Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: T


Taimanov, Mark
Born 7 February 1926  (Kharkov, Ukraine)
Chess player, an International Grandmaster in the sport.
[Picture of Mark Taimanov]


Takei, George
Born 20 April 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor, played Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek.
[Picture of George Takei]


Talabani, Jalal
Born 12 November 1933  (Kelkan, Iraq)
President of Iraq since April 2005.
[Picture of Jalal Talabani]


Talbot, Fred
Born 17 December 1949  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Cheery TV weatherman, although he had little to cheer about when he was raided by police late in 2012 for suspected sexual abuse.
[Picture of Fred Talbot]


Talley, Jeralean
Born 23 May 1899  (Montrose, Georgia, USA)
2nd oldest person in the World as of the beginning of 2014.
[Picture of Jeralean Talley]


Tambling, Bobby
Born 18 September 1941  (Storrington, Sussex, England)
Former Chelsea striker who held their top scorer record for 47 years before being overtaken by Frank Lampard, Jr. Mind you, take away penalties and deflections and Lamps has probably scored as many as Mickey Droy!
[Picture of Bobby Tambling]


Tamblyn, Russ
Born 30 December 1934  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor & dancer.
[Picture of Russ Tamblyn]


Tan, Amy
Born 19 February 1952  (Oakland, California, USA)
American author, writer of popular novel 'The Joy Luck Club' in 1989.
[Picture of Amy Tan]


Tan Chin Nam, Dato'
Date and place of birth unknown
Malaysian entrepreneur and owner of Australian-based racehorses. Born 1926.
[Picture of Dato' Tan Chin Nam]


Tanner, Roscoe
Born 15 October 1951  (Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA)
Former professional tennis player. Lost to Björn Borg in the 1979 Wimbledon final. Has had numerous issues with the law since.
[Picture of Roscoe Tanner]


Tappy, Eric
Born 19 May 1931  (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Swiss tenor who retired in 1982.
[Picture of Eric Tappy]


Tapsell, Peter
Born 1 February 1930  (Hove, Sussex, England)
Conservative MP and "Father of the House" of Commons, having been continually elected since 1966.
[Picture of Peter Tapsell]


Tarbuck, Jimmy
Born 6 February 1940  (Liverpool, England)
Unfunny, golf-obsessed, old school comedian.
[Picture of Jimmy Tarbuck]


Tarkanian, Jerry
Born 8 August 1930  (Euclid, Ohio, USA)
'Tark the Shark', one of the most successful college basketball coaches of all time.
[Picture of Jerry Tarkanian]


Tarrant, Chris
Born 10 October 1946  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
'Tiswas' & 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' presenter, also a radio presenter.
[Picture of Chris Tarrant]


Taube, Sven-Bertil
Born 24 November 1934  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish folk singer and actor.
[Picture of Sven-Bertil Taube]


Tauranac, Ronald
Born 13 January 1925  (Australia)
Australian racing car designer and engineer, who had a fruitful collaboration with racing legend and team owner Jack Brabham.
[Picture of Ronald Tauranac]


Tavares, Sara
Born 1 February 1978  (Lisbon, Portugal)
Portuguese singer who represented the country in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, coming a respectable 8th.
[Picture of Sara Tavares]


Tavares Da Silveira, Amarildo
Born 29 June 1939  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Brazilian footballer, one of the sadly diminishing members of the legendary World Cup-winning team of the 1950s and 60s.
[Picture of Amarildo Tavares Da Silveira]


Taylor, Brian
Born 9 January 1955  (Dundee, Scotland)
Political editor for BBC Scotland.
[Picture of Brian Taylor]


Taylor, Chip
Born 21 March 1940  (Yoners, New York, USA)
Singer-songwriter, brother of actor Jon Voight and writer of 'Wild Thing' made famous by The Troggs and The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
[Picture of Chip Taylor]


Taylor, Graham
Born 15 September 1944  (Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England)
Former England football manager, famously pilloried as a turnip but had a pretty handy record as a club manager with Watford and Aston Villa. Does he not like being on this list!
[Picture of Graham Taylor]


Taylor, John
Born 20 June 1960  (Solihull, Warwickshire, England)
Bass player with 1980s pop giants Duran Duran.
[Picture of John Taylor]


Taylor, Mark
Date and place of birth unknown
Amateur footballer with Whitley Bay FC, diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2010. Born c. 1983.
[Picture of Mark Taylor]


Taylor, Phil "The Power"
Born 13 August 1960  (Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
The darts player - multiple champion in the "sport".
[Picture of Phil


Taylor, Philthy Phil
Born 21 September 1954  (Chesterfield, England)
Drummer with thrash metal group Motörhead.
[Picture of Philthy Phil Taylor]


Taylor, Renée
Born 19 March 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress and writer. Was Eva Braun in Mel Brook's classic comedy 'The Producers'.
[Picture of Renée Taylor]


Taylor, Rip
Born 13 January 1934  (Washington DC, USA)
Actor & comedian, very well known in the US, less so in the UK.
[Picture of Rip Taylor]


Taylor, Rod
Born 11 January 1929  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian actor, mostly in films in both his home country & the US.
[Picture of Rod Taylor]


Taylor, Roger
Born 14 October 1941  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Former British tennis number one.
[Picture of Roger Taylor]


Taylor, Ronnie
Born 27 October 1924  (place of birth unknown)
Cinematographer who collaborated with Richard Attenborough.
[Picture of Ronnie Taylor]


Taylor, Shaw
Born 26 October 1924  (Hackney, London, England)
Actor who will always be known as the chap who told us to "Keep 'em peeled" on the proto-Crimewatch show 'Police 5'.
[Picture of Shaw Taylor]


Taylor-Bradford, Barbara
Born 10 May 1933  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Hugely successful writer of female literature.
[Picture of Barbara Taylor-Bradford]


Taymazov, Artur
Born 22 July 1979  (North Ossetia, Russia)
4-time Olympian wrestler, representing Uzbekistan.
[Picture of Artur Taymazov]


Tebbit, Margaret
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of Conservative cabinet member Norman Tebbit, who was paralysed after the Brighton IRA bomb attack in 1984. Born 1934.
[Picture of Margaret Tebbit]


Tebbit, Norman
Born 29 March 1931  (Ponders End, London, England)
Outspoken former chairman of the Conservative Party, whose unemployed father famously "did not riot, he got on his bike and looked for work". Almost killed in the Brighton bombing of 1984.
[Picture of Norman Tebbit]


Tegart, Judy
Born 12 December 1937  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian tennis player who had a fine doubles career but was also runner-up to Billie Jean King in the first Wimbledon final of the Open Era in 1968.
[Picture of Judy Tegart]


Teluren, Anna
Born 22 May 1914  (Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany)
Veteran German TV actress.
[Picture of Anna Teluren]


Temple, Shirley Shirley Temple is no longer with us
Born 23 April 1928  (Santa Monica, California, USA)

Died 10 February 2014  (Woodside, California, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
The most famous child star in cinema history, who grew up and became the US ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. Random trivia: her daughter Lori (as "Lori Lorax") was a founder member of seminal proto-grunge band The Melvins.
[Picture of Shirley Temple]


Teng-Hui, Lee
Born 15 January 1923  (Sanzhi, New Taipei, Taiwan)
President of Taiwan from 1988-2000.
[Picture of Lee Teng-Hui]


Tennant, David
Born 18 April 1971  (Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland)
Popular actor best known as the 10th (and some may argue the best) incarnation of 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of David Tennant]


Tequila, Tila
Born 24 October 1981  (Singapore)
Singaporean-born American model, musician and TV personality.
[Picture of Tila Tequila]


Terry, Clark
Born 14 December 1920  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Jazz trumpeter who has worked with Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Quincy Jones, amongst others.
[Picture of Clark Terry]


the Jackal, Carlos
Born 12 October 1949  (Michelena, Táchira, Venezuela)
Convicted terrorist who became an infamous figure in the 1970s.
[Picture of Carlos the Jackal]


Theodorakis, Mikis
Born 29 July 1925  (Chios, Greece)
[Picture of Mikis Theodorakis]


Thiebaud, Wayne
Born 23 November 1920  (Mesa, Arizona, USA)
US artist & painter.
[Picture of Wayne Thiebaud]


Thielemans, Toots
Born 29 April 1922  (Brussels, Belgium)
Belgian jazz harmonicist & whistler, who is still performing. Don't recognise the name? Well, he played the harmonica on 'Sesame Street', 'Moon River', 'Midnight Cowboy' and so many others.
[Picture of Toots Thielemans]


Thirith, Ieng
Born 10 March 1932  (Battambang Province, Cambodia)
High level member with the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Married to Ieng Sary, a previous DDP graduate!
[Picture of Ieng Thirith]


Tho, Nguyen Ngoc
Born 26 May 1908  (Long Xuyen, Vietnam)
Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1963-64.
[Picture of Nguyen Ngoc Tho]


Thompson, Barbara
Born 27 July 1944  (Oxford, England)
Jazz musician.
[Picture of Barbara Thompson]


Thompson, Mark
Born 31 July 1957  (London, England)
TV executive. Director-General of the BBC from 2004-2012.
[Picture of Mark Thompson]


Thompson, Paul
Born 13 May 1951  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Drummer with Glam Rock pioneers Roxy Music.
[Picture of Paul Thompson]


Thomson, Peter
Born 23 August 1929  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian golfer. Five times winner of the Open Golf championship.
[Picture of Peter Thomson]


Thorburn, Cliff
Born 16 January 1948  (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
AKA "The Grinder". One of the greats of the televised snooker age, World Champion in 1980, and World Number One between 1981 & 1982.
[Picture of Cliff Thorburn]


Thornburgh, Dick
Born 16 July 1932  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Attorney-General for Presidents Reagan and Bush senior.
[Picture of Dick Thornburgh]


Thorne, Angela
Born 25 January 1939  (Karachi, Pakistan)
Refined actress, known for her roles in 'To the Manor Born' and 'Three Up, Two Down'. Memorably played Margaret Thatcher in 'Anyone for Denis?' in 1982.
[Picture of Angela Thorne]


Thorne, Ken
Born 26 January 1925  (East Dereham, Norfolk, England)
Film & TV score composer. Died in July 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Ken Thorne]


Thorne, Stephen
Date and place of birth unknown
Actor, best known for his villainous roles in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of Stephen Thorne]


Thornton, Billy Bob
Born 4 August 1955  (Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA)
Actor, writer and singer-songwriter. Was once married to Angelina Jolie. I'll let you decide whether that was a good thing or not.
[Picture of Billy Bob Thornton]


Thorpe, Jeremy Jeremy Thorpe is no longer with us
Born 29 April 1929  (London, England)

Died 4 December 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Former MP and leader of the Liberal Party. His career was destroyed in the mid-1970s as a result of a scandal in which he and three others were charged with conspiracy to murder his alleged lover Norman Scott.
[Picture of Jeremy Thorpe]


Thors, Frits
Born 13 September 1909  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Veteran Dutch TV anchor. Died in April 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Frits Thors]


Thorson, Scott
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Had a relationship with Liberace, which he wrote a book on. Also claims to have had to have an affair with Michael Jackson, although nothing actually supports this. Born 1958.
[Picture of Scott Thorson]


Thuram, Lilian
Born 1 January 1972  (Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe)
Successful footballer, right back for France in their glory years of the late '90s/ early '00s. Scored only two goals in 142 appearances - both in the semi-final of the World Cup in 1998. Well, if you're gonna score, make sure it's important...
[Picture of Lilian Thuram]


Tidy, Bill
Born 9 October 1933  (Birkenhead, Cheshire, England)
Cartoonist and humourist, seen on Dictionary Corner on 'Countdown' more times than I've had hot dinners.
[Picture of Bill Tidy]


Tierney, Maura
Born 3 February 1965  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Actress who played Abby Lockhart in 'ER'.
[Picture of Maura Tierney]


Tilbrook, Paula
Born 16 January 1930  (Manchester, England)
Actress, best known as the local gossip Betty Eagleton in 'Emmerdale'. Born 1931.
[Picture of Paula Tilbrook]


Tillis, Mel
Born 8 August 1932  (Tampa, Florida, USA)
Country music singer despite having a speech impediment.
[Picture of Mel Tillis]


Tillotson, Johnny
Born 20 April 1939  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Country music singer.
[Picture of Johnny Tillotson]


Tindemans, Leo Leo Tindemans is no longer with us
Born 16 April 1922  (Zwijndrecht, Belgium)

Died 26 December 2014  (Edegem, Belgium)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Former Prime Minister of Belgium.
[Picture of Leo Tindemans]


Tinsulanonda, Prem
Born 26 August 1920  (Songkhla Province, Thailand)
Prime Minister of Thailand from 1980-88.
[Picture of Prem Tinsulanonda]


Tobin, Peter
Born 27 August 1946  (Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland)
Man accused of killing three girls in Margate, and found guilty & jailed in 2008.
[Picture of Peter Tobin]


Tolhurst, Lol
Born 3 September 1959  (Horley, Surrey, England)
Founder member and drummer for 1980s goth legends The Cure.
[Picture of Lol Tolhurst]


Tolokonnikova, Nadezhda
Born 7 November 1989  (Norilsk, Russia)
Artist, political activist and member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot.
[Picture of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova]


Tomlin, Lily
Born 1 September 1939  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Actress and comedian, best known for her collaborations with the late Robert Altman.
[Picture of Lily Tomlin]


Tomlinson, Ricky
Born 26 September 1939  (Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, England)
Ex-plasterer & Trade Unionist turned hugely successful & popular actor - firstly in 'Brookside' but best loved for his role in 'The Royle Family'.
[Picture of Ricky Tomlinson]


Topol, (actor)
Born 9 September 1935  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Star of 'Fiddler on the Roof', and a regular stage performer.
[Picture of (actor) Topol]


Torn, Rip
Born 6 February 1931  (Temple, Texas, USA)
US veteran film & TV actor, born Elmore Rual Torn.
[Picture of Rip Torn]


Torres, Tico
Born 7 October 1953  (New York, USA)
Drummer for rock giants Bon Jovi.
[Picture of Tico Torres]


Torry, Clare
Date and place of birth unknown
Singer who provided the shrieking vocal to the classic Pink Floyd track 'The Great Gig in the Sky'. The pun for her if she goes will be a tap in...
[Picture of Clare Torry]


Tosh, Donald
Born in Cornwall, England  (exact date unknown)
Former screenwriter and story editor for the 'Doctor Who' television series. Born 1935.
[Picture of Donald Tosh]


Tough, Ian
Born 26 March 1947  (Glasgow, Scotland)
The other half of the husband-and-wife comedy duo The Krankies.
[Picture of Ian Tough]


Tovar, Lupita
Born 27 July 1911  (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Mexican film actress, in occasional Hollywood movies.
[Picture of Lupita Tovar]


Townes, Charles
Born 28 July 1915  (Greenville, South Carolina, USA)
Inventor of the maser (a microwave device). Also worked on the laser, but not on the taser, or indeed the razor.
[Picture of Charles Townes]


Townsend, Andros
Born 16 July 1991  (London, England)
Tottenham and England winger and the latest to be lauded as the potential saviour of the England team...
[Picture of Andros Townsend]


Townsend, Colleen
Born 21 December 1928  (Glendale, California, USA)
Actress and writer.
[Picture of Colleen Townsend]


Townsend, Sue Sue Townsend is no longer with us
Born 2 April 1946  (Leicester, England)

Died 10 April 2014  (Leicester, England)

Age at death: 68  (read death notice)
Writer, playwright & journalist, whose best known work is easily the 'Adrian Mole' books.
[Picture of Sue Townsend]


Townshend, Pete
Born 19 May 1945  (Ealing, London, England)
Guitarist and main songwriter in The Who. In 2003 was found to have provided his credit card details to view child pornography on the web "for research purposes".
[Picture of Pete Townshend]


Traoré, Moussa
Born 25 September 1936  (Kayes, Mali)
President of Mali from 1968-91.
[Picture of Moussa Traoré]


Travis, Dave Lee
Born 25 May 1945  (Buxton, Derbyshire, England)
Radio DJ known as the "Hairy Cornflake". Arrested in November 2012 for alleged sexual offensive dating back to the 1970s.
[Picture of Dave Lee Travis]


Travis, Randy
Born 4 May 1959  (Marshville, North Carolina, USA)
American country singer.
[Picture of Randy Travis]


Travolta, John
Born 18 February 1954  (Englewood, New Jersey, USA)
Actor who catapulted to fame in 'Saturday Night Fever' (1977) and 'Grease' (1978) but then appeared in a few turkeys before acquiring a semblance of cool as the hitman Vincent Vega in 'Pulp Fiction'. Dogged by rumours concerning his sexuality.
[Picture of John Travolta]


Treacher, Bill
Born 4 June 1930  (London, England)
UK actor, forever remembered as the long-suffering Arthur Fowler in 'EastEnders'.
[Picture of Bill Treacher]


Treacy, Dan
Born 19 June 1960  (place of birth unknown)
Singer with cult punk rockers the Television Personalities.
[Picture of Dan Treacy]


Trebek, Alex
Born 22 July 1940  (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)
TV presenter, the long time host of 'Jeopardy!'.
[Picture of Alex Trebek]


Trevino Morales, Miguel
Born 18 November 1970  (Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico)
Mexican drug lord.
[Picture of Miguel Trevino Morales]


Trevino Morales, Omar
Born 26 January 1974  (Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico)
Reputed leader of the Mexican criminal organisation Los Zetas.
[Picture of Omar Trevino Morales]


Trevor, William
Born 24 May 1928  (Mitchelstown, County Cork, Rep of Ireland)
England-based Irish author, three times winner of the Whitbread Prize.
[Picture of William Trevor]


Trintignant, Jean-Louis
Born 11 December 1930  (Piolenc, Vaucluse, France)
One of France's greatest film actors & nephew of former racing driver & DDP pick Maurice Trintignant.
[Picture of Jean-Louis Trintignant]


Trout, Walter
Born 6 March 1951  (Ocean City, New Jersey, USA)
American blues guitarist.
[Picture of Walter Trout]


Trumbull, Douglas
Born 8 April 1942  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Special effects pioneer and director of 'Silent Running'.
[Picture of Douglas Trumbull]


Trump, Donald
Born 14 June 1946  (New York, New York, USA)
Billionaire real estate developer whose megalomaniac acquisition of riches, and later descent to near-bankruptcy, arguably epitomised the greed culture of the 1980s.
[Picture of Donald Trump]


Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar
Born 22 July 1993  (Kyrgyzstan)
One of two brothers suspected of perpetrating the bombing at the Boston Marathon in 2013, the other getting killed.
[Picture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev]


Tsvangirai, Morgan
Born 10 March 1952  (Gutu, Zimbabwe)
Former opposition leader to Robert Mugabe, who in 2009, became the PM of Zimbabwe. However his relationship with Mad Bob is still extremely strained.
[Picture of Morgan Tsvangirai]


Tu, Elsie
Born 2 June 1913  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Anti-colonial political and social activist.
[Picture of Elsie Tu]


Tucci, Roberto
Born 19 April 1921  (Naples, Italy)
Roman Catholic cardinal and theologian.
[Picture of Roberto Tucci]


Tudor-Pole, Ed
Born 6 December 1955  (London, England)
Singer with post-punks Tempole Tudor and later the second presenter of Channel 4 show 'The Crystal Maze'.
[Picture of Ed Tudor-Pole]


Tunstall, K T
Born 23 June 1975  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Winsome Scots singer-songwriter.
[Picture of K T Tunstall]


Tuohy, Dennis
Born 2 April 1937  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
TV presenter and newscaster. First face on BBC2's launch in 1964, albeit not according to plan...
[Picture of Dennis Tuohy]


Turkel, Joe
Born 15 July 1927  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, best known as the inventor of the rogue replicants in 'Blade Runner' and as the bartender in 'The Shining' one of three parts played for legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
[Picture of Joe Turkel]


Turner, Anthea
Born 25 May 1960  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
Bland TV presenter, better known for her private life than for her personality.
[Picture of Anthea Turner]


Turner, Nik
Born 26 April 1940  (Oxford, England)
Multi-instrumentalist with space rockers Hawkwind.
[Picture of Nik Turner]


Turner, Ted
Born 19 November 1938  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Businessman & founder of CNN.
[Picture of Ted Turner]


Tushingham, Rita
Born 14 April 1942  (Liverpool, England)
Actress best known for her roles in "kitchen sink" dramas such as 'A Taste of Honey' and 'The Leather Boys'.
[Picture of Rita Tushingham]


Tutu, Desmond
Born 7 October 1931  (Klerksdorp, South Africa)
Winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, he became Archbishop of Cape Town in 1986. Retired from public life in 2010.
[Picture of Desmond Tutu]


Tutuhatunewa, Frans
Born 16 June 1923  (Batavia, Indonesia)
President in exile of the South Moluccas.
[Picture of Frans Tutuhatunewa]


Tyler Moore, Mary
Born 29 December 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actress and comedienne who came to prominence in 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', before being given her own programme, called, with a stunning lack of imagination, 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'.
[Picture of Mary Tyler Moore]


Tyson, Ian
Born 25 September 1933  (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Ian Tyson]


Tyson, Mike
Born 30 June 1966  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Became the youngest undisputed WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight boxing champion ever at 20, before spending 3 years in prison for rape.
[Picture of Mike Tyson]

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