Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2023: V


Vacano, Jost
Born 15 March 1934  (Osnabrück, Germany)
German cinematographer at the side of Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, and behind the camera of Das Boot
[Picture of Jost Vacano]


Vaccaro, Brenda
Born 18 November 1939  (New York, USA)
American stage, television, and film actress who won an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Once is not Enough. Also had the pleasure of being Michael Douglas's partner for 7 years well before Catherine Zeta Jones was on the scene
[Picture of Brenda Vaccaro]


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


Valentine-Morton, Marc
Born in Hove, East Sussex, UK  (exact date unknown)
Opera singer from Brighton
[Picture of Marc Valentine-Morton]


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 Acker, Luc
Born 6 October 1961  (Tienen, Belgium)
Belgian singer.
[Picture of Luc van Acker]


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 Doren, Mamie
Born 6 February 1931  (Rowena, South Dakota, USA)
Actress & former sex symbol.
[Picture of Mamie Van Doren]


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 Gaal, Louis
Born 8 August 1951  (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Former football player and manager. Coach of AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Dutch National team.
[Picture of Louis van Gaal]


Van Impe, Lucien
Born 20 October 1946  (Mere, Belgium)
Tour De France winning belgian cyclicst excelling in the mountains
[Picture of Lucien Van Impe]


Van Rooyen, Basil
Born 19 April 1939  (Krugersdorp, South Africa)
South African racing driver. Died in September mostly unnoticed.
[Picture of Basil Van Rooyen]


Vanda, Harry
Born 22 March 1946  (Voorburg, Netherlands)
Easybeats guitarist whose frenetic classic "Friday on My Mind" was one of the first Aussie rock tunes to make an international splash.
[Picture of Harry Vanda]


Vargas Llosa, Mario
Born 28 March 1936  (Arequipa, Peru)
Preuvian novelist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010.
[Picture of Mario Vargas Llosa]


Vasiliou, George
Born 20 May 1931  (Famagusta, Cyprus)
President of Cyprus from 1988-1993.
[Picture of George Vasiliou]


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]


Velasco, Concha
Born 29 November 1939  (Valladolid, Spain)
Spanish actress of film, stage and television.
[Picture of Concha Velasco]


Veloso, Caetano
Born 7 August 1942  (Bahia, Brazil)
Singer and political activist, at the forefront of the anti-junta Tropicalismo movement in the 60s.
[Picture of Caetano Veloso]


Venables, Terry Terry Venables is no longer with us
Born 6 January 1943  (Dagenham, London, England)

Died 25 November 2023  (Great Britain)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Former England football player & manager and screenwriter, who wrote the ITV detective series Hazell.
[Picture of Terry Venables]


Vendetta, Dayna
Date and place of birth unknown
Porn star.
[Picture of Dayna Vendetta]


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


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


Venuti, Maria
Born 7 March 1941  (Australia)
Australian entertainment veteran who had a stroke in 2016 after discovering an intruder in her house.
[Picture of Maria Venuti]


Vera, Julia
Born in Laredo, Texas, USA  (exact date unknown)
Mexican-American character actress, the spiritual successor to the late great Lupe Ontiveros.
[Picture of Julia Vera]


Vere Cole, Tristan de
Born 16 March 1935  (Redruth, Cornwall, England)
Director with the BBC whose credits include 'Doctor Who' and the first episode of 'Emmerdale'. The former Royal Navy Officer is also one of painter Augustus John's illegitimate children.
[Picture of Tristan de Vere Cole]


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


Born 30 September 1997  (Hasselt, Belgium)
Formula 1 racing driver, the youngest ever to compete and score points.
[Picture of Max VERSTAPPEN]


Vialli, Gianluca Gianluca Vialli is no longer with us
Born 9 July 1964  (Cremona, Italy)

Died 6 January 2023  (London, England)

Age at death: 58  (read death notice)
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]


Vilas, Guillermo
Born 17 August 1952  (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Title-winning Argentine tennis player, who couldn't quite outshine contemporaries Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors
[Picture of Guillermo Vilas]


Villagran, Carlos
Born 12 January 1944  (Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico)
Mexican actor best known for playing "Quico" in "El Chavo del 8"
[Picture of Carlos Villagran]


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]


Vinge, Joan
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]


Vinoly, Rafael Rafael Vinoly is no longer with us
Born 1 June 1944  (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Died 2 March 2023  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Architect from Uruguay, resposible for the terrible pencil tower 432 Park Avenue in New York
[Picture of Rafael Vinoly]


Vinson, Nigel
Born 27 January 1931  (Kent, England)
Lord Vinson. Former Tory peer.
[Picture of Nigel Vinson]


Vinson, Roger Roger Vinson is no longer with us
Born 19 February 1940  (Cadiz, Kentucky, USA)

Died 1 April 2023  (United States)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
American judge currently serving as senior judge for the Northern District of Florida.
[Picture of Roger Vinson]


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]


Virgil, (wrestler)
Born 13 June 1962  (Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
Born Michael Jones, former professional wrestler and actor.
[Picture of (wrestler) Virgil]


Virgo, John
Born 3 March 1946  (Salford, Lancashire, England)
Snooker player, turned TV commentator & presenter.
[Picture of John Virgo]


Vitale, Dick
Born 9 June 1939  (Passaic, New Jersey, USA)
Prolific US basketball sportscaster known for his exuberant commentary.
[Picture of Dick Vitale]


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


Voight, Jon
Born 29 December 1938  (Yonkers, New York, USA)
Oscar-winning film actor who starred in the films 'Midnight Cowboy' and 'Deliverance'. Father of Angelina Jolie.
[Picture of Jon Voight]


Volkov, Esteban Esteban Volkov is no longer with us
Born 7 March 1926  (Moscow, Soviet Union)

Died 16 June 2023  (Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Mexican chemist, part of history as grandson of Leo Trotzki
[Picture of Esteban Volkov]


von Dohnanyi, Christoph
Born 8 September 1929  (Berlin, Germany)
German conductor, spent over two decades with the Cleveland Orchestra.
[Picture of Christoph von Dohnanyi]


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]


Von Trotta, Margarethe
Born 21 February 1942  (Berlin, Germany)
German film director, a preeminent figure in New German Cinema.
[Picture of Margarethe Von Trotta]


Vong, Tep
Born 1 December 1932  (Siem Reap, Cambodia, French Indochina)
Cambodian Buddhist monk, the incumbent Great Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia.
[Picture of Tep Vong]


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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