Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2009: F

 

F, Christiane
Born 20 May 1962  (Hamburg, Germany)
Born as Christiane Felscherinow. German author, whose story about her life as a teenage heroin addict became a best-seller in the late '70's.
[Picture of Christiane F]

 

Fabray, Nanette
Born 27 October 1920  (San Diego, California, USA)
Actress, mostly in film and stage musicals.
[Picture of Nanette Fabray]

 

Faithfull, Marianne
Born 29 December 1946  (Hampstead, London, England)
Singer, actress and ex-girlfriend of Mick Jagger.
[Picture of Marianne Faithfull]

 

Falk, Peter (Died in 2011)
Born 16 September 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Shambling, raincoat-wearing, one-eyed star of "Columbo".
[Picture of Peter Falk]

 

Farahbakhsh, Ali
Date and place of birth unknown
Iranian business journalist who has fallen foul of Iranian's hardline authorities for attempting to promote a freer environment & report on matters within the country.
[Picture of Ali Farahbakhsh]

 

Farmer, Philip Jose Philip Jose Farmer is no longer with us
Born 26 January 1918  (Terre Haute, Indiana, USA)

Died 25 February 2009  (Peoria, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Writer of science fiction & fantasy books.
[Picture of Philip Jose Farmer]

 

Farrakhan, Louis
Born 11 May 1933  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Outspoken and often controversial leader of the Nation of Islam. Real name Louis Eugene Walcott.
[Picture of Louis Farrakhan]

 

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

 

Farve, Beatrice Beatrice Farve is no longer with us
Born 30 April 1895  (Spring Bluff, Georgia, USA)

Died 19 January 2009  (Brunswick, Georgia, USA)

Age at death: 113 
One of the oldest people in the World at the start of 2009, but died in January 2009.
[Picture of Beatrice Farve]

 

Fatfat, Ahmad
Born 28 March 1953  (Danniyeh (SÓr ed DannÓyť), North Lebanon)
Politician in the Lebanon government, a fervent Anti-Syrian politician. Which isn't exactly the safest of things to be...
[Picture of Ahmad Fatfat]

 

Fawcett, Farrah Farrah Fawcett is no longer with us
Born 2 February 1947  (Corpus Christi, Texas, USA)

Died 25 June 2009  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Actress & sex symbol of the 1970's through her "Charlie's Angels" role.
[Picture of Farrah Fawcett]

 

Feller, Bob (Died in 2010)
Born 3 November 1918  (Van Meter, Iowa, USA)
Former baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians.
[Picture of Bob Feller]

 

Feltz, Vanessa
Born 21 February 1962  (Islington, London, England)
Overweight talk-show host who is now a rent-a-gob on every cheap TV programme going.
[Picture of Vanessa Feltz]

 

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]

 

Fernandez-Fojaco, Manuela
Born 18 June 1895  (Llamas, Asturias, Spain)
Was the oldest living Spaniard & European until her death in 2009. No UK obit yet though.
[Picture of Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco]

 

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]

 

Ferrers, Earl (Died in 2012)
Born 8 July 1929  (Ditchingham, Norfolk, England)
AKA Robert Shirley. Former politican, now serving in the House of Lords as one of the few remaining hereditary peers
[Picture of Earl Ferrers]

 

Ferrier, Johan (Died in 2010)
Born 12 May 1910  (Paramaribo, Suriname)
The first President of Suriname after its independence but overthrown in 1980.
[Picture of Johan Ferrier]

 

Ferzetti, Gabriele
Born 17 March 1925  (Rome, Italy)
Excellent Italian actor, who appeared in many English speaking films - perhaps his best performance was as Morton in "Once Upon a Time in the West".
[Picture of Gabriele Ferzetti]

 

Fieger, Doug (Died in 2010)
Born 20 August 1952  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Lead singer of 'The Knack'. Had two brain tumours removed in 2006.
[Picture of Doug Fieger]

 

Fielder-Civil, Blake
Born 16 April 1982  (London, England)
Drug dealer & no-good general layabout who is largely responsible for Amy Winehouse's spectacular decline in health & sanity, as he is her husband.
[Picture of Blake Fielder-Civil]

 

Fiennes, Sir Ranulph
Born 7 March 1944  (Windsor, Berkshire, England)
One of the greatest explorers of the 20th century, who, having undertaken numerous dangerous expeditions over the years, suffered a heart attack in 2003, whilst waiting at Bristol Airport to board an EasyJet flight to Edinburgh.
[Picture of Sir Ranulph Fiennes]

 

Findlay, Donald
Born 17 March 1951  (Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland)
Lawyer, who has got into controversy with his anti-Catholic outbursts.
[Picture of Donald Findlay]

 

Finlay, Frank
Born 6 August 1926  (Farnworth, Greater Manchester, England)
Veteran actor, a regular on TV & films since the 1960's.
[Picture of Frank Finlay]

 

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, Lancashire, 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]

 

Finnigan, Judy
Born 16 May 1948  (Manchester, England)
Former news reader & reporter who progressed to TV & chat shows. Both her & her husband, Richard Madeley were involved in a phone competition scandal in 2007, but both claim no involvement in the affair.
[Picture of Judy Finnigan]

 

Firmin, Peter
Born in Harwich, Essex, England  (exact date unknown)
Artist and animator, co-creator of "The Clangers", "Noggin the Nog" etc. with the late Oliver Postgate. Born in 1928.
[Picture of Peter Firmin]

 

Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich (Died in 2012)
Born 28 May 1925  (Berlin, Germany)
Opera singer, both in Germany & Worldwide.
[Picture of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau]

 

Fisher, Eddie (Died in 2010)
Born 10 August 1928  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Singer, actor, entertainer, hellraiser, former husband of Liz Taylor and dad of Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia.
[Picture of Eddie Fisher]

 

Flatley, Michael
Born 16 July 1958  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Dancer, most famous for his performance in "Riverdance".
[Picture of Michael Flatley]

 

Floyd, Keith Keith Floyd is no longer with us
Born 28 December 1943  (Reading, Berkshire, England)

Died 14 September 2009  (Bridport, Dorset, England)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
TV chef and drinker. Bit of a pin-up guy for the posh older lady.
[Picture of Keith Floyd]

 

Fo, Dario
Born 26 March 1926  (San Giano, Varese, Italy)
Controversial Italian playwright, who won the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature.
[Picture of Dario Fo]

 

Fogle, Ben
Born 3 November 1973  (Bryanston, Dorset, England)
British television presenter & occasional "adventurer" who came to fame through reality TV programme "Castaway" and unfortunately has been on the TV ever since.
[Picture of Ben Fogle]

 

Fonda, Peter
Born 23 February 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
Son of the legendary Henry, Fonda Jr. has struggled in his father's shadow, but did star in "Easy Rider".
[Picture of Peter Fonda]

 

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, Devon, England)
Dishevelled left-wing journalist, long-time Labour MP, and leader of the Labour Party from 1980-83.
[Picture of Michael Foot]

 

Foray, June
Born 18 September 1917  (Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress, but best known for her voice work on cartoons.
[Picture of June Foray]

 

Forbes, Bryan (Died in 2013)
Born 22 July 1926  (Stratford, London, England)
Actor, screenwriter, film producer & director. Also dad of former TV presenter, Emma. Has suffered from MS since 1975.
[Picture of Bryan Forbes]

 

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

 

Ford, Harrison
Born 13 July 1942  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Well-established film star who, after a couple of minor TV parts, actually gave up on acting and became a carpenter. But first the success of 'American Graffiti' (1973) and then the role of Han Solo in 'Star Wars' (1977) secured his place on Hollywood's A-list. A few more hits since then have kept him there, despite being interspersed with, and outnumbered by, flops.
[Picture of Harrison Ford]

 

Fordham, Andy 'The Viking'
Born 2 February 1962  (London, England)
BDO world darts champion. Until recently, he weighed 30 stone, but then lost half his weight. Before that, though, according to the Daily Mirror, he was "a dart attack waiting to happen".
[Picture of Andy 'The Viking' Fordham]

 

Foreman, George
Born 10 January 1949  (Marshall, Texas, USA)
Legendary heavyweight boxer, turned chef & grill maker.
[Picture of George Foreman]

 

Forrester, Helen (Died in 2011)
Born 6 June 1919  (Hoylake, Cheshire, England)
Author both of fiction & non-fiction. Now lives in Canada.
[Picture of Helen Forrester]

 

Forster, Robert
Born 13 July 1941  (Rochester, New York, USA)
Actor, often in B Movies & TV shows.
[Picture of Robert Forster]

 

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]

 

Forsythe, William
Born 7 June 1955  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, normally in films as a "tough guy".
[Picture of William Forsythe]

 

Fox, Bernard
Born 11 May 1927  (Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales)
Actor, mainly a character actor in both the UK & the US. Probably best known for his role as "Dr. Bombay" in the TV series "Bewitched".
[Picture of Bernard Fox]

 

Fox, James
Born 19 May 1939  (London, England)
Actor & general luvvy type, often plays snooty or posh roles.
[Picture of James Fox]

 

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]

 

Fraga Iribarne, Manuel
Born 23 November 1922  (Vilabla, Galicia, Spain)
Henchman of General Franco who later became a democratic politician.
[Picture of Manuel Fraga Iribarne]

 

Francis, Anne (Died in 2011)
Born 16 September 1930  (Ossining, New York, USA)
Actress, popular in sci-fi films in the 1950's.
[Picture of Anne Francis]

 

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

 

Francisco, Silvino
Born 3 May 1946  (Cape Town, South Africa)
South African former snooker player, who has been in trouble with the law in recent years.
[Picture of Silvino Francisco]

 

Frankenthaler, Helen
Born 12 December 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)
Abstract artist & painter.
[Picture of Helen Frankenthaler]

 

Franklin, Joe
Born 9 March 1926  (Bronx, New York, USA)
US radio & TV personality - not known in the UK at all so may struggle for an obit.
[Picture of Joe Franklin]

 

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]

 

Fraser, Malcolm
Born 21 May 1930  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Australian Prime Minister from 1975-1983.
[Picture of Malcolm 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 "Thriller in Manila" against Muhammad Ali in October 1975, which many consider to be the best boxing match ever.
[Picture of Joe Frazier]

 

Fredriksson, Marie
Born 30 May 1958  (÷ssjo, Sweden)
Lead singer with Roxette. Had a cancerous brain tumour removed in September 2002.
[Picture of Marie Fredriksson]

 

Freedberg, A. Stone A. Stone Freedberg is no longer with us
Born 3 April 1908  (Salem, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 18 August 2009  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
Retired Harvard medic who "wuz robbed" of a Nobel Prize in 1940 when he discovered that bacteria are associated with stomach ulcers, but was dissuaded by his superiors from investigating any further.
[Picture of A. Stone Freedberg]

 

Freeman, Jane
Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales  (exact date unknown)
Actress, best known as Ivy in "Last of the Summer Wine".
[Picture of Jane Freeman]

 

Freeman, Major 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 Major John Freeman]

 

Freeman, Morgan
Born 1 June 1937  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Actor, who waited ages to make it big & ever since he did, with "Driving Miss Daisy" in 1989, has been in a string of award-winning films.
[Picture of Morgan Freeman]

 

Fremaux, Louis
Born 13 August 1921  (Aire-sur-la-Lys, France)
French musicial conductor.
[Picture of Louis Fremaux]

 

French, Anthony
Born in Brighton, Sussex, England  (exact date unknown)
Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was a key player in the development of the 'Manhattan Project'. Now based permanently in the USA. Born in 1920.
[Picture of Anthony French]

 

French, Dawn
Born 11 October 1957  (Holyhead, Wales)
Comedienne - one half of "French & Saunders". Also played "The Vicar of Dibley".
[Picture of Dawn French]

 

French, Ray
Date and place of birth unknown
Former rugby league & union player, now a broadcaster & commentator on the league side of the sport. Born 1939
[Picture of Ray French]

 

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]

 

Freud, Sir Clement Sir Clement Freud is no longer with us
Born 24 April 1924  (Berlin, Germany)

Died 15 April 2009  (London, England)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Grandson of Sigmund, brother of Lucien. Has been (in no particular order) a MP, celebrity chef, aide to Field Marshal Montgomery, broadcaster, comedian, did ads for dog food, writer, Rector of the University of Dundee & newspaper columnist. Despite his hangdog, dour, deadpan delivery, he generally was one of the funniest panellists on "Just a Minute" on all the years it's been going.
[Picture of Sir Clement Freud]

 

Friedman, Rose
Born 27 December 1911  (Staryi Chortoryisk, Ukraine)
Economist, widow of Milton Friedman. Died in 2009, but hasn't got an obituary yet.
[Picture of Rose Friedman]

 

Fritzl, Joseph
Born 9 April 1935  (Amstetten, Austria)
Evil Austrian rapist, child molester & killer, whose bizarre story became one of 2008's most shocking, yet intriguing stories.
[Picture of Joseph Fritzl]

 

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, Hayden
Born 28 February 1929  (Eastland, Texas, USA)
College American Football coach. Apparently.
[Picture of Hayden Fry]

 

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

 

Fuentes, Carlos (Died in 2012)
Born 11 November 1928  (Panama City, Panama)
Mexican author, hugely popular in the Spanish-speaking world for his books & stories.
[Picture of Carlos Fuentes]

 

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

 

Funk, Terry
Born 30 June 1944  (Canyon, Texas, USA)
Yet another ex-pro wrestler.
[Picture of Terry Funk]

 

Furlong, Edward
Born 2 August 1977  (Glendale, California, USA)
Actor - John Connor in "Terminator 2".
[Picture of Edward Furlong]

 

Fyfe, Robert
Born in Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Actor, the hen-pecked Howard in "Last of the Summer Wine".
[Picture of Robert Fyfe]

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