reverend Robert Eugene Richards, twice Olympic Pole Vault champion, hence the nickname "The Vaulting Vicar".
[Picture of bob richards]


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


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


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]


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]


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, 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]


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


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


Rivera, Geraldo
Born 4 July 1943  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American trash talk show host, who later went to Fox News because the standards there were easier to uphold
[Picture of Geraldo Rivera]


Rizzo, Socrates
Born 14 September 1945  (Linares, Mexico)
Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party
[Picture of Socrates 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. 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, Ted
Born 11 August 1955  (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
English actor, television presenter and radio broadcaster, used to be fat, but lost weight after a heavy heart attack
[Picture of Ted Robbins]


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


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


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


Robertson, Lloyd
Born 19 January 1934  (Stratford, Ontario, Canada)
Veteran TV news anchor.
[Picture of Lloyd 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]


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, Brian
Born 3 November 1930  (Mirfield, England, United Kingdom)
First Briton to win a stage at the Tour De France
[Picture of Brian 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, William "Eddie" William
Born 15 December 1920  (Paris, Texas, USA)

Died 4 October 2021  (Bastrop, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Baseball player. Oldest living member of the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees and Washington Senators.
[Picture of William


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


Rocky, A$AP
Born 3 October 1988  (New York City, New York, USA)
US rapper, real name Rakim Athelaston Mayers. Recently hit by allegations of sexual assault.
[Picture of A$AP Rocky]


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 Jimmie RODGERS is no longer with us
Born 18 September 1933  (Carnas, Washington, USA)

Died 18 January 2021  (Palm Desert, California, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
American singer who had a US #1 with 'Honeycomb'. Had open heart surgery in 2012.
[Picture of Jimmie RODGERS]


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


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, Guillermo
Born 4 November 1924  (Pujili, Cotopaxi, Ecuador)
Former military dictator of Ecuador from 1972 to 1976.
[Picture of Guillermo Rodriguez]


Rojo, Maria
Born 15 August 1943  (Mexico City, Mexico)
Mexican film star turned politician.
[Picture of Maria Rojo]


Roker, Al
Born 20 August 1954  (New York City, New York, USA)
Weatherman for NBC's 'Today' programme.
[Picture of Al Roker]


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 Andrew Romanov is no longer with us
Born 21 January 1923  (London, UK)

Died 28 November 2021  (Inverness, California, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
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]


Rondo, Quando
Born 23 March 1999  (Savannah, Georgia, USA)
Rapper who gained attention with the song I Remember.
[Picture of Quando Rondo]


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]


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 Clifford ROSE is no longer with us
Born 24 October 1929  (Herefordshire, England)

Died 6 November 2021  (Northwood, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Rosen, Michael
Born 7 May 1946  (Harrow, England)
Former Childrens Laureate adored by generations of kids for books such as We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Had a torrid time with covid in 2020, sadly.
[Picture of Michael Rosen]


Rosenborg, Count Ingolf of
Born 17 February 1940  (Sorgenfri Palace, Denmark)
Danish role, once the heir to the throne until Denmark ruled women could take the job.
[Picture of Count Ingolf of Rosenborg]


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]


Rosner, Rick
Born 2 May 1960  (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
US media personality with an unusually high IQ. Also a scriptwriter.
[Picture of Rick Rosner]


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, Jim
Born 3 January 1952  (Norman, Oklahoma, USA)
Wrestling commentator, known to his fans as "J.R.".
[Picture of Jim 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]


Roth, Claudia
Born 15 May 1955  (Germany)
German Green Party politician.
[Picture of Claudia Roth]


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, Sayyid Mohammad Sadeq Hosayni
Born 16 July 1926  (Qom, Iran)
Iranian cleric, plucked from this Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Maraji
[Picture of Sayyid Mohammad Sadeq Hosayni 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]


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 Albert Roux is no longer with us
Born 8 October 1935  (Charolles, Saone-et-Loire, France)

Died 4 January 2021  (London, England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Famous chef and restaurateur who propsered with his brother Michel in Britain.
[Picture of Albert Roux]


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


Rowling, J. K.
Born 31 July 1965  (Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England)
Absurdly wealthy author of the Harry Potter books.
[Picture of J. K. Rowling]


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


Rozhdestvensky, Viktor
Born 2 April 1927  (place of birth unknown)
Ancient Soviet-Russian actor
[Picture of Viktor Rozhdestvensky]


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]


Rubio, Marco
Born 28 May 1971  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Lightweight Senator of Florida
[Picture of Marco Rubio]


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 Donald Rumsfeld is no longer with us
Born 9 July 1932  (Evanston, Illinois, USA)

Died 29 June 2021  (Taos, New Mexico)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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
[Picture of Donald Rumsfeld]


Rupe, Art
Born 5 September 1917  (Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
US Record Producer and blues label founder
[Picture of Art Rupe]


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, 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]


Rutter, John
Born 24 September 1945  (London, England)
English choral music composer, especially of carols.
[Picture of John Rutter]


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


Rydell, Bobby
Born 26 April 1942  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Early 60s rock'n'roll heartthrob, for example, with his cover of Volaré.
[Picture of Bobby Rydell]


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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