Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2023: 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]


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]


Namgyel, Khensur Lungri
Born in Kham, Tibet  (exact date unknown)
Tibetan Buddhist and 101st Gaden Tripa.
[Picture of Khensur Lungri Namgyel]


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 5 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 Giorgio Napolitano is no longer with us
Born 29 June 1925  (Naples, Italy)

Died 22 September 2023  (Rome, Italy)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Former president of Italy, the longest-reigning one.
[Picture of Giorgio Napolitano]


Napolitano, Grace
Born 12 April 1936  (Brownsville, Texas, USA)
Member of the U.S. house of Representatives from California.
[Picture of Grace 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]


Nas X, Lil
Born 9 April 1999  (Lithia Springs, Georgia, USA)
Aggressively gay on purpose, a US rapper who hit the jackpot with country-crossover hit Old Town Road
[Picture of Lil Nas X]


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]


Nater, Swen
Born 14 January 1950  (Den Helder, The Netherlands)
Dutch born basketball player, 2,11 meters. Only player to have led both the NBA and ABA in rebounding.
[Picture of Swen Nater]


Naumann, Horst
Born 17 November 1925  (Dresden, Germany)
German actor.
[Picture of Horst Naumann]


Naumets, Aleksey
Born 11 February 1968  (place of birth unknown)
Russian military commander serving as deputy chief of staff of the Airborne Forces.
[Picture of Aleksey Naumets]


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]


Nefiodow, Leo
Born in Germany  (exact date unknown)
German expert on the theory of long waves. Died in 2022 only barely noticed, definitely no qualifying obit.
[Picture of Leo Nefiodow]


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]


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


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]


Nemere, Istvan
Born 11 August 1944  (Pécs, Hungary)
Hungarian writerand translator, written 744 published books as of November 1920.
[Picture of Istvan Nemere]


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]


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 John Nettleton is no longer with us
Born 5 February 1929  (London, England)

Died 12 July 2023  ()

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Veteran character actor, perhaps best known as the wise cabinet secretary Sir Arnold Robinson in 'Yes, Minister'.
[Picture of John Nettleton]


Neville, Gary
Born 18 February 1975  (Bury, Greater Manchester, England)
Former Manchester United and England right-back whose taken to football punditry like a duck to water...
[Picture of Gary Neville]


Newell, David
Born 24 November 1938  (O'Hara Township, Pennsylvania, United States)
American actor most notable for playing the deliveryman on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
[Picture of David Newell]


Newell, Gabe
Born 3 November 1962  ()
American video game executive.
[Picture of Gabe 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, Barry Barry Newman is no longer with us
Born 7 November 1938  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 11 May 2023  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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, 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]


Newth, Jonathan
Born 6 March 1939  (Devon, England, United Kingdom)
British theatre and TV actor with the usual bouquet of TV work, Softly Softly, Z-Cars, The Bill
[Picture of Jonathan Newth]


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


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]


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, 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]


Nicks, John
Born 22 April 1929  (Brighton, England)
British figure skating coach and former pair skater.
[Picture of John Nicks]


Nicks, Stevie
Born 26 May 1948  (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
American singer, successful both as a solo artist and as part of Fleetwood Mac.
[Picture of Stevie Nicks]


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 8 April 1937  (Scotland)
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]


Nieto, Augie Augie Nieto is no longer with us
Born in   (exact date unknown)

Died 22 February 2023  (Orange County, California, USA)

Age at death: 65  (read death notice)
Founder of the Life Fitness equipment change, been battling ALS since 2005. Born 1958.
[Picture of Augie Nieto]


Nightingale, Maxine
Born 11 February 1952  (Wembley, UK)
British R&B singer, hiits "Right back where we started from" and "Nightlife".
[Picture of Maxine 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]


Nikiforov, Evgeny
Date and place of birth unknown
Russian military general.
[Picture of Evgeny Nikiforov]


Nikitin, Vasily
Born 25 November 1971  (Shargʻun, Uzbekistan, Soviet Union)
Uzbek-Ukrainian political figure appointed the first "prime minister of the Luhansk People's Republic."
[Picture of Vasily Nikitin]


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


Noda, Tetsuya
Born 5 March 1940  (Uki, Kumamoto, Japan)
Widely considered to be Japan’s most important living print-artist, and one of the most successful contemporary print artists in the world.
[Picture of Tetsuya Noda]


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, Christopher
Born 30 July 1970  (London, England)
Arguably the most successful British film director currently working today. Hit films include 'The Dark Knight' and 'Inception'.
[Picture of Christopher 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]


Nonomura, Ryutaro
Born 29 July 1966  (Osaka, Japan)
Japanese politician who cried on TV when quizzed by journalists about his expenses
[Picture of Ryutaro Nonomura]


Norris, Chuck
Born 10 March 1940  (Ryan, Oklahoma, USA)
The straight-to-video actor and martial artist.
[Picture of Chuck Norris]


Norris, Terry Terry Norris is no longer with us
Born 9 June 1930  (Melbourne, Australia)

Died 20 March 2023  ()

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Australian stage, television and film actor, and politician.
[Picture of Terry 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, Greg
Born 13 March 1959  (Davenport, Iowa, USA)
One third of 80s punk rockers Husker Du.
[Picture of Greg Norton]


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


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 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]


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


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]


Nussbaum, Mike Mike Nussbaum is no longer with us
Born 29 December 1923  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 23 December 2023  (Chicago, Il, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
Actor who appeared in Field of Dreams and Men in Black.
[Picture of Mike Nussbaum]


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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