Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2017: L


Born 7 January 1937  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
Comedy scriptwriter - created 'Auf Wiedersehen, Pet', 'Porridge', 'The Likely Lads' with Dick Clement.
[Picture of Ian LA FRENAIS]


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


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-Rhone, 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]


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]


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]


Born 7 September 1971  (East Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada)
A retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. Diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in October 2016. Died in April 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Sasha LAKOVIC]


LAL, Arun
Born 1 August 1955  (Moradabad, India)
Retired Indian cricketer, and cricket commentator. He is currently batting against jaw cancer. Will it stump him?
[Picture of Arun LAL]


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]


Born 10 April 1972  (Mierlo, Netherlands)
Dutch television and film actor.
[Picture of Frank LAMMERS]


Born 12 November 1929  (London, England)
Noted set decorator, art director, and production designer most famous for working on eighteen James Bond films, from 'Goldfinger' to 'Casino Royale'.
[Picture of Peter LAMONT]


LAMOTTA, Jake Jake LAMOTTA is no longer with us
Born 10 July 1921  (Bronx, New York, USA)

Died 19 September 2017  (Miami, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Boxing legend, portrayed by Robert De Niro in 'Raging Bull'.
[Picture of Jake LAMOTTA]


LANDAU, Martin Martin LANDAU is no longer with us
Born 20 June 1928  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 15 July 2017  (Westwood, California, USA)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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]


LANDER, David L.
Born 22 June 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
Famous for playing Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman on the US TV show 'Laverne and Shirley' in the late 70s. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in the 1980s.
[Picture of David L. LANDER]


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]


Born 26 October 1941  (Wrexham, Wales)
Country and folk musician and singer-songwriter.
[Picture of Charlie LANDSBOROUGH]


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]


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]


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]


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 Bruce LANGHORNE is no longer with us
Born 11 May 1938  (Tallahasee, Florida, USA)

Died 14 April 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
Folk singer, of whom the song 'Mr. Tambourine Man' is allegedly written about.
[Picture of Bruce LANGHORNE]


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]


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


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


Born 7 August 1929  (Michigan City, Indiana, USA)
Major League baseball pitcher for a number of teams.
[Picture of Don LARSEN]


Born 23 October 1945  (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Danish rock musician.
[Picture of Kim LARSEN]


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


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


Born 9 April 1949  (Birmingham, England)
Footballer and brother of Bob and the Mighty Peter who played for the Glorious Glasgow Celtic. He made over 200 appearances for Birmingham City.
[Picture of Dave LATCHFORD]


LATHAM, Louise
Born 23 September 1922  (Hamilton, Texas, USA)
American actress, perhaps best known for her portrayal of Bernice Edgar in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Marnie'.
[Picture of Louise LATHAM]


Born 27 December 1934  (Kherson, Ukraine)
A former Soviet gymnast. Between 1956 and 1964 she won 14 individual Olympic medals and four team medals. She holds the record for the most Olympic gold medals by a gymnast, male or female, with 9.
[Picture of Larisa LATYNINA]


Born 19 October 1917  (Tours, France)
French theologian. He is widely recognised as an expert in the field of Mariology. Don’t worry – we don’t know what it is either! Died in September 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Rene LAURENTIN]


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]


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


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


LAWS, Sharon Sharon LAWS is no longer with us
Born 7 July 1974  (Nairobi, Kenya)

Died 16 December 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 43  (read death notice)
British former professional cyclist. She announced she is suffering from cervical cancer just weeks after retiring from professional cycling.
[Picture of Sharon LAWS]


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]


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, Sticky Vicky
Born 15 April 1943  (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain)
Retired dancer and illusionist known for her vaginal magic show.
[Picture of Sticky Vicky LAYTON]


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]


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]


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 CARRE]


Born 17 June 1920  (Channel Islands)
Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter de Lacy Le Cheminant GBE, KCB, DFC & Bar is a retired senior commander of the Royal Air Force, who served as Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff from 1974 to 1976.
[Picture of Peter LE CHEMINANT]


Born in South Africa  (exact date unknown)
Father of Olympic swimmer Chad Le Clos. He calls himself the Kim Kardashian of swimming as he is famous for being famous
[Picture of Bert LE CLOS]


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 Trinite-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]


LE PEN, Marine
Born 5 August 1968  (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
Marion Anne Perrine Le Pen, known as Marine Le Pen is a French politician who is the president of the National Front, a national-conservative political party in France and one of its main political forces.
[Picture of Marine LE PEN]


LE VELL, Michael
Born 15 December 1964  (Manchester, England)
Actor - Kevin Webster in 'Coronation Street'. Cleared of allegations of child rape in 2013.
[Picture of Michael LE VELL]


LEACH, Rosemary Rosemary LEACH is no longer with us
Born 18 December 1935  (Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England)

Died 21 October 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
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]


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


Born 24 September 1987  (Auckland, New Zealand)
New Zealand-born Australian rugby union player of Samoan heritage. Diagnosed with leukaemia.
[Picture of Christian LEALIIFANO]


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


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]


LEDERER, Richard
Born 26 May 1938  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
An American author, speaker, and teacher. He is best known for his books on the English language and on word play such as puns, oxymorons, and anagrams.
[Picture of Richard LEDERER]


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, Francis
Born 29 April 1944  (Westhoughton, Greater Manchester, England)
Former professional footballer & chairman. Played for Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City, Derby County and England.
[Picture of Francis LEE]


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


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


LEE, Ruta
Born 30 May 1935  (Montreal, Canada)
Canadian actress and dancer who appeared as one of the brides in the film 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'.
[Picture of Ruta LEE]


LEE, Sandra
Born 3 July 1966  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American television chef and author.
[Picture of Sandra LEE]


LEE, Sheryl
Born 22 April 1967  (Augsburg, Germany)
American film, stage, and television actress. Came to international attention for her performances as Laura Palmer in 'Twin Peaks'.
[Picture of Sheryl LEE]


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


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]


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


Born 28 December 1978  (Springfield, Ohio, USA)
Singer, songwriter, musician and actor. Born John Roger Stephens.
[Picture of John LEGEND]


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


LEIGH, Edward
Born 20 July 1950  (London, England)
British politician who has served as a Conservative Member of Parliament since 1983.
[Picture of Edward LEIGH]


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]


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]


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]


Born 14 November 1980  (place of birth unknown)
Sister of boxer and weight-loss motivator known as the Brown Buttabean Dave Letele. Released from prison due to her terminal cancer. Died in May 2017 but no obit.
[Picture of Vicki LETELE]


LETWIN, Oliver
Born 19 May 1956  (London, England)
British Conservative politician. Member of Parliament for West Dorset since 1997. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster from 2014 to 2016.
[Picture of Oliver LETWIN]


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]


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


LEWIS, Jerry Jerry LEWIS is no longer with us
Born 16 March 1926  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)

Died 20 August 2017  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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]


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


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]


LIDDY, G. Gordon
Born 30 November 1930  (Hoboken, New Jersey, USA)
Ex-FBI agent & attorney, who led the break-in of the Watergate building in 1972 on Richard Nixon's orders.
[Picture of G. Gordon LIDDY]


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]


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]


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]


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


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]


Born 5 May 1940  (New York City, New York, USA)
American television, film, music video, and theatre director.
[Picture of Michael LINDSAY-HOGG]


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


LINN, Bambi
Born 26 April 1926  (New York City, New York, USA)
Dancer, choreographer, and actress.
[Picture of Bambi LINN]


Date and place of birth unknown
Scottish scuba diving, helicopter flying terminally ill MND sufferer.
[Picture of Lucy LINTOTT]


Born 18 December 1954  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Actor, film producer, and voice actor. Best known for his role as Henry Hill in the 1990 crime drama film 'Goodfellas'.
[Picture of Ray LIOTTA]


LIPMAN, Maureen
Born 10 May 1946  (Kingston-upon-Hull, England)
British film, theatre and television actress, columnist and comedian.
[Picture of Maureen LIPMAN]


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]


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]


Born 26 November 1938  (Ottawa, Canada)
Richard Caruthers "Rich" Little is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor, nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Voices" by voice actor Mel Blanc.
[Picture of Rich LITTLE]


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


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


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]


Born 19 May 1986  (Glendale, California, USA)
Actor, comedian, musician and producer. Best known for work as a child actor in such roles as Charlie Calvin in Disney's The Santa Clause film trilogy.
[Picture of Eric LLOYD]


Born 5 March 1989  (place of birth unknown)
Also known as Jake Broadbent. He is an American former actor who gained fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film 'Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace', the first in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He reprised this role in six subsequent Star Wars video games.
[Picture of Jake 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]


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]


Born 3 August 1984  (Rochester, New York, USA)
American competitive swimmer, a 12-time Olympic medalist, which ranks him second in swimming behind Michael Phelps.
[Picture of Ryan LOCHTE]


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


Born 22 January 1924  (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England)
Labour peer and chair of the National Coal Mining museum.
[Picture of Betty LOCKWOOD]


LODGE, David
Born 28 January 1935  (London, England)
Author of the books 'Small World' and 'Nice Work', which was later adapted for television.
[Picture of David LODGE]


LOFTHOUSE, Joy Joy LOFTHOUSE is no longer with us
Born 14 February 1923  (place of birth unknown)

Died 16 November 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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]


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


LONG, Eddie Eddie LONG is no longer with us
Born 12 May 1953  (Huntersville, North Carolinia, USA)

Died 15 January 2017  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Age at death: 63  (read death notice)
US Pastor who's battling illness as well as allegations of sexual misconduct.
[Picture of Eddie LONG]


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


Born in Darlington, England  (exact date unknown)
Since 1990 John Longstaff, better known to many as Cluff, has been drawing daily cartoons for the Echo but his work as a satirical cartoonist spans more than 40 years. Born 1949.
[Picture of John LONGSTAFF]


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]


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]


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]


LOPEZ, Robert
Born 23 February 1975  (New York City, New York, USA)
American songwriter of musicals, best known for co-creating 'The Book of Mormon' and 'Avenue Q' and for composing the songs featured in the Disney animated film, 'Frozen'.
[Picture of Robert LOPEZ]


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


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


Born 29 January 1960  (El Cajon, California, USA)
Olympic diver with 4 gold medals, a sore head and AIDS.
[Picture of Greg LOUGANIS]


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 Heidi LOUGHLIN]


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]


LOURD, Billie
Born 17 July 1992  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American actress. Best known for starring as Chanel #3 in the horror-comedy series 'Scream Queens'. Daughter of Carrie Fisher and trying desperately to make sure her family doesn't notch up a hat-trick in the space of a year…
[Picture of Billie LOURD]


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, Darlene
Born 26 July 1941  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American singer and occasional actress, most remembered for the single 'He's a Rebel'.
[Picture of Darlene LOVE]


LOVE, Ngatata
Born 7 September 1937  (New Zealand)
Treaty of Waitangi negotiator, academic and Maori leader. Retired Professor Emeritus of Business Development at Victoria University of Wellington's Victoria Management School. Not such a do-gooder however as he was recently jailed for two years and six months over $1.5m fraud.
[Picture of Ngatata LOVE]


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]


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


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 Margaret LOWBRIDGE]


LOWE, Mundell Mundell LOWE is no longer with us
Born 21 April 1922  (Laurel, Mississippi, USA)

Died 2 December 2017  (San Diego, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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]


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]


LOWNES, Victor Victor LOWNES is no longer with us
Born 17 April 1928  (Buffalo, New York, USA)

Died 11 January 2017  (London, England)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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]


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]


LOZANO, Jose Jimenez
Born 13 May 1930  (Langa, Avila, Spain)
Spanish author and journalist, focuses on religious and social themes.
[Picture of Jose Jimenez LOZANO]


Born 16 January 1917  (London, England)
Former long-distance runner who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics. Prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics, Lucas was noted as Britain's oldest living Olympian.
[Picture of Bill 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]


Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally ill mother of missing man Kyle Vaughan.
[Picture of Mary LUCAS]


LUDES, Alice Alice LUDES is no longer with us
Born 20 December 1912  (Tacoma, Washington, USA)

Died 12 February 2017  (Ventury, California, USA)

Age at death: 104  (read death notice)
American actress and singer known for 'Broadway Melody of 1940' (1940), 'Girl Crazy' (1943) and 'Hit Parade of 1943'.
[Picture of Alice LUDES]


LUDWIG, Christa
Born 16 March 1928  (Berlin, Germany)
German opera singer.
[Picture of Christa LUDWIG]


LUGNER, Richard
Born 11 October 1932  (Vienna, Austria)
Austrian entrepreneur.
[Picture of Richard LUGNER]


LULU, (singer)
Born 3 November 1948  (Lennoxtown, Glasgow, Scotland)
Scots pop singer who wisely shortened her name from Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie. Although she had a string of hits in the 1960s, the only one anyone can remember is "Shout". Unless you count the Eurovision entry "Boom Bang-A-Bang".
[Picture of (singer) LULU]


LUNCH, Lydia
Born 2 June 1959  (Rochester, New York, USA)
American singer, poet, writer, actress and self-empowerment speaker whose career was spawned by the New York "no wave" scene.
[Picture of Lydia LUNCH]


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]


Date and place of birth unknown
AKA Ali Moussa Al-Shawakh, known by his Kunya Abu Luqman, Abu Ayyub al-Ansari or Ali al-Hamoud. He has more names than Elizabeth Taylor and Zsa Zsa Gabor. He is a terrorist and won't be missed when he goes, especially with all of those names. Born 1973.
[Picture of Abu LUQMAN]


Born 18 September 1958  (Palmer's Green, London, England)
Former topless model, turned TV personality & actress. Still looking very good for her age, which in 2017, will be 59!
[Picture of Linda LUSARDI]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


LYSON, Hannah Hannah LYSON is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 28 January 2017  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 20  (read death notice)
Cancer patient who blogged about her experiences with the disease. Born 1996.
[Picture of Hannah LYSON]

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