Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: T


Taka, Miiko
Born 24 June 1925  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Japanese-American actress most famous for the 1957 Brando movie "Sayonara".
[Picture of Miiko Taka]


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]


Tan, Amy
Born 19 February 1952  (Oakland, California, USA)
American author, writer of popular novel 'The Joy Luck Club' in 1989.
[Picture of Amy Tan]


Tanaka, Kane
Born 2 January 1903  (Fukuoka, 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]


Tanega, Norma
Born 30 January 1939  (Vallejo, California, USA)
Experimental folk artist, worked with Dusty Springfield and had a surprise hit in the 60s with "Walkin' My Cat Named Dog".
[Picture of Norma Tanega]


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]


Tapper, Jonathan
Born in London, UK  (exact date unknown)
Head of the lard-arse Tapper family on "Gogglebox".
[Picture of Jonathan Tapper]


Tarrant, Chris
Born 10 October 1946  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
'Tiswas' & 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' presenter, also a radio presenter.
[Picture of Chris Tarrant]


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]


Taylor, Brian
Born 9 January 1955  (Dundee, Scotland)
Political editor for BBC Scotland.
[Picture of Brian Taylor]


Taylor, Dennis
Born 19 January 1949  (Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland)
Snooker World Champion, memorably, in an epic 1985 final. Now a TV pundit.
[Picture of Dennis 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, Jen
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman who had her face rebuilt after a battle with bone cancer.
[Picture of Jen Taylor]


Taylor, Otis
Born 11 August 1942  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Super Bowl-winning flanker for the Kansas City Chiefs
[Picture of Otis Taylor]


Taylor, Phil "The Power"
Born 13 August 1960  (Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
The darts player - multiple champion in the "sport".
[Picture of Phil


Taylor, Rip Rip Taylor is no longer with us
Born 13 January 1935  (Washington DC, USA)

Died 6 October 2019  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Actor & comedian, very well known in the US, less so in the UK.
[Picture of Rip Taylor]


Te Kanawa, Kiri
Born 6 March 1944  (Gisborne, New Zealand)
Opera singer, who sang at Prince Charles & Diana's wedding and has since become one of the top singers of her type in the World.
[Picture of Kiri Te Kanawa]


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]


Tegart-Dalton, Judy
Born 12 December 1937  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian tennis player, won the doubles career Grand Slam.
[Picture of Judy Tegart-Dalton]


Tejero, Antonio
Born 30 April 1932  (Alhaurín el Grande, Spain)
Former lieutenant general of Spain's Civil Guard, the leader of a failed 1981 military coup against Adolfo Suarez.
[Picture of Antonio Tejero]


Tek, Budi
Born in Jakarta, Indonesia  (exact date unknown)
Billionaire Indonesian-Chinese art collector, whose current battles with pancreatic cancer have inspired him to turn his collection public.
[Picture of Budi Tek]


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]


Tennant, Neil
Born 10 July 1954  (North Shields, UK)
Former "Smash Hits" journalist who turned copying Al Stewart into a 30+ year pop career.
[Picture of Neil Tennant]


Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna
Born 6 March 1937  (Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Russia)
Former Soviet cosmonaut - the first woman in outer space.
[Picture of Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova]


Teret, Ray
Born 24 October 1941  (Salisbury, UK)
DJ of the 1960s and one of Jimmy Savile's only known close friends. Unsurprisingly he's now in prison for noncing.
[Picture of Ray Teret]


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 16 December 1985  (Biên Hòa, Vietnam)
Vietnamese entrepreneur, involved with helping turn the country into a tech start-up hub.
[Picture of Thuy Thanh Truong]


the Jackal, Carlos
Born 12 October 1949  (Michelena, Tachira, Venezuela)
Convicted terrorist who became an infamous figure in the 1970s.
[Picture of Carlos the Jackal]


Theodorakis, Mikis
Born 29 July 1925  (Chios, Greece)
[Picture of Mikis Theodorakis]


Thiebaud, Wayne
Born 23 November 1920  (Mesa, Arizona, USA)
US artist & painter.
[Picture of Wayne Thiebaud]


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


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


Thompson, Phil
Born 21 January 1954  (Kirkby, UK)
"Soccer Saturday" pundit with an eternally pained facial expression.
[Picture of Phil Thompson]


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


Thorn, Tracey
Born 26 September 1962  (Hatfield, UK)
English actor, best known as Rodney Trotter in "Only Fools and Horses" but also starred in "Butterflies", "New Tricks" and a series of WH Smith adverts in the 1990s.
[Picture of Tracey Thorn]


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]


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]


Thouless, David J. David J. Thouless is no longer with us
Born 21 September 1934  (Bearsden, Scotland)

Died 6 April 2019  (Cambridge, UK)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Nobel Prize-wining physicist.
[Picture of David J. Thouless]


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  (Hiroshima, Japan)
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]


Tierney, Vivian
Born 26 November 1957  (London, UK)
English operatic soprano.
[Picture of Vivian Tierney]


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]


Tilney, Colin
Born 31 October 1933  (London, UK)
Harpsichordist, played on the original recording of "The Rake's Progress".
[Picture of Colin Tilney]


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


Tinsulanonda, Prem Prem Tinsulanonda is no longer with us
Born 26 August 1920  (Songkhla Province, Thailand)

Died 26 May 2019  (Bangkok, Thailand)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Prime Minister of Thailand from 1980-88.
[Picture of Prem Tinsulanonda]


Titica, (singer)
Born 26 June 1987  (Luanda, Angola)
Transsexual Angolan rap artist, born 1987. That is totally Mexico that is, well weapon!
[Picture of (singer) Titica]


Title, Stacy
Date and place of birth unknown
Director, gave us the cult mid-90s black comedy "The Last Supper".
[Picture of Stacy Title]


Toback, James
Born 23 November 1944  (New York City, 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, Louise
Born 11 November 1918  (Aubrey, Texas, USA)
Singer who performed with Benny Goodman and Bobby Hackett, among others.
[Picture of Louise Tobin]


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]


Toffa, Nadia
Born 10 June 1979  (Brescia, Italy)
Italian TV presenter and journalist. Died August 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Nadia Toffa]


Toibin, Niall Niall Toibin is no longer with us
Born 21 November 1929  (Cork, Ireland)

Died 13 November 2019  (Dublin, Ireland)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Veteran Irish character actor ("Ryan's Daughter", "Ballykissangel", "Veronica Guerin").
[Picture of Niall Toibin]


Toksvig, Sandi
Born 3 May 1958  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Diminutive and laconic TV host, comedian and writer.
[Picture of Sandi Toksvig]


Tolbert, Berlinda
Born 4 November 1949  (Charlotte, North Carolina, UAS)
American TV actress, starred in "The Jeffersons".
[Picture of Berlinda Tolbert]


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]


Tomko, Jozef
Born 11 March 1924  (Udavske, Slovakia)
Roman Catholic Cardinal, one of the most famous figures in the Church in Eastern Europe.
[Picture of Jozef Tomko]


Tomlinson, Ricky
Born 26 September 1939  (Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, England)
Ex-plasterer & Trade Unionist turned hugely successful & popular actor - firstly in 'Brookside' but best loved for his role in 'The Royle Family'.
[Picture of Ricky Tomlinson]


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


Tooley, John
Born 1 June 1924  (Rochester, UK)
Former director general of the Covent Garden Royal Opera House.
[Picture of John Tooley]


Tork, Peter Peter Tork is no longer with us
Born 13 February 1942  (Washington D.C., USA)

Died 21 February 2019  (San Anselmo, California, USA)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
Singer and musician with The Monkees.
[Picture of Peter Tork]


Torn, Rip Rip Torn is no longer with us
Born 6 February 1931  (Temple, Texas, USA)

Died 9 July 2019  (Lakeville, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


Traore, Moussa
Born 25 September 1936  (Kayes, Mali)
President of Mali from 1968-91.
[Picture of Moussa Traore]


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]


Trebek, Alex
Born 22 July 1940  (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)
TV presenter, the long time host of 'Jeopardy!'.
[Picture of Alex Trebek]


Tree, Penelope
Born 2 February 1949  (place of birth unknown)
Face of the swinging sixties and a favourite of both David Bailey and John Lennon.
[Picture of Penelope Tree]


Trelles, Ignacio
Born 31 July 1916  (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Five-time manager of the Mexican national team, as well as the last surviving coach from the 1962 World Cup.
[Picture of Ignacio Trelles]


Trent, Tyler Tyler Trent is no longer with us
Born 7 September 1998  (place of birth unknown)

Died 1 January 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 20  (read death notice)
Terminally ill "superfan" of the Purdue Boilermakers college football team, who inspired them to a shock win over #2 seeded Ohio State.
[Picture of Tyler Trent]


Trevino, Lee
Born 1 December 1939  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
One of the greatest golfers of all time, with 6 major wins, including consecutive British Opens in 1971 and 1972.
[Picture of Lee Trevino]


Trimble, David
Born 15 October 1944  (Bangor, Down, Northern Ireland)
Former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party who was instrumental with John Hume in pursuing long term peace in Northern Ireland which landed them both the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.
[Picture of David Trimble]


Trinh, Pham
Born 8 March 1914  (Quang Ngai, Vietnam)
Veteran Vietnamese communist activist.
[Picture of Pham Trinh]


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]


Trintignant, Nadine
Born 11 November 1934  (Nice, France)
French film director, most famously of the 1967 drama "Mon Amour, Mon Amour".
[Picture of Nadine 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]


Trippi, Charley
Born 14 September 1921  (Pittson, Pennsylvania, USA)
First pick of the 1945 NFL Draft, part of the Chicago Cardinals infamous "Million Dollar Backfield" of the late 40s.
[Picture of Charley Trippi]


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]


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]


Trueman, Brian
Born 16 May 1932  (Manchester, UK)
TV host and voiceover artist, was the vocals behind Nanny in 80s classic "Count Duckula".
[Picture of Brian Trueman]


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)
Reality TV host best known for his role in the classic movie "Home Alone 2".
[Picture of Donald Trump]


Tubb, Evelyn
Born in Isle of Wight, UK  (exact date unknown)
Soprano and member of The Consort of Musicke.
[Picture of Evelyn Tubb]


Tudor, John
Born 25 June 1946  (Ilkeston, UK)
Footballer, Malcolm Macdonald's strike partner for Newcastle in the 1970s.
[Picture of John Tudor]


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]


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


Tureaud, Laurence
Born 21 May 1952  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
The legendary Mr T, who played Sgt B.A. Baracus in 'The A-Team', and made a habit of pitying fools and not getting on no airplanes. Also had a notoriously low tolerance level when it came to jibber-jabber.
[Picture of Laurence Tureaud]


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]


Turnbull, Bill
Born 25 January 1956  (Guildford, UK)
Host of the BBC Breakfast show between 2001 and 2016, stepped down from the show to focus on his love of beekeeping.
[Picture of Bill Turnbull]


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


Tyson, Cicely
Born 19 December 1924  (New York City, New York, USA)
Model turned actress who was once married to jazz legend Miles Davis.
[Picture of Cicely Tyson]


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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