Biography: X, Y, Z

Can you name the people whose last name begins with X, Y, or Z when given their Biography Channel profiles?

Biography Channel Profile'X,' 'Y,' or 'Z' Person
An African American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam, he articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the early 1960s.
He was the greatest Roman Catholic missionary of modern times who was instrumental in the establishment of Christianity in many parts of Asia.
He was an American architect who designed the original World Trade Center complex and the Twin Towers.
He parodies popular hit music. His version of Michael Jackson's 'Beat It', which he titled 'Eat It', became an MTV favorite.
A World War II fighter pilot ace, he was the first to break the sound barrier when he flew the Bell X-1 rocket 670 mph in level flight in 1947.
She is an award-winning country music artist known for such hits as 'She's in Love with a Boy' and 'I'm Still Alive.'
He was one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.
He was the first freely elected President of Russia. He voluntarily resigned from the post after nine years, leaving the job to Putin.
She is a Malaysian actress and dancer known for her roles in Hong Kong action and martial arts films and for 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.'
He was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He won more major league games than any other pitcher and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Biography Channel Profile'X,' 'Y,' or 'Z' Person
He was an icon of Hollywood, the producer behind such blockbusters as 'The Grapes of Wrath,' 'The Public Enemy,' and 'The Sound of Music.'
A Mexican revolutionary and champion of agrarianism, he fought in guerrilla actions during and after the Mexican Revolution.
He made more than 60 albums during his career. His controversial music was often politically charged and intentionally shocking.
He was president of Mexico 1994–2000. He made a major effort to restore public confidence damaged by the scandals of the Salinas administration.
A Texas-born actress, she first gained wide-spread attention for her role in the film 'Jerry Maguire' and later 'Bridget Jones's Diary.'
He is an American film director, perhaps best known for his comedic hits 'Back to the Future,' 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' and 'Forrest Gump.'
She is a Welsh actress, best known for her roles in 'The Mask of Zorro,' 'Traffic,' and 'Chicago.' She is married to actor Michael Douglas.
This director's films were known for their realistic characters and atmosphere. He won an Oscar for his 1953 film 'From Here to Eternity.'
He is the co-founder and CEO of the social networking site Facebook and one of the world's youngest billionaires.
He was the President of South Africa, 2009-2018.

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