Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2007: O


Ó Brádaigh, Ruairí (Died in 2013)
Born 2 October 1932  (Longford, Leinster, Republic of Ireland)
Former fighter & chief of the IRA, current president of the Republican Sinn Fein.
[Picture of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh]


Obama, Barack
Born 4 August 1961  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
American politician, currently aiming to become the first black President of the USA.
[Picture of Barack Obama]


Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Teodoro
Born 5 June 1942  (Acoacan, Equatorial Guinea)
President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979.
[Picture of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo]


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 'Cubby' O'Brien]


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]


Oddie, Bill
Born 7 July 1941  (Rochdale, Lancashire, England)
Rochdale's most famous son apart from 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'Donnell, Rosie
Born 21 March 1962  (Bayside, Queens, New York, USA)
Outspoken US talk show host, comedienne & actress.
[Picture of Rosie O'Donnell]


Oerter, Al Al Oerter is no longer with us
Born 19 September 1936  (Astoria, New York, USA)

Died 1 October 2007  (Fort Myers, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
American discus thrower, who won the gold medal in four successive Olympic Games (1956-68).
[Picture of Al Oerter]


Ogden, Sir Robert
Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Businessman & racehorse owner, based in Yorkshire. Born 1936.
[Picture of Sir Robert Ogden]


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]


Oh, Sadaharu
Born 20 May 1940  (Sumida, Tokyo, Japan)
Taiwanese/Japanese baseball coach & former player.
[Picture of Sadaharu Oh]


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 27 October 1906  (Hakodate City, Hokkaido, Japan)
Weird-looking Japanese dance maestro.
[Picture of Kazuo Ohno]


Oliver, Jamie
Born 27 May 1975  (Clavering, Essex, England)
Celebrity chef & now, seemingly feted health guru, who hates Turkey Twizzlers.
[Picture of Jamie Oliver]


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


Olney, Richard (Died in 2012)
Born 15 December 1947  (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 Richard Olney]


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, Jesper
Born 20 March 1961  (Fakse, Denmark)
Former footballer for Denmark & Manchester United. Suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2006.
[Picture of Jesper Olsen]


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 Farrah 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]


Öpik, Lembit
Born 2 March 1965  (Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland)
Liberal Democrat MP of Estonian origin. Although he tries to portray himself as a "serious" politican, an affair with a 'Cheeky Girl' and some of his wacky space-related comments have left his bosses in some embarrassment.
[Picture of Lembit Öpik]


Oppenheimer, Alan
Born 23 April 1930  (New York, New York, USA)
American voice actor, the voice behind "Mighty Mouse" and "Skeletor" in He-Man.
[Picture of Alan Oppenheimer]


Oreibi al-Khalifa, Mohammed
Date and place of birth unknown
One of the chief judges in the Iraqi war crimes trial.
[Picture of Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa]


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, 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, Kelly
Born 27 October 1984  (London, England)
Daughter of Ozzy & Sharon, now a singer and TV presenter in her own right.
[Picture of Kelly Osbourne]


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]


Osbourne, Sharon
Born 10 October 1953  (London, England)
Wife and manager of Ozzy, she suddenly rose to prominence in 2002 as a result of MTV's "The Osbournes", and was diagnosed with colon cancer around the same time.
[Picture of Sharon Osbourne]


O'Shea, Milo (Died in 2013)
Born 2 June 1926  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Irish character actor, originally on British TV but now living & working in the USA.
[Picture of Milo O'Shea]


Osment, Haley Joel
Born 10 April 1988  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, hugely successful as a child actor, but his adult career has already been disrupted by drink, drug & traffic "incidents".
[Picture of Haley Joel Osment]


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]


Owen, Clive
Born 3 October 1964  (Keresley, Coventry, Warwickshire, England)
British film actor, "King Arthur", "Closer" etc.
[Picture of Clive Owen]


Owens, Terrell
Born 7 December 1973  (Alexander City, Alabama, USA)
Controversial American Football player, currently with the Dallas Cowboys.
[Picture of Terrell Owens]


Oxenford, Daphne (Died in 2012)
Date and place of birth unknown
Voice of "Listen with Mother". Also one of the original cast members of "Coronation Street". Born 1919.
[Picture of Daphne Oxenford]

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