Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2006: E


Earl Jones, Robert Robert Earl Jones is no longer with us
Born 3 February 1911  (Coldwater, Mississippi, USA)

Died 7 September 2006  (Englewood, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Former prize fighter, bit-part actor, and father of James Earl Jones, who enjoyed more big-screen success than his father.
[Picture of Robert Earl Jones]


Eastwood, Clint
Born 31 May 1930  (San Francisco, California, USA)
College dropout son of a steelworker who made it big in spaghetti westerns and has been playing hard men ever since. Starred in the film which gave the DDP its name, so it will be truly ironic if he turns out to be a points scorer.
[Picture of Clint Eastwood]


Ecclestone, Bernie
Born 28 August 1930  (St Peter South Elmham, Suffolk, England)
Top dog in the Formula 1 world, with sole control of F1 media rights and an estimated personal fortune of £2.4 billion, which makes him the 3rd wealthiest living Briton. Coincidentally, he's also the 3rd shortest living Briton, standing just 2'9" in his stockinged feet.
[Picture of Bernie Ecclestone]


Ecevit, Bulent Bulent Ecevit is no longer with us
Born 28 May 1925  (Istanbul, Turkey)

Died 5 November 2006  (Ankara, Turkey)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Turkish politician who had a bit of a rollercoaster career, being Prime Minister 4 times, but also banned from politics for 10 years at one point and banged up in prison by the military a couple of times. Ousted from power for the last time in November 2002.
[Picture of Bulent Ecevit]


Edgington, Maxine Maxine Edgington is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 6 September 2006  (Dorset, England)

Age at death: 48  (read death notice)
Cancer sufferer who hit the headlines after writing as her own memorial a song called "We Laughed"; it was then released by Billy Bragg and got to a very respectable number 11 in the UK singles chart.
[Picture of Maxine Edgington]


Edmonds, Noel
Born 22 December 1948  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Bearded TV presenter who spunked away a small fortune on his ill-advised Mr Blobby theme parks.
[Picture of Noel Edmonds]


Edwards, Blake (Died in 2010)
Born 26 July 1922  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
Movie director (Pink Panther, Days of Wine & Roses). Married to Julie Andrews.
[Picture of Blake Edwards]


Efimov, Boris (Died in 2008)
Born 28 September 1900  (Russia)
Stalin's favourite propaganda cartoonist.
[Picture of Boris Efimov]


Elizabeth II, Queen
Born 21 April 1926  (London, England)
Queen of the UK, basically. Not a popular DDP pick, possibly because her late mother's longevity suggests she may have 25 years left in her yet.
[Picture of Queen Elizabeth II]


Ellis, Albert (Died in 2007)
Born 27 September 1913  (Pittsburgh, USA)
Psychologist. Founder of rational emotive behaviour therapy. Judging by his photo, though, his behaviour when it comes to trouser-wearing isn't very rational. The belt goes around your waist, Bert, not under your armpits.
[Picture of Albert Ellis]


Ellis, Doug
Date and place of birth unknown
Chairman of Aston Villa football club.
[Picture of Doug Ellis]


Born 17 October 1972  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
[Picture of Eminem]


Eszterhas, Joe
Born 23 November 1944  (Csakanydoroszlo, Hungary)
Hollywood scriptwriter, best known for "Basic Instinct". Has undergone treatment for throat cancer, caused by heavy smoking.
[Picture of Joe Eszterhas]


Evans, Bishop Michael (Died in 2011)
Born 10 August 1951  (London, England)
Catholic Bishop of East Anglia.
[Picture of Bishop Michael Evans]

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