Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2022: 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]


Raab, Dominic
Born 25 February 1974  (Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom)
Deputy Prime Minister as of early 2022, which is just one of the many boxes he had yet to check on his Bingo card
[Picture of Dominic Raab]


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]


Raines, Dallas
Born in Georgia, USA  (exact date unknown)
Nominatively deterministic weatherman.
[Picture of Dallas Raines]


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 1952  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
The second drummer for punk icons The Ramones.
[Picture of Marky Ramone]


Ramphal, Shridath
Born 3 October 1928  (New Amsterdam, Guyana)
Former Commonwealth Secretary-General (1975-1990). Was also Guyanese foreign minister from 1972 to 1975.
[Picture of Shridath Ramphal]


Rana, Sohel
Date and place of birth unknown
Bangladeshi film actor, director and producer, born in 1947. We assume that this person was picked, not the businessman who recovered from COVID
[Picture of Sohel Rana]


Rand, Mary
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]


Ranglin, Ernest
Born 19 June 1932  (Manchester, Jamaica)
Guitarist credited with creating part of the Ska sound.
[Picture of Ernest Ranglin]


Rankin, Ian
Born 28 April 1960  (Cardenden, Fife, Scotland)
Hugely successful Scottish crime writer through his 'Inspector Rebus' series.
[Picture of Ian Rankin]


Rankin, Robert
Born 27 July 1949  (Parsons Green, London, England)
British author known for his humourous fantasy novels.
[Picture of Robert 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]


Raphael, Sally Jessie
Born 25 February 1935  (Easton, Pennsylvania, USA)
American talk show host.
[Picture of Sally Jessie Raphael]


Rassimov, Rada
Born 3 March 1941  (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]


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]


Rato, Rodrigo
Born 18 March 1949  (Madrid, Spain)
Spanish politician and banker, a former deputy PM.
[Picture of Rodrigo Rato]


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]


Raven, Charlotte
Born 1 January 1969  (place of birth unknown)
Minor british author & feminist journalist and editor
[Picture of Charlotte Raven]


Raven, Sarah
Born in Cambridge, England  (exact date unknown)
English gardener. Nevermore? Born February 1963.
[Picture of Sarah Raven]


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]


Raye, Carol Carol Raye is no longer with us
Born 17 January 1923  (London, England)

Died 19 June 2022  (Sydney, Australia)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Prolific actress of film and TV in both the UK and Australia.
[Picture of Carol Raye]


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


Read, Phil Phil Read is no longer with us
Born 1 January 1939  (Luton, England)

Died 6 October 2022  (Kent, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Multiple time world championship winning motorcyclist.
[Picture of Phil 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]


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]


Redford, Robert
Born 18 August 1936  (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]


Redman, Jim
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]


Redwood, John
Born 15 June 1951  (Dover, United Kingdom)
Tory politician who seemed relegated to backbencher status until Brexit revived his fortunes
[Picture of John Redwood]


Reece, Dizzy
Born 5 January 1931  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Jamaican Jazz trumpeter on the Blue Note label
[Picture of Dizzy Reece]


Reed, Ishmael
Born 22 February 1938  (Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA)
American poet, author of the unconventional 'Mumbo Jumbo'.
[Picture of Ishmael Reed]


Rees, Martin
Born 23 June 1942  (York, Yorkshire, England)
Incumbent Astronomer Royal.
[Picture of Martin Rees]


Rees, Ronnie
Born 4 April 1944  (Ystradgynlais, United Kingdom)
Welsh former international footballer
[Picture of Ronnie Rees]


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


Rego, Paula Paula Rego is no longer with us
Born 26 January 1935  (Lisbon, Portugal)

Died 8 June 2022  (London, England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
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]


Reich, Steve
Born 3 October 1936  (New York, New York, USA)
Influential minimalist composer with an emphasis on making his work's composition process discernible just by listening to it.
[Picture of Steve Reich]


Reichert, Julia Julia Reichert is no longer with us
Born in New Jersey, USA  (exact date unknown)

Died 1 December 2022  ()

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Oscar-winning documentarian.
[Picture of Julia Reichert]


Reid, George
Born 4 June 1939  (Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, Scotland)
Scottish politician. SNP MP for Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire from 1974-79. Later served in the Scottish Parliament.
[Picture of George 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
Born 8 May 1947  (Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland)
Former Home Secretary and Labour MP for the Scottish constituency of Airdrie and Shotts.
[Picture of John 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]


Reilly, George
Born 14 September 1957  (Belshill, Scotland)
Scottish footballer, while playing for Watford scored the winning goal against Plymouth Argyle in the 1984 FA Cup semi-final and then 20 years later got "Evander Holyfield"ed by an overly-zealous Plymouth fan!
[Picture of George Reilly]


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


Ressa, Maria
Born 2 October 1963  (Manita, Philippines)
Fiipino journalist and founder of the new portal Rappler, received a Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 for her work
[Picture of Maria Ressa]


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. It was eventually found out that she already died in 2019.
[Picture of (actress) Joyce Reynolds]


Reynolds, Joyce Joyce Reynolds is no longer with us
Born 18 December 1918  (London, UK)

Died 11 September 2022  (Cambridge, England)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
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]


Reznor, Trent
Born 17 May 1965  (New Castle, Pennsylvania, USA)
Frontman of industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, who also won an Oscar for The Social Network soundtrack
[Picture of Trent Reznor]


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


Ribbs, Willy T.
Born 3 January 1955  (San Jose, California, USA)
American race car driver, the first black participant in the Indy 500.
[Picture of Willy T. Ribbs]


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]


Rice, Tim
Born 10 November 1944  (Shardeloes, Bucks, England)
Hugely successful English lyricist and author, particularly for his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber.
[Picture of Tim Rice]


Richard, Cliff
Born 14 October 1940  (Lucknow, India)
Actor, singer, colostomy bag-wearer and insufferably smug Christian.
[Picture of Cliff Richard]


Richards, Ariana
Born 11 September 1979  (Healdsburg, California, USA)
American actress, most notably as the girl in Jurassic Park, has since then turned to painting
[Picture of Ariana Richards]


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]


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


Ridge, Tom
Born 26 August 1945  (Munhall, Pennsylvania, USA)
US politician, first Secretary of Homeland Security, also one of the last living pro-choice Republicans
[Picture of Tom Ridge]


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]


Rihanna, (singer)
Born 20 February 1988  (Saint Michael, Barbados)
R&B singer, best known for the hit single 'Umbrella'.
[Picture of (singer) Rihanna]


Riina, Gaetano
Born 5 November 1933  (Corleone, Italy)
The younger brother of late Mafia boss of bosses Salvatore Totò Riina
[Picture of Gaetano Riina]


Riley, Jeannie C.
Born 19 October 1945  (Anson, Texas, USA)
American country and cross-over singer, somewhat of a one-hit wonder with Harper Valley PTA
[Picture of Jeannie C. Riley]


Riley, Terry
Born 24 June 1935  (Colfax, California, USA)
Minimalist composer known for his experiments with tape loops and pioneering electronic work.
[Picture of Terry Riley]


Rimbaud, Penny
Born 8 June 1943  (Northwood, London, England)
Despite the name, a male musician who formed the anarcho-punk band Crass in 1977.
[Picture of Penny Rimbaud]


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]


Ringgold, Faith
Born 8 October 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
African-American artist, known for her storytelling art quilts.
[Picture of Faith Ringgold]


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, 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]


Rivers, Johnny
Born 7 November 1942  (New York, New York, USA)
60s singer who saw US success with his covers of hits by Chuck Berry and the Four Tops as well as original songs such as "Poor Side of Town" and "Secret Agent Man".
[Picture of Johnny Rivers]


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]


Robbie, Sue
Born 5 July 1949  (London, United Kingdom)
TV presenter for Radio Granada
[Picture of Sue Robbie]


Roberts, Adele
Born 9 March 1979  (Southport, England, United Kingdom)
British TV presenter and celebrity Big Brother participant.
[Picture of Adele Roberts]


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


Roberts, Malcolm
Born 3 May 1955  (Disergarh, West Bengal, India)
Australian senator, a former coal mining engineer turned staunch climate change denialist. Hmm surely there's no connection there?
[Picture of Malcolm 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, Robbie
Born 5 July 1943  (Toronto, Canada)
Musician who was lead guitarist and songwriter for The Band.
[Picture of Robbie Robertson]


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, Bruce
Born 2 May 1946  (London, United Kingdom)
English director of the cult classic Withnail and I
[Picture of Bruce 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, Marian Shields
Born 30 July 1937  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Mother of the USA's First Lady Michelle Obama.
[Picture of Marian Shields Robinson]


Robinson, Rachel
Born 19 July 1922  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former nurse and widow of the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson.
[Picture of Rachel 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, Tony
Born 15 August 1946  (Homerton, London, England)
Comic actor, best known for his role as Baldrick in 'Blackadder'.
[Picture of Tony Robinson]


Rockefeller, Jay
Born 18 June 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)
Senator from West Virginia 1985-2015 and member of the famous political/business dynasty.
[Picture of Jay Rockefeller]


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]


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


Rodrigo, Olivia
Born 20 February 2003  (Murrieta, California, USA)
Disney starlet-turned-popster very popular with the kids these days.
[Picture of Olivia Rodrigo]


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


Roe, Tommy
Born 9 May 1942  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
60s singer who began the decade as a rocker in the mould of Buddy Holly and ended it with a number of bubblegum hits such as transatlantic chart-topper "Dizzy".
[Picture of Tommy Roe]


Rohmer, Richard
Born 24 January 1924  (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian WWII veteran and D-Day participant.
[Picture of Richard Rohmer]


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]


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]


Rooks, Dickie
Born 29 May 1940  (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England)
[Picture of Dickie Rooks]


Roose-Evans, James James Roose-Evans is no longer with us
Born 11 November 1927  (London, England)

Died 26 October 2022  (London (?), United Kingdom)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Theatre director with deep ventures into rituals and spiritualism.
[Picture of James Roose-Evans]


Ro-Ro, (footballer)
Born 6 August 1990  (Algueirão–Mem Martins, Portugal)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of (footballer) Ro-Ro]


Rosaforte, Tim Tim Rosaforte is no longer with us
Born 25 October 1955  (Mount Kisco, United States)

Died 11 January 2022  (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
Longtime Golf journalist and insider
[Picture of Tim Rosaforte]


Rosberg, Keke
Born 6 December 1948  (Solna, Sweden)
Finnish Formula One championship winner of 1982, father of the later champion Nico Rosberg.
[Picture of Keke Rosberg]


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, Pete
Born 14 April 1941  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Former Major League Baseball player, nicknamed "Charlie Hustle".
[Picture of Pete Rose]


Rose, Richard
Born 9 April 1933  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
American-born scientist long based in Scotland.
[Picture of Richard 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]


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]


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, Graham
Born in Australia  (exact date unknown)
Australian horticulturalist. Born October 1947.
[Picture of Graham 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]


Rossington, Gary
Born 4 December 1951  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Last living member of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd lineup, who still plays with the band.
[Picture of Gary Rossington]


Rossington, Jane
Born 5 March 1943  (Derby, United Kingdom)
British actress best known for her role as Jill Richardson in the soap opera Crossroads
[Picture of Jane Rossington]


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


Roth, David Lee
Born 10 October 1954  (Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
Lead singer of hard rock giants Van Halen.
[Picture of David Lee Roth]


Rothschild, Nadine De
Born 18 April 1932  (Saint-Quentin, France)
French socialite and widow of Edmond De Rothschild, occasional author and former actress
[Picture of Nadine De Rothschild]


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]


Roubicek, George
Born 25 May 1935  (Vienna, Austria)
Austrian born actor, who some might recognise from 'Star Wars' as the imperial commander advising Darth Vader. Born 1935.
[Picture of George Roubicek]


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]


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]


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 1 December 1957  (Nairobi, Kenya)
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]


Roycroft, John
Born 25 July 1929  (London, United Kingdom)
English expert of the chess endgame.
[Picture of John Roycroft]


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]


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]


Rupe, Art Art Rupe is no longer with us
Born 5 September 1917  (Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 15 April 2022  (Santa Barbara, California, USA)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
US Record Producer and blues label founder
[Picture of Art Rupe]


Rupp, Debra Jo
Born 24 February 1951  (Glendale, California, USA)
American TV and stage actress
[Picture of Debra Jo Rupp]


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]


Rush, Norman
Born 24 October 1933  (San Francisco, California, USA)
American Writer whose novels often take place in Botswana, building on his Peace Corps experiences
[Picture of Norman 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 Bill Russell is no longer with us
Born 12 February 1934  (West Monroe, Louisiana, USA)

Died 31 July 2022  (Mercer Island, Washington, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Legendary Basketball player for the Boston Celtics from 1956-69, winning 11 NBA championships in his career.
[Picture of Bill 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, Patrick
Born in Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Irish fraudster. Born c. 1963.
[Picture of Patrick Russell]


Russell, Ron
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Boxer and hero who thwarted an IRA attempt to kidnap Princess Anne in 1973.
[Picture of Ron Russell]


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


Russo, Antonio
Born in Bovingdon, United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)
Also known as Stony, or gINGER WOZ RED, avantgarde artist on the fringe, but with a few accolades to his names. Died in June without getting a QO.
[Picture of Antonio Russo]


Rutter, Barrie
Born 12 December 1946  (Hull, Yorkshire, England)
Actor and theatre director. Was escapee Rudge in the film version of 'Porridge'.
[Picture of Barrie Rutter]


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


Rüütel, 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 Rüütel]


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


Rydell, Bobby Bobby Rydell is no longer with us
Born 26 April 1942  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 5 April 2022  (Abington, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Early 60s rock'n'roll heartthrob, for example, with his cover of Volaré.
[Picture of Bobby Rydell]

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