Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2020: 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, 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]


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]


Jagannathan, Krishnammal
Born 16 June 1926  (Tamil Nadu, India)
Tamil social activist for the poor
[Picture of Krishnammal Jagannathan]


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


Jakes, Milos Milos Jakes is no longer with us
Born 12 August 1922  (Ceske Chalupy, Czechia)

Died 10 July 2020  (Prague, Czechia)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
last communist leader of Czechoslovakia
[Picture of Milos Jakes]


James, Deborah
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Cancer blogger known as the "BowelBabe", born c.1982.
[Picture of Deborah James]


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]


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]


Jara, Joan
Born 31 December 1927  (England, UK)
British-Chilean dancer, politician, and the widow of 1973 coup victim and folksinger Victor Jara
[Picture of Joan Jara]


Jarvis, Lucy
Born 24 June 1917  (New York City, New York, USA)
TV producer who specialised in documentaries such as Emmy Award winning The Kremlin. Died In January without receiving a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Lucy Jarvis]


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]


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, Sister
Born 21 August 1919  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Jean Dolores Schmidt, nun and chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers men's basketball team of Loyola University Chicago.
[Picture of Sister Jean]


Jeanmaire, Zizi Zizi Jeanmaire is no longer with us
Born 29 April 1924  (Paris, France)

Died 17 July 2020  (Tolochenaz, Switzerland)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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 Barbara Jefford is no longer with us
Born 26 July 1930  (Plymouth, England)

Died 12 September 2020  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Actress who has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and also in Lust for a Vampire. Versatile.
[Picture of Barbara Jefford]


Jefford, Tracyleanne
Born 4 June 1983  (England)
Singer who appeared on X Factor.
[Picture of Tracyleanne Jefford]


Jeffreys, Sheila
Born 13 May 1948  (United KIngdom)
English political scientist, often veering into gender issues
[Picture of Sheila Jeffreys]


Jelinek, Elfriede
Born 20 October 1946  (Mürzzuschlag, Styria, Austria)
Austrian feminist playwright & novelist.
[Picture of Elfriede Jelinek]


Jenkins, Ferguson
Born 13 December 1942  (Chatham-Kent, Canada)
Baseball pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox and other teams.
[Picture of Ferguson Jenkins]


Jenkins, Nikki
Born in Liverpool, England  (exact date unknown)
Bodybuilder with cancer.
[Picture of Nikki Jenkins]


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]


Jennings, Pat
Born 12 June 1945  (Newry, Northern Ireland, United KIngdom)
Northern Irish former goalkeeper with a lengthy career
[Picture of Pat Jennings]


Jens, Salome
Born 8 May 1935  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Actress who played the Female Changeling in Star Trek: Deep Space 9.
[Picture of Salome Jens]


Jensen, David
Born 4 July 1950  (Canada)
Used to shake rattle and roll on Radio Luxembourg but now mainly just shaking with Parkinsons disease.
[Picture of David Jensen]


Jensen, Derrick
Born 19 December 1960  (USA)
American author, ecophilosopher, and radical environmentalist.
[Picture of Derrick Jensen]


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-Encina, Cristobal Halffter
Born 24 March 1930  (Madrid, Spain)
Classical composer who is known for his music on human rights.
[Picture of Cristobal Halffter Jimenez-Encina]


Jintao, Hu
Born 21 December 1942  (Jixi, Anhui Province, China)
President of China since March 2003. Hu is the President of China? We have clearance, Clarence. Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor? And so on.
[Picture of Hu Jintao]


Jo, Si Y
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Actor who once appeared in Miami Connection.
[Picture of Si Y Jo]


Jodorowsky, Alejandro
Born 7 February 1929  (Tocopilla, Chile)
Jewish Chilean filmmaker who made the cult western 'El Topo' in 1970.
[Picture of Alejandro Jodorowsky]


Johanson, Sue
Born 16 March 1930  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Sex education lecturer, academic and speaker.
[Picture of Sue Johanson]


John, Elton
Born 25 March 1947  (Pinner, Middlesex, England)
The most 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 dres
[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, 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]


Johnson, Boris
Born 19 June 1964  (New York, New York, USA)
Gaffe-prone but hugely endearing Mayor of London, an ex-Tory MP and former head of The Spectator magazine.
[Picture of Boris Johnson]


Johnson, Dewayne "Lee"
Born in   (exact date 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 in   (exact date unknown)
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, Howard
Born 7 August 1941  (Montgomery, Alabama, USA)
American jazz musician.
[Picture of Howard Johnson]


Johnson, Johnny
Born 20 July 1942  (Florida, USA)
Frontman of Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon, a band with two top ten hits in the UK in the 1960s and 70s.
[Picture of Johnny Johnson]


Johnson, Katherine Katherine Johnson is no longer with us
Born 26 August 1918  (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA)

Died 24 February 2020  (Newport News, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
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, Plas
Born 21 July 1931  (Donaldsonville, Louisiana)
US saxophonist, most notably on Henry Mancini's "Pink Panther" theme
[Picture of Plas Johnson]


Johnson, Rocky Rocky Johnson is no longer with us
Born 24 August 1944  (Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Died 15 January 2020  (Lutz, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Yet another wrestler.
[Picture of Rocky Johnson]


Johnson, Stanley
Born 18 August 1940  (Penzance, England)
Former MEP now far better known for inflicting his son Boris upon the world.
[Picture of Stanley 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, Sue
Born 7 December 1943  (Warrington, UK)
Actress famous as both Sheila in "Brookside" and Barbara in "The Royle Family".
[Picture of Sue Johnston]


Jonas, Peter Peter Jonas is no longer with us
Born 14 October 1946  (London, UK)

Died 22 April 2020  (Munich, Germany)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
Former head of the Bavarian State Opera.
[Picture of Peter Jonas]


Jones, Adam “Pac-Man”
Born 30 September 1983  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
US footballer who once won the TNA Tag Team Championship.
[Picture of Adam “Pac-Man” Jones]


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)
Perma-angry conspiracy theorist par excellance and owner of the site anyone even remotely politically aware secretly dips into, Infowars.
[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, K. C. K. C. Jones is no longer with us
Born 25 May 1932  (Taylor, Texas, USA)

Died 25 December 2020  (Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Basketball player/coach.
[Picture of K. C. 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, 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, Peter
Born 18 March 1966  (Maidenhead, England)
Blind singer who appeared on X Factor.
[Picture of Peter 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, 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, Simon
Born 27 July 1950  (Charlton Park, Wiltshire, United Kingdom)
English actor, came to prominence portraying Arthur Dent on both radio and TV
[Picture of Simon Jones]


Jones, Steve
Born 3 September 1955  (London, England)
Guitarist/bassist for the Sex Pistols, amongst others.
[Picture of Steve Jones]


Jones, Terry Terry Jones is no longer with us
Born 1 February 1942  (Colwyn Bay, Wales)

Died 21 January 2020  (Highgate, London, England)

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
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]


Jones, Trevor
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Actor who was once an Ewok.
[Picture of Trevor Jones]


Jones, Vinnie
Born 5 January 1955  (Watford, United Kingdom)
Welsh national football player and member of the "Crazy Gang" of the 1988 Wimbledon cup winners
[Picture of Vinnie 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  ()
Former Conservative MP and government minister. Was Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food form 1983-1987.
[Picture of Michael Jopling]


Jordan, Simon
Born 24 September 1967  (Thornton Heath, London, England)
Orange-skinned chairman of Crystal Palace FC.
[Picture of Simon Jordan]


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  ()
Former Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police.
[Picture of Peter Joslin]


Juan Carlos of Spain, King
Born 5 January 1938  (Rome, Italy)
King of Spain since 1975.
[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]


Jugnauth, Anerood
Born 29 March 1930  (Palma, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius)
Current president of Mauritius, a role he has occupied since 2003.
[Picture of Anerood Jugnauth]


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]


Jung-Hyeon, Shin
Born 4 January 1938  (South Korea)
The South Korean Godfather of Rock.
[Picture of Shin Jung-Hyeon]


Juster, Norton
Born 2 June 1929  (New York City, USA)
American architect and children's book author, "The Dot and the Line"
[Picture of Norton Juster]

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