Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2022: K


Kaczynski, Ted
Born 22 May 1942  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
The Unabomber, the pretty unique green terrorist who warned us against technology, but we wouldn't listen. Probably because he killed three people and wounded 23.
[Picture of Ted Kaczynski]


Kagawa, Kyoko
Born 5 December 1931  (Asou, Namegata, Japan)
Japanese actress of the golden era of the 50s and 60s
[Picture of Kyoko Kagawa]


Kahn, Robert E.
Born 23 December 1938  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American electrical engineer, who co-invented the TCP and IP protocols that you can't avoid anymore when dealing with the internet in any way
[Picture of Robert E. Kahn]


Kalb, Bernard
Born 4 February 1922  (New York City, New York, USA)
Former "New York Times" writer who joined the Reagan administration as spokesperson for the state department in 1984. He left the post two years later over what he saw as a "disinformation campaign" against Colonel Gaddafi.
[Picture of Bernard Kalb]


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


Kardashian, Kim
Born 21 October 1980  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Most recognisable of the vapid, unavoidable Kardashian empire.
[Picture of Kim Kardashian]


Kardashian, Rob
Born 17 March 1987  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
The reverse ugly duckling of the Kardashians, might actually rather kill himself before becoming like the others
[Picture of Rob Kardashian]


Karen, Anna Anna Karen is no longer with us
Born 19 September 1936  (Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

Died 22 February 2022  (Ilford, London, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Actress best known for her role as the hapless Olive Rudge in ITV's hit 70s sitcom 'On the Buses'.
[Picture of Anna Karen]


Karolyi, Bela
Born 13 September 1942  (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Possibly the most important coach in gymnastics history, whose methods are now seen as archaic and cruel.
[Picture of Bela Karolyi]


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', 'Ra
[Picture of Lawrence Kasdan]


Kasem, Jean
Born 21 May 1954  (Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA)
American actress, widow of the late Casey. As Groucho Marx once said "No wonder he passed away!"
[Picture of Jean Kasem]


Kashi, Tracy
Date and place of birth unknown
UK theatre artist, author, actress and principal voice in several musical productions, born 1975/76. Died in April but did not receive a QO.
[Picture of Tracy Kashi]


Kassebaum, Nancy
Born 29 July 1932  (Topeka, Kansas, USA)
Daughter of one of the chaps who got steamrolled by FDR in his presidential elections, later a senator from Kansas in her own right.
[Picture of Nancy Kassebaum]


Kastusyou, Ryhor
Born 17 April 1957  (Tekhtin, Belarus)
Belarusian politician and head of the BPF Party, now a political prisoner.
[Picture of Ryhor Kastusyou]


Kate, Anissa
Born 7 May 1987  (Lyon, France)
French porn star, two-time winner of the AVN for best Foreign Female Performer.
[Picture of Anissa Kate]


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
[Picture of Kerry Katona]


Katter, Bob
Born 22 May 1945  (Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia)
Australian politician known for his brash, antiquated views, being absent from parliament most of the time, and humbly naming a political party after himself.
[Picture of Bob Katter]


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


Kaurismaki, Aki
Born 4 April 1957  (Orimattila, Finland)
Acclaimed Finnish film screenwriter and director.
[Picture of Aki Kaurismaki]


Kaushal, Kamini
Born 16 February 1927  (Lahore, British India)
Indian leading lady for decades, one of her movies received a Palme D'Or in 1946
[Picture of Kamini Kaushal]


Kawakubo, Rei
Born 11 October 1942  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese fashion designer who founded the labels Comme des Garcons and Dover Street Market
[Picture of Rei Kawakubo]


Kay, Charles
Born 31 August 1930  (Coventry, England)
Actor who added a degree of class to TV and film such as Edge of Darkness (the original) and Amadeus.
[Picture of Charles Kay]


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


Kayirici, Mustafa Mustafa Kayirici is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 25 January 2022  (Sydney, Australia)

Age at death: 31  (read death notice)
Australian serial rapist monster, now rotting in prison.
[Picture of Mustafa Kayirici]


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, Margaret Margaret Keane is no longer with us
Born 15 September 1927  (Nashville, Tennesse, USA)

Died 26 June 2022  (Napa, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
an American artist known for her paintings of subjects with scary big eyes.
[Picture of Margaret Keane]


Keating, Michael
Born 10 February 1947  (London, UK)
Played Vila Restal in "Blake's 7", now a semi-regular as the local priest on "Eastenders".
[Picture of Michael Keating]


Keating, Paul
Born 18 January 1944  (Darlinghurst, Australia)
Prime minister of Australia from 1991 to 1996. Took Labor to a surprise victory in the 1993 election despite an ongoing recession.
[Picture of Paul Keating]


Keaton, Diane
Born 5 January 1946  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Highly regarded actress, as seen in The Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall and Father of the Bride. Has won the Oscar, the BAFTA and 2 Golden Globes.
[Picture of Diane Keaton]


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]


Keck, Donald
Born 2 January 1941  (Lansing, Michigan, USA)
American physicist and engineer most noted for his involvement in developing low-loss optical fiber
[Picture of Donald Keck]


Keeble, John
Born 6 July 1959  (Hampstead, London, England)
Drummer with New Romantic proponents Spandau Ballet.
[Picture of John Keeble]


Keen, Diane
Born 29 July 1946  (London, England, United Kingdom)
UK soap actress on "Doctors" and Nescafé adverts
[Picture of Diane Keen]


Kefford, Ace
Born 10 December 1946  (Moseley, Birmingham, United Kingdom)
English bassist for The Move, inspired by the (very) early Bowie
[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]


Keith, Lierre
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
American feminist writer.
[Picture of Lierre Keith]


Keithley, Joe
Born 3 June 1956  (Burnaby, British Colombia, Canada)
Lead guitarist for band DOA.
[Picture of Joe Keithley]


Keleti, Agnes
Born 9 January 1921  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian-Israeli gymnast and five-time gold medal winner
[Picture of Agnes Keleti]


Keller, Jerry
Born 20 June 1937  (Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA)
American singer & songwriter.
[Picture of Jerry Keller]


Keller, Tim
Born 23 September 1950  (Allentown, Pennslyvania, USA)
Christian apologist theologian who wont get a QO.
[Picture of Tim Keller]


Kelly, Craig
Born 29 September 1963  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian politician and peddler of climate change/COVID-related conspiracies.
[Picture of Craig Kelly]


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


Kelly, Elsie
Born 7 June 1936  (Merseyside, United Kingdom)
English actress, known for portraying the role of Noreen Maltby in the ITV sitcom Benidorm 2007-2012 and 2015-2018
[Picture of Elsie 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, 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, Jody
Born in Round Rock, Texas, USA  (exact date unknown)
The Amazing Race contestant. Born c. 1940.
[Picture of Jody Kelly]


Kelly, Machine Gun
Born 22 April 1990  (Houston, Texas, USA)
US rapper with rock influences, which means that he occasionally carries a guitar to look more edgy
[Picture of Machine Gun Kelly]


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


Kennedy, Anthony
Born 23 July 1936  (Sacramento, California, USA)
Former member of the US Supreme Court who resigned so that we could get Amy Coney Barrett, appointed by President Reagan in 1987.
[Picture of Anthony 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, 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 Jr., Robert F.
Born 17 January 1954  (Washington D.C., USA)
Radio host and environmentalist. Son of the late Bobby Kennedy.
[Picture of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.]


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


Kennelly, Sheila
Born 28 December 1936  (Brighton, East Sussex, England)
Australian character actress in everything from soaps to sitcoms.
[Picture of Sheila Kennelly]


Kennett, Jeff
Born 2 March 1948  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Former Victorian Premier.
[Picture of Jeff Kennett]


Kenny, Tom
Born 13 July 1962  (Syracuse, New York, USA)
Actor, comedian and the voice of 'SpongeBob SquarePants'.
[Picture of Tom 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, Princess Michael of
Born 15 January 1945  (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic)
Minor British Royal. Married to Prince Michael of Kent, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
[Picture of Princess Michael of Kent]


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


Kenyatta, Ngina
Born 24 June 1933  (Kiambu County, Kenya)
"Mama" Ngina, First Lady of Kenya from 1964-2002, despite her husband Jomo dying in 1978! Born 1933.
[Picture of Ngina Kenyatta]


Kerima, (actress)
Born 10 February 1925  (Toulouse, France)
French actress perhaps best known for her debut role as a mute native in 'Outcast of the Islands'.
[Picture of (actress) Kerima]


Kernan, David
Born 23 June 1938  (London, United Kingdom)
English actor and singer, best known as an interpreter of Stephen Sondheim songs
[Picture of David Kernan]


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, Michael
Born 7 July 1945  (London, United Kingdom)
The 13th Marquess of Lothian and failed candidate for Conservative Party leader
[Picture of Michael 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]


Kerwin, Joseph
Born 19 February 1932  (Oak Park, Illinois, USA)
US astronaut, Science Pilot on the Skylab 2 mission
[Picture of Joseph Kerwin]


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


Keys, Alicia
Born 25 January 1981  (Hell's Kitchen, New York, USA)
US R'n'B singer who had great success with her piano ballads in the 2000s.
[Picture of Alicia Keys]


Khaled, DJ
Born 26 November 1975  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Social media king and occasional recording artiste, already has two US number ones to his name.
[Picture of DJ Khaled]


Khamenei, Ayatollah Ali
Born 19 April 1939  (Mashhad, Iran)
Former President of Iran, and current Supreme Leader, since 1989.
[Picture of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei]


Khan, Imran
Born 5 October 1952  (Lahore, Pakistan)
Former Pakistani cricketer, turned media celebrity, turned socialite, turned politician, turned arch-enemy of President Musharraf!
[Picture of Imran Khan]


Kheder, Musab
Born 26 September 1993  (Sudan)
Qatari footballer.
[Picture of Musab Kheder]


Khoon, Tan Soo
Born 1 September 1949  (Singapore)
Former Singaporean Speaker of Parliament.
[Picture of Tan Soo Khoon]


Khosrow Ali Vaziri, Hossein
Born 15 March 1942  (Tehran, Iran)
The Iron Sheik, baby. Crack-smoking former Olympic wrestler for Iran who helped usher in Hulkamania by laying down for the big legdrop in 1984. Daughter was murdered in 2003.
[Picture of Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri]


Kibaki, Mwai Mwai Kibaki is no longer with us
Born 15 November 1931  (Gatuyiani, Nyeri, Kenya)

Died 21 April 2022  (Kenya)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
President of Kenya 2002-2013.
[Picture of Mwai Kibaki]


Kidd, Delena
Born 11 February 1935  (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)
Veteran stage, film and TV actress.
[Picture of Delena Kidd]


Kilborn, Pam
Born 12 August 1939  (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Australian former athlete and for a long time the world's best female hurdler
[Picture of Pam Kilborn]


Kilburn, Terry
Born 25 November 1926  (London, England)
Child actor in the original Goodbye Mr Chips.
[Picture of Terry Kilburn]


Kill, Jerry
Born 24 August 1961  (Cheney, Kansas, USA)
American college football coach
[Picture of Jerry Kill]


Killy, Jean-Claude
Born 30 August 1943  (Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine, France)
Alpine skier who won three gold medals in the 1968 Winter Olympics.
[Picture of Jean-Claude Killy]


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]


Kilroy-Silk, Robert
Born 19 May 1942  (Birmingham, England)
Politician (formerly with Labour and UKIP) and former talk show host. Outspoken, over tanned & not particularly liked by anyone bar himself.
[Picture of Robert Kilroy-Silk]


Kinch, Jesse
Born 20 April 1994  (Seaford, New York, USA)
American singer/songwriter who won the only season of TV talent show Rising Star
[Picture of Jesse Kinch]


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, Jon
Born 8 June 1955  (London, England)
Founding member of punk band Gang of Four.
[Picture of Jon King]


King, Jonathan
Born 6 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, Patsy
Born 13 September 1930  (Melbourne, Australia)
Actress, in many a TV show in Australia, including Prisoner: Cell Block H. Born 1929.
[Picture of Patsy King]


King, Peggy
Born 16 February 1930  (Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
a jazz and pop vocalist and television personality. She was a member of big bands led by Charlie Spivak, Ralph Flanagan, and Ray Anthony.
[Picture of Peggy 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, 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]


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]


Kinney, Phyllis
Born 4 July 1922  (United States)
US-born authority on Welsh folk music
[Picture of Phyllis Kinney]


Kinney, Sean
Born 27 May 1966  (Renton, Washington, USA)
Drummer of grunge rockers Alice in Chains
[Picture of Sean Kinney]


Kinsey, Tony
Born 11 October 1927  (Sutton Coldfield, England)
Jazz drummer.
[Picture of Tony Kinsey]


Kinsley, Billy
Born 28 November 1946  (Anfield, Liverpool, England)
Lead vocalist and bassist with The Merseybeats until 1966.
[Picture of Billy Kinsley]


Kirkby, Elizabeth
Born 26 January 1921  (Bolton, Lancashire, England)
Australian politician, theatre, television and film actress, entertainer, radio broadcaster, writer, public affairs commentator, producer, director and sheep and wheat farmer and Australia's oldest university graduate. Well she's had a century to do it…
[Picture of Elizabeth Kirkby]


Kirkland, Sally
Born 31 October 1941  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress – JFK, Bruce Almighty.
[Picture of Sally Kirkland]


Kirkwood, Carol
Born 29 May 1962  (Morar, Inverness-shire, Scotland)
BBC weather presenter.
[Picture of Carol Kirkwood]


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 27 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 governmen
[Picture of Henry Kissinger]


Kitahara, Mie
Born 23 July 1933  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese actress
[Picture of Mie Kitahara]


Kitson, Frank
Born 15 December 1926  (London, England)
Former Commander-in-Chief UK Land Forces.
[Picture of Frank Kitson]


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]


Klein, Robert
Born 8 February 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)
New York Stand-Up comedian with an occasional stage or TV role
[Picture of Robert Klein]


Klein, William William Klein is no longer with us
Born 19 April 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 10 September 2022  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Photographer and film maker
[Picture of William Klein]


Kleinzahler, August
Born 10 December 1949  (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)
American poet with a pugnacious style.
[Picture of August Kleinzahler]


Knatchbull, Norton
Born 8 October 1947  (London, United Kingdom)
The 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma
[Picture of Norton Knatchbull]


Knight, Bobby
Born 25 October 1940  (Massilon, Ohio, USA)
Basketball coach known as “The General”.
[Picture of Bobby Knight]


Knight, Gillian
Born 1 November 1934  (Redditch, UK)
Opera star, specialises in contralto roles of the Savoy classics.
[Picture of Gillian Knight]


Knight, Gladys
Born 28 May 1944  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
"The Empress of Soul", one of the few artists (along with her Pips) who achieved more fame after leaving Motown than on it.
[Picture of Gladys Knight]


Knight, Jill Jill Knight is no longer with us
Born 9 July 1924  (London, England)

Died 6 April 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
Former Conservative MP for Birmingham Edgbaston.
[Picture of Jill 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


Knight, Merald "Bubba"
Born 4 September 1942  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Soul singer with Gladys Knight & the Pips.
[Picture of Merald


Knight, Ronnie
Born 20 January 1934  (London, UK)
Nightclub owner and Krays associate, was married to Barbara Windsor for 21 years during which time he definitely didn’t plan the 1983 Security Express heist. Born 1934.
[Picture of Ronnie Knight]


Knobbs, Brian
Born 6 May 1964  (Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA)
One half of wrestling's The Nasty Boys tag team, more famous now as one of Hulk Hogan's most brown-nosed hang-ons.
[Picture of Brian Knobbs]


Knowles, Michael
Born 26 April 1937  (Spondon, Derbyshire, England)
Actor who specialised in playing posh twits. Born 1937.
[Picture of Michael Knowles]


Knox, (singer)
Born 4 September 1945  (Cricklewood, London, United Kingdom)
Born as Ian Milroy Carnochan, British punk musician and founding member of the Vibrators.
[Picture of (singer) 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, Terence
Born 16 December 1946  (Richland, Washington, USA)
American film, stage, and television actor
[Picture of Terence Knox]


Koch, Charles
Born 1 November 1935  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)
CEO of Koch Industries who has funnelled billions into right-wing causes in the US.
[Picture of Charles 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]


Kong, Aja
Born 25 September 1970  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese professional wrestler, the leading heel in AJW during the promotions glory days.
[Picture of Aja Kong]


Kooper, Al
Born 5 February 1944  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Original frontman of Blood, Sweat and Tears, the man who convinced Dylan to go electric and producer of Lynyrd Skynyrd's biggest hits.
[Picture of Al Kooper]


Kooser, Ted
Born 25 April 1939  (Ames, Iowa, USA)
American poet.
[Picture of Ted Kooser]


Kooymans, George
Born 11 March 1948  (The Hague, the Netherlands)
Golden Earring guitarist soon steppin' into the twilight zone after an ALS diagnosis.
[Picture of George Kooymans]


Kopell, Bernie
Born 21 June 1933  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American TV actor as seen on The Love Boat and Get Smart. That’s the TV show, not Reptile’s DDP winning team, I think…
[Picture of Bernie Kopell]


Kostusev, Grigory
Born 17 April 1957  (Tekhtin, Belarus)
Belarussian Opposition leader, also named Ryhor Kastusyou, somehow. Naturally, in prison right now.
[Picture of Grigory Kostusev]


Koufax, Sandy
Born 30 December 1935  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
One of the greatest baseball players of all time, and the youngest person elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
[Picture of Sandy Koufax]


Kovac, Miso
Born 16 July 1941  (Sebenico, Governorate of Dalmatia, Kingdom of Italy)
Croatia's best-selling musician. Another Oliver Dragojevic on our hands?
[Picture of Miso Kovac]


Kovic, Ron
Born 4 July 1946  (Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA)
Anti-war activist paralysed in the Vietnam War. Oliver Stone made a film, Born on the Fourth of July, about him.
[Picture of Ron Kovic]


Kowalski, Stanislaw
Born 14 April 1910  (Torun, Poland)
The oldest man to ever run the 100m, doing so aged 105 in a leisurely 34.5 seconds. Died in April but not get a QO.
[Picture of Stanislaw Kowalski]


Krabbe, Jeroen
Born 5 December 1944  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Somewhat lightweight Bond villain in The Living Daylights.
[Picture of Jeroen Krabbe]


Kramer, Billy J.
Born 19 August 1943  (Bootle, Lancashire, England)
Famed for what he did with little children.
[Picture of Billy J. Kramer]


Kramer, Eddie
Born 19 April 1942  (Cape Town, South Africa)
Record producer who worked with The Beatles and David Bowie.
[Picture of Eddie Kramer]


Kranz, Gene
Born 17 August 1933  (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
Mission control member during the infamous Apollo 13 voyage, played by Ed Harris in the movie adaptation.
[Picture of Gene Kranz]


Krenz, Egon
Born 19 March 1937  (Kołobrzeg, Poland)
Communist East Germany's last leader before the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. Jailed for manslaugher until his release in 2003.
[Picture of Egon Krenz]


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]


Kruger, Hardy Hardy Kruger is no longer with us
Born 12 April 1928  (Wedding, Berlin, Germany)

Died 19 January 2022  (Palm Springs, California, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
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 Kruger]


Kudrow, Lisa
Born 30 July 1963  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actress who has been in everything but will always be Phoebe from Friends
[Picture of Lisa Kudrow]


Kuhn, Peggy
Born 31 January 1939  (Truckee, California, USA)
The Amazing Race contestant.
[Picture of Peggy Kuhn]


Kundera, Milan
Born 1 April 1929  (Brno, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic))
Author - wrote cult novel 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being'.
[Picture of Milan Kundera]


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]


Kurobe, Susumu
Born 22 October 1939  (Kurobe, Japan)
Japanese television, film and stage actor, best known as "Ultraman"
[Picture of Susumu Kurobe]


Kusama, Yayoi
Born 22 March 1929  (Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan)
Slightly bonkers japanese artist who likes dots, but also created the marvellous "Infinity Room"
[Picture of Yayoi Kusama]


Kushner, Jared
Born 10 January 1981  (Livingston, New Jersey, USA)
Donald Trump's son-in-law, possibly the only person in his administration who won't flip at some point.
[Picture of Jared Kushner]


Kutcher, Ashton
Born 7 February 1978  (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA)
Actor who was the hot new thing in the 2000s and married to Demi Moore
[Picture of Ashton Kutcher]


Kutyna, Donald J.
Born 6 December 1933  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Retired United States Air Force officer, often involved with NASA missions.
[Picture of Donald J. Kutyna]


Kuzma, Doug Doug Kuzma is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 3 January 2022  (Newport News, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 61  (read death notice)
US anti-vax show host, born 1960. One of the rubes who actually believe what Tucker Carlson and the GOP is telling them
[Picture of Doug Kuzma]


Kuznetsova, Nataliya
Born 1 July 1991  (Chita, Russia)
Leading female powerlifter, holds multiple records and is quite open about her anabolic steroid usage.
[Picture of Nataliya Kuznetsova]


Kwadrans, Natalie
Born 14 February 1973  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Quebecois snowboarding athlete, now suffering from stage IV breast cancer
[Picture of Natalie Kwadrans]


Kwon-taek, Im
Born 8 December 1934  (Nam-myeon, South Korea)
Highly regarded in his neck of the woods South Korean film director.
[Picture of Im Kwon-taek]


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]

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