Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2013: O


Ó Brádaigh, Ruairí Ruairí Ó Brádaigh is no longer with us
Born 2 October 1932  (Longford, County Longford, Rep of Ireland)

Died 5 June 2013  (Dublin, Ireland)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Former fighter & chief of the IRA, current president of the Republican Sinn Fein.
[Picture of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh]


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


Obama, Barack
Born 4 August 1961  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
President of the USA. Comfortably re-elected 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]


Obando y Bravo, Miguel
Born 2 February 1926  (La Libertad, Chontales Department, Nicaragua)
Nicaraguan cardinal. Archbishop of Managua from 1970-2005. One of the cardinal electors that chose Pope Benedict XVI in 2005.
[Picture of Miguel Obando y Bravo]


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, Darrin Kenneth
Born 30 October 1969  (North York, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian reggae musician known as "Snow". Will he be falling this year?
[Picture of Darrin Kenneth O'Brien]


O'Brien, Edna
Born 15 December 1930  (Tuamgraney, County Clare, Rep of Ireland)
Irish novellist.
[Picture of Edna 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, Geraldine
Date and place of birth unknown
Contestant in the Irish version of 'The Apprentice' TV show. Born c.1983.
[Picture of Geraldine O'Callaghan]


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


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, 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]


Odebrecht, Norberto
Born 9 October 1920  (Recide, Brazil)
Brazilian engineer and founder of the Oerbrecht Corp.
[Picture of Norberto Odebrecht]


O'Donnell, Rosie
Born 21 March 1962  (Bayside, Queens, New York, USA)
Outspoken US talk show host, comedienne & actress.
[Picture of Rosie O'Donnell]


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]


Ogilvie, Campbell
Date and place of birth unknown
President of the Scottish Football Association. Born 1950 or 1951.
[Picture of Campbell Ogilvie]


Ogilvy, David
Born 17 May 1926  (London, England)
The current 13th Earl Of Airlie. Former businessman, and general toff.
[Picture of David Ogilvy]


O'Hara, Lisa Maree
Born 31 January 1988  (place of birth unknown)
Australian model. Died early in 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Lisa Maree O'Hara]


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]


Oiterong, Alfonso
Born 9 October 1924  (Palau)
Palauan president briefly in 1985.
[Picture of Alfonso Oiterong]


Okawa, Misawo
Born 5 March 1898  (Osaka, Japan)
Japanese supercentenarian. The World's oldest person after the death in June 2013 of Jiroemon Kimura.
[Picture of Misawo Okawa]


O'Keefe, Danny
Born in Spokane, Washington, USA  (exact date unknown)
Singer-songwriter, whose biggest hit came in 1971 with 'Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues'. Born 1943.
[Picture of Danny O'Keefe]


Okubo, Koto Koto Okubo is no longer with us
Born 24 December 1897  (Tokyo, Japan)

Died 12 January 2013  (Kawasaki City, Kanagawa, Japan)

Age at death: 115  (read death notice)
Oldest woman in the World as of the end of 2012.
[Picture of Koto Okubo]


Oldenburg, Claes
Born 28 January 1929  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish sculptor whose works tended to be large versions of everyday objects.
[Picture of Claes Oldenburg]


Oldman, Gary
Born 21 March 1958  (London, England)
Acclaimed British film actor, best known for his recurring role as James Gordon in the recent Batman trilogy.
[Picture of Gary Oldman]


Ollerenshaw, Kathleen
Born 1 October 1912  (Manchester, England)
Mathematician, educationalist & local politician. Former Lord Mayor of Manchester.
[Picture of Kathleen Ollerenshaw]


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


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]


Ondaatje, Michael
Born 12 September 1943  (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Booker Prize-winning Canadian novelist whose novel 'The English Patient' was later successfully adapted for film.
[Picture of Michael Ondaatje]


O'Neal, Redmond
Born 30 January 1985  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Wayward son of Ryan O'Neal & Farrah Fawcett, with a liking for drugs, drink & other unhealthy type things.
[Picture of Redmond O'Neal]


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, Hatsue
Born 31 October 1898  (Iwate, Japan)
Japanese supercentenarian, one of the oldest people in the World. Apparently died in October 2012 so no points...
[Picture of Hatsue Ono]


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]


Ophüls, Marcel
Born 1 November 1927  (Frankfurt, Germany)
German-born American documentarist.
[Picture of Marcel Ophüls]


Opie, Iona
Date and place of birth unknown
Anthologist with her late husband Peter of children's stories and nursery rhymes. Born 1923.
[Picture of Iona Opie]


Orange, Jason
Born 10 July 1970  (Crumpsall, Manchester, England)
Member of 1990s boy band Take That, who reformed to considerable success and acclaim the following decade.
[Picture of Jason Orange]


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]


Orton, Jr., Bob
Born 10 November 1950  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)
Wrestler from a family of professional wrestlers including his father and son.
[Picture of Bob Orton, Jr.]


Osbourne, Jack
Born 8 November 1985  (London, England)
Like sister Kelly, came to fame through 'The Osbournes'. Has since lost a lot of weight and, again like his sister, has gone into TV presenting.
[Picture of Jack 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 Milo O'Shea is no longer with us
Born 2 June 1926  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

Died 2 April 2013  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Irish character actor, originally on British TV but now living & working in the USA.
[Picture of Milo O'Shea]


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, Wayne
Born 28 August 1951  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
2nd oldest of the Osmond family of entertainers.
[Picture of Wayne Osmond]


Osoba, Tony
Born 15 March 1947  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish actor, best known as the tough inmate "Jock" McLaren in the classic 1970s sitcom 'Porridge'.
[Picture of Tony Osoba]


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)
Five-time World Snooker Champion. Said to suffer from depression and various addictions.
[Picture of Ronnie O'Sullivan]


O'Toole, Peter Peter O'Toole is no longer with us
Born 2 August 1932  (Connemara, Co Galway, Republic of Ireland)

Died 14 December 2013  (London, England)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
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]


Overath, Wolfgang
Born 29 September 1943  (Sieburg, Germany)
Former Germany international footballer. Played in both the 1966 and 1974 World Cup finals. Spent his entire playing career at 1. FC Köln.
[Picture of Wolfgang Overath]


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]


Owen, Tom
Born 8 July 1949  (Brighton, Sussex, England)
Actor son of the late 'Last of the Summer Wine' actor Bill Owen. Played his fictional son in the long-running sitcom.
[Picture of Tom Owen]


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]

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