Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2021: 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]


Born in Poland  (exact date unknown)
Director of the feared Mossad Israeli secret service from 1968-74. Born 1925
[Picture of Zvi ZAMIR]


Zanjani, Mousa Shubairi
Born 2 March 1928  (Qom, Iran)
Iranian cleric, plucked from this Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_Maraji
[Picture of Mousa Shubairi Zanjani]


Zatsepin, Alexander
Born 10 March 1926  (Novosibirsk, Sivoet Union)
Soviet composer, especially for movie soundtracks
[Picture of Alexander Zatsepin]


Zavorotnyuk, Anastasia
Born 3 April 1971  (Astrakhan, Russia)
Russian soap actress.
[Picture of Anastasia Zavorotnyuk]


Zec, Donald Donald Zec is no longer with us
Born 12 March 1919  (London, England)

Died 6 September 2021  ()

Age at death: 102  (read death notice)
Respected and now very old journalist and biographer.
[Picture of Donald Zec]


Zeman, Milos
Born 28 September 1944  (Kolin, Czechoslovakia)
Current President of the Czech Republic since 2013.
[Picture of Milos Zeman]


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]


Zerbe, Anthony
Born 20 May 1936  (Long Beach, California, USA)
US film actor, for example as a Henchman in License to Kill and as the Star Fleet admiral who gets facelifted to death in Star Trek IX
[Picture of Anthony Zerbe]


Zidane, Zinedine
Born 23 June 1972  (Marseille, France)
French midfielder who Blackburn Rovers turned down the chance to sign in 1995 because they already had Tim Sherwrood.
[Picture of Zinedine Zidane]


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]


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]


Zinman, David
Born 9 July 1936  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American conductor and violinist.
[Picture of David Zinman]


Znaimer, Moses
Born in Kulyab, Tajikistan, Soviet Union  (exact date unknown)
founder of Citytv, Toronto's first independent TV station, born 1942
[Picture of Moses Znaimer]


Zoll, Rachel Rachel Zoll is no longer with us
Born in Salem, Massachusetts, USA  (exact date unknown)

Died 8 May 2021  (Amherst, Massachusetts, USA)

Age at death: 55  (read death notice)
Associated Press religion correspondant since 2001.
[Picture of Rachel Zoll]

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