Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2010: F


F, Christiane
Born 20 May 1962  (Hamburg, Germany)
Born as Christiane Felscherinow. German author, whose story about her life as a teenage heroin addict became a best-seller in the late '70s.
[Picture of Christiane F]


Fabiola Of Belgium, Queen
Born 11 June 1928  (Madrid, Spain)
Queen consort of King Baudouin untill his death in 1993.
[Picture of Queen Fabiola Of Belgium]


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


Facchiano, Albert (Died in 2011)
Born 10 March 1910  (New York City, New York, USA)
Long term mobster known as 'Chinkie' who oversaw many and varied mob related crimes before his arrest at the age of 96 in 2007.
[Picture of Albert Facchiano]


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


Falco, Edie
Born 5 July 1963  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actress, best known the role of Carmela Soprano in 'The Sporanos'.
[Picture of Edie Falco]


Falk, Peter (Died in 2011)
Born 16 September 1927  (New York, New York, USA)
Shambling, raincoat-wearing, one-eyed star of "Columbo".
[Picture of Peter Falk]


Fardon, Don
Born 19 August 1943  (Coventry, England)
Former draughtsman turned singer, who had a UK hit single in 1968 with 'Indian Reservation'.
[Picture of Don Fardon]


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]


Farrell, Colin
Born 31 May 1976  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Irish actor/womaniser/supposed hellraiser.
[Picture of Colin Farrell]


Fatfat, Ahmad
Born 28 March 1953  (Danniyeh (SÓr ed DannÓyť), North Lebanon)
Politician in the Lebanon government, a fervent Anti-Syrian politician. Which isn't exactly the safest of things to be...
[Picture of Ahmad Fatfat]


Fatma Ali Al-Araibi, Hajja
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of the controversial Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al Megrahi. Depending on the sources she's either 86 or 95!
[Picture of Hajja Fatma Ali Al-Araibi]


Fatu, Solofa
Born 11 October 1965  (San Francisco, California, USA)
US-born Samoan professional wrestler.
[Picture of Solofa Fatu]


Feltz, Vanessa
Born 21 February 1962  (Islington, London, England)
Overweight talk-show host who is now a rent-a-gob on every cheap TV programme going.
[Picture of Vanessa Feltz]


Fenn, John Bennett John Bennett Fenn is no longer with us
Born 15 June 1917  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 10 December 2010  (Richmond, Virginia)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Analytical Chemistry professor. Won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2002.
[Picture of John Bennett Fenn]


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.
[Picture of Alex Ferguson]


Ferguson, Sarah
Born 15 October 1959  (London, England)
The original 'Fergie'. Married to Prince Andrew in the 1980s and an irritant to the Queen as a result. After the divorce in 1996, Fergie has written childrens books and made public appearances for various charities.
[Picture of Sarah Ferguson]


Ferguson, Stacey
Born 27 March 1975  (Hacienda Heights, California, USA)
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]


Fernie, Willie (Died in 2011)
Born 22 November 1928  (Kinglassie, Scotland)
Former Scottish international footballer. Played in the 1954 and 1958 FIFA World Cups.
[Picture of Willie Fernie]


Ferrari, Nick
Date and place of birth unknown
Media rent-a-gob. Born 1960.
[Picture of Nick Ferrari]


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]


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 Johan Ferrier is no longer with us
Born 12 May 1910  (Paramaribo, Suriname)

Died 4 January 2010  (Oegstgeest, Netherlands)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
The first President of Suriname after its independence but overthrown in 1980.
[Picture of Johan Ferrier]


Fieger, Doug Doug Fieger is no longer with us
Born 20 August 1952  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Died 14 February 2010  (Woodland Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 57  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Fignon, Laurent Laurent Fignon is no longer with us
Born 12 August 1960  (Paris, France)

Died 31 August 2010  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 50  (read death notice)
Cyclist, twice winner of the Tour de France.
[Picture of Laurent Fignon]


Finkel, Fyvush
Born 9 October 1922  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Veteran televison and film actor.
[Picture of Fyvush Finkel]


Finkers, Herman
Born 9 December 1954  (Almelo, Overijssel, Netherlands)
Dutch comedian.
[Picture of Herman Finkers]


Finlay, Frank
Born 6 August 1926  (Farnworth, Greater Manchester, England)
Veteran actor, a regular on TV & films since the 1960s.
[Picture of Frank Finlay]


Finn, John William John William Finn is no longer with us
Born 23 July 1909  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 27 May 2010  (Chula Vista, California, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Retired officer who received the Medal of Honor for his heroism after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
[Picture of John William Finn]


Finney, Tom
Born 5 April 1922  (Preston, Lancashire, 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-Dieskau, Dietrich (Died in 2012)
Born 28 May 1925  (Berlin, Germany)
Opera singer, both in Germany & Worldwide.
[Picture of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau]


Fishburne, Laurence
Born 30 July 1961  (Augusta, Georgia, USA)
Actor, best known for his role as Morpheus in the Matrix series of films.
[Picture of Laurence Fishburne]


Fisher, Carrie
Born 26 October 1956  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)
Actress forever associated with the role of Princess Leia in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy. That outfit she wore in 'Return of the Jedi' lingers in the memory...
[Picture of Carrie Fisher]


Fisher, Eddie Eddie Fisher is no longer with us
Born 10 August 1928  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 22 September 2010  (Berkeley, California, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
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]


Flowers, Brian Brian Flowers is no longer with us
Born 13 September 1924  (Swansea, Wales)

Died 25 June 2010  (London, England)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
British physicist and academican.
[Picture of Brian Flowers]


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]


Foley, Mark
Born 8 September 1954  (Newton, Massachusetts, USA)
Former US Republican congressman who was caught sending sexually explicit emails to teenage boys in 2006.
[Picture of Mark Foley]


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 Michael Foot is no longer with us
Born 23 July 1913  (Plymouth, Devon, England)

Died 3 March 2010  (London, England)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Dishevelled left-wing journalist, long-time Labour MP, and leader of the Labour Party from 1980-83.
[Picture of Michael Foot]


Foray, June
Born 18 September 1917  (Springfield, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress, but best known for her voice work on cartoons.
[Picture of June Foray]


Forbes, Alex
Born 21 January 1925  (Dundee, Scotland)
Former Arsenal and Scotland wing half in the 1940s/50s.
[Picture of Alex Forbes]


Ford, Anna
Born 2 October 1943  (Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England)
Popular newsreader on both BBC and ITN. Was one of the 'famous five' that launched TV-am in 1983.
[Picture of Anna Ford]


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]


Fordyce, Keith (Died in 2011)
Born 15 October 1929  (Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England)
Disc jockey who first work at Radio Luxembourg and then susequently the BBC Light Programme before becoming presenter of 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' and 'Ready Steady Go!' on Associated Rediffusion.
[Picture of Keith Fordyce]


Forrester, Helen (Died in 2011)
Born 6 June 1919  (Hoylake, Cheshire, England)
Author both of fiction & non-fiction. Now lives in Canada.
[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. Now co-presenter of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
[Picture of Bruce Forsyth]


Forsythe, John John Forsythe is no longer with us
Born 29 January 1918  (Penn's Grove, New Jersey, USA)

Died 1 April 2010  (Santa Ynez, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Played the part of Blake Carrington in "Dynasty".
[Picture of John Forsythe]


Fortune, Lance
Born in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England  (exact date unknown)
Managed by the legendary Larry Parnes, Fortune had a big hit in 1960 with 'Be Mine'. Born 1940.
[Picture of Lance Fortune]


Foulkes, Bill (Died in 2013)
Born 5 January 1932  (St Helens, Lancashire, England)
Manchester United legend. Survivor of the Munich air disaster in 1958.
[Picture of Bill Foulkes]


Fowlds, Mr Derek
Born 2 September 1937  (London, England)
Actor, best known as the PPS Bernard Woolley in 'Yes Minister' and as grouchy policeman turned pub landlord Oscar Blaketon in 'Heartbeat'.
[Picture of Mr Derek Fowlds]


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, 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]


Fox, Sir Paul
Born 27 October 1925  (place of birth unknown)
Television executive. Controller of BBC1 from 1967 to 1973.
[Picture of Sir Paul 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, Anne (Died in 2011)
Born 16 September 1930  (Ossining, New York, USA)
Actress, popular in sci-fi films in the 1950s.
[Picture of Anne Francis]


Francis, Clare
Born 17 April 1946  (Thames Ditton, Surrey, England)
Yachtswoman turned novelist
[Picture of Clare Francis]


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


Francis, Dick Dick Francis is no longer with us
Born 31 October 1920  (Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, Wales)

Died 14 February 2010  (Grand Cayman, Caribbean)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Bestselling author of various horseracing-themed novels.
[Picture of Dick 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, "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


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]


Frazier, Nelson
Born 14 February 1972  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Professional wrestler, known variously as King V, Big Daddy V, King Mabel and Viscera.
[Picture of Nelson Frazier]


Freberg, Stan
Born 7 August 1926  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Voice actor and puppeteer who also went on the revolutionise advertising. Also made a series of satirical recordings for Capitol Records.
[Picture of Stan Freberg]


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


Freeman, Jane
Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales  (exact date unknown)
Actress, best known as Ivy in "Last of the Summer Wine".
[Picture of Jane Freeman]


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]


Frehley, Ace
Born 27 April 1951  (New York City, New York, USA)
Guitarist and founder member of glam rock band KISS.
[Picture of Ace Frehley]


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]


French, Ray
Date and place of birth unknown
Former rugby league & union player, now a broadcaster & commentator on the league side of the sport. Born 1939.
[Picture of Ray 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]


Friedgood, Charles E.
Born 3 October 1918  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Former heart surgeon who was jailed in 1975 for the murder of his wife and was the oldest prisoner in New York until his relase on parole in 2007.
[Picture of Charles E. Friedgood]


Fritzl, Joseph
Born 9 April 1935  (Amstetten, Austria)
Evil Austrian rapist, child molester & killer, whose bizarre story became one of 2008's most shocking, yet intriguing stories.
[Picture of Joseph Fritzl]


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


Fujii, Hirohisa
Born 24 June 1932  (Tokyo, Japan)
Became Minister of Finance in the new Democratic Party of Japan administration when they swept to power in 2009.
[Picture of Hirohisa Fujii]


Fujimori, Alberto
Born 28 July 1938  (Lima, Peru)
Disgraced former President of Peru. Convicted in 2009 of all manner of crimes including embezzlement, human rights violations, murder and kidnapping. And to think we in Britain complain bitterly about MP's expenses!
[Picture of Alberto Fujimori]


Fujiwara, Harry
Born 4 May 1935  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Professional wrestler, better known as 'Mr Fuji'.
[Picture of Harry Fujiwara]


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]


Furnish, David
Born 25 October 1962  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Filmmaker and long term partner of Elton John.
[Picture of David Furnish]


Fyfe, Robert
Born 19 June 1925  (Alloa, Scotland)
Actor, the hen-pecked Howard in "Last of the Summer Wine".
[Picture of Robert Fyfe]

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