Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2017: T


Born 24 November 1940  (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)
Commissioner of the NFL from 1989 until 2006.
[Picture of Paul TAGLIBUE]


Born 4 August 1900  (Wan Village, Kikaijima Island, Japan)
Aged over 115, this is the oldest, verified living person in Japan. Or perhaps it is the Queen Mother, who was born on the exact same day??
[Picture of Nabi TAJIMA]


TAKEI, George
Born 20 April 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor, played Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek.
[Picture of George TAKEI]


TALABANI, Jalal Jalal TALABANI is no longer with us
Born 12 November 1933  (Kelkan, Iraq)

Died 3 October 2017  (Berlin, Germany)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
President of Iraq since from 2005-2014.
[Picture of Jalal TALABANI]


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]


Born 30 December 1934  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor & dancer.
[Picture of Russ TAMBLYN]


Born 1 February 1930  (Hove, Sussex, England)
Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle from 1966-2015.
[Picture of Peter TAPSELL]


Born 6 February 1940  (Liverpool, England)
Unfunny, golf-obsessed, old school comedian.
[Picture of Jimmy TARBUCK]


Born 10 October 1946  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
'Tiswas' & 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' presenter, also a radio presenter.
[Picture of Chris TARRANT]


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]


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


TAYLOR, Georgia
Born 26 February 1980  (Wigan, Greater Manchester, England)
Actress best known as Toyah Battersby in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of Georgia TAYLOR]


Born 19 February 1939  (Derby, England)
Character actress best known for her sitcoms 'Duty Free' and 'Barbara'.
[Picture of Gwen TAYLOR]


TAYLOR, Phil "The Power"
Born 13 August 1960  (Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
The darts player - multiple champion in the "sport".
[Picture of Phil


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 Renee TAYLOR]


TAYLOR, Richard E.
Born 2 November 1929  (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada)
Canadian Nobel Prize-winning physicist.
[Picture of Richard E. TAYLOR]


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


TAYLOR, Warwick
Born 11 March 1960  (Hamilton, New Zealand)
Former New Zealand rugby union international.
[Picture of Warwick 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]


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


Born 15 January 1923  (Sanzhi, New Taipei, Taiwan)
President of Taiwan from 1988-2000.
[Picture of Lee TENG-HUI]


Born 18 April 1971  (Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland)
Popular actor best known as the 10th (and some may argue the best) incarnation of 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of David TENNANT]


Born 24 October 1981  (Singapore)
Singaporean-born American model, musician and TV personality.
[Picture of Tila TEQUILA]


TERESHKOVA, Valentina Vladimirovna
Born 6 March 1937  (Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Russia)
Former Soviet cosmonaut - the first woman in outer space.
[Picture of Valentina Vladimirovna TERESHKOVA]


TESTER, Christopher
Date and place of birth unknown
Man shot whilst on holiday in Antigua in December 2016. Born 1979.
[Picture of Christopher TESTER]


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]


Born 15 June 1915  (Purwokerto, Indonesia)
Danish ballet dancer.
[Picture of Nini THEILADE]


Born 29 July 1925  (Chios, Greece)
[Picture of Mikis THEODORAKIS]


Born 23 November 1920  (Mesa, Arizona, USA)
US artist & painter.
[Picture of Wayne THIEBAUD]


THIEL, Peter
Born 11 October 1967  (Frankfurt, Germany)
Co-founder of Paypal, now part of Donald Trump's government.
[Picture of Peter THIEL]


THOMAS, Jonathan Taylor
Born 8 September 1981  (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former child actor from 'Home Improvement'. Voiced Simba as a cub in 'The Lion King'.
[Picture of Jonathan Taylor THOMAS]


Born in Winnetka, Illinois, USA  (exact date unknown)
Pornographic film actor. Born 1949.
[Picture of Paul THOMAS]


Born 29 December 1941  (Stourport-on-Severn, England)
Singer and flautist for progressive rock progenitors The Moody Blues.
[Picture of Ray THOMAS]


Born 14 February 1972  (Landstuhl, Germany)
Lead singer of rock band Matchbox Twenty.
[Picture of Rob THOMAS]


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


THOMAS, Terence
Born 19 October 1937  (place of birth unknown)
Baron Thomas of Macclesfield. Former Chief Executive of the Co-Op.
[Picture of Terence THOMAS]


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


Born 23 August 1929  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian golfer. Five times winner of the Open Golf championship.
[Picture of Peter THOMSON]


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]


Born 16 July 1932  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Attorney-General for Presidents Reagan and Bush senior.
[Picture of Dick THORNBURGH]


THORNE, Willie
Born 4 March 1954  (Leicester, England)
Popular former snooker player, now a TV pundit. Often called, rather bizarrely, "The Homer Simpson of snooker".
[Picture of Willie THORNE]


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]


Born 21 September 1934  (Bearsden, Scotland)
Nobel Prize-wining physicist.
[Picture of David J. THOULESS]


Born 15 August 1932  (Leesburg, Florida, USA)
R&B singer, born Gil Hamilton.
[Picture of Johnny THUNDER]


THURAM, Lilian
Born 1 January 1972  (Pointe-a-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]


THYNNE, Alexander
Born 6 May 1932  (London, England)
AKA the 7th Marquess of Bath. Eccentric incumbent of the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire.
[Picture of Alexander THYNNE]


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]


Born 16 January 1930  (Manchester, England)
Actress, best known as the local gossip Betty Eagleton in 'Emmerdale'. Born 1931.
[Picture of Paula TILBROOK]


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 Mel TILLIS is no longer with us
Born 8 August 1932  (Tampa, Florida, USA)

Died 19 November 2017  (Ocala, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Country music singer despite having a speech impediment.
[Picture of Mel TILLIS]


Born 20 April 1939  (Jacksonville, Florida, USA)
Country music singer.
[Picture of Johnny TILLOTSON]


TIN, Tun
Born 2 October 1920  (Myitkyina, Myanmar)
Former Prime Minister of Myanmar (Burma).
[Picture of Tun TIN]


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


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]


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]


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


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


TOMEI, Concetta
Born 30 December 1945  (Kenosha, Wisconsin. USA)
American actress, best known for her roles as Major Lila Garreau on the ABC series 'China Beach' and as Lynda Hansen on the NBC series 'Providence'.
[Picture of Concetta TOMEI]


TOMEI, Marisa
Born 4 October 1964  (New York City, New York, USA)
Oscar-winning actress ('My Cousin Vinny').
[Picture of Marisa TOMEI]


Born 26 September 1939  (Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, England)
Ex-plasterer & Trade Unionist turned hugely successful & popular actor - firstly in 'Brookside' but best loved for his role in 'The Royle Family'.
[Picture of Ricky TOMLINSON]


Born 22 July 1910  (Portland, Maine, England)
Animator for the Walt Disney Company for 40 years.
[Picture of Ruthie TOMPSON]


TOPOL, (actor)
Born 9 September 1935  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Star of 'Fiddler on the Roof', and a regular stage performer.
[Picture of (actor) TOPOL]


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]


Born 7 October 1957  (Nottingham, England)
Ice dance and one half of one of Britain's greatest sporting double acts with her dancing partner Christopher Dean.
[Picture of Jayne TORVILL]


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]


TOTH, Joszef
Born 16 May 1929  (Mersevat, Hungary)
Former Hungary football international. Squad player in the Magical Magyar's 1954 World Cup team. Died in October 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Joszef TOTH]


Born 19 May 1945  (Ealing, London, England)
Guitarist and main songwriter in The Who. In 2003 was found to have provided his credit card details to view child pornography on the web "for research purposes".
[Picture of Pete TOWNSHEND]


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


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]


Born 4 May 1959  (Marshville, North Carolina, USA)
American country singer.
[Picture of Randy TRAVIS]


Born 4 June 1930  (London, England)
UK actor, forever remembered as the long-suffering Arthur Fowler in 'EastEnders'.
[Picture of Bill TREACHER]


Born 23 September 1924  (place of birth unknown)
Former Royal Navy Commander-in-Chief Fleet.
[Picture of John TREACHER]


TRENT, Peter
Born 20 May 1917  (London, England)
British film actor who acted mainly in Italy.
[Picture of Peter TRENT]


Born 11 December 1930  (Piolenc, Vaucluse, France)
One of France's greatest film actors & nephew of former racing driver & DDP pick Maurice Trintignant.
[Picture of Jean-Louis TRINTIGNANT]


Born 15 April 1962  (London, England)
Singer and actress who represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest on two occasions.
[Picture of Sally Ann TRIPLETT]


Born 23 July 1931  (Limhamn, Malmo, 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]


Date and place of birth unknown
Former Chief Constable of the British Transport Police.
[Picture of Andy TROTTER]


TROUT, Walter
Born 6 March 1951  (Ocean City, New Jersey, USA)
American blues guitarist.
[Picture of Walter TROUT]


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


TRUMP, Donald
Born 14 June 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
Billionaire real estate developer who turned his hand to politics and unexpectedly became US President in 2017.
[Picture of Donald TRUMP]


TRUMP, Ivana
Born 20 February 1949  (Zlin, Czech Republic)
First wife of US President Donald Trump.
[Picture of Ivana TRUMP]


TRUMP, Ivanka
Born 30 October 1981  (New York City, New York, USA)
Businesswoman, reality TV personality, and daughter of US president Donald Trump.
[Picture of Ivanka TRUMP]


TRUMP, Melania
Born 26 April 1970  (Novo Mesto, Slovenia)
Current First Lady of the USA and wife of Donald Trump.
[Picture of Melania TRUMP]


TSANG, Kenneth
Born 2 September 1934  (Shanghai, China)
Hong Kong actor. Played General Moon in the Bond Film 'Die Another Day'.
[Picture of Kenneth TSANG]


Born 10 March 1952  (Gutu, Zimbabwe)
Former opposition leader to Robert Mugabe, who in 2009, became the PM of Zimbabwe. However his relationship with Mad Bob is still extremely strained.
[Picture of Morgan TSVANGIRAI]


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]


TULI, Teila
Born 14 June 1969  (Hawaii, USA)
Also known as Taylor Wily is an American actor and a former sumo wrestler and mixed martial artist.
[Picture of Teila TULI]


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]


TUNE, Tommy
Born 28 February 1939  (Wichita Falls, Texas, USA)
Lanky American dancer & actor, one of Broadway's top stars.
[Picture of Tommy TUNE]


TUNICK, Jonathan
Born 19 April 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)
American film and theatrical compoer, winner of the four major entertainment awards (Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy) and the Grand National on Grittar in 1982. All right I made that one up…
[Picture of Jonathan TUNICK]


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


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]


Born 19 November 1938  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Businessman & founder of CNN.
[Picture of Ted TURNER]


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]


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]


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 Mary TYLER MOORE is no longer with us
Born 29 December 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 25 January 2017  (Greenwich, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
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]


Born 25 September 1933  (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Ian TYSON]


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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