• Norman Taurog

    1899 - 1981

    Norman Taurog (1899 - 1981)

    Norman Taurog was born February 23, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, to Arthur Jack Taurog and Anita (originally “Annie”) Taurog (née Goldsmith). His father’s naturalization records claim that Arthur was born in the Russian Empire in 1872 or 1873 and naturalized as a minor, while his mother was from New York. Later census records claimed that […]

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  • Norman Treigle

    1927 - 1975

    Norman Treigle (1927 - 1975)

    Norman Treigle (pronounced tray-gull) was born in New Orleans, the fifth and final child of a poor carpenter and his wife. Following his 1946 marriage to the former Loraine Siegel, the bass-baritone began vocal studies with the contralto Elisabeth Wood. In 1947, he made his operatic debut with the New Orleans Opera Association, as the […]

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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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  • Norrie Paramor

    1914 - 1979

    Norrie Paramor (1914 - 1979)

    Although the term “producer” was not in circulation at the time Paramor started producing records (the usual term being Artiste and Repertoire Manager, or A&R man), he effectively began this role in 1952 when he became Recording Director for EMI’s Columbia Records. As well as being producer for Cliff Richard and the Shadows, he produced […]

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  • Northern James Calloway

    1948 - 1990

    Northern James Calloway (1948 - 1990)

    Actor. A native of New York, New York, Calloway is best remembered for his role as shopkeeper ‘David Robinson’ on the long-running PBS (Public Broadcasting Station) children’s program, “Sesame Street” from 1971 to 1989. He also appeared in several of the show’s apecials including, “Christmas Eve On Sesame Street” (1978), “A Special Sesame Street Christmas” […]

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  • Notorious BIG

    1972 - 1997

    Notorious BIG (1972 - 1997)

    Notorious BIG Notorious BIG was large and imposing; at 6 ft 3 inches Christopher Wallace weighted close to three hundred pounds. Notorious BIG was born in Brooklyn to Jamaican parents growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area and raised by his mother Voletta Wallace a preschool teacher. He was singing and talking before he could walk. At […]

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  • Nova Pilbeam

    1919 - 2015

    Nova Pilbeam (1919 - 2015)

    Nova Pilbeam was born in Wimbledon, London. Her parents were Arnold Pilbeam, an actor and theatre manager, and Margery Stopher Pilbeam. Time magazine reported that the actress, whose first name was an homage to her maternal grandmother from Nova Scotia, opted to keep her birth name, which she considered far less ridiculous than “Myrna Loy” or […]

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  • Novella Nelson

    1939 - 2017

    Novella Nelson (1939 - 2017)

    Novella Christine Nelson (December 17, 1938 – September 1, 2017) was an American actress and singer. She established her career as a singer, both on the off-Broadway and Broadway stage and in cabaret-style locales. Nelson was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 17, 1938. Novella Nelson was born to James and Evelyn (formerly Hines) Nelson in […]

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  • Nudie Cohn

    1902 - 1984

    Nudie Cohn (1902 - 1984)

    Famed Western Clothes Designer. Born in Kiev, Russia, as Nuta Kotlyarenko, at age 11, amid pogroms against Jews, he was sent to America with his brother; there he and his wife, Bobbie Nudie Cohn, popularized sequins when the two of them designed and provided glittery sequined and rhinestone-studded suits and costumes to the entertainment industry […]

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  • Nunnally Johnson

    1897 - 1977

    Nunnally Johnson (1897 - 1977)

    Nunnally Hunter Johnson was born on December 5, 1897 in Columbus, Georgia. He was the first of two sons born to Johnny Pearl “Onnie” (née Patrick) and James Nunnally “Jim” Johnson. He and his younger brother, Cecil Patrick Johnson, were raised in Columbus, Georgia. His father was a journeyman mechanic, turned tinsmith and coppersmith, turned […]

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  • Nuria Torray

    1934 - 2004

    Nuria Torray (1934 - 2004)

    Actress. She is remembered for her films “El Bosque del Lobo,” “El Amor Brujo,” “Un Marido de Ida y Vuelta” and “Maravilla”. On Stage, she is remembered for the play “Mi Querida Familia” and in TV series “Un Mito Llamado…”.  (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Nuriya Akhmedova

    1950 - 2015

    Nuriya Akhmedova (1950 - 2015)

    Actress. She was a prominent actress in native land of Azerbaijan. She started in acting at the Azerbaijan State Art Institute and appeared in theatrical plays.  Akhmedova transitioned into films and appeared in such works as “Hem ziyaret, hem ticaret” (1995), “Köpak” (1994) and “Özga ömür” (1987).   She was honored with the title “People’s […]

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  • Nydia Westman

    1902 - 1970

    Nydia Westman (1902 - 1970)

    Actress. She appeared in 50 films and 30 television shows, as well as numerous stage productions. (bio by: TLS)  Family links:  Spouse:  Robert S. Sparks (1901 – 1963)  Children:  Kate Williamson (1930 – 2013)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Nyree Dawn Porter

    1936 - 2001

    Nyree Dawn Porter (1936 - 2001)

    Actress. Renowned for her portrayal of ‘Irene’ on TV’s “The Forsyte Saga.” (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Nyree Porter

    1936 - 2001

    Nyree Porter (1936 - 2001)

    Nyree Porter was born in Napier, New Zealand in 1936. Her first professional work was touring with the New Zealand Players Trust. She was acclaimed for such roles as Jessica in The Merchant of Venice and Juliet in Romanoff and Juliet. She also performed in revues and musicals. She moved to Britain in 1958 after […]

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