Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: 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
Born in Kenya  (exact date 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]


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, 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'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]


Odjick, Gino
Born 7 September 1970  (Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada)
Former NHL left winger for the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens.
[Picture of Gino Odjick]


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]


Ogden Stiers, David
Born 31 October 1942  (Peoria, Oregon, USA)
Actor - Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in 'M*A*S*H'.
[Picture of David Ogden Stiers]


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'Halloran, Jack
Born 8 April 1943  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Boxer turned actor, starred in the first two 'Superman' films.
[Picture of Jack O'Halloran]


O'Hara, Maureen Maureen O'Hara is no longer with us
Born 17 August 1920  (Ranelagh, Co Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

Died 24 October 2015  (Boise, Idaho, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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 Misawo Okawa is no longer with us
Born 5 March 1898  (Osaka, Japan)

Died 1 April 2015  (Higashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Japan)

Age at death: 117  (read death notice)
Japanese supercentenarian. The World's oldest person after the death in June 2013 of Jiroemon Kimura.
[Picture of Misawo Okawa]


O'Keeffe, Joel
Born 25 May 1985  (Australia)
Vocalist for Australian hard rock band Airbourne.
[Picture of Joel O'Keeffe]


Olah, George Andrew
Born 22 May 1927  (Budapest, Hungray)
Hungarian-American chemist. Was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1994 for his works on the generation and reactivity of carbocations via superacids.
[Picture of George Andrew Olah]


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


Olmedo, Alex
Born 24 March 1936  (Arequipa, Peru)
Former professional right-handed tennis player. Born Luis Alejandro Rudríguez Olmedo.
[Picture of Alex Olmedo]


Olmert, Ehud
Born 30 September 1945  (Binyamina, Israel)
Former PM of Israel & mayor of Jerusalem.
[Picture of Ehud Olmert]


Olmi, Ermanno
Born 24 July 1931  (Bergamo, Italy)
Renowned film director, cinematographer and script writer.
[Picture of Ermanno Olmi]


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. Pakistan authorities comfirmed that he died in 2013...
[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, 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'Neal, Shaquille
Born 6 March 1972  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Well known basketball player & occasional film star & singer.
[Picture of Shaquille O'Neal]


O'Neil, Rob
Born 10 April 1976  (Butte, Montana, USA)
Red squadron sniper and member of U.S. military team six at the “Operation SEAL”, who was named as the man who shot Osama Bin Laden, which is a very disputed declaration. At least the DDP thanks him for his role on bringing those points home.
[Picture of Rob O'Neil]


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]


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


Orenstein, Henry
Born in Hrubieszów, Poland  (exact date unknown)
Concentration camp survivor, who turned a toymaker for Hasbro, holding over 100 patents on Transformers, as well as a poker player. He is founder and executive producer of the Superstars International Tournament. Also a noted philanthropist. Born between 1923 and 1925.
[Picture of Henry Orenstein]


Orr, Deborah
Born 23 September 1962  (Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland)
Journalist for the Guardian newspaper and wife of novelist Will Self.
[Picture of Deborah Orr]


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. 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, Marie
Born 13 October 1959  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
Country & pop singer, part of the Osmond singing dynasty.
[Picture of Marie 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 Peter O'Sullevan is no longer with us
Born 2 March 1918  (Kenmare, Co Kerry, Republic of Ireland)

Died 29 July 2015  (London, England)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
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]


Otani, Ikue
Born 18 August 1965  (Kishiwazaki, Niigata, Japan)
Actress and voice actress. Known for her appearances in the 'Pokémon' and 'Detective Conan' series.
[Picture of Ikue Otani]


Ouédraogo, Bernard Lédéa
Born in Courcy, Upper Volta  (exact date unknown)
Teacher from Burkina Faso, who turned an agriculturist and radio producer. Was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1990 for his contributions to the Naam-development-movement and founding the group S6, which coordinates the connections between farmers, government and organizations. Born in 1930.
[Picture of Bernard Lédéa Ouédraogo]


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]


Owen, Tom
Born 8 July 1949  (Brighton, Sussex, England)
Actor son of the late 'Last of the Summer Wine' actor Bill Owen. Played his fictional son in the long-running sitcom.
[Picture of Tom Owen]


Ozawa, Seiji
Born 1 September 1935  (Shenyang, China)
Chinese-born Japanese principal conductor of the Vienna State Opera.
[Picture of Seiji Ozawa]

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