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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

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