Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2009: J


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, Jesse
Born 8 October 1941  (Greenville, South Carolina, USA)
Controversial politician & civil rights activist, as well as a Baptist minister.
[Picture of Jesse Jackson]


Jackson, Michael Michael Jackson is no longer with us
Born 29 August 1958  (Gary, Indiana, USA)

Died 25 June 2009  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 50  (read death notice)
Once a cute kid in a group with his brothers, then a hugely successful pop star in his own right, but was a flaky-faced, monkey-loving, baby-dangling, allegedly kiddie-fiddling one-man freak show in his later years. His death, at 50, however was still a huge shock to everyone.
[Picture of Michael Jackson]


Jackson, Samuel L
Born 21 December 1948  (Washington, District of Columbia, USA)
Award winning actor, with a whole string of hit films to his credit in the last three decades.
[Picture of Samuel L Jackson]


Jacob, Francois (Died in 2013)
Born 17 June 1920  (Nancy, France)
Nobel Prize winner in Medicine in 1965, a feted biologist.
[Picture of Francois Jacob]


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]


Jacobs, David (Died in 2013)
Born 19 May 1926  (London, England)
Veteran disc jockey & former television presenter, former Eurovision commentator for the BBC.
[Picture of David Jacobs]


Jaffee, Al
Born 13 March 1921  (Savannah, Georgia, USA)
Cartoonist with MAD magazine since 1955. Features include the back cover fold-in and "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions".
[Picture of Al Jaffee]


Jagannathan, Sankaralingam (Died in 2013)
Born in Tamil Nadu, India  (exact date unknown)
Born in 1912. Civil rights activist, recipient of the Right Livelihood Award 2008
[Picture of Sankaralingam Jagannathan]


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


Born 11 January 1981  (Smethwick, West Midlands, England)
British singer, real name Jamelia Davis.
[Picture of Jamelia]


James, Clifton
Born 29 May 1921  (New York City, 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, 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]


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, Byron
Born 24 March 1928  (McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA)
American classical pianist.
[Picture of Byron Janis]


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


Jansch, Bert (Died in 2011)
Born 3 November 1943  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Folk singer & songwriter.
[Picture of Bert Jansch]


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]


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]


Jelinek, Elfriede
Born 20 October 1946  (Mürzzuschlag, Styria, Austria)
Austrian feminist playwright & novelist.
[Picture of Elfriede Jelinek]


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


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]


Johansson, Ingemar Ingemar Johansson is no longer with us
Born 22 September 1932  (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Died 30 January 2009  (Onsala, Sweden)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Former world heavyweight boxing champion.
[Picture of Ingemar Johansson]


Johansson-Engdahl, Signe (Died in 2010)
Born 27 May 1905  (Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden)
Competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics & and is the oldest Olympian believed to be alive.
[Picture of Signe Johansson-Engdahl]


John, Margaret (Died in 2011)
Born in Swansea, Wales  (exact date unknown)
Veteran Welsh character actress who has recently found some fame to a new audience as a character in "Gavin & Stacey".
[Picture of Margaret John]


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, Boris
Born 19 June 1964  (New York City, New York, USA)
Gaffe-prone but hugely endearing Mayor of London, a former Tory MP & 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, Joe
Born 29 June 1952  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Surprise winner of the 1986 snooker World Championship. Now a TV commentator.
[Picture of Joe Johnson]


Johnson, John Henry
Born 24 November 1929  (Waterproof, Louisiana, USA)
Former American footballer, a fullback.
[Picture of John Henry 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, Teddy
Born 4 September 1920  (Surbiton, Surrey, England)
Variety star, a singer, along with his wife Pearl Carr, who were big in the 50's, but have now both long been forgotten about.
[Picture of Teddy Johnson]


Johnson Jr, Ernie
Born 5 November 1956  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
American sports broadcaster, currently fighting cancer.
[Picture of Ernie Johnson Jr]


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


Jones, Alan
Born 13 April 1941  (Oakey, Queensland, Australia)
Australian rugby coach, a former player & current broadcaster.
[Picture of Alan 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, Glyn
Born in Durban, South Africa  (exact date unknown)
Former story editor on the Dr. Who shows.
[Picture of Glyn Jones]


Jones, Jack Jack Jones is no longer with us
Born 29 January 1913  (Liverpool, England)

Died 21 April 2009  (Peckham, London, England)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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 Jennifer Jones is no longer with us
Born 2 March 1919  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)

Died 17 December 2009  (Malibu, California, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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, Ken
Date and place of birth unknown
Founder of the National Seal Sanctuary in Cornwall, England. Actually revealed to have died in 2008, so no points.
[Picture of Ken Jones]


Jones, Quincy
Born 14 March 1933  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Music composer, trumpeter, record producer & arranger, mainly of "feel-good" music.
[Picture of Quincy Jones]


Jones, Tanya
Born in Hertfordshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Wife of footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones. Had a heart transplant in the late 1980s. Born around 1963.
[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]


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]


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]


Joyce, Brenda Brenda Joyce is no longer with us
Born 25 February 1917  (Excelsior Springs, Missouri, USA)

Died 4 July 2009  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Jane from Tarzan, one of the many to have done the role.
[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]


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]


Jung, Kim Dae Kim Dae Jung is no longer with us
Born 3 December 1925  (Haui-do, South Jeolla, South Korea)

Died 18 August 2009  (Seoul, South Korea)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Former President of South Korea between 1998-2003.
[Picture of Kim Dae Jung]


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

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