Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: 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]


Zaentz, Saul Saul Zaentz is no longer with us
Born 28 February 1921  (Passaic, New Jersey, USA)

Died 3 January 2014  (San Francisco, California, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Film producer of classics such as 'One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest' and 'Amadeus'.
[Picture of Saul Zaentz]


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


Zagallo, Mário
Born 9 August 1931  (Maceio, Brazil)
Former player and coach for the Brazilian national team, winning the World Cup as a player in 1958 and 1962 and again as manager in 1970.
[Picture of Mário Zagallo]


Zamperini, Louis Louis Zamperini is no longer with us
Born 26 January 1917  (Olean, New York, USA)

Died 1 July 2014  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
Former Second World War prisoner-of-war and "inspirational" speaker.
[Picture of Louis Zamperini]


Zapata de Molina, Ciriaca
Born 23 September 1898  (Los Tupes, Cesar, Colombia)
Columbian claimant to the "Oldest person in the World" title.
[Picture of Ciriaca Zapata de Molina]


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]


Zehetbauer, Rolf
Born 13 February 1939  (Munich, Germany)
German production designer, art director, and set decorator who won an Oscar for his work on 'Cabaret' in 1972.
[Picture of Rolf Zehetbauer]


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]


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]


Zilli, Nina
Born 2 February 1980  (Piacenza, Italy)
Italian singer and songwriter. Born Maria Chiara Fraschetta.
[Picture of Nina Zilli]


Zimbalist, Jr., Efrem Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. is no longer with us
Born 30 November 1918  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 2 May 2014  (Solvang, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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!'.
[Picture of Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.]


Zimbardo, Philip
Born 23 March 1933  (New York City, New York, USA)
Psychologist, perhaps best known for conducting the Stanford Prison Experiment, in which he assigned a group of students the roles of guard and prisoner and observed extreme reactions on both ends.
[Picture of Philip Zimbardo]


Ziming, Chen Chen Ziming is no longer with us
Born 8 January 1952  (Beijing, China)

Died 21 October 2014  (Beijing, China)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Chinese dissident who was imprisoned for several years due to his involvement with the Tiananmen Square protests.
[Picture of Chen Ziming]


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]


Zoff, Dino
Born 28 February 1942  (Mariano del Friuli, Italy)
Legendary Italian international goalkeeper. Captained the Azzurri to the World Cup in 1982 at the age of 40.
[Picture of Dino Zoff]


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


Zorrilla, China China Zorrilla is no longer with us
Born 14 March 1922  (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Died 17 September 2014  (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Respected veteran Uruguayan actress.
[Picture of China Zorrilla]


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

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