Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2013: J

 

J, Jessie
Born 27 March 1988  (London, England)
Pop singer-songwriter who made a breakthrough in 2011 with the album 'Who You Are'.
[Picture of Jessie J]

 

Jacklin, Tony
Born 7 July 1944  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)
One of Britain's most successful golfers. Captained Europe to an epochal win over the United States in the Ryder Cup in 1985.
[Picture of Tony Jacklin]

 

Jackman, Robin
Born 13 August 1945  (Simla, Punjab, India)
Former England international cricketer.
[Picture of Robin Jackman]

 

Jackson, Betty
Born 24 June 1949  (Bacup, Lancashire, England)
British fashion designer. Lost her leg aged six.
[Picture of Betty Jackson]

 

Jackson, Francis
Born 2 October 1917  (Malton, Yorkshire, England)
Organist and composer, Was Organist of York Minster from 1946-1982.
[Picture of Francis Jackson]

 

Jackson, Jeremy
Born 16 October 1980  (Newport Beach, California, USA)
Actor who played David Hasselhoff's son in 'Baywatch'.
[Picture of Jeremy 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, Katherine
Born 4 May 1930  (Barbour County, Alabama)
Matriarch of the legendary Jackson family of musicians.
[Picture of Katherine Jackson]

 

Jackson, Philip
Born 18 June 1948  (Retford, Nottinghamshire, England)
Experienced character actor, probably best remembered as Chief Inspector James Japp in 'Agatha Christie's Poirot'.
[Picture of Philip 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]

 

Jackson, Wanda
Born 20 October 1937  (Maud, Oklahoma, USA)
Acclaimed rockabilly singer.
[Picture of Wanda Jackson]

 

Jackson, Jr., Jesse
Born 11 March 1965  (Greenville, South Carolina, USA)
Democrat politician and son of the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Resigned from the US House of Representatives in 2012 over allegations of fraud.
[Picture of Jesse Jackson, Jr.]

 

Jacob, Francois Francois Jacob is no longer with us
Born 17 June 1920  (Nancy, France)

Died 19 April 2013  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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 David Jacobs is no longer with us
Born 19 May 1926  (London, England)

Died 2 September 2013  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
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]

 

Jairzinho, (footballer)
Born 25 December 1944  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Retired international footballer. Winger for the legendary Brazil side which won the World Cup in 1970. Scored in every match and yet still finished behind Gerd Müller for the Golden Boot.
[Picture of (footballer) Jairzinho]

 

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, Dennis
Born in Swansea, Wales  (exact date unknown)
Lord Mayor of Swansea since May 2012. Died April 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Dennis 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]

 

Jammeh, Yahya
Born 25 May 1965  (Kanilai, Gambia)
Current and controversial President of Gambia.
[Picture of Yahya Jammeh]

 

Jancsó, Miklós
Born 27 September 1921  (Vác, Hungary)
Hungarian film director.
[Picture of Miklós Jancsó]

 

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 West between 1970 & 1997.
[Picture of Greville Janner]

 

Janssen, Jan
Born 19 May 1940  (Nootdorp, Netherlands)
Former professional cyclist. First Dutchman to win the Tour de France, in 1968.
[Picture of Jan Janssen]

 

Jardine, Sandy
Born 31 December 1948  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Footballer, first played for the Rangers and later for the Hearts.
[Picture of Sandy Jardine]

 

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]

 

Jasný, Vojtech
Born 30 November 1925  (Kelc, Czechoslovakia)
Czech filmmaker.
[Picture of Vojtech Jasný]

 

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]

 

Jawara, Dawda
Born 16 May 1924  (Barajally, The Gambia)
Gambian politician and the nation's first President, from 1970-1994.
[Picture of Dawda Jawara]

 

Jayston, Michael
Born 29 October 1935  (Nottingham, England)
Velvet-voiced actor who has appeared in a wide variety of films and tv programmes.
[Picture of Michael Jayston]

 

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

 

Jeffries, Herb
Born 24 September 1913  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Veteran jazz singer and actor.
[Picture of Herb Jeffries]

 

Jelinek, Elfriede
Born 20 October 1946  (Mürzzuschlag, Styria, Austria)
Austrian feminist playwright & novelist.
[Picture of Elfriede Jelinek]

 

Jenkin, Patrick
Born 7 January 1926  (Oxford, England)
Politician, a member of both Edward Heath & Margaret Thatcher's government cabinets.
[Picture of Patrick Jenkin]

 

Jens, Walter Walter Jens is no longer with us
Born 8 May 1923  (Hamburg, Germany)

Died 9 June 2013  (Tübingen, Germany)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
German literary historian.
[Picture of Walter Jens]

 

Jensen, John
Born 3 May 1965  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Former Danish international footballer. Scored the opening goal for the national side in their famous shock win over Germany in the 1992 European Championship.
[Picture of John Jensen]

 

Jepsen, Carly Rae
Born 21 November 1985  (Mission, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian pop singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Carly Rae Jepsen]

 

Jeremy, Ron
Born 12 March 1953  (Long Island, New York, USA)
Actor, almost exclusively in porn films.
[Picture of Ron Jeremy]

 

Jericho, Chris
Born 9 November 1970  (Manhasset, New York, USA)
Canadian wrestler.
[Picture of Chris Jericho]

 

Jett, Joan
Born 22 September 1958  (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA)
Founder member of the all-girl rock band The Runaways before scoring a US number 1 hit with 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' in 1982.
[Picture of Joan Jett]

 

Jevric, Ekrem
Born 25 October 1951  (Plav, Montenegro)
Montenegro-born singer who gained cult popularity in 2010 with his Youtube video "Kuca poso".
[Picture of Ekrem Jevric]

 

Jewison, Norman
Born 21 July 1926  (Toronto, Canada)
Canadian film director of such films as 'In the Heat of the Night' and 'Rollerball'.
[Picture of Norman Jewison]

 

Jiang, Yang
Born 17 July 1911  (Beijing, China)
Chinese playwright and author.
[Picture of Yang Jiang]

 

Jie, Guo
Born 16 January 1912  (Dalian, China)
Chinese athlete. The last survivor of China's 1936 Olympic team.
[Picture of Guo Jie]

 

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

 

Johansson, Scarlett
Born 22 November 1984  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress - 'Lost in Translation', 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' etc.
[Picture of Scarlett Johansson]

 

Johansson, Thomas
Born 24 March 1975  (Linköping, Sweden)
Swedish former tennis player who won the Australian Open in 2002.
[Picture of Thomas Johansson]

 

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]

 

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, Brian
Born 5 October 1947  (Dunston, Gateshead, England)
Lead singer of AC/DC.
[Picture of Brian Johnson]

 

Johnson, Dwayne
Born 2 May 1972  (Hayward, California, USA)
Popular wrestler and actor known as "The Rock".
[Picture of Dwayne Johnson]

 

Johnson, George "Johnny"
Date and place of birth unknown
Member of the "Dambusters" mission in the Second World War. Born 1922.
[Picture of George

 

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, 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]

 

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

 

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, Dickie
Born 25 February 1927  (Snyder, Texas, USA)
Former child actor, best known as the voice of 'Pinocchio'.
[Picture of Dickie Jones]

 

Jones, Elinor
Born in Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, Wales  (exact date unknown)
Welsh television presenter. Born 1946.
[Picture of Elinor 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 George Jones is no longer with us
Born 12 September 1931  (Saratoga, Texas, USA)

Died 26 April 2013  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Country music star.
[Picture of George Jones]

 

Jones, Grace
Born 19 May 1948  (Spanish Town, Jamaica)
Androgynous Jamaican singer and not Britain's oldest person.
[Picture of Grace Jones]

 

Jones, Grace Adelaide Grace Adelaide Jones is no longer with us
Born 7 December 1899  (London, England)

Died 14 November 2013  (London, England)

Age at death: 113  (read death notice)
Britain's oldest person and not the androgynous Jamaican singer.
[Picture of Grace Adelaide Jones]

 

Jones, Gwyneth
Born 7 November 1936  (Pontnewynydd, Wales)
Welsh soprano opera singer.
[Picture of Gwyneth Jones]

 

Jones, Ken
Born 20 February 1930  (Liverpool, England)
Frequently seen character actor in the 1970s & 1980s - though still acting now. Best known as the rather shifty Ives in 'Porridge'.
[Picture of Ken Jones]

 

Jones, L. Q.
Born 19 August 1927  (Jefferson County, Texas, USA)
Actor who appeared in several Sam Peckinpah films.
[Picture of L. Q. Jones]

 

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, Susannah
Born 6 July 1899  (Lowndes County, Alabama, USA)
6th oldest person in the World as of March 2013.
[Picture of Susannah 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-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]

 

Jopling, Michael
Born 10 December 1930  (place of birth unknown)
Former Conservative MP and government minister. Was Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food form 1983-1987.
[Picture of Michael Jopling]

 

Jordan, Michael
Born 17 February 1963  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
One of the most successful & certainly most well-known basketball players of all time.
[Picture of Michael Jordan]

 

Jřrgensen, Anker
Born 13 July 1922  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Former Prime Minister of Denmark
[Picture of Anker Jřrgensen]

 

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]

 

Juda, Elsbeth
Born 2 May 1911  (Darmstadt, Germany)
Photographer. It was Juda who photographed Winston Churchill as reference shots for artist Graham Sutherland's notorious portrait of the former PM in 1954.
[Picture of Elsbeth Juda]

 

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]

 

Jurasik, Peter
Born 25 April 1950  (Queens, New York, USA)
American actor, best known for his role as Londo Mollari in the pioneering sci-fi series 'Babylon 5'.
[Picture of Peter Jurasik]

 

Jurgensen, Sonny
Born 23 August 1934  (Wilmington, North Carolina, USA)
Former American Football quarterback for the Washington Redskins.
[Picture of Sonny Jurgensen]

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