Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2005: F


Fahd of Saudi Arabia, King King Fahd of Saudi Arabia is no longer with us
Born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  (exact date unknown)

Died 1 August 2005  (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Born any time between 1920 and 1924, depending on which source you choose to believe (though his official age at death was given as 84). Suffered from ongoing ill health after a severe stroke in November 1995.
[Picture of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia]


Falk, Peter (Died in 2011)
Born 16 September 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Shambling, raincoat-wearing, one-eyed star of "Columbo". Still busy with his acting career, despite a previous battle against cancer.
[Picture of Peter Falk]


Fallaci, Oriana (Died in 2006)
Born 29 June 1930  (Florence, Italy)
Italian journalist and author, renowned for her confrontational interviews.
[Picture of Oriana Fallaci]


Faltskog, Agnetha
Born 5 April 1950  (Jönköping, Sweden)
Best known as "the blonde one from ABBA". Now a virtual recluse, in part due to death threats from a crazed stalker.
[Picture of Agnetha Faltskog]


Falwell, Jerry (Died in 2007)
Born 11 August 1933  (Lynchburg, Virginia, USA)
Yet another US TV evangelist.
[Picture of Jerry Falwell]


Fender, Freddy (Died in 2006)
Born 4 June 1937  (San Benito, Texas, USA)
Born Baldemar Huerta. Writer/crooner of blues as well as traditional Mexican songs. Suffering from hepatitis C, had a kidney transplant in January 2002, but still needs a new liver. Any volunteers?
[Picture of Freddy Fender]


Ferguson, Alex
Born 31 December 1941  (Govan, Glasgow, Scotland)
Angry, bullying, unsmiling, much-loathed manager of Manchester United. Currently embroiled in a high-stakes legal battle with two of his former friends and business partners, the stress of which may just finish him off.
[Picture of Alex Ferguson]


Ferraro, Geraldine (Died in 2011)
Born 26 August 1935  (Newburgh, New York, USA)
American Congresswoman who stood unsuccessfully for Vice-President in 1984.
[Picture of Geraldine Ferraro]


Fiennes, Ralph
Born 22 December 1962  (Ipswich, Suffolk, England)
Bad actor.
[Picture of Ralph Fiennes]


Finney, Albert
Born 9 May 1936  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
Award-winning actor, with over 40 years' experience on the big screen. Best known recently for films like "Erin Brockovich" and TV shows such as "The Gathering Storm". Not impartial to good food and drink, and lots of it.
[Picture of Albert Finney]


Finney, Tom
Born 5 April 1922  (Preston, England)
Preston North End and England footballer of the 1940s and '50s. Famously never booked, let alone sent off, in his 20-year playing career.
[Picture of Tom Finney]


Fischer, Bobby (Died in 2008)
Born 9 March 1943  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Absolute looney tunes former world chess champion. Has in the past got mixed up with strange religious sects and voiced some strong anti-Semitic views. Very rarely gives interviews these days.
[Picture of Bobby Fischer]


Fletcher, Cyril Cyril Fletcher is no longer with us
Born 25 June 1913  (Watford, Hertfordshire, England)

Died 2 January 2005  (Guernsey, Channel Islands)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Veteran TV & radio presenter, perhaps best remembered for co-hosting "That's Life" with Esther Rantzen.
[Picture of Cyril Fletcher]


Fo, Dario
Born 26 March 1926  (San Giano, Varese, Italy)
Controversial Italian playwright, who won the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature.
[Picture of Dario Fo]


Fogelberg, Dan (Died in 2007)
Born 13 August 1951  (Peoira, Illinois, USA)
Easy-listening singer, not well known in the UK, and seemingly not always well liked in the places where he is known.
[Picture of Dan Fogelberg]


Fonda, Jane
Born 21 December 1937  (New York, New York, USA)
Actress, daughter of actor Henry Fonda.
[Picture of Jane Fonda]


Fontaine, Joan (Died in 2013)
Born 22 October 1917  (Tokyo, Japan)
Oscar for Best Actress 1940 for "Suspicion", estranged sister of Olivia de Havilland.
[Picture of Joan Fontaine]


Foot, Michael (Died in 2010)
Born 23 July 1913  (Plymouth, England)
Dishevelled left-wing journalist, long-time Labour MP, and leader of the Labour Party from 1980-83.
[Picture of Michael Foot]


Ford, Betty (Died in 2011)
Born 8 April 1918  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Wife of former US President Gerald Ford.
[Picture of Betty Ford]


Ford, Gerald (Died in 2006)
Born 14 July 1913  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Born Leslie Lynch King Jr, renamed by his adoptive parents, and grew up to become Vice-President (1973-74) and then President (1974-77) of the United States, but only after the resignations of Agnew and Nixon respectively; he remains the only person to have held both posts without having won an election. It was once said of him that he had problems walking and chewing gum at the same time, and indeed he famously managed to fall down the stairs of the Presidential jet in full view of the Press and foreign dignitaries.
[Picture of Gerald Ford]


Ford, Glenn (Died in 2006)
Born 1 May 1916  (Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada)
Actor whose career peaked in the 1950s, but he did play Clark Kent's father in the first "Superman" movie in 1978.
[Picture of Glenn Ford]


Ford, Sir Edward (Died in 2006)
Born 24 July 1910  (place of birth unknown)
Former private secretary to King George VI, and subsequently to Queen Elizabeth II.
[Picture of Sir Edward Ford]


Fordham, Andy 'The Viking'
Born 2 February 1962  (London, England)
BDO world darts champion. Standing 6ft tall, he weighs around 30 stone, and is, according to the Daily Mirror, "a dart attack waiting to happen".
[Picture of Andy 'The Viking' Fordham]


Forsyth, Bruce
Born 22 February 1928  (Edmonton, London, England)
A professional entertainer since the age of 14, 'Brucie' really made his name in the late 1950s as compere of 'Sunday Night At The London Palladium', and went on to become the prominent-chinned presenter of 'The Generation Game' and 'Play Your Cards Right' among other self-consciously cheesy game shows.
[Picture of Bruce Forsyth]


Forsythe, John (Died in 2010)
Born 29 January 1918  (Penn's Grove, New Jersey, USA)
Played the part of Blake Carrington in "Dynasty".
[Picture of John Forsythe]


Fox, Michael J
Born 9 June 1961  (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Pint-sized actor of "Back To The Future" fame. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991.
[Picture of Michael J Fox]


France, Bill (Died in 2007)
Born 4 April 1933  (Washington, DC, USA)
Billionaire son of Racing legend Bill France, sr.
[Picture of Bill France]


Francis, Dick (Died in 2010)
Born 31 October 1920  (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Bestselling author of various horseracing-themed novels.
[Picture of Dick Francis]


Franklin, Gretchen Gretchen Franklin is no longer with us
Born 7 July 1911  (Covent Garden, London, England)

Died 11 July 2005  (London, England)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Actress, best known as the mother-in-law in "George and Mildred" and Ethel Skinner in "EastEnders".
[Picture of Gretchen Franklin]


Fraser, John
Born 18 March 1931  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish character actor who has tended to play roles in British-made B-movies such as the 1965 Sherlock Holmes adaptation "A Study in Terror". Has also appeared on TV in "Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)", "Doctor Who" and "The Bill", among others.
[Picture of John Fraser]


Fraser, 'Mad' Frankie
Born 13 December 1923  (Waterloo, London, England)
Veteran East End gangster, thief, hired hitman, nightclub bouncer etc etc, whose penchant for crime hasn't been matched by a talent for getting away with it, as he has spent a total of 42 years in prison.
[Picture of 'Mad' Frankie Fraser]


Fredriksson, Marie
Born 30 May 1958  (Össjo, Sweden)
Lead singer with Roxette. Had a cancerous brain tumour removed in September 2002.
[Picture of Marie Fredriksson]


Freeman, Alan 'Fluff' (Died in 2006)
Born 6 July 1927  (Melbourne, Australia)
Radio personality: "Pick of the Pops", alright?
[Picture of Alan 'Fluff' Freeman]


Freud, Lucian (Died in 2011)
Born 8 December 1922  (Berlin, Germany)
Artist who normally paints portraits, often nudes, in a distinctive 'impasto' style, slapping the paint onto the canvas so thickly that the brush/knife strokes remain visible even when dry.
[Picture of Lucian Freud]


Fry, Barry
Born 7 April 1945  (place of birth unknown)
Rotund football manager - ex-Barnet, Southend United, Birmingham City etc.
[Picture of Barry Fry]


Fry, Stephen
Born 24 August 1957  (London, England)
Cambridge-educated comedian, author, actor, wit and general smartarse.
[Picture of Stephen Fry]


Funicello, Annette (Died in 2013)
Born 22 October 1942  (Utica, New York, USA)
Actress, "The Mickey Mouse Club".
[Picture of Annette Funicello]


Furlong, Edward
Born 2 August 1977  (Glendale, California, USA)
Actor - John Connor in "Terminator 2".
[Picture of Edward Furlong]

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