Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: T


Tabone, Censu Censu Tabone is no longer with us
Born 30 March 1913  (Victoria, Gozo, Malta)

Died 14 March 2012  (St. Julians, Malta)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Former President of Malta.
[Picture of Censu Tabone]


Tae-Woo, Roh
Born 4 December 1932  (Daegu, South Korea)
President of South Korea from 1988-93.
[Picture of Roh Tae-Woo]


Takei, George
Born 20 April 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor, played Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek.
[Picture of George Takei]


Talabani, Jalal
Born 12 November 1933  (Kelkan, Iraq)
President of Iraq since April 2005.
[Picture of Jalal Talabani]


Tamblyn, Russ
Born 30 December 1934  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor & dancer.
[Picture of Russ Tamblyn]


Tanning, Dorothea Dorothea Tanning is no longer with us
Born 25 August 1910  (Galesburg, Illinois, USA)

Died 31 January 2012  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
American artist, formerly married to painter Max Ernst. More recently, she has published poetry as well.
[Picture of Dorothea Tanning]


Tantawi, Mohamed Hussein
Born 31 October 1935  (Cairo, Egypt)
Egyptian military chief, was effectively in charge of the country after the resignation of Hosni Mubarak from February 2011 to June 2012.
[Picture of Mohamed Hussein Tantawi]


Tapsell, Peter
Born 1 February 1930  (Hove, Sussex, England)
Conservative MP and "Father of the House" of Commons, having been continually elected since 1966.
[Picture of Peter Tapsell]


Tarbuck, Jimmy
Born 6 February 1940  (Liverpool, England)
Unfunny, golf-obsessed, old school comedian.
[Picture of Jimmy Tarbuck]


Tarmey, Bill Bill Tarmey is no longer with us
Born 4 April 1941  (Ardwick, Manchester, England)

Died 9 November 2012  (Tenerife, Spain)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Played the character of Jack Duckworth in ITV soap 'Coronation Street'. In 1976 he suffered a "massive heart attack" and ten years later had to undergo bypass surgery. Left "Corrie" in 2010.
[Picture of Bill Tarmey]


Tate, John
Date and place of birth unknown
Father of missing presumed dead schoolgirl Genette Tate, who disappeared in 1978.
[Picture of John Tate]


Tavener, John (Died in 2013)
Born 28 January 1944  (Wembley, London, England)
Composer of classical music.
[Picture of John Tavener]


Taylor, "Philthy" Phil
Born 21 September 1954  (Chesterfield, England)
Drummer with thrash metal group Motörhead.
[Picture of


Taylor, Charles
Born 28 January 1948  (Arthington, Liberia)
Former president of Liberia, jailed for 50 years for gun-running, diamond-smuggling and war crimes by the UN.
[Picture of Charles Taylor]


Taylor, David
Born 29 July 1943  (Altrincham, Cheshire, England)
Snooker player, known as "The Silver Fox".
[Picture of David Taylor]


Taylor, Gil (Died in 2013)
Born 12 April 1914  (Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England)
Cinematographer, known for his work on 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb' and 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of Gil Taylor]


Taylor, Phil Phil Taylor is no longer with us
Born 18 September 1917  (Bristol, England)

Died 1 December 2012  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Not the darts champion, but the former cricketer, England football international and ex-manager of Liverpool FC.
[Picture of Phil Taylor]


Taylor, R. Dean
Born 11 May 1939  (Toronto, Canada)
Canadian soul musician.
[Picture of R. Dean Taylor]


Taylor, Rip
Born 13 January 1934  (Washington DC, USA)
Actor & comedian, very well known in the US, less so in the UK.
[Picture of Rip Taylor]


Taylor, Rod
Born 11 January 1929  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian actor, mostly in films in both his home country & the US.
[Picture of Rod Taylor]


Taylor, Roger
Born 14 October 1941  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Former British tennis number one.
[Picture of Roger Taylor]


Taylor, Shaw
Born 26 October 1924  (Hackney, London, England)
Actor who will always be known as the chap who told us to "Keep 'em peeled" on the proto-Crimewatch show 'Police 5'.
[Picture of Shaw Taylor]


Taylor-Bradford, Barbara
Born 10 May 1933  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Hugely successful writer of female literature.
[Picture of Barbara Taylor-Bradford]


Tebbit, Margaret
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of Conservative cabinet member Norman Tebbit, who was paralysed after the Brighton IRA bomb attack in 1984. Born 1934.
[Picture of Margaret Tebbit]


Tebbit, Norman
Born 29 March 1931  (Ponders End, London, England)
Outspoken former chairman of the Conservative Party, whose unemployed father famously "did not riot, he got on his bike and looked for work". Here's one of his more famous, though not wholly memorable, quotes: "The word 'conservative' is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naïve, guilt-ridden, wet, pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate minds of that third-rate decade, the 1960s." It must have taken him hours to write that.
[Picture of Norman Tebbit]


Temple, Shirley
Born 23 April 1928  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
The most famous child star in cinema history, who left the movies once she grew up and became the US ambassador to Ghana (in the 1970s) and Czechoslovakia (during the "Velvet Revolution"). In 1972 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but survived and was widely respected for being one of the first public figures to openly discuss the issue. Random trivia: her daughter Lori (as "Lori Lorax") was a founder member of seminal proto-grunge band The Melvins.
[Picture of Shirley Temple]


Teng-Hui, Lee
Born 15 January 1923  (Sanzhi, New Taipei, Taiwan)
President of Taiwan from 1988-2000.
[Picture of Lee Teng-Hui]


Teresita, Sister (Died in 2013)
Born 16 September 1907  (Foronda, Alava, Spain)
Another ancient Nun who met the Pope in 2011, only the 2nd time she's left the monastery in over 70 years.
[Picture of Sister Teresita]


Terrell, Taryn
Born 28 December 1985  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Wrestler and glamour model.
[Picture of Taryn Terrell]


Terruzzi, Ferdinando
Born 17 February 1924  (Sesto San Giovanni, Italy)
Cyclist and 1948 Olympic gold medallist.
[Picture of Ferdinando Terruzzi]


Terry, Clark
Born 14 December 1920  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Jazz trumpeter who has worked with Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Quincy Jones, amongst others.
[Picture of Clark Terry]


Terry, John
Born 7 December 1980  (London, England)
Horrendously egotistical Chelsea and England central defender. His missed penalty in the 2008 Champions League final still provokes a snigger. He then missed Chelsea's triumph in 2012 through suspension, although that didn't stop him parading the trophy around with his full kit on! Lost the England captaincy for a second time in 2012 after being charged for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
[Picture of John Terry]


Thatcher, Margaret (Died in 2013)
Born 13 October 1925  (Grantham, Lincolnshire, England)
Britain's first female Prime Minister, and one of Augusto Pinochet's beer buddies. After her fall from grace in 1990 and subsequent retirement from the House of Commons two years later, the handbag-toting Iron Lady was made an Iron Baroness and is now generally regarded as "a bit nuts" (though whether this is anything new is subject to debate). In 2002 she retired from public life following a number of strokes, and her health has reportedly gone further downhill following the death of her husband Denis in June 2003.
[Picture of Margaret Thatcher]


the Jackal, Carlos
Born 12 October 1949  (Michelena, Táchira, Venezuela)
Convicted terrorist who became an infamous figure in the 1970s.
[Picture of Carlos the Jackal]


Theodorakis, Mikis
Born 29 July 1925  (Chios, Greece)
[Picture of Mikis Theodorakis]


Thielemans, Toots
Born 29 April 1922  (Brussels, Belgium)
Belgian jazz harmonicist & whistler, who is still performing. Don't recognise the name? Well, he played the harmonica on 'Sesame Street', 'Moon River', 'Midnight Cowboy' and so many others.
[Picture of Toots Thielemans]


Tho, Nguyen Ngoc
Born 26 May 1908  (Long Xuyen, Vietnam)
Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1963-64.
[Picture of Nguyen Ngoc Tho]


Thomas, Clarence
Born 23 June 1948  (Pin Point, Georgia, USA)
Only the second African-American member of the US Supreme Court.
[Picture of Clarence Thomas]


Thomas, Helen (Died in 2013)
Born 4 August 1920  (Winchester, Kentucky, USA)
Journalist, who has covered White House proceedings since the days of John F. Kennedy & was former White House bureau chief for UPI.
[Picture of Helen Thomas]


Thomas, Maggie
Date and place of birth unknown
Our old mainstay - the terminally ill mother. They have to be mothers though, don't they? Born 1965.
[Picture of Maggie Thomas]


Thomas, Orlando
Born 21 October 1972  (Crowley, Lousiana, USA)
Former NFL footballer who is suffering from ALS.
[Picture of Orlando Thomas]


Thompson, Jack
Born 25 July 1951  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Former attorney and activist against obscenity.
[Picture of Jack Thompson]


Thompson, Scott
Born 25 February 1965  (Rockledge, Florida, USA)
American comedian best known as "Carrot Top".
[Picture of Scott Thompson]


Thompson, Wilbur
Born 6 April 1921  (Frankfort, South Dakota, USA)
Shot-putter, gold medallist at the 1948 Olympic Games.
[Picture of Wilbur Thompson]


Thomson, Peter
Born 23 August 1929  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian golfer. Five times winner of the Open Golf championship.
[Picture of Peter Thomson]


Thorburn, Cliff
Born 16 January 1948  (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
One of the greats of the televised snooker age, World Champion in 1980, and World Number One between 1981 & 1982.
[Picture of Cliff Thorburn]


Thornburgh, Dick
Born 16 July 1932  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Attorney-General for Presidents Reagan and Bush senior.
[Picture of Dick Thornburgh]


Thornton, Billy Bob
Born 4 August 1955  (Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA)
Actor, writer and singer-songwriter. Was once married to Angelina Jolie. I'll let you decide whether that was a good thing or not.
[Picture of Billy Bob Thornton]


Thornton, Frank (Died in 2013)
Born 15 January 1921  (Dulwich, London, England)
TV and film actor, probably best known for his role as Captain Peacock in the long-running department-store-based sitcom 'Are You Being Served?' In 1997, when Brian Wilde was taken ill prior to filming a series of 'Last of the Summer Wine', Thornton was hurriedly brought in to play Herbert "Truly" Truelove, by way of a replacement for the Foggy Dewhurst character.
[Picture of Frank Thornton]


Thorp, Richard (Died in 2013)
Born 2 January 1932  (Purley, Surrey, England)
TV actor who has played the part of Alan Turner in 'Emmerdale Farm' since 1982.
[Picture of Richard Thorp]


Thorpe, Jeremy
Born 29 April 1929  (London, England)
Former Member of Parliament and leader of the Liberal Party. His career was destroyed in the mid-1970s as a result of a scandal in which he and three others were charged with conspiracy to murder his alleged lover Norman Scott. He has suffered from Parkinson's Disease for over twenty years.
[Picture of Jeremy Thorpe]


Throne, Malachi (Died in 2013)
Born 1 December 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)
American TV actor.
[Picture of Malachi Throne]


Thuram, Lilian
Born 1 January 1972  (Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe)
Successful footballer, right back for France in their glory years of the late '90s/ early '00s. Scored only two goals in 142 appearances - both in the semi-final of the World Cup in 1998. Well, if you're gonna score, make sure it's important...
[Picture of Lilian Thuram]


Tieman, Gerard
Born 1 March 1926  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Dutch resistance fighter in World War II.
[Picture of Gerard Tieman]


Tierney, Maura
Born 3 February 1965  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress who played Abby Lockhart in 'ER'.
[Picture of Maura Tierney]


Tillis, Mel
Born 8 August 1932  (Tampa, Florida, USA)
Country music singer despite having a speech impediment.
[Picture of Mel Tillis]


Tillotson, Johnny
Born 20 April 1939  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Country music singer.
[Picture of Johnny Tillotson]


Timman, Jan
Born 14 December 1951  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Dutch chess grandmaster.
[Picture of Jan Timman]


Tindall, Mike
Born 18 October 1978  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
England rugby union international. Married Zara Phillips in 2011.
[Picture of Mike Tindall]


Tindemans, Leo
Born 16 April 1922  (Zwijndrecht, Belgium)
Former Prime Minister of Belgium.
[Picture of Leo Tindemans]


Tinsulanonda, Prem
Born 26 August 1920  (Songkhla Province, Thailand)
Prime Minister of Thailand from 1980-88.
[Picture of Prem Tinsulanonda]


Tipper, Joseph
Born 3 August 1921  (place of birth unknown)
Sergeant with Easy Company, the parachute regiment which were featured in th HBO TV series 'Band of Brothers'.
[Picture of Joseph Tipper]


Tlass, Muhamad Abdel-aziz
Date and place of birth unknown
Syrian army captain who has sided with the protestors against Bashar al-Assad.
[Picture of Muhamad Abdel-aziz Tlass]


Tobin, Peter
Born 27 August 1946  (Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland)
Man accused of killing three girls in Margate, and found guilty & jailed in 2008.
[Picture of Peter Tobin]


Tolimir, Zdvrako
Born 27 November 1948  (Glamoc, Bosnia)
Bosnian Serb commander during the former war in Yugoslavia, and currently on trial for war crimes at The Hague.
[Picture of Zdvrako Tolimir]


Tolkan, James
Born 20 June 1931  (Calumet, Michigan, USA)
Bald actor best known as Strickland in 'Back to the Future'.
[Picture of James Tolkan]


Tolkien, Christopher
Born 21 November 1924  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Son of 'Lord of the Rings' author J. R. R. Tolkien.
[Picture of Christopher Tolkien]


Tomko, Travis
Born 23 March 1976  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Another wrestler.
[Picture of Travis Tomko]


Tonini, Ersilio (Died in 2013)
Born 20 July 1914  (San Giorgio Piacentino, Italy)
Italian cardinal, currently the oldest living in the World.
[Picture of Ersilio Tonini]


Took, Roger
Date and place of birth unknown
Art historian and curator who was convicted for child abuse in 2008. Believed to have committed suicide in 2011…
[Picture of Roger Took]


Tork, Peter
Born 13 February 1942  (Washington D.C., USA)
Singer and musician with The Monkees.
[Picture of Peter Tork]


Torn, Rip
Born 6 February 1931  (Temple, Texas, USA)
US veteran film & TV actor, born Elmore Rual Torn.
[Picture of Rip Torn]


Torry, Clare
Date and place of birth unknown
Singer who provided the shrieking vocal to the classic Pink Floyd track 'The Great Gig in the Sky'. The pun for her if she goes will be a tap in...
[Picture of Clare Torry]


Tough, Ian
Born 26 March 1947  (Glasgow, Scotland)
The other half of the husband-and-wife comedy duo The Krankies.
[Picture of Ian Tough]


Tovar, Lupita
Born 27 July 1911  (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Mexican film actress, in occasional Hollywood movies.
[Picture of Lupita Tovar]


Tovey, Eric "Lord Littlebrook"
Born 3 January 1929  (Edmonton, London, England)
Midget wrestler, in both England & the US. Now in ill health.
[Picture of Eric


Townes, Charles
Born 28 July 1915  (Greenville, South Carolina, USA)
Inventor of the maser (a microwave device). Also worked on the laser, but not on the taser, or indeed the razor.
[Picture of Charles Townes]


Townshend, Pete
Born 19 May 1945  (Ealing, London, England)
Guitarist and main songwriter in The Who. In 2003 he suffered a "personal legal tragedy" in which he was found to have provided his credit card details to view child pornography on the web. The police cautioned him and he is now on the Sex Offenders' Register, though he continued to protest that he was gathering material "for research purposes". Presumably he won't get fooled again.
[Picture of Pete Townshend]


Tracey, Stan (Died in 2013)
Born 30 December 1926  (London, England)
British jazz pianist and composer.
[Picture of Stan Tracey]


Trapattoni, Giovanni
Born 17 March 1939  (Cusano Milanino, Italy)
The most successful coach in Serie A history, winning 7 scudetto's between 1976 and 1989. Later had success with Bayern München and Benfica. Now coach of the Irish national team. Appropriately his birthday is on St. Patrick's Day!
[Picture of Giovanni Trapattoni]


Trautmann, Bert (Died in 2013)
Born 22 October 1923  (Bremen, Germany)
Manchester City goalkeeper, famous for suffering a broken neck and concussion during the 1956 FA Cup Final, despite which he finished the match, and indeed made several saves.
[Picture of Bert Trautmann]


Travanti, Daniel J
Born 7 March 1940  (Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA)
Actor, best known as police chief Captain Frank Furillo in the classic 1980s TV drama 'Hill Street Blues'.
[Picture of Daniel J Travanti]


Travolta, John
Born 18 February 1954  (Englewood, New Jersey, USA)
Actor who has had something of a rollercoaster career: he was catapulted to fame in 'Saturday Night Fever' (1977), but then appeared in a few turkeys before his career was rescued by, of all things, 'Look Who's Talking'. Finally acquired a semblance of cool as the hitman Vincent Vega in 'Pulp Fiction', before losing it again in the absurd Scientologist film 'Battlefield Earth'.
[Picture of John Travolta]


Treacher, Bill
Born 4 June 1930  (London, England)
UK actor, forever remembered as the long-suffering Arthur Fowler in 'EastEnders'.
[Picture of Bill Treacher]


Treacy, Dan
Born 19 June 1960  (place of birth unknown)
Singer with cult punk rockers the Television Personalities.
[Picture of Dan Treacy]


Trescothick, Marcus
Born 25 December 1975  (Keynsham, Somerset, England)
Cricketer for Somerset & formerly for England.
[Picture of Marcus Trescothick]


Trevor, William
Born 24 May 1928  (Mitchelstown, County Cork, Rep of Ireland)
England-based Irish author, three times winner of the Whitbread Prize.
[Picture of William Trevor]


Trimble, David
Born 15 October 1944  (Bangor, Down, Northern Ireland)
Former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party who was instrumental with John Hume in pursuing long term peace in Northern Ireland which landed them both the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998. Was First Minister in the reconvened Northern Ireland Assembly before being usurped by Ian Paisley and the DUP.
[Picture of David Trimble]


Tritton, Anthony Anthony Tritton is no longer with us
Born 4 March 1927  (Lambeth, London, England)

Died 9 August 2012  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Former military bigwig.
[Picture of Anthony Tritton]


Troyer, Verne
Born 1 January 1969  (Sturgis, Michigan, USA)
Diminutive (2'8") actor, best known for playing Mini-Me in the 'Austin Powers' movies.
[Picture of Verne Troyer]


Trumbull, Douglas
Born 8 April 1942  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Special effects pioneer and director of 'Silent Running'.
[Picture of Douglas Trumbull]


Tshisekedi, Étienne
Born 14 December 1932  (Luluabourg, Congo)
Former Prime Minister of Zaire.
[Picture of Étienne Tshisekedi]


Tsvangirai, Morgan
Born 10 March 1952  (Gutu, Zimbabwe)
Former opposition leader to Robert Mugabe, who in 2009, became the PM of Zimbabwe. However his relationship with Mad Bob is still extremely strained.
[Picture of Morgan Tsvangirai]


Tu, Elsie
Born 2 June 1913  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Anti-colonial political and social activist.
[Picture of Elsie Tu]


Turcios, Marisol
Born in Canada  (exact date unknown)
Terminally ill mother. Meh.
[Picture of Marisol Turcios]


Tureaud, Laurence
Born 21 May 1952  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
The legendary Mr T, who played Sgt B.A. Baracus in 'The A-Team', and made a habit of pitying fools and not getting on no airplanes. Also had a notoriously low tolerance level when it came to jibber-jabber.
[Picture of Laurence Tureaud]


Turkel, Joe
Born 15 July 1927  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, best known as the inventor of the rogue replicants in 'Blade Runner' and as the bartender in 'The Shining' one of three parts played for legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
[Picture of Joe Turkel]


Turner, Anthea
Born 25 May 1960  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
Bland TV presenter, better known for her private life than for her personality.
[Picture of Anthea Turner]


Turner, Stansfield
Born 1 December 1923  (Highland Park, Illinois, USA)
Retired Admiral and former Director of the CIA.
[Picture of Stansfield Turner]


Turner, Ted
Born 19 November 1938  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Businessman & founder of CNN.
[Picture of Ted Turner]


Tutu, Desmond
Born 7 October 1931  (Klerksdorp, South Africa)
Winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, he became Archbishop of Cape Town in 1986. When aged fourteen he caught tuberculosis and had to spend two years in hospital as a result. Reported to be "seriously ill" in 2001, he joked "My presence here gives testimony to the resurrection of the dead!" during a visit to London's Southwark Cathedral at the time. Retired from public life in 2010.
[Picture of Desmond Tutu]


Tutuhatunewa, Frans
Born 16 June 1923  (Batavia, Indonesia)
President in exile of the South Moluccas.
[Picture of Frans Tutuhatunewa]


Tuulse, Liidia
Born 18 March 1912  (Hummuli, Estonia)
Estonian poet. Died in March 2012 but no obit.
[Picture of Liidia Tuulse]


Tweed, Jack
Born 9 June 1987  (London, England)
Widower of 'Big Brother' contestant and unlikely media sensation Jade Goody.
[Picture of Jack Tweed]


Tyler, Zoe
Born 7 July 1970  (Birmingham, West Midlands, England)
According to former host Octopus of Odstock: "Godawful woman, a former member of the 'Loose Women' panel and loves herself more than anyone I've ever seen on TV, no mean feat..."
[Picture of Zoe Tyler]


Tyler Moore, Mary
Born 29 December 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actress and comedienne who came to prominence in 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', before being given her own programme, called, with a stunning lack of imagination, 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'.
[Picture of Mary Tyler Moore]


Tymoshenko, Yulia
Born 27 November 1960  (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)
Foxy political leader, now in jail for rather dubious crimes.
[Picture of Yulia Tymoshenko]


Tyner, McCoy
Born 11 December 1938  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Jazz pianist with the John Coltrane Quartet.
[Picture of McCoy Tyner]


Tyson, Ian
Born 25 September 1933  (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Ian Tyson]


Tyson, Mike
Born 30 June 1966  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Brought up by his single mother in the toughest part of Brooklyn, was winning street fights by the age of 9, weighed 200lbs and could bench-press more than his own weight by the age of 14. Became the youngest undisputed WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight boxing champion ever at 20. Spent 3 years in prison for rape and famously bit Evander Holyfield's ear off. And yet, despite all this, he still speaks with a comically high-pitched, lisping voice.
[Picture of Mike Tyson]

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