Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2013: N


Nabors, Jim
Born 12 June 1930  (Sylacauga, Alabama, USA)
Actor (best known & loved for his role as Gomer Pyle), singer (Sung 'Back Home in Indiana' from 1972-2006 at the Indianapolis 500) & nut plantation owner.
[Picture of Jim Nabors]


Nadal, Rafael
Born 3 June 1986  (Manacor, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain)
Former Tennis number one and winner of 13 Grand Slams including 8 French Opens. Plays left-handed despite being naturally right-handed as his uncle and coach Toni suggested it might give him an advantage. Now that's what I call shrewd...
[Picture of Rafael Nadal]


Nagasaki, Kendo
Born 19 October 1946  (Stoke-on-Trent, England)
Born Peter Thornley, was the mysterious, samurai-dressed wrestler usually on ITV's 'World of Sport' programme with Big Daddy and the like. Now there's a wrestler I have bloody well heard of!
[Picture of Kendo Nagasaki]


Nagasaki, Mitsue
Born 18 September 1899  (Kumamoto, Japan)
Another one of the oldest Japanese people in the World. Must be the sushi...
[Picture of Mitsue Nagasaki]


Nagy, Stanislaw
Born 30 September 1921  (Bierun, Silesia, Poland)
Polish cardinal. Died in June 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Stanislaw Nagy]


Najihah, Tuanku
Born 1 September 1924  (Seri Menanti, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia)
Malaysian Royal, Queen of a large area in Malaysia.
[Picture of Tuanku Najihah]


Nakadai, Tatsuya
Born 13 December 1932  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese film actor wo collaborated with the likes of Akira Kurosawa and Masaki Kobayashi.
[Picture of Tatsuya Nakadai]


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]


Nalbandian, David
Born 1 January 1982  (Unquillo, Córdoba, Argentina)
Argentine tennis player, a runner-up at Wimbledon in 2002. Found himself in hot water in 2012 at Queens Club when he kicked an advertising hording, injuring a line judge and getting himself defaulted.
[Picture of David Nalbandian]


Nambu, Yoichiro
Born 18 January 1921  (Tokyo, Japan)
Nobel Prize-winning Japanese-American theoretical physicist. Try saying that after a few pints...
[Picture of Yoichiro Nambu]


Nash, John
Born 13 June 1928  (Bluefield, West Virginia, USA)
Mathematician/economist of 'A Beautiful Mind' fame.
[Picture of John Nash]


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


Nasseri, Mehran Karimi
Born in Masjed Soleiman, Iran  (exact date unknown)
Iranian refugee who lived at Terminal 1 of Charles de Gaulle airport in France for 17 years.
[Picture of Mehran Karimi Nasseri]


Navratilova, Martina
Born 18 October 1956  (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
Czech born, but US citizen. Legendary female tennis player, one of the most successful tennis players in history.
[Picture of Martina Navratilova]


Nazarbayev, Nursultan
Born 6 July 1940  (Chemolgan, Kazakhstan)
President of Kazakhstan since it's independence in 1991. Was re-elected with a 95.54% share of the vote in 2011. Hmmm…
[Picture of Nursultan Nazarbayev]


Ndreca, Gjergj
Born 29 June 1949  (Tirana, Albania)
Albanian former politcal prisoner, who set himself on fire in October 2012 in protest at the regime.
[Picture of Gjergj Ndreca]


Needham, Hal Hal Needham is no longer with us
Born 6 March 1931  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)

Died 25 October 2013  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Stunt actor-turned director of the 'Smokey and the Bandit' and 'Cannonball Run' set of films.
[Picture of Hal Needham]


Neill, Noel
Born 25 November 1920  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)
Actress. Was Lois Lane in the early 'Superman' film and television series.
[Picture of Noel Neill]


Neill, Patrick
Born 8 August 1926  (place of birth unknown)
Baron Neill of Bladen. Chairman of the Press Council from 1978-1983.
[Picture of Patrick Neill]


Neill, Terry
Born 8 May 1942  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former Arsenal and Northern Ireland centre back. One of the few to have managed both the Gunners and their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
[Picture of Terry Neill]


Nelson, Willie
Born 30 April 1933  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Country & Western guitarist and singer-songwriter. Wrote 'Crazy', which was a hit for Patsy Cline and 'Always On My Mind', made famous by Elvis Presley and the Pet Shop Boys. Busted for cannabis possession in November 2010.
[Picture of Willie Nelson]


Nesbitt, Derren
Born 19 May 1935  (London, England)
Actor. One of the few surviving actors to play 'Number Two' in the classic 1960s tv series 'The Prisoner'.
[Picture of Derren Nesbitt]


Nesmith, Mike
Born 30 December 1942  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Laconic, woolly hatted member of The Monkees.
[Picture of Mike Nesmith]


Netanyahu, Benjamin
Born 21 October 1949  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Prominent & controversial politician in Israel, the current prime minister, his 2nd time in the job.
[Picture of Benjamin Netanyahu]


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]


Neu, Paul
Born 9 July 1966  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Proffessional wrestler known as Cannonball Grizzly.
[Picture of Paul Neu]


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, Ruth
Born 23 September 1901  (California, USA)
Oldest survivor of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
[Picture of Ruth 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 General Vo Nguyen Giap is no longer with us
Born 25 August 1911  (Quangbinh Province, Vietnam)

Died 4 October 2013  (Hanoi, Vietnam)

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Vietnamese military leader who proved a real thorn in America's side.
[Picture of General Vo Nguyen Giap]


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]


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


Nighy, Bill
Born 12 December 1949  (Caterham, Surrey, England)
Acclaimed actor, star of 'Love Actually' amongst others. Was strongly rumoured to take the part of the 9th Doctor Who in 2005. Ultimately though, he featured five years later playing an art critic.
[Picture of Bill Nighy]


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]


Nilsen, Dennis
Born 23 November 1945  (Fraserburgh, Scotland)
Serial killer, jailed for the murders of 15 young men and boys between 1978 and 1983.
[Picture of Dennis Nilsen]


Nimoy, Leonard
Born 26 March 1931  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Played pointy-eared Commander Spock in 'Star Trek', later directing 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home'.
[Picture of Leonard Nimoy]


Niven, Larry
Born 30 April 1938  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American science fiction author.
[Picture of Larry Niven]


Nkomo, John John Nkomo is no longer with us
Born 22 August 1934  (Southern Rhodesia)

Died 17 January 2013  (South Africa)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
One of two current Vice Presidents of Zimbabwe. Falsely reported dead at least twice. Not falsely reported in January 2013...
[Picture of John Nkomo]


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, James
Born 5 March 1922  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Actor, played the daffy Governor Eugene Gatling in 1980s U.S. Sitcom 'Benson'.
[Picture of James Noble]


Noguchi, Thomas
Born 4 January 1927  (Japan)
Former Chief Medical Officer for the County of Los Angleles and coroner on the deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Robert F. Kennedy. Any conspiracy theorists out there may consider that this is the man to talk to…
[Picture of Thomas Noguchi]


Nolan, Bernadette Bernadette Nolan is no longer with us
Born 17 October 1960  (Dublin, Rep of Ireland)

Died 4 July 2013  (Surrey, England)

Age at death: 52  (read death notice)
Irish-born actress and lead singer of the Nolans.
[Picture of Bernadette Nolan]


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, Ingrid
Born 29 September 1935  (Shanghai, China)
Chinses-born German thriller writer.
[Picture of Ingrid Noll]


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


Noonan, Michael
Born 21 May 1943  (Limerick, Rep of Ireland)
Irish politician. Former leader of Fine Gael and Finance minister since the party's sweeping victory in the 2011 General Election.
[Picture of Michael Noonan]


Noone, Peter
Born 5 November 1947  (Davyhulme, Lancashire, England)
Perky lead singer of Herman's Hermits. Dunno who Herman is though!
[Picture of Peter Noone]


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]


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]


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


Norris, Chuck
Born 10 March 1940  (Ryan, Oklahoma, USA)
The straight-to-video actor and martial artist.
[Picture of Chuck Norris]


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


Norvelle, Duncan
Born in Hoton, Leicestershire, England  (exact date unknown)
Comedian who pedalled an unamusingly camp persona to briefly capture fame in the 1980s despite being married with 3 kids. Born 1958.
[Picture of Duncan Norvelle]


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 defence 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]


Nova, Heather
Born 6 July 1967  (Bermuda)
Bermudan alternative rock artist.
[Picture of Heather Nova]


Nujoma, Sam
Born 12 May 1929  (Ongandjera, Namibia)
First president of Namibia, from 1990-2005.
[Picture of Sam Nujoma]


Numan, Gary
Born 8 March 1958  (London, England)
Influential electro-rock musician who hit the big time in the late 1970s, suffered a career decline before being rehabilitated as a pioneer.
[Picture of Gary Numan]


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]


Nutley, Zara
Born 12 June 1926  (New Zealand)
Actress who played college principle Dolores Courtney in the awful 1970s sitcom 'Mind Your Language'.
[Picture of Zara Nutley]

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