Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: J


Jackman, Hugh
Born 12 October 1968  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Australian actor who found success in Hollywood in the film 'X-Men' as Wolverine. Presented the Academy Awards in 2010.
[Picture of Hugh 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]


Jackson, Betty
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]


Jackson, Glenda
Born 9 May 1936  (Birkenhead, Cheshire, England)
Former actress, now Labour MP for Hampstead & Highgate.
[Picture of Glenda Jackson]


Jackson, Janet
Born 16 May 1966  (Gary, Indiana, USA)
Sister of the late Michael Jackson, who's had a successful career in her own right.
[Picture of Janet Jackson]


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


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


Jackson, Joseph Joseph Jackson is no longer with us
Born 26 July 1929  (Fountain Hill, Arkansas, USA)

Died 27 June 2018  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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]


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


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


Jacobi, Derek
Born 22 October 1938  (Leytonstone, London, England)
Actor, mostly on stage, but with notable TV & film credits as well.
[Picture of Derek Jacobi]


Jaffee, Al
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]


Jaffer, Melissa
Born 1 December 1936  (Gladstone, Australia)
Australian actress most famous outside her home country as Noranti in the original "Farscape".
[Picture of Melissa Jaffer]


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


Jakes, Milos
Born 12 August 1922  (Ceske Chalupy, Czechoslovakia)
General Secretary of the Czechoslovakian Communist Party shortly before the "Velvet Revolution" of 1989. Bet he thought he had a job for life...
[Picture of Milos Jakes]


James, Bunty
Born in Maryport, Cumbria, England  (exact date unknown)
TV presenter, one of the presenters of 'How' back in the 1960s and 1970s. Born 1933.
[Picture of Bunty 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, Deborah
Date and place of birth unknown
Cancer blogger known as the "BowelBabe", born c.1982.
[Picture of Deborah 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]


James, Spencer
Born 15 April 1953  (Hayes, UK)
Guitarist for 70s one-hit wonder, The First Class, who is now the lead singer of the reformed Searchers.
[Picture of Spencer James]


Jameson, Jenna
Born 9 April 1974  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
Porn star, actress & model.
[Picture of Jenna Jameson]


Jane, Bob Bob Jane is no longer with us
Born 18 December 1929  (Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia)

Died 28 September 2018  (Canberra, Australia)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


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


Janson, Jillian
Born 23 May 1995  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Adult actress, seemingly does a lot of anal scenes from my research.
[Picture of Jillian Janson]


January, Don
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]


Jawara, Dawda
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]


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


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


Jeanmaire, Zizi
Born 29 April 1924  (Paris, France)
Renowed ballerina, who appeared in a number of films, including notably, 'Hans Christian Andersen' with Danny Kaye.
[Picture of Zizi Jeanmaire]


Jeannette, Gertrude Gertrude Jeannette is no longer with us
Born 28 November 1914  (Union County, Arkansas, USA)

Died 4 April 2018  (Harlem, New York, USA)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
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]


Jeavons, Colin
Born 20 October 1929  (Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Actor who was a regular on TV until his retirement in 1994. Was the voice behind 1970s children's cartoon 'Barnaby the Bear'.
[Picture of Colin Jeavons]


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]


Jepsen, Carly Rae
Born 21 November 1985  (Mission, British Columbia, Canada)
Canadian pop singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Carly Rae Jepsen]


Jeremy, Ron
Born 12 March 1953  (Long Island, New York, USA)
Actor, almost exclusively in porn films.
[Picture of Ron Jeremy]


Jett, Joan
Born 22 September 1958  (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA)
Founder member of the all-girl rock band The Runaways before scoring a US number 1 hit with 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll' in 1982.
[Picture of Joan Jett]


Jewison, Norman
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]


Jodorowsky, Alejandro
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]


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


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]


Johns, Daniel
Born 22 April 1979  (Newcastle, Australia)
Frontman for 90s teen faves silverchair, has battled anorexia in the past.
[Picture of Daniel Johns]


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]


Johnson, Arte
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]


Johnson, Don
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


Johnson, Holly
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]


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


Johnson, Martha
Born 18 December 1950  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian singer and songwriter, now suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
[Picture of Martha Johnson]


Johnson, Teddy Teddy Johnson is no longer with us
Born 4 September 1920  (Surbiton, Surrey, England)

Died 6 June 2018  (London, UK)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
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]


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


Johnson Wahl, Charlotte
Born 1 May 1942  (Oxford, UK)
Mother of Boris Johnson and seemingly the only member of his entire family not to appear on reality TV in 2017.
[Picture of Charlotte Johnson Wahl]


Johnston, Joe
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]


Jones, Alex
Born 11 February 1974  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Big-boned conspiracy theorist understandably worried about the number of gay frogs currently circulating.
[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]


Jones, Clifton
Born 26 July 1937  (St Andrew, Jamaica)
Actor, one of the first black regulars on British TV. Now most remembered as David Kano on "Space: 1999".
[Picture of Clifton 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, 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, L. Q.
Born 19 August 1927  (Jefferson County, Texas, USA)
Actor who appeared in several Sam Peckinpah films.
[Picture of L. Q. Jones]


Jones, Leo
Date and place of birth unknown
Welsh father of two dying after doctors misdiagnosed a brain tumour.
[Picture of Leo 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, 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, 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]


Jones, Tom
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)]


Jones (Foreigner), Mick
Date and place of birth unknown
Details to follow
[Picture of Mick Jones (Foreigner)]


Jones (singer), Jack
Born 14 January 1938  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Big band jazz-pop type, bit of a 1960s Buble. Sang the theme tune for "The Love Boat".
[Picture of Jack Jones (singer)]


Jong-Un, Kim
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]


Jose, Jose
Born 17 February 1948  (Mexico City, Mexico)
Mexican singer who sold millions of records, but also a former drunk/addict with emphysema which aided in him losing much of his singing range and his career and led to financial problems and depression.
[Picture of Jose Jose]


Josephson, Joe
Date and place of birth unknown
Alaskan state senator.
[Picture of Joe Josephson]


Joshua, Anthony
Born 15 October 1989  (Watford, UK)
Overhyped Eddie Hearn creation who finds time to knock out various tomato cans in between his numerous GQ photoshoots.
[Picture of Anthony Joshua]


Joslin, Peter
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]


Jowell, Tessa Tessa Jowell is no longer with us
Born 17 September 1947  (London, UK)

Died 12 May 2018  (Warwickshire, UK)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
One of the key ministerial figures during Tony Blair's premiership, including a hectic, often bumbling, run as secretary of state for culture.
[Picture of Tessa Jowell]


Joyce, Ron
Born 19 October 1930  (Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Businessman who co-founded the Tim Horton's doughnut empire.
[Picture of Ron Joyce]


Juan Carlos Of Spain, King
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]


Juncker, Jean-Claude
Born 9 December 1954  (Redange, Luxembourg)
President of the European Commission and hate figure for very angry people with Union Jack avatars on Twitter.
[Picture of Jean-Claude Juncker]

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