Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2016: O


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


Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Teodoro
Born 5 June 1942  (Acoacan, Equatorial Guinea)
President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979.
[Picture of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo]


O'Brian, Hugh Hugh O'Brian is no longer with us
Born 29 April 1925  (Rochester, New York, USA)

Died 5 September 2016  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
US actor best known for the title role in the 1950s TV hit 'The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp'.
[Picture of Hugh O'Brian]


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, Denis Patrick
Born in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Economist and writer of several academic books on the subject. Born 1939.
[Picture of Denis Patrick 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'Connor, Christy Christy O'Connor is no longer with us
Born 21 December 1924  (Knocknacara, Galway, Rep of Ireland)

Died 14 May 2016  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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, Garry
Born 31 January 1938  (London, England)
Novelist and biographer.
[Picture of Garry 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]


O'D0nn3ll, Chr1sty Chr1sty O'D0nn3ll is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 6 February 2016  (Valencia, California, USA)

Age at death: 47  (read death notice)
Right-to-die advocate and terminally ill mother.
[Picture of Chr1sty O'D0nn3ll]


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, 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]


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'Keeffe, Joel
Born 25 May 1985  (Australia)
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]


Oldman, Gary
Born 21 March 1958  (London, England)
Acclaimed British film actor, best known for his recurring role as James Gordon in the recent Batman trilogy.
[Picture of Gary Oldman]


Oliver, Tom
Born 12 June 1938  (Fareham, Hampshire, England)
British born actor, but best known in Aussie soap "Neighbours" as Lou Carpenter.
[Picture of Tom Oliver]


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]


Olson, Nancy
Born 14 July 1928  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Actress, in many films in the 1940s & 1950s but has had a very low profile in recent years.
[Picture of Nancy Olson]


O'Neal, Alexander
Born 15 November 1953  (Natchez, Mississippi, USA)
Soul and R&B singer who enjoyed a number of hits from the mid-80s onwards.
[Picture of Alexander 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'Neal, Shaquille
Born 6 March 1972  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Well known basketball player & occasional film star & singer.
[Picture of Shaquille O'Neal]


O'Neal, Tatum
Born 5 November 1963  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress who is the youngest to win a competitive Oscar, for 'Paper Moon' in 1973.
[Picture of Tatum 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]


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]


Ontkean, Michael
Born 24 January 1946  (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian actor, Sheriff Harry S. Truman in David Lynch's 'Twin Peaks'.
[Picture of Michael Ontkean]


Öpik, Lembit
Born 2 March 1965  (Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland)
Former Liberal Democrat MP of Estonian origin. Although he tries to portray himself as a "serious" politician, an affair with a "Cheeky Girl" and some of his wacky space-related comments have left his bosses in some embarrassment.
[Picture of Lembit Öpik]


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


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]


Osborne, Bobby
Born 7 December 1931  (Leslie County, Kentucky, USA)
Bluegrass singer and mandolin player.
[Picture of Bobby 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. 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]


Osoba, Tony
Born 15 March 1947  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish actor, best known as the tough inmate "Jock" McLaren in the classic 1970s sitcom 'Porridge'.
[Picture of Tony Osoba]


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]


Otsuka, Norikazu
Born 28 September 1948  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese TV anchor.
[Picture of Norikazu Otsuka]


Overton, Richard Arvine
Born 11 May 1906  (Bastrop County, Texas, USA)
Currently the 3rd oldest surviving WWII veteran.
[Picture of Richard Arvine Overton]


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]


Oz, Frank
Born 25 May 1944  (Hereford, Herefordshire, England)
English-born American puppeteer, actor and film director. Unmistakable voice of Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy from 'The Muppet Show' and of Yoda in 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of Frank Oz]

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