Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: O


Obama, Barack
Born 4 August 1961  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
President of the USA since 2009.
[Picture of Barack Obama]


Obama, Michelle
Born 17 January 1964  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
The current First Lady of the USA.
[Picture of Michelle Obama]


Obama, Sarah Onyango
Date and place of birth unknown
President Barack Obama's 'grandmother' although that's not strictly true as she his paternal grandfather's third wife. Born 1922
[Picture of Sarah Onyango 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]


Obel, Agnes
Born 28 October 1980  (Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Danish singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Agnes Obel]


Obermaier, Uschi
Born 24 September 1946  (Munich, Germany)
Model-turned left-wing political activist.
[Picture of Uschi Obermaier]


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, Edna
Born 15 December 1930  (Tuamgraney, County Clare, Rep of Ireland)
Irish novellist.
[Picture of Edna O'Brien]


O'Brien, Keith
Born 17 March 1938  (Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh who stepped down in 2013 over allegations of sexual misconduct.
[Picture of Keith O'Brien]


O'Brien, Margaret
Born 15 January 1937  (San Diego, California, USA)
Former child actress.
[Picture of Margaret O'Brien]


O'Brien, Richard
Born 25 March 1942  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
The man behind 1975's 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', and presenter of 'The Crystal Maze'. His real name is the rather plainer Richard Smith. Said to have based the Dr. Frank-N-Furter character on Alice Cooper.
[Picture of Richard O'Brien]


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


Ockels, Wubbo Wubbo Ockels is no longer with us
Born 28 March 1946  (Almelo, Netherlands)

Died 18 May 2014  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
Astronaut. The first Dutchman in space, although to be fair many of his fellow Dutchmen have been in the clouds for years...
[Picture of Wubbo Ockels]


O'Connell, Christian
Born 7 April 1973  (Winchester, Hampshire, England)
Disc Jockey for Absolute Radio who occasionally pops up on TV.
[Picture of Christian O'Connell]


O'Connell, Jerry
Born 17 February 1974  (New York City, New York, USA)
American actor, best known for his role in 1990s TV series 'Sliders'.
[Picture of Jerry O'Connell]


O'Connell, Paddy
Born 11 March 1966  (Guildford, Surrey, England)
Journalist and TV presenter. Had a scheduled meeting at the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001. It would be fair to say that the meeting was cancelled...
[Picture of Paddy O'Connell]


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, Des
Born 12 January 1932  (Stepney, London, England)
Former Northampton Town footballer, turned singer, now a veteran television presenter & chat show host.
[Picture of Des 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)
Goodie, birdwatcher and TV presenter whose mental health problems have surfaced in recent years.
[Picture of Bill Oddie]


Odom, Lamar
Born 6 November 1979  (New York City, New York, USA)
Basketball player who has somehow got himself tagged onto the Kardashian clan.
[Picture of Lamar Odom]


O'Donnell, Daniel
Born 12 December 1961  (Kincasslagh, County Donegal, Rep of Ireland)
Cheesy Irish singer.
[Picture of Daniel O'Donnell]


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]


Ogilvy, Ian
Born 30 September 1943  (Woking, Surrey, England)
Actor best known as Simon Templar in 'Return of the Saint'.
[Picture of Ian Ogilvy]


O'Grady, Oliver
Born 5 June 1945  (Limerick, Rep of Ireland)
Irish-born US priest, jailed in 1993 for sexual abuse of children and was deported back to his home country in 2001.
[Picture of Oliver O'Grady]


O'Grady, Paul
Born 14 June 1955  (Birkenhead, Merseyside, England)
Comedian and actor better known as his cross-dressing alter ego Lily Savage. He suffered a heart attack in 2002 but went on to recover and appear as the Child Catcher in the stage musical of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
[Picture of Paul O'Grady]


O'Grady, Paul Thomas Francis
Born 14 July 1960  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
One of the few openly gay Australian politicians.
[Picture of Paul Thomas Francis O'Grady]


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]


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


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


Oldfield, Sally
Born 8 March 1947  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)
Singer and older sister of the more famous Mike Oldfield.
[Picture of Sally Oldfield]


Olivero, Magda Magda Olivero is no longer with us
Born 25 March 1910  (Saluzzo, Italy)

Died 8 September 2014  (Milan, Italy)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Italian soprano who made her debut back in 1932!
[Picture of Magda Olivero]


Oliveros, Pauline
Born 30 May 1932  (Houston, Texas)
American avant-garde accordian player and composer.
[Picture of Pauline Oliveros]


Ollerenshaw, Kathleen Kathleen Ollerenshaw is no longer with us
Born 1 October 1912  (Manchester, England)

Died 10 August 2014  (Didsbury, England)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
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.
[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]


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'. 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]


O'Neill, Ed
Born 12 April 1946  (Youngstown, Ohio, USA)
Actor known for his roles in two successful but wildy different family-based sitcoms, 'Married... with Children' and 'Modern Family'.
[Picture of Ed O'Neill]


O'Neill, Martin
Born 1 March 1953  (Kilrea, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland)
Eccentric football manager. Has had success with Leicester City and Celtic FC and now currently manages the Irish national team.
[Picture of Martin O'Neill]


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 Hiroo Onoda is no longer with us
Born 19 March 1922  (Kainan, Wakayama Prefecture,Japan)

Died 16 January 2014  (Tokyo, Japan)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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]


Onorio, Rota
Born in Kiribati  (exact date unknown)
Kiribati politician. Acting President of the Pacific island from 1982-83. Born 1919.
[Picture of Rota Onorio]


O'Reilly, Bill
Born 10 September 1949  (New York, New York, USA)
Pompous and arrogant Fox News pundit.
[Picture of Bill O'Reilly]


Oriani-Ambrosini, Mario
Born 26 October 1960  (Rome, Italy)
Italian-born South African politician and lawyer. Died in August 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Mario Oriani-Ambrosini]


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]


Ortega, Lindi
Born in Totonto, Canada  (exact date unknown)
Canadian singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Lindi Ortega]


Osborne, George
Born 23 May 1971  (London, England)
Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2010. Either the saviour of the British economy or the Devil Incarnate, depending on your politics...
[Picture of George Osborne]


Osborne, Jim
Born 1 February 1945  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Former tennis player, specialising in doubles.
[Picture of Jim Osborne]


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. Considering the fate of Rik Mayall, maybe the clock's ticking...
[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]


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, Marie
Born 13 October 1959  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
Country & pop singer, part of the Osmond singing dynasty.
[Picture of Marie Osmond]


Osmond, Merrill
Born 30 April 1953  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
Lead singer and bass player for the Osmonds.
[Picture of Merrill Osmond]


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


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, Gilbert
Born 1 December 1946  (Waterford, Rep of Ireland)
Singer-songwriter who had a string of hits in the 1970s.
[Picture of Gilbert O'Sullivan]


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 times World Snooker champion.
[Picture of Ronnie O'Sullivan]


Otto, Frei
Born 31 May 1925  (Siegmar, Germany)
German architect. Designed the famous roof of the Munich Olympic stadium.
[Picture of Frei Otto]


Ovechkin, Alexander
Born 17 September 1985  (Moscow, Russia)
Russian professional ice hockey star.
[Picture of Alexander Ovechkin]


Ovenden, Graham
Born 11 February 1943  (New Alresford, Hampshire, England)
Painter and photographer who took rather too much interest in his young subjects and was jailed for child abuse in October 2013.
[Picture of Graham Ovenden]


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]

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