Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: J


J, Jessie
Born 27 March 1988  (London, England)
Pop singer-songwriter who made a breakthrough in 2011 with the album 'Who You Are'.
[Picture of Jessie 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, 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, Katherine
Born 4 May 1930  (Barbour County, Alabama)
Matriarch of the legendary Jackson family of musicians.
[Picture of Katherine Jackson]


Jackson, Philip
Born 18 June 1948  (Retford, Nottinghamshire, England)
Experienced character actor, probably best remembered as Chief Inspector James Japp in 'Agatha Christie's Poirot'.
[Picture of Philip 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]


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


Jago, Crispian
Date and place of birth unknown
Writer, contributor to "The Skeptic". Is also blogging his death from terminal cancer.
[Picture of Crispian Jago]


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, Clive Clive James is no longer with us
Born 7 October 1939  (Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Died 24 November 2019  (Cambridge, UK)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
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, Raji
Born 24 February 1970  (Portsmouth, UK)
Actor, part of the Ferreira family on "Eastenders" back in the day.
[Picture of Raji James]


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


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]


Jannetty, Marty
Born 3 February 1960  (Columbus, Georgia, USA)
Wrestler in tag team partnership "The Rockers" with Shawn Michaels.
[Picture of Marty Jannetty]


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]


Jasso, Fr. Stephen
Born in Waco, Texas, USA  (exact date unknown)
Priest in Texas, currently battling ALS. Not sure on the obit chances here.
[Picture of Fr. Stephen Jasso]


Javacheff, Christo
Born 13 June 1935  (Gabrovo, Bulgaria)
Bulgarian-born avant garde artist.
[Picture of Christo Javacheff]


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 Grand Duke Jean I of Luxembourg is no longer with us
Born 5 January 1921  (Berg Castle, Luxembourg)

Died 23 April 2019  (Luxembourg)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Jefford, Barbara
Born 26 July 1930  (Plymouth, Devon, England)
Actress best known for her role as Molly Bloom in the film adaptation of James Joyce's modernist classic novel 'Ulysses' in 1967.
[Picture of Barbara Jefford]


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]


Jenner, Esther
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of Olympic champion turned transexual Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner. Born 1926.
[Picture of Esther Jenner]


Jenner, Kendall
Born 3 November 1995  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
One of the Kardashian clan, who basically bought her way into a modelling career.
[Picture of Kendall Jenner]


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


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]


Jimenez, Flaco
Born 11 March 1939  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Accordionist, important in the norteno/tejano genres of borderland music.
[Picture of Flaco Jimenez]


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]


Johansson, Lennart Lennart Johansson is no longer with us
Born 5 November 1929  (Stockholm, Sweden)

Died 4 June 2019  (Stockholm, Sweden)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Former head of UEFA.
[Picture of Lennart Johansson]


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]


Johnrose, Lenny
Born 29 November 1969  (Preston, UK)
Footballer, had multiple spells with Bury and Burnley.
[Picture of Lenny Johnrose]


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]


Johns, Jasper
Born 15 May 1930  (Augusta, Georgia, USA)
American abstract expressionist painter.
[Picture of Jasper Johns]


Johns, Milton
Born 13 March 1938  (Bristol, UK)
Character actor, often plays corrupt or obsequious government officials or authority figures.
[Picture of Milton Johns]


Johnson, Arte Arte Johnson is no longer with us
Born 20 January 1929  (Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA)

Died 3 July 2019  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Comic actor, best known for appearing on 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In'.
[Picture of Arte Johnson]


Johnson, Dewayne "Lee"
Date and place of birth unknown
Former groundskeeper who won a $289m lawsuit against Monsanto after getting terminal cancer from its product Roundup. Born c.1972.
[Picture of Dewayne


Johnson, George "Johnny"
Born 25 November 1921  (Hameringham, UK)
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, Rocky
Born 24 August 1944  (Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Yet another wrestler.
[Picture of Rocky Johnson]


Johnson, W.T.
Date and place of birth unknown
American high school football coach whose battle with terminal illness has received some media attention. Fantastically named former Tuskegee Airman. Died May 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of W.T. 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]


Johnston, Craig
Born 25 June 1960  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Footballer who retired at 28 to look after his ailing sister and later went on to design the Predator boot.
[Picture of Craig Johnston]


Johnston, Daniel Daniel Johnston is no longer with us
Born 22 January 1961  (Sacramento, California, USA)

Died 10 September 2019  (Austin, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
To some an outsider genius who makes works of haunting beauty. To others, a tuneless schizophrenic whose fame comes solely from acting as a freak show act to hipster audiences. The latter is the correct response.
[Picture of Daniel Johnston]


Johnston, Joe
Born 13 May 1950  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Movie director, behind 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids' and 'Jumanji'.
[Picture of Joe Johnston]


Johnston, Sue
Born 7 December 1943  (Warrington, UK)
Actress famous as both Sheila in "Brookside" and Barbara in "The Royle Family".
[Picture of Sue Johnston]


Jolie, Angelina
Born 4 June 1975  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Lara Croft actress.
[Picture of Angelina Jolie]


Jon, Lil
Born 17 January 1971  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Public face of crunk music in the mid-2000s. Now owns his on vinyard.
[Picture of Lil Jon]


Jonas, Peter
Born 14 October 1946  (London, UK)
Former head of the Bavarian State Opera.
[Picture of Peter Jonas]


Jones, Alan
Born 13 April 1941  (Oakey, Queensland, Australia)
Australian rugby coach, a former player & current broadcaster.
[Picture of Alan Jones]


Jones, Alex
Born 11 February 1974  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Anti-gay frog activist.
[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, Finn
Born 24 March 1988  (London, UK)
"Game of Thrones" actor, also turns up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
[Picture of Finn Jones]


Jones, Freddie Freddie Jones is no longer with us
Born 17 August 1927  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)

Died 9 July 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Actor, currently in Emmerdale & has been on TV for aeons.
[Picture of Freddie Jones]


Jones, Grace Catherine Grace Catherine Jones is no longer with us
Born 16 September 1906  (Liverpool, UK)

Died 7 June 2019  (Broadway, UK)

Age at death: 112  (read death notice)
Oldest living person in the UK as of the start of 2019.
[Picture of Grace Catherine 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, Marty
Born 13 December 1953  (Oldham, UK)
Legendary British wrestler, now training the next generation of UK grapplers.
[Picture of Marty Jones]


Jones, Paul
Born 24 February 1942  (Portsmouth, Hampshire, England)
Depending on your age, or preference, you'll either remember him for being the lead singer of Manfred Mann, the star of children's TV show 'Uncle Jack' or being a broadcaster on Radio 2.
[Picture of Paul 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, Ruth
Born 22 September 1966  (Bridgend, Wales)
Acclaimed Welsh actress. Starred and co-wrote hit series 'Gavin & Stacey'.
[Picture of Ruth Jones]


Jones, Sam J.
Born 12 August 1954  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor who played the lead role in 1980's "Flash Gordon".
[Picture of Sam J. 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, 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]


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]


Jopling, Michael
Born 10 December 1930  (Ripon, UK)
Former Conservative MP and government minister. Was Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food form 1983-1987.
[Picture of Michael Jopling]


Jose, Jose Jose Jose is no longer with us
Born 17 February 1948  (Mexico City, Mexico)

Died 28 September 2019  (Miami, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
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]


Joseph, Lesley
Born 14 October 1942  (London, England)
Actress best known as the eternally randy Dorien Green in 'Birds of a Feather'.
[Picture of Lesley Joseph]


Joslin, Peter
Born 26 March 1933  (place of birth unknown)
Former Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police.
[Picture of Peter Joslin]


Joyce, Ron Ron Joyce is no longer with us
Born 19 October 1930  (Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Died 31 January 2019  (Burlington, Canada)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Businessman who co-founded the Tim Horton's doughnut empire. Born 1930.
[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]


Judge, Tamra
Born 2 September 1967  (Glendale, California, USA)
One of the Real Housewives of Orange County.
[Picture of Tamra Judge]


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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