9 days since last hit!
(60th longest Dry Spell)

Current Game: 2021
Game Days
Played: 62 / Remaining: 303

About the KDP
Kaufman's Dead Pool is a by-invitation-only dead pool. We are currently in our 24th year of play. The KDP was created and maintained by Gene Kaufman.

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Recent Deaths
Date Celeb # Hits
2/23Lawrence FerlinghettiSolo: Natalie Tyler-04
2/17Rush Limbaugh23
2/16Carman Licciardello0
17 of 210 celebs DEAD

Game News


Poetry Coroner

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Lawrence is dead
Ferlinghetti who?
- Mike Spinney, with tip o` the cap to Mr. Place

Beat poet
Lawrence Ferlinghetti has died at 101, ending Natalie Tyler's 13 year solo vigil as she gets her first hit on her Old Writers Never Die... List. This list moves up to 41st place.

Congratulations, Natalie!

Poem credit: Mike Spinney


Out on a Limbaugh

Radio blowhard Rush Limbaugh has died at 70. He was included on 23 lists this year (42% of the entries), being this year's most-picked celeb, and giving us a player with 6 hits a mere 48 days into this craziest-ever game: Bob Razem's List 5 further solidifies his lead.

Bob's List 1 gets a 5th hit, while his List 2 and List 3 grab their 4th. Kelly Keegan's Kelly and Craig do it again! List also picks up a 4th hit.

Tuning in for a third hit: Kelly Keegan's List 1, Bob Razem's List 4, Joe Biasi, and Paul Lineback.

Ditto on their second: Jimmy Casino, Kevin Byrnes, John Downey, Me!, David Riede, Nathan Raupach, and Natalie Tyler's Final Impulses and The C Files Lists.

Finally, first-time hitters calling in this year: Rob Dunmire, Bob Lyhus, Lindsey Roke, Natalie Tyler's Most Likely to Succeed: Class of 2021 List, and Kelly Keegan's List 2 and List 3.

Congratulations, all!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

Honorable mentions:
"DittoDEAD" (Kelly Keegan)
"Rushed for the Exit, off the air permanently" (Robert Lyhus)


Carlos Bury 'em

Former Argentinian President Carlos Menem has died at 90, and Bob Razem was the only player who'd picked him; and on 3 lists no less: List 5 becomes the first entry this year to get a FIFTH HIT, and moves into First place.

Bob's List 1 gets a fourth hit, while his List 3 picks up his third.

Felicidades, Bob!

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Recent Site News
2/7/2021 - Added SSL certificate to support https://. Fixed a bug that was showing wrong % amounts on Most Hits page. Fixed but showing incorrect Weighted Finish amounts.

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.

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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