Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: E


Earl Jones, James
Born 17 January 1931  (Arkabutla, Mississippi, USA)
Actor forever known as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars series.
[Picture of James Earl Jones]


Eastham, George
Born 23 September 1936  (Blackpool, Lancashire, England)
Former Arsenal and Stoke City inside forward. Scored the winning goal in the 1972 League Cup final against Chelsea at the age of 35. Was a non-playing member of England's victoious 1966 World Cup squad.
[Picture of George Eastham]


Easton, Darren Darren Easton is no longer with us
Born in London, UK  (exact date unknown)

Died 23 January 2019  (London, UK)

Age at death: 24  (read death notice)
Terminally ill man who married his bride in December 2018.
[Picture of Darren Easton]


Easton, Sheena
Born 27 April 1959  (Bellshill, North Lanakshire, Scotland)
Scottish singer who shot to fame when appearing in the proto-X Factor TV show 'The Big Time' in 1980 before recording a number of hit singles in the 1980s.
[Picture of Sheena Easton]


Eastwood, Barney
Born in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Boxing promoter and manager, who formed a succesful partnership with the "Clones Cyclone" Barry McGuigan, before they split in acrimonious circumstances. Born 1936.
[Picture of Barney Eastwood]


Eastwood, Clint
Born 31 May 1930  (San Francisco, California, USA)
College dropout son of a steelworker who made it big in spaghetti westerns and has been playing hard men ever since. Starred in the film which gave the DDP its name, so it will be truly ironic if he turns out to be a points scorer.
[Picture of Clint Eastwood]


Eaton, Bobby
Born 14 August 1954  (Huntsville, Alabama, USA)
Wrestler, part of the Midnight Express tag team.
[Picture of Bobby Eaton]


Ebrahim, Omar
Born 6 September 1956  (Rotherham, UK)
Baritone vocalist and voice tutor at Trinity College, Greenwich.
[Picture of Omar Ebrahim]


Ecclestone, Bernie
Born 28 October 1930  (St Peter South Elmham, Suffolk, England)
Short-arsed top dog in the Formula 1 world, with sole control of F1 media rights and an estimated personal fortune of £2.4 billion, which makes him the 3rd wealthiest living Briton.
[Picture of Bernie Ecclestone]


Echeverria Alvarez, Luis
Born 17 January 1922  (Mexico City, Mexico)
Controversial former President of Mexico.
[Picture of Luis Echeverria Alvarez]


Eckel, Horst
Born 8 February 1932  (Vogelbach, Germany)
Former West Germany international footballer, one of the team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup.
[Picture of Horst Eckel]


Eckstein, Kiu
Born 13 May 1927  (Munich, Germany)
German TV host and journalist.
[Picture of Kiu Eckstein]


Eddy, Duane
Born 26 April 1938  (Corning, New York, USA)
Guitarist known for his twanging style in such hits as 'Peter Gunn'.
[Picture of Duane Eddy]


Eden, Barbara
Born 23 August 1934  (Tucson, Arizona, USA)
Best remembered for her role as Jeannie in 'I Dream of Jeannie'.
[Picture of Barbara Eden]


Eden, Clarissa
Born 28 June 1920  (Kensington, London, England)
Niece of former PM, Sir Winston Churchill, widow of former PM, Sir Anthony Eden. Was only 36 years of age when her husband resigned & has outlived several of her PM spouse's successors since then.
[Picture of Clarissa Eden]


Eden, Mark
Born 14 February 1928  (London, England)
Actor, still best known for his role as the devious Alan Bradley in 'Coronation Street'.
[Picture of Mark Eden]


Edmonds, Mike
Born 13 January 1944  (Chelmsford, Essex, England)
Actor, best remembered as Little Ron in 'Maid Marian & Her Merry Men' or as Logray in 'Return of the Jedi'.
[Picture of Mike Edmonds]


Edmonds, Noel
Born 22 December 1948  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Bearded TV presenter who spunked away a small fortune on his ill-advised Mr Blobby theme parks, managed to kill a contestant on his 'Late Late Breakfast Show', then amazed everyone by making an unlikely comeback with 'Deal or No Deal'.
[Picture of Noel Edmonds]


Edrich, John
Born 21 June 1937  (Blofield, Norfolk, England)
Former Surrey & England cricketer.
[Picture of John Edrich]


Edwardes, Michael Michael Edwardes is no longer with us
Born 11 October 1930  (South Africa)

Died 15 September 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
South Africa-born businessman, Chief Executive of the beleaguered British Leyland car company from 1977-82.
[Picture of Michael Edwardes]


Edwards, Eddie "The Eagle"
Born 5 December 1963  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
Maverick plasterer, who is still the UK's greatest ever ski-jumper - a true throwback to the original Olympic ideals.
[Picture of Eddie


Edwards, John
Born 10 June 1953  (Seneca, South Carolina, USA)
Former senator for North Carolina and presidential hopeful. Career when down the shitter when he confessed to fathering a child with another woman and his cancer-striken wife Elizabeth left him.
[Picture of John Edwards]


Edwards, Jorge
Born 29 June 1931  (Santiago, Chile)
Chilean novelist and ambassador.
[Picture of Jorge Edwards]


Eigen, Manfred Manfred Eigen is no longer with us
Born 9 May 1927  (Bochum, Germany)

Died 6 February 2019  (Goettingen, Germany)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Biophysical chemist and 1967 Nobel laureate in Chemistry for his work on measuring fast chemical reactions.
[Picture of Manfred Eigen]


Ekland, Britt
Born 6 October 1942  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Actress, in film & TV, a former Bond Girl. Former wife of Peter Sellers.
[Picture of Britt Ekland]


Elder, Lee
Born 14 July 1934  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
African-American golfer, the first PoC to play in the Ryder Cup, qualify for the Masters and to play non-segregated events in South Africa.
[Picture of Lee Elder]


Elgar, Avril
Born 1 April 1932  (Halifax, UK)
Stage, screen and radio actress, played Mildred's sister Ethel in "George and Mildred".
[Picture of Avril Elgar]


Elgort, Ansel
Born 14 March 1994  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor popular with the young 'uns, "The Fault In Our Stars", "Baby Driver".
[Picture of Ansel Elgort]


Elizabeth II, Queen
Born 21 April 1926  (London, England)
Queen of the UK, basically. Not a popular DDP pick, possibly because her late mother's longevity suggests she may have 20 years left in her yet.
[Picture of Queen Elizabeth II]


Elliott, Paul
Born 18 October 1948  (Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England)
One half, along with his brother Barry, of the Chuckle Brothers children's "entertainment" duo.
[Picture of Paul Elliott]


Elliott, Ramblin' Jack
Born 1 August 1931  (New York City, New York, USA)
Hugely influential folk singer, a major influence on both Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. Got his nickname due to his habit of telling long, unending anecdotes.
[Picture of Ramblin' Jack Elliott]


Ellsberg, Daniel
Born 7 April 1931  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former military analyst for the RAND corporation who released the "Pentagon Papers" in 1971, outlining US decision-making during the Vietnam war.
[Picture of Daniel Ellsberg]


Ely, Ron
Born 2 June 1938  (Hereford, Texas, USA)
Actor, one of the former "Tarzan's".
[Picture of Ron Ely]


Emerick, Louis
Born 11 June 1963  (Liverpool, England)
Actor best known as Mick Johnson in 'Brookside' and PC Walsh in 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
[Picture of Louis Emerick]


Emerson, Roy
Born 3 November 1936  (Blackbutt, Queensland, Australia)
One of the all time great tennis players. Held the record for the most grand slam singles titles for many years until being surpassed by Pete Sampras.
[Picture of Roy Emerson]


Emery, Ralph
Born 10 March 1933  (McEwen, Tennessee, USA)
American country music disc jockey and TV host.
[Picture of Ralph Emery]


Eminem, (rapper)
Born 17 October 1972  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
[Picture of (rapper) Eminem]


Engel, Georgia Georgia Engel is no longer with us
Born 28 July 1948  (Washington DC, USA)

Died 12 April 2019  (Princeton, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Actress, best remembered as Georgette in "The Mary Tyler Moore" show.
[Picture of Georgia Engel]


England, Natasha
Born 18 December 1952  (Glasgow, UK)
Popstress who, under the mononym "Natasha", had a top 10 hit with her cover of "Iko Iko" in 1982.
[Picture of Natasha England]


Enquist, P. O.
Born 23 September 1934  (Hjoggbole, Skelleftea, Vasterbotten, Sweden)
Swedish author. Wrote 'The Visit of the Royal Physician'. Does he need a physician too?
[Picture of P. O. Enquist]


Enrique, Jose
Born 23 January 1986  (Valencia, Spain)
Not particularly talented former Newcastle and Liverpool left-back, diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2018.
[Picture of Jose Enrique]


Epstein, Michael A.
Born 18 May 1921  (London, UK)
British pathologist, one of the team that discovered the Epstein-Barr virus in 1964.
[Picture of Michael A. Epstein]


Erikson, Neil
Date and place of birth unknown
Far-right Australian activist. During a January 2018 trial, he accidentally picked up the Koran when looking for a book to swear the truth on.
[Picture of Neil Erikson]


Eriksson, Carl-Erik
Born 20 May 1930  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Olympic bobsledder for Sweden, first person to compete in six Olympic Games (1964-84). Flag bearer for Sweden in 1976 at Innsbruck.
[Picture of Carl-Erik Eriksson]


Eriksson, Sven Goran
Born 5 February 1948  (Torsby, Sweden)
Former England & Manchester City manager.
[Picture of Sven Goran Eriksson]


Erskine, Carl
Born 13 December 1926  (Anderson, Indiana, USA)
Baseball pitcher for the Brooklyn (then Los Angeles) Dodgers.
[Picture of Carl Erskine]


Essebsi, Beji Caid Beji Caid Essebsi is no longer with us
Born 29 November 1926  (Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia)

Died 25 July 2019  (Tunis, Tunisia)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
President of Tunisia since December 2014. Who says politicians have to be young?
[Picture of Beji Caid Essebsi]


Estes, Richard
Born 14 May 1932  (Kewanee, Illinois, USA)
Artist, known for his paintings that were remarkably similar to actual photos.
[Picture of Richard Estes]


Estrada, Erik
Born 16 May 1949  (Mesa, Arizona, USA)
Actor, best remembered as the lead actor in 'CHiPs'.
[Picture of Erik Estrada]


Estrada Sr., Jose
Born in Humacao, Puerto Rico  (exact date unknown)
Wrestler, long-time fixture of WWC cards and also one-half of much-parodied WWF tag-team Los Conquistadores.
[Picture of Jose Estrada Sr.]


Etheridge, Melissa
Born 29 May 1961  (Leavenworth, Kansas, USA)
Female rock singer & songwriter. Has suffered & recovered from cancer.
[Picture of Melissa Etheridge]


Eure, Wesley
Born 17 August 1951  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
Actor, singer, author, producer, director, charity fundraiser, and lecturer, best known as Michael Horton in 'Days of Our Lives'.
[Picture of Wesley Eure]


Evans, Chris
Born 1 April 1966  (Warrington, UK)
Ginger TV and radio host who we all liked for 18 months in the 1990s and we've been paying for it ever since.
[Picture of Chris Evans]


Evans, Damon
Born 24 November 1949  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Actor who played the son in "The Jeffersons" and the young Alex Haley in "Roots".
[Picture of Damon Evans]


Evans, Dominick
Born 26 December 1980  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Filmmaker and disabled rights activist.
[Picture of Dominick Evans]


Evans, Evans
Born 26 November 1936  (Bluefield, West Virginia, USA)
Actress and widow of director John Frankenheimer.
[Picture of Evans Evans]


Evans, Lee
Born 25 February 1947  (Madera, California, USA)
Olympic 400m champion in 1968 and held the World record in the event for nearly twenty years. Has the same birthday as his namesake, the rubber-faced comedian.
[Picture of Lee Evans]


Evans, Linda
Born 18 November 1942  (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
US actress, best known for playing Krystle Carrington in 'Dynasty' in the 1980s.
[Picture of Linda Evans]


Evans, Nicholas
Born 26 July 1950  (Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England)
Screenwriter, author and journalist, known for 'The Horse Whisperer'. Had a kidney transplant from a donation by his daughter in 2011 following a mushroom poisoning in 2008. Who on the DDP cooked the meal?
[Picture of Nicholas Evans]


Eve, Alice
Born 6 February 1982  (London, UK)
Posho actress, daughter of Trevor and part of the rebooted Star Trek film franchise.
[Picture of Alice Eve]


Everett, Mark Oliver
Born 10 April 1963  (Virginia, USA)
AKA "E", maverick singer and songwriter for US indie band Eels.
[Picture of Mark Oliver Everett]


Everly, Don
Born 1 February 1937  (Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA)
The elder of the famous Everly Brothers singing group.
[Picture of Don Everly]


Ewald Bethe, Rose
Date and place of birth unknown
Widow of Manhattan Project supremo Hans Bethe, often interviewed in documentaries about America's nuclear programme.
[Picture of Rose Ewald Bethe]


Ewing, Winnie
Born 10 July 1929  (Glasgow, Scotland)
One of the leading figures of the Scottish National Party. Won the Hamilton by-election in 1967, sparking the modern growth of the SNP as a major political force in Scotland.
[Picture of Winnie Ewing]

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