Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: V


Vader, Big Van Big Van Vader is no longer with us
Born 14 May 1955  (Lynwood, California, USA)

Died 18 June 2018  (Boulder, Colorado, USA)

Age at death: 63  (read death notice)
Retired professional wrestler, boen Leon Allen White.
[Picture of Big Van Vader]


Vajpayee, Atal Bihari Atal Bihari Vajpayee is no longer with us
Born 25 December 1924  (Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India)

Died 16 August 2018  (New Dehli, India)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Prime Minister of India, first for a brief spell in 1996, and then again from 1998-2004.
[Picture of Atal Bihari Vajpayee]


Valance, Ricky
Born 10 April 1939  (Ynysddu, Monmouthshire, Wales)
Pop/rock singer, easily best known for his 1960 hit, 'Tell Laura I Love Her'.
[Picture of Ricky Valance]


Valente, Caterina
Born 14 January 1931  (Paris, France)
Italian singer and guitar player.
[Picture of Caterina Valente]


Valli, Frankie
Born 3 May 1934  (Newark, New Jersy, USA)
Singer with the Four Seasons, famous for his falsetto voice on hits such as 'Walk Like a Man' and 'December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)'.
[Picture of Frankie Valli]


Van Day, David
Born 28 November 1956  (Brighton, East Sussex, England)
Singer with 80s pop duo Dollar. Now hawks himself to any reality TV show that can be bothered to put up with him.
[Picture of David Van Day]


Van Doren, Charles
Born 12 February 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
American intellectual who was the centre of a TV scandal in the 1950s, when he was given the answers to the questions on the quiz show 'Twenty One' because the producers thought he was popular with viewers and wanted him to continue.
[Picture of Charles Van Doren]


Van Dyke, Dick
Born 13 December 1925  (West Plains, Missouri, USA)
Actor and TV presenter who is best known in America for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', and on this side of the pond for his butt-clenchingly awful attempt at a Cockney accent in 'Mary Poppins'.
[Picture of Dick Van Dyke]


Van Gyseghem, Joanna
Born 4 September 1941  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
TV actress best known for her role as Linda Cochran in the 1980s sitcom 'Duty Free'.
[Picture of Joanna Van Gyseghem]


Van Halen, Eddie
Born 26 January 1955  (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Dutch guitarist, co-founder of the rock group Van Halen. Has suffered health problems in the last few years, which have affected his output somewhat.
[Picture of Eddie Van Halen]


van Hoogstraten, Nicholas
Born 25 February 1945  (Shoreham, East Sussex, England)
Property tycoon, absolute crook and once Britain's youngest millionaire. Considers Robert Mugabe as "100% decent and incorruptible", which says an awful lot about him...
[Picture of Nicholas van Hoogstraten]


Vanderbilt, Gloria
Born 20 February 1924  (New York, New York, USA)
Became a multi-millionaire heiress at just 15 months old, and later became an artist, actress & socialite.
[Picture of Gloria Vanderbilt]


Vangelis, (musician)
Born 29 March 1943  (Agrias, Greece)
Greek electronic music composer, famed for his soundtracks to 1980s film classics 'Chariots of Fire' and 'Blade Runner'.
[Picture of (musician) Vangelis]


Varda, Agnes
Born 30 May 1928  (Brussels, Belgium)
French film director.
[Picture of Agnes Varda]


Vargas Llosa, Mario
Born 28 March 1936  (Arequipa, Peru)
Preuvian novelist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010.
[Picture of Mario Vargas Llosa]


Vaz, Keith
Born 22 November 1956  (Aden, Yemen)
Britain's longest-serving Asian MP, a long-time campaigner against video game violence and a fan of unprotected sex with male prostitutes.
[Picture of Keith Vaz]


Vega, Isela
Born 5 November 1939  (Sonora, Mexico)
Model-turned-actress, most famously in blood-splattered western "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia".
[Picture of Isela Vega]


Veltman, Martinus
Born 27 June 1931  (Waalwijk, Netherlands)
Co-winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize for physics for his work on particle theory.
[Picture of Martinus Veltman]


Venetiaan, Ronald
Born 18 June 1936  (Paramaribo, Suriname)
Twice President of Suriname.
[Picture of Ronald Venetiaan]


Venglos, Jozef
Born 18 February 1936  (Ruzomberok, Slovakia)
Much-travelled manager, the first from outside of the British Isles to manager a top-flight English club.
[Picture of Jozef Venglos]


Venuti, Maria
Born 7 March 1941  (Australia)
Australian entertainment veteran who had a stroke in 2016 after discovering an intruder in her house.
[Picture of Maria Venuti]


Verstappen, Max
Born 30 September 1997  (Hasselt, Belgium)
Formula 1 racing driver, the youngest ever to compete and score points.
[Picture of Max Verstappen]


Vertue, Beryl
Born in Mitcham, Surrey, England  (exact date unknown)
Television Producer responsible for many successful series such as 'Men Behaving Badly', 'Coupling' and 'Sherlock', the latter two created by her son-in-law Steven Moffat. Born 1931.
[Picture of Beryl Vertue]


Vervoort, Marieke
Born 10 May 1979  (Diest, Belgium)
Belgian Paralympic wheelchair athlete.
[Picture of Marieke Vervoort]


Vilanch, Bruce
Born 23 November 1948  (New York, New York, USA)
Well-fed comic who has wrote the Oscars script for the past 30 years.
[Picture of Bruce Vilanch]


Villanueva Jaramillo, Celino Celino Villanueva Jaramillo is no longer with us
Born 25 July 1896  (Rio Bueno, Chile)

Died 18 April 2018  (San Jose de Mariquina, Chile)

Age at death: 121  (read death notice)
Chilean who claims to be the world's oldest man. Unfortunately, he lost his birth certificate in a house fire 20 years ago. Tch.
[Picture of Celino Villanueva Jaramillo]


Villeneuve Sr, Jacques
Born 4 November 1953  (Berthierville, Canada)
Canadian motor racer, whoses nephew Jacques won the F1 World Championship in 1997 and brother Gilles was killed racing in 1982.
[Picture of Jacques Villeneuve Sr]


Vincent, Jan-Michael
Born 15 July 1944  (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Star of 1980s action series 'Airwolf'.
[Picture of Jan-Michael Vincent]


Vinge, Joan
Born 2 April 1948  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
American SF writer. Winner of the 1981 Hugo award for 'The Snow Queen' and former wife of Vernor Vinge. Suffered brain damage in an accident in 2002 but recovered to resume writing in 2007.
[Picture of Joan Vinge]


Vinton, Bobby
Born 16 April 1935  (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
Early 60s pop star, of 'Blue Velvet' fame. Not to be confused with Bobby Vee of 'Rubber Ball' fame.
[Picture of Bobby Vinton]


Virgo, John
Born 3 March 1946  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
Snooker player, turned TV commentator & presenter.
[Picture of John Virgo]


Virtanen, Jukka
Born 25 July 1933  (Jamsankoski, Finland)
One of Finland's most popular entertainers, had a long association with the legendary Spede Pasanen.
[Picture of Jukka Virtanen]


Vitti, Monica
Born 3 November 1931  (Rome, Italy)
Italian actress, associated with film director Michelangelo Antonioni.
[Picture of Monica Vitti]


Vogel, Hans-Jochen
Born 3 February 1926  (Gottingen, Germany)
German politician. Leader of the SPD from 1987-91.
[Picture of Hans-Jochen Vogel]


von Daniken, Erich
Born 14 April 1935  (Zofingen, Aargau, Switzerland)
Author & UFO/alien fan.
[Picture of Erich von Daniken]


von Falz-Fein, Eduard
Born 14 September 1912  (Gavrilovka, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine)
Liechtensteinian businessman and public figure. Died November 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Eduard von Falz-Fein]


von Hagens, Gunther
Born 10 January 1945  (Skalmierzyce, Kalisz, Poland)
Controversial German anatomist, known for his plastination technique for preserving body parts. Famously performed autopsys on Channel 4 in the mid-noughties.
[Picture of Gunther von Hagens]


von Sydow, Max
Born 10 April 1929  (Lund, Skane, Sweden)
Swedish actor, who has achieved fame both at home and abroad.
[Picture of Max von Sydow]


von Tiesenhausen, Georg Georg von Tiesenhausen is no longer with us
Born 18 May 1914  (Riga, Latvia)

Died 2 June 2018  (Alabama, USA)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
German scientist brought to the USA after World War Two, later working for NASA and credited with the design the Lunar Rover.
[Picture of Georg von Tiesenhausen]


Vos Savant, Marilyn
Born 11 August 1946  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Columnist and author who was once credited with the highest ever IQ of 228.
[Picture of Marilyn Vos Savant]


Vowden, Geoff
Born 27 April 1941  (Barnsley, UK)
Footballer who was replaced as a striker for New York Cosmos by some Brazilian chancer called Pele.
[Picture of Geoff Vowden]


Vuksanovic, Blazo
Date and place of birth unknown
Australian child sex offender who attempted to have his sentence suspended so he could travel to South America for alternative cancer therapies.
[Picture of Blazo Vuksanovic]

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