Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2010: N


Nà, Li
Born in Yan 'an, Shaanxi, PR of China  (exact date unknown)
Daughter of Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong. Born 1940.
[Picture of Li Nà]


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, Viva LeRoy Viva LeRoy Nash is no longer with us
Born 10 September 1915  (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

Died 12 February 2010  (Florence, Arizona, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
America's oldest man on the death row, sentenced to death in 1983 after committing a murder when on the run from prison.
[Picture of Viva LeRoy Nash]


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 Patricia Neal is no longer with us
Born 20 January 1926  (Packard, Kentucky, USA)

Died 8 August 2010  (Edgartown, Massachusetts, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
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 Ronald Neame is no longer with us
Born 23 April 1911  (London, England)

Died 16 June 2010  (Los Angleles, California, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
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, 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]


Nettles, John
Born 11 October 1943  (St Austell, Cornwall, England)
Actor, best known for his roles in 'Bergerac' and 'Midsomer Murders'. The Man In Black saw him as Octavius Caesar in 'Antony and Cleopatra' at the RSC don't you know!
[Picture of John Nettles]


Nettleton, John
Born 5 February 1929  (London, England)
Veteran character actor, perhaps best known as the wise cabinet secretary Sir Arnold Robinson in 'Yes, Minister'.
[Picture of John Nettleton]


Neuberger, Roy Roy Neuberger is no longer with us
Born 21 July 1903  (Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)

Died 24 December 2010  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 107  (read death notice)
American financier, who has collected & paid for numerous works of modern art for both private & public appreciation.
[Picture of Roy Neuberger]


Neuharth, Allen (Died in 2013)
Born 22 March 1924  (Eureka, South Dakota, USA)
Businessman and founder of the newspaper USA Today.
[Picture of Allen Neuharth]


New, Steve Steve New is no longer with us
Born 16 May 1960  (London, England)

Died 24 May 2010  (London, England)

Age at death: 50  (read death notice)
AKA Stella Nova - Guitarist for several punk and new wave bands in the 1970s, including Public Image Ltd and The Rich Kids.
[Picture of Steve New]


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]


Newkirk, Ingrid
Born 11 June 1949  (Ware, Hertfordshire, England)
Animal rights activist and co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA for short.
[Picture of Ingrid Newkirk]


Newman, Edwin Edwin Newman is no longer with us
Born 25 January 1919  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 13 August 2010  (Oxford, England)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
NBC news anchorman for some considerable time.
[Picture of Edwin Newman]


Newmar, Julie
Born 16 August 1933  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, best remembered as Catwoman in the 1960s 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, Michael
Born 9 January 1937  (Romford, Essex, England)
Television and journalist for ITN. Was a war correspondent in the 1970s.
[Picture of Michael 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 Leslie Nielsen is no longer with us
Born 11 February 1926  (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Died 28 November 2010  (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
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]


Nijmeijer, Tanja
Born in Denekamp, Netherlands  (exact date unknown)
Dutch woman who joined the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2002. Anything to get on Daddy's nerves...Born 1978.
[Picture of Tanja Nijmeijer]


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


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]


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]


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]


Norrington, Roger
Born 16 March 1934  (Oxford, England)
Conductor, led the judging panel on the BBC2 reality talent TV series 'Maestro'.
[Picture of Roger Norrington]


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]


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


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]


Nüsslein-Volhard, Christiane
Born 20 October 1942  (Magdeburg, Germany)
Biologist and co-winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for her work on embryonic development.
[Picture of Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard]

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