Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2008: J


Jaafar, Tuanku Tuanku Jaafar is no longer with us
Born 19 July 1922  (Klang, Selangor)

Died 27 December 2008  (Seremban, Malaysia)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
The 4th Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Malaysia. The Yang di-Pertuan Besar is akin to King of the Country.
[Picture of Tuanku Jaafar]


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


Jackson, Janet
Born 16 May 1966  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
Sister of Michael. Successful singer & actress, who is one of the top-selling female artists despite a well-publicised "wardrobe malfunction" when her tits (or one of them) were out for the lads & 100 million other people during the half-time live performance of the 2004 Super Bowl.
[Picture of Janet Jackson]


Jackson, Joseph
Born 26 July 1929  (Fountain Hill, Arkansas, USA)
Father of Michael & all the other Jacksons, former manager of Jackson 5.
[Picture of Joseph Jackson]


Jackson, Michael (Died in 2009)
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, Clive
Born 7 October 1939  (Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
TV critic, writer & author who thinks he is far far funnier than he actually is.
[Picture of Clive 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, Larry Larry James is no longer with us
Born 6 November 1947  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 6 November 2008  (Galloway Township, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
Gold medalist in the 4 x 400m relay in the Olympic Games of 1968.
[Picture of Larry James]


James, LeBron
Born 30 December 1984  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Basketball player in the NBA
[Picture of LeBron James]


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


Jameson, Derek (Died in 2012)
Born 29 November 1929  (London, England)
One of those people that the great unwashed general public thought died years ago but is still alive & well (so far, anyway). Former journalist, turned broadcaster - a frequent guest on "Countdown".
[Picture of Derek Jameson]


Jameson, Jenna
Born 9 April 1974  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
Porn star, actress & model.
[Picture of Jenna Jameson]


Janner, Greville
Born 11 July 1928  (Cardiff, Wales)
Former MP for Leicester between 1970 & 1997.
[Picture of Greville Janner]


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]


Jay, Peggy Peggy Jay is no longer with us
Born 28 January 1913  (London, England)

Died 21 January 2008  (London, England)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Local councillor for many years for the Labour Party, mother of Peter Jay, aunt of Virginia Bottomley.
[Picture of Peggy Jay]


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]


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]


Jenkin, Patrick
Born 7 January 1926  (Oxford, England)
Politician, a member of both Edward Heath & Margaret Thatcher's government cabinets.
[Picture of Patrick Jenkin]


Jenkins, Right Rev. David
Born 26 January 1925  (Bromley, Kent, England)
Hugely controversial former Bishop of Durham.
[Picture of Right Rev. David Jenkins]


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]


Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, King
Born 21 February 1980  (Thimphu, Bhutan)
King of Bhutan since 2006, the youngest Head of State in the World. Also has a quite brilliant name.
[Picture of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck]


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]


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


Johansson, Scarlett
Born 22 November 1984  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress - "Lost in Translation", "Girl with a Pearl Earring" etc.
[Picture of Scarlett 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]


Johns, Glynis
Born 5 October 1923  (Pretoria, South Africa)
Husky-voiced actress (and dancer/singer), of Welsh origin, a popular actress in the 1950's.
[Picture of Glynis Johns]


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


Johnson, Russell
Born 10 November 1924  (Ashley, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor, in numerous shows & films, but remembered in the US for his role in "Gilligan's Island".
[Picture of Russell 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 Van Johnson is no longer with us
Born 25 August 1916  (Newport, Rhode Island, USA)

Died 12 December 2008  (Nyack, New York, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


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


Jones, Bruce
Born 24 January 1953  (Collyhurst, Manchester, England)
Actor, Les Battersby in Coronation Street. Currently, and this was seen by OoO in September, performing stand-up comedy in his beloved Benidorm. He wasn't very good.
[Picture of Bruce Jones]


Jones, Freddie
Born 17 August 1927  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
Actor, currently in Emmerdale & has been on TV for aeons.
[Picture of Freddie Jones]


Jones, Jack (Died in 2009)
Born 29 January 1913  (Liverpool, England)
Militant trade union leader and former General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU). Instrumental in buggering up the British motor industry in the 1970s beyond the point of redemption.
[Picture of Jack Jones]


Jones, Jennifer (Died in 2009)
Born 2 March 1919  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
Actress, former wife of film mogul David O. Selznick, whose career blossomed under his tutelage & effectively ended with his death in 1965.
[Picture of Jennifer 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, Ken
Born 20 February 1930  (Liverpool, England)
Frequently seen character actor in the 1970's & 1980's - though still acting now. Best known as the rather shifty Ives in "Porridge".
[Picture of Ken Jones]


Jones, Maggie (Died in 2009)
Born 21 June 1934  (London, England)
Actress, "Blanche Hunt" in Coronation Street.
[Picture of Maggie Jones]


Jones, Orlando
Born 10 April 1968  (Mobile, Alabama, USA)
American comedian, film & TV actor.
[Picture of Orlando Jones]


Jones, Paul
Born 24 February 1942  (Portsmouth, England)
Depending on your age, or preference, you'll either remember him for being the lead singer of Manfred Mann, the star of children's TV show "Uncle Jack" or being a broadcaster on Radio 2.
[Picture of Paul Jones]


Jones, Rachel
Born in Hayling Island, Hampshire  (exact date unknown)
Brave mum with terminal cancer who survived doctor's expectations of how long she would live by some way. However, in 2008, she lost her long fight. No suitable uk obit, however, came for her, so no points awarded. Was born in 1977.
[Picture of Rachel Jones]


Jones, Steve
Born 3 September 1955  (London, England)
Guitarist/bassist for the Sex Pistols, amongst others.
[Picture of Steve 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]


Jones Griffiths, Phillip Phillip Jones Griffiths is no longer with us
Born 18 February 1936  (Rhuddlyn, Wales)

Died 18 March 2008  (London, England)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Celebrated photographer, best known for his work during the Vietnam war.
[Picture of Phillip Jones Griffiths]


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]


Jonsson, Ulrika
Born 16 August 1967  (Sollentuna, Sweden)
Former model/weather girl who is now a TV presenter & agony aunt. Also famous for spectacularly bad choices of boyfriends.
[Picture of Ulrika Jonsson]


Jordan, Michael
Born 17 February 1963  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
One of the most succesful & certainly most well-known basketball players of all time.
[Picture of Michael Jordan]


Josephson, Erland (Died in 2012)
Born 15 June 1923  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish stage & film actor, a regular in Bergman's films.
[Picture of Erland Josephson]


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


Joy, Robert
Born 17 August 1951  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Regular actor on US films & TV shows.
[Picture of Robert Joy]


Joyce, Brenda (Died in 2009)
Born 25 February 1912  (Excelsior Springs, Missouri)
Jane from Tarzan, one of the many to have done the role. Erronously killed off by Wikipedia in 2007, which brought her to the limelight somewhat again after a long period away from it. Some reports say she died in 2004, but this isn't confirmed yet.
[Picture of Brenda Joyce]


Juan Carlos Of Spain, King
Born 5 January 1938  (Rome, Italy)
King of Spain since 1975.
[Picture of King Juan Carlos Of Spain]


Judd, Naomi
Born 11 January 1946  (Ashland, Kentucky, USA)
Country music singer & songwriter, mother of actress Ashley Judd.
[Picture of Naomi Judd]


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]


Julius Norwich, John
Born 15 September 1929  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Historian, TV broadcaster & travel writer, son of politician Duff Cooper.
[Picture of John Julius Norwich]


Jupitus, Phill
Born 25 June 1962  (Newport, Isle of Wight)
Radio DJ, TV presenter, comedian & panel show regular, with a very good Chewbacca impersonation.
[Picture of Phill Jupitus]


Juran, Joseph Joseph Juran is no longer with us
Born 24 December 1904  (Braila, Romania)

Died 28 February 2008  (Rye, New York, USA)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Romanian-born but American industrial engineer & philanthropist.
[Picture of Joseph Juran]


Jurinac, Sena (Died in 2011)
Born 24 October 1921  (Travnic, Bosnia)
Bosnian soprano opera singer.
[Picture of Sena Jurinac]

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