Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: Y


Yamada, Isuzu Isuzu Yamada is no longer with us
Born 5 February 1917  (Osaka, Japan)

Died 9 July 2012  (Tokyo, Japan)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Veteran Japanese actress.
[Picture of Isuzu Yamada]


Yang, Chen-Ning
Born 1 October 1922  (Hefei, Anhui, China)
Chinese born American physicist.
[Picture of Chen-Ning Yang]


Yardy, Michael
Born 27 November 1980  (Pembury, Kent, England)
Cricketer - captain of Sussex County Cricket Club.
[Picture of Michael Yardy]


Yarwood, Mike
Born 14 March 1941  (Stockport, Cheshire, England)
British impressionist, famed for his impression of Harold Wilson, not been on TV in ages.
[Picture of Mike Yarwood]


Yauch, Adam Adam Yauch is no longer with us
Born 5 August 1964  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 4 May 2012  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 47  (read death notice)
Rap artist, better known as MCA from the Beastie Boys.
[Picture of Adam Yauch]


Yeager, Chuck
Born 13 February 1923  (Myra, West Virginia, USA)
World War II flying ace, who later became a test pilot for the US Air Force and is credited with being the first person to break the sound barrier.
[Picture of Chuck Yeager]


Yew, Lee Kuan
Born 16 September 1923  (Singapore)
Prime Minister of Singapore from 1959-90.
[Picture of Lee Kuan Yew]


Yi, Qin
Born 31 January 1922  (Shanghai, China)
Chinese film actress.
[Picture of Qin Yi]


Yonath, Ada
Born 22 June 1939  (Jerusalem, Israel)
First female Israeli to win the Nobel Prize, in 2009.
[Picture of Ada Yonath]


Yosef, Ovadia
Born 23 September 1920  (Baghdad, Iraq)
Former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel.
[Picture of Ovadia Yosef]


Yoshida, Masao (Died in 2013)
Date and place of birth unknown
Nuclear engineer and plant manager at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant which was badly damaged by a tsunami in 2011, going into meltdown.
[Picture of Masao Yoshida]


Youd, Samuel Samuel Youd is no longer with us
Born 16 April 1922  (Knowsley, Lancashire, England)

Died 3 February 2012  (Bath, Somerset, England)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Writer, mainly of science-fiction.
[Picture of Samuel Youd]


Young, Alan
Born 19 November 1919  (North Shields, Tyne and Wear, England)
Actor best known as the voice of Scrooge McDuck.
[Picture of Alan Young]


Young, Burt
Born 30 April 1940  (Queens, New York, USA)
Actor which many will recognise as Rocky Balboa's brother-in-law Paulie in the 'Rocky' film series.
[Picture of Burt Young]


Young, Jimmy
Born 21 September 1923  (Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England)
Having been presenter of BBC Radio 2's lunchtime show for thirty years, he was acrimoniously sacked towards the end of 2002. Real name Leslie Ronald Young, he usually appears in the same sentence as the word "veteran", and was reportedly Margaret Thatcher's favourite broadcaster. Which probably makes him a marked man.
[Picture of Jimmy Young]


Young, Mae
Born 12 March 1923  (Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA)
Wrestler, a veteran female performer who still makes WWE appearances.
[Picture of Mae Young]


Young, Neil
Born 12 November 1945  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Singer/songwriter, famous both as part of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and also in his own right. Survived a brain aneurysm in 2005, and is now back touring, his fifth decade of doing so.
[Picture of Neil Young]


Young, Sean
Born 20 November 1959  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Film actress best known for her role in 'Blade Runner'.
[Picture of Sean Young]


Young, Will
Born 20 January 1979  (Wokingham, Berkshire, England)
Singer, winner of Pop Idol in 2001. The one with the batty mouth, according to Ali GÖ
[Picture of Will Young]


Youngblood, Luke
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor from the 'Harry Potter' film series. Born 1989.
[Picture of Luke Youngblood]


Yxemerry, Ambroise
Born 28 September 1917  (Paris, France)
French-Polynesian journalist and author.
[Picture of Ambroise Yxemerry]

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