Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2021: 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]


Nagasaki, Kendo
Born 19 October 1941  (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]


Nagazumi, Yasuko
Born in Japan  (exact date unknown)
Former actress, born 1943, known for The Protectors and You Only Live Twice.
[Picture of Yasuko Nagazumi]


Najafi, Shaikh Muhammad Hussain
Born 10 April 1932  (Jahanian, Pakistan)
Pakistani cleric, probably plucked from this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Pakistani_grand_ayatollahs
[Picture of Shaikh Muhammad Hussain Najafi]


Najafi, Shamsodin Mujtahidi
Born 17 April 1923  (place of birth unknown)
Iranian cleric, plucked from this Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Maraji
[Picture of Shamsodin Mujtahidi Najafi]


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]


Nancy, Sister
Born 2 January 1962  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Muma Nancy, real name Ophlin Russell, Jamaican dancehall queen
[Picture of Sister Nancy]


Nano, Fatos
Born 16 September 1952  (Tirana, Albania)
Albanian socialist politician who was the Prime Minister of Albania several times
[Picture of Fatos Nano]


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]


Nascarella, Arthur J.
Born 18 November 1944  (Suffolk County, New York, USA)
US actor who plays either cops or criminals
[Picture of Arthur J. Nascarella]


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]


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]


Nawi, Ezra
Born in Jerusalem, Israel  (exact date unknown)
Israeli human rights activist. Died in January 2021 but has not received a QO yet.
[Picture of Ezra Nawi]


Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
Born 4 January 1933  (Anderson, Indiana, USA)
US children's book author who wrote the Alice series, controversial in America for being realistic about the troubles of growing up.
[Picture of Phyllis Reynolds Naylor]


NBA, Youngboy
Born 20 October 1999  (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA)
US rapper, real name Kentrell DeSean Gaulden. The NBA stands for Never Broke Again. Considering his three chart-topping albums in 2020, that's likely true.
[Picture of Youngboy NBA]


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]


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


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


Nelson, Bob
Born 3 March 1958  (Massapequa, New York, USA)
American stand up comic.
[Picture of Bob Nelson]


Nelson, Jesy
Born 14 June 1991  (Romford, Essex, England)
Former member of Little Mix, did an acclaimed documentary on online bullying (Odd One Out).
[Picture of Jesy Nelson]


Nelson, Russell M.
Born 9 September 1924  (Salt Lake City, Utah USA)
American religious leader and former surgeon who is the 17th and current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
[Picture of Russell M. 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]


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]


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]


Nesterenko, Yevgeni Yevgeni Nesterenko is no longer with us
Born 8 January 1938  (Moscow, Soviet Union)

Died 20 March 2021  (Vienna, Austria)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Soviet and Russian operatic bass.
[Picture of Yevgeni Nesterenko]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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 Bert Newton is no longer with us
Born 23 July 1938  (Fitzroy, Australia)

Died 30 October 2021  (Melbourne, Australia)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
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]


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


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]


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]


Nielsen, Sister Paula
Born in Portland, Oregon, USA  (exact date unknown)
America's foremost transgendered evangelist, apparently.
[Picture of Sister Paula Nielsen]


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]


Nisbet, Scott
Born 30 January 1968  (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Scottish football player most notable with the Glasgow Rangers
[Picture of Scott Nisbet]


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


Nitschke, Philip
Born 8 August 1947  (Ardrossan, Australia)
Author and promoter of euthanasia.
[Picture of Philip Nitschke]


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


Noble, Lee Lee Noble is no longer with us
Born 23 April 1987  (Yorkshire, England)

Died 21 March 2021  (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 33  (read death notice)
English boxer with terminal cancer.
[Picture of Lee Noble]


NOE, Luis Felipe
Born 26 May 1933  (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Argentinian artist and intellectual, who is probably most notable for his expressionist paintings.
[Picture of Luis Felipe NOE]


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


Nolan, Anne
Born 12 November 1950  (Dublin, Ireland)
Member of the increasingly cancer-struck Nolan family of singers
[Picture of Anne Nolan]


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]


Nordland, Rod
Date and place of birth unknown
NY times foreign correspondent, born 1949
[Picture of Rod Nordland]


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


Norman, Greg
Born 10 February 1955  (Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia)
Australian Golfer and businessman who was the No 1 ranked golfer in the world for years
[Picture of Greg 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, Christopher
Date and place of birth unknown
CEO of the online retailer Shutterfly.
[Picture of Christopher 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]


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]


Nussbaum, Mike
Born 29 December 1923  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor who appeared in Field of Dreams and Men in Black.
[Picture of Mike Nussbaum]


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]


Nuyen, France
Born 31 July 1939  (Marseille, France)
French actress and model who moved the US early on and snatched a variety of TV/movie roles
[Picture of France Nuyen]


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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