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(68th longest Dry Spell)

Current Game: 2020
Game Days
Played: 215 / Remaining: 151

About the KDP
Kaufman's Dead Pool is a by-invitation-only dead pool. We are currently in our 23rd year of play. The KDP was created and maintained by Gene Kaufman.

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Recent Deaths
Date Celeb # Hits
8/2Wilford BrimleySolo: Mike Roche-4
7/26Olivia DeHaviland22
7/25Regis PhilbinSolo: Shelley Brown-3
25 of 223 celebs DEAD

Game News


Time to get in the Cocoon

Here's something interesting: Wilford Brimley was only 50 when he starred in Cocoon 35 years ago, playing an 85 year old. He's died now at the age of 85. So obviously Cocoon was a documentary.

Mike Roche's Hollywood List picks up the solo with his second hit of the game, and moves up to 35th place.

Blurb credit: Bob Lyhus


Olivia D`ont-have-a-life

I hope everybody's nice and comfortable, because this is a big one, folks! Olivia DeHaviland has died at 104, and she was on 22 lists. Before we get to that, let's take a look at the Celeb Stats page, where we see that Ms. DeHaviland was the last living celeb on the Most-Picked of all time list. Until today she was #1 on the Still Alive list, and she was on the top 10 most-picked list for 8 years. She was also responsible for breaking up our 19-list 3-hit-logjam.

13 players got their fourth hit, and these are now (obviously) the new Top 13:

  1. Grady Harmon
  2. Kelly Keegan's List 4
  3. Aunti Di's List 1
  4. Kevin Byrnes
  5. Nathan Raupach
  6. John Downey
  7. Natalie Tyler's Most Likely to Succeed: Class of 2020 List
  8. Jimmy Casino
  9. Paul Lineback
  10. Carol Place
  11. Toe Tag
  12. Lindsey Roke
  13. Natalie Tyler's Golden Oldies List

9 players got a third hit, and strangely, nobody got a first or second:

Congratulations, all!

Blurb credit: ME!, but some honorable mentions:

Gone... (Mike Spinney)
Olivia Dead Havilland (Rich Place)


DEAD! With Regis!

TV Host Regis Philbin has died at 86, with one person picking up the solo hit: Shelley Brown's List 3 gets her third hit, moving up to 4th place.

Congrats, Shelley!

News Archive

Recent Site News
12/26/2019 - Updated some of the navigation items - added links to long-existing but apparently hidden pages for seeing which celebs were deemed NOT FAMOUS, as well as a page to Check if a Celeb was picked.

10/2/2013 - Added a new chart showing how long it's been since we've had a Dry Spell longer than the current one to the Dry Spell page.

3/4/2013 - Cleaned up a few spots with missing data on the Profiles and Weighted Finish pages.

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Important Game Dates to Note
12/25 Lists accepted
  Noon (ET) - No more new celebs accepted
  Midnight (ET) - No more lists accepted
  Midnight (ET) - Current Game ends.
01/01 New Game starts
02/01 Unpaid lists dropped from game