Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2023: 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]


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]


Zaldostanov, Alexander
Born 19 January 1963  (Kirovohrad, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union)
Ukrainian leader of the Night Wolves motorcycle club and Putin supporter.
[Picture of Alexander Zaldostanov]


Zamfir, Teodor
Born in Romania  (exact date unknown)
Romanian entrepeneur who played a small role in ushering the end of the Ceausescu dictatorship by, of all things, illegally importing Chuck Norris action flicks.
[Picture of Teodor Zamfir]


Zanardi, Alex
Born 23 October 1966  (Bologna, Italy)
Accident prone but resilient former F1 driver who lost both legs after a crash in an Indy Car race and then won 4 gold medals in paralympics before suffering another serious accident and then a fire in his house.
[Picture of Alex Zanardi]


Zane, Frank
Born 28 June 1942  (Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA)
Bodybuilder and a former Mr. Olympia, one of the very few to beat Ahnuld in a bodybuilding contest.
[Picture of Frank Zane]


Zanini, Marcel
Born 9 September 1923  (Istanbul, Turkey)
French jazz musician. Died in January and only obited in french sources.
[Picture of Marcel Zanini]


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


Zazeela, Marian
Born 15 May 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
American experimental artist, wife of La Monte Young
[Picture of Marian Zazeela]


Zelenskyy, Volodymyr
Born 25 January 1978  (Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine))
Former comedian now president of Ukraine leading country in a war/special military operation against Russia
[Picture of Volodymyr Zelenskyy]


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


Zendaya, (actress)
Born 1 September 1996  (Oakland, California, USA)
American actress and singer starring in Euphoria, Marvel's Spider-Man and Denis Villeneuve's Dune series.
[Picture of (actress) Zendaya]


Zhan, Zhang
Born 2 September 1983  (Xianyang, Shaanxi, China)
Chinese citizen journalist imprisoned by her government for reporting on the COVID outbreak there.
[Picture of Zhang Zhan]


Zia, Khaleda
Born in Jalpaiguri, Bengal Presidency, British India  (exact date unknown)
Former PM of Bangladesh. Born 1945.
[Picture of Khaleda Zia]


Ziani, Mohamed Benomar
Born 1 January 1938  (Rabat, Morocco)
Moroccan Aita and Chaabi musician.
[Picture of Mohamed Benomar Ziani]


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


Ziegler, Philip Philip Ziegler is no longer with us
Born 24 December 1929  (Ringwood, Hampshire, England)

Died 22 February 2023  ()

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
British biographer and historian.
[Picture of Philip Ziegler]


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]


Zimmer, Robert Robert Zimmer is no longer with us
Born 5 November 1947  (New York, USA)

Died 23 May 2023  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
American mathematician and academic administrator known for the Zimmer Program
[Picture of Robert Zimmer]


Zoetemelk, Joop
Born 3 December 1946  (Rijpwetering, Netherlands)
Cyclist, winner of the 1980 Tour de France.
[Picture of Joop Zoetemelk]


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]


ZUN, (composer)
Born 18 March 1977  (Hakuba, Nagano, Japan)
Creator of basically everything in the Touhou Project series of games, the songs and characters are very common in MADs
[Picture of (composer) ZUN]

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