Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: J


Jacklin, Tony
Born 7 July 1944  (Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England)
One of Britain's most successful golfers. Captained Europe to an epochal win over the United States in the Ryder Cup in 1985.
[Picture of Tony Jacklin]


Jackman, Hugh
Born 12 October 1968  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Australian actor who found success in Hollywood in the film 'X-Men' as Wolverine. Presented the Academy Awards in 2010.
[Picture of Hugh Jackman]


Jackman, Robin
Born 13 August 1945  (Simla, Punjab, India)
Former England international cricketer.
[Picture of Robin Jackman]


Jackson, Anne
Born 3 September 1926  (Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actress, mostly on stage on film. Wife of Eli Wallach.
[Picture of Anne Jackson]


Jackson, Betty
Born 24 June 1949  (Bacup, Lancashire, England)
British fashion designer. Lost her leg aged six.
[Picture of Betty Jackson]


Jackson, Francis
Born 2 October 1917  (Malton, Yorkshire, England)
Organist and composer, Was Organist of York Minster from 1946-1982.
[Picture of Francis Jackson]


Jackson, Jesse
Born 8 October 1941  (Greenville, South Carolina, USA)
Controversial politician & civil rights activist, as well as a Baptist minister.
[Picture of Jesse Jackson]


Jackson, Joseph
Born 26 July 1929  (Fountain Hill, Arkansas, USA)
Father of Michael & all the other Jacksons, former manager of Jackson 5.
[Picture of Joseph Jackson]


Jackson, Katherine
Born 4 May 1930  (Barbour County, Alabama)
Matriarch of the legendary Jackson family of musicians.
[Picture of Katherine Jackson]


Jackson, Peter
Born 31 October 1961  (Wellington, New Zealand)
Oscar-winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
[Picture of Peter Jackson]


Jackson, Tito
Born 15 October 1953  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
Member of sibling soul band The Jackson 5 and The Jacksons.
[Picture of Tito Jackson]


Jackson, Wanda
Born 20 October 1937  (Maud, Oklahoma, USA)
Acclaimed rockabilly singer.
[Picture of Wanda Jackson]


Jacobi, Derek
Born 22 October 1938  (Leytonstone, London, England)
Actor, mostly on stage, but with notable TV & film credits as well.
[Picture of Derek Jacobi]


Jacobsen, Florence S.
Born 7 April 1913  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
Former president of the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I bet they have a lot of fun...
[Picture of Florence S. Jacobsen]


Jacobson, Howard
Born 25 August 1942  (Manchester, England)
Writer and humourist. Could be Jewish but I can't be absolutely sure about that...
[Picture of Howard Jacobson]


Jaffee, Al
Born 13 March 1921  (Savannah, Georgia, USA)
Cartoonist with MAD magazine since 1955. Features include the back cover fold-in and 'Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions'.
[Picture of Al Jaffee]


Jagger, Mick
Born 26 July 1943  (Dartford, Kent, England)
Rubber-lipped lead singer of the Rolling Stones.
[Picture of Mick Jagger]


Jagielka, Phil
Born 17 August 1982  (Manchester, England)
Everton and England defensive midfield player-cum central defender.
[Picture of Phil Jagielka]


Jagiello, Piotr
Born 21 December 1992  (Warsaw, Poland)
Young actor, whose only credit is Marek in 'Somers Town'.
[Picture of Piotr Jagiello]


James, Bunty
Born in Maryport, Cumbria, England  (exact date unknown)
TV presenter, one of the presenters of 'How' back in the 1960s and 1970s. Born 1933.
[Picture of Bunty James]


James, Clifton
Born 29 May 1921  (New York, New York, USA)
Actor, Sheriff J.W. Pepper in two James Bond movies.
[Picture of Clifton James]


James, Clive
Born 7 October 1939  (Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
TV critic, writer & author who thinks he is far far funnier than he actually is.
[Picture of Clive James]


James, Jesse G.
Born 19 April 1969  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Customizer of Motorcycles as featured in the U.S. Reality TV show 'Monster Garage'. Was married to Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock, before the eejit went and had an affair and was subsequently divorced.
[Picture of Jesse G. James]


James, LeBron
Born 30 December 1984  (Akron, Ohio, USA)
Basketball player in the NBA
[Picture of LeBron James]


James, P. D. P. D. James is no longer with us
Born 3 August 1920  (Oxford, England)

Died 27 November 2014  (Oxford, England)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Author of mystery novels.
[Picture of P. D. James]


James, Sonny
Born 1 May 1929  (Hackleburg, Alabama, USA)
Country & Western singer.
[Picture of Sonny James]


Jameson, Jenna
Born 9 April 1974  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
Porn star, actress & model.
[Picture of Jenna Jameson]


Jammeh, Yahya
Born 25 May 1965  (Kanilai, Gambia)
Current and controversial President of Gambia.
[Picture of Yahya Jammeh]


Jancsó, Miklós Miklós Jancsó is no longer with us
Born 27 September 1921  (Vác, Hungary)

Died 31 January 2014  (Budapest, Hungary)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Hungarian film director.
[Picture of Miklós Jancsó]


Jane, Bob
Born 18 December 1929  (Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia)
Former touring car racing driver, but better known, in Australia anyway, as a businessman.
[Picture of Bob Jane]


Janis, Byron
Born 24 March 1928  (McKeesport, Pennsylvania, USA)
American classical pianist.
[Picture of Byron Janis]


Janis, Conrad
Born 11 February 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Jazz musician & actor, played Mindy's laconic dad in 'Mork and Mindy'.
[Picture of Conrad Janis]


Janner, Greville
Born 11 July 1928  (Cardiff, Wales)
Former MP for Leicester West between 1970 & 1997.
[Picture of Greville Janner]


Janssen, Jan
Born 19 May 1940  (Nootdorp, Netherlands)
Former professional cyclist. First Dutchman to win the Tour de France, in 1968.
[Picture of Jan Janssen]


Jantjie, Thamsanqa
Born in South Africa  (exact date unknown)
The worst sign-language signer in the World who helped double-handedly to ruin Nelson Mandela's memorial tribute. Born 1979.
[Picture of Thamsanqa Jantjie]


Jardine, Sandy Sandy Jardine is no longer with us
Born 31 December 1948  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Died 24 April 2014  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Footballer, first played for the Rangers and later for the Hearts. Now heading for the coffin...
[Picture of Sandy Jardine]


Jaruzelski, General Wojciech General Wojciech Jaruzelski is no longer with us
Born 6 July 1923  (Kurow, Poland)

Died 25 May 2014  (Warsaw, Poland)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Effective leader of Poland from 1981-90, who pitted his trademark sunglasses against Lech Walesa's moustache and lost.
[Picture of General Wojciech Jaruzelski]


Jarvis, Trevor
Date and place of birth unknown
Dementia sufferer, awarded the BEM for his efforts in the last 15 years to help other dementia sufferers with day-to-day tasks. Born 1941.
[Picture of Trevor Jarvis]


Jasný, Vojtech
Born 30 November 1925  (Kelc, Czechoslovakia)
Czech filmmaker.
[Picture of Vojtech Jasný]


Jason, David
Born 2 February 1940  (Edmonton, London, England)
Comedy actor, best known as Granville in 'Open All Hours' and Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in 'Only Fools and Horses'. Even after a decade, it's still hard not to smirk at his supposedly serious role as Detective Inspector Jack Frost in 'A Touch of Frost'.
[Picture of David Jason]


Jawara, Dawda
Born 16 May 1924  (Barajally, The Gambia)
Gambian politician and the nation's first President, from 1970-1994.
[Picture of Dawda Jawara]


Jayaratne, D. M.
Born 4 June 1931  (Doluwa, Sri Lanka)
Current PM of Sri Lanka.
[Picture of D. M. Jayaratne]


Jayston, Michael
Born 29 October 1935  (Nottingham, England)
Velvet-voiced actor who has appeared in a wide variety of films and tv programmes.
[Picture of Michael Jayston]


Jean, Al
Born 9 January 1961  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Screenwriter for 'The Simpsons' among others.
[Picture of Al Jean]


Jean I of Luxembourg, Grand Duke
Born 5 January 1921  (Berg Castle, Luxembourg)
Ruler of Luxembourg from 1964 to 2000.
[Picture of Grand Duke Jean I of Luxembourg]


Jeanmaire, Zizi
Born 29 April 1924  (Paris, France)
Renowed ballerina, who appeared in a number of films, including notably, 'Hans Christian Andersen' with Danny Kaye.
[Picture of Zizi Jeanmaire]


Jeffreys, Anne
Born 26 January 1923  (Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA)
Actress and singer, who started in musicals but had some non-singing roles in both film and TV.
[Picture of Anne Jeffreys]


Jeffries, Herb Herb Jeffries is no longer with us
Born 24 September 1913  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Died 25 May 2014  (Woodland Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Veteran jazz singer and actor.
[Picture of Herb Jeffries]


Jeffs, Warren Steed
Born 3 December 1955  (San Francisco, California, USA)
President of a breakaway Mormon church in the US. Currently in custody over underage sex allegations.
[Picture of Warren Steed Jeffs]


Jelinek, Elfriede
Born 20 October 1946  (Mürzzuschlag, Styria, Austria)
Austrian feminist playwright & novelist.
[Picture of Elfriede Jelinek]


Jenkin, Patrick
Born 7 January 1926  (Oxford, England)
Politician, a member of both Edward Heath & Margaret Thatcher's government cabinets.
[Picture of Patrick Jenkin]


Jenkins, Blair
Born 8 January 1957  (Elgin, Scotland)
Former director of Broadcasting at STV.
[Picture of Blair Jenkins]


Jenneke, Michelle
Born 23 June 1993  (Kenthurst, New South Wales, Australia)
100m hurdler, sprinter and glamour model.
[Picture of Michelle Jenneke]


Jeon, Mu-Song
Born 28 September 1941  (Haeju, South Korea)
Veteran South Korean actor.
[Picture of Mu-Song Jeon]


Jepsen, Carly Rae
Born 21 November 1985  (Mission, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian pop singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Carly Rae Jepsen]


Jepson, Harry
Born 2 April 1922  (Leeds, West Yorkshire, England)
President of Leeds Rhinos rugby league club.
[Picture of Harry Jepson]


Jewison, Norman
Born 21 July 1926  (Toronto, Canada)
Canadian film director of such films as 'In the Heat of the Night' and 'Rollerball'.
[Picture of Norman Jewison]


Jiménez, Timoleón
Born 22 January 1959  (Calarca, Colombia)
Leader of the FARC terrorist group, aka Timochenko.
[Picture of Timoleón Jiménez]


Jinping, Xi
Born 15 June 1953  (Beijing, China)
Current President of China.
[Picture of Xi Jinping]


Johanson, Sue
Born 16 March 1930  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Sex education lecturer, academic and speaker.
[Picture of Sue Johanson]


John, Elton
Born 25 March 1947  (Pinner, Middlesex, England)
Successful pop star of the 1970s, who has managed to remain more or less in the limelight ever since, despite (or perhaps because of) drug and alcohol problems, bust-ups with his lyricist Bernie Taupin, a turbulent love life and a lamentable dress sense.
[Picture of Elton John]


Johns, Glynis
Born 5 October 1923  (Pretoria, South Africa)
Husky-voiced actress (and dancer/singer), of Welsh origin, a popular actress in the 1950s.
[Picture of Glynis Johns]


Johns, Jasper
Born 15 May 1930  (Augusta, Georgia, USA)
American abstract expressionist painter.
[Picture of Jasper Johns]


Johnson, Bill
Born 30 March 1960  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Skier, the first American to win an alpine skiing Olympic gold medal, in Sarajevo in 1984.
[Picture of Bill Johnson]


Johnson, Daisy
Date and place of birth unknown
Heiress of the Johnson & Johnson company. Sister Casey died in 2010. Born c.1987.
[Picture of Daisy Johnson]


Johnson, David
Born 15 August 1976  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Former footballer for Bury, Ipswich Town and Nottingham Forest.
[Picture of David Johnson]


Johnson, Diane
Born 28 April 1934  (Moline, Illinois, USA)
Novelist and essayist, who has seen some of her works become films.
[Picture of Diane Johnson]


Johnson, Don
Born 15 December 1949  (Flat Creek, Missouri, USA)
Miami Vice actor.
[Picture of Don Johnson]


Johnson, George "Johnny"
Date and place of birth unknown
Member of the "Dambusters" mission in the Second World War. Born 1922.
[Picture of George


Johnson, Holly
Born 19 February 1960  (Khartoum, Sudan)
African-born former front man of '80s Scouse popsters Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Was diagnosed with HIV in the late '80s, but treatment has kept it at bay ever since, and he continues to work in the music industry.
[Picture of Holly Johnson]


Johnson, Laurie
Born 7 February 1927  (London, England)
Bandleader and television composer who had a hit single in 1960 with 'Sucu Sucu' which was the theme to the TV series 'Top Secret'.
[Picture of Laurie Johnson]


Johnson, Magic
Born 14 August 1959  (Lansing, Michigan, USA)
HIV-positive former basketball player.
[Picture of Magic Johnson]


Johnson, Martha
Born 18 December 1950  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian singer and songwriter, now suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
[Picture of Martha Johnson]


Johnson, Nicole Randall
Born 9 December 1973  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Comedienne, part of sketch show MadTV.
[Picture of Nicole Randall Johnson]


Johnson, Russell Russell Johnson is no longer with us
Born 10 November 1924  (Ashley, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 16 January 2014  (Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Actor, in numerous shows & films, but remembered in the US for his role in 'Gilligan's Island'.
[Picture of Russell Johnson]


Johnson, Senator Tim
Born 28 December 1946  (Canton, South Dakota, USA)
US Democrat Senator from South Dakota.
[Picture of Senator Tim Johnson]


Johnson, Teddy
Born 4 September 1920  (Surbiton, Surrey, England)
Variety star, a singer, along with his wife Pearl Carr, who were big in the 50s, but have now both long been forgotten about.
[Picture of Teddy Johnson]


Johnson, Wilko
Born 12 July 1947  (Canvey Island, Essex, England)
Former lead guitarist and songwriter for pub rock legends Dr. Feelgood.
[Picture of Wilko Johnson]


Johnston, J. Bennett
Born 10 June 1932  (Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)
Former US Senator from Louisiana between 1972-1997.
[Picture of J. Bennett Johnston]


Johnston, Joe
Born 13 May 1950  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Movie director, behind 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids' and 'Jumanji'.
[Picture of Joe Johnston]


Jolie, Angelina
Born 4 June 1975  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Lara Croft actress.
[Picture of Angelina Jolie]


Jon, Anand
Born 28 November 1973  (Kerala, India)
Fashion designer, now in jail for a string of sex offences.
[Picture of Anand Jon]


Jones, Christopher Christopher Jones is no longer with us
Born 18 August 1941  (Jackson, Tennessee, USA)

Died 31 January 2014  (Los Alamitos, California, USA)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
US actor - 'Ryan's Daughter' etc. Born William Frank Jones.
[Picture of Christopher Jones]


Jones, Cliff
Born 7 February 1935  (Swansea, Wales)
Former Tottenham Hotspur winger, part of the legendary double winning side of 1961.
[Picture of Cliff Jones]


Jones, Dickie Dickie Jones is no longer with us
Born 25 February 1927  (Snyder, Texas, USA)

Died 7 July 2014  (Northridge, California, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Former child actor, best known as the voice of 'Pinocchio'.
[Picture of Dickie Jones]


Jones, Freddie
Born 17 August 1927  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
Actor, currently in Emmerdale & has been on TV for aeons.
[Picture of Freddie Jones]


Jones, Glyn Glyn Jones is no longer with us
Born 27 April 1931  (Durban, South Africa)

Died 2 April 2014  (Vamos, Crete, Greece)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Actor and writer, one of the few to contribute in both roles in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Glyn Jones]


Jones, Grace
Born 19 May 1948  (Spanish Town, Jamaica)
Androgynous Jamaican singer who famously boxed Russell Harty's ears in the 1980s.
[Picture of Grace Jones]


Jones, Jeffrey
Born 28 September 1946  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
Actor, in a heap of films and TV shows. Also a registered sex offender.
[Picture of Jeffrey Jones]


Jones, Ken Ken Jones is no longer with us
Born 20 February 1930  (Liverpool, England)

Died 13 February 2014  (Prescott, Merseyside, England)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Frequently seen character actor in the 1970s & 1980s - though still acting now. Best known as the rather shifty Ives in 'Porridge'.
[Picture of Ken Jones]


Jones, L. Q.
Born 19 August 1927  (Jefferson County, Texas, USA)
Actor who appeared in several Sam Peckinpah films.
[Picture of L. Q. Jones]


Jones, Mick
Born 24 April 1945  (Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England)
Former striker for Sheffield United, Leeds United and England. Formed a memorable striking partnership with Allan Clarke in the 1970s.
[Picture of Mick Jones]


Jones, Quincy
Born 14 March 1933  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Music composer, trumpeter, record producer & arranger, mainly of "feel-good" music.
[Picture of Quincy Jones]


Jones, Sharon
Born 4 May 1956  (Augusta, Georgia, USA)
Soul and funk singer, now suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Sharon Jones]


Jones, Simon
Born 27 June 1950  (Charlton Park, Wiltshire, England)
Actor, best known for his role as Arthur Dent in 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' on radio and TV.
[Picture of Simon Jones]


Jones, Susannah
Born 6 July 1899  (Lowndes County, Alabama, USA)
3rd oldest person in the World as of the beginning of 2014.
[Picture of Susannah Jones]


Jones, Tanya
Born in Hertfordshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Wife of footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones. Had a heart transplant in the late 1980s. Born 1963.
[Picture of Tanya Jones]


Jones, Terry
Born 1 February 1942  (Colwyn Bay, Wales)
Member of Monty Python and one of Britain's most noted historians.
[Picture of Terry Jones]


Jones, Tom
Born 7 June 1940  (Pontypridd, Wales)
Gravelly-voiced, hirsute Welsh singer, inexplicably attractive to ladies of a certain age.
[Picture of Tom Jones]


Jones, Vinnie
Born 5 January 1965  (Watford, Hertfordshire, England)
Hardman footballer turned hardman actor, although it's a very tenous kind of acting he does.
[Picture of Vinnie Jones]


Jongbloed, Jan
Born 25 November 1940  (Amsterdam, Holland)
Former Dutch national goalkeeper in the 1970s. Bears an uncanny resemblace to American comedian Rich Hall.
[Picture of Jan Jongbloed]


Jong-Un, Kim
Born 8 January 1983  (Pyongyang, North Korea)
Son of the late North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il and appointed successor to the dear leader after his death in December 2011.
[Picture of Kim Jong-Un]


Jordan, Michael
Born 17 February 1963  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
One of the most successful & certainly most well-known basketball players of all time.
[Picture of Michael Jordan]


Jospin, Lionel
Born 12 July 1937  (Meudon, Hauts-de-Seine, France)
Former French socialist PM.
[Picture of Lionel Jospin]


Jourdan, Louis
Born 19 June 1919  (Marseille, France)
French actor in a number of US & UK movies, including 'Octopussy'.
[Picture of Louis Jourdan]


Joyce, Ron
Born in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Businessman who co-founded the Tim Horton's doughnut empire. Born 1930.
[Picture of Ron Joyce]


Juan Carlos Of Spain, King
Born 5 January 1938  (Rome, Italy)
King of Spain from 1975 to his surprise abdication in 2014.
[Picture of King Juan Carlos Of Spain]


Juda, Elsbeth Elsbeth Juda is no longer with us
Born 2 May 1911  (Darmstadt, Germany)

Died 5 July 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Photographer. It was Juda who photographed Winston Churchill as reference shots for artist Graham Sutherland's notorious portrait of the former PM in 1954.
[Picture of Elsbeth Juda]


Julius Norwich, John
Born 15 September 1929  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Historian, TV broadcaster & travel writer, son of politician Duff Cooper.
[Picture of John Julius Norwich]


Jurasik, Peter
Born 25 April 1950  (Queens, New York, USA)
American actor, best known for his role as Londo Mollari in the pioneering sci-fi series 'Babylon 5'.
[Picture of Peter Jurasik]


Jurgens, Udo Udo Jurgens is no longer with us
Born 30 September 1934  (Klagenfurt, Austria)

Died 21 December 2014  (Munsterlingen, Switzerland)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Singer, songwriter and composer. Popular in the Germanic speaking areas.
[Picture of Udo Jurgens]

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