Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: O

 

Obama, Barack
Born 4 August 1961  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
President of the USA from 2009 to 2017.
[Picture of Barack Obama]

 

Obama, Sarah Onyango
Born in Kenya  (exact date unknown)
President Barack Obama's 'grandmother' although that's not strictly true as she his paternal grandfather's third wife. Born 1922.
[Picture of Sarah Onyango Obama]

 

Obayashi, Nobuhiko
Born 9 January 1938  (Onomichi, Japan)
Cult Japanese filmmaker. Very kino.
[Picture of Nobuhiko Obayashi]

 

O'Brien, Carl "Cubby"
Born 14 July 1946  (Burbank, California, USA)
Played a Mousketeer on the 1950s US TV show 'The Mickey Mouse Club'.
[Picture of Carl

 

O'Brien, Edna
Born 15 December 1930  (Tuamgraney, County Clare, Rep of Ireland)
Irish novellist.
[Picture of Edna O'Brien]

 

O'Brien, Margaret
Born 15 January 1937  (San Diego, California, USA)
Former child actress.
[Picture of Margaret O'Brien]

 

O'Brien, Richard
Born 25 March 1942  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
The man behind 1975's 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', and presenter of 'The Crystal Maze'. His real name is the rather plainer Richard Smith. Said to have based the Dr. Frank-N-Furter character on Alice Cooper.
[Picture of Richard O'Brien]

 

O'Callaghan, Richard
Born 7 March 1940  (London, England)
Actor son of the late Patricia Hayes.
[Picture of Richard O'Callaghan]

 

O'Connor, Brian
Born in Carrolls, Washington, USA  (exact date unknown)
Bass player with the rock band Eagles of Death Metal.
[Picture of Brian O'Connor]

 

O'Connor, Des
Born 12 January 1932  (Stepney, London, England)
Former Northampton Town footballer, turned singer, now a veteran television presenter & chat show host.
[Picture of Des O'Connor]

 

O'Connor, Sinead
Born 8 December 1966  (Dublin, Ireland)
Singer, whose hits include 'Nothing Compares 2 U' and 'Troy' have been overshadowed by her controversial remarks & behaviour over the years.
[Picture of Sinead O'Connor]

 

O'Connor, Tom
Born 31 October 1939  (Bootle, Merseyside, England)
Game show host and comedian - notably 'Crosswits'. Also a frequent guest on 'Countdown'.
[Picture of Tom O'Connor]

 

Oddie, Bill
Born 7 July 1941  (Rochdale, Lancashire, England)
Goodie, birdwatcher and TV presenter whose mental health problems have surfaced in recent years.
[Picture of Bill Oddie]

 

Odjick, Gino
Born 7 September 1970  (Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada)
Former NHL left winger for the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens.
[Picture of Gino Odjick]

 

Odom, Lamar
Born 6 November 1979  (New York City, New York, USA)
Basketball player who has somehow got himself tagged onto the Kardashian clan.
[Picture of Lamar Odom]

 

O'Donnell, Chris
Born 26 June 1970  (Winnetka, Illinois, USA)
Quintessentially 90s actor, star of Scent of a Woman and Batman Forever. Interesting fact: Chris O'Donnell, no mental handicap
[Picture of Chris O'Donnell]

 

O'Donnell, Rosie
Born 21 March 1962  (Bayside, Queens, New York, USA)
Outspoken US talk show host, comedienne & actress.
[Picture of Rosie O'Donnell]

 

Ofarim, Abi Abi Ofarim is no longer with us
Born 5 October 1937  (Safed, Israel)

Died 4 May 2018  (Munich, Germany)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
The male half of Esther & Abi Ofarim, the Israeli duo who had a worldwide hit with "Cinderella Rockefella" in 1968.
[Picture of Abi Ofarim]

 

O'Farrell, Frank
Born 9 October 1927  (Cork, Republic of Ireland)
Footballer with West Ham, Preston & Ireland, who later became a manager, most notably of Manchester United.
[Picture of Frank O'Farrell]

 

O'Grady, Oliver
Born 5 June 1945  (Limerick, Rep of Ireland)
Irish-born US priest, jailed in 1993 for sexual abuse of children and was deported back to his home country in 2001.
[Picture of Oliver O'Grady]

 

O'Grady, Paul
Born 14 June 1955  (Birkenhead, Merseyside, England)
Comedian and actor better known as his cross-dressing alter ego Lily Savage. He suffered a heart attack in 2002 but went on to recover and appear as the Child Catcher in the stage musical of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
[Picture of Paul O'Grady]

 

O'Keefe, Kenneth
Born 21 July 1969  (California, USA)
Former marine who set fire to his passport in 2001 in protest at US military intervention in the Middle East.
[Picture of Kenneth O'Keefe]

 

O'Kelley, Gena
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of tidy-beard action star Chuck Norris, who claims she was deliberately poisoned during an MRI scan. Born 1963.
[Picture of Gena O'Kelley]

 

Oldenburg, Claes
Born 28 January 1929  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish sculptor whose works tended to be large versions of everyday objects.
[Picture of Claes Oldenburg]

 

Oldman, Gary
Born 21 March 1958  (London, England)
Acclaimed British film actor, best known for his recurring role as James Gordon in the recent Batman trilogy.
[Picture of Gary Oldman]

 

Oliver, Ian
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Chief Constable of Grampian Police, who stood down in 1998 following tabloid revelations about his private life.
[Picture of Ian Oliver]

 

Olmert, Ehud
Born 30 September 1945  (Binyamina, Israel)
Former PM of Israel & mayor of Jerusalem.
[Picture of Ehud Olmert]

 

Olmi, Ermanno Ermanno Olmi is no longer with us
Born 24 July 1931  (Bergamo, Italy)

Died 5 May 2018  (Asiago, Italy)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Renowned film director, cinematographer and script writer.
[Picture of Ermanno Olmi]

 

Olsen, Ashley
Born 13 June 1986  (Sherman Oaks, California, USA)
Child actor, who became famous with her twin Mary-Kate; both have hit the headlines in recent years for looking disturbingly thin.
[Picture of Ashley Olsen]

 

Olsen, Mary-Kate
Born 13 June 1986  (Sherman Oaks, California, USA)
One of American TV's popular Olsen twins (the other being Ashley), who have been on the box since they were still in nappies.
[Picture of Mary-Kate Olsen]

 

Olson, Nancy
Born 14 July 1928  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Actress, in many films in the 1940s & 1950s but has had a very low profile in recent years.
[Picture of Nancy Olson]

 

O'Meara, Mark
Born 13 January 1957  (Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA)
Hall of Fame golfer, won both the Masters and Open in 1998.
[Picture of Mark O'Meara]

 

Omura, Satoshi
Born 12 July 1935  (Nirasaki, Japan)
Japanese biochemist, won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine.
[Picture of Satoshi Omura]

 

O'Neal, Alexander
Born 15 November 1953  (Natchez, Mississippi, USA)
Soul and R&B singer who enjoyed a number of hits from the mid-80s onwards.
[Picture of Alexander O'Neal]

 

O'Neal, Tatum
Born 5 November 1963  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress who is the youngest to win a competitive Oscar, for 'Paper Moon' in 1973.
[Picture of Tatum O'Neal]

 

O'Neill, Margaret Deirdre
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of Peter Kay.
[Picture of Margaret Deirdre O'Neill]

 

O'Neill, Onora
Born 23 August 1941  (UK)
British philosopher who won the 2017 Berggruen Prize for her work in ethical and political philosophy.
[Picture of Onora O'Neill]

 

Ono, Jiro
Born 27 October 1925  (Tenryu, Shizuoka, Japan)
Japanese sushi chef.
[Picture of Jiro Ono]

 

Ono, Yoko
Born 18 February 1933  (Tokyo, Japan)
Widow of John Lennon and complete wibble hatstand nutter. Was married 3 times before she met Lennon, including twice in the space of 7 months to the same man, with an annulment in between.
[Picture of Yoko Ono]

 

Ontkean, Michael
Born 24 January 1946  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian actor, Sheriff Harry S. Truman in David Lynch's 'Twin Peaks'.
[Picture of Michael Ontkean]

 

O'Quinn, Terry
Born 15 July 1952  (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA)
Slaphead actor who played Locke in "Lost".
[Picture of Terry O'Quinn]

 

Ormsby, Brendan
Born 1 October 1960  (Birmingham, UK)
Former Aston Villa and Leeds United defender.
[Picture of Brendan Ormsby]

 

Ortega, Amancio
Born 28 March 1936  (Leon, Spain)
Europe's richest man following the death of Ingvar Kamprad. Began selling bathrobes, progressing on to forming the Zara clothing chain. Has only ever given three interviews.
[Picture of Amancio Ortega]

 

Osato, Sono
Born 29 August 1919  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Japanese-American ballet dancer.
[Picture of Sono Osato]

 

Osborne, Bobby
Born 7 December 1931  (Leslie County, Kentucky, USA)
Bluegrass singer and mandolin player.
[Picture of Bobby Osborne]

 

Osbourne, Jack
Born 8 November 1985  (London, England)
Like sister Kelly, came to fame through 'The Osbournes'. Has since lost a lot of weight and, again like his sister, has gone into TV presenting.
[Picture of Jack Osbourne]

 

Osbourne, Ozzy
Born 3 December 1948  (Aston, Birmingham, England)
Mumbling reality TV star and former lead singer of Black Sabbath. The heavy drinker and heavy metaller was nearly killed in a quad-biking crash in December 2003. Considering the fate of Rik Mayall, maybe the clock's ticking...
[Picture of Ozzy Osbourne]

 

Osmond, Alan
Born 22 June 1949  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
The oldest of the Osmond singing siblings.
[Picture of Alan Osmond]

 

Osmond, Marie
Born 13 October 1959  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
Country & pop singer, part of the Osmond singing dynasty.
[Picture of Marie Osmond]

 

Ostapenko, Jelena
Born 8 June 1997  (Riga, Latvia)
Tennis player, winner of the 2017 French Open and widely seen as a possible future world number one.
[Picture of Jelena Ostapenko]

 

O'Sullivan, Richard
Born 7 May 1944  (Chiswick, London, England)
1970s sitcom actor (Father Dear Father, Man About the House, Robin's Nest). Only in his early 60s, but now in fragile health and a permanent resident of an old folks' home, due to three decades of heavy boozing and drug-taking.
[Picture of Richard O'Sullivan]

 

Oswald Porter, Marina
Born 17 July 1941  (Severodvinsk, Russia)
Widow of alleged John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
[Picture of Marina Oswald Porter]

 

Ouanounou, Shalom
Date and place of birth unknown
Orthodox Jewish Canadian at the centre of a Terri Schiavo-esque controversy after he fell braindead during an asthma attack. Died March 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Shalom Ouanounou]

 

Overton, Peter
Date and place of birth unknown
Non-league footballer, ex of Maidstone and Welling United, and not the Australian TV newsreader as originally stated here.
[Picture of Peter Overton]

 

Overton, Richard Arvine
Born 11 May 1906  (Bastrop County, Texas, USA)
Currently the 3rd oldest surviving WWII veteran.
[Picture of Richard Arvine Overton]

 

Owen, Tom
Born 8 July 1949  (Brighton, Sussex, England)
Actor son of the late 'Last of the Summer Wine' actor Bill Owen. Played his fictional son in the long-running sitcom.
[Picture of Tom Owen]

 

Oz, Frank
Born 25 May 1944  (Hereford, Herefordshire, England)
English-born American puppeteer, actor and film director. Unmistakable voice of Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy from 'The Muppet Show' and of Yoda in 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of Frank Oz]

 

Ozawa, Seiji
Born 1 September 1935  (Shenyang, China)
Chinese-born Japanese principal conductor of the Vienna State Opera.
[Picture of Seiji Ozawa]

 

Smith (camera operator), David
Date and place of birth unknown
Camerman who worked on "Watership Down", among other movies.
[Picture of David Smith (camera operator)]

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