Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2008: K


Kabila, Joseph
Born 4 June 1971  (Hewa Bora, Fizi, Democratic Republic of Congo)
President of the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2001, following the assassination of his father.
[Picture of Joseph Kabila]


Kalashnikov, Mikhail (Died in 2013)
Born 10 November 1919  (Kurya, Siberia)
Military engineer who designed the the AK-47 assault rifle which has become synonymous with his name. In 2004, he began marketing his own brand of vodka; the two products perhaps don't make the best of bedfellows.
[Picture of Mikhail Kalashnikov]


Kallen, Kitty
Born 25 May 1922  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Big band singer of the 1940s & 1950s, but whose star has waned since then.
[Picture of Kitty Kallen]


Kanu, Nwankwo
Born 1 August 1976  (Owerri, Nigeria)
Footballer, for Nigeria & Portsmouth, formerly with Arsenal & Inter Milan. And er.. West Brom..
[Picture of Nwankwo Kanu]


Kapoor, Shammi (Died in 2011)
Born 21 October 1931  (Mumbai, India)
Bollywood film star - very popular in the 1950's & 1960's.
[Picture of Shammi Kapoor]


Karzai, Hamid
Born 24 December 1957  (Kandahar, Afghanistan)
Pashtun leader whose anti-Soviet, anti-Taliban views persuaded the Americans to install him as leader of Afghanistan's interim government in December 2001. Much more importantly, he has won praise from the Gucci fashion house for his trademark green coat and rather funky ceremonial hat, which he made himself from his own facial hair.
[Picture of Hamid Karzai]


Kasem, Casey
Born 27 April 1932  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Radio & TV presenter & disc jockey of Lebanese descent.
[Picture of Casey Kasem]


Kasparov, Garry
Born 13 April 1963  (Baku, Azerbaijan)
Retired former world chess champion, who has now entered the dangerous world of Russian politics, opposing Vladimir Putin.
[Picture of Garry Kasparov]


Katona, Kerry
Born 6 September 1980  (Warrington, Cheshire, England)
Former topless model and member of Atomic Kitten who admitted to never having sung a note on any of the band's hits. Now a divorced mother of two in her mid-20s, the vacuous, talentless bint amazingly has the gall to hold herself up as a role model for young women. Oh, and she urges parents to feed their kids on processed "ADHD in a Box" ready meals from Iceland.
[Picture of Kerry Katona]


Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Born 21 June 1930  (Leeds, Yorkshire, England)
Creepy & dour former Labour party MP, former shadow foreign & home secretary.
[Picture of Sir Gerald Kaufman]


Kaunda, Kenneth
Born 28 April 1924  (Chinsali, Zambia)
President of Zambia from 1964-91.
[Picture of Kenneth Kaunda]


Keeler, Christine
Born 22 February 1942  (Uxbridge, Middlesex, England)
Former model and dancer who brought down the career of John Profumo and, eventually, the reign of PM Harold Macmillan.
[Picture of Christine Keeler]


Kelly, David (Died in 2012)
Born 11 July 1929  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Played Michael O'Sullivan in the 1998 comedy hit "Waking Ned" (aka "Waking Ned Devine"), and O'Reilly, the cowboy builder in "Fawlty Towers".
[Picture of David Kelly]


Kelly, Gary
Born 3 August 1966  (Fulwood, Lancashire)
Former goalkeeper for Bury & Oldham, brother of fellow goalkeeper Alan. Kelly announced in 2007 that he had cancer.
[Picture of Gary Kelly]


Kelly, Gerry
Born 5 April 1953  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Former IRA terrorist, who jailed for his crimes, went on hunger strike & then escaped from The Maze prison. Somewhat, incredibly, he is now a respected politician, and is currently Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Policing and Justice!
[Picture of Gerry Kelly]


Kelly, Robert "R."
Born 8 January 1967  (Chicago, Ilinois, USA)
Singer, best known for his song "I Believe I Can Fly" - which he insists was NOT copied from Keith Harris & Orville.
[Picture of Robert


Kendall, Howard
Born 22 May 1946  (Ryton-on-Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England)
Former footballer & successful title-winning manager for Everton, who is still the last English manager to win a European cup competition with an English Club. That's likely to last for some while yet...
[Picture of Howard Kendall]


Kendall, Kenneth (Died in 2012)
Born 7 August 1924  (India)
Newsreader and "Treasure Hunt" presenter.
[Picture of Kenneth Kendall]


Kenna, Edward (Died in 2009)
Born 6 July 1919  (Hamilton, Victoria, Australia)
Another of the relatively few living VC holders, won during World War 2.
[Picture of Edward Kenna]


Kennedy, Caroline
Born 27 November 1957  (New York City, New York, USA)
Daughter of JFK & Jackie O.
[Picture of Caroline Kennedy]


Kennedy, George
Born 18 February 1925  (New York, New York, USA)
Tall, well-built bit-part actor who has been in over 100 films and 50 TV programmes, but, somewhat depressingly for him, remains best known as Leslie Nielsen's police squad sidekick in the three Naked Gun movies.
[Picture of George Kennedy]


Kennedy, Ludovic (Died in 2009)
Born 3 November 1919  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Writer and broadcaster - former presenter of Independent Television News and regular contributor to Newsweek magazine.
[Picture of Ludovic Kennedy]


Kennedy, Ray
Born 28 July 1951  (Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, England)
Former Liverpool and England footballer, now suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
[Picture of Ray Kennedy]


Kennedy, Senator Edward (Died in 2009)
Born 22 February 1932  (Brookline, Massachusetts, USA)
US Senator - brother of JFK and Rosemary Kennedy.
[Picture of Senator Edward Kennedy]


Kennedy Shriver, Eunice (Died in 2009)
Born 10 July 1921  (Brookline, Massachusetts, USA)
Fifth of the nine Kennedy children, sister to John F., Robert F. and Edward M., wife of Robert Sargent Shriver, former VP candidate, and founder of the Special Olympics.
[Picture of Eunice Kennedy Shriver]


Kent, Barbara (Died in 2011)
Born 16 December 1906  (Gasby, Alberta, Canada)
Actress in 1920s and '30s silent movies.
[Picture of Barbara Kent]


Kent, Duchess of
Born 22 February 1933  (Hovingham Hall, Yorkshire, England)
Katharine Lucy Mary Windsor - married to (unsurprisingly) the Duke of Kent, who is the Queen's cousin.
[Picture of Duchess of Kent]


Kent (Prince Edward), Duke of
Born 9 October 1935  (Belgrave Square, London, England)
The Duke of Kent since 1942, after his father was killed in an air crash. Also head of the Lawn Tennis Association & so often seen at Wimbledon.
[Picture of Duke of Kent (Prince Edward)]


Kerkorian, Kirk
Born 6 June 1917  (Fresno, California, USA)
Reclusive Armenian-American billionaire, responsible for making Las Vegas the entertainment venue it is today.
[Picture of Kirk Kerkorian]


Kermode, Sir Frank (Died in 2010)
Born 29 November 1919  (Douglas, Isle of Man)
Manx-born literary critic.
[Picture of Sir Frank Kermode]


Kerr, Graham
Born 22 January 1934  (London, England)
One of the first celebrity chefs - still well remembered as "The Galloping Gourmet"
[Picture of Graham Kerr]


Kershner, Irvin (Died in 2010)
Born 29 April 1923  (Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Film director, perhaps best known for "The Empire Strikes Back".
[Picture of Irvin Kershner]


Kevorkian, Dr Jack (Died in 2011)
Born 26 May 1928  (Pontiac, Michigan, USA)
Leading proponent of voluntary euthanasia. There'd be a certain irony if he got the chance to try it out for himself this year...
[Picture of Dr Jack Kevorkian]


Keyes, Evelyn Evelyn Keyes is no longer with us
Born 20 November 1916  (Port Arthur, Texas, USA)

Died 4 July 2008  (Montecito, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
American actress, best known for playing Sue-Ellen O'Hara in "Gone With The Wind".
[Picture of Evelyn Keyes]


Khalfan Ghailani, Ahmed
Born 13 April 1974  (Zanzibar, Tanzania)
Member of Al-Qaeda, currently imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay Camp.
[Picture of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani]


Khamenei, Ayatollah Ali
Born 17 July 1939  (Mashhad, Iran)
Former President of Iran, and current Supreme Leader, since 1989.
[Picture of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei]


Khan, Abdul Qadeer
Born 1 April 1936  (Bhopal, India)
Controversial scientist, the founder of Pakistan's nuclear programme & a national hero. Under house arrest since 2004, he is also fighting cancer.
[Picture of Abdul Qadeer Khan]


Khan, Imran
Born 25 November 1952  (Lahore, Pakistan)
Former Pakistani cricketer, turned media celebrity, turned socialite, turned politician, turned arch-enemy of President Musharraf!
[Picture of Imran Khan]


Kibaki, Mwai
Born 15 November 1931  (Gatuyiani, Nyeri, Kenya)
Current President of Kenya, since 2002.
[Picture of Mwai Kibaki]


Kidd, Eddie
Born 22 June 1959  (London, England)
Stunt man, best known for his motorcycle stunts, a UK version of Evel Knievel.
[Picture of Eddie Kidd]


Kidder, Margot
Born 17 October 1948  (Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada)
Actress, probably best known for her role as Lois Lane in the Superman films of the 1980's.
[Picture of Margot Kidder]


Kiel, Richard
Born 13 September 1939  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Absurdly tall (7'2") actor who played steel-toothed baddie Jaws in the James Bond films 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'Moonraker'.
[Picture of Richard Kiel]


Killen, Edgar Ray
Born 17 January 1925  (Neshoba, Mississippi, USA)
Former member of the Ku Klux Klan who conspired to kill several civil rights activists in the 1960's. Currently rotting away in prison.
[Picture of Edgar Ray Killen]


Kilminster, Ian
Born 24 December 1945  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)
Warty-faced rocker Lemmy out of Motorhead.
[Picture of Ian Kilminster]


King, B. B.
Born 16 September 1925  (Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA)
American blues guitarist and songwriter. One of King's trademarks is naming his guitars "Lucille", a tradition that began in the 1950s.
[Picture of B. B. King]


King, Ben E.
Born 28 September 1938  (Henderson, North Carolina, USA)
Singer & songwriter, best known for his song "Stand By Me".
[Picture of Ben E. King]


King, Jonathan
Born 9 December 1944  (Godalming, Surrey, England)
Musician and TV presenter who was sentenced to 7 years in jail in 2001 for sexually abusing teenage boys.
[Picture of Jonathan King]


King, Larry
Born 19 November 1933  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American broadcaster, who hosts a world-famous chat show.
[Picture of Larry King]


King, Stephen
Born 21 September 1947  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Horror writer - 'Carrie', 'The Shining', 'It', 'Misery' etc.
[Picture of Stephen King]


Kinnear, Joe
Born 27 December 1946  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Former Tottenham & Ireland footballer, before becoming a very outspoken, but not particulary successful manager.
[Picture of Joe Kinnear]


Király, Béla (Died in 2009)
Born 14 August 1912  (Kaposvar, Hungary)
Hungarian military ace & historian, author & later politician in the Hungarian Parliament.
[Picture of Béla Király]


Kirkpatrick, Don
Date and place of birth unknown
Guitarist, mostly in colloboration with Rod Stewart.
[Picture of Don Kirkpatrick]


Kissinger, Henry
Born 23 May 1923  (Fürth, Germany)
Secretary of State in the US government under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Shared the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to broker a ceasefire in Vietnam - ironic, given that he'd been part of the government that started the war in the first place.
[Picture of Henry Kissinger]


Kitt, Eartha Eartha Kitt is no longer with us
Born 26 January 1927  (Columbia, South Carolina, USA)

Died 25 December 2008  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
[Picture of Eartha Kitt]


Klugman, Jack (Died in 2012)
Born 27 April 1922  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
TV actor, best known as Oscar Madison in 'The Odd Couple' and the eponymous Dr Quincy in 'Quincy'. Had part of his larynx removed in the mid-1990s as a result of throat cancer.
[Picture of Jack Klugman]


Knatchbull, Patricia
Born 14 February 1924  (London, England)
The 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, first cousin of Phil the Greek.
[Picture of Patricia Knatchbull]


Knight, Marion 'Suge'
Born 19 April 1965  (Compton, California, USA)
Co-founder of rap & hip-hop label Death Row Records. Once allegedly dangled Vanilla Ice out of a seventh-storey window by his ankles; his only mistake was hauling him back in again.
[Picture of Marion 'Suge' Knight]


Knox, Barbara
Born 30 September 1933  (Oldham, Lancashire, England)
Rita Bates/Sullivan/Fairclough in Coronation Street, a role she has played, on & off, since 1964.
[Picture of Barbara Knox]


Knoxville, Johnny
Born 11 March 1971  (Knoxville, Tennesee, USA)
Co-creator & star of "Jackass".
[Picture of Johnny Knoxville]


Knuth, Donald
Born 10 January 1938  (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Computer scientist & university tutor.
[Picture of Donald Knuth]


Koch, Ed (Died in 2013)
Born 12 December 1924  (The Bronx, New York, USA)
Former Mayor of New York City between 1978 & 1989.
[Picture of Ed Koch]


Kohl, Helmut
Born 3 April 1930  (Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany)
Former Chancellor of Germany between 1982 & 1998. Now drags his enormous bulk around the world attending state functions.
[Picture of Helmut Kohl]


Kohlman, Lynn Lynn Kohlman is no longer with us
Born 12 August 1946  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 14 September 2008  (Manhattan, New York, USA)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Fashion model & photographer.
[Picture of Lynn Kohlman]


Koirala, Girija Prasad (Died in 2010)
Born 20 February 1925  (Tadi, Bihar, India)
Four times Prime Minister of Nepal.
[Picture of Girija Prasad Koirala]


Kony, Joseph
Born in Odek, Gulu, Uganda  (exact date unknown)
Born in 1962, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. The list of his crimes are horrific but he simply says he is following "God's will" as all his work is based on The Ten Commandments. Can't remember the Commandment at Sunday School that 'thou shalt rape female children & take them as your wives', but I DO remember "Thou shalt not kill" was one of the big ones. Hmmm......
[Picture of Joseph Kony]


Koop, Dr C. Everett (Died in 2013)
Born 14 October 1916  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Surgeon General of the United States from 1982-89, under Ronald Reagan's presidency.
[Picture of Dr C. Everett Koop]


Korman, Harvey Harvey Korman is no longer with us
Born 15 February 1927  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 29 May 2008  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Gangly American TV comic. Also starred in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles".
[Picture of Harvey Korman]


Kozol, Harry Harry Kozol is no longer with us
Born 2 August 1906  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 27 August 2008  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Age at death: 102 
Former psychiatrist, was director of a treatment center in Bridgewater, Mass., for sexually dangerous people & a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, which explores the mental motivations in crime. Hence, he was used as a member of the Prosecution team in Patty Hearst's trial.
[Picture of Harry Kozol]


Kozulin, Aleksander
Born 25 November 1955  (Minsk, Belarus)
Leader of one of Belarus' main opposition parties - an admirable, but not a particulary safe job, due to President Lukashenko's hard-line regime.
[Picture of Aleksander Kozulin]


Kresge, George Joseph
Born 12 January 1935  (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)
Stage & TV magician in the US, normally just billed as "Kreskin".
[Picture of George Joseph Kresge]


Kucinich, Dennis
Born 8 October 1946  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Presidental candidate for the Democrats in 2004 & 2008 & politician, a member of the US House of Representatives for Ohio.
[Picture of Dennis Kucinich]


Kurkova, Karolina
Born 28 February 1984  (Decin, Czech Republic)
Czech Supermodel.
[Picture of Karolina Kurkova]


Kuznetsov, Pyotr
Born in Penza, Russia  (exact date unknown)
Born in 1964. Barmy Russian who heads a cult calling itself "The True Russian Orthodox Court" - he has threatened to call a mass suicide as they believe the World will end in May 2008. Also known as Father Pyotr.
[Picture of Pyotr Kuznetsov]


Kyi, Aung San Suu
Born 19 June 1945  (Rangoon, Burma)
Burmese pro-democracy activist.
[Picture of Aung San Suu Kyi]


Kyle, Jack
Born 10 February 1926  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Irish Rugby Player, legendary fly-half for Ireland & the British Lions. Later worked as a medical practitioner in Zambia.
[Picture of Jack Kyle]


Kyle, Jeremy
Born 7 June 1965  (Canning Town, London, England)
ITV’s own ringmaster of the proletariat offers indulgent, self-serving entertainment to the nation’s legions of kept middle-class housewives, students and the retired. Profound absence of opportunity and lack of a basic education are no defence against Kyle's non-unique brand of self-righteous, sanctimonious life coaching.
[Picture of Jeremy Kyle]

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