Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2011: 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 until 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]


Fabric, Bent
Born 7 December 1924  (Frederiksberg, Denmark)
Danish pianist and composer.
[Picture of Bent Fabric]


Facchiano, Albert
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. Died in August 2011 but no obit.
[Picture of Albert Facchiano]


Falk, Peter Peter Falk is no longer with us
Born 16 September 1927  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 23 June 2011  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Shambling, raincoat-wearing, one-eyed star of 'Columbo'.
[Picture of Peter Falk]


Fame, Georgie
Born 26 June 1943  (Leigh, Lancashire)
Jazz and pop pianist and musician who had a sting of hits in the 1960s. Reached number one in the hit parade with 'The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde' in 1967.
[Picture of Georgie Fame]


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]


Fastow, Andrew
Born 22 December 1961  (Washington D.C., USA)
Former Chief finance officer at Enron, now serving a six year sentence for fraud.
[Picture of Andrew Fastow]


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


Fearn, Ronald
Born 6 February 1931  (place of birth unknown)
Liberal Democrat MP for Southport from 1987-1992. Now in the House of Lords.
[Picture of Ronald Fearn]


Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh
Born 14 January 1965  (London, England)
Celebrity chef who'd probably eat anything if you add enough sauce to it.
[Picture of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall]


Federman, Noam
Born 25 October 1969  (Jerusalem, Israel)
Right-wing Jewish nationalist.
[Picture of Noam Federman]


Feeney, Anne
Born 1 July 1951  (Charleroi, Pennsylvania)
Folk singer and political activist.
[Picture of Anne Feeney]


Feldman, Corey
Born 16 July 1971  (Chatsworth, California, USA)
Hugely successful child & teenage actor who has found it difficult to repeat his success of the '80s & early '90s in recent years.
[Picture of Corey Feldman]


Feldon, Barbara
Born 12 March 1933  (Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actress best known as Agent 99 in the cult '60s comedy series 'Get Smart'.
[Picture of Barbara Feldon]


Félix, Enedina Arellano
Born 12 April 1961  (place of birth unknown)
Mexican businesswoman who is allegedly one of the leaders of the Tijuana drug cartel.
[Picture of Enedina Arellano Félix]


Félix Gallardo, Miguel Ángel
Born 8 January 1946  (Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico)
One of the first major drug traffickers in Mexico, earning him the nickname of "The Godfather". Arrested in 1989.
[Picture of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo]


Fendrich, Rainhard
Born 27 February 1955  (Vienna, Austria)
Austrian singer, popular in his home country.
[Picture of Rainhard Fendrich]


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


Ferdinand, Anton
Born 18 February 1985  (Peckham, London, England)
Former Sunderland defender, brother of England captain Rio. Now plays for Queens Park Rangers.
[Picture of Anton Ferdinand]


Ferguson, Alex
Born 31 December 1941  (Govan, Glasgow, Scotland)
Angry, bullying, unsmiling, much-loathed manager of Manchester United.
[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]


Fernie, Willie Willie Fernie is no longer with us
Born 22 November 1928  (Kinglassie, Scotland)

Died 1 July 2011  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
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 Geraldine Ferraro is no longer with us
Born 26 August 1935  (Newburgh, New York, USA)

Died 26 March 2011  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
American Congresswoman who stood unsuccessfully for Vice-President in 1984.
[Picture of Geraldine Ferraro]


Ferrero, Michele
Date and place of birth unknown
Italy's richest man after the success of his chocolate empire. Born 1925. Ambassador, you're spoiling us!
[Picture of Michele Ferrero]


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


Ferrigno, Lou
Born 9 November 1951  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor and bodybuilder who used to scare the living shit out of the Man In Black when he was a nipper, when he played the 'Incredible Hulk' in the 1970s series.
[Picture of Lou Ferrigno]


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, 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 Ranulph Fiennes]


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


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


Finnbogadóttir, Vigdís
Born 15 April 1930  (Reykjavík, Iceland)
The World's first elected female head of state when she became President of Iceland in 1980.
[Picture of Vigdís Finnbogadóttir]


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, Edmond H.
Born 6 April 1920  (Shanghai, China)
Biochemist who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1992.
[Picture of Edmond H. Fischer]


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


Fish, Margaret Margaret Fish is no longer with us
Born 7 March 1899  (London, England)

Died 12 March 2011  (Wilstead, Bedfordshire, England)

Age at death: 112  (read death notice)
The oldest person in Britain at the beginning of 2011.
[Picture of Margaret Fish]


Fish, Michael
Born 27 April 1944  (Eastbourne, East Sussex, England)
Arguably the most famous weather forecaster in the UK. Famously pilloried after playing down the 'Great Storm' of 1987 in a forecast that evening. Will there be a cold front for Michael this year?
[Picture of Michael Fish]


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]


Fiszman, Danny Danny Fiszman is no longer with us
Born 9 January 1945  (Willesden, London, England)

Died 13 April 2011  (Geneva, Switzerland)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
Diamond dealer (that is actual diamonds, not his reputation) and director of Arsenal FC.
[Picture of Danny Fiszman]


Fitch, John (Died in 2012)
Born 4 August 1917  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
American motor racing driver and engineer.
[Picture of John Fitch]


FitzRoy, Hugh Hugh FitzRoy is no longer with us
Born 3 April 1919  (Cape Town, South Africa)

Died 7 April 2011  (Thetford, Norfolk, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
11th Duke of Grafton. Related to Charles II.
[Picture of Hugh FitzRoy]


Fiuza-Carrilho, Wagner
Date and place of birth unknown
Brazillian former PE teacher and singer on the X Factor. Born 1956.
[Picture of Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho]


Flair, Ric
Born 25 February 1949  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Retired professional wrestler, born Richard Morgan Fliehr.
[Picture of Ric Flair]


Flannery, Susan
Born 31 July 1939  (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)
Actress in U.S. Soap opera 'The Bold and the Beautiful'.
[Picture of Susan Flannery]


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


Fleetwood, Mick
Born 24 June 1947  (Redruth, Cornwall, England)
Drummer with successful rock band Fleetwood Mac.
[Picture of Mick Fleetwood]


Fleming, Rhonda
Born 10 August 1923  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Film actress of the 1950s, later a regular on television.
[Picture of Rhonda Fleming]


Flohe, Heinz (Died in 2013)
Born 28 January 1948  (Euskirchen, Germany)
Former 1. FC Köln midfielder. Was in West Germany's 1974 World Cup winning squad.
[Picture of Heinz Flohe]


Flower, Andy
Born 28 April 1968  (Cape Town, South Africa)
South African-born former Zimbabwe international cricketer. England cricket team director since 2009.
[Picture of Andy Flower]


Flowers, Ron
Born 28 July 1934  (Edliington, Doncaster, England)
Former Wolverhampton Wanderers and England midfielder.
[Picture of Ron 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]


Fo, Dario
Born 26 March 1926  (San Giano, Varese, Italy)
Controversial Italian playwright, who won the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature.
[Picture of Dario Fo]


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]


Fontana, Wayne
Born 28 October 1945  (Manchester, England)
Leader singer of '60s beat group The Mindbenders.
[Picture of Wayne Fontana]


Foot, M.R.D. (Died in 2012)
Born 14 December 1919  (place of birth unknown)
British historian, specialising in resistance fighters and prisoners of war.
[Picture of M.R.D. 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]


Forbes, Bryan (Died in 2013)
Born 22 July 1926  (Stratford, London, England)
Actor, screenwriter, film producer & director. Also dad of former TV presenter, Emma. Has suffered from MS since 1975.
[Picture of Bryan Forbes]


Ford, Betty Betty Ford is no longer with us
Born 8 April 1918  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 8 July 2011  (Rancho Mirage, California, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Wife of former US President Gerald Ford.
[Picture of Betty Ford]


Ford, Emile
Born 16 October 1937  (Castries, Saint Lucia, West Indies)
West Indies musician who hit the top of the charts with his band the Checkmates with 'What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?' in 1959.
[Picture of Emile Ford]


Ford, Whitey
Born 21 October 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)
Pitcher for the New York Yankees for 18 years, wninning six World Series titles.
[Picture of Whitey Ford]


Fordham, Andy "The Viking"
Born 2 February 1962  (London, England)
2004 BDO world darts champion. He once weighed about 30 stone, but has lost shedloads of weight in the last few years. Before that, according to the Daily Mirror, "a dart attack waiting to happen".
[Picture of Andy


Fordyce, Keith Keith Fordyce is no longer with us
Born 15 October 1928  (Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England)

Died 15 March 2011  (Devon, England)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Disc jockey who first work at Radio Luxembourg and then subsequently the BBC Light Programme before becoming presenter of 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' and 'Ready Steady Go!' on Associated Rediffusion.
[Picture of Keith Fordyce]


Forrest, Frederic
Born 23 December 1936  (Waxahachie, Texas, USA)
U.S. film actor, recognisable from films such as 'Apocalypse Now' and 'Falling Down'.
[Picture of Frederic Forrest]


Forrester, Helen Helen Forrester is no longer with us
Born 6 June 1919  (Hoylake, Cheshire, England)

Died 24 November 2011  (Alberta, Canada)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Forsyth, Frederick
Born 25 August 1938  (Ashford, Kent, England)
Thriller writer of 'The Day of the Jackal', 'The Odessa File' and 'The Fourth Protocol', all made into films.
[Picture of Frederick Forsyth]


Fortensky, Larry
Born 17 January 1952  (Stanton, California, USA)
Construction worker who in 1991 became the 8th and most inexplicable of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands. Managed to get a good five years out of her, mind...
[Picture of Larry Fortensky]


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


Fowley, Kim
Born 21 July 1939  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Music producer and manager of 1970s all-girl rock band The Runaways.
[Picture of Kim Fowley]


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, Paula
Born 22 April 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)
Author of both children's and adult novels. Grandmother of rock star Courtney Love.
[Picture of Paula 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 Anne Francis is no longer with us
Born 16 September 1930  (Ossining, New York, USA)

Died 2 January 2011  (Santa Barbara, California, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Actress, popular in sci-fi films in the 1950s.
[Picture of Anne Francis]


Franco, Jesús (Died in 2013)
Born 12 May 1930  (Madrid, Spain)
Spanish writer/director of many an exploitation flick.
[Picture of Jesús Franco]


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, Dawn
Born 4 September 1937  (Balmain, NSW, Australia)
Australian Olympic swimmer who caused controversy at the 1964 games in Tokyo when she stole an Olympic flag from outside Emperor Hirohito's palace.
[Picture of Dawn Fraser]


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


Fratello, José Luis
Date and place of birth unknown
One of the lieutenants of the Juárez drug cartel in Mexico.
[Picture of José Luis Fratello]


Frazier, Joe Joe Frazier is no longer with us
Born 12 January 1944  (Beaufort, South Carolina, USA)

Died 7 November 2011  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Olympic and world heavyweight boxing champion, known as Smokin' Joe. Fought the "Thrilla in Manila" against Muhammad Ali in October 1975, which many consider to be the best boxing match ever.
[Picture of Joe 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]


Frederiksen, Dennis "Fergie"
Born 15 May 1951  (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
AOR vocalist for multiple bands, including Toto.
[Picture of Dennis


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 Lucian Freud is no longer with us
Born 8 December 1922  (Berlin, Germany)

Died 20 July 2011  (London, England)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


Friedman, Brian
Born 28 May 1977  (Highland Park, Illinois, USA)
Choreographer and judge on the U.S. version of 'So You Think You Can Dance?'
[Picture of Brian Friedman]


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]


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


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


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]


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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