Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2009: N


Nagle, Kel
Born 21 December 1920  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Golfer, won the Open Championship in 1960.
[Picture of Kel Nagle]


Nail, Jimmy
Born 16 March 1954  (Benton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Actor/comic ("Auf Wiedersehen Pet"), and singer (Crocodile Shoes).
[Picture of Jimmy Nail]


Nakasone, Yasuhiro
Born 27 May 1918  (Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan)
Former Prime Minister of Japan, known for pushing through the privatisation of state-owned companies and the breakup of Japan National Railways.
[Picture of Yasuhiro Nakasone]


Napolitano, Giorgio
Born 29 June 1925  (Naples, Italy)
The current President of Italy.
[Picture of Giorgio Napolitano]


Naseem, Mohammad
Born in Amritsar, India  (exact date unknown)
Former doctor, who is now one of the UK's leading, and most controversial, Islamic leaders, acting as a local politician & spokesperson. Born c. 1923
[Picture of Mohammad Naseem]


Neal, John
Born 3 April 1932  (County Durham, England)
Former Chelsea, Wrexham & Middlesbrough manager, also a player with Aston Villa & Swindon amongst others. Quit Chelsea due to ill-health back in 1985.
[Picture of John Neal]


Neal, Patricia (Died in 2010)
Born 20 January 1926  (Packard, Kentucky, USA)
Widow of Roald Dahl, and actress - "Breakfast at Tiffany's" etc. Was in a coma for 3 weeks in 1965 due to complications during pregnancy.
[Picture of Patricia Neal]


Neame, Ronald (Died in 2010)
Born 23 April 1911  (London, England)
English film director - credits include "The Poseidon Adventure".
[Picture of Ronald Neame]


Neilson, Donald (Died in 2011)
Born 1 August 1936  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
British serial killer and all-round scumbag.
[Picture of Donald Neilson]


Nelson, Craig T.
Born 4 April 1944  (Spokane, Washington, USA)
Actor & occasional racing driver.
[Picture of Craig T. Nelson]


Nelson, Debbie
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA  (exact date unknown)
Mother of Eminem, who has had, to put it politely, a "strained" relationship with her famous child. Born in 1955.
[Picture of Debbie Nelson]


Nelson, Jerry
Born 10 July 1934  (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
Puppeteer, who has worked on Fraggle Rock, The Muppets & Sesame Street.
[Picture of Jerry Nelson]


Nelson, Willie
Born 30 April 1933  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Country & Western guitarist/singer.
[Picture of Willie Nelson]


Nesbitt, James
Born 15 January 1965  (Broughshane, County Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Actor, in a whole host of TV shows & adverts & utterly irritating & bland in every single one of them!
[Picture of James Nesbitt]


Netanyahu, Benjamin
Born 21 October 1949  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Prominent & controversial politician in Israel, current Prime Minister, the 2nd time in the role.
[Picture of Benjamin Netanyahu]


Neuberger, Roy (Died in 2010)
Born 21 July 1903  (Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)
American financier, who has collected & paid for numerous works of modern art for both private & public appreciation.
[Picture of Roy Neuberger]


Neville, Mike
Born 17 October 1936  (Willington Quay, Wallsend, England)
TV presenter & newsreader, who has presented regional programmes in the North of England for nearly 50 years.
[Picture of Mike Neville]


Newhart, Bob
Born 5 September 1929  (Oak Park, Illinois, USA)
Stand-up comedian. Did a much talked-about (but rarely seen these days) routine called "The Driving Instructor".
[Picture of Bob Newhart]


Newmar, Julie
Born 16 August 1933  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, best remembered as Catwoman in the 1960's television version of Batman.
[Picture of Julie Newmar]


Newton, Wayne
Born 3 April 1942  (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)
Singer & entertainer, almost exclusively based in Las Vegas.
[Picture of Wayne Newton]


Nguyen Giap, General Vo (Died in 2013)
Born 25 August 1911  (Quangbinh Province, Vietnam)
Vietnamese military leader who proved a real thorn in America's side.
[Picture of General Vo Nguyen Giap]


Nguyen Van Thien, Antoine (Died in 2012)
Born 13 March 1906  (Saigon, Vietnam)
The oldest living Roman Catholic bishop.
[Picture of Antoine Nguyen Van Thien]


Nichols, Nichelle
Born 28 December 1932  (Robbins, Illinois, USA)
Actress, Lieutenant Uhura from "Star Trek".
[Picture of Nichelle Nichols]


Nicholson, Jack
Born 22 April 1937  (Neptune, New Jersey, USA)
Star of such films as "Chinatown", "About Schmidt" and the Michael Douglas-produced "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest".
[Picture of Jack Nicholson]


Nicholson, Mavis
Born 19 October 1930  (Briton Ferry, Wales)
Broadcaster, writer & agony aunt.
[Picture of Mavis Nicholson]


Nicklaus, Jack
Born 21 January 1940  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Golfer, one of the all-time greats of the sport.
[Picture of Jack Nicklaus]


Nielsen, Leslie (Died in 2010)
Born 11 February 1926  (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Serious film and television actor who turned to comedy in 1980 with "Airplane!", following which he has appeared almost exclusively in spoofs like "Spy Hard" and "Scary Movie 3".
[Picture of Leslie Nielsen]


Niemeyer, Oscar (Died in 2012)
Born 15 December 1907  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Highly-influential Brazilian architect who pioneered the use of reinforced concrete, especially in building his country's new capital city, Brasilia.
[Picture of Oscar Niemeyer]


Nightingale, Annie
Born 1 April 1942  (London, England)
Long time Radio DJ on Radio 1 - the first female presenter in the station's history.
[Picture of Annie Nightingale]


Nimoy, Leonard
Born 26 March 1931  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Played Commander Spock in "Star Trek".
[Picture of Leonard Nimoy]


Nixon, Marni
Born 22 February 1930  (Altadena, California, USA)
American actress, and voice-artist. Her singing is what you actually hear in "My Fair Lady" when Audrey Hepburn sings & "West Side Story" when Natalie Wood sings - and those were just two of many "ghost-sings".
[Picture of Marni Nixon]


Noakes, John
Born 6 March 1934  (Halifax, Yorkshire, England)
Beloved British children's TV presenter of the past - famous for Blue Peter, which he co-presented for 12 years, still the longest anyone has presented the programme.
[Picture of John Noakes]


Noble, Ross
Born 5 June 1976  (Cramlington, Northumberland, England)
Alleged comedian, more often than not on stand-up or banal panel quiz shows.
[Picture of Ross Noble]


Noland, Kenneth (Died in 2010)
Born 10 April 1924  (Asheville, North Carolina, USA)
American abstract artist.
[Picture of Kenneth Noland]


Noll, Chuck
Born 5 January 1932  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
The most successful NFL coach in terms of Superbowls, with 4 wins in the 1970's.
[Picture of Chuck Noll]


Nolte, Nick
Born 8 February 1941  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
American actor - "The Prince of Tides", "Hotel Rwanda".
[Picture of Nick Nolte]


Norden, Denis
Born 6 February 1922  (Hackney, London, England)
Clipboard-wielding comedy scriptwriter, "raconteur" and presenter of TV programmes such as "It'll Be All Right on the Night" and "Denis Norden's Laughter File".
[Picture of Denis Norden]


Noriega, Manuel
Born 11 February 1934  (Panama City, Panama)
Former military dictator of Panama, deposed by the US Army in 1989 for his drug dealing & is still in jail.
[Picture of Manuel Noriega]


Norman, Monty
Born 4 April 1928  (London, England)
Composer & singer, credited with composing the "James Bond Theme".
[Picture of Monty Norman]


North, Oliver
Born 7 October 1943  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Disgraced former Colonel of the US Marines, now a TV broadcaster.
[Picture of Oliver North]


North, Peter
Born 11 May 1957  (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Porn actor.
[Picture of Peter North]


Northampton, Marquess of
Born 2 April 1946  (Northampton, England)
AKA Spencer Compton, the 7th Marquess & a leading UK Buddhist.
[Picture of Marquess of Northampton]


Nott, John
Born 1 February 1932  (Bideford, Devon, England)
What most people remember of John Nott is an interview with Robin Day - Day asked Nott whether the public should believe the retiring MP's statements on defense cuts, since Day thought Nott was a "here today, gone tomorrow politician". Nott then stood up, threw down his microphone, called the interview "ridiculous", and promptly walked off set. He was also Secretary of State for Defence and for Trade but no-one ever remembers that...
[Picture of John Nott]


Novak, Kim
Born 13 February 1933  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actress, best remembered for her role in "Vertigo".
[Picture of Kim Novak]


Novak, Robert Robert Novak is no longer with us
Born 26 February 1931  (Joliet, Illinois, USA)

Died 18 August 2009  (Washington D.C, USA)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Long-time & respected US political commentator & journalist.
[Picture of Robert Novak]


Novo, Nacho
Born 26 March 1979  (Ferrol, Spain)
Footballer, currently with Rangers FC, as a striker.
[Picture of Nacho Novo]

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