Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2006: F


Falk, Peter (Died in 2011)
Born 16 September 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Shambling, raincoat-wearing, one-eyed star of "Columbo". Still busy with his acting career, despite a previous battle against cancer.
[Picture of Peter Falk]


Fallaci, Oriana Oriana Fallaci is no longer with us
Born 29 June 1930  (Florence, Italy)

Died 15 September 2006  (Florence, Italy)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Italian journalist and author, renowned for her confrontational interviews.
[Picture of Oriana Fallaci]


Faltskog, Agnetha
Born 5 April 1950  (Jönköping, Sweden)
Best known as "the blonde one from ABBA". Now a virtual recluse, in part due to death threats from a crazed stalker.
[Picture of Agnetha Faltskog]


Falwell, Jerry (Died in 2007)
Born 11 August 1933  (Lynchburg, Virginia, USA)
Yet another US TV evangelist.
[Picture of Jerry Falwell]


Farrell, Colin
Born 31 May 1976  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Irish actor/womaniser/supposed hellraiser.
[Picture of Colin Farrell]


Felt, W. Mark (Died in 2008)
Born 17 August 1913  (Twin Falls, Idaho, USA)
Former FBI official who, in May 2005, finally revealed himself to be the secret informant known as 'Deep Throat' in the 1970s Watergate Scandal.
[Picture of W. Mark Felt]


Fender, Freddy Freddy Fender is no longer with us
Born 4 June 1937  (San Benito, Texas, USA)

Died 14 October 2006  (Corpus Christi, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Born Baldemar Huerta. Writer/crooner of blues as well as traditional Mexican songs. Suffered from hepatitis C, had a kidney transplant in January 2002, but still needed a new liver after that. Finally ended up succumbing to lung cancer. So he was either exceptionally unlucky, or (more likely) exceptionally partial to drink and drugs.
[Picture of Freddy Fender]


Fenton, Leonard
Born 29 April 1926  (London, England)
TV actor - played Dr Legg in "EastEnders".
[Picture of Leonard Fenton]


Ferguson, Alex
Born 31 December 1941  (Govan, Glasgow, Scotland)
Angry, bullying, unsmiling, much-loathed manager of Manchester United.
[Picture of Alex Ferguson]


Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
Born 24 March 1919  (Yonkers, New York, USA)
Last of the beat poets. Owns the City Lights bookshop in San Francisco.
[Picture of Lawrence Ferlinghetti]


Ferraro, Geraldine (Died in 2011)
Born 26 August 1935  (Newburgh, New York, USA)
American Congresswoman who stood unsuccessfully for Vice-President in 1984.
[Picture of Geraldine Ferraro]


Fiennes, Ralph
Born 22 December 1962  (Ipswich, Suffolk, England)
Bad actor.
[Picture of Ralph Fiennes]


Finney, Albert
Born 9 May 1936  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
Award-winning actor, with over 40 years' experience on the big screen. Best known recently for films like "Erin Brockovich" and TV shows such as "The Gathering Storm". Not impartial to good food and drink, and lots of it.
[Picture of Albert Finney]


Finney, Tom
Born 5 April 1922  (Preston, England)
Preston North End and England footballer of the 1940s and '50s. Famously never booked, let alone sent off, in his 20-year playing career.
[Picture of Tom Finney]


Fischer, Bobby (Died in 2009)
Born 9 March 1943  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Absolute looney tunes former world chess champion. Has in the past got mixed up with strange religious sects and voiced some strong anti-Semitic views. Very rarely gives interviews these days, which frankly is no great loss.
[Picture of Bobby Fischer]


Flemming, Rhonda
Born 10 August 1923  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)
Actress, starred alongside Bob Hope.
[Picture of Rhonda Flemming]


Flynn Boyle, Lara
Born 24 March 1970  (Davenport, Iowa, USA)
Actress whose credits include "Twin Peaks" and "The Practice".
[Picture of Lara Flynn Boyle]


Fogelberg, Dan (Died in 2007)
Born 13 August 1951  (Peoira, Illinois, USA)
Easy-listening singer, not well known in the UK, and seemingly not always well liked in the places where he is known.
[Picture of Dan Fogelberg]


Fontaine, Joan (Died in 2013)
Born 22 October 1917  (Tokyo, Japan)
Oscar for Best Actress 1940 for "Suspicion", estranged sister of Olivia de Havilland.
[Picture of Joan Fontaine]


Foot, Michael (Died in 2010)
Born 23 July 1913  (Plymouth, England)
Dishevelled left-wing journalist, long-time Labour MP, and leader of the Labour Party from 1980-83.
[Picture of Michael Foot]


Ford, Betty (Died in 2011)
Born 8 April 1918  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Wife of former US President Gerald Ford.
[Picture of Betty Ford]


Ford, Gerald Gerald Ford is no longer with us
Born 14 July 1913  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)

Died 26 December 2006  (Rancho Mirage, California, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Born Leslie Lynch King Jr, renamed by his adoptive parents, and grew up to become Vice-President (1973-74) and then President (1974-77) of the United States, but only after the resignations of Agnew and Nixon respectively; he remains the only person to have held both posts without having won an election. It was said of him that he had problems walking and chewing gum at the same time, and indeed he once famously managed to fall down the stairs of the Presidential jet in full view of the Press and foreign dignitaries.
[Picture of Gerald Ford]


Ford, Glenn Glenn Ford is no longer with us
Born 1 May 1916  (Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada)

Died 30 August 2006  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Actor whose career peaked in the 1950s, but he did play Clark Kent's father in the first "Superman" movie in 1978.
[Picture of Glenn Ford]


Ford, Sir Edward Sir Edward Ford is no longer with us
Born 24 July 1910  (Repton, Derbyshire, England)

Died 19 November 2006  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Former private secretary to King George VI, and subsequently to Queen Elizabeth II. Coined the term "annus horribilis", famously used by the latter.
[Picture of Sir Edward Ford]


Fordham, Andy 'The Viking'
Born 2 February 1962  (London, England)
BDO world darts champion. Standing 6ft tall, he weighs around 30 stone (420lb), and is, according to the Daily Mirror, "a dart attack waiting to happen".
[Picture of Andy 'The Viking' Fordham]


Forsyth, Bruce
Born 22 February 1928  (Edmonton, London, England)
A professional entertainer since the age of 14, 'Brucie' really made his name in the late 1950s as compere of 'Sunday Night At The London Palladium', and went on to become the prominent-chinned presenter of 'The Generation Game' and 'Play Your Cards Right' among other self-consciously cheesy game shows.
[Picture of Bruce Forsyth]


Forsythe, John (Died in 2010)
Born 29 January 1918  (Penn's Grove, New Jersey, USA)
Played the part of Blake Carrington in "Dynasty".
[Picture of John Forsythe]


Forte, Charles (Died in 2007)
Born 26 November 1908  (Monforte Casalaticco, Italy)
Hotelier. Founder of the Forte Group, which included the Little Chef and Happy Eater roadside restaurants and Crest, Forte Grand, Travelodge and Posthouse hotels. Otherwise known as Baron Forte Of Ripley.
[Picture of Charles Forte]


Fossett, Steve (Died in 2007)
Born 22 April 1944  (Jackson, Tennessee, USA)
Record-setting round-the-world sailor and hot air balloon pilot.
[Picture of Steve Fossett]


Fox, Michael J
Born 9 June 1961  (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Pint-sized actor of "Back To The Future" fame. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991.
[Picture of Michael J Fox]


Fox, Tom Tom Fox is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 9 March 2006  (Iraq)

Age at death: 54  (read death notice)
Taken hostage in Baghdad in November 2005, along with Norman Kember. Found dead there in March 2006; the date of death given above is approximate.
[Picture of Tom Fox]


Francis, Dick (Died in 2010)
Born 31 October 1920  (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Bestselling author of various horseracing-themed novels.
[Picture of Dick Francis]


Fraser, 'Mad' Frankie
Born 13 December 1923  (Waterloo, London, England)
Veteran East End gangster, thief, hired hitman, nightclub bouncer etc etc, whose penchant for crime hasn't been matched by a talent for getting away with it, as he has spent a total of 42 years in prison.
[Picture of 'Mad' Frankie Fraser]


Frazier, Joe (Died in 2011)
Born 12 January 1944  (Beaufort, South Carolina, USA)
Olympic and world heavyweight boxing champion, known as Smokin' Joe. Fought the "Thrilla in Manila" against Muhammad Ali in October 1975, which many consider to be the best boxing match ever.
[Picture of Joe Frazier]


Freeman, Alan 'Fluff' Alan 'Fluff' Freeman is no longer with us
Born 6 July 1927  (Melbourne, Australia)

Died 27 November 2006  (Twickenham, England)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Radio personality: "Pick of the Pops", alright?
[Picture of Alan 'Fluff' Freeman]


Freeman, John
Born 19 February 1915  (place of birth unknown)
'Face to Face' inquisitor, Labour MP, New Statesman editor, bowls commentator and ITV executive!
[Picture of John Freeman]


Freud, Lucian (Died in 2011)
Born 8 December 1922  (Berlin, Germany)
Artist who normally paints portraits, often nudes, in a distinctive 'impasto' style, slapping the paint onto the canvas so thickly that the brush/knife strokes remain visible even when dry.
[Picture of Lucian Freud]


Friedman, Milton Milton Friedman is no longer with us
Born 31 July 1912  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 16 November 2006  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Nobel Prize-winning economist. Leading proponent of monetarism.
[Picture of Milton Friedman]


Frost, Sir David (Died in 2013)
Born 7 April 1939  (Tenterden, Kent, England)
All-purpose TV presenter and sometime heavyweight political interviewer.
[Picture of Sir David Frost]


Fry, Barry
Born 7 April 1945  (place of birth unknown)
Rotund football manager - ex-Barnet, Southend United, Birmingham City etc.
[Picture of Barry Fry]


Fry, Stephen
Born 24 August 1957  (London, England)
Cambridge-educated comedian, author, actor, wit and general smartarse.
[Picture of Stephen Fry]


Funicello, Annette (Died in 2013)
Born 22 October 1942  (Utica, New York, USA)
Actress, "The Mickey Mouse Club".
[Picture of Annette Funicello]

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