Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: R


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


Pombo, Jorge Reynolds
Born 22 June 1936  (Colombia)
Columbian bio-engineer who developed the internal pacemaker.
[Picture of Jorge Reynolds Pombo]


Rachins, Alan
Born 3 October 1942  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Actor known for his roles in 'L.A. Law' and 'Dharma & Gregg'.
[Picture of Alan Rachins]


Radcliffe, Daniel
Born 23 July 1989  (Fulham, London, England)
Harry Potter. Now starring in a stage show where he takes his clothes off.
[Picture of Daniel Radcliffe]


Rader, Jack
Born 23 February 1921  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor with credits in 'The Blob' and 'The Star Wars Holiday Special'.
[Picture of Jack Rader]


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


Rae, William
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Scottish former police officer who served as chief constable of the Strathclyde Police.
[Picture of William Rae]


Rafferty, Jim
Born in Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Songwriter, Gerry Rafferty's big brother.
[Picture of Jim Rafferty]


Raimondi, Ruggero
Born 3 October 1941  (Bologna, Italy)
Italian bass-baritone opera singer who has also appeared in motion pictures
[Picture of Ruggero Raimondi]


Rakoff, Alvin
Born 6 February 1927  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Film, TV, and theatre director who gave Sean Connery his first leading role and Alan Rickman his first role period.
[Picture of Alvin Rakoff]


Ralphs, Mick
Born 31 March 1944  (Stoke Lacy, UK)
Founder member and guitarist of both Mott the Hoople and Bad Company.
[Picture of Mick Ralphs]


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


Ramone, Marky
Born 15 July 1956  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
The second drummer for punk icons The Ramones.
[Picture of Marky Ramone]


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


Rams, Dieter
Born 20 May 1932  (Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany)
German project designer, especially for products of the Braun company
[Picture of Dieter Rams]


Randle, Lessie Benningfield
Born 10 November 1914  (USA)
The other still living survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre - not Viola Fletcher
[Picture of Lessie Benningfield Randle]


Randolph, Joyce Joyce Randolph is no longer with us
Born 21 October 1924  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Died 13 January 2024  (New York City, NY, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Actress, perhaps best known (especially in the US) for playing Trixie Norton on 'The Honeymooners'.
[Picture of Joyce Randolph]


Rangel, Charles
Born 11 June 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
American politician who served as a representative for New York for an uninterrupted 46 years. Beat the notorious Adam Clayton Powell to win his first election.
[Picture of Charles Rangel]


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


Ranken, Andrew
Born 13 November 1953  (London, England)
Longtime Pogues drummer. Has COPD, and was a no show at Shane MacGowan's funeral.
[Picture of Andrew Ranken]


Rankin, Robert
Born 29 July 1949  (Parsons Green, London, England)
British author known for his humourous fantasy novels.
[Picture of Robert Rankin]


Ransone, James
Born 2 June 1979  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Tv actor played Ziggo Zobotka in The Wire.
[Picture of James Ransone]


Rantzen, Esther
Born 22 June 1940  (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England)
Famously toothy TV presenter, journalist and campaigner. Presented 'That's Life' from 1973-1994 and is the widow of broadcaster Desmond Wilcox.
[Picture of Esther Rantzen]


Raphael, (singer)
Born 5 May 1943  (Linares, Spain)
Miguel Rafael Martos Sanchez, Spanish singer and televisionm film and Thater actor.
[Picture of (singer) Raphael]


Raphael, Frederic
Born 14 August 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Hollywood scriptwriter and novelist. Won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar in 1965 for 'Darling'.
[Picture of Frederic Raphael]


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


Rashnikov, Viktor
Born 13 October 1948  (Magnitogorsk, USSR (now Russia))
Russian billionaire, majority owner of Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works.
[Picture of Viktor Rashnikov]


Ratcliffe, Frederick William
Born 28 May 1927  (Leek, England)
English philologist and librarian.
[Picture of Frederick William Ratcliffe]


Rather, Dan
Born 31 October 1931  (Wharton, Texas, USA)
Long time news anchor for CBS News until 2005.
[Picture of Dan Rather]


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


Rattle, Simon
Born 19 January 1955  (Liverpool, England)
British conductor who was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic from 2002 to 2018.
[Picture of Simon Rattle]


Ratzenberger, John
Born 6 April 1947  (Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)
American actor famous for playing Cliff Clavin in 'Cheers'. Has moved on to a successful career as a voice actor for Pixar.
[Picture of John Ratzenberger]


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


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


Reagan, Ron
Born 20 May 1958  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
The Gipper's son and political commentator whose unabashedly liberal views took a sharp turn from his father's.
[Picture of Ron Reagan]


Reams, Ida
Date and place of birth unknown
Former mayor of a small Pennsylvania town, now in prison after shooting at Pokemon Go players. Seriously, look it up.
[Picture of Ida Reams]


Reardon, Ray
Born 8 October 1932  (Tredegar, Wales)
Six-times world snooker champion.
[Picture of Ray Reardon]


Rebane, Bill
Born 8 February 1937  (Riga, Latvia)
Director of monster B-movies and former third-party candidate for the Wisconsin governorship.
[Picture of Bill Rebane]


Red, Octavia
Born 4 November 1996  (California, USA)
Porn star.
[Picture of Octavia Red]


Redd, Annabel
Born 6 June 1997  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
Porn star.
[Picture of Annabel Redd]


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


Redford, Robert
Born 18 August 1937  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Heart-throb actor who didn't make the big time until the age of 32, with his role as The Sundance Kid, alongside Paul Newman's Butch Cassidy. Went on to star in 'The Sting' (again with Newman), 'A Bridge
[Picture of Robert Redford]


Redgrave, Vanessa
Born 30 January 1937  (London, England)
Stage, TV & film actress, now the elder statesperson of the famous Redgrave acting dynasty. Lost two of her siblings within the space of a few days in 2010.
[Picture of Vanessa Redgrave]


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


Redmond, Glenis
Born 27 August 1963  (Sumter, South Carolina, USA)
[Picture of Glenis Redmond]


Redner, Joe
Born in New Jersey  (exact date unknown)
Owner of a popular Florida strip club, he's known as the "father of the nude lap dance". Currently in remission from lung cancer.
[Picture of Joe Redner]


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


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


Rees, Nigel
Born 5 June 1944  (Merseyside, England)
Writer and broadcaster best known for hosting Radio 4's 'Quote… Unquote'.
[Picture of Nigel Rees]


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


Regal, William
Born 10 May 1968  (Codsall, UK)
Retired professional wrestler
[Picture of William Regal]


Reggiani, Patrizia
Born 2 December 1948  (Vignola, Italy)
Italian socialite and convicted criminal for the attempted murder-for-hire of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci.
[Picture of Patrizia Reggiani]


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


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


reid, anne
Born 28 May 1935  (Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom)
English stage, TV and film actress, from Coronation Street to her BAFTA-nomination for Last Tango in Halifax
[Picture of anne reid]


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


Reilly, Paddy
Born 18 October 1939  (Dublin, Ireland)
Irish (the name may have been a giveaway) folk singer. His version of "The Fields of Athenry" stayed in the Irish charts for 72 weeks.
[Picture of Paddy Reilly]


reiner, rob
Born 6 March 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor and director who's assured of cinematic immortality as the actual director (and fictional director Marty Di Bergi) of the classic mockumentary 'This is Spinal Tap' in 1984.
[Picture of rob reiner]


Remus, Robert Rudolph
Born 27 August 1948  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
AKA Sgt. Slaughter, WWE Champion with a Vietnam veteran-fashioned persona later incorporated into a G.I. Joe character. Has occasionally received death threats from his wrestling gimmick.
[Picture of Robert Rudolph Remus]


Renaday, Peter
Born 9 June 1935  (New Iberia, Louisiana, USA)
Voice actor whose career reaches back to 'The Aristocats' and is probably best known as rodent mentor Splinter in the 80s 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' cartoon. Also the longstanding voice of Abe Lincoln in Disney World's Hall of Presidents.
[Picture of Peter Renaday]


Renaud, (singer)
Born 11 May 1952  (Paris, France)
Popular French singer.
[Picture of (singer) Renaud]


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


Rendell, Ed
Born 5 January 1944  (New York City, New York, USA)
American lawyer who served as Mayor of Philadelphia and Governor of Pennsylvania.
[Picture of Ed Rendell]


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


Revill, Clive
Born 18 April 1930  (Wellington, New Zealand)
Actor. Was the original voice of Emperor Palpatine in 'The Empire Strikes Back'.
[Picture of Clive Revill]


Reynolds, Ryan
Born 23 October 1976  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Actor in television & film, and husband of Scarlett Johansson.
[Picture of Ryan Reynolds]


Rezza, Stephen
Born 3 November 1993  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Boyfriend of murdered musician Christina Grimmie, now a musician in his own right.
[Picture of Stephen Rezza]


Rhodes, Harold
Born 22 July 1936  (Hadfield, Derbyshire, England)
English former cricketer.
[Picture of Harold Rhodes]


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


Rice, Pat
Born 17 March 1949  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former Arsenal FC captain and assistant manager.
[Picture of Pat Rice]


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


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


Richard, Eric
Born 27 June 1940  (Margate, England)
English actor who played Sgt. Bob Cryer on 'The Bill'.
[Picture of Eric Richard]


Richard, Pierre
Born 16 August 1934  (Valenciennes, France)
French comic actor who often played different characters in different films with the same name.
[Picture of Pierre Richard]


Richards, Barry
Born 21 July 1945  (Durban, Natal Province, Union of South Africa)
South African cricketer, one of his country's best batsmen.
[Picture of Barry Richards]


Richards, Gavin
Born 3 July 1946  (London, United Kingdom)
British TV actor, Cpt. Bertorelli in Allo Allo and Terry Raymond on Eastenders
[Picture of Gavin Richards]


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


Richards, Viv
Born 3 July 1952  (St. John's, British Leeward Islands)
Antiguan cricket great who typically batted at number three.
[Picture of Viv Richards]


Richardson Khan, Helen
Born 21 November 1938  (Yangon, Myanmar)
Burma-born actress who achieved long-lasting popularity in Indian cinema.
[Picture of Helen Richardson Khan]


Richmond, Fiona
Born 2 March 1945  (Hillborough, UK)
English former glamour model and actress who was a British sex symbol in the 1970s
[Picture of Fiona Richmond]


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


Rider, Steve
Born 28 April 1950  (Dartford, England)
English sports presenter for BBC Sport & ITV.
[Picture of Steve Rider]


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


Ridgway, Gary
Born 18 February 1949  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
American murderer known as the Green River Killer. Serving life imprisonment without parole.
[Picture of Gary Ridgway]


Ridgway, John
Born 8 July 1938  (place of birth unknown)
British yachtsman who rowed across the North Atlantic.
[Picture of John Ridgway]


Ridgway, Stan
Born 5 April 1954  (Barstow, California, USA)
He was on a Mexican radio, now he's on the DDP - original frontman of new wavers Wall of Voodoo.
[Picture of Stan Ridgway]


Ridsdale, Gerald
Born 20 May 1934  (Saint Arnaud., Australia)
Former Catholic priest and sex offender, incarcerated.
[Picture of Gerald Ridsdale]


Riegert, Peter
Born 11 April 1947  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Actor with roles in 'Animal House' and 'The Sopranos'.
[Picture of Peter Riegert]


RIEU, Andre
Born 1 October 1949  (Maastricht, Netherlands)
Internationally known Dutch violinist and conductor. Founder of the Johann Strauss Orchestra.
[Picture of Andre RIEU]


Rife, Matt
Born 10 September 1995  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Edgemeister comedian.
[Picture of Matt Rife]


Rifkin, Ron
Born 31 October 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
US actor, probably most notably opposite Jennifer Garner in Alias
[Picture of Ron Rifkin]


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


Riley, Bridget
Born 24 April 1931  (London, England)
Artist and main proponent of the eye-mangling op art movement.
[Picture of Bridget Riley]


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


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


Rimington, Stella
Born 13 May 1935  (London, England)
First female Director-General of the secret intelligence service, MI5.
[Picture of Stella Rimington]


Rimmer, Jimmy
Born 10 February 1948  (Southport, England)
Goalkeeper who played for both Manchester United and Arsenal, but was better known for winning the 1982 European Cup with Aston Villa.
[Picture of Jimmy Rimmer]


Rinder, Mike
Born 10 April 1955  (Adelaide, SA, Australia)
Former Scientologist who left the organisation in 2007 and has spoken about the abuse inflicted upon members.
[Picture of Mike Rinder]


Ripley, Heather
Born 6 May 1959  (Dundee, Scotland)
Jemima Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but she left the industry soon after that
[Picture of Heather Ripley]


Rius, Diana
Born 20 February 2000  (Spain)
Porn Star - check her out on XXXGerbil
[Picture of Diana Rius]


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


Rivera, Chita Chita Rivera is no longer with us
Born 23 January 1933  (Washington D. C., USA)

Died 30 January 2024  (New York, NY, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Hispanic actress, singer and dancer.
[Picture of Chita Rivera]


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


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


Rizzo, Socrates
Born 14 September 1945  (Linares, Mexico)
Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party
[Picture of Socrates Rizzo]


Roache, William
Born 25 April 1932  (Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England)
TV actor, who, despite playing the part of Ken Barlow in 'Coronation Street' since 1960, still manages to be more wooden than your average Ikea bookcase. Arrested and charged with rape in 2013.
[Picture of William Roache]


Robb, Thomas
Born 13 October 1946  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Pastor of the Christian Revival Center in Arkansas but side job is Grand Wizzard of the KKK.
[Picture of Thomas Robb]


Robbins, Tom
Born 22 July 1932  (Blowing Rock, NC, USA)
Writer of short stories, essays and novels, the most famous being Even Cowgirls get the Blues. Admits using LSD with Timothy Leary
[Picture of Tom Robbins]


Roberts, Dave
Born 14 February 1936  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
American broadcaster, also the father of David.
[Picture of Dave Roberts]


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


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


Roberts, John
Born 4 April 1924  ()
Former flag officer for sea training in the Royal Navy.
[Picture of John Roberts]


Roberts, Judith Anna
Born 30 November 1934  (USA)
Actress in 'Dead Silence' and 'Orange Is the New Black'.
[Picture of Judith Anna Roberts]


Roberts, Pat
Born 20 April 1936  (Topeka, Kansas, USA)
Former US Senator from Kansas (1997-2021).
[Picture of Pat Roberts]


Roberts, Sandy
Born 22 February 1950  (Lucindale, Australia)
Australian sports commentator especially for Olympicc Games
[Picture of Sandy Roberts]


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


Robinson, Ann
Born 25 May 1929  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Actress best known for her role in 'The War of the Worlds' from 1953.
[Picture of Ann Robinson]


Robinson, Dave
Date and place of birth unknown
Musician and member of folk group The Longest Johns.
[Picture of Dave Robinson]


Robinson, Geoffrey
Born 25 May 1938  (Sheffield, UK)
Labour MP for Coventry North West since 1976, his resignation over undisclosed loans in 1998 was arguably the first scandal of the Blair government.
[Picture of Geoffrey Robinson]


Robinson, Marian Shields Marian Shields Robinson is no longer with us
Born 30 July 1937  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 31 May 2024  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Mother of the USA's First Lady Michelle Obama.
[Picture of Marian Shields Robinson]


Robinson, Rachel
Born 19 July 1922  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Former nurse and widow of the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson.
[Picture of Rachel Robinson]


Robinson, Rony
Born 24 December 1940  (Sheffield, UK)
Writer and long-time host on Radio Sheffield. "Rony" is short for "Goronwy", if you were wondering.
[Picture of Rony Robinson]


Robinson, Smokey
Born 19 February 1940  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
R & B singer, one of the heroes of Motown music.
[Picture of Smokey Robinson]


Robinson, Tony
Born 15 August 1946  (Homerton, London, England)
Comic actor, best known for his role as Baldrick in 'Blackadder'.
[Picture of Tony Robinson]


Robson, Linda
Born 13 March 1958  (Islington, UK)
Tv presenter and actress, Birds of a Feather.
[Picture of Linda Robson]


Rock, Crissy
Born 23 September 1958  (Liverpool, England)
Actress, known for her role in TV sitcom 'Benidorm'.
[Picture of Crissy Rock]


Rock, Dickie
Born 10 October 1936  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Irish pop singer. Competed for Ireland in the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest, coming 4th.
[Picture of Dickie Rock]


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


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


Rodd, Michael
Born 29 November 1943  (South Shields, Tyne and Wear)
Presenter of 'Tomorrow's World' and 'Screen Test' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Michael Rodd]


Rodgers, Bill
Born 28 October 1928  (Liverpool, England)
One of the "Gang of Four" who split from the Liberal Party to form the SDP.
[Picture of Bill Rodgers]


Rodgers, Clodagh
Born 5 March 1947  (Warrenpoint, UK)
British pop star of the late 60s and its Eurovision entry in 1971.
[Picture of Clodagh Rodgers]


Rodgers, IIona
Born 28 April 1942  (Harrogate, Yorks, England)
Actress who appeared in several British TV staples before emigrating to New Zealand, where she appeared in several NZ and Australian staples.
[Picture of IIona Rodgers]


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


Rodnina, Irina
Born 9 December 1949  (Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union)
Figure skater-turned-politician.
[Picture of Irina Rodnina]


Rodriguez, Chi-Chi
Born 23 October 1935  (Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico)
Professional golfer, first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
[Picture of Chi-Chi Rodriguez]


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


Rodriguez, Maria Isabel
Born 5 November 1922  (San Salvador, El Salvador)
Highly regarded health expert and politician of El Salvador
[Picture of Maria Isabel Rodriguez]


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


Rogers, Hal
Born 31 December 1937  (Barrier, Kentucky, USA)
The longest-serving incumbent in the US House of Representatives, holding his Kentucky seat since 1981.
[Picture of Hal Rogers]


Rogerson, Roger Roger Rogerson is no longer with us
Born 3 January 1941  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Died 21 January 2024  (Sydney, Australia)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Once-decorated Australian copper, now a disgraced convicted murderer with known ties to many Aussie underworld criminals. So no different from the rest of them then.
[Picture of Roger Rogerson]


Roggensack, Patience D.
Born 7 July 1940  (Joliet, Illinois, USA)
American Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
[Picture of Patience D. Roggensack]


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


Roles, Barbara
Born 6 April 1941  (San Mateo, California, USA)
Figure skater who was the 1962 US national champion.
[Picture of Barbara Roles]


Rolie, Gregg
Born 17 June 1947  (Seattle, Washington, United States)
Lead singer of Santana and Journey
[Picture of Gregg Rolie]


Rollins, James
Born 20 August 1961  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American veterinarian and author.
[Picture of James Rollins]


Rollins, Sonny
Born 7 September 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Jazz tenor saxophonist, with a long career in music.
[Picture of Sonny Rollins]


Roman, Phil
Born 21 December 1930  (Fresno, California, USA)
American animator for 'The Simpsons', 'King of the Hill' et al.
[Picture of Phil Roman]


Ronaldo, Cristiano
Born 5 February 1985  (Funchal, Madeira, Portugal)
Sublime talent, who has the following traits - brilliant goals, the constant step over & falls over dramatically in a heap if an opponent even looks at him.
[Picture of Cristiano Ronaldo]


Rongji, Zhu
Born 23 October 1928  (Changsha, China)
Premier of China from 1998 to 2003.
[Picture of Zhu Rongji]


Ronstadt, Linda
Born 15 July 1946  (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Popular singer, known for her collaborations with various other singers. Announced that she had Parkinson's disease in 2013.
[Picture of Linda Ronstadt]


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


Rose, Axl
Born 6 February 1962  (Lafayette, Indiana, USA)
Lead singer of Guns n' Roses.
[Picture of Axl Rose]


Rose, Calypso
Born 27 April 1940  (Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago)
The mother of "Calypso", the somewhat gentler kind of caribbean dance music
[Picture of Calypso Rose]


Rose, Charlie
Born 5 January 1942  (Henderson, North Carolina, USA)
American journalist, memorably parodied as a creepy sex pest in The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001, and was fired from his TV gig for being a creepy sex pest a mere 16 years later.
[Picture of Charlie Rose]


Rose, Pete
Born 11 April 1941  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Former Major League Baseball player, nicknamed "Charlie Hustle".
[Picture of Pete Rose]


Rosen, David
Born 22 January 1930  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Video game businessman who co-founded Sega, the company behind Sonic the Hedgehog. Will he run out of rings this year?
[Picture of David Rosen]


Rosen, Jacky
Born 2 August 1957  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Democratic Senator for Nevada who got carried into office by Harry Reid's machine even though her business record is fake
[Picture of Jacky Rosen]


Rosewall, Ken
Born 2 November 1934  (Sydney, Australia)
Legendary Australian tennis player. Won 8 grand slams and compteted in four Wimbledon finals across two decades.
[Picture of Ken Rosewall]


Ross, Diana
Born 26 March 1944  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Motown diva, of 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' fame. The former Supreme is no stranger to the law, and was recently busted for drink-driving.
[Picture of Diana Ross]


Ross, George H.
Born 6 January 1928  ()
Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization.
[Picture of George H. Ross]


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


Ross, Katharine
Born 29 January 1940  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Actress, supporting player in a number of New Hollywood classics (The Graduate, Butch Cassidy, The Stepford Wives).
[Picture of Katharine Ross]


Ross, Marion
Born 25 October 1928  (Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA)
Experienced American actress, perhaps best known as Marion Cunningham in 'Happy Days'.
[Picture of Marion Ross]


Ross, Rick
Born 28 January 1976  (Coahoma County, Mississippi, USA)
Rapper and MC.
[Picture of Rick Ross]


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


Roth, Ann
Born 30 October 1931  (Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA)
Oscar-winning costume designer for 'The English Patient' and 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'. Made a rare onscreen appearance in 'Barbie'.
[Picture of Ann Roth]


Roth, Arnold
Born 25 February 1929  (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Cartoonist and illustrator, whose work has appeared regularly in magazines including Punch, Playboy, Help!, The New Yorker, Sports illustrated, and many more.
[Picture of Arnold Roth]


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


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


Rothwell, Alan
Born 9 February 1937  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
British actor famous for playing David Barlow in 'Coronation Street' and presenting the children's TV show 'Picture Box'. The one with the creepy theme tune…
[Picture of Alan Rothwell]


Roubicek, George
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Austrian born actor, who some might recognise from 'Star Wars' as the imperial commander advising Darth Vader. Born 1935.
[Picture of George Roubicek]


Rouse, Simon
Born 24 June 1951  (Heaton, England)
English actor who played Jack Meadows on 'The Bill'.
[Picture of Simon Rouse]


Routledge, Lord Miles
Born 14 September 1999  (United Kingdom)
British video streamer who entertains us by getting into combat zones on purpose
[Picture of Lord Miles Routledge]


Routledge, Patricia
Born 17 February 1929  (Birkenhead, Cheshire, England)
Actress & comedienne, forever remembered for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in 'Keeping Up Appearances'.
[Picture of Patricia Routledge]


Rovner, Susan
Born in New York, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Entertainment executive. Born 1969.
[Picture of Susan Rovner]


Rowland, Kevin
Born 17 August 1953  (Wolverhampton, England)
Frontman of 80s pop band Dexys Midnight Runners
[Picture of Kevin Rowland]


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


Rowles, John
Born 26 March 1947  (Whakatane, New Zealand)
New Zealand singer popular in the late 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, and best known for "Cheryl Moana Marie", which he wrote about his younger sister
[Picture of John Rowles]


Rowley, Mark
Born 1 November 1964  ()
British police officer serving as commissioner of police of the Metropolis.
[Picture of Mark Rowley]


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


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


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


Royo, Andre
Born 18 July 1968  (New York, New York, USA)
Television actor best known for his role as Reginald "Bubbles"cousins in the Wire.
[Picture of Andre Royo]


Rubbia, Carlo
Born 31 March 1934  (Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy)
Italian scientist. Co-winner of the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics.
[Picture of Carlo Rubbia]


Rubik, Erno
Born 13 July 1944  (Budapest, Hungary)
Puzzle designer, of Rubik's cube fame.
[Picture of Erno Rubik]


Rubin, Rick
Born 10 March 1963  (Long Beach, New York, USA)
Legendary record producer and industry executive, co-founder of Def Jam Recordings.
[Picture of Rick Rubin]


Ruddy, Albert Albert Ruddy is no longer with us
Born 28 March 1930  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Died 25 May 2024  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Film producer, who's picked up a couple of Best Picture Oscars for The Godfather & Billion Dollar Baby. He also wrote the story on which The Longest Yard (aka The Mean Machine) was based.
[Picture of Albert Ruddy]


Ruini, Camillo
Born 19 February 1931  (Sassuolo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy)
Italian Roman Catholic cardinal.
[Picture of Camillo Ruini]


Rumsey, Fred
Born 4 December 1935  (Stepney, London, England)
English former cricketer.
[Picture of Fred Rumsey]


Ruscha, Edward
Born 16 December 1937  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Pop artist.
[Picture of Edward Ruscha]


Rusesabagina, Paul
Born 15 June 1954  (Murama, Kigali, Ruanda-Urundi)
Rwandan hotelier who saved 1,268 Hutu and Tutsi lives by granting them refuge during the Rwandan Genocide. His story was later depicted in 'Hotel Rwanda'.
[Picture of Paul Rusesabagina]


Rush, Barbara Barbara Rush is no longer with us
Born 4 January 1927  (Denver, Colorado, USA)

Died 31 March 2024  ()

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Film and television actress whose credits include 'Batman' and 'Peyton Place'.
[Picture of Barbara Rush]


Russell, Ann
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
TikTok cleaner lady with 2 million followers.
[Picture of Ann Russell]


Russell, Austin "Chumlee"
Born 8 September 1982  (Henderson, Nevada, USA)
Dim-witted pawn shop assistant as featured in the reality show 'Pawn Stars'.
[Picture of Austin


Russell, Eric
Born 3 July 1936  (Dumbarton, Scotland)
Scottish former cricketer.
[Picture of Eric Russell]


Russell, Michael
Born in Oxfordshire  (exact date unknown)
Motorcycle racer, "lives and breathes" the sport. In 2022 competed in every event in the IoM TT. Born 1981/82
[Picture of Michael Russell]


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


Russell, William William Russell is no longer with us
Born 19 November 1924  (Sunderland, England)

Died 3 June 2024  ()

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Actor best known as Ian Chesterton in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of William Russell]


Rutherford, Paul
Born 8 December 1959  (Liverpool, Lancashire, England)
British keyboardist, no. 2 of 80's pop phenomenon Frankie Goes to Hollywood
[Picture of Paul Rutherford]


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


Rydell, Mark
Born 23 March 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
Director of On Golden Pond and other Oscar-nominated movies
[Picture of Mark Rydell]

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