Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2019: L


la Momposina, Toto
Born 1 August 1940  (Bolivar, Colombia)
Three-time Latin Grammy winner, a big star in their own country and popular with world music bores elsewhere.
[Picture of Toto la Momposina]


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, Cheryl
Born 12 July 1951  (Huron, South Dakota, USA)
Actress who replaced DDP graduate Farah Fawcett on "Charlie's Angels". Has a career in TV movies now.
[Picture of Cheryl Ladd]


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
Date and place of birth unknown
The Julian Lennon of radical Islamist terrorism. Born 1989.
[Picture of Hamza Laden]


LaDuke, Winona
Born 18 August 1959  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Political activist who twice served as Ralph Nader's running mate in US elections. Now involved in trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
[Picture of Winona LaDuke]


Lady Java, Sir
Born 20 August 1943  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Legendary drag queen who was part of a 1960s black showbiz scene alongside the likes of Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx.
[Picture of Sir Lady Java]


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 Karl Lagerfeld is no longer with us
Born 10 September 1933  (Hamburg, Germany)

Died 19 February 2019  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Fashion designer - Kylie Minogue's favourite, so we're told.
[Picture of Karl Lagerfeld]


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


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]


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, Larry
Born 10 October 1942  (London, England)
Actor, who's character Alfie Mitchell was bumped off in 'Eastenders' on Christmas Day 2009. Will he meet a similar fate? Father of irritating DJ George Lamb.
[Picture of Larry Lamb]


Lambert, Vincent Vincent Lambert is no longer with us
Born 20 September 1976  (place of birth unknown)

Died 11 July 2019  (Reims, France)

Age at death: 42  (read death notice)
Frenchman that's been on life support in a vegetative state for the last six years.
[Picture of Vincent Lambert]


Lancaster, Alan
Born 7 February 1949  (London, UK)
Founder member of Status Quo, who spectacularly fell out with Parfitt and Rossi in the mid-1980s.
[Picture of Alan Lancaster]


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]


Landgre, Inga
Born 6 August 1927  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Veteran actress, played Karin in "The Seventh Seal" and was still appearing in movies in the 2010s.
[Picture of Inga Landgre]


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]


Landis, John
Born 3 August 1950  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Film director of cult classics 'The Blues Brothers' and 'An American Werewolf in London'.
[Picture of John Landis]


Landis, Monte
Born 20 April 1931  (Glasgow, UK)
Scottish-born but American-raised actor, most famous as the stuffy square in episodes of "The Monkees".
[Picture of Monte Landis]


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]


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]


Langford, Larry Larry Langford is no longer with us
Born 18 March 1946  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)

Died 8 January 2019  (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Former mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, whose term was abruptly ended when he went to prison on 60 counts of corruption.
[Picture of Larry Langford]


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


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


Lansley, Andrew
Born 11 December 1956  (Hornchuck, UK)
Former leader of the House of Commons, often fought for deregulation of the food industry, especially meat products. Now has bowel cancer. Funny how that happens.
[Picture of Andrew Lansley]


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 Lyndon Larouche is no longer with us
Born 8 September 1922  (Rochester, New Hampshire, USA)

Died 12 February 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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]


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


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]


Latifah, Queen
Born 18 March 1970  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Born plain Dana Owens, Latifah is a singer, actress, comedienne (allegedly) amongst other skills.
[Picture of Queen Latifah]


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]


Lauda, Niki Niki Lauda is no longer with us
Born 22 February 1949  (Vienna, Austria)

Died 20 May 2019  (Zurich, Switzerland)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Former F1 motor racing World Champion, who somehow survived a horrific crash in 1976, which left him scarred for life. Went on to become a successful businessman.
[Picture of Niki Lauda]


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


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


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


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]


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


Lawless, Lucy
Born 29 March 1968  (Mount Albert, New Zealand)
Became famous for her role as 'Xena - the Warrior Princess' - wearing little clothes (and what she did was made of leather), her kick-ass attitude was a hit all-round. Now a singer & having dyed her hair, looks a lot different than her Xena days.
[Picture of Lucy Lawless]


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


Lawrenson, Mark
Born 2 June 1957  (Penwortham, UK)
Miserable cunt who can drag down the enjoyment level of any World Cup or European Championships game simply by breathing.
[Picture of Mark Lawrenson]


Laws, John
Born 8 August 1935  (Wau, Papua New Guinea)
Australian media personality, a former radio presenter
[Picture of John Laws]


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]


Layne Collins, Martha
Born 7 December 1936  (Bagdad, Kentucky, USA)
Governor of Kentucky from 1983 to 1987, the only woman to have held that post.
[Picture of Martha Layne Collins]


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 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 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]


Lea, Jim
Born 14 June 1949  (Wolverhampton, UK)
Bass player for 70s glam behemoths Slade. Co-write most of their biggest hits.
[Picture of Jim Lea]


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]


Leakes, Gregg
Born in New York City, New York, USA  (exact date unknown)
Husband of Real Housewife of Atlanta Nene Leakes. His bowel cancer struggle has been a plotline in recent seasons.
[Picture of Gregg Leakes]


Lean, Yung
Born 18 July 1996  (Stockholm, 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 Jim Leavelle is no longer with us
Born 23 August 1920  (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Died 29 August 2019  (Denver, Colorado, USA)

Age at death: 99  (read death notice)
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]


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, David M.
Born 20 January 1931  (Rye, New York, USA)
American physicist, joint winner of the 1996 Nobel prize in the field.
[Picture of David M. Lee]


Lee, Gillian
Date and place of birth unknown
Former BBC film editor, has written about her battle with a glioblastoma.
[Picture of Gillian 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, Philomena
Born 24 March 1933  (Newcastle West, Limerick, Rep of Ireland)
Adoption rights activist who was packed off to a nunnery at 18 for getting pregnant. Her story of being forced to give up her son was dramatized in the film 'Philomena', to wide-spread acclaim. Didn't go down too well with the Catholic church mind…
[Picture of Philomena Lee]


Lee, Rusty
Born 28 November 1953  (Portland, Jamaica)
Jovial TV chef who came to fame on "TV-am". Now a D-list celeb-for-hire and occasional Ukip parliamentary candidate.
[Picture of Rusty 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, Spike
Born 20 March 1957  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Film director, writer & sometime actor. His films tend to stick to the same themes, those themes being social & political issues.
[Picture of Spike Lee]


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


Lee, William
Born 2 December 1941  (Newport, Ireland)
Bishop emeritus of Waterford, stood down in 2013 amid the usual health issues/silence on child noncing allegations bundle.
[Picture of William Lee]


Lee (footballer), Sammy
Born 7 February 1959  (Liverpool, UK)
"Little Sam", former England and Liverpool midfielder now better known as assistant manager to "Big Sam" Allardyce at numerous clubs.
[Picture of Sammy Lee (footballer)]


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]


Legh, Helen Helen Legh is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 18 June 2019  (Milton Keynes, UK)

Age at death: 44  (read death notice)
Host on BBC Three Counties Radio, stepped back from the station in 2018 due to a brain tumour.
[Picture of Helen Legh]


Legrand, Michel Michel Legrand is no longer with us
Born 24 February 1932  (Paris, France)

Died 26 January 2019  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 86  (read death notice)
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]


Leith, Pru
Born 18 February 1940  (Cape Town, South Africa)
Cookbook writer who came to prominence in the 1970s. Replaced Mary Berry on "The Great British Bakeoff" in 2017.
[Picture of Pru Leith]


Lennox, Annie
Born 25 December 1954  (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Former lead singer of the Eurythmics, now well known for her solo performances.
[Picture of Annie Lennox]


Leonov, Alexey Alexey Leonov is no longer with us
Born 30 May 1934  (Listvyanka, West Siberian Krai, USSR)

Died 11 October 2019  (Moscow, Russia)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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]


Lever, Paris
Date and place of birth unknown
Former international gymnast diagnosed with MND.
[Picture of Paris Lever]


Levin, Carl
Born 28 June 1934  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Six-term senator for Michigan, longest-serving senator in the state's history.
[Picture of Carl Levin]


Levine, Emily
Born 23 October 1944  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)
American writer, did a TED Talk on her stage IV cancer in 2018. Died February 2019 but no obit.
[Picture of Emily Levine]


Levine, James
Born 23 June 1943  (Cincinnati, 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]


Levy, Andrea Andrea Levy is no longer with us
Born 7 March 1956  (London, UK)

Died 14 February 2019  (London, UK)

Age at death: 62  (read death notice)
Leading black British writer, a Whitbread winner for her 2004 work "Small Island".
[Picture of Andrea Levy]


Lewis, Bobby
Born 9 February 1925  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
Rock'n'roll musician best known for his 1961 hit "Tossin' and Turnin'", the best-selling song in America that year.
[Picture of Bobby 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, Juliette
Born 21 June 1973  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Terrible, terrible actress. Also a terrible, terrible musician.
[Picture of Juliette Lewis]


Lewis, Karen
Born 20 July 1953  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Former president of the Chicago Teachers Union, one of the most successful and feared labour leaders of the past decade in the US.
[Picture of Karen Lewis]


Lewis, Steffan Steffan Lewis is no longer with us
Born 30 May 1984  (Tredegar, UK)

Died 11 January 2019  (Ystrad Mynach, UK)

Age at death: 34  (read death notice)
Plaid Cymru politician, an Assembly member for South Wales East.
[Picture of Steffan Lewis]


Leyonhjelm, David
Born 1 April 1952  (Nhill, Australia)
Uber-libertarian Australian politician.
[Picture of David Leyonhjelm]


Lichauco, Jessie
Born 10 January 1912  (Isla de los Pinos, 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, Joe
Born 24 February 1942  (Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
Former Vice-Presidential candidate and long standing Democrat.
[Picture of Joe 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]


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, Adriana
Born 12 June 1981  (Salvador, Brazil)
Model whose long-limbed, angular-with-boobs look has become perhaps the blueprint for all other Victoria's Secret Angels. Had begun studying for a career as a nun before taking up modelling.
[Picture of Adriana Lima]


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


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 Ted Lindsay is no longer with us
Born 29 July 1925  (Renfrew, Canada)

Died 4 March 2019  (Oakland, Michigan, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
"Terrible Ted", Hall of Fame ice hockey player who helped the sport unionise in the late 1960s.
[Picture of Ted Lindsay]


Linehan, Graham
Born in Dublin, Ireland  (exact date unknown)
Good: created "Father Ted". OK: created "Black Books". Bad: created "The IT Crowd", is a TERF.
[Picture of Graham Linehan]


Lineker, Gary
Born 30 November 1960  (Leicester, England)
Former England striker turned TV presenter.
[Picture of Gary Lineker]


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]


Ling, Yi
Born in Jiaxing, China  (exact date unknown)
Former Chinese government official who made headlines in the country by transitioning to female aged 82. Born c.1928.
[Picture of Yi Ling]


Linsley, Jonathan
Born 17 January 1956  (Bradford, UK)
Actor, played Ogilvey in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.
[Picture of Jonathan Linsley]


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]


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]


Lithgow, John
Born 19 October 1945  (Rochester, New York, USA)
Actor, either in comic (Third Rock from the Sun) or sinister (Raising Cain) roles.
[Picture of John Lithgow]


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, Ralf
Born 8 February 1980  (Bury, UK)
Tea-making Antony on "The Royle Family" and a regular presence on British TV sitcoms.
[Picture of Ralf 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]


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


Little, Tony
Born 16 September 1956  (Freemont, Ohio, USA)
"America's personal trainer", a long-time presence on infomercials stateside. Also one of the few people Bruce Springsteen has told, by name, to kill themselves in one of his songs.
[Picture of Tony 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 Gene Littler is no longer with us
Born 21 July 1930  (San Diego, California, USA)

Died 15 February 2019  (San Diego, California, USA)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Golfer who won the US Open in 1961.
[Picture of Gene Littler]


Lively, Blake
Born 25 August 1987  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
"Gossip Girl" star who transitioned fairly successfully to a series adult career in film. Not too shoddy looking either.
[Picture of Blake Lively]


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]


Livingstone, Iain
Born 6 October 1966  (Dunfermline, UK)
Not the guy who created the "Fighting Fantasy" books, but rather the Chief Constable of Police Scotland.
[Picture of Iain Livingstone]


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


Lloyd, 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 1947  (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]


Lobinger, Tim
Born 3 September 1972  (Rheinbach, Germany)
German pole vaulter.
[Picture of Tim Lobinger]


Lochhead, Andy
Date and place of birth unknown
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 Brian Lochore is no longer with us
Born 3 September 1940  (Masterton, New Zealand)

Died 3 August 2019  (Masterton, New Zealand)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
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]


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


Loder, Kurt
Born 5 May 1945  (Ocean City, New Jersey, USA)
Host of "MTV News" throughout most of the 90s, the man who broke the news of Kurt Cobain's death to America.
[Picture of Kurt Loder]


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]


Loesch, Dana
Born 28 September 1978  (place of birth unknown)
Spokesperson for the NRA, the public face of shooting people in America.
[Picture of Dana Loesch]


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]


Longthorne, Joe Joe Longthorne is no longer with us
Born 31 May 1955  (Kingston-upon-Hull, Humberside, England)

Died 3 August 2019  (Blackpool, UK)

Age at death: 64  (read death notice)
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.
[Picture of (artist) Loongkoonan]


Lopez, George
Born 23 April 1961  (Los Angeles, 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]


Lopez, Jennifer
Born 24 July 1969  (New York City, New York, USA)
Actress and singer famed for her derrière.
[Picture of Jennifer Lopez]


Lopez, Trini
Born 15 May 1937  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
One of the first folk-rock musicians, had a worldwide hit with his version of "If I Had A Hammer".
[Picture of Trini Lopez]


Lordan, Elaine
Born 15 December 1966  (Islington, London, England)
Ex-'EastEnders' actress.
[Picture of Elaine Lordan]


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, UK)
Leeds United hero, former club captain, youngest ever player and played with them, on and off, for 23 years.
[Picture of Peter Lorimer]


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]


Lovato, Demi
Born 20 August 1992  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Young singer-songwriter and actress.
[Picture of Demi Lovato]


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]


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, George
Born 14 May 1944  (Modesto, California, USA)
Film director, producer & writer - the man behind the 'Star Wars' films.
[Picture of George Lucas]


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


Luft, Lorna
Born 21 November 1952  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Judy Garland's other daughter. Like Liza, a singer and actress on both screen and stage.
[Picture of Lorna Luft]


Lujan Jr., Manuel Manuel Lujan Jr. is no longer with us
Born 12 May 1928  (San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, USA)

Died 26 April 2019  (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
US secretary of the interior in the Bush Sr administration.
[Picture of Manuel Lujan Jr.]


Lumley, Joanna
Born 1 May 1946  (Srinagar, Kashmir, India)
Model-turned-actress who has appeared in countless British TV series, notably 'The New Avengers' and, most famously, 'Absolutely Fabulous'. Was a thorn in Gordon Brown's side in 2009 over her campaign for rights for retired Ghurkhas.
[Picture of Joanna Lumley]


Luscombe, Stephen
Born 29 October 1956  (Hillingdon, Middlesex, England)
Founding member of synthpop band Blancmange. Pulled out of a tour in 2011 with an aortic aneurism and been struggling with it ever since.
[Picture of Stephen Luscombe]


Luxon, Benjamin
Born 24 March 1937  (Redruth, UK)
British opera baritone.
[Picture of Benjamin Luxon]


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]


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, Becky
Born 30 January 1987  (Limerick, Ireland)
"The Man", WWE wrestler who has wisely stopped wearing steampunk goggles.
[Picture of Becky Lynch]


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 Kenny Lynch is no longer with us
Born 18 March 1938  (London, England)

Died 18 December 2019  (location of death unknown)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
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, Jonathan
Born 3 April 1943  (Bath, UK)
Co-creator of "Yes, Minister" who also had a Hollywood career with films like "My Cousin Vinny".
[Picture of Jonathan 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 Philomena Lynott is no longer with us
Born 22 October 1930  (Dublin, Ireland)

Died 12 June 2019  (Dublin, Ireland)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Mother of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil.
[Picture of Philomena Lynott]


Lyon, Jack Jack Lyon is no longer with us
Born 2 September 1917  (place of birth unknown)

Died 8 March 2019  (Bexhill-on-Sea, UK)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
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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