Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: 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]


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]


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


Naipaul, V. S.
Born 17 August 1932  (Chaguanas, Trinidad)
Writer, born in Trinidad of Indian parentage but now a naturalised British citizen, who was catapulted to fame in 1961 by his novel 'A House For Mr Biswas', and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. V. S. = Vidiadhar Surajprasad.
[Picture of V. S. Naipaul]


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]


Nakajima, Haruo
Born 1 January 1929  (Yamagata, Japan)
Actor who played Godzilla in the famous series of Japanese films.
[Picture of Haruo Nakajima]


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]


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]


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


Nash, Alicia
Born 1 January 1933  (San Salvador, El Salvador)
Wife of noted mathematician John F. Nash.
[Picture of Alicia Nash]


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


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]


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]


Ndlovu, Peter
Born 25 February 1973  (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe)
Former Coventry City and Zimbabwe striker.
[Picture of Peter Ndlovu]


Neil, Andrew
Born 21 May 1949  (Paisley, Scotland)
Former editor of the Sunday Times. Now plies his trade with the BBC, like so many of the TV insitiution's critics!
[Picture of Andrew Neil]


Neil, Christopher Paul
Born 6 February 1975  (New Westminster, Canada)
Convicted paedophile, known as "Mr Swirl", after his attempt to disguise his features.
[Picture of Christopher Paul Neil]


Neil, Simon
Born 31 August 1979  (Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland)
Vocalist for indie band Biffy Clyro.
[Picture of Simon Neil]


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]


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, 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]


Nena, (singer)
Born 24 March 1960  (Hegen, Germany)
German pop singer, whose Cold War era single '99 Luftballoons' became a massive hit in 1983.
[Picture of (singer) Nena]


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]


Nest, Loni
Born 4 August 1915  (Berlin, Germany)
Retired German actress. It was announced in February 2014 that she had died but it turned out to have been a hoax.
[Picture of Loni Nest]


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]


Nethercott, Ron
Date and place of birth unknown
Trade unionist who backed the controversial "colour bar" on black and Asian employees at the Bristol Omnibus Company until it was overturned in 1963.
[Picture of Ron Nethercott]


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]


Neville, Aaron
Born 24 January 1941  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Singer with the sibling soul group The Neville Brothers. Had a successful solo career too.
[Picture of Aaron Neville]


Neville, Gary
Born 18 February 1975  (Bury, Greater Manchester, England)
Former Manchester United and England right-back whose taken to football punditry like a duck to water...
[Picture of Gary Neville]


Nevins, Gabe
Born 26 August 1991  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Actor from Gus Van Sant's 2007 film 'Paranoid Park'.
[Picture of Gabe Nevins]


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, Merrill
Date and place of birth unknown
Businessman who was detained by North Korea for 42 days after being arrested whilst on holiday in 2013. Born 1928.
[Picture of Merrill Newman]


Newman, Ruth
Born 23 September 1901  (San Francisco, 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]


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


Nichols, Terry
Born 1 April 1955  (Lapeer, Michigan, USA)
Accomplice in the 1996 Oaklahoma bombing, jailed for 161 consecutive life terms, so he's not expecting parole...
[Picture of Terry 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]


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]


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, Christopher
Born 30 July 1970  (London, England)
Arguably the most successful British film director currently working today. Hit films include 'The Dark Knight' and 'Inception'.
[Picture of Christopher Nolan]


Noll, Chuck Chuck Noll is no longer with us
Born 5 January 1932  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Died 13 June 2014  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
The most successful NFL coach in terms of Superbowls, with 4 wins in the 1970s.
[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]


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]


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, 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]


Norris, David
Born 1 July 1944  (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Irish gay rights activist.
[Picture of David Norris]


North, Douglass
Born 5 November 1920  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
Nobel Prize-winning economist.
[Picture of Douglass North]


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]


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


Nosaka, Akiyuki
Born 10 October 1930  (Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan)
Japanese novelist and occasional singer.
[Picture of Akiyuki Nosaka]


Nott, John
Born 1 February 1932  (Bideford, Devon, England)
Cabinet minister in the Thatcher government who famously stormed out of a TV interview with Robin Day in 1982 after been classed as a "here today, gone tomorrow" politician.
[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]


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


Núñez, Jr., Miguel A.
Born 11 August 1964  (New York City, New York, USA)
American actor.
[Picture of Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.]


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]


Nystedt, Knut
Born 3 September 1915  (Oslo, Norway)
Norwegian composer.
[Picture of Knut Nystedt]

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