Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: T


de Roisinblit, Rosa Tarlovsky
Born 15 August 1919  (Moisés Ville, Santa Fe, Argentina)
Argentine human rights activist.
[Picture of Rosa Tarlovsky de Roisinblit]


Takei, George
Born 20 April 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor, played Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek.
[Picture of George Takei]


Talbot, Fred
Born 17 December 1949  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Cheery TV weatherman, although he had little to cheer about when he was raided by police late in 2012 for suspected sexual abuse.
[Picture of Fred Talbot]


Talbot, Nita
Born in New York City, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
American Emmy-winning actress for her role in "Hogan's Heroes."
[Picture of Nita Talbot]


Talese, Gay
Born 7 February 1932  (Ocean City, New Jersey, USA)
Prominent US literary journalist who recently became a Kevin Spacey apologist
[Picture of Gay Talese]


Tambling, Bobby
Born 18 September 1941  (Storrington, Sussex, England)
Former Chelsea striker who held their top scorer record for 47 years before being overtaken by Frank Lampard, Jr. Mind you, take away penalties and deflections and Lamps has probably scored as many as Mickey Droy!
[Picture of Bobby Tambling]


Tamblyn, Russ
Born 30 December 1934  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actor & dancer.
[Picture of Russ Tamblyn]


Tandy, Richard Richard Tandy is no longer with us
Born 26 March 1948  (Birmingham, UK)

Died 1 May 2024  ()

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
ELO founder member, whose keyboard repertoire helped define the band's sound during the 1970s.
[Picture of Richard Tandy]


Tannehill, Brynn
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, USA  (exact date unknown)
American transgender activist and writer that has written for The New York Times among others.
[Picture of Brynn Tannehill]


Tao-ch'en, Chang
Date and place of birth unknown
The current, 64th Celestial Master of Orthodox Unity Taoism, born around 1967
[Picture of Chang Tao-ch'en]


Tarasova, Tatiana
Born 13 February 1947  (Moscow, Russia)
Skating coach to a record number of Olympic champions
[Picture of Tatiana Tarasova]


Tarbuck, Jimmy
Born 6 February 1940  (Liverpool, England)
Unfunny, golf-obsessed, old school comedian.
[Picture of Jimmy Tarbuck]


Tarif, Sheikh Muwaffak
Born in Julis, Israel  (exact date unknown)
Leading Druze in Palestine. Born 1963.
[Picture of Sheikh Muwaffak Tarif]


Tarrant, Chris
Born 10 October 1946  (Reading, Berkshire, England)
'Tiswas' & 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' presenter, also a radio presenter.
[Picture of Chris Tarrant]


Tatchell, Peter
Born 25 January 1952  (Melbourne, Australia)
Tireless, some might say tiresome, political activist.
[Picture of Peter Tatchell]


Tate, Andrew
Born 12 January 1986  (Washington DC, USA)
All around nice guy, has nightmares of Greta. Lost a lot of cars lately.
[Picture of Andrew Tate]


Tavares, Junior
Born 7 August 1996  (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
Brazilian footballer diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2023.
[Picture of Junior Tavares]


Taverne, Dick
Born 18 October 1928  ()
Former MP, whose split from the Labour Party in 1972 arguably helped start the SDP movement.
[Picture of Dick Taverne]


Taviani, Paolo Paolo Taviani is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1931  (San Miniato, Tuscany, Italy)

Died 29 February 2024  (Rome, Italy)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Italian filmmaker and screenwriter who works in collaboration with his brother Vittorio.
[Picture of Paolo Taviani]


Tawadros II of Alexandria, Pope
Born 4 November 1952  (Mansoura, Egypt)
Current Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.
[Picture of Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria]


Taylor, Andy
Born 16 February 1960  (Tynemouth, Northumberland, England)
English guitarist, best known as a former member of both Duran Duran and the Power Station
[Picture of Andy Taylor]


Taylor, Holland
Born 14 January 1943  (Philadelpha, Pennsylvania, USA)
US actress who won an Emmy for The Practice, more recently known as the mom in Two and a Half Men
[Picture of Holland Taylor]


Taylor, Ken
Born 21 August 1935  (Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England)
English former cricketer.
[Picture of Ken Taylor]


Taylor, Laurie
Born 1 August 1936  (Liverpool, England)
Sociologist and longtime Radio 4 presenter.
[Picture of Laurie Taylor]


Taylor, Lawrence
Born 4 February 1959  (Williamsburg, Virginia, United States)
Extremely successful football player for the New York Giants, has problems keeping himself together in retirement
[Picture of Lawrence Taylor]


Taylor, Phil "The Power"
Born 13 August 1960  (Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
The darts player - multiple champion in the "sport".
[Picture of Phil


Taylor, Renee
Born 19 March 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress and writer. Was Eva Braun in Mel Brook's classic comedy 'The Producers'.
[Picture of Renee Taylor]


Taylor, Roberta
Born 26 February 1948  (West Ham, England)
English actress & author.
[Picture of Roberta Taylor]


Taylor-Bradford, Barbara
Born 10 May 1933  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Hugely successful writer of female literature.
[Picture of Barbara Taylor-Bradford]


Teao, Falima
Date and place of birth unknown
Fifth Ulu-o-Tokelau of Tokelau from…. Oh, who cares….
[Picture of Falima Teao]


Tebbit, Norman
Born 29 March 1931  (Ponders End, London, England)
Outspoken former chairman of the Conservative Party, whose unemployed father famously "did not riot, he got on his bike and looked for work". Here's one of his more famous, though not wholly memorable, quotes: "The word 'conservative' is used by the BBC a
[Picture of Norman Tebbit]


Tebboune, Abdelmadjid
Born 17 November 1945  (Mecheria, Algeria)
Algerian President since Abdelaziz Bouteflika stepped down
[Picture of Abdelmadjid Tebboune]


Tejero, Antonio
Born 30 April 1932  (Alhaurín el Grande, Spain)
Former lieutenant general of Spain's Civil Guard, the leader of a failed 1981 military coup against Adolfo Suarez.
[Picture of Antonio Tejero]


Tempo, Nino
Born 6 January 1935  (Niagara Falls, New York, USA)
Singer best known for 1963 duet "Deep Purple" with sister April Stevens.
[Picture of Nino Tempo]


Tennant, Baroness Glenconner, Anne
Born 16 July 1932  (London, England)
English peeress who served as maid of honour at Elizabeth II's coronation.
[Picture of Anne Tennant, Baroness Glenconner]


Tennille, Toni
Born 8 May 1940  (Montgomery, Alabama, USA)
One half of the US singing duo Captain & Tennille with her husband Daryl Dragon.
[Picture of Toni Tennille]


Tereshkova, Valentina Vladimirovna
Born 6 March 1937  (Bolshoye Maslennikovo, Russia)
Former Soviet cosmonaut - the first woman in outer space.
[Picture of Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova]


Tesh, John
Born 7 September 1952  (GardenCity, New York, USA)
American pianist and composer, six time Emmy winner, worked as sportscaster at the Olympics, Wimbledon and Tour de France
[Picture of John Tesh]


Tezuka, Katsumi
Born 31 August 1912  (Hayami, Japan)
Japanese actor who specialised in getting into the monster suit. He's probably dead, but tradition dictates someone picks him every year.
[Picture of Katsumi Tezuka]


Thackery, Colin
Born 9 March 1930  (England)
Korean War Vet who showed up on Britain's Got Talent.
[Picture of Colin Thackery]


Tharp, Twyla
Born 7 January 1941  (Portland, Indiana, USA)
Dancer, once choreographed a ballet set to Beach Boys music.
[Picture of Twyla Tharp]


the Jackal, Carlos
Born 12 October 1949  (Michelena, Táchira, Venezuela)
Convicted terrorist who became an infamous figure in the 1970s.
[Picture of Carlos the Jackal]


Thomas, Clive
Born 22 June 1936  (Treorchy, Wales)
The most famous and most controversial football referee in the 1970s. Infamously disallowed Bryan Hamilton's "winning" goal for Everton in the 1977 FA Cup semi-final against arch-rivals Liverpool.
[Picture of Clive Thomas]


Thomas, David
Born 14 June 1953  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Frontman of post-punk giants Pere Ubu. Rumoured to be in poor health at the end of 2017.
[Picture of David Thomas]


Thomas, Marlo
Born 21 November 1937  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Veteran actress on American TV, that girl.
[Picture of Marlo Thomas]


Thomas, Sarah
Born 5 June 1952  (London, England)
Actress. Played Glenda in 'Last of the Summer Wine'.
[Picture of Sarah Thomas]


Thompson, Daniele
Born 3 January 1942  (Monaco)
Oscar-nominated scriptwriter from Monaco
[Picture of Daniele Thompson]


Thompson, Des
Date and place of birth unknown
Northern Irish veterinarian.
[Picture of Des Thompson]


Thompson, Geoff
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
English snooker player. Born 1929.
[Picture of Geoff Thompson]


Thompson, Glenn
Born 27 July 1959  (Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA)
Republican representative from Pennsylvania.
[Picture of Glenn Thompson]


Thomson, Bobby
Born 21 March 1937  (Dundee, UK)
Scottish striker who played for both Aston Villa and Birmingham City.
[Picture of Bobby Thomson]


Thomson, James
Born in Oak Park, Illinois  (exact date unknown)
Biologist, known for stem cell research
[Picture of James Thomson]


Thomson, John
Born 2 April 1969  (Walkden, Lancashire, England)
Frequently employed BBC actor
[Picture of John Thomson]


Thorn, Barbara
Date and place of birth unknown
British actress. Born 1954.
[Picture of Barbara Thorn]


Thorne, Grahame
Born 25 February 1946  (Auckland, New Zealand)
All Black rugby player, rugby union commentator, Member of Parliament and municipal councillor and TV cooking show host
[Picture of Grahame Thorne]


Thornhill, Jill
Born 18 August 1942  (place of birth unknown)
English amateur golfer.
[Picture of Jill Thornhill]


Thornton, Billy Bob
Born 4 August 1955  (Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA)
Actor, writer and singer-songwriter. Was once married to Angelina Jolie. I'll let you decide whether that was a good thing or not.
[Picture of Billy Bob Thornton]


Thornton, Eddie
Born in Spanish Town, Jamaica  (exact date unknown)
Jamaican trumpeter who worked with Aswad.
[Picture of Eddie Thornton]


Thorson, Scott
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Had a relationship with Liberace, which he wrote a book on. Also claims to have had to have an affair with Michael Jackson, although nothing actually supports this. Born 1958.
[Picture of Scott Thorson]


Thunder, Johnny
Born 15 August 1932  (Leesburg, Florida, USA)
R&B singer, born Gil Hamilton.
[Picture of Johnny Thunder]


Thurlow, Setsuko
Born 3 January 1932  ()
Nuclear disarmament campaigner who survived the Hiroshima bombing, which killed the majority of her family and schoolfriends.
[Picture of Setsuko Thurlow]


Thwaites, Bryan
Born 6 December 1923  (England)
English applied mathematician.
[Picture of Bryan Thwaites]


Tibbs, Gary
Born 25 January 1958  (Northwood, Middlesex, England)
English bassist and actor.
[Picture of Gary Tibbs]


Tilson Thomas, Michael
Born 21 December 1944  (Los Angeles, California, United States)
American conductor, pianist and composer
[Picture of Michael Tilson Thomas]


Timonen, Riikka
Born in Finland  (exact date unknown)
Finnish singer.
[Picture of Riikka Timonen]


Timothy, Christopher
Born 14 October 1940  (Bala, Wales, United Kingdom)
Welsh actor on stage and screen, BBC regular, and former member of the Laurence Olivier National Theatre
[Picture of Christopher Timothy]


Tinniswood, John
Born 26 August 1912  (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
The oldest living man in the UK as of early 2022. Update - As of 2nd April 2024 the oldest man in the world (as verified by Guinness World Records).
[Picture of John Tinniswood]


Tobias, Oliver
Born 6 August 1947  (Zurich, Switzerland)
Began as a stage actor appearing the original London production of Hair, but more noted for TV and film appearances, especially as The Stud.
[Picture of Oliver Tobias]


Todt, Jean
Born 25 February 1946  (Pierrefort, France)
French motor racing executive and former driver himself, in recent years the best source on the condition of Michael Schumacher
[Picture of Jean Todt]


Tolkan, James
Born 20 June 1931  (Calumet, Michigan, USA)
Bald actor best known as Strickland in 'Back to the Future'.
[Picture of James Tolkan]


Tomlin, Lily
Born 1 September 1939  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Actress and comedian, best known for her collaborations with the late Robert Altman.
[Picture of Lily Tomlin]


Tomlinson, Ricky
Born 26 September 1939  (Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, England)
Ex-plasterer & Trade Unionist turned hugely successful & popular actor - firstly in 'Brookside' but best loved for his role in 'The Royle Family'.
[Picture of Ricky Tomlinson]


Toro, Jorge
Born 10 January 1939  (Santiago, Chile)
Chilean footballer, who scored the winning goal in the infamous Battle of Santiago.
[Picture of Jorge Toro]


Torrence, Dean
Born 10 March 1940  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Along with Jan Berry, one of the pioneers of the surf sound of the 1960s.
[Picture of Dean Torrence]


Toski, Bob
Born 18 September 1926  (Haydenville, Massachusetts, USA)
American PGA Tour golfer.
[Picture of Bob Toski]


Towers, Constance
Born 20 May 1933  (Whitefish, Montana, USA)
Emmy nominated actress who appeared in General Hospital and the godawful 90s horror flick The Relic.
[Picture of Constance Towers]


Town, Cy
Born in Shropshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor who served as a Dalek operator in eight 'Doctor Who' stories from 1973 to 1988.
[Picture of Cy Town]


Towne, Robert
Born 23 November 1934  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
New Hollywood screenwriter behind the script for 'Chinatown'.
[Picture of Robert Towne]


Townshend, Pete
Born 19 May 1945  (Ealing, London, England)
Guitarist and main songwriter in The Who. In 2003 he suffered a "personal legal tragedy" in which he was found to have provided his credit card details to view child pornography on the web. The police cautioned him and he is now on the Sex Offenders' Regi
[Picture of Pete Townshend]


Travers, Susan
Born 18 February 1939  (London, UK)
Retired British actress whose biggest role was probably as Van der Valk's wife.
[Picture of Susan Travers]


Travis, Dave Lee
Born 25 May 1945  (Buxton, Derbyshire, England)
Radio DJ known as the "Hairy Cornflake". Arrested in November 2012 for alleged sexual offences dating back to the 1970s.
[Picture of Dave Lee Travis]


Travis, Randy
Born 4 May 1959  (Marshville, North Carolina, USA)
American country singer.
[Picture of Randy Travis]


Treacy, Dan
Born 19 June 1960  ()
Singer with cult punk rockers the Television Personalities.
[Picture of Dan Treacy]


Trevino, Lee
Born 1 December 1939  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
One of the greatest golfers of all time, with 6 major wins, including consecutive British Opens in 1971 and 1972.
[Picture of Lee Trevino]


Triplett, Nate
Born 15 March 1987  (Maple Plain, Minnesota)
Former college football player now suffering from brain cancer
[Picture of Nate Triplett]


Troell, Jan
Born 23 July 1931  (Limhamn, Malmo, Sweden)
Swedish film director, known for his realistic style. His 1971 film 'The Emigrants' is unusual in being nominated for the Academy Awards across two years.
[Picture of Jan Troell]


Trollope, Joanna
Born 9 December 1943  (Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England)
Author of Romantic novels and Aga sagas
[Picture of Joanna Trollope]


Trotter, Andy
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Former Chief Constable of the British Transport Police.
[Picture of Andy Trotter]


Trower, Robin
Born 9 March 1945  (London, UK)
Blues-rock musician who joined Procul Harum in the immediate aftermath of "A White Shade of Pale", before forming his own eponymous band.
[Picture of Robin Trower]


Troxel, Gary
Born 28 November 1939  (Centralia, Washington, USA)
Frontman of easygoing 50s doo-wop group the Fleetwoods. Later lost a US Supreme Court case.
[Picture of Gary Troxel]


Trudeau, Justin
Born 25 December 1971  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian Prime Minister.
[Picture of Justin Trudeau]


Trueman, Brian
Born 16 May 1932  (Manchester, UK)
TV host and voiceover artist, was the vocals behind Nanny in 80s classic "Count Duckula".
[Picture of Brian Trueman]


Truly, Richard H. Richard H. Truly is no longer with us
Born 12 November 1937  (Fayette, Mississippi, USA)

Died 27 February 2024  (Genesee, CO, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Former astronaut and NASA administrator.
[Picture of Richard H. Truly]


Truman, Christine
Born 16 January 1941  (Loughton, United Kingdom)
British former tennis player and Grand Slam title winner
[Picture of Christine Truman]


Trump, Donald
Born 14 June 1946  (New York, New York, USA)
Loser of the 2020 presidential elections and New York businessman who turned his father's multi-billion dollar business into a multi-million dollar business.
[Picture of Donald Trump]


Trunks, Kid
Born 4 July 2000  (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)
Rapper of XXXTentacion's label "Members Only"; faked a gunshot wound and having lung cancer, impeccable DDP pick credentials, to be honest
[Picture of Kid Trunks]


Truss, Liz
Born 26 July 1975  (Oxford, England)
One of the Bright Young Things of the Tory party. God help us all. Addendum: was a prime minister in 2022, killed QE II. Now a pretty old thing.
[Picture of Liz Truss]


Tsang, Eric
Born 14 April 1953  (British Hong Kong)
Hong Kong film and TV impresario
[Picture of Eric Tsang]


Tse, Patrick
Born 15 September 1936  (Canton, China)
Hong Kong actor, producer, screenwriter and director in Hong Kong cinema
[Picture of Patrick Tse]


Tsuji, Shintaro
Born 7 December 1927  (Japan)
Founder of Sanrio, creator of Hello Kitty et al
[Picture of Shintaro Tsuji]


Tubridy, Michael
Born in Kilrush, Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Last surviving founding member of Irish folk group the Chieftains. Born 1935.
[Picture of Michael Tubridy]


Tudor-Pole, Ed
Born 6 December 1955  (London, England)
Singer with post-punks Tempole Tudor and later the second presenter of Channel 4 show 'The Crystal Maze'.
[Picture of Ed Tudor-Pole]


Tune, Tommy
Born 28 February 1939  (Wichita Falls, Texas, USA)
Lanky American dancer & actor, one of Broadway's top stars.
[Picture of Tommy Tune]


Tureaud, Laurence
Born 21 May 1952  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
The legendary Mr T, who played Sgt B.A. Baracus in 'The A-Team', and made a habit of pitying fools and not getting on no airplanes. Also had a notoriously low tolerance level when it came to jibber-jabber.
[Picture of Laurence Tureaud]


Turman, Glynn
Born 31 January 1947  (New York, New York, USA)
Tv actor, played mayor Clarence Royce in The Wire.
[Picture of Glynn Turman]


Turner, Anthea
Born 25 May 1960  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
Bland TV presenter, better known for her private life than for her personality.
[Picture of Anthea Turner]


Turner, Debbye
Born 19 September 1965  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
American model and television host who was 1990's Miss America.
[Picture of Debbye Turner]


Turner, Gerry
Born 7 August 1951  (Ottumwa, Iowa, USA)
ABC's Golden Bachelor in his golden years
[Picture of Gerry Turner]


Turner, Michael
Born 9 November 1983  (Lewisham, London, England)
Footballer. Played for Hull City at centre back. Now with Sunderland AFC. Update - Well, Sunderland was 2009-12, then came Norwich & Southend, before retirement in 2019.
[Picture of Michael Turner]


Turner, Ted
Born 19 November 1938  (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)
Businessman & founder of CNN.
[Picture of Ted Turner]


Turtledove, Harry
Born 14 June 1949  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American fantasy and science fiction novelist.
[Picture of Harry Turtledove]


Tushingham, Rita
Born 14 April 1942  (Liverpool, England)
Actress best known for her roles in "kitchen sink" dramas such as 'A Taste of Honey' and 'The Leather Boys'.
[Picture of Rita Tushingham]


Tyler, Bonnie
Born 8 June 1951  (Skewen, Neath, Wales)
Welsh pop singer, best known for her song 'Total Eclipse of the Heart'. Born Gaynor Hopkins.
[Picture of Bonnie Tyler]


Tyler, Harrison Ruffin
Born in United States  (exact date unknown)
Last living grandson of John Tyler - one of the great geneological marvels of humankind.
[Picture of Harrison Ruffin Tyler]


Tyler, Steven
Born 26 March 1948  (Yonkers, New York, USA)
Rock singer, lead singer of Aerosmith. Dad of actress Liv.
[Picture of Steven Tyler]


Tyler, Willie
Born 8 September 1940  (Red Level, Alabama, USA)
American ventriloquist, also an actor & comedian.
[Picture of Willie Tyler]


Tyson, Mike
Born 30 June 1966  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Brought up by his single mother in the toughest part of Brooklyn, was winning street fights by the age of 9, weighed 200lbs and could bench-press more than his own weight by the age of 14. Became the youngest undisputed WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight
[Picture of Mike Tyson]

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