Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2021: V


gyseghem, joanna van
Born 4 September 1941  (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
TV actress best known for her role as Linda Cochran in the 1980s sitcom 'Duty Free'.
[Picture of joanna van gyseghem]


Vagnetti, Marino
Born 11 February 1924  (place of birth unknown)
Former regent of San Marino, with Wikipedia pages in English and Chinese, but not in Italian. Hmm…
[Picture of Marino Vagnetti]


valente, caterina
Born 14 January 1931  (Paris, France)
Italian singer and guitar player.
[Picture of caterina valente]


Vallejo, Boris
Born 8 January 1941  (Lima, Peru)
Peruvian painter famed for SF novel covers.
[Picture of Boris Vallejo]


Valli, Frankie
Born 3 May 1934  (Newark, New Jersy, USA)
Singer with the Four Seasons, famous for his falsetto voice on hits such as 'Walk Like a Man' and 'December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)'.
[Picture of Frankie Valli]


van Agt, Dries
Born 2 February 1931  (Geldrop, Netherlands)
Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1977-82.
[Picture of Dries van Agt]


van Bergen, Ingrid
Born 15 June 1931  (Danzig, Germany)
German actress, shot her boyfriend dead in 1977 and, 32 years later, won her country's version of "I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here".
[Picture of Ingrid van Bergen]


Van Day, David
Born 28 November 1956  (Brighton, East Sussex, England)
Singer with 80s pop duo Dollar. Now hawks himself to any reality TV show that can be bothered to put up with him.
[Picture of David Van Day]


Van Dyke, Dick
Born 13 December 1925  (West Plains, Missouri, USA)
Actor and TV presenter who is best known in America for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', and on this side of the pond for his butt-clenchingly awful attempt at a Cockney accent in 'Mary Poppins'.
[Picture of Dick Van Dyke]


van Kesteren, Anne-Marie
Date and place of birth unknown
Wife of Manchester United and Netherlands goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar. Born 1973.
[Picture of Anne-Marie van Kesteren]


van Pallandt, Nina
Born 15 July 1932  (Denmark)
One half of early 60s Danish calypso crossover act Nina & Frederik. Frederik was shot dead by Australian organised crime figures in 1994.
[Picture of Nina van Pallandt]


Varsha, Bob
Born 21 April 1951  (Northport, New York, USA)
American motorsports commentator
[Picture of Bob Varsha]


Veber, Francis
Born 28 July 1937  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
Leading French director and screenwriter, including the original versions of "The Bird Cage" and "Dinner for Schmucks".
[Picture of Francis Veber]


Vega, Isela
Born 5 November 1939  (Sonora, Mexico)
Model-turned-actress, most famously in blood-splattered western "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia". Died in March without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Isela Vega]


Venables, Terry
Born 6 January 1943  (Dagenham, London, England)
Former England football player & manager and screenwriter, who wrote the ITV detective series Hazell.
[Picture of Terry Venables]


Born 18 June 1936  (Paramaribo, Suriname)
Twice President of Suriname.
[Picture of Ronald VENETIAAN]


Venglos, Jozef Jozef Venglos is no longer with us
Born 18 February 1936  (Ruzomberok, Slovakia)

Died 26 January 2021  (Bratislava, Slovakia)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Much-travelled manager, the first from outside of the British Isles to manager a top-flight English club.
[Picture of Jozef Venglos]


Venkatasubbiah, G
Born 23 August 1913  (Mysuru, British India)
Indian Kannada writer, grammarian, editor, lexicographer and critic. Died in April but did not receive a qualifying obit
[Picture of G Venkatasubbiah]


Ventura, Jesse
Born 15 July 1951  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Professional wrestler turned politician.
[Picture of Jesse Ventura]


Ventura, Jose Ramon Machado
Born 26 October 1930  (San Antonio de las Vueltas, Cuba)
First Vice President of the Council of the State of Cuba from 2008 to 2013.
[Picture of Jose Ramon Machado Ventura]


Verhoeven, Paul
Born 18 July 1938  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Dutch film director, no relation to the German Paul Verhoeven. Known for blending social satire with Hollywood action, which sometimes goes a little over the average cinemagoer's heads (Robocop, Starship Troopers).
[Picture of Paul Verhoeven]


vernon, anne
Born 7 January 1924  (Saint-Denis, France)
French film actress.
[Picture of anne vernon]


Versace, Allegra
Born 30 June 1986  (Milan, Italy)
Daughter of Donatella Versace, who has suffered from anorexia for many years & is often photographed at events looking painfully thin.
[Picture of Allegra Versace]


Vialli, Gianluca
Born 9 July 1964  (Cremona, Italy)
Italian footballer, a notorious underperformer at international level but beloved by fans of Chelsea and Sampdoria (where he and Roberto Mancini fired the club to their first scudetto). Was actually brought up in his family's 60-bedroom castle.
[Picture of Gianluca Vialli]


Vincent, Fay
Born 29 May 1938  (Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)
Former MLB Commissioner from 1989 to 1992.
[Picture of Fay Vincent]


Vine, Jeremy
Born 17 May 1965  (Epsom, Surrey, England)
BBC Radio 2 presenter.
[Picture of Jeremy Vine]


Born 2 April 1948  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
American SF writer. Winner of the 1981 Hugo award for 'The Snow Queen' and former wife of Vernor Vinge. Suffered brain damage in an accident in 2002 but recovered to resume writing in 2007.
[Picture of Joan VINGE]


vinton, bobby
Born 16 April 1935  (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
Early 60s pop star, of 'Blue Velvet' fame. Not to be confused with Bobby Vee of 'Rubber Ball' fame.
[Picture of bobby vinton]


Viren, Lasse
Born 22 July 1949  (Myrskylä, Finland)
Finnish former long-distance runner, winner of four gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics
[Picture of Lasse Viren]


Vithoulkas, George
Born 25 July 1932  (Athens, Greece)
Greek homeopathic practitioner and teacher.
[Picture of George Vithoulkas]


vitti, monica
Born 3 November 1931  (Rome, Italy)
Italian actress, associated with film director Michelangelo Antonioni.
[Picture of monica vitti]


Volkov, Esteban
Born 7 March 1926  (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Mexican chemist, part of history as grandson of Leo Trotzki
[Picture of Esteban Volkov]


Volpeliere-Pierrot, Ben
Born 19 May 1965  (London, UK)
Beret-sporting frontman of 80s sophistopop act Curiosity Killed the Cat.
[Picture of Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot]


von Hagens, Gunther
Born 10 January 1945  (Skalmierzyce, Kalisz, Poland)
Controversial German anatomist, known for his plastination technique for preserving body parts. Famously performed autopsys on Channel 4 in the mid-noughties. Will plastinate his own body for display when he dies, which could be soon as he has advanced Pa
[Picture of Gunther von Hagens]


Born 11 August 1946  (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)
Columnist and author who was once credited with the highest ever IQ of 228.
[Picture of Marilyn VOS SAVANT]


Vowden, Geoff
Born 27 April 1941  (Barnsley, UK)
Footballer who was replaced as a striker for New York Cosmos by some Brazilian chancer called Pele.
[Picture of Geoff Vowden]

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