Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: O


Ó Bradaigh, 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 Bradaigh]


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


Oaksey, John John Oaksey is no longer with us
Born 21 March 1929  (Builth Wells, Radnorshire, Wales)

Died 5 September 2012  (Oaksey, Wiltshire, England)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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. Won a second term of office in 2012.
[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


O'Brien, Conan
Born 18 April 1963  (Brookline, Massachusetts, USA)
US chat show host.
[Picture of Conan O'Brien]


O'Brien, Edna
Born 15 December 1930  (Tuamgraney, County Clare, Rep of Ireland)
Irish novellist.
[Picture of Edna O'Brien]


O'Brien, Margaret
Born 15 January 1937  (San Diego, California, USA)
Former child actress.
[Picture of Margaret O'Brien]


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'Callaghan, Richard
Born 7 March 1940  (London, England)
Actor son of the late Patricia Hayes.
[Picture of Richard O'Callaghan]


Ocean, Billy
Born 21 January 1950  (Fyzabad, Trinidad)
Soul singer who found success in Britain in the 1970s and then in America the following decade.
[Picture of Billy Ocean]


Ockerse, Taco
Born 21 July 1955  (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Singer, who has spent a large part of his career in Germany.
[Picture of Taco Ockerse]


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]


O'Connor, Des
Born 12 January 1932  (Stepney, London, England)
Former Northampton Town footballer, turned singer, now a veteran television presenter & chat show host.
[Picture of Des O'Connor]


O'Connor, Sinéad
Born 8 December 1966  (Dublin, Ireland)
Singer, whose hits include 'Nothing Compares 2 U' and 'Troy' have been overshadowed by her controversial remarks & behaviour over the years.
[Picture of Sinéad O'Connor]


O'Connor, Tom
Born 31 October 1939  (Bootle, Merseyside, England)
Game show host and comedian - notably 'Crosswits'. Also a frequent guest on 'Countdown'.
[Picture of Tom O'Connor]


Oddie, Bill
Born 7 July 1941  (Rochdale, Lancashire, England)
Rochdale's most famous son apart from Cyril Smith, Oddie is one of the most respected names in the world of ornithology, but is perhaps most famous as one third of the popular 1970s comedy team The Goodies. He also has an enduring (albeit unseen) friendship with the fictional Norfolk-based former king of chat, Alan Gordon Partridge.
[Picture of Bill Oddie]


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]


Ogden Stiers, David
Born 31 October 1942  (Peoria, Oregon, USA)
Actor - Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in 'M*A*S*H'.
[Picture of David Ogden Stiers]


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]


Okerlund, Gene
Born 29 November 1942  (Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA)
TV commentator, specialising in wrestling.
[Picture of Gene Okerlund]


Oldham, Will
Born 24 December 1970  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Singer & songwriter.
[Picture of Will Oldham]


Oliver, Tom
Born 12 June 1938  (Fareham, Hampshire, England)
British born actor, but best known in Aussie soap "Neighbours" as Lou Carpenter.
[Picture of Tom Oliver]


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


Olney, Richard Richard Olney is no longer with us
Born 15 December 1947  (place of birth unknown)

Died 27 January 2012  (Marin County, California)

Age at death: 64  (read death notice)
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]


O'Loughlin, Caitriona
Date and place of birth unknown
No Derby Dead Pool can be complete without a terminally ill mum, so here's one from Ireland. Born 1980.
[Picture of Caitriona O'Loughlin]


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]


Omar, Mullah Mohammed
Born in Noudi, Afghanistan  (exact date unknown)
Taliban leader, born some time around 1959, whose current whereabouts are unknown. He has always refused to be photographed or filmed, and there are doubts concerning the credibility of the few photographs or stills which have been published.
[Picture of Mullah Mohammed Omar]


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]


O'Neill, Colin
Born 14 June 1963  (Londonderry, Northern Ireland)
Former Motherwell and Northern Ireland international midfielder whose career was cut short by injury.
[Picture of Colin O'Neill]


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, Anthonia Anthonia Onuoha is no longer with us
Born 3 February 1959  (place of birth unknown)

Died 22 November 2012  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 53  (read death notice)
Cancer-stricken mother of Manchester City Nedum Onuoha whose illnes was mocked by the clubs' Chief Executive Garry Cook, with the resulting rumpus forcing his resignation.
[Picture of Anthonia Onuoha]


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


Orlov, Oleg
Born 4 April 1953  (Moscow, Russia)
Russian human rights defender.
[Picture of Oleg Orlov]


Orndorff, Paul
Born 29 October 1949  (Brandon, Florida, USA)
WWE wrestler
[Picture of Paul Orndorff]


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


Ortiz, Carlos
Born 9 September 1936  (Ponce, Puerto Rico)
Puerto Rican former World Lightweight boxing champion.
[Picture of Carlos Ortiz]


Osborne, Robert
Born 3 May 1932  (Colfax, Washington, USA)
Actor and presenter of 'Turner Classic Movies'.
[Picture of Robert Osborne]


Osbourne, Kelly
Born 27 October 1984  (London, England)
Daughter of Ozzy & Sharon, now a singer and TV presenter in her own right.
[Picture of Kelly Osbourne]


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, Donny
Born 9 December 1957  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
Arguably the most famous of the Osmond family of entertainers.
[Picture of Donny 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, Elinor Elinor Ostrom is no longer with us
Born 7 August 1933  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 12 June 2012  (Bloomington, Indiana, USA)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Political scientist and first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Economics, in 2009.
[Picture of Elinor 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]


O'Sullivan, Ronnie
Born 5 December 1975  (Wordsley, West Midlands, England)
Four-time World Snooker Champion. Said to suffer from depression and various addictions.
[Picture of Ronnie O'Sullivan]


Otis, Johnny Johnny Otis is no longer with us
Born 28 December 1921  (Vallejo, California, USA)

Died 17 January 2012  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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]


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
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Voice of 'Listen with Mother'. Also one of the original cast members of 'Coronation Street'. Born 1919. Died on 21st December, but the obit didn't come through in time...
[Picture of Daphne Oxenford]


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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