Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2022: 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 Torre, Sylvia
Born 4 June 1933  (Manila, Philippine Islands)
Filipina singer known as "The Queen of Kundiman".
[Picture of Sylvia La Torre]


Labelle, Patti
Born 24 May 1944  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Singer of R 'n' B, disco & soul music.
[Picture of Patti Labelle]


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]


Labritain, Pablo
Born in Great Britain  (exact date unknown)
Longtime drummer with 999, born in the early 50s
[Picture of Pablo Labritain]


Lacey, Dan
Born in United Kingdom  (exact date unknown)
American "Pancake" painter. His pictures of celebrities always contain a pancake somewhere. It was a meme, don't think about it. Died in February without getting a QO.
[Picture of Dan Lacey]


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


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 Alan Ladd, Jr. is no longer with us
Born 22 October 1937  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Died 2 March 2022  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
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.]


Laffite, Jacques
Born 21 November 1943  (Paris, France)
F1 driver and later presenter, achieved six wins in his career for the Ligier team
[Picture of Jacques Laffite]


Lafleur, Guy Guy Lafleur is no longer with us
Born 20 September 1951  (Thurso, Canada)

Died 22 April 2022  (Montreal, Canada)

Age at death: 70  (read death notice)
First ice hockey player to score 50 goals and 100 points in six straight seasons.
[Picture of Guy Lafleur]


Lafrenz-Page, Traute
Born 3 May 1919  (Hamburg, Germany)
Member of the White Rose anti-Nazi resistance group.
[Picture of Traute Lafrenz-Page]


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]


Laine, Denny
Born 29 October 1944  (Birmingham, England)
Musician with The Moody Blues before joining Paul McCartney and Wings in 1971.
[Picture of Denny Laine]


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, Allan
Born 20 June 1954  (Langebaanweg, South Africa)
South African-born English test cricketer and team captain in the 1980s
[Picture of Allan Lamb]


Lamb, Bobby
Born 11 February 1931  (Cork, Ireland)
Irish jazz trombonist who has toured with a number of giants in the genre.
[Picture of Bobby 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 Harry Landis is no longer with us
Born 25 November 1926  (London, UK)

Died 12 September 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
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 Moon Landrieu is no longer with us
Born 23 July 1930  (Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Died 5 September 2022  (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Age at death: 92  (read death notice)
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, Mills Mills Lane is no longer with us
Born 12 November 1937  (Combalee, South Carolina, USA)

Died 6 December 2022  (Reno, Nevada, USA)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Lawyer, boxing referee and TV show host.
[Picture of Mills 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]


Langdon, Sue Ane
Born 8 March 1936  (Paterson, New Jersey, USA)
US western actress, also frequently on TV
[Picture of Sue Ane Langdon]


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 1938  (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]


Langley, Bob
Born 28 August 1939  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England)
British television presenter, mainly known for the chat show Pebble Mill at One
[Picture of Bob Langley]


Lansbury, Angela Angela Lansbury is no longer with us
Born 16 October 1925  (London, England)

Died 11 October 2022  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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]


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]


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]


Latour, Bruno Bruno Latour is no longer with us
Born 22 June 1947  (Beaune, France)

Died 9 October 2022  (Paris, France)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
A French philosopher, anthropologist and sociologist.
[Picture of Bruno Latour]


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]


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]


Laurimore, Jon
Born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England  (exact date unknown)
Actor in numerous TV roles. Born 1936.
[Picture of Jon Laurimore]


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]


Laverne, Lauren
Born 28 April 1978  (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England)
English radio/TV presenter and singer.
[Picture of Lauren Laverne]


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]


Lawler, Ray
Born 23 May 1921  (Footscray, Melbourne, Australia)
Australian playwright whose play 'Summer of the Seventeenth Doll' is considered a turning point in Australian theatre history.
[Picture of Ray Lawler]


Lawrence, Lennie
Born 12 December 1947  (Brighton, East Sussex, England)
Footballer and manager.
[Picture of Lennie 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]


Lawson, Sarah
Born 6 August 1928  (Wandsworth, London, England)
Actress - 'The Odd Man', 'Within These Walls' etc.
[Picture of Sarah Lawson]


Lax, Peter
Born 1 May 1926  (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian-born American mathematician who specializes in fluid dynamics and scientific computing.
[Picture of Peter Lax]


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


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]


Leadsom, Andrea
Born 13 May 1963  (Aylesbury, United Kingdom)
British conservative politician who tried to prevent Theresa May, but not many were willing to listen
[Picture of Andrea Leadsom]


Leahy, Pat
Born 31 March 1940  (Montpelier, Vermont, USA)
Batman fanboy who has been one of the longest-serving US senators in history, representing Vermont as a Democrat.
[Picture of Pat Leahy]


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


Leather, Peggy Lee
Born 19 January 1959  (Reynolds, Georgia, USA)
American professional wrestler, also known as Lady X and Thug
[Picture of Peggy Lee Leather]


Leaver, Christopher
Born 3 November 1937  (England, United Kingdom)
English actor with a Morris Perry-esque filmography
[Picture of Christopher Leaver]


LeBlanc, Pastelle Pastelle LeBlanc is no longer with us
Date and place of birth unknown

Died 8 April 2022  (Charlottetown, Canada)

Age at death: 42  (read death notice)
Canadian folk musician with her group Vishten.
[Picture of Pastelle LeBlanc]


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. Died in January without a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Everett Lee]


Lee, Gordon Gordon Lee is no longer with us
Born 13 May 1934  (Cannock, Staffordshire, England)

Died 8 March 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
Former manager of Blackburn Rovers and Everton F. C..
[Picture of Gordon Lee]


Lee, Jeanette
Born 9 July 1971  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
Pool player nicknamed "Black Widow" for her vicious playstyle, albeit Lee herself is an arachnophobe!
[Picture of Jeanette 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, Scout Cloud
Born 8 November 1944  (Stillwater, Oklahoma)
Survivor: Vanuatu contestant.
[Picture of Scout Cloud Lee]


Lee, Sheldon
Born 24 March 1933  (Canada)
Minor Canadian politician
[Picture of Sheldon Lee]


Lee, Tiger Chung
Born 7 February 1948  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese actor, known for Red Heat (1988), and several wrestling-related appearances
[Picture of Tiger Chung 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]


Leeuwen, Robbie van
Born 29 October 1944  (The Hague, the Netherlands)
He's got it, baby he's got it, the only one left of the Shocking Blue incarnation that did "Venus".
[Picture of Robbie van Leeuwen]


Lehndorff, Veruschka von
Born 14 May 1939  (Königsberg, East Prussia)
German model, actress and artist.
[Picture of Veruschka von Lehndorff]


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


Lembo, Dan Dan Lembo is no longer with us
Born 5 November 1946  (Water Mill, New York, USA)

Died 3 September 2022  (New York, New York, USA)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
Survivor: Nicaragua contestant.
[Picture of Dan Lembo]


Lennon, Dianne
Born 1 December 1939  (Venice, California, USA)
American singer and one quarter of the Lennon Sisters
[Picture of Dianne Lennon]


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]


Leon, Valerie
Born 12 November 1943  (London, England)
Actress, mainstay of the 'Carry On' movies playing the seductive type.
[Picture of Valerie Leon]


Leonard, Keith
Born 10 November 1950  (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Aston Villa striker and youth coach
[Picture of Keith Leonard]


Lerwill, Sheila
Born 16 August 1928  (London, England)
Won a silver medal for Britain in the 1952 Summer Olympics for the high jump.
[Picture of Sheila Lerwill]


Lesh, Phil
Born 15 March 1940  (Berkeley, California, USA)
Founding member of the band The Grateful Dead - played bass guitar throughout their entire 30-year career.
[Picture of Phil Lesh]


Leslie, Ann
Born 28 January 1941  (Rawalpindi, India)
Daily Mail columnist.
[Picture of Ann Leslie]


Lester, Richard
Born 19 January 1932  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
US-born anglophile film director most famous for directing the Beatles in 'A Hard Day's Night' and 'Help'.
[Picture of Richard Lester]


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, Adam
Date and place of birth unknown
Bassist for pop punk act Fenix TX.
[Picture of Adam 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 Jerry Lee Lewis is no longer with us
Born 29 September 1935  (Ferriday, Louisiana, USA)

Died 28 October 2022  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 87  (read death notice)
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, Richard
Born 29 June 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
US stand-up comedian and actor.
[Picture of Richard Lewis]


Lewis (politician), Stephen
Born 11 November 1937  (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Veteran Canadian politician and NDP leader
[Picture of Stephen Lewis (politician)]


Leyton, John
Born 17 February 1936  (Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, England)
Singer and actor best known for the haunting "Johnny Remember Me", one of the finest instances of the death disc genre that permeated the early 1960s.
[Picture of John Leyton]


Lieber, Charles M.
Born 9 April 1959  (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
Previously-acclaimed chemist for his nanotech work but now in legal hot water for lying to the FBI. Has also grown some of the world's largest pumpkins.
[Picture of Charles M. Lieber]


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


Lien, Jennifer
Born 24 August 1974  (Palos Heights, Illinois, USA)
Former 'Star Trek: Voyager' actress whose got into some misdemeanors in recent years.
[Picture of Jennifer Lien]


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]


Linden, David
Born 3 November 1961  (Santa Monica, California, USA)
Neuroscience professor, known for making his field more easily understandable to the masses.
[Picture of David Linden]


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, Mark
Born 9 March 1942  (Eugene, Oregon, USA)
Lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders, though the drummer was the band namesake instead as the name Paul Revere was too good a hook to pass up on!
[Picture of Mark Lindsay]


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]


Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford, Robert
Born 5 March 1927  (place of birth unknown)
Scottish hereditary peer and Conservative politician who was a Member of Parliament from 1955 to 1974
[Picture of Robert Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford]


Lindsey, Hal
Born 23 November 1929  (Houston, Texas, USA)
American Evangelist who believes that the European Union will eventually be ruled by the Antichrist
[Picture of Hal Lindsey]


Linehan, Graham
Born 22 May 1968  (Dublin, Ireland)
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]


Linnell, John
Born 12 June 1959  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
American multi-instrumentalist and founder of intellectual rock band They Might be Giants
[Picture of John Linnell]


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]


Lissek, Leon
Born 19 January 1939  (Australia)
Actor who originated from Australia, but who now primarily does work in England, born 1939. Died without receiving a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Leon Lissek]


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]


Littlefeather, Sacheen Sacheen Littlefeather is no longer with us
Born 14 November 1946  (Salinas, California, USA)

Died 2 October 2022  (Novato, California, USA)

Age at death: 75  (read death notice)
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]


Llewellyn, Raymond
Born 15 August 1928  (Newport, Wales, United Kingdom)
Welsh actor on stage and TV, for example, on The Owl Service and Doctor Who
[Picture of Raymond Llewellyn]


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, Sian
Born 3 July 1958  (Maesteg, Bridgend, Wales)
Weather presenter with an extraordinary wide mouth, who is best perhaps known as the woman dumped by a god-ugly MP for a Cheeky Girl....
[Picture of Sian 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 Meat Loaf is no longer with us
Born 27 September 1951  (Dallas, Texas, USA)

Died 20 January 2022  (Calabasas, California, USA)

Age at death: 74  (read death notice)
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 Andy Lochhead is no longer with us
Born 9 March 1941  (Milngavie, UK)

Died 18 March 2022  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Longenbach, James
Born 17 September 1959  (Plainfield, New Jersey, USA)
American poet and critic.
[Picture of James Longenbach]


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]


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]


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]


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 1964  (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 James Lovelock is no longer with us
Born 26 July 1919  (Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England)

Died 26 July 2022  (Abbotsbury, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 103  (read death notice)
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]


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]


Lucie-Smith, Edward
Born 27 February 1933  (Kingston, Jamaica)
Jamaican-born English poet.
[Picture of Edward Lucie-Smith]


Ludzik, Steve
Born 3 April 1961  (Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada)
Canadian Ice hockey player / coach turned TV commentator
[Picture of Steve Ludzik]


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]


Lujack, Johnny
Born 4 January 1925  (Connellsville, Pennsylvania, USA)
American football player and currently the oldest living recipient of the Heisman Trophy (won in 1947)
[Picture of Johnny Lujack]


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]


Lundquist, Verne
Born 17 July 1940  (Duluth, Minnesota, USA)
Veteran American sportscaster
[Picture of Verne Lundquist]


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


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 Jimmy Lydon is no longer with us
Born 30 May 1923  (Harrington Park, New Jersey, USA)

Died 9 March 2022  (San Diego, California, USA)

Age at death: 98  (read death notice)
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]


Lynch, Jim
Born 7 January 1942  (Northglenn, Colorado, USA)
Survivor: Guatemala contestant.
[Picture of Jim Lynch]


Lynn, Loretta Loretta Lynn is no longer with us
Born 14 April 1932  (Butcher Holler, Kentucky, USA)

Died 4 October 2022  (Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, USA)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
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]


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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