Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2022: O


O, Henry
Born 27 July 1927  (Shanghai, China)
Elder Chinese Actor who is always there when you need someone to portray a Buddhist or Yakuza
[Picture of Henry 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, Michelle
Born 17 January 1964  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
The current First Lady of the USA.
[Picture of Michelle Obama]


Obermeyer, Klaus
Born 2 December 1919  (Oberstaufen, Germany)
Founder of Sport Obermeyer, Ltd.
[Picture of Klaus Obermeyer]


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'Connell, Finneas
Born 30 July 1997  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Multi-talented highly decorated singer/actor and producer, usually known under the name FINNEAS. His productions propelled his sister Billy Eilish to world stardom.
[Picture of Finneas O'Connell]


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]


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]


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, Rosie
Born 21 March 1962  (Bayside, Queens, New York, USA)
Outspoken US talk show host, comedienne & actress.
[Picture of Rosie O'Donnell]


O'Dowd, Dinah
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Boy George’s mum, who wrote a best selling novel and thus surprisingly is eligible.
[Picture of Dinah O'Dowd]


Ofarim, Esther
Born 13 June 1941  (Safed, Mandatory Palestine)
Israeli Eurovision singer who also sang "Cinderella Rockefella" with husband Abi. Now that sodding song will be playing in my head all day…
[Picture of Esther Ofarim]


O'Farrell, Frank Frank O'Farrell is no longer with us
Born 9 October 1927  (Cork, Republic of Ireland)

Died 6 March 2022  (Great Britain)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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]


O'Halloran, Jack
Born 8 April 1943  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Boxer turned actor, starred in the first two 'Superman' films.
[Picture of Jack O'Halloran]


O'Hara, Gerry
Born 1 October 1924  (Boston, Lincolnshire, England)
British film director ('Richard III', 'Our Man in Havana', 'Tom Jones').
[Picture of Gerry O'Hara]


Oldenburg, Claes Claes Oldenburg is no longer with us
Born 28 January 1929  (Stockholm, Sweden)

Died 18 July 2022  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Swedish sculptor whose works tended to be large versions of everyday objects.
[Picture of Claes Oldenburg]


Oldham, Andrew Loog
Born 29 January 1944  (London, England)
Manager and producer of the Rolling Stones from 1963 to 1967,
[Picture of Andrew Loog 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]


Oli, KP Sharma
Born 22 February 1952  (Tehrathum, Nepal)
Former Nepalese PM.
[Picture of KP Sharma Oli]


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


Oliver, Ian Ian Oliver is no longer with us
Born in   (exact date unknown)

Died 7 July 2022  (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Former Chief Constable of Grampian Police, who stood down in 1998 following tabloid revelations about his private life.
[Picture of Ian Oliver]


Ollerenshaw, Maggie
Born 8 October 1949  (Ashton-On-Ribble, United Kingdom)
British Soap actress Open All Hours
[Picture of Maggie Ollerenshaw]


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


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]


Olsson, Ann-Margret
Born 28 April 1941  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Or just Ann-Margret. Swedish singer and actress, who started as a female Elvis Presley and then enjoyed a long career
[Picture of Ann-Margret Olsson]


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 F
[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'Nions, Keith
Born 26 September 1944  (Birmingham, England)
British scientist and ex-President & Rector of Imperial College London.
[Picture of Keith O'Nions]


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]


Oo, Tin
Born 11 March 1927  (Pathein, Myanmar)
Burmese politician and retired general in the Armed Forces who was one of the founders of the National League for Democracy
[Picture of Tin Oo]


Oosterhuis, Peter
Born 3 May 1948  (London, England)
English golfer who came down with early on set dementia in 2015.
[Picture of Peter Oosterhuis]


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


Orban, Viktor
Born 31 May 1963  (Szekesfehervar, Hungary)
Right-wing Prime Minister of Hungary since 2010 and wannabe dictator handed widespread powers in 2020. Can’t see that going wrong.
[Picture of Viktor Orban]


Orlando, Tony
Born 3 April 1944  (New York City, New York, USA)
Singer turned music producer who worked with some of the biggest acts of the 1970s incuding Barry Manilow and The Grateful Dead.
[Picture of Tony Orlando]


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


Orr, Bobby
Born 20 March 1948  (Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada)
Ice hockey player considered one of their all time greats.
[Picture of Bobby Orr]


Orr, Corinne
Born 6 January 1936  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
The June Foray of 'Speed Racer', having voiced the little boy and every female character in the fast talking English dub of the popular anime.
[Picture of Corinne Orr]


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, 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 9 October 1952  (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]


O'Shea, Caroline
Born in Birmingham, West Midlands, England  (exact date unknown)
One of the original housemates in the first series of 'Big Brother UK' on Channel 4.
[Picture of Caroline O'Shea]


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]


O'Sullivan, Ronnie
Born 5 December 1975  (Wordsley, West Midlands, England)
Four-time World Snooker Champion. Said to suffer from depression and various addictions.
[Picture of Ronnie 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 1957  (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]


Ovenden, Graham
Born 11 February 1943  (New Alresford, Hampshire, England)
Painter and photographer who took rather too much interest in his young subjects and was jailed for child abuse in October 2013.
[Picture of Graham Ovenden]


Owen, David
Born 2 July 1938  (Plymton, Devon, England)
Suave politician and diplomat. One of the infamous 'Gang of Four' who formed the Social Democratic Party in 1981 before engaging in the Liberal-SDP alliance with David Steel.
[Picture of David Owen]


Owen, Meg Wynn Meg Wynn Owen is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1939  (Wales)

Died 1 July 2022  (Most likely a British care home)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Hazel Bellamy in Upstairs, Downstairs.
[Picture of Meg Wynn Owen]


Owen, Tom Tom Owen is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1949  (Brighton, Sussex, England)

Died 8 November 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
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]


Owens, Shirley
Born 10 June 1941  (Henderson, North Carolina, USA)
Lead singer of early 60s girl group the Shirelles, behind classics such as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Tonight's the Night".
[Picture of Shirley Owens]


Oyarzún, Leonor
Born 18 September 1922  (Temuco, Chile)
First Lady of Chile from 1990-94. Died in January but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Leonor Oyarzún]


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]


Ozawa, Seiji
Born 1 September 1935  (Shenyang, China)
Chinese-born Japanese principal conductor of the Vienna State Opera.
[Picture of Seiji Ozawa]


Ozick, Cynthia
Born 17 April 1928  (New York, New York, USA)
Great American novelist
[Picture of Cynthia Ozick]

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