Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: E


Earl Jones, James
Born 17 January 1931  (Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA)
Actor forever known as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars series.
[Picture of James Earl Jones]


Eastwood, Clint
Born 31 May 1930  (San Francisco, California, USA)
College dropout son of a steelworker who made it big in spaghetti westerns and has been playing hard men ever since. Starred in the film which gave the DDP its name, so it will be truly ironic if he turns out to be a points scorer.
[Picture of Clint Eastwood]


Eaton, Bobby
Born 14 August 1954  (Huntsville, Alabama, USA)
Wrestler, part of the Midnight Express tag team.
[Picture of Bobby Eaton]


Ebba, Dhaqabo
Born in Ethiopia  (exact date unknown)
Man who claims to be the oldest person in history at over 160 years old.
[Picture of Dhaqabo Ebba]


Ecclestone, Bernie
Born 28 October 1930  (St Peter South Elmham, Suffolk, England)
Short-arsed top dog in the Formula 1 world, with sole control of F1 media rights and an estimated personal fortune of £2.4 billion, which makes him the 3rd wealthiest living Briton.
[Picture of Bernie Ecclestone]


Eckel, Horst
Born 8 February 1932  (Vogelbach, Germany)
Former West Germany international footballer, one of the team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup.
[Picture of Horst Eckel]


Eco, Umberto
Born 5 January 1932  (Alessandria, Italy)
Philosopher & author.
[Picture of Umberto Eco]


Eddery, Pat Pat Eddery is no longer with us
Born 18 March 1952  (Newbridge, County Kildare, Rep of Ireland)

Died 10 November 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 63  (read death notice)
Highly successful horse racing jockey.
[Picture of Pat Eddery]


Eddy, Duane
Born 26 April 1938  (Corning, New York, USA)
Guitarist known for his twanging style in such hits as 'Peter Gunn'.
[Picture of Duane Eddy]


Eden, Clarissa
Born 28 June 1920  (Kensington, London, England)
Niece of former PM, Sir Winston Churchill, widow of former PM, Sir Anthony Eden. Was only 36 years of age when her husband resigned & has outlived several of her PM spouse's successors since then.
[Picture of Clarissa Eden]


Eden, Rolf
Born 6 February 1930  (Berlin, Germany)
German actor and playboy.
[Picture of Rolf Eden]


Edgerton, David
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Founder of the Burger King fast food chain. Born 1928.
[Picture of David Edgerton]


Edhi, Abdul Sattar
Born 1 January 1928  (Bantva, India)
Pakistani humanitarian and philanthropist.
[Picture of Abdul Sattar Edhi]


Edmonds, Noel
Born 22 December 1948  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Bearded TV presenter who spunked away a small fortune on his ill-advised Mr Blobby theme parks, managed to kill a contestant on his 'Late Late Breakfast Show', then amazed everyone by making an unlikely comeback with 'Deal or No Deal'.
[Picture of Noel Edmonds]


Edmunds, Dave
Born 15 April 1944  (Cardiff, Wales)
Welsh guitarist and singer who straddled the various scenes and fads of the 1970s, coming away intact with hits such as 'I Hear You Knocking' and 'Girls Talk'.
[Picture of Dave Edmunds]


Edrich, John
Born 21 June 1937  (Blofield, Norfolk, England)
Former Surrey & England cricketer.
[Picture of John Edrich]


Edwards, Edwin
Born 7 August 1927  (Marksville, Louisiana, USA)
Former Governor of Louisiana.
[Picture of Edwin Edwards]


Edwards, Glynn
Born 2 February 1931  (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Actor, a regular on British TV & was married to comic actress Yootha Joyce.
[Picture of Glynn Edwards]


Edwards, Guy
Born 30 December 1942  (Macclesfield, Cheshire, England)
Former Formula 1 racing driver.
[Picture of Guy Edwards]


Edwards, Jorge
Born 29 June 1931  (Santiago, Chile)
Chilean novelist and ambassador.
[Picture of Jorge Edwards]


Efron, Zac
Born 18 October 1987  (San Luis Obispo, California, USA)
Actor. Turned from a teenage-star, who convulsed young girls, to a movie actor, who does the same. Played college-students in his early career, now playing guys with difficult lives, who look like college students.
[Picture of Zac Efron]


Eggar, Samantha
Born 5 March 1939  (London, England)
English actress, recognisable from 1960s films 'Walk, Don't Run' and 'Doctor Doolittle'.
[Picture of Samantha Eggar]


Eggers, John
Born 20 September 1966  (place of birth unknown)
Terminally-ill lawyer. Died in October 2014 so no points...
[Picture of John Eggers]


Eigen, Manfred
Born 9 May 1927  (Bochum, Germany)
Biophysical chemist and 1967 Nobel laureate in Chemistry for his work on measuring fast chemical reactions.
[Picture of Manfred Eigen]


Ekberg, Anita Anita Ekberg is no longer with us
Born 29 September 1931  (Malmo, Sweden)

Died 11 January 2015  (Rocca di Papa, Italy)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Actress, model & sex symbol of the 1950s.
[Picture of Anita Ekberg]


Ekland, Britt
Born 6 October 1942  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Actress, in film & TV, a former Bond Girl. Former wife of Peter Sellers.
[Picture of Britt Ekland]


Elford, Vic
Born 10 June 1935  (London, England)
Former Formula One racing driver, who won 8 points during his 13 race career in the 1960s.
[Picture of Vic Elford]


Elizabeth II, Queen
Born 21 April 1926  (London, England)
Queen of the UK, basically. Not a popular DDP pick, possibly because her late mother's longevity suggests she may have 20 years left in her yet.
[Picture of Queen Elizabeth II]


Elliott, Missy
Born 1 July 1971  (Portsmouth, Virginia, USA)
[Picture of Missy Elliott]


Ellis, "Deadly" Doug
Born 3 January 1924  (Chester, Cheshire, England)
Former chairman of Aston Villa football club.
[Picture of


Ellison, Harlan
Born 27 May 1934  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Science fiction author.
[Picture of Harlan Ellison]


Ellroy, James
Born 4 March 1948  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American crime author whose most famous work was 'L.A. Confidential', later made into an Oscar-winning film.
[Picture of James Ellroy]


El-Sherif, Nour Nour El-Sherif is no longer with us
Born 28 April 1946  (Cairo, Egypt)

Died 11 August 2015  (Cairo, Egypt)

Age at death: 69  (read death notice)
Egyptian actor with a fine line in conspiracy theories (Holocaust, 9/11 etc).
[Picture of Nour El-Sherif]


Ely, Ron
Born 2 June 1938  (Hereford, Texas, USA)
Actor, one of the former "Tarzan's".
[Picture of Ron Ely]


Emerson, Roy
Born 3 November 1936  (Blackbutt, Queensland, Australia)
One of the all time great tennis players. Held the record for the most grand slam singles titles for many years until being surpassed by Pete Sampras.
[Picture of Roy Emerson]


Emery, Ralph
Born 10 March 1933  (McEwen, Tennessee, USA)
American country music disc jockey and TV host.
[Picture of Ralph Emery]


Eminem, (rapper)
Born 17 October 1972  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
[Picture of (rapper) Eminem]


Emons, Hans-Heinz
Born 1 June 1930  (Herford, Germany)
Minister for Education and Youth in the former East Germany.
[Picture of Hans-Heinz Emons]


Enquist, P. O.
Born 23 September 1934  (Hjoggböle, Skellefteå, Västerbotten, Sweden)
Swedish author. Wrote 'The Visit of the Royal Physician'. Does he need a physician too?
[Picture of P. O. Enquist]


Enright, Barbara
Born 18 August 1949  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American professional poker player and motivational speaker.
[Picture of Barbara Enright]


Epstein, Anthony
Born 18 May 1921  (Willesden, London, England)
Scientist, one of the discovers of the Epstein-Barr virus.
[Picture of Anthony Epstein]


Epstein, Hedy
Born 15 August 1924  (Frieburg, Germany)
Holocaust-survivor and supporter of the Palestinian cause. Proabably not a friend of Benjamin Netanyahu…
[Picture of Hedy Epstein]


Epstein, Samuel
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Medical doctor who has writen articles focusing on carcinogenics (that's cancer, folks). Born 1926.
[Picture of Samuel Epstein]


Erdogan, Recep Tayyip
Born 26 February 1954  (Istanbul, Turkey)
Prime Minister of Turkey since 2003.
[Picture of Recep Tayyip Erdogan]


Ermey, R. Lee
Born 24 March 1944  (Emporia, Kansas, USA)
US marine, turned actor - best known for his role as Sgt. Hartman in 'Full Metal Jacket'. Now also a military historian.
[Picture of R. Lee Ermey]


Erni, Hans Hans Erni is no longer with us
Born 21 February 1909  (Lucerne, Switzerland)

Died 21 March 2015  (Lucerne, Switzerland)

Age at death: 106  (read death notice)
Painter, sculptor & illustrator of postage stamps.
[Picture of Hans Erni]


Escobar, Marisol
Born 22 May 1930  (Paris, France)
[Picture of Marisol Escobar]


Essebsi, Beji Caid
Born 29 November 1926  (Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia)
President of Tunisia since December 2014. Who says politicians have to be young?
[Picture of Beji Caid Essebsi]


Essell, Eileen
Born 8 October 1922  (London, England)
Actress who began her career in her late 70s. Died in February 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Eileen Essell]


Essex, David
Born 23 July 1947  (Plaistow, London, England)
Pop singer & actor, particularly popular in the 1970s.
[Picture of David Essex]


Estes, Richard
Born 14 May 1932  (Kewanee, Illinois, USA)
Artist, known for his paintings that were remarkably similar to actual photos.
[Picture of Richard Estes]


Etheridge, Melissa
Born 29 May 1961  (Leavenworth, Kansas, USA)
Female rock singer & songwriter. Has suffered & recovered from cancer.
[Picture of Melissa Etheridge]


Eubank, Chrith
Born 8 August 1966  (London, England)
Flamboyant, lisping, monacle wearing former Super Middleweight boxing champion.
[Picture of Chrith Eubank]


Eure, Wesley
Born 17 August 1951  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
Actor, singer, author, producer, director, charity fundraiser, and lecturer, best known as Michael Horton in 'Days of Our Lives'.
[Picture of Wesley Eure]


Evans, Nicholas
Born 26 July 1950  (Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England)
Screenwriter, author and journalist, known for 'The Horse Whisperer'. Had a kidney transplant from a donation by his daughter in 2011 following a mushroom poisoning in 2008. Who on the DDP cooked the meal?
[Picture of Nicholas Evans]


Evans, Robert
Born 29 June 1930  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former child actor, turned film producer & occasional writer.
[Picture of Robert Evans]


Everly, Don
Born 1 February 1937  (Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA)
The elder of the famous Everly Brothers singing group.
[Picture of Don Everly]


Evren, Kenan Kenan Evren is no longer with us
Born 17 July 1917  (Alasehir, Manisa Province, Turkey)

Died 9 May 2015  (Ankara, Turkey)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
President of Turkey from 1980-1989.
[Picture of Kenan Evren]


Ewing, Winnie
Born 10 July 1929  (Glasgow, Scotland)
One of the leading figures of the Scottish National Party. Won the Hamilton by-election in 1967, sparking the modern growth of the SNP as a major political force in Scotland.
[Picture of Winnie Ewing]


Eyskens, Mark
Born 29 April 1933  (Leuven, Belgium)
Prime Minister of Belgium in 1981.
[Picture of Mark Eyskens]


Ezra, Derek Derek Ezra is no longer with us
Born 23 February 1919  (place of birth unknown)

Died 22 December 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Liberal Democrat peer. Former chairman of the National Coal Board.
[Picture of Derek Ezra]

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