Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2007: J


Jackson, Anne
Born 3 September 1926  (Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actress, mostly on stage on on film. Wife of Eli Wallach.
[Picture of Anne Jackson]


Jackson, General Sir Michael
Born 21 March 1944  (Stamford, Lincolnshire, England)
British Army officer, former Chief of General Staff.
[Picture of General Sir Michael Jackson]


Jackson, Glenda
Born 9 May 1936  (Birkenhead, Cheshire, England)
Former actress, now Labour MP for Hampstead & Highgate.
[Picture of Glenda Jackson]


Jackson, Joe
Born 11 August 1954  (Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
British musician, singer-songwriter & pianist.
[Picture of Joe Jackson]


Jackson, Keith
Born 18 October 1928  (Roopville, Georgia, USA)
Veteran American sports broadcaster, particulary with American Football.
[Picture of Keith Jackson]


Jackson, Michael (Died in 2010)
Born 29 August 1958  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
Once a cute kid in a group with his brothers, then a hugely successful pop star in his own right, now a flaky-faced, monkey-loving, baby-dangling, allegedly kiddie-fiddling one-man freak show.
[Picture of Michael Jackson]


Jacobi, Derek
Born 22 October 1938  (Leytonstone, London, England)
Actor, mostly on stage, but with notable TV & film credits as well.
[Picture of Derek Jacobi]


Jagger, Mick
Born 26 July 1943  (Dartford, Kent, England)
Rubber-lipped lead singer of the Rolling Stones.
[Picture of Mick Jagger]


James, Clifton
Born 29 May 1921  (New York, New York, USA)
Actor, Sheriff J.W. Pepper in two James Bond movies.
[Picture of Clifton James]


James, Etta (Died in 2012)
Born 25 January 1938  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Blues and R&B star. Best known for her 1961 ballad "At Last". Born Jamesetta Hawkins.
[Picture of Etta James]


James, P. D.
Born 3 August 1920  (Oxford, England)
Author of mystery novels.
[Picture of P. D. James]


Jane, Bob
Born 18 December 1929  (Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia)
Former touring car racing driver, but better known, in Australia anyway, as a businessman.
[Picture of Bob Jane]


Janis, Conrad
Born 11 February 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Jazz musician & actor, played Mindy's dad in "Mork and Mindy".
[Picture of Conrad Janis]


Jaruzelski, General Wojciech
Born 6 July 1923  (Kurow, Poland)
Joined the Polish army during WWII, and turned to politics in the 1960s. Rose through the ranks of the Communist Party to become National Secretary (President of Poland in all but name) in 1981, just as the Solidarity movement was heating up. Pitted his trademark sunglasses against Lech Walesa's moustache and lost. Removed from office in 1990, but has been too unwell to face trial ever since.
[Picture of General Wojciech Jaruzelski]


Jason, David
Born 2 February 1940  (Edmonton, London, England)
Comedy actor, best known as Granville in 'Open All Hours' and Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in 'Only Fools and Horses'. Even after a decade, it's still hard not to smirk at his supposedly serious role as Detective Inspector Jack Frost in 'A Touch of Frost'.
[Picture of David Jason]


Jean I of Luxembourg, Grand Duke
Born 5 January 1921  (Berg Castle, Luxembourg)
Ruler of Luxembourg from 1964 to 2000.
[Picture of Grand Duke Jean I of Luxembourg]


Jean-Juste, Gérard (Died in 2009)
Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti  (exact date unknown)
Roman Catholic priest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After a change of government, he found himself in trouble and was jailed. In 2005, it was announced he had cancer; he has been allowed treatment for it, but is still behind bars. Born in 1947.
[Picture of Gérard Jean-Juste]


Jeffries, Lionel (Died in 2010)
Born 10 June 1926  (London, England)
Actor who specialised in playing stereotypical eccentric English gentlemen, such as Grandpa Potts in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".
[Picture of Lionel Jeffries]


Jeffs, Warren Steed
Born 3 December 1955  (San Francisco, California, USA)
President of a breakaway Mormon church in the US. Currently in custody over underage sex allegations.
[Picture of Warren Steed Jeffs]


Jeger, Baroness Lena Baroness Lena Jeger is no longer with us
Born 19 November 1915  (Yorkley, Gloucestershire, England)

Died 26 February 2007  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Former Labour MP & journalist, who liked a bit of a drink. Died in 2007.
[Picture of Baroness Lena Jeger]


Jenkins, Sgt Charles
Born 18 February 1940  (Rich Square, North Carolina, USA)
US soldier who defected to North Korea in 1965.
[Picture of Sgt Charles Jenkins]


Jeremy, Ron
Born 12 March 1953  (Long Island, New York, USA)
Actor, almost exclusively in porn films.
[Picture of Ron Jeremy]


Ji, Zheng (Died in 2010)
Born 15 May 1900  (Nanxi, Sichuan, China)
Chinese nutritionist and biochemist.
[Picture of Zheng Ji]


Jillette, Penn
Born 5 March 1955  (Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA)
The tall, fat, hairy one out of magician duo Penn & Teller.
[Picture of Penn Jillette]


Jillian, Ann
Born 29 January 1950  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
US actress. Survived breast cancer in the 1980s.
[Picture of Ann Jillian]


Jobs, Steve (Died in 2011)
Born 24 February 1955  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Co-founder of Apple Computers and Pixar.
[Picture of Steve Jobs]


Joel, Billy
Born 9 May 1949  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Born William Joseph Martin Joel. Rock singer whose hits include "Uptown Girl", "Piano Man" and "We Didn't Start The Fire".
[Picture of Billy Joel]


Johansen, Kai Kai Johansen is no longer with us
Born 23 February 1940  (Odense, Denmark)

Died 12 May 2007  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Former Glasgow Rangers defender, best remembered for scoring the winning goal in the 1966 Scottish Cup final. Had surgery for bowel cancer in the Spring of 2006. It didn't work.
[Picture of Kai Johansen]


Johansson, Ingemar (Died in 2009)
Born 22 September 1932  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Former world heavyweight boxing champion.
[Picture of Ingemar Johansson]


John, Sir Elton
Born 25 March 1947  (Pinner, Middlesex, England)
The most successful pop star of the 1970s, who has managed to remain more or less in the limelight ever since, despite (or perhaps because of) drug and alcohol problems, bust-ups with his lyricist Bernie Taupin, a turbulent love life and a lamentable dress sense.
[Picture of Sir Elton John]


Johnson, Boris
Born 19 June 1964  (New York, New York, USA)
Gaffe-prone but hugely endearing Tory MP, former head of The Spectator magazine.
[Picture of Boris Johnson]


Johnson, Brian
Born 5 October 1947  (Dunston, Gateshead, England)
Lead singer of AC/DC.
[Picture of Brian Johnson]


Johnson, Holly
Born 19 February 1960  (Khartoum, Sudan)
African-born former frontman of '80s Scouse popsters Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Was diagnosed with HIV in the late '80s, but treatment has kept it at bay ever since, and he continues to work in the music industry.
[Picture of Holly Johnson]


Johnson, Lady Bird Lady Bird Johnson is no longer with us
Born 22 December 1912  (Karnack, Texas, USA)

Died 11 July 2007  (Austin, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Born Claudia Alta Taylor. Widow of former US President Lyndon B. Johnson.
[Picture of Lady Bird Johnson]


Johnson, Magic
Born 14 August 1959  (Lansing, Michigan, USA)
HIV-positive former basketball player.
[Picture of Magic Johnson]


Johnson, Rafer
Born 18 August 1935  (Hillsboro, Texas, USA)
American decathlete, winner of gold in the 1960 Olympics.
[Picture of Rafer Johnson]


Johnson, Senator Tim
Born 28 December 1946  (Canton, South Dakota, USA)
US Democrat Senator from South Dakota.
[Picture of Senator Tim Johnson]


Johnson, Van (Died in 2008)
Born 25 August 1916  (Newport, Rhode Island, USA)
Big-screen actor of the 1940s and '50s, particularly in war films and MGM musicals.
[Picture of Van Johnson]


Johnson Jr, Ernie
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA  (exact date unknown)
American sports broadcaster, currently fighting cancer. Born 1956.
[Picture of Ernie Johnson Jr]


Johnston, Bill Bill Johnston is no longer with us
Born 26 February 1922  (Beeac, Victoria, Australia)

Died 25 May 2007  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Australian Test cricketer, one of Don Bradman's 1948 "Invincibles" team.
[Picture of Bill Johnston]


Jolie, Angelina
Born 4 June 1975  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Lara Croft actress.
[Picture of Angelina Jolie]


Jones, Hank (Died in 2010)
Born 21 July 1918  (Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA)
Legendary American jazz pianist.
[Picture of Hank Jones]


Jones, Jeffrey
Born 28 September 1946  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
Actor, in a heap of films and TV shows. Also a registered sex offender.
[Picture of Jeffrey Jones]


Jones, John Paul
Born 3 January 1946  (Sidcup, Kent, England)
Led Zeppelin's bassist and keyboard player. Real name: John Baldwin.
[Picture of John Paul Jones]


Jones, Johnny 'Lam'
Born 4 April 1958  (Lawton, Oklahoma, USA)
Former athlete and American Football player, won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics.
[Picture of Johnny 'Lam' Jones]


Jones, K. C.
Born 25 May 1932  (Taylor, Texas, USA)
Basketball player/coach.
[Picture of K. C. Jones]


Jones, Tanya
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones. Had a heart transplant in the late 1980s.
[Picture of Tanya Jones]


Jones, Terry
Born 1 February 1942  (Colwyn Bay, Wales)
Member of Monty Python and one of Britain's most noted historians.
[Picture of Terry Jones]


Jones, Tom
Born 7 June 1940  (Pontypridd, Wales)
Gravelly-voiced, hirsute Welsh singer, inexplicably attractive to ladies of a certain age.
[Picture of Tom Jones]


Jong-Il, Kim (Died in 2011)
Born 16 February 1941  (Khabarovsk, Siberia, USSR)
"Dear Leader" (a.k.a. tinpot dictator) of North Korea.
[Picture of Kim Jong-Il]


Jordan, Robert Robert Jordan is no longer with us
Born 17 October 1948  (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)

Died 16 September 2007  (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
Fantasy writer; author of the "Wheel of Time" novels.
[Picture of Robert Jordan]


Jordan, Simon
Born 24 September 1967  (Thornton Heath, London, England)
Orange-skinned chairman of Crystal Palace FC.
[Picture of Simon Jordan]


Jourdan, Louis
Born 19 June 1919  (Marseille, France)
French actor in a number of US & UK movies, including "Octopussy".
[Picture of Louis Jourdan]


Ju, Huang Huang Ju is no longer with us
Born 1 September 1938  (Jiashan, Zhejiang, China)

Died 2 June 2007  (Beijing, China)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
Was the vice-president of China, and before that mayor of Shanghai.
[Picture of Huang Ju]


Jugnauth, Sir Anerood
Born 29 March 1930  (Palma, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius)
Current president of Mauritius, a role he has occupied since 2003.
[Picture of Sir Anerood Jugnauth]


Juran, Joseph (Died in 2008)
Born 24 December 1904  (Braila, Romania)
Romanian-born but American industrial engineer & philanthropist.
[Picture of Joseph Juran]

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