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Pauline Kael (critic) -- Dead. Parkinson's. Died September 3, 2001. Born June 19, 1919. Longtime film reviewer for the New Yorker.  IMDb  Obituary

Jane Kaczmarek (actress) -- Alive. Born December 21, 1955. Malcolm in the Middle, went to college with Tony Shalhoub, married to Bradley Whitford.  IBDB  IMDb

Janet Kagan (writer) -- Dead. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Died February 29, 2008. Born circa 1945. Uhura's Song, won a Hugo for "The Nutcracker Coup."  Home Page  Obituary

Madeline Kahn (actress) -- Dead. Ovarian cancer. Died December 3, 1999. Born September 29, 1942. Unforgettable in Young Frankenstein.  IMDb

Stanley Kamel (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died April 8, 2008. Born January 1, 1943. TV actor probably best-known for playing Dr. Kroger on Monk.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Michael Kamen (composer) -- Dead. Heart attack/Complications of Multiple Sclerosis. Died November 18, 2003. Born April 15, 1948. Wrote scores for movies like Brazil and X-Men.  IMDb

Steve Kanaly (actor) -- Alive. Born March 14, 1946.  IMDb

John Kander (composer) -- Alive. Born March 18, 1927. Professional partner of lyricist Fred Ebb, he wrote the music for musicals like Cabaret and Chicago.  IMDb

Joseph Nathan Kane (trivia expert) -- Dead. Extreme old age. Died September 22, 2002. Born January 23, 1899. Wrote books like Famous First Facts and Facs About the Presidents, had a radio trivia show in the '30s.  Obituary

Fay Kanin (writer/producer) -- Dead. Died March 27, 2013. Born May 9, 1917. Co-writer of Teacher's Pet, won an Emmy for producing Friendly Fire.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Garson Kanin (writer/director) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died March 13, 1999. Born November 24, 1912. Wrote Born Yesterday, co-writer of Adam's Rib with his first wife Ruth Gordon, survived by second wife Marian Seldes.  Home Page  IMDb

Gabe Kaplan (actor) -- Alive. Born March 31, 1945. Welcome Back Kotter, later became a professional poker player.  Home Page  IMDb

Marvin Kaplan (actor) -- Dead. Died August 25, 2016. Born January 24, 1927. Busy TV actor maybe best-known for playing Henry in Alice, part of the It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World ensemble, co-wrote Lookin' Up, the last movie in which he appeared which was released post-humously.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Carl Karcher (burger entreprenuer) -- Dead. Parkinson's/pneumonia. Died January 11, 2008. Born January 16, 1917. Started the Carl's Jr., burger franchise, supported many conservative causes, engaged in insider trading, died on the same day as Sir Edmund Hillary.  Home Page  Obituary  FindAGrave

Todd Karns (actor/theater director and founder) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 5, 2000. Born circa January 15, 1921. Remembered as George's kid brother in It's a Wonderful Life.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Alex Karras (actor/football player) -- Dead. Kidney failure, stomach cancer, dementia. Died October 10, 2012. Born July 15, 1935. Former Detroit Lion who went on to do football commentary and acting, including memorable supporting roles in Blazing Saddles and Victor, Victoria, married to Susan Clark.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Yousuf Karsh (photographer) -- Dead. After surgery. Died July 13, 2002. Born December 23, 1908. Took many black and white photos of the famous; his portraits of Hemingway and Einstein are classics.  Home Page  IMDb

Casey Kasem (radio host/writer) -- Dead. Lewy Body dementia. Died June 15, 2014. Born April 27, 1932. Voice actor on many cartoons, voiced Shaggy on most Scooby Doo incarnations, host of the long-running radio show "American Top 40," always signed off with "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars," died same day as Daniel Keyes.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Terry Kath (singer) -- Dead. Extreme stupidity (gunplay while drunk). Died January 23, 1978. Born January 31, 1946. A founder of Chicago.  Home Page  IMDb

Milton Katselas (director/teacher) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died October 24, 2008. Born February 22, 1933. Tony Award-winning director (Butterflies Are Free - he also directed the movie version) who spent most of his career teaching actors like Doris Roberts, Gene Hackman and Michelle Pfeiffer.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Andreas Katsulas (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died February 13, 2006. Born May 18, 1946. G'Kar on Babylon 5, Tomalak on Star Trek: The Next Generation.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Andy Kaufman (comedian) -- Dead. Lung cancer/quack medicine(?). Died May 16, 1984. Born January 17, 1949. Created a character that was tranplanted to Taxi as Latka Gravas, did not show up at a show in "his honor" on May 16, 2004, so he must still be dead.  Home Page  IMDb

Bel Kaufman (teacher/writer) -- Dead. Died July 25, 2014 Born May 10, 1911. Wrote the classic book on teaching high school Up the Down Staircase, was the grandaughter of Sholem Aleichem, lived to be 103.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Julie Kavner (actress, voice) -- Not dead yet. Born September 7, 1951. Marge's voice, Rhoda's sister, movie bit-player.  IMDb

Danny Kaye (actor) -- Dead. Hepatitis (Leukemia?). Died March 3, 1987. Born January 18, 1913. The pellet with the poison...  Home Page  IMDb

Stubby Kaye (comic) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 14, 1997. Born November 11, 1918. Last seen playing patty-cake in Roger Rabbit.  IMDb

Elia Kazan (director) -- Dead. Died September 28, 2003. Born September 7, 1909. On the Waterfront and many other great pictures, controversial for his naming of names during the McCarthy era, died on the same day as Althea Gibson  Home Page  IMDb

Lainie Kazan (actress) -- Alive. Born May 15, 1940. Memorable as the mother in My Favorite Year and Aunt Frieda in The Nanny.  Home Page  IMDb

Jane Kean (actress) -- Dead. Died November 26, 2013. Born April 10, 1924. Second actress to play Trixie in The Honeymooners, died same day as Tony Musante.  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Bil Keane (cartoonist) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died November 8, 2011. Born October 5, 1922. Creator of and longtime cartoonist for The Family Circus.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Buster Keaton (comic) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died February 1, 1966. Born October 4, 1895. Silent movie star who'd grown up in vaudeville, last movie was A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, died on the same day as Hedda Hopper.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Micheal Keaton (actor) -- Alive. Born September 5, 1951. The core of Oscar's Best Picture two years running: Birdman and Spotlight, made great comedies like Beetlejuice, Mr. Mom, ex-husband of Caroline McWilliams.  twitter  IMDb

Howard Keel (actor, singer) -- Dead. Colon cancer. Died November 7, 2004. Born April 13, 1919. Kiss Me Kate, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  IBDB  IMDb

Ruby Keeler (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 28, 1993. Born August 25, 1910. Starred in many 30s musicals like 42nd Street, later made a Broadway comeback in 1971 with No No Nanette, married for a few years to Al Jolson, aunt of Ken Weatherwax.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo/Clarabell the Clown) -- Dead. Died January 23, 2004. Born June 27, 1927. Children's television advocate, died on the same day as Helmut Newton.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Garrison Keillor (radio star/writer) -- Alive. Born August 7, 1942. Lake Woebegon.  Home Page  IMDb

Andrew Keith (writer) -- Dead. Pulmonary embolism. Died August 6, 1999. Born circa 1958. Author of the Wing Commander books with William Forstchen and the Fifth Foreign Legion books with his brother William H. Keith.

Brian Keith (actor) -- Dead. Suicide (after being bedridden with emphysema). Died June 24, 1997. Born November 14, 1921. Uncle Bill on Family Affair and dozens of movies.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

DeForest Kelley (actor) -- Dead. Multiple causes. Died June 11, 1999. Born January 20, 1920. He's dead, Jim. Best-known as "Bones" on Star Trek.  IMDb

Marjorie Kellogg (writer/social worker) -- Dead. Alzheimer's. Died December 19, 2005. Born circa 1922. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon.  Home Page  IMDb

Brian Kelly (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died February 12, 2005. Born February 14, 1931. The father on Flipper, partially paralyzed in a motorcycle accident, an executive producer of Blade Runner, died on the same day as Sammi Smith.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

David Kelly (actor) -- Dead. Died February 12, 2012. Born July 11, 1929. The faux-Ned in Waking Ned Devine; not to be confused with the American TV producer.  IMDb  Obituary

Emmett Kelly, Sr. (clown) -- Dead. Died March 28, 1979. Born December 9, 1898. Weary Willie, one of the most recognizable clowns of this century.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Emmett Kelly, Jr. (clown) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died November 29, 2006. Born November 13, 1923. Adopted his father's persona of Weary Willie, entertained at the 1964 New York World's Fair.  Home Page  Obituary

Gene Kelly (dancer/actor/director) -- Dead. Stroke complications. Died February 2, 1996. Born August 23, 1912. Singing in the Rain, married to Betsy Blair.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Grace Kelly (princess/actress) -- Dead. Brain hemorrhage after car crash. Died September 14, 1982. Born November 12, 1929. Married to Prince Rainier of Monaco for nearly 30 years, after a brief but promising Hollywood career.  Home Page  IMDb

Jack Kelly (actor) -- Dead. Stroke. Died November 7, 1992. Born September 16, 1927. Bart Maverick on TV's Maverick and one of the crew in Forbidden Planet.  IMDb

Lisa Robin Kelly (actress) -- Dead. Died August 14, 2013. Born March 5, 1970. Best known as the original Laurie on That 70s Show, she was on other comedies and suffered from addictions to drugs and alcohol.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Michael Kelly (journalist) -- Dead. Humvee accident. Died April 3, 2003. Born circa 1957. Atlantic Monthly editor-at-large, formerly of The New Republic, died in Iraq in an accident.  Home Page  FindAGrave

Frances Oldham Kelsey (doctor/pharmacologist) -- Dead. Died August 7, 2015. Born July 24, 1914. Drug reviewer for the FDA who prevented thalidomide from being released in America.  Home Page  twitter  Obituary

Ed Kemmer (actor) -- Dead. Stroke. Died November 9, 2004. Born October 29, 1921. Buzz Corry in Space Patrol, many guest appearances on TV, many soap operas in the '70s.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Rachel Kempson (actress) -- Dead. Died May 24, 2003. Born May 28, 1910. Married to Michael Redgrave for fifty years, mother of Vanessa, Lynn and Corin Redgrave mostly a theater actress, she played Lady Manners in Jewel in the Crown and Kat Ashley in Elizabeth R.  IMDb

Thomas Keneally (writer) -- Alive. Born October 7, 1935. Best-known for the Booker-award winning book Schindler's Ark that became the Oscar-winning movie Schindler's List.  Home Page  IMDb

Arthur Kennedy (actor) -- Dead. Brain tumor. Died January 5, 1990. Born February 17, 1914.  IMDb

Caroline Kennedy (writer/philanthropist) -- Alive. Born November 27, 1957. Current ambasador to Japan, president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, she's a philanthropist and lawyer who's written a number of books, including The Right to Privacy and In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb

Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (politician) -- Dead. Brain tumor. Died August 25, 2009. Born February 22, 1932. Last surviving Kennedy brother, served in the Senate for many years, often fighting for improved health care, ran for President, involved in a car accident that killed a volunteer in 1969.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Florynce Rae Kennedy (lawyer/lecturer) -- Dead. Died December 22, 2000. Born February 11, 1916.

George Kennedy (actor) -- Dead. Died February 28, 2016. Born February 18, 1925. Won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Cool Hand Luke later co-starred in the Naked Gun movies, appeared on the Oscar Reunion segment in 1998.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

John F. Kennedy (president) -- Dead. Assassination by gun. Died November 22, 1963. Born May 29, 1917. Presided over "Camelot," the Bay of Pigs, foundation of the Peace Corps, first American into space and the promise to land a man on the moon by 1969, died on the same day as Aldous Huxley and C. S. Lewis.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  FindAGrave

John F. Kennedy, Jr. (publisher/philanthropist) -- Dead. Small plane crash. Died July 16, 1999. Born November 25, 1960. Piloted his plane into the Atlantic, and died along with his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and his sister-in-law Lauren Bessette. Started a glitzy political magazine, George (also dead), assisted dozens of foundations with fundraising.  IMDb

Robert F. Kennedy (senator) -- Dead. Assassination by gun. Died June 6, 1968. Born November 20, 1925. Attorney General under his brother, Senator from New York, fathered a brood of politically-active children.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Rose Kennedy (mother/grandmother/great-grandmother...) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died January 22, 1995. Born July 22, 1890.

Doris Kenner-Jackson (singer) -- Dead. Breast cancer. Died February 4, 2000. Born circa 1941. A Shirelle, lead singer of "Dedicated to the One I Love."  Home Page

Shell Kepler (actress) -- Dead. Renal failure. Died February 1, 2008. Born October 5, 1958. Nurse Vining on General Hospital for many years.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Deborah Kerr (actress) -- Dead. Parkinson's disease. Died October 16, 2007. Born September 30, 1921. The King and I, An Affair to Remember, won an honorary Oscar in 1994.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Graham Kerr (TV chef) -- Alive. Born January 22, 1934. Hosted a '70s show called The Galloping Gourmet and others since then, born on the same day as Bill Bixby.  Home Page

Jean Kerr (writer) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died January 5, 2003. Born July 10, 1922. Wrote Please Don't Eat the Daisies and Mary, Mary  Home Page  twitter IBDB IMDb  Obituary

Walter Kerr (critic) -- Dead. Died October 9, 1996. Born July 8, 1913. Theater critic for New York newspapers  IBDB  IMDb

John Kerry (senator) -- Alive. Born December 11, 1943. Longtime senator from Massachusetts, served in the Navy and was wounded in Viet Nam but later became an outspoken Viet Nam critic, fought hard for the presidency in 2004.  Home Page

Teresa Heinz Kerry (philanthropist/environmentalist) -- Alive. Born October 5, 1938. Chairman of the Howard Heinz Endowment, multilingual and cultural, one of the only people to have been married to two senators (at different times).  Home Page

Irvin Kershner (director) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died November 29, 2010. Born April 29, 1923. Almost single-handedly raised the Star Wars series from great popcorn flicks to art with The Empire Strikes Back, would like to have directed one of the last set of SW movies.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Hank Ketcham (cartoonist) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died June 1, 2001. Born March 14, 1920. Creator of Dennis the Menace.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Dr. Jack Kevorkian ("Dr. Death") (pathologist) -- Dead. Pulmonary thrombisis. Died June 3, 2011. Born May 26, 1928. Pathologist who helped bring assisted suicide out of the closet, served time in prison for helping with one of them, wrote Prescription Medicide, died same day as James Arness.  IMDb  Obituary

Ken Kesey (author) -- Dead. Liver cancer. Died November 10, 2001. Born September 17, 1935. Wrote One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, one of the Merry Pranksters.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Daniel Keyes (writer/professor) -- Dead. Died June 15, 2014. Born August 9, 1927. Award-winning writer of "Flowers for Algernon" (later adapted as the movie Charly) and The Minds of Billy Milligan, died same day as Casey Kasem.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Evelyn Keyes (actress) -- Dead. Uterine cancer. Died July 4, 2008. Born November 20, 1916. Author of Scarlet O'Hara's Younger Sister and married to the much-wed Artie Shaw from 1957 until his death, died on the same day as Thomas M. Disch and Jesse Helms.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Persis Khambatta (actress) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died August 18, 1998. Born October 2, 1950. Former Miss India who shaved her head to co-star in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.  IMDb

Herbert "Tiny Tim" Khaury (singer) -- Dead. Heart attack while performing. Died November 30, 1996. Born April 12, 1932. His wife is reported to have said, "He died to the sound of applause."  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Michael Kidd (choreographer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 23, 2007. Born August 12, 1915. Choreographed Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Hello Dolly! and many Broadway musicals, died on the same day as Oscar Peterson.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Margot Kidder (actress) -- Alive. Born October 17, 1948. Lois Lane in the '70s and '80s Superman movies, troubled, but doing much better, born on the same day as George Wendt.  IMDb

Richard Kiel (actor/writer) -- Dead. Following a broken leg. Died September 10, 2014. Born September 13, 1939. Jaws in two James Bond movies, starred in the Twilight Zone adapatation of "To Serve Man."  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Krzysztof Kieslowski (filmmaker) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died March 13, 1996. Born June 27, 1941.  Home Page  IMDb

Jack Kilby (engineer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 20, 2005. Born November 8, 1923. Invented the microchip and pocket calculator for Texas Instruments, won a Nobel Prize. Make memorial contributions to: The Jack Kilby Fund in Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Illinois Foundation, Harker Hall, 1305 West Green, Urbana, Illinois 61801  Home Page  Obituary

Richard Kiley (actor) -- Dead. Blood disorder. Died March 5, 1999. Born March 31, 1922. The original Man of La Mancha, many movies including Patch Adams.  IMDb

Dorothy Kilgallen (writer) -- Dead. Overdose. Died November 8, 1965. Born July 3, 1913. Journalist who covered many sensational trials, longtime panelist on What's My Line.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Charles Kimbrough (actor) -- Alive. May 23, 1936. Jim Dial on Murphy Brown, married to Beth Howland from 2002 until her death.  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

Alan King (comic/producer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died May 9, 2004. Born December 25, 1927. Borscht belt comic who was a common figure on TV, particularly on Friar's Club roasts, bit part as a golfer in Sunshine State.  twitter  IMDb

B. B. King (blues great/guitarist) -- Dead. Died May 14, 2015. Born September 16, 1925. Released a compilation album of duets with other famous singers in honor of his 80th birthday.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Ben E. King (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Died April 30, 2015. Born September 28 1938. Sang and co-wrote one of the great songs of the 20th century, "Stand by Me," a member of The Drifters, died same day as Nigel Terry.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Cammie King (Marketer/actress) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died September 1, 2010. Born August 5, 1934. Played Bonnie Blue Butler in Gone with the Wind (a role a very young Elizabeth Taylor was rumored to be in the running for).  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Carole King (singer/songwriter) -- Alive. Born February 9, 1942. Longtime songwriter who turned to singing and created Tapestry and other great albums; sang on the first Divas show on VH-1, first wife of Gerry Goffin.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb

Coretta Scott King (civil rights advocate/musician) -- Dead. Aftereffects of a stroke/cancer. Died January 31, 2006. Born April 27, 1927. Founded the King Center to help carry on the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr., died on the same day as Moira Shearer.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  FindAGrave

Mabel King (actress) -- Dead. Complications of diabetes/Kidney failure. Died November 9, 1999. Born December 25, 1932. Played Mama on What's Happening!.  twitter  IMDb

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights leader/minister) -- Dead. Assassination by gun. Died April 4, 1968. Born January 15, 1929. The leading American civil rights leader of the '50s and '60s, won the Novel Peace Prize, preached non-violent action against institutional biogotry.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  FindAGrave

Larry King (talk show host) -- Alive but retired Born November 19, 1933. CNN fixture, survived multiple marriages and at least one heart attack.  twitter  IMDb

Rodney King (man who begged us all to just get along) -- Dead. Drowning. Died June 17, 2012. Born April 2, 1965. Man beaten by cops, cops found not guilty of police brutality, verdict sparked LA riots and Rodney asked people to "just get along."    twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Stephen King (blockbuster horror writer) -- Alive. Born September 21, 1947. Wrote The Stand, Carrie and dozens of other novels, recovered from being hit by a minivan, says he plans to retire "soon."  Home Page  twitter  IMDb

Ben Kingsley (actor) -- Alive. Born December 31, 1943. Gandhi.  IMDb

Dick King-Smith (writer/farmer) -- Dead. Died January 4, 2011. Born March 27, 2022. After many years of farming, wrote books like The Sheep-Pig (later made into Babe) and The Water Horse, died same day as Gerry Rafferty.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Sam Kinison (comedian) -- Dead. Killed by an idiot in a traffic accident. Died April 10, 1992. Born December 8, 1953.  IMDb

Thomas Kinkade (painter/businessman) -- Dead. Overdose of alcohol and Valium. Died April 6, 2012. Born January 19, 1958. Turned "painted lights" in landscapes into a multi-million dollar business.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jill Kinmont Boothe (educator/skier) -- Dead. Died February 9, 2012. Born February 16 1936. Skier on a track for the Olympics before she became paralyzed in an accident; inspired two movies (The Other Side of the Mountain) based on her accident and rehabilitation.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

W. P. Kinsella (writer/baseball fanatic) -- Dead. Doctor-assisted suicide. Died September 17, 2016. Born May 15, 1935. His novel, Shoeless Joe was adapted into the classic movie Field of Dreams, died same day as Edward Albee.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Alfred Kinsey (biologist/sexologist) -- Dead. Heart disease/pneumonia Died August 25, 1956. Born June 23, 1894. While his early research was on gall wasps, he later became an early and very well-known researcher on human sexuality, researching and writing books like Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Leonid Kinskey (actor) -- Dead. Stroke. Died September 8, 1998. Born April 18, 1903. Obscure actor with a great bit-part as Sascha the bartender in Casablanca.  IMDb

Klaus Kinski (actor) -- Dead. Died November 23, 1991. Born October 18, 1926.  IMDb

Bruce Kirby (actor) -- Alive. Born April 24, 1928. Crash, Rogoff in LA Law, a huge number of supporting roles on TV, Bruno Kirby's father.  IBDB  IMDb

Bruno Kirby (actor) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died August 14, 2006. Born April 28, 1949. Ed in City Slickers, Jess in When Harry Met Sally, son of Bruce Kirby.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Durward Kirby (sidekick) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died March 15, 2000. Born August 24, 1912. Candid Camera and The Garry Moore Show.  IMDb

Jack Kirby (comic book creator) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died February 6, 1994. Born August 28, 1917. Collaborated with Stan Lee on Captain America for Marvel, then went to DC and created The Forever People, died on the same day as Joseph Cotten.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Tommy Kirk (former actor) -- Alive. Born December 10, 1941. Kid in many Disney movies, including The Shaggy Dog and Old Yeller, , esentially blacklisted by Hollywood in the mid-60s when he realized he was gay and was busted for pot.  IMDb

Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick (UN envoy, professor) -- Dead. Died December 7, 2006. Born November 19, 1926. The first woman to be the US's permanent envoy to the UN, considered herself a lifelong Democrat even though she became a Republican in 1985.  Home Page  IMDb

Don Kirshner (music publisher/producer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died January 17, 2011. Born April 17, 1943. Very old friend of Bobby Darin, Kirshner went on to publish music by Carole King and Neil Sedaka, and later helped start groups like The Monkees and the Archies.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Henry Kissinger (diplomat/writer) -- Alive. Born May 27, 1923. Worked for Nixon but may not have been involved in Watergate, survived a heart attack in October 2000.

Eartha Kitt Dead. Colon cancer Died December 25, 2008. Born January 17, 1927. Mrrrrrrow! - the second Catwoman on Batman, popularized "Santa Baby," died on the same day as Edd Cartier, and Leo Frankowski, and Ann Savage.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Philip J. Klass (UFO debunker) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 9, 2005. Born November 8, 1919. Writer for and editor of Aviation Week & Space Technology, he was also a leading UFO debunker, died on the same day as Judith Rossner.  Home Page

Paul Klebnikov (journalist) -- Dead. Assassinated. Died July 9, 2004. Born circa 1963. Forbes writer dedicated to exposing corruption in Russian businesses, one of eleven journalists murdered in Russia in this millennium. Make memorial contributions to: Paul Klebnikov Fund Supporting Courage in Journalism and Civil Society in Russia  Home Page  IMDb

Helen Kleeb (actress) -- Dead. Died December 28, 2003. Born January 6, 1907. Miss Mamie Baldwin on The Waltons.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Carlos Kleiber (conductor) -- Dead. Died July 13, 2004. Born July 3, 1930. Conductor famous for conducting Strauss and Beethoven and for being very erratic.  IMDb

Allen Klein (music agent/movie producer) -- Dead. Alzheimer's. Died July 4, 2009. Born December 18, 1931. Early manager of Bobby Darrin, Sam Cooke, the Rolling Stones and the last manager of The Beatles.  IMDb  Obituary

Robert Klein (comic) -- Alive. Born February 8, 1942. Two Weeks Notice, many appearances on The Tonight Show and many HBO specials.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Otto Klemperer (conductor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died July 6, 1973. Born May 14, 1885. Jewish conductor who fled Germany, father of Werner, died on the same day as Joe E. Brown.  Home Page

Werner Klemperer (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 6, 2000. Born March 22, 1920. Col. Klink in Hogan's Heroes.  IMDb

Kliban (cartoonist) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died August 12, 1990. Born January 1, 1935. Never ate anything larger than his head.

Jack Klugman (actor) -- Dead. Died December 24, 2012. Born April 27, 1922. Missing a vocal cord; Oscar on TV's Odd Couple, also played Quincy, stayed married to Brett Somers while separated from her for many years, got married again in 2008, died same day as Charles Durning.  Home Page  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Caroline Knapp (writer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died June 3, 2002. Born circa 1960. Wrote Drinking: A Love Story and many wonderful columns.  Home Page  Obituary

Sarah Clark Knauss (oldest person, late 1990s) -- Dead. Really extreme old age. Died December 30, 1999. Born September 24, 1880. Lived in Pennsylvania her whole life, ate chocolate almost every day, just missed "a third century.".

Hildegard Knef (actress, singer) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died February 1, 2002. Born December 28, 1925. Controversial German actress who starred in several American movies (Snows of Kilamanjaro).  IMDb  FindAGrave

Evel Knievel (Daredevil) -- Dead. Diabetes, pulmonary fibrosis. Died November 30, 2007. Born October 17, 1938. Famous for spectacular motorcycle stunts in the '70s.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Damon Knight (writer/editor/teacher) -- Dead. Died April 14, 2002. Born September 19, 1922. Founded the Science Fiction Writers of America, workshops, and the excellent anthology series, Orbit Make memorial contributions to: Knight-Wilhelm Endowed Scholarship Fund (for Clarion attendees) AwardWeb Dead People Server Photo Gallery  twitter IMDb Obituary

Ted Knight (actor) -- Dead. Kidney cancer. Died August 26, 1986. Born December 7, 1923. Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.  Home Page  IMDb

Don Knotts (actor) -- Dead. Pulmonary/respiratory complications. Died February 24, 2006. Born July 21, 1924. Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, the TV repairman in Pleasantville, died on the same day as Octavia Butler and Dennis Weaver.  Home Page  IMDb  IMDb  FindAGrave

Keith Knudsen (drummer) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died February 8, 2005. Born February 18, 1948. Longtime drummer for the Doobie Brothers. Make memorial contributions to: National Veterans Foundation.  Home Page

Donald Knuth (writer/computer wizard) -- Alive. Born January 10, 1938. The Art of Computer Programming, TEXBook, longtime Stanford professor.  Home Page

Howard Koch (producer) -- Dead. Died February 16, 2001. Born April 11, 1916. Produced many movies, including The Odd Couple and The Manchurian Candidate.  IMDb

Andrew Koenig (actor/editor) -- Dead. Died circa mid-February 2010. Born August 17, 1968. Boner in Growing Pains, edited a number of movies, son of Walter Koenig.  IMDb  Obituary

Walter Koenig (actor/writer) -- Alive. Born September 14, 1936. Chekov on Star Trek, Bester on Babylon 5.  Home Page  IMDb

James Komack (writer/producer/actor) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died December 24, 1997. Born August 3, 1930. Developed the TV series The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Chico and the Man, and Welcome Back Kotter.  IMDb

E. L. Konigsburg (writer) -- Dead. Complications of a stroke. Died April 20, 2013. Born February 10, 1930. Writer who understood generations of kids. Won the Newbery Award for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and, again for The View from Saturday twenty-nine years later, graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a chemistry degree.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

C. Everett Koop (former Surgeon General) -- Dead. Died February 25, 2013. Born October 14, 1916.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Bernie Kopell (actor) -- Alive. Born June 21, 1933. Get Smart and The Love Boat.  IMDb

Harvey Korman (comedian) -- Dead. Died May 29, 2008. Born February 15, 1927. The Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles.  IBDB  IMDb

Jerzy Kosinski (novelist) -- Dead. Suicide by suffocation. Died May 3, 1991. Born June 14, 1933.

Yaphet Kotto (actor) -- Alive. Born November 15, 1937. Alien, Homicide.  IMDb

Ernie Kovacs (comic) -- Dead. Car accident. Died January 13, 1962. Born January 23, 1919. Brilliant comic who created one of the first weird shows on television, married to Edie Adams, ironically, one of his daughters died in a car accident about 20 years after he did.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  youtube  Obituary  FindAGrave

Stanley Kramer (director) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died February 19, 2001. Born September 29, 1913. Directed important movies such as Judgment at Nuremberg and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, died on the same day as William Masters.  IMDb

Stepfanie Kramer (actress) -- Alive. Born August 6, 1956. Dee Dee McCall on Hunter.  Home Page  IMDb

Richard Knerr (entreprenuer) -- Dead. Stroke. Died January 14, 2008. Born June 30, 1925. Co-founded Wham-O with Arthur Melin and marketed fad toys like the Hula Hoop, Frisbee, and Superball.  Home Page  FindAGrave

Jill Krementz (photographer, writer) -- Alive. Born February 19, 1940. Great portrait photographer who shot lovely photography books like Writer's Desk and A Very Young Dancer and wrote a series of children's non-fiction books with titles like How It Feels When Parents Divorce, was married to Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

"The Amazing" Kreskin (mentalist/entertainer) -- Alive. Born January 12, 1935. He thinks he's alive...therefore, he is.  IMDb

Marta Kristen (actress) -- Alive. Born February 26, 1945. Judy on Lost in Space, very active in commercials during the '70s.  Home Page  IMDb

Kris Kristofferson (actor/singer/songwriter) -- Alive. Born June 22, 1936. Co-starred in the Streisand remake of A Star Is Born, married to Rita Coolidge during the '70s, he was a Rhodes scholar as a young man.  IMDb

Joan Kroc (philanthropist/former baseball team owner) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died October 12, 2003. Born August 27, 1928. Started Peace Institutes at several universities, large donor to the Ronald McDonald House Charity, bequeathed $200,000,000 to NPR, died on the same day as Willie Shoemaker.  Obituary

Ray Kroc (salesman) -- Dead. Died January 14, 1984. Born October 5, 1902. A mixer salesman who confinced the McDonalds brothers to let him franchise their restaurant in 1954.

Jack Kroll (theater critic) -- Dead. Colon cancer. Died June 8, 2000. Born circa 1926. Longtime Newsweek writer.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (writer/physician) -- Dead. Strokes. Died August 24, 2004. Born July 8, 1926. She helped to bring death "out of the closet" with On Death and Dying in 1969.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Stanley Kubrick (director) -- Dead. Old age. Died March 7, 1999. Born July 26, 1928. Finished Eyes Wide Shut, 2001 and Spartacus, never did really start Napoleon.  IMDb

Sheila James Kuehl (politician/actress) -- Alive. Born February 9, 1941. Zelda on Dobie Gillis.  Home Page  IMDb

Maggie Kuhn (activist) -- Dead. Natural causes. Died April 22, 1995. Born August 3, 1905. Gray Panther co-founder.

Nancy Kulp (actress/politician) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 3, 1991. Born August 28, 1921. Best-known as Miss Hathaway on The Beverly Hillbillies, died on the same day as Harry Ackerman.  IMDb

William Kunstler (lawyer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died September 4, 1995. Born July 7, 1919.

Erich Kunzel (conductor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 1, 2009. Born March 21, 1935. Led the Cincinnati Symphony then the Cincinnati Pops since 1965, conducted many recordings for Telarc, and conducted the annual Memorial Day concerts at the Capitol since 1991.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Irv Kupcinet (columnist) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died November 10, 2003. Born July 31, 1912. Longtime columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times

Charles Kuralt (reporter) -- Dead. Lupus. Died July 4, 1997. Born September 10, 1934. CBS Sunday Morning anchor for many years.  IMDb

Akira Kurosawa (director) -- Dead. Old age. Died September 6, 1998. Born March 23, 1910. Rashomon.  Home Page  IMDb

Stephanie Kwolek (chemist) -- Dead. Died June 18, 2014. Born July 31, 1923. She went to work for DuPont in 1946, developed Kevlar (later used in bullet-proof vests) and won the National Medal of Technology.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Burt Kwouk (actor) -- Dead. Died May 24, 2016. July 18, 1930. A bit part actor for 50 years, may be best-known for playing Cato in several Peter Sellers' Pink Panther movies.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Chris Kyle (Navy SEAL/author) -- Dead. Murdered by a gun on a shooting range (along with another former soldier). Died February 2, 2013. Born April 8, 1974. Author of American Sniper, about his sniper-shooting of at least 150 people during the Iraq War.  twitter  Obituary