Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2020: T


T, Scotty
Born 26 April 1988  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Geordie Shore star who also appeared on Ex on the Beach. Great CV, that.
[Picture of Scotty T]


Takei, George
Born 20 April 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor, played Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek.
[Picture of George Takei]


Takeuchi, Mariya
Born 20 March 1955  (Taisha, Japan)
Japanese singer and songwriter who has sold over 16 million records in her homeland.
[Picture of Mariya Takeuchi]


Talese, Gay
Born 7 February 1932  (Ocean City, New Jersey, USA)
Prominent US literary journalist who recently became a Kevin Spacey apologist
[Picture of Gay Talese]


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]


Tanaka, Kane
Born 2 January 1903  (Japan)
Old Japanese woman.
[Picture of Kane Tanaka]


Born 23 September 1943  ()
Indian film actress.
[Picture of Tanuja]


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]


Tarar, Muhammad Rafiq
Born 2 November 1929  (Punjab, Pakistan)
President of Pakistan from 1998 to 2001.
[Picture of Muhammad Rafiq Tarar]


Tarbuck, Jimmy
Born 6 February 1940  (Liverpool, England)
Unfunny, golf-obsessed, old school comedian.
[Picture of Jimmy Tarbuck]


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]


Tarso, Ignacio Lopez
Born 15 January 1925  (Mexico City, Mexico)
Mexican actor of stage, film and television
[Picture of Ignacio Lopez Tarso]


Tauranac, Ron Ron Tauranac is no longer with us
Born 13 January 1925  (Gillingham, England)

Died 17 July 2020  (Sunshine Coast, Australia)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Racing car designer who founded the Brabham team with the late Jack Brabham.
[Picture of Ron Tauranac]


Taverne, Dick
Born 18 October 1928  ()
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, Gwen
Born 19 February 1939  (Derby, United Kingdom)
prolific English TV actress
[Picture of Gwen Taylor]


Taylor, Ian Ian Taylor is no longer with us
Born 7 February 1956  (UK)

Died 8 June 2020  (London, UK)

Age at death: 64  (read death notice)
Businessman, Chair of Royal Opera House.
[Picture of Ian 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, Roger
Born 14 October 1941  (Sheffield, Yorkshire, England)
Former British tennis number one.
[Picture of Roger 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". Here's one of his more famous, though not wholly memorable, quotes: "The word 'conservative' is used by the BBC a
[Picture of Norman Tebbit]


Tehrani, Ali
Born 22 April 1926  (Tehran, Iran)
Iranian Shia Islamic theologian, dissident and writer.
[Picture of Ali Tehrani]


Tek, Budi
Born in   (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]


Telek, George
Born in Papua New Guinea  (exact date unknown)
Musician who won an ARIA award for Best World Music Album in 1997.
[Picture of George Telek]


Teng-Hui, Lee Lee Teng-Hui is no longer with us
Born 15 January 1923  (Sanzhi, New Taipei, Taiwan)

Died 30 July 2020  (Taipei, Taiwan)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
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]


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


Tetley, Danny
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
X-Factor contestant who pled guilty to child sex crimes.
[Picture of Danny Tetley]


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]


Thackery, Colin
Born 9 March 1930  (England)
Korean War Vet who showed up on Britain's Got Talent.
[Picture of Colin Thackery]


Thanh Truong, Thuy
Born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam  (exact date unknown)
Vietnamese entrepreneur, involved with helping turn the country into a tech start-up hub. Died in January but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Thuy Thanh Truong]


The Jackal, Carlos
Born 12 October 1949  (Michelena, Táchira, 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]


Thom, Sandi
Born 11 August 1981  (Banff, Scotland)
One hit wonder who wishes she were a punk rocker with flowers in her hair. That were hippies, lass...
[Picture of Sandi Thom]


Thomas, Charlie
Born 7 April 1937  (Lynchburg, Virginia, USA)
Last original member of the The Drifters.
[Picture of Charlie Thomas]


Thomas, Gareth
Born 25 July 1974  (Bridgend, Wales)
Former Welsh Rugby Union player who recently came out of the closet.
[Picture of Gareth Thomas]


Thomas, Mickey
Born 7 July 1954  (Mochdre, Wales)
Footballer turned pundit who played for Manchester United, and scored in Wrexham's FA Cup win over Arsenal. Also spent time in jail for money laundering.
[Picture of Mickey 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]


Thompson, Ruthie
Born 22 July 1910  (Portland, Maine, USA)
centenarian Disney animator
[Picture of Ruthie Thompson]


Thompson (Canada), Scott
Born 12 June 1959  (North Bay, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian actor and comedian, mainly known for his stints at "The Kids in the Hall" and "The Larry Sanders Show"
[Picture of Scott Thompson (Canada)]


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


Thomson, John
Born 2 April 1969  (Salford, England)
Actor from Cold Feet and The Fast Show.
[Picture of John Thomson]


Thorburn, Cliff
Born 16 January 1948  (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
One of the greats of the televised snooker age, World Champion in 1980, and World Number One between 1981 & 1982.
[Picture of Cliff Thorburn]


Thornberry, Emily
Born 27 July 1960  (Guildford, England)
Labour frontbencher during the Corbyn error.
[Picture of Emily Thornberry]


Thornburgh, Dick Dick Thornburgh is no longer with us
Born 16 July 1932  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 31 December 2020  (Verona, Pennsylvania)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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 Willie Thorne is no longer with us
Born 4 March 1954  (Leicester, England)

Died 17 June 2020  (Torrevieja, Spain)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
Popular former snooker player, now a TV pundit. Often called, rather bizarrely, "The Homer Simpson of snooker".
[Picture of Willie Thorne]


Thornton, William E.
Born 14 April 1929  (Faison, North Carolina, USA)
Astronaut who flew on Challenger.
[Picture of William E. Thornton]


Thorson, Scott
Born 22 January 1959  (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]


Thunberg, Olof Olof Thunberg is no longer with us
Born 21 May 1925  (Vasteras, Sweden)

Died 24 February 2020  ()

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Swedish film actor and grandfather of climate warrior girl Greta Thunberg
[Picture of Olof Thunberg]


Thunder, Johnny
Born 15 August 1932  (Leesburg, Florida, USA)
R&B singer, born Gil Hamilton.
[Picture of Johnny Thunder]


Thurlow, Setsuko
Born 3 January 1932  ()
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]


Tilbrook, Paula
Born 16 January 1930  (Manchester, England)
Actress, best known as the local gossip Betty Eagleton in 'Emmerdale'. Born 1931. Died already in 2019 which only became public knowledge a year later.
[Picture of Paula Tilbrook]


Tin, Tun
Born 2 October 1920  (Myitkyina, Myanmar)
Former Prime Minister of Myanmar (Burma). Died in May but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Tun Tin]


Tindall, Mike (footballer) Mike (footballer) Tindall is no longer with us
Born 5 April 1941  (Birmingham, England)

Died 10 August 2020  ()

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Footballer who played in the 1960s for Aston Villa.
[Picture of Mike (footballer) Tindall]


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]


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


Tolkien, Christopher Christopher Tolkien is no longer with us
Born 21 November 1924  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)

Died 15 January 2020  (Draguignan, France)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Son of 'Lord of the Rings' author J. R. R. Tolkien.
[Picture of Christopher Tolkien]


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]


Tonetta, (musician)
Born 17 February 1949  (Toronto, Canada)
Outsider musician/YouTube weirdo, who had some brief critical buzz back in 2010.
[Picture of (musician) Tonetta]


Tooley, John John Tooley is no longer with us
Born 1 June 1924  (Rochester, UK)

Died 18 March 2020  ()

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Former director general of the Covent Garden Royal Opera House.
[Picture of John Tooley]


Topic-Mersmann, Wiltrud
Born 21 February 1919  (Berlin, Germany)
Medieval art historian, well respected in Austria and Croatia.
[Picture of Wiltrud Topic-Mersmann]


Toro, Jorge
Born 10 January 1939  (Santiago, Chile)
Chilean footballer, who scored the winning goal in the infamous Battle of Santiago.
[Picture of Jorge Toro]


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]


Tough, Janette
Born 16 May 1947  (Queenzieburn, Stirlingshire, Scotland)
Diminutive woman who for years has been making a living out of dressing up as a Scottish schoolboy called Jimmy Krankie and cracking naff jokes at the expense of her straight-man husband. A slightly disturbing spectacle to watch as a child, and perhaps e
[Picture of Janette Tough]


Touraine, Alain
Born 3 August 1925  (Hermanville-sur-Mer, France)
Renowned sociologist who came up with the "post-industrial society" theory.
[Picture of Alain Touraine]


Towers, Constance
Born 20 May 1933  (Whitefish, Montana, USA)
Emmy nominated actress who appeared in General Hospital and the godawful 90s horror flick The Relic.
[Picture of Constance Towers]


Travers, Brian
Born 7 February 1959  (Birmingham, England)
English saxophonist with Birmingham originating reggae specialists UB40, who infested the charts with a number of 1980s hits.
[Picture of Brian Travers]


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 has had something of a rollercoaster career: he was catapulted to fame in 'Saturday Night Fever' (1977), but then appeared in a few turkeys before his career was rescued by, of all things, 'Look Who's Talking'. Finally acquired a semblance of c
[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 Alex Trebek is no longer with us
Born 22 July 1940  (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

Died 8 November 2020  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
TV presenter, the long time host of 'Jeopardy!'.
[Picture of Alex Trebek]


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, Vance
Born 6 July 1913  (Harrison, Arkansas, US)
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who wrote about nepotism in the US Congress.
[Picture of Vance Trimble]


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]


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]


Trost, Carlisle
Born 24 April 1930  (Valmeyer, Illinois, USA)
Famous US Navy Veteran - but not famous enough to receive a qualifying obit after his death in September.
[Picture of Carlisle Trost]


Trotter, Andy
Born in   (exact date 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]


Trudeau, Garry
Born 21 July 1948  (New York, New York, USA)
Creator of the Doonesbury comic strip and the comedy series Alpha House
[Picture of Garry Trudeau]


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]


Truly, Richard H.
Born 12 November 1937  (Fayette, Mississippi, USA)
Former astronaut and NASA administrator.
[Picture of Richard H. Truly]


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]


Trump Jr., Donald
Born 31 December 1977  (New York City, New York, USA)
American socialite who has a famous father but I can't remember who...
[Picture of Donald Trump Jr.]


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]


Tupou VI, King
Born 12 July 1959  (Tonga)
King of Tonga.
[Picture of King Tupou VI]


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, John John Turner is no longer with us
Born 7 June 1929  (Richmond, United Kingdom)

Died 19 September 2020  (Toronto, Canada)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
former Prime Minister of Canada for almost three months in 1984
[Picture of John 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]


Turnquest, Orville
Born 19 July 1929  (New Providence, The Bahamas)
Deputy PM of Bahamas from 1992 to 1994, Governor-General 1995-2000.
[Picture of Orville Turnquest]


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]


Tutu, Desmond
Born 7 October 1931  (Klerksdorp, South Africa)
Winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, he became Archbishop of Cape Town in 1986. When aged fourteen he caught tuberculosis and had to spend two years in hospital as a result. Reported to be "seriously ill" in 2001, he joked "My presence here gives testimo
[Picture of Desmond Tutu]


Tyson, Cicely
Born 19 December 1933  (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)
Brought up by his single mother in the toughest part of Brooklyn, was winning street fights by the age of 9, weighed 200lbs and could bench-press more than his own weight by the age of 14. Became the youngest undisputed WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight
[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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