Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2011: J


Jackman, Hugh
Born 12 October 1968  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Australian actor who found success in Hollywood in the film 'X-Men' as Wolverine. Presented the Academy Awards in 2010.
[Picture of Hugh Jackman]


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, Joe
Born 11 August 1954  (Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
British musician, singer-songwriter & pianist.
[Picture of Joe 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, Katherine
Born 4 May 1930  (Barbour County, Alabama)
Matriarch of the legendary Jackson family of musicians.
[Picture of Katherine 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]


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]


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


Jakes, Milous
Born 12 August 1922  (Ceské Chalupy, Czechoslovakia)
General Secretary of the Czechoslovakian Communist Party shortly before the "Velvet Revolution" of 1989. Bet he thought he had a job for life...
[Picture of Milous Jakes]


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, 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, Jesse G.
Born 19 April 1969  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Customizer of Motorcycles as featured in the U.S. Reality TV show 'Monster Garage'. Was married to Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock, before the eejit went and had an affair and was subsequently divorced.
[Picture of Jesse G. 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]


James, Sonny
Born 1 May 1929  (Hackleburg, Alabama, USA)
Country & Western singer.
[Picture of Sonny 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, Conrad
Born 11 February 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Jazz musician & actor, played Mindy's laconic dad in 'Mork and Mindy'.
[Picture of Conrad Janis]


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


Jarreau, Al
Born 12 March 1940  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Multi-award winning jazz singer.
[Picture of Al Jarreau]


Jaruzelska, Barbara
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of ex-Leader of Poland, Wojciech Jaruzelski. Born 1931.
[Picture of Barbara Jaruzelska]


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]


Javacheff, Christo
Born 13 June 1935  (Gabrovo, Bulgaria)
Bulgarian-born avant garde artist.
[Picture of Christo Javacheff]


Jean, Al
Born 9 January 1961  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Screenwriter for 'The Simpsons' among others.
[Picture of Al Jean]


Jean, Wyclef
Born 17 October 1969  (Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti)
Haitian-born musician who rose to prominence in 1996 with the pop group The Fugees. Made an unsuccesful attempt to become a presidential candidate in his home country in 2010.
[Picture of Wyclef Jean]


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]


Jefferies, Chris
Date and place of birth unknown
Eccentric landlord of murdered landscape architect Joanne Yeates, whose body was found on Christmas Day 2010. Jefferies was arrested in connection with the crime, but was later released on bail, but not before the British media decided to act like judge, jury and executioner.
[Picture of Chris Jefferies]


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


Jenner, Terry Terry Jenner is no longer with us
Born 8 September 1944  (Mount Lawley, Western Australia, Australia)

Died 25 May 2011  (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
Former leg spin bowler for the Australian international cricket team in the 1970s.
[Picture of Terry Jenner]


Jens, Walter (Died in 2013)
Born 8 May 1922  (Hamburg, Germany)
German literary historian.
[Picture of Walter Jens]


Jepson, Harry
Date and place of birth unknown
President of Leeds Rhinos rugby league club.
[Picture of Harry Jepson]


Jobs, Steve Steve Jobs is no longer with us
Born 24 February 1955  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Died 5 October 2011  (Palo Alto, California, USA)

Age at death: 56  (read death notice)
Co-founder of Apple Computers and Pixar.
[Picture of Steve Jobs]


Jodorowsky, Alejandro
Born 7 February 1929  (Tocopilla, Chile)
Jewish Chilean filmmaker who made the cult western 'El Topo' in 1970.
[Picture of Alejandro Jodorowsky]


John, 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 Elton John]


John, Margaret Margaret John is no longer with us
Born 15 December 1926  (Swansea, Wales)

Died 2 February 2011  (Swansea, Wales)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Veteran Welsh character actress who has recently found some fame to a new audience as a character in 'Gavin & Stacey'.
[Picture of Margaret 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, Arte
Born 20 January 1929  (Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA)
Comic actor, best known for appearing on 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In'.
[Picture of Arte Johnson]


Johnson, Ben
Born 30 December 1961  (Falmouth, Jamaica)
Jamaican-born Canadian former international athlete, forever known as the man who took anabolic steroids to help him win the Olympic Men's 100m title in 1988 and getting caught.
[Picture of Ben Johnson]


Johnson, Holly
Born 19 February 1960  (Khartoum, Sudan)
African-born former front man 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, Luci Baines
Born 2 July 1947  (place of birth unknown)
Daughter of 37th President of the United States, Lyndon Johnson.
[Picture of Luci Baines Johnson]


Johnson, Magic
Born 14 August 1959  (Lansing, Michigan, USA)
HIV-positive former basketball player.
[Picture of Magic Johnson]


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


Johnson-Houghton, Helen (Died in 2012)
Born 8 November 1910  (Monmouthshire, Wales)
First female horse trainer to win one of the classics, the 2,000 Guineas, in 1956.
[Picture of Helen Johnson-Houghton]


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


Jones, Bruce
Born 24 January 1953  (Collyhurst, Manchester, England)
Actor, was Les Battersby in Coronation Street. Currently, and this was seen by OoO once, performing stand-up comedy in his beloved Benidorm. He wasn't very good.
[Picture of Bruce Jones]


Jones, Cliff
Born 7 February 1935  (Swansea, Wales)
Former Tottenham Hotspur winger, part of the legendary double winning side of 1961.
[Picture of Cliff Jones]


Jones, Davy (Died in 2012)
Born 30 December 1945  (Manchester, England)
Actor and lead singer of 1960s manufactured band The Monkees.
[Picture of Davy Jones]


Jones, Dickie
Born 25 February 1927  (Snyder, Texas, USA)
Former child actor, best known as the voice of 'Pinocchio'.
[Picture of Dickie 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, 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, Tanya
Born in Hertfordshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Wife of footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones. Had a heart transplant in the late 1980s. Born 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]


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 Kim Jong-Il is no longer with us
Born 16 February 1941  (Khabarovsk, Siberia, USSR)

Died 17 December 2011  (Nr Pyongyang, North Korea)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
"Dear Leader" (a.k.a. tinpot dictator) of North Korea.
[Picture of Kim Jong-Il]


Jong-Un, Kim
Born 8 January 1983  (Pyongyang, North Korea)
Son of the late North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il and appointed successor to the dear leader after his death in December 2011.
[Picture of Kim Jong-Un]


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


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]


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]


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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