Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2016: 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]


Nader, Ralph
Born 27 February 1934  (Winsted, Connecticut, USA)
Independent Presidential candidate, runs on green issues. Also works as an attorney.
[Picture of Ralph Nader]


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]


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]


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


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]


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 Noel Neill is no longer with us
Born 25 November 1920  (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

Died 3 July 2016  (Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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, Sandy
Born 1 December 1938  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Drummer who enjoyed a number of instrumental hits in the 1960s. Had his right foot amputated in 1963 after a car crash.
[Picture of Sandy 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]


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]


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, Nanette
Born 29 May 1934  (Northampton, England)
Winsome actress and children's author. Widow of film director Bryan Forbes.
[Picture of Nanette 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]


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]


Nielsen, Nive
Born in Nuuk, Greenland  (exact date unknown)
Singer-songwriter and surely the first person from Greenland ever to be nominated for the DDP?
[Picture of Nive Nielsen]


Nielson, Claire
Born in Scotland  (exact date unknown)
Scottish actress best recognised for the playing the wife of loud-mouthed American hotel guest Mr Hamilton in the TV classic 'Fawlty Towers'. Born 1937.
[Picture of Claire Nielson]


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]


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]


Nixon, Agnes Agnes Nixon is no longer with us
Born 10 December 1922  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 28 September 2016  (Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
TV producer and creator of long-running soap opera 'All My Children'.
[Picture of Agnes Nixon]


Nixon, Marni Marni Nixon is no longer with us
Born 22 February 1930  (Altadena, California, USA)

Died 24 July 2016  (Manhatten, New York, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
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]


Nkemdiche, Robert
Born 19 September 1994  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
College football player with the Ole Miss Rebels.
[Picture of Robert Nkemdiche]


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]


Noakes, Rab
Born 13 May 1947  (St Andrews, Fife, Scotland)
Scottish singer-songwriter whose worled with the likes of Lindisfarne, Barbara Dickson and the late Gerry Rafferty.
[Picture of Rab 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, Stephen
Born 20 August 1973  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
BBC Radio 5 broadcaster with the best use of pregnant pause since Harold Pinter……………………"...and what did you think about that?"
[Picture of Stephen Nolan]


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


Nooyi, Indra
Born 28 October 1955  (Madras, Madras State, India)
India-born US businesswoman. CEO of PepsiCo since 2006.
[Picture of Indra Nooyi]


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]


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]


Norman, Monty
Born 4 April 1928  (London, England)
Composer & singer, credited with composing the 'James Bond Theme'.
[Picture of Monty Norman]


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


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


Novak, Kim
Born 13 February 1933  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actress, best remembered for her role in 'Vertigo'.
[Picture of Kim Novak]


Noye, Kenneth
Born 24 May 1947  (Bexleyheath, Kent, England)
Notorious gangster, invovled in the Brinks-Mat gold bullion robbery of 1983. Jailed for murder following a road rage incident in 1996.
[Picture of Kenneth Noye]


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]


Nurth3n, M@rk
Date and place of birth unknown
Termnally-ill father-of-two and friend of 'Girls Aloud' singer Kimberley Walsh. Born 1977. Died in July 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of M@rk Nurth3n]


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'. Died in October 2016 but surprisingly no obit.
[Picture of Zara Nutley]

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