Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2008: F


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


Fadiga, Khalilou
Born 30 December 1974  (Dakar, Senegal)
Senegalese footballer, played for Botlon Wanderers, Derby County & Coventry City & didn't do very much to impress.
[Picture of Khalilou Fadiga]


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]


Farmer, Philip Jose (Died in 2009)
Born 26 January 1918  (Terre Haute, Indiana, USA)
Writer of science fiction & fantasy books.
[Picture of Philip Jose Farmer]


Farr, Jamie
Born 1 July 1934  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Former M*A*S*H* star, also a TV game-show panellist in the US
[Picture of Jamie Farr]


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]


Federer, Roger
Born 8 August 1981  (Oberwil, Switzerland)
Hugely successful, if somewhat bland personality wise (but then he IS Swiss), tennis player.
[Picture of Roger Federer]


Federici, Danny Danny Federici is no longer with us
Born 23 January 1950  (New Jersey, USA)

Died 17 April 2008  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
Organ, accordian & glockenspiel player of Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band.
[Picture of Danny Federici]


Feller, Bob (Died in 2010)
Born 3 November 1918  (Van Meter, Iowa, USA)
Former baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians.
[Picture of Bob Feller]


Felt, W. Mark W. Mark Felt is no longer with us
Born 17 August 1913  (Twin Falls, Idaho, USA)

Died 18 December 2008  (Santa Rosa, California)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Ferguson, Stacey
Born 27 March 1975  (Hacienda Heights, California, United States)
Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas fame.
[Picture of Stacey 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]


Fernandez-Fojaco, Manuela (Died in 2009)
Born 18 June 1895  (Llamas, Asturias, Spain)
Currently the oldest living Spaniard.
[Picture of Manuela Fernandez-Fojaco]


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]


Ferrell, Conchata
Born 28 March 1943  (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)
American actress - "LA Law", "Two and a Half Men" etc.
[Picture of Conchata Ferrell]


Ferrer, Mel Mel Ferrer is no longer with us
Born 25 August 1917  (Elberon, New Jersey, USA)

Died 2 June 2008  (Santa Barbara, California, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Film & stage actor, former husband of Audrey Hepburn.
[Picture of Mel Ferrer]


Ferrers, Earl (Died in 2012)
Born 8 July 1929  (Ditchingham, Norfolk, England)
AKA Robert Shirley. Former politican, now serving in the House of Lords as one of the few remaining hereditary peers
[Picture of Earl Ferrers]


Ferrier, Johan (Died in 2010)
Born 12 May 1910  (Paramaribo, Suriname)
The first President of Suriname after its independence but overthrown in 1980.
[Picture of Johan Ferrier]


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]


Fielder-Civil, Blake
Born 16 April 1982  (London, England)
Drug dealer & no-good general layabout who is largely responsible for Amy Winehouse's spectacular decline in health & sanity, as he is her husband.
[Picture of Blake Fielder-Civil]


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]


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]


Finnigan, Judy
Born 16 May 1948  (Manchester, England)
Former news reader & reporter who progressed to TV & chat shows. Both her & her husband, Richard Madeley were involved in a phone competition scandal in 2007, but both claim no involvement in the affair.
[Picture of Judy Finnigan]


Fischer, Bobby Bobby Fischer is no longer with us
Born 9 March 1943  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 17 January 2008  (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Age at death: 64  (read death notice)
Absolute looney tunes former world chess champion. Got mixed up with strange religious sects and voiced some strong anti-Semitic views. Very rarely gave interviews & died in 2008.
[Picture of Bobby Fischer]


Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich (Died in 2012)
Born 28 May 1925  (Berlin, Germany)
Opera singer, both in Germany & Worldwide.
[Picture of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau]


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]


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


Flax, Fogwell
Born in Liverpool, England  (exact date unknown)
Comedian and impressionist, still working, though best remembered for his appearances on "Tiswas".
[Picture of Fogwell Flax]


Fleming, Dr. Ian
Born in Staffordshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Organic chemist & University Professor. He prefers his chiral molecules shaken but not stirred. Born 1935.
[Picture of Dr. Ian Fleming]


Flintoff, Andrew
Born 6 December 1977  (Preston, Lancashire, England)
Overweight, boozy & incredibly stupid individual who, when he decides to play properly & not go on 24 hour drinking sessions or pedalo boating in the dark, is generally one of England cricket's finest players of the modern age.
[Picture of Andrew Flintoff]


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]


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]


Foote, Horton (Died in 2009)
Born 14 March 1916  (Wharton, Texas, USA)
Screenwriter, whose won awards for his adapation of "To Kill a Mockingbird".
[Picture of Horton Foote]


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


Ford, Harrison
Born 13 July 1942  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Well-established film star who, after a couple of minor TV parts, actually gave up on acting and became a carpenter. But first the success of 'American Graffiti' (1973) and then the role of Han Solo in 'Star Wars' (1977) secured his place on Hollywood's A-list. A few more hits since then have kept him there, despite being interspersed with, and outnumbered by, flops.
[Picture of Harrison 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]


Foreman, George
Born 10 January 1949  (Marshall, Texas, USA)
Legendary heavyweight boxer, turned chef & grill maker.
[Picture of George Foreman]


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]


Forsyth, Penny
Date and place of birth unknown
Former dancer & first wife of Bruce Forsyth. Penny is now in a residental home, whilst her ex-husband appears immortal. Born in 1931.
[Picture of Penny 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]


Foss, Lukas (Died in 2009)
Born 15 August 1922  (Berlin, Germany)
US composer, conductor & pianist.
[Picture of Lukas Foss]


Fossett, Steve (Died in 2007)
Born 22 April 1944  (Jackson, Tennessee, USA)
Record-setting round-the-world sailor and hot air balloon pilot. Died in a light airplane crash on the 3rd September 2007 and this is why no points can be awarded, despite the discovery in 2008.
[Picture of Steve Fossett]


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]


Fox, Bernard
Born 11 May 1927  (Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales)
Actor, mainly a character actor in both the UK & the US. Probably best known for his role as "Dr. Bombay" in the TV series "Bewitched".
[Picture of Bernard Fox]


Fox, James
Born 19 May 1939  (London, England)
Actor & general luvvy type, often plays snooty or posh roles.
[Picture of James Fox]


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, Connie
Born 12 December 1938  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Pop singer, particulary big in the late 1950's but has kept a low profile since the mid 1980's.
[Picture of Connie Francis]


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


Francis, George George Francis is no longer with us
Born 6 June 1896  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Died 27 December 2008  (Sacramento, California, USA)

Age at death: 112  (read death notice)
The joint 2nd oldest man in the world, who, incredibly, shared his birthday with fellow 111 year old Henry Allingham.
[Picture of George 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]


Franklin, Joe
Born 9 March 1926  (Bronx, New York, USA)
US radio & TV personality - not known in the UK at all so may struggle for an obit.
[Picture of Joe Franklin]


Fraser, Ian Edward Ian Edward Fraser is no longer with us
Born 18 December 1920  (London, England)

Died 1 September 2008  (The Wirrall, England)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
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]


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)
Born 3 April 1908  (Salem, Massachusetts, USA)
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.
[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]


Freeman, Morgan
Born 1 June 1937  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Actor, who waited ages to make it big & ever since he did, with "Driving Miss Daisy" in 1989, has been in a string of award-winning films.
[Picture of Morgan Freeman]


French, Anthony
Born in Brighton, Sussex, England  (exact date unknown)
Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was a key player in the development of the 'Manhattan Project'. Now based permanently in the USA. Born in 1920.
[Picture of Anthony French]


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, Sir Clement (Died in 2009)
Born 24 April 1924  (Berlin, Germany)
Grandson of Sigmund, brother of Lucien. Has been (in no particular order) a MP, celebrity chef, aide to Field Marshal Montgomery, broadcaster, comedian, did ads for dog food, writer, Rector of the University of Dundee & newspaper columnist. Despite his hangdog, dour, deadpan delivery, he has generally been one of the funniest panellists on "Just a Minute" on all the years it's been going.
[Picture of Sir Clement Freud]


Frontiere, Georgia Georgia Frontiere is no longer with us
Born 21 November 1927  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

Died 18 January 2008  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 80  
Co-owner & Chair of the NFL side St. Louis Rams until her death.
[Picture of Georgia Frontiere]


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]


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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