• Nelson Mandela

    1918 - 2013

    Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)

    Rolihlahla Mandela was born into the Madiba clan in Mvezo, Transkei, on July 18, 1918, to Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela, principal counsellor to the Acting King of the Thembu people, Jongintaba Dalindyebo.  His father died when he was 12 years old (1930) and the young Rolihlahla became a ward of Jongintaba at […]

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  • Nestor Paiva

    1905 - 1966

    Nestor Paiva (1905 - 1966)

    Nestor Paiva (June 30, 1905 – September 9, 1966) was an American actor of Portuguese descent. Nestor Paiva is most famous for portraying Theo Gonzales the innkeeper in Walt Disney’s TV series Zorro and its feature film The Sign of Zorro, as well as Lucas the boat captain in The Creature from the Black Lagoon […]

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  • Nicholas Katzenbach

    1922 - 2012

    Nicholas Katzenbach (1922 - 2012)

    Katzenbach was born in Philadelphia and raised in Trenton. His parents were Edward L. Katzenbach, who served as Attorney General of New Jersey, and Marie Hilson Katzenbach, who was the first female president of the New Jersey State Board of Education. His uncle, Frank S. Katzenbach, served as mayor of Trenton and as a Justice […]

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  • Nicholas Worth

    1937 - 2007

    Nicholas Worth (1937 - 2007)

    Nicholas Worth (September 4, 1937 – May 7, 2007) was an American character actor who portrayed General Marzaq and Premier Romanov in Westwood Studios’ Command & Conquer series of games, Emperor: Battle for Dune, and also voice-acted as Colonel Bulba/Mr. Jones in Freedom Fighters. He also took up several smaller roles in sci-fi programs like […]

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  • Nick Adenhart

    1986 - 2009

    Nick Adenhart (1986 - 2009)

    Nicholas James Adenhart was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the only son of Janet and Jim Adenhart, a former United States Secret Service officer. His parents divorced and Janet later remarried Duane Gigeous, with whom she had a son named Henry, who is a pitcher at the University of Oregon. Adenhart played Halfway Little League […]

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  • Nick Cravat

    1912 - 1994

    Nick Cravat (1912 - 1994)

    Nicholas Cuccia (pronounced coo-cha; January 10, 1912 – January 29, 1994), better known by his stage name Nick Cravat, was an American actor and stunt performer. Cravat was born in New York City, New York. He took his stage name from a character in a play he had seen and liked. Cravat and Burt Lancaster met as […]

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  • Nick Grinde

    1893 - 1979

    Nick Grinde (1893 - 1979)

    Nick Grinde (January 12, 1893 – June 19, 1979) was an American film director and screenwriter. He directed 57 films between 1928 and 1945. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Grinde graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He later moved to New York and worked in Vaudeville. Grinde became a Hollywood film writer and director in the late […]

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  • Nicol Williamson

    1936 - 2011

    Nicol Williamson (1936 - 2011)

    Thomas Nicol Williamson was born in 1936 (he would later claim 1938 in Who’s Who) in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, the son of a factory owner. His family later moved south to England, and Williamson was educated at the Central Grammar School for Boys, Birmingham. He left school at 16 to begin work in his father’s […]

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  • Nicole DeHuff

    1975 - 2005

    Nicole DeHuff (1975 - 2005)

    DeHuff was born in Antlers, Oklahoma, and raised in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She began her acting career by earning a bachelor’s degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University. She would also meet and later marry executive producer and director Ari Palitz, whom she met at Carnegie Mellon. DeHuff landed her first big […]

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  • Nicolino Locche

    1939 - 2005

    Nicolino Locche (1939 - 2005)

    Nicolino Locche Born September 2, 1939 in Tunuyan, Mendoza, Argentina. Nicolino Locche renowned for his uncanny defensive tactics, Locche’s extraordinary reflexes and ability to feint earned him the nickname “El Intocable” (The Untouchable).   Following a tremendous amateur career, in which he lost only 5 of 122 bouts, Locche turned pro in 1958. In 1961 […]

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  • Niels Henrik Abel

    1802 - 1829

    Niels Henrik Abel (1802 - 1829)

    Niels Henrik Abel was born in Nedstrand, Norway, as the second child of Søren Georg Abel and Anne Marie Simonsen. When he was born, the family was living at a rectory on Finnøy. Much suggests that Niels Henrik was born in the neighboring parish, as his parents were guests of the bailiff in Nedstrand in […]

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  • Nigel Davenport

    1928 - 2013

    Nigel Davenport (1928 - 2013)

    Nigel Davenport was born in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, to Katherine Lucy (née Meiklejohn) and Arthur Henry Davenport. His father was a bursar at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He grew up in an academic family and was educated at St Peter’s School, Seaford, Cheltenham College and Trinity College, Oxford. Originally he chose to study Philosophy, Politics […]

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  • Nigel Green

    1924 - 1972

    Nigel Green (1924 - 1972)

    The son of a professor, Nigel Green attended King’s College School, Wimbledon and the University of London followed by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. During the Second World War, he trained as an Observer in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm. He appeared on stage at the Old Vic before making his first forays into […]

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  • Nina Foch

    1924 - 2008

    Nina Foch (1924 - 2008)

    Nina Foch was born Nina Consuelo Maud Fock in Leiden, Netherlands to American actress and singer Consuelo Flowerton and Dutch classical music conductor Dirk Fock. After her mother and father divorced when Foch was a toddler, she went with her mother to the United States, settling in New York City. As Foch grew up in […]

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  • Nipsey Russell

    1918 - 2005

    Nipsey Russell (1918 - 2005)

    Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Russell went to Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta and attended the University of Cincinnati for one semester in 1936. He served as a medic in the United States Army during World War II, enlisting as a private on June 27, 1941, and returning from Europe in 1945 as a […]

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  • Noah Beery Jr.

    1913 - 1994

    Noah Beery Jr. (1913 - 1994)

    Beery was born in New York City, New York, where his father was working as a stage actor. He was given his nickname “Pidge” by George M. Cohan’s sister Josie. The family moved to California in 1915 when his father began acting in motion pictures. After attending school in Los Angeles, they moved to a […]

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  • Noble Johnson

    1881 - 1978

    Noble Johnson (1881 - 1978)

    Standing 6’2″ at 215 pounds, his impressive physique and handsome features made Noble Johnson in demand as a character actor and bit player. In the silent era he assayed a wide variety of characters of different races in a plethora of films, primarily serials, westerns and adventure movies. While Johnson was cast as black in […]

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  • Noble Willingham

    1931 - 2004

    Noble Willingham (1931 - 2004)

    Willingham was the son of Ladelle (née Speights) and Noble Henry Senior, a railroad worker and a farmer. He was born in the small town of Mineola, in Wood County east of Dallas, Texas. After graduating in 1953 from North Texas State University in Denton, he earned a master’s degree in educational psychology from Baylor University […]

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  • Nobu McCarthy

    1934 - 2002

    Nobu McCarthy (1934 - 2002)

    McCarthy was born Nobu Atsumi in Ottawa, Ontario, the daughter of Yuki (née Kano) and Masaji Atsumi, a Japanese fashion designer and diplomatic attache stationed in Canada at the time. She was raised in Japan, where she studied ballet. A modeling career eventually led to a beauty pageant where she won the title of “Miss […]

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  • Noel Harrison

    1934 - 2013

    Noel Harrison (1934 - 2013)

    He was born in Kensington in London in 1934. His mother Collette Thomas was the first of Rex Harrison’s six wives; they divorced in 1940. Harrison lived with his mother’s parents in Bude, North Cornwall, during World War II. At fifteen his mother took him out of school at Radley to live in the Swiss […]

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  • Nora Ephron

    1941 - 2012

    Nora Ephron (1941 - 2012)

    Ephron was born in New York City, eldest of four daughters, in a Jewish family, and grew up in Beverly Hills. Her parents, Henry and Phoebe Ephron (née Wolkind), were both East Coast-born and raised screenwriters. Her sisters Delia and Amy are also screenwriters. Her sister Hallie Ephron is a journalist, book reviewer, and novelist […]

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  • Nora Marlowe

    1915 - 1977

    Nora Marlowe (1915 - 1977)

    Nora Marlowe was cast in the 1959-1960 television season as Martha Commager, the owner of a boarding house, in seven episodes of the NBC western series, Law of the Plainsman. She appeared three times as Mrs. Moffatt on the CBS sicom My Living Doll, starring Robert Cummings and Julie Newmar. She appeared twice on Rod Cameron […]

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  • Norma Shearer

    1902 - 1983

    Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983)

    Shearer’s childhood was spent in Montreal and was one of privilege due to the success of her father’s construction business. However, the marriage between her parents was not a happy one. Andrew Shearer was prone to manic depression and “moved like a shadow or a ghost around the house,” while her mother Edith was attractive, […]

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  • Norman Burton

    1923 - 2003

    Norman Burton (1923 - 2003)

    Born in New York City, Burton was a student of The Actor’s Studio. After early work on stage, he broke into films with a minor role in Fright (1956). His career in film and television was long and relatively successful, but he never achieved major recognition. He played the Hunt Leader, a gorilla, in the science […]

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  • Norman Fell

    1924 - 1998

    Norman Fell (1924 - 1998)

    Norman Fell Norman Fell, who had a 50-year acting career but was best known as the irritable landlord Stanley Roper on the television sitcom Three’s Company, has died of cancer. He was 74.Fell died Monday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s retirement home in Woodland Hills, said Stan Schneider, his business manager.Fell appeared in […]

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  • Norman Norell

    1900 - 1972

    Norman Norell (1900 - 1972)

    Norman Norell (born Norman David Levinson on April 20, 1900 in Noblesville, Indiana; died October 25, 1972 in New York City) was an American fashion designer known for his elegant suits and tailored silhouettes. The son of a haberdasher, from early childhood Norell had an ambition to become an artist. After spending a short period at […]

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  • Norodom Sihanouk

    1922 - 2012

    Norodom Sihanouk (1922 - 2012)

    Norodom Sihanouk was the King of Cambodia from 1941 to 1955 and again from 1993 to 2005. He was the effective ruler of Cambodia from 1953 to 1970. After his second abdication in 2004, he was known as “The King-Father of Cambodia” (Khmer: Preahmâhaviraksat), a position in which he retained many of his former responsibilities […]

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