Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2006: O


Oborne, John (Died in 2004)
Date and place of birth unknown
World War I veteran. According to the books "The Last Tommy" by Richard van Emden (published Aug 2005) and "Last Post" by Max Arthur (published Oct 2005), he died in October 2004, but since we have no online source to confirm this, we're leaving him in this year's listings.
[Picture of John Oborne]


O'Brien, Richard
Born 25 March 1942  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
The man behind 1975's "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", who hasn't really done anything since, except present television series "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'Brien, Vincent (Died in 2009)
Born 1 January 1917  (Churchtown, Co Cork, Republic of Ireland)
Greatest racehorse trainer of the 20th century.
[Picture of Vincent O'Brien]


Oddie, Bill
Born 7 July 1941  (Rochdale, England)
Rochdale's most famous son other than Cyril Smith, Oddie is one of the most respected names in the world of ornithology, but is perhaps most famous for providing several of the voices in the hit animated series "Bananaman". He also has an enduring (albeit unseen) friendship with the fictional Norfolk-based former king of chat, Alan Gordon Partridge.
[Picture of Bill Oddie]


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'Hara, Maureen
Born 17 August 1920  (Ranelagh, Co Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Actress whose early success as Esmeralda in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939) led to a 30-year career in the movies.
[Picture of Maureen O'Hara]


Ohno, Kazuo (Died in 2010)
Born in Hakodate City, Hokkaido, Japan  (exact date unknown)
Weird-looking Japanese dance maestro, born in 1906.
[Picture of Kazuo Ohno]


Ollerenshaw, Dame Kathleen
Born 1 October 1912  (Manchester, England)
Mathematician, educationalist & local politician. Former Lord Mayor of Manchester.
[Picture of Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw]


Olney, Dr Richard (Died in 2012)
Date and place of birth unknown
American doctor who devoted his career to finding a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease) and is now, ironically, suffering from it himself. It is a progressive motor neurone disease which has a 50% fatality rate within 3 years of diagnosis.
[Picture of Dr Richard Olney]


Omar, Mullah
Born in Noudi, Afghanistan  (exact date unknown)
Taliban leader, born some time around 1959, whose current whereabouts are unknown. He has always refused to be photographed or filmed, and there are doubts concerning the credibility of the few photographs or stills which have been published.
[Picture of Mullah Omar]


O'Neal, Ryan
Born 20 April 1941  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor who first made his name on TV, in US soap opera "Peyton Place", before going on to appear in numerous Hollywood films such as "Love Story" and "Barry Lyndon". Father of Tatum, Griffin and (by Farah Fawcett) Redmond, he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in 2001.
[Picture of Ryan O'Neal]


O'Neill, Geraldine
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of Martin O'Neill, football chap. Born 1956.
[Picture of Geraldine O'Neill]


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 inbetween.
[Picture of Yoko Ono]


O'Reilly, Bill
Born 10 September 1949  (New York, New York, USA)
Fox News pundit. And a jerk, according to the DDPer who picked him.
[Picture of Bill O'Reilly]


Osbourne, Ozzy
Born 3 December 1948  (Aston, Birmingham, England)
Mumbling reality TV star and former lead singer of Black Sabbath, who once caught rabies after an on-stage bat-biting incident. The heavy drinker and heavy metaller was nearly killed in a quad-biking crash in December 2003.
[Picture of Ozzy Osbourne]


O'Sullevan, Peter
Born 2 March 1918  (Kenmare, Co Kerry, Republic of Ireland)
Horse-racing commentator.
[Picture of Peter O'Sullevan]


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]


O'Sullivan, Ronnie
Born 5 December 1975  (Chigwell, Essex, England)
Snooker player - 2004 world champion. Said to suffer from depression and various addictions.
[Picture of Ronnie O'Sullivan]


O'Toole, Peter (Died in 2013)
Born 2 August 1932  (Connemara, Co Galway, Republic of Ireland)
Alcoholic actor of stage and screen, whose big break in the movies was the leading role in David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia".
[Picture of Peter O'Toole]

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