Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2016: Z


Zadek, Hilde
Born 15 December 1917  (Bydgoszcz, Poland)
German operatic soprano.
[Picture of Hilde Zadek]


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


Zafke, Hubert Ernst
Born 26 September 1920  (Pommerania, Germany)
Latest Nazi to go on trial for war crimes at The Hague.
[Picture of Hubert Ernst Zafke]


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]


Zahir, Zahir
Date and place of birth unknown
Former head of police in the peace-loving, crime-free city of Kabul, Afghanistan.
[Picture of Zahir Zahir]


Zahreddine, Issam
Born in As-Suwayda, Syria  (exact date unknown)
Major-General in the Syrian Repulican Guard. Born 1961.
[Picture of Issam Zahreddine]


Zangpo, Takna Jigme
Date and place of birth unknown
Tibetan former political prisoner, incarcerated for 37 years. Born 1927.
[Picture of Takna Jigme Zangpo]


Zatlers, Valdis
Born 22 March 1955  (Riga, Latvia)
Former physician and President of Latvia from 2007-2011.
[Picture of Valdis Zatlers]


Zeeman, Erik Christopher Erik Christopher Zeeman is no longer with us
Born 4 February 1925  (Japan)

Died 13 February 2016  (Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
British mathematician specialising in topology.
[Picture of Erik Christopher Zeeman]


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]


Zeid, Mahmoud Abou
Date and place of birth unknown
Photojournalist known as "Shawkan", currently in prison in Egypt.
[Picture of Mahmoud Abou Zeid]


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]


Zemprelli, Edward
Born 11 May 1925  (Clairton, Pennsylvania, USA)
US Democrat politician and lawyer, serving the Pennsylvania senate in the 1980s.
[Picture of Edward Zemprelli]


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]


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]


Zimmerman, George
Born 5 October 1983  (Manassas, Virginia, USA)
Man who in 2013 was controversially aquitted for the murder of black teenager Trayvon Martin.
[Picture of George Zimmerman]


Zimmerman, GinaMarie
Born in New York City, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Runner-up in the USA version of 'Big Brother' in 2013.
[Picture of GinaMarie Zimmerman]


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


Zoom, Billy
Born 20 February 1948  (Savanna, Illinois, USA)
Guitarist and founder member of US punk rock group X.
[Picture of Billy Zoom]


Zorich, Louis
Born 12 February 1924  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor best known as Burt Buchman in 1990s sitcom 'Mad About You'.
[Picture of Louis Zorich]


Zorreguieta, Jorge
Born 18 January 1928  (Larroque, Argentina)
Argentine politician who served as Minister of Agriculture during General Jorge Rafael Videla's dictatorship.
[Picture of Jorge Zorreguieta]


Zukav, Gary
Born 17 October 1942  (Port Arthur, Texas, USA)
Spiritual teacher and writer of 4 New York Times Best Sellers.
[Picture of Gary Zukav]


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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