Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: 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 Jeralean Talley is no longer with us
Born 23 May 1899  (Montrose, Georgia, USA)

Died 17 June 2015  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Age at death: 116  (read death notice)
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]


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 Jerry Tarkanian is no longer with us
Born 8 August 1930  (Euclid, Ohio, USA)

Died 11 February 2015  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
'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]


Tautenhahn, Gerhard
Born 2 December 1929  (Vielau, Sachsen, Germany)
Minister of General construction of vehicles, machine and agricultural machinery in the old German Democratic Republic. I bet that was an interesting job…
[Picture of Gerhard Tautenhahn]


Taviani, Paolo
Born 8 November 1931  (San Miniato, Tuscany, Italy)
Italian filmmaker and screenwriter who works in collaboration with his brother Vittorio.
[Picture of Paolo Taviani]


Taviani, Vittorio
Born 20 September 1929  (San Miniato, Tuscany, Italy)
The elder of the film-making and screenwriting brothers who've won acclaim and numerous awards.
[Picture of Vittorio Taviani]


Taylor, "Philthy" Phil 
Born 21 September 1954  (Chesterfield, England)

Died 11 November 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
Drummer with thrash metal group Motörhead.
[Picture of


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


Taylor, Kris
Born 12 January 1984  (Cannock, Staffordshire, England)
Professional footballer and former Manchester United trainee, now plying his trade at Hednesford Town.
[Picture of Kris Taylor]


Taylor, Liz Liz Taylor is no longer with us
Born 29 December 1940  (place of birth unknown)

Died 16 January 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Mother of multiple World Darts Champion Phil "The Power" Taylor.
[Picture of Liz 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 Rod Taylor is no longer with us
Born 11 January 1930  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Died 7 January 2015  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Australian actor, mostly in films in both his home country and the USA.
[Picture of Rod Taylor]


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


Taylor, Shaw Shaw Taylor is no longer with us
Born 26 October 1924  (Hackney, London, England)

Died 17 March 2015  (Totland, Isle of Wight)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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


Tempt One, (artist)
Date and place of birth unknown
American graffiti artist, now diagnosed with ALS but still draws using EyeWriter. Born Tony Quan.
[Picture of (artist) Tempt One]


Terrell, Taryn
Born 28 December 1985  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Wrestler and glamour model.
[Picture of Taryn Terrell]


Tewson, Josephine
Born 26 February 1939  (Hampstead, London, England)
Comic actress, best known as Elizabeth in 'Keeping Up Appearances' and as Jane Travers in 'Clarence'.
[Picture of Josephine Tewson]


Tezuka, Katsumi
Born 31 August 1912  (Hayami, Japan)
Japanese actor who specialised in getting into the monster suit.
[Picture of Katsumi Tezuka]


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 Ieng Thirith is no longer with us
Born 10 March 1932  (Battambang Province, Cambodia)

Died 22 August 2015  (Palin, Cambodia)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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]


Thomas, Glenys Glenys Thomas is no longer with us
Born 22 November 1911  (Abertridwr, Caerphilly, Wales)

Died 23 April 2015  (Abertridwr, Caerphilly, Wales)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
One half of the World's oldest pair of identical twins.
[Picture of Glenys Thomas]


Thomas, Philip Michael
Born 26 May 1949  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Actor best known as detective Ricardo Tubbs in the ever-so-eighties hit series 'Miami Vice'.
[Picture of Philip Michael Thomas]


Thomas, Sarah
Born 5 June 1952  (London, England)
Actress. Played Glenda in 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
[Picture of Sarah Thomas]


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


Thompson, Lea
Born 31 May 1961  (Rochester, Minnesota, USA)
TV and Film actress best known as Lorraine Baines-McFly in the classic 1980s film 'Back to the Future'.
[Picture of Lea 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]


Þorkelsdóttir, Salome
Born 3 July 1927  (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Former speaker of the Icelandic parliament.
[Picture of Salome Þorkelsdóttir]


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]


Thorson, Scott
Born 22 January 1959  (La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA)
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]


Tiller, Nadja
Born 16 March 1929  (Vienna, Austria)
Austrian actress who was popular in West Germany in the 1950s and 60s.
[Picture of Nadja Tiller]


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]


Timberlake-Evans, Andre
Date and place of birth unknown
A rare instance of a terminally-ill father on these pages! Born 1974.
[Picture of Andre Timberlake-Evans]


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


Tippetts, Kara Kara Tippetts is no longer with us
Born 14 July 1976  (Noblesville, Indiana, USA)

Died 22 March 2015  (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA)

Age at death: 38  (read death notice)
Cancer-stricken mother (yep) who wrote to fellow patient Brittany Maynard to persuade her not to commit suicide. Indeed, think of the points! Maynard went on to top herself in November 2014.
[Picture of Kara Tippetts]


Titica, (singer)
Born in Angola  (exact date unknown)
Transsexual Angolan rap artist, born 1987. That is totally Mexico that is, well weapon!
[Picture of (singer) Titica]


Tobey, Aaron
Born 5 September 1989  (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA)
Man who in 2013 refused to be searched by American security at an airport that were using an x-ray screenign machine, instead opting to strip down to his undies whlist displaying the US 4th Amendment written on his chest. He later sued for wrongful arrest and won.
[Picture of Aaron Tobey]


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]


Toksvig, Sandi
Born 3 May 1958  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Diminutive and laconic TV host, comedian and writer.
[Picture of Sandi Toksvig]


Tolkan, James
Born 20 June 1931  (Calumet, Michigan, USA)
Bald actor best known as Strickland in 'Back to the Future'.
[Picture of James Tolkan]


Tolkien, Christopher
Born 21 November 1924  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Son of 'Lord of the Rings' author J. R. R. Tolkien.
[Picture of Christopher Tolkien]


Tomko, Dewey
Born 31 December 1946  (Glassport, Pennsylvania, USA)
American former kindergarten teacher-turned poker player. Well if you can handle a load of screaming kids, then you can handle anything…
[Picture of Dewey Tomko]


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]


Torry, Clare
Born 29 November 1947  (England)
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]


Tosi, Piero
Born 10 April 1927  (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Costume designer for the likes of Visconti and Cavani in Italian cinema.
[Picture of Piero Tosi]


Tournier, Michel
Born 19 December 1924  (Paris, France)
French novelist.
[Picture of Michel Tournier]


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


Tovey, Eric "Lord Littlebrook"
Born 3 January 1929  (Edmonton, London, England)
Midget wrestler, in both England & the US. Now in ill health.
[Picture of Eric


Townes, Charles Charles Townes is no longer with us
Born 28 July 1915  (Greenville, South Carolina, USA)

Died 27 January 2015  (Oakland, California, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
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]


Trabert, Tony
Born 16 August 1930  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Retired tennis player. Men's singles champion at Wimbledon in 1955.
[Picture of Tony Trabert]


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, Kris
Born 16 December 1983  (Sheffield, England)
British professional wrestler, not one to bother the WWF though.
[Picture of Kris 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]


Trevino, Lee
Born 1 December 1939  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
One of the greatest golfers of all time, with 6 major wins, including consecutive British Opens in 1971 and 1972.
[Picture of Lee Trevino]


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]


Trewin, Ion Ion Trewin is no longer with us
Born 13 July 1943  (London, England)

Died 8 April 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation who announced he had untreatable cancer in 2014.
[Picture of Ion Trewin]


Trimble, David
Born 15 October 1944  (Bangor, Down, Northern Ireland)
Former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party who was instrumental with John Hume in pursuing long term peace in Northern Ireland which landed them both the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.
[Picture of David Trimble]


Troell, Jan
Born 23 July 1931  (Limhamn, Malmö, Sweden)
Swedish film director, known for his realistic style. His 1971 film 'The Emigrants' is unusual in being nominated for the Academy Awards across two years.
[Picture of Jan Troell]


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


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]


Tsipras, Alexis
Born 28 July 1974  (Athens, Greece)
Leader of the left-wing Greek political party Syriza, who took power in January 2015, making him Prime Minister.
[Picture of Alexis Tsipras]


Tu, Elsie Elsie Tu is no longer with us
Born 2 June 1913  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)

Died 8 December 2015  (Kwun Tong of New Kowloon, Hong Kong)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Anti-colonial political and social activist.
[Picture of Elsie Tu]


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]


Tudyk, Alan
Born 16 March 1971  (El Paso, Texas, USA)
Actor best recognised for his roles in cult films 'Serenity' and 'Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story'.
[Picture of Alan Tudyk]


Tully, Mark
Born 24 October 1935  (Tollygunge, Kolkata, India)
Veteran broadcaster who worked at the BBC for 30 years, mainly reporting on Indian affairs before resigning in 1994.
[Picture of Mark Tully]


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


Turchynov, Oleksandr
Born 31 March 1964  (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)
Ukrainian politician and former acting President of Ukraine during it's troubling contretemps with Russia.
[Picture of Oleksandr Turchynov]


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, Chris Chris Turner is no longer with us
Born 3 April 1951  (St Neots, Cambridgeshire, England)

Died 27 April 2015  (Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England)

Age at death: 64  (read death notice)
Former Peterborough United and Cambridge United player and manager.
[Picture of Chris Turner]


Turner, John
Born 7 June 1929  (Richmond, Surrey, England)
British-born Canadian politician. Prime Minister of Canada for 79 days in 1984.
[Picture of John Turner]


Turner, John Francis Charlewood
Born 9 July 1927  (London, England)
British architect. Was also company director of Ahas Limited and received the Right Livelihood Award in 1988.
[Picture of John Francis Charlewood 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]


Turner, Tina
Born 26 November 1939  (Nutbush, Tennessee, USA)
Singer, born Anna Mae Bullock, still active after almost 50 years in the business. Well known for her big hair & raspy voice.
[Picture of Tina 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]


Tyahnybok, Oleh
Born 7 November 1968  (Lviv, Ukraine)
Leader of the Ukrainian far-right Svoboda party.
[Picture of Oleh Tyahnybok]


Tyler, Steven
Born 26 March 1948  (Yonkers, New York, USA)
Rock singer, lead singer of Aerosmith. Dad of actress Liv.
[Picture of Steven Tyler]


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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