2 days since last hit!
(67th longest Dry Spell)

Current Game: 2021
Game Days
Played: 334 / Remaining: 31

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
11/29Arlene DahlSolo: John Downey
11/26Stephen SondheimSolo: Natalie Tyler-24
11/23Robert BlySolo: Natalie Tyler-04
36 of 210 celebs DEAD

Game News


Dahl Gone Dead

Old-time actress Arlene Dahl has died at 96, and John Downey picks up a solo for his third hit of the year, moving up to 23rd place.

Congratulations, John!

"Blurb" blame: Me


A funny thing happened on the way to the funeral...

Composer/playwright/whatever Stephen Sondheim has died at 91, and Natalie Tyler's My Heart Will NOT Go On List picks up her third hit of the game, moving up to 27th place.

Congratulations, Natalie!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney


Bye, Bly!

Poet Robert Bly has died at 94, and Natalie Tyler's Old Writers Never Die... List picks up the solo on her 4th hit of the game, moving her up to 16th place.

Congratulations, Natalie!

News Archive

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