Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2022: 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 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 4 April 1943  (Tokyo, Japan)
Former actress, born 1943, known for The Protectors and You Only Live Twice.
[Picture of Yasuko Nagazumi]


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]


Nakano, Bull
Born 8 January 1968  (Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan)
real name Keiko Aoki, retired japanese golfer and wrestler, presumably not at the same time?
[Picture of Bull Nakano]


Namath, Joe
Born 31 May 1943  (Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA)
NFL great with the Jets venerated for his come-from-behind victory in Superbowl III. A familiar face on US TVs to this day as a Medicare spokesman.
[Picture of Joe Namath]


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


Napoleon, Alix Princess
Born 4 April 1926  (Marseille, France)
Member of the Bonaparte family through marriage, considered the "Empress of France" by those who think the House of Bonaparte is still a thing.
[Picture of Alix Princess Napoleon]


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]


Narstie, Big
Born 17 November 1985  (Lambeth, London, United Kingdom)
British grime rapper and now more a comedian and TV panel guest
[Picture of Big Narstie]


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]


Naylor, Joss
Born 10 February 1936  (Wasdale Head, United Kingdom)
Fell runner legend, i.e. someone who runs tracks with huge height differences. Got him an MBE.
[Picture of Joss 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, 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, Terry Terry Neill is no longer with us
Born 8 May 1942  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Died 28 July 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
Former Arsenal and Northern Ireland centre back. One of the few to have managed both the Gunners and their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
[Picture of Terry Neill]


Nelson, Azumah
Born 19 July 1958  (Accra, Ghana)
Ghanaian former professional boxer and world champion
[Picture of Azumah Nelson]


Nelson, Craig T
Born 4 April 1944  (Spokane, Washington, USA)
Actor & occasional racing driver.
[Picture of Craig T 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, 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. Died in February but did not get a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Sandy Nelson]


Nelson, Willie
Born 29 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 June 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]


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]


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, James
Born 19 October 1985  (Settle, England)
British singer-songwriter and Eurovision nul-pointer.
[Picture of James 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]


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, Jack Jack Newton is no longer with us
Born 30 January 1950  (Cessnack, New South Wales, Australia)

Died 15 April 2022  (Cessnock, Australia)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Golfer whose career was somewhat curtailed as a result of walking into an aeroplane propeller, leading to the loss of an arm and an eye, and the circulation of various tasteless jokes involving the word "handicap". (Who are we calling tasteless?) Went on
[Picture of Jack 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 Olivia Newton-John is no longer with us
Born 26 September 1948  (Cambridge, England)

Died 8 August 2022  (Santa Ynez, California, USA)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
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 Nichelle Nichols is no longer with us
Born 28 December 1932  (Robbins, Illinois, USA)

Died 30 July 2022  (Silver City, New Mexico, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Actress, Lieutenant Uhura from 'Star Trek'.
[Picture of Nichelle Nichols]


Nichols, Ted
Born 2 October 1928  (Missoula, Montana, USA)
Composer, conductor, and arranger, created the Scooby Doo & Banana Splits themes
[Picture of Ted 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, 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]


Nightbirde, (singer) (singer) Nightbirde is no longer with us
Born 29 December 1990  (Zanesville, Ohio, USA)

Died 20 February 2022  (Ohio, United States)

Age at death: 31  (read death notice)
Young singer-songwriter who had a tearjerking run on 'America's Got Talent' while terminally ill. Born Jane Marczewski.
[Picture of (singer) Nightbirde]


Nightingale, Annie
Born 1 April 1940  (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]


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]


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
Born in   (exact date unknown)
NY times foreign correspondent, born 1949
[Picture of Rod Nordland]


Norgaard, Lise
Born 14 June 1917  (Roskilde, Denmark)
Danish journalist and writer, well regarded for her memoirs and her TV series 'Matador'.
[Picture of Lise Norgaard]


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]


Norman, Maurice Maurice Norman is no longer with us
Born 8 May 1934  (Mulbarton, Norfolk, England)

Died 27 November 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Former Tottenham Hotspur & England defender.
[Picture of Maurice 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 31 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 (actor), Jim
Born 4 January 1938  (Dublin, Ireland)
Irish stage and occasional TV actor, won a Tony award for The Seafarer
[Picture of Jim Norton (actor)]


Norvelle, Duncan
Born 2 April 1958  (Hoton, Leicestershire, England)
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]


Nugent, Ted
Born 13 December 1948  (Redford, Michigan, USA)
Gun-toting Trumpy rocker who thinks people hate his music because of his politics, obscuring that it's not very good to begin with!
[Picture of Ted Nugent]


Nujoma, Sam
Born 12 May 1929  (Ongandjera, Namibia)
First president of Namibia, from 1990-2005.
[Picture of Sam Nujoma]


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


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]


Nyerere, Maria
Born 31 December 1930  (Tanganyika Territory, British Empire)
Former First Lady of Tanzania, widow of Julius Nyerere
[Picture of Maria Nyerere]


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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