Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2013: 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]


Zafy, Albert
Born 1 May 1927  (Ambilobe, Madagascar)
Former President of Madagascar from 1993-1996.
[Picture of Albert Zafy]


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


Zapata, Carmen
Born 15 July 1927  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress, often specialising in playing latino women in Hollywood films.
[Picture of Carmen Zapata]


Zedong, Zhuang Zhuang Zedong is no longer with us
Born 25 August 1940  (Yangzhou, China)

Died 10 February 2013  (Beijing, China)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Chinese table-tennis player and unlikely participant in better US-Chinese relations.
[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]


Zell-Ravenheart, Morning Glory
Born 29 May 1948  (place of birth unknown)
Neo-pagan priestess and poet.
[Picture of Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart]


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]


Zeta-Jones, Catherine
Born 25 September 1969  (Swansea, Wales)
Foxy Welsh actress who made a succcesful transition from British tv star to Hollywood, marrying Michael Douglas along the way.
[Picture of Catherine Zeta-Jones]


Zhiyun, Yang
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabo. Born 1922 or thereabouts.
[Picture of Yang Zhiyun]


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.]


Zinsou, Emile Derlin
Born 23 March 1918  (Ouidah, Benin)
President of Benin (when it was called Dahomey) from 1968-69. Imposed by the military, then deposed by them...
[Picture of Emile Derlin Zinsou]


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


Zuckerberg, Mark
Born 14 May 1984  (White Plains, New York, USA)
Perhaps the god of geeks. Developed the ubiquitous social media website Facebook in 2004 and became a billionaire by the time he was 23.
[Picture of Mark Zuckerberg]


Zuma, Jacob
Born 12 April 1942  (Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Bonkers President of South Africa, albeit in a nice way compared to a lot of other African leaders.
[Picture of Jacob Zuma]

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