Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2021: 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]


La Plante, Lynda
Born 15 March 1946  (Formby, Lancashire, England)
Author & screenwriter (and occasional actress), best known for her 'Prime Suspect' TV series.
[Picture of Lynda La Plante]


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


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


Labov, William
Born 4 December 1927  (Rutherford, New Jersey, USA)
American Linguist, who according to Wilkipedia is "founder of the discipline of variationist sociolinguistics", whatever that is.
[Picture of William Labov]


LaBow, Casey
Born 14 August 1986  (New York City, New York, USA)
Twilight Saga star who also appeared in the film Free the Nipple. Yeah, like that wasn’t getting a mention.
[Picture of Casey LaBow]


Ladd, Diane
Born 29 November 1935  (Meridian, Mississippi, USA)
Oscar-nominated A-List actress with an impressive amount of TV guest roles. Married to Bruce Dern, mother to Laura Dern.
[Picture of Diane 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.]


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]


Lake, Margaret Anne
Born 27 July 1942  (Accrington Stanley, England)
Mystic Meg, a household name for her weekly TV astrology spot on 90s Lottery Shows.
[Picture of Margaret Anne Lake]


Lamar, Kendrick
Born 17 June 1987  (Compton, California, USA)
highly respected rapper and musician of the 21st century
[Picture of Kendrick Lamar]


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]


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]


Landrieu, Moon
Born 23 July 1930  (Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
Former mayor of New Orleans from 1970-78 before serving in the Carter administration.
[Picture of Moon Landrieu]


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]


Laneuville, Eric
Born 14 July 1952  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
American television director, producer and actor
[Picture of Eric Laneuville]


Langan, Christopher
Born 25 March 1952  (San Francisco, California, USA)
American horse rancher who has been called the smartest man in America because of his unusually high IQ
[Picture of Christopher Langan]


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]


Langevin-Joliot, Helene
Born 19 September 1927  (Paris, France)
Nuclear physicist, advisor to the French government.
[Picture of Helene Langevin-Joliot]


Langhans, Rainer
Born 19 June 1940  (Oschersleben, Germany)
German writer/filmmaker known for Kommune 1.
[Picture of Rainer Langhans]


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]


Lansbury, Edgar
Born 12 January 1930  (London, England)
Film producer, youngest brother of Angela Lansbury.
[Picture of Edgar 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]


Lasorda, Tommy Tommy Lasorda is no longer with us
Born 22 September 1927  (Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA)

Died 7 January 2021  (Fullerton, California, USA)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
Former baseball player & manager, particularly linked with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
[Picture of Tommy Lasorda]


Lasser, Louise
Born 11 April 1939  (New York City, New York, USA)
An early wife to Woody Allen, she appeared in several of his films and performed her own stage show, then accumulated an absolutely terrible reputation of being a nervous wreck and coke addict. Could have been her playing a character though.
[Picture of Louise Lasser]


Lastman, Mel Mel Lastman is no longer with us
Born 9 March 1933  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Died 11 December 2021  (Toronto, Canada)

Age at death: 88  (read death notice)
Mayor of Toronto from 1998-2003.
[Picture of Mel Lastman]


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


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]


Latour, Bruno
Born 22 June 1947  (Beaune, France)
A French philosopher, anthropologist and sociologist.
[Picture of Bruno Latour]


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]


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]


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]


Lautner, Taylor
Born 11 February 1992  (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)
Actor who played Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga films.
[Picture of Taylor Lautner]


Lavallade, Carmen de
Born 6 March 1931  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Dancer who appeared in the film Carmen Jones.
[Picture of Carmen de Lavallade]


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, Phyllida
Born 8 May 1932  (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish actress, mother of both Emma and Sophie Thompson.
[Picture of Phyllida 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]


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]


Layton, George
Born 2 March 1943  (Bradford, Yorkshire, England)
Actor and writer, best known for the sitcoms 'Doctor in the House' and' It Ain't Half Hot Mum'.
[Picture of George Layton]


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 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]


Leachman, Cloris Cloris Leachman is no longer with us
Born 30 April 1926  (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Died 27 January 2021  (Encinitas, California, USA)

Age at death: 94  (read death notice)
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, Amy
Born 13 December 1981  (Riverside, California, USA)
Lead singer of metal band Evanescence.
[Picture of Amy Lee]


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, Everett
Born 31 August 1916  (Wheeling, West Virginia, USA)
First African American to conduct a Broadway musical.
[Picture of Everett 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, Iain
Born 9 June 1973  (Slough, Buckinghamshire, England)
Comedian and presenter, most notably of 'The 11 O'Clock Show' back in the day.
[Picture of Iain 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, 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]


Lefevre, Rachelle
Born 1 February 1979  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Canadian actress who appeared in Boston Legal and 90s kids show Big Wolf on Campus.
[Picture of Rachelle Lefevre]


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]


Leighton, Sara
Born in London, England  (exact date unknown)
English portrait painter, author and actress noted for her beauty back in the day, born 1937
[Picture of Sara Leighton]


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]


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]


Lesnar, Brock
Born 12 July 1977  (Webster, South Dakota, USA)
Yet another wrestler, albeit one of the current bigger names.
[Picture of Brock Lesnar]


Lester, Ketty
Born 16 August 1934  (Hope, Arkansas, USA)
Singer and actress best known for her hit 'Love Letters', later covered by Elvis Presley.
[Picture of Ketty Lester]


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]


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


Leuchtenburg, William
Born 28 September 1922  (New York City, New York, USA)
Lecturer and the leading expert on Franklin D. Roosevelt
[Picture of William Leuchtenburg]


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]


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


Lewis, Bernard
Born 10 February 1926  (place of birth unknown)
English entrepreneuer behind the River Island fashion brand
[Picture of Bernard Lewis]


Lewis, Huey
Born 5 July 1950  (New York City, New York, USA)
Born Hugh Anthony Cregg III. Lead singer with Huey Lewis and the News. Made a cameo appearance as a music teacher in 'Back To The Future' (1985).
[Picture of Huey Lewis]


Lewis, Jerry 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]


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". Died in November mostly off the radar.
[Picture of Jessie Lichauco]


Liddy, G. Gordon G. Gordon Liddy is no longer with us
Born 30 November 1930  (Hoboken, New Jersey, USA)

Died 30 March 2021  (Mount Vernon, Virginia, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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. Died in May without getting a qualifying obit.
[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]


Limbaugh, Rush Rush Limbaugh is no longer with us
Born 12 January 1951  (Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA)

Died 17 February 2021  (Palm Beach, Florida, USA)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
Boorish, right-wing US talk radio host.
[Picture of Rush Limbaugh]


Lindblom, Gunnel Gunnel Lindblom is no longer with us
Born 18 December 1931  (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Died 24 January 2021  (Brottby, Sweden)

Age at death: 89  (read death notice)
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]


Lindholm, Per
Born 13 June 1953  (Hassleholm, Skane County, Sweden)
Swedish wrestler who competed at the 1976 Olympics.
[Picture of Per Lindholm]


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


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]


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


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


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]


Lisi, Zyber
Born 1 January 1919  (Tirana, Albania)
Former Albanian football player
[Picture of Zyber Lisi]


Lissek, Leon
Born in Australia  (exact date unknown)
Actor who originated from Australia, but who now primarily does work in England, born 1927.
[Picture of Leon Lissek]


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, Floyd Floyd Little is no longer with us
Born 4 July 1942  (New Haven, Connecticut)

Died 1 January 2021  (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 78  (read death notice)
American Football player, a so called "running back"
[Picture of Floyd Little]


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


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


Livanov, Vasily
Born 19 July 1935  (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Notable for portraing Sherlock Holmes on Russian TV
[Picture of Vasily Livanov]


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]


Liversidge, Jason
Born in Scarborough, United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)
MND sufferer who still managed the world speed record - in a wheelchair. Born ca. 1975
[Picture of Jason Liversidge]


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 Norman Lloyd is no longer with us
Born 8 November 1914  (Jersey City, New Jersey, USA)

Died 11 May 2021  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 106  (read death notice)
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)
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]


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]


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, 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]


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]


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]


Lonsbrough, Anita
Born 10 August 1941  (York, Great Britain)
UK Swimmer and flag carrier at the 1964 Olympics
[Picture of Anita Lonsbrough]


loongkoonan, (artist)
Born in Mount Anderson, Kimberely, Australia  (exact date unknown)
Australian aboriginal artist, born 1910. Died off the radar in 2018 which we did not discover until January 2020.
[Picture of (artist) 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]


Lorimer, Peter Peter Lorimer is no longer with us
Born 14 December 1946  (Dundee, Scotland)

Died 20 March 2021  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
Leeds United hero, former club captain, youngest ever player and played with them, on and off, for 23 years.
[Picture of Peter Lorimer]


Lotis, Dennis
Born 8 March 1925  (Johannesburg, South Africa)
British singer and variety performer whose musical career peaked in the 1950's before heading in the general direction of panto.
[Picture of Dennis Lotis]


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]


Loughery, Jackie
Born 18 April 1930  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
First winner of the Miss USA  beauty contest in the 1950s.
[Picture of Jackie Loughery]


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]


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


Lovejoy, Tim
Born 28 March 1968  (Northwood, United Kingdom)
British TV show host of Soccer AM
[Picture of Tim Lovejoy]


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, 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]


Lowe, Rob
Born 17 March 1964  (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA)
Actor who's had an up and down career since first emerging as a member of the so-called "Brat Pack" of the 1980s.
[Picture of Rob Lowe]


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]


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 Christa Ludwig is no longer with us
Born 16 March 1928  (Berlin, Germany)

Died 24 April 2021  (Klosterneuburg, Austria)

Age at death: 93  (read death notice)
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]


Lulu, (singer)
Born 3 November 1948  (Lennoxtown, Glasgow, Scotland)
Scots pop singer who wisely shortened her name from Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie. Although she had a string of hits in the 1960s, the only one anyone can remember is "Shout". Unless you count the Eurovision entry "Boom Bang-A-Bang". It was only in 199
[Picture of (singer) Lulu]


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]


Lundkvist-Husberg, Lis
Born 18 December 1920  (Hedesunda, Sweden)
Swedish potter and cartoonist - probably picked by someone who wanted to show that they can use google.
[Picture of Lis Lundkvist-Husberg]


Lunger, Tamara
Born 6 June 1986  (Bolzano, Italy)
Mountaineer attempting to climb K2 this winter.
[Picture of Tamara Lunger]


Lupus, Peter
Born 17 June 1932  (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
American bodybuilder and TV actor on the original Mission: Impossible series. Later on, he joined the "volunteer posse" of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
[Picture of Peter Lupus]


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


Lyall, Geoffrey
Born 30 May 1949  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bassist for the Dead Kennedys.
[Picture of Geoffrey Lyall]


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]


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


Lynn, Betty Betty Lynn is no longer with us
Born 29 August 1926  (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)

Died 16 October 2021  (Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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]


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]

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