Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2017: J


Born 13 August 1945  (Simla, Punjab, India)
Former England international cricketer.
[Picture of Robin JACKMAN]


JACKS, Terry
Born 29 March 1944  (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Canadian singer-songwriter who enjoyed a massive hit single in 1974 with 'Seasons in the Sun', a loose interpretation of a Jacques Brel song.
[Picture of Terry JACKS]


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]


Born 9 May 1936  (Birkenhead, Cheshire, England)
Actress and former Labour MP for Hampstead & Highgate.
[Picture of Glenda JACKSON]


Born 16 October 1980  (Newport Beach, California, USA)
Actor who played David Hasselhoff's son in 'Baywatch'.
[Picture of Jeremy JACKSON]


Born 8 October 1941  (Greenville, South Carolina, USA)
Controversial politician & civil rights activist, as well as a Baptist minister.
[Picture of Jesse JACKSON]


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]


Born 3 June 1998  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)
Oldest daughter of the late pop superstar Michael Jackson.
[Picture of Paris JACKSON]


JACKSON, Samuel L.
Born 21 December 1948  (Washington D.C., USA)
Award winning actor, with a whole string of hit films to his credit in the last three decades.
[Picture of Samuel L. JACKSON]


Born 20 October 1937  (Maud, Oklahoma, USA)
Acclaimed rockabilly singer.
[Picture of Wanda JACKSON]


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 John JACOBS is no longer with us
Born 14 March 1925  (Lindrick, Yorkshire, England)

Died 13 January 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Yorkshire born golfer whose extensive coaching activities and contacts help set up the European open.
[Picture of John JACOBS]


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]


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


JAKES, Milos
Born 22 August 1922  (Ceske Chalupy, Czechoslovakia)
General Secretary of the Czech Communist Party until the Velvet Revolution turfed him out.
[Picture of Milos JAKES]


JAMES, Clifton Clifton JAMES is no longer with us
Born 29 May 1920  (Spokane, Washington, USA)

Died 15 April 2017  (Gladstone, Oregon, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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, Polly
Born 8 July 1941  (Blackburn, Lancashire, England)
Actress best known as the archetypal "dolly bird" Beryl Hennesey in Carla Lane's 'The Liver Birds'.
[Picture of Polly JAMES]


Born 25 May 1965  (Kanilai, Gambia)
Current and controversial President of Gambia.
[Picture of Yahya JAMMEH]


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]


Born 2 August 1937  (Berlin, Germany)
Austrian soprano.
[Picture of Gundula JANOWITZ]


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]


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]


Born 13 June 1935  (Gabrovo, Bulgaria)
Bulgarian-born avant garde artist.
[Picture of Christo JAVACHEFF]


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


JAYSTON, Michael
Born 29 October 1935  (Nottingham, England)
Velvet-voiced actor who has appeared in a wide variety of films and tv programmes.
[Picture of Michael JAYSTON]


Born 9 January 1961  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Screenwriter for 'The Simpsons' among others.
[Picture of Al JEAN]


Born 5 January 1921  (Berg Castle, Luxembourg)
Ruler of Luxembourg from 1964 to 2000.
[Picture of Grand Duke JEAN I OF LUXEMBOURG]


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]


JEFFORD, Barbara
Born 26 July 1930  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Actress best known for her role as Molly Bloom in the film adaptation of James Joyce's modernist classic novel 'Ulysses' in 1967.
[Picture of Barbara JEFFORD]


JENNEKE, Michelle
Born 23 June 1993  (Kenthurst, New South Wales, Australia)
100m hurdler, sprinter and glamour model.
[Picture of Michelle JENNEKE]


JENNER, Caitlyn
Born 28 October 1949  (Mount Kisco, New York, USA)
Olympic Decathlon champion in 1976. Made headlines in 2015 by declaring himself a woman. It'll be the end of days before Daley Thompson slips on a dress and a couple of falsies…
[Picture of Caitlyn JENNER]


JEON, Mu-Song
Born 28 September 1941  (Haeju, South Korea)
Veteran South Korean actor.
[Picture of Mu-Song JEON]


Born 9 November 1970  (Manhasset, New York, USA)
Canadian wrestler.
[Picture of Chris JERICHO]


JESPERSON, Keith Hunter
Born 6 April 1955  (Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian serial killer known as the "Happy Face Killer". Maybe he enjoyed his hobbies…
[Picture of Keith Hunter JESPERSON]


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]


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]


Born 9 January 1950  (Staten Island, New York, USA)
Actor and singer. Frontman with influential proto-punk band New York Dolls.
[Picture of David JOHANSEN]


Born 16 March 1930  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Sex education lecturer, academic and speaker.
[Picture of Sue JOHANSON]


Born 5 November 1929  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Former head of UEFA.
[Picture of Lennart JOHANSSON]


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]


JOHN, Leee
Born 23 June 1957  (London, England)
Singer and actor with the 1980s funk-pop band Imagination.
[Picture of Leee JOHN]


JOHN, Patrick
Born 7 January 1938  (Roseau, Dominica)
Former Prime Minister of the Dominican Republic.
[Picture of Patrick 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]


Born 20 January 1929  (Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA)
Comic actor, best known for appearing on 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In'.
[Picture of Arte JOHNSON]


Born 10 August 1942  (Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA)
Fashion designer, known for her flamboyant designs. Was once briefly married to the Velvet Underground's John Cale.
[Picture of Betsey JOHNSON]


JOHNSON, Connie Connie JOHNSON is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 8 September 2017  (Canberra, Australia)

Age at death: 40  (read death notice)
Fundraiser sister of Australian actor Sam Johnson, currently suffering from cancer.
[Picture of Connie JOHNSON]


Born 15 December 1949  (Flat Creek, Missouri, USA)
Miami Vice actor.
[Picture of Don 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


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, Katherine
Born 26 August 1918  (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA)
Physicist and mathematician who made crucial calculations for NASA space missions.
[Picture of Katherine JOHNSON]


Born 7 February 1927  (London, England)
Bandleader and television composer who had a hit single in 1960 with 'Sucu Sucu' which was the theme to the TV series 'Top Secret'.
[Picture of Laurie JOHNSON]


Born 14 August 1959  (Lansing, Michigan, USA)
HIV-positive former basketball player.
[Picture of Magic JOHNSON]


Born 21 July 1931  (Donaldsonville, Louisiana, USA)
Tenor saxophonist who famously contributed sax to Henry Mancini's 'Pink Panther' theme tune.
[Picture of Plas JOHNSON]


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]


Born 12 July 1947  (Canvey Island, Essex, England)
Former lead guitarist and songwriter for pub rock legends Dr. Feelgood.
[Picture of Wilko JOHNSON]


JOHNSTON, J. Bennett
Born 10 June 1932  (Shreveport, Louisiana, USA)
Former US Senator from Louisiana between 1972-1997.
[Picture of J. Bennett JOHNSTON]


Born 13 May 1950  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Movie director, behind 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids' and 'Jumanji'.
[Picture of Joe JOHNSTON]


JOLIE, Angelina
Born 4 June 1975  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Lara Croft actress.
[Picture of Angelina JOLIE]


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, Bruce
Born 24 January 1953  (Collyhurst, Manchester, England)
Actor, Les Battersby in Coronation Street. Currently, and this was seen by OoO once, performing stand-up comedy in his beloved Benidorm. He wasn't very good.
[Picture of Bruce 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]


Born 4 January 1964  (Turlock, California, USA)
Former athlete turned actress.
[Picture of Dot 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, Gemma
Born 4 December 1942  (London, England)
BAFTA-winning character actress.
[Picture of Gemma JONES]


Born 17 April 1967  (Whangarei, New Zealand)
Former New Zealand rugby international.
[Picture of Ian JONES]


JONES, Jeffrey
Born 28 September 1946  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
Actor, in a heap of films and TV shows. Also a registered sex offender.
[Picture of Jeffrey JONES]


JONES, John Paul
Born 3 January 1946  (Sidcup, Kent, England)
Led Zeppelin's bassist and keyboard player. Real name: John Baldwin.
[Picture of John Paul JONES]


Born 19 August 1927  (Jefferson County, Texas, USA)
Actor who appeared in several Sam Peckinpah films.
[Picture of L. Q. JONES]


Born 5 September 1958  (Chelmsford, Essex)
Bat-shit crazy columnist with the Mail on Sunday.
[Picture of Liz JONES]


Born 26 June 1955  (London, England)
Guitarist with legendary punk band The Clash. Latter formed Big Audio Dynamite and managed The Libertines, but we'll let him off for that!
[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, Robert
Date and place of birth unknown
Father of leftie journalist Owen Jones. Born c. 1945.
[Picture of Robert JONES]


JONES, Sally
Date and place of birth unknown
Former punk rocker turned wife of ISIS Jihadist who was killed in a drone strike. Born c. 1968.
[Picture of Sally JONES]


JONES, Shirley
Born 31 March 1934  (Charleroi, Pennsylvania, USA)
Oscar-winning actress and singer best known as Shirley, the matriarch of 'The Partridge Family' in the 1970s.
[Picture of Shirley JONES]


JONES, Simon
Born 27 June 1950  (Charlton Park, Wiltshire, England)
Actor, best known for his role as Arthur Dent in 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' on radio and TV.
[Picture of Simon JONES]


JONES, Tanya
Born in Hertfordshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Wife of footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones. Had a heart transplant in the late 1980s. Born 1963.
[Picture of Tanya 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]


Born 7 June 1940  (Pontypridd, Wales)
Gravelly-voiced, hirsute Welsh singer, inexplicably attractive to ladies of a certain age.
[Picture of Tom JONES]


JONES (comedian), Quincy
Born 2 June 1984  (place of birth unknown)
Stand-up comedian. Born Quami Wallen.
[Picture of Quincy JONES (comedian)]


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]


Born 26 March 1933  (place of birth unknown)
Former Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police.
[Picture of Peter JOSLIN]


JOVIC, Borisav
Born 19 October 1928  (Batocina, Serbia)
Former President of Yugoslavia from 1990-91.
[Picture of Borisav JOVIC]


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]


Born 5 January 1938  (Rome, Italy)
King of Spain from 1975 to his surprise abdication in 2014.
[Picture of King JUAN CARLOS OF SPAIN]


JUDD, Naomi
Born 11 January 1946  (Ashland, Kentucky, USA)
Country music singer & songwriter, mother of actress Ashley Judd.
[Picture of Naomi JUDD]


Born 29 March 1930  (Palma, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius)
Current president of Mauritius, a role he has occupied since 2003.
[Picture of Anerood JUGNAUTH]


Born 15 September 1929  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Historian, TV broadcaster & travel writer, son of politician Duff Cooper.
[Picture of John JULIUS NORWICH]

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