Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2009: E


Earl Jones, James
Born 17 January 1931  (Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA)
Actor who has had a 40-year career in movies without making it really big. However, he did provide the voice of Darth Vader in 'Star Wars' (the man in the suit was Dave Prowse). His father was Robert Earl Jones.
[Picture of James 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]


Eaton Travis, Doris (Died in 2010)
Born 14 March 1904  (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
Broadway performer, the last living Ziegfeld Girl.
[Picture of Doris Eaton Travis]


Ebert, Roger (Died in 2013)
Born 18 June 1942  (Urbana, Illinois, USA)
Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for the Chicago Sun Times. Also co-hosted a long-running TV show with fellow critic, the late Gene Siskel.
[Picture of Roger Ebert]


Echandi, Mario (Died in 2011)
Born 17 June 1915  (San Jose, Costa Rica)
Former President of Costa Rica between 1958 & 1962.
[Picture of Mario Echandi]


Eco, Umberto
Born 5 January 1932  (Alessandria, Italy)
Philosopher & author.
[Picture of Umberto Eco]


Eden, Barbara
Born 23 August 1934  (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Best remembered for her role as Jeannie in "I Dream of Jeannie".
[Picture of Barbara Eden]


Eden, Clarissa
Born 28 June 1920  (Kensington, London, England)
Niece of former PM, Sir Winston Churchill, widow of former PM, Sir Anthony Eden. Was only 36 years of age when her husband resigned & has outlived four of her PM spouse's successors since then.
[Picture of Clarissa Eden]


Edmonds, Mike
Born in Chelmsford, Essex, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor, best remembered as Little Ron in "Maid Marian & Her Merry Men" or as Logray in "Return of the Jedi".
[Picture of Mike Edmonds]


Edrich, John
Born 21 June 1937  (Blofield, Norfolk, England)
Former Surrey & England cricketer.
[Picture of John Edrich]


Edward, Prince
Born 10 March 1964  (Buckingham Palace, London, England)
Youngest of the 4 children of the Queen & Phil the Greek, 7th in line to the throne. Has dabbled in many things, not least the theatre.
[Picture of Prince Edward]


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]


Edwards, Elizabeth (Died in 2010)
Born 3 July 1949  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Wife of Presidential candidate, John Edwards. She announced she had terminal breast cancer in 2007.
[Picture of Elizabeth Edwards]


Edwards, Glynn
Born 2 February 1931  (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Actor, a regular on British TV & was married to comic actress Yootha Joyce.
[Picture of Glynn Edwards]


Eggleston, Alan
Born 30 December 1941  (Busselton, Western Australia)
Australian politician, current senator of Western Australia.
[Picture of Alan Eggleston]


Egli, Alphons
Born 8 October 1924  (Entlebuch, Switzerland)
Swiss politician, a former member of government.
[Picture of Alphons Egli]


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 20 years left in her yet.
[Picture of Queen Elizabeth II]


Elliot, Barry
Born 24 December 1941  (Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England)
One half, along with his brother Paul, of the Chuckle Brothers children's "entertainment" duo.
[Picture of Barry Elliot]


Elliot, Paul
Born 18 October 1948  (Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England)
One half, along with his brother Barry, of the Chuckle Brothers children's "entertainment" duo.
[Picture of Paul Elliot]


Ellis, Doug
Born 3 January 1924  (Chester, Cheshire, England)
Former chairman of Aston Villa football club.
[Picture of Doug Ellis]


Ellis, James
Born 15 March 1931  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Actor, played Bert Lynch in "Z Cars". Also a playwright.
[Picture of James Ellis]


Ely, Ron
Born 2 June 1938  (Hereford, Texas, USA)
Actor, one of the former "Tarzan's".
[Picture of Ron Ely]


Emberg, Bella
Born 16 September 1937  (Brighton, Sussex, England)
Rotund comic sidekick, most famously in Russ Abbott's TV shows.
[Picture of Bella Emberg]


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


Endersby, Trudi
Date and place of birth unknown
"Star" of the Government's latest anti-smoking drive, having suffered from terminal lung cancer for 6 years. Born 1962.
[Picture of Trudi Endersby]


Englaro, Eluana Eluana Englaro is no longer with us
Born 25 November 1970  (Lecco, Italy)

Died 9 February 2009  (Udine, Italy)

Age at death: 38  (read death notice)
Italian lady left in a coma since a car accident in 1992. Her plight has provoked a major debate about the "right-to-die", both in Italy & Worldwide. Her father won a court battle in 2008 for the right to disconnect her from life support, and she died in 2009.
[Picture of Eluana Englaro]


Engleitner, Leopold (Died in 2013)
Born 23 July 1905  (Bad Ischl, Austria)
Holocaust survivor, who in recent years has appeared in interviews & documentaries about the subject.
[Picture of Leopold Engleitner]


Epstein, Sir Anthony
Born 18 May 1921  (Willesden, London, England)
Scientist, one of the discovers of the Epstein-Barr virus.
[Picture of Sir Anthony Epstein]


Erb, David
Born 28 November 1923  (York, Nebraska, USA)
Successful American jockey, turned trainer/owner.
[Picture of David Erb]


Eriksson, Sven Goran
Born 5 February 1948  (Torsby, Sweden)
Former England & Manchester City manager.
[Picture of Sven Goran Eriksson]


Ermey, R. Lee
Born 24 March 1944  (Emporia, Kansas, USA)
US marine, turned actor - best known for his role as Sgt. Hartman in "Full Metal Jacket". Now also a military historian.
[Picture of R. Lee Ermey]


Esten, Chip
Born 9 September 1965  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Comedian, actor & singer, much better known in his native America than he is worldwide.
[Picture of Chip Esten]


Estrada, Erik
Born 16 May 1949  (Mesa, Arizona, USA)
Actor, best remembred as the lead actor in " CHiPs".
[Picture of Erik Estrada]


Etheridge, Melissa
Born 29 May 1961  (Leavenworth, Kansas, USA)
Female rock singer & songwriter. Has suffered & recovered from cancer.
[Picture of Melissa Etheridge]


Evans, Derrick
Born in Pike, Jamaica  (exact date unknown)
AKA "Mr Motivator", exercise instructor on GMTV. Born in 1952.
[Picture of Derrick Evans]


Evans, Joanne
Born in Saltash, Devon, England  (exact date unknown)
Born sometime in April 1984. Poor young lady who suffered from an extremely rare & untreatable form of ovarian cancer. Her plight made a few newspapers, but her death, in January 2009, has not so far.
[Picture of Joanne Evans]


Everton, Clive
Born 7 September 1937  (Worcester, Worcestershire, England)
Snooker TV commentator, a former billiards professional player.
[Picture of Clive Everton]

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