Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2011: 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]


O' Brian, Hugh
Born 19 April 1925  (Rochester, New York, USA)
Actor who starred in TV western series 'The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp'. Played the last man ever killed on screen by John Wayne, in 1976's 'The Shootist'.
[Picture of Hugh O' Brian]


O’Keeffe, Joel
Date and place of birth unknown
Vocalist for Australian hard rock band Airbourne.
[Picture of Joel O’Keeffe]


Oakley, Giles
Date and place of birth unknown
Former TV producer and Guardian journalist.
[Picture of Giles Oakley]


Oaksey, John (Died in 2012)
Born 21 March 1929  (Builth Wells, Radnorshire, Wales)
Racing Broadcaster, former jockey & the current 2nd Baron Oaksey. The first was his father, Geoffrey Lawrence, one of the chief judges at the Nuremberg Trials.
[Picture of John Oaksey]


Obama, Barack
Born 4 August 1961  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
President of the USA.
[Picture of Barack Obama]


Obama, Michelle
Born 17 January 1964  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
The current First Lady of the USA.
[Picture of Michelle 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


Öcalan, Abdullah
Born 4 April 1948  (Ömerli, Sanliurfa, Turkey)
Leader of the Kuridh terrorist group, the PKK, who have caused atrocities in both Iraq & Turkey. Ocalan is still the head of the group, despite languishing in jail.
[Picture of Abdullah Öcalan]


O'Connor, Brian
Born in Carrolls, Washington, USA  (exact date unknown)
Bass player with the rock band Eagles of Death Metal.
[Picture of Brian O'Connor]


O'Connor, Christy
Born 21 December 1924  (Knocknacara, Galway, Ireland)
Former golfer, a frequent winner of tournaments in the 1950s & 1960s.
[Picture of Christy O'Connor]


Odumegwu Ojukwu, Chukwuemeka Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu is no longer with us
Born 4 November 1933  (Zungeru, Nigeria)

Died 26 November 2011  (London, England)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Oxford educated head of the separatist state of Biafra from 1967-1970.
[Picture of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu]


O'Farrell, Frank
Born 9 October 1927  (Cork, Republic of Ireland)
Footballer with West Ham, Preston & Ireland, who later became a manager, most notably of Manchester United.
[Picture of Frank O'Farrell]


Ogilvy, David
Born 17 May 1926  (London, England)
The current 13th Earl Of Airlie. Former businessman, and general toff.
[Picture of David Ogilvy]


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]


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]


Ojeda, José
Date and place of birth unknown
Chilean miner, who along with 32 others, was trapped 2000ft underground after the mine collapsed at Copiapó in 2010. It was Ojeda who wrote the note indicating that the miners were alive. Rescued after 69 days underground in one of the most heart-warming stories of 2010. Born 1964.
[Picture of José Ojeda]


Ólafsson, Friðrik
Born 26 January 1935  (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Icelandic chess grandmaster and former president of chess governing body FIDE.
[Picture of Friðrik Ólafsson]


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


Olmert, Ehud
Born 30 September 1945  (Binyamina, Israel)
Former PM of Israel & mayor of Jerusalem.
[Picture of Ehud Olmert]


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, Mary-Kate
Born 13 June 1986  (Sherman Oaks, California, USA)
One of American TV's popular Olsen twins (the other being Ashley), who have been on the box since they were still in nappies. Mary-Kate is rumoured to be suffering from anorexia, but that didn't stop her from starring in a TV campaign to promote McDonalds' Happy Meals in France in September 2004.
[Picture of Mary-Kate Olsen]


O'Meara, Jo
Born 29 April 1979  (Rush Green, London, England)
Former singer in S Club 7 & racist bully in Celebrity Big Brother.
[Picture of Jo O'Meara]


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]


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 in between.
[Picture of Yoko Ono]


Onoda, Hiroo
Born 19 March 1922  (Kainan, Wakayama Prefecture,Japan)
Japanese soldier & cattle farmer who hid in the jungle during the last few days of WW2. Cut off from the news, he carried on fighting, believing the war was still continuing, until 1974!
[Picture of Hiroo Onoda]


Onuoha, Nedum
Born 12 November 1986  (Warri, Nigeria)
Nigerian-born English footballer, who plays for Manchester City.
[Picture of Nedum Onuoha]


Oreck, David
Born 17 September 1923  (Duluth, Minnesota, USA)
Businessman and founder of the Oreck corporation.
[Picture of David Oreck]


O'Reilly, Bill
Born 10 September 1949  (New York, New York, USA)
Pompous and arrogant Fox News pundit.
[Picture of Bill O'Reilly]


Orr, Deborah
Date and place of birth unknown
Journalist for the Guardian newspaper and wife of novelist Will Self.
[Picture of Deborah Orr]


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]


Oshima, Nagisa (Died in 2013)
Born 31 March 1932  (Kyoto, Japan)
Acclaimed and controversial film director who gained notoriety in 1976 with the film 'In the Realm of the Senses' before directing David Bowie in 1983's 'Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence'.
[Picture of Nagisa Oshima]


Osmond, Alan
Born 22 June 1949  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
The oldest of the Osmond singing siblings.
[Picture of Alan Osmond]


Osmond, Little Jimmy
Born 16 April 1963  (Canoga Park, California, USA)
Youngest of the Osmond family of entertainers and singers. Had the UK Christmas number one in 1972 with 'Long Haired Lover from Liverpool'.
[Picture of Little Jimmy Osmond]


Ostrom, Vincent (Died in 2012)
Born 25 September 1919  (place of birth unknown)
Professor, specialising in political science and husband of Nobel Prize winner Ellinor.
[Picture of Vincent Ostrom]


O'Sullevan, Peter
Born 2 March 1918  (Kenmare, Co Kerry, Republic of Ireland)
Horse-racing commentator. Commentated on the Grand National for 50 years.
[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]


Otis, Johnny (Died in 2012)
Born 28 December 1921  (Vallejo, California, USA)
American blues musician and impresario.
[Picture of Johnny Otis]


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'. Nominated no less than 8 times for the best actor Oscar without winning.
[Picture of Peter O'Toole]


Otto, Frei
Born 31 May 1925  (Siegmar, Germany)
German architect. Designed the famous roof of the Munich Olympic stadium.
[Picture of Frei Otto]


Otto, Werner
Born 13 August 1909  (Seelow, Germany)
German businessman who made his fortune in mail order business. Died in December 2011 but no suitable obit was posted in time. How ironic…
[Picture of Werner Otto]


Ovens, Denis
Born 1 July 1957  (Enfield, London, England)
Professional darts player.
[Picture of Denis Ovens]


Owen, David
Born 2 July 1938  (Plymton, Devon, England)
Suave politician and diplomat. One of the infamous 'Gang of Four' who formed the Social Democratic Party in 1981 before engaging in the Liberal-SDP alliance with David Steel.
[Picture of David Owen]


Oxenford, Daphne (Died in 2012)
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Voice of 'Listen with Mother'. Also one of the original cast members of 'Coronation Street'. Born 1919.
[Picture of Daphne Oxenford]


Oyarzún, Leonor
Born 18 September 1922  (Temuco, Chile)
First Lady of Chile from 1990-94.
[Picture of Leonor Oyarzún]


Oz, Frank
Born 25 May 1944  (Hereford, Herefordshire, England)
English-born American puppeteer, actor and film director. Unmistakable voice of Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy from 'The Muppet Show' and of Yoda in 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of Frank Oz]


Ozawa, Seiji
Born 1 September 1935  (Shenyang, China)
Chinese-born Japanese principal conductor of the Vienna State Opera.
[Picture of Seiji Ozawa]

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