Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2013: Y


Yamada, Yoji
Born 13 September 1931  (Toyonaka City, Osaka, Japan)
Japanese film director, best known for his 'Otoko wa Tsurai yo' film series.
[Picture of Yoji Yamada]


Yamano, Naoko
Born 18 December 1960  (Osaka, Japan)
Guitarist and founder of cult Japanese all-girl rock band Shonen Knife.
[Picture of Naoko Yamano]


Yarbrough, Glenn
Born 12 January 1930  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Folk singer.
[Picture of Glenn Yarbrough]


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]


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]


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


Yong-nam, Kim
Born 4 February 1928  (Pyongyang, North Korea)
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea. Some believe that he's the one that really runs the show in this most most rogue of rogue states...
[Picture of Kim Yong-nam]


Yosef, Ovadia Ovadia Yosef is no longer with us
Born 23 September 1920  (Baghdad, Iraq)

Died 7 October 2013  (Jerusalem, Israel)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel.
[Picture of Ovadia Yosef]


Yoshida, Masao Masao Yoshida is no longer with us
Born 17 February 1955  (Osaka, Japan)

Died 9 July 2013  (Tokyo, Japan)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
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]


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, Barbara
Born 9 February 1936  (Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England)
Actress. Played the gossipy Sandie Hargreaves in Channel 5's only soap opera 'Family Affairs'.
[Picture of Barbara 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, Chick
Born 4 May 1951  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish sports reporter, notorious for his bias towards "The Glorious Glasgow Rangers" on 'Sportscene'. He-heeh.
[Picture of Chick Young]


Young, James R.
Date and place of birth unknown
Current President of the Union Pacific Railroad, the largest railroad network in the USA. Born c.1952.
[Picture of James R. 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, Martin
Born 5 July 1947  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Televison journalist. Helped devised the series 'Rough Justice' in 1980, which looked at cases where the wrong people were convicted.
[Picture of Martin Young]


Youzhi, Jin
Born 17 August 1918  (Shichahai, Beijing, China)
Only surviving brother of the Last Emperor of China, and a member of the Qing Dynasty.
[Picture of Jin Youzhi]


Yo-won, Lee
Born 9 April 1980  (Seongnam, South Korea)
South Korean actress.
[Picture of Lee Yo-won]


Yunupingu, Mandawuy Mandawuy Yunupingu is no longer with us
Born 17 September 1956  (Yirrkala, Arnhem Land, Australia)

Died 1 June 2013  (Yirrkala, Arnhem Land, Australia)

Age at death: 56  (read death notice)
Aboriginal musician. Lead singer of the band Yothu Yindi.
[Picture of Mandawuy Yunupingu]

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