Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2010: T


Takei, George
Born 20 April 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor, played Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek.
[Picture of George Takei]


Talabani, Jalal
Born 12 November 1933  (Kelkan, Iraq)
President of Iraq since April 2005.
[Picture of Jalal Talabani]


Talfah, Sajida
Date and place of birth unknown
Widow of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Born 1937.
[Picture of Sajida Talfah]


Tamblyn, Russ
Born 30 December 1934  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor & dancer.
[Picture of Russ Tamblyn]


Tanning, Dorothea (Died in 2012)
Born 25 August 1910  (Galesburg, Illinois, USA)
American artist, formerly married to painter Max Ernst. More recently, she has published poetry as well.
[Picture of Dorothea Tanning]


Tarbuck, Jimmy
Born 6 February 1940  (Liverpool, England)
Unfunny, golf-obsessed, old school comedian.
[Picture of Jimmy Tarbuck]


Tarmey, Bill (Died in 2012)
Born 4 April 1941  (Ardwick, Manchester, England)
Played the character of Jack Duckworth in ITV soap 'Coronation Street'. In 1976 he suffered a "massive heart attack" and ten years later had to undergo bypass surgery. Left "Corrie" in 2010.
[Picture of Bill Tarmey]


Tartaglia, Massimo
Born 30 November 1967  (Milan, Italy)
Electronics engineer who attacked Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at a rally in Milan in December 2009.
[Picture of Massimo Tartaglia]


Tatchell, Peter
Born 25 January 1952  (Melbourne, Australia)
Tireless, some might say tiresome, political activist.
[Picture of Peter Tatchell]


Tattersall, Roy
Born 17 August 1922  (Bolton, Lancashire, England)
Former Lancashire and England cricketer.
[Picture of Roy Tattersall]


Taylor, Charles
Born 28 January 1948  (Arthington, Liberia)
Former president of Liberia, accused of gun-running, diamond-smuggling and war crimes by the UN, currently on trial at The Hague.
[Picture of Charles Taylor]


Taylor, Elizabeth (Died in 2011)
Born 27 February 1932  (Hampstead, London, England)
Movie star and only friend of Michael Jackson. She has broken her back four times, had surgery for a brain tumour, and was once pronounced dead during the filming of "Cleopatra", following which she had an emergency tracheotomy. She has been married 940 times.
[Picture of Elizabeth Taylor]


Taylor, Gil (Died in 2013)
Born 12 April 1914  (Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England)
Cinematographer, known for his work on 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb' and 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of Gil Taylor]


Taylor, Kelly (Died in 2012)
Born in Bristol, England  (exact date unknown)
Terminally ill woman who has asked her local doctors to help end her life as she suffers from Eisenmenger's syndrome and Klippel-Feil syndrome, which cause spinal, heart & lung ailments. Born in 1977.
[Picture of Kelly Taylor]


Taylor, Phil (Died in 2012)
Born 18 September 1917  (Bristol, England)
Not the darts champion, but the former cricketer, England football international and ex-manager of Liverpool FC.
[Picture of Phil Taylor]


Taylor, Rip
Born 13 January 1934  (Washington D.C., USA)
Actor & comedian, very well known in the US, less so in the UK.
[Picture of Rip Taylor]


Taylor, Rod
Born 11 January 1929  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian actor, mostly in films in both his home country & the US.
[Picture of Rod Taylor]


Te Kanawa, Dame Kiri
Born 6 March 1944  (Gisborne, New Zealand)
Opera singer, who sang at Prince Charles & Diana's wedding and has since become one of the top singers of her type in the World.
[Picture of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa]


Tebbit, Lord Norman
Born 29 March 1931  (Ponders End, London, England)
Outspoken former chairman of the Conservative Party, whose unemployed father famously "did not riot, he got on his bike and looked for work". Here's one of his more famous, though not wholly memorable, quotes: "The word 'conservative' is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naïve, guilt-ridden, wet, pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate minds of that third-rate decade, the 1960s." It must have taken him hours to write that.
[Picture of Lord Norman Tebbit]


Tebbit, Margaret
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of Conservative cabinet member Norman Tebbit, who was paralysed after the Brighton IRA bomb attack in 1984. Born 1934.
[Picture of Margaret Tebbit]


Temple, Shirley
Born 23 April 1928  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
The most famous child star in cinema history, who left the movies once she grew up and became the US ambassador to Ghana (in the 1970s) and Czechoslovakia (during the "Velvet Revolution"). In 1972 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but survived and was widely respected for being one of the first public figures to openly discuss the issue. Random trivia: her daughter Lori (as "Lori Lorax") was a founder member of seminal proto-grunge band The Melvins.
[Picture of Shirley Temple]


Tenn, William William Tenn is no longer with us
Born 9 May 1920  (London, England)

Died 7 February 2010  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
English-born US Science fiction author, real name Philip Klass.
[Picture of William Tenn]


Terreblanche, Eugene Eugene Terreblanche is no longer with us
Born 31 January 1941  (Ventersdorp, South Africa)

Died 3 April 2010  (Ventersdorp, South Africa)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Afrikaner, who during the height of the apartheid era, was notorious for his use of violence in support of it. Since the era of Nelson Mandela, and a 7 year jail sentence, he's kept a lower profile.
[Picture of Eugene Terreblanche]


Terrey, Douglas 
Born 27 June 1903  (Southampton, Hampshire, England)
Ate fry-ups every morning despite his age - proof perhaps that what is "unhealthy" often keeps you going longer. Also claimed to have been a despatch rider during WWI, which would make him one of the last veterans of the war if true. Died in June 2010 but no obit.
[Picture of Douglas Terrey]


Terry, Clark
Born 14 December 1920  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Jazz trumpeter who has worked with Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Quincy Jones, amongst others.
[Picture of Clark Terry]


Thatcher, Margaret (Died in 2013)
Born 13 October 1925  (Grantham, Lincolnshire, England)
Britain's first female Prime Minister, and one of Augusto Pinochet's beer buddies. After her fall from grace in 1990 and subsequent retirement from the House of Commons two years later, the handbag-toting Iron Lady was made an Iron Baroness and is now generally regarded as "a bit nuts" (though whether this is anything new is subject to debate). In 2002 she retired from public life following a number of strokes, and her health has reportedly gone further downhill following the death of her husband Denis in June 2003.
[Picture of Margaret Thatcher]


The Plumber, Joe
Born 3 December 1973  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Born Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, Joe the Plumber became a cause célèbre in the US Presidential election campaign in 2008 when he questioned Barack Obama on his tax proposals for small businessmen such as himself. Rival candidate John McCain took up this theme and in the final Presidential debate, used the 'Joe the Plumber' motif as a way of summing up the attitude and aspirations of the 'ordinary' American.
[Picture of Joe The Plumber]


Thebom, Blanche Blanche Thebom is no longer with us
Born 19 September 1915  (Monessen, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 23 March 2010  (San Francisco, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Former opera singer.
[Picture of Blanche Thebom]


Thiebaud, Wayne
Born 23 November 1920  (Mesa, Arizona, USA)
US artist & painter.
[Picture of Wayne Thiebaud]


Thomas, Gareth
Born 25 July 1974  (Bridgend, Wales)
Former Welsh Rugby Union player who recently came out of the closet.
[Picture of Gareth Thomas]


Thomas, Geoff
Born 5 August 1964  (Manchester, England)
Former England footballer, best remembered either for his service to Crystal Palace or for one of the worst shots in football history whilst playing for England at Wembley. Overcame a long battle with leukemia.
[Picture of Geoff Thomas]


Thomas, Helen (Died in 2013)
Born 4 August 1920  (Winchester, Kentucky, USA)
Journalist, who has covered White House proceedings since the days of John F. Kennedy & was former White House bureau chief for UPI.
[Picture of Helen Thomas]


Thomas, Orlando
Born 21 October 1972  (Crowley, Louisiana, USA)
Former NFL footballer who is suffering from ALS.
[Picture of Orlando Thomas]


Thomson, James
Date and place of birth unknown
Millionaire architect and convicted child abductor/molester. Slung in prison in December 2006, and will probably die there, as he has inoperable cancer. Born in 1937.
[Picture of James Thomson]


Thornton, Frank (Died in 2013)
Born 15 January 1921  (Dulwich, London, England)
TV and film actor, probably best known for his role as Captain Peacock in the long-running department-store-based sitcom "Are You Being Served?" In 1997, when Brian Wilde was taken ill prior to filming a series of "Last of the Summer Wine", Thornton was hurriedly brought in to play Herbert "Truly" Truelove, by way of a replacement for the Foggy Dewhurst character.
[Picture of Frank Thornton]


Thorpe, Jeremy
Born 29 April 1929  (London, England)
Former Member of Parliament and leader of the Liberal Party. His career was destroyed in the mid-1970s as a result of a scandal in which he and three others were charged with conspiracy to murder his alleged lover Norman Scott. He has suffered from Parkinson's Disease for over twenty years.
[Picture of Jeremy Thorpe]


Thynne, Alexander
Born 6 May 1932  (London, England)
AKA the 7th Marquess of Bath. Eccentric incumbent of the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire. Well known for painting murals and having an interesting attitude to "free love". Lesser known for writing and being fined for assaulting a man in Campden Hill Road, Notting Hill.
[Picture of Alexander Thynne]


Tierney, Maura
Born 3 February 1965  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress who played Abby Lockhart in 'ER'.
[Picture of Maura Tierney]


Tilbrook, Paula
Born in Manchester, England  (exact date unknown)
Actress, best known as the local gossip Betty Eagleton in 'Emmerdale'. Born 1931.
[Picture of Paula Tilbrook]


Tindemans, Leo
Born 16 April 1922  (Zwijndrecht, Belgium)
Former Prime Minister of Belgium.
[Picture of Leo Tindemans]


Tindill, Eric Eric Tindill is no longer with us
Born 18 December 1910  (Nelson, New Zealand)

Died 1 August 2010  (Wellington, New Zealand)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Played for New Zealand at both cricket and rugby, and is now the oldest surviving Old Black.
[Picture of Eric Tindill]


Titmus, Fred (Died in 2011)
Born 24 November 1932  (Somers Town, London, England)
Former test cricketer for England.
[Picture of Fred Titmus]


Tobin, Peter
Born 27 August 1946  (Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland)
Man accused of killing three girls in Margate, and foundy guilty & jailed in 2008.
[Picture of Peter Tobin]


Tolimir, Zdvrako
Born 27 November 1948  (Glamoc, Bosnia)
Bosnian Serb commander during the former war in Yugoslavia, and currently on trial for war crimes at The Hague.
[Picture of Zdvrako Tolimir]


Tomeing, Litokwa
Born 14 October 1939  (Wotje Atoll, Marshall Islands)
President of the Marshall Islands from 2008 to 2009.
[Picture of Litokwa Tomeing]


Tomlinson, Ricky
Born 26 September 1939  (Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, England)
Ex-plasterer & Trade Unionist turned hugely successful & popular actor - firstly in "Brookside" but best loved for his role in "The Royle Family".
[Picture of Ricky Tomlinson]


Tong, Anote
Born 11 June 1952  (Fanning island, Gilbert and Ellice Islands)
President of Kiribati since 2003 when he won a close election against his brother, Harry Tong. Hmmmm....
[Picture of Anote Tong]


Top, Gaz
Born 5 July 1961  (St. Asaph, Wales)
Children's TV & now motorsport presenter, born Gareth Jones.
[Picture of Gaz Top]


Toribiong, Johnson
Born 22 July 1946  (Airai, Palau)
Lawyer and current President of Palau.
[Picture of Johnson Toribiong]


Tork, Peter
Born 13 February 1942  (Washington D.C., USA)
Singer and musician with The Monkees.
[Picture of Peter Tork]


Torn, Rip
Born 6 February 1931  (Temple, Texas, USA)
US veteran film & TV actor, born Elmore Rual Torn.
[Picture of Rip Torn]


Tosh, Donald
Born in Cornwall, England  (exact date unknown)
Former screenwriter and story editor for the 'Doctor Who' television series. Born 1935.
[Picture of Donald Tosh]


Tovar, Lupita
Born 27 July 1911  (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Mexican film actress, in occasional Hollywood movies.
[Picture of Lupita Tovar]


Townes, Charles
Born 28 July 1915  (Greenville, South Carolina, USA)
Inventor of the maser (a microwave device). Also worked on the laser, but not on the taser, or indeed the razor.
[Picture of Charles Townes]


Townsend, Sue
Born 2 April 1946  (Leicester, England)
Writer, playwright & journalist, whose best known work is easily the "Adrian Mole" books.
[Picture of Sue Townsend]


Townshend, Pete
Born 19 May 1945  (Ealing, London, England)
Guitarist and main songwriter in The Who. In 2003 he suffered a "personal legal tragedy" in which he was found to have provided his credit card details to view child pornography on the web. The police cautioned him and he is now on the Sex Offenders' Register, though he continued to protest that he was gathering material "for research purposes". Presumably he won't get fooled again.
[Picture of Pete Townshend]


Tracey, Stan (Died in 2013)
Born 30 December 1926  (London, England)
British jazz pianist and composer.
[Picture of Stan Tracey]


Trautmann, Bert (Died in 2013)
Born 22 October 1923  (Bremen, Germany)
Manchester City goalkeeper, famous for suffering a broken neck and concussion during the 1956 FA Cup Final, despite which he finished the match, and indeed made several saves.
[Picture of Bert Trautmann]


Travolta, John
Born 18 February 1954  (Englewood, New Jersey, USA)
Actor who has had something of a rollercoaster career: he was catapulted to fame in "Saturday Night Fever" (1977), but then appeared in a few turkeys before his career was rescued by, of all things, "Look Who's Talking". Finally acquired a semblance of cool as the hitman Vincent Vega in "Pulp Fiction", before losing it again in the absurd Scientologist film "Battlefield Earth".
[Picture of John Travolta]


Treacher, Bill
Born 4 June 1930  (London, England)
UK actor, forever remembered as the long-suffering Arthur Fowler in "EastEnders".
[Picture of Bill Treacher]


Trescothick, Marcus
Born 25 December 1975  (Keynsham, Somerset, England)
Cricketer for Somerset & formerly for England.
[Picture of Marcus Trescothick]


Trevor, William
Born 24 May 1928  (Mitchelstown, County Cork, Republic of Ireland)
England-based Irish author, three times winner of the Whitbread Prize.
[Picture of William Trevor]


Troyer, Verne
Born 1 January 1969  (Sturgis, Michigan, USA)
Diminutive (2'8") actor, best known for playing Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies.
[Picture of Verne Troyer]


Trudeau, Yves "Apache"
Born in Canada  (exact date unknown)
Prolific killer from the Hells Angels. Was convicted for the manslaughter of 43 people between 1973 and 1985. Granted parole in 1994, he was later convicted for sexually assaulting a minor. Dark alley, wouldn't like to meet etc...Born 1946.
[Picture of Yves


Tsvangirai, Morgan
Born 10 March 1952  (Gutu, Zimbabwe)
Former opposition leader to Robert Mugabe, who in 2009, became the PM of Zimbabwe. However his relationship with Mad Bob is still extremely strained.
[Picture of Morgan Tsvangirai]


Tuku'Aho, 'Aho'Eitu 'Unuaki'otonga
Born 12 July 1959  (Tonga)
Brother of King George Tupou V of Tonga, Heir Presumptive to the Tongan throne and Prime Minister from 2000 to 2006. Currently Tonga's High Commissioner to Australia. For goodness sake, give this man something to do!
[Picture of 'Aho'Eitu 'Unuaki'otonga Tuku'Aho]


Tupou V, King George (Died in 2012)
Born 4 May 1948  (Tongatapu, Tonga)
Became King of Tonga in September 2006, following the death of his father, King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
[Picture of King George Tupou V]


Turnbull, Eddie (Died in 2011)
Born 12 April 1923  (Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland)
Scottish footballer, particulary remembered for his service to Hibernian FC as both player and manager.
[Picture of Eddie Turnbull]


Turner, Anthea
Born 25 May 1960  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
Bland TV presenter, better known for her private life than for her personality.
[Picture of Anthea Turner]


Turner, Ted
Born 19 November 1938  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Businessman & founder of CNN.
[Picture of Ted Turner]


Turner, Tina
Born 26 November 1939  (Nutbush, Tennessee, USA)
Singer, born Anna Mae Bullock, still active after almost 50 years in the business. Well known for her big hair & raspy voice.
[Picture of Tina Turner]


Tutu, Desmond
Born 7 October 1931  (Klerksdorp, South Africa)
Winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, he became Archbishop of Cape Town in 1986. When aged fourteen he caught tuberculosis and had to spend two years in hospital as a result. Reported to be "seriously ill" in 2001, he joked "My presence here gives testimony to the resurrection of the dead!" during a visit to London's Southwark Cathedral at the time.
[Picture of Desmond Tutu]


Tutuhatunewa, Frans
Born 16 June 1923  (Batavia, Indonesia)
President in exile of the South Moluccas.
[Picture of Frans Tutuhatunewa]


Tweed, Jack
Born 9 June 1987  (London, England)
Widower of 'Big Brother' contestant and unlikely media sensation Jade Goody.
[Picture of Jack Tweed]


Tyler, Steven
Born 26 March 1948  (Yonkers, New York, USA)
Rock singer, lead singer of Aerosmith. Dad of actress Liv.
[Picture of Steven Tyler]


Tyler Moore, Mary
Born 29 December 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actress and comedienne who came to prominence in "The Dick Van Dyke Show", before being given her own programme, called, with a stunning lack of imagination, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show".
[Picture of Mary Tyler Moore]


Tyler-Odam, Dorothy
Born 14 March 1920  (London, England)
British Olympic high jumper. Competed in both Olympic Games either side of the Second World War, winning silver each time.
[Picture of Dorothy Tyler-Odam]


Tyson, Ian
Born 25 September 1933  (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Ian Tyson]


Tyson, Mike
Born 30 June 1966  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Brought up by his single mother in the toughest part of Brooklyn, was winning street fights by the age of 9, weighed 200lbs and could bench-press more than his own weight by the age of 14. Became the youngest undisputed WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight boxing champion ever at 20. Spent 3 years in prison for rape and famously bit Evander Holyfield's ear off. And yet, despite all this, he still speaks with a comically high-pitched, lisping voice.
[Picture of Mike Tyson]

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