Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2020: O


O’brien, Gray
Born 11 August 1968  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish actor who appeared in Coronation Street and Casualty.
[Picture of Gray O’brien]


Obama, Barack
Born 4 August 1961  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
President of the USA.
[Picture of Barack Obama]


Obama, Sarah Onyango
Born in Kenya  (exact date unknown)
President Barack Obama's 'grandmother' although that's not strictly true as she his paternal grandfather's third wife. Born 1922
[Picture of Sarah Onyango Obama]


Obayashi, Nobuhiko Nobuhiko Obayashi is no longer with us
Born 9 January 1938  (Onomichi, Japan)

Died 10 April 2020  ()

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Cult Japanese filmmaker. Very kino.
[Picture of Nobuhiko Obayashi]


Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Teodoro
Born 5 June 1942  (Acoacan, Equatorial Guinea)
President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979.
[Picture of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo]


O'Brien, Carl "Cubby"
Born 14 July 1946  (Burbank, California, USA)
Played a Mousketeer on the 1950s US TV show 'The Mickey Mouse Club'.
[Picture of Carl


O'brien, Edna
Born 15 December 1930  (Tuamgraney, County Clare, Rep of Ireland)
Irish novellist.
[Picture of Edna O'brien]


O'brien, Richard
Born 25 March 1942  (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England)
The man behind 1975's 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', who hasn't really done anything since, except present television series 'The Crystal Maze'. His real name is the rather plainer Richard Smith. Said to have based the Dr. Frank-N-Furter character on <
[Picture of Richard O'brien]


O'Callaghan, Gareth
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Irish radio DJ, diagnosed with multiple system atrophy in 2018.
[Picture of Gareth O'Callaghan]


Occleshaw, Tony
Born in United KIngdom  (exact date unknown)
Nottinghamshire policeman who is dying to hear bagpipes one final time. Died in April without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Tony Occleshaw]


O'Connell, Tyne
Born 6 October 1960  (London, England)
British author behind Making The A List, and Sex With The Ex.
[Picture of Tyne O'Connell]


O'Connor, Des Des O'Connor is no longer with us
Born 12 January 1932  (Stepney, London, England)

Died 14 November 2020  (Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Former Northampton Town footballer, turned singer, now a veteran television presenter & chat show host.
[Picture of Des O'Connor]


O'Connor, Sinéad
Born 8 December 1966  (Dublin, Ireland)
Singer, whose hits include 'Nothing Compares 2 U' and 'Troy' have been overshadowed by her controversial remarks & behaviour over the years.
[Picture of Sinéad O'Connor]


O'connor, Tom
Born 31 October 1939  (Bootle, Merseyside, England)
Game show host and comedian - notably 'Crosswits'. Also a frequent guest on 'Countdown'.
[Picture of Tom O'connor]


Oddie, Bill
Born 7 July 1941  (Rochdale, Lancashire, England)
Rochdale's most famous son apart from Cyril Smith, Oddie is one of the most respected names in the world of ornithology, but is perhaps most famous as one third of the popular 1970s comedy team The Goodie
[Picture of Bill Oddie]


Odjick, Gino
Born 7 September 1970  (Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada)
Former NHL left winger for the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens.
[Picture of Gino Odjick]


O'Donnell, Chris
Born 26 June 1970  (Winnetka, Illinois, USA)
Quintessentially 90s actor, star of Scent of a Woman and Batman Forever. Interesting fact: Chris O'Donnell, no mental handicap
[Picture of Chris O'Donnell]


O'Donnell, Simon
Born 26 January 1963  (Deniliquin, Australia)
Former Australian cricketer, VFL footballer, and horse racing and cricket commentator. He is currently a horse breeder.
[Picture of Simon O'Donnell]


O'farrell, Frank
Born 9 October 1927  (Cork, Republic of Ireland)
Footballer with West Ham, Preston & Ireland, who later became a manager, most notably of Manchester United.
[Picture of Frank O'farrell]


Ogier, Bulle
Born 9 August 1939  (Boulogne-Billancourt, France)
a French actress who worked with Rivette, Bunuel and Fassbinder.
[Picture of Bulle Ogier]


Ogilvy, David
Born 17 May 1926  (London, England)
The current 13th Earl Of Airlie. Former businessman, and general toff.
[Picture of David Ogilvy]


O'grady, Paul
Born 14 June 1955  (Birkenhead, Merseyside, England)
Comedian and actor better known as his cross-dressing alter ego Lily Savage. He suffered a heart attack in 2002 but went on to recover and appear as the Child Catcher in the stage musical of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
[Picture of Paul O'grady]


Oh, Sadaharu
Born 20 May 1940  (Sumida, Tokyo, Japan)
Taiwanese/Japanese baseball coach & former player.
[Picture of Sadaharu Oh]


O'Hara, Mary
Born 12 May 1935  (County Sligo, Ireland)
Irish soprano and harpist who took a 12-year career break to become a nun in the 1960s.
[Picture of Mary O'Hara]


O'Hare, Denis
Born 17 January 1962  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
Actor who appeared as vampire king Russell Edginton on True Blood.
[Picture of Denis O'Hare]


Okada, Mariko
Born 11 January 1933  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese actress.
[Picture of Mariko Okada]


Ólafsson, Friðrik
Born 26 January 1935  ()
Icelandic chess grandmaster and former president of chess governing body FIDE.
[Picture of Friðrik Ólafsson]


Oldenburg, Claes
Born 28 January 1929  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish sculptor whose works tended to be large versions of everyday objects.
[Picture of Claes Oldenburg]


Oldham, Wilf
Born 28 August 1920  (Salford, England)
WW2 Arnham Veteran and recipient of MBE in 2020 new years honours (oldest person to receive an honour in 2019).
[Picture of Wilf Oldham]


Oldman, Gary
Born 21 March 1958  (London, England)
Acclaimed British film actor, best known for his recurring role as James Gordon in the recent Batman trilogy.
[Picture of Gary Oldman]


Oliva, Tony
Born 20 July 1938  (Pinar del Rio, Cuba)
Baseball player who played for the Minnesota Twins.
[Picture of Tony Oliva]


Oliver, Ian
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Former Chief Constable of Grampian Police, who stood down in 1998 following tabloid revelations about his private life.
[Picture of Ian Oliver]


Oliver, Tom
Born 12 June 1938  (Fareham, Hampshire, England)
British born actor, but best known in Aussie soap "Neighbours" as Lou Carpenter.
[Picture of Tom Oliver]


Olmert, Ehud
Born 30 September 1945  (Binyamina, Israel)
Former PM of Israel & mayor of Jerusalem.
[Picture of Ehud Olmert]


Olsen, Ashley
Born 13 June 1986  (Sherman Oaks, California, USA)
Child actor, who became famous with her twin Mary-Kate; both have hit the headlines in recent years for looking disturbingly thin.
[Picture of Ashley Olsen]


Olsen, Christopher
Born 19 August 1946  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
The kid in The Man Who Knew Too Much (Jimmy Stewart version) is now 73. Bet you feel old.
[Picture of Christopher Olsen]


Olson, Nancy
Born 14 July 1928  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Actress, in many films in the 1940s & 1950s but has had a very low profile in recent years.
[Picture of Nancy Olson]


O'Neal, Ryan
Born 20 April 1941  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor who first made his name on TV, in US soap opera 'Peyton Place', before going on to appear in numerous Hollywood films such as 'Love Story' and 'Barry Lyndon'. Father of Tatum, Griffin and (by Farrah Fa
[Picture of Ryan O'Neal]


O'Neal, Tatum
Born 5 November 1963  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress who is the youngest to win a competitive Oscar, for 'Paper Moon' in 1973.
[Picture of Tatum O'Neal]


O'Neill, Dermot
Born in Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Mrs Brown's Boys star.
[Picture of Dermot O'Neill]


O'Neill, Margaret Deirdre
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Mother of Peter Kay.
[Picture of Margaret Deirdre O'Neill]


Ono, Jiro
Born 27 October 1925  (Tenryu, Shizuoka, Japan)
Japanese sushi chef.
[Picture of Jiro Ono]


Ono, Yoko
Born 18 February 1933  (Tokyo, Japan)
Widow of John Lennon and complete wibble hatstand nutter. Was married 3 times before she met Lennon, including twice in the space of 7 months to the same man, with an annulment in between.
[Picture of Yoko Ono]


Oppenheim-Barnes, Sally
Born 26 July 1928  (Dublin, Ireland)
Former Conservative Member of Parliament for Gloucester from 1970 to 1987
[Picture of Sally Oppenheim-Barnes]


O'Quinn, Terry
Born 15 July 1952  (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA)
Slaphead actor who played Locke in "Lost".
[Picture of Terry O'Quinn]


O'Rahilly, Ronan Ronan O'Rahilly is no longer with us
Born 21 May 1940  ()

Died 20 April 2020  (Carlingford, Ireland)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Founder of Radio Caroline, also the man who convinced George Lazenby to give up the role of James Bond as "spy films have had their day".
[Picture of Ronan O'Rahilly]


Ormsby, Brendan
Born 1 October 1960  (Birmingham, UK)
Former Aston Villa and Leeds United defender.
[Picture of Brendan Ormsby]


Orton, Jr., Bob
Born 10 November 1950  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)
Wrestler from a family of professional wrestlers including his father and son.
[Picture of Bob Orton, Jr.]


Osbourne, Kelly
Born 27 October 1984  (London, England)
Daughter of Ozzy & Sharon, now a singer and TV presenter in her own right.
[Picture of Kelly Osbourne]


Osbourne, Ozzy
Born 3 December 1948  (Aston, Birmingham, England)
Mumbling reality TV star and former lead singer of Black Sabbath, who once caught rabies after an on-stage bat-biting incident. The heavy drinker and heavy metaller was nearly killed in a quad-biking crash in December 2003.
[Picture of Ozzy Osbourne]


Osbourne, Sharon
Born 10 October 1953  (London, England)
Wife and manager of Ozzy, she suddenly rose to prominence in 2002 as a result of MTV's 'The Osbournes', and was diagnosed with colon cancer around the same time.
[Picture of Sharon Osbourne]


Osmond, Alan
Born 22 June 1949  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
The oldest of the Osmond singing siblings.
[Picture of Alan Osmond]


Osmond, Little Jimmy
Born 16 April 1963  (Canoga Park, California, USA)
Youngest of the Osmond family of entertainers and singers. Had the UK Christmas number one in 1972 with 'Long Haired Lover from Liverpool'.
[Picture of Little Jimmy Osmond]


Osmond, Marie
Born 13 October 1959  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
Country & pop singer, part of the Osmond singing dynasty.
[Picture of Marie Osmond]


Osmond, Tom
Born 26 October 1947  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
Non-performing member of the Osmond family who, like his brothr Virl, was born deaf.
[Picture of Tom Osmond]


O'Sullivan, Richard
Born 7 May 1944  (Chiswick, London, England)
1970s sitcom actor (Father Dear Father, Man About the House, Robin's Nest). Only in his early 60s, but now in fragile health and a permanent resident of an old folks' home, due to three decades of heavy boozing and drug-taking.
[Picture of Richard O'Sullivan]


Oswald Porter, Marina
Born 17 July 1941  (Severodvinsk, Russia)
Widow of alleged John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
[Picture of Marina Oswald Porter]


Ottman, Fred
Born 10 August 1956  (Norfolk, Virginia, USA)
Wrestler behind myriad gimmicks, including Tugboat, Typhoon and, of course, the man who shocked the world - THE SHOCKMASTER.
[Picture of Fred Ottman]


Otto, Jim
Born 5 January 1938  (Wausau, Wisconsin, USA)
Former American footballer for the Oakland Raiders.
[Picture of Jim Otto]


Ovitz, Shoshana
Born 1 August 1915  ()
Holocaust survivor, celebrated her birthday with 400 descendants.
[Picture of Shoshana Ovitz]


Owen, Tom
Born 8 July 1949  (Brighton, Sussex, England)
Actor son of the late 'Last of the Summer Wine' actor Bill Owen. Played his fictional son in the long-running sitcom.
[Picture of Tom Owen]


Oxenberg, Christina
Born 27 December 1962  (New York City, New York, USA)
Writer and fashion designer who has worked for the Huffington Post.
[Picture of Christina Oxenberg]


Oz, Frank
Born 25 May 1944  (Hereford, Herefordshire, England)
English-born American puppeteer, actor and film director. Unmistakable voice of Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy from 'The Muppet Show' and of Yoda in 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of Frank Oz]

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