Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: 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]


Fadnes, Espen
Date and place of birth unknown
Norwegian BASE jumper. Claimed the title of the "World's Fastest Flying Human" in 2010. I'm sure if I fell out of a plane 8 miles from the ground, I'd be going at a fair lick too…
[Picture of Espen Fadnes]


Fairfax, John John Fairfax is no longer with us
Born 21 May 1937  (Rome, Italy)

Died 8 February 2012  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
British adventurer who in 1969 became the first person to row across the Atlantic ocean.
[Picture of John Fairfax]


Fairweather Low, Andy
Born 2 August 1948  (Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Wales)
Guitarist and founder member of 1960s pop band Amen Corner.
[Picture of Andy Fairweather Low]


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


Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, Mohsen
Date and place of birth unknown
Alleged head of Iran's nuclear programme.
[Picture of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi]


Fakir, Abdul "Duke"
Born 26 December 1935  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Last survivor of soul legends the Four Tops.
[Picture of Abdul


Falin, Valentin
Born 3 April 1926  (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Soviet diplomat and politican, formerly with the foreign ministry.
[Picture of Valentin Falin]


Fallon, Sean (Died in 2013)
Born 31 July 1922  (Sligo, Co. Sligo, Republic of Ireland)
Former Celtic player and assistant manager when they won the European Cup in 1967.
[Picture of Sean Fallon]


Farage, Nigel
Born 3 April 1964  (Kent, England)
Leader of the ultra-eurosceptical UK Independence Party.
[Picture of Nigel Farage]


Farian, Frank
Born 18 July 1941  (Kirn, Germany)
German music producer who"produced" the groups Boney M and Milli Vanilli.
[Picture of Frank Farian]


Farmanfarmaian, Sattareh
Born in Shiraz, Iran  (exact date unknown)
Member of the former ruling family of Persia. Born 1921. Died in May 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Sattareh Farmanfarmaian]


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]


Farzat, Ali
Born 22 June 1951  (Hama, Syria)
Syrian political cartoonist.
[Picture of Ali Farzat]


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]


Fawcett, Ron
Date and place of birth unknown
Rock climber.
[Picture of Ron Fawcett]


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]


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


Felton, Tom
Born 22 September 1987  (Kensington, London, England)
Actor, Draco Malfoy in the 'Harry Potter' film franchise.
[Picture of Tom Felton]


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 children's books and made public appearances for various charities.
[Picture of Sarah Ferguson]


Fernandez de Kirchner, Cristina
Born 19 February 1953  (La Plata, Argentina)
President of Argentina since 2007, succeeding her husband, Néstor who died in 2010.
[Picture of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner]


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


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 Earl Ferrers is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1929  (Ditchingham, Norfolk, England)

Died 13 November 2012  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
AKA Robert Shirley. Former politician, now serving in the House of Lords as one of the few remaining hereditary peers.
[Picture of Earl Ferrers]


Fielder-Civil, Blake
Born 16 April 1982  (London, England)
Ex-husband of the late Amy Winehouse.
[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, 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]


Finkers, Herman
Born 9 December 1954  (Almelo, Overijssel, The 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, Neil
Born 27 May 1958  (Te Awamutu, New Zealand)
Songwriter and musician from popular Australian group Crowded House.
[Picture of Neil Finn]


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, 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 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is no longer with us
Born 28 May 1925  (Berlin, Germany)

Died 18 May 2012  (Berg, Upper Bavaria, Germany)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Opera singer, both in Germany & Worldwide.
[Picture of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau]


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]


Fitch, John John Fitch is no longer with us
Born 4 August 1917  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)

Died 31 October 2012  (Lime Rock, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
American motor racing driver and engineer.
[Picture of John Fitch]


Fitz-James Stuart, Cayetana
Born 28 March 1926  (Madrid, Spain)
18th Duchess of Alba, who recently renounced her wealth in order to marry a man 25 years her junior.
[Picture of Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart]


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


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


Fleming, Wayne
Born 6 July 1950  (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Ice hockey coach, former player.
[Picture of Wayne Fleming]


Fletcher, Darren
Born 1 February 1984  (Dalkeith, Scotland)
Manchester United and Scotland international midfielder. On an extended break from the game.
[Picture of Darren Fletcher]


Fleur Mount Cameron, Mary
Born 22 October 1934  (place of birth unknown)
Mother of current UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
[Picture of Mary Fleur Mount Cameron]


Florjancic, Peter
Born in Bled, Sovenia  (exact date unknown)
Olympic athlete and inventor. Born 1919.
[Picture of Peter Florjancic]


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


Flynn, Vince (Died in 2013)
Born 6 April 1966  (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)
Best-selling author of crime thriller novels.
[Picture of Vince Flynn]


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]


Fogerty, John
Born 28 May 1945  (Berkeley, California, USA)
Lead singer and songwriter of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
[Picture of John Fogerty]


Foglesong, Jim (Died in 2013)
Born 26 July 1922  (Lundale, West Virginia, USA)
Country music executive.
[Picture of Jim Foglesong]


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]


Fontaine, Just
Born 18 August 1933  (Marrakech, Morocco)
Moroccan-born France International footballer. Scored a remarkable 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup, a record unlikely to be broken.
[Picture of Just Fontaine]


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


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, 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, Frankie
Born 4 August 1939  (Gretna, Louisiana, USA)
American rock and roll singer.
[Picture of Frankie 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)
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


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]


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]


Foster, Brendan
Born 12 January 1948  (Hebbern, Tyne & Wear, England)
Athletics commentator who held world records in distance events in the 1970s.
[Picture of Brendan Foster]


Foulds, Geoff
Date and place of birth unknown
Former professional snooker player who's son Neal also took up the cue.
[Picture of Geoff Foulds]


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]


Foxton, Bruce
Born 1 September 1955  (Woking, Surrey, England)
Bass player with punk band The Jam until their dissolution in 1982.
[Picture of Bruce Foxton]


Franchitti, Dario
Born 19 May 1973  (Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland)
Scottish Indycar racing driver.
[Picture of Dario Franchitti]


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


Francisco, Don
Born 28 December 1940  (Talca, Chile)
Chilean-born TV presenter.
[Picture of Don Francisco]


Francisco, Silvino
Born 3 May 1946  (Cape Town, South Africa)
South African former snooker player, who has been in trouble with the law in recent years.
[Picture of Silvino Francisco]


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]


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, Liz
Born 14 August 1930  (London, England)
Actress from many a British comedy film.
[Picture of Liz Fraser]


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


Fraser, Neale
Born 3 October 1933  (Melbourne, Australia)
Former tennis player. Wimbledon champion in 1960.
[Picture of Neale Fraser]


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


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]


Freeborn, Stuart (Died in 2013)
Born 5 September 1914  (London, England)
Motion picture make-up artist, best known for his work on Star Wars.
[Picture of Stuart Freeborn]


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, 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]


Frid, Jonathan Jonathan Frid is no longer with us
Born 2 December 1924  (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Died 14 April 2012  (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Actor, best known as vampire Barnabas Collins in cult 1960s TV soap 'Dark Shadows'.
[Picture of Jonathan Frid]


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]


Friedman, Dean
Born 23 May 1955  (Paramus, New Jersey, USA)
American singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Dean 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]


Fry, Barry
Born 7 April 1945  (London, England)
Rotund football manager - ex-Barnet, Southend United, Birmingham City etc.
[Picture of Barry Fry]


Fry, Martin
Born 9 March 1958  (Stockport, Cheshire, England)
Lead singer of new romantic band ABC.
[Picture of Martin Fry]


Fuad of Egypt, Fawzia
Born 5 November 1921  (Alexandria, Egypt)
Former Queen consort of Iran.
[Picture of Fawzia Fuad of Egypt]


Fuchs, Ernst
Born 13 February 1930  (place of birth unknown)
Austrian artist.
[Picture of Ernst Fuchs]


Fuchsberger, Joachim
Born 11 March 1927  (Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, Germany)
German film actor.
[Picture of Joachim Fuchsberger]


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]


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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