Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2007: F


Fabray, Nanette
Born 27 October 1920  (San Diego, California, USA)
Actress, mostly in film and stage musicals.
[Picture of Nanette Fabray]


Faithfull, Marianne
Born 29 December 1946  (Hampstead, London, England)
Singer, actress and ex-girlfriend of Mick Jagger.
[Picture of Marianne Faithfull]


Falk, Peter (Died in 2011)
Born 16 September 1927  (New York, 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]


Fallon, Kieran
Born 22 February 1965  (Crushee, County Clare, Republic of Ireland)
Hugely successful but highly controversial horse-racing jockey.
[Picture of Kieran Fallon]


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 Jerry Falwell is no longer with us
Born 11 August 1933  (Lynchburg, Virginia, USA)

Died 15 May 2007  (Lynchburg, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
Yet another US TV evangelist.
[Picture of Jerry Falwell]


Farrakhan, Louis
Born 11 May 1933  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Outspoken and often controversial leader of the Nation of Islam. Real name Louis Eugene Walcott.
[Picture of Louis Farrakhan]


Fawcett, Farrah (Died in 2009)
Born 2 February 1947  (Corpus Christi, Texas, USA)
Actress & sex symbol of the 1970's through her "Charlie's Angels" role.
[Picture of Farrah Fawcett]


Felt, W. Mark (Died in 2008)
Born 17 August 1913  (Twin Falls, Idaho, USA)
Former FBI official who, in May 2005, finally revealed himself to be the secret informant known as 'Deep Throat' in the 1970s Watergate Scandal.
[Picture of W. Mark Felt]


Fenton, Leonard
Born 29 April 1926  (London, England)
TV actor - played Dr Legg in "EastEnders".
[Picture of Leonard Fenton]


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]


Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
Born 24 March 1919  (Yonkers, New York, USA)
Last of the beat poets. Owns the City Lights bookshop in San Francisco.
[Picture of Lawrence Ferlinghetti]


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]


Ferrer, Mel (Died in 2008)
Born 25 August 1917  (Elberon, New Jersey, USA)
Film & Stage actor, former husband of Audrey Hepburn.
[Picture of Mel Ferrer]


Fieger, Doug (Died in 2010)
Born 20 August 1952  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Lead singer of 'The Knack'. Had two brain tumours removed in 2006.
[Picture of Doug Fieger]


Field, Sally
Born 6 November 1946  (Pasadena, California, USA)
Actress in films from the 1960s onwards.
[Picture of Sally Field]


Fielding, Fenella
Born 17 November 1930  (London, England)
Vampish, buxom actress, a regular in the "Doctor In" & "Carry On" film series.
[Picture of Fenella Fielding]


Fiennes, Sir Ranulph
Born 7 March 1944  (Windsor, Berkshire, England)
One of the greatest explorers of the 20th century, who, having undertaken numerous dangerous expeditions over the years, suffered a heart attack in 2003, whilst waiting at Bristol Airport to board an EasyJet flight to Edinburgh.
[Picture of Sir Ranulph Fiennes]


Filiaggi, James James Filiaggi is no longer with us
Born 15 May 1965  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Died 24 April 2007  (Lucasville, Ohio, USA)

Age at death: 41  
American Death Row inmate, incarcerated for the fatal shooting of his ex-wife in 1994. Eventually executed by lethal injection.
[Picture of James Filiaggi]


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]


Firouz, Louise (Died in 2008)
Born in Great Falls, Virginia, USA  (exact date unknown)
Runs a major equestrian centre in Iran. Born c. 1934.
[Picture of Louise Firouz]


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]


Fisher, Eddie (Died in 2010)
Born 10 August 1928  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Singer, actor, entertainer, hellraiser, former husband of Liz Taylor and dad of Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia.
[Picture of Eddie Fisher]


FitzGerald, Garret (Died in 2011)
Born 9 February 1926  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Former Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland between 1981-82 & 1982-87.
[Picture of Garret FitzGerald]


Flatley, Michael
Born 16 July 1958  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Dancer, most famous for his performance in "Riverdance".
[Picture of Michael Flatley]


Floyd, Keith (Died in 2009)
Born 28 December 1943  (Somerset, England)
TV chef and drinker. Bit of a pin-up guy for the posh older lady.
[Picture of Keith Floyd]


Flynt, Larry
Born 1 November 1942  (Salyersville, Kentucky, USA)
American pornography publisher, who lost his virginity to a chicken. Paralysed from the waist down after a murder attempt in the 1970s.
[Picture of Larry Flynt]


Fogelberg, Dan Dan Fogelberg is no longer with us
Born 13 August 1951  (Peoira, Illinois, USA)

Died 16 December 2007  (Maine, USA)

Age at death: 56  (read death notice)
Easy-listening singer, not that well known in the UK. EDIT: ...but well enough known for the BBC to give him an obit, evidently.
[Picture of Dan Fogelberg]


Foley, Mick
Born 7 June 1965  (Bloomington, Indiana, USA)
Another professional wrestler, now an author.
[Picture of Mick Foley]


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, Doug
Born 8 June 1922  (West Haven, Connecticut, USA)
American golfer, winner of 2 Majors - the 1955 US PGA and the 1957 US Masters.
[Picture of Doug Ford]


Ford, T-Model (Died in 2013)
Born in Forest, Mississippi, USA  (exact date unknown)
Blues musician. Born 1924.
[Picture of T-Model 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]


Forrester, Helen (Died in 2011)
Born in Hoylake, Cheshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Author both of fiction & non-fiction. Now lives in Canada. Born 1919.
[Picture of Helen Forrester]


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]


Forte, Charles Charles Forte is no longer with us
Born 26 November 1908  (Monforte Casalaticco, Italy)

Died 28 February 2007  (London, England)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Hotelier. Founder of the Forte Group, which included the Little Chef and Happy Eater roadside restaurants and Crest, Forte Grand, Travelodge and Posthouse hotels. Otherwise known as Baron Forte of Ripley.
[Picture of Charles Forte]


Foster, Jodie
Born 19 November 1962  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, has been in movies since her teenage years.
[Picture of Jodie Foster]


Foster, Norman
Born 1 June 1935  (Reddish, Stockport, England)
Architect & designer, perhaps best known either for the Swiss Re tower, aka the London Gherkin, or for the Hearst Tower in New York City.
[Picture of Norman Foster]


Fountain, Pete
Born 3 July 1930  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Jazz clarinetist.
[Picture of Pete Fountain]


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]


Fraga Iribarne, Manuel
Born 23 November 1922  (Vilabla, Galicia, Spain)
Henchman of General Franco who later became a democratic politician.
[Picture of Manuel Fraga Iribarne]


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


Francis, Freddie Freddie Francis is no longer with us
Born 22 December 1917  (Islington, London, England)

Died 17 March 2007  (Isleworth, Middlesex, England)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Academy Award-winning film director and cinematographer responsible for "Moby Dick", "The Elephant Man", "Dune" and various Hammer horror movies.
[Picture of Freddie Francis]


Franklin, Aretha
Born 25 March 1942  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Legendary soul, R&B and gospel singer, with hits including "Respect", "Freeway of Love", and the unlikely but successful duet with George Michael of all people, "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)".
[Picture of Aretha Franklin]


Fraser, Ian Edward (Died in 2008)
Born 18 December 1920  (London, England)
Scuba-diving pioneer who won a VC for his role as a submarine commander in WWII.
[Picture of Ian Edward 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]


Fraser, Malcolm
Born 21 May 1930  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Australian Prime Minister from 1975-1983.
[Picture of Malcolm Fraser]


Frazier, Joe (Died in 2011)
Born 12 January 1944  (Beaufort, South Carolina, USA)
Olympic and world heavyweight boxing champion, known as Smokin' Joe. Fought the "Thriller in Manila" against Muhammad Ali in October 1975, which many consider to be the best boxing match ever.
[Picture of Joe Frazier]


Frederick, Malcolm
Date and place of birth unknown
British actor and producer. Currently suffering from lymphona. Born 1955.
[Picture of Malcolm Frederick]


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]


Freedberg, A. Stone (Died in 2009)
Date and place of birth unknown
Retired Harvard medic who "wuz robbed" of a Nobel Prize in 1940 when he discovered that bacteria are associated with stomach ulcers, but was dissuaded by his superiors from investigating any further. Born in 1907 or '08.
[Picture of A. Stone Freedberg]


Freeman, Major John
Born 19 February 1915  (place of birth unknown)
'Face to Face' inquisitor, Labour MP, New Statesman editor, bowls commentator and ITV executive!
[Picture of Major John Freeman]


French, Dawn
Born 11 October 1957  (Holyhead, Wales)
Comedienne - one half of "French & Saunders". Also played "The Vicar of Dibley".
[Picture of Dawn French]


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]


Frey, James
Born 12 September 1969  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
American writer, mostly on his experiences of drug addiction.
[Picture of James Frey]


Frid, Jonathan (Died in 2012)
Born 2 December 1924  (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Actor, known, if at all, for his role in the TV series "Dark Shadows".
[Picture of Jonathan Frid]


Fromme, Lynette 'Squeaky'
Born 22 October 1948  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Member of Charles Manson's cult, who attemped (and obviously failed) to assassinate Gerald Ford. Now serving life in prison.
[Picture of Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme]


Frost, Sir David (Died in 2013)
Born 7 April 1939  (Tenterden, Kent, England)
All-purpose TV presenter and sometime heavyweight political interviewer.
[Picture of Sir David Frost]


Fry, Barry
Born 7 April 1945  (London, England)
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]


Fullmer, Gene
Born 21 July 1931  (West Jordan, Utah, USA)
Former top middleweight boxer.
[Picture of Gene Fullmer]


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


Funk, Terry
Born 30 June 1944  (Canyon, Texas, USA)
Yet another ex-pro wrestler.
[Picture of Terry Funk]


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

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