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Pauline Kael -- b.6/19/1919 d.9/3/2001 (82)
Movie Critic, American

Franz Kafka -- b.7/3/1883 d.6/3/1924 (40)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Austrian, Czech
Book Titles: Amerika

E. J. Kahn Jr. -- b.12/4/1916 d.5/28/1994 (77)
Author, Writer

Gustave Kahn -- b.12/21/1859 d.9/5/1936 (76)
Poet, French
Misc: literary theorist who claimed to be the inventor of; vers libre; ("free verse").

George Kaiser -- b.11/25/1878 d.6/4/1945 (66)
Dramatist/Playwright, German

Bernard Kalb -- b.2/5/1922
Author, Newscaster, Journalist

Marvin Kalb -- b.6/9/1930
Lecturer, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist, Educator
Misc: Analyst
TV Shows: Meet The Press (moderator 1984-87)

Lucille Kallen -- b.5/28/1922 d.1/18/1999 (76)
Comedy Writer
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows (the only woman on the team of comedy writers behind Sid Caesar's show)

Bert Kalmar -- b.2/16/1884 d.9/18/1947 (63)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Lyricist, Songwriter

Steven Kampmann -- b.5/31/1947
Writer, Actor, Director
TV Shows: Newhart (as Kirk Devane)
Movie Titles: Analyze That, Back to School, Multiplicity

Hiro Kanagawa -- b.10/13/1963
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Japanese
TV Shows: Heroes Reborn, Caprica, The X Files, iZombie

Aben Kandel -- b.8/15/1897 d.1/28/1993 (95)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter

John Kane -- b.4/18/1946
Screenwriter, Actor, Singer, Scotish
Group Names: New World
TV Shows: Doctor on the Go (as Dr. Andrew MacKenzie), Doctor Who (as Tommy in six episodes in 1974)

John Kani -- b.11/30/1942 or 11/30/1943
Dramatist/Playwright, Stage Actor, Director, South African
Misc: The Grandfather of South African Theatre

Garson Kanin -- b.11/24/1912 d.3/13/1999 (86)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director, Director
Names/Places: Ruth Gordon's hubby

Michael Kanin -- b.2/1/1910 d.3/12/1993 (83)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director

Immanuel Kant -- b.4/22/1724 d.2/12/1804 (79)
Philosopher, German

Hal Kanter -- b.12/18/1918 d.11/6/2011 (92)
Comedy Writer, TV Producer/Director, Movie Producer/Director

MacKinlay Kantor -- b.2/4/1904 d.10/11/1977 (73)
Novelist, Correspondent, Journalist

Abraham Kaplan -- b.6/11/1918 d.6/19/1993 (75)
Author, Professor
Misc: known best for being the first philosopher to systematically examine the behavioral sciences in his book "The Conduct of Inquiry" (1964)

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Justin Kaplan -- b.9/5/1925 d.3/2/2014 (88)
Writer, Editor
Book Titles: Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Anna Karina -- b.9/22/1940
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actress, Director, Danish (Denmark)

Alexandria "Lexie" Karlsen -- b.10/26/1978
Author, Model, Playmate
Misc: March 1999

Alex Karras -- b.7/15/1935 d.10/10/2012 (77)
Author, TV/Movie Actor, Football Announcer, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: b. in Gary, IN; NN: The Mad Duck; Susan Clark's husband
Misc: Detroit Lions terrifying football defensive tackle; a member of the College Football Hall of Fame; four-time NFL Pro Bowler.
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1958-1962, 1964-1970)
TV Shows: Centennial, Monday Night Football, Webster (as George Papadapolis)

Lawrence Kasdan -- b.1/14/1949
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Grand Canyon, The Accidental Tourist, The Big Chill, The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mathieu Kassovitz -- b.8/3/1967
Screenwriter, Editor, Actor, Producer, Director, French
Movie Titles: Amelie, Munich, La Haine, The Fifth Element

Erich Kastner -- b.2/23/1899 d.7/29/1974 (75)
Author, Novelist, Poet, Satirist, German

Valentin Katayev -- b.1/28/1897 d.4/12/1986 (89)
Writer, Russian

Chris Kattan -- b.10/19/1970
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian
Misc: The Groundlings former member
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (Roxbury Guy, etc), The Middle (as Bob)
Movie Titles: Corky Romano, A Night at the Roxbury, Undercover Brother, The Middle

Robert Katz -- b.6/27/1933 d.10/20/2010 (77)
Author, Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter

Leonard Katzman -- b.9/2/1927 d.9/5/1996 (69)
Writer, TV Producer, Director
Misc: producer of "Dallas" and dir'd many shows since the Golden Age including Gunsmoke, Wild Wild West and Hawaii Five-O, last did Walker, Texas Ranger

Stanley J. Kauffmann -- b.4/24/1916 d.10/9/2013 (97)
Author, Movie Critic, Stage Critic, Editor

Bel Kaufman -- b.5/10/1911 d.7/25/2014 (103)
Author, Teacher
Book Titles: Up the Down Staircase

George S. Kaufman -- b.11/16/1889 d.6/2/1961 (71)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Journalist, Editor, Director, Panelist
Misc: New York Times; some say b. Nov 14
Movie Titles: This is Show Business, The Man Who Came To Dinner, You Can't Take It With You

Phil Kaufman -- b.4/26/1935
Author, Music Producer
Misc: Tour Manager
Group Names: Road Manager Deluxe

Philip Kaufman -- b.10/23/1936
Screenwriter, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Raiders of the Lost Ark (series), The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Right Stuff

Sue Kaufman -- b.8/7/1926 d.6/25/1977 (50)
Writer
Book Titles: Diary of a Mad Housewife

Christine Kaufmann -- b.1/11/1945 d.3/28/2017 N.S. (72)
Author, Businessperson, TV Actress, Austrian, German
Names/Places: Tony Curtis's ex-wife

Mani Kaul -- b.12/25/1944 d.7/6/2011 (66)
Writer, Director, India

Lubomir Kavalek -- b.8/9/1943
Author, Chess Player, Czech
Misc: U.S. chess champion, 1973-74, 1978-80

Julia Kavanagh -- b.1/7/1824 d.10/28/1877 (53)
Novelist, Irish

Yasunari Kawabata -- b.6/14/1899 d.4/16/1972 (72)
Novelist, Japanese

Howard Kaylan -- b.6/22/1947
Humorist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: RN:Howard Lawrence Kaplan
Group Names: The Turtles (lead), Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, T. Rex, Flo and Eddie (with Mark Volman as Flo)

Alex Kayne -- b.6/24/1985
Artist, Writer, Music Producer, Rock & Roll Musician, Rock & Roll Musician
Names/Places: RN: Alex Williams, aka DJ Alex Kayne
Group Names: "Life, Sex & Death"

Elia Kazan -- b.9/7/1909 d.9/28/2003 (94)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director, Turkey
Names/Places: RLN:Kazanjoglous
Movie Titles: A Streetcar Named Desire, On The Waterfront, Splendor in the Grass

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Nikos Kazantzakis -- b.12/2/1885 d.10/26/1957 (71)
Novelist, Poet, Greek
Misc: his prolific output and wide variety of work represent a major contribution to modern Greek literature.
Movie Titles: Zorba, Last Temptation of Christ

Alfred Kazin -- b.6/5/1915 d.6/5/1998 (83)
Critic, Editor, Teacher

Tim Kazurinsky -- b.3/3/1950
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Director
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (regular 1981-84)
Movie Titles: Police Academy (series in sequels 2, 3 and 4), About Last Night (1986 and 2014 versions)

Mary Keane -- b.7/4/1904 d.4/22/1996 (91)
Novelist, Irish
Names/Places: RN:Mary Nesta Skrine; aka Molly Keane
Misc: some say b. July 20, 1904

Ezra Jack Keats -- b.3/11/1916 d.5/6/1983 (67)
Illustrator, Children's Author

John Keats -- b.10/31/1795 d.2/23/1821 (25)
Poet, Publisher, English

Barrie Keefe -- b.10/31/1945
Screenwriter, Dramatist, English
Movie Titles: The Long Good Friday (screenwriter)

Donald Keene -- b.6/18/1922
Writer, Translator, Literary Critic, Historian, Scholar, Educator, Teacher, American
Misc: Translator of Japanese literature and culture.

Bob Keeshan -- b.6/27/1927 d.1/23/2004 (76)
Author, Commentator, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Lynbrook, NY
TV Shows: Howdy Doody Show (as Clarabell the Clown), Tinker's Workshop, Captain Kangaroo (star), The Stupids (as Mr. Sender)

Peg Kehret -- b.11/11/1936 N.S.
Children's Author
Book Titles: The Volcano Disaster, Earthquake Terror, I'm Not Who You Think I Am

Garrison Keillor -- b.8/7/1942
Author, Humorist, Radio Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Anoka, Minnesota; RN:Gary Edward "Garrison" Keillor
Misc: creator of A Prarie Home Companion; some say b. Sep 7
Book Titles: Lake Wobegon Days, Leaving Home, We Are Still Married, Happy To Be Here

Charles B. Kelland -- b.7/11/1881 d.2/18/1964 (82)
Short Story Writer
Misc: once described himself as "the best second-rate writer in America."

Helen Adams Keller -- b.6/27/1880 d.6/1/1968 (87)
Author, Lecturer, Social Reformer, Educator
Names/Places: b. in Tuscumbia, Ala.
Misc: received a college degree and became an author (Let us Have Faith) and lecturer despite being blind and deaf most of her life

David E. Kelley -- b.4/4/1956
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer
TV Shows: Chicago Hope, Snoops, Picket Fences, Doogie Howser M.D., The Crazy Ones, Harry's Law, Boston Legal, Trial, L.A. Law, Ally McBeal, The Practice
Movie Titles: Lake Placid

George Kelly -- b.1/16/1887 d.6/18/1974 (87)
Dramatist/Playwright

Matthew Robert Kelly -- b.12/22/1972
Writer, Actor, Producer, Canadian
Names/Places: aka Matt Huson and Matt Kelly
Movie Titles: Way of the Wicked, Transparancy, RV, The Invitation

Orhan Kemal -- b.9/15/1914 d.6/2/1970 (55)
Novelist, Bulgarian
Names/Places: RN:Mehmet Rasit Ogutcu

Fannie Kemble -- b.11/27/1809 d.1/15/1893 (83)
Author, Stage Actress, British
Names/Places: RFMN:Frances Anne
Misc: Shakespearian (Juliet)

Harry Kemelman -- b.11/24/1908 d.12/15/1996 (88)
Writer, English
Misc: creator of Rabbi David Small

Harry Kemp -- b.12/15/1883 d.8/5/1960 (76)
Novelist, Poet
Names/Places: NN:Tramp Poet

Thomas A Kempis -- b.??/??/1380 d.7/25/1471
Author, Theologian, Mystic, German
Misc: Monk

Thomas Keneally -- b.10/7/1935
Author, Novelist, Playwright, Australian

George Frost Kennan -- b.2/16/1904 d.3/17/2005 (101)
Author, Historian, Diplomat
Misc: ex-U.S. Ambassador to USSR

Adam Kennedy -- b.3/10/1922 d.10/16/1997 (75)
Painter, Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor
TV Shows: The Californians

Burt Kennedy -- b.9/3/1922 d.2/15/2001 (78)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director

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Joan Kennedy -- b.9/2/1936
Author, Socialite, Musician, Model
Misc: some say b. Sep 5 or 1937

John Pendleton Kennedy -- b.10/25/1795 d.8/18/1870 (74)
Novelist, Presidential Aide
Misc: Secretary of the Navy

Margaret Kennedy -- b.4/23/1896 d.7/31/1967 (71)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, English

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- b.1/17/1954
Author, Attorney, Environmental Activist
Names/Places: Robert Francis Kennedy's son

Rory Kennedy -- b.12/12/1968
Writer, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Last Days in Vietnam, Ethel, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

William Kennedy -- b.1/16/1928
Author, Novelist, Journalist
Book Titles: Legs, Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, Ironweed

Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg -- b.11/27/1957
Author, Ambassador, Attorney
Names/Places: b. in New York City; JFK & Jackie's daughter

Douglas Kenney -- b.12/10/1946 d.8/27/1980 (33)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor
Misc: co-founded National Lampoon; d. suicide in 1980's

Rockwell Kent -- b.6/21/1882 d.3/13/1971 (88)
Illustrator, Painter, Author

Marilyn Kentz -- b.??/??/1947
Artist, Author, Educator, Actress, TV Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Mommies (as Marilyn)

Jack Kerouac -- b.3/12/1922 d.10/21/1969 (47)
Author
Names/Places: MN:Louis Lebris de
Misc: The original Beatnik Beat Movement mover

Jan Kerouac -- b.2/16/1952 d.6/5/1996 (44)
Writer
Names/Places: Jack's daughter

Jean Kerr -- b.7/10/1922 d.1/5/2003 (80)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Scranton, PA; RN:Bridget Jean Collins
Book Titles: Please Don't Eat the Daisies
TV Shows: Down You Go

Walter Kerr -- b.7/8/1913 d.10/9/1996 (83)
Stage Critic
Misc: New York Times drama critic

Ken Kesey -- b.9/17/1935 d.11/10/2001 (66)
Author
Book Titles: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Dave Ketchum -- b.2/4/1928
Screenwriter, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Camp Runamuck (as Spiffy), I'm Dickens-He's Fenster (as Mel), Get Smart (as Agent 13)
Movie Titles: Love at First Bite, Bless the Beasts and the Children

Armen Keteyian -- b.3/6/1953
Author, Correspondent, Sports Journalist

Francis Scott Key -- b.8/1/1779 d.1/11/1843 (63)
Author, Poet, Attorney/Lawyer, Composer
Names/Places: b. in Frederick County, MD
Misc: Wrote "The Star Spanged Banner" in 1814 after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry. It became the US National Anthem in 1931; 59 years after that, Francis turned in his grave when Roseanne screeched it into the Barr-Strangled Banner at a Padre ballgame.
Song Titles: The Star Spangled Banner (songwriter)

Alan Keyes -- b.8/7/1950
Author, Diplomat, Political Activist, Entertainment Figure, Radio Talk Show Host

Daniel Keyes -- b.8/9/1927 d.6/15/2014 (86)
Author
Book Titles: Flowers of Algernon

Frances Parkinson Keyes -- b.7/21/1885 d.7/3/1970 (84)
Novelist, Children's Author, Biographer
Misc: cookbooks, travel

John Neville Keynes -- b.8/31/1852 d.11/15/1949 (97)
Philosopher, Economist, British

David Keysley -- b.6/16/1932 d.4/4/1996 (63)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Director

Omar Khayyam -- b.5/18/1048 d.12/4/1131 (83)
Poet, Philosopher, Astronomer, Mathematician
Misc: Persian

Callie Khouri -- b.11/27/1957
Screenwriter, Producer/Director

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Abbas Kiarostami -- b.6/22/1940 d.7/4/2016 N.S. (76)
Photographer, Screenwriter, Producer/Director, Iranian

Lois Kibbee -- b.7/13/1922 d.10/18/1993 (71)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie/Stage/Soap Actress
TV Shows: The Edge of Night (as Geraldine Saxon Whitney)

William Xavier Kienzle -- b.9/11/1928 d.12/28/2001 (73)
Novelist, Crime Writer
Misc: priest turned crime novelist
Book Titles: The Rosary Murders

John Kieran -- b.8/2/1892 d.12/10/1981 (89)
Author, Journalist, Editor, Columnist, Radio Actor, TV Host, Panelist, Sports Writer
Misc: an intellectual with an encyclopediac knowledge; in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame
Book Titles: Information Please Almanac
TV Shows: Kieran's Kaleidoscope

Soren Aalys Kierkegaard -- b.5/5/1813 d.11/11/1855 (42)
Philosopher, Danish (Denmark)
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Existentialism

Greg Kihn -- b.7/10/1950
Novelist, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Greg Kihn Band, soloist
Song Titles: The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em), Testify, Jeopardy (singer which had nothing to do with the game show of the same name, until "Weird Al" parodied his song with Greg appearing at the end of the video), Lucky
Album Titles: Rockihnroll, Kihntinued, Kihnspiracy, Khintageous, Citizen Kihn

Douglas Kiker -- b.1/7/1930 d.8/14/1991 (61)
Novelist, Newsperson, Correspondent, Journalist
Misc: NBC News

Pat Kilbane -- b.11/5/1969
Writer, Actor, Comedian
Book Titles: The Brain Eater's Bible: Sound Advice for the Newly Reanimated Zombie
TV Shows: MAD TV

Craig Kilborn -- b.8/24/1962
Writer, Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Producer
TV Shows: The Daily Show, The Late Late Show

Thomas Killigrew -- b.2/7/1612 d.3/19/1683 (71)
Dramatist/Playwright, British

Alfred "Joyce" Kilmer -- b.12/6/1886 d.7/30/1918 (31)
Poet, Critic
Misc: wrote about trees

Anne Kilmer -- b.8/1/1888 d.10/1/1941 (53)
Essayist, Poet, Children's Author, American
Names/Places: Joyce Kilmer's wife

Val Kilmer -- b.12/31/1959
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: Joanne Whalley's hubby
Movie Titles: Heat, Top Secret, Real Genius, Top Gun, The Doors (as Jim Morrison), Batman Forever (as Batman and Bruce Wayne), The Prince of Egypt, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Saint, Red Planet, Stateside, Alexander

William H. Kilpatrick -- b.11/20/1871 d.2/13/1965 (93)
Philosopher, Mathematician, Educator
Misc: father of progressive education

Jimmy Kimmel -- b.11/13/1967
Comedy Writer, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Radio Talk Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Musician
TV Shows: Crank Yankers (producer), Win Ben Stein's Money, The Man Show, Jimmy Kimmel Show

Alan King -- b.12/26/1927 d.5/9/2004 (76)
Author, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, N.Y.; RN:Irwin Alan Kniberg
Movie Titles: Author! Author!, Bonfire of the Vanities, Inside the Comedy Mind host

Alexander King -- b.??/??/1899 d.11/16/1965 (66)
Writer, Editor
Names/Places: RLN:Koenig
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show

Grace King -- b.11/29/1852 d.1/12/1932 (79)
Author

Michael King -- b.12/15/1945 d.3/30/2004 (58)
Author, New Zealand

Stephen King -- b.9/21/1947
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Protestant
Names/Places: b. in Portland, ME; Pen Name:Richard Bachman
Book Titles: Carrie, The Shining, It, Pet Semetary, Christine, The Dark Tower (series)

Zalman King -- b.5/23/1942 d.2/3/2012 (69)
Writer, Actor, Producer, Movie Director

Charles Kingsley -- b.6/12/1819 d.1/23/1875 (55)
Novelist, Clergyman, English
Book Titles: Westward Ho!

Sydney Kingsley -- b.10/22/1906 d.3/20/1995 (88)
Dramatist/Playwright
Names/Places: RFN:Sidney Kirschner

Barbara Kingsolver -- b.4/8/1955
Novelist
Book Titles: The Poisonwood Bible, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"

Maxine Hong Kingston -- b.10/27/1940
Author, American, Chinese
Book Titles: The Woman Warrior, The Fifth Book of Peace, Tripmaster

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Kathleen Kinmont -- b.2/3/1965
Writer, Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Renegade (as Cheyenne Phillips)
Movie Titles: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Bride of Re-Animator

Jeff Kinney -- b.2/19/1971 N.S.
Cartoonist, Children's Author, Internet Website Owner
Misc: creator of the website Poptropica
Book Titles: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series)

Kathy Kinney -- b.11/3/1954
Author, Actress, Comedienne
Misc: b. in 1953?
TV Shows: Drew Carey Show (as Mimi Bobeck)

Sophie Kinsella -- b.12/12/1969
Author, Producer, English
Names/Places: RN: Madeleine Wickham
Book Titles: Shopaholic (series)

W. P. Kinsella -- b.5/25/1935 d.9/16/2016 N.S. (81)
Author, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Canadian
Book Titles: Shoeless Joe

Alfred C. Kinsey -- b.6/23/1894 d.8/25/1956 (62)
Author, Scientist, Sexologist
Book Titles: The Sexual Behavior of the Human Male

Michael Kinsley -- b.3/9/1951
Writer, Journalist, Commentator, Editor, Columnist
TV Shows: Crossfire

Rudyard Kipling -- b.12/30/1865 d.1/18/1936 (70)
Author, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, India
Names/Places: b. in Bombay; aka Richard
Book Titles: The Jungle Book, Ginga Din (Nobel 1907)

Bill Kirchenbauer -- b.2/19/1953
Writer, Actor, Austrian
TV Shows: America 2-Night (as Tony Rolletti), Fernwood Tonight (as Tony Rolletti), Growing Pains (as Coach Graham T. Lubbock), Just the Ten of Us (as Coach Graham T. Lubbock), Fernwood 2Night
Movie Titles: The Story of Us, Full Moon High, A Lousy 10 Grand

John Kirk -- b.7/27/1955
Author, Journalist
Misc: Broadcaster, international authority on unknown aquatic animals or "lake monsters" as they are known.

Russell Kirk -- b.10/19/1918 d.4/29/1994 (75)
Author, Journalist, Columnist

Ruth Kirk -- b.5/7/1925
Writer

Caroline Matilda Stansbury Kirkland -- b.1/11/1801 d.4/6/1864 (63)
Novelist

Robert Kirkman -- b.11/30/1978 N.S.
Author
Misc: Comic Book Author
Book Titles: Battle Pope, Invincible, The Walking Dead, Ultimate X-Men, Marvel Zombies, Haunt

James Kirkwood -- b.8/22/1924 d.4/21/1989 (64)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright
Misc: co-authored "A Chorus Line"

Edward Kitsis -- b.2/4/1971 N.S.
Screenwriter, TV Producer
TV Shows: Lost, Once Upon a Time
Movie Titles: Tron: Legacy (writer)

Friedrich Klopstock -- b.7/2/1724 d.3/14/1803 (78)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, German

Fletcher Knebel -- b.10/1/1911 d.2/26/1993 (81)
Novelist, Journalist, Columnist

Charles Robert Knight -- b.10/21/1874 d.4/15/1953 (78)
Painter, Author

Damon Knight -- b.9/19/1922 d.4/15/2002 (79)
Sci-fi Writer

Eric M. Knight -- b.4/10/1897 d.1/15/1943 (45)
Author, British

Sarah Kemble Knight -- b.4/19/1666 d.9/25/1727 (61)
Writer, Diarist

Helen Hedrick Knopf -- b.??/??/???? d.1/14/1995 (92)
Author, Poet

John Knowles -- b.9/16/1926 d.11/29/2001 (75)
Writer

Alexander Knox -- b.1/16/1907 d.4/25/1995 (88)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Canadian
Movie Titles: Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind

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Thomas Wallace Knox -- b.6/26/1835 d.1/6/1896 (60)
Author, Explorer, Journalist

Christopher Koch -- b.7/16/1932 d.9/23/2013 (81)
Novelist, Australian
Book Titles: The Year of Living Dangerously

Howard Koch -- b.12/12/1901 d.8/17/1995 (93)
Screen/Scriptwriter
Misc: wrote the radio script for "War of the Worlds" and won an Oscar for the screenplay of "Casablanca"

"Spider" John Koerner -- b.8/31/1938
Humorist, Harmonicaist, Rhythm Guitarist, Folk Singer/Guitarist

Arthur Koestler -- b.9/5/1905 d.3/3/1983 (77)
Novelist, Hungarian

Elaine Lobi Koingsburg -- b.2/10/1930 d.4/19/2013 (83)
Children's Author
Names/Places: known as E.L. Konigsburg

Oskar Kokoschka -- b.3/1/1886 d.2/22/1980 (93)
Designer, Painter, Dramatist/Playwright, Educator, Humanitarian, Austrian
Misc: avant-garde

James Komack -- b.8/3/1930 d.12/24/1997 (67)
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director
Misc: Damn Yankees
TV Shows: Hennesey (as Harvey Spencer Blair III), Courtship of Eddie's Father (as Norman Tinker and creator), Chico and the Man (creator), Welcome Back Kotter (creator)

Karen Kondazian -- b.1/27/1950
Writer, Actress, Producer
TV Shows: NYPD Blue, Frasier, Shannon
Movie Titles: James Dean

Harry Kondoleon -- b.2/26/1955 d.3/16/1994 (39)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Gay

Dean Koontz -- b.7/9/1945
Novelist, Sci-fi Writer
Book Titles: Odd Thomas, Demon Seed, Watchers, Hideaway, Intensity, Phantoms, The Face of Fear, Lightning

Arthur L. Kopit -- b.5/10/1937
Playwright
Misc: plays: Indians, Wings, Nine, Oh Dad Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad

Michael Korda -- b.10/8/1933
Writer, Novelist, Editor, English
Book Titles: Charmed Lives, Queenie

Gordon Korman -- b.10/23/1963 N.S.
Children's Author, Canadian
Book Titles: Dive (series), Swindle (series), Monday Night Football Club (series), A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag, The Twinkie Squad, No More Dead Dogs

John Korty -- b.7/22/1936
Photographer, Animator, Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor, Director
Movie Titles: The Ewok Adventure (TV movie), The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Twice Upon a Time

Alfred Korzybski -- b.7/3/1879 d.3/1/1950 (70)
Linguist, Philosopher, Biochemist, American, Polish

Jerzy Kosinski -- b.6/14/1933 d.5/3/1991 (57)
Author, Novelist, Polish

Sarah Koskoff -- b.10/6/1962
Writer, Actress, Director
TV Shows: The X-Files (as Theresa)

August Kotzebue -- b.5/3/1761 d.3/23/1819 (57)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, German
Misc: historical

William Kotzwinkle -- b.11/22/1938 or 11/22/1943
Novelist, Children's Author, Screen/Scriptwriter

Terry Kovel -- b.??/??/????
Author
Names/Places: Ralph's wife
Misc: Antiquarian

Ron Kovic -- b.7/4/1946
Author, Hero
Misc: Vietnam War veteran and peace activist; some say b. on July 1
Book Titles: Born on the Fourth of July

Jonathan Kozol -- b.9/5/1936
Author, Writer, Educator
Misc: best known for his books on public education in the U.S.

Jon Krakauer -- b.4/12/1954
Writer

Hilton Kramer -- b.3/25/1928 d.3/27/2012 (84)
Art Critic

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Jerry Kramer -- b.1/23/1936
Author, Sports Commentator, NFL Player
Misc: Super Bowl I, II
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers

Larry Kramer -- b.6/25/1935 N.S.
Author, Political Activist

Joseph Kramm -- b.9/30/1907 d.5/8/1991 (83)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Director

Judith Krantz -- b.1/9/1928
Author
Names/Places: RLN:Tarcher
Book Titles: Scruples, Princess Daisy, Till We Meet Again

Norman Krasna -- b.11/7/1909 d.11/1/1984 (74)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director

Ruth Krauss -- b.7/25/1901 d.7/10/1993 (91)
Children's Author

Charles Krauthammer -- b.3/13/1950
Author, Physician, Commentator, Columnist

Henry Kravis -- b.1/6/1944
Author, Businessperson
Book Titles: The Money Machine

Jill Krementz -- b.2/19/1940
Photographer, Author

Seymour Krim -- b.5/11/1922 d.8/30/1989 (67)
Author, Literary Critic, Editor

Milton Krims -- b.2/7/1904 d.7/11/1988 (84)
Novelist

Kim Krizan -- b.11/1/1961
Writer, Actress
Movie Titles: Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, Before Midnight, Dazed and Confused (not necessarily in that order)

Nick Kroll -- b.6/5/1978 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Comic Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Life and Times of Tim (as Stu), The League, Kroll Show, Children's Hospital
Movie Titles: Sausage Party

Louis Kronenberger -- b.12/9/1904 d.4/30/1980 (75)
Author, Critic, Journalist, Biographer

Joseph Krumgold -- b.4/9/1908 d.7/10/1980 (72)
Writer, Screen/Scriptwriter

Joseph Wood Krutch -- b.11/25/1893 d.5/22/1970 (76)
Author, Essayist, Stage Critic

Stanley Kubrick -- b.7/26/1928 d.3/7/1999 (70)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Jewish, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Movie Titles: Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut

Lisa Kudrow -- b.7/30/1963
Writer, Actress, Comedienne, Producer, Internet Video Actress
Names/Places: b. Encino
TV Shows: Friends (as Phoebe Buffay), Mad About You (as Ursula Buffay), The Comeback (as Valerie Cherish), Web Therapy (as Fiona Wallice)
Movie Titles: Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Hanging Up, Lucky Numbers, Marci X, Hotel For Dogs, Dr. Dolittle 2, Wonderland, Happy Endings, Easy A, Neighbors (series)

Maxine Kumin -- b.6/6/1925 d.2/6/2014 (88)
Author, Poet

Milan Kundera -- b.4/1/1929
Author, Czech
Book Titles: The Joke (1967), The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1979), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984)

Hans Küng -- b.3/19/1928
Author, Theologian, Priest, Swiss

Stanley Kunitz -- b.7/29/1905 d.5/14/2006 (100)
Author, Poet, Editor

Naphtali "Tuli" Kupferberg -- b.9/28/1923 d.7/12/2010 (86)
Cartoonist, Author, Poet, Publisher, Singer
Misc: some say b. 1923
Group Names: The Fugs (founder), soloist

Aleksander Kuprin -- b.8/26/1870 O.S. or 9/7/1870 N.S. d.8/25/1938
Writer, Short Story Writer, Russian

Charles Bishop Kuralt -- b.9/10/1934 d.7/4/1997 (62)
Author, Newscaster, Correspondent, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Wilmington, NC
TV Shows: CBS News, Sunday Morning

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Harry Kurnitz -- b.1/5/1908 d.3/18/1968 (60)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer

Akira Kurosawa -- b.3/23/1910 d.9/6/1998 (88)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Director, Japanese

Diane Kurys -- b.12/3/1948
Screenwriter, Actress, Movie Producer/Director, French
Movie Titles: C'est la vie, Sagan, The Children of hte Century

Rabbi Harold Kushner -- b.4/3/1935
Author, Religious Leader
Book Titles: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Tony Kushner -- b.7/16/1956
Screenwriter, Playwright
Misc: stage: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Times, Munich, Lincoln

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