Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: L


L. Scott, J. Philip
Date and place of birth unknown
Administrator for Tristan da Cunha between 1952-54. Possibly the least famous person ever picked on the DDP.
[Picture of J. Philip L. Scott]


Labbett, Mark
Born 15 August 1965  (Tiverton, UK)
Brick shithouse general knowledge expert on ITV's "The Chase". Married his own cousin, who is 27 years younger than him.
[Picture of Mark Labbett]


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]


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]


Laden, Hamza
Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  (exact date unknown)
The Julian Lennon of radical Islamist terrorism. Born 1989.
[Picture of Hamza Laden]


LaFaye, Vanessa Vanessa LaFaye is no longer with us
Born in Tallahassee, Florida, USA  (exact date unknown)

Died 28 February 2018  (Marlborough, UK)

Age at death: 55  (read death notice)
Minor novellist who has written a number of columns about her forth-coming death from breast cancer. Born 1963.
[Picture of Vanessa LaFaye]


Lagarde, Christine
Born 1 January 1956  (Paris, France)
Head of the IMF since 2011. Not very popular in Greece.
[Picture of Christine Lagarde]


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


Laham, Gregory III
Born 15 December 1933  (Darayya, Syria)
Former spiritual leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church.
[Picture of Gregory III Laham]


Lahaye, Jean-Luc
Born 23 December 1952  (Paris, France)
French pop star who enjoyed his biggest success in the early 1980s.
[Picture of Jean-Luc Lahaye]


Lahren, Tomi
Born 11 August 1992  (Rapid City, South Dakota, USA)
Conservative Barbie and alt-right pinup.
[Picture of Tomi Lahren]


Lai, Frances Frances Lai is no longer with us
Born 26 March 1932  (Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France)

Died 7 November 2018  (Nice, France)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
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]


Lajmi, Kalpana
Date and place of birth unknown
Indian film director, niece of the legendary Guru Dutt. Born c.1954. Died September 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Kalpana Lajmi]


LaMarche, Maurice
Born 30 March 1958  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Voice actor, instantly recognisable as the scheming mouse hell bent on world domination from 'Pinky and the Brain'.
[Picture of Maurice LaMarche]


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]


Lamont, Norman
Born 8 May 1942  (Shetland Isles, Scotland)
Tory MP for Kingston-upon-Thames for 25 years, and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1990-93.
[Picture of Norman Lamont]


Land, Karen
Date and place of birth unknown
Mother of five given three months to live in October 2017, just days before she was set to qualify as a firefighter.
[Picture of Karen Land]


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]


Landis, Harry
Born 25 November 1931  (London, UK)
Former president of Equity who, during his acting career, played every Jewish character on British TV for 60 years.
[Picture of Harry Landis]


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]


Langlands, Graeme Graeme Langlands is no longer with us
Born 1 September 1941  (Wollongong, Australia)

Died 20 January 2018  (Sutherland, Australia)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
One of Australia's greatest ever rugby league players and an alleged rapist.
[Picture of Graeme Langlands]


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]


Lanzmann, Claude Claude Lanzmann is no longer with us
Born 27 November 1925  (Paris, France)

Died 5 July 2018  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
French filmmaker, best known for the harrowing Holocaust documentary "Shoah".
[Picture of Claude Lanzmann]


Lapage, Michael Michael Lapage is no longer with us
Born 15 November 1923  (Shaftesbury, Dorset, England)

Died 20 July 2018  (Cornwall, UK)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
British Olympic rower, who won silver in the Men's Eights in 1948. Died July 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Michael Lapage]


LaPierre, Wayne
Born 8 November 1949  (Schenectady, New York, USA)
Vice-president of the NRA, who has often called for more guns in US schools.
[Picture of Wayne LaPierre]


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]


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


Larsson, Zara
Born 16 December 1997  (Solna, Sweden)
Popstress who had her first UK number one single in 2017 with "Symphony".
[Picture of Zara Larsson]


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


Lasseter, John
Born 12 January 1957  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Originally fired by Disney for his advocating of CGI, which left them looking quite the fools once 'Toy Story' came along.
[Picture of John Lasseter]


Latchford, Dave
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'. Died February 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Louise Latham]


Lattanzi, Chloe
Born 17 January 1986  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
75% plastic daughter of Olivia Newton John, who appears to be racing her mother to the grave.
[Picture of Chloe Lattanzi]


Lauer, Matt
Born 30 December 1957  (New York, New York, USA)
Co-host of the American TV show "Today" for 20 years before he got Weinstein'd in late 2017.
[Picture of Matt Lauer]


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, Ally
Born 12 February 1997  (Southampton, UK)
Free-runner and parkour YouTuber, who enjoys breaking into football stadiums while wearing a Go Pro.
[Picture of Ally Law]


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]


Lawrence, Steve
Born 8 July 1935  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Easy-listening singer, husband of Eydie Gorme.
[Picture of Steve Lawrence]


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 Paul Laxalt is no longer with us
Born 2 August 1922  (Reno, Nevada, USA)

Died 6 August 2018  (McLean, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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]


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


le Carre, 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 Carre]


Le Gros, Beryl
Born 30 August 1910  (place of birth unknown)
Believed to be the oldest person in Jersey as of the start of 2018.
[Picture of Beryl Le Gros]


Le Guin, Ursula Ursula Le Guin is no longer with us
Born 21 October 1929  (Berkeley, California, USA)

Died 22 January 2018  (Portland, Orgeon, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
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 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, Robin Robin Leach is no longer with us
Born 29 August 1941  (Harrow, Middlesex, England)

Died 24 August 2018  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 76  (read death notice)
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]


Lean, Yung
Born 18 July 1996  (Sweden)
Cloud rap pioneer, for what it's worth.
[Picture of Yung Lean]


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]


LeBlanc, Dominic
Born 14 December 1967  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Canadian politician, a long-time friend and ally of current PM Justin Trudeau.
[Picture of Dominic LeBlanc]


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]


Lederman, Leon Leon Lederman is no longer with us
Born 15 July 1922  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 3 October 2018  (Rexburg, Idaho, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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, Geddy
Born 29 July 1953  (Willowdale, Ontario, Canada)
Lead singer and bassist for Canadian rock giants Rush.
[Picture of Geddy Lee]


Lee, Gordon
Born 13 May 1934  (Cannock, Staffordshire, England)
Former manager of Blackburn Rovers and Everton F. C..
[Picture of Gordon 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, Stan Stan Lee is no longer with us
Born 28 December 1922  (New York, New York, USA)

Died 12 November 2018  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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]


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


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


Leitch, Donovan
Born 10 May 1946  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish folk singer, popular in the 1960s. Once had Shaun Ryder as a son-in-law…
[Picture of Donovan Leitch]


Lekbello, Artur
Born 23 February 1966  (Tirane, Albania)
Former Albanian international midfielder, diagnosed with the fatal condition "muscle scarcity" in 2012.
[Picture of Artur Lekbello]


LeMieux, Kelly
Born 7 April 1960  (Salem, Oregon, USA)
Bass player for hire, played with both Dave Mustaine's solo project MD.45 and ska punk monstrosity Goldfinger.
[Picture of Kelly LeMieux]


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]


Lester, Tom
Born 23 September 1938  (Laurel, Mississippi, USA)
American actor-turned-evangelist, the only surviving regular castmember from "Green Acres".
[Picture of Tom Lester]


Leto, Jared
Born 26 December 1971  (Bossier City, Louisiana, USA)
Oscar-winning actor and rock star who exists entirely without irony.
[Picture of Jared Leto]


Letourneau, Mary Kay
Born 30 July 1962  (Tustin, California, USA)
American schoolteacher who got pregnant by her 12-year-old student Vili Fualaau. After leaving prison for rape, she and Fualaau hosted "Hot for Teacher"-themed club nights in Seattle.
[Picture of Mary Kay Letourneau]


Letterman, David
Born 12 April 1947  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Famed US entertainer, talk show host & businessman.
[Picture of David Letterman]


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]


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]


Levine, James
Born 23 June 1943  (Cincinatti, Ohio, USA)
Music director for the Met Opera between 1976 and 2016, but now a persona non grata in the industry over allegations regarding sexual misconduct.
[Picture of James Levine]


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


Lewis, Barbara
Born 9 February 1943  (Salem, Michigan, USA)
Singer whose smooth vocal stylings helped signify a shift from soul to R&B as a dominant African-American music form in the 1960s.
[Picture of Barbara Lewis]


Lewis, Ivan
Born 4 March 1967  (Prestwich, UK)
Labour MP who had the whip withdrawn in 2017 over allegations he sexually assaulted a 19-year-old party worker.
[Picture of Ivan 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, Lennox
Born 2 September 1965  (West Ham, London, England)
Canadian Olympic Gold Medallist, who later represented Britain as a pro boxer.
[Picture of Lennox Lewis]


Lewis, Linda Gail
Born 18 July 1947  (Ferriday, Louisiana, USA)
Jerry Lee Lewis's sister and a country musician in her own right.
[Picture of Linda Gail Lewis]


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


Lewis, Steffan
Date and place of birth unknown
Plaid Cymru politician, an Assembly member for South Wales East.
[Picture of Steffan Lewis]


Li, Gong
Born 31 December 1965  (Shenyang, China)
Chinese actress and the star of some of the country's biggest global crossover hits, such as "Farewell My Concubine" and "Memoirs of a Geisha".
[Picture of Gong Li]


Lichauco, Jessie
Born 10 January 1912  (Isla de la Juventud, Cuba)
Cuban-born Filipino whose exploits (travelling across the world to marry a statesman, opening a hospital for war refugees, living past 100) inspired the 2016 documentary "Tita Jessie".
[Picture of Jessie Lichauco]


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]


Lieberman, Steve
Born 21 June 1958  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
The "Gangsta Rabbi", an outsider musician whose work combines death metal with punk rock and elemental jazz. Not gonna lie, it sounds fucking awful.
[Picture of Steve Lieberman]


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]


Lietzke, Bruce Bruce Lietzke is no longer with us
Born 18 July 1951  (Kansas City, Kansas, USA)

Died 28 July 2018  (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
American golfer, two-time winner of the Canadian Open and runner-up in the 1991 PGA Championship.
[Picture of Bruce Lietzke]


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]


Lima, Devin Devin Lima is no longer with us
Born 18 March 1977  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 21 November 2018  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 41  (read death notice)
1/3 of beloved 1999 one-and-a-half-hit-wonders LFO, who liked girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch.
[Picture of Devin Lima]


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, Brigitte
Born 3 November 1954  (Taipei, Taiwan)
One of China's most popular actresses, who retired in 1994.
[Picture of Brigitte 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]


Lindsay, Ted
Born 29 July 1925  (Renfrew, Canada)
"Terrible Ted", Hall of Fame ice hockey player who helped the sport unionise in the late 1960s.
[Picture of Ted 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]


Lingard, Joan
Born 23 April 1932  (Edinburgh, UK)
Young adult writer, most famous for the "Kevin and Sadie" series regarding love across the sectarian divide during The Troubles.
[Picture of Joan Lingard]


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


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


Lipnicki, Jonathan
Born 22 October 1990  (Westlake Village, California, USA)
Cherubic poppet from "Jerry Maguire", who is now training for a career in MMA. Can't go any worse than CM Punk's.
[Picture of Jonathan Lipnicki]


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]


Little, Rich
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]


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]


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


Lively, Penelope
Born 17 March 1933  (Cairo, Egypt)
Booker Prize-winning novellist who took the award in 1987 for her book "Moon Tiger". Also writes children's fiction.
[Picture of Penelope Lively]


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 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]


Lochhead, Andy
Born 9 March 1941  (Milngavie, UK)
Scottish striker of the 60s and 70s, the only player two twice score five goals in a match for Burnley.
[Picture of Andy Lochhead]


Lochore, Brian
Born 3 September 1940  (Masterton, New Zealand)
Former All Blacks captain, who represented his national team between 1964 and 1971.
[Picture of Brian Lochore]


Lochte, Ryan
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]


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


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]


Lodge, Jean
Born 4 August 1927  (Hull, UK)
Actress and the widow of screenwriter Freddy Shaughnessy.
[Picture of Jean Lodge]


Logan, Blair
Date and place of birth unknown
Scottish murderer who set his brother on fire as he slept on New Year's Day 2017. Born c.1990.
[Picture of Blair Logan]


Loggins, Kenny
Born 7 January 1948  (Everett, Washington, USA)
The man who oversaw the transformation of yacht rock into 80s film soundtrack pop. Co-wrote "What A Fool Believes" with Michael McDonald, perhaps the only man smoother than him.
[Picture of Kenny Loggins]


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, Yaron
Born 24 August 1940  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Israeli TV news presenter.
[Picture of Yaron London]


Longmuir, Alan Alan Longmuir is no longer with us
Born 20 June 1948  (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Died 2 July 2018  (Falkirk, UK)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
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]


Lopez, George
Born 23 April 1961  (Mission Hills, California, USA)
Latinx stand-up comedian who has had a number of TV shows, including the inventively named "Lopez" and "George Lopez".
[Picture of George Lopez]


Lorde, (singer)
Born 7 November 1996  (Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand)
Kiwi singer with a particularly sultry alto style and ambitions for world domination.
[Picture of (singer) Lorde]


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


Lorimer, Peter
Born 14 December 1946  (Dundee, Scotland)
Leeds United hero, former club captain, youngest ever player and played with them, on and off, for 23 years.
[Picture of Peter Lorimer]


Lothario, Jose Jose Lothario is no longer with us
Born 12 December 1934  (Monterrey, Mexico)

Died 7 November 2018  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 83  (read death notice)
Professional wrestler, best known as the man who trained Shawn Michaels.
[Picture of Jose Lothario]


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


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


Loughlin, Heidi
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]


Louis-Dreyfus, Julia
Born 13 January 1961  (New York City, New York, USA)
Elaine in "Seinfeld", Selina Meyer in "Veep" and still sponge-worthy in her 50s.
[Picture of Julia Louis-Dreyfus]


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, 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. Died October 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Ngatata 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]


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


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]


Lucas, Bill Bill Lucas is no longer with us
Born 16 January 1917  (London, England)

Died 24 March 2018  (Cowfold, UK)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
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, Mary
Date and place of birth unknown
Terminally ill mother of missing man Kyle Vaughan. Died January 2018 but no obit.
[Picture of Mary Lucas]


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


Lukaku, Romelu
Born 13 May 1993  (Antwerp, Belgium)
Brick shithouse Belgian striker and second-tier dabber for the Manchester United dab squad.
[Picture of Romelu Lukaku]


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


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]


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


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]


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 Jarrod Lyle is no longer with us
Born 21 August 1981  (Shepparton, Victoria, Australia)

Died 8 August 2018  (Torquay, Australia)

Age at death: 36  (read death notice)
Golfer, currently fighting against leukemia.
[Picture of Jarrod Lyle]


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, 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
Born 9 November 1932  (Chesterfield, UK)
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]


Lynott, Philomena
Born 22 October 1930  (Dublin, Ireland)
Mother of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil.
[Picture of Philomena Lynott]


Lyon, Jack
Born 2 September 1917  (Bexhill, UK)
WWII flight lieutenant involved in so-called "Great Escape" from Stalag Luft III, although he didn't make it down the tunnels as the Germans had already realised what was going on before he could make his break.
[Picture of Jack 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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