Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: K


Kabbah, Ahmad Tejan Ahmad Tejan Kabbah is no longer with us
Born 16 February 1932  (Pendumbu, Kailahun District, Sierra Leone)

Died 13 March 2014  (Freetown, Sierra Leone)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Former President of Sierra Leone, between 1996-2007.
[Picture of Ahmad Tejan Kabbah]


Kagawa, Kyoko
Born 5 December 1931  (Tokyo, Japan)
Veteran and long-serving Japanese film actress.
[Picture of Kyoko Kagawa]


Kahn, Irving
Born 19 December 1905  (New York City, New York, USA)
Financial investor, still dealing at over 100!
[Picture of Irving Kahn]


Kaji, Meiko
Born 24 March 1947  (Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese film actress and singer.
[Picture of Meiko Kaji]


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]


Kandó, Ata
Born 17 September 1913  (Budapest, Hungary)
Dutch-Hungarian photographer.
[Picture of Ata Kandó]


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]


Kanno, Yoko
Born 18 March 1964  (Sendai, Miyagi, Japan)
Composer for anime, TV, film and other media in Japan.
[Picture of Yoko Kanno]


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]


Kara, Ritchii
Born in Saltdean, East Sussex, England  (exact date unknown)
Drag queen who was diagnosed with vCJD, the human equivalent of Mad Cow disease, in spite of being a vegetarian for the past five years. Born c.1985.
[Picture of Ritchii Kara]


Kardashian, Rob
Born 17 March 1987  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Brother of Kim et al, part of the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' reality-TV show.
[Picture of Rob Kardashian]


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


Karimova, Gulnara
Born 8 July 1972  (Fergana, Uzbekistan)
Daughter of Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan. Gulnara is also a diplomat and businesswoman.
[Picture of Gulnara Karimova]


Karkoc, Michael
Born 6 March 1919  (Lutsk, Ukraine)
Alleged Nazi - Karkoc definitely served in the Waffen SS, however it is alleged that Karkoc, now living in Minnesota, USA, is the same man as a SS officer guilty of war crimes.
[Picture of Michael Karkoc]


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]


Karzai, Hamid
Born 24 December 1957  (Kandahar, Afghanistan)
Leader of Afghanistan's interim government insince 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 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 Casey Kasem is no longer with us
Born 27 April 1932  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Died 15 June 2014  (Gig Harbor, Washington, USA)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
Radio & TV presenter & disc jockey of Lebanese descent.
[Picture of Casey Kasem]


Kasner, Herlind
Born 8 July 1928  (Danzig, (now Gdansk) Poland)
Mother of current Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel.
[Picture of Herlind Kasner]


Kass, Carmen
Born 14 September 1978  (Tallinn, Estonia)
Model and occasional chess player.
[Picture of Carmen Kass]


Kathrada, Ahmed
Born 21 August 1929  (Schweizer-Reneke, Transvaal, South Africa)
Politician and former anti-apartheid campaigner, who like Mandela, served time at Robben Island, but came back stronger and served as a MP for 5 years.
[Picture of Ahmed Kathrada]


Katin, Peter
Born 14 November 1930  (London, England)
British pianist who specialises in pieces by Chopin and Beethoven.
[Picture of Peter Katin]


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. Made many a tabloid cover with her drug-fuelled antics and relationships with bigger and balder builders.
[Picture of Kerry Katona]


Katz, Alex
Born 24 July 1927  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Pop Art artist & sculptor.
[Picture of Alex Katz]


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]


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]


Kazmaier, Bill
Born 30 December 1953  (Burlington, Wisconsin, USA)
Former strongman, powerlifter and wrester.
[Picture of Bill Kazmaier]


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]


Keane, Mae
Born 28 May 1906  (Waterbury, Connecticut, USA)
Last of the "Radium Girls", who were female workers that contracted radium poisoning in Connecticut by painting watch dials. Died in March 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Mae 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]


Keefer, Don
Born 18 August 1916  (Highspire, Pennsylvania, USA)
Actor, with most success in TV and occasional roles in film. Died in September 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Don Keefer]


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]


Kefford, Ace
Born 10 December 1946  (Moseley, Birmingham, England)
Bassist, co-founder of 60s band the Move.
[Picture of Ace Kefford]


Kekai, Rabbit
Born 11 November 1920  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Surfer, one of the greatest surfers and a key name in the popularity of the sport.
[Picture of Rabbit Kekai]


Keller, Inge
Born 15 December 1923  (Berlin, Germany)
German film and stage actress.
[Picture of Inge Keller]


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, Henry
Born 17 April 1946  (Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Rep of Ireland)
Radio DJ and TV presenter, one of the quartet of 'Game for a Laugh' and very much his own man presenting the bizarre, but brilliant, Eurovision type quiz show, 'Going for Gold'.
[Picture of Henry 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.
[Picture of Matthew Kelly]


Kelner, Martin
Born 28 May 1949  (Manchester, England)
Journalist, radio presenter and comedian.
[Picture of Martin Kelner]


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


Kendall, Donald M.
Born 16 March 1921  (Sequim, Washington, USA)
Businessman, former CEO of Pepsi.
[Picture of Donald M. Kendall]


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, Michael Michael Kennedy is no longer with us
Born 19 February 1926  (Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England)

Died 31 December 2014  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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. Left Radio 2 in September 2010 after 17 years.
[Picture of Sarah Kennedy]


Kennedy, Tom
Born 26 February 1927  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
Veteran US TV presenter. Presented the American version of 'Name that Tune'.
[Picture of Tom 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]


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]


Kenyatta, Ngina
Date and place of birth unknown
Mama Ngina, First Lady of Kenya from 1964-2002, despite her husband Jomo dying in 1978! Born 1933.
[Picture of Ngina Kenyatta]


Kenyon, Carol
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
Session vocalist, occasional solo singer. Born 1959.
[Picture of Carol Kenyon]


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 Bill Kerr is no longer with us
Born 10 June 1922  (Cape Town, South Africa)

Died 28 August 2014  (Perth, Western Australia, Australia)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
South Africa-born Australian actor still best known for his role as Bill in 'Hancock's Half Hour'.
[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]


Kerslake, Roy
Born 26 December 1942  (Paignton, Devon, England)
Cricketer, former cricketer for Somerset. Has the middle name Cosmo, which is probably more interesting than his cricket career.
[Picture of Roy Kerslake]


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]


Kettley, John
Born 11 July 1952  (Halifax, Yorkshire, England)
...is a weather man, a weather man, a weather man.
[Picture of John Kettley]


Keyes, Daniel Daniel Keyes is no longer with us
Born 9 August 1927  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 15 June 2014  (Boca Raton, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Science fiction author.
[Picture of Daniel Keyes]


Khalifa, Wiz
Born 8 September 1987  (Minot, North Dakota, USA)
Rapper, born plain old Cameron Thomaz.
[Picture of Wiz Khalifa]


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 Rashid
Born 19 August 1908  (Uttar Pradesh, India)
Hindustani singer, well known in India, but because he specialises so much in Hindustani singing styles, his fame hasn't really spread beyond his homeland.
[Picture of Abdul Rashid 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]


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]


Khovalyg, Kaigal-Ool
Born in Bayjn-Alaak, Tuva, Russia  (exact date unknown)
Tuvan folk and throat (yes, throat) singer. Born 1960. Easily one of the most obscure DDP entrants ever.
[Picture of Kaigal-Ool Khovalyg]


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]


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]


Kiel, Richard Richard Kiel is no longer with us
Born 13 September 1939  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Died 10 September 2014  (Fresno, California, USA)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Kimbra, (singer)
Born 27 March 1990  (Hamilton, New Zealand)
Electropop singer.
[Picture of (singer) Kimbra]


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, 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, 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 after 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]


Kingdon, Lamenda
Date and place of birth unknown
Grandmother who hit the headlines by flying to Grenada instead of Granada, Spain, as part of her bucket list things to do. Born 1951.
[Picture of Lamenda Kingdon]


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


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


Kinnock, Neil
Born 28 March 1942  (Tredegar, Wales)
Leader of the Labour Party from 1983-1992. Later an EC commissioner.
[Picture of Neil Kinnock]


Kirby, David
Born 18 January 1939  (Darlington, Co. Durham, England)
Cricketer for Cambridge University and Leicestershire.
[Picture of David Kirby]


Kirk, Mark
Born 15 September 1959  (Champaign, Illinois)
One of two current US Senators from Illinois.
[Picture of Mark Kirk]


Kirner, Joan
Born 20 June 1938  (Essendon, Victoria, Australia)
Politician, 42nd Premier of Victoria, Australia
[Picture of Joan Kirner]


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]


Klingberg, Marcus
Born 7 October 1918  (Warsaw, Poland)
Israeli scientist and Soviet spy. Caught, imprisoned and now lives in France.
[Picture of Marcus Klingberg]


Klotz, Red Red Klotz is no longer with us
Born 21 October 1921  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 12 July 2014  (Margate, New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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]


Knauder, Maria
Date and place of birth unknown
Grandmother of Austrian folk-singer Andreas Gabalier. If there is a more obscure pick on this year's DDP, please let us know...
[Picture of Maria Knauder]


Knowles, Beyoncé
Born 4 September 1981  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Big-bummed singer, a solo star, former Destiny's Child singer.
[Picture of Beyoncé 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. Released on appeal in October 2011.
[Picture of Amanda Knox]


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


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]


Koivisto, Mauno
Born 25 November 1923  (Turku, Finland)
Former President and Prime Minister of Finland.
[Picture of Mauno Koivisto]


Kollberg, Barbro
Born 27 December 1917  (Eskilstuna, Sweden)
Swedish actress. Died in March 2014 but no obit .
[Picture of Barbro Kollberg]


Köllerer, Daniel
Born 17 August 1983  (Wels, Austria)
Tennis player, banned for life after been found guilty of match fixing in 2011.
[Picture of Daniel Köllerer]


Kono, Tommy
Born 27 June 1930  (Sacramento, California, USA)
Twice Olympic gold medallist in weightlifting, who covered four different weights in his career.
[Picture of Tommy Kono]


Kony, Joseph
Born 18 September 1962  (Odek, Gulu, Uganda)
Leader of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. Accused of all sorts of grisly murders, tortures and what-not.
[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]


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]


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]


Kornman, Mildred
Born 10 July 1925  (Beverly Hills, California, USA)
Former child actress, part of the "Our Gang" er.. Gang.
[Picture of Mildred Kornman]


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]


Kramer, Larry
Born 25 June 1935  (Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)
Dramatist, author & gay rights activist.
[Picture of Larry Kramer]


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]


Kriaras, Emmanuel
Born 28 November 1906  (Piraeus, Greece)
Greek lexicographer and philologist.
[Picture of Emmanuel Kriaras]


Krieger, Robby
Born 8 January 1946  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Guitarist for The Doors, who also wrote some of the band's songs.
[Picture of Robby Krieger]


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


Krofft, Marty
Born 9 April 1937  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
With his brother, Sid, TV producers for children's TV in America in the 1970s and 1980s.
[Picture of Marty Krofft]


Krofft, Sid
Born 30 July 1929  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
With his brother, Marty, TV producers for children's TV in America in the 1970s and 1980s.
[Picture of Sid Krofft]


Krüger, Hardy
Born 12 April 1928  (Wedding, Berlin, Germany)
Veteran German actor, who appeared in many Hollywood films - 'Flight of the Phoenix' etc. Nice to think that if he was to snuff it this year he won't be the "one who got away.." from the DDP!
[Picture of Hardy Krüger]


Kubiak, Gary
Born 15 August 1961  (Houston, Texas, USA)
American football coach, currently with Baltimore Ravens as an offensive co-ordinator, which sounds like someone who puts together rude people.
[Picture of Gary Kubiak]


Kubisova, Marta
Born 1 November 1942  (Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic)
Singer, who fell foul of the Czech communists during the Prague Spring and was banned from the country for decades.
[Picture of Marta Kubisova]


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


Kuk-Ryol, General O
Born in Jilin, China  (exact date unknown)
North Korean general, who could be next on Kim Jong-Un's list of purgees. Born 1931.
[Picture of General O Kuk-Ryol]


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


Küng, Hans
Born 19 March 1928  (Sursee, Lucerne, Switzerland)
Catholic priest who has been one of the top theological writers and thinkers for decades.
[Picture of Hans Küng]


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]


Kurpiel, Ashley
Born in Essex, England  (exact date unknown)
Essex born American who has a rare disease, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, which turns her muscles into bone. She has already lost an arm to the condition. Born 1982.
[Picture of Ashley Kurpiel]


Kusama, Yayoi
Born 22 March 1929  (Matsumoto, Japan)
Japanese painter, artist and writer, who specialises in pop art.
[Picture of Yayoi Kusama]


Kutcher, Ashton
Born 7 February 1978  (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA)
Actor, married to Demi Moore from 2005-13 and now with Mila Kunis, the lucky cunt..
[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]


Kvapil, Radoslav
Born 15 March 1934  (Brno, Czech Republic)
Noted Czech pianist.
[Picture of Radoslav Kvapil]


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 Jack Kyle is no longer with us
Born 10 February 1926  (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Died 27 November 2014  (County Down, Northern Ireland)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Irish Rugby Player, legendary fly-half for Ireland & the British Lions. Later worked as a medical practitioner in Zambia.
[Picture of Jack Kyle]


Kyo, Machiko
Born 25 March 1924  (Osaka, Japan)
Japanese movie actress, a star in her homeland.
[Picture of Machiko Kyo]


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

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