Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: Z


Zadek, Hilde Hilde Zadek is no longer with us
Born 15 December 1917  (Bydgoszcz, Poland)

Died 21 February 2019  (Karlsruhe, Germany)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
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
Born 26 September 1920  (place of birth unknown)
SS member who worked as a medic at Auschwitz. Had 3641 counts of being an accessory to genocide thrown out of court in 2017 due to his advanced dementia. Died off the radar in July 2018.
[Picture of Hubert Zafke]


Zagallo, Mario
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 Mario Zagallo]


Zamir, Zvi
Born 3 March 1925  (Lodz, Poland)
Director of the feared Mossad Israeli secret service from 1968-74. Born 1925
[Picture of Zvi Zamir]


Zanini, Marcel
Born 9 September 1923  (Istanbul, Turkey)
French jazz musician.
[Picture of Marcel Zanini]


Zanussi, Krzysztof
Born 17 July 1939  (Warsaw, Poland)
Polish film auteur ("Life Is A Sexually Transmitted Disease", among other works).
[Picture of Krzysztof Zanussi]


Zeffirelli, Franco Franco Zeffirelli is no longer with us
Born 12 February 1923  (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)

Died 15 June 2019  (Rome, Italy)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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]


Zidi, Claude
Born 25 July 1934  (Paris, France)
French film director, focusing mainly on broad, burlesque comedies.
[Picture of Claude Zidi]


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]


Zoll, Rachel
Born in Salem, Massachusetts, USA  (exact date unknown)
Associated Press religion correspondant since 2001.
[Picture of Rachel Zoll]


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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