3 days since last hit!
(66th longest Dry Spell)

Current Game: 2020
Game Days
Played: 186 / Remaining: 180

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
7/2Hugh Downs14
6/30Carl Reiner13
6/18Vera Lynn8
20 of 223 celebs DEAD

Game News


Who's Down in 2020? Hugh Downs from 20/20!

News journalist Hugh Downs has died at 99. He was our 9th-most picked of the year, and #10 on the Still Alive list. 14 lists got the scoop, including 7 that now have a third hit of the year: Kelly Keegan's List 2 (which leads this group and moves up to 4th place), Jimmy Casino, Carol Place, Lindsey Roke, Brave Sir Robin, Natalie Tyler's Golden Oldies List and Sarah Wallace.

Tobin Lathrop's The Carsophagus Crew List, Judith Place, Shelley Brown's List 1, Brad Hope and Natalie Tyler's Old Friends List all grab their second hit

Christina O`Sullivan's Blame it on the Carcinoma! List and Natalie Tyler's Ohio and Goodbye-O List each pick up their first hit.

Congrats, everybody!

Blurb credit: Christina O`Sullivan


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Actor and funny guy Carl Reiner has died at 98. He was in the top 10 most-picked for the last 3 years, and 13 players got the hit, including Aunti Di's List 1, which gets a third hit of the year and moves up to 3rd place. Also getting a third hit are Toe Tag and Shelley Brown's List 2, which move up to 6th and 7th place.

Sheila Place, Carol Place, Carol Ann Roke, Brave Sir Robin, Michelle Downey, Natalie Tyler's Most Likely to Succeed: Class of 2020 List and Sarah Wallace each snag their second hit.

Neil Hall, Brad Hope and Mike Roche's Hollywood List all make the board with their first hit of the year.

Congratulations, all!

Here we are literally at the halfway point of the game already if you can believe that! This has been an extremely crazy year, and I thank you all for being there through all of this!

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