Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2021: Y


Yamada, Yoji
Born 13 September 1931  (Toyonaka City, Osaka, Japan)
Japanese film director, best known for his 'Otoko wa Tsurai yo' film series.
[Picture of Yoji Yamada]


Yamazaki, Tsutomu
Born 2 December 1936  (Matsuducho, Japan)
Japanese actor, who won the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actor in 1984 for The Funeral and Farewell to the Ark.
[Picture of Tsutomu Yamazaki]


Yanakiev, Yan
Born 11 June 1926  (Paris, France)
Mostly forgotten Soviet-Russian actor
[Picture of Yan Yanakiev]


Yang, Chen-Ning
Born 1 October 1922  (Hefei, Anhui, China)
Chinese born American physicist.
[Picture of Chen-Ning Yang]


Yanin, Alexey
Born 14 March 1983  (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Russian Actor, paralyzed after a stroke
[Picture of Alexey Yanin]


Yarrow, Arnold
Born 17 April 1920  (London, England)
British actor and screenwriter ('Doctor Who', Softly, Softly').
[Picture of Arnold Yarrow]


Yarrow, Peter
Born 31 May 1938  (New York City, New York, USA)
The Peter in Peter, Paul, and Mary, and co-writer of their hit 'Puff, the Magic Dragon'. Had a not-so-magic moment in 1970 when he was arrested for taking "immoral and improper liberties" with a 14-year-old girl.
[Picture of Peter Yarrow]


Yazdi, Ayatollah Mesbah Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi is no longer with us
Born 31 January 1935  (Yazd, Iran)

Died 1 January 2021  (Tehran, Iran)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Iranian Shi'i cleric, philosopher and conservative political theorist.
[Picture of Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi]


Yeats, Ron
Born 15 November 1937  (Aberdeen, UK)
Former Liverpool captain, a key lieutenant for the Bill Shankly's all-conquering 1960s side.
[Picture of Ron Yeats]


Yefremov, Mikhail
Born 10 November 1963  (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Highly dramatic Russian Actor/convict
[Picture of Mikhail Yefremov]


Yerbury, Justin
Born in Wolongong, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Was one of the world leading scientists investigating ALS/MND. Now suffers from, yes, ALS/MND!
[Picture of Justin Yerbury]


Yester, Jerry
Born 9 January 1943  (Birmingham Alabama USA)
born January 9, 1943) is an American folk rock musician, record producer, and arranger.
[Picture of Jerry Yester]


Yonath, Ada
Born 22 June 1939  (Jerusalem, Israel)
First female Israeli to win the Nobel Prize, in 2009.
[Picture of Ada Yonath]


Yong-nam, (1928) Kim
Born 4 February 1928  (North Korea)
Former President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea.
[Picture of (1928) Kim Yong-nam]


york, michael
Born 27 March 1942  (Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, England)
Classy actor, star of 'Cabaret', 'Logan's Run' and the Austin Powers trilogy.
[Picture of michael york]


Yoshinaga, Sayuri
Born 13 March 1945  (Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese movie star
[Picture of Sayuri Yoshinaga]


Young, (singer) Neil
Born 12 November 1945  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Legendary singer-songwriter (“Southern Man”, “Rockin’ in the Free World”), 1/4th of CSNY, still recording music in his mid-70s.
[Picture of (singer) Neil Young]


Young, Barbara
Born 9 February 1936  (Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England)
Actress. Played the gossipy Sandie Hargreaves in Channel 5's only soap opera 'Family Affairs'.
[Picture of Barbara Young]


Young, Burt
Born 30 April 1940  (Queens, New York, USA)
Actor which many will recognise as Rocky Balboa's brother-in-law Paulie in the 'Rocky' film series.
[Picture of Burt Young]


Young, Don
Born 9 June 1933  (Meridian, California, USA)
Has been a US congressman for Alaska since 1973.
[Picture of Don Young]


Young, Jeremy
Born in Liverpool, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor who appeared in Corrie and Doctor Who.
[Picture of Jeremy Young]


Young, La Monte
Born 14 October 1935  (Bern, Idaho, USA)
American avant garde musician, one of the originators of drone music.
[Picture of La Monte Young]


Young, Will
Born 20 January 1979  (Wokingham, Berkshire, England)
Singer, winner of Pop Idol in 2001. The one with the batty mouth, according to Ali G…
[Picture of Will Young]


Born 30 December 1930  (Ningbo, China)
Nobel Prize-winning Chinese chemist and educator.
[Picture of Tu YOUYOU]

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