Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2011: T

 

Tae-Woo, Roh
Born 4 December 1932  (Daegu, South Korea)
President of South Korea from 1988-93.
[Picture of Roh Tae-Woo]

 

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]

 

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]

 

Tapsell, Peter
Born 1 February 1930  (Hove, Sussex, England)
Conservative MP and "Father of the House" of Commons, having been continually elected since 1966.
[Picture of Peter Tapsell]

 

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]

 

Tavener, John (Died in 2013)
Born 28 January 1944  (Wembley, London, England)
Composer of classical music.
[Picture of John Tavener]

 

Taylor, Amos
Date and place of birth unknown
Staff Sergeant with Easy Company, the 506th Parachute Regiment, part of the U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion, who fought in the Second World War as depicted in the hit TV series 'Band of Brothers'. Born in 1922. Died in August 2011 but no obit as yet.
[Picture of Amos Taylor]

 

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 Elizabeth Taylor is no longer with us
Born 27 February 1932  (Hampstead, London, England)

Died 23 March 2011  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
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, 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, Phil "The Power"
Born 13 August 1960  (Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
The darts player - multiple champion in the "sport".
[Picture of Phil

 

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

 

Taylor, Shaw
Born 26 October 1924  (Hackney, London, England)
Actor who will always be known as the chap who told us to "Keep 'em peeled" on the proto-Crimewatch show 'Police 5'.
[Picture of Shaw Taylor]

 

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]

 

Tebbit, 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, naďve, 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 Norman 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]

 

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]

 

Terry, John
Born 7 December 1980  (London, England)
Horrendously egotistical Chelsea and England central defender. His missed penalty in the 2008 Champions League final still provokes a snigger. After the losing the England captaincy in 2010 after alleged infidelities, led a failed revolt against England manager Fabio Capello during the national team's disasterous World Cup campaign. Regained the captaincy in March 2011 following suspiciously sympathetic media write ups and a possible whispering campaign over the fitness of then captain Rio Ferdinand..
[Picture of John Terry]

 

Tettamanzi, Dionigi
Born 14 March 1934  (Renate, Monza and Brianza, Italy)
Archbishop of Milan.
[Picture of Dionigi Tettamanzi]

 

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]

 

Themen, Art
Born 26 November 1939  (Manchester, England)
Jazz saxophonist.
[Picture of Art Themen]

 

Theodorakis, Mikis
Born 29 July 1925  (Chios, Greece)
Composer.
[Picture of Mikis Theodorakis]

 

Thomas, Edward Donnell (Died in 2012)
Born 15 March 1920  (Mart, Texas, USA)
Clinician who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1990.
[Picture of Edward Donnell Thomas]

 

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, 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, Lousiana, 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]

 

Thor, Einar
Born 2 August 1964  (place of birth unknown)
Icelandic film director.
[Picture of Einar Thor]

 

Ţórđarson, Guđjón
Born 14 September 1955  (Akranes, Iceland)
Icelandic football manger. Managed Stoke City, Notts County and Crewe Alexandra in his time.
[Picture of Guđjón Ţórđarson]

 

Thornton, Billy Bob
Born 4 August 1955  (Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA)
Actor, writer and singer-songwriter. Was once married to Angelina Jolie. I'll let you decide whether that was a good thing or not.
[Picture of Billy Bob Thornton]

 

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]

 

Thorp, Richard (Died in 2013)
Born 2 January 1932  (Purley, Surrey, England)
TV actor who has played the part of Alan Turner in 'Emmerdale Farm' since 1982.
[Picture of Richard Thorp]

 

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]

 

Throne, Malachi (Died in 2013)
Born 1 December 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)
American TV actor.
[Picture of Malachi Throne]

 

Thuram, Lilian
Born 1 January 1972  (Pointe-ŕ-Pitre, Guadeloupe)
Successful footballer, right back for France in their glory years of the late '90s/ early '00s. Scored only two goals in 142 appearances - both in the semi-final of the World Cup in 1998. Well, if you're gonna score, make sure it's important...
[Picture of Lilian Thuram]

 

Tidy, Bill
Born 9 October 1933  (Birkenhead, Cheshire, England)
Cartoonist and humourist, seen on Dictionary Corner on 'Countdown' more times than I've had hot dinners.
[Picture of Bill Tidy]

 

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

 

Tillotson, Johnny
Born 20 April 1939  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Country music singer.
[Picture of Johnny Tillotson]

 

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

 

Tinker, Grant
Born 11 January 1925  (place of birth unknown)
Television executive. Formed MTM Enterprises with his wife, actress Mary Tyler Moore, which produced a string of hit shows such as 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', 'Rhoda', 'Hill Street Blues' and 'St. Elsewhere'. Later CEO at NBC from 1981-86.
[Picture of Grant Tinker]

 

Tinsulanonda, Prem
Born 26 August 1920  (Songkhla Province, Thailand)
Prime Minister of Thailand from 1980-88.
[Picture of Prem Tinsulanonda]

 

Tipper, Edward Joseph
Born 3 August 1921  (place of birth unknown)
Sergeant with Easy Company, the parachute regiment which were featured in th HBO TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Edward Joseph Tipper]

 

Titmus, Fred Fred Titmus is no longer with us
Born 24 November 1932  (Somers Town, London, England)

Died 23 March 2011  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
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 found guilty & jailed in 2008.
[Picture of Peter Tobin]

 

Tointon, Kara
Born 5 August 1983  (Essex, England)
Actress who played Dawn Swann in 'EastEnders'. Won 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2010.
[Picture of Kara Tointon]

 

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]

 

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

 

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]

 

Torrini, Emilíana
Born 16 May 1977  (Iceland)
Icelandic singer and songwriter.
[Picture of Emilíana Torrini]

 

Torry, Clare
Date and place of birth unknown
Singer who provided the shrieking vocal to the classic Pink Floyd track 'The Great Gig in the Sky'. The pun for her if she goes will be a tap in...
[Picture of Clare Torry]

 

Totter, Audrey (Died in 2013)
Born 20 December 1918  (Joliet, Illinois, USA)
Actress, often played "dames" in post-war movies such as 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'.
[Picture of Audrey Totter]

 

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

 

Tovey, Eric "Lord Littlebrook"
Born 3 January 1929  (Edmonton, London, England)
Midget wrestler, in both England & the US. Now in ill health.
[Picture of Eric

 

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]

 

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

 

Trapattoni, Giovanni
Born 17 March 1939  (Cusano Milanino, Italy)
The most successful coach in Serie A history, winning 7 scudetto's between 1976 and 1989. Later had success with Bayern München and Benfica. Now coach of the Irish national team. Appropriately his birthday is on St. Patrick's Day!
[Picture of Giovanni Trapattoni]

 

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]

 

Travanti, Daniel J
Born 7 March 1940  (Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA)
Actor, best known as police chief Captain Frank Furillo in the classic 1980s TV drama 'Hill Street Blues'.
[Picture of Daniel J Travanti]

 

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]

 

Trebek, Alex
Born 22 July 1940  (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)
TV presenter, the long time host of 'Jeopardy!'.
[Picture of Alex Trebek]

 

Trejo, Danny
Born 16 May 1944  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Forrmer heroin addict turned actor, normally as the "heavy".
[Picture of Danny Trejo]

 

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, Rep of Ireland)
England-based Irish author, three times winner of the Whitbread Prize.
[Picture of William Trevor]

 

Trimble, David
Born 15 October 1944  (Bangor, Down, Northern Ireland)
Former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party who was instrumental with John Hume in pursuing long term peace in Northern Ireland which landed them both the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998. Was First Minister in the reconvened Northern Ireland Assembly before being usurped by Ian Paisley and the DUP.
[Picture of David Trimble]

 

Trintignant, Jean-Louis
Born 11 December 1930  (Piolenc, Vaucluse, France)
One of France's greatest film actors & nephew of former racing driver & DDP pick Maurice Trintignant.
[Picture of Jean-Louis Trintignant]

 

Troller, Georg Stefan
Born 21 December 1921  (Vienna, Austria)
Austrian-born television journalist who fled from the Nazis in 1938.
[Picture of Georg Stefan Troller]

 

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]

 

Trump, Donald
Born 14 June 1946  (New York, New York, USA)
Billionaire real estate developer whose megalomaniac acquisition of riches, and later descent to near-bankruptcy, arguably epitomised the greed culture of the 1980s.
[Picture of Donald Trump]

 

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]

 

Tunstall, K T
Born 23 June 1975  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Winsome Scots singer-songwriter.
[Picture of K T Tunstall]

 

Tureaud, Laurence
Born 21 May 1952  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
The legendary Mr T, who played Sgt B.A. Baracus in 'The A-Team', and made a habit of pitying fools and not getting' on no airplanes. Also had a notoriously low tolerance level when it came to jibber-jabber.
[Picture of Laurence Tureaud]

 

Turkel, Joe
Born 15 July 1927  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, best known as the inventor of the rogue replicants in 'Blade Runner' and as the bartender in 'The Shining' one of three parts played for legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
[Picture of Joe Turkel]

 

Turnbull, Eddie Eddie Turnbull is no longer with us
Born 12 April 1923  (Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland)

Died 30 April 2011  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Scottish footballer, particularly 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, Michael
Born 9 November 1983  (Lewisham, London, England)
Footballer. Played for Hull City at centre back. Now with Sunderland AFC.
[Picture of Michael 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]

 

Turnill, Reg (Died in 2013)
Date and place of birth unknown
The BBC's aviation correspondent during the Space Age of the 1950s and 60s. Born 1915.
[Picture of Reg Turnill]

 

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. Retired from public life in 2010.
[Picture of Desmond Tutu]

 

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

 

Twiss, Peter Peter Twiss is no longer with us
Born 23 July 1921  (Lindfield, Sussex, England)

Died 31 August 2011  (Fareham, Hampshire, England)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Air pilot who once held the World air speed record.
[Picture of Peter Twiss]

 

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]

 

Tyner, McCoy
Born 11 December 1938  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Jazz pianist with the John Coltrane Quartet.
[Picture of McCoy Tyner]

 

Tyree, James C. James C. Tyree is no longer with us
Born 30 October 1957  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 16 March 2011  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 53  (read death notice)
Chief executive of Mesirow Financial since 1994. Businessman, illness, you get the picture.
[Picture of James C. Tyree]

 

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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