Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2009: 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]


Obama, Barack
Born 4 August 1961  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
American politician, the first black President of the USA.
[Picture of Barack Obama]


Obama, Michelle
Born 17 January 1964  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
The current First Lady of the USA.
[Picture of Michelle Obama]


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]


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, Sinéad
Born 8 December 1966  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Singer, whose hits include "Nothing Compares 2 U" and "Troy" have been overshadowed by her controversial remarks & behaviour over the years.
[Picture of Sinéad O'Connor]


O'Connor III, John J. John J. O'Connor III is no longer with us
Born 10 January 1930  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Died 11 November 2009  (Phoenix, Arizona)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Husband of Sandra Day O'Connor, US judge, and who suffered from Alzheimer's Disease.
[Picture of John J. O'Connor III]


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]


O'Donnell, Peter (Died in 2010)
Born 11 April 1920  (London, England)
Mystery & romance writer who writes under a number of female pseudonyms.
[Picture of Peter O'Donnell]


Odstock, Octopus of
Born 1 March 1978  (Odstock, Wiltshire, England)
Debonair genius(!) who has been in charge of the DDP since 2008. Constantly heading towards a nervous breakdown, especially in December.... Could be the most inspired pick of the year, but who would award the points??
[Picture of Octopus of Odstock]


O'Farrell, Frank
Born 9 October 1927  (Cork, Republic of Ireland)
Footballer with West Ham, Preston & Ireland, who later became a manager, most notably of Manchester United.
[Picture of Frank O'Farrell]


Ogilvy, David
Born 17 May 1926  (London, England)
The current 13th Earl Of Airlie. Former businessman, and general toff.
[Picture of David Ogilvy]


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]


Olmert, Ehud
Born 30 September 1945  (Binyamina, Israel)
Former PM of Israel & 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]


Olson, Nancy
Born 14 July 1928  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Actress, in many films in the 1940's & 1950's but has had a very low profile in recent years.
[Picture of Nancy Olson]


O'Meara, Jo
Born 29 April 1979  (Rush Green, London, England)
Former singer in S Club 7 & racist bully in Celebrity Big Brother.
[Picture of Jo O'Meara]


O'Neal, Redmond
Born 30 January 1985  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Wayward son of Ryan O'Neal & Farrah Fawcett, with a liking for drugs, drink & other unhealthy type things.
[Picture of Redmond O'Neal]


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]


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  (Kainan, Wakayama Prefecture, 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]


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


Osborne, George
Born 23 May 1971  (Paddington, London, England)
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.
[Picture of George Osborne]


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 Ertugrul Osman Osmanoglu is no longer with us
Born 18 August 1912  (Yildiz Palace, Istanbul, Turkey)

Died 23 September 2009  (Istanbul, Turkey)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
The last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, the last to be a part of the family whilst the empire was still in place. Was only as a nominal figurehead in Turkey until his death.
[Picture of Ertugrul Osman Osmanoglu]


Osmond, Alan
Born 22 June 1949  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
The oldest of the Osmond singing siblings.
[Picture of Alan 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'Sullivan, Ronnie
Born 5 December 1975  (Chigwell, Essex, England)
Snooker player - 2004 world champion. Said to suffer from depression and various addictions.
[Picture of Ronnie 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]


Oxenford, Daphne (Died in 2012)
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Voice of "Listen with Mother". Also one of the original cast members of "Coronation Street". Born 1919.
[Picture of Daphne Oxenford]

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