Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: 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]


Enrile, Juan Ponce
Born 14 February 1924  (Gonzaga, Phillipine Islands)
Highly notable political figure with close connections to the Marcos family
[Picture of Juan Ponce Enrile]


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]


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


Padgett, Doug Doug Padgett is no longer with us
Born 20 July 1934  (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England)

Died 20 January 2024  (Bradford, Yorks., England)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
English former cricketer.
[Picture of Doug Padgett]


Page, Geneviève
Born 13 December 1937  (Paris, France)
Global star, at home on stage or screen has appeared in numerous French, Italian, British and American films, including El Cid and Grand Prix. She continued acting into her 70s.
[Picture of Geneviève 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]


Paglia, Camille
Born 2 April 1947  (Endicott, NY, USA)
Academic and author who espouses on cultural and feminist themes
[Picture of Camille Paglia]


Paige, Janis Janis Paige is no longer with us
Born 16 September 1922  (Tacoma, Washington, USA)

Died 2 June 2024  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Film and television actress.
[Picture of Janis 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]


Pakru, Guinness
Born 31 August 1976  (Kollan, Kerala, India)
Guinness record holder for being the shortest actor(76cm) in a full length film.
[Picture of Guinness Pakru]


Palin, Sarah
Born 11 February 1964  (Sandpoint, Idaho, USA)
Former governor of Alaska and US Vice Presidential candidate in 2008. Now figurehead of the ridiculous 'Tea Party' movement.
[Picture of Sarah Palin]


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


Palley, Claire
Born 17 February 1931  (Union of South Africa)
First woman recognized to hold a Chair in Law in a UK university.
[Picture of Claire Palley]


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]


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


Panetta, Leon
Born 28 June 1938  (Monterey, California, USA)
American politician who has served as White House Chief of Staff, director of the CIA, and Secretary of Defence.
[Picture of Leon Panetta]


Panozzo, Chuck
Born 20 September 1948  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Bassist, member of the band The Styx. Currently living with the AIDS virus.
[Picture of Chuck Panozzo]


Pappammal, (farmer)
Born in Devalapuram, India  (exact date unknown)
Agricultural pioneer of India and the world's oldest active farmer
[Picture of (farmer) Pappammal]


Parazaider, Walter
Born 14 March 1945  (Maywood, Ilinois, USA)
US musician, founding member of the band, Chicago.
[Picture of Walter Parazaider]


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]


Parenti, Michael
Born 30 September 1933  (New York, NY, USA)
Political writer and lecturer, known for Marxist views
[Picture of Michael Parenti]


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]


Paribatra, Induratana
Born 2 February 1922  (Bangkok, Siam)
Ancient member of the Thai royal house
[Picture of Induratana Paribatra]


Parker, Dakota Ray
Born in Hillsboro, Kentucky, USA  (exact date unknown)
Folk-country singer.
[Picture of Dakota Ray 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]


Parker Jr., Ray
Born 1 May 1954  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
US funk-pop singer, not afraid of ghosts, but about to become one?
[Picture of Ray Parker Jr.]


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, Bradford
Born 16 February 1935  (Madison, WI, USA)
Retired USAF Colonel, largely responsible for the development of GPS.
[Picture of Bradford Parkinson]


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]


Parks, Gino
Born 26 June 1933  (Fairfield, Alabama, USA)
American R&B singer.
[Picture of Gino Parks]


Parrish, Leslie
Born 13 March 1935  (Melrose, Massachusetts, USA)
American actress, environmentalist writer and producer.
[Picture of Leslie Parrish]


Parry, Deborah
Born in Britain  (exact date unknown)
Nurse convicted of murder in Saudi Arabia and sentenced to death, subsequently released after payment of blood money and intervention of PM Tony Blair. Doubts remain about the fairness of the trial as there were no witnesses and no evidence offered other
[Picture of Deborah Parry]


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]


Pascal, Pedro
Born 2 April 1975  (Santiago, Chile)
Actor known for roles such as Oberyn Martell in 'Game of Thrones' and the title role in 'The Mandalorian'.
[Picture of Pedro Pascal]


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


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]


Pattison, Jim
Born 1 October 1928  (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Canadian billionaire businessman.
[Picture of Jim Pattison]


Patton, Mark
Born 22 September 1959  (Kansas City, MO, USA)
Actor, Nightmare on Elm St 2, dubbed cinema's first Scream King. Diagnosed with HIV at 40, announced in 2023 the diagnosis had progressed to AIDS.
[Picture of Mark Patton]


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


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]


Peacock, Alan
Born 29 October 1937  (Middlesbrough, England)
English footballer, most famously for Midlesbrough.
[Picture of Alan Peacock]


Peacock, Dave
Born 24 May 1945  (Enfield, Middx, England)
Musician, one half of Chas & Dave, but so much more.
[Picture of Dave Peacock]


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, Felicia
Born 18 May 1980  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Former drug dealer who later acted on every media ponce's favourite TV show 'The Wire'.
[Picture of Felicia Pearson]


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


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]


Pelmear, Donald
Born in Middlesbrough, England  (exact date unknown)
Played Professor Rubeish in the 1973 'Doctor Who' story "The Time Warrior". Born 1924.
[Picture of Donald Pelmear]


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]


Peltier, Leonard
Born 12 September 1944  (Belcourt, North Dakota, USA)
Native American activist and convicted murderer.
[Picture of Leonard Peltier]


Peltola, Mary
Born 31 August 1973  (Anchorage, Alaska, USA)
Native American who memorably defeated Sarah Palin in the Alaskan congressional race
[Picture of Mary Peltola]


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]


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]


Perdue, Sonny
Born 20 December 1946  (Perry, Georgia, USA)
American politician and Governor of Georgia.
[Picture of Sonny Perdue]


Pérez, Juan Vicente Juan Vicente Pérez is no longer with us
Born 27 May 1909  (Táchira, Venezuela)

Died 2 April 2024  (San Jose de Bolivar, Táchira, Venezuela)

Age at death: 114  (read death notice)
At 114 years of age the verified oldest man in the planet.
[Picture of Juan Vicente Pérez]


Pérez Esquivel, Adolfo
Born 26 November 1931  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentine arty type and human rights activist awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980.
[Picture of Adolfo Pérez 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, Brian
Born 11 March 1946  (place of birth unknown)
British veterinarian surgeon.
[Picture of Brian Perry]


perry, katy
Born 25 October 1984  (Santa Barbara, California, USA)
Successful recording artist who was briefly married to comedian Russell Brand.
[Picture of katy 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


Persky, Bill
Born 9 September 1931  (place of birth unknown)
American television director, most notably for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'.
[Picture of Bill Persky]


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]


Peters, Clarke
Born 7 April 1952  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor and favourite of David Simon, having played major roles in both 'The Wire' and 'Treme'.
[Picture of Clarke Peters]


Peterson, Iris
Born in United States  (exact date unknown)
prominent flight attendant who improved working conditions
[Picture of Iris Peterson]


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


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]


Phillips, Fiona
Born 1 January 1961  (Canterbury, England)
English journalist and presenter of GMTV Today.
[Picture of Fiona Phillips]


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, 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]


Pickles, Carolyn
Born 8 February 1952  (Wakefield, England)
English actress of television and the stage.
[Picture of Carolyn Pickles]


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


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]


Pierce, Wendell
Born 12 August 1963  (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Television actor, main cast in Jack Ryan. Played Death in the Watch.
[Picture of Wendell Pierce]


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


Pileggi, Nicholas
Born 22 February 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
American author, wrote Wiseguy and the script for the film it developed into: Goodfellas.
[Picture of Nicholas Pileggi]


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


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]


Born 7 July 1945  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazilian Playboy model and the inspiration for 'The Girl from Ipanema'.
[Picture of Heloisa PINHEIRO]


Born 8 September 1979  (Doylestown, Pennslyvania, USA)
Get the party started, she's on the DDP, everybody's waiting for her to arrive...
[Picture of Pink]


Pintat, Albert
Born 23 June 1943  (Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra)
Former Prime Minister of Andorra (2005-2009).
[Picture of Albert Pintat]


Piper, Angela
Born in Derbyshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Radio actress who spent a half century portraying Jennifer Aldridge on 'The Archers' before retiring in 2022.
[Picture of Angela 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]


Pivot, Bernard
Born 5 May 1935  (Lyon, France)
French journalist and TV presenter, known to court controversy, also founded the World Speling Championships.
[Picture of Bernard Pivot]


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]


Plavsic, Biljana
Born 7 July 1930  (Tuzla, Kingdom of Yugoslavia)
Former President of Republika Srpska and convicted war criminal.
[Picture of Biljana Plavsic]


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]


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, Aaron
Born 19 April 1942  (Little Rock, AR, USA)
Former baseballer (Houston Astros) and NFL official, and also a brother of the sisters.
[Picture of Aaron Pointer]


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


Poirier, Anne Claire
Born 6 June 1932  (Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada)
Proto-feminist biographical filmmaker
[Picture of Anne Claire Poirier]


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]


Born 23 January 1929  (Berlin, Germany)
Recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in chemical kinetics.
[Picture of John POLANYI]


Pomerantz, Hart
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Canadian TV personality known for collaborating with Lorne Michaels on "The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour."
[Picture of Hart Pomerantz]


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]


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]


Popcorn, Faith
Born 11 May 1943  (New York, NY, USA)
"Futurologist" - identifies trends and advises businesses. Her consultancy advised Coca-Cola to go into mineral water and Kodak to switch to digital media.
[Picture of Faith Popcorn]


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]


Posey, Bill
Born 18 December 1947  (Washington D.C., USA)
Florida Congressman who really wanted to see where Barack Obama was born
[Picture of Bill Posey]


Postl, Dylan "Hornswoggle"
Born 29 May 1986  (Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA)
Wrestler, one of the stars of the WWE.
[Picture of Dylan


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, Bridget "The Midget"
Born 11 October 1980  (Boise, Idaho, USA)
Erotic dwarf actress.
[Picture of Bridget


Prejean, Helen
Born 21 April 1939  (Baton Rouge, LA, USA)
Nun, advocating for the abolition of the death penalty. She's counselled several inmates on death row and witnessed several executions.
[Picture of Helen Prejean]


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 Micheline Presle is no longer with us
Born 22 August 1922  (Paris, France)

Died 21 February 2024  (Nogent-sur-Marne, Paris, France)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
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]


Pressman, Lawrence
Born 10 July 1939  (Cynthiana, Kentucky, USA)
Typical TV guest star for an episode or two
[Picture of Lawrence Pressman]


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


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, Christopher Christopher Priest is no longer with us
Born 14 July 1943  (Cheadle, Cheshire, England)

Died 2 February 2024  ()

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
British sci-fi novelist whose works are heavily influenced by H. G. Wells.
[Picture of Christopher Priest]


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


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


Prince Hitachi, Masahito
Born 28 November 1935  (Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo City, Empire of Japan)
Japanese royal, the younger brother of Emperor emeritus Akihito.
[Picture of Masahito Prince Hitachi]


Proby, PJ
Born 6 November 1938  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Rock music singer and songwriter & sometime actor.
[Picture of PJ Proby]


Proctor, Phil
Born 28 July 1940  (Goshen, Indiana, USA)
Voice actor known for roles such as meagre parent Howard DeVille in 'Rugrats'.
[Picture of Phil Proctor]


Prodi, Romano
Born 9 August 1939  (Scandiano, Italy)
Former Prime Minister of Italy.
[Picture of Romano Prodi]


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]


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]


Pugh, Florence
Born 3 January 1996  (Oxford, England)
Rising star actress who has done roles with Shakespeare, Marvel, and most importantly, Puss in Boots.
[Picture of Florence Pugh]


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]


Pump, Lil
Born 17 August 2000  (Miami, Florida, USA)
You know the modern-day rap score: braids, face tattoos, depression, prison sentences. Banned from entering Denmark.
[Picture of Lil Pump]


Purple Aki, (criminal)
Born 15 July 1961  (Crumpsall, UK)
Convicted criminal with a much more difficult name than his alias; Akinwale Oluwafolajimi Oluwatope Arobieke.
[Picture of (criminal) Purple Aki]


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]


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]


Pyle, Artimus
Born 15 July 1948  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Drummer with Lynyrd Skynyrd who survived that plane crash
[Picture of Artimus Pyle]


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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