Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2014: L


La Motta, Jake
Born 10 July 1921  (Bronx, New York, USA)
Boxing legend, portrayed by Robert De Niro in 'Raging Bull'.
[Picture of Jake La Motta]


La Rosa, Julius
Born 2 January 1930  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Pop singer. whose career more or less spluttered to a halt in the early 70s.
[Picture of Julius La Rosa]


Labeouf, Shia
Born 11 June 1986  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Young actor, whose looking well on the way to becoming another Hollywood casualty.
[Picture of Shia Labeouf]


Labov, William
Born 4 December 1927  (Rutherford, New Jersey, USA)
American Linguist, who according to Wilkipedia is ""founder of the discipline of variationist sociolinguistics"", whatever that is.
[Picture of William Labov]


Lacroix, Christian
Born 16 May 1951  (Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France)
French fashion designer.
[Picture of Christian Lacroix]


Ladd, Jr., Alan
Born 22 October 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Son of the famously diminuitive actor Alan Ladd, he was head of Creative Affairs at 20th Century Fox when he gave George Lucas the green light to make Star Wars in 1975. Later formed his own production company.
[Picture of Alan Ladd, Jr.]


Laemmle, Carla Carla Laemmle is no longer with us
Born 20 October 1909  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Died 12 June 2014  (Los Angleles, California, USA)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
Film actress, niece of Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle.
[Picture of Carla Laemmle]


Lafave, Debra
Born 28 August 1980  (Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA)
English teacher who was jailed in 2005 for having sex with a 14 year old male pupil.
[Picture of Debra Lafave]


Laffan, Patricia
Born 19 March 1919  (London, England)
Actress whose roles ranged from the epic 'Quo Vadis' to B-movies such as 'Devil Girl from Mars'.
[Picture of Patricia Laffan]


Lagerfeld, Karl
Born 10 September 1933  (Hamburg, Germany)
Fashion designer - Kylie Minogue's favourite, so we're told.
[Picture of Karl Lagerfeld]


Lai, Frances
Born 26 March 1932  (Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France)
French accordian player and film composer.
[Picture of Frances Lai]


Lain, Chasey
Born 7 December 1971  (Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA)
Porn actress immortalised in the hit 'The Ballad of Chasey Lain' by the Bloodhound Gang.
[Picture of Chasey Lain]


Laine, Cleo
Born 28 October 1927  (Southall, Middlesex, England)
Possibly Britain's most famous jazz singer, famed for her partnership with late husband Johnny Dankworth.
[Picture of Cleo Laine]


Laird, Melvin R.
Born 1 September 1922  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
Former Purple Heart awarded war veteran who served as Secretary of Defense under Richard Nixon from 1969-73. It was Laird who urged a withdrawal from Vietnam.
[Picture of Melvin R. Laird]


Lake, Jay
Born 6 June 1964  (Taiwan)
US sci-fi author.
[Picture of Jay Lake]


Lala, Joe Joe Lala is no longer with us
Born 3 November 1947  (Ybor City, Tampa, Florida, USA)

Died 18 March 2014  (Tampa, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 66  (read death notice)
Percussionist and voice actor.
[Picture of Joe Lala]


Lamb, Paul
Born 9 July 1955  (Blyth, Northumberland, England)
Paralysed man who has taken up the "right to die" fight established by Tony Nicklinson.
[Picture of Paul Lamb]


Lambert Mellon, Rachel Rachel Lambert Mellon is no longer with us
Born 9 August 1910  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 17 March 2014  (Upperville, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
Horticulturalist and patron of fine arts, who redesigned the White House Rose Garden.
[Picture of Rachel Lambert Mellon]


Lamont, Johann
Born 11 July 1957  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Leader of the Scottish Labour Party.
[Picture of Johann Lamont]


Lampard, Jr., Frank
Born 20 June 1978  (Romford, London, England)
Manchester City/New York City (whatever keeps his career going) and England midfielder whose success far outsripped that of his father. Still clinging onto his international career by his fingertips.
[Picture of Frank Lampard, Jr.]


Lampreave, Chus
Born 11 December 1930  (Madrid, Spain)
Actress mainly associated with quirky director Pedro Almodóvar.
[Picture of Chus Lampreave]


Landau, Martin
Born 20 June 1931  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Actor - starred in 'Mission: Impossible' from 1966-69 and 'Space: 1999' from 1975-77. Won Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1995 as the fading horror star Béla Lugosi in 'Ed Wood'.
[Picture of Martin Landau]


Landers, Harry
Born 3 September 1921  (New York City, New York, USA)
American character actor, mainly in commercials or minor roles in film and TV.
[Picture of Harry Landers]


Landrieu, Moon
Born 23 July 1930  (Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Fortmer mayor of New Orleans from 1970-78 before serving in the Carter administration.
[Picture of Moon Landrieu]


Lane, Carla
Born 5 August 1937  (Liverpool, England)
Successful sitcom writer and animal rights activist. Creator of 'Butterflies' and 'The Liver Birds'.
[Picture of Carla Lane]


Lane, Jackie
Born 10 July 1941  (Manchester, England)
Actress who was Dodo Chaplet in Doctor Who in 1966.
[Picture of Jackie Lane]


Lane, Mills
Born 12 November 1936  (Combalee, South Carolina, USA)
Lawyer, boxing referee and TV show host.
[Picture of Mills Lane]


Lane, Nathan
Born 3 February 1956  (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)
Actor best known for his role in 'The Birdcage' and the musical version of Mel Brooks' 'The Producers'.
[Picture of Nathan Lane]


Lang, Ethel
Born 27 May 1900  (Worsborough, South Yorkshire, England)
Oldest Person in Britain as of the end of 2013.
[Picture of Ethel Lang]


Lange, Artie
Born 11 October 1967  (Union Township, New Jersey, USA)
US stand-up comedian who has also appeared on TV, in films, and - thanks to various drug-related offences - in court.
[Picture of Artie Lange]


Lange, Jim Jim Lange is no longer with us
Born 15 August 1932  (Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA)

Died 25 February 2014  (Mill Valley, California, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Dsic Jockey and game show host.
[Picture of Jim Lange]


Langham, Chris
Born 14 April 1949  (London, England)
Writer, comic actor, former member of 'Not the Nine O'clock News'. Allegations of indecent assault and child pornography surfaced in 2006, and some DDPers obviously believe that this might push him over the edge.
[Picture of Chris Langham]


Lansbury, Angela
Born 16 October 1925  (London, England)
British stage and screen actress, who has spent most of her working life in the US, often playing characters much older than herself. Best known as Jessica Fletcher in the long-running TV detective series 'Murder, She Wrote'.
[Picture of Angela Lansbury]


Lapage, Michael
Born 15 November 1923  (Shaftesbury, Dorset, England)
British Olympic rower, who won silver in the Men's Eights in 1948.
[Picture of Michael Lapage]


Lapsien, Ingeborg
Born 16 October 1930  (Kaliningrad, Russia)
German actress. Died in June 2014 with little chance of a UK obit.
[Picture of Ingeborg Lapsien]


Larbey, Bob Bob Larbey is no longer with us
Born 26 June 1934  (Clapham, London, England)

Died 31 March 2014  (London, England)

Age at death: 79  (read death notice)
Comedy scripwriter, worked with the late John Esmonde on 'Please Sir!', 'The Good Life' and 'Ever Decreasing Circles', but also wrote 'On The Up' and 'As Time Goes By' himself.
[Picture of Bob Larbey]


Large, Eddie
Born 25 June 1942  (Glasgow, Scotland)
About three-quarters of the famous Little & Large double act.
[Picture of Eddie Large]


Larouche, Lyndon
Born 8 September 1922  (Rochester, New Hampshire, USA)
Economist, philosopher & political activist.
[Picture of Lyndon Larouche]


Larson, Gary
Born 14 August 1950  (Tacoma, Washington, USA)
Acclaimed cartoonist of 'The Far Side' series of surreal cartoons. Retired in 1995 aged just 44.
[Picture of Gary Larson]


Larson, Jack
Born 8 February 1928  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor who played Jimmy Olsen in the 1950s TV series 'The Adventures of Superman'.
[Picture of Jack Larson]


Lassally, Walter
Born 18 December 1926  (Berlin, Germany)
German-born British cinematographer. Won the Oscar for best black-and-white cinematography for 'Zorba the Greek' in 1964.
[Picture of Walter Lassally]


Lassnig, Maria Maria Lassnig is no longer with us
Born 8 September 1919  (Kappel am Krappfeld, Carinthia, Austria)

Died 6 May 2014  (Vienna, Austria)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
Austrian modern artist.
[Picture of Maria Lassnig]


Lastman, Mel
Born 9 March 1933  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Mayor of Toronto from 1998-2003.
[Picture of Mel Lastman]


Latimer, Robert
Born 13 March 1953  (place of birth unknown)
Canadian farmer who was jailed for the 2nd degree murder of his disabled daughter. Paroled in 2010.
[Picture of Robert Latimer]


Lattek, Udo
Born 16 January 1935  (Bosemb, East Prussia, Germany)
One of the most successful coaches in European football, winning 8 Bundesliga championships and all three UEFA competitions, each with different clubs.
[Picture of Udo Lattek]


Laurie, Piper
Born 22 January 1932  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Actress who starred in 'The Hustler' with Paul Newman and was bat shit crazy in 'Carrie' in 1976.
[Picture of Piper Laurie]


Lavender, Ian
Born 16 February 1946  (Birmingham, England)
Actor who will be forever known as Private Pike in 'Dad's Army'.
[Picture of Ian Lavender]


Laver, Rod
Born 9 August 1938  (Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia)
Australian tennis player who enjoyed his greatest successes in the '60s.
[Picture of Rod Laver]


Lawler, Jerry
Born 29 November 1949  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Wrestler, with some pop songs and film credits also to his credit.
[Picture of Jerry Lawler]


Lawless, Blackie
Born 4 September 1956  (Staten Island, New York, USA)
Lead singer and guitarist for metallers W.A.S.P.
[Picture of Blackie Lawless]


Lawson, Nigel
Born 11 March 1932  (London, England)
Chancellor of the Exchequer under Margaret Thatcher from 1983-89.
[Picture of Nigel Lawson]


Lawson, Nigella
Born 6 January 1960  (London, England)
Glamourpuss chef & writer. Daughter of Nigel. Made headlines in 2013 with her domestic abuse and drugs dabbling.
[Picture of Nigella Lawson]


Laxalt, Paul
Born 2 August 1922  (Reno, Nevada, USA)
Former Senator from Nevada and one of Ronald Reagan's closest political allies.
[Picture of Paul Laxalt]


Layton, George
Born 2 March 1943  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Actor and writer, best known for the sitcoms 'Doctor in the House' and' It Ain't Half Hot Mum'.
[Picture of George Layton]


Lazenby, George
Born 5 September 1939  (Queanbeyan, Australia)
The "forgotten" Bond - did just one film as Jimbo B - 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'.
[Picture of George Lazenby]


Le Bon, Simon
Born 27 October 1958  (Bushey, Hertfordshire, England)
Lead singer of New Romantic stars Duran Duran.
[Picture of Simon Le Bon]


le Carré, John
Born 19 October 1931  (Poole, Dorset, England)
Born David Cornwell. One of the world's finest thriller writers, specialising in spy stories.
[Picture of John le Carré]


Le Guin, Ursula
Born 21 October 1929  (Berkeley, California, USA)
Author, who has covered a wide range of topics in her career.
[Picture of Ursula Le Guin]


Le Pen, Jean-Marie
Born 20 June 1928  (La Trinité-sur-Mer, Brittany, France)
Founder of the right-wing Front National party, who has courted controversy throughout his life.
[Picture of Jean-Marie Le Pen]


Leach, Rosemary
Born 18 December 1935  (Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England)
Respected stage, TV and film actress. Played Queen Elizabeth II on several occasions, yes even as many times as Helen Mirren!
[Picture of Rosemary Leach]


Leachman, Cloris
Born 30 April 1926  (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
Actress, Oscar winner for her role in 'The Last Picture Show'.
[Picture of Cloris Leachman]


Lear, Norman
Born 27 July 1922  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
American TV sitcom producer & occasional actor.
[Picture of Norman Lear]


Leavelle, Jim
Born 23 August 1920  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
The man in the cream coloured suit and Stetson hat who is in the famous photograph of Lee Harvey Oswald being murdered by Jack Ruby, which makes Leavelle one of the worst protectors in history. But, then, to be fair, he did survive Pearl Harbor.
[Picture of Jim Leavelle]


LeBell, Gene
Born 9 October 1932  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Wrestler and martial artist.
[Picture of Gene LeBell]


Lebon, Yvette Yvette Lebon is no longer with us
Born 14 August 1910  (Paris, France)

Died 28 July 2014  (Cannes, France)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
France's oldest surviving film actress.
[Picture of Yvette Lebon]


Lederman, Leon
Born 15 July 1922  (New York City, New York, USA)
Scientist, physicist & former Nobel Prize winner for his work.
[Picture of Leon Lederman]


Lee, Amy
Born 13 December 1981  (Riverside, California, USA)
Lead singer of metal band Evanescence.
[Picture of Amy Lee]


Lee, Ang
Born 23 October 1954  (Chaochou, Pingtung, Taiwan)
Taiwan-born American film director, of 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' and 'Brokeback Mountain' fame.
[Picture of Ang Lee]


Lee, Brenda
Born 11 December 1944  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Singer who was a star at a young age in the 1950s.
[Picture of Brenda Lee]


Lee, C. S.
Born 30 December 1971  (Cheongju, South Korea)
Korean-American actor, best known for his role in credibility-stretching drama 'Dexter'.
[Picture of C. S. Lee]


Lee, Christopher
Born 27 May 1922  (Belgravia, London, England)
Actor who has appeared in countless cheesy horror films, particularly those made by Hammer during the 1950s-70s. Favourite role was that of Lord Summerisle in the cult classic 'The Wicker Man'. Has even dabbled in heavy metal.
[Picture of Christopher Lee]


Lee, Geddy
Born 29 July 1953  (Willowdale, Ontario, Canada)
Lead singer and bassist for Canadian rock giants Rush.
[Picture of Geddy Lee]


Lee, Harper
Born 28 April 1926  (Monroeville, Alabama, USA)
Authoress - 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.
[Picture of Harper Lee]


Lee, Iain
Born 9 June 1973  (Slough, Buckinghamshire, England)
Comedian and presenter, most notably of 'The 11 O'Clock Show' back in the day.
[Picture of Iain Lee]


Lee, Jason
Born 25 April 1970  (Huntington Beach, Orange County, California)
Professional skateboarder-turned actor, best known for his role as redemptive loser Earl Hickey in 'My Name is Earl'.
[Picture of Jason Lee]


Lee, Jason Scott
Born 19 November 1966  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actor, still best known for portraying the late Bruce Lee in 'Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story'.
[Picture of Jason Scott Lee]


Lee, Jon
Born 26 April 1982  (Ipplepen, Devon, England)
Actor and singer with S Club 7.
[Picture of Jon Lee]


Lee, Kai-Fu
Born 3 December 1961  (Taipei, Taiwan)
Taiwanese Internet businessman.
[Picture of Kai-Fu Lee]


Lee, Martin
Born 26 November 1949  (Purley, London, England)
Singer with cheesy 1970s popsters Brotherhood of Man.
[Picture of Martin Lee]


Lee, Michele
Born 24 June 1942  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, one of the stars of 1980s soap 'Knots Landing'.
[Picture of Michele Lee]


Lee, Sammy
Born 1 August 1920  (Fresno, California, USA)
Diver - Olympic champion in the 10m platform in 1948.
[Picture of Sammy Lee]


Lee, Spike
Born 20 March 1957  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Film director, writer & sometime actor. His films tend to stick to the same themes, those themes being social & political issues.
[Picture of Spike Lee]


Lee, Stan
Born 22 December 1922  (New York, New York, USA)
Cartoonist who created 'Spider-Man' and 'The Hulk'.
[Picture of Stan Lee]


Lee, Stephen
Born 12 October 1974  (Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England)
Lardarse snooker player, was one of the top players in the World. Banned for 12 years in 2013 for match-fixing.
[Picture of Stephen Lee]


Lee, Stewart
Born 5 April 1968  (Wellington, Shropshire, England)
Sneering, bitter and occasionally funny comedian.
[Picture of Stewart Lee]


Lee, Tommy
Born 3 October 1962  (Athens, Greece)
American rock star, lead singer for Motley Crue, and Pamela Anderson's ex.
[Picture of Tommy Lee]


Legrand, Michel
Born 24 February 1932  (Paris, France)
French jazz pianist and film composer, most notably on 'The Thomas Crown Affair'.
[Picture of Michel Legrand]


Lehrer, Tom
Born 9 April 1928  (New York City, New York, USA)
Mathematician & musician, a singer of satirical songs.
[Picture of Tom Lehrer]


Leigh-Hunt, Barbara
Born 14 December 1935  (Bath, Somerset, England)
Olivier award winning actress who is most famous for her role as Mr Darcy's aunt Lady Catherine de Burgh in the 1995 BBC adaptation of 'Pride & Prejudice'. Married to Richard Pascoe.
[Picture of Barbara Leigh-Hunt]


Leith, Prue
Born 18 February 1940  (South Africa)
Cookery writer and TV presenter.
[Picture of Prue Leith]


LeKae, Valisia
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA  (exact date unknown)
Actress and singer. Born 1979.
[Picture of Valisia LeKae]


Lemon, Meadowlark
Born 25 April 1932  (Wilmington, North Carolina, USA)
Member of the Harlem Grobetrotter exhibition basketball team.
[Picture of Meadowlark Lemon]


Lenska, Rula
Born 30 September 1947  (St Neots, Cambridge, England)
Actress of Polish descent who was married to Dennis Waterman. She also fed milk to George Galloway in the CBB house.
[Picture of Rula Lenska]


Lenz, Siegfried Siegfried Lenz is no longer with us
Born 17 March 1926  (Lyck (Elk), East Prussia, Germany)

Died 7 October 2014  (Hamburg, Germany)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
German writer.
[Picture of Siegfried Lenz]


Leon, Valerie
Born 12 November 1943  (London, England)
Actress, mainstay of the 'Carry On' movies playing the seductive type.
[Picture of Valerie Leon]


Lerche, Sondre
Born 5 September 1982  (Bergen, Norway))
Norwegian singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Sondre Lerche]


Lerwill, Sheila
Born 16 August 1928  (London, England)
Won a silver medal for Britain in the 1952 Summer Olympics for the high jump.
[Picture of Sheila Lerwill]


Lesh, Phil
Born 15 March 1940  (Berkeley, California, USA)
Founding member of the band The Grateful Dead - played bass guitar throughout their entire 30-year career.
[Picture of Phil Lesh]


Leslie, Joan
Born 26 January 1925  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Hollywood actress of the 1940s.
[Picture of Joan Leslie]


Lester, Richard
Born 19 January 1932  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
US-born anglophile film director most famous for directing the Beatles in 'A Hard Day's Night' and 'Help'.
[Picture of Richard Lester]


Leuliet, Géry
Born 12 January 1910  (Richebourg-l'Avoué , Pas-de-Calais, France)
Currently the oldest Bishop in the World, former Bishop of Amiens.
[Picture of Géry Leuliet]


Levinson, Barry
Born 6 April 1942  (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Award winning (Rain Man) film director, producer & screenwriter.
[Picture of Barry Levinson]


Lewington, Ray
Born 7 September 1956  (London, England)
Former Fulham FC player and coach. Now 2nd banana with the England team.
[Picture of Ray Lewington]


Lewinsky, Monica
Born 23 July 1973  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Former White House intern whose relationship with President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s was either the biggest scandal of that decade or just a load of fluff, depending on your point of view.
[Picture of Monica Lewinsky]


Lewis, Geoff
Born 21 December 1935  (Talgarth, Breconshire, Wales)
Retired horse racing jockey and trainer.
[Picture of Geoff Lewis]


Lewis, Huey
Born 5 July 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)
Born Hugh Anthony Cregg III. Lead singer with Huey Lewis and the News. Made a cameo appearance as a music teacher in 'Back To The Future' (1985).
[Picture of Huey Lewis]


Lewis, J. L.
Born 18 July 1960  (Emporia, Kansas, USA)
Golfer, who has been reasonably successful in the US. Announced he was fighting cancer in 2012.
[Picture of J. L. Lewis]


Lewis, Jerry
Born 16 March 1926  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Actor, writer, director, producer and composer, born Joseph Levitch. Was paired with Dean Martin before having a succesful solo career in film. Taught Steven Spielberg and George Lucas at film school in the 1960s.
[Picture of Jerry Lewis]


Lewis, Jerry Lee
Born 29 September 1935  (Ferriday, Louisiana, USA)
The piano-playing rock-n-roller with balls of fire so great that he married his thirteen-year-old cousin and once turned up at Graceland with a gun, threatening to kill Elvis.
[Picture of Jerry Lee Lewis]


Lewis, Monica
Born 5 May 1922  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Singer and actress.
[Picture of Monica Lewis]


Lewis, Ryan
Born 25 March 1988  (Spokane, Washington, USA)
DJ and music producer, specialising in hip hop.
[Picture of Ryan Lewis]


Lewis, Stephen
Born 14 November 1936  (London, England)
TV actor - played the part of Blakey in 'On the Buses'.
[Picture of Stephen Lewis]


Lewis, Tony
Born 6 July 1938  (Swansea, Wales)
Former test cricketer, who became BBC's main cricket presenter on TV during the 1990s.
[Picture of Tony Lewis]


Lewthwaite, Samantha
Born 5 December 1983  (Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland)
Suspected terrorist organiser known as "The White Widow".
[Picture of Samantha Lewthwaite]


Licata, Arturo Arturo Licata is no longer with us
Born 2 May 1902  (Enna, Italy)

Died 24 April 2014  (Italy)

Age at death: 111  (read death notice)
Italian supercentenarian.
[Picture of Arturo Licata]


Lightfoot, Gordon
Born 17 November 1938  (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian singer/songwriter, perhaps best known in the UK for 'If You Could Read My Mind', the backing track often used in Dom Joly's 'Trigger-Happy TV'.
[Picture of Gordon Lightfoot]


Ligier, Guy
Born 12 July 1930  (Vichy, France)
Gruff, bolshy and no-nonsense former team principal of the Ligier F1 team who did reasonably well in their near 20 year spell in the sport. Ex-rugby player as well.
[Picture of Guy Ligier]


Lilly, Evangeline
Born 3 August 1979  (Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada)
Canadian actress of 'Lost' fame.
[Picture of Evangeline Lilly]


Limbaugh, Rush
Born 12 January 1951  (Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA)
Boorish, right-wing US talk radio host.
[Picture of Rush Limbaugh]


Limbu, Rambahadur
Born 1 August 1939  (Chyangthapu, Yangrop Thum, Eastern Nepal)
VC holder, who won it for bravery in a fight in 1965 against Indonesian troops.
[Picture of Rambahadur Limbu]


Lin, Maya
Born 5 October 1959  (Athens, Ohio, USA)
Sculptor & artist of Chinese origin.
[Picture of Maya Lin]


Lindblom, Gunnel
Born 18 December 1931  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Swedish actress.
[Picture of Gunnel Lindblom]


Linden, Hal
Born 20 March 1931  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actor of stage and television who saw the most success as the eponymous lead in 'Barney Miller'. Understandably didn't use his birthname of Harold Lipshitz for his career.
[Picture of Hal Linden]


Lindsay, Robert
Born 13 December 1949  (Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England)
Born Robert Lindsay Stevenson. BAFTA, Tony & Olivier award winning actor but will be known to most people from his sitcom work: 'Citizen Smith', 'Nightingales' or 'My Family' depending on your vintage.
[Picture of Robert Lindsay]


Lindström, Pia
Born 20 September 1938  (Stockholm, Sweden)
TV journalist and first daughter of Hollywood legend Ingrid Bergman.
[Picture of Pia Lindström]


Lipschis, Hans
Born 7 November 1919  (Kretinga, Lithuania)
Another one of those crazy Nazi war criminals. Allegedly a member of the Waffen-SS and a guard at Auschwitz.
[Picture of Hans Lipschis]


Lipton, James
Born 19 September 1926  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Writer, composer, lyricist and teacher, who has also written scripts for TV.
[Picture of James Lipton]


Lissouba, Pascal
Born 15 November 1931  (Tsinguidi, Congo)
Former President of the Republic of Congo.
[Picture of Pascal Lissouba]


Little, Syd
Born 19 December 1942  (Blackpool, Lancashire, England)
Comedian - the skinny, bespectacled half of Little & Large.
[Picture of Syd Little]


Littlejohn, Richard
Born 18 January 1954  (Ilford, Essex, England)
Outspoken newspaper columnist and sometime radio & TV presenter.
[Picture of Richard Littlejohn]


Livingstone, Ken
Born 17 June 1945  (London, England)
AKA "Red Ken", charismatic leader of the GLC from 1981 until it's dissolution in 1986. Then Mayor of London from 2000-2008.
[Picture of Ken Livingstone]


Llense, René
Born 14 July 1913  (Collioure, Pyrénées-Orientales, France)
Former France international goalkeeper. Played in the 1934 and 1938 World Cup tournaments. Died in March 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of René Llense]


Lloyd, Cher
Born 28 July 1993  (Malvern, Worcestershire, England)
Annoying little Cheryl-Cole wannabee who now also does modelling to back up her singing career.
[Picture of Cher Lloyd]


Lloyd, Jeremy Jeremy Lloyd is no longer with us
Born 22 July 1930  (Danbury, Essex, England)

Died 22 December 2014  (London, England)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
Co-writer with David Croft of successful sitcoms 'Are You Being Served?' and ''Allo 'Allo'.
[Picture of Jeremy Lloyd]


Lloyd, Norman
Born 8 November 1914  (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)
Veteran actor, who worked with the likes of Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock but is best known as Dr. Auschlander in 1980s series 'St. Elsewhere'.
[Picture of Norman Lloyd]


Lloyd Webber, Andrew
Born 22 March 1948  (London, England)
Populist musical composer. Together with Tim Rice wrote the scores for, among others, 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Evita', 'Cats' and 'Phantom of the Opera'.
[Picture of Andrew Lloyd Webber]


Loaf, Meat
Born 27 September 1951  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Real name Marvin Lee Aday. After appearing in the movie 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', he hit the big time with 'Bat Out Of Hell' in 1977. Later diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (an illness in which the patient thinks they are a law firm).
[Picture of Meat Loaf]


Loayza, Marcos
Born 29 November 1959  (La Paz, Bolivia)
Bolivian film director.
[Picture of Marcos Loayza]


Locklear, Heather
Born 25 September 1961  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress and 80s sex symbol. Played Sammy Jo Carrington in 'Dynasty'.
[Picture of Heather Locklear]


Lohan, Dina
Born 15 September 1962  (New York City, New York, USA)
Mother and manager of Lindsay Lohan. By God, she's doing a bad job of both.
[Picture of Dina Lohan]


Lohan, Lindsay
Born 2 July 1986  (New York, New York, USA)
Apparently, she's an actress. However, much better known for her partying, car accidents, arguments, crash dieting, smoking, drug taking, going in & out of rehab etc etc.
[Picture of Lindsay Lohan]


Lollobrigida, Gina
Born 4 July 1927  (Subiaco, Italy)
Italian actress, popular in the 1950s and '60s.
[Picture of Gina Lollobrigida]


Lomax, Sarah
Date and place of birth unknown
2nd wife of 1976 Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt. Born 1959.
[Picture of Sarah Lomax]


Lomu, Jonah
Born 12 May 1975  (Auckland, New Zealand)
Fast and powerful All Black rugby player who captured the imagination in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
[Picture of Jonah Lomu]


Long, Angel
Born 21 November 1980  (Swindon, Wiltshire, England)
Porn actress and nude model who also suffers from cystic fibrosis.
[Picture of Angel Long]


Longmuir, Alan
Born 20 June 1948  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Bassist for 1970s boy band the Bay City Rollers.
[Picture of Alan Longmuir]


Longthorne, Joe
Born 31 May 1955  (Kingston-upon-Hull, Humberside, England)
Light entertainer and erstwhile TV star. Was seriously ill with leukaemia and being kept alive by drugs and blood transfusions, but a bone marrow transplant seems to have perked him up no end, and as of April 2006 he's back on stage and on tour.
[Picture of Joe Longthorne]


Lonsdale, Michael
Born 24 May 1931  (Paris, Ile-de-France, France)
Actor, born in France, but often based in England. Starred in 'Moonraker', 'Munich' and 'The Day of the Jackal' amongst others.
[Picture of Michael Lonsdale]


Lord, Marjorie
Born 26 July 1918  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Television actress
[Picture of Marjorie Lord]


Loreen, (singer)
Born 16 October 1983  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Swedish singer. Winner of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
[Picture of (singer) Loreen]


Loren, Sophia
Born 20 September 1934  (Pozzuoli, Italy)
Glamorous actress, born Sofia Villani Scicolone.
[Picture of Sophia Loren]


Lotterby, Sydney
Born 9 January 1926  (London, England)
TV director, mainly of comedies, which he has been doing for decades.
[Picture of Sydney Lotterby]


Louis-Dreyfus, Gérard
Born 21 June 1932  (Paris, France)
French businessman. Father of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
[Picture of Gérard Louis-Dreyfus]


Lourdusamy, Duraisamy Simon
Born 5 February 1924  (Kalleri, India)
Indian cardinal of the Roman catholic church. Died in June 2014 but no obit.
[Picture of Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy]


Love, Courtney
Born 9 July 1965  (San Francisco, California, USA)
Wife of the late Kurt Cobain, she has had numerous verbal and legal scuffles with his former Nirvana band mates. When not busy being controversial, she spends her time bringing up her daughter and taking heroin.
[Picture of Courtney Love]


Lovell, Jim
Born 25 March 1928  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Astronaut, commander of the ill-fated Apollo 13 space mission in 1970. Later became a businessman. Appears as himself in the 1976 cult classic 'The Man Who Fell To Earth'.
[Picture of Jim Lovell]


Lowe, Mundell
Born 21 April 1922  (Laurel, Mississippi, USA)
Jazz guitarist and composer who has worked on a lot of TV and film soundtracks as a performer and as a composer.
[Picture of Mundell Lowe]


Lowe, Rob
Born 17 March 1964  (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA)
Actor who's had an up and down career since first emerging as a member of the so-called "Brat Pack" of the 1980s.
[Picture of Rob Lowe]


Lowenthal, Jerome
Born 11 February 1932  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
American classical music pianist.
[Picture of Jerome Lowenthal]


Lown, Bernard
Born 7 June 1921  (Utena, Lithuania)
Cardiologist and inventor of the DC defibrillator. If he dies of a heart attack then there's no justice...
[Picture of Bernard Lown]


Lowrie, Philip
Born 20 June 1936  (Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England)
Played Dennis Tanner on 'Coronation Street' in the 1960's, and in 2011, returned playing the same role.
[Picture of Philip Lowrie]


Lubbock, Eric
Born 29 September 1928  (Chelsea, London, England)
Former Liberal MP for Orpington, noted Buddhist, rights campaigner and former candidate to become Liberal leader.
[Picture of Eric Lubbock]


Lucas, Chris
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Finance director of Barclays Bank. Stepped down in 2013 for health reasons.
[Picture of Chris Lucas]


Lucas, Frank
Born 9 September 1930  (La Grange, North Carolina, USA)
Former drug-trafficker, subject of the film 'American Gangster' starring Denzil Washington.
[Picture of Frank Lucas]


Lucas, Matt
Born 5 March 1974  (Paddington, London, England)
Comedian, best known for his on-screen partnership with David Walliams in the hit noughties comedy 'Little Britain'. Ex-partner Kevin McGee committed suicide in 2009.
[Picture of Matt Lucas]


Lugo, Fernando
Born 30 May 1951  (San Solano, Paraguay)
Former Roman Catholic bishop who won the Paraguyan Presidential election in 2008. Caused a scandal in 2009 by admitting he fathered a child while running for office.
[Picture of Fernando Lugo]


Lukashenko, Aleksander
Born 30 August 1954  (Kopys, Belarus)
Distinctly undemocratic President of Belarus since 1994.
[Picture of Aleksander Lukashenko]


Lund, Regina
Born 17 July 1967  (Vaasa, Finland)
Swedish actress.
[Picture of Regina Lund]


Lundgren, Dolph
Born 3 November 1957  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Athlete who became an actor (of sorts), including a rather disastrous stint as 'He-Man' in the live action film of the same name.
[Picture of Dolph Lundgren]


Luque, Leopoldo
Born 3 May 1949  (Santa Fe, Argentina)
Former River Plate and Argentina striker, a member of their victorious 1978 World Cup squad.
[Picture of Leopoldo Luque]


Lurie, Alison
Born 3 September 1926  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Pulitzer prize winning novelist and academic.
[Picture of Alison Lurie]


Lydon, John
Born 31 January 1956  (London, England)
AKA Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols/PIL & well-known idiot, which overshadows a lot of his genuine musical talent.
[Picture of John Lydon]


Lyle, Jarrod
Born 21 August 1981  (Shepparton, Victoria, Australia)
Golfer, currently fighting against leukemia.
[Picture of Jarrod Lyle]


Lynagh, Michael
Born 25 October 1963  (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
Legendary Australia rugby union fly half. Won the World Cup with the Wallabies in 1991.
[Picture of Michael Lynagh]


Lynam, Des
Born 17 September 1942  (Ennis, County Clare, Rep of Ireland)
Venerable sports anchorman, presenter of 'Grandstand' and 'Match of the Day'. The less said about 'Countdown' the better...
[Picture of Des Lynam]


Lynch, Martin "Duckster"
Date and place of birth unknown
IRA intelligence officer during "the Troubles".
[Picture of Martin


Lyngstad, Anni-Frid
Born 15 November 1945  (Ballangen, Norway)
One quarter member of Europop megagods ABBA. Born to a single mother in Norway to an occupying German father. She moved to Sweden to avoid reprisals against war children. Now lives in Switzerland and goes by the title of the late third husband Princess Anni-Frid Synn-Reuss, Countess of Pleauen.
[Picture of Anni-Frid Lyngstad]


Lynn, Betty
Born 29 August 1926  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
Actress, probably best known for her roles in 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'My Three Sons'.
[Picture of Betty Lynn]


Lynn, Loretta
Born 14 April 1932  (Butcher Holler, Kentucky, USA)
Country & Western musician, who boasts that her ranch is "the seventh largest tourist attraction in Tennessee". Dizzy heights of fame indeed.
[Picture of Loretta Lynn]


Lynn, Vera
Born 20 March 1917  (East Ham, London, England)
The "Forces Sweetheart" of World War II, with hits such as 'The White Cliffs of Dover' and of course 'We'll Meet Again'. Still a respectable seller in her dotage...
[Picture of Vera Lynn]


Lyon, Sue
Born 10 July 1946  (Davenport, Iowa, USA)
Actress best known for her title role in Stanley Kubrick's 'Lolita' in 1962.
[Picture of Sue Lyon]


Lyonne, Natasha
Born 4 April 1979  (New York, New York, USA)
American actress ('American Pie', 'Blade: Trinity', 'Scary Movie 2').
[Picture of Natasha Lyonne]

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