Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2023: Y


Yafie, Ali
Born 1 September 1926  (Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia)
Indonesian faqih. Died in February, without an obit, naturally.
[Picture of Ali Yafie]


Born 3 December 1946  (Shahrud, Semnan, Iran)
Iranian rock musician whose career was undermined by the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
[Picture of Kourosh YAGHMAEI]


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]


Yan, Mo
Born 17 February 1955  (Gaomi, Shandong, China)
Chinese Nobel laureate novelist compared to Kafka.
[Picture of Mo Yan]


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


Yankovic, Weird Al
Born 23 October 1959  (Downety, California, USA)
Spoofing artist and funny guy.
[Picture of Weird Al Yankovic]


Yardley, Stephen
Born 24 March 1942  (Ferrensby, UK)
English actor who has been in lots of things including Howards Way and Doctor Who
[Picture of Stephen Yardley]


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


Yarwood, Mike Mike Yarwood is no longer with us
Born 14 March 1941  (Stockport, Cheshire, England)

Died 8 September 2023  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
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]


Yeoh, Michelle
Born 8 June 1962  (Ipoh, Malaysia)
Actress, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Kung Fu Panda 2, James Bond' Tomorrow never dies. Now an Oscar winner for Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.
[Picture of Michelle Yeoh]


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


Yolande of Austria, Princess Princess Yolande of Austria is no longer with us
Born 5 June 1923  (Madrid, Spain)

Died 13 September 2023  (Brussels, Belgium)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
Archduchess of Austria, the widow of Archduke Carl Ludwig.
[Picture of Princess Yolande of Austria]


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]


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 Barbara Young is no longer with us
Born 9 February 1936  (Brighouse, West Yorkshire, England)

Died 27 April 2023  (Cambridge, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Actress. Played the gossipy Sandie Hargreaves in Channel 5's only soap opera 'Family Affairs'.
[Picture of Barbara Young]


Born 22 November 1941  (Queens, New York, USA)
Founding member of The youngbloods. Later solo. In 2012 diagnosed with Chronic Lyme disease.


Young, John Paul
Born 21 June 1950  (Bridgeton, Scotland)
Scottish-Australian singer who remains best known for "Love Is in the Air".
[Picture of John Paul Young]


Young, Johnny
Born 3 December 1947  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Dutch-Australian singer, composer, and impresario. Launched many a teen idol career throughout the 70s and 80s.
[Picture of Johnny Young]


Young (actor), Paul
Born 3 July 1944  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Scottish TV and radio actor who was in the cast of Still Game for 17 years
[Picture of Paul Young (actor)]


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]


Yun, Hsing Hsing Yun is no longer with us
Born 19 August 1927  (Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China)

Died 5 February 2023  (Fo Guang Shan, Taiwan)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Chinese Buddhsit monk and founder of the Fo Guang Shan movement.
[Picture of Hsing Yun]

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