Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: C


Cabrera, Angel
Born 12 September 1969  (Córdoba, Argentina)
Argentine golfer nicknamed "El Pato" ("The Duck") for his habit of waddling on the greens.
[Picture of Angel Cabrera]


Caine, Dick
Born 13 February 1946  (Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Former Australian swimming coach currently swimming in allegations of underage sexual abuse of teenage girls
[Picture of Dick Caine]


Caine, Michael
Born 14 March 1933  (Bermondsey, London, England)
Legendary British actor, still turning in award-winning performances.
[Picture of Michael Caine]


Cairney, Frank
Date and place of birth unknown
Scottish convicted sex offender.
[Picture of Frank Cairney]


Cairns, Chris
Born 13 June 1970  (Picton, New Zealand)
New Zeleand legendary cricketer.
[Picture of Chris Cairns]


Calaway, Mark
Born 24 March 1965  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Professional wrestler known as 'The Undertaker'.
[Picture of Mark Calaway]


Calder, David
Born 1 August 1946  (Portsmouth, UK)
Clasically trained actor, played Julius Caesar in the 2018 National Live Theatre Shakespeare adaptation.
[Picture of David Calder]


Calder, Simon
Born 25 December 1955  (Crawley, West Sussex, England)
Living the luxurious life of being a journalist whose paid to report on his vacations
[Picture of Simon Calder]


Calderwood, Jimmy
Born 28 February 1955  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Footballer, now with dementia.
[Picture of Jimmy Calderwood]


Cale, John
Born 9 March 1942  (Garnant, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales)
Another of OoO's great living Welshman, of which The Man In Black shares those sentiments. Cale has been in music for aeons - as a composer, producer & songwriter. But to most people, best remembered for his distinctive sounds as he played the harpsichord
[Picture of John Cale]


Callerot, Geneviève
Born 6 May 1916  (Paris, France)
French farmer, novelist and WW2 resistance fighter.
[Picture of Geneviève Callerot]


callow, simon
Born 15 June 1949  (London, England)
Stage, TV & film actor, starring in several Merchant Ivory productions. Has a tendency to play Charles Dickens at the drop of a hat.
[Picture of simon callow]


Campbell, Ken Hudson
Born 5 June 1962  (Elmhurst, Illinois, USA)
Actor and voice artist. Kicked off his career playing Santa in 'Home Alone'.
[Picture of Ken Hudson Campbell]


Campbell, Kim
Born 10 March 1947  (Port Alberni, Canada)
First female prime minister of Canada for a couple of months in 1993
[Picture of Kim Campbell]


Campbell, Naomi
Born 22 May 1970  (Streatham, London, England)
Maid-beater, ex Grange Hill extra & supermodel.
[Picture of Naomi Campbell]


Campbell, Ronnie Ronnie Campbell is no longer with us
Born 14 August 1943  (Tynemouth, Northumberland, England)

Died 23 February 2024  ()

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Labour MP for Blyth Valley since 1987, until standing down in 2019.
[Picture of Ronnie Campbell]


Campbell, Sandy
Born 11 November 1966  (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)
Australian former rugby league player currently homeless and battling cancer.
[Picture of Sandy Campbell]


Campbell, Vivian
Born 25 August 1962  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Guitarist for rock bands Def Leppard, Thin Lizzy and Dio.
[Picture of Vivian Campbell]


Canabarro Lucas, Inah
Born 6 August 1908  (Sao Francisco de Assis, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Brazilian supercentenarian.
[Picture of Inah Canabarro Lucas]


Cannan, John
Born 20 February 1954  (Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom)
Serial rapist and convicted murderer. Supposedly terminally ill in 2022, but so far, not ill enough.
[Picture of John Cannan]


Cannom, Greg
Born in Washington, D.C. USA  (exact date unknown)
Multi-Oscar winning makeup artist. Born 1951.
[Picture of Greg Cannom]


Cannon, Dyan
Born 4 January 1937  (Tacoma, Washington, USA)
US Actress, nominated three times for an Oscar
[Picture of Dyan Cannon]


Cannon, Felicia
Born 18 June 1960  (Tacoma, Washington, USA)
A contestant on 'Big Brother'.
[Picture of Felicia Cannon]


Cannon, Freddy
Born 4 December 1940  (Revere, Massachusetts,USA)
American rock 'n' roll singer popular in the post-Holly, pre-Beatle interregnum with hits like "Tallahassee Lassie" and "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans". WOO!
[Picture of Freddy Cannon]


Cannon, Nick
Born 8 October 1980  (San Diego, California, USA)
Actor and rapper who is married to Mariah Carey.
[Picture of Nick Cannon]


Cannon, Tommy
Born 27 June 1938  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
The taller half of Cannon & Ball; now teams up with his old sidekick to do evangelical stuff as well as comedy routines.
[Picture of Tommy Cannon]


Capaldi, Peter
Born 14 April 1958  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Actor who was the twelfth Doctor in 'Doctor Who' from 2013 to 2017.
[Picture of Peter Capaldi]


Capes, Geoff
Born 23 August 1949  (Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England)
Fomer Great Britain international shot putter and twice winner of the World's Strongest Man competition.
[Picture of Geoff Capes]


Capodice, John
Born 25 December 1941  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
US character actor, typically in gruff working-class roles. Also played a befuddled pizzeria owner in a memorable 80s advert for string cheese.
[Picture of John Capodice]


Capps, Lois
Born 10 January 1938  (Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA)
former US Representative, from 1998 to 2017.
[Picture of Lois Capps]


Caprio, Frank
Born 24 November 1936  (Federal Hill, Providence, Rhode Island, USA)
Rhode Island judge whose local programme 'Caught in Providence' went national once clips went viral on YouTube.
[Picture of Frank Caprio]


Cardenas, Elsa
Born 3 August 1932  (Tijuana, Mexico)
Mexican actress who starred in Giant alongside James Dean and maybe had too much fun with Elvis in Acupulco
[Picture of Elsa Cardenas]


Cardinale, Claudia
Born 15 April 1938  (Tunis, Tunisia)
Actress of 1960s and 1970s Italian cinema, who starred in some films by Luchino Visconti and Sergio Leone. Was named among one of the 50 most beautiful actresses in film history. Today she is an outspoken activist for women's and gay rights.
[Picture of Claudia Cardinale]


Cardoso, Laura
Born 13 September 1927  (São Paulo, Brazil)
Brazilian actress.
[Picture of Laura Cardoso]


Carew, Rod
Born 1 October 1945  (Gatun, Panama)
Major League Baseball player and coach.
[Picture of Rod Carew]


Cariou, Len
Born 30 September 1939  (St Boniface, Manitoba, Canada)
Actor on both stage and screen, originated the role of Sweeney Todd in its 1979 Broadway run.
[Picture of Len Cariou]


Carlyle, Robert
Born 14 April 1961  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish actor. Best known for his roles in 'The Full Monty' and 'Trainspotting'.
[Picture of Robert Carlyle]


Carnahan, Jean Jean Carnahan is no longer with us
Born 20 December 1933  (Washington DC, USA)

Died 30 January 2024  (St. Louis MO, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
The first woman to represent Missouri in the US Senate, she was elected to replace her late husband Mel.
[Picture of Jean Carnahan]


Carner, JoAnne
Born 4 April 1939  (Kirkland, Washington, USA)
American professional golfer with 43 victories on the LPGA Tour.
[Picture of JoAnne Carner]


Carnesecca, Lou
Born 5 January 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former university basketball coach in the US. May struggle for a UK obit.
[Picture of Lou Carnesecca]


Caron, Leslie
Born 1 July 1931  (Boulogne-sur-Seine, France)
French actress and dancer.
[Picture of Leslie Caron]


Carpenter, David
Born 6 May 1930  (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Serial killer who has been on Death row for close to 40 years
[Picture of David Carpenter]


Carpenter, John
Born 16 January 1948  (Carthage, New York, USA)
Film director whose had fluctuating fortunes including hits 'Halloween' and 'Escape from New York' and failures 'Assault on Precinct 13' and 'The Thing', which are now considered cult classics.
[Picture of John Carpenter]


Carpenter, Richard
Born 15 October 1946  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
One half of the successful 1970s pop sibling duo The Carpenters with his sister, the late Karen Carpenter.
[Picture of Richard Carpenter]


Carr, Jimmy
Born 15 September 1972  (Hounslow, Middlesex, England)
Depending on your point of view, one of Britain's brightest new comedians, or the unfunniest man in the all-time history of comedy.
[Picture of Jimmy Carr]


Carr, Sally
Born 28 March 1945  (Muirhead, UK)
Frontwoman of 1970s middle-of-the-road pop act Middle of the Road.
[Picture of Sally Carr]


Carreras, Jose
Born 5 December 1946  (Barcelona, Spain)
The third wheel of the Three Tenors, who has successfully beaten leukemia in the past.
[Picture of Jose Carreras]


Carrey, Jim
Born 17 January 1962  (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada)
Rubber faced actor/comedian - famous for 'The Mask', 'Ace Ventura' and 'The Truman Show', amongst others.
[Picture of Jim Carrey]


Carrillo, Ernesto Fonseca
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico  (exact date unknown)
Former Mexican drugs baron. Born in 1942.
[Picture of Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo]


Carrodus, Frank
Born 31 May 1949  (Cheshire, England)
Former winger for Aston Villa in the late 1970s.
[Picture of Frank Carrodus]


Carrott, Jasper
Born 14 March 1945  (Acocks Green, Birmingham, England)
Comedian & game show presenter - real name Robert Davis.
[Picture of Jasper Carrott]


Carson, Mindy
Born 16 July 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Traditional American pop singer, mostly forgotten, but not here!
[Picture of Mindy Carson]


Carson, Willie
Born 16 November 1942  (Stirling, United Kingdom)
Retired British jockey and racehorse owner
[Picture of Willie Carson]


Carter, Allister
Born 25 July 1979  (Colchester, Essex, England)
Snooker player, Runner-up in the 2008 & 2012 World Championship.
[Picture of Allister Carter]


Carter, Clarence
Born 14 January 1936  (Montgomery, Alabama, USA)
Blind soul singer & songwriter.
[Picture of Clarence Carter]


Carter, Jim
Born 19 August 1948  (Harrogate, UK)
Actor played Mr Carson in the series Dawnton Abbey.
[Picture of Jim Carter]


Carter, Jimmy
Born 1 October 1924  (Plains, Georgia, USA)
Peanut-farming President of the US of A from 1977-81.
[Picture of Jimmy Carter]


Carter, Nick
Born 28 January 1980  (New York, USA)
Baby-faced Backstreet Boys heartthrob, struggled with substance and legal problems after the group's heyday.
[Picture of Nick Carter]


Carter, Ron
Born 4 May 1937  (Ferndale, Michigan, USA)
Extremely prolific Grammy award winning jazz double bass player. Came to fame through the second Miles Davis Quintet.
[Picture of Ron Carter]


Carter, Terry Terry Carter is no longer with us
Born 16 December 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 23 April 2024  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Actor - 'McCloud', 'Battlestar Galactica'.
[Picture of Terry Carter]


Cartwright, Nancy
Born 25 October 1957  (Dayton, Ohio, USA)
Actress and voice artist best known as the voice of Bart Simpson in 'The Simpsons'. and Chuckie Finster in 'Rugrats'.
[Picture of Nancy Cartwright]


Carty, Rico
Born 1 September 1939  (Consuelo, Dominican Republic)
Dominican baseball player nicknamed "Beeg Boy"
[Picture of Rico Carty]


Casaretti, Vittorio
Born 24 October 1922  (Trecasati, Italy)
minor Italian footballer, somebody must have run out of names!
[Picture of Vittorio Casaretti]


Cash, Bill
Born 10 May 1940  (London, England)
Conservative 'eurosceptic' MP for Stone.
[Picture of Bill Cash]


Cassidy, Sheila
Born 18 August 1937  (Cranwell, Lincs. England)
British doctor who was tortured by the regime of Chilean dictator Pinochet; published her experiences thus exposing the level of human rights abuses in Chile.
[Picture of Sheila Cassidy]


Casson, Johnnie
Born 29 April 1943  (Halifax, England)
English comedian with numerous appearances on ITV's 'The Comedians'.
[Picture of Johnnie Casson]


Casson, Philip
Born 20 December 1928  (London, UK)
British television director, Muppet Show, EastEnders
[Picture of Philip Casson]


Castellaneta, Dan
Born 29 October 1953  (Oak Park, Illinois, USA)
Actor who is the unmistakable voice of the arch-slob Homer Simpson in 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Dan Castellaneta]


Castellanos, Mirla
Born 31 March 1941  (Valencia, Venezuela)
Very prominent Venezuelan dancer
[Picture of Mirla Castellanos]


Castle, Fiona
Born in Wirral, Cheshire  (exact date unknown)
Retired dancer and widow of Roy, worked with the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and was a campaigner to restrict smoking. Supported the banning of smoking in enclosed spaces. Born 1940.
[Picture of Fiona Castle]


Castro, Joaquin
Born 16 September 1974  (San Antonio, TX, Usa)
US Congressman, representing Texas. He grew a beard to distinguish between him and his identical twin. In 2023, had neuroendocrine tumours removed and prognosis said to be 'good'.
[Picture of Joaquin Castro]


Castro, Raúl
Born 3 June 1931  (Biran, Cuba)
Younger brother of Fidel Castro, who has been running the show in Cuba since Fidel fell ill in July 2006.
[Picture of Raúl Castro]


Caterham, Ethel
Born 21 July 1909  (Shipton Bellinger, Hampshire, England)
Oldest living Brit as of 2023. One of two British subjects of Edward VII to later be a subject of Charles III.
[Picture of Ethel Caterham]


Cathcart, James Carter
Born 8 March 1954  (New Jersey, USA)
American voice actor also known as Jimmy Zoppi, voices Professor Oak of the Pokémon franchise
[Picture of James Carter Cathcart]


Catlett, Mary Jo
Born 2 September 1938  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
American actress with apperances on 'SpongeBob SquarePants' and 'Diff'rent Strokes'.
[Picture of Mary Jo Catlett]


Cattini, Clem
Born 20 August 1937  (Stoke Newington, London, England)
Drummer with Tornados, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates and the Wombles
[Picture of Clem Cattini]


Cattouse, Nadia
Born 2 November 1924  (Belize City, Belize)
Belizean-born British actress, singer and songwriter
[Picture of Nadia Cattouse]


Caulton, Ralph Ralph Caulton is no longer with us
Born 10 January 1937  (Wellington, New Zealand)

Died 9 June 2024  ()

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
New Zealand rugby union player who represented Wellington and played 50 matches for the All Blacks
[Picture of Ralph Caulton]


Caunter, Tony
Born 22 September 1937  (Southampton, England)
Actor, famous  for playing Pat Butcher’s husband Roy in EastEnders.
[Picture of Tony Caunter]


Cavanagh, Kieran
Born in County Sligo, Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Former showband guitarist turned promoter, now Daniel O'Donnell's manager, has brain cancer.
[Picture of Kieran Cavanagh]


Cavani, Liliana
Born 12 January 1933  (Carpi, Modena, Italy)
Italian film director, best known for her 1974 film 'The Night Porter', starring Dirk Bogarde.
[Picture of Liliana Cavani]


Caven, Ingrid
Born 3 August 1938  (Saarbrucken, Germany)
German film actress who appeared in several films directed by husband Ranier Fassbinder.
[Picture of Ingrid Caven]


Caveney, Graham
Born in Accrington, Lancashire, UK  (exact date unknown)
Freelance writer, music and fiction for NME, the Face and Independent.
[Picture of Graham Caveney]


Cavett, Dick
Born 19 November 1936  (Gibbon, Nebraska, USA)
Talk-show host in the US.
[Picture of Dick Cavett]


Cayetano, Ben
Born 14 November 1939  (Honolulu, HI, USA)
Former governor of Hawaii, the first Filipino American to hold the post of state governor. Ran unsuccessfully for the position of Mayor of Honolulu in 2012.
[Picture of Ben Cayetano]


Ceccarelli, Edie Edie Ceccarelli is no longer with us
Born 5 February 1908  (Willits, California, United States)

Died 22 February 2024  (Willits, CA, USA)

Age at death: 116  (read death notice)
Oldest living American at the start of 2024.
[Picture of Edie Ceccarelli]


Celentano, Adriano
Born 6 January 1938  (Milan, Italy)
Italy's Elvis, Frank Sinatra and Beatles all rolled into one. Seriously, all pop culture went through this man for 30 years. One of Ian Dury's "Reasons to be Cheerful" as well.
[Picture of Adriano Celentano]


Cellier, Peter
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor who specialised in playing officious, establishment figures in series such as 'Yes, Minister'. Born 1928.
[Picture of Peter Cellier]


Cepeda, Orlando Orlando Cepeda is no longer with us
Born 17 September 1937  (Ponce, Puerto Rico)

Died 28 June 2024  (Concord, California, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Puerto Rican baseball player.
[Picture of Orlando Cepeda]


Cerf, Vinton
Born 23 June 1943  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
American Internet pioneer recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet", sharing this title with TCP/IP co-developer Bob Kahn
[Picture of Vinton Cerf]


Cervantes, Antonio
Born 23 December 1945  (San Basilio de Palenque, Columbia)
Former boxing champion in the light welterweight class
[Picture of Antonio Cervantes]


Cetera, Peter
Born 13 September 1944  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American singer, songwriter and bassist best known for being an original member of Chicago before launching a successful solo career
[Picture of Peter Cetera]


Ceulemans, Raymond
Born 12 July 1937  (Lier, Belgium)
Prolifically successful three-cushion billiards player.
[Picture of Raymond Ceulemans]


Chaiyanitr, Choomphol
Born 22 March 1922  (Lampang, Thailand)
Sports shooter at the 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games
[Picture of Choomphol Chaiyanitr]


Chakiris, George
Born 16 September 1934  (Norwood, Ohio, USA)
Oscar-winner actor thanks to his apperance as Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks in "West Side Story".
[Picture of George Chakiris]


Chalmers, Judith
Born 10 October 1935  (Stockport, Cheshire, England)
Former presenter of 'Wish You Were Here?' Urban legend in the Costa Blanca says she fell off a train (The Lemon Express), stinking drunk after enjoying copious amounts of champagne & then refilmed her "actual" footage 2 days later when she recovered. Howe
[Picture of Judith Chalmers]


Chamberlain, Richard
Born 31 March 1934  (Beverly Hills, California)
Television & film actor in both the US & the UK. Gained fame as being a heart-throb, but later admitted that he is, in fact, gay. Now lives in Hawaii.
[Picture of Richard Chamberlain]


Chambers, Joe
Born 25 June 1942  (Stoneacre, Virginia, USA)
Jazz drummer, pianist, vibraphonist and composer.
[Picture of Joe Chambers]


Chamorro, Violeta
Born 18 October 1929  (Rivas, Nicaragua)
First female president of Nicaragua in 1990, following the ousting of Daniel Ortega's Sandanista regime.
[Picture of Violeta Chamorro]


Champion, Bob
Born 4 June 1948  (Sussex, England)
English jockey and winner of the 1981 Grand National while battling cancer.
[Picture of Bob Champion]


Chance, James James Chance is no longer with us
Born 20 April 1953  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

Died 18 June 2024  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Also known as James White, American saxophonist, keyboard player, songwriter and singer
[Picture of James Chance]


Chandler, Christine Weston
Born 24 February 1982  (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA)
The internet personality known as Chris Chan. They started as a Comic Book illustrator before spiralling down into the deepest pits of internet infamy
[Picture of Christine Weston Chandler]


Chandler, Gene
Born 6 July 1937  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Singer-songwriter known for Duke of Earl and Groovy Situation.
[Picture of Gene Chandler]


Born 28 November 1948  (Orcheston, Wiltshire, England)
Former Southampton and England striker, later a successful horse racing trainer.
[Picture of Mick CHANNON]


Chao, Manu
Born 21 June 1960  (Paris, France)
Singer with bands Mano Negra and Radio Bemba.
[Picture of Manu Chao]


Chaplin, Geraldine
Born 31 July 1944  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
American actress and daughter of Charlie Chaplin.
[Picture of Geraldine Chaplin]


Chapman, Duane "Dog"
Born 2 February 1953  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Bounty hunter & bail bondsman & TV star in the US.
[Picture of Duane


Chapman, Mark David
Born 10 May 1955  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
The killer of John Lennon in 1980. Currently serving life imprisonment.
[Picture of Mark David Chapman]


Chappelle, Dave
Born 24 August 1973  (Washington D.C., USA)
Massively popular American stand-up actor and TV show host, somewhat edgy and thus always in danger of getting #cancelled
[Picture of Dave Chappelle]


Charalambous, Bambos
Born 2 December 1967  (London, UK)
Labour MP for Enfield Southgate since 2017
[Picture of Bambos Charalambous]


Charboneau, Joe
Born 17 June 1955  (Belvidere, Illinois, USA)
Promising MLB player whose career died due to injury in the second year
[Picture of Joe Charboneau]


Charles, Bob
Born 14 March 1936  (Carterton, New Zealand)
Golfer, the first left-handed player to win a major (the 1963 Open).
[Picture of Bob Charles]


Charles, Jeanette Jeanette Charles is no longer with us
Born 15 October 1927  ()

Died 2 June 2024  (Great Baddow, Essex, UK)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Actress look-a-like of Queen Elisabeth II.
[Picture of Jeanette Charles]


Charles III, King
Born 14 November 1948  (Buckingham Palace, London, England)
Eternal prince-in-waiting, now ascended to the throne but as of this day, not yet coronated
[Picture of King Charles III]


Charlot, Juli Lynne Juli Lynne Charlot is no longer with us
Born 26 October 1922  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 3 March 2024  (Tepoztlán, Mexico)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
American actress, model and fashion designer who invented the poodle skirt
[Picture of Juli Lynne Charlot]


Chase, Barrie
Born 20 October 1933  (Kings Point, NY, USA)
Actress and dancer, she danced with (and dated) Fred Astaire and was beaten upby Robert Mitchum (in Cape Fear)
[Picture of Barrie Chase]


Chase, Chevy
Born 8 October 1943  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor & comedian, very popular in the 1970s & 1980s after his appearances on Saturday Night Live.
[Picture of Chevy Chase]


Chatterley, Lew
Born 15 February 1945  (Birmingham, England)
English footballer player and coach.
[Picture of Lew Chatterley]


Chauvin, Derek
Born 19 March 1976  (Oakdale, Minnesota, USA)
Minnesota policeman who loved his job a bit too much, and killed George Floyd.
[Picture of Derek Chauvin]


Chavez, Zoila
Born 25 August 1950  (Managua, Nicaragua)
Housekeeper of designer Jeff Lewis on the Reality TV show Flippin Out
[Picture of Zoila Chavez]


Chechik, Adriana
Born 4 November 1991  (Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Porn star.
[Picture of Adriana Chechik]


Checker, Chubby
Born 3 October 1941  (Spring Gulley, South Carolina, USA)
Singer, famous for his hit singles 'The Twist' and 'Let's Twist Again'.
[Picture of Chubby Checker]


Chekh, Artem
Born 13 June 1985  (Cherkasy, Ukrainian SSR, USSR)
Ukrainian journalist currently fighting for Ukraine in the Russian Invasion.
[Picture of Artem Chekh]


Chell, Carol
Born in   (exact date unknown)
TV presenter in 'Play School' and 'Play Away'. Born 1941.
[Picture of Carol Chell]


Cheney, Dick
Born 30 January 1941  (Lincoln, Nebraska, USA)
Former Vice-President of the USA, who was apparently the real "brains" in the White House. Has had years of heart trouble.
[Picture of Dick Cheney]


Cheney, Liz
Born 28 July 1966  (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)
Dick's daughter, and holder of his former House seat whose sudden shift to "principled #NeverTrumper" will probably slay the family dynasty. Oh well…
[Picture of Liz Cheney]


Cher, (singer/actress)
Born 20 May 1946  (El Centro, California, USA)
Singer, actress, gay icon, the "male-sounding one" out of Sonny & Cher, who, amongst many other things, has won an Oscar.
[Picture of (singer/actress) Cher]


Cherry, Don
Born 5 February 1934  (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
Outspoken Canadian ice hockey commentator. Not to be confused with the late jazz musician.
[Picture of Don Cherry]


Cheryl, (singer)
Born 30 June 1983  (Newcastle on Tyne, UK)
Born Cheryl Ann Tweedy, singer, former member of Girls Aloud, former WAG.
[Picture of (singer) Cheryl]


Cheung, Maggie
Born 20 September 1964  (British Hong Kong)
Hong Kong actress with many accolades to her name.
[Picture of Maggie Cheung]


Chianese, Dominic
Born 24 February 1931  (Bronx, New York, USA)
Actor, in many roles, but probably known for his role as Junior Soprano in the 'Sopranos'.
[Picture of Dominic Chianese]


Chicago, Judy
Born 20 July 1939  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American feminist artist.
[Picture of Judy Chicago]


Chiepe, Gaositwe
Born 20 October 1922  (Bechuanaland Province)
A veteran politician of Botswana
[Picture of Gaositwe Chiepe]


Childs, Albert
Born 25 September 1930  (Liverpool, Lancashire, England)
Played 2 games for Liverpool in the 50s, which makes him their oldest former player
[Picture of Albert Childs]


Chin, Tsai
Born 30 November 1936  (Tianjin, China)
Chinese actress who appeard in the 'Fu Manchu' films with Christopher Lee.
[Picture of Tsai Chin]


Chinery, Hazel P.
Born 5 May 1927  (London, England)
Last surviving member of The Beverley Sisters.
[Picture of Hazel P. Chinery]


Chin'ono, Hopewell
Born 26 March 1971  (Zimbabwe)
Zimbabwean journalist.
[Picture of Hopewell Chin'ono]


Chirac, Bernadette
Born 18 May 1933  (Paris, France)
Politician and wife of former French President Jacques Chirac.
[Picture of Bernadette Chirac]


Chittell, Chris
Born 19 May 1948  (Aldershot, UK)
Longest-serving actor in Emmerdale, having played the role of Eric Pollard since 1986. Early in his career, he also starred in a softcore porn film alongside a young Stellan Skarsgard.
[Picture of Chris Chittell]


Chomsky, Noam
Born 7 December 1928  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Leading professor of linguistics, who has also written and lectured widely on subjects as diverse as philosophy and US foreign policy. Holds honorary degrees from over 20 universities.
[Picture of Noam Chomsky]


Chong, Tommy
Born 24 May 1938  (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
One half of the stoner comedy duo Cheech and Chong.
[Picture of Tommy Chong]


Chrétien, Jean
Born 11 January 1934  (Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada)
French-Canadian politician. Was Prime Minister of Canada for ten years.
[Picture of Jean Chrétien]


Christian, Peter
Born 14 August 1947  (Dingle, Liverpool, England)
TV actor, 'Brookside'.
[Picture of Peter Christian]


Born 14 April 1940  (Chabua, India)
British actress. One of the faces of the 60s, starring in hit films 'Darling', 'Billy Liar' and ' Doctor Zhivago'.
[Picture of Julie CHRISTIE]


Christie, Lou
Born 19 February 1943  (Glenwillard, Pennsylvania, USA)
Pop singer who deployed a secret weapon falsetto on hits like "Lightnin' Strikes" and "I'm Gonna Make You Mine".
[Picture of Lou Christie]


Christoffersen, Birte
Born 28 March 1924  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Bronze medal for diving at the 1948 Olympic Games.
[Picture of Birte Christoffersen]


Christopher, Sonja Sonja Christopher is no longer with us
Born 28 January 1937  (Olympia, Washington, USA)

Died 26 April 2024  ()

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Took part in the US "Survivor" series - has beaten cancer in the past.
[Picture of Sonja Christopher]


Christopher, Tony
Born 25 April 1925  (Cheltenham, UK)
Oldest sitting member of the House of Lords as of the start of 2019.
[Picture of Tony Christopher]


Chun, Ip
Born 10 July 1924  (Foshan, Guangdong, China)
Iconic Chinese martial arts trainer
[Picture of Ip Chun]


Church, James
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Stepfather of Charlotte Church.
[Picture of James Church]


Churchman, Ysanne
Born 14 May 1925  (Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England)
Actress, best known as the voice of Grace Archer in 'The Archers' and was famously killed off in 1955 on the same night as the launch of ITV.
[Picture of Ysanne Churchman]


Chutkan, Tanya
Born 5 July 1962  (Kingston, Jamaica)
American lawyer, presiding judge against Donald Trump for trying to overthrow the election results of 2020.
[Picture of Tanya Chutkan]


Chuvalo, George
Born 12 September 1937  (Totonto, Ontario, Canada)
Retired heavyweight boxer.
[Picture of George Chuvalo]


Ciccone, Silvio
Born 6 June 1931  (Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Father of pointy-titted failed horse-rider Madonna, has parlayed his daughter's success into running his own winery.
[Picture of Silvio Ciccone]


Cig, Muazzez
Born 20 June 1914  (Bursa, Ottoman Empire)
Pioneering female archaelogist.
[Picture of Muazzez Cig]


Claire, Mary Jean St.
Born 13 October 1938  (Valencia, California, USA)
The Amazing Race contestant.
[Picture of Mary Jean St. Claire]


Clapton, Eric
Born 30 March 1945  (Ripley, UK)
Legendary guitarist and the only man inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times. Sometimes forgets to shut the window.
[Picture of Eric Clapton]


Clark, Dave
Born 15 December 1942  ()
Off of The Dave Clark Five. Will he end up in bit's and pieces?
[Picture of Dave Clark]


Clark, Greydon
Born 7 February 1943  (Niles, Michigan, USA)
Actor/director most associated with low-budget horror.
[Picture of Greydon Clark]


Clark, Lawrence Gordon
Born in   (exact date unknown)
English TV director and producer who gave us the 'A Ghost Story for Christmas' series of Yuletide spooky tales during the 1970s.
[Picture of Lawrence Gordon Clark]


Clark, Marcia
Born 31 August 1953  (Alameda, California, USA)
Lead prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson murder case, often crops up on TV as a talking head whenever there's another murder trial gaining media attention.
[Picture of Marcia Clark]


Clark, Matt
Born 25 November 1936  (Washington D.C., USA)
American actor ('Back to the Future III').
[Picture of Matt Clark]


Clark, Petula
Born 15 November 1932  (Epsom, Surrey, England)
Singer and actress. Has suffered from depression.
[Picture of Petula Clark]


Clark, Susan
Born 8 March 1943  (Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian Emmy-winning actress.
[Picture of Susan Clark]


Clark, Wesley
Born 23 December 1944  (Chicago, USA)
A retired general of the US Army decorated with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
[Picture of Wesley Clark]


Clarke, Frank
Born in Liverpool, England  (exact date unknown)
Writer known for his films Letter to Brezhnev (1985)and The Fruit Machine (1988).
[Picture of Frank Clarke]


Clarke, Giles
Born 29 May 1953  (Bristol, England, United Kingdom)
Cricket administrator.
[Picture of Giles Clarke]


Clarke, Kenneth
Born 2 July 1940  (Nottingham, England)
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Major government, now minister without portfolio in the Con-Dem coalition government.
[Picture of Kenneth Clarke]


Clarke, Roy
Born 28 January 1930  (Austerfield, Yorkshire, England)
Sitcom producer & writer who has written 'Keeping Up Appearances' and 'Open All Hours' but is probably best known for 'Last of the Summer Wine' where he has written the same jokes for 30 years. The series finally had it's last drop of wine in 2010.
[Picture of Roy Clarke]


Clarkson, Jeremy
Born 11 April 1960  (Doncaster, South Yorkshire)
Presenter of Top Gear, and columnist in the Times & The Sun. His frequently outspoken views have divided the UK, with some declaring him the last bastion of sense in the country, others saying...ahem...less nice things about him.
[Picture of Jeremy Clarkson]


Claus, Santa
Born in Washington DC, USA  (exact date unknown)
Yes, Santa is real, he is a former councilman for the sleepy small town of North Pole, Alaska. Born Thomas Patrick O'Connor in May 1947.
[Picture of Santa Claus]


Clausen, Alf
Born 28 March 1941  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Film and television composer.
[Picture of Alf Clausen]


Clay, Bill
Born 30 April 1931  (St. Louis, MO, USA)
US Congressman representing Missouri for 32 years (1969-2001)
[Picture of Bill Clay]


clayton, edward
Born 9 October 1940  (Sheffield, Staffordshire, England)
Actor, known from 1960s soap 'Crossroads'.
[Picture of edward clayton]


Clayton-Thomas, David
Born 13 September 1941  (Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England)
Singer, either as a soloist or with Blood, Sweat & Tears. Of Canadian ancestry, he often has links there.
[Picture of David Clayton-Thomas]


Cleall, Peter
Born 16 March 1944  (Finchley, Middlesex, England)
English acting agent and actor on the comedy series "Please Sir!"
[Picture of Peter Cleall]


Cleese, John
Born 27 October 1939  (Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England)
Legendary comedian, member of Monty Python, who has more latterly found fame in the US.
[Picture of John Cleese]


Clegg, Barbara
Born 1 March 1926  (Manchester, England)
Actress (Nurse Jo Buckley in 'Emergency Ward 10') and scriptwriter ('Corrie', 'Doctor Who').
[Picture of Barbara Clegg]


Clegg, John
Born in Murree, Pakistan  (exact date unknown)
Actor, best known as Gunner Graham in 1970s sitcom 'It Aint Half Hot Mum'. Born 1934.
[Picture of John Clegg]


Clement, Dick
Born 5 September 1937  (Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England)
Half of successful comedy-writing team with Ian LaFrenais, responsible for popular TV hits including as Auf Wiedersehn Pet, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads and Porridge.
[Picture of Dick Clement]


Cliff, Jimmy
Born 30 July 1944  (St. James, Jamaica)
Important Jamaican ska and reggae artist
[Picture of Jimmy Cliff]


Clifford, Keith
Born 20 June 1938  (Halifax, Yorkshire, England)
Actor who played Billy Hardcastle in 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
[Picture of Keith Clifford]


Clinton, Bill
Born 19 August 1946  (Hope, Arkansas, USA)
Sax-playing ex-US President (1993-2001).
[Picture of Bill Clinton]


Clinton, George
Born 22 July 1940  (Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA)
Funk & soul musician & keyboard player, well known for his flamboyant style & hair.
[Picture of George Clinton]


Clinton, Hillary
Born 26 October 1947  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former First Lady of the United States, current Senator & 2008 Presidential Candidate. Wife of Bill.
[Picture of Hillary Clinton]


Clooney, George
Born 6 May 1961  (Lexington, Kentucky, USA)
Former TV star, now big in the world of films, firstly as an actor, and more recently as a producer & director. Also quite politically active in recent years, which has been reflected in his movies.
[Picture of George Clooney]


Clooney, Nick
Born 13 January 1934  (Maysville, Kentucky, USA)
Journalist and news anchorman, father of George.
[Picture of Nick Clooney]


Coad, Merwin
Born 28 September 1924  (Cawker City, Kansas, USA)
Former US congressman who has been retired for 61 years
[Picture of Merwin Coad]


Cobham, Billy
Born 16 May 1944  (Colon, Panama)
Jazz drummer, and like most still living jazz legends, associated with Miles Davis
[Picture of Billy Cobham]


Cochrane, Glen
Born 29 January 1958  (Cranbrook, Canada)
NHL player.
[Picture of Glen Cochrane]


Cockburn, Bruce
Born 27 May 1945  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Influential Canadian folk rocker.
[Picture of Bruce Cockburn]


Coddington, Grace
Born 20 April 1941  (Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom)
Model and former creative director of American 'Vogue' magazine.
[Picture of Grace Coddington]


Coen, Ethan
Born 21 September 1957  (St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA)
Acclaimed American film director alongside brother Joel.
[Picture of Ethan Coen]


Coen, Joel
Born 29 November 1954  (St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA)
Acclaimed American film director alongside brother Ethan.
[Picture of Joel Coen]


Coetzee, J.M.
Born 9 February 1940  (Cape Town, South Africa)
Two-time Booker Prize winner, Nobel Laureate and possible the most critically regarded writer from Africa in history.
[Picture of J.M. Coetzee]


Cohn, Arthur
Born 4 February 1927  (Basel, Switzerland)
Film producer behind a lengthy back catalogue ("The Garden of the Finzi-Continis", "Central Station", "One Day In September").
[Picture of Arthur Cohn]


Cohn, Mindy
Born 5 May 1966  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Voice actress known as the voiice of Scooby Doo's Velma. Breast cancer survivor. Proud fag hag.
[Picture of Mindy Cohn]


Colavito, Rocky
Born 10 August 1933  (The Bronx, NY, USA)
Former baseball player, once hit 4 HR in one game for the Cleveland Indians. He was the inspiration for the1994 book "The Curse of Rocky Colavito" which speculated that him being traded to the Tigers following the 1959 season had lead to the Indians lack
[Picture of Rocky Colavito]


Colbert, Robert
Born 26 July 1931  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Actor, a regular on US TV.
[Picture of Robert Colbert]


Cole, Graham
Born 16 March 1952  (Willesden, England)
English actor who played PC Tony Stamp on 'The Bill'.
[Picture of Graham Cole]


Cole, J.
Born 28 January 1985  (Frankfurt, West Germany)
American Grammy-winning rapper deemed one of the best of his generation.
[Picture of J. Cole]


Coleman, Chad
Born 9 June 1967  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
Actor, played Dennis "Cutty"Wise in The Wire.
[Picture of Chad Coleman]


Coleman, Dabney Dabney Coleman is no longer with us
Born 3 January 1932  (Austin, Texas, USA)

Died 16 May 2024  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Moustachioed actor, best known for his role as the sexist boss in 'Nine to Five'.
[Picture of Dabney Coleman]


Coleman, John
Born 9 August 1934  (Manchester, England)
British conductor.
[Picture of John Coleman]


Coleman, Norm
Born 17 August 1949  (New York City, New York, USA)
Floor-crossing former US senator for Minnesota. Was also a former roadie for Jethro Tull.
[Picture of Norm Coleman]


Coles, Bryony
Born 12 August 1946  (England)
British archaeologist who studied the sunken realm of Doggerland
[Picture of Bryony Coles]


Coles, Neil
Born 26 September 1934  (London, UK)
Golfer, runner-up in the 1973 Open and represented the UK six times in the Ryder Cup.
[Picture of Neil Coles]


Collins, (football) Gerry (football) Gerry Collins is no longer with us
Born 12 March 1955  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Died 20 May 2024  ()

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Scottish football player and manager, lately managing ill health
[Picture of (football) Gerry Collins]


Collins, Edwyn
Born 23 August 1959  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Scottish musician, singer & songwriter, who amazingly overcame two serious brain haemorrhages.
[Picture of Edwyn Collins]


Collins, Eleanor Eleanor Collins is no longer with us
Born 21 November 1919  (Edmonton, Canada)

Died 3 March 2024  (Surrey. BC, Canada)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Canada's "First Lady of Jazz".
[Picture of Eleanor Collins]


Collins, James "Gerry"
Born 16 October 1938  (Abbeyfeale, Ireland)
Former two-time foreign minister in the Irish government.
[Picture of James


Collins, Joan
Born 23 May 1933  (London, England)
Mutton-dressed-as-lamb actress, veteran of over 80 films spanning half a century, not to mention 'Dynasty'. Random fact: her first husband Maxwell Reed tried to sell her to an Arab sheik for £10,000, just seven months after their wedding in 1952.
[Picture of Joan Collins]


Collins, Judy
Born 1 May 1939  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Singer and social activist.
[Picture of Judy Collins]


Collins, Kenny
Born in UK  (exact date unknown)
Former frontman with Scottish rockers, Logan. Born 1980
[Picture of Kenny Collins]


Collins, Lily
Born 18 March 1989  (Guildford, Surrey, England)
Actress acclaimed for roles such as 'Rules Don't Apply' and 'To the Bone'. Also daughter of Phil Collins.
[Picture of Lily Collins]


Collins, Phil
Born 30 January 1951  (London, England)
Baldy drummer/singer out of Genesis and Live Aid.
[Picture of Phil Collins]


Collins, Susan
Born 7 December 1952  (Caribou, Maine, USA)
Perpetually concerned Maine senator
[Picture of Susan Collins]


Colvin, Claudette
Born 5 September 1939  (Montgomery AL, USA)
US Civil Rights activist, arrested aged 15 for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white woman. Was one of the plaintiffs in the first Federal case challenging bus segregation.
[Picture of Claudette Colvin]


Commerford, Tim
Born 26 February 1968  (Irvine, California, USA)
Musician, best known as bass player fro Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage.
[Picture of Tim Commerford]


Conant, 2nd Baronet, John
Born 24 April 1923  (Lyndon, Rutland, England)
British aristocrat.
[Picture of John Conant, 2nd Baronet]


Condé, Maryse Maryse Condé is no longer with us
Born 2 November 1937  (Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France)

Died 2 April 2024  ()

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
French writer and critic.
[Picture of Maryse Condé]


Condon, Paul
Born 10 March 1947  ()
Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police from 1993-2000.
[Picture of Paul Condon]


Conley, Rosemary
Born 19 December 1946  (Leicester, England)
Diet guru who became famous after publication of her Hip & Thigh Diet book in 1988
[Picture of Rosemary Conley]


Connelly, George
Born 1 March 1949  (Fife, UK)
Gifted footballer who played for Celtic until he walked away from the game at just 26.
[Picture of George Connelly]


Connick Sr., Harry Harry Connick Sr. is no longer with us
Born 27 March 1926  (Mobile, Alabama, USA)

Died 25 January 2024  (New Orleans, LA, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
American attorney, father of Harry Connick Jr.
[Picture of Harry Connick Sr.]


Connolly, Billy
Born 24 November 1942  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish stand-up comedian, who has also acted, sung & done TV presenting. Well known for his dishevelled appearance and saying the word "jobby" a lot.
[Picture of Billy Connolly]


Connolly, John
Born 1 August 1940  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Corrupt Boston FBI agent, nicknamed "Zip". An informant in service of James "Whitey" Bulger.
[Picture of John Connolly]


Conran, Shirley Shirley Conran is no longer with us
Born 21 September 1932  ()

Died 9 May 2024  ()

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
British novelist and journalist who found the most success with the novel "Lace"
[Picture of Shirley Conran]


Considine, John
Born 2 January 1935  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
US character actor, a favourite of Robert Altman.
[Picture of John Considine]


Conteh, John
Born 27 May 1951  (Toxteth, Liverpool, England)
Boxer, former WBC World Champion at light-heavyweight. Besides Paul McCartney, he's the sole survivor of the "escapees" on the album cover of Band on the Run.
[Picture of John Conteh]


Conter, Lou Lou Conter is no longer with us
Born 13 September 1921  (Ojibwa, Wisconsin, USA)

Died 1 April 2024  (Grass Valley, CA, USA)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Pearl Harbor survivor and the last survivor of the sinking of the USS 'Arizona'.
[Picture of Lou Conter]


Cook, Stu
Born 25 April 1945  (California, USA)
Bass guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival
[Picture of Stu Cook]


Cook, Tommy
Born 5 July 1930  (Duluth, Minnesota, USA)
Child actor in 30s/40s film and radio, typically in Westerns and Tarzan films. The roles dried up with puberty and he migrated to voicing Hanna-Barbera characters.
[Picture of Tommy Cook]


Cooke, Brian
Born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England  (exact date unknown)
With Johnnie Mortimer, co-creator of sitcoms 'Man About the House', 'George and Mildred', and 'Robin's Nest'. Born 1937.
[Picture of Brian Cooke]


Cooke, Sidney
Born 18 April 1927  ()
Convicted paedophile as featured in the satirical TV show 'Brasseye'.
[Picture of Sidney Cooke]


Coolidge, Jennifer
Born 28 August 1961  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Character actress mostly in comedies such as the 'American Pie' and 'Legally Blonde' series.
[Picture of Jennifer Coolidge]


Coolidge, Rita
Born 1 May 1945  (Lafayette, Tennessee, USA)
American singer, once married to Kris Kristofferson, who performed the least-known James Bond title track
[Picture of Rita Coolidge]


Coombs, Carol
Born 15 October 1935  (Canada)
1940s/50s actress, whose most famous role was as Jimmy Stewart's daughter in It's a Wonderful Life. Retired in her 20s to become a kindergarten teacher.
[Picture of Carol Coombs]


Cooney, Eugenia
Born 27 July 1994  (Massachusetts, USA)
Vlogger, described as "The YouTuber Slowly Killing Herself" by critics due to the fact she weighs about 15 pounds.
[Picture of Eugenia Cooney]


Cooney, Joan Ganz
Born 30 November 1929  (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
TV producer who created Sesame Street.
[Picture of Joan Ganz Cooney]


Cooney, Ray
Born 30 May 1932  (London, England)
Playwright & actor, mostly in the theatre.
[Picture of Ray Cooney]


Cooper, Alice
Born 4 February 1948  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Make-up clad "master of shock rock". Born Vincent Damon Furnier, but changed his and his band's name to Alice Cooper in the late '60s, apparently because he believes he is a reincarnation of a 17th-century witch of that name.
[Picture of Alice Cooper]


Cooper, Jilly
Born 21 February 1937  (Essex, England)
Tory writer of terrible faux-erotic novels for sexually repressed members of the upper middle class. Sadly survived the 1999 Ladbroke Grove rail crash.
[Picture of Jilly Cooper]


Cooper, Martin
Born 26 December 1928  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Inventor of the cell (mobile) phone which either makes him one of the great technological pioneers or the Devil incarnate. Your choice…
[Picture of Martin Cooper]


Cope, Kenneth
Born 14 April 1931  (Liverpool, England)
Actor, either best known as Marty Hopkirk in 'Randall & Hopkirk Deceased', Jed Stone in 'Coronation Street' or Cyril Carter in 'Carry on Matron', depending on your viewing tastes.
[Picture of Kenneth Cope]


Coppola, Francis Ford
Born 7 April 1939  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Legendary film director of 1970s classics such as 'The Godfather'. 'The Conversation' and 'Apocalypse Now'.
[Picture of Francis Ford Coppola]


Corbett, Matthew
Born 28 March 1948  (Guisley, Yorkshire, England)
Actor and puppeteer, best known as succeeding his father Harry as the custodian of Sooty. Also appeared on kid's TV show 'Rainbow' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Matthew Corbett]


Corbin, Barry
Born 16 October 1940  (Lamesa, Texas, USA)
Actor, Northern Exposure.
[Picture of Barry Corbin]


Corday, Mara
Born 3 January 1930  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Former Playboy Playmate.
[Picture of Mara Corday]


Corey, E. J.
Born 12 July 1928  (Methuen, Massachusetts, USA)
Organic chemist and recipient of the 1990 Nobel prize in chemistry "for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis".
[Picture of E. J. Corey]


Cormack, Peter
Born 17 July 1946  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Scottish football player with some extremely successful years in Liverpool
[Picture of Peter Cormack]


Corman, Roger Roger Corman is no longer with us
Born 5 April 1926  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Died 9 May 2024  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Influential low budget film director who made a series of films based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe and encouraged a generation of film directors such as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese as well as actors
[Picture of Roger Corman]


Corona, Sergio
Born 7 October 1928  (Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico)
Mexican actor/comedian, survivor of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. He was also in License to Kill.
[Picture of Sergio Corona]


Corrigan-Maguire, Máiread
Born 27 January 1944  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Formed the Community of Peace People in Northern Ireland with Betty Williams and together they won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
[Picture of Máiread Corrigan-Maguire]


Cortez, Dave Baby
Born 13 August 1938  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
R&B musician best known for his instrumental "The Happy Organ". Teenage laughter goes here…
[Picture of Dave Baby Cortez]


Cosby, Bill
Born 12 July 1937  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Long-standing, squeaky-clean, inexplicably popular US comic.
[Picture of Bill Cosby]


Cossotto, Fiorenza
Born 22 April 1935  (Crescentino, Italy)
Italian operatic mezzo-soprano
[Picture of Fiorenza Cossotto]


Costa, Mary
Born 5 April 1930  (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
Actress, the voice of Princess Aurora in the Disney classic 'Sleeping Beauty'.
[Picture of Mary Costa]


Costa-Gavras, (director)
Born 12 February 1933  (Iraia, Greece)
Greek-French film director specialising in political thrillers. Best known film is probably 'Missing' starring the late Jack Lemmon from 1982.
[Picture of (director) Costa-Gavras]


Costanzo, Robert
Born 20 October 1942  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, did a lot of TV work. Hill Street Blues, Family tiies, LA Law, NYPD Blue, Days of our lives etc.
[Picture of Robert Costanzo]


Coste, Charles
Born 8 February 1924  (Ollioules, France)
French cyclist and gold medal winner at the 1948 Olympic Games
[Picture of Charles Coste]


Costello, Elvis
Born 25 August 1954  (Paddington, London, England)
Pop singer, born Declan McManus.
[Picture of Elvis Costello]


Cotcher, Tom
Born 28 July 1950  (place of birth unknown)
Scottish actor.
[Picture of Tom Cotcher]


Coulter, Phil
Born 19 February 1942  (Derry, Northern Ireland)
Irish songwriter behind Eurovision smashes "Puppet on a String" and "Congratulations".
[Picture of Phil Coulter]


Court, Margaret
Born 16 July 1942  (Perth, Australia)
One of the top women tennis players of the 1960s. Now a controversial figure due to her views on homosexuality in the game.
[Picture of Margaret Court]


Courtenay, Tom
Born 25 February 1937  (Hull, Yorkshire, England)
British actor, knighted in 2001. His heyday was in the 1960s, but still pops up in films to this day.
[Picture of Tom Courtenay]


Cousins, Dave
Born 7 January 1945  (Hounslow, United Kingdom)
English singer and songwriter and the primary member of rock brand Strawbs
[Picture of Dave Cousins]


Cousy, Bob
Born 9 August 1928  (Manhattan, New York, US)
Exceptionally successful US basketball player
[Picture of Bob Cousy]


Coverdale, David
Born 22 September 1951  (Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK)
Big haired singer of Whitesnake, successor to Ian Gillan as singer of Deep Purple.
[Picture of David Coverdale]


Cowell, (Wildlife) Simon (Wildlife) Simon Cowell is no longer with us
Born in Leatherhead, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 9 June 2024  ()

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
TV Veterinarian who has never judged The X-Factor, as far as we know…
[Picture of (Wildlife) Simon Cowell]


Cowell, Simon
Born 7 October 1959  (Brighton, East Sussex, England)
Record producer & TV talent judge, he of the scathing putdowns & high trousers.
[Picture of Simon Cowell]


Cowern, Dianna
Born 4 May 1989  (Kauai, Hawaii, USA)
Science-oriented YouTuber "Physics Girl" now facing the gravity of long COVID.
[Picture of Dianna Cowern]


Cowie, Lord Cowie, William
Born 1 June 1926  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish lawyer and rugby union player, once served as Senator of the College of Justice.
[Picture of William Cowie, Lord Cowie]


Cowperthwaite, Barton
Born 10 July 1992  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
American actor appearing in Netflix's 'Tiny Pretty Things'.
[Picture of Barton Cowperthwaite]


Cox, Brian
Born 1 June 1946  (Dundee, Scotland)
Feted British actor in TV & (mainly) films.
[Picture of Brian Cox]


COX, Brian Edward
Born 3 March 1968  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Popular television physicist and former keyboardist with D:Ream.
[Picture of Brian Edward COX]


Cox, Jane
Born 13 May 1952  (UK)
Longest-serving female Emmerdale castmember as of the start of 2018, having played Lisa Dingle since 1996.
[Picture of Jane Cox]


Cox, Ronny
Born 23 July 1938  (Cloudcroft, New Mexico, USA)
American actor, singer, songwriter, and storyteller. Played Cohaagen in Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall. Yes, the exploding head at the end.
[Picture of Ronny Cox]


Cox, Sara
Born 13 December 1974  (Bolton, England)
BBC Radio DJ.
[Picture of Sara Cox]


Cox, Tony
Born 31 March 1958  (Uniontown, Alabama, USA)
Actor in Bad Santa and Epic Movie.
[Picture of Tony Cox]


Coxsone, Lloyd
Born in Morant Bay, Jamaica  (exact date unknown)
Record producer, mostly for Reggae songs
[Picture of Lloyd Coxsone]


Coyote, Peter
Born 10 October 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor whose counter-culture activism and Buddhist beliefs stopped him becoming an A-lister. Was strongly considered for the role of Indiana Jones, but perhaps best known as the scientist in "E.T."
[Picture of Peter Coyote]


Craft, Tylee
Date and place of birth unknown
College-level American football player.
[Picture of Tylee Craft]


Craig, Jenny
Born 7 August 1932  (Berwick, Louisiana, USA)
American weight-loss gure and founder of her own weight-loss product empire
[Picture of Jenny Craig]


Craig, Michael
Born 27 January 1929  (Poona, British India)
Actor and scriptwriter known in both the UK and Australia for his everyman roles.
[Picture of Michael Craig]


Craig, Wendy
Born 20 June 1934  (Sacriston, County Durham, England)
English actress, best known for her sitcom roles, most notably 'Butterflies'.
[Picture of Wendy Craig]


Crampton, Bruce
Born 28 September 1935  (Sydney, Australia)
Runner up in four golf majors, all to Jack Nicklaus. You can't get past the Golden Bear, eh, Tiger?
[Picture of Bruce Crampton]


Craven, John
Born 16 August 1940  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
TV presenter and newsreader.
[Picture of John Craven]


Crawford, Christina
Born 11 June 1939  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Writer of "Mommie Dearest", an autobiographical account of child abuse by her adoptive mother Joan Crawford now used as kitsch for drag queens.
[Picture of Christina Crawford]


Crawford, Michael
Born 19 January 1942  (Salisbury, Wiltshire, England)
TV actor who made his name as Frank Spencer in 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em', before successfully reinventing himself as a serious stage actor, taking starring roles in 'Barnum' and 'Phantom of the Opera'.
[Picture of Michael Crawford]


Crews, Terry
Born 30 July 1968  (Flint, Michigan, U.S.)
Former US footballer who moved to acting and played Tony Jeffords in Brooklyn Nine-Nine for 8 years
[Picture of Terry Crews]


Crippen, Robert
Born 11 September 1937  (Beaumont, Texas, USA)
Commander of the first Space Shuttle mission.
[Picture of Robert Crippen]


Cromwell, James
Born 27 January 1940  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
US actor, starred in 'Babe', 'LA Confidential', 'The Queen'.
[Picture of James Cromwell]


Cronenberg, David
Born 15 March 1943  (Toronto, Ontatio, Canada)
Canadian film director, producer & writer.
[Picture of David Cronenberg]


Cronin, Kevin
Born 6 October 1951  (Evanston, Illinois, USA)
American rock frontman of REO Speedwagon.
[Picture of Kevin Cronin]


Cropley, Alex
Born 16 January 1951  (Frodsham, United Kingdom)
Midfielder who played at Arsenal and Aston Villa, now, like so many, diagnosed with dementia
[Picture of Alex Cropley]


Crosbie, Annette
Born 12 February 1934  (Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland)
Long serving actress on stage, film & TV - forever remembered for her role as Margaret Meldrew in 'One Foot in the Grave'.
[Picture of Annette Crosbie]


Cross, Chris Chris Cross is no longer with us
Born 14 July 1952  (Tottenham, London, England)

Died 25 March 2024  ()

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Bassist with Ultravox.
[Picture of Chris Cross]


Croucher, Brian
Born 23 January 1942  (Surrey, England, United Kingdom)
British actor, Ted Hills on Eastenders
[Picture of Brian Croucher]


Croucher, Chris
Born 1 August 1981  (Guildford, United Kingdom)
Screenwriter and producer mainly known for Downton Abbey - and his sexual misconduct
[Picture of Chris Croucher]


Crow, Sheryl
Born 11 February 1962  (Kennett, Missouri, USA)
American blues rock singer. Overcame breast cancer in 2006.
[Picture of Sheryl Crow]


Crowley, Pat
Born 17 September 1933  (Olyphant, Pennsylvania, USA)
American actress.
[Picture of Pat Crowley]


Crown, Lester
Born 7 June 1925  (USA)
[Picture of Lester Crown]


Cruickshank, John
Born 20 May 1920  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
The last surviving recipient of the Victoria Cross for air action in WWII.
[Picture of John Cruickshank]


Crumb, Robert
Born 30 August 1934  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Cartoonist, creator of "Fritz, the Cat" and "Mr. Natural".
[Picture of Robert Crumb]


Csupo, Gabor
Born 29 September 1952  (Budapest, Hungary)
Half of Klasky Csupo, the Hanna-Barbera of the 90s with popular children's cartoons 'Rugrats', 'The Wild Thornberries', and 'Rocket Power' and adult fare 'Duckman'. Also the original animation director on 'The Simpsons' who persuaded Matt Groening to make
[Picture of Gabor Csupo]


Culkin, Macaulay
Born 26 August 1980  (New York City, New York, USA)
Child actor who found fame in the 'Home Alone' film series before predictably drifting into relative obscurity.
[Picture of Macaulay Culkin]


Cullen, Peter
Born 28 July 1941  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Canadian voice actor, first voice for KARR in Knight Rider.
[Picture of Peter Cullen]


Cumberbatch, Benedict
Born 19 July 1976  (London, England)
One of Britain's most successful actors, known for his performance as Sherlock Holmes in the hit television series 'Sherlock'. Works also on stage, screen and as a voice actor.
[Picture of Benedict Cumberbatch]


Cumbes, Jim
Born 4 May 1944  (Manchester, UK)
Dual-sport athlete, both an accomplished fast bowler and goalkeeper. Possibly the only man to play against Pele and the Oxford University cricket team.
[Picture of Jim Cumbes]


Cummings, Iris
Born 21 December 1920  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American aviator and Olympic swimmer.
[Picture of Iris Cummings]


Cunningham, Jack
Born 4 August 1939  (Durham, England)
Former Labour MP and Blair-era Minister.
[Picture of Jack Cunningham]


Cunningham, Roseanna
Born 27 July 1951  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Current Scottish minister for Community Safety.
[Picture of Roseanna Cunningham]


Currie, Billy
Born 1 April 1950  (Huddersfield, England)
British musician and founder of Ultravox
[Picture of Billy Currie]


Currie, Edwina
Born 13 October 1946  (Liverpool, England)
Junior Health Minister for a couple years under Thatcher who shagged John Major and gave Jimmy Savile free reign over a psychiatric hospital. Resigned in 1988 after claiming most eggs in the UK were infected with salmonella, which caused egg production to
[Picture of Edwina Currie]


Curry, Tim
Born 19 April 1949  (Grappenhall, Warrington, England)
Actor specialising in villainous roles such as Dr. Frank N. Furter in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'.
[Picture of Tim Curry]


Curtice, John
Born 10 December 1953  (place of birth unknown)
British polticial scientist.
[Picture of John Curtice]


Curtin, Jane
Born 9 June 1947  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Memorably deadpan original cast member of 'Saturday Night Live', later noted for her roles on 'Kate & Allie' and '3rd Rock from the Sun'.
[Picture of Jane Curtin]


Curtis, Jamie Lee
Born 22 November 1958  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, best known for the 'Halloween' movies. Long rumoured to be a Hermaphrodite. Whatever she/he is, Tony Curtis was the father.
[Picture of Jamie Lee Curtis]


Curtis, Sonny
Born 9 May 1937  (Meadow, Texas, USA)
Childhood friend of Buddy Holly who replaced him as the Crickets' lead singer following the Day the Music Died. Also wrote the lyrics for "I Fought the Law" as well as the "Mary Tyler Moore" theme tune.
[Picture of Sonny Curtis]


Cypher, Jon
Born 13 January 1932  (New York, New York, USA)
American actor best known as Chief Fletcher Daniels in Hill Street Blues.
[Picture of Jon Cypher]


Cyrus, Miley
Born 23 November 1992  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
Sugary star of the Hannah Montana TV series and daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus. Now trying too hard to cultivate a "raunchy" image and seemingly introduced the phrase "twerking" into mainstream parlance.
[Picture of Miley Cyrus]

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