Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2022: 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]


Yamamoto, Yohji
Born 3 October 1943  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese fashion designer and master tailor
[Picture of Yohji Yamamoto]


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


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


Yarwood, Mike
Born 14 March 1941  (Stockport, Cheshire, England)
British impressionist, famed for his impression of Harold Wilson, not been on TV in ages.
[Picture of Mike Yarwood]


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]


Yellen, Janet
Born 13 August 1946  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
US Chair of the Federal Reserve and later Secretary of the Treasury.
[Picture of Janet Yellen]


Yeltsina, Naina
Born 14 March 1932  (Orenburg Region, Soviet Union (now Russia))
Widow of former Russian Federation president Boris.
[Picture of Naina Yeltsina]


Yeping, Wang
Born in Yangzhou, China  (exact date unknown)
First Lady of China from 1993-2003. Born 1928.
[Picture of Wang Yeping]


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]


Yerxa, Ron
Born 18 May 1947  (United States)
American Film Producer, e.g. Little Miss Sunshine and Nebraska
[Picture of Ron Yerxa]


Yesufu, Aisha
Born 12 December 1973  (Kano State, Nigeria)
Nigerian activist who stands as a firm voice against Boko Haram.
[Picture of Aisha Yesufu]


Yong-nam, Kim
Born 4 February 1928  (Pyongyang, North Korea)
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea. Some believe that he's the one that really runs the show in this most most rogue of rogue states...
[Picture of 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]


Yorke, Thom
Born 7 October 1968  (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England)
Lead singer of Radiohead and political activist.
[Picture of Thom Yorke]


Yorkin, Cynthia Sikes
Born 2 January 1954  (Coffeyville, Kansas, USA)
Actress in 'St. Elsewhere'.
[Picture of Cynthia Sikes Yorkin]


Youdale, Diane
Born 13 February 1970  (Billingham, United Kingdom)
"Jet" from the English version of Gladiators
[Picture of Diane Youdale]


Young, Avalon
Born 16 July 1994  (San Diego, California, USA)
American Idol contestant.
[Picture of Avalon 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, Don Don Young is no longer with us
Born 9 June 1933  (Meridian, California, USA)

Died 18 March 2022  (A plane between Alaska and Los Angeles)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Has been a US congressman for Alaska since 1973.
[Picture of Don 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-ok, Kim
Born 5 December 1937  (Incheon, South Korea)
South Korean actress.
[Picture of Kim Young-ok]


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


Yuen, Chor Chor Yuen is no longer with us
Born 8 October 1934  (Canton, China)

Died 21 February 2022  (Hong Kong, China)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Chinese film director, screenwriter and actor from Hong Kong
[Picture of Chor Yuen]

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