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©2013 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 6-27-2013 at 04:38 GMT

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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
2004MJ, TAP11.1%

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
   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
   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%
   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
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
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%
2004DTM, EOD11.1%
2006BONY, HH, TFM10.0%
2007BYE, GOHI, SBAP, TFM12.9%
2008BYE, GOHI, OED9.4%
   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%
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
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%

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

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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
   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
   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

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