Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2006: N


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]


Nash, John
Born 13 June 1928  (West Virginia, USA)
[Picture of John Nash]


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


Nelson, Byron Byron Nelson is no longer with us
Born 4 February 1912  (Waxahachie, Texas, USA)

Died 26 September 2006  (Roanoke, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Highly successful golfer who won some stuff and then retired in 1946. He later went on to become a golf commentator in the 1960s and 1970s, before having a golf tournament named after him. His hobbies included golf, commentating and golf tournaments.
[Picture of Byron Nelson]


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


Newby, Eric Eric Newby is no longer with us
Born 6 December 1919  (Barnes, London, England)

Died 20 October 2006  (Guildford, Surrey, England)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Travel writer and broadcaster. Author of "A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush", who later became the Observer's travel editor and a BBC TV presenter.
[Picture of Eric Newby]


Newcombe, Harry
Born 5 August 1900  (Islington, London, England)
World War I veteran. Died on 18/03/2006 at the age of 105, but no obit, so no points.
[Picture of Harry Newcombe]


Newman, Paul (Died in 2008)
Born 26 January 1925  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Blue-eyed big screen legend, now in his 80s, who still indulges his passion for fast cars, and in January 2005 was lucky to walk away when his racing car crashed and caught fire at Daytona.
[Picture of Paul Newman]


Newton-John, Olivia
Born 26 September 1948  (Cambridge, England)
Successful singer who also had a big break as an actress in 1978, when she played the part of Sandy (can't you see...) in "Grease".
[Picture of Olivia Newton-John]


Nguyen Giap, General Vo (Died in 2013)
Born in Quangbinh Province, Vietnam  (exact date unknown)
Vietnamese military leader (born 1912) who proved a real thorn in America's side.
[Picture of General Vo Nguyen Giap]


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)
Hugely influential Jewish Brazilian architect who pioneered the use of reinforced concrete, especially in building the city of Brasilia.
[Picture of Oscar Niemeyer]


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


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]


Norman, Barry
Born 21 August 1933  (London, England)
Movie critic. Presented Film 74, 75, 76 etc until Jonathan Ross stepped in.
[Picture of Barry Norman]


Nurmi, Maila 'Vampira' (Died in 2008)
Born 21 December 1921  (Petsamo, Finland)
Finnish horror actress. Appeared in "Plan 9 From Outer Space", and was a close friend of James Dean. In latter years, she has lived in Hollywood as something of a recluse, without a telephone or car.
[Picture of Maila 'Vampira' Nurmi]

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