Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: 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, 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, Jeremy
Born 16 October 1980  (Newport Beach, California, USA)
Actor who played David Hasselhoff's son in 'Baywatch'.
[Picture of Jeremy 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, 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]


Jacobs, John
Born 14 March 1925  (Lindrick, Yorkshire, England)
Yorkshire born golfer whose extensive coaching activities and contacts help set up the European open.
[Picture of John Jacobs]


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]


Jaffrey, Saeed Saeed Jaffrey is no longer with us
Born 8 January 1929  (Malerkotla, Punjab, British India)

Died 15 November 2015  (London, England)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Indian born actor, appeared in numerous films and TV programs, career highlight no doubt being Dev's cousin in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of Saeed Jaffrey]


Jagannathan, Krishnammal
Born in Tamil Nadu, India  (exact date unknown)
Indian social activist and one-time independence supporter. Born 1926.
[Picture of Krishnammal Jagannathan]


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


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


James, Tessa
Born 17 April 1991  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian actress, if 'Home and Away' counts as acting. Diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2014.
[Picture of Tessa James]


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


Jamil, Jameela
Born 25 February 1986  (London, England)
Presenter of various tripe on Channel 4, notably 'T4' from 2009 until its long overdue demise in 2012.
[Picture of Jameela Jamil]


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 Greville Janner is no longer with us
Born 11 July 1928  (Cardiff, Wales)

Died 19 December 2015  (London, England)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
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]


January, Don
Born 20 November 1929  (Plainview, Texas, USA)
Retired golfer whose cheeky attempt to wait for a put that didn't quite make it to drop in by itself actually caused the rules of golf to be changed. Fascinating.
[Picture of Don January]


Jarvis, Fred
Born 8 September 1924  (London, England)
Retired trade union leader mostly involved with the NUT and NUS. Should've gone to Specsavers.
[Picture of Fred Jarvis]


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]


Jauffret, Francois
Born 4 February 1942  (Bordeaux, France)
French tennis player, retired in 1980.
[Picture of Francois Jauffret]


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


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]


Jeannette, Gertrude
Born 28 November 1914  (Union County, Arkansas, USA)
American film and stage actress, as well as a theatre director. Also the first woman licensed to drive a motorbike in New York City, and its first female cabbie.
[Picture of Gertrude Jeannette]


Jeavons, Colin
Born 20 October 1929  (Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Actor who was a regular on TV until his retirement in 1994. Was the voice behind 1970s children's cartoon 'Barnaby the Bear'.
[Picture of Colin Jeavons]


Jenkins, Right Rev. David
Born 26 January 1925  (Bromley, Kent, England)
Hugely controversial former Bishop of Durham.
[Picture of Right Rev. David Jenkins]


Jenkins, Vernon
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally-ill former rugby player for Welsh side Nelson RFC. Born c. 1958. Died in December 2015 but there was no obit.
[Picture of Vernon Jenkins]


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


Jepson, Jamie Lea
Date and place of birth unknown
Young mum with terminal cancer. Also had funds risen for her dream wedding, for that extra dash of heartstring tugging. Died in June 2015 with little chance of an obit.
[Picture of Jamie Lea 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]


Jiang, Yang
Born 17 July 1911  (Beijing, China)
Chinese playwright and author.
[Picture of Yang Jiang]


Jintao, Hu
Born 21 December 1942  (Jixi, Anhui Province, China)
President of China since March 2003. Hu is the President of China? We have clearance, Clarence. Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor? And so on.
[Picture of Hu Jintao]


Ji-yoon, Park
Born 3 January 1982  (Seoul, South Korea)
South Korean pop singer and actress.
[Picture of Park Ji-yoon]


Jodorowsky, Alejandro
Born 7 February 1929  (Tocopilla, Chile)
Jewish Chilean filmmaker who made the cult western 'El Topo' in 1970.
[Picture of Alejandro Jodorowsky]


Joel, Billy
Born 9 May 1949  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Born William Joseph Martin Joel. Rock singer whose hits include 'Uptown Girl', 'Piano Man' and 'We Didn't Start The Fire'.
[Picture of Billy Joel]


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, Andre
Date and place of birth unknown
AKA Christ Bearer of 90s rap collective Wu-Tang Clan. Cut off his own penis in 2014. Born c. 1974.
[Picture of Andre Johnson]


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


Johnson, Harold "Hercules"
Born 9 August 1928  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Professional boxer and former light heavyweight world champion. Died in February 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Harold


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, Linda
Born 14 October 1953  (Long Island, New York, USA)
"The First Lady of Poker", has been playing the game for over forty years with winnings exceeding $300,000.
[Picture of Linda Johnson]


Johnson, Magic
Born 14 August 1959  (Lansing, Michigan, USA)
HIV-positive former basketball player.
[Picture of Magic 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, Berry
Born 25 September 1935  (Oklahoma, USA)
US professional poker player. Inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2004.
[Picture of Berry Johnston]


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]


Jones, Alex
Born 11 February 1974  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Perma-angry conspiracy theorist par excellance and owner of the site anyone even remotely politically aware secretly dips into, Infowars.
[Picture of Alex 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, 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, L. Q.
Born 19 August 1927  (Jefferson County, Texas, USA)
Actor who appeared in several Sam Peckinpah films.
[Picture of L. Q. Jones]


Jones, Lewis
Born 11 April 1931  (Gorseinon, Glamorgan Wales)
Former Welsh international rugby player for both codes.
[Picture of Lewis 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, Susannah
Born in Lowndes County, Alabama, USA  (exact date unknown)
3rd oldest person in the World as of the beginning of 2014.
[Picture of Susannah 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, 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]


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]


Joon-Seok, Lee
Date and place of birth unknown
Captain of the ill-fated ship, MV Sewol. The ferry capsized in 2014, taking 304 people, mostly secondary school students, with it. Being one of the first people rescued probably puts him at the top of more than a few hit lists…Born c. 1946.
[Picture of Lee Joon-Seok]


Jordan, DeAndre
Born 21 July 1988  (Houston, Texas, USA)
American basketball player and devout Christian, peppered with tattoos of the faith.
[Picture of DeAndre Jordan]


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]


Jørgensen, Anker
Born 13 July 1922  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Former Prime Minister of Denmark
[Picture of Anker Jørgensen]


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


Jourdan, Louis Louis Jourdan is no longer with us
Born 19 June 1921  (Marseille, France)

Died 14 February 2015  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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]


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]

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