Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2010: J


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, Joseph
Born 26 July 1929  (Fountain Hill, Arkansas, USA)
Father of Michael & all the other Jacksons, former manager of Jackson 5.
[Picture of Joseph Jackson]


Jackson, La Toya
Born 29 May 1956  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
Fifth child of the famous Jackson family of singers.
[Picture of La Toya Jackson]


Jackson, Samuel L
Born 21 December 1948  (Washington D.C., 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]


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]


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


James, Clifton
Born 29 May 1921  (New York, 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, LeBron
Born 30 December 1984  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Basketball player in the NBA
[Picture of LeBron James]


James, Mark
Born 28 October 1953  (Manchester, England)
Professional golfer. Captained Europe's Ryder Cup team in 1999.
[Picture of Mark 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, Dorothy
Born 19 February 1910  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Silent film actress. Died in March 2010 but no obit.
[Picture of Dorothy Janis]


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


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 Lionel Jeffries is no longer with us
Born 10 June 1926  (London, England)

Died 19 February 2010  (Poole, Dorset, England)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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]


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-Engdahl, Signe
Born 27 May 1905  (Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden)
Competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics & and was the oldest Olympian believed to be alive. Died in May 2010 but no obit.
[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". Born 1924.
[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 1950s.
[Picture of Glynis Johns]


Johns, Jasper
Born 15 May 1930  (Augusta, Georgia, USA)
American abstract expressionist painter.
[Picture of Jasper Johns]


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, John Henry
Born 24 November 1929  (Waterproof, Louisiana, USA)
Former American footballer, a fullback.
[Picture of John Henry Johnson]


Johnson, Laurie
Born 7 February 1927  (London, England)
Bandleader and television composer who had a hit single in 1960 with 'Sucu Sucu' which was the theme to the TV series 'Top Secret'.
[Picture of Laurie 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 50s, 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]


Johnston, Levi
Born 3 May 1990  (Wasilla, Alaska, USA)
Man who upset the applecart in August 2008, when it was revealed that he was the father of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's daughter's unborn baby. The baby, Tripp, was born in December 2008 and since then he has broken off the engagement with Palin's daughter.
[Picture of Levi Johnston]


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


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, George (Died in 2013)
Born 12 September 1931  (Saratoga, Texas, USA)
Country music star.
[Picture of George 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


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, Terry
Born 1 February 1942  (Colwyn Bay, Wales)
Member of Monty Python and one of Britain's most noted historians.
[Picture of Terry Jones]


Jones, Tom
Born 7 June 1940  (Pontypridd, Wales)
Gravelly-voiced, hirsute Welsh singer, inexplicably attractive to ladies of a certain age.
[Picture of Tom Jones]


Jong-Il, Kim (Died in 2011)
Born 16 February 1941  (Khabarovsk, Siberia, USSR (now Russia))
"Dear Leader" (a.k.a. tinpot dictator) of North Korea.
[Picture of Kim Jong-Il]


Joosten, Kathryn (Died in 2012)
Born 20 December 1939  (Eustis, Florida, USA)
Televison actress, most recently appearing in 'Desperate Housewives'.
[Picture of Kathryn Joosten]


Jourdan, Louis
Born 19 June 1919  (Marseille, France)
French actor in a number of US & UK movies, including "Octopussy".
[Picture of Louis Jourdan]


Joya, Malalai
Born 25 April 1978  (Farah, Afghanistan)
Member of the Afghan parliament, noted for her hostility towards whom she considers warlords and war criminals in the parliament.
[Picture of Malalai Joya]


Juan Carlos Of Spain, King
Born 5 January 1938  (Rome, Italy)
King of Spain since 1975.
[Picture of King Juan Carlos Of Spain]


Judt, Tony Tony Judt is no longer with us
Born 2 January 1948  (London, England)

Died 6 August 2010  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
British historian.
[Picture of Tony Judt]


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]

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