Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: T


Tajima, Nabi Nabi Tajima is no longer with us
Born 4 August 1900  (Wan Village, Kikaijima Island, Japan)

Died 21 April 2018  (Kikai, Japan)

Age at death: 117  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Tambor, Jeffrey
Born 8 July 1944  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Much-loved comedy actor (Larry Sanders, Transparent, Arrested Development) who had his copybook stained with sexual abuse allegations in 2017.
[Picture of Jeffrey Tambor]


Tanaka, Kane
Born 2 January 1903  (Japan)
Old Japanese woman.
[Picture of Kane Tanaka]


Tandy, Richard
Born 26 March 1948  (Birmingham, UK)
ELO founder member, whose keyboard repertoire helped define the band's sound during the 1970s.
[Picture of Richard Tandy]


Tapie, Bernard
Born 26 January 1943  (Paris, France)
Nutjob French businessman and politician, famous as the man who rigged the 1993 Champions League.
[Picture of Bernard Tapie]


Tapsell, Peter Peter Tapsell is no longer with us
Born 1 February 1930  (Hove, Sussex, England)

Died 18 August 2018  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


Tate, Catherine
Born 12 May 1968  (Bloomsbury, London, England)
Comedienne & actress, now branching out from her own successful sketch show.
[Picture of Catherine Tate]


Tateno, Noriyo
Born 1 December 1965  (Ashikaga, Japan)
Japanese professional wrestler, one half of the legendary Jumping Bomb Angels tag-team.
[Picture of Noriyo Tateno]


Taverne, Dick
Born 18 October 1928  (place of birth unknown)
Former MP, whose split from the Labour Party in 1972 arguably helped start the SDP movement.
[Picture of Dick Taverne]


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 Vittorio Taviani is no longer with us
Born 20 September 1929  (San Miniato, Tuscany, Italy)

Died 15 April 2018  (Rome, Italy)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
The elder of the film-making and screenwriting brothers who've won acclaim and numerous awards.
[Picture of Vittorio Taviani]


Tawadros II of Alexandria, Pope
Born 4 November 1952  (Mansoura, Egypt)
Current Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
[Picture of Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria]


Taylor, Brian
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]


Taylor, Myra
Born in Liverpool, UK  (exact date unknown)
Co-created "The Liver Birds" with Carla Lane. Born 1937.
[Picture of Myra Taylor]


Taylor, Phil "The Power"
Born 13 August 1960  (Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
[Picture of Phil


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, Ronnie Ronnie Taylor is no longer with us
Born 27 October 1924  (London, UK)

Died 3 August 2018  (Ibiza, Spain)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Cinematographer who collaborated with Richard Attenborough.
[Picture of Ronnie 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]


Tek, Budi
Date and place of birth unknown
Billionaire Indonesian-Chinese art collector, whose current battles with pancreatic cancer have inspired him to turn his collection public.
[Picture of Budi Tek]


Tellervo Koivisto, Taimi
Born 2 January 1929  (Punkalaidun, Finland)
Former first lady of Finland.
[Picture of Taimi Tellervo Koivisto]


Teluren, Anna
Born 22 May 1914  (Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany)
Veteran German TV actress. Died August 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Anna Teluren]


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


Tennant, David
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]


Tequila, Tila
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]


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]


Thanh Truong, Thuy
Born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam  (exact date unknown)
Vietnamese entrepreneur, involved with helping turn the country into a tech start-up hub.
[Picture of Thuy Thanh Truong]


Thatcher, Mark
Born 15 August 1953  (London, UK)
Son of Margaret, doesn't have a great record when it comes to travelling in Africa.
[Picture of Mark Thatcher]


Thibodeau, Gary
Date and place of birth unknown
Man convicted in 1995 for the kidnapping of store clerk Heidi Allen, a charge he still pleads innocent on. Died August 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Gary Thibodeau]


Thomas, David
Born 14 June 1953  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Frontman of post-punk giants Pere Ubu. Rumoured to be in poor health at the end of 2017.
[Picture of David Thomas]


Thomas, Geraint
Born 25 May 1986  (Cardiff, UK)
Welsh racing cyclist, crashed out of the 2017 Tour de France with a broken collarbone.
[Picture of Geraint Thomas]


Thomas, Ray Ray Thomas is no longer with us
Born 29 December 1941  (Stourport-on-Severn, England)

Died 4 January 2018  (Surrey, England)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
Singer and flautist for progressive rock progenitors The Moody Blues.
[Picture of Ray Thomas]


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


Thomas, Simon
Born 26 January 1973  (Cromer, UK)
Former "Blue Peter" and current Sky Sports presenter who lost his wife Gemma to cancer in 2017.
[Picture of Simon Thomas]


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


Thomson, Bobby
Born 21 March 1937  (Dundee, UK)
Scottish striker who played for both Aston Villa and Birmingham City.
[Picture of Bobby Thomson]


Thomson, Peter Peter Thomson is no longer with us
Born 23 August 1929  (Melbourne, Australia)

Died 20 June 2018  (Melbourne, Australia)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


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


Thorne, Bella
Born 8 October 1997  (Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA)
Former Disney starlet who is sticking to the "child star gone bad" template as eagerly as she can.
[Picture of Bella Thorne]


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]


Thorogood, George
Born 24 February 1950  (Wilmington, Delaware, USA)
Blues rocker who gave us movie soundtrack staple "Bad to the Bone".
[Picture of George Thorogood]


Thorson, Linda
Born 18 June 1947  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian actress who replaced Diana Rigg on "The Avengers", playing Tara King.
[Picture of Linda Thorson]


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]


Thunder, Johnny
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]


Thurlow, Setsuko
Born 3 January 1932  (place of birth unknown)
Nuclear disarmament campaigner who survived the Hiroshima bombing, which killed the majority of her family and schoolfriends.
[Picture of Setsuko Thurlow]


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]


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


Timerman, Hector Hector Timerman is no longer with us
Born 16 December 1953  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Died 30 December 2018  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Former Foreign Minister of Argentina under Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
[Picture of Hector Timerman]


Timmons, Tim
Born 9 February 1976  (Irvine, California, USA)
CCM artist who was allegedly given five months to live back in 2001.
[Picture of Tim Timmons]


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


Tinsulanonda, Prem
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]


Titus Otieno, Raphael
Date and place of birth unknown
Disputed head of Africa's Legio Maria church since 2010.
[Picture of Raphael Titus Otieno]


Toback, James
Born 23 November 1944  (Manhattan, New York, USA)
Oscar-winning screenwriter (for "Bugsy", 1991) who has been accused of sexual assault by 395 different women. No wonder he didn't have time to write a good movie.
[Picture of James Toback]


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]


Todd, Chris
Born 22 August 1981  (Swansea, UK)
Former player-manager for Eastleigh who has had a number of health battles over the years.
[Picture of Chris Todd]


Tokhtakhunov, Alimzhan
Born 1 January 1949  (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)
One of the FBI's 10 most wanted criminals for crimes including the bribing of figure skate judges.
[Picture of Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov]


Tolkan, James
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]


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


Tonetta, (musician)
Born 17 February 1949  (Toronto, Canada)
Outsider musician/YouTube weirdo, who had some brief critical buzz back in 2010.
[Picture of (musician) Tonetta]


Toothill, Ian
Born 1 June 1975  (place of birth unknown)
Personal trainer who climbed Mount Everest while fighting stage 4 cancer. Died January 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Ian Toothill]


Tork, Peter
Born 13 February 1942  (Washington D.C., USA)
Singer and musician with The Monkees.
[Picture of Peter Tork]


Torn, Rip
Born 6 February 1931  (Temple, Texas, USA)
US veteran film & TV actor, born Elmore Rual Torn.
[Picture of Rip Torn]


Torvill, Jayne
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]


Townshend, Pete
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]


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


Travers, Susan
Born 18 February 1939  (London, UK)
Retired British actress whose biggest role was probably as Van der Valk's wife.
[Picture of Susan Travers]


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


Travolta, Ellen
Born 6 October 1940  (Englewood, New Jersey, USA)
Actress, singer and has a little known brother called John Travolta.
[Picture of Ellen Travolta]


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]


Trevi, Gloria
Born 15 February 1968  (Monterrey, Mexico)
Latino pop star who had numerous legal troubles in the early 2000.
[Picture of Gloria Trevi]


Trintignant, Jean-Louis
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]


Triplett, Sally Ann
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]


Troell, Jan
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]


Trolle-Wachtmeister, Hans-Gabriel
Born 9 January 1923  (Trolle-Ljungby, Sweden)
Swedish count.
[Picture of Hans-Gabriel Trolle-Wachtmeister]


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


Trower, Robin
Born 9 March 1945  (London, UK)
Blues-rock musician who joined Procul Harum in the immediate aftermath of "A White Shade of Pale", before forming his own eponymous band.
[Picture of Robin Trower]


Troyer, Verne Verne Troyer is no longer with us
Born 1 January 1969  (Sturgis, Michigan, USA)

Died 21 April 2018  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 49  (read death notice)
Diminutive (2'8") actor, best known for playing Mini-Me in the 'Austin Powers' movies.
[Picture of Verne Troyer]


Trumbull, Douglas
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, New York, USA)
Former reality TV star most famous for his appearance in "Home Alone 2: Lost In New York".
[Picture of Donald 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]


Tsvangirai, Morgan Morgan Tsvangirai is no longer with us
Born 10 March 1952  (Gutu, Zimbabwe)

Died 14 February 2018  (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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, Spencer
Born 1 January 1967  (Middletown, New York, USA)
Photographer, the man responsible for those massed group nude shots that were in vogue during the mid-2000s.
[Picture of Spencer Tunick]


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


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, Kathleen
Born 19 June 1954  (Springfield, Missouri, USA)
American actress who smouldered in such 1980s films as 'Body Heat' and 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'.
[Picture of Kathleen Turner]


Turner, Sophie
Born 21 February 1996  (Northampton, UK)
Posh ginger lass, plays Sansa Stark in HBO's "Game of Thrones".
[Picture of Sophie 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]


Tusk, Donald
Born 22 April 1957  (Gdansk, Poland)
Former Prime Minister of Poland, currently serving as the president of the European Council.
[Picture of Donald Tusk]


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, Anne
Born 25 October 1941  (Minnesota, USA)
Pulitzer prize winning writer of 'The Accidental Tourist' and 'Breathing Lessons'. She has described her 2015 novel 'A Spool of Blue Thread' as her last.
[Picture of Anne Tyler]


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


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]


Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Born 5 October 1958  (New York, New York, USA)
Astrophysicist & director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York.
[Picture of Neil deGrasse Tyson]

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