Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2023: K


Kaczynski, Ted Ted Kaczynski is no longer with us
Born 22 May 1942  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 10 June 2023  (FMC Butner, North Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
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]


Kadyrov, Ramzan
Born 5 October 1976  (Tsenteroi, Chechnya)
Former Chechen rebel, now president of the country.
[Picture of Ramzan Kadyrov]


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 Bernard Kalb is no longer with us
Born 4 February 1922  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 8 January 2023  (North Bethesda, Maryland, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
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]


Kamm, Henry
Born 3 June 1925  (Wrocław, Poland)
A correspondent for The New York Times he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1978 for his coverage of the plight of refugees from Indochina. Died in August but without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Henry Kamm]


Kan, Naoto
Born 10 October 1946  (Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan)
Prime minister of Japan 2010/11
[Picture of Naoto Kan]


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


Kane, Eden
Born 29 March 1940  (New Delhi, British India)
English pop/rock singer, musician, record producer and actor
[Picture of Eden Kane]


Kanegai, Bruce
Born 17 December 1947  (Japan)
Contestant from Survivor: Panama
[Picture of Bruce Kanegai]


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]


Kara-Murza, Vladimir
Born 7 September 1981  (Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union)
Russian political activist and Putin critic.
[Picture of Vladimir Kara-Murza]


Karlic, Estanislao Esteban
Born 2 July 1926  (Olivia, Argentina)
Cardinal, former archbishop of Paraná.
[Picture of Estanislao Esteban Karlic]


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]


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]


Kate, Anissa
Born in   (exact date unknown)
French porn star, two-time winner of the AVN for best Foreign Female Performer.
[Picture of Anissa Kate]


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


Kaushal, Kamini
Born 16 January 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]


Born 4 December 1944  (Sovetsk, Russia)
Born Joachim Fritz Krauledat, lead singer and founding member of Steppenwolf, Born to be wild, Magic Carpet Ride.
[Picture of JOHN KAY]


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


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]


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, 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]


Keem, Baby
Born 22 October 2000  (Carson, California, USA)
Young US rapper whose connections to Kanye West and especially Kendrick Lamar undoubtedly helped his career
[Picture of Baby Keem]


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, 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]


Keith, Toby
Born 8 July 1961  (Clinton, Oklahoma, United States)
American country music singer who has had twenty number one singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts
[Picture of Toby Keith]


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


Keller, Tim Tim Keller is no longer with us
Born 23 September 1950  (Allentown, Pennslyvania, USA)

Died 19 May 2023  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Christian apologist theologian who wont get a QO - died in 2023, and got a QO.
[Picture of Tim Keller]


Kelly, Elizabeth
Born 29 May 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, 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


Keltie, Kate
Born 23 February 1986  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian former actress who was Michelle Scully in Neighbours (Everybody Needs Good Neighbours)
[Picture of Kate Keltie]


Kemp, Brian
Born 2 November 1963  (Athens, Georgia, United States)
American businessman and politician serving as the 83rd governor of Georgia since January 2019
[Picture of Brian 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, 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, Bobby
Born 23 June 1937  (Motherwell, UK)
Scottish footballer who spent most of his career with Man City winning the league with them in 1968
[Picture of Bobby 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, William
Born 16 January 1928  (Albany, New York, USA)
Pulitzer Prize-winning US author.
[Picture of William KENNEDY]


Kennedy Jr., Robert F.
Born 17 January 1954  (Washington D.C., USA)
Radio host and environmentalist. Son of the late Bobby Kennedy. Vanity candidate for president in 2024 on a platform of vaccine trutherism.
[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]


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 (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)]


Kenton, June
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
Businesswoman who specialises in lingerie. Was long the "royal bra fitter" for Queen Elizabeth II.
[Picture of June Kenton]


Kenwright, Bill Bill Kenwright is no longer with us
Born 4 September 1945  (Liverpool, England)

Died 23 October 2023  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Actor-turned theatre impressario. Also chairman of Everton FC. Where's the funeral money, Bill?
[Picture of Bill Kenwright]


Kernan, David David Kernan is no longer with us
Born 23 June 1938  (London, United Kingdom)

Died 26 December 2023  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Kerry, Margaret
Born 11 May 1929  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Voice actress who was the model for Disney's Tinker Bell.
[Picture of Margaret Kerry]


Kerslake, Seana
Born 21 October 1990  (Dublin, Ireland)
Irish actress, broke through with the TV series "Can't Cope, Won't Cope".
[Picture of Seana Kerslake]


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


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 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]


Khorasani, Hossein Wahid
Born 1 January 1921  (Nishapur, Sublime State of Persia)
Iranian author, Grand Ayatollah and head of the Qom Seminary.
[Picture of Hossein Wahid Khorasani]


Khosrow Ali Vaziri, Hossein Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri is no longer with us
Born 15 March 1943  (Tehran, Iran)

Died 7 June 2023  (Fayetteville, Georgia, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
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]


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


KIEDIS, Anthony
Born 1 November 1962  (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
Lead singer of the funk rock icons The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
[Picture of Anthony KIEDIS]


Kier, Udo
Born 14 October 1944  (Lindenthal, Cologne, Nazi Germany)
German actor, Iron Sky series.
[Picture of Udo Kier]


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]


Kilfoyle, Peter
Born 6 September 1946  (Liverpool, UK)
Former member of Parliament for the Labour Party, had quadrupe bypass heart surgery in 2006.
[Picture of Peter Kilfoyle]


Kilgarriff, Michael
Born 16 June 1937  (Brigthon, East Sussex, United Kingdom)
British actor with a heavy focus on voice work
[Picture of Michael Kilgarriff]


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


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]


Kimbrough, Charles Charles Kimbrough is no longer with us
Born 23 May 1936  (Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA)

Died 11 January 2023  (Culver City, California, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Actor, played Jim Dail in the TV series Murphy Brown, 250 episodes.
[Picture of Charles Kimbrough]


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, Jefferson
Born 1 July 1961  (London, England)
Was "Shadow" on the ITV show 'Gladiators' before getting the sack for using performance-enhancing drugs.
[Picture of Jefferson 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, Patsy
Born in Melbourne, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Actress, in many a TV show in Australia, including Prisoner: Cell Block H. Born 1929.
[Picture of Patsy King]


King, 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]


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]


Kinnear, Greg
Born 17 June 1963  (Logansport, Indiana, USA)
Much-liked US actor, Oscar-nominated for his memorable part opposite Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets
[Picture of Greg Kinnear]


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]


Kinnock, Glenys Glenys Kinnock is no longer with us
Born 7 July 1944  (Roade, Northamptonshire, England)

Died 3 December 2023  (London, England)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Neil's wife, and politician in her own right. Now suffers from Alzheimer's.
[Picture of Glenys Kinnock]


Kinsey, Mike
Born in England  (exact date unknown)
TV actor best known as Gunner "Nosher" Evans in 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum'. Later a Labour councillor.
[Picture of Mike Kinsey]


Kirill of Moscow, Patriarch
Born 20 November 1946  (Leningrad, Soviet Uniton)
Russian-Orthodox patriarch of Moscow in an uneasy, possibly not even involuntary alliance with the Putin regime
[Picture of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow]


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]


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 Henry Kissinger is no longer with us
Born 23 May 1923  (Fürth, Germany)

Died 29 November 2023  (Kent, Connecticut, USA)

Age at death: 100  (read death notice)
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]


Klobuchar, Amy
Born 25 May 1960  (Plymouth, Minnesota, USA)
Democratic Senator from Minnesota
[Picture of Amy Klobuchar]


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


Knight, Barry
Born 18 February 1938  (Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England)
Former all-rounder for the England cricket team.
[Picture of Barry Knight]


Knight, Bobby Bobby Knight is no longer with us
Born 25 October 1940  (Massilon, Ohio, USA)

Died 1 November 2023  (Bloomington, Indiana, USA)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Basketball coach known as “The General”.
[Picture of Bobby Knight]


Knight, Gillian
Born 1 November 1934  (Redditch, UK)
English opera singer and actress, known for her performances in the contralto roles of the Savoy operas
[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, Jonathan
Born 29 November 1968  (Worcester, Massachusetts, United States)
One of New Kids on the Block
[Picture of Jonathan 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, Ricky
Born 24 December 1953  (Norwich, Norfolk, England)
Wrestling promoter and owner of the World Association of Wrestling.
[Picture of Ricky 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, Beyonce
Born 4 September 1981  (Houston, Texas, USA)
Big-bummed singer, a solo star, former Destiny's Child singer.
[Picture of Beyonce Knowles]


Knowles, Michael
Born in Spondon, Derbyshire, England  (exact date unknown)
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]


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]


Koizumi, Junichiro
Born 8 January 1942  (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan)
Prime Minister of Japan since 2005.
[Picture of Junichiro Koizumi]


Kononov, Vladimir
Born 14 October 1974  (Gorskoe, Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine)
Ukrainian political figure appointed "minister of defense for the Donetsk People's Republic."
[Picture of Vladimir Kononov]


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]


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]


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]


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]


Kozlov, Sergey
Born 7 November 1963  (Krasnodon, Luhansk Oblast, USSR)
Ukrainian political figure appointed "chief of staff for the militia of the Luhansk People's Republic."
[Picture of Sergey Kozlov]


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


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]


Krautler, Erwin
Born 7 December 1939  (Koblach, Austria)
Roman Catholic bishop who long headed the Territorial Prelature of Xingu, which sounds like a sci-fi locale.
[Picture of Erwin Krautler]


Kreutzmann, Bill
Born 7 May 1946  (Palo Alto, California, United States)
Drummer and founding member of Grateful Dead
[Picture of Bill Kreutzmann]


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


Krofft, Marty Marty Krofft is no longer with us
Born 9 April 1937  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Died 25 November 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
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, Richard
Born in Paterson, New Jersey, USA  (exact date unknown)
American author who has won a Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for his historical study of the American cigarette business, Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris, born September 1934
[Picture of Richard Kruger]


Kubrick, Christiane
Born 10 May 1932  (Brunswick, Germany)
Stanley Kubrick's widow who acted in films but also was an artist whose paintings were on the walls in some of Kubrick films
[Picture of Christiane Kubrick]


Kufuor, John
Born 12 August 1938  (Kumasi, Colony of the Gold Coast)
President of Ghana from 2001-09, nicknamed "the Gentle Giant".
[Picture of John Kufuor]


Kun, Goh
Born 9 January 1938  (Keijō, Keiki-dō, Korea)
Former Prime Minister of South Korea from 1997-98 and later 2003-04, was also briefly Acting President after the impeachment of Roh Moo-Hyun.
[Picture of Goh Kun]


Kundera, Milan Milan Kundera is no longer with us
Born 1 April 1929  (Brno, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic))

Died 11 July 2023  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Author - wrote cult novel 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being'.
[Picture of Milan Kundera]


Kunin, Madeleine
Born 28 September 1933  (Zurich, Switzerland)
Swiss-born American diplomat, author and politician. She served as the 77th governor of Vermont from 1985 until 1991
[Picture of Madeleine Kunin]


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.
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Kupsch, Anita
Born 18 May 1940  (Berlin, Germany)
German voice actor and TV actress in mostly harmless roles
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Kurobe, Susumu
Born 22 November 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]


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


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


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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