Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2020: L


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


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


Lacoste, Catherine
Born 27 June 1945  (Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Paris, France)
French amateur golfer.
[Picture of Catherine Lacoste]


Laden, Hamza
Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  (exact date unknown)
The Julian Lennon of radical Islamist terrorism. Born 1989. Died sometime between 2017-2019 and gets no points in 2020.
[Picture of Hamza Laden]


Lafleur, Guy
Born 20 September 1951  (Thurso, Canada)
First ice hockey player to score 50 goals and 100 points in six straight seasons.
[Picture of Guy Lafleur]


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, Paul
Born in   (exact date unknown)
Terminally ill british "Right to die" activist, born ca. 1956
[Picture of Paul Lamb]


Lammy, David
Born 19 July 1972  (London, England)
Labour MP for Tottenham since 2000.
[Picture of David Lammy]


Lander, David L. David L. Lander is no longer with us
Born 22 June 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)

Died 4 December 2020  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
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]


Lane, Abbe
Born 14 December 1932  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American singer and actress.
[Picture of Abbe Lane]


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


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]


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]


Large, Eddie Eddie Large is no longer with us
Born 25 June 1942  (Glasgow, Scotland)

Died 2 April 2020  (Bristol, England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
About three-quarters of the famous Little & Large double act.
[Picture of Eddie Large]


Larroquette, John
Born 25 November 1947  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
US TV actor who won four consecutive Emmys for his role on Night Court
[Picture of John Larroquette]


Larsen, Don Don Larsen is no longer with us
Born 7 August 1929  (Michigan City, Indiana, USA)

Died 1 January 2020  (Hayden, Idaho, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Major League baseball pitcher for a number of teams.
[Picture of Don Larsen]


Lasker-Wallfisch, Anita
Born 17 July 1925  (Breslau, Germany)
Acclaimed cellist who survived Auschwitz.
[Picture of Anita Lasker-Wallfisch]


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


Last, Samantha Samantha Last is no longer with us
Born 31 December 1979  (Norfolk, England)

Died 10 January 2020  ()

Age at death: 50  (read death notice)
Beauty blogger with cancer.
[Picture of Samantha Last]


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


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, Philip Philip Latham is no longer with us
Born 17 January 1929  (Essex, England)

Died 20 June 2020  (England, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
British character actor known for his appearances in Hammer films and as Lord President Borusa in Doctor Who.
[Picture of Philip Latham]


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]


Latynina, Larisa
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]


Lau, Yisrael
Born 1 June 1937  (Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland)
Former Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv.
[Picture of Yisrael Lau]


Lauper, Cyndi
Born 22 June 1953  (New York City, New York, USA)
Kookie singer who had a number of hits in the 1980s - 'Girls Who Want to Have Fun', 'True Colors' and 'I Drove All Night' amongst others.
[Picture of Cyndi Lauper]


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]


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


Lavigne, Avril
Born 27 September 1984  (Belleville, Canada)
Formerly a very popular musician in the skater-punk world, now a 35 year old musician who still tries to be that 16 year old skater-punk girl
[Picture of Avril Lavigne]


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


Lawrence, Ruth
Born 2 August 1971  (Brighton, England)
Mathematical child prodigy, now a professor.
[Picture of Ruth Lawrence]


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)
British journalist-turned-MP who went on to become Chancellor of the Exchequer under Margaret Thatcher. After leaving office he was made Lord Lawson of Blaby, and then decided to lose lots of weight, getting his wife The
[Picture of Nigel Lawson]


Lawson, Nigella
Born 6 January 1960  (London, England)
Glamourpuss chef & writer. Daughter of Nigel.
[Picture of Nigella Lawson]


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 Carré, John John Le Carré is no longer with us
Born 19 October 1931  (Poole, Dorset, England)

Died 12 December 2020  (Truro, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
Born David Cornwell. One of the world's finest thriller writers, specialising in spy stories.
[Picture of John Le Carré]


Le Pen, Jean-Marie
Born 20 June 1928  (La Trinité-sur-Mer, Brittany, France)
Founder (and still president) of the right-wing Front National party, who has courted controversy throughout his life. Some of his "achievements" have included practising torture in Algeria (allegedly), and losing his seat in the European Parliamen
[Picture of Jean-Marie Le Pen]


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]


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


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, Dawn
Born in South Korea  (exact date unknown)
Beauty Vlogger.
[Picture of Dawn Lee]


Lee, Everett
Born 31 August 1916  (Wheeling, West Virginia, USA)
First African American to conduct a Broadway musical.
[Picture of Everett Lee]


Lee, Gordon
Born 13 May 1934  (Cannock, Staffordshire, England)
Former manager of Blackburn Rovers and Everton F. C..
[Picture of Gordon Lee]


Lee, Jackie
Born 29 May 1936  (Dublin, Ireland)
Irish singer best known for singing the theme tunes to the children's TV programmes White Horses and Rupert The Bear.
[Picture of Jackie 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 (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]


Lehrer, Jim Jim Lehrer is no longer with us
Born 19 May 1934  (Wichita, Kansas, USA)

Died 23 January 2020  (Washington, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
US political journalist, one half of the Macneil-Lehrer Newshour
[Picture of Jim Lehrer]


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


Leigh-Hunt, Barbara
Born 14 December 1935  (Bath, United Kingdom)
prolific English stage actress with a couple of movie appearances
[Picture of Barbara Leigh-Hunt]


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, Bobby
Born 30 August 1943  (Saltcoats, Scotland)
Celtic Lisbon Lion who played over 300 times for the club and is regarded as one of their all time greatest players.
[Picture of Bobby Lennox]


Lennox, Stella
Born 31 January 1908  (Aneta, North Dakota, USA)
Unvalidated supercentenarian claimant.
[Picture of Stella Lennox]


Leopold, Nadine
Born 7 January 1994  (Wolfsberg, Austria)
Austrian model
[Picture of Nadine Leopold]


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]


Lesko, Matthew
Born 11 May 1943  (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA)
Author known for writing instruction booklets on federal grant funding.
[Picture of Matthew Lesko]


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 Tom Lester is no longer with us
Born 23 September 1938  (Laurel, Mississippi, USA)

Died 20 April 2020  (Nashville, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
American actor-turned-evangelist, the only surviving regular castmember from "Green Acres".
[Picture of Tom Lester]


Letsie III, King
Born 17 July 1963  (Morija, Lesotho)
King of Lesotho - rather bizarrely, twice - between 1990 & 1995 & then again from 1996 onwards after his father died in a car crash.
[Picture of King Letsie III]


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]


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


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. Died in April without a qualifying obit.
[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. He has succeeded in surviving where just about everyone around him has failed:
[Picture of Jerry Lee Lewis]


Lewis, John John Lewis is no longer with us
Born 21 February 1940  (Troy, Alabama, USA)

Died 17 July 2020  (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

Age at death: 80  (read death notice)
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]


Lewontin, Richard
Born 29 March 1929  (New York City, New York, USA)
Evolutionary biologist, mathematician, and geneticist.
[Picture of Richard Lewontin]


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]


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]


Ligachev, Yegor
Born 29 November 1920  (Dubinkino, Russia)
Former second in command to Mikhail Gorbachev in the Soviet Union.
[Picture of Yegor Ligachev]


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]


Linda, Anita
Born 23 November 1924  (Pasay, Rizal, Phillipines)
Phillipina actress with a long-running career. Died in June but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Anita Linda]


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, Sally
Born 8 July 1973  (Stockport, England)
Actress who appeared as Shelley Unwin in Coronation Street.
[Picture of Sally 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, Wayne
Born 25 April 1962  (Leicester, England)
Brother of Gary Lineker.
[Picture of Wayne Lineker]


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
Born in   (exact date 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]


Lippard, Lucy
Born 14 April 1937  (New York City, New York, USA)
American writer, art critic, activist and curator.
[Picture of Lucy Lippard]


Lipsey, Richard
Born 28 August 1928  (Victoria, Canada)
Canadian economist who argued that the second-best choice for you could be the best for all
[Picture of Richard Lipsey]


Lipton, James James Lipton is no longer with us
Born 19 September 1926  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Died 2 March 2020  (New York, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
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 Jeanne Little is no longer with us
Born 11 May 1938  (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Died 7 November 2020  (Australia)

Age at death: 82  (read death notice)
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]


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, 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, Sam Sam Lloyd is no longer with us
Born 12 November 1963  (Weston, Vermont, USA)

Died 30 April 2020  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 56  (read death notice)
Actor who appeared in Scrubs.
[Picture of Sam Lloyd]


Lloyd Webber, Andrew
Born 22 March 1948  (London, England)
Started composing music when still at school, and met Tim Rice in 1965. Together they wrote the scores for, among others, 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Evita', 'Cats' and 'Phantom of the Opera'. Three times married, most famously to Sarah Brightman, and ol
[Picture of Andrew Lloyd Webber]


Loaf, Meat
Born 27 September 1951  (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Real name Marvin Lee Aday. Although born in Texas - home of Houston, America's fattest city for the third year running - Mr Loaf moved to the West Coast in the 1960s. After appearing in various musicals, including 'Hair' and the movie version of 'The Rock
[Picture of Meat Loaf]


Loc, Tone
Born 3 March 1966  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
American rapper known for Funky Cold Medina, who has had legal issues.
[Picture of Tone Loc]


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]


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]


Lodge, George C
Born 7 July 1927  (USA)
Politician who worked in the cabinets of Eisenhower and Kennedy.
[Picture of George C Lodge]


Logan, Gabby
Born 24 April 1973  (Leeds, England)
TV presenter ever present on BBC sports coverage.
[Picture of Gabby Logan]


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]


Long, Tom Tom Long is no longer with us
Born 3 August 1968  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Died 4 January 2020  ()

Age at death: 51  (read death notice)
Australian actor and star of SeaChange.
[Picture of Tom Long]


Long-Bailey, Rebecca
Born 22 September 1979  (Stretford, Manchester, England)
Fast tracking Labour politician who might be their leader by the time you read this.
[Picture of Rebecca Long-Bailey]


Longet, Claudine
Born 29 January 1942  (Paris, France)
French singer and actress who was once married to the late crooner Andy Williams. Has kept a low profile since being found responsible for the death of her then boyfriend Vladimir Sabich in 1976.
[Picture of Claudine Longet]


Lonsdale, Michael Michael Lonsdale is no longer with us
Born 24 May 1931  (Paris, Ile-de-France, France)

Died 21 September 2020  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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, Daisy
Born in Mount Anderson, Kimberely, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Australian aboriginal artist, born 1910
[Picture of Daisy Loongkoonan]


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]


Lorentzen, Erling
Born 28 January 1923  (Oslo, Norway)
Norwegian-Brazilian shipowner and industrialist.
[Picture of Erling Lorentzen]


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]


Lormor, Anthony
Born 29 October 1970  (Ashington, England)
Footballer who played for a variety of clubs including Newcastle and Lincoln City.
[Picture of Anthony Lormor]


Lotterby, Sydney Sydney Lotterby is no longer with us
Born 9 January 1926  (London, England)

Died 30 July 2020  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
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
Born in   (exact date 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]


Lousma, Jack
Born 29 February 1936  (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
Astronaut, pilot on the Skylab 3 mission
[Picture of Jack Lousma]


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)
The original Riot Grrl, who formed Hole after being kicked out of Babes In Toyland. 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 bri
[Picture of Courtney Love]


Lovell, Jim
Born 25 March 1928  (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Astronaut, commander of the ill-fated Apollo 13 space mission in 1970. Later became a businessman.
[Picture of Jim Lovell]


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


Lowe, Caroline
Born 18 July 1995  (USA)
[Picture of Caroline Lowe]


Lowe, John
Born 21 July 1945  (New Tupton, Derbyshire, England)
Stone-faced darts legend, BDC World champion three times and the first player to achieve the "nine dart finish" on television in 1984.
[Picture of John Lowe]


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. Still in the soap today.
[Picture of Philip Lowrie]


Lowry, Lois
Born 20 March 1937  (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)
Children's author who uses works like The Giver to focus on racism, terminal illness and the Holocaust.
[Picture of Lois Lowry]


Lu, Lisa
Born 19 January 1927  (Beijing, China)
Chinese actress who won the Golden Horse Awards three times.
[Picture of Lisa Lu]


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]


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


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


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]


Lunden, Joan
Born 19 September 1950  (Fair Oaks, California, USA)
Co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" for 17 years, still active as a journalist
[Picture of Joan Lunden]


Luque, Albert
Born 11 March 1978  (Terrassa, Spain)
Footballer who played for a number of teams. Accused of playing for Newcastle, but his stats of the time suggest he was innocent of that.
[Picture of Albert Luque]


Lutz, Regine
Born 22 December 1928  (Basel, Switzerland)
Swiss actress.
[Picture of Regine Lutz]


Luxembourg, Princess Alexandra of
Born 16 February 1991  (Luxembourg)
Luxembourg royal.
[Picture of Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg]


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


Lydon, Jimmy
Born 30 May 1923  (Harrington Park, New Jersey, USA)
1940s film actor.
[Picture of Jimmy Lydon]


Lydon, John
Born 31 January 1956  (London, England)
AKA Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols & 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, David
Born 20 January 1946  (Missoula, Montana, USA)
One of the most acclaimed film makers alive, thanks to works like Blue Velvet and Mulhulland Drive, and fan favourite mindfuck TV show Twin Peaks.
[Picture of David Lynch]


Lynes, John
Born in Dover, England  (exact date unknown)
91 year old man arrested and put on trial for his involvement in the Extinction Rebellion.
[Picture of John Lynes]


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 Vera Lynn is no longer with us
Born 20 March 1917  (East Ham, London, England)

Died 18 June 2020  (Ditchling, East Sussex, UK)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
A performer from the age of 7, who really made it big during World War II. Her radio programme, 'Sincerely Yours', on which she was both presenter and singer of dreary ballads, made her 'The Forces' Sweetheart'.
[Picture of Vera Lynn]


Lyon, Leo De
Born 27 April 1926  (Paterson, New Jersey, USA)
Voice actor best known as Spook and Brain in Top Cat.
[Picture of Leo De 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]


Lysak, John
Born 16 August 1914  (Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA)
Canoeist who competed in the 1936 Olympic Games (!). Died in January without receiving a qualifying obit.
[Picture of John Lysak]

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