Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2010: K


Kabila, Joseph
Born 4 June 1971  (Hewa Bora, Fizi, DR 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, Russia)
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]


Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Born 13 December 1970  (Kirchdorf an der Krems, Austria)
Austrian mountaineer. Climbed all the great peaks bar K2 and Everest, the girl.
[Picture of Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner]


Kam, Sřren
Born 2 November 1921  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Danish-born SS officer and member of the Danish Nazi Party until their dissolution in 1945. German citizen since 1956.
[Picture of Sřren Kam]


Kanarek, Irving
Born 12 May 1920  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Lawyer who represented Charles Manson in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial.
[Picture of Irving Kanarek]


Karadzic, Radovan
Born 19 June 1945  (Petnijca, Savnik, Montenegro)
Former Serbian leader, indicted for war crimes in 2009.
[Picture of Radovan Karadzic]


Karle, Jerome (Died in 2013)
Born 18 June 1918  (New York City, New York, USA)
American physical chemist, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1985.
[Picture of Jerome Karle]


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]


Kay, Jay
Born 30 December 1969  (Stretford, Lancashire, England)
Lead singer and songwriter with the acid jazz pop band Jamiroquai. Known for his headgear and love of fast cars.
[Picture of Jay Kay]


Keach, Stacy
Born 2 June 1941  (Savannah, Georgia, USA)
Film actor who never quite became the big star he had the potential to be. Was jailed in Britain in 1984 for smuggling cocaine into the country.
[Picture of Stacy Keach]


Keane, Moss Moss Keane is no longer with us
Born 27 July 1948  (Currow, Kerry, Republic of Ireland)

Died 5 October 2010  (Portarlington, County Laois, Republic of Ireland)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Former Irish international rugby player.
[Picture of Moss Keane]


Keeble, Vic
Born 25 June 1930  (Colchester, Essex, England)
Footballer, one of the team that won the FA Cup for Newcastle United in 1955.
[Picture of Vic Keeble]


Kelly, David (Died in 2012)
Born 11 July 1929  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Irish actor. 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, Frank
Born 28 December 1938  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Feck! Arse! Girls! The actor behind Father Jack Hackett from "Father Ted".
[Picture of Frank Kelly]


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


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


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, Michael
Born 19 February 1926  (Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England)
Music critic, biographer & journalist, mainly on classical music.
[Picture of Michael 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, Sarah
Born 8 July 1950  (East Grinstead, West Sussex, England)
Broadcaster who first caught the nation's attention in 1981 as part of the 'Game for a Laugh' team with the late Jeremy Beadle. Now on Radio 2, becoming increasingly tired and emotional on the airwaves, allegedly...
[Picture of Sarah Kennedy]


Kennedy Smith, Jean
Born 20 February 1928  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
US Ambassador to Ireland from 1993 to 1998. The only surviving child of Joseph Kennedy from that remarkable family.
[Picture of Jean Kennedy Smith]


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


Képíró, Dr Sándor (Died in 2011)
Born 18 February 1914  (Hungary)
Man suspected of carrying out atrocities on Jewish and Roma Hungarians in World War II. Born 1914.
[Picture of Dr Sándor Képíró]


Kermode, Sir Frank Sir Frank Kermode is no longer with us
Born 29 November 1919  (Douglas, Isle of Man)

Died 17 August 2010  (Cambridge, England)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Manx-born literary critic.
[Picture of Sir Frank Kermode]


Kerr, Bill
Born in Cape Town, South Africa  (exact date unknown)
South Africa-born Australian actor still best known for his role as Bill in 'Hancock's Half Hour'. Born 1922.
[Picture of Bill Kerr]


Kerry, John
Born 11 December 1943  (Aurora, Colarado, USA)
Former Vietnam war hero turned peacenik, who ran for President in 2004, losing to George W Bush. Now Senator for Massachusetts.
[Picture of John Kerry]


Kershner, Irvin Irvin Kershner is no longer with us
Born 29 April 1923  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 27 November 2010  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Khodorkovsky, Mikhail
Born 26 June 1963  (Moscow, Russia)
Former multi-billionaire who after falling foul of the Russian Government found himself jailed in 2005 & is still languishing in a prison camp, with most of his fortune gone.
[Picture of Mikhail Khodorkovsky]


Khorana, Har Gobind (Died in 2011)
Born 9 January 1922  (Raipur, Punjab, India)
Molecular biologist & Nobel Prize winner in 1968.
[Picture of Har Gobind Khorana]


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 1980s.
[Picture of Margot Kidder]


Kidman, Nicole
Born 20 June 1967  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Australian actress in films since the 1980s & one of Hollywood's top draw-stars. Also, according to the team who picked her, a slag.
[Picture of Nicole Kidman]


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


Kimball, George (Died in 2011)
Born 20 December 1943  (Grass Valley, California, USA)
American sportswriter, most notably in boxing.
[Picture of George Kimball]


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, Claude (Died in 2013)
Born 5 February 1923  (Keithville, Louisiana, USA)
American country singer and songwriter.
[Picture of Claude 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 on CNN. Born Lawrence Harvey Zieger.
[Picture of Larry King]


King, Patsy
Born in Melbourne, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Actress, in many a TV show in Australia, including Prisoner: Cell Block H. Born 1929.
[Picture of Patsy King]


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


Kinmont Boothe, Jill (Died in 2012)
Born 16 February 1936  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Alpine skier who was paralysed from the neck down after an accident when she was 19. Now an accomplished artist and the subject of two films.
[Picture of Jill Kinmont Boothe]


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]


Kiser, Terry
Born 1 August 1939  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Actor in numerous TV show & films - including Bernie in "Weekend at Bernie's" & HG Wells in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman".
[Picture of Terry Kiser]


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]


Klein, Lawrence R. (Died in 2013)
Born 14 September 1920  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
[Picture of Lawrence R. Klein]


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)
2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, 1st cousin of Phil the Greek.
[Picture of Patricia Knatchbull]


Knievel, Robbie
Born 7 May 1962  (Butte, Montana, USA)
Son of the legendary daredevil Evel Knievel.
[Picture of Robbie Knievel]


Knowles, William Standish (Died in 2012)
Born 1 June 1917  (Taunton, Massachusetts, USA)
US Chemist who won the Nobel Prize in 2001.
[Picture of William Standish Knowles]


Knox, Amanda
Born 9 July 1987  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Convicted murderer, jailed for 26 years for the murder of Meredith Kercher, a British student in 2009.
[Picture of Amanda Knox]


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]


Knox, Elyse (Died in 2012)
Born 14 December 1917  (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
Hollywood actress from the 1940s.
[Picture of Elyse Knox]


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]


Kohn, Walter
Born 9 March 1923  (Vienna, Austria)
Nobel Prize winning theoretical phycisist.
[Picture of Walter Kohn]


Koirala, Girija Prasad Girija Prasad Koirala is no longer with us
Born 20 February 1925  (Tadi, Bihar, India)

Died 20 March 2010  (Kathmandu, Nepal)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Four times Prime Minister of Nepal.
[Picture of Girija Prasad Koirala]


Kongos, John
Born 6 August 1945  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Singer-songwriter who hit the charts in 1971 with 'He's Gonna Step On You Again', which was later covered by The Happy Mondays.
[Picture of John Kongos]


Kony, Joseph
Born 18 September 1962  (Odek, Gulu, Uganda)
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]


Koshiba, Masatoshi
Born 19 September 1926  (Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, Japan)
Japanese physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2002.
[Picture of Masatoshi Koshiba]


Kowalski, Józef (Died in 2013)
Born 2 February 1900  (Poland)
The last survivor of the Polish-Russian War of 1919-21.
[Picture of Józef Kowalski]


Kübler, Ferdinand
Born 24 July 1919  (Marthalen, Andelfingen, Switzerland)
Cyclist, winner of the 1950 Tour de France.
[Picture of Ferdinand Kübler]


Kumar, Dilip
Born 11 December 1922  (Peshawar, India)
Indian film actor turned politician.
[Picture of Dilip Kumar]


Kupferberg, Tuli Tuli Kupferberg is no longer with us
Born 28 September 1923  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 12 July 2010  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Countercultural poet and publisher, also co-founder of 1960s psych-rock group The Fugs.
[Picture of Tuli Kupferberg]


Kutcher, Ashton
Born 7 February 1978  (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA)
Actor, currently married to Demi Moore.
[Picture of Ashton Kutcher]


Kyi, Aung San Suu
Born 19 June 1945  (Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar))
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]

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