Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: 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]


Naceri, Samy
Born 2 July 1961  (Paris, France)
French-Algerian actor. Star of the popular 'Taxi' action movies.
[Picture of Samy Naceri]


Nadal, Rafael
Born 3 June 1986  (Manacor, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain)
Former Tennis number one and winner of 12 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]


Nagano, Yukimi
Born 31 January 1982  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Swedish-Japanese singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Yukimi Nagano]


Nagasaki, Mitsue
Born 18 September 1899  (Kumamoto, Japan)
Another one of the oldest Japanese people in the World. Sadly died in June 2013 so no points…
[Picture of Mitsue Nagasaki]


Nagle, Kel Kel Nagle is no longer with us
Born 21 December 1920  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)

Died 29 January 2015  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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]


Nakamatsu, Yoshiro
Born 26 June 1928  (Japan)
AKA Dr. NakaMats. Japanese inventor with over 4000 patents.
[Picture of Yoshiro Nakamatsu]


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 Yoichiro Nambu is no longer with us
Born 18 January 1921  (Tokyo, Japan)

Died 5 July 2015  (Osaka, Japan)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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 Alicia Nash is no longer with us
Born 1 January 1933  (San Salvador, El Salvador)

Died 23 May 2015  (Monroe Township, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Wife of noted mathematician John F. Nash. Died in a car crash with her husband in May 2015.
[Picture of Alicia Nash]


Nash, John John Nash is no longer with us
Born 13 June 1928  (Bluefield, West Virginia, USA)

Died 23 May 2015  (Monroe Township, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
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]


Navalny, Alexei
Born 4 June 1976  (Butyn, Soviet Union)
Russian lawyer and political activist. Could be a shrewd choice considering what happened to fellow anti-Putinite Boris Nemtsov…
[Picture of Alexei Navalny]


Navon, Yitzhak Yitzhak Navon is no longer with us
Born 9 June 1921  (Jerusalem, Palestine (now Israel))

Died 7 November 2015  (Jerusalem, Israel)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
President of Israel from 1978-83.
[Picture of Yitzhak Navon]


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]


Neary, Tony
Born 25 November 1948  (Manchester, England)
Former rugby union international. Represented England 43 times between 1971 and 1980.
[Picture of Tony Neary]


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]


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]


Nelly, (rapper)
Born 2 November 1974  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Rapper. Born Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr.
[Picture of (rapper) Nelly]


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]


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]


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


New Jack, (wrestler)
Born 3 January 1963  (Greensboro, North Carolina, USA)
Retired professional wrester, born Jerome Young.
[Picture of (wrestler) New Jack]


Newell, Mike
Born 28 March 1942  (St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England)
British film director of hit movies 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' and 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' among others.
[Picture of Mike Newell]


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 Ruth Newman is no longer with us
Born 23 September 1901  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Died 29 July 2015  (Pebble Beach, California, USA)

Age at death: 113  (read death notice)
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, Scotty
Born 28 October 1962  (Nha Trang, Vietnam)
Vietnamese-born poker player.
[Picture of Scotty Nguyen]


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]


Nichopoulos, George C.
Born 29 October 1927  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Elvis Presley's former personal physician, referred to as Dr. Nick. Seeing as the King died at 42, Dr Nick didn't do such a good job of it…
[Picture of George C. Nichopoulos]


Nidetch, Jean Jean Nidetch is no longer with us
Born 12 October 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 29 April 2015  (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, a decidedly shrewd business considering our increasingly obese population...
[Picture of Jean Nidetch]


Nielsen, Brigitte
Born 15 July 1963  (Rødovre, Denmark)
Tall, somewhat eccentric Danish actress.
[Picture of Brigitte Nielsen]


Nightingale, Annie
Born 1 April 1942  (London, England)
Long time Radio DJ on Radio 1 - the first female presenter in the station's history.
[Picture of Annie Nightingale]


Nijmeijer, Tanja
Born 3 February 1978  (Denekamp, Netherlands)
Dutch woman who joined the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in 2002. Anything to get on Daddy's nerves…
[Picture of Tanja Nijmeijer]


Nikkel, Princess Chelsea
Born 4 September 1992  (Auckland, New Zealand)
Experimental 'space pop' musician from New Zealand.
[Picture of Princess Chelsea Nikkel]


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 Leonard Nimoy is no longer with us
Born 26 March 1931  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 27 February 2015  (Bel Air, California, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Played pointy-eared Commander Spock in 'Star Trek', later directing 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home'.
[Picture of Leonard Nimoy]


Nixon, Agnes
Born 10 December 1927  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
TV producer and creator of long-running soap opera 'All My Children'.
[Picture of Agnes Nixon]


Nixon, Marni
Born 22 February 1930  (Altadena, California, USA)
American actress, and voice-artist. Her singing is what you actually hear in 'My Fair Lady' when Audrey Hepburn sings & 'West Side Story' when Natalie Wood sings - and those were just two of many "ghost-sings".
[Picture of Marni Nixon]


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]


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, 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]


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


Noonan, Michele
Born 16 June 1982  (New Jersey, USA)
Contestant on the US version of 'Big Brother' in 2009.
[Picture of Michele Noonan]


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]


Nordli, Odvar
Born 3 November 1927  (Tangen, Norway)
Norwegian politician. Prime Minister of Norway from 1976-81.
[Picture of Odvar Nordli]


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]


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


North, Douglass Douglass North is no longer with us
Born 5 November 1920  (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 23 November 2015  (Benzonia, Michigan, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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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