Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2020: 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]


Nadler, Jerry
Born 13 June 1947  (New York, USA)
New York Congressman since 1992 who isn't on Donald Trump's Christmas card list.
[Picture of Jerry Nadler]


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]


Nagayo, Chigusa
Born 8 December 1964  (Omura, Japan)
Japanese female professional wrestler ,one half of The Crush Gals.
[Picture of Chigusa Nagayo]


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]


Nakamura, Iso
Born 23 April 1903  (Ishikawa, Japan)
Japan's fourth-oldest person as of the start of 2018. Dunno about the obituary odds here, lads. UPDATE: turns out she actually died off the radar in 2017.
[Picture of Iso Nakamura]


Naley, Mark
Born 11 March 1961  (Adelaide, Australia)
Australian rules footballer suffering from brain cancer. Died in July but did not recieve a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Mark Naley]


Napier-Bell, Simon
Born 22 April 1939  (London, England)
Producer and manager of The Yardbirds, Ultravox and Boney M among others.
[Picture of Simon Napier-Bell]


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


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]


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]


Negus, George
Born 13 March 1942  (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
Australian TV and radio journalist, also a writer on political matters
[Picture of George Negus]


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]


Nerdrotic, (vlogger)
Born in San Diego, California, USA  (exact date unknown)
Internet critic who goes under the name Nerdrotic.
[Picture of (vlogger) Nerdrotic]


Ness, Jonathan Van
Born 28 March 1987  (Quincy, Illinois, USA)
One of the queer eyes for the straight guys, YAS queen!
[Picture of Jonathan Van Ness]


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]


Newby, Phil
Born in Rutland, England  (exact date unknown)
Assisted dying campaigner.
[Picture of Phil Newby]


Newcombe, John
Born 23 May 1944  (Sydney, Australia)
Former tennis world number one who won 7 Grand Slam titles in the 1960s and 1970s.
[Picture of John 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]


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]


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]


Nice, Natasha
Born 28 July 1988  (Fontenay-sous-Bois, 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'. Said to have retired from making films in 2013.
[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]


Nicol, Lesley
Born 31 December 1953  (Manchester, England, United Kingdom)
very wooden actress (most recently in "Beecham House"), born ca. 1953
[Picture of Lesley Nicol]


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]


Nieto, Augie
Born in   (exact date 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]


Nirenberg, Louis
Born 28 February 1925  (Hamilton, Canada)
Canadian mathematician, died in January but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Louis Nirenberg]


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


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


Noble, Lee
Born in Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)
English boxer with terminal cancer.
[Picture of Lee Noble]


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


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]


Nord, John
Born 18 October 1959  (St Cloud, Minnesota, USA)
Better known as The Berzerker, popular brawling WWF pro-wrestler of the 1990s.
[Picture of John Nord]


Norman, Floyd
Born 22 June 1935  (Santa Barbara, California, USA)
Animator who worked for Disney, Hanna Barbera and Pixar.
[Picture of Floyd Norman]


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]


Northampton, Marquess of
Born 2 April 1946  (Northampton, England)
AKA Spencer Compton, the 7th Marquess & a leading UK Buddhist.
[Picture of Marquess of Northampton]


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)
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,
[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]


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]


Nuttall, Laura
Born in Lancashire, England  (exact date unknown)
Young cancer victim.
[Picture of Laura Nuttall]


Nye, Simon
Born 29 July 1958  (Burgess Hill, England)
TV writer who co-created Men Behaving Badly. Also wrote an episode of Dr Who called Amy's Choice which went down so well he's not been asked back in a decade. Well, I enjoyed it!
[Picture of Simon Nye]


Nylon, Judy
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Multidisciplinary American artist and former best pal of Patti Smith. Born 1948.
[Picture of Judy Nylon]

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