Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: J


J, Jessie
Born 27 March 1988  (London, England)
Pop singer-songwriter who made a breakthrough in 2011 with the album 'Who You Are'.
[Picture of Jessie J]


Jacklin, Tony
Born 7 July 1944  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)
One of Britain's most successful golfers. Captained Europe to an epochal win over the United States in the Ryder Cup in 1985.
[Picture of Tony Jacklin]


Jackson, Chuck
Born 22 July 1937  (Latta, South Carolina, USA)
R&B singer, the first to record hits for the writing partnership of Bacharach and David.
[Picture of Chuck Jackson]


Jackson, Jesse
Born 8 October 1941  (Greenville, South Carolina, USA)
Controversial politician & civil rights activist, as well as a Baptist minister.
[Picture of Jesse Jackson]


Jackson, Joseph
Born 26 July 1929  (Fountain Hill, Arkansas, USA)
Father of Michael & all the other Jacksons, former manager of Jackson 5.
[Picture of Joseph Jackson]


Jackson, Katherine
Born 4 May 1930  (Barbour County, Alabama)
Matriarch of the legendary Jackson family of musicians.
[Picture of Katherine Jackson]


Jackson, Phil
Born in Canada  (exact date unknown)
Former Great Britain rugby league player. Born 1932.
[Picture of Phil Jackson]


Jackson, Samuel L
Born 21 December 1948  (Washington D.C., USA)
Award winning actor, with a whole string of hit films to his credit in the last three decades.
[Picture of Samuel L Jackson]


Jackson, Wanda
Born 20 October 1937  (Maud, Oklahoma, USA)
Acclaimed rockabilly singer.
[Picture of Wanda Jackson]


Jacobi, Derek
Born 22 October 1938  (Leytonstone, London, England)
Actor, mostly on stage, but with notable TV & film credits as well.
[Picture of Derek Jacobi]


Jacobs, David (Died in 2013)
Born 19 May 1926  (London, England)
Veteran disc jockey & former television presenter, former Eurovision commentator for the BBC.
[Picture of David Jacobs]


Jacobs, Glenn Thomas
Born 26 April 1967  (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
Professional wrestler known as "Kane".
[Picture of Glenn Thomas Jacobs]


Jaffee, Al
Born 13 March 1921  (Savannah, Georgia, USA)
Cartoonist with MAD magazine since 1955. Features include the back cover fold-in and 'Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions'.
[Picture of Al Jaffee]


Jagger, Mick
Born 26 July 1943  (Dartford, Kent, England)
Rubber-lipped lead singer of the Rolling Stones.
[Picture of Mick Jagger]


James, Clifton
Born 29 May 1921  (New York, New York, USA)
Actor, Sheriff J.W. Pepper in two James Bond movies.
[Picture of Clifton James]


James, Clive
Born 7 October 1939  (Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
TV critic, writer & author who thinks he is far far funnier than he actually is.
[Picture of Clive James]


James, Etta Etta James is no longer with us
Born 25 January 1938  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 20 January 2012  (Riverside, California, USA)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
Blues and R&B star. Best known for her 1961 ballad 'At Last'. Born Jamesetta Hawkins.
[Picture of Etta James]


James, Jesse G.
Born 19 April 1969  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Customizer of Motorcycles as featured in the U.S. Reality TV show 'Monster Garage'. Was married to Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock, before the eejit went and had an affair and was subsequently divorced.
[Picture of Jesse G. James]


James, LeBron
Born 30 December 1984  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Basketball player in the NBA
[Picture of LeBron James]


James, P. D.
Born 3 August 1920  (Oxford, England)
Author of mystery novels.
[Picture of P. D. James]


James, Sonny
Born 1 May 1929  (Hackleburg, Alabama, USA)
Country & Western singer.
[Picture of Sonny James]


Jameson, Derek Derek Jameson is no longer with us
Born 29 November 1929  (London, England)

Died 12 September 2012  (Hove, Sussex, England)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
One of those people that the great unwashed general public thought died years ago but is still alive & well (so far, anyway). Former journalist, turned broadcaster - a frequent guest on 'Countdown'.
[Picture of Derek Jameson]


Jammeh, Yahya
Born 25 May 1965  (Kanilai, Gambia)
Current and controversial President of Gambia.
[Picture of Yahya Jammeh]


Jane, Bob
Born 18 December 1929  (Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia)
Former touring car racing driver, but better known, in Australia anyway, as a businessman.
[Picture of Bob Jane]


Janis, Conrad
Born 11 February 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Jazz musician & actor, played Mindy's laconic dad in 'Mork and Mindy'.
[Picture of Conrad Janis]


Janklow, Bill Bill Janklow is no longer with us
Born 13 September 1939  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 12 January 2012  (Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Former governor of South Dakota. Jailed for vehicular manslaughter in 2004.
[Picture of Bill Janklow]


Janner, Greville
Born 11 July 1928  (Cardiff, Wales)
Former MP for Leicester West between 1970 & 1997.
[Picture of Greville Janner]


Jannetty, Marty
Born 3 February 1960  (Columbus, Georgia, USA)
Wrestler in tag team partnership "The Rockers" with Shawn Michaels.
[Picture of Marty Jannetty]


Jardin, Xeni
Born 5 August 1970  (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
Blogger, tech journalist and digital media expert.
[Picture of Xeni Jardin]


Jardine, Cassandra Cassandra Jardine is no longer with us
Born 16 November 1954  (London, England)

Died 29 May 2012  (London, England)

Age at death: 57  (read death notice)
Feature writer for the Daily Telegraph.
[Picture of Cassandra Jardine]


Jarreau, Al
Born 12 March 1940  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Multi-award winning jazz singer.
[Picture of Al Jarreau]


Jaruzelski, General Wojciech
Born 6 July 1923  (Kurow, Poland)
Joined the Polish army during WWII, and turned to politics in the 1960s. Rose through the ranks of the Communist Party to become National Secretary (President of Poland in all but name) in 1981, just as the Solidarity movement was heating up. Pitted his trademark sunglasses against Lech Walesa's moustache and lost. Removed from office in 1990, but has been too unwell to face trial ever since.
[Picture of General Wojciech Jaruzelski]


Jasinski, Adam
Born 30 April 1978  (Delray Beach, Florida, USA)
Winner of series 9 of the US version of 'Big Brother'.
[Picture of Adam Jasinski]


Jason, David
Born 2 February 1940  (Edmonton, London, England)
Comedy actor, best known as Granville in 'Open All Hours' and Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in 'Only Fools and Horses'. Even after a decade, it's still hard not to smirk at his supposedly serious role as Detective Inspector Jack Frost in 'A Touch of Frost'.
[Picture of David Jason]


Javacheff, Christo
Born 13 June 1935  (Gabrovo, Bulgaria)
Bulgarian-born avant garde artist.
[Picture of Christo Javacheff]


Jean, Al
Born 9 January 1961  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Screenwriter for 'The Simpsons' among others.
[Picture of Al Jean]


Jean, Wyclef
Born 17 October 1969  (Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti)
Haitian-born musician who rose to prominence in 1996 with the pop group The Fugees. Made an unsuccesful attempt to become a presidential candidate in his home country in 2010.
[Picture of Wyclef Jean]


Jean I of Luxembourg, Grand Duke
Born 5 January 1921  (Berg Castle, Luxembourg)
Ruler of Luxembourg from 1964 to 2000.
[Picture of Grand Duke Jean I of Luxembourg]


Jeavons, Colin
Born 20 October 1929  (Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Actor who was a regular on TV until his retirement in 1994. Was the voice behind 1970s children's cartoon 'Barnaby the Bear'.
[Picture of Colin Jeavons]


Jeeps, Dickie
Born 25 November 1931  (Chesterton, England)
Rugby Union scrum half for England in their grand slam in the 1957 Five Nations.
[Picture of Dickie Jeeps]


Jeffs, Warren Steed
Born 3 December 1955  (San Francisco, California, USA)
President of a breakaway Mormon church in the US. Currently in custody over underage sex allegations.
[Picture of Warren Steed Jeffs]


Jelinek, Elfriede
Born 20 October 1946  (MŁrzzuschlag, Styria, Austria)
Austrian feminist playwright & novelist.
[Picture of Elfriede Jelinek]


Jenkin, Patrick
Born 7 January 1926  (Oxford, England)
Politician, a member of both Edward Heath & Margaret Thatcher's government cabinets.
[Picture of Patrick Jenkin]


Jenkins, Right Rev. David
Born 26 January 1925  (Bromley, Kent, England)
Hugely controversial former Bishop of Durham.
[Picture of Right Rev. David Jenkins]


Jens, Walter (Died in 2013)
Born 8 May 1922  (Hamburg, Germany)
German literary historian.
[Picture of Walter Jens]


Jensen, Arthur
Born 24 August 1923  (San Diego, USA)
Psychologist, controversial for his views on race difference in intelligence.
[Picture of Arthur Jensen]


Jeremy, Ron
Born 12 March 1953  (Long Island, New York, USA)
Actor, almost exclusively in porn films.
[Picture of Ron Jeremy]


Jewison, Norman
Born 21 July 1926  (Toronto, Canada)
Canadian film director of such films as 'In the Heat of the Night' and 'Rollerball'.
[Picture of Norman Jewison]


Jiang, Yang
Born 17 July 1911  (Beijing, China)
Chinese playwright and author.
[Picture of Yang Jiang]


Jodorowsky, Alejandro
Born 7 February 1929  (Tocopilla, Chile)
Jewish Chilean filmmaker who made the cult western 'El Topo' in 1970.
[Picture of Alejandro Jodorowsky]


Johansson, Lennart
Born 5 November 1929  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Former head of UEFA.
[Picture of Lennart Johansson]


Johansson, Scarlett
Born 22 November 1984  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress - 'Lost in Translation', 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' etc.
[Picture of Scarlett Johansson]


John, Elton
Born 25 March 1947  (Pinner, Middlesex, England)
The most successful pop star of the 1970s, who has managed to remain more or less in the limelight ever since, despite (or perhaps because of) drug and alcohol problems, bust-ups with his lyricist Bernie Taupin, a turbulent love life and a lamentable dress sense.
[Picture of Elton John]


John, Mable
Born 3 November 1930  (Bastrop, Louisiana, USA)
Singer, the first woman to be signed to the Motown label.
[Picture of Mable John]


Johns, Glynis
Born 5 October 1923  (Pretoria, South Africa)
Husky-voiced actress (and dancer/singer), of Welsh origin, a popular actress in the 1950s.
[Picture of Glynis Johns]


Johns, Jasper
Born 15 May 1930  (Augusta, Georgia, USA)
American abstract expressionist painter.
[Picture of Jasper Johns]


Johnson, Arte
Born 20 January 1929  (Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA)
Comic actor, best known for appearing on 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In'.
[Picture of Arte Johnson]


Johnson, Betsey
Born 10 August 1942  (Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA)
Fashion designer, known for her flamboyant designs. Was once briefly married to the Velvet Underground's John Cale.
[Picture of Betsey Johnson]


Johnson, Brian
Born 5 October 1947  (Dunston, Gateshead, England)
Lead singer of AC/DC.
[Picture of Brian Johnson]


Johnson, George "Johnny"
Date and place of birth unknown
Member of the "Dambusters" mission in the Second World War. Born 1922.
[Picture of George


Johnson, Holly
Born 19 February 1960  (Khartoum, Sudan)
African-born former front man of '80s Scouse popsters Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Was diagnosed with HIV in the late '80s, but treatment has kept it at bay ever since, and he continues to work in the music industry.
[Picture of Holly Johnson]


Johnson, Joe
Born 29 June 1952  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Surprise winner of the 1986 snooker World Championship. Now a TV commentator.
[Picture of Joe Johnson]


Johnson, Luci Baines
Born 2 July 1947  (place of birth unknown)
Daughter of 37th President of the United States, Lyndon Johnson.
[Picture of Luci Baines Johnson]


Johnson, Martin
Born 9 March 1970  (Solihull, West Midlands, England)
Former England rugby union captain and manager.
[Picture of Martin Johnson]


Johnson, Rocky
Born 24 August 1944  (Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Yet another wrestler.
[Picture of Rocky Johnson]


Johnson, Russell
Born 10 November 1924  (Ashley, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor, in numerous shows & films, but remembered in the US for his role in 'Gilligan's Island'.
[Picture of Russell Johnson]


Johnson, Teddy
Born 4 September 1920  (Surbiton, Surrey, England)
Variety star, a singer, along with his wife Pearl Carr, who were big in the 50s, but have now both long been forgotten about.
[Picture of Teddy Johnson]


Johnson, Winnie Winnie Johnson is no longer with us
Born 14 September 1933  (Manchester, England)

Died 18 August 2012  (Manchester, England)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Mother of Keith Bennett, one of the Moors Murderers' victims.
[Picture of Winnie Johnson]


Johnson, Jr, Ernie
Born 5 November 1956  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
American sports broadcaster, currently fighting cancer.
[Picture of Ernie Johnson, Jr]


Johnson-Houghton, Helen Helen Johnson-Houghton is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1910  (Abergavenny, Wales)

Died 4 December 2012  (Blewbury, Oxfordshire, England)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
First female horse trainer to win one of the classics, the 2,000 Guineas, in 1956.
[Picture of Helen Johnson-Houghton]


Jones, Cliff
Born 7 February 1935  (Swansea, Wales)
Former Tottenham Hotspur winger, part of the legendary double winning side of 1961.
[Picture of Cliff Jones]


Jones, Dickie
Born 25 February 1927  (Snyder, Texas, USA)
Former child actor, best known as the voice of 'Pinocchio'.
[Picture of Dickie Jones]


Jones, Freddie
Born 17 August 1927  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
Actor, currently in Emmerdale & has been on TV for aeons.
[Picture of Freddie Jones]


Jones, George (Died in 2013)
Born 12 September 1931  (Saratoga, Texas, USA)
Country music star.
[Picture of George Jones]


Jones, Johnny "Lam"
Born 4 April 1958  (Lawton, Oklahoma, USA)
Former athlete and American Football player, won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics.
[Picture of Johnny


Jones, Quincy
Born 14 March 1933  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Music composer, trumpeter, record producer & arranger, mainly of "feel-good" music.
[Picture of Quincy Jones]


Jones, Rick
Date and place of birth unknown
Canadian musician and actor who created 1970s children's TV show 'Fingerbobs'.
[Picture of Rick Jones]


Jones, Terry
Born 1 February 1942  (Colwyn Bay, Wales)
Member of Monty Python and one of Britain's most noted historians.
[Picture of Terry Jones]


Jones, Tom
Born 7 June 1940  (Pontypridd, Wales)
Gravelly-voiced, hirsute Welsh singer, inexplicably attractive to ladies of a certain age.
[Picture of Tom Jones]


Jong-Un, Kim
Born 8 January 1983  (Pyongyang, North Korea)
Son of the late North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il and appointed successor to the dear leader after his death in December 2011.
[Picture of Kim Jong-Un]


Joosten, Kathryn Kathryn Joosten is no longer with us
Born 20 December 1939  (Eustis, Florida, USA)

Died 2 June 2012  (Westlake Village, California, USA)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Television actress, most recently appearing in 'Desperate Housewives'.
[Picture of Kathryn Joosten]


JÝrgensen, Anker
Born 13 July 1922  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Former Prime Minister of Denmark
[Picture of Anker JÝrgensen]


Jourdan, Louis
Born 19 June 1919  (Marseille, France)
French actor in a number of US & UK movies, including 'Octopussy'.
[Picture of Louis Jourdan]


Joya, Malalai
Born 25 April 1978  (Farah, Afghanistan)
Member of the Afghan parliament, noted for her hostility towards whom she considers warlords and war criminals in the parliament.
[Picture of Malalai Joya]


Juan Carlos Of Spain, King
Born 5 January 1938  (Rome, Italy)
King of Spain since 1975.
[Picture of King Juan Carlos Of Spain]


Julius Norwich, John
Born 15 September 1929  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Historian, TV broadcaster & travel writer, son of politician Duff Cooper.
[Picture of John Julius Norwich]


Jurgens, Udo
Born 30 September 1934  (Klagenfurt, Austria)
Singer, songwriter and composer. Popular in the Germanic speaking areas.
[Picture of Udo Jurgens]

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