Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2013: K


Kabbah, Ahmad Tejan
Born 16 February 1932  (Pendumbu, Kailahun District, Sierra Leone)
Former President of Sierra Leone, between 1996-2007.
[Picture of Ahmad Tejan Kabbah]


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]


Kahn, Irving
Born 19 December 1905  (New York City, New York, USA)
Financial investor, still dealing at 106!
[Picture of Irving Kahn]


Kalashnikov, Mikhail Mikhail Kalashnikov is no longer with us
Born 10 November 1919  (Kurya, Siberia, Russia)

Died 23 December 2013  (Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic, Russia)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Military engineer who designed 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]


Kamprad, Ingvar
Born 30 March 1926  (Ljungby, Sweden)
Founder of IKEA, the furniture store.
[Picture of Ingvar Kamprad]


Kanarek, Irving
Born 12 May 1920  (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Lawyer who represented Charles Manson in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial. Born 1921.
[Picture of Irving Kanarek]


Kander, John
Born 18 March 1927  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
Composer of stage musicals, including 'Cabaret', 'Fosse' and 'Chicago'.
[Picture of John Kander]


Kane, Candye
Born 13 November 1965  (Ventura, California, USA)
Blues and Jazz singer, with a mix of punk! She is also a former porn actress.
[Picture of Candye Kane]


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]


Kao, Charles K.
Born 4 November 1933  (Shanghai, China)
Scientist, awarded the Nobel prize in 2009 for his part in the development of fibre optic technology.
[Picture of Charles K. Kao]


Kaplan, Juliette
Born 2 October 1939  (Bournemouth, Dorset, England)
Actress, best known for playing the wife from Hell, Pearl, in Last of the Summer Wine.
[Picture of Juliette Kaplan]


Kapoor, Shashi
Born 18 March 1938  (Calcutta, West Bengal, India)
Veteran Bollywood film actor who also acted in Merchant-Ivory films.
[Picture of Shashi Kapoor]


Karadzic, Radovan
Born 19 June 1945  (Petnijca, Savnik, Montenegro)
Former Serbian leader, now wanted for war crimes and currently in hiding.
[Picture of Radovan Karadzic]


Karimov, Islom
Born 30 January 1938  (Samarkand, Uzbekistan)
Current President of Uzbekistan.
[Picture of Islom Karimov]


Karman, Tawakkol
Born 7 February 1979  (Taiz, Yemen)
Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2011 for her role in a peaceful solution to the political crisis in Yemen and the wider Arab world.
[Picture of Tawakkol Karman]


Karnow, Stanley Stanley Karnow is no longer with us
Born 4 February 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 27 January 2013  (Potomac, Maryland, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
American journalist and historian.
[Picture of Stanley Karnow]


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]


Kasdan, Lawrence
Born 14 January 1949  (Miami, Florida, USA)
Film producer, scriptwriter and director. Wrote the original treatment for 'The Bodyguard' back in the 1970s, when it was mooted be a project for Diana Ross and Steve McQueen. Kasdan then went on to write the screenplays for 'The Empire Strikes Back', 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and 'Return of the Jedi'. Also directed the neo-noir thriller 'Body Heat' in 1981.
[Picture of Lawrence Kasdan]


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


Katajavuori, Salme
Born 2 May 1912  (Turku, Finland)
Veteran Finnish politician.
[Picture of Salme Katajavuori]


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


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


Kawashima, Ryokichi
Born 1 August 1918  (Saitama, Japan)
Japanese war veteran who ran for parliament in 2012 aged 94.
[Picture of Ryokichi Kawashima]


Kay, Peter
Born 2 July 1973  (Bolton, Lancashire, England)
Rotund, northern comic of 'Phoenix Nights' fame. Garlic bread?
[Picture of Peter Kay]


Kaye, Gorden
Born 7 April 1941  (Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England)
UK comic actor, best remembered for being Rene Artois in 'Allo, 'Allo'.
[Picture of Gorden Kaye]


Ke$ha, (singer)
Born 1 March 1987  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Singer-songwriter and rapper whose debut album, 'Animal' topped the U.S. Charts in 2010. I pretend I know all this, but I don't..
[Picture of (singer) Ke$ha]


Kean, Jane Jane Kean is no longer with us
Born 10 April 1923  (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)

Died 26 November 2013  (Burbank, California, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
American film and television actress.
[Picture of Jane Kean]


Keane, Roy
Born 10 August 1971  (Cork, Mayfield, Republic of Ireland)
Former Man Utd & Republic of Ireland midfielder who had a turbulent spell in charge of Sunderland recently.
[Picture of Roy Keane]


Keaton, Michael
Born 5 September 1951  (Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA)
American actor, a former Batman. Also in 'Beetlejuice' and the criminally underrated 'Night Shift' with Henry Wrinkler.
[Picture of Michael Keaton]


Kee, Robert Robert Kee is no longer with us
Born 5 October 1919  (Calcutta, India)

Died 11 January 2013  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Journalist and writer. Was newscaster for the BBC and ITV and was one of the "Famous Five" that started at TV-am in 1983.
[Picture of Robert Kee]


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]


Keith, Penelope
Born 2 April 1940  (Sutton, Surrey, England)
Popular actress in the 1970s whom male viewers secretly fancied in 'The Good Life' whilst publicly liking Felicity Kendall. And don't deny it...
[Picture of Penelope Keith]


Kellerman, Sally
Born 2 June 1937  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Actress, "Hot Lips" Houlihan in 'M*A*S*H*'.
[Picture of Sally Kellerman]


Kelly, Elizabeth
Born 29 May 1921  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Actress, Nellie Ellis in EastEnders, between 1993-2000.
[Picture of Elizabeth Kelly]


Kelly, Ellsworth
Born 31 May 1923  (Newburgh, New York, USA)
Painter & sculptor of the Minimalistic style.
[Picture of Ellsworth Kelly]


Kelly, Frank
Born 28 December 1938  (Dublin, 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]


Kelly, Lisa Robin Lisa Robin Kelly is no longer with us
Born 5 March 1970  (Southington, Connecticut, USA)

Died 14 August 2013  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 43  (read death notice)
American actress, whose list of credits includes 'That 70's Show' and 'Dollhouse'.
[Picture of Lisa Robin Kelly]


Kelly, Matthew
Born 9 March 1950  (Manchester, England)
Former host of UK TV shows 'Game For A Laugh' and 'Stars In Their Eyes', whose career came down crashing down around his ears in late 2002 when various insalubrious accusations were made about his sexual preferences. "Tonight, Matthew, you're going to be accused of kiddie-fiddling."
[Picture of Matthew Kelly]


Kelly, Sam
Born 19 December 1943  (Manchester, England)
Likeable comic actor, who has appeared in ''Allo 'Allo', 'Porridge' and 'On The Up'.
[Picture of Sam Kelly]


Kemal, Yasar
Born 6 October 1923  (Gokcedam, Turkey)
Outspoken, but well respected Turkish novelist.
[Picture of Yasar Kemal]


Kemp, Jeremy
Born 3 January 1935  (Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England)
Veteran British actor who has appeared in a long list of TV shows and films.
[Picture of Jeremy Kemp]


Kennedy, Charles
Born 25 November 1959  (Inverness, Scotland)
Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1999-2006. Fond of a drink or two, so I'm told...
[Picture of Charles Kennedy]


Kennedy, Ethel
Born 11 April 1928  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Widow of Robert Kennedy. Perhaps the most cursed of all the Kennedys, as her parents, brother, husband, sister-in-law and two sons all died early, most in accidents. Amazing that she's made it this far, in a way.
[Picture of Ethel 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, Jo
Born 5 August 1962  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian actress, film director and singer.
[Picture of Jo 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, 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. Left Radio 2 in September 2010 after 17 years.
[Picture of Sarah Kennedy]


Kennedy Martin, Ian
Born 23 May 1936  (place of birth unknown)
Television writer, specialising in police drama. Created 'The Sweeney', 'Juliet Bravo' and 'The Chinese Detective'.
[Picture of Ian Kennedy Martin]


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]


Kenny, Jon
Born in Hospital, Limerick, Rep of Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Comedian and actor, most notably on 'Father Ted'. Born 1957.
[Picture of Jon Kenny]


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


Kent, Edith
Born 24 November 1908  (Plymouth, England)
Welder who was the first woman to receive equal pay to her male counterparts.
[Picture of Edith Kent]


Kent, Jean Jean Kent is no longer with us
Born 29 June 1921  (London, England)

Died 30 November 2013  (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
Film actress for Gainsborough Pictures in the 1940s.
[Picture of Jean Kent]


Keogh, Doreen
Born in Dublin, Rep of Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Best known either as Concepta the barmaid in the early days of 'Coronation Street' or more recently in 'The Royle Family' as Mary, the next-door neighbour.
[Picture of Doreen Keogh]


Kercheval, Ken
Born 15 July 1935  (Wolcottville, Indiana, USA)
American actor, probably best remembered as Cliff "Digger" Barnes in 'Dallas'.
[Picture of Ken Kercheval]


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]


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]


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]


Kerr, Judith
Born 14 June 1923  (Berlin, Germany)
Author, creator of the Mog series of children's books. Widow of pioneering television writer Nigel Kneale.
[Picture of Judith 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 Secretary of State in the Obama administration.
[Picture of John Kerry]


Kertész, Imre
Born 9 November 1929  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian writer, the first to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 2002.
[Picture of Imre Kertész]


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, Chaka
Born 23 March 1953  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Musical artist known as the 'Queen of Funk' who had a string of hits in the 1980s.
[Picture of Chaka 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]


Khanh, Nguyen Nguyen Khanh is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1927  (Trŕ Vinh, Vietnam)

Died 11 January 2013  (San Jose, California, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Military ruler of Vietnam from 1964-65.
[Picture of Nguyen Khanh]


Khanjar, Taufeek
Born in Iraq  (exact date unknown)
In 2012, he became the oldest person to become a new British citizen, aged 104. Moved to Britain in 2006, after surviving years of war and strife in Iraq.
[Picture of Taufeek Khanjar]


Khosrow Vaziri, Hossein
Born 15 March 1943  (Tehran, Iran)
Iranian wrestler known as the Iron Sheik.
[Picture of Hossein Khosrow Vaziri]


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]


Kieber, Walter
Born 20 February 1931  (Feldkirch, Austria)
Prime Minister of Liechtenstein from 1974 to 1978.
[Picture of Walter Kieber]


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]


Kilby, Barry
Born 23 January 1949  (Blackpool, Lancashire, England)
Former Burnley FC chairman, who stood down due to his cancer fight.
[Picture of Barry Kilby]


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 1960s. Currently rotting away in prison.
[Picture of Edgar Ray Killen]


Kilmer, Val
Born 31 December 1959  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Square-jawed film actor. Excellent in 'Tombstone', shit in 'Batman' and indeed everything else...
[Picture of Val Kilmer]


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


Kimura, Jiroemon Jiroemon Kimura is no longer with us
Born 19 April 1897  (Kyoto, Japan)

Died 12 June 2013  (Kyotango, Kyoto, Japan)

Age at death: 116  (read death notice)
The World's oldest person as of the end of 2012.
[Picture of Jiroemon Kimura]


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, Billie Jean
Born 22 November 1943  (Long Beach, California, USA)
Hugely successful tennis player, 6 times Wimbledon ladies Champion.
[Picture of Billie Jean King]


King, Claude
Born 5 February 1923  (Keithville, Louisiana, USA)
American country singer and songwriter. Died in March 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Claude King]


King, Dexter Scott
Born 30 January 1961  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Son of Martin Luther King Jr., who although he is an activist himself, he is also actor and documentary film maker.
[Picture of Dexter Scott King]


King, Don
Born 20 August 1931  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Exuberant, some might say cynical, boxing promoter with the upright hair.
[Picture of Don King]


King, Florence
Born 5 January 1936  (Washington DC, USA)
Novelist and journalist, whose work mainly features on the deep South of the USA.
[Picture of Florence King]


King, Jeff
Date and place of birth unknown
Former jockey and horseracing trainer.
[Picture of Jeff 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 hosted a world-famous chat show on CNN until his retirement in 2010. Born Lawrence Harvey Zieger.
[Picture of Larry King]


King, Matt
Born 31 October 1968  (Watford, Hertfordshire, England)
Stand up comedian who is also a comic actor - perhaps best known for his role in 'Peep Show'.
[Picture of Matt King]


King, Perry
Born 30 April 1948  (Alliance, Ohio, USA)
Actor who played Han Solo in the radio series of 'Star Wars'.
[Picture of Perry King]


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


King, Tom
Born 13 June 1933  (Rugby, Warwickshire, England)
Former British cabinet minister, immortalised in the late Alan Clarke's diaries. Recently given the finger by Baroness Tumpington afer a typical gaff in the House of Lords.
[Picture of Tom King]


Kingdom, Roger
Born 26 August 1962  (Vienna, Georgia, USA)
Twice Olympic 110m Hurdles Champion, the nemesis and inspiration for Colin Jackson.
[Picture of Roger Kingdom]


Kingsley, Gershon
Born 28 October 1922  (Bochum, Germany)
German-American composer, an expert in electronic music.
[Picture of Gershon Kingsley]


Kirsch, Sarah
Born 16 April 1935  (Limlingerode, Prussian Saxony, Germany)
German poet. Died in May 2013 but not obit.
[Picture of Sarah Kirsch]


Kirwan, Danny
Born 13 May 1950  (Brixton, London, England)
Guitarist for Fleetwood Mac in the 60s and 70s.
[Picture of Danny Kirwan]


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, Ralph Ralph Klein is no longer with us
Born 1 November 1942  (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Died 29 March 2013  (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Premier of Alberta from 1992-2006.
[Picture of Ralph Klein]


Klein, William
Born 19 April 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)
Photographer and film maker
[Picture of William Klein]


Klotz, Red
Born 21 October 1921  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former NBA basketball player. Formed the two teams that would regularly get a pounding from the Harlem Globetrotters.
[Picture of Red Klotz]


Knatchbull, Patricia
Born 14 February 1924  (London, England)
2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, 1st cousin of Phil the Greek.
[Picture of Patricia Knatchbull]


Knight, Jean
Born 26 June 1943  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Funk singer, best known for 'Mr Big Stuff'.
[Picture of Jean Knight]


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


Knowles, Mark
Born 4 September 1971  (Nassau, Bahamas)
Tennis player, who had more success in doubles than singles.
[Picture of Mark Knowles]


Knowles, Michael
Born in Spondon, Derbyshire, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor who specialised in playing posh twits. Born 1937.
[Picture of Michael Knowles]


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


Koch, David H.
Born 3 March 1940  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)
Businessman, currently the 4th richest man in the US, co-owner of Koch Industries.
[Picture of David H. Koch]


Koch, Ed Ed Koch is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1924  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 1 February 2013  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Former Mayor of New York City from 1978-1989.
[Picture of Ed Koch]


Koenig, Walter
Born 14 September 1936  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actor, who will forever be known as Chekov in the original 'Star Trek'. Later a comic book artist.
[Picture of Walter Koenig]


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 physicist.
[Picture of Walter Kohn]


Koirala, Manisha
Born 16 August 1970  (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Nepalese actress, a leading lady in Bollywood films.
[Picture of Manisha Koirala]


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]


Konyeva, Galina
Born 15 October 1938  (Udmurtia, Russia)
One of the Russian grannies that formed Buranovskiye Babushki, the old ladies singing that took the Eurovision Song Contest by storm in 2012.
[Picture of Galina Konyeva]


Koop, Dr C. Everett Dr C. Everett Koop is no longer with us
Born 14 October 1916  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 25 February 2013  (Hanover, New Hampshire, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Surgeon General of the United States from 1982-89, under Ronald Reagan's presidency.
[Picture of Dr C. Everett Koop]


Kopa, Raymond
Born 13 October 1931  (Nśux-les-Mines, Pas-de-Calais, France)
Former Stade Reims, Real Madrid and France international footballer.
[Picture of Raymond Kopa]


Koppel, Ted
Born 8 February 1940  (Nelson, Lancashire, England)
English born, but American based broadcaster, based mainly in news broadcasting, with some other sidelines recently.
[Picture of Ted Koppel]


Koprowski, Hilary Hilary Koprowski is no longer with us
Born 5 December 1916  (Warsaw, Poland)

Died 11 April 2013  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Polish virologist who helped develop the vaccine for polio.
[Picture of Hilary Koprowski]


Korchnoi, Viktor
Born 23 May 1931  (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Chess Grandmaster, still playing. Now of Swiss citizenship.
[Picture of Viktor Korchnoi]


Korec, Ján Chryzostom
Born 22 January 1924  (Bosany, Slovakia)
Roman Catholic cardinal in Slovakia.
[Picture of Ján Chryzostom Korec]


Kösen, Sultan
Born 10 December 1982  (Mardin, Turkey)
The World's tallest living man, stretching out to 8ft 1in.
[Picture of Sultan Kösen]


Kossoff, Leon
Born 7 December 1926  (Islington, London, England)
Artist, whose speciality is London - either portraits, buildings or cityscapes.
[Picture of Leon Kossoff]


Kotto, Yaphet
Born 15 November 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)
US actor, known for his roles in 'Alien', 'Running Man' and 'Live and Let Die'.
[Picture of Yaphet Kotto]


Koussa, Moussa
Born in Tajura, Libya  (exact date unknown)
Former foreign minister in Muammar Gadaffi's government before its overthrow in 2011. Born c. 1946
[Picture of Moussa Koussa]


Kowalski, Józef
Born 4 February 1900  (Smerekivka, Lviv, Ukraine)
The last survivor of the Polish-Russian War of 1919-21. Died in December 2013 but no obit.
[Picture of Józef Kowalski]


Kozak, Evelyn Evelyn Kozak is no longer with us
Born 14 August 1899  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 11 June 2013  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 113  (read death notice)
One of the oldest people in the World, currently the oldest Jewish Person in the World.
[Picture of Evelyn Kozak]


Krajicek, Richard
Born 6 December 1971  (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Tennis player, 1996 Wimbledon Men's singles champion.
[Picture of Richard Krajicek]


Krenwinkel, Patricia
Born 3 December 1947  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Member of the Charles Manson family and convicted for her involvement in the Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969.
[Picture of Patricia Krenwinkel]


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]


Kretzmer, Herbert
Born 5 October 1925  (Kroonstad, South Africa)
Journalist, who is better known as the lyricist for the English-language musical adaptation of Les Miserables.
[Picture of Herbert Kretzmer]


Kristofferson, Kris
Born 22 June 1936  (Brownsville, Texas, USA)
Successful folk and country singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Kris Kristofferson]


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]


Kumar Mahanta, Prafulla
Date and place of birth unknown
Indian regional politician. Born 1952.
[Picture of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta]


Kuo, David David Kuo is no longer with us
Born 26 June 1968  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 5 April 2013  (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 44  (read death notice)
Former member of the White House staff, an advisor to George W Bush on domestic policy, who has now spent about 10 years battling a brain tumour.
[Picture of David Kuo]


Kuok, Robert
Born 6 October 1923  (Johor, Malaysia)
Successful Malaysian/Chinese businessman, owner of the Shangri-La Hotel chain and 40th richest man in the World.
[Picture of Robert Kuok]


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


Kuttner, Stuart
Date and place of birth unknown
Former News of the World newspaper editor. Born c. 1940
[Picture of Stuart Kuttner]


Kuusela, Armi
Born 20 August 1934  (Muhos, Finland)
Finnish beauty queen. Won the first "Miss Universe" competition in 1952.
[Picture of Armi Kuusela]


Kwouk, Burt
Born 18 July 1930  (Manchester, England)
Actor forever known as Cato in the Pink Panther films.
[Picture of Burt Kwouk]


Kyi, Aung San Suu
Born 19 June 1945  (Rangoon, Burma)
Burmese pro-democracy activist and unlikely fan of Dave Lee Travis. Released from house arrest in 2010.
[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]


Kyong-hui, Kim
Born 30 May 1946  (Pyongyang, North Korea)
Daughter of the late Kim Il-Sung and part of the North Korean leadership.
[Picture of Kim Kyong-hui]

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