Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: 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 Mario Zagallo is no longer with us
Born 9 August 1931  (Maceio, Brazil)

Died 5 January 2024  (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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 Zvi Zamir is no longer with us
Born in Poland  (exact date unknown)

Died 2 January 2024  (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Director of the feared Mossad Israeli secret service from 1968-74. Born 1925
[Picture of Zvi Zamir]


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]


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


Zeira, Eli
Date and place of birth unknown
Former major general in the Israel Defense Forces. Born 1928.
[Picture of Eli Zeira]


Zeldin, Lee
Born 30 January 1980  (East Meadow, New York, USA)
Relatively successful republican in the state of New York, but also too dependent on Trump to advance further
[Picture of Lee Zeldin]


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]


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]


Zhorobekov, Zholbors
Born 15 October 1948  (Rajon Nookat, Kyrgyztan)
Kyrgyz poltical scientist who writes books and does stuff
[Picture of Zholbors Zhorobekov]


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


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]


Zmuda, Bob
Born 12 December 1949  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
American performance artist and friend of Andy Kaufman.
[Picture of Bob Zmuda]


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]

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