Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2015: K


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


Kahn, Irving Irving Kahn is no longer with us
Born 19 December 1905  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 24 February 2015  (New York City, New York, USA)

Age at death: 109  (read death notice)
Financial investor, still dealing at over 100!
[Picture of Irving Kahn]


Kaji, Meiko
Born 24 March 1947  (Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese actress and singer. Some of her songs showed up in 'Kill Bill' which led to something of a musical career boost.
[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]


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]


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]


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]


Karaca, Hayrettin
Born 4 April 1922  (Bandirma, Balikesir, Turkey)
Former Turkish business man turned tree-hugger.
[Picture of Hayrettin Karaca]


Kardam of Turnovo, Prince Prince Kardam of Turnovo is no longer with us
Born 2 December 1962  (Madrid, Spain)

Died 8 April 2015  (Madrid, Spain)

Age at death: 52  (read death notice)
Heir apparent to the Bulgarian throne, despite said throne being abolished in 1946. Not that he's in much state to even be a pretend King, he was all but killed in a car accident in 2008, and has been in a coma since 2010.
[Picture of Prince Kardam of Turnovo]


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


Karner, Maggie
Born 31 July 1963  (Lafayette, Indiana, USA)
Terminal cancer patient, vocal critic of assisted suicide. Died in September 2015 but no obit.
[Picture of Maggie Karner]


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, Jean
Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA  (exact date unknown)
American actress, widow of the late Casey. As Groucho Marx once said "No wonder he passed away!" Born 1955.
[Picture of Jean Kasem]


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


Katayama, Yutaka Yutaka Katayama is no longer with us
Born 15 September 1909  (Tokyo, Japan)

Died 19 February 2015  (Tokyo, Japan)

Age at death: 105  (read death notice)
Former president of Nissan and father of the Z-Car.
[Picture of Yutaka Katayama]


Katin, Peter Peter Katin is no longer with us
Born 14 November 1930  (London, England)

Died 19 March 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


Keitel, Harvey
Born 13 May 1939  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor, most notably in 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction'.
[Picture of Harvey Keitel]


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 Ellsworth Kelly is no longer with us
Born 31 May 1923  (Newburgh, New York, USA)

Died 27 December 2015  (Spencertown, New York, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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, Jim
Born 14 February 1960  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Retired quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, been suffering from cancer and MRSA since 2013.
[Picture of Jim Kelly]


Kelly, Lorraine
Born 30 November 1959  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Long-running TV presenter for ITV, shown up on just about every daytime TV sofa they've used over the last 30 years.
[Picture of Lorraine 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]


Kelman, James
Born 9 June 1946  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Controversial Scottish novelist who won the 1994 Booker prize for 'How Late It Was How Late'.
[Picture of James Kelman]


Kemp, Gene Gene Kemp is no longer with us
Born 27 December 1926  (Wiggington, Staffordshire, England)

Died 4 January 2015  (Exeter, England)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Childrens author
[Picture of Gene Kemp]


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]


Kemper, Edmund
Born 18 December 1948  (Burbank, California, USA)
"The Co-ed Killer", giant of a serial killer with brains to match the brawn. Serving life in prison after murdering, dismembering and raping ten people. Usually in that order, so a pleasant chap all round.
[Picture of Edmund Kemper]


Kennedy, Charles Charles Kennedy is no longer with us
Born 25 November 1959  (Inverness, Scotland)

Died 1 June 2015  (Fort William, Scotland)

Age at death: 55  (read death notice)
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 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, Enda
Born 24 April 1951  (Castlebar, Mayo, Rep of Ireland)
Taoiseach of Ireland since 2011 and leader of the Fine Gael party.
[Picture of Enda Kenny]


Kent, Edith
Born 24 November 1908  (Plymouth, England)
Welder who was the first woman to receive equal pay to her male counterparts. Apparently died in 2011 or so, so no points...
[Picture of Edith 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 Kirk Kerkorian is no longer with us
Born 6 June 1917  (Fresno, California, USA)

Died 15 June 2015  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Reclusive Armenian-American billionaire, responsible for making Las Vegas the entertainment venue it is today.
[Picture of Kirk Kerkorian]


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, Warwick
Born 9 September 1922  (Santana do Parnaiba, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Despite the name, a Brazilian agricultural engineer and bee specialist.
[Picture of Warwick 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]


Kessler, Heinz
Born 26 January 1920  (Luban, Lower Silesia Province, Poland)
German military officer and politician who abandoned the Nazi's for Soviet Russia, later appointed Defence Minister in East Germany. Wasn't a fan of capitalists trying to flee to the West, to say the least.
[Picture of Heinz Kessler]


Khalaf, Sabria
Date and place of birth unknown
107(ish) year old Syrian refugee, subject to a lengthy asylum process but was finally reunited with family in Germany in 2014. Born c. 1907.
[Picture of Sabria Khalaf]


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, 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]


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


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]


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 "Lemmy" Ian
Born 24 December 1945  (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England)

Died 28 December 2015  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Warty-faced rocker Lemmy out of Motorhead.
[Picture of Ian


Kincaid, Rowena
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminal cancer patient, works for BBC Wales though, which seriously ups her chances of an obituary. Born c. 1976.
[Picture of Rowena Kincaid]


King, B. B. B. B. King is no longer with us
Born 16 September 1925  (Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA)

Died 14 May 2015  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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. Ben E. King is no longer with us
Born 28 September 1938  (Henderson, North Carolina, USA)

Died 30 April 2015  (New Jersey, USA)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
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, 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]


King Diamond, (singer)
Born 14 June 1956  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Viking, heavy metal singing Satanist. Lead singer of the band King Diamond.
[Picture of (singer) King Diamond]


King Krule, (musician)
Born 24 August 1994  (place of birth unknown)
Baby-faced "musician" according to Wikipedia, stretching the definition of music to absurd extremes.
[Picture of (musician) King Krule]


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, Ben
Born 31 December 1943  (Snainton, Yorkshire, England)
Acclaimed actor, still best known for playing Gandhi in the 1982 biopic of the same name. Knighted in 2002, inflating his head to the size of a small moon, but seems to have mellowed in recent years.
[Picture of Ben Kingsley]


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


Kinsey, Noel
Born 24 December 1925  (Treorchy, Wales)
Retired Welsh footballer, played for Norwich City and Birmingham City.
[Picture of Noel Kinsey]


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


Kirner, Joan Joan Kirner is no longer with us
Born 20 June 1938  (Essendon, Victoria, Australia)

Died 1 June 2015  (Melbourne, Australia)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
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]


Kit, Barys
Born 6 April 1910  (St. Petersburg, Russia)
American/Belarusian rocket scientist who worked in the space program for quarter of a century.
[Picture of Barys Kit]


Kitson, Ken
Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)
British actor who has a habit of popping up in Last of the Summer Wine and.... not much else really. Born 1946.
[Picture of Ken Kitson]


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


Knight, Ricky
Born 24 December 1953  (Norwich, Norfolk, England)
Wrestling promoter and owner of the World Association of Wrestling.
[Picture of Ricky Knight]


Knightley, Keira
Born 26 March 1985  (Teddington, Yorkshire, England)
English actress, best known for Pirates of the Caribbean. Constantly accused by the press of living with various eating and body image disorders thanks to the crime of being a bit thin.
[Picture of Keira Knightley]


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]


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, Dylan
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminal cancer patient, currently fundraising for charity. Born c. 1996. Died on New Year's Eve 2014 so no points...
[Picture of Dylan Knox]


Kobayashi, Takeru
Born 15 March 1978  (Nagano, Japan)
One of the World's top eaters, taking part in speed eating contests.
[Picture of Takeru Kobayashi]


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]


Kohlbrugge, Hebe Charlotte
Born 8 April 1914  (Utrecht, Netherlands)
Dutch resistance fighter during World War II.
[Picture of Hebe Charlotte Kohlbrugge]


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


Koirala, Sushil
Born 12 August 1939  (Morang District, Nepal)
Prime minister of Nepal since February 2014.
[Picture of Sushil Koirala]


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


Koloff, Ivan
Born 25 August 1942  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Former WWWF World Heavyweight champion.
[Picture of Ivan Koloff]


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]


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]


Kravchuk, Leonid
Born 10 January 1934  (Rivne Oblast, Ukraine)
Former President of the Ukraine between 1991 & 1994.
[Picture of Leonid Kravchuk]


Krebbers, Herman
Born 18 June 1923  (Hengelo, Overijssel, Netherlands)
Dutch violinist, eventual concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
[Picture of Herman Krebbers]


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]


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]


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


Kun-Hee, Lee
Born 9 January 1942  (Uiryeong County, South Korea)
Chairman of Samsung and a multi-billionaire so wealthy and powerful he gets pardoned from various wrongdoings without even needing to bother resorting to bribery.
[Picture of Lee Kun-Hee]


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]


Kureishi, Hanif
Born 5 December 1954  (Bromley, Kent, England)
Writer who started out his career writing porn, and never really stopped to be honest. Frequently accused by his extended family of using his career as a sneaky way of insulting them.
[Picture of Hanif Kureishi]


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]


Kyle, Redvers Redvers Kyle is no longer with us
Born 25 November 1929  (Germiston, South Africa)

Died 18 November 2015  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Retired TV announcer, worked for Yorkshire TV for 25 years. Born 1929.
[Picture of Redvers Kyle]


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

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