Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2007: 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]


Nasrallah, Hassan
Born 30 August 1960  (Burj Hammud, Beirut, Lebanon)
Shi'a cleric and head of Hezbollah.
[Picture of Hassan Nasrallah]


Neal, Trevor
Date and place of birth unknown
One half (with Simon Hickson) of Saturday morning kids' TV duo Trev & Simon. Born 1963.
[Picture of Trevor Neal]


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


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


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]


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]


Newman, Edwin (Died in 2010)
Born 25 January 1919  (New York, New York, USA)
NBC news anchorman for some considerable time.
[Picture of Edwin Newman]


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


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 25 August 1911  (Quangbinh Province, Vietnam)
Vietnamese military leader (born 1912) who proved a real thorn in America's side.
[Picture of General Vo Nguyen Giap]


Nichols, Joseph Joseph Nichols is no longer with us
Born 8 September 1961  (Houston, Texas, USA)

Died 6 March 2007  (Huntsville, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 45  (read death notice)
American Death Row inmate.
[Picture of Joseph 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]


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


Nicks, Stevie
Born 26 May 1948  (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
American singer, successful both as a solo artist and as part of Fleetwood Mac.
[Picture of Stevie Nicks]


Nielsen, Leslie
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]


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


Nolan, Linda
Born 23 February 1959  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Member of the Nolan Sisters, and a singer in her own right, occasional TV presenter as well.
[Picture of Linda Nolan]


Noll, Greg
Born 11 February 1937  (San Diego, California, USA)
Famous surfer and surfboard maker, so we're told.
[Picture of Greg 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]


Nordine, Ken
Born 13 April 1920  (Cherokee, Iowa, USA)
American voice actor, a familiar voice to many Americans.
[Picture of Ken Nordine]


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]


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, Mr Roy 
Born in Hull, Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor, former straight man to Basil Brush. Born c. 1937.
[Picture of Roy North]


Norton, Graham
Born 4 April 1963  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Absurdly camp Irish television presenter & comedian.
[Picture of Graham Norton]


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]


Nykänen, Matti
Born 17 July 1963  (Jyväskylä, Finland)
Olympic ski-jumping champion of the 1980s, who has since done time for attempted manslaughter, worked as a stripper, had 4 marriages that each lasted just 2 years, and recorded pop songs called "Hi Hi, I'm Your Samurai" and "Only A Ski Jumper Truly Knows".
[Picture of Matti Nykänen]

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