Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2012: Z


Zadora, Pia
Born 4 May 1954  (Hoboken, New Jersey, USA)
Child star actress, who later went into modelling and singing.
[Picture of Pia Zadora]


Zaharah, Tengku Intan
Born 13 April 1928  (Singapore)
Member of the Malaysian and Singaporean Royal Family
[Picture of Tengku Intan Zaharah]


Zamperini, Louis
Born 26 January 1917  (Olean, New York, USA)
Former Second World War prisoner-of-war and "inspirational" speaker.
[Picture of Louis Zamperini]


Zapf, Hermann
Born 8 November 1918  (Nuremburg, Germany)
Typeface designer.
[Picture of Hermann Zapf]


Zatopkova, Dana
Born 19 September 1922  (Karviná-Fryštát, Czech Republic)
Olympic javelin champion at the 1952 Olympics in Melbourne. Widow of the legendary distance runner Emil Zátopek.
[Picture of Dana Zatopkova]


Zedong, Zhuang (Died in 2013)
Date and place of birth unknown
Chinese table-tennis player and unlikely participant in better US-Chinese relations. Born 1940.
[Picture of Zhuang Zedong]


Zeffirelli, Franco
Born 12 February 1923  (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Italian film director, famous for the films 'Jesus of Nazareth' & 'Tea with Mussolini'. Awarded an honorary British knighthood in 1999. Born Gianfranco Corsi.
[Picture of Franco Zeffirelli]


Zemin, Jiang
Born 17 August 1926  (Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China)
Former Chinese President (1993-2003) & General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party
[Picture of Jiang Zemin]


Zenawi, Meles Meles Zenawi is no longer with us
Born 8 May 1955  (Adwa, Tigray, Ethiopia)

Died 20 August 2012  (Brussels, Belgium)

Age at death: 57  (read death notice)
Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 to his death in 2012.
[Picture of Meles Zenawi]


Ziesmer, Jerry
Born 31 May 1939  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
American assistant film director on over 50 films but forever known for his acting role in 'Apocalypse Now', instructing Martin Sheen to "terminate... with extreme prejudice".
[Picture of Jerry Ziesmer]


Zimbalist, Jr., Efrem
Born 30 November 1918  (New York, New York, USA)
Actor who rose to prominence during the late 1950s as Stuart Bailey in the TV series '77 Sunset Strip'. He also appeared in the long-running 'The FBI' and various films, including "Hot Shots!". He has recently been promoting his latest book: the curiously titled autobiography 'My Dinner of Herbs'.
[Picture of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.]


Zoetemelk, Joop
Born 3 December 1946  (Rijpwetering, Netherlands)
Cyclist, winner of the 1980 Tour de France.
[Picture of Joop Zoetemelk]


Zohn, Ethan
Born 12 November 1973  (Lexington, Massachusetts, USA)
Winner of the US reality series 'Survivor: Africa' in 2001.
[Picture of Ethan Zohn]

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