Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2023: P


de la Parra, Jose de Jesus Sahagun
Born 1 January 1922  (Cotija, Mexico)
Mexican Roman Catholic bishop.
[Picture of Jose de Jesus Sahagun  de la Parra]


Pacheco, Abel
Born 22 December 1933  (San José, Costa Rica)
Former President of Costa Rica from 2002-06.
[Picture of Abel Pacheco]


Pacino, Al
Born 25 April 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
Legendary Hollywood actor who first came to prominence in 'The Godfather' in 1972.
[Picture of Al Pacino]


Packer, Ann
Born 8 March 1942  (Moulsford, England)
English former sprinter, hurdler and long jumper who won two medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics
[Picture of Ann Packer]


Packwood, Bob
Born 11 September 1932  (Portland, Orgeon, USA)
Disgraced former US senator for Oregon.
[Picture of Bob Packwood]


Padgett, Doug
Born 20 July 1934  (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England)
English former cricketer.
[Picture of Doug Padgett]


Page, Caroline Caroline Page is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 5 July 2023  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Suffolk County councillor for the Liberal Democrats. Open water swimmer.
[Picture of Caroline Page]


Page, Jimmy
Born 9 January 1944  (Heston, Middlesex, England)
Guitarist, member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
[Picture of Jimmy Page]


Paget, Debra
Born 19 August 1933  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Hollywood actress who later became a born-again christian.
[Picture of Debra Paget]


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


Paige, Yasmin
Born 24 June 1991  (London, England)
Young British actress from 'The Sarah-Jane Adventures' and 'Pramface' amongst others.
[Picture of Yasmin Paige]


Paine, Terry
Born 23 March 1939  (Winchester, England)
Former Southampton FC stalwart and member of England's victorious 1966 World Cup squad.
[Picture of Terry Paine]


Paisley, Eileen
Born 2 November 1931  (Belfast)
Wife of Norn Iron motormouth Ian Paisley. Born 1934.
[Picture of Eileen Paisley]


Paisley Jr, Ian
Born 12 December 1966  (Belfast, UK)
British unionist politician and member of DUP. MP for North Antrim.
[Picture of Ian Paisley Jr]


Pajitnov, Alexey
Born 16 April 1955  (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Soviet-Russian engineer who created the Soviet Union's greates contribution to mankind, the Tetris video game
[Picture of Alexey Pajitnov]


Palin, Michael
Born 5 May 1943  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Member of Monty Python, now equally well known for his travel documentaries.
[Picture of Michael Palin]


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


Palmer, Carl
Born 20 March 1950  (Birmingham, England)
Drummer and sole survivor of the supergroup Emerson, Lake and (you guessed it) Palmer.
[Picture of Carl Palmer]


Palmer, Clive
Born 26 March 1954  (Footscray, Victoria, Australia)
Australian businessman with his own fringe political party. He once had plans to build a new Titanic.
[Picture of Clive Palmer]


Palmer, Ken
Born 22 April 1937  (Winchester, Hampshire, England)
English former cricketer and umpire.
[Picture of Ken Palmer]


Palmer (politician), Geoffrey
Born 21 April 1942  (Nelson, New Zealand)
33rd Prime Minister of New Zealand serving in the post for just over 1 year (which is actually much better than a lot of NZ PMs - 16 out of 40 have not lasted as long)
[Picture of Geoffrey Palmer (politician)]


Pamuk, Orhan
Born 6 July 1952  (Istanbul, Turkey)
Turkish Nobel laureate novelist.
[Picture of Orhan Pamuk]


Pan, Rebecca
Born 29 December 1931  (Shanghai, China)
Chinese-Hong Kong actress and singer.
[Picture of Rebecca Pan]


Pangelinan, Del S.
Date and place of birth unknown
Governor of Pohnpei, one of the states in Micronesia, from 1996 to 2000.
[Picture of Del S. Pangelinan]


Pannell, Bill
Born 21 June 1952  (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Trial lawyer handling environmental class actions and mass torts
[Picture of Bill Pannell]


Parekh, Asha
Born 2 October 1942  (Mumbai, India)
Indian actress, film director, and producer who appeared in many commercially successful films throughout her career. She was the highest paid actress of her time in Hindi cinema and was one of the most successful actresses of the 1960s and 1970s
[Picture of Asha Parekh]


Parfitt, Judy
Born 7 November 1935  (Sheffield, UK)
Veteran actress, currently starring in "Call the Midwife".
[Picture of Judy Parfitt]


Parfitt, Peter
Born 8 December 1936  (Billingford, Norfolk, England)
English former cricketer.
[Picture of Peter Parfitt]


Pargeter, Lucy
Born 1 March 1977  (Nottingham, UK)
Soap actress, who appeared in both the 2000s Crossroads reboot and, more recently, Emmerdale.
[Picture of Lucy Pargeter]


Parker, Kerri
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Former glamour model and Miss UK contestant, born c.1984.
[Picture of Kerri Parker]


Parker, Posie
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Militant feminist.
[Picture of Posie Parker]


Parker Bowles, Andrew
Born 27 December 1939  (Surrey, UK)
The man who was cuckolded by Prince Charles - Camilla's first husband. He later married a direct descendant of the man who invented Pitman shorthand.
[Picture of Andrew Parker Bowles]


Parker Bowles, Camilla
Born 17 July 1947  (Plumpton, Sussex, England)
Prince Charles's wrinkly bit on the side.
[Picture of Camilla Parker Bowles]


Parkes, Tony
Born 5 May 1949  (Sheffield, United Kingdom)
English former professional footballer. After retiring, he became a coach in service of the Blackburn Rovers
[Picture of Tony Parkes]


Parkinson, Gary
Born 10 January 1968  (Thornaby, Yorkshire, England)
Ex-footballer. Former Middlesbrough FC and Burnley FC right back. Now youth team coach at Blackpool FC.
[Picture of Gary Parkinson]


Parkinson, Michael Michael Parkinson is no longer with us
Born 28 March 1935  (Cudworth, South Yorkshire, England)

Died 16 August 2023  (Bray, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Jovial Northern TV chat show host.
[Picture of Michael Parkinson]


Parsons, Estelle
Born 20 November 1927  (Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA)
American actress who was nominated for an Oscar in 1967 for playing Blanche in 'Bonnie & Clyde'. Also known for playing Roseanne's bisexual mother in the sitcom 'Roseanne'.
[Picture of Estelle Parsons]


Pärt, Arvo
Born 11 September 1935  (Paide, Järva County, Estonia)
Estonian classical music composer.
[Picture of Arvo Pärt]


Parton, Dolly
Born 19 January 1946  (Sevierville, Tennessee, USA)
Country music singer whose name was used for the first cloned sheep because its genetic material was taken from a mammary gland.
[Picture of Dolly Parton]


Pascal, Francoise
Born 14 October 1949  (Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius)
British actress, singer, dancer, fashion model and producer who was Danielle Favre in the sitcom Mind Your Language
[Picture of Francoise Pascal]


Pascual, Camilo
Born 20 January 1934  (Havana, Cuba)
Baseball player for played for the Washington Senators and other teams.
[Picture of Camilo Pascual]


Pasechnik, Leonid
Born 15 March 1970  (Voroshilovgrad, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union)
Ukrainian political figure appointed "head of the Luhansk People's Republic."
[Picture of Leonid Pasechnik]


Passarella, Daniel
Born 25 May 1953  (Chacaburo, Argentina)
Former football player, world cup winner 1986, played for Fiorentina, Internazionale and River Plate.
[Picture of Daniel Passarella]


Born 8 January 1942  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Artist, one half along with Gilbert Proesch of the duo known as Gilbert and George.
[Picture of George PASSMORE]


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


Patrese, Riccardo
Born 17 April 1954  (Padua, Italy)
Very durable Formula racing driver with six wins
[Picture of Riccardo Patrese]


Patrick, Butch
Born 2 August 1953  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former child actor, known for playing Eddie Munster in 1960s sitcom 'The Munsters'.
[Picture of Butch Patrick]


Paul, Daniel N.
Born 12 May 1938  (Indian Brook 14 Nova Scotia, Canada)
First Nation citizen and human rights activist. Author of We Were Not The Savages. Died in June but missed out on a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Daniel N. Paul]


Paul, Dorothy
Born in Glasgow, Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish comedienne and entertainer, born 1937
[Picture of Dorothy Paul]


Paul, Jake
Born 17 January 1997  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
YouTube star who also appeared on the Disney Channel.
[Picture of Jake Paul]


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


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


Pavan, Marisa Marisa Pavan is no longer with us
Born 19 June 1932  (Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy)

Died 6 December 2023  (St Tropez, France, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Italian born actress. Won a Golden Globe for her performance in 'The Rose Tattoo'.
[Picture of Marisa Pavan]


Pavelich, Marty
Born 6 November 1927  (Salte Ste Marie, Canada)
Hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings.
[Picture of Marty Pavelich]


Paxman, Jeremy
Born 11 May 1950  (Leeds, England)
Waspish presenter of 'Newsnight' who famously asked the same question to former Home Secretary Michael Howard 12 times in 1997. Retired from the Newsnight hotseat in June 2014.
[Picture of Jeremy Paxman]


Payne, Freda
Born 19 September 1942  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Singer best known for her 1970 hit single "Band of Gold".
[Picture of Freda Payne]


Payne, Keith
Born 30 August 1933  (Ingham, Queensland, Australia)
VC holder, who won it during the Vietnam war. Also fought in Korea and Dhofar.
[Picture of Keith Payne]


Payne, Sara
Born 1 March 1969  (Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England)
Mother of the murdered Sarah Payne and campaigner for the right for people to know where convicted paedophiles live. Born 1969.
[Picture of Sara Payne]


Peach, Mary
Born 20 October 1934  (Durban, South Africa)
BAFTA-nominated film and TV actress. Widow of Hammer horror screenwriter Jimmy Sangster.
[Picture of Mary Peach]


Pearcy, Stephen
Born 3 July 1956  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Ratt guitarist now dealing with a liver cancer diagnosis that's been going round and round.
[Picture of Stephen Pearcy]


Pearson, Graeme
Born 1 April 1950  (Partick, Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish policeman and former MSP.
[Picture of Graeme Pearson]


Pearson, Stedman
Born 29 June 1964  (Islington, North London, England)
Member of 80s teen pop family act Five Star.
[Picture of Stedman Pearson]


Peck, Brian
Born 29 July 1960  (Huntington, Indiana, USA)
Hollywood actor known for the Living Dead and X-Men movies, and sexually abusing Nickelodeon actors
[Picture of Brian Peck]


Pedersen, William
Born in United States  (exact date unknown)
British architect, designed the Shanghai World Financial Center, born 1938
[Picture of William Pedersen]


Peebles, Jim
Born 25 April 1935  (Winnipeg, Canada)
Astrophysicist and astronomer.
[Picture of Jim Peebles]


Pegg, Simon
Born 14 February 1970  (Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England)
Actor and screenwriter - of 'Spaced', 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz' fame.
[Picture of Simon Pegg]


Peiper, Allan
Born 26 August 1960  (Alexandra, Australia)
Australian cyclist and team manager
[Picture of Allan Peiper]


Pelosi, Nancy
Born 26 March 1940  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2007-2011.
[Picture of Nancy Pelosi]


Pelosi, Paul
Born 15 May 1940  (San Fransisco, California, USA)
Owns Financial Leasing Services Inc. but mostly known hammer victim and as hisband of Nancy.
[Picture of Paul Pelosi]


Pence, Mike
Born 7 June 1959  (Columbus, Indiana, USA)
Vice President of the United States, under President Donald Trump.
[Picture of Mike Pence]


Pender, John
Born 19 November 1963  (Luton, United Kingdom)
Irish footballer who captained a Burnley team to promotion twice, now battling ALS
[Picture of John Pender]


Pendry, Tom Tom Pendry is no longer with us
Born 10 June 1934  (Broadstairs, England, United Kingdom)

Died 26 February 2023  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Labour politician in the 2nd row, elevated to peer as Baron Pendry
[Picture of Tom Pendry]


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


Pennington, Michael
Born 7 June 1943  (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England)
Respected stage actor, writer and director who co-founded the English Shakespeare Company. Rather better known to the hoi polloi as Moff Tiaan Jerjerrod in 'Return Of The Jedi'.
[Picture of Michael Pennington]


Penrose, Oliver
Born 6 June 1929  (Marylebone, London, United Kingdom)
British theoretical physicist and professor, brother of science giant Roger Penrose
[Picture of Oliver Penrose]


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


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


Perel, Solomon Solomon Perel is no longer with us
Born 21 April 1925  (Peine, Germany)

Died 2 February 2023  (Central Israel)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Jewish author and motivational speaker who, as a child, escaped the Holocaust by pretending to be an Aryan German. The 1990 movie 'Europa Europa' was based on this.
[Picture of Solomon Perel]


Perez, Juan Vicente
Born 27 May 1909  (Táchira, Venezuela)
At 113 years of age the verified oldest man in the planet.
[Picture of Juan Vicente Perez]


Born 26 November 1931  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentine arty type and human rights activist awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980.
[Picture of Adolfo PEREZ ESQUIVEL]


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


Perkins, Polly
Born 31 May 1943  (London, England)
Theatre actress who later played Dot Cotton's estranged half-sister Rose in 'EastEnders'.
[Picture of Polly Perkins]


Peron, Isabel
Born 4 February 1931  (La Rioja, Argentina)
Third wife of Juan, former President of Argentina & Isabel herself was President between 1974 & 1976.
[Picture of Isabel Peron]


Perrett, Peter
Born 8 April 1952  (Camberwell, London, United Kingdom)
English musician and the frontman and main creative force of rock band the Only Ones
[Picture of Peter Perrett]


Perrine, Valerie
Born 3 September 1943  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Actress, particularly successful in the 1970s.
[Picture of Valerie Perrine]


Perry, Anne Anne Perry is no longer with us
Born 28 October 1938  (London, UK)

Died 10 April 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Teenage murderer-turned-historical novelist, memorably played by Kate Winslet in the movie "Heavenly Creatures".
[Picture of Anne Perry]


Perry, William "The Refrigerator"
Born 16 December 1962  (Aiken, South Carolina, USA)
Hulking defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears American football team that won the Super Bowl in 1986.
[Picture of William


Persson, Markus "Notch"
Born 1 June 1979  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish inventor of popular sandbox game Minecraft
[Picture of Markus


Pesci, Joe
Born 9 February 1943  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Short Italian-American character actor who is always on hand when a film script calls for a short Italian-American character. Which, indeed, many have done, including 'Raging Bull', 'Goodfellas' and 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York'.
[Picture of Joe Pesci]


Petchey, Jack
Born 19 July 1925  (London, England)
Businessman and philanthropist, married a woman 24 years his junior in February 2016.
[Picture of Jack Petchey]


Peters, Mary
Born 6 July 1939  (Halewood, Lancashire, USA)
Olympic gold-winning multi-eventer whose success in 1972 paved the way for the likes of Daley Thompson, Denise Lewis and Jessica Ennis-Hill to follow.
[Picture of Mary Peters]


Peters, Mike
Born 25 February 1959  (Prestatyn, Wales)
Lead singer of The Alarm.
[Picture of Mike Peters]


Peterson, Jordan
Born 12 June 1962  (Edmonton, Canada)
Canadian psychologist and prominent public intellectual for his anti-political correctness campaign
[Picture of Jordan Peterson]


Petherbridge, Edward
Born 3 August 1936  (Bradford, United Kingdom)
Esteemed British stage actor
[Picture of Edward Petherbridge]


Pettersson, Gösta
Born 23 November 1940  (Alingsas, Sweden)
Swedish cyclist with a focus on the Olmypic games, one of four cycling brothers
[Picture of Gösta Pettersson]


Pettit, Bob
Born 12 December 1932  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
Retired basketball player. Played for the Milwaukee Hawks/St. Louis Hawks from 1954-65.
[Picture of Bob Pettit]


Petty, Richard
Born 2 July 1937  (Level Cross, North Carolina, USA)
NASCAR driver, winner of the Daytona 500 a record 7 times amongst other achievements.
[Picture of Richard Petty]


Peyton, K. M. K. M. Peyton is no longer with us
Born 2 August 1929  (Birmingham, England)

Died 19 December 2023  ()

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Winner of the 1969 Carnegie medal for her children's book 'Flambards' which was made into a TV series in 1979. Made an MBE in 2014.
[Picture of K. M. Peyton]


Phillips, Leighton
Born 25 September 1949  (Neath, UK)
Earned 58 caps for Wales during the 1970s and also won the 1977 League Cup with Aston Villa.
[Picture of Leighton Phillips]


Phillips, Mackenzie
Born 10 November 1959  (Alexandria, Virginia, USA)
Singer & actress who has had a long standing problem with drugs. In 2009 she revealed that she had a long incestuous relationship with her father, The Mamas & the Papas lead singer John Phillips.
[Picture of Mackenzie Phillips]


Phillips, Michelle
Born 4 June 1944  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Musician and actress, co-founder of the popular hippie combo, The Mamas and The Papas.
[Picture of Michelle Phillips]


Phillips, Nick
Born 21 January 1938  (place of birth unknown)
British judge and former preisdent of the Supreme Court of the UK (Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers).
[Picture of Nick Phillips]


Phillips, Phillip
Born 20 September 1990  (Albany, Georgia, United States)
American singer-songwriter who rose to fame after winning the eleventh season of American Idol. His coronation song, "Home", became the best-selling song in American Idol history
[Picture of Phillip Phillips]


Phillips, Siân
Born 14 May 1933  (Betws, Carmathenshire, Wales)
Veteran British actress of stage, screen & TV.
[Picture of Siân Phillips]


Phillips, Stu
Born 9 September 1929  (USA)
Succesful composer of the main tunes of Knight Rider, Battlestar Gallactica, Six Million Dollar Man.
[Picture of Stu Phillips]


Philpott, Mick
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Notorious multi-fathering benefit scrounger, jailed in 2013 for the manslaughter of half his brood when a plot to discredit his mistress ended in tragedy. Born 1956.
[Picture of Mick Philpott]


Phoenix, Joaquin
Born 28 October 1974  (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Younger brother of the late River Phoenix and star of films such as 'Gladiator' and 'Walk the Line'. Younger brother of the late River Phoenix and star of films such as 'Gladiator' and 'Walk the Line'. Seemingly gave up acting in 2008 to pursue a career i
[Picture of Joaquin Phoenix]


Piano, Renzo
Born 14 September 1937  (Genoa, Italy)
Highly influential italian architect, Pritzker Prize winner of 1998
[Picture of Renzo Piano]


Pickles, Christina
Born 17 February 1935  (Halifax, UK)
Played Judy Geller, the mother of Monica and Ross, on Friends, among numerous other roles.
[Picture of Christina Pickles]


Pickles, Eric
Born 20 April 1952  (Keighley, Yorkshire, England)
Bumptious Conservative cabinet minister.
[Picture of Eric Pickles]


Pickles, Vivian
Born 21 October 1931  (London, UK)
English actress who memorably played Harold's mother in "Harold and Maude".
[Picture of Vivian Pickles]


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


Picone, Vito
Born 20 March 1941  (Staten Island, New York, USA)
50s doo-wopper with the Elegants whose nursery-rhyme-inspired "Little Star" was one of the rock era's earliest US one-hit wonders. Befitting his mobster-sounding name, he later cameoed in 'Goodfellas' and 'The Sopranos'.
[Picture of Vito Picone]


Pietrangeli, Nicola
Born 11 September 1933  (Tunis, Tunisia)
Retired Italian tennis player. Twice winner of the French Open.
[Picture of Nicola Pietrangeli]


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


Pinal, Silvia
Born 12 September 1931  (Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico)
Mexican film actress.
[Picture of Silvia Pinal]


Pine, Robert
Born 10 June 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor, Sgt. Joseph Getraer on the NBC TV series 'CHiPs'.
[Picture of Robert Pine]


Ping, Song
Born 30 April 1917  (Ju County, Shandong, China)
Chinese Communist bigwig known for his regular appearances on drol lists.
[Picture of Song Ping]


Pinne, Peter
Born 27 May 1937  (Victoria, Australia)
Australian TV producer and executive.
[Picture of Peter Pinne]


Pinsent, Gordon Gordon Pinsent is no longer with us
Born 12 July 1930  (Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)

Died 25 February 2023  (Canada)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Canadian actor.
[Picture of Gordon Pinsent]


Born 6 January 1976  (Milltown, New Jersey, USA)
1980s child actor in sitcom 'Who's The Boss' and horror flick 'Cujo'. Revealed he was HIV positive in 2015.
[Picture of Danny PINTAURO]


Piper, Billie
Born 22 September 1982  (Swindon, Wiltshire, England)
Former singer, wife of Chris Evans & 'Doctor Who' assistant, now often stripping off as Belle De Jour in 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl'.
[Picture of Billie Piper]


Piquet, Nelson
Born 17 August 1952  (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
Three-time winner of the Formula One world championship. He didn't like the rising star of Ayrton Senna though
[Picture of Nelson Piquet]


Pirro, Jeanine
Born 6 February 1951  (Elmira, New York, USA)
Trump-hugging jurist and TV host, a regular face on (where else) Fox News.
[Picture of Jeanine Pirro]


Pistorius, Oscar
Born 22 November 1986  (Sandton, South Africa)
Multiple paralympic champion and icon. Accused of murdering his girlfriend who was shot dead at his home on Valentine's Day 2013.
[Picture of Oscar Pistorius]


Pizzuto Jr., Gerald
Born 11 January 1956  (United States)
US murderer on death row, trying to get out of prison for years because of health issues. Will not score if executed.
[Picture of Gerald Pizzuto Jr.]


Plant, Robert
Born 20 August 1948  (West Bromwich, West Midlands, England)
Pop singer, either as a solo artist, or as lead singer of Led Zeppelin.
[Picture of Robert Plant]


Player, Gary
Born 1 November 1935  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
South African golfer, regarded as one of the best ever
[Picture of Gary Player]


Playfair, Wendy
Born 28 August 1926  (Woolahra, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian character actress with one of her best-remembered roles in 'Prisoner: Cell Block H'.
[Picture of Wendy Playfair]


Pleasence, Angela
Born 30 September 1941  (Chapeltown, Sheffield, United Kingdom)
British actress, mainly on TV during the 70s and 80s, daughter of Donald Pleasance
[Picture of Angela Pleasence]


Plenderleith, Jackie
Born 6 October 1937  (Bellshill, UK)
Scottish Footballer who played mainly for Hibs and Man City and once for Scotland
[Picture of Jackie Plenderleith]


Plowright, Joan
Born 28 October 1929  (Brigg, Lincolnshire, England)
Highly regarded actress, widow of Lawrence Olivier.
[Picture of Joan Plowright]


Podhoretz, Norman
Born 16 January 1930  (New York, USA)
American neoconservative magazine writer for Commentary
[Picture of Norman Podhoretz]


Pointer, Priscilla
Born 18 May 1924  (New York City, New York, USA)
Veteran Hollywood actress.
[Picture of Priscilla Pointer]


Born 19 March 1946  (Oakland, California, USA)
Singer, eldest member of the vocal group The Pointer Sisters.
[Picture of Ruth POINTER]


Polanski, Roman
Born 18 August 1933  (Paris, France)
Movie director, with a rather torrid personal life, which has included underage sexual intercourse (which means he is still banned from the US), surviving the Holocaust & finding out his wife, Sharon Tate had been brutally murdered by the Manson Family.
[Picture of Roman Polanski]


Pollard, Su
Born 7 November 1949  (Nottingham, England)
TV actress, best remembered as ambitious chalet cleaner Peggy Ollerenshaw in the 1980s sitcom 'Hi-de-Hi!'.
[Picture of Su Pollard]


Pollentier, Michel
Born 13 February 1951  (Diksmuide, Belgium)
Belgian cyclist who once cheated at a doping test with urine hidden in a condom
[Picture of Michel Pollentier]


Pomerantz, Hart
Date and place of birth unknown
Canadian TV personality known for collaborating with Lorne Michaels on "The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour."
[Picture of Hart Pomerantz]


Pone, (singer)
Born 4 August 1978  (Meaux, France)
Born Guilhem Gallart, also known as DJ Pone. Musician and producer.
[Picture of (singer) Pone]


Poniatowska, Elena
Born 19 May 1932  (Paris, France)
French-Mexican journalist and writer, regarded as one of Mexico's most important intellectuals.
[Picture of Elena Poniatowska]


Ponomarenko, Alexander
Born 27 October 1964  (Bilohirsk, Soviet Union)
Belarussian businessman with Putin connections
[Picture of Alexander Ponomarenko]


Ponting, Ricky
Born 19 December 1974  (Launceston, Tasmania, Australia)
Australian cricketer, considered one of the greatest batsmen in history.
[Picture of Ricky Ponting]


Pop, Iggy
Born 21 April 1947  (Muskegon, Michigan, USA)
Former front man of The Stooges and online insurance salesman, but also successful as a solo artist. Born James Jewell Osterberg, Jr., he got his nickname from another of his old bands, The Iguanas. Celebrated for being a pioneer of stage-diving and cro
[Picture of Iggy Pop]


Porsche, Claudia
Born 6 August 1948  (Balingen, Germany)
German law professor, politician and wife to Porsche executive Wolfgang Porsche
[Picture of Claudia Porsche]


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


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


Portwood, Amber
Born in Anderson, Indiana, USA  (exact date unknown)
16 and Pregnant' teen mum, later arrested after MTV aired footage of her beating her husband in the show. Born 1990.
[Picture of Amber Portwood]


Poschmann, Agathe
Born 18 January 1922  (Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
German stage, radio, and film actress.
[Picture of Agathe Poschmann]


Potts, Ken Ken Potts is no longer with us
Born 15 April 1921  (United States)

Died 21 April 2023  (Provo, Utah, USA)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
One of the few still living veterans of the Pearl Harbor attack
[Picture of Ken Potts]


Poulton, Mike
Born 6 April 1947  (place of birth unknown)
Playwright who translates classic plays into contemporary language
[Picture of Mike Poulton]


Poundstone, Paula
Born 29 December 1959  (Huntsville, Alabama, USA)
US stand-up comedian, showhost, and commentator
[Picture of Paula Poundstone]


Pountney, Dave
Born 12 October 1939  (Baschurch, UK)
Former Aston Villa, Chester and Shrewsbury wing-half.
[Picture of Dave Pountney]


Powell, Robert
Born 1 June 1944  (Salford, USA)
British actor, especially notable as a narrator of Nazi documentaries
[Picture of Robert Powell]


Powers, Stephanie
Born 2 November 1942  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Movie and theatre actress who achieved lasting fame on TV as the female 50% of "Hart to Hart".
[Picture of Stephanie Powers]


Powers, Thomas
Born 12 December 1940  (New York, USA)
American author and intelligence expert. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 together with Lucinda Franks for his articles on Weatherman member Diana Oughton
[Picture of Thomas Powers]


Prakash, Sheila Sri
Born 6 July 1955  (Bhopal, India)
Promiment Indian architect and restaurator
[Picture of Sheila Sri Prakash]


Pratt, Chris
Born 21 June 1979  (Virginia, Minnesota, United States)
Star-Lord in Marvel super hero film series and Owen Grady in Jurassic World fil series amongst lots of other roles
[Picture of Chris Pratt]


Prentiss, Paula
Born 4 March 1938  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Actress – Catch-22, Stepford Wives.
[Picture of Paula Prentiss]


Prescott, John
Born 31 May 1938  (Prestatyn, Wales)
Gaffe-prone, yokel-punching, croquet-playing, cocktail stick-waggling, senior Labour politician, deputy Prime Minister from 1997-2007.
[Picture of John Prescott]


Presle, Micheline
Born 22 August 1922  (Paris, France)
French film actress.
[Picture of Micheline Presle]


Presley, Priscilla
Born 24 May 1945  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former wife of Elvis Presley, turned Graceland into a tourist destination. Oh and she's a Scientologist..
[Picture of Priscilla Presley]


Pressler, Larry
Born 29 March 1942  (Humboldt, South Dakota, USA)
Ex senator from South Dakota now with a touch of pancreatic cancer.
[Picture of Larry Pressler]


Pressler, Menahem Menahem Pressler is no longer with us
Born 16 December 1923  (Magdeburg, Germany)

Died 6 May 2023  (London, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
German-born Israeli-American pianist and a founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio.
[Picture of Menahem Pressler]


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


Price, Amy
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Mother of tit model Katie.
[Picture of Amy Price]


Price, Chris
Born 30 March 1960  (Hereford, England)
English former footballer.
[Picture of Chris Price]


Price, Harvey
Born 27 May 2002  (England)
Katie Price’s son, reality TV personality and an icky pick even with the FFBI bar.
[Picture of Harvey Price]


Price, John
Born 22 July 1937  (Harrow, Middlesex, England)
English former cricketer.
[Picture of John Price]


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


Price, Leontyne
Born 10 February 1927  (Laurel, Mississippi, USA)
Soprano opera singer. First African-American to become a prima donna at the Metropolitan Opera.
[Picture of Leontyne Price]


Priest, Pat
Born 15 August 1936  (Bountiful, Utah, USA)
Marilyn Munster in 'The Munsters'.
[Picture of Pat Priest]


Prigozhin, Yevgeny Yevgeny Prigozhin is no longer with us
Born 1 June 1961  (Leningrad , Russian SFSR , Soviet Union )

Died 23 August 2023  (Bologowski Rajon, Russia)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Russian oligarch and Putin ally.
[Picture of Yevgeny Prigozhin]


Prime, Geoffrey
Born 21 February 1938  (place of birth unknown)
Former British spy, convicted in 1982 for espionage and child abuse and was released in 2001.
[Picture of Geoffrey Prime]


Procter, Peter
Born 16 January 1930  (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England)
British former cycling champion, rally driver and racing driver.
[Picture of Peter Procter]


Protopopov, Oleg Oleg Protopopov is no longer with us
Born 16 June 1932  (St .Petersburg, Russia)

Died 31 October 2023  (Interlaken, Switzerland)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Figure skater, gold medal winner in the 1964 & 1968 Olympics.
[Picture of Oleg Protopopov]


Proulx, Annie
Born 22 August 1935  (Norwich, Connecticut, USA)
Pulitzer-winning novelist who wrote the source materials for both 'The Shipping News' and 'Brokeback Mountain'.
[Picture of Annie Proulx]


Pryce, Jonathan
Born 1 June 1947  (Holywell, Flintshire, Wales)
Highly rated actor probably still best recognised as the hapless Sam Lowry in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult classic 'Brazil'.
[Picture of Jonathan Pryce]


Puapua, Tomasi
Born 9 October 1938  (Nanumanga, Gilbert and Ellice Islands)
Former Prime Minister and Governor-General of Tuvalu.
[Picture of Tomasi Puapua]


Puckett, Gary
Born 17 October 1942  (Hibbing, Minnesota, USA)
Of Union Gap fame. Despite more hits in his native US, his band only topped the charts in the UK, with the oft-misinterpreted "Young Girl".
[Picture of Gary Puckett]


Puckett, Ralph
Born 8 December 1926  (Tifton, Georgia, USA)
American Army Officer and Medal of Honor recipient.
[Picture of Ralph Puckett]


Pujol, Jordi
Born 6 September 1930  (Barcelona, Spain)
Spanish politician, Catalan nationalist.
[Picture of Jordi Pujol]


Pullman, Philip
Born 19 October 1946  (Norwich, Norfolk, England)
Author, notable for the His Dark Materials Trilogy.
[Picture of Philip Pullman]


Pulver, Liselotte
Born 11 October 1929  (Bern, Switzerland)
Swiss actress who made her mark in German cinema in the 1960s.
[Picture of Liselotte Pulver]


Pursey, Jimmy
Born 9 February 1955  (Hersham, Surrey, England)
Punk musician with Sham 69.
[Picture of Jimmy Pursey]


Purves, Peter
Born 10 February 1939  (New Longton, United States)
English television presenter and Doctor Who stalwart
[Picture of Peter Purves]


Pushilin, Denis
Born 9 May 1981  (Makiivka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union)
Ukrainian political figure appointed "head of the Donetsk People's Republic."
[Picture of Denis Pushilin]


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


Putyrsky, Kirill
Born 1 October 1928  (Leningrad, USSR)
Russian rower who represented his country in the coxed four at the European Championships. Died unootiec by the West in 2021.
[Picture of Kirill Putyrsky]


Pynchon, Thomas
Born 8 May 1937  (Glen Cove, New York, USA)
Extremely reclusive author. In fact, the only times his voice has ever been broadcast is via three episodes of 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Thomas Pynchon]


Pyne, Natasha
Born 9 July 1946  (Crawley, UK)
Character actress, perhaps best known as one of the daughters in Patrick Cargill vehicle "Father, Dear Father".
[Picture of Natasha Pyne]

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