Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: N


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]


Nadir, Asil
Born 1 May 1941  (Lefka, Cyprus)
Turkish-Cypriot businessman, who fled the UK in 1993, after he was charged with false accounting and fraud when chief executive of Polly Peck. Returned to Britain to face the music in 2010.
[Picture of Asil Nadir]


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]


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]


Nakahara, Kellye
Born 10 December 1950  (O'ahu, Hawaii, USA)
Actress best known as Nurse Kellye in the TV series "M*A*S*H".
[Picture of Kellye Nakahara]


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


Nakasone, Yasuhiro Yasuhiro Nakasone is no longer with us
Born 27 May 1918  (Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan)

Died 29 November 2019  (Tokyo, Japan)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
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]


Nally, Steph
Born in Wythenshawe, UK  (exact date unknown)
Cancer mum.
[Picture of Steph Nally]


Napolitano, Giorgio
Born 29 June 1925  (Naples, Italy)
President of Italy from 2006-2015.
[Picture of Giorgio Napolitano]


Nappi, Valentina
Born 6 November 1990  (Salerno, Italy)
Italian porn star, brought into the industry by the legendary Rocco Siffredi.
[Picture of Valentina Nappi]


Nash, Graham
Born 2 February 1942  (Blackpool, Lancashire, England)
Singer and songwriter with the Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
[Picture of Graham Nash]


Nassar, Larry
Born 16 August 1963  (Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA)
One of America's most prolific sex offenders, molesting at least 251 youngsters during his time as doctor for the US Gymnastics team and at Michigan University.
[Picture of Larry Nassar]


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]


Nastase, Ille
Born 19 July 1946  (Bucharest, Romania)
One of Romania's most famous sports stars. US and French Open tennis champion in the 1970s.
[Picture of Ille Nastase]


Natividad, Kitten
Born 14 February 1963  (Ciudad Juarez, Mexico)
Busty actress of Russ Meyer films fame.
[Picture of Kitten Natividad]


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]


Neal, Phil
Born 20 February 1951  (Irchester, UK)
Liverpool captain of the 1980s and the most-decorated player in the club's history.
[Picture of Phil Neal]


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


Neeson, Liam
Born 7 June 1952  (Ballymena, UK)
Irish actor with a very particular set of skills.
[Picture of Liam Neeson]


Negga, Ruth
Born 7 January 1982  (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Irish-raised actress who won critical acclaim for her performance in the 2016 film "Loving".
[Picture of Ruth Negga]


Negishi, Ei-Ichi
Born 14 July 1935  (Changchun, China)
Japanese scientist, co-winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
[Picture of Ei-Ichi Negishi]


Neil, Vince
Born 8 February 1961  (Hollywood, California, USA)
Frontman of 80s Jack-Daniels-and-tits rockers Motley Crue.
[Picture of Vince Neil]


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]


Nero, Franco
Born 23 November 1941  (Parma, Italy)
Italian actor, best known as the eponymous Django in a series of spaghetti westerns.
[Picture of Franco Nero]


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]


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


Newcombe, Don Don Newcombe is no longer with us
Born 14 June 1926  (Madison, New Jersey, USA)

Died 19 February 2019  (Sherman Oaks, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Baseball great, the first black pitcher to start a World Series match.
[Picture of Don Newcombe]


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, Barry
Born 7 November 1938  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
American Actor with a breakthrough role as Kowalski in 'Vanishing Point'. Also the protagonist of 70s law series 'Petrocelli'.
[Picture of Barry Newman]


Newman, John
Born 16 June 1990  (Settle, Yorkshire, England)
English pop singer with three #1 hits whose career is repeatedly interrupted by a benign brain tumour.
[Picture of John Newman]


Newman, Johnny
Born 13 December 1933  (Hereford, UK)
Defender, legendary figure at Plymouth Argyle.
[Picture of Johnny 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, Bert
Born 23 July 1938  (Fitzroy, Australia)
TV personality/icon in his native Australia.
[Picture of Bert Newton]


Newton, Wayne
Born 3 April 1942  (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)
Singer & entertainer, almost exclusively based in Las Vegas.
[Picture of Wayne Newton]


Newton-John, Olivia
Born 26 September 1948  (Cambridge, England)
Successful singer who also had a big break as an actress in 1978, when she played the part of Sandy (can't you see...) in 'Grease'.
[Picture of Olivia Newton-John]


Ng, Charles
Born 24 December 1960  (Hong Kong)
Serial killer born in Hong Kong, but committed between 11 and 25 murders with his accomplice Leonard Lake in California. Sentenced to Death in 1999, so only able to provide points if he dies of other causes.
[Picture of Charles Ng]


Ng, Geeling
Date and place of birth unknown
The model in the video for David Bowie's "China Girl". She later went on to have an affair with the Thin White Duke, and now works as a TV chef in New Zealand.
[Picture of Geeling Ng]


Nhat Hanh, Thich
Born 11 October 1926  (Huế, Vietnam)
Buddhist peace activist, an inspiration to Martin Luther King among many others.
[Picture of Thich Nhat Hanh]


Nice, Natasha
Born 28 July 1988  (Val-de-Marne, France)
French porn starlet, previously known as "Natalie Nutsdeep".
[Picture of Natasha Nice]


Nicholas, Mark
Born 29 September 1957  (London, England)
English cricket player and now commentator, who played for Hampshire from 1978 to 1995.
[Picture of Mark Nicholas]


Nicholl, Chris
Born 12 October 1946  (Wilmslow, UK)
Part of Northern Ireland's 1982 World Cup squad, later managed Southampton.
[Picture of Chris Nicholl]


Nicholls, Sue
Born 23 November 1943  (Walsall, UK)
Has played Audrey Roberts in "Coronation Street" since 1979, and had a cancerous mole spotted by one eagle-eyed viewer in 2011.
[Picture of Sue Nicholls]


Nichols, Bobby
Born 14 April 1936  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
American golfer, who won the PGA Championship in 1964.
[Picture of Bobby Nichols]


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]


Nickerson, Denise Denise Nickerson is no longer with us
Born 1 April 1957  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 10 July 2019  (Aurora, Colorado, USA)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Actress, played the gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in the original "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory".
[Picture of Denise Nickerson]


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


Nicol, Steve
Born 11 December 1961  (Troon, UK)
Long-time Liverpool defender who went on to have the longest uninterrupted spell with a single club as MLS manager (New England Revolution, 2002 to 2011).
[Picture of Steve Nicol]


Nielsen, Kirstjen
Born 14 May 1972  (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA)
Secretary of Homeland Security under Donald Trump, making sure none of those dangerous three-year-old children get across the border.
[Picture of Kirstjen Nielsen]


Nieto, Augie
Date and place of birth unknown
Founder of the Life Fitness equipment change, been battling ALS since 2005. Born 1958.
[Picture of Augie Nieto]


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]


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]


Nile, Fred
Born 15 September 1934  (Kings Cross, Australia)
Australian politician, federal president of the Christian Democratic Party.
[Picture of Fred Nile]


Nilsson, Inger
Born 4 May 1959  (Kisa, Sweden)
Actress who played the original TV version of Pippi Longstocking.
[Picture of Inger Nilsson]


Nishonovich Nishonov, Rafiq
Born 15 January 1926  (Gazalkent, Uzbekistan)
Former First Secretary of the Uzbek Communist Party.
[Picture of Rafiq Nishonovich Nishonov]


Nogami, Teruyo
Born 24 May 1927  (Tokyo, Japan)
Script supervisor and confidante to Akira Kurosawa for 40 years.
[Picture of Teruyo Nogami]


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]


Nonaka, Masazo Masazo Nonaka is no longer with us
Born 25 July 1905  (Hokkaido, Japan)

Died 20 January 2019  (Hokkaido, Japan)

Age at death: 113  (read death notice)
World's oldest man as of the start of 2019.
[Picture of Masazo Nonaka]


Nordine, Ken
Born 13 April 1920  (Cherokee, Iowa, USA)
American voice actor, a familiar voice to many Americans. Died February 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Ken Nordine]


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, 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]


Norton, Jim
Born 19 July 1968  (Bayonne, New Jersey, USA)
American stand-up comedian and podcaster.
[Picture of Jim Norton]


Norvelle, Duncan
Born in Hoton, Leicestershire, England  (exact date unknown)
Comedian who pedalled an uamusingly 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)
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]


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]


Nuti, Francesco
Born 17 May 1955  (Prato, Italy)
Italian actor and director, paralysed since a 2006 fall at his home.
[Picture of Francesco Nuti]


Nylon, Judy
Date and place of birth unknown
Multidisciplinary American artist and former best pal of Patti Smith. Born 1948.
[Picture of Judy Nylon]

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