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actress  Heidi Bertha Auguste Kabel   an actress at the "Ohnsorg-Theater" from 1932 to 1998; widow of Hans Mahler
born on 8-27-1914 in Hamburg, Germany
expired 6-15-2010   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2006WEP3.3%
2007WEP3.2%
2009WEP3.3%
2010WEP3.7%
   Scored 5.5000 solo points

Congo leader  Laurent Kabila   ousted Mobutu in 1997
born on 11-27-1939 in Jedotville, Katanga Province, Belgian Congo
expired 1-16-2001 in Kinshasa, Congo   age 61   cause: shot by bodyguard during coup attempt
   Contest Selectors
2000 IVY14%

 Dorothy Andrews Kabis   Treasurer of the United States (1969-71)
¤formerly: Dorothy Andrews Elston 
born on 3--1917 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
expired 7-3-1971 in Sheffield, Massachusetts   age 54   cause: heart attack
former Hungarian commie  Janos Kadar
¤born: Janos Csermanck 
born on 5-26-1912 in Fiume, Austria-Hungary
expired 7-6-1989 in Budapest, Hungary   age 77
World War II army lawyer  Charles L. Kades   supervised the writing of the postwar Japanese constitution in February 1946
born on 3-12-1906
expired 6-18-1996 in Greenfield, Massachusetts   age 90
president of Chechnya  Akhmad Abdulkhanmidovich Kadyrov
born on 8-23-1950 in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, USSR
expired 5-9-2004 in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia   age 53   cause: bomb blast (asssassination)
film critic  Pauline Kael
born on 6-19-1919 in Petaluma, California
expired 9-3-2001 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts   age 82   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
musician  Bert Kaempfert   had 1960s hit with Swinging Safari
born on 10-16-1923 in Hamburg, Germany
expired 6-21-1980 in Majorca, Spain   age 56
disturbing Czech author  Franz Kafka   wrote Metamorphosis
born on 7-2-1883 in Prague, Bohemia
expired 6-3-1924 in Kierling, Austria   age 40
Stalin's director of collectivization  Lazar Moiseevich Kaganovich
born on 11-22-1893 in Kabany, Russia
expired 7-25-1991 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 97
swimmer, surfer  "Duke" Paoa Kahanamoku   won Olympic gold at 1912 & 1920 games; popularized surfing as a sport
born on 8-24-1890 in Honolulu, Hawaii
expired 1-22-1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 77
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president  Benjamin Bertram Kahane   RKO Pictures president (1932-36); Columbia Pictures vice president (1936-60)
expired 9-18-1960 in Hollywood, California   age 68
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in October 1972 Jewish Defense League co-founder  Meir David Kahane
born on 8-1-1932 in New York, New York
expired 11-5-1990   age 58   cause: assassinated
dedicated communist  Madelena Carmen Frida Kahlo Calderon   twice married to Diego Rivera; had affair with Leon Trotsky
born on 7-6-1904 in Coyoacan, Mexico
expired 7-15-1954 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 50   cause: suicide; pneumonia
industrial plant architect & designer  Albert Kahn   designed Ford's Willow Run aircraft plant
born on 3-21-1869 in Rhaunen, Germany
expired 12-8-1942 in Detroit, Michigan   age 73
inventor  Albert R. Kahn   co-founded a radio set repair business called Radio Engineers in South Bend, Indiana (1927); he set up a microphone/loudspeaker system for Knute Rockne that his client called his "electric voice" (1930) — inspired, they changed the company name to Electro-Voice; they also invented the noise-cancelling microphone (1940), the stereo magnetic phonograph cartridge (1957) and received an oscar for a low-noise hypercardiod "shotgun" microphone (1963; the EV-642)
born on 7-9-1906 in LaSalle, Illinois
expired 6-15-2005 in Cassopolis, Michigan   age 98   cause: pneumonia
lyricist  Gus Kahn   co-wrote Mammy, Carolina in the Morning and My Blue Heaven
born on 11-6-1886 in Koblenz, Germany
expired 10-8-1941 in Beverly Hills, California   age 54
TelePrompTer co-inventor  Irving Berlin Kahn   nephew of the composer; was vice president of radio & tv for 20th Century Fox
born on 9-30-1917 in New York, New York
expired 1-22-1994   age 76
retailer  Leo Kahn   co-founded the Staples office supply business (1985)
born on 12-31-1916 in Medford, Massachusetts
expired 5-11-2011 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 94   cause: complications from strokes
actress  Madeline Gail Kahn   appeared in Bonnie and Clyde, Blazing Saddles (as Lili von Shtüpp, the "Tuetonic Titwillow"), Young Frankenstein (ends the movie as the "monster's" bride) and What's Up, Doc?
born on 9-29-1942 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 12-3-1999 in New York, New York   age 57   cause: ovarian cancer
inventor  Myron Kahn   invented polarized light panels
born on 12-30-1916 in New York, New York
expired 11-19-2002 in Santa Monica, California   age 85   cause: heart failure
former Negro Leagues pitcher (1940s)  Cecil Kaiser   played for the Pittsburgh Crawfords & Homestead Grays
¤nickname: Minute Man" 
born on 6-27-1916 in New York, New York
expired 2-14-2011 in Southfield, Michigan   age 94   cause: heart failure; fall
industrialist  Henry John Kaiser
born on 5-9-1882 in Canajuharie, New York
expired 8-24-1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 85
to next Hawaiian ruler: Liliuokalanito previous Hawaiian ruler: William Lunalilo Hawaiian King (1874-1891)  David Laamea Kalakaua
born on 11-16-1836 in Honolulu, Hawaii
expired 1-20-1891 in San Francisco, California   age 54   cause: uremia; Bright's disease
bit actor & WWWF pro wrassler  Charles "Charlie" Kalani   his tag team partner: Mr. Fuji
¤aka: "Professor Toru Tanaka
born on 1-6-1930 in Honolulu, Hawaii
expired 8-22-2000 in Lake Forest, California   age 70   cause: heart attack
movie director  Mikhail Kalatozighvili   directed The Red Tent (1971)
born on 12-28-1903 in Tiflis, Georgia (now Tbilisi)
expired 3-27-1973 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 69
former NBC news correspondent  Floyd Kalber   worked as a local news anchor in Chicago for WMAQ & WLS
¤nickname: "The Big Tuna" 
born on 12-23-1924 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 5-13-2004 in Burr Ridge, Illinois   age 79   cause: emphysema
27-year Soviet Union president  Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin
¤nickname: "grandfather" of the Russian revolution 
born on 11-20-1875 in Upper Troitsa, Russia
expired 6-3-1946 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 70
former CBS news correspondent  Peter Kalischer
born on 12-25-1914
expired 7-5-1991   age 76
television writer  Lucille Kallen   wrote for many early tv shows of the late 1940s and early 1950s, including Your Show of Shows
born on 5-28-1922 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-18-1999 in Ardsley, New York   age 76   cause: cancer
IHOP co-founder  Albert Kallisa
born on 11-7-1914
expired 12-20-1992 in New Leipzig, North Dakota   age 78
lyricist  Bert Kalmar   collaborated with Harry Ruby; wrote Who's Sorry Now (1923)
born on 2-16-1884 in New York, New York
expired 9-18-1947 in Los Angeles, California   age 63
Great Lakes sailor  Allen George Kalmon   Second Cook aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald
born on 2-7-1932
expired 11-10-1975 in Eastern Lake Superior, Canada   age 43   cause: drowned when ship foundered
Technicolor developer  Herbert Thomas Kalmus
born on 11-9-1881 in Chelsea, Massachusetts
expired 7-11-1963   age 81
meddlesom wife of Technicolor developer  Natalie M Kalmus   Herbert made her a "consultant" to his movie clients to get her out his hair & life (he divorced her in the 1930s); a major pain in everyone's behind
¤born: Mabelle Dunfee 
born on --1877
expired 11-15-1965 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 87
radio & tv newscaster  Hans Von Kaltenborn
born on 7-9-1878 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 6-14-1965 in New York, New York   age 86
 Ernst Kaltenbrunner   head of Nazi "security services"; controlled the Gestapo and concentration camps
born on --1902
expired 10-16-1946 in Nuremburg, Germany   age 44   cause: hanged
one-time Honolulu police department officer (1946-62)  Kam Fong Chun   appeared in Gidget Goes Hawaiian; played detective Chin Ho Kelly on Hawaii Five-O tv series (1968-78)
¤stage name: Kam Fong 
born on 5-27-1918 in Honolulu, Hawaiian Territory
expired 10-18-2002 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 84   cause: lung cancer
Japanese geezer  Kamato Hongo
born on 9-16-1887 in Isen, Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan
expired 10-31-2003 in Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan   age 116   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2003JL, KLS, PCD16.7%
   Scored 1.5250 points

to next Hawaiian ruler: Kamehameha II Hawaiian King (1810-1819)  Kamehameha I   united the island chain in 1795
¤born: Paiea ("soft-shelled crab")
aka: "Kamehameha The Great" 
born on 6-11-1753 in Kohala District, Island of Hawaii, Kingdom of Hawaii
expired 5-8-1819 in Kailua, Kingdom of Hawaii   age 65
to next Hawaiian ruler: Kamehameha IIIto previous Hawaiian ruler: Kamehameha I Hawaiian King (1819-1824)  Kamehameha II   son of Kamehameha I
born on --1797 in Kingdom of Hawaii
expired 7-14-1824 in London, England   age 27
to next Hawaiian ruler: Kamehameha IVto previous Hawaiian ruler: KamehamehaIII Hawaiian King (1824-1854)  Kamehameha III   established independence from the United States, Britain & France (1842-43); son of Kamehameha II
born on 3-7-1813 in Keauhou, Kingdom of Hawaii
expired 12-15-1854 in Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii   age 41
to next Hawaiian ruler: Kamehameha IIIto previous Hawaiian ruler: Kamehameha V Hawaiian King (1854-1863)  Kamehameha IV   son of Kamehameha III
¤born: Alexander Liholiho 
born on 2-9-1834 in Kingdom of Hawaii
expired 11-30-1863 in Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii   age 29
to next Hawaiian ruler: William Lunaliloto previous Hawaiian ruler: Kamehameha IV Hawaiian King (1863-1872)  Kamehameha V
born on 12-11-1830 in Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii
expired 12-11-1872 in Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii   age 42
character actor  Stanley M. Kamel   played crackpot warp propulsion "expert" Kosinski on Star Trek: TNG episode Where No One Has Gone Before & Adrian Monk's psychiatrist Dr. Charles Kroger on Monk cable comedy
born on 1-1-1943 in New Brunswick, New Jersey
expired 4-8-2008 in Hollywood Hills, California   age 65   cause: heart attack
AKS: Stanlie Stan Lee Camel
 Martin David Kamen   co-discoverer of the carbon-14 isotope (1940)
born on 8-27-1913 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 8-31-2002 in Montecito, California   age 89
Hollywood composer  Michael Kamen   wrote scores for the Lethal Weapon & Die Hard film series, as well as Polyester (1981), Brazil (1985), License to Kill (1989), Mr. Holland's Opus & X-Men (2000)
born on 4-15-1948 in New York, New York
expired 11-18-2003 in London, England   age 55   cause: heart attack; multiple sclerosis
satirist  Milt Kamen
born on 3-5-1921 in Hurleyville, New York
expired 2-24-1977 in Beverly Hills, California   age 55   cause: heart attack
Gnutella pioneer  Gene H. Kan   helped write Unix version of Gnutella peer-to-peer file sharing program
born on 9-6-1976
expired 6-29-2002 in San Jose, California   age 25   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
screenwriter  Aben Kandel   wrote screenplays for Knute Rockne, All American and I Was a Teenage Werewolf
born on 8-15-1897
expired 1-28-1993   age 95
punk rock bassist  Arthur Kane   played with the New York Dolls in the 1970s; thought he had the flu — learned that he was dying of cancer just hours before it happened
born on 2-3-1949 in New York, New York
expired 7-13-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 55   cause: leukemia
former (Jewish) Notre Dame University student  Ben Kane   as a freshman played on Knute Rockne's last (freshman) football team (1930)
born on 4-15-1910 in Illinois
expired 12-7-2007 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois   age 97
comic book artist  Gilbert Kane   known for drawing the Green Lantern
¤born: Eli Katz 
born on 4-6-1926 in Latvia
expired 1-31-2000 in Miami, Florida   age 73   cause: lymphoma
1920s & 30s singer  Helen Kane   sang "I wanna be loved by you ... Boop-Boop-a-Doop"
¤the "Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl"
born: Helen Schroder 
born on 8-4-1904 in New York, New York
expired 9-26-1966 in New York, New York   age 62
noted factualist  Joseph Nathan Kane   author of Famous First Facts: A Record of First Happenings, Discoveries and Inventions in the Unted States (1933)
born on 1-23-1899 in New York, New York
expired 9-22-2002 in West Palm Beach, Florida   age 103
   Contest Selectors
2002 JL9.1%
   Scored 4.7000 solo points

comic artist  Robert "Bob" Kane   co-created Batman (1938)
born on 10-25-1915
expired 11-3-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 83
stage and screen writer  Garson Kanin   wrote Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib, Pat and Mike and many others; husband of actress Ruth Gordon
born on 11-24-1912 in Rochester, New York
expired 3-13-1999 in New York, New York   age 86   cause: heart failure
playwright/screenwriter/director  Michael Kanin
born on 2-1-1910
expired 3-12-1993   age 83
murder victim  Megan Nicole Kanka   namesake of law requiring public lists of sex offenders (Megan's Law)
born on 12-7-1986
expired 7-30-1994 in Hamiton Township, New Jersey   age 7   cause: murdered; strangled
vice president of India  Kirshnan Kant
born on 2-28-1927 in Punjab, India
expired 7-27-2002 in New Delhi, India   age 75   cause: heart attack
Gilberton Publications founder/editor  Albert Lewis Kanter   created the Classics Illustrated comic books (1941-62); father of Hal Kanter
born on 11-13-1896 in Russia
expired 3-17-1973 in New York, New York   age 76   cause: heart attack
movie/tv writer/director/producer  Harry "Hal" Kanter   comedy writer for Bing Crosby & Ed Wynn; created/produced/wrote the George Gobel Show and Julia (1967); executive producer of All In The Family; his dad created the Classics Illustrated comics
born on 12-18-1918 in Savannah, Georgia
expired 11-6-2011 in Encino, California   age 92   cause: complications from pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2009PCD3.3%

author  MacKinlay Kantor   wrote Andersonville (1955); it won 1956 Pulitzer prize; another novel was adapted as the screenplay for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
born on 2-4-1904 in Webster City, Iowa
expired 10-11-1977 in Sarasota, Florida   age 73   cause: heart ailment
1975 Nobel economics laureate Dr.  Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich   shared prize with Tjalling Koopmans
born on 1-19-1912 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 4-7-1986 in Russia, USSR   age 74
Wayne State University cardiac surgeon & teacher Dr.  Adrian Kantrowitz   performed the first human heart transplant in the U.A.
born on 10-4-1918 in New York, New York
expired 11-14-2008 in Ann Arbor, michigan   age 90   cause: complications from heart failure
1978 Nobel physics co-laurate  Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa   discovered superfluidity in Helium II
born on 7-8-1894 in Kronstadt, Russia
expired 4-8-1984 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 89
AKS: b.6/26/1894 old calendar style
contract bridge authority  Edgar Kaplan   partnered with Norman Kay
born on 4-18-1925 in New York, New York
expired 9-7-1997 in New York, New York   age 72   cause: cancer
 Lena Kaplan   founder of Hadassah in 1912
expired 5-3-1958 in New York, New York   age 73
 Stanley H. Kaplan   founded the test preparation firm that bears his name (1938)
born on 5-24-1919 in New York, New York
expired 8-23-2009 in New York, New York   age 90
 Jack Kapp   founder of the U.S. branch of Decca Records
expired 3-25-1949 in New York, New York   age 47   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
conductor  Richard Paul Kapp   founded the Philharmonia Virtuosi; his uncle Jack Kapp founded the U.S. branch of Decca Records
born on 10-9-1936 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-4-2006 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 69   cause: cancer
Nazi war criminal SS Colonel  Herbert Kappler   responsible for the Ardeatine Massacre outside Rome (3/24/1944)
expired 2-9-1978 in Soltau, Germany   age 70   cause: stomach cancer
rock musician  Muhtar Cem Karaca
born on 4-5-1945
expired 2-8-2004 in Istanbul, Turkey   age 58   cause: heart failure
conductor  Herbert von Karajan
born on 4-5-1908 in Salzburg, Austria
expired 7-16-1989 in Anif, Austria   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1979 HP7.7%

former Look Magazine photographer (1960-72)  James H. Karales
born on 7-15-1930 in Canton, Ohio
expired 4-1-2002 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York   age 71   cause: cancer
former Greek P.M. (1955-63) & president (1980-85, 90-94)  Konstantinos Karamanlis
born on 3-8-1907 in Kioupkioi, Macedonia, Turkish-occupied Greece (now Prote)
expired 4-23-1998 in Athens, Greece   age 91   cause: kidney & heart complications; respiratory infection
AKS: Constantine Konstantine
burger seller  Carl Nicholas Karcher   founder of Carl's Jr. restaurant chain (1950)
born on 1-16-1917 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio
expired 1-11-2008 in Fullerton, California   age 90   cause: pneumonia; Parkinson's disease
O.J. attorney  Robert George Kardashian
born on 2-22-1944 in Los Angeles, California
expired 9-30-2003 in Encino, California   age 59   cause: cancer of the esophagus
Harman-Kardon co-founder (1953)  Bernard Kardon
born on 1-8-1914
expired 4-14-1993 in New Rochelle, New York   age 79
Armenian Apostolic Church head  Catholicos Karekin I
¤born: Neshan Sarkissian 
born on 8-27-1932 in Kessab, Syria
expired 6-29-1999 in Echmiazin, Armenia   age 66   cause: throat cancer
author  Erik Axel Karlfeldt   recipient of the 1931 Nobel prize in literature; he refused the 1918 prize but didn't get the chance to refuse this one — he died before the award recipients were announced (now they pick someone else if you die before award announcement day)
¤born: Erik A, Eriksson 
born on 7-20-1864 in Karlbo, Dalekarlia, Sweden
expired 4-8-1931   age 66
movie/tv composer  Fred Karlin   won an oscar & an Emmy
born on 7-6-1936 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-26-2004 in Culver City, California   age 67   cause: cancer
 Leonard Karlin   co-creator of the George Polk Award for journalists (1949)
born on 6-20-1922
expired 11-14-2003 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: brain tumor
English actor  Boris Karloff   noted for his portrayal of the Monster in Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and Son of Frankenstein (1939); played Dr. Gustav Nieman in The House of Frankenstein (1944); originated role of Jonathan Brewster in original Broadway production of Arsenic and Old Lace; narrated tv cartoon How the Grinch Stole Christmas
¤real name: William Henry Pratt 
born on 11-23-1887 in London, England
expired 2-2-1969 in Midhurst, Sussex, England   age 81   cause: pneumonia; emphysema; arthritis
former Afghan commie leader  Babrak Karmal   Soviet puppet
born on 1-6-1929 in Kabul, Afghanistan
expired 12-1-1996 in Moscow, Russia   age 67
   Contest Selectors
1980 BB, HA12.5%

auto maker  Wilhelm Karmann Jr.   built the VW Karmann-Ghia (1955-80), co-designed by Luigi Segre
born on 12-4-1914 in Osnabrück, Germany
expired 10-25-1998 in Osnabrück, Hannover, Germany   age 83
author & former Time and Washington Post correspondent  Stanley Karnow   wrote Vietnam: A History (1983); made his way onto Nixon's Enemies List
born on 2-4-1925 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 1-27-2013 in Potomoac, Maryland   age 87   cause: congestive heart failure
character actor  Roscoe Karns
born on 9-7-1891 in San Bernardino, California
expired 2-6-1970 in Los Angeles, California   age 78
actor  Todd Karns   played Harry Bailey in Its a Wonderful Life (1946); son of Roscoe
born on 1-15-1921 in Hollywood, California
expired 2-5-2000 in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico   age 79   cause: cancer
1930s Ma Barker gang member  Alvin Karpis   spent 25 years in Alcatraz
¤born: Albin Karpowicz 
born on --1908 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 8-26-1979 in Torremolinos, Spain   age 71   cause: sleeping pill overdose
 Paul Karrer   shared the 1937 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 4-21-1889 in Moscow, Russia
expired 6-18-1971 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 82
photographer  Yousuf Karsh
born on 12-23-1908 in Mardin, Armenia, Turkey
expired 7-14-2002 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 93   cause: following surgery
World War II Polish Underground operative  Jan Karski   covertly observed the Warsaw ghetto & Izbica death camp (1942); reported same to Eden & Roosevelt
¤born: Jan Kozielewski
nom de guerre: "Karski" 
born on 4-24-1914 in Łódź, Poland
expired 7-13-2000 in Georgetown, Virginia   age 86   cause: heart & kidney ailments
Bakongo tribal leader  Joseph Kasavubu   first president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1960-65)
born on --1910 in Tshela, Belgian Congo
expired 3-24-1969 in Boma, Lower Congo   age 58
Casio Computer Co. founder  Tadao Kashio
¤aka: "Casio" 
born on 11-26-1917 in Kuretamura, Koichi Prefecture, Japan (now Nangoku City)
expired 3-4-1993   age 75
AKS: Cascio
Columbia University Adrain Professor Emeritus Dr.  Edward Kasner   taught at Columbia from 1910 to 1949; used his nephew's new "word" as the name for the value 10 raised to the one-hundredth power (the googol; 1920); also came up with the googolplex --- a googol raised to the power of a googol
born on --1878 in New York, New York
expired 1-7-1955 in New York, New York   age 76
 Alfred Kastler   received the 1966 Nobel prize in physics
born on 5-3-1902 in Guebwiller, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany
expired 1-7-1984 in Bandol, France   age 81
Dr.  Erich Kästner   the last of Kaiser Bill's "huns"
born on 3-10-1900 in Germany
expired 1-2-2008 in Hanover, Germany   age 107
AKS: Kastner
author  Erich Kästner   under the name "Berthod Bürger" wrote Das Doppeltelottchen ("The Parent Trap")
born on 2-23-1899 in Dresden, Saxony, Germany
expired 7-29-1974 in München, Germany   age 75
jurist Dr.  Erich Kästner   the last of Kaiser Bill's "huns"
born on 3-10-1900 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, German Empire
expired 1-1-2008 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany   age 107
   Contest Selectors
2008WEP3.1%
   Scored 4.3000 solo points

AKS: Kastner
character actor  Kurt Kasznar   as a World War II motion picture photographer he filmed the ruins of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
¤born: Kurt Serwicher 
born on 8-13-1913 in Vienna, Austria
expired 8-6-1979 in Santa Monica, California   age 65   cause: cancer
concert pianist  Julius Katchen
born on 8-15-1926 in Long Branch, New Jersey
expired 4-29-1969 in Paris, France   age 42
royal consort  Katherine of Aragon   daughter of Isabella (Queen of Castile) and Ferdinand V (King of Aragon); first wife of Henry VIII; mother of Mary I
born on 12-16-1485 in Alcala de Henares, Spain
expired 1-7-1536 in Kimbolton, England   age 50
Dr.  Robert Katscher   wrote When Day Ii Done (1926)
born on 5-20-1894
expired 2-23-1942 in Hollywood, California   age 47
character actor  Andrew C. "Andreas" Katsulas   had recurring role of Romulan captain Tomalak on Star Trek: The Next Generation; played Ambassador G'Kar on Babylon V space opera; was the one-armed man in The Fugitive (1993)
born on 5-18-1946 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 2-13-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 59   cause: lung cancer
toymaker  Arthur Katz   founded company that makes Corgi diecast miniature automobiles
born on --1908 in Johannesburg, South Africa
expired 6-25-1999 in London, England   age 91
biophysicist Dr. Sir  Bernard Katz   shared the 1970 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 3-26-1911 in Leipzig, Germany
expired 4-20-2003 in London, England   age 92
computer data compression whiz  Phillip W. Katz   created PKZip & PKUnzip file compression/decompression utilities (1986)
born on 11-3-1962
expired 3-31-2000 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin   age 37   cause: actue pancreatic bleeding; acute alcoholism
tv producer  Leonard Katzman   involved in the production of Dallas, Gunsmoke, The Wild, Wild West and Hawaii Five-O
born on 9-2-1927
expired 9-5-1996 in Malibu, California   age 69   cause: heart attack
lawyer  Frederick G. Katzmann   prosecuted Sacco & Vanzetti for murder
expired 10-15-1953 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 78
former Kansas City Royals owner  Ewing Marion Kauffman
born on 9-21-1916 in Garden City, Missouri
expired 8-1-1993   age 76
actor/comedian  Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman   subject of movie Man on the Moon (1999); like to "wrestle" women (including Playboy Playmate Susan Smith in February 1982 pictorial)
¤aka: lame lounge lizard "Tony Clifton" 
born on 1-17-1949 in New York, New York
expired 5-16-1984 in Los Angeles, California   age 35   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
1980 EK6.3%

Broadway producer, director and playwright  George Simon Kaufman   created the word widget
born on 11-16-1889 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 6-2-1961 in New York, New York   age 71
judge  Irving Robert Kaufman
born on 6-24-1910 in New York, New York
expired 2-1-1992   age 81
screenwriter  Millard Kaufman   wrote screenplay for Bad Day at Blackrock (1955) & Raintree County; co-created Mr. Magoo in his screenplay for the cartoon Ragtime Bear (1949; partially modeled after his uncle)
born on 3-12-1917 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 3-14-2009 in Los Angeles, California   age 92   cause: heart failure; open-heart surgery
disc jockey  Murray "The K" Kaufman
born on 2-14-1922 in New York, New York
expired 2-21-1982   age 60   cause: cancer
bit part actor  Gilbert Francis Lani Kauhi   played Detective Kono Kalakaua on Hawaii Five-O tv series (1968-72)
¤aka: "Zulu" «or» "Zoulou" 
born on 10-17-1937 in Hilo, Hawaiian Territory
expired 5-3-2004 in Hilo, Hawaii   age 66   cause: complications from diabetes
   Contest Selectors
2001 RR12½%
2002 RR9.1%

UCLA geophysics prof. Dr.  William M. Kaula   pioneer in satellite mapping technologies
born on 5-19-1926 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
expired 4-11-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 73   cause: cancer
writer  Yasunari Kawabata   was the 1968 Nobel literature laureate
born on 6-14-1899 in Osaka, Japan
expired 4-16-1972 in Zushi, Japan   age 72   cause: suicide; methane
 Connie Kay   second percussionist with the Modern Jazz Quaret (1955-94)
¤real name: Conrad Henry Kirnon 
born on 4-17-1927 in Tuckahoe, New York
expired 11-30-1994   age 67
bandleader  Herbie Kay   first husband of Dorothy Lamour (divorced in 1939)
expired 5-11-1944 in Dallas, Texas   age 40
composer-arranger  Hershey Kay   did an orchestral reconstruction of Gottschalk's Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra
born on 11-17-1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 12-2-1981 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 62   cause: heart failure
former Merrill Lynch account executive (1949-87)  Norman Kay   noted contract bridge player; former partner of Edgar Kaplan;voted top U.S. player (1957-77)
born on 8-11-1927
expired 1-17-2002 in Narbeth, Pennsylvania   age 74   cause: acute pulmonary embolism
African-American classical composer & arranger  Ulysses Simpson Kay
born on 1-7-1917 in Tucson, Arizona
expired 5-20-1995 in Teaneck, New Jersey   age 78
comedic actor  Danny Kaye
¤born: David Daniel Nemerovsky 
born on 1-18-1913 in New York, New York
expired 3-3-1987   age 74
   Contest Selectors
1979 SB, VM15.4%

lyricist  Jules Leonard "Buddy" Kaye   co-wrote 'Til the End of Time & the I Dream of Jeanie tv show theme
born on 1-3-1918 in New York, New York
expired 11-21-2002 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 84
No coyotes were harmed in the manufacture of this anvil ... the harm is subsequently self-inflicted comic, singer, actor  Stubby Kaye   played: gambler Nicely-Nicely Johnson in stage and screen version of Guys and Dolls; Marryin' Sam in Li'l Abner; a strolling minstrel in Cat Ballou and Marvin Acme in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
¤born: Bernard Kotzin 
born on 11-11-1918 in New York, New York
expired 12-14-1997 in Rancho Mirage, California   age 79   cause: lung cancer
screenwriter (& Danny's widow)  Sylvia Fine Kaye
born on 8-29-1913 in New York, New York
expired 10-28-1991   age 78
film director  Elia Kazan   directed Gentleman's Agreement (1947; Best Director oscar) & On The Waterfront (1954; Best Director oscar)
¤born: Elia Kazanjoglous 
born on 9-7-1909 in Constantinople, Turkey, Ottoman Empire
expired 9-28-2003 in New York, New York   age 94
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG, KLS29%
2001ANG, KLS25%
2002ANG, DTM, JAC, RR36.4%
2003COCO, DTM, JEDS, KLS, RR27.8%
   Scored 3.2563 points

Greek author & government minister  Nikos Kazantzakis   wrote Zorba the Greek (1946)
born on 12-2-1883 in Iraklion, Greece
expired 10-26-1957 in Freiburg, Germany   age 73
Nasser's widow  Taheya Kazem
expired 3-25-1990   age 66
waitress/"scorned woman"  Sahel Kazemi   had been the mistress of Steve McNair — who just was in no hurry to divorce his wife; killed him while he slept (in their Nashville love nest), then put the gun to her temple ...
expired 7-4-2009 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 20   cause: suicide; gunshot to temple
Russian ballerina  Mathilde Kchessinska   held the title "Prima Ballerina Absoluta"; mistress of Nicholas II prior to his becoming Czar
expired 12-7-1971 in Paris, France   age 99
R&B singer  Ernie K-Doe   had 1961 hit with Mother-in-Law
¤born: Ernest Kador Jr. 
born on 2-22-1936 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 7-5-2001 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 65   cause: cirrhosis
genocidal Khmer Rouge general (1975-79)  Ke Pauk   led purges that slaughtered 1.7 million people; granted "amnesty" when he defected to the current government
born on 1-22-1929
expired 2-15-2002 in Anlong Veng, Cambodia   age 73   cause: liver disease
character actor/director  Stacy Keach Sr.
born on 5-29-1914 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-13-2003 in Burbank, California   age 88   cause: congestive heart failure
tv writer  Edward George Kean   as head writer on the "Howdy Doody Show" penned about 2,000 episodes (1947-1960); wrote the show's theme song & created the exclamation "Kowabonga" (later latched-onto by southern California surfers who morphed it into "Cowabunga", Bart Simpson's favorite exclamation)
born on 10-28-1924 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 8-13-2010 in West Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan   age 85   cause: emphysema
New Jersey senator (1928-34)  Hamilton Fish Kean
expired 12-27-1941 in New York, New York   age 79
surrogate motherhood lawyer  Noel Keane   at center of 1986 Baby M legal battle with Mary Beth Whitehead
expired 1-26-1997 in Dearborn, Michigan   age 58   cause: melanoma
1982 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  William Aloysius "Bil" Keane   draws the Family Circus strip (1960-present); was the 1982 Reuben Award winner
born on 10-5-1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-8-2011 in Paradise Valley, Arizona   age 89
   Contest Selectors
2003MJ5.6%
2004MJ, TAP11.1%
2005ANG4.3%
2006ANG3.3%
2007ANG3.2%

AKS: Bill
actor  Joseph Kearns   played the next door neighbor (Mr. Wilson) on tv's Dennis the Menace (1959-62)
born on 2-12-1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 2-17-1962 in Los Angeles, California   age 55
engineer, inventor, litigator  Robert William Kearns   invented the intermittant windshield wiper (1967); spent most of his life after that suing automakers for patent infringement
born on 3-10-1927 in Gary, Indiana
expired 2-9-2005 in Gaithersburg, Maryland   age 77   cause: cancer; Alzheimer's disease
Ramparts magazine founder (1962)  Edward M. Keating   the magazine started as liberal Catholic publication intent upon exposing hypocrisy in the church; after Warren Hinckle took over editing the magazine (1964) it started taking on the federal government; Ramparts ceased publication in 1975; he ran for congress in 1967, losing to Shirley Temple Black
born on 4-17-1925
expired 4-2-2003 in Palo Alto, California   age 77   cause: pneumonia
character actor  Lawrence "Larry" Keating   next door neighbor on Burns and Allen tv show
born on 6-13-1896 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 8-26-1963 in Hollywood, California   age 67   cause: leukemia
silent film comedian  Joseph Francis "Buster" Keaton   appeared briefly in Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
born on 10-4-1895 in Piqua, Kansas
expired 2-1-1966 in Woodland Hills, California   age 70
poet  John Keats
born on 10-31-1795 in London, England
expired 2-23-1821 in Rome, Italy   age 25   cause: consumption
Superior Oil Co. founder  William H. "Bill" Keck   his philhanthropic foundation donated the money to construct the Keck Telescope in Hawaii
born on 4-27-1880
expired 8-20-1964 in Los Angeles, California   age 84
actress  Lila Kédrova   won 1964 Best Supporting Actress oscar & 1983 Tony for her portrayal of Madame Hortense in the movie & stage productions of Zorba the Greek
¤born: Lila Kédroff
Mrs. Richard Howard 
born on 10-9-1918 in Leningrad, Russia
expired 2-16-2000 in Sault Saint Marie, Ontario, Canada   age 81   cause: congestive heart failure; Alzheimer's disease
AKS: Kedrova
cookie baker  Godfrey Keebler   co-founded the Keebler-Wcyl Co. (1890)
born on 2-17-1822 in Wurtemberg, Germany
expired 9-9-1893 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 71   cause: "an illness of almost two years"
last of his profession  Aubrey E. Keel   last living Associated Press telegrapher --- transmitted stories by morse code; displaced by the invention of the electromechanical teletype machine
born on 7-3-1901
expired 6-25-1999 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 97
singer/actor  Howard Keel   played Clayton Farlow, Ellie Ewing's 2nd husband on Dallas
¤born: Harold Clifford Leek 
born on 4-13-1919 in Gillespie, Illinois
expired 11-7-2004 in Palm Desert, California   age 85   cause: colon cancer
dancer  Ethel Hilda "Ruby" Keeler   married to Al Jolson for a while; noted tap dancer; appeared in many Busby Berkeley movies of the 1930s; played Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street (1933); appeared on Broadway in the 1971 revival of No, No, Nanette
born on 8-25-1909 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
expired 2-28-1993 in Palm Springs, California   age 83
crackpot criminologist  Leonarde Keeler   developer of the polygraph, the so-called (and wildly inaccurately named) "lie-detector"
expired 9-20-1949 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin   age 45
character actor  Geoffrey Keen   played Defense Minister Frederick Gray in all of the James Bond movies from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) through The Living Daylights (1987)
¤born: Geoffrey Ian Knee 
born on 8-21-1916 in London, England
expired 11-3-2005 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England   age 89
Ohio State U astronomer  Philip C. Keenan   did work on the spectral classification of stars
born on 3-31-1908 in Bellvue, Pennsylvania
expired 4-20-2000 in Columbus, Ohio   age 92
Captain Kangaroo actor (1955-81)  Robert James "Bob" Keeshan   started tv career on the Howdie Doodie Show as Clarabell the Clown
born on 6-27-1927 in Lynbrook, New York
expired 1-23-2004 in Windsor, Vermont   age 76   cause: heart problems
   Contest Selectors
1979JH7.7%
1980DO6.3%
2000SPAM14%
2003TAP5.6%
2004TAP5.6%
   Scored 7.4000 solo points

former Tennessee senator (1949-63)  Carey Estes Kefauver   ran grandstanding 1950s witch hunts against "pornography" because it could corrupt the purity of essence of juveniles (his premise was based upon the erotic asphyxiation death of a Florida Boy Scout who was tied up in a manner similar to a pose found in a random Bettie Page bondage photo — a picture the kid had never seen)
born on 7-26-1903 in Madisonville, Tennessee
expired 8-10-1963 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 60
School after explosion; half of the dynamite failed to detonate Bath, Michigan farmer & school board treasurer  Andrew Philip Kehoe   murdered wife, blew up occupied school building, then himself (taking several others with him); final death toll: 45; "Criminals are made, not born"
born on 2-1-1872 in near Tecumseh, Michigan
expired 5-18-1927 in Bath, Michigan   age 55   cause: suicide; dynamite explosion
murder victim  Ellen Agnes Price Kehoe   wife of school bombing "fiend"
¤nickname: "Nellie"  
expired 5-17-1927 in Bath, Michigan   age 52
Ethyl gasoline inventor  Robert A. Kehoe   improved engine performance by adding tetra-ethyl lead to mix
born on 11-18-1893
expired 11-24-1992   age 99
golfer  Herman W. Keiser   won 1946 Masters Golf Tournament
born on 10-7-1914 in Springfield, Missouri
expired 12-24-2003 in Copley, Ohio   age 89   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
first Mali president (1960-68)  Modibo Keita   deposed in coup
born on 6-4-1915 in Bamaka, French Sudan
expired 5-1-1977 in Bamako, Mali   age 61
German General & Hitler advisor  Wilhelm Keitel   war criminal
born on 9-22-1882 in Helmscherode, Germany
expired 10-16-1946 in Nuremburg, Germany   age 64   cause: hanged
character actor  Robert Brian Keith Sr.   father of Brian Keith (by second wife); his by-then divorced-from third wife committed suicide by jumping from the HOLLYWOODLAND sign
¤real name: Robert Keith Richey Sr. 
born on 2-10-1896 in Fowler, Indiana
expired 12-22-1966 in Los Angeles, California   age 70
actor  Robert Brian Keith Jr.   of Family Affair, Hardcastle & McCormick and The Brian Keith Show
¤real name: Robert Keith Richey Jr. 
born on 11-14-1921 in Bayonne, New Jersey
expired 6-23-1997 in Malibu, California   age 75   cause: suicide; gunshot; suffering from terminal cancer
Finnish president  Urho Kaleva Kekkonen
born on 8-3-1900 in Pielavesi, Finland
expired 8-31-1986   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1979 DW7.7%
1980 DW6.3%

long-time Detroit Tigers baseball broadcaster (1959-95)  George Clyde Kell   played for them in the late 1940s thru 50s; inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
born on 8-23-1922 in Swifton, Arkansas
expired 3-24-2009 in Swifton, Arkansas   age 86
   Contest Selectors
2003KOHD5.6%
2009GOHI3.3%
   Scored 6.4000 solo points

kindly character actor  Cecil Kellaway
born on 8-22-1893 in Cape Town, South Africa
expired 2-28-1973 in Hollywood, California   age 79
Helen, age 8, and Annie Sullivan on Cape Cod, July of 1888 deaf and blind lecturer  Helen Adams Keller   play & movie The Miracle Worked based upon her early experiences with Anne Sullivan
born on 6-27-1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama
expired 6-1-1968 in Westport, Connecticut   age 87
 Joseph Adreon "Jack" Keller   last head of Mergenthaler Linotype Co. (1958-63); it then became Eltra Corp. which he headed until 1980
born on 10-3-1918 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 12-10-2002 in Vero Beach, Florida   age 84   cause: complications from stroke
kid with head cold  Mary Ann Kellerman   mom gave her a Tylenol for the cold; she became one of the victims of the 1982 Chicago-area poisoned Tylenol murder spree
expired 9-29-1982 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois   age 12   cause: murdered; cyanide-laced Tylenol
former Secret Service agent  Roy Kellerman   was riding in the front passenger seat of the limousine in which JFK was assassinated
born on 3-14-1915
expired 3-??-1984 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 68
food industry executive  Estel Wood "Ed" Kelley   worked for Standard Brands, General Foods, Heublein, Gulf & Western and Fairmont Foods; involved in the introduction of Tang, Grey Poupon, Cool Whip, Klondike Bars, A1 Steak Sauce & Smirnoff Vodka; at time of death headed the Steak n Shake chain
born on 3-24-19171917 in Sharpsville, Indiana
expired 7-4-2003 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 86   cause: prostate cancer
Star Trek actor  Jackson DeForest Kelley   played Dr. Leonard McCoy on original Star Trek tv series
born on 1-20-1920 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 6-11-1999 in Woodland Hills, California   age 79   cause: stomach cancer & emphysema
AKS: Kelly
two-time Olympic marathon runner  John Adelbert "Johnny" Kelley   won the 1935 & 1945 Boston marathon
¤nickname: "The Elder" 
born on 9-6-1907 in West Medford, Massachusetts
expired 10-6-2004 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts   age 97
   Contest Selectors
2002 JL9.1%
2003 COCO, JL11.1%

Yale end (1934-36)  Lawrence M. "Larry" Kelley   winner of the Heisman Trophy (1936)
born on 5-30-1915 in Conneaut, Ohio
expired 6-27-2000 in Hightstown, New Jersey   age 85   cause: suicide; self-inflicted gunshot wound
used car dealer  Sidney H. Kelley   joined Kelley Kar Company (1918); began publishing the Kelley Blue Book car price guide in 1926
born on 12-16-1908
expired 12-5-2001 in Norco, California   age 92
photographer  Thomas "Tom" Kelley Sr.   took famous "red velvet" photos of Marilyn Monroe (one of them became Playboy's first centerfold)
born on 12-12-1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 1-8-1984 in Los Angeles, California   age 69
presidential mother  Virginia Kelley
expired 1-6-1994   age 70
Coolidge Secretary of State (1925-29)  Frank Billings Kellogg   had been a U.S. Senator (1917-23); co-originator of the Briand-Kellogg Pact; 1929 Nobel peace prize winner
born on 12-22-1856 in Potsdam, New York
expired 12-21-1937 in Saint Paul, Minnesota   age 80   cause: pneumonia; stroke
Dr.  John Harvey Kellogg   Battle Creek Sanitarium head and food business founder; invented corn flakes, the electric blanket and many other strange things; satirized in movie The Road to Wellville
born on 2-26-1852 in Tyrone, New York
expired 12-14-1943 in Battle Creek, Michigan   age 91
writer  Marjorie Kellopp   author of Tell Me That you Love Me, Junie Moon (1968)
born on 7-17-1922 in Santa Barbara, California
expired 12-19-2005 in Santa Barbara, California   age 83   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
auto designer  Thomas William Kellogg   member of Raymond Loewy's team that designed the Avanti automobile for Studebaker (1961)
born on 3-31-1932 in Monrovia, California
expired 8-14-2003 in Newport Beach, California   age 71   cause: complications from broken ribs; congestive heart failure; lung disorders
cereal firm co-founder  Will Keith Kellogg   brother of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg; created the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
born on 4-7-1860 in Battle Creek, Michigan
expired 10-6-1951 in Battle Creek, Michigan   age 91
lawyer  Joseph Wilson Kellum   part of Bryant & Milam's defense "dream team" at their trial for the murder of Emmett Till
born on 9-7-1911
expired 7-18-1996 in Tutwiler, Mississippi   age 84
stunt man  Alvin Anthony "Shipwreck" Kelly   known for flagpole sitting in the 1920s
born on 5-13-1883
expired 10-11-1952 in New York, New York   age 68
actor  Brian Kelly   son of a former Michigan Governor & Supreme Court Justice (Harry F. Kelly); played ranger Porter Ricks on the Flipper tv series (1964-68); was left partial paralyzed by motorcycle explosion (1969); was an executive producer of Blade Runner (1982)
born on 2-14-1931 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 2-12-2005 in Voorhees, New Jersey   age 73   cause: pneumonia
character actor  Briget Veronica "Patsy" Kelly   won Tony for 1971 revival of No No Nanette
born on 1-12-1910 in New York, New York
expired 9-24-1981 in Woodland Hills, California   age 71   cause: cancer
landscape architect  Bruce R. Kelly   designed New York Central Park's Strawberry Fields memorial
born on 12-8-1948
expired 1-21-1993   age 44
Nixon and Ford FBI director (1973-78)  Clarence Marion Kelly
born on 10-24-1911 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 8-5-1997 in Kansas City, Missouri   age 85   cause: emphysema
former Chicago mayor (1933-47)  Edward Joseph Kelly   built up the Cook County political machine
expired 10-20-1950 in Chicago, Illinois   age 74   cause: heart attack
circus clown  Emmett Kelly   created the "Weary Willie" character
born on 12-9-1898 in Sedan, Kansas
expired 3-28-1979 in Sarasota, Florida   age 80
actor/dancer/director  Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly   liked dancin' & Singin' In The Rain
born on 8-23-1912 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 2-2-1996 in Beverly Hills, California   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1980 DW6.3%

Green Beret Colonel  Francis John Kelly   led Vietnam Special Forces (1966-67); model for John Wayne's character in the movie The Green Berets
born on 2-18-1919
expired 12-26-1997 in Aurora, Colorado   age 78   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
noted hoofer  Frederic N. Kelly   brother of Gene
born on 6-29-1916 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 3-15-2000 in Tucson, Arizona   age 83
mobster  George "Machine Gun" Kelly   supplied guns for St. Valentine's Day massacre; died doing life in Leavenworth for a 1933 kidnapping
¤born: George Kelly Barnes 
born on 7-18-1895 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 7-18-1954 in Leavenworth, Kansas   age 59   cause: heart attack
former Michigan governor (1943-47)  Harry F. Kelly   also on the Michigan Supreme Court (1953-71)
born on 4-19-1895
expired 2-8-1971 in West Palm Beach, Florida   age 75
sick kid  Hunter Kelly   son of Jim Kelly
born on 2-14-1997
expired 8-5-2005 in Buffalo, New York   age 8   cause: Krabbe's disease (leukodystrophy)
   Contest Selectors
2002DTM, JAC18.2%
2003DTM, PCD11.1%
2004PCD, RIE11.1%
2005RIE4.3%
   Scored 14.2000 solo points

Maverick actor  Jack Kelly
born on 9-16-1927 in Astoria, New York
expired 11-7-1992   age 65
Philadelphia contractor  John Brendan Kelly Sr.   1920 & 1924 Olympic sculling champion; father of Princess Grace (Kelly) Grimaldi
born on 10-4-1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 6-20-1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 69
to 1948 award winnerto 1946 award winner amateur rower & sports official  John Brendan Kelly Jr.   brother of Grace Kelly; won 1947 Sullivan Award; died shortly after being named head of U.S. Olympic Committee
born on 5-24-1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 3-2-1985 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 62
two-time recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honortwo-time recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor World War I Marine sergeant  John Joseph Kelly   two-time Medal of Honor recipient
expired 11-18-1957 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida   age 57
quizmaster  Joseph William "Joe" Kelly   hosted the Quiz Kids radio and tv broadcasts
expired 5-26-1959 in Chicago, Illinois   age 57
 Margaret Kelly   founder of the Bluebell Girls topless chorus line troupe (1932) — one of the last companies to do the traditional cancan, featured at the Lido on the Champs-Élysées
born on 6-24-1910 in Dublin, Ireland
expired 9-11-2004 in Paris, France   age 94
to previous Ripper Victim: Catherine Eddowes 19th century London prostitute  Mary Jane Kelly   fifth victim of Jack the Ripper
¤aka: Marie Jeanette Kelly, Mary Ann Kelly, Ginger 
born on --1863 in Limerick, Ireland
expired 11-9-1888 in London, England   age 25   cause: murdered; throat slit; body horribly mutilated
Aboriginal "kidnap" victim (1931)  Molly Kelly   her escape & return home was inspiration for the movie Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002); the story was transcribe by her daughter Doris Pilkington Garimara after the daughter had also been "kidnapped" by the government & later reunited with mother
¤born: Molly Craig 
born on --1917 in Jigalong, West Australia, Australia
expired 1-13-2004 in Jigalong, West Australia, Australia   age 86
broadway & film actress  Nancy Kelly
born on 3-25-1921 in Lowell, Massachusetts
expired 1-15-1995   age 73
German Green Party founder  Petra Karin Kelly
born on 11-29-1947 in Gunzberg, Bavaria, Germany
expired 9-28-1992 in Bonn, Germany   age 44
Babe Ruth kiddie "mascot" (1921-31)  Raymond A. Kelly Sr.   sat with Ruth in dugout
born on 5-12-1918
expired 11-11-2001 in Valley Cottage, New York   age 83   cause: heart attack
disgraced former Florida congressman (1975-80)  Richard Kelly   got his butt ensnared in the Abscam bribery sting
born on 7-31-1924 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 8-21-2005 in Stevensville, Montana   age 81
former Grumman Aircraft Corp. engineer  Thomas J. Kelly   "father of the lunar module" (Lunary Excursion Module)
born on 6-14-1929 in New York, New York
expired 3-23-2002 in Cutchogue, New York   age 72   cause: respiratory failure; pulmonary fibrosis
1951 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  Walter Crawford Kelly Jr.   created the Pogo comic strip (1948); noted for the observation (by way of Pogo) "We have met the enemy and he is us."; recipient of the 1951 Reuben Award
born on 8-25-1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-18-1973 in Woodland Hills, California   age 60   cause: complications from diabetes
temp agency founder (1946)  William R. Kelly
born on 11-21-1905
expired 1-3-1998 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida   age 92
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player  Dorothy Mary Kemensher   played 1st base for the Rockford Peaches (1943-51 & 1953)
¤aka: "Dottie" & "Kammie" 
born on 12-21-1925 in Norwood, Ohio
expired 5-17-2010 in Palm Desert, California   age 84   cause: complications from stroke
former Dartmouth president Dr.  John George Kemeny   BASIC computer language co-developer
born on 5-31-1926 in Budapest, Hungary
expired 12-26-1992   age 66
actor  Edward Kemmer   played Commander Buzz Corry on Space Patrol (1950-55); appeared on the Edge of Night soap opera
¤born: Edward Kemmerer 
born on 10-29-1921 in Reading, Pennsylvania
expired 11-9-2004 in New York, New York   age 83   cause: complications from stroke
AKS: Ed
jock/politician  Jack French Kemp Jr.   played as a quarterback in the NFL (1957-69); was G.H.W. Bush's Housing & Urban Development secretary (1989-93); was Bob Dole's V-P running mate (1996)
born on 7-13-1935 in Los Angeles, California
expired 5-2-2009 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 73   cause: cancer
orchestra conductor  Rudolf Kempe
born on 7-14-1910 in Niederpoyritz, Germany
expired 5-11-1976 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 65
insurance executive  James Scott Kemper Sr.   founded Lumbermen's Mutual Casualty Company (1912); company name later changed to Kemper
born on 11-18-1886 in Van Wert, Ohio
expired 11-17-1981 in Chicago, Illinois   age 94
insurance executive  James Scott Kemper Jr.   son of company founder
born on 4-8-1914 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-2-2002 in Golf, Illinois   age 88
pianist  Wilhelm Walter Friedrich Kempff
born on 11-25-1895 in Juterbog, Germany
expired 5-23-1991 in Positano, Italy   age 95
actress  Rachel Kempson   mother of Vanessa and Lynn
¤Mrs. Michael Redgrave 
born on 5-28-1910 in Dartmouth, Devonshire, England
expired 5-23-2003 in Millbrook, New York   age 92
public speaker  Carl Kenagy   was a radio sportscaster worked at WOWO (1942-45), WIRE (1945-53) & WRTV (1946-1985); was the track announcer for the Indianapolis 500 race (1946-2006); in 1954 was the public address announcer for the Indiana State High School boys basketball tournament — he announced the legendary Muncie Central vs. Milan game (and had a cameo in the Hoosiers movie in 1986)
¤radio air-name: "Tom Carnegie
born on 9-25-1919 in Norwalk, Connecticut
expired 2-11-2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 91
 Edward Calvin Kendall   recipient of the Lasker Award & shared the 1950 Nobel prize in medicine for discoveries relating to hormones of the adrenal cortex
born on 3-8-1886 in South Norwalk, Connecticut
expired 5-4-1972 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 86
RMS Empress of Ireland captain  Henry George Kendall   one of the 357 survivors of the sinking
born on --1874
expired 11-29-1965 in London, England   age 91
Kendall Oil Co. founder  Henry P. Kendall
expired 11-3-1959 in Sharon, Massachusetts   age 83
physicist  Henry Way Kendall   shared the 1990 Nobel physics prize (with Richard E. Taylor and Jerome I. Friedman) for confirmation of the existence of the quark, the whimsically-named particle theorized in the early 1960s by Drs. Murray Gel-Mann and George Zweig (the word "quark" was borrowed from a phrase in James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake — "three quarks for Muster Mark")
born on 12-9-1926 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 2-15-1999 in Wakulla Springs State Park, Florida   age 72   cause: drowned; heart attack while scuba diving
songwriter  James Kendis   co-wrote I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
born on --1883 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 11-15-1946 in New York, New York   age 63
Sir  John Cowdery Kendrew   shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in chemistry
born on 3-24-1917 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
expired 8-23-1997 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England   age 80
ex-CBS correspondent  Alexander Kendrick
born on 7-6-1910
expired 5-17-1991   age 80
Philadelphia mayor (1924-28)  W. Freeland Kendrick   in 1920, as Shrine "imperial potentate," originated the Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children
expired 3-20-1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 78
former Temptations singer  Eddie Kendricks
born on 12-17-1940 in Union Springs, Alabama
expired 10-5-1992   age 51
Text of the Long Telegram
cold war architect  George Frost Kennan   his February 1946 "Long Telegram" from Moscow laid out the idea of the "containment" of Russia; won two Pulitzer Prizes (1956 & 1967)
born on 2-16-1904 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 3-17-2005 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 101
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG14%
2001ANG12½%
2002ANG, JL, RR27.3%
2003ANG, COCO, JL, RR22.2%
2004ANG, RR11.1%
2005ANG, RR8.7%
   Scored 3.6500 points

movie screenwriter & director  Burt Kennedy   directed Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) & Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
born on 9-3-1922 in Muskegon, Michigan
expired 2-15-2001 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 78   cause: cancer
JFK Jr.'s wife  Carolyn Bessette Kennedy   sister of twins Lauren & Lisa Ann
born on 1-7-1966 in Greenwich, Connecticut
expired 7-16-1999 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts   age 33   cause: plane crash at sea
Nixon Treasury secretary (1969-71)  David Matthew Kennedy
born on 7-21-1905 in Randolph, Utah
expired 5-1-1996 in Salt Lake City, Utah   age 90
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD6.3%

movie comedian  Edgar Kennedy   an original member of the Keystone Kops; played the lemonade vendor in Duck Soup
born on 4-26-1890 in Montery, California
expired 11-9-1948 in San Fernando, California   age 58
Massachusetts Senator (1963-2009)  Edward Moore "Teddy" Kennedy Sr.   left Mary Jo Kopechne to drown off Chappaquiddick island after driving off a bridge
born on 2-22-1932 in Brookline, Massachusetts
expired 8-25-2009 in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts   age 77   cause: brain cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979HP, MM, SB, VM30.8%
1980BB, BD, DH, DO, DR, DW, EB, EK, HP, JH, JW, MM, RR, VA87.5%
2001DTM12½%
2002CMH9.1%
2004DTM, EOD11.1%
2005BYE4.3%
2006BONY, HH, TFM10.0%
2007BYE, GOHI, SBAP, TFM12.9%
2008BYE, GOHI, OED9.4%
2009ADWC, ANG, BOD, BYE, CSI, DFFC, GAS, GOHI, JCM, MoFa, MORB, OED, QKU, RAVN, RIE, RPRM, RR, SBAP, TWOS, XXX66.7%
   Scored 4.8000 points

actor  John Arthur Kennedy
born on 2-17-1914 in Worcester, Massachusetts
expired 1-5-1990   age 75
to next U.S. president: Lyndon Johnsonto previous U.S. president: Dwight D. Eisenhower PT-109 commander  John Fitzgerald Kennedy Sr.   philandering former Massachusetts Rep. and Senator; 35th President from 1961 to his death in Dallas; established goal of landing men on the moon before the end of the 1960s; started the military buildup in Vietnam; assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald
born on 5-29-1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts
expired 11-22-1963 in Dallas, Texas   age 46   cause: gunshot to head
famous offspring  John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr.   wife & sister-in-law also killed in crash
¤aka: "John-John" 
born on 11-25-1960 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 7-16-1999 in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts   age 38   cause: plane crash at sea
politician, bootlegger, inside trader, diplomat  Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr.   family patriarch; husband of Rose; father of Joe Jr., John F., Robert F., Edward Kennedy and Rosemary
born on 9-6-1888 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 11-18-1969 in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts   age 81
WWII pilot  Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr.
born on 4-19-1915 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 8-12-1944 in Suffolk, England   age 29   cause: plane crash
physicist  Joseph W. Kennedy   co-discovered of Plutonium
born on 5-30-1916
expired 5-5-1957 in Saint Louis, Missouri   age 40
inept skiier  Michael L. Kennedy   son of RFK; accused of boinking the babysitter
born on 2-27-1957
expired 12-31-1997   age 40   cause: skiied into a tree
evangelist  Minnie "Ma" Kennedy   mother of Aimee Semple McPherson
expired 11-23-1947 in Hermosa Beach, California   age 78   cause: heart attack
JFK's infant son  Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
born on 8-7-1963 in Falmouth, Massachusetts
expired 8-9-1963 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 0
politician  Robert Francis Kennedy   New York senator; former U.S. Attorney General; 1968 presidential candidate; assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan
born on 11-20-1925 in Brookline, Massachusetts
expired 6-6-1968 in Los Angeles, California   age 42   cause: gunshots to head
family matriarch  Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy   daughter of John F. Fitzgerald; wife of Joe; mother of Joe Jr., John F., Robert F., Edward Kennedy and Rosemary
born on 7-22-1890 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 1-22-1995   age 104
   Contest Selectors
1979DO, HA, HFS, DW, HP, JW, MM, SB61.5%
1980DH, DO, EB, EK, HP, JW, MM, VA50.0%

1975 UPI photo of Rose with unidentified woman younger sibling of JFK  Rose Marie Kennedy   victim of a botched lobotomy (1941); inspired the family to found the Special Olympics
¤more commonly known as Rosemary 
born on 9-13-1918 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 1-7-2005 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin   age 86
obscure actor/tv movie host  Willard Andrew "Bill" Kennedy   set fire to Ingrid Bergman in Joan of Arc; announcer on tv Superman series -- "Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound..." (replacing the radio announcer Jackson Beck)
born on 6-27-1908 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
expired 1-27-1997 in Palm Beach, Florida   age 88
   Contest Selectors
1980 EK, MM12.5%

Shirelles singer  Doris Kenner-Jackson   first hit: I Met Him on a Sunday (aka Da Do Ron Ron); sang lead on Dedicated to the One I Love
¤born: Doris Coley 
born on 8-2-1941 in Goldsboro, North Carolina
expired 2-4-2000 in Sacramento, California   age 58   cause: breast cancer
National Lampoon co-founder  Douglas C. Kenney   played Stork in Animal House (which he also co-wrote)
born on 12-10-1947 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio
expired 8-27-1980 in Kauai, Hawaii   age 32   cause: suicide; fall from 30 foot cliff; depression
movie "mogul"  Daniel Q. Kennis   was the executive producer of movies like I Spit On Your Corpse (1974), Naughty Stewardesses (1975) & Alienator (1989)
born on 6-7-1919
expired 5-17-2006 in Palo Alto, California   age 86   cause: cancer
Ink Spots vocalist  Herbert C. Kenny
born on 6-12-1914
expired 7-11-1992   age 78
1930s and 40s Ink Spots singer  William "Bill" Kenny   replaced the deceased Slim Greene
expired 3-23-1978 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada   age 55
inventor and radio manufacturer  Arthur Atwater Kent   made the Atwater Kent brand of radios
born on 12-3-1873 in Burlington, Vermont
expired 3-4-1949 in Bel Air, California   age 75
an original Universal Studios contract actress  Barbara Kent   played Faith Corey in Dumbbells in Ermine (1930)
¤born: Barbara Cloutman
Mrs. Harry Edington (1932-his death in 1949)
Mrs. Jack Monroe ( -his death in 1998) 
born on 12-16-1907 in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada
expired 10-13-2011 in Palm Desert, California   age 103
   Contest Selectors
2006CSI, NFG6.7%
2007NFG3.2%
2008ANG, NFG, RR9.4%
2009ANG, CSI, NFG, RR13.3%
2010CSI, NFG, RR11.1%

artist  Rockwell Kent   received 1967 Lenin Peace prize (an oxymoron if ever we've seen)
born on 6-21-1882 in Tarrytown Heights, New York
expired 3-13-1971 in Plattsburgh, New York   age 88   cause: complications from stroke
big band leader  Stanley Newcomb Kenton   known for his "wheezing" orchestral sound
born on 2-19-1912 in Wichita, Kansas
expired 8-25-1979 in Hollywood, California   age 67   cause: complications from stroke
Kenyan politician  Jomo Kenyatta   first president of Kenya (1964-78)
¤born: Kamau wa Ngengi (Kamau, son of Ngengi) 
born on 10-20-1891 in Ichaweri, British East Africa
expired 8-22-1978 in Mombasa, Kenya   age 86
New York congressman (1937-67)  Eugene James Keogh   came up with a popular retirement savings plan
born on 8-30-1907 in New York, New York
expired 5-26-1989   age 81
lawyer  Alexander Fyordorovich Kerensky   a leader in the Russian Revolution in 1917, becoming the head of the provisional government July through November in that year; overthrown by the Bolsheviks, precipitating civil war
born on 4-22-1881 in Simbirsk, Russia (now Ulyanovsk, Russia)
expired 6-11-1970 in New York, New York   age 89
movie and stage musical song writer  Jerome Kern   wrote Old Man River as part of the musical Show Boat
born on 1-27-1885 in New York, New York
expired 11-11-1945 in New York, New York   age 60
corrupt former Illinois governor (1961-68)  Otto Kerner Jr.   headed presidential commission examining the 1967 riots
born on 8-15-1908 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-9-1976 in Chicago, Illinois   age 67   cause: cancer
"beat generation" author  Jean-Louis "Jack" Kerouac
born on 3-12-1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts
expired 10-21-1969 in Saint Petersburg, Florida   age 47
labor economist  Clark Kerr   former president of the University of California system (1958-67)
born on 5-17-1911 in Stony Creek, Pennsylvania
expired 12-1-2003 in El Cerrito, California   age 92   cause: complications from fall
actress  Deborah Kerr   appeared in From Here to Eternity (1953) & The King and I (1956)
¤full name: Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer 
born on 9-30-1921 in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
expired 10-16-2007 in Suffolk, England   age 86   cause: Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
2001BOD12½%
2002BOD9.1%
2003MB, TMTX11.1%
2004BOD, LMLD11.1%
2005BOD, BYE, QKU, WORM17.4%
2006ANG, BOD, BYE, QKU13.3%
2007ANG, AUDC, BOD, BYE, QKU16.1%
   Scored 4.0563 points

author  Jean Kerr   widow of Walter; wrote Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1957)
¤née: Collins 
born on 7-10-1922 in Scranton, Pennsylvania
expired 1-5-2003 in White Plains, New York   age 80   cause: pneumonia
steroid guru Dr.  Robert B. Kerr
born on 3-16-1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio
expired 1-3-2001 in San Gabriel, California   age 65   cause: heart attack; diabetes
New York Times drama critic  Walter Francis Kerr
born on 7-8-1913 in Evanston, Illinois
expired 10-9-1996 in Dobbs Ferry, New York   age 83
former Pennsylvania Railroad frieght traffic division chief clerk  William T. Kerr   founder/president of American Flag Day Association (1898-1950); campaigned to make Flag Day a national holiday
expired 6-30-1953 in Yeadon, Pennsylvania   age 84
movie director  Irvin Kershner   directed The Flim-Flam Man, Star Wars V: The Empire Strike Back (1980), Never Say Never Again (1983) & Robocop 2 (1990)
¤born: Isador Kershner 
born on 4-29-1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-27-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 87   cause: cancer
AKS: Kirshner Kerschner Kirschner
Broadway actor  Frederick Lawrence "Larry" Kert
born on 12-5-1930 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-5-1991   age 60
conductor  Istvan Kertesz
born on 8-28-1929 in Budapest, Hungary
expired 4-17-1973 in Herzlin, Israel   age 43   cause: drowned
author  Ken Elton Kesey   wrote One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962)
born on 9-17-1935 in La Junta, Colorado
expired 11-10-2001 in Eugene, Oregon   age 66   cause: heart failure; complications following liver cancer surgery; diabetes
jazz guitarist/songwriter  Barney Kessel
born on 10-17-1923 in Muskogee, Oklahoma
expired 5-6-2004 in San Diego, California   age 80   cause: brain cancer
   Contest Selectors
2004LMLD, NFG, RIE16.7%
   Scored 5.1250 points

AKS: Kessell
playwright  Joseph Otto Kesselring   wrote Arsenic and Old Lace
born on 6-21-1902
expired 11-5-1967 in Kingston, New York   age 65
1952 Reuben Award winner Dennis the Menace creator (1952)  Henry King "Hank" Ketcham   recipient of the 1952 Reuben Award
born on 3-14-1920 in Seattle, Washington
expired 6-1-2001 in Pebble Beach, California   age 81   cause: heart disease; cancer
actor  Lawrence "Larry" Ketchum
born on 12-3-1945
expired 5-30-1995   age 49
schmaltzy British composer  Albert Ketelby   wrote In a Monastery Garden
¤real name: Anton Vodorinski 
born on --1875 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England
expired 11-26-1959 in Isle of Wight, England   age 84
GM research director, engineer and inventor  Charles Franklin Kettering   co-founded the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Institute
born on 8-29-1876 in Loudonville, Ohio
expired 11-25-1958 in Dayton, Ohio   age 82
Jack's mug shot suicide Dr.  Jack Kevorkian   inventor of the Mercitron (suicide machine; 1987); did 8 years in the slammer (Lakeland Correctional Institution — Coldwater, MI); according to his mouthpiece he suffered from: hypertension, arthritis, hernias, hepatitis C, cataracts, heart disease, lung disease, Addison's disease, with the ol' liver about to fail; in 2008 ran (as an "Independent") for congress from Michigan's 9th congressional district ... great — when this guy promised "death and taxes" he meant it!
¤born: Murad Kevorkian
aka: "Doctor Death" «or» number 284797 
born on 5-26-1928 in Pontiac, Michigan
expired 6-3-2011 in Royal Oak, Michigan   age 83   cause: pulmonary thrombosis; pneumonia; liver cancer; kidney disease
   Contest Selectors
2000ANG, KLS, SPAM43%
2001KLS, NFG, ROTS37½%
2002JAC, RAVN18.2%
2003ABRA, KLS11.1%
2004ABRA, KLS, NFG16.7%
2005BOD, KLS, NFG, PCD, RR21.7%
2006ANG, BOD, KLS, MOT, NFG, PCD, RAVN, RR, TBC, 4GUE33.3%
2007ABRA, ANG, AUDC, BOD, DFFC, DGW, GREB, JCM, KLS, MOT, NFG, RIE, RPRM, RR, TFM, 4GUE51.6%
2008ANG, BOD, DFFC, GREB, JCM, KLS, MORB, NFG, OIE, RIE, TFM, RPRM, 4GUE40.6%
2009ANG, BOD, DFFC, GAS, GREB, JCM, KLS, MORB, NFG, RIE, RPRM, TBC, TFM43.3%
2010ANG, BOD, GAS, GREB, JCM, KLS, NFG, RIE, RPRM33.3%

former professional baseball player  Dorothy B. "Dottie" Key   was the North American Women's speed skating champion (1939); member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Rockford Peaches team (1945-54); supposedly basis for "All the Way" Mae Mordabito character in A League of Their Own
¤née: Furguson 
born on 2-17-1923 in Manitoba, Canada
expired 5-8-2003 in Rockford, Illinois   age 80   cause: cancer

INLINE FRAME holding the Lyrics of
the STAR SPANGLED BANNER

lawyer  Francis Scott Key   wrote lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner September 13/14, 1814 following the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812; sung to the melody of an English drinking song
born on 8-1-1779 in Carroll County, Maryland
expired 1-11-1843 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 63
The apex of Ted's creative genius. cartoonist  Ted Key   created the Hazel comic strip & the Mr. Peabody and Sherman characters for the Rocky & Bullwinkle Show
¤real name: Theodore Keyser 
born on 8-25-1912 in Fresno, California
expired 5-3-2008 in Tredyffrin Township. Pennsylvania   age 95   cause: bladder cancer; stroke
   Contest Selectors
2008TFM3.1%
   Scored 5.5000 solo points

actress  Evelyn Louise Keyes   played Scarlett's younger sister Suellen O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939); was married to Berton Bainbridge (1938-40), Charles Vidor (1943-45), John Huston (1946-50) & Artie Shaw (1957-85)
born on 11-20-1916 in Port Arthur, Texas
expired 7-4-2008 in Montecito, California   age 91   cause: uterine cancer
   Contest Selectors
2007DGW, KLS6.5%
2008DGW, KLS, NFG9.4%
   Scored 4.0250 points


saucers attack the U.S. Congress NICAP head Marine Major  Donald Edward Keyhoe   wrote Flying Saucers are Real (1950) and Flying Saucers From Outer Space (1953), which "suggested" the movie Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
born on 6-20-1897 in Ottumwa, Iowa
expired 11-29-1988 in New Market, Virginia   age 91   cause: cardiac arrest; pneumonia
tax and (over)spend economist Lord  John Maynard Keynes   proponent of governmental deficit spending schemes; colleague and opponent of Friedrich von Hayek
born on 6-5-1883 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
expired 4-21-1946 in Sussex, England   age 62
former University of Minnesota public health scientist Dr.  Ancel Benjamin Keys   a nephew of Lon Chaney Sr.; as a child his parents moved to San Francisco just in time for the great 1906 earthquake; considered a "gifted child" he was included in the Stanford University study conducted by Lewis Terman; during World War II created a combat ration — the K-Ration (named for him); as a researcher discoverd the relationship between saturated fats and heart disease
born on 1-26-1904 in Colorado Springs, Colorado
expired 11-20-2004 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 100   cause: complications from strokes
Russian composer  Aram Ilych Khachaturian   wrote Sabre Dance part of the Gayne ballet (1942)
born on 6-6-1903 in Tiflis, Georgia (now Tbilisi), Russia
expired 5-1-1978 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 74
Vietnamese  Emperor Khai Dinh   ruled (1916-25); father of Bao Dai (by Tu Cung)
¤born: Nguyen Phuc Buu Dao 
born on 10-8-1885
expired 11-6-1925 in Hue, Vietnam   age 40   cause: tuberculosis
Saudi Arabian  King Khaled   reigned 1975-82
born on --1913 in Riyadh, Arabia
expired 6-13-1982 in Taif, Saudi Arabia   age 69   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%
1980 RR6.3%

former Sudanese Prime Minister (7/1956-11/1958)  Abdullah Khalil   ousted in coup d'état led by Gen. Ibraham Abboud
born on --1892
expired 8-23-1970 in Khartoum, Sudan   age 78
sadistic hanging-judge Ayatollah  Sadeq Givi Khalkhali   as Khomeini's hand-picked "Chief Justice"/martinette of the revolutionary courts ran a thrill-killer kangaroo-court; once institutionallized for his love of strangling cats; no amount or duration of excruciating agony would enough to serve justice's demand on his soul
born on 7-27-1926 in Givi, Azerbaijan
expired 11-26-2003 in Tehran, Iran   age 77   cause: acute hypotrophic epididymal infarction
AKS: Sadegh Sadek
Botswanan president (1966-80)  Seretse Khama
born on 7-1-1921 in Serowe, Bechuanaland (British Protectorate)
expired 7-13-1980   age 59   cause: pancreatic cancer
actress  Persis Khambatta   former Miss India; Lt. Ilya in Star Trek: the Motion Picture
born on 10-2-1950 in Bombay, India
expired 8-18-1998 in Bombay, India   age 47   cause: heart attack
 Feroze Khan   oldest living Olympic gold medalist — at the 1928 Amsterdam games won gold in field hockey; father of Pakistani Air Force Chief Farooq Feroze Khan
born on 9-9-1904 in Basti Danishmandan, Jullundar, Punjab State, India
expired 4-20-2005 in Karachi, Pakistan   age 100
   Contest Selectors
2005KLS4.3%
   Scored 5.0000 solo points

AKS: Feroz
former Pakistani military ruler (1967-71)  Mohammad Yahya Khan   succeeded Mohammad Ayub Khan; succeeded by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
born on 2-4-1917 in Chakwal, India (now Pakistan)
expired 8-8-1980 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan   age 63   cause: complications from stroke & heart attack
sitar master  Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan
born on --1928 in Gouripur, India (now in Bangladesh)
expired 3-13-2004 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India   age 76   cause: lung cancer
physicist  Yuli Borisovich Khariton   "father" of the Soviet A-bomb (1949), using stolen designs supplied by Klaus Fuchs
born on 2-27-1904 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 12-19-1996 in Arzamas-16, Sarov, Russia   age 92
Snappy hat, dude Chechen mercenary commander  Omar Ibn-ul Khattab
¤real name: Samir Saleh Abdullah al-Auwailem 
born on --1969 in Arar, Saudi Arabia
expired 3-19-2004   age 34   cause: poisoned letter
Palestininan operative Col.  Tayser Khattab
expired 9-1-2001   age 52   cause: exploding automobile
Tiny Tim's final performanceinterviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in June 1970 ukulele playing, falsetto-voiced singer  Herbert Butros Khaury   got married on the Tonight Show (12/17/1969); no longer tiptoeing Through the Tulips (his big 1968 hit)
¤aka: "Tiny Tim"
 some sources give his middle name as Buckingham
aliases: Larry Love, Darry Dover, Rollie Dell, Julian Foxglove, Emmett Swink 
born on 4-12-1922 in New York, New York
expired 11-30-1996 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 74   cause: cardiac arrest
   Contest Selectors
1980 HA6.3%

mentally ill first wife of Pol Pot  Khieu Ponnary   dumped for a younger trophy mass murderess when she became too unstable for her genocidal husband
expired 7-1-2003 in Pailin, Cambodia   age 83
Ayatollah  Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini
¤born: Ruhollah Musavi Hendi 
born on 5-17-1900 in Khumain, Persia
expired 6-4-1989 in Tehran, Iran   age 89
   Contest Selectors
1980 BB, BD, DH, DR, DW, EB, EK, GP, HA, HP, JW, RR, VA81.3%

first Independent Lebanon president Sheik  Bechara el Khoury
expired 1-11-1964 in Beirut, Lebanon   age 73
mediocre composer but superior ass-kiss  Tikhor Nikolayevich Khrennikov   the "official" Soviet state "antagonist" of the likes of Shostakovich & Prokofiev
born on 6-10-1913 in Yelets, Litetsk Province, Russia
expired 8-14-2007 in Moscow, Russia   age 94   cause: acute hypotrophic epididymal infarction
AKS: Khrennikof Khrenikov Khrenikof Krenikov Krenikof Nicolaevich
Soyuz 5 cosmonaut  Yevgeni Vassilyevich Khrunov
born on 9-10-1933 in Prudy, Russia, USSR
expired 5-23-2000 in Moscow, Russia   age 66
Communist Party first secretary and Soviet premier (1953-64)  Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev   he "resigned" his position in 1964 & went into "retirement"; famous quote: "we will bury you"; liked to bang his shoe on the podium at the U.N.
born on 4-17-1894 in Kalinovka, Ukraine
expired 9-11-1971 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 77   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS

retired MIT biochemist  Har Gobind Khorana   shared the Nobel prize in medicine in 1968
born on 1-9-1922 in Raipur, Punjab, British India
expired 11-9-2011 in Concord, Massachusetts   age 89
Remington Shaver fan  Victor Kermit Kiam II   he liked them so much he bought the company!
born on 12-7-1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 5-27-2001 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 74   cause: heart condition
actor  Guy Bridges Kibbee   played Captain January opposite Shirley Temple
born on 3-6-1882 in El Paso, Texas
expired 5-24-1956 in East Islip, New York   age 74   cause: Parkinson's disease
choreographer  Michael Kidd   winner of 5 Tony Awards for choreography: Finian's Rainbow Guys and Dolls, Destry Rides Again, L'il Abner & Can Can
born on 8-12-1915 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 12-23-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 92   cause: cancer
former Catholic priest (1954-74)  William Xavier Kienzle   author of The Rosary Murders (1979) & Death Wears a Red Hat
born on 9-11-1928 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 12-28-2001 in West Bloomfield, Michigan   age 73
retired Engelhard Industries chemist  Carl Donald Kieth   co-inventor of the 3-way catalytic converter used in most of the world's automobiles
born on 5-29-1920 in Stewart Creek, West Virginia
expired 11-9-2008 in New Bern, North Carolina   age 88
NBC newsman  Douglas Kiker
born on 1-7-1930 in Griffin, Georgia
expired 8-14-1991   age 61
Malaysian anti-colonial fighter (against the British in late 19th century)  Mat Kilau
expired 8-16-1970 in Palau Tawar, Malaysia   age 122
actor  Percy Kilbride   Pa Kettle in The Egg and I (1947) and numerous Ma and Pa Kettle films
born on 7-16-1888 in San Francisco, California
expired 12-11-1964 in Los Angeles, California   age 76
 Jack St. Clair Kilby   invented the Germanium Integrated Circuit (microchip) while working for Texas Instruments (1958); he shared the 2000 Nobel physics prize for it
born on 11-8-1923 in Jefferson City, Missouri
expired 6-20-2005 in Dallas, Texas   age 81   cause: non-Hodgkins lymphoma
personal computing pioneer  Gary Kildall   created Control Program/Monitor (CP/M) PC operating system (1973); founder of (Intergalactic) Digital Research (1974; DR-DOS)
born on 5-19-1942 in Seattle, Washington
expired 7-11-1994 in Monterey, California   age 52   cause: head injuries suffered in biker brawl
Broadway and film actor  Richard Kiley   original Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha; no expense was spared to make him the narrator of Jurassic Park's movie-within-a-movie
born on 3-31-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-5-1999 in Middletown, New York   age 76   cause: blood disorder
tv personality  Dorothy Mae Kilgallen   wife of Dick Kollmer
born on 7-3-1913 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-8-1965 in New York, New York   age 52   cause: fatal mix of booze & pills
 James Kilgallen
born on 7-11-1888
expired 12-2-1982   age 94
songwriter/singer/character actor  Wyatt Merle Kilgore   performed on tour with Elvis in the mid-1950s; wrote Johnny Reb (1959) & Wolverton Mountain (1962); co-wrote Ring of File (1963); at time fo death was undergoing "experimental" treatments for his cancer
born on 8-9-1934 in Chickasaw, Oklahoma
expired 2-6-2005 in Mexico   age 70   cause: congestive heart failure; lung cancer
 Frederick Gridley Kilgour   founded the Ohio College Library Center (OCLC) in 1967 (name changed to Online Computer Library Center in 1981)
born on 1-6-1914 in Springfield, Massachusetts
expired 7-31-2006 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina   age 92   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
Chicago television pioneer  Fred Kilian   creator of Super Circus & The Mary Hartline Show
born on 1-4-1911
expired 4-25-1994   age 83
syndicated Chicago Tribune columnist  Michael Kilian   son of Chicago tv personality Fred Kilian; wrote the Dick Tracy comic strip (1993-2005; drawn by Dick Locher); wrote about a New York Dead Pools contest (1985)
born on 7-16-1939 in Toledo, Ohio
expired 10-26-2005 in Chicago, Illinois   age 66   cause: liver failure
character actor  Victor Kilian   played the Fernwood Flasher on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman tv series
born on 3-6-1891 in Jersey City, New Jersey
expired 3-11-1979 in Hollywood, California   age 88   cause: beaten to death during robbery
Hall of Fame baseball player  Harmon Clayton Killebrew
born on 6-29-1936 in Payette, Idaho
expired 5-17-2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 74   cause: esophageal cancer
AKS: Kilebrew Killabrew Kilabrew
Ohio Art executive (1955-78)  William Casley Killgallon   acquired rights to the DoodleMaster Magic Screen; renamed it the Etch-A-Sketch
born on 1-9-1913 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
expired 6-8-2000 in Charlottesville, Virginia   age 87   cause: heart attack; stroke
labor lawyer  Leo V. Killion   co-wrote (with Ted McMichael & Jack Owens) the Hut Sut Song (1941), a spoof of Swedish folk songs, that was recorded by Dinah Shore & the Andrews Sisters
born on 5-1-1908 in Towner, North Dakota
expired 10-24-2000 in Mill Valley, California   age 92
journalist & poet  Alfred Joyce Kilmer   wrote "Trees" (1913)
born on 12-6-1886 in New Brunswick, New Jersey
expired 7-30-1918 in Seringes, France   age 31   cause: combat casualty; sniper fire
writer  James Jackson Kilpatrick   did Point-Counterpoint commentary on 60 Minutes (1971-79) opposite Shana Alexander: he never said "Jane, You Ignorant Slut" (Dan Aykroyd said it)
born on 11-1-1920 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
expired 8-15-2010 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 89   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2008DGW3.1%
2009DGW3.3%
2010DGW3.7%
   Scored 6.1000 solo points

character actor  Lincoln Kilpatrick   played Father Paul, the priest, in Soylent Green (1973)
born on 2-12-1932 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 5-18-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 72   cause: complications from lung cancer
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graphic artist  Gunther Kilsheimer   designed the Toys-Я-Us logo (with the backwards "R") and Geoffrey the Giraffe character
born on 3-6-1923 in Pforzheim, Germany
expired 8-8-2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida   age 86
retired mail carrier  Narvin Kimball   the last founding member of the New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band (1961) — he played banjo and did vocals
born on 3-2-1909 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 3-17-2006 in Charleston, South Carolina   age 97
Mormon elder  Spencer Woolley Kimball
born on 3-28-1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 11-5-1985   age 90
   Contest Selectors
1980 RR6.3%

Disney animator  Ward Kimball   created Jiminy Cricket
born on 3-4-1914 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 7-8-2002 in Arcadia, California   age 88
   Contest Selectors
2002 JAC9.1%
   Scored 6.2000 solo points

paper company president (1872-1928)  John Alfred Kimberly   co-founded Kimberly-Clark & Company with Charles Clark, Havilah Babcock & Franklyn C. Shattuck (1872); introduced Kleenex in 1920
born on 1--1838 in Troy, New York
expired 1-22-1928 in Redlands, California   age 90
scientific equipment maker Kimble Glass Co. founder  Evan Ewan Kimble   his company makes test tubes, beakers, flasks, etc.
expired 3-15-1956 in Ventnor, New Jersey   age 87
author  Emily Kimbrough
born on 10-23-1899 in Muncie, Indiana
expired 2-11-1989 in New York, New York   age 89
familiar character actor  Kim Chan   played Mr. Kim in The Fifth Element
born on 12-28-1917 in Canton Province, China (now Guangdong Province)
expired 10-5-2008 in Brooklyn, New York, New York   age 91
Kim & Kim - all buddy-buddy former South Korean president (1998-2003)  Kim Dae-jung   was the 2000 Nobel peace prize recipient
born on 12-3-1925 in Hacuido, Cholla Province, Korea
expired 8-18-2009 in Seoul, South Korea   age 83   cause: heart failure; pneumonia
North Korean dictator (1948-94)  Kim Il Sung   started the Korean War
born on 4-15-1912 in Mangyongdae, Korea
expired 7-9-1994 in Pyongyang, North Korea   age 82
   Contest Selectors
1980 RR6.3%

former S.Korean C.I.A. head  Kim Jae-Kyu   assassinated Park Chung Hee
born on 3-6-1926
expired 5-24-1980   age 54   cause: executed
   Contest Selectors
1980 EK, RR12.5%

AKS: Jai
Glorious tin-pot megalomaniac leader North Korean drama queen/dictator (1994-2011)  Kim Jong Il   a lynchpin in the Axis of Evil
¤childhood name: Yura
aka: "Menta Lee Il" 
born on 2-16-1941 in Khabarovsk, Siberia, USSR
expired 12-17-2011 in Pyongyang, North Korea   age 70   cause: heart attack; exhaustion (freakishly-clenched sphincters); strokes; heart disease; diabetes; liquid diarrhea farts; priapism; hypotrophic scrotum; psoriasis; chaffed cloaca; halitosis; impacted nipples; dandruff; navel lint; uncontrolled slobbering; paranoia
   Contest Selectors
2003ABRA, TAP11.1%
2004ABRA, TAP11.1%
2006XXX3.3%
2007GREB3.2%
2008GREB3.1%
2009GREB, LMLD, MORB, QKU, RR, XXX20.0%
2010ANG, GREB, LMLD, MORB, NFG, PCD, QKU, RR, XXX33.3%

Rear Admiral  Husband Edward Kimmel   commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet at time of Pearl Harbor attack
born on 2-26-1882 in Henderson, Kentucky
expired 5-14-1968 in Groton, Connecticut   age 86
Hawaiian geezer  Ito Kono Kinase
¤né: Tsurumaki 
born on 12-31-1889 in Japan
expired 1-24-2003 in Kaneohe, Hawaii   age 113
1960s 'Beach' movie character actor  Aron Kincaid   played Warren Dawson on Batchelor Father tv series (1962) and appeared in The Girls on the Beach (1965), Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) & The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966); later in life did commercial voice-overs and provided voices for cartoons ("Smurfs", "Jonny Quest" & "The Transformers")
¤born: Norman Neale Williams II 
born on 6-15-1940 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-6-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 70   cause: cardiac-related complications
Korean War ace & test pilot  Iven Carl Kincheloe Jr.   on 9/7/1956 piloted the Bell X-2 to 126,200 feet, becoming the first "spaceman"; gave name to former Michigan Air Force base
born on 7-2-1928 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 7-26-1958 in Rosamond Dry Lake, California   age 30   cause: plane crash
Texas death row inmate  Kevin Christopher Kincy
¤number 999179 
born on 1-31-1968
expired 3-29-2006 in Huntsville, Texas   age 38   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2006ADWC, BOD, DTM, KLS, OIE, PCD, QKU, SPIT, TBC, TWOS33.3%
   Scored 8.7049 points

harpsichord performer/instructor  Silvia Kind
born on 8-15-1907 in Chur, Switzerland
expired 5-30-2002 in Port Angeles, Washington   age 94
standup comedian  Alan King   was Abbot of the New York Friar's Club, attending all of their "roasts"
¤born: Irwin Alan Kniberg 
born on 12-26-1927 in New York, New York
expired 5-9-2004 in New York, New York   age 76   cause: lung cancer
 Alberta Christine Williams King   wife of Martin Luther Sr.; mother of Martin Luther Jr.
born on 9-13-1903
expired 6-30-1974 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 70   cause: shot to death
civil rights movement pioneer  Alfred Daniel Williams King   brother of Martin Luther King Jr.
born on 7-3-1930
expired 7-21-1969 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 39
Florida death row inmate  Amos L. King
¤aka: number 036275 
born on 8-16-1954
expired 2-26-2003 in Starke, Florida   age 48   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2002BOD9.1%

MLK's widow  Coretta Scott King
born on 4-27-1927 in Marion, Alabama
expired 1-30-2006 in Rosarito Beach, Mexico   age 78   cause: ovarian cancer; heart attack; stroke
   Contest Selectors
2006DFFC, MOT, OIE, RAVN, TBC16.7%
   Scored 4.8563 points

blues guitarist  Earl King
¤born: Earl Silas Johnson IV 
born on 2-7-1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 4-17-2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana   age 69   cause: complications from diabetes
song writer  Frank Anthony "Pee Wee" King   co-wrote The Tennessee Waltz (1948)
¤born: Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski 
born on 2-18-1914 in Abrams, Wisconsin
expired 3-7-2000 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 86   cause: heart attack
1958 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  Frank Oscar King   created the Gasoline Alley comic strip; was the 1958 Reuben Award winner as best cartoonist of the year
born on 4-9-1883 in Cashton, Wisconsin
expired 6-24-1969 in Winter Park, Florida   age 86
movie director  Henry King   one of the 36 founders of AMPAS; directed Stella Dallas (1925), State Fair (1933), Seventh Heaven (1937), The Song of Bernadette (1943), Captain from Castile (1947), Twelve O'Clock High (1949), Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955) & Carousel (1956)
born on 1-24-1886 in Christiansburg, Virginia
expired 6-29-1982 in Toluca Lake, California   age 96   cause: heart attack
former Hewlett-Packard microwave technician  Howard King   discovered Santa Cruz Mountains Big Basin redwood stand (1958); designed/built many of the trails in the park
born on 6-1-1906 in Otisco, New York
expired 6-29-2003 in Boulder Creek, California   age 97
actress  Mabel King   played Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West in the stage (1975) & movie (1978) production of The Wiz; also played Mrs. Thomas (mama) on What's Happening tv series (1976-79)
born on 12-25-1932 in Charleston, South Carolina
expired 11-9-1999 in Woodland Hills, California   age 66   cause: complications from diabetes
Rev.  Martin Luther King Sr.
born on 12-19-1899 in Stockbridge, Georgia
expired 11-11-1984 in Atlanta, Georgia   age 84
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM7.7%
1980 DH, JH, MM18.8%

interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in January 1965 Nobel Peace Prize-winning civil rights advocate Rev.  Martin Luther King Jr.   assassinated by James Earl Ray
born on 1-15-1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
expired 4-4-1968 in Memphis, Tennessee   age 39   cause: gunshot wounds
riverboat captain  Richard King   founded King Ranch (1853)
born on 7-10-1824 in Orange County, New York
expired 4-14-1885 in Corpus Christi, Texas   age 60
tv syndication executive  Roger M. King   took over father's Charles' company (King World) in 1964, running it with brother Michael; syndicated Oprah, Dr. Phil, Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy! as well as creator of Inside Edition; in 2007 merged company into CBS & became it's head of distribution
born on 8-22-1944 in New Jersey
expired 12-8-2007 in Boca Raton, Florida   age 63   cause: stroke
biologist Dr.  Thomas J. King   devised microsurgical techniques of transplanting cell nuclei (1952)
born on 6-4-1921
expired 10-25-2000 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 79   cause: cancer
"Waltz King"  Wayne King
born on 2-16-1901 in Savanna, Illinois
expired 5-16-1985 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 84
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

Pierce vice president (1853)  William Rufus de Vane King   took oath of office in Cuba while searching for a cure for his tuberculosis
born on 4-7-1786 in Sampson County, North Carolina
expired 4-18-1853 in Cahaba, Alabama   age 67   cause: tuberculosis
motivational speaker  Yolanda Denise King   daughter of Martin Luther King II & Coretta Scott King
born on 11-17-1955 in Montgomery, Alabama
expired 5-15-2007 in Santa Monica, California   age 51
soft-porn director  Zalman King   made Two Moon Junction (1988), Wild Orchid (1990), Red Shoes Diaries (1992) & Delta of Venus (1995); wrote & co-produced 9½ Weeks
¤born: Zalman Lefkovitz 
born on 5-23-1942 in Trenton, New Jersey
expired 2-3-2012 in Santa Monica, California   age 69   cause: cancer
author  Sidney Kingsley   wrote Dead End (1935)
¤born: Sidney Kirshner 
born on 10-18-1906 in New York, New York
expired 3-20-1995 in Oakland, New Jersey   age 88   cause: stroke
children's literature author  Ronald Gordon "Dick" King-Smith   created the Babe pig character in "The Sheep-pig" (1983)
born on 3-27-1922 in Bitton, Gloucestershire, England
expired 1-4-2011 in Bath, Somerset, England   age 88
comedian  Samuel Burl Kinison
born on 12-8-1953 in Yakima, Washington
expired 4-10-1992 in Needles, California   age 38   cause: car crash
schlocky portraitist  William Thomas Kinkade III   known for his black velvet renderings of lighthouses playing poker
born on 1-19-1958 in Placerville, California
expired 4-6-2012 in Monte Sereno, California   age 54   cause: to be determined
geezer  Kin Narita   at time of death one of world's oldest twins
¤Kin means "gold" 
born on 8-1-1892 in Japan
expired 1-23-2000 in Nagoya, Japan   age 107   cause: heart failure
Scottish geezer  Agnes Kinnear
born on 11-5-1891 in Glasgow, Scotland
expired 6-2-2001 in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland   age 109
oscar-winning Disney animator  John "Jack" Kinney
born on 3-29-1909
expired 2-9-1992   age 82
University of Iowa halfback & quarterback (1937-39)  Nile Clarke Kinnick Jr.   winner of the Heisman Trophy (1939); in World War II was a U.S. Navy pilot
born on 7-9-1918 in Omaha, Nebraska
expired 6-2-1943 in Gulf of Paria (off Venezuela)   age 24   cause: plane crash
Japanese film director  Keisuke Kinoshita
born on 12-5-1912 in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
expired 12-30-1998 in Tokyo, Japan   age 86   cause: stroke
AKS: Keisuku
attorney  Arthur Kinoy   worked on the Chicago Seven trial & appeals with William Kuntsler & Leonard Weinglass
born on 9-29-1920 in New York, New York
expired 9-19-2003 in Montclair, New Jersey   age 82
entomologist Dr.  Alfred Charles Kinsey   zoology professor at Indiana University; author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female
born on 6-23-1894 in Hoboken, New Jersey
expired 8-25-1956 in Bloomington, Indiana   age 62
blues guitarist  Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey
born on 3-18-1927
expired 4-3-2001 in Gary, Indiana   age 74
actor  Klaus Kinski   father of model/actress Nastassja
¤real name: Nikolaus Gunther Nakszynski 
born on 10-18-1926 in Sopot, Poland
expired 11-23-1991 in Lagunitas, California   age 65
Casablanca actor  Leonid Kinsky   played Sascha, the bartender
born on 4-18-1903 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 9-8-1998 in Fountain Hills, California   age 95   cause: complications from stroke
former tv network executive  Robert E. Kintner
born on 9-12-1909 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
expired 12-20-1980 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 71
former University of Michigan football coach  Harry Kipke   lead team from 1929 to 1937; responsible for the Wolverine's distinctive helmet design
born on 3-26-1899
expired 9-14-1972 in Port Huron, Michigan   age 73
author  Joseph Rudyard Kipling   wrote The Jungle Book, Captains Courageous, The Man Who Would Be King, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Gunga Din and Wee Willie Winkie; recipient of the 1907 Nobel Prize in literature
born on 12-30-1865 in Bombay, British India
expired 1-18-1936 in Burwash, Sussex, England   age 70
Wagnerian basso profundo  Alexander Kipnis
born on 2-1-1891 in Schitomir, Ukraine
expired 5-14-1978 in Westport, Connecticut   age 87
harpsichord virtuoso  Igor Kipnis   son of Alexander Kipnis
born on 9-27-1930 in Berlin, Germany
expired 1-23-2002 in Fairfield County, Connecticut   age 71   cause: cancer
"revolutionary" Hungarian general  Béla Kalman Király   was under death sentence by Stalin when the Hungarian prime minister tried to reform the government; he was released from prison and put in charge of the armed forces ... just before the Russian tanks rolled in; fled the country, became a U.S. citizen (1965), but returned and joined the government once the commies were gone
born on 4-14-1912 in Kaposvár, Hungary
expired 7-4-2009 in Budapest, Hungary   age 97
AKS: Bela Kiraly
dobro/guitar/banjo player  Beecher Pete Kirby   performed with the Smokey Mountain Boys band (1936-1992)
¤aka: "Bashful Brother Oswald" 
born on 12-11-1911 in Sevierville, Tennessee
expired 10-17-2002 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 90   cause: cancer
actor  Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Kirby Jr.
born on 4-28-1949 in New York, New York
expired 8-14-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 57   cause: complications from leukemia
radio & tv announcer  Durward Kirby   side-kick of Gary Moore; namesake of the Curwood Derby
¤everyone thinks his name is "Durwood" (that's what Endora kept calling Darin
born on 8-24-1912 in Covington, Kentucky
expired 3-15-2000 in Fort Myers, Florida   age 87   cause: congestive heart failure
comedian & impressionist  George Kirby
born on 6-8-1923 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-30-1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 72
   Contest Selectors
1980 HA6.3%

comic book artist  Jack Kirby   co-creator of the Silver Surfer & Captain America characters
¤real name: Jacob Kurtzberg 
born on 8-28-1917 in New York, New York
expired 2-6-1994 in Thousand Oaks, California   age 76   cause: heart failure
actress  Johanna D. Kirby
born on 1-26-1973
expired 12-29-1992   age 19
ski resort owner  Everett Kircher   owned Boyne Mountain (Michigan), Big Sky (Montana), Crystal Mountain (Washington) & Cypress Mountain (British Columbia) ski resorts
born on 7-15-1916 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 1-16-2002 in Petoskey, Michigan   age 85   cause: complications from kidney dialysis
Super Circus ringmaster  Claude Kirchner
born on 2-11-1916
expired 3-8-1993 in Hawthorne, New York   age 77   cause: lymphoma
former Austrian president (1974-86)  Rudolf Kirchschläger
born on 3-28-1915 in Niederkappel, Upper Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 3-30-2000 in Vienna, Austria   age 85   cause: heart attack
vaudeville comic  Joseph "Joe" Kirk   played Mr. Bacciagalupe on the Abbott and Costello tv show
born on 10-1-1903
expired 4-16-1975 in Hollywood, California   age 71   cause: cancer
actress  Phyllis Kirk   was stalked by Vincent Price in House of Wax (1953) and engaged in snappy banter opposite Peter Lawford on the Thin Man tv series
¤born: Phyllis Kirkegaard 
born on 9-18-1929 in Syracuse, New York
expired 10-19-2006 in Woodland Hills, California   age 77   cause: post cerebral aneurysm
conservative author  Russell Amos Kirk
born on 10-19-1918 in Plymouth, Michigan
expired 4-29-1994 in Mecosta, Michigan   age 75
special education pioneer  Samuel A. Kirk
born on 9-1-1904
expired 7-21-1996 in Tucson, Arizona   age 91
civil rights pioneer  Irene Morgan Kirkalde   in July of 1944 she refused to surrender her seat on a Greyhound Bus to a white couple; the bus driver had her arrested — in addition to being charged with violating Virginia's segregation laws she was charged with resisting arrest (a kick to a cop's nads!); she plead guilty to the reisting charge & paid a $100 fine but plead innocent to the segregation charge and refused to pay the $10 fine when convicted; the case worked it's way up to the U.S. Supreme Court (Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia 328 U.S. 373 (1946)) where Thurgood Marshall argued her case; the thrust of his argument was that the local segregation laws violated the interstate commerce clauses of the Constitution when applied to modes of transportation that cross state lines; by a 6-1 vote the justices agreed, voiding the application of the local laws (and starting the process of unraveling the precedent set in Plessy v. Ferguson); the first "Freedom Ride" was conducted in 1947 to test whether the ruling would be observed (numerous arrests later it was proven to be universally ignored in the South); it took another 16 years for the Feds to get serious about enforcing the ruling
born on 4-9-1917 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 8-10-2007 in Gloucester, Virigina   age 90   cause: Alzheimer's disease
former AFL-CIO president (1979-95)  Joseph Lane Kirkland
born on 3-12-1922 in Camden, South Carolina
expired 8-14-1999 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 77   cause: lung cancer
one-time college professor  Jeane Duane Jordan Kirkpatrick   was Reagan's first U.N. envoy (1981-85)
born on 11-19-1926 in Duncan, Oklahoma
expired 12-7-2006 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 80   cause: heart disease
novelist/actor/playwright  James Kirkwood Jr.   wrote P.S. Your Cat is Dead (1972); co-wrote A Chorus Line (1974) for which he shared a 1975 Tony & 1976 Pulitzer
born on 8-22-1925 in Hollywood, California
expired 4-21-1989 in New York, New York   age 63
 H. William "Bill" Kirschner Sr.   invented the first commercially practical fiberglass ski; founded the K2 Corporation
born on 5-16-1918 in Seattle, Washington
expired 4-22-2006 in Seattle, Washington   age 87   cause: pneumonia
music manager/promoter  Donald Kirshner   created The Archies bubblegum band
born on 4-17-1934 in The Bronx, New York, New York
expired 1-17-2011 in Boca Raton, Florida   age 77   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2003MJ5.6%
2004MJ5.6%

AKS: Kirschner
New York City ballet impresario  Lincoln Edward Kirstein
born on 5-4-1907 in Rochester, New York
expired 1-5-1996 in New York, New York   age 88
Met Opera lyric soprano  Dorothy Kirsten
born on 7-6-1910 in Montclair, New Jersey
expired 11-18-1992 in Los Angeles, California   age 82
archaeologist Sir  Archibald Laurence Patrick Kirwan   did planning and arranged financing for the 1953 Mount Everest Expedition
born on --1907 in Cregg, County Galway, Ireland
expired 4-16-1999 in London, England   age 91
University of Michigan statistician/polster  Leslie Kish   co-founder of the Institute for Social Research (1947)
born on 7-27-1910 in Poprad, Slovakia, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-7-2000 in Ann Arbor, Michigan   age 90
pharmacist  Max Kiss   developed Ex-Lax in 1906; he's been on the run ever since
expired 6-22-1967 in Atlantic Beach, New York   age 84
calypso musician  "Lord" Kitchener   got nickname in 1944 from calyspo artist Growling Tiger
¤born: Aldwyn Roberts 
born on 4-18-1922 in Arima, Trinidad
expired 2-11-2000 in Port of Spain, Barbados   age 77   cause: severe infection; organ failure; blood disorder
Texas death row inmate  William Joseph Kitchens
born on 4-27-1963
expired 5-9-2000 in Huntsville, Texas   age 37   cause: executed; lethal injection
actress/singer  Eartha Mae Kitt
¤born: Eartha Mae Keith 
born on 1-17-1927 in North, South Carolina
expired 12-25-2008 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: colon cancer
   Contest Selectors
2002JEDS9.1%
2003MJ5.6%
2004EOD5.6%
2005ADWC4.3%
2006ADWC3.3%
2007ADWC, KLS, NFG, OIE12.9%
2008ADWC, KLS, NFG9.4%
   Scored 5.0250 points

former Thai field marshall  Thanom Kittikachorn   was the country's prime minister for a number of years
born on 8-11-1911 in Tak, Tak Province, Siam
expired 6-16-2004 in Bangkok, Thailand   age 92   cause: complications from aneurysm
AKS: Kitikachorn Kittakachorn
geezer  David Klaffer
born on 8-6-1891
expired 6-22-2001 in Henderson, Kentucky   age 109
businessman  Jules J. Klapman   former owner of Dad's Root Beer
born on 5-4-1918
expired 10-9-2002 in Skokie, Illinois   age 84   cause: cancer
electrical engineer  Philip Julian Klass   worked as an aviation journalist; coined the term avionics; a debunker of UFO stories; he is NOT the sci-fi author of the same name who publishes under the name "William Tenn"
born on 11-18-1919 in Des Moines, Iowa
expired 8-9-2005 in Cocoa, Florida   age 85   cause: prostate cancer
nudie/bondage photographer  Irving Klaw   with sister Paula helped to "develop" Bettie Page's career; driven out of the business by congressional/Justice Department harassment
born on 11-9-1907 in New York, New York
expired 9-3-1966 in New York, New York   age 58   cause: peritonitis; complications from appendicitis
Bettie Page photographer  Paula Klaw   with brother Irving ran Movie Star News selling glossies of actors/actresses & other models
¤Mrs. Jack Kramer 
born on 6-11-1904
expired 6-6-1996   age 91
King Ranch owner  Robert Justus Kleberg Jr.   son of Sr. & ranch founder's daughter Alice King Kleberg; owned Kentucky Derby winners Assault (1946; won triple Crown) & Middleground (1950; also won the Preakness)
born on 5-29-1896 in Corpus Christi, Texas
expired 10-13-1974 in Houston, Texas   age 78   cause: stomach cancer
orchestra conductor  Carlos Kleiber   son of Erich Kleiber; buried in Konjšica, Zasavje region, Slovenia
born on 7-3-1930 in Berlin, Germany
expired 7-13-2004 in «unknown»   age 74   cause: "a long illness"
fashion designer  Anne Klein
¤born: Hannah Golofski 
born on 8-3-1923 in New York, New York
expired 3-19-1974 in New York, New York   age 50
obstetrician/gynecologist Dr.  Marvin Adolph Klein   the father of Barbi Benton
born on 8-1-1922 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
expired 10-12-2009 in Carmichael, California   age 87
jazz trumpeter  Oscar Klein
born on 1-5-1930 in Graz, Austria
expired 12-12-2006 in Baden-Württemberg, Germany   age 76
Chicago Bulls founder (1965)  Richard Oland "Dick" Klein   owned team for six years
born on 9-16-1920
expired 10-10-2000 in Greenville, South Carolina   age 80
former Nixon Attorney General (1972-73)  Richard Gordon Kleindienst   convicted of a misdemeanor in the ITT scandal
born on 8-5-1923 in Winslow, Arizona
expired 2-3-2000 in Prescott, Arizona   age 76   cause: lung cancer
venture capitalist  Eugene Kleiner   left Shockley Labs to co-found Fairchild Semiconductor (1957); launched Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield & Byer (1972); they contributed to the startup of such firms as Tandem Computer, Genentech, Amazon.com, Sun Microsystems, Compaq Computer & America Online
born on 5-12-1923 in Austria
expired 11-20-2003 in Los Altos Hills, California   age 80   cause: heart problems
screenwriter  Harry Kleiner   penned the screenplays for Carmen Jones (1954), Fantastic Voyage (1966) & Bullitt (1968)
born on 9-10-1915 in Tiflis, Russian (now Tbilissi, Georgia)
expired 10-17-2007 in Northbrook, Illinois   age 92
documentary/public affairs tv producer  Isaac I. Kleinerman   produced the 1960 condensed version of Victory at Sea; co-produced CBS' The 20th Century series (with Burton Benjamin)
born on 7-21-1916 in New York, New York
expired 3-7-2004 in Bucerias, Mexico   age 87
musician & stop motion animator "Sneaky"  Peter E. Kleinow   a steel guitarist; played with the Flying Burrito Brothers; his stop motion special effects photography was seen in The Terminator, Robocop II, Starship Troopers & The Empire Strikes Back, as well as the The Outer Limits and Gumby tv shows and the original Pillsbury Poppin' Fresh doughboy commercials
born on 8-20-1934 in South Bend, Indiana
expired 1-6-2007 in Petaluma, California   age 72   cause: Alzheimer's disease
actor  Friedrich Rudolf Klein-Rogge   married to Thea von Harbou (1914-21); played the mad scientist Rotwang in Metropolis (1927)
born on 11-24-1885 in Köln, Germany
expired 5-30-1955 in Graz, Austria   age 69
inventor  Edward E. Kleinschmidt   created the high speed teletype machine (1914), stock market ticker tape and automatic fishing reel; his company eventually became a subsidiary of Smith-Corona-Marchand
born on 9-9-1875 in Bremen, Germany
expired 8-9-1977 in Canaan, Connecticut   age 101
sleep researcher Dr.  Nathaniel Kleitman   co-discoverer of REM sleep; wrote Sleep and Wakefulness (1939, revised 1963 & 1987); now researching Dirt Naps
born on 4-26-1895 in Kishinev, Russia
expired 8-13-1999 in Beverly Hills, California   age 104
conductor  Otto Klemperer   fled Nazi Germany; father of Werner (Col. Klink) Klemperer
born on 5-14-1885 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland)
expired 7-6-1973 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 88
actor  Werner Klemperer   Hogan's Heroes commandant Col. Klink (1965-71)
born on 3-22-1920 in Köln, Germany
expired 12-6-2000 in New York, New York   age 80   cause: throat cancer
   Contest Selectors
2000 SPAM14%
   Scored 7.0000 solo points
2001 ROTS

former North Dakota congressman (1967-71)  Thomas Savis "Tom" Kleppe   served as Ford's Interior Secretary (October 1975 - January 1977)
born on 7-1-1919 in Kintyre, North Dakota
expired 3-2-2007 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 87   cause: complications from Parkinson's & Alzheimer's diseases
Austrian president (1992-2004)  Thomas Klestil   succeeded Kurt Waldheim in the position
born on 11-4-1932 in Vienna, Austria
expired 7-6-2004 in Vienna, Austria   age 71   cause: heart failure; multiple organ failure
cartoonist  Bernard "Hap" Kliban   drew cats, cats & more cats
born on 1-1-1935 in Norwalk, Connecticut
expired 8-12-1990   age 55   cause: choked on hairball
math professor & author  Morris Kline   wrote Why Johnny Can't Add
born on 5-1-1908 in New York, New York
expired 6-10-1992 in New York, New York   age 84
wheelchair-bound tourist  Leon Klinghoffer   was aboard the Achille Lauro cruise ship when it was hijacked in 1985
born on 9-24-1916
expired 10-8-1985 in Port Said, Egypt   age 69   cause: murdered; shot; body dumped overboard
loudspeaker manufacturer  Paul Wilbur Klipsch   founded Klipsch and Associates in Hope, Arkansas (1946)
born on 3-9-1904 in Elkhart, Indiana
expired 5-5-2002 in Hope, Arkansas   age 98
audio equipment engineer/deisgner  Henry E. Kloss   co-founder of Acoustic Research, co-founder of KLH, Kloss Video Corp. (Novatron projection systems), Cambridge Soundworks & Tivolia Audio
born on 2-21-1929 in Altoona, Pennsylvania
expired 1-31-2001 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 71   cause: subdural hematoma
artist  Balthasar Klossowski
¤aka: "Balthus
born on 2-29-1908 in Paris, France
expired 2-18-2001 in Rossinière, Switzerland   age 92
 Shimson Klueger   last surviving Jew of Oswiecim (Auschwitz), Poland
expired 5-??-2000   age 72
media poohbah  John Werner Kluge   formed Metromedia from the tv station group that had been the DuMont Network; later sold the stations to Rupert Murdoch to form the nucleus of the Fox tv network
born on 9-21-1914 in Chemnitz, Germany
expired 9-7-2010 in Charlottesville, Virginia (nearby)   age 95
ex-baseball player  Theodore Bernard "Ted" Kluszewski
born on 9-10-1924 in Argo, Illinois
expired 3-29-1988 in Chicago, Illinois   age 63
animator  Herbert D. Klynn   co-created Gerald McBoing-Boing at UPA Studios; co-founded Format Productions --- they made the Alvin Show; did the opening title sequence for tv series I Spy
born on 11-11-1917
expired 2-3-1999 in Tarzana, California   age 81
aviation pioneer  Roy Knabenshue   flew first blimp in U.S.; general manager for the Wright Brothers
expired 3-6-1960 in Los Angeles, California   age 83
Floral City Furniture Co. co-founder (1927)  Edward M. Knabusch   with his cousin co-invented the reclining lounge chair (the La-Z-Boy, patented in 1929)
born on 1-7-1900 in Monroe, Michigan
expired 2-25-1988 in Monroe, Michigan   age 88
one-time yeast salesman  Clinton B. "Bill" Knapp   co-founded the now-defunct Bill Knapp's restaurant chain (1948)
born on 3-13-1907
expired 10-15-1974 in Battle Creek, Michigan   age 67
centenarian  Sarah Clark Knauss
born on 9-24-1880 in Hollywood, Pennsylvania
expired 12-30-1999 in Allentown, Pennsylvania   age 119   cause: "natural causes"
   Contest Selectors
2000 RR

tv/movie writer  Thomas Nigel Kneale   scripted the original BBC productions of The Quatermass Experiment 1953; also did screenplay for First Men in the Moon (1964)
born on 4-28-1922 in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England
expired 10-29-2006 in London, England   age 84   cause: complications from strokes
columnist & author  Fletcher Knebel   wrote Seven Days in May
born on 10-1-1911 in Dayton, Ohio
expired 2-26-1993 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 81
actress  Hildegard Frieda Albertina Knef
born on 12-28-1925 in Ulm, Würtemberg, Germany
expired 2-1-2002 in Berlin, Germany   age 76   cause: lung infection
Baker College (Owosso) associate Dean of Education  Toni M. Kneiding
born on 11-5-1973
expired 9-7-2008 in Straits of Mackinac, Michigan   age 34   cause: suicide; jumped from Mackinac Bridge
jazz trombonist  James Minter "Jimmy" Knepper
born on 11-22-1927 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-14-2003 in Triadelphia, West Virginia   age 75   cause: Parkinson's disease
Wham-O co-founder (1948)  Richard P. Knerr
born on 6-30-1925 in San Gabriel, California
expired 1-14-2008 in Arcadia, California   age 82   cause: stroke
former daredevil  Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel Sr.
born on 10-17-1938 in Butte, Montana
expired 11-30-2007 in Clearwater, Florida   age 69   cause: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; diabetes
   Contest Selectors
1979DO, HA, HFS23.1%
2000SPAM14%
2001ANG, DTM25%
2002ANG9.1%
2005ANG, MOT, TMD13.0%
2006BONY, 4GUE6.7%
2007AUDC, BONY, SBAP, 4GUE12.9%
   Scored 5.9125 points

AKS: Evil Kneivel Knieval Kneival
film historian & author  Arthur Knight   co-author of Playboy's The History of Sex in Cinema series (starting in 1965)
born on 9-3-1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 7-25-1991 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia   age 74
science fiction writer/editor  Damon Knight   wrote short story To Serve Man (1950) which later became a popular episode of The Twilight Zone (1962); Kate Wilhelm was second wife
born on 9-19-1922 in Baker, Oregon
expired 4-15-2002 in Eugene, Oregon   age 79
1940s & 50s singer  Evelyn Knight   retired from singing at age 36
¤née: Davis
aka: "Honey Davis" 
born on 12-31-1917 in Reedville, Virginia
expired 9-28-2007 in San Jose, California   age 89   cause: lung cancer
character actor  James Forrest "Fuzzy" Knight   played Pvt. Fuzzy Knight on Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion tv series (1955-7)
born on 5-9-1901 in Fairmont, West Virginia
expired 2-23-1976 in Hollywood, California   age 74   cause: heart attack
newspaper publisher  James L. Knight
born on 7-21-1909 in Akron, Ohio
expired 2-5-1991   age 81
horse breeder-turned-Ramtha-channeler's ex-husband (1984-89)  Jeffrey M. Knight   it turns out that he was bisexual, got HIV, was advised that Ramtha would cure him so took no drugs, ... had a messy divorce & even messier death (but partner Geoff was there at the end)
born on 8-25-1956 in California
expired 7-18-1994 in Olympia, Washington   age 37   cause: AIDS
neswapaper chain founder  John Shively Knight I   won 1968 Pulitzer prize for his column
born on 10-26-1894 in Bluefield, West Virginia
expired 6-16-1981 in Akron, Ohio   age 86   cause: heart attack
Army First Lt.  John Shively Knight Jr.   awarded the Bronze Star for his conduct in the December 1944 battle of the Ardennes bulge
born on --1923
expired 3-29-1945 in Münster, Germany   age 22   cause: ambushed during military operation
newspaper publishing heir  John Shively Knight III   born 5 days after his father's death
born on 4-3-1945 in Columbus, Georgia
expired 12-7-1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 30   cause: stabbed to death
trumpet player  Pedro Knight Caraballo   widower of Celia Cruz
born on 9-30-1921
expired 2-3-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 85   cause: complications from strokes; diabetes
   Contest Selectors
2006LMLD3.3%
2007LMLD3.2%
   Scored 6.5000 solo points

weasel county prosecutor  Thomas E. Knight Jr.   railroaded the Scottsboro Boys through three bogus sets of trials
born on --1898 in Greensboro, Alabama
expired 5-??-1937   age 39
former military X-15 test pilot  William J. "Pete" Knight   as a California state senator wrote the state's Defense of Marriage Act (2000)
born on 11-18-1929 in Noblesville, Indiana
expired 5-7-2004 in Duarte, California   age 74   cause: acture myelogenous leukemia
publisher  Alfred Abraham Knopf
born on 9-12-1892 in New York, New York
expired 8-11-1984 in Purchase, New York   age 91
book publisher  Alfred A. Knopf Jr.   left the firm his father founded to co-found Atheneum Publishers (1959)
born on 6-17-1918 in White Plains, New York
expired 2-14-2009 in New York, New York   age 90   cause: complications from a fall
widow of publisher Alfred writer  Helen Knopf
born on 10-28-1902
expired 1-14-1995   age 92
playwright  Frederick Major Paull Knott   wrote Dial M for Murder (1952) & Wait Until Dark (1966)
born on 8-28-1916 in Hankow, China
expired 12-17-2002 in New York, New York   age 86
berry farm co-founder  Walter Knott   started the operation with wife Cordelia (d.1974)
born on 12-11-1889 in San Bernardino, California
expired 12-3-1981 in Buena Park, California   age 91   cause: Parkinson's disease
former pro wrassler  Herbert Glen Knotts
¤aka: "Buddy `Masked Marvel' Knox
born on 5-15-1914
expired 1-3-1970   age 55   cause: leukemia
comedian  Jesse Donald Knotts   Deputy Barney Fife on Andy Griffith Show/Mayberry R.F.D. and Roper replacement Mr. Furley on Three's Company
born on 7-21-1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia
expired 2-24-2006 in Beverly Hills, California   age 81   cause: pulmonary & respiratory complications; lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2000SPAM14%
2001DTM, NFG25%
2002CMH, RAVN18.2%
2003GHG, JEDS, MB, OGGI, RAVN27.8%
2004ABRA, LMLD, NFG16.7%
2005ANG, BYE, NFG13.0%
2006ADWC, ANG, BYE, DFFC, DTH, HH, NFG, OIE, QKU, RAVN, TFM36.7%
   Scored 4.4024 points

author  John Knowles   author of A Separate Peace (1960)
born on 9-16-1926 in Fairmont, West Virginia
expired 11-29-2001 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida   age 75
actor  Alexander Knox
born on 1-16-1907 in Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
expired 4-25-1995 in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England   age 88   cause: bone cancer
late-1970s to early-1980s fashion model  Bitten Knudsen   did February 1987 Playboy pictorial; a "best buddy" of (trainwreck) model Gia Carangi
expired 3-22-2008 in Denmark   age 50s   cause: "died in her sleep"
Doobie Brothers drummer  Keith Knudsen
born on 2-18-1948 in LeMars, Iowa
expired 2-8-2005 in San Francisco, California   age 56   cause: pneumonia
 Morris Hans Knudsen   co-founder of Morrison-Knudsen construction firm (1912)
expired 11-15-1943 in San Diego, California   age 80
auto executive  Semon Emil "Bunkie" Knudsen
born on 10-2-1912 in Buffalo, New York
expired 7-6-1998 in Royal Oak, Michigan   age 85
Japanese film director  Masaki Kobayashi
born on 2-14-1916
expired 10-4-1996 in Tokyo, Japan   age 80   cause: cardiac arrest
Dr.  Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch   his investigations into tuberculosis earned him the 1905 Nobel prize in medicine; he discovered the anthrax bacillus (1877) and the tuberculosis bacillus (1882)
born on 12-11-1843 in Clausthal, Upper Harz Mountains, Germany
expired 5-27-1910 in Baden-Baden, Germany   age 66   cause: heart attack
Academy Award-winning screenwriter  Howard Koch   wrote War of the Worlds teleplay for Orson Welles; screenplays for Casablanca (with Epstein brothers), Sergeant York, The Best Years of Our Lives
born on 12-2-1902 in New York, New York
expired 8-17-1995 in Woodstock, New York   age 92   cause: pneumonia
movie producer  Howard Winchel Koch   executive producer of The Manchurian Candidate; won 1990 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
born on 4-11-1916 in New York, New York
expired 2-16-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 84   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
Dr.  Emil Theodor Kocher   recipient of the 1909 Nobel prize in medicine for his work in physiology, pathology & surgery of the thyroid gland
born on 8-25-1841 in Berne, Switzerland
expired 7-27-1917 in Berne, Switzerland   age 75
Brownsville Station singer  Michael "Cub" Koda   wrote/performed Smokin' in the Boys' Room (1973)
born on 10-1-1948
expired 7-1-2000 in Chelsea, Michigan   age 51   cause: complications from kidney dialysis
Hungarian composer and music educator  Zoltán Kodály   referenced in the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind
born on 12-16-1882 in Kecskemet, Austria-Hungary
expired 3-6-1967 in Budapest, Hungary   age 84
AKS: Zoltan Kodaly
actor  Joshua Andrew Koenig   son of Walter; played "Boner" on Growing Pains (1985-9) & Tumak in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Sanctuary (1993)
born on 8-17-1968 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-16-2010 in Vancouver, BRitish Columbia, Canada   age 41   cause: suicide
New York Yankees short stop  Mark Koenig   batted second in Murderers' Row
born on 7-19-1904 in San Francisco, California
expired 4-22-1993 in Willows, California   age 88
 Arthur Koestler
born on 9-5-1905 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 2-13-1983 in London, England   age 77
chamber & concert violinist  Robert Koff   co-founder of the Juilliard String Quartet (1946) with Robert Mann, Raphael Hillyer and Arthur Winograd
born on 2-12-1919 in Los Angeles, California
expired 2-22-2005 in Lexington, Massachusetts   age 86
jazz flutist  Morris "Moe" Koffman   had 1957 instrumental hit "Swinging Shepherd Blues"
born on 12-28-1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 3-28-2001 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 72   cause: cancer
AKS: Kofman Koffmann Kofman Kauffman Kaufman Kaufmann Kaufmann
former Mazda president (1970-77)  Kohei Matsuda   grandson of Toyo Kogyo (later Mazda) founder; owned the Hiroshima Carp baseball team (1970-2002)
born on 1-28-1922
expired 7-10-2002 in Tokyo, Japan   age 80   cause: stomach cancer
 Georges Jean Franz Köhler   shared the 1984 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 4-17-1946 in München, Bavaria, Germany
expired 3-1-1995 in Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany   age 44
AKS: Kohler
author  Frederick Kohner   in 1957 wrote Gidget (patterned after his daughter Kathy)
born on 9-25-1905
expired 7-7-1986   age 80
former Michigan house member (1965-78)  Peter Kok   during World War II was a bombardier in the 488th Bomb Squad of the 340th Bomb Group; some of his World War II experiences were imcorporated into Catch-22
born on 10-24-1919 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
expired 6-22-2003 in Grand Rapids, Michigan   age 83
composer  Jounas Kokkonen
born on 11-13-1921 in Iisalmi, Finland
expired 10-2-1996 in Jarvenpaa, Finland   age 74
physician & retired University of Utah professor  Willem Johan Kolff   invented the artificial kidney (dialysis machine) in 1943 and the membrane oxygenator
¤nickname: "Pim" 
born on 2-14-1911 in Leiden, Holland
expired 2-11-2009 in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania   age 97
   Contest Selectors
2006CSI, RR6.7%
2007RR3.2%
2008RR3.1%
2009CSI, RR6.7%
   Scored 4.0500 points

AKS: Leyden The Netherlands
Albanian Cardinal  Mikel Koliqi
born on 9-29-1902 in Shkodra, Albania, Austria-hungary
expired 1-28-1997   age 94
former Jerusalem mayor (1965-93)  Theodor Herzl "Teddy" Kollek   named for the founder of modern Zionism
born on 5-27-1911 in Nagyvaszony, Austria-Hungary
expired 1-2-2007 in Jerusalem, Israel   age 95
jazz tenor saxophonist  Hans Koller
born on 2-12-1921 in Vienna, Austria
expired 12-22-2003   age 82   cause: pneumonia
stage & radio actor  Richard Tompkins Kollmer   widower of Dorothy Kilgallen
born on 12-31-1910 in Ridgewood, New Jersey
expired 1-7-1971 in New York, New York   age 60   cause: heart attack
Voskhod 1 and Soyuz 1 cosmonaut cosmonaut  Vladimir Mikhailovich Komarov   definitely NOT a soft landing
born on 3-16-1927 in Moscow, Russia, USSR
expired 4-24-1967 in Orenburg, Russia, USSR   age 40   cause: capsule parachute failure
 Susan Goodman komen   her sister created a foundation named for her (1982)
born on 10-31-1943 in Peoria, Illinois
expired 8-??-1980 in Peoria, Illinois   age 36   cause: breast cancer
former CIA infocrat  Robert W. Komer   chief of "Pacification" during the Vietnam War: trying to win their "hearts and minds"
¤nickname: "Blowtorch Bob" 
born on 2-23-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 4-9-2000 in Arlington, Virginia   age 78   cause: stroke
forner NFL quarterback  William "Jeff" Komlo   had played for the Lions (1979-81), Falcons (1982) & Buccaneers (1983); had absconded to Greece ahead of a bunch of warrants for his arrest (DUI, arson, ...)
born on 7-30-1956 in Cheverly, Maryland
expired 3-14-2009 in Athens, Greece   age 52   cause: automobile accident
Marianna during her bodybuilding days bodybuilder  Marianna Komlos   played Mrs. Cleavage (a WWE/F wrassler)
born on 9-3-1969 in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada
expired 9-26-2004 in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada   age 35   cause: medical quackery; breast cancer
AKS: Marianne
orchestra conductor  Kiril Petrovich Kondrashin
born on 3-6-1914 in Moscow, Russia
expired 3-7-1981 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands   age 67   cause: heart attack
Soviet military tactician Marshall  Ivan Stepanovich Konev   founded the Warsaw Pact military alliance
born on 12-27-1897 in Ladeino, Russia
expired 5-21-1973 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 75
Cardinal  Franziskus König   Archbishop Emeritus of Vienna
born on 8-15-1905 in Rabenstein, Austria
expired 3-13-2004 in Vienna, Austria   age 98   cause: died in his sleep
   Contest Selectors
2004KLS5.6%
   Scored 5.2000 solo points

AKS: Konig Koenig
former waiter & jewelry engraver  Martin Konigsberg   Woody Allen's father
born on 12-25-1900
expired 1-8-2001 in New York, New York   age 100
Woody Allen's mother  Nettie Konigsberg   widow of Martin
¤née: Cherry 
born on 11-8-1906 in New York, New York
expired 1-27-2002 in New York, New York   age 95
1975 Nobel economics laureate Dr.  Tjalling Charles Koopmans   shared prize with Leonid Kantorovich; cousin of 1984 physics laureate Simon van der Meer
born on 8-28-1910 in 's-Graveland, The Netherlands
expired 2-26-1985 in New Haven, Connecticut   age 74   cause: strokes
former Hungarian police officer  Sandor Kopacsi   a leader of the Hungarian revolt against Soviet rule in 1956; jailed "for life" but later pardoned
born on 3-5-1922 in Miskolc, Hungary
expired 3-2-2001 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 78
congressional staffer  Mary Jo Kopechne   abandoned by Teddy Kennedy to drown after car accident
born on 7-26-1940
expired 7-19-1969 in Chappaquiddick Island, Masschusetts   age 28   cause: drowned; trapped inside submerged car
former Pittsburgh Steelers color commentator  Myron Sidney Kopelman   in both the Pro Football Hall of Fame & National Radio Hall of Fame
¤aka: "Myron Cope" 
born on 1-23-1929 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 2-27-2008 in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania   age 79   cause: respiratory illness; heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2006RAVN3.3%
2007RAVN3.2%
2008RAVN3.1%
   Scored 7.1000 solo points

AKS: Stanley
Miss America 1943  Rosemary LaPlanche Koplan   appeared in a number of RKO movies after her win
born on 10-11-1923 in Los Angeles, California
expired 5-6-1979 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 55
Alberto Korda's 1960 photo of Ché in Havana photographer  Alberto Korda   took famous 1960 photo of Ché Guevara
¤real name: Díaz Gutiérrez 
born on 9-14-1928 in Havana, Cuba
expired 5-25-2001 in Paris, France   age 72   cause: heart attack
AKS: Diaz Gutierrez
film producer Sir  Alexander Korda
¤born: Sandor Korda 
born on 9-16-1893 in Turkeve, Austria-Hungary
expired 1-23-1956 in London, England   age 62
movie art director  Vincent Korda   brother of Alexander & Zoltan; won 1941 oscar for Thief of Bagdad (1940)
born on --1897 in Turkeve, Austria-Hungary
expired 1-4-1979 in London, England   age 81
film director  Zoltan Korda   filmed The Jungle Book (1942)
born on 6-3-1895 in Turkeve, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-13-1961 in Hollywood, California   age 66
pinball designer/'wizard'  Steve Kordek   worked for Genco Pinball Co., Bally Manufacturing and Williams Manufacturing, retiring in 1999; introduced two flippers to games (1948), drop targets (1962) & multi-ball play (1963)
born on 12-26-1911 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-19-2012 in Park Ridge, Illinois   age 100   cause: complications from fall
civil rights pioneer  Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu   refused Roosevelt's unconstitutional executive order (#9066) to be interned during World War II; convicted of a felony & lost all of the way to the Supreme Court (Korematsu v. United States, December 1944) based upon the patently false assertions of General John L. DeWitt; when the "evidence" was declassified the jig was up — a federal judge issued a summary finding against the government vacating the conviction & finding that the government had suppressed the evidence that would have proven the assertions to be grossly bogus
born on 1-30-1919 in Oakland, California
expired 3-30-2005 in Larkspur, California   age 86   cause: respiratory illness
religious cult leader  David Koresh   headed the Branch Davidians
¤born: Vernon Wayne Howell 
born on 8-17-1959 in Houston, Texas
expired 4-19-1993 in Waco, Texas   age 33   cause: barbecued alive; fire caused by BATF tear gas canisters & tank
That's HEDLEY! comedian  Harvey Herschel Korman   close personal friend of Lily von Schtupp
¤"...that's HEDLEY!
born on 2-15-1927 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-29-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 81   cause: complications from ruptured abdonimal aortic aneurysm
   Contest Selectors
2003MJ5.6%
2004RIE, SS11.1%
2005RIE4.3%
2006HH, RIE6.7%
2007RIE3.2%
2008RIE3.1%
   Scored 6.9000 solo points

AKS: Harvie Kormen Corman
biochemist  Arthur Kornberg   shared the 1959 Nobel prize in medicine for the discover y of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleaic acid and deoxyribonucleaic acid; father of the 2006 Chemistry laureate
born on 3-3-1918 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 10-26-2007 in Palo Alto, California   age 89   cause: respiratory failure
classical, opera and sound track composer  Erich Wolfgang Korngold   won two oscars
born on 5-29-1897 in Brunn, Austria-Hungary (now Brno)
expired 11-29-1957 in Hollywood, California   age 60
1920s Our Gang child actress  Mary Kornman
born on 12-28-1915 in Idaho Falls, Idaho
expired 6-1-1973 in Glendale, California   age 57   cause: cancer
storyteller  Kosan Yanagiya   declared a national treasure (1995)
born on 1-2-1915
expired 5-16-2002 in Tokyo, Japan   age 87   cause: heart failure
actress  Sylva Koscina   played Iole (Mrs. Hercules) in Hercules (1957) and Hercules Unchained (1959); did May 1967 Playboy pictorial
born on 8-22-1933 in Zagreb, Croatia
expired 12-26-1994 in Rome, Italy   age 61
Polish-born author  Jerzy Nikodem Kosinski
born on 6-14-1933 in Łódź, Poland
expired 5-3-1991   age 57
composer  Joseph Kosma   wrote music for Autumn Leaves (lyrics by Jacques Prévert)
¤born: Jozsef Kozma 
born on 10-22-1905 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 8-7-1969 in La Roche-Guyon, France   age 63
 Aaron Kosminski   suspect in Whitechapel prostitute murders; purported to have been identified in a police lineup after one of the murders; spent last 28 yeas of his life in mental institutions
expired ??-??-1919 in Leavesden Asylum, England   age ??   cause: gangrene of the leg
Cambodian Queen Mother  Sisowath Kossamak   daughter of King Monivong; mother of Sihanouk
born on 10--1903
expired 4-27-1975 in Beijing, China   age 71
Dr.  Ludwig Karl Martin Albrecht Kossel   received the 1910 Nobel prize in medicine for his work in cell chemistry
born on 9-16-1853 in Rostock, Germany
expired 7-5-1927 in Heidelberg, Germany   age 73
ochestrator & conductor  Irwin Kostal   won Academy Awards for his work on West Side Story and The Sound of Music, did 1990 rescoring of Fantasia, and worked on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Charlotte's Web
born on 10-1-1911 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-23-1994 in Studio City, California   age 83   cause: heart attack
orchestra conductor  Andre Kostelanetz   husband of Lily Pons
born on 12-22-1901 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 1-13-1980 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti   age 78
painter turned movie director  Henry Koster   directed Harvey (1950), Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951), The Robe (1953), Flower Drum Song (1960) & The Singing Nun (1965)
¤born: Hermann Kösterlitz 
born on 5-1-1905 in Berlin, Germany
expired 9-21-1988 in Camarillo, California   age 83
AKS: Kosterlitz
retired U.S. Army Brigadier (1-star) General  Samuel William Koster Sr.   as a (2-star) Major General commanded the 23rd Infantry Division (Americal) in Vietnam; he was in charge during the My Lai massacre (3/16/1968); although initially charged, the charges were later dropped but he lost a star, a medal & gained a letter of censure in his personel file
born on 12-29-1919 in West Liberty, Iowa
expired 1-23-2006 in Annapolis, Maryland   age 86   cause: renal failure; renal cancer
Soviet President  Alexei Nikolaevich Kosygin
born on 2-20-1904 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 12-18-1980 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 76
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, DW, RR23.1%
1980 DH, DO, DR, DW, GP, JW, RR43.8%
   Scored 2.4000 points

former Skyway Luggage president  Henry L. Kotkins
born on 9-4-1911
expired 6-8-2002 in Portugal   age 90
pianist  Mischa Kottler
expired 6-23-1994   age 95
AKS: Kotler
retired Boston Symphony conductor  Serge Alexandrovich Koussevitzky
born on 7-26-1901 in Vyshni Volocheck, Russia
expired 6-4-1978 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 76
John's Hopkins electrical engineering professor Dr.  William Bennett Kouwenhoven   devised non-surgical methods of restarting a stopped heart: external cardiac massage & the defibrillator
born on 1-13-1886 in New York, New York
expired 11-10-1975 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 89
cigar-chomping tv comedian  Ernie Kovacs   husband of Edie Adams
born on 1-23-1919 in Trenton, New Jersey
expired 1-13-1962 in West Los Angeles, California   age 42
cinematographer  László Kovács   close friend of Vilmos Zsigmond (the two escaped from Hungary with lots of documentary film of the Soviet suppresion of the citizenry); lensed: Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Ghostbusters, The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, New York, New York, Shampoo, What's Up, Doc?, Miss Congeniality, My Best Friend's Wedding, Legal Eagles, Shattered, Little Nikita, The Toy, Slither, The King of Marvin Gardens, ...
born on 5-14-1933 in Cece, Fejér County, Hungary
expired 7-21-2007 in Beverly Hills, California   age 74
AKS: Laszlo Kovacs
geographically-challenged tv/movie director  Bernard Louis Kowalski   made Krakatoa, East of Java (1969) & SSSSSSS (1973); directed the Mission: Impossible tv pilot
born on 8-2-1929 in Brownsville, Texas
expired 10-26-2007 in Los Angeles, California   age 78
"Classic-era" pro wrassler (1947-77)  (Wladek) Walter "Killer" Kowalski
¤born: Edward Walter Spulnik 
born on 10-13-1926 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
expired 8-29-2008 in Malden, Massachusetts   age 81   cause: complications from heart attack
geezer  Ura Koyama
born on 8-30-1890 in Japan
expired 4-5-2005 in Iizuka City, Japan   age 114   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2004KLS5.6%
2005KLS, RIE8.7%
   Scored 2.3500 points

Teledyne Inc. co-founder Dr.  George Kozmetsky   former Dean of the University of Texas Business School (1966-82)
born on 10-5-1917 in Seattle, Washington
expired 4-30-2003 in Austin, Texas   age 85   cause: heart attack
writer & actor  David Kozubei   created the concept for the first Border's Book Store & founded David's Book Store (1970s), both in Ann Arbor, Michigan
born on --1932 in London, England
expired 8-26-2006 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 73
cheese peddler  James Lewis Kraft   founded Kraft Foods --- the cheesiest operation in the world
born on 12-11-1874 in Stevensville, Ontario, Canada
expired 2-16-1953 in Chicago, Illinois   age 78
former Danish prime minister (1962-68 & 1971-72)  Jens Otto Krag
born on 9-15-1914 in Randers, Denmark
expired 6-22-1978 in Fredrikshaven, Denmark   age 63   cause: heart attack
hall of fame swimmer  Viola Hartman Cady Krahn
expired 6-1-2004 in Orange, California   age 102   cause: complications from stroke
professional tennis player  John Albert "Jack" Kramer   twice won the U.S. singles championship (1947 & 47) and Wimbledon (1947); had a popular line of tennis rackets in the 1950s
born on 8-1-1921 in Las Vegas, Nevada
expired 9-12-2009 in Los Angeles, California   age 88   cause: soft tissue cancer
former Iron Butterfly bass player  Philip Taylor Kramer   
wrecked minivan & body found at bottom of 200 foot-deep ravine in May 1999 by hiker)

born on 7-12-1952
expired 2-12-1995 in Malibu Canyon, California   age 42   cause: auto accident
oscar-winning movie producer and director  Stanley Earl Kramer   produced and/or directed High Noon (1952), The Caine Mutiny (1954), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgement at Nuremberg (1961), Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
born on 9-29-1913 in New York, New York
expired 2-19-2001 in Woodland Hills, California   age 87   cause: pneumonia; diabetes
   Contest Selectors
2000 RR14%
2001 RR12½%
   Scored 6.3000 solo points

"early music" expert  Bernard Kranis   New York Pro Musica Antiqua co-founder (1952)
born on 12-28-1924 in New Brunswick, New Jersey
expired 8-18-2000 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts   age 75   cause: cancer
KGB cold warrior  Rem Sergeivich Krasilnikov   responsible for rounding up CIA spies that were given up by Aldrich Ames, Robert Hansen and others
born on --1927
expired 3-??-2003 in Moscow, Russia   age 76
AKS: Krassilnikov
lyric tenor  Alfredo Kraus
born on 9-24-1927 in Las Palmas, Canary Islands
expired 9-8-1999 in Madrid, Spain   age 71   cause: pancreatic cancer
retired Ohio State U professor Dr.  John Daniel Kraus   a pioneering radio astronomer
born on 6-28-1910 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
expired 7-18-2004 in Delaware, Ohio   age 94
former Notre Dame athletic director  Edward "Moose" Krause
born on 2-2-1913 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-11-1992   age 79
British gangster  Charles David "Charlie" Kray   older brother of Reggie & Ronnie
born on --1926 in London, England
expired 4-4-2000 in Isle of Wight, England   age 73
1960s London East End gangster  Reginald "Reggie" Kray
born on 10-24-1933 in London, England
expired 10-1-2000 in Norwich, Norwalk, England   age 66   cause: bladder cancer
gangster  Ronald "Ronnie" Kray   twin brother of Reggie
born on 10-24-1933 in London, England
expired 3-17-1995 in Slough, England   age 61   cause: heart attack
former New York Times obituary writer (1966-2002)  Albin Joseph Krebs
born on 3-5-1929 in Pascagoula, Mississippi
expired 5-31-2002 in Key West, Florida   age 73   cause: cancer
biochemist  Edwin Gerhard Krebs   shared the 1992 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 6-6-1918 in Lansing, Iowa
expired 12-21-2009 in Seattle, Washington   age 91
1953 Nobel medicine laureate Sir  Hans Adolf Krebs   discovered basic pathways by which food is converted into energy in the body (Urea & Citiric acid cycles; 1932 & 1938)
born on 8-25-1900 in Hildesheim, Germany
expired 11-22-1981 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England   age 81
air-crash lawyer  Lee S. Kreindler
born on 3-11-1924
expired 2-18-2003 in New York, New York   age 78   cause: complications of a cerebral hemorrhage
former Austrian Chancellor  Bruno Kreisky
born on 1-22-1911 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 7-29-1990 in Vienna, Austria   age 79
violinist & composer  Fritz Kreisler
born on 2-2-1875 in Vienna, Austria
expired 1-29-1962 in New York, New York   age 86
Harvey Comics cartoonist  Warren Kremer   drew Richie Rich & Casper the Friendly Ghost
born on 6-26-1921 in New York, New York
expired 7-24-2003 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey   age 82
blind lawyer  Harold Eliot Krents   his life was basis for Butterflies are Free play & movie; his autobiography was titled To Race the Wind (1972)
born on 11-5-1944 in New York, New York
expired 1-12-1987 in New York, New York   age 42   cause: brain tumor
Carter Commerce secretary (1977-79)  Juanita Morris Kreps   had been a Duke University economist
¤born: Blair Juanita Morris 
born on 1-11-1921 in Lynch, Kentucky
expired 7-5-2010 in Durham, North Carolina   age 89
former Kmart director of Public Relations (1970s)  Harvey A. Kresge Jr.   joined firm founded by his father's cousin in 1930s
born on 12-27-1915
expired 4-26-2003 in Tequestra, Florida   age 87   cause: pneumonia
merchandiser  Sebastian Spering Kresge   founded S.S. Kresge Co. (later renamed Kmart Corp.)
born on 7-31-1867 in Bald Mount, Pennsylvania
expired 10-18-1966 in Mountainhome, Pennsylvania   age 99
cover of 'Playboy' with playmate of year  Connie Kreskito February 1968 Playmate of Monthto December 1967 Playmate of Month Playboy January 1968 Playmate of Month & 1969 Playmate of Year  Connie Kreski   played Mercy Humppe in Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)
born on 9-19-1946 in Wyandotte, Michigan
expired 3-21-1995 in Beverly Hills, California   age 48   cause: clogged carotid artery; high cholesterol
character actor  Kurt Kreuger   played lots of Nazis in the 1940s; his most notable role was in Sahara (1943)
born on 7-23-1916 in Michenberg, Germany
expired 7-12-2006 in Los Angeles, California   age 89   cause: stroke
AKS: Krueger Kruger
21 Club restauranteur (1938-85)  H. Peter Kriendler   took over as host following founding brother's death
born on 7-8-1905 in New York, New York
expired 12-21-2001 in New York, New York   age 96
NYC 21 Club co-founder  John Carl "Jack" Kriendler
born on --1899 in New York, New York
expired 8-13-1947 in New York, New York   age 48   cause: heart attack
former United Artists head  Arthur B. Krim
born on 4-4-1910
expired 9-21-1994   age 84
conductor  Josef Krips
born on 4-8-1902 in Vienna, Austria
expired 10-12-1974 in Geneva, Switzerland   age 72
Nehru Defense minister (1956-62)  Vengali Krishnan Krishna Menon   he had assured Nehru that the Chinese Army wouldn't advance beyond Tibet; was sacked when the Chinese Army attacked northern India
born on 5-3-1896 in Calicut, Kerula State, India
expired 10-6-1974 in New Delhi, India   age 77   cause: heart attack
NYC music venue founder  Hillel "Hilly" Kristal   founder of the CBGB & OMFUG Club in the Bowery (Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gourmandizers)
born on 9-23-1931 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 8-28-2007 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 75   cause: complications from lung cancer
AIDS-stricken tv veterinarian  Stephen M. "Steve" Kritsick
born on 11-2-1951
expired 1-16-1994   age 42
burger mogul widow  Joan Beverly Kroc
¤née: Mansfield 
born on 8-27-1928 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 10-12-2003 in Rancho Santa Fe, California   age 75   cause: glioblastoma
McDonald's mogul  Raymond Albert Kroc   bought chain from founders in 1961 for $2,700,000
born on 10-5-1902 in Oak Park, Illinois
expired 1-14-1984 in San Diego, California   age 81   cause: heart failure; diabetes
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS, SB15.4%
1980 VA6.3%

Dr.  Schack August Steenberg Krogh   received the 1920 Nobel prize in physiology for discoveries relating to the capillary motor regulary mechanism
born on 11-15-1874 in Grenaa, Jutland, Denmark
expired 9-13-1949 in Copenhagen, Denmark   age 74
Philadelphia Cardinal  John Joseph Krol
born on 10-26-1910 in Cleveland, Illinois
expired 3-3-1996 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 85
violinist  Boris Kroyt   member of the Budapest String quartet for 37 years
born on 6-10-1897
expired 11-15-1969 in New York, New York   age 72
Science Fiction aficionado  Kenneth J. Krueger   attended the first World Science Fiction Conference (1939); was chairman of the first San Diego Golden State Comic-Con (1970) — it morphed into the Comic-Con International exposition; died 2½ weeks after Comic Con co-founder Shel Dorf
born on 10-7-1926 in Buffalo, New York
expired 11-21-2009 in Lockport, New York   age 83   cause: heart attack; pneumonia; a fall; renal failure
actor  Otto Kruger   a vice-president of the Motion Picture Home since 1955; grand nephew of Paul Kruger
born on 9-6-1885 in Toledo, Ohio
expired 9-6-1974 in Woodland Hills, California   age 89   cause: stroke
 "Oom" Paul Kruger   president of South Africa's Transvaal Republic during Boer War (1883-1902)
¤born: Stephanus Johannes Pauls Kruger 
born on 10-10-1825 in Colesburg, South Africa
expired 7-14-1904 in Clarens, Switzerland   age 78
retired plumber  Verlen Emmet Kruger   took up canoe building & went on a number of expeditions; co-author of "One Incredible Journey"
born on 6-30-1922 in Francesville, Indiana
expired 8-2-2004 in Lansing, Michigan   age 82
jazz drummer  Gene Krupa
born on 1-15-1909 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-16-1973 in Yonkers, New York   age 64
granddaughter of Krupp Co. founder  Bertha Krupp von Bohien und Halbach   namesake of World War I cannon "Big Bertha", not 1990s golf ball driver
born on 3-29-1886 in Essen, Germany
expired 9-21-1957 in Essen, Germany   age 71
Bolshevik crone  Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya   wife of Lenin
born on 2-26-1869 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 2-27-1939 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 70
actor  Jack Kruschen
born on 3-20-1922 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
expired 4-2-2002   age 80   cause: natural causes
former KGB head (1988-99)  Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov   part of the failed coup against Gorby (1999)
born on 2-29-1924 in Tsaritsyn, Russia, USSR (now Volgograd)
expired 11-23-2007 in Moscow, Russia   age 83
Czech conductor  Rafael Kubelik
¤born: Jeronym Rafael Kubelik 
born on 6-29-1914 in Bychory, Czech Republic
expired 8-11-1996 in Lucerne, Switzerland   age 82
Another cover appearance by Cherylcover of the January 1959 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with playmate Cheryl Kubertcover of the February 1958 issue of 'Playboy' magazine with playmate Cheryl Kubertto March 1958 Playmate of
Monthto January 1958 Playmate of Month Playboy February 1958 Playmate of Month  Cheryl Kubert
expired 4-25-1989   age ??   cause: suicide (speculative)
Mongol & Chinese ruler  Kublai Khan   grandson of Genghis Khan
born on --1216
expired ??-??-1294   age 78
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in May 1981 psychiatrist  Elisabeth Kübler-Ross   a leading death "expert" and hospice pioneer; author of On Death and Dying (1969); identified 5 phases in the dying process: denial, anger, barganing, depression & acceptance
born on 7-8-1926 in Zürich, Switzerland
expired 8-24-2004 in Scottsdale, Arizona   age 78   cause: complications from strokes
   Contest Selectors
2003MB5.6%
2004LMLD5.6%
   Scored 7.2000 solo points

AKS: Kubler
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in September 1968 movie director  Stanley Kubrick   made 16 films (3 documentary shorts, first in the list, and 13 features): Day of the Flight (1951), Flying Padre (1951), The Seafarers (1953), Fear and Desire (1953), Killer's Kiss (1955), The Killing (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Spartacus (1960), Lolita (1962), Dr. Strangelove (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), The Shining (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987) and Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
born on 7-26-1928 in New York, New York
expired 3-7-1999 in Hertfordshire, England   age 70   cause: heart attack
baseball player  Harvey Edward Kuenn
born on 12-4-1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 2-28-1988 in Peoria, Arizona   age 57
Kaiser Bill's last soldier  Charles Kuentz   fought on the Russian Front
born on 2-18-1897 in Ranspach, Alsace, Germany
expired 4-23-2005 in Colmar, Alsace-Lorraine, France   age 108
litigious cancer-suffering smoker  Charles Kueper
expired 3-5-1993   age 51
Amsterdam spice merchant  Victor Kugler   hid Anne Frank & family in his business at 263 Prinsengracht Street (1942-44); spent 8 months in prison, escaping during a bombing raid
born on 6-5-1900 in Hohen Elbe, Austria-Hungary
expired 12-13-1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 81
former Army Air Corps Master Sgt.  John D. Kuharek   flight engineer aboard Bockscar, the plane that nuked Nagasaki
born on 4-3-1914
expired 4-24-2001 in Tampa, Florida   age 87
evangelist and faith healer  Kathryn Kuhlman
born on 5-9-1907 in Concordia, Missouri
expired 2-20-1976 in Tulsa, Oklahoma   age 68
to next Baseball Commissioner: Peter Ueberrothto previous Baseball Commissioner: William Eckert  Bowie Kent Kuhn   former Baseball Commissioner (February 4, 1969 to Setpember 30, 1984)
born on 10-28-1926 in Takoma Park, Maryland
expired 3-15-2007 in Ponte Verde Beach, Florida   age 80
   Contest Selectors
2005QKU4.3%
2006DFFC, QKU, 4GUE10.0%
2007DFFC, GOHI, QKU, 4GUE12.9%
   Scored 4.8125 points

Grey Panthers founder  Margaret E "Maggie" Kuhn
born on 8-3-1905 in Buffalo, New York
expired 4-22-1995 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 89
 Richard Kuhn   recipient of the 1938 Nobel Prize in chemistry
born on 12-3-1900 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary
expired 8-1-1967 in Heidelberg, Germany   age 66
planetary scientist  Gerard Peter Kuiper   know for his trans-Neptunian Belt of objects
¤born: Gerrit Pieter Kuiper 
born on 12-7-1905 in Harenkarspel, The Netherlands
expired 12-23-1973 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 68
painter  Konrad Kujau   got in trouble in 1983 for his forged "Hitler's Diaries" that he had sold to Stern
born on 6-27-1938 in Löbau, Saxony
expired 9-12-2000 in Stuttgart, Germany   age 62   cause: stomach cancer
Mafia hit man  Richard Kuklinski   he was about half as productive as Dr. Kevorkian
¤nickname: "the Iceman" 
born on 4-11-1935 in Jersey City, New Jersey
expired 3-5-2006 in Trenton, New Jersey   age 70
Mayan King (9/6/426-437)  K'inich Yax K'uk Mo'   founder of the Cópan dynasty
¤meaning of name: "Blue-Green Quetzal Macaw" 
expired ??-??-450 in Cópan (Honduras)   age ??
tv director  Seymour "Buzz" Kulik   directed Brian's Song (1971)
born on 7-23-1922 in Kearney, New Jersey
expired 1-13-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: heart failure
actor & pro wrassler  Henry Kulky   played Otto Schmidlap on The Life of Riley tv series, Stroogo in The Five Thousand Fingers of Dr. T, Cuddles in A Star Is Born (1954) and Max Bronsky on the Hennesey tv series (1959)
¤aka: "Bomber Kulkovich
born on 8-11-1911 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
expired 2-12-1965 in Oceandale, California   age 53   cause: heart attack
actress  Nancy Jane Kulp   served in the WAVES in World War II; played Miss Jane Hathaway on The Beverly Hillbillies
¤ex-Mrs. Charles Dacus (1951-61) 
born on 8-28-1921 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
expired 2-3-1991 in Palm Desert, California   age 69   cause: cancer
NASCAR driver  Alan Kulwicki
born on 12-14-1954 in Greenfield, Wisconsin
expired 3-31-1993 in Bristol, Tennessee   age 38
aged Cardinal  Ignatius Kung   imprisoned by Chinese Communist government
born on 8-2-1901 in Shanghai, China
expired 3-12-2000 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 98   cause: stomach cancer
mathematician  Kunihiko Kodaira   winner of 1954 Fields Medal; co-developer of Theory of Defromation of Complex Structures
born on 3-16-1915 in Toykyo, Japan
expired 7-26-1997 in Kofu, Japan   age 82
former U.S. poet laureate (2000-2001)  Stanely Jasspon Kunitz
born on 7-29-1905 in Worcester, Massachusetts
expired 5-14-2006 in New York, New York   age 100   cause: pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2002JL9.1%
2003COCO, JL, PCD16.7%
2004PCD5.6%
2005PCD, WORM8.7%
2006DTM, PCD6.7%
   Scored 3.7500 points

Texas death row inmate  Troy Albert Kunkle
¤number 784 
born on 5-27-1966 in Nuremburg, Germany
expired 1-25-2005 in Huntsville, Texas   age 38   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2005DTM, PCD, QKU, RIE17.4%
   Scored 9.0125 points

World War I soldier  Franz Künstler   had been the last surviving member of the Austro-Hungarian army
born on 7-24-1900 in Sósd, Kingdom of Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire
expired 5-27-2008 in Niederstetten, Baden-Württemberg, Germany   age 107   cause: complications form intestinal surgery; a fall
AKS: Kunstler Kuenstler
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in October 1970 attorney  William Moses Kunstler   provided counsel for many radical 1960s and 70s groups, including the Chicago Seven
born on 7-7-1919 in New York, New York
expired 9-4-1995 in New York, New York   age 76   cause: heart attack
AKS: Kuntsler
Cincinnati Pops orchestra conductor (1977-2009)  Erich Kunzel Jr.
born on 3-21-1935 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 9-1-2009 in Bar Harbor, Maine   age 74   cause: liver, colon & pancreatic cancer
Chicago Sun-Times celebristy/gossip columnist (1943-2003)  Irving Kupcinet   briefly played pro football for Philadelphia Eagles
born on 7-31-1912 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-10-2003 in Chicago, Illinois   age 91   cause: complications from pneumonia
poet, singer, Fug  Naphtali "Tuli" Kupferberg   co-founder of the Fugs band; jumped off of the Manhattan Bridge & lived to tell of it
born on 9-28-1923 in New York, New York
expired 7-12-2010 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 86   cause: complications from stroke
AKS: Naftali
CBS' "road warrior"  Charles Bishop Kuralt   turns out he had a second "family" out on the road; original host of CBS' Sunday Morning
born on 9-10-1934 in Wilmington, North Carolina
expired 7-4-1997 in New York, New York   age 62   cause: heart failure; lupus
That is one big-ass bomb! It's the KING of BOMBS! Hope it never meets the 'Mother Of All Bombs'! Soviet nuclear weapons designer  Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov   lead team that designed the Tsar Bomba (King of Bombs), detonated 10/30/1961 over Novaya Zemlya Island in the Artic Ocean (reputed to be 50 to 57 megatons)
born on 1-8-1903 in Simskii Zavad, Russia
expired 2-7-1960 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 57   cause: cerebral blood clot
set decorator/designer  Emile Kuri   won two oscars for The Heiress (1949) and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954); designed main street setting in Its a Wonderful Life
born on 6-11-1907 in Cuernavaca, Mexico
expired 10-10-2000 in Woodland Hills, California   age 93
director  Akira Kurosawa   directed Ran, The Seven Samurai, Kagemusha and Rashomon
born on 3-23-1910 in Tokyo, Japan
expired 9-6-1998 in Tokyo, Japan   age 88   cause: stroke
cartoonist & co-founder of MAD magazine  Harvey Kurtzman   co-created the Little Annie Fannie cartoon strip in Playboy
born on 10-3-1924 in New York, New York
expired 2-21-1993 in Mount Vernon, New York   age 68
 Michael N. Kuryla Jr   a survivor of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (July 1945)
born on 9-10-1925 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-3-2009 in Bartlett, Illinois   age 84   cause: cancer
physicist Dr.  Polykarp Kusch   1955 Nobel physics laureate, shared with Willis Lamb, for determining the magnetic moment of the electron
born on 1-26-1911 in Blankenburg, Germany
expired 3-20-1993 in Dallas, Texas   age 82   cause: complications from strokes
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AKS: Polycarp
abusive Jay Leno agent  Helen G. Kushnick
¤born: Helen Gorman 
born on 8-18-1945
expired 8-28-1996 in New York, New York   age 51   cause: cancer
character actor  Kay E. Kuter   played Newt Kiley on Green Acres
born on 4-25-1925 in Los Angeles, California
expired 11-12-2003 in Burbank, California   age 78
lawyer  Luis Kutner   co-founded Amnesty International & originated concept of the "living will"
born on 6-9-1909 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-1-1993 in Chicago, Illinois   age 83
Wharton School economist  Simon Smith Kuznets   received the 1971 Nobel prize in Economics
born on 4-30-1901 in Kharkov, Russia
expired 7-8-1985 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 84
Soviet World War II Admiral  Nikolai Garasimovich Kuznetsov   in and out of favor with Stalin; purged from Central Committee (1956)
born on --1902 in Arkhangelsk, Russia
expired 12-8-1974 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 72
anti-apartheid crusader  Ellen Kuzwayo   was a co-founder of the African National Congress Youth League
¤born: Nnoseng Ellen Kate Merafe Serasengwe 
born on 6-29-1914 in Thaba Nchu, Orange Free State
expired 4-19-2006 in Soweto, South Africa   age 91   cause: complications from diabetes
former Hang Sen Bank research department head  Stanley Shih Kuang Kwan   came up with an index (metric) for the Hong Kong stock market (the Hang Sen Index; 11/24/1969)
born on 1-10-1925 in British Hong Kong Colony
expired 12-31-2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada   age 86
race horse lover  Henryk Richard de Kwiatkowski   owner of Calumet Farms (1992-2003), bought at bankruptcy auction for $17,000,000
born on 2-22-1924 in Poznan, Poland
expired 3-17-2003 in Lyford Cay, New Providence Island, Bahamas   age 79
 Frances Shand Kydd   mother of Princess Di
¤born: Frances Ruth Burke Roche 
born on 1-20-1936 in Sandringham, Norfolk, England
expired 6-3-2004 in Oban, Scotland   age 68
former Greek Cypriot president (1977-85)  Spyros Achilles Kyprianou
born on 10-28-1932 in Limassol, Cypus
expired 3-12-2002 in Nicosia, Cyprus   age 69   cause: pelvic cancer
 Georgia Carroll Kyser   was a 1930s/40s model & actress; widow of bandleader Kay Kyser
born on 11-18-1919 in Blooming Grove, Texas
expired 1-14-2011 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina   age 91
big band leader  James King Kern "Kay" Kyser
born on 6-18-1906 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina
expired 7-23-1985 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina   age 79

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