Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: 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, Yeong-su
Born 19 October 1944  (Kaepung, Korea)
South Korean actor catapulted to global stardom in the wake of Netflix hit Squid Game, also accused of being a sexual molester
[Picture of Yeong-su O]


Ó Muircheartaigh, Mícheál Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh is no longer with us
Born 20 August 1930  (Dingle, Ireland)

Died 25 June 2024  (Dublin, Ireland)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Irish sports broadcaster for RTÉ.
[Picture of Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh]


O’Hara, Jenny
Born 24 February 1942  (Sonora, California, USA)
Television actress, King of Queens and many other series.
[Picture of Jenny O’Hara]


O’Sullivan, Gilbert
Born 1 December 1946  (Waterford, Ireland)
Irish singer, Nothing Rhymed, Matremony, Clair etc.
[Picture of Gilbert O’Sullivan]


Oakes, Trevor
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Showaddywaddy co-founder.
[Picture of Trevor Oakes]


Oakley, Robin
Born 20 August 1941  (United Kingdom)
Former political editor for the BBC, before moving to CNN. He was also racing correspondent for the FT.
[Picture of Robin Oakley]


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, Bill
Born 25 January 1929  (Pontefract, England)
MP for Normanton from 1983 to 2005. Succeeded by Ed Balls.
[Picture of Bill O'Brien]


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, Margaret
Born 15 January 1937  (San Diego, California, USA)
Former child actress.
[Picture of Margaret O'Brien]


O'Brien, Maureen
Born 29 June 1943  (Liverpool, UK)
Actress played Vicky in 38 episodes of Dr Who.
[Picture of Maureen 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'Callaghan, Tony
Born 16 June 1956  (London, England)
English actor.
[Picture of Tony O'Callaghan]


Ochirbat, Punsalmaagiin
Born 23 January 1942  (Zavkhan, Outer Mongolia)
First President of Mongolia to be democratically elected. Re-elected in 1993, he was defeated in the election of 1997, by a candidate who pledged to slow the pace of reforms.
[Picture of Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat]


O'Connor, Hazel
Born 16 May 1954  (Coventry, England)
Singer-songwriter known for her hits "Eighth Day", "D-Days", and "Will You?". Suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2022.
[Picture of Hazel 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]


Oehme-Trondle, Ingeborg
Born in Germany  (exact date unknown)
German radio show host and radio play voice actress, born 1938
[Picture of Ingeborg Oehme-Trondle]


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]


Offit, Sidney
Born 13 October 1928  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
American writer who wrote childrens' books in the 1950s and 60s
[Picture of Sidney Offit]


Offset, (rapper)
Born 14 December 1991  (Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA)
Rapper with Migos.
[Picture of (rapper) Offset]


Oganessian, Yuri
Born 14 April 1933  (Rostov-on-Don, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union)
Nuclear physicist who has discovered multiple superheavy elements, including his namesake organesson. The second (and only currently living) person to have an element named after them while still alive.
[Picture of Yuri Oganessian]


O'Hanlon, Rory
Born 7 February 1934  (Dublin, Ireland)
Irish politician who served as many ministerial roles.
[Picture of Rory O'Hanlon]


O'Hara, Mary
Born 12 May 1935  (County Sligo, Ireland)
Irish soprano and harpist who took a 12-year career break to become a nun in the 1960s.
[Picture of Mary O'Hara]


Okafor, John John Okafor is no longer with us
Born 17 October 1961  (Nkanu West, Nigeria)

Died 2 March 2024  (Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Nigerian Comedian commonly known as Mr. Ibu
[Picture of John Okafor]


Oldfield, Mike
Born 15 May 1953  (Reading, United Kingdom)
British multi-instrumentalist, forever known for his magnum opus Tubular Bells
[Picture of Mike Oldfield]


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]


Oliver, Tom
Born 12 June 1938  (Fareham, Hampshire, England)
British born actor, but best known in Aussie soap "Neighbours" as Lou Carpenter.
[Picture of Tom Oliver]


Oliver-Velez, Denise
Born 1 August 1947  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Professor and community organiser.
[Picture of Denise Oliver-Velez]


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


Olmos, Edward James
Born 24 February 1947  (East Los Angeles CA, USA)
Mexican-American TV and film actor & activist. Famous roles include Gaff in Bladerunner and Lt. Castillo in Miami Vice. Diagnosed with throat cancer in 2022, though currently in remission.
[Picture of Edward James Olmos]


Olsen, Niels
Born 13 April 1954  (Denmark)
One half of Danish duo Olsen Brothers, 2000 winners of the Eurovision Song Contest.
[Picture of Niels Olsen]


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]


Olsson, Eva
Born 28 November 1924  (Szatmar, Hungary)
Hungarian Holocaust survivor who personally met Josef Mengele
[Picture of Eva Olsson]


O'Neal, Alexander
Born 15 November 1953  (Natchez, Mississippi, USA)
Soul and R&B singer who enjoyed a number of hits from the mid-80s onwards.
[Picture of Alexander 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'Neill, Ed
Born 12 April 1946  (Youngstown, Ohio, USA)
Actor known for his roles in two successful but wildy different family-based sitcoms, 'Married... with Children' and 'Modern Family'.
[Picture of Ed O'Neill]


Ono, Jiro
Born 27 October 1925  (Tenryu, Shizuoka, Japan)
Japanese sushi chef.
[Picture of Jiro Ono]


Ono, Takashi
Born 26 July 1931  (Akita, Japan)
Gymnast, won five gold medals at the Olympics between 1952 and 1964.
[Picture of Takashi 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 Tin Oo is no longer with us
Born 11 March 1927  (Pathein, Myanmar)

Died 1 June 2024  (Yangon, Myanmar)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
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 Peter Oosterhuis is no longer with us
Born 3 May 1948  (London, England)

Died 2 May 2024  ()

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
English golfer who came down with early on set dementia in 2015. Died a day before his 76th birthday.
[Picture of Peter Oosterhuis]


Oppenheim-Barnes, Sally
Born 26 July 1928  (Dublin, Ireland)
Former Conservative Member of Parliament for Gloucester from 1970 to 1987
[Picture of Sally Oppenheim-Barnes]


Oppenheimer, Alan
Born 23 April 1930  (New York, New York, USA)
American voice actor, the voice behind 'Mighty Mouse' and 'Skeletor' in He-Man.
[Picture of Alan Oppenheimer]


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


Orange, Claudia
Born 17 April 1938  (Auckland, New Zealand)
New Zealand historian best known for her 1987 book 'The Treaty of Waitangi'.
[Picture of Claudia Orange]


O'Ree, Willie
Born 15 October 1935  (Fredericton, New Brunswick)
Canadian ice hockey player noted as the first black player in the NHL.
[Picture of Willie O'Ree]


O'Reilly, Tony Tony O'Reilly is no longer with us
Born 7 May 1936  (Dublin, Ireland)

Died 18 May 2024  (Dublin, Ireland)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Professional rugby player for the Irish national team. And then a hugely successful businessman and billionaire for the Heinz Company. Two careers in one!
[Picture of Tony O'Reilly]


Organ, Bryan
Born 31 August 1935  (Leicester, UK)
Portrait painter for prominent figures like the Royal family.
[Picture of Bryan Organ]


Orji, Zack
Born in Libreville, Gabon  (exact date unknown)
Nigerian Nollywood actor. Born 1960.
[Picture of Zack Orji]


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]


Ormond, George
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Serial paedophile implicated in the 2016 UK football sexual abuse scandal.
[Picture of George Ormond]


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', havingvoicedthelittleboyandeveryfemalecharacterinthefasttalkingEnglishdubofthepopularanime.
[Picture of Corinne Orr]


Ortega, Amancio
Born 28 March 1936  (Leon, Spain)
Europe's richest man following the death of Ingvar Kamprad. Began selling bathrobes, progressing on to forming the Zara clothing chain. Has only ever given three interviews.
[Picture of Amancio Ortega]


Ortega, Jenna
Born 27 September 2002  (Coachella Valley, California, USA)
American actress, most notably for starring in Netflix's Wednesday.
[Picture of Jenna Ortega]


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 10 October 1953  (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]


Osella, Enzo
Born 26 August 1939  (Cambiano, Italy)
Former racing driver and Formula One team owner (Osella, 1980-90). Reported to be "in poor health" in 2023
[Picture of Enzo Osella]


Osgood, Charles Charles Osgood is no longer with us
Born 8 January 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 23 January 2024  (New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
longtime host of CBS Sunday Morning and voice actor in Horton Hears a Who!
[Picture of Charles Osgood]


Osmond, Alan
Born 22 June 1949  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
The oldest of the Osmond singing siblings.
[Picture of Alan Osmond]


Osmond, Marie
Born 13 October 1959  (Ogden, Utah, USA)
Country & pop singer, part of the Osmond singing dynasty.
[Picture of Marie Osmond]


Osoba, Tony
Born 15 March 1947  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish actor, best known as the tough inmate "Jock" McLaren in the classic 1970s sitcom 'Porridge'.
[Picture of Tony Osoba]


Ossman, David
Born 6 December 1936  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
American comedic actor and screenwriter
[Picture of David Ossman]


Ostrum, Peter
Born 1 November 1957  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
American vetenarian who may be better known as Charlie from 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'.
[Picture of Peter Ostrum]


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 1956  (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]


Otway, John
Born 2 October 1952  (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England)
English singer-songwriter.
[Picture of John Otway]


Oueddei, Goukouni
Born in Zouar, French Equatorial Africa (Chad)  (exact date unknown)
3rd President of Chad (1979-1982) until overthrown by his defence minister, Hissène Habré, who later became 5th President.
[Picture of Goukouni Oueddei]


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]


Oxx, John
Born 14 July 1950  (place of birth unknown)
Irish horse trainer.
[Picture of John Oxx]


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 Seiji Ozawa is no longer with us
Born 1 September 1935  (Shenyang, China)

Died 6 February 2024  (Tokyo, Japan)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Chinese-born Japanese principal conductor of the Vienna State Opera.
[Picture of Seiji Ozawa]

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