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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!


Representative John Lewis

Civil rights legend Congressman John Lewis has died at 80, and 17 lists picked up the hit: Kelly Keegan's Kelly and Craig - Do It Again List, Nathan Raupach, Natalie Tyler's Most Likely to Succeed: Class of 2020 List and Paul Lineback all pick up their third hit, peacefully disrupting the Top 10.

Those getting a second hit: Bob Razem, Natalie Tyler's Politics Can Be Deadly! List, Kelly Keegan's List 5 , Christina O`Sullivan's Blame it on the Carcinoma! List, Rob Dunmire, Gene Kaufman and Mike Spinney.

Snagging a first hit of the year: Mike Roche's Politicos List and Natalie Tyler's The C Files , Old Writers Never Die... , I`m Ready for my Close-Up, Mr. Reaper , What the `L? and My Heart Will NOT Go On Lists.


Earl Cameron

(Sorry for the delay - been busy with home projects!) British actor Earl Cameron died on July 4th at 102, and Aunti Di's List 2 picks up the solo with her second hit of the game, moving up to 26th place.

Congrats, Aunti Di!


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


Nothing funny to say here

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!


We'll meet again at the funeral

WWII actress & singer Vera Lynn has become the 3rd celebrity in 2020 to die at the age of 103. She was featured on 8 lists, including Kelly Keegan's List 4, which gets his 3rd hit of the year jumping up to 2nd place.

Natalie Tyler's Taps For Troubadours and Golden Oldies Lists, Lindsey Roke, Nathan Raupach, Toe Tag, Shelley Brown's List 2 and Paul Lineback each snag their 2nd hit of the year.

Congratulations, all!


Eddie Sutton

Hall of Fame basketball coach Eddie Sutton has died at 84, and Kelly Keegan snags him on 4 lists: List 4, Kelly and Craig - Do It Again List and List 3 all pick up their second hit of the game; all 3 break into the top 3, with List 4 moving up to 4th place. Finally, Kelly's List 5 gets it's first hit of the year.

Congrats, Kelly!


Jerry Stilled

One of our favorite TV dads, Jerry Stiller has died at 92, and 2 players grabbed their first hit of the year: Laura Welliver's Jerry Jerry Jerry List and Aunti Di's List 2.

SERENITY NOW, Laura and Aunti Di!

Blurb honorable mention:
Bob Lyhus - Not So Happy Festivus


Good Golly, I'm Dead

Little Richard is dead at 87, and he'd found his way on to 4 lists, including Jimmy Casino, who picks up his 2nd hit of the year, and moves up to 7th place. Making the board for the first time this year: Rich Place and Taps For Troubadours and You Little Dickens, You! Lists.

Hands-down, my go-to Little Richard track is his cover of I feel pretty, if for no other reason than his SHUT UP! at the end.

Congratulations, all!

Blurb credit: Bob Lyhus



Shula Sacked

Former NFL coach Don Shula is one of those rare sports celebrities that even I recognized his name. He's died today at the age of 90, shutting down Natalie Tyler's Sporting Chance List's three year solo vigil with her first hit of the year. This list moves up to 14th place.

Congratulations, Natalie!


Passing Galore

Former Bond girl Honor Blackman has died at 94, and 2 players pick up the hit: Shelley Brown's List 3 and Bob Lyhus each snag their second hit of the year and move up to 6th and 7th place.

Congrats, Shelley and Bob!


Somewhere in the darkness, the Gambler he broke even

Country music superstar Kenny Rogers has died at 81, and rookie Tobin Lathrop's The Carsophagus Crew List makes quite the entrance with his first hit of the game, a big-name solo that had never been played before.

Congratulations, Tobin!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney

Honorable mentions:
Knew when to Fold 'em (Mike Spinney and Rich Place)
No longer sitting at the table (Bob Lyhus)


Henri Richard pulled from the game

NFL HOFer Henri Richard has died at 84, giving the assist to Mike Roche's Sporting Guys List, as Mike ends his 5 year solo vigil with his first hit of the game, moving in to 9th place.

Congratulations, Mike!

Blurb credit: Mike Roche


Javier Perez deCeased

Former UN Secretary General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar has died at 100, giving Brave Sir Robin a solo with his first hit of the game. BSR moves up to 25th place.

Congratulations, Brave Sir Robin!


James Lipton has gone beyond the actors studio

James Lipton has died at 93, giving a solo and a first hit to Shelley Brown's List 3. Shelley moves into 10th place

Congrats, Shelley!

Blurb credit: Aunti Di


Die, son!

Physicist Freeman Dyson has died at 96, giving John Downey a solo as he becomes the third player to get 3 hits this year. John moves up to third place

Congratulations, John!


Hosni Mubar-ACK!

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has died at 91, giving John Downey his second hit of the year, and Natalie Tyler's Politics Can Be Deadly! List her first. John and Natalie move up to 5th and 7th place.

Congratulations, John and Natalie!

Blurb Credit: Mike Spinney


Fran-cease to exist

Mobster John `Sonny` Franzese has died at 103, and 3 people got the hit: Grady Harmon and Kevin Byrnes become the first to get a third hit this year, as they move up to 1st and 2nd place.

Shelley Brown's List 2 scores her first of the year.

Congratulations, all!


Wild Wild West in Peace

Actor Robert Conrad has died at 84, ending Judith Place's 6 year solo vigil. Judith gets her first hit of the year and moves up to 7th place

Congratulations, Judith!

Blurb Credit: Mike Spinney


Kirk Dug-a-6-Foot-Deep-hole-las


#1 most-picked celeb has died:
- Most picked of all time: 454 picks (35.1% of all picks)
- Most picked every year from 2016-2020
- On the top 10 most-picked every year since 2003

Yes... Spartacus himself, Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103, and 27 (43.5%) of our players' lists get the hit:
Kelly Keegan's List 2, Aunti Di's List 1 and Kevin Byrnes each get their second hit and move up to 2nd, 3rd and 4th place.

Getting their first hit of the year:
- John Downey
- Shelley Brown's List 1
- Sheila Place
- Lindsey Roke
- Mike Spinney
- Joe Biasi
- Bob Broadhurst
- Jimmy Casino
- Nancy Freebery
- Kelly Keegan's Kelly and Craig - Do It Again List
- Nathan Raupach
- Natalie Tyler's Old Friends List
- Michelle Downey
- Bob Lyhus
- Carol Place
- Carol Ann Roke
- Natalie Tyler's Most Likely to Succeed: Class of 2020 List
- Natalie Tyler's Golden Oldies List
- Rob Dunmire
- Toe Tag
- Kelly Keegan's List 3
- Gene Kaufman
- Paul Lineback
- Sarah Wallace

Congrats, all!

Blurb Credit: Rich Place


Bernie`s Life Has Ebb(ers)ed

Convicted fraudster Bernie Ebbers has died at the age of 78. Grady Harmon picks up the solo and becomes the first player of 2020 to get a second hit

Congrats, Grady!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney


Does this count as "Something Different"?

Monty Python alumnus Terry Jones has died at 77, and 2 players picked him: Aunti Di's List 1 and Grady Harmon. They move up to 3rd and 5th place.

Congratulations, Aunti Di and Grady!


Stern start to the game

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern has died, kicking off our game as 3 players included him on 4 lists: Bob Razem, Kelly Keegan's List 2 and List 4, and Kevin Byrnes all pick up the hit, and move into the Top 4.

Congrats, Bob, Kelly and Kevin!


2020 KDP is now LIVE!

The 2019 edition of Kaufman's Deadpool is over, and a big congratulations goes out to Kelly Keegan, with his 2nd consecutive win, and 6th Career win (across all of his various lists). Kelly had 5 hits and takes home 75% of the collected $640 pot, or $480.

Rookie (!!!) Christina O`Sullivan came in second place, also getting 5 hits (including 1 solo), but coming up shy of first place by only 17 tiebreaker points. Christina gets 15% of the pot ($96).

Brave Sir Robin rounds out the money-winners with his 4 hits (not including a 5th, Disqualified hit - hopefully he's not kicking himself TOO much, as even if that hit had counted it wouldn't have affected the standings, as Yasuhiro Nakasone was over 100 years old). BSR snags the final 10% of the pot ($64).

We've got 61 entries this year - our lowest number since 2004's 48. A few people didn't return (but as always they're all welcome back for 2021!). We've got four new players: Natalie Tyler's husband David Riede, Rich Place's wife Carol, and Christina O`Sullivan's husband (Tobin Lathrop) and son (Charles Lathrop). In addition, we see the return of Nancy Freebery, who took 2019 off.

Now that the game is all fully updated on the site, please take a moment and verify that I've got your lists entered correctly and let me know ASAP of any errors.

Congratulations, everyone! Good luck to all in 2020!

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