Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2008: O


Oaksey, John (Died in 2012)
Born 21 March 1929  (Builth Wells, Radnorshire, Wales)
Racing Broadcaster, former jockey & the current 2nd Baron Oaksey. The first was his father, Geoffrey Lawrence, one of the chief judges at the Nuremberg Trials.
[Picture of John Oaksey]


Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Teodoro
Born 5 June 1942  (Acoacan, Equatorial Guinea)
President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979.
[Picture of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo]


O'Brien, Carl 'Cubby'
Born 14 July 1946  (Burbank, California, USA)
Played a Mousketeer on the 1950s US TV show "The Mickey Mouse Club".
[Picture of Carl 'Cubby' O'Brien]


Ocalan, Abdullah
Born 4 April 1948  (Ömerli, Halfeti, Sanliurfa Province, Turkey)
Leader of the Kuridh terrorist group, the PKK, who have caused atrocities in both Iraq & Turkey. Ocalan is still the head of the group, despite languishing in jail.
[Picture of Abdullah Ocalan]


O'Connor, Christy
Born 21 December 1924  (Knocknacara, Galway, Ireland)
Former golfer, a frequent winner of tournaments in the 1950's & 1960's.
[Picture of Christy O'Connor]


O'Connor, Des
Born 12 January 1932  (Stepney, London, England)
Former Northampton Town footballer, turned singer, now a veteran television presenter & chat show host.
[Picture of Des O'Connor]


O'Connor, Tom
Born 31 October 1939  (Bootle, Merseyside, England)
Game show host and comedian - notably "Crosswits". Also a frequent guest on "Countdown".
[Picture of Tom O'Connor]


Oddie, Bill
Born 7 July 1941  (Rochdale, Lancashire, England)
Rochdale's most famous son apart from Cyril Smith, Oddie is one of the most respected names in the world of ornithology, but is perhaps most famous for providing several of the voices in the hit animated series "Bananaman". He also has an enduring (albeit unseen) friendship with the fictional Norfolk-based former king of chat, Alan Gordon Partridge.
[Picture of Bill Oddie]


Odinga, Raila
Born 7 January 1945  (Maseno, Kisumu District, Nyanza, Kenya)
Kenyan politician, the opposition leader who was denied the Presidency by alleged vote fraud in Kenya's election.
[Picture of Raila Odinga]


Ogden, Sir Robert
Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Businessman & racehorse owner, based in Yorkshire. Born 1936.
[Picture of Sir Robert Ogden]


O'Grady, Paul
Born 14 June 1955  (Birkenhead, Merseyside, England)
Comedian and actor better known as his cross-dressing alter ego Lily Savage. He suffered a heart attack in 2002 but went on to recover and appear as the Child Catcher in the stage musical of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
[Picture of Paul O'Grady]


O'Hara, Maureen
Born 17 August 1920  (Ranelagh, Co Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Actress whose early success as Esmeralda in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939) led to a 30-year career in the movies.
[Picture of Maureen O'Hara]


Ohno, Kazuo (Died in 2010)
Born 27 October 1906  (Hakodate City, Hokkaido, Japan)
Weird-looking Japanese dance maestro.
[Picture of Kazuo Ohno]


Oldrey, David
Date and place of birth unknown
Member of Jockey Club, former steward. Also has written books about the sport. Born 1937
[Picture of David Oldrey]


Oliver, Jamie
Born 27 May 1975  (Clavering, Essex, England)
Celebrity chef & now, seemingly feted health guru, who hates Turkey Twizzlers.
[Picture of Jamie Oliver]


Olmert, Ehud
Born 30 September 1945  (Binyamina, Israel)
Current President of Israel - been in the job since 2006. Former Mayor of Jerusalem.
[Picture of Ehud Olmert]


Olney, Richard (Died in 2012)
Born 15 December 1947  (place of birth unknown)
American doctor who devoted his career to finding a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease) and is now, ironically, suffering from it himself. It is a progressive motor neurone disease which has a 50% fatality rate within 3 years of diagnosis.
[Picture of Richard Olney]


Olsen, Ashley
Born 13 June 1986  (Sherman Oaks, California, USA)
Child actor, who became famous with her twin Mary-Kate; both have hit the headlines in recent years for looking disturbingly thin.
[Picture of Ashley Olsen]


Olsen, Jesper
Born 20 March 1961  (Fakse, Denmark)
Former footballer for Denmark & Manchester United. Suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2006.
[Picture of Jesper Olsen]


Olsen, Mary-Kate
Born 13 June 1986  (Sherman Oaks, California, USA)
One of American TV's popular Olsen twins (the other being Ashley), who have been on the box since they were still in nappies. Mary-Kate is rumoured to be suffering from anorexia, but that didn't stop her from starring in a TV campaign to promote McDonalds' Happy Meals in France in September 2004.
[Picture of Mary-Kate Olsen]


Omar, Haji (Died in 2009)
Born in Kalushah, Wana, South Waziristan  (exact date unknown)
Born in 1951. Leader of the Pakistani branch of the Taliban.
[Picture of Haji Omar]


Omar, Mullah
Born in Noudi, Afghanistan  (exact date unknown)
Taliban leader, born some time around 1959, whose current whereabouts are unknown. He has always refused to be photographed or filmed, and there are doubts concerning the credibility of the few photographs or stills which have been published.
[Picture of Mullah Omar]


O'Neal, Ryan
Born 20 April 1941  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor who first made his name on TV, in US soap opera "Peyton Place", before going on to appear in numerous Hollywood films such as "Love Story" and "Barry Lyndon". Father of Tatum, Griffin and (by Farrah Fawcett) Redmond, he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2001.
[Picture of Ryan O'Neal]


O'Neal, Shaquille
Born 6 March 1972  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Well known basketball player & occasional film star & singer.
[Picture of Shaquille O'Neal]


O'Neill, Norm Norm O'Neill is no longer with us
Born 19 February 1937  (Carlton, New South Wales, Australia)

Died 3 March 2008  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Former test cricketer for Australia, later a cricket commentator.
[Picture of Norm O'Neill]


Ono, Yoko
Born 18 February 1933  (Tokyo, Japan)
Widow of John Lennon and complete wibble hatstand nutter. Was married 3 times before she met Lennon, including twice in the space of 7 months to the same man, with an annulment inbetween.
[Picture of Yoko Ono]


Onoda, Hiroo
Born 19 March 1922  (Japan)
Japanese soldier & cattle farmer who hid in the jungle during the last few days of WW2. Cut off from the news, he carried on fighting, believing the war was still continuing, until 1974!
[Picture of Hiroo Onoda]


Oppenheimer, Alan
Born 23 April 1930  (New York, New York, USA)
American voice actor, the voice behind "Mighty Mouse" and "Skeletor" in He-Man.
[Picture of Alan Oppenheimer]


O'Reilly, Bill
Born 10 September 1949  (New York, New York, USA)
Fox News pundit. And a jerk, according to the DDPer who picked him.
[Picture of Bill O'Reilly]


Osbourne, Jack
Born 8 November 1985  (London, England)
Like sister Kelly, came to fame through "The Osbournes". Has since lost a lot of weight and, again like his sister, has gone into TV presenting.
[Picture of Jack Osbourne]


Osbourne, Ozzy
Born 3 December 1948  (Aston, Birmingham, England)
Mumbling reality TV star and former lead singer of Black Sabbath, who once caught rabies after an on-stage bat-biting incident. The heavy drinker and heavy metaller was nearly killed in a quad-biking crash in December 2003.
[Picture of Ozzy Osbourne]


Osbourne, Sharon
Born 10 October 1953  (London, England)
Wife and manager of Ozzy, she suddenly rose to prominence in 2002 as a result of MTV's "The Osbournes", and was diagnosed with colon cancer around the same time.
[Picture of Sharon Osbourne]


O'Shea, Milo (Died in 2013)
Born 2 June 1926  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Irish character actor, originally on British TV but now living & working in the USA.
[Picture of Milo O'Shea]


Osman Osmanoglu, Ertugrul (Died in 2009)
Born 18 August 1912  (Yildiz Palace, Istanbul, Turkey)
The current Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, the last to be a part of the family whilst the empire was still in place. Has lived in America since 1933 & acts only as a nominal figurehead in Turkey now.
[Picture of Ertugrul Osman Osmanoglu]


Osment, Haley Joel
Born 10 April 1988  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, hugely successful as a child actor, but his adult career has already been disrupted by drink, drug & traffic "incidents".
[Picture of Haley Joel Osment]


Osmond, Marie
Born 13 October 1959  (Ogden, Utah)
Country & pop singer, part of the Osmond singing dynasty.
[Picture of Marie Osmond]


O'Sullevan, Peter
Born 2 March 1918  (Kenmare, Co Kerry, Republic of Ireland)
Horse-racing commentator.
[Picture of Peter O'Sullevan]


O'Sullivan, Richard
Born 7 May 1944  (Chiswick, London, England)
1970s sitcom actor (Father Dear Father, Man About the House, Robin's Nest). Only in his early 60s, but now in fragile health and a permanent resident of an old folks' home, due to three decades of heavy boozing and drug-taking.
[Picture of Richard O'Sullivan]


O'Toole, Peter (Died in 2013)
Born 2 August 1932  (Connemara, Co Galway, Republic of Ireland)
Alcoholic actor of stage and screen, whose big break in the movies was the leading role in David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia".
[Picture of Peter O'Toole]


Owens, Terrell
Born 7 December 1973  (Alexander City, Alabama, USA)
Controversial American Football player, currently with the Dallas Cowboys.
[Picture of Terrell Owens]

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