Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2016: L


L0tt3r, J0rd@n J0rd@n L0tt3r is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 4 April 2016  (London, England)

Age at death: 19  (read death notice)
Young man desperate to raise funds to fight a rare cancer. Born 1997.
[Picture of J0rd@n L0tt3r]


L0ughl1n, He1d1
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother who lost her baby when attempting an early birth due to impending cancer treatment. Born 1983.
[Picture of He1d1 L0ughl1n]


L0wbr1dg3, M@rg@r3t
Date and place of birth unknown
Woman who was initially told she had terminal cancer only to be told that it wasn't and stopped treatment. Now the cancer has spread. Born 1941.
[Picture of M@rg@r3t L0wbr1dg3]


La Chunga, (artist)
Born in Marseille, France  (exact date unknown)
Spanish painter and dancer, specialises in naïf art. Born c. 1938.
[Picture of (artist) La Chunga]


La Rosa, Julius Julius La Rosa is no longer with us
Born 2 January 1930  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 12 May 2016  (Crivitz, Wisconsin, USA)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
Pop singer. whose career more or less spluttered to a halt in the early 70s.
[Picture of Julius La Rosa]


La Torre, Sylvia
Born 4 June 1933  (Manila, Philippine Islands)
Filipina singer known as "The Queen of Kundiman".
[Picture of Sylvia La Torre]


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]


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'. Apparently died in 2014 so no points…
[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]


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. Melvin R. Laird is no longer with us
Born 1 September 1922  (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)

Died 16 November 2016  (Fort Myers, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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]


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, Vincent
Date and place of birth unknown
Frenchman that's been on life support in a vegetative state for the last six years.
[Picture of Vincent Lambert]


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


Lampreave, Chus Chus Lampreave is no longer with us
Born 11 December 1930  (Madrid, Spain)

Died 4 April 2016  (Almeria, Spain)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Landsbergis, Vytautas
Born 18 October 1932  (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Lithuanian conservative politician.
[Picture of Vytautas Landsbergis]


Landy, John
Born 12 April 1930  (Melbourne, Australia)
Australian middle-distance athlete. Was the second man to break the four minute mile, just one month after Roger Bannister became the first, in 1954.
[Picture of John Landy]


Lane, Carla Carla Lane is no longer with us
Born 5 August 1928  (Liverpool, England)

Died 31 May 2016  (Liverpool, England)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Successful sitcom writer and animal rights activist. Creator of 'Butterflies' and 'The Liver Birds'.
[Picture of Carla 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, 50nny 50nny Lang is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 9 February 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 23  (read death notice)
Young gymnast with Cystic Fibrosis who apparently had the internal organs of an 80-yr old.
[Picture of 50nny 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]


Langella, Frank
Born 1 January 1940  (Bayonne, New Jersey, USA)
Actor, mainly on stage, but with many memorable roles in film & TV to boot.
[Picture of Frank Langella]


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]


Langhorne, Bruce
Born 11 May 1938  (Tallahasee, Florida, USA)
Folk singer, of whom the song 'Mr. Tambourine Man' is allegedly written about.
[Picture of Bruce Langhorne]


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]


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


Larner, Elizabeth
Date and place of birth unknown
Actress and singer, best nown as Ammonia in the 1960s comedy classic 'Up Pompeii!'. Born 1931.
[Picture of Elizabeth Larner]


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


Larroquette, John
Born 25 November 1947  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American actor, most famous for playing Dan Fielding in 'Night Court'.
[Picture of John Larroquette]


LaRue, Chi Chi
Born 8 November 1959  (Hibbing, Minnesota, USA)
Gay porn film director.
[Picture of Chi Chi LaRue]


Lasorda, Tommy
Born 22 September 1927  (Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA)
Former baseball player & manager, particularly linked with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
[Picture of Tommy Lasorda]


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


LaTourette, Steve Steve LaTourette is no longer with us
Born 22 July 1954  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)

Died 3 August 2016  (McLean, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
US Republican congressman for Ohio.
[Picture of Steve LaTourette]


Laud, Derek
Born 9 August 1964  (London, England)
Political lobbyist and reality TV show contestant. If you look among certain websites he has some "interesting" connections and activities…
[Picture of Derek Laud]


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]


Law, Denis
Born 24 February 1940  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Former ace striker with Scotland, Manchester United & Manchester City.
[Picture of Denis Law]


Law, Jude
Born 29 December 1972  (London, England)
Actor, with a penchant for making awful remakes of Michael Caine films.
[Picture of Jude Law]


Law, Roger
Born 6 September 1941  (Ely, Cambridgeshire)
Caricaturist and with Peter Fluck created the 1980s satircal puppet series 'Spitting Image'.
[Picture of Roger Law]


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]


Lazarenko, Cliff
Born 16 March 1952  (Liss, Hampshire, England)
Professional darts player, 4 times a BDC World semi-finalist before throwing his lot in with the PDC in 1993.
[Picture of Cliff Lazarenko]


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 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, Robin
Born 29 August 1924  (Harrow, Middlesex, England)
Las Vegas dwelling lardarse who's devoted his life to interviewing the rich and glamorous.
[Picture of Robin 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]


Ledbetter, Melinda
Born 3 October 1946  (place of birth unknown)
Wife and manager of The Beach Boys main man Brian Wilson.
[Picture of Melinda Ledbetter]


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, 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, Harper Harper Lee is no longer with us
Born 28 April 1926  (Monroeville, Alabama, USA)

Died 19 February 2016  (Monroeville, Alabama, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Authoress - 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.
[Picture of Harper Lee]


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


Lee, Sammy Sammy Lee is no longer with us
Born 1 August 1920  (Fresno, California, USA)

Died 2 December 2016  (Newport Beach, California, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Diver - Olympic champion in the 10m platform in 1948.
[Picture of Sammy 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 Jones, Tommy
Born 15 September 1946  (San Saba, Texas)
Film actor, who spent years as a character actor before hitting the big-time in the mid 90s onwards.
[Picture of Tommy Lee Jones]


Leeming, Jan
Born 5 January 1942  (Kent, England)
Former BBC newsreader.
[Picture of Jan Leeming]


Leeson, John
Born 16 March 1943  (Leicester, England)
English actor, voice of the ridiculous K-9 in 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of John Leeson]


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


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


Leonov, Alexey
Born 30 May 1934  (Listvyanka, West Siberian Krai, USSR)
Former cosmonaut, the first to walk in space, in 1965.
[Picture of Alexey Leonov]


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, John
Born 22 February 1965  (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Former 'Blue Peter' and 'Wheel of Fortune' presenter who's career and life came apart in 2002 after allegations of rape from '4x4' Ulrika Jonnsson in her autobiography. Despite this and other allegations, Leslie has never been charged.
[Picture of John 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]


Leuwerik, Ruth
Born 23 April 1924  (Essen, Germany)
German actress and five-time Bambi award winner. Died in January 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Ruth Leuwerik]


Levene, John
Born 24 December 1941  (Salisbury, Wiltshire, England)
Actor, best known as the ever reliable Sergeant Benton of UNIT, from 'Doctor Who'.
[Picture of John Levene]


Levesque, Paul Michael
Born 27 July 1969  (Nashua, New Hampshire, USA)
Another wrestler, aka Triple H.
[Picture of Paul Michael Levesque]


Levingston, Frank Frank Levingston is no longer with us
Born 13 November 1905  (North Carolina, USA)

Died 3 May 2016  (Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA)

Age at death: 110  (read death notice)
Oldest living World War II veteran.
[Picture of Frank Levingston]


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


Levinson, Shimon
Born in Jerusalem, Israel  (exact date unknown)
Senior Israeli intelligence officer, arresting for spying for the Soviet Union in 1991. Born 1933.
[Picture of Shimon Levinson]


Levy, Marv
Born 3 August 1925  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former American Football coach. Led the Buffalo Bills to 4 consecutive AFC championships.
[Picture of Marv Levy]


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, 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, John
Born 21 February 1940  (Troy, Alabama, USA)
US congressman and civil rights activist.
[Picture of John Lewis]


Lewis, Richard
Born 29 June 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
US stand-up comedian and actor.
[Picture of Richard 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]


Libous, Thomas W
Born 16 April 1953  (Johnson City, New York, USA)
Former New York senator. Relieved of office in 2015 after found lying to the FBI. Died in May 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Thomas W Libous]


Lien, Jennifer
Born 24 August 1974  (Palos Heights, Illinois, USA)
Former 'Star Trek: Voyager' actress whose got into some misdemeanors in recent years.
[Picture of Jennifer Lien]


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]


Lillee, Dennis
Born 18 July 1949  (Subiaco, Perth, Australia)
Legendary fast bowler for Australia between 1971-1984.
[Picture of Dennis Lillee]


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]


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 Alexander
Born 5 March 1927  (place of birth unknown)
Scottish aristocrat that holds various titles and honours, and indeed, various appointments in parliament and the royal household that always seem to come attached.
[Picture of Robert Alexander Lindsay]


Ling, Bai
Born 10 October 1966  (Chengdu, China)
Chinese born, American actress who has appeared in 'Lost', and 'Wild Wild West' but has also been in the news for her alcohol addiction.
[Picture of Bai Ling]


Ling, Martin
Born 15 July 1966  (London, England)
Former Swindon Town football manager. Stepped down for health reasons in 2015.
[Picture of Martin Ling]


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]


Little, Jeanne
Born 11 May 1938  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Retired Australian TV personality and, allegedly, an entertainer. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2009.
[Picture of Jeanne Little]


Littlefeather, Sacheen
Born 14 November 1946  (Salinas, California, USA)
Actress who famously accepted Marlon Brando's Best Actor Oscar in 1973 as protest against the treatment of Native Americans in the film industry.
[Picture of Sacheen Littlefeather]


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


Littler, Gene
Born 21 July 1930  (San Diego, California, USA)
Golfer who won the US Open in 1961.
[Picture of Gene Littler]


Llewellyn, Robert
Born 10 March 1959  (Northampton, England)
Actor best known as the smartarse robot Kryten in the classic sci-fi comedy 'Red Dwarf'.
[Picture of Robert Llewellyn]


Lloyd, Christopher
Born 22 October 1938  (Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
Actor, best known for his roles in 'Addams Family' & as Doc Brown in the 'Back to the Future' films.
[Picture of Christopher 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 George, William
Born 7 November 1927  (place of birth unknown)
Former hereditary member of the House of Lords and grandson the former Prime Minister David Lloyd George.
[Picture of William Lloyd George]


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]


Loach, Ken
Born 17 June 1936  (Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England)
Left-wing filmmaker whose often improvised films include 'Kes', 'Riff-Raff' and 'The Wind That Shakes the Barley'.
[Picture of Ken Loach]


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]


Lockhart, June
Born 25 June 1925  (New York City, New York, USA)
Regular US TV actress, mainly on soap operas.
[Picture of June Lockhart]


Lofthouse, Joy
Date and place of birth unknown
Former Air Transport Auxiliary pilot who flew planes to bases in preparation for missions in World War II.
[Picture of Joy Lofthouse]


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]


London, Jason
Born 7 November 1972  (San Diego, California, USA)
American actor, best known for his role as Randall "Pink" Floyd in the 1970s-set 'Dazed and Confused'.
[Picture of Jason London]


Longair, Malcolm
Born 18 May 1941  (Dundee, Scotland)
British physicist.
[Picture of Malcolm Longair]


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]


Loongkoonan, (artist)
Born in Mount Anderson, Kimberely, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Aboriginal Australian artist from the Niyikina people, and has about the same likelhood of getting an obituary as my pet goldfish. Born c. 1910.
[Picture of (artist) Loongkoonan]


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]


Louise, Tina
Born 11 February 1934  (New York City, New York, USA)
American actress, best known as Ginger Grant from 'Gilligan's Island', and one of only two surviving cast members.
[Picture of Tina Louise]


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]


Love, Mike
Born 15 March 1941  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Singer and lyricist with 1960s pop-rock legends The Beach Boys.
[Picture of Mike 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]


Lovelock, James
Born 26 July 1919  (Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England)
Scientist and propagator of the 'Gaia' theory of the environment.
[Picture of James Lovelock]


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]


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


Lownes, Victor
Born 17 April 1928  (Buffalo, New York, USA)
Playboy executive and casino manager until the early 80's. His downfall at the hands of suspicious (and probably more than a little jealous) gaming authorities almost bankrupted the Playboy empire.
[Picture of Victor Lownes]


Lozano, José Jiménez
Born 13 May 1930  (Langa, Ávila, Spain)
Spanish author and journalist, focuses on religious and social themes.
[Picture of José Jiménez Lozano]


Lubbock, Eric Eric Lubbock is no longer with us
Born 29 September 1928  (Chelsea, London, England)

Died 14 February 2016  (London, England)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Former Liberal MP for Orpington, noted Buddhist, rights campaigner and former candidate to become Liberal leader.
[Picture of Eric Lubbock]


Lubbock, Terry
Born in Edmonton, London, England  (exact date unknown)
Father of the bloke found in Michael Barrymore's pool. Born in December 1944, exact date unknown.
[Picture of Terry Lubbock]


Luc@5, M@ry
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally ill mother of missing man Kyle Vaughan.
[Picture of M@ry Luc@5]


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, William William Lucas is no longer with us
Born 14 April 1925  (Manchester, England)

Died 8 July 2016  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Veteran British character actor ('Black Beauty').
[Picture of William Lucas]


Luger, Lex
Born 2 June 1958  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
WCW wrestler (real name Lawrence Pfohl), whose finishing move is, apparently, the "Torture Rack". His partner and manager, Miss Elizabeth, was found dead at his home in May 2003.
[Picture of Lex Luger]


Lukyanova, Valeria
Born 23 August 1985  (Tiraspol, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union)
Eastern European model noted for her resemblance to a Barbie doll. Announced she would sustain herself on nothing but air and sunshine in 2014, so could well turn out to be a very astute pick…
[Picture of Valeria Lukyanova]


Lunden, Joan
Born 9 September 1950  (Fair Oaks, California, USA)
Amercian journalist and TV host, notably on Good Morning America until the late 90's. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014.
[Picture of Joan Lunden]


Lusk, Don
Born 28 October 1913  (USA)
Retired American animator, worked on some of Disney's golden era classics, as well as some of the most timeless cartoons in his later years.
[Picture of Don Lusk]


Luther King III, Martin
Born 23 October 1957  (Montgomery, Alalbama, USA)
Human rights advocate and community activist, eldest son of Martin Luther King, Jr. Also ate all the pies it would seem.
[Picture of Martin Luther King III]


Ly0n5, Cr@1g
Date and place of birth unknown
Ex-soldier with cancer who recently won money back from Thomas Cook after missing out on a "last holiday" following chemotherapy. Born 1972. Died in December 2016 but no obit.
[Picture of Cr@1g Ly0n5]


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, Jane
Born 14 July 1960  (Evergreen Park, Illinois, USA)
American actress and comedian. First came to notice in 'The Forty Year Old Virgin' but most recognised these days as the cheerleader coach in 'Glee'.
[Picture of Jane Lynch]


Lynch, Kenny
Born 18 March 1938  (London, England)
Britain's best known black all-round entertainer. Which is what his website says, so it must be true.
[Picture of Kenny Lynch]


Lynk, Roy
Date and place of birth unknown
Founder of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers (UDM) that disagreed with Arthur Scargill during the 1984-5 miner's strike and allowed the Thatcher government to face down the NUM.
[Picture of Roy Lynk]


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]


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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