Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2024: K


Kabuki, The Great
Born 8 September 1948  (Nobeoka, Japan)
Japanese pro-wrestler with a 53-year career, and the inventor of classic racist wrestling trope "Asian mist".
[Picture of The Great Kabuki]


Kaczmarek, Jan A. P. Jan A. P. Kaczmarek is no longer with us
Born 29 April 1953  (Konin, Poland)

Died 21 May 2024  (Kraków, Poland)

Age at death: 71  (read death notice)
Oscar-winning Polish film composer.
[Picture of Jan A. P. Kaczmarek]


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]


Kallianiotes, Helena
Born 24 March 1938  (Megalopolis, Greece)
Greek-American actress, Golden Globe nominated for 'Kansas City Bomber'.
[Picture of Helena Kallianiotes]


Kalodner, John
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  (exact date unknown)
Music executive known for promoting 70s/80s rock outfits like Whitesnake, Foreigner, and Aerosmith.
[Picture of John Kalodner]


Kamolvisit, Chuwit
Born 29 August 1961  (Hong Kong)
Formerly Thailand's biggest massage parlour owner, self-proclaimed "superpimp", now an anti-corruption campaigner, suffering from advanced liver cancer. Given 8 months to live in August 2023.
[Picture of Chuwit Kamolvisit]


Born 7 November 1929  (Vienna, Austria)
Nobel Prize-winning Austrian-American neuroscientist.
[Picture of Eric KANDEL]


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


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]


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


Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch
Born 21 August 1951  (Voskehat, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union)
Supreme Catholic Patriarch of Armenia
[Picture of Supreme Patriarch Karekin II]


Kariko, Katalin
Born 17 January 1955  (Szolnok, Hungary)
Hungarian biochemist important in the eventual development of the RNA vaccines against COVID
[Picture of Katalin Kariko]


Karpov, Anatoly
Born 23 May 1951  (Slatoust, Russian SSR, Soviet Union)
Former world chess champion, who played slightly conservative and supported the communist regime
[Picture of Anatoly Karpov]


Kars, Aileen
Born 12 September 1913  (Tokomaru, Manawatu-Whanganui, New Zealand)
Oldest living New Zealander.
[Picture of Aileen Kars]


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]


Katz, Jonathan
Born 1 December 1946  (New York City, New York, USA)
Voice actor in adult animated series 'Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist', 'Home Movies', and 'Squidbillies'. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996.
[Picture of Jonathan 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]


Kavner, Julie
Born 7 September 1950  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress - husky voiced Marge Simpson in 'The Simpsons'.
[Picture of Julie Kavner]


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]


Keach, Stacy
Born 2 June 1941  (Savannah, Georgia, USA)
Film actor who never quite became the big star he had the potential to be. Was jailed in Britain in 1984 for smuggling cocaine into the country.
[Picture of Stacy Keach]


Kean, Thomas
Born 21 April 1935  (New York City, New York, USA)
Chairman of the 9/11 Commission, which attempted to prove that Bush didn't bring down the towers.
[Picture of Thomas Kean]


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]


Keaulana, Rusty
Born 6 March 1966  (Oaho, HI, USA)
A professional longboard surfer, won three consecutive world championships ('93, '94 & '95). He's also been in a Guinness commercial
[Picture of Rusty Keaulana]


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]


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]


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 Toby Keith is no longer with us
Born 8 July 1961  (Clinton, Oklahoma, United States)

Died 5 February 2024  ()

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
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]


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, 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


Kelly, Tori
Born 14 December 1992  (Wildomar, California, USA)
Pop singer.
[Picture of Tori Kelly]


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]


Kember, Norman
Born 27 March 1931  (London, England)
British peace activist, born 1931. In November 2005, he went to Iraq with the well-meaning but somewhat naïve idea of showing sympathy and solidarity with the people there, and of gaining an understanding of the current situation in their country. Howev
[Picture of Norman Kember]


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, 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. 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]


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)]


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]


Kenyon, Michael H.
Born in Elgin, Illinois, USA  (exact date unknown)
The Illinois Enema Bandit, who, yes, gave his robbery and assault victims enemas.
[Picture of Michael H. Kenyon]


Keoghan, Barry
Born 18 October 1992  (Dublin, Ireland)
Oscar-nominated Irish actor.
[Picture of Barry Keoghan]


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, Miranda
Born 20 April 1983  (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Australian model, ex-wife of Orlando Bloom and current wife of billionaire Evan Spiegel
[Picture of Miranda Kerr]


Kerr, Patrick
Born 23 January 1956  (Wilmington, Delaware)
Frequent face on TV shows, from Frasier to Curb Your Enthusiasm
[Picture of Patrick 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]


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]


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


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]


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]


Kildee, Dan
Born 11 August 1958  (Flint, MI, USA)
US Congressman representing Michigan since 2013; co-chair of the House Democrat Steering committee as od 2023
[Picture of Dan Kildee]


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]


Kim, Lil
Born 11 July 1974  (New York City, New York, USA)
Biggie Smalls-discovered rapper who would go on to be one of the biggest ever names in women's hip-hop, and 1/5th of the group that brought you the wedding reception floorfiller cover "Lady Marmalade".
[Picture of Lil Kim]


Kim, Yo Jong
Born 26 September 1987  (Pyongyang, North Korea)
The unsettingly sexy, crazy sister of North Korea's dictator Kim Yong Un. Quite possibly the real power behind the throne.
[Picture of Yo Jong Kim]


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, Carole
Born 9 February 1942  (New York City, New York, USA)
Singer-songwriter who co-wrote several hits with her husband Gerry Goffin before enjoying a massive hit with the 1971 album 'Tapestry'.
[Picture of Carole 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, 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, Stephen
Born 21 September 1947  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Horror writer - 'Carrie', 'The Shining', 'It', 'Misery' etc.
[Picture of Stephen King]


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


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 Joe Kinnear is no longer with us
Born 27 December 1946  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

Died 7 April 2024  ()

Age at death: 77  (read death notice)
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, Neil
Born 28 March 1942  (Tredegar, Wales)
Leader of the Labour Party from 1983-1992. Later an EC commissioner.
[Picture of Neil 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]


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]


Kirkorov, Bedros
Born 2 June 1932  (Varna, Kingdom of Bulgaria)
Bulgarian-Russian singer & People's Artist of the Russian Federation.
[Picture of Bedros Kirkorov]


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]


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


Kitschin, Fiona
Born in Australia  (exact date unknown)
Australian rock musician with the Drones and Tropical Fuck Storm.
[Picture of Fiona Kitschin]


Kitson, Frank Frank Kitson is no longer with us
Born 15 December 1926  (London, England)

Died 2 January 2024  ()

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
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]


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


Knavs, Amalija Amalija Knavs is no longer with us
Born 9 July 1945  (Judendorf-Straßengel, Austria )

Died 9 January 2024  (Miami, Florida)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Mother of former US First Lady Melania Trump.
[Picture of Amalija Knavs]


Knight, Barry
Born 18 February 1938  (Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England)
Former all-rounder for the England cricket team.
[Picture of Barry 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, 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, Phil
Born 24 February 1938  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
American billionaire sports executive who co-founded Nike.
[Picture of Phil 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]


Knowlden, Marilyn
Born 12 May 1926  (Oakland, California, USA)
Child actress of the 1930s, worked alongside the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis and James Cagney.
[Picture of Marilyn Knowlden]


Born 9 January 1952  (Gadsden, Alabama, USA)
Record executive and father of Beyonce.
[Picture of Mathew KNOWLES]


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


Knowles, Tony
Born 13 June 1955  (Bolton, Lancashire, England)
Snooker player, who never really gained much success in the big tournaments.
[Picture of Tony 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]


Kohli, Hardeep Singh
Born 21 January 1969  (London, England)
Presenter for BBC and Channel 4, often appears on celebrity reality television competitions.
[Picture of Hardeep Singh Kohli]


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


Kony, Joseph
Born 18 September 1962  (Odek, Gulu, Uganda)
Leader of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. The list of his crimes are horrific but he simply says he is following "God's will" as all his work is based on The Ten Commandments. Can't remember the Commandment at Sunday School that 'thou shalt rape fem
[Picture of Joseph Kony]


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]


Koppinen, Ilmari
Born 8 January 1918  (Rauma, Finland)
Finnish senior sports activist
[Picture of Ilmari Koppinen]


Kostroff, Michael
Born 22 May 1961  (New York, New York, USA)
Tv actor played defence attorney Maurice Levy in the Wire.
[Picture of Michael Kostroff]


Kotcheff, Ted
Born 7 April 1931  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian director, for example Rambo: First Blood
[Picture of Ted Kotcheff]


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]


Koutcher, Nadine
Born 18 May 1983  (Minsk, Belarus)
Belarussian opera singer with international recognition
[Picture of Nadine Koutcher]


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]


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


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]


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]


Kresge, George Joseph
Born 12 January 1935  (Montclair, New Jersey, USA)
Stage & TV magician in the US, normally just billed as "Kreskin".
[Picture of George Joseph Kresge]


Kretschmann, Charlotte
Born 3 December 1909  (Breslau, German Empire)
Oldest german alive - and ever
[Picture of Charlotte Kretschmann]


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, 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]


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]


Kuhne, Klaus-Michael
Born 2 June 1937  (Hamburg, Germany)
German condiment magnate, also the dumb money behind failing football club Hamburger SV
[Picture of Klaus-Michael Kuhne]


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.
[Picture of Robert Kuok]


Kupsch, Anita
Born 18 May 1940  (Berlin, Germany)
German voice actor and TV actress in mostly harmless roles
[Picture of Anita Kupsch]


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


Kurtag, Gyorgy
Born 19 February 1926  (Lugoj, Romania)
Classical composer and pianist.
[Picture of Gyorgy Kurtag]


Kurtz, Swoosie
Born 6 September 1944  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Highly decorated theatre and TV actress
[Picture of Swoosie Kurtz]


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.
[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]


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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