• K.T. Oslin

    1942 - 2020

    K.T. Oslin (1942 - 2020)

    K.T. Oslin’s breakthrough hit was “80’s Ladies,” a 1987 smash that defined a generation at a precise moment in time: survivors of the 1960s finding their way in the overblown 1980s, embracing their middle age with a soulful bent and wry sense of humor. Oslin suited that description exactly, spending years singing professionally on Broadway […]

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  • K.T. Stevens

    1919 - 1994

    K.T. Stevens (1919 - 1994)

    Actress. Born Gloria Wood, she was the daughter of legendary film director and producer Samuel Wood. At the age of 2, she got her start in films, in her father’s 2nd 1921 silent film “Peck’s Bad Boy” with Jackie Coogan. Following high school, she decided to pursue acting full-time, taking drama lessons and apprenticing in […]

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  • Kage Baker

    1952 - 2010

    Kage Baker (1952 - 2010)

    Kage Baker Science Fiction and Fantasy Author. She shall be best remembered for the “Company” series, a group of 11 novels and numerous short stories about a troupe of time-traveling cyborgs who plunder history on behalf of their 24th. century masters. Living in southern California her entire life, she spent many years in theater, as […]

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  • Kai Ato

    1946 - 2015

    Kai Ato (1946 - 2015)

    Japanese Actor. Ato, born Koichi Ato, was an actor known for his appearances in film and television. He joined Haiyuza Theater Co. after graduating from a predecessor to Tokyo Metropolitan University. Ato then went into film and television, often playing “villain roles” early in his career.   His most popular role was of a colleague […]

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  • Kalina Jedrusik Dygat

    1931 - 1991

    Kalina Jedrusik Dygat (1931 - 1991)

    Actress. Born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1931, her parents brought her up together with two other children. In 1953 she debuted on stage and year later married famous Polish writer Stanislaw Dygat ( Bodenskie Lake, Disneyland). Her long list of theatre work includes plays by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz and Bertolt Brecht among others. Jedrusik first appeared […]

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  • Kallu Chidambaram

    1945 - 2015

    Kallu Chidambaram (1945 - 2015)

    Indian Telugu Actor. Chidambaram, born Kolluri Chidambara Rao, was very prominent comic actor in Indian Telugu films for several decades. He started in the theater where he was very accomplished before going into films.  Chidambaram made his first appearance in the film “Kallu” in 1988 and won the Nandi award for his work.   He […]

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  • Kalpana Chawla

    1962 - 2003

    Kalpana Chawla (1962 - 2003)

    In 1988, Kalpana Chawla began working at the NASA Ames Research Center, where she did Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) research on Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing concepts. In 1993, she joined Overset Methods, Inc. as Vice President and Research Scientist specializing in simulation of moving multiple body problems. Chawla held a Certificated Flight Instructor rating for […]

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  • Kandi Barbour

    1959 - 2012

    Kandi Barbour (1959 - 2012)

    Adult Film Star, Model. Born Linda Jean Smith, she was a major adult film actress of the 1970s and 1980s. She starred in over 40 adult films during her career, including several soft-core releases and multiple hardcore compilations. By the mid 1970s she had appeared in the pages of every major men’s magazines, in addition […]

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  • Kanetane Hirata

    1797 - 1879

    Kanetane Hirata (1797 - 1879)

    Scholar of classical Japanese. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) Scholar of National Learning (kokugaku) of the late Edo and early Meiji eras. Born in 1799 in Niiya, Iyo Province (present-day Ehime Prefecture), Hirata’s original lineage name was Midorigawa. In 1824 he married Hirata Atsutane’s daughter Chie and subsequently became the great scholar’s adopted son. From […]

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  • Kangetsu Awashima

    1859 - 1926

    Kangetsu Awashima (1859 - 1926)

    Antique Collector, Painter. He is remembered for his collection of books by 17th century Japanese author Ihara Saikaku, Yedo period poet and early fiction writer, and as a collector other items from this period. Renowned Meiji Era writers, Koda Rohan and Ozaki Koya, were influenced by him as he encouraged the two writers to study […]

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  • Kanichi Asakawa

    1873 - 1948

    Kanichi Asakawa (1873 - 1948)

    Historian. He became a graduate of Dartmouth and the Yale Graduate School. As a member of the Yale faculty, he became the first Japanese professor at a major university in the United States. He dedicated himself to serving as a bridge between the United States and Japan to promote amicable relations. Some of his remains […]

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  • Karel Capek

    1890 - 1938

    Karel Capek (1890 - 1938)

    The son of a country doctor, Čapek suffered all his life from a spinal disease, and writing seemed a compensation. He studied philosophy in Prague, Berlin, and Paris and in 1917 settled in Prague as a writer and journalist. From 1907 until well into the 1920s, much of his work was written with his brother […]

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  • Karel Soucek

    1947 - 1985

    Karel Soucek (1947 - 1985)

    Karel Soucek (born April 19, 1947 in Czechoslovakia, died January 20, 1985 in Houston, Texas) was a Canadian professional stuntman who went over Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1984. He lived in Hamilton, Ontario.  Soucek prepared for his 1984 Niagara Falls stunt by researching previous attempts, by sending unmanned barrels over the falls to […]

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  • Karen Anders

    1928 - 1994

    Karen Anders (1928 - 1994)

    Actress. She appeared in the films “Fright Night Part II” (1989), “The Malibu Bikini Shop” (1985), “The Kid With 200 I.Q.” (1983), “Promises In The Dark” (1979), “Audrey Rose” (1977), “Sheila Levine Is Dead And Living In New York” (1975), “Medical Story” (1975), “Busting” (1974), and “She Lives” (1973). Appeared in television series including “Dream […]

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  • Karen Black

    1939 - 2013

    Karen Black (1939 - 2013)

    Karen Black Actress. She is best remembered for her appearances in the notable films “Easy Rider” (1969), “Five Easy Pieces” (1970), “The Great Gatsby” (1974). “Rhinoceros” (1974), “Airport 1975” (1974), “The Day of the Locust” (1975), “Nashville” (1975), and Alfred Hitchcock’s final film, “Family Plot’ (1976). Born Karen Blanche Ziegler, her mother wrote children’s novels […]

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  • Karen Carpenter

    1950 - 1983

    Karen Carpenter (1950 - 1983)

    Karen Carpenter was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of Agnes Reuwer (née Tatum) and Harold Bertram Carpenter. When she was young, she enjoyed playing baseball with other children on the street. On the TV program This Is Your Life, she stated that she liked pitching. Later, in the early 1970s, she would become […]

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  • Karen Gaylord

    1921 - 2014

    Karen Gaylord (1921 - 2014)

    Actress. Born Karen Xandra Gaylord, the oldest of four children, her father was an engineer with the Northern Pacific Railway. Following her 1939 graduation from North Community High School, she intended to enroll in college to study music but when a friend sent her picture in to the magazine Movie Mirror for film recruitment, she […]

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  • Karen Lamm

    1952 - 2001

    Karen Lamm (1952 - 2001)

    Model-Actress. During the 1970s and early 1980s, she appeared in over 150 films, including major motion pictures and made-for-television movies. She was also a very popular model in both print and commercial work. Some of the television series programs in which she frequently appeared were Columbo, The Dukes of Hazzard, Kojak, Harry-O, Starsky and Hutch, […]

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  • Karen Morley

    1909 - 2003

    Karen Morley (1909 - 2003)

    Karen Morley born Mildred Linton in Ottumwa, Iowa, Morley lived there until she was thirteen years old. When she moved to Hollywood, she attended Hollywood High School and later graduated from UCLA. After working at the Pasadena Playhouse, she came to the attention of the director Clarence Brown, at a time when he had been looking […]

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  • Karen Verne

    1918 - 1967

    Karen Verne (1918 - 1967)

    Actress. American film and television figure. She appeared in the films, “Madame X” (1966), “Ship Of Fools” (1965), “A Bullet For Joey” (1955), “The Seventh Cross” (1944), “King’s Row” (1942), “Secret Weapon” (1942), “Underground” (1941), “The Wild Man of Borneo” (1941), “Sky Murder” (1940) and “Ten Days In Paris” (1939). She also appeared on television […]

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  • Karin Booth

    1916 - 2003

    Karin Booth (1916 - 2003)

    Actress and Dancer. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota as June Hoffman to Francis T. and Ebba V. Hoffman. She signed with Paramount in 1941, where she was billed as Katherine Booth. She moved to MGM in 1942, and changed her screen name to Karin Booth. She began in The Unfinished Dance in 1947 and The Big […]

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  • Karin Boye

    1900 - 1941

    Karin Boye (1900 - 1941)

    Swedish Poet and Novelist. She wrote about how we should live our lives and how we actually manage to do it. To meet her poetry is to recieve a knowledge on the divion of life, between wanting and being. She made her debut with the collection of poems ”Moln” (Clouds) 1922, and wrote several noted […]

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  • Karin Eickelbaum

    1937 - 2004

    Karin Eickelbaum (1937 - 2004)

    Actress. A native of Germany, she is best known for her role as ‘Ingrid’ in the long-running German TV series “Tatort.” (bio by: Butterfly) Cause of death: Cancer

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  • Karin Eickelbaum

    1937 - 2004

    Karin Eickelbaum (1937 - 2004)

    Actress. A native of Germany, she is best known for her role as ‘Ingrid’ in the long-running German TV series “Tatort.” (bio by: Butterfly) Cause of death: Cancer

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  • Karin Larsson

    1859 - 1928

    Karin Larsson (1859 - 1928)

    Renowned Swedish Designer and Artist. Born Karin Bergöö. Wife of famed Swedish artist Carl Larsson. As a couple they formed an aesthetic partership. Acknowledged as ”the creator of the Swedish style,” meaning interior design and decorations of textiles and furniture among other things. She was educated at the Academy of Arts and The Arts and […]

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  • Karina Huff

    1961 - 2016

    Karina Huff (1961 - 2016)

    Actress. Born Carrina Huff in London, England, Karina Huff was known for her appearances in the successful 1980s Italian teen comedy films “Time For Loving”, “Sapore di Mare 2”, and “Vacanze di Natale”. She first became known in Italy as a showgirl and a television presenter on RAI and Canale 5. Besides her three most […]

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  • Karl Benz

    1844 - 1929

    Karl Benz (1844 - 1929)

    Engineer, inventor of the two stroke engine and founder of the Benz & Cie. company that later merged with the Daimler Motorengesellschaft AG, which is still a successful business in Germany today.  Family links:  Spouse:  Bertha Ringer Benz (1849 – 1944)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Karl Bruck

    1906 - 1987

    Karl Bruck (1906 - 1987)

    Actor. Played King Duncan on Star Trek.  Had multiple appearances on Hogan’s Heroes, and appeared in many other television shows.

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  • Karl Dane

    1886 - 1934

    Karl Dane (1886 - 1934)

    Actor. He came from a Danish theatrical family and made his stage debut at the age of fourteen. In addition to acting, he also raced cars and flew planes. He was one of the first aviators to serve in the Danish Flying Corps. During World War I, he relocated to Hollywood. Most of the films […]

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  • Karl Engel

    1923 - 2006

    Karl Engel (1923 - 2006)

    Karl (Rudolf) Engel (Birsfelden, 1 June 1923 – Chernex, 2 September 2006) was a Swiss pianist. In 1952 Karl Engel was awarded the second prize at the Queen Elisabeth competition. Throughout his concert career, he cultivated the art song repertory and worked extensively on works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann. He […]

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