Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2023: L


La Russa, Tony
Born 10 April 1944  (Tampa, Florida, USA)
One of the most successful managers in MLB history, retired in 2022 due to health concerns.
[Picture of Tony La Russa]


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


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]


Laborde, Catherine
Born 5 August 1951  (Bordeaux, France)
Television actress and journalist.
[Picture of Catherine Laborde]


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


Lacey, Jerry
Born 27 March 1936  (Sioux City, Iowa, United States)
Actor best known for appearing in Dark Shadows
[Picture of Jerry Lacey]


Lacroix, Christian
Born 16 May 1951  (Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, France)
French fashion designer.
[Picture of Christian Lacroix]


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]


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]


Lagos, Ricardo
Born 3 February 1938  (Santiago, Chile)
President of Chile from 2000-06, a prominent Pinochet opponent of the 1980s.
[Picture of Ricardo Lagos]


Lahl, Eva-Maria
Born in Germany  (exact date unknown)
German voice actress. Born 1929.
[Picture of Eva-Maria Lahl]


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]


Lamaze, Eric
Born 17 April 1968  (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Canadian showjumper and Olympic champion
[Picture of Eric Lamaze]


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]


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


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


Lane, Sunny
Born 2 March 1980  (Georgia, United States)
Porn star - check her out on XXXGerbil
[Picture of Sunny Lane]


Langdon, Sue Ann
Born 3 August 1936  (Paterson, New Jersey, USA)
US TV and film actress best known for spunky comedic roles.
[Picture of Sue Ann Langdon]


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]


Laroi, The Kid
Born 17 August 2003  (waterloo, Australia)
Australian rapper, singer and songwriter.
[Picture of The Kid Laroi]


Larson, Brie
Born 1 October 1989  (Sacramento, California, USA)
American actress who won Best Actress Oscar for 2015 film Room
[Picture of Brie Larson]


Lassalle, Jean
Born 5 March 1955  (Lourdios-Ichère, France)
French politician and former presidential candidate.
[Picture of Jean Lassalle]


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]


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 Piper Laurie is no longer with us
Born 22 January 1932  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Died 14 October 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
Actress who starred in 'The Hustler' with Paul Newman and was bat shit crazy in 'Carrie' in 1976.
[Picture of Piper Laurie]


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]


Lavin, Linda
Born 15 October 1937  (Portland, Maine, USA)
American actress of stage, TV & film. Known to US audiences as the title character of sitcom 'Alice'.
[Picture of Linda Lavin]


Lavrov, Sergey
Born 21 March 1950  (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Russia's veteran foreign minister, who seems quite clever and you get the impression that he might be looking for a way out
[Picture of Sergey Lavrov]


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


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


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]


Lawley, Sue
Born 14 July 1946  (Sedgley, Staffordshire, England)
English broadcaster and former presenter of "Desert Island Discs" on BBC Radio 4.
[Picture of Sue Lawley]


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


Lawry, Bill
Born 11 February 1937  (Thornbury, Melbourne, Australia)
Former cricketer, captain of Australia's test side, whose batting style was so relaxed, he was described as "the corpse with pads on"!
[Picture of Bill Lawry]


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


Lawson, Nigel Nigel Lawson is no longer with us
Born 11 March 1932  (London, England)

Died 3 April 2023  (United Kingdom)

Age at death: 91  (read death notice)
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, Sarah Sarah Lawson is no longer with us
Born 6 August 1928  (Wandsworth, London, England)

Died 18 August 2023  (London, United Kingdom)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Actress - 'The Odd Man', 'Within These Walls' etc.
[Picture of Sarah 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 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]


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 Norman Lear is no longer with us
Born 27 July 1922  (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Died 5 December 2023  (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Age at death: 101  (read death notice)
American TV sitcom producer & occasional actor.
[Picture of Norman Lear]


Leaud, Jean-Pierre
Born 28 May 1944  (Paris, France)
French actor in artistic movies
[Picture of Jean-Pierre Leaud]


LeClezio, J. M. G.
Born 13 April 1940  (Nice, France)
French writer and Nobel laureate.
[Picture of J. M. G. LeClezio]


Ledl, Lotte
Born 16 March 1930  (Vienna, Austria)
Austrian actress.
[Picture of Lotte Ledl]


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, Dave
Born 8 December 1926  (Newington, London, England)
Jazz musician who worked on 'That Was the Week That Was' and 'The Avengers', parlaying the latter into writing "Kinky Boots".
[Picture of Dave 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, 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, 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, Stephen
Born 12 October 1974  (Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England)
Lardarse snooker player, one of the top players in the World.
[Picture of Stephen Lee]


Lee Jones, Tommy
Born 15 September 1946  (San Saba, Texas)
Film actor, who spent years as a character actor before hitting the big-time in the mid 90s onwards.
[Picture of Tommy Lee Jones]


Leeming, Jan
Born 5 January 1942  (Kent, England)
Former BBC newsreader.
[Picture of Jan Leeming]


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]


Legend, Bill
Born 8 August 1944  (Barking, Essex, United Kingdom)
British musician who played the drums for glam rockers T. Rex during their biggest period
[Picture of Bill Legend]


Legrand, Mirtha
Born 23 February 1927  (Villa Canas, Argentina)
Argentine actress and TV star well known in her own country…
[Picture of Mirtha Legrand]


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


Lelyveld, Joseph
Born 5 April 1937  (Cincinnati, Ohio, United States)
American journalist. He was executive editor of The New York Times from 1994 to 2001. He won Pullitzer Prize in 1986 for Move Your Shadow
[Picture of Joseph Lelyveld]


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


Lennon, Julian
Born 8 April 1963  (Liverpool, UK)
Son of John and Cynthia Lennon who inpsired some Beatles songs (eg Hey Jude) and had his own lower level musical career
[Picture of Julian Lennon]


Leno, Jay
Born 28 April 1950  (Natick, Massachusetts, USA)
Big-chinned comedian & talk show host.
[Picture of Jay Leno]


Leonard, Herbert
Born 25 February 1945  (Strasbourg, France)
French singer who has also found the time to write books on WWII-era Russian planes.
[Picture of Herbert Leonard]


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


Lepore, Amanda
Born 21 November 1967  (Cedar Grove, New Jersey, USA)
Transgender model, socialite, singer, performance artist and LGBTQ+ activist.
[Picture of Amanda Lepore]


Leroy, Philippe
Born 15 October 1930  (Paris, France)
French actor noted for his roles in French and Italian cinema. Also a keen parachuter to the side.
[Picture of Philippe Leroy]


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


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


Lester, 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]


Levesque, Paul Michael
Born 27 July 1969  (Nashua, New Hampshire, USA)
Another wrestler, aka Triple H.
[Picture of Paul Michael Levesque]


Levete, Amanda
Born 17 November 1955  (Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom)
British architect and furniture designer
[Picture of Amanda Levete]


Levine, Rachel
Born 28 October 1957  (place of birth unknown)
American pediatrician currently serving as the United States Assistant Secretary for Health.
[Picture of Rachel Levine]


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, Harry
Born 24 November 1996  (Guernsey, United Kingdom)
Known on Youtube as W2s, and a member of the Sidemen collective
[Picture of Harry 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, Linda Linda Lewis is no longer with us
Born 27 September 1950  (West Ham, England, United Kingdom)

Died 3 May 2023  ()

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
British singer with a couple of hits in the 70s
[Picture of Linda Lewis]


Lewis (cricket), Tony
Born 7 June 1938  (Swansea, Wales)
Cricketer. Later a journalist and a face of BBC cricket coverage.
[Picture of Tony Lewis (cricket)]


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]


Libeskind, Daniel
Born 12 May 1946  (Lodz, Poland)
Internationally successful Polish architect,e.g. the Jewish Museum in Berlin
[Picture of Daniel Libeskind]


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]


Lightfoot, Gordon Gordon Lightfoot is no longer with us
Born 17 November 1938  (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)

Died 1 May 2023  (Toronto, Kanada)

Age at death: 84  (read death notice)
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]


Likimani, Muthoni
Born in Murang'a District, Kenya  (exact date unknown)
Kenyan writer and activist.
[Picture of Muthoni Likimani]


Lindell, Mike
Born 28 June 1961  (Mankato, Minnesota, USA)
CEO of MyPillow whose whole existence now inexplicably revolves around uncovering a non-existent 2020 election conspiracy
[Picture of Mike Lindell]


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, Helen
Born in Coimbatore, India  (exact date unknown)
Ancient British actress, for example, in Mission Impossible, born 1929. Died in April, but did not receive a qualifying obit.
[Picture of Helen Lindsay]


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, Robert Alexander Robert Alexander Lindsay is no longer with us
Born 5 March 1927  ()

Died 18 March 2023  (Balcarres House, Fife, Scotland)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
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]


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


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


Lipa, Dua
Born 22 August 1995  (London, England)
English-Albanian popstar.
[Picture of Dua Lipa]


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]


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


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


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


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


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


Lizzo, (singer)
Born 27 April 1988  (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
American singer with breakout song "Truth Hurts."
[Picture of (singer) Lizzo]


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, Charles
Born 15 March 1938  (Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
Jazz saxophonist and band leader
[Picture of Charles Lloyd]


Lloyd, Christopher
Born 22 October 1938  (Stamford, Connecticut, USA)
Actor, best known for his roles in 'Addams Family' & as Doc Brown in the 'Back to the Future' films.
[Picture of Christopher Lloyd]


Lloyd, Clive
Born 31 August 1944  (Georgetown, British Guiana)
Guyanese-British cricket considered one of the greatest captains in the game.
[Picture of Clive Lloyd]


Lloyd, Emily
Born 29 September 1970  (London, England)
Film actress ('Wish You Were Here', 'The Honeytrap'). Had long struggled with anxiety and depression which had stabilised by 2013.
[Picture of Emily Lloyd]


Lloyd, Larry
Born 6 October 1948  (Bristol, England)
English former footballer and manager.
[Picture of Larry 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]


Lo, Tove
Born 29 October 1987  (Helsingborg, Sweden)
Born Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson, called Sweden's darkest pop export.
[Picture of Tove Lo]


Lobinger, Tim Tim Lobinger is no longer with us
Born 3 September 1972  (Rheinbach, Germany)

Died 16 February 2023  (Munich, Germany)

Age at death: 50  (read death notice)
German pole vaulter.
[Picture of Tim Lobinger]


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


Lockie, Ken
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England  (exact date unknown)
English singer-songwriter and member of Cowboys International.
[Picture of Ken Lockie]


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 Gina Lollobrigida is no longer with us
Born 4 July 1927  (Subiaco, Italy)

Died 16 January 2023  (Rome, Italy)

Age at death: 95  (read death notice)
Italian actress, popular in the 1950s and '60s.
[Picture of Gina Lollobrigida]


Long, Shelley
Born 23 August 1949  (Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA)
Actress - Diane Chambers in 'Cheers'.
[Picture of Shelley Long]


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 Dennis Lotis is no longer with us
Born 8 March 1925  (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Died 8 February 2023  ()

Age at death: 97  (read death notice)
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]


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, 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]


Loveless, Melinda
Born 28 October 1975  (New Albany, Indiana, USA)
One of four teenagers who gruesomely murdered 12-year-old Shanda Sharer in 1992.
[Picture of Melinda Loveless]


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]


Lovett, Norman
Born 31 October 1946  (Windsor, Berkshire, England)
Stand-up comedian and actor best known as floating head computer Holly in 'Red Dwarf'.
[Picture of Norman Lovett]


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]


Lucas, Matt
Born 5 March 1974  (Paddington, London, England)
Comedian, best known for his on-screen partnership with David Walliams in the hit noughties comedy 'Little Britain'. Ex-partner Kevin McGee committed suicide in 2009.
[Picture of Matt Lucas]


Luce, Richard
Born 14 October 1936  (Westminster, England)
British politician that has served as MP, Governor of Gibraltar and Lord Chamberlain (Baron Luce).
[Picture of Richard Luce]


Luckinbill, Laurence
Born 21 November 1934  (Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA)
American stage actor and playwright.
[Picture of Laurence Luckinbill]


Luft, Christa
Born 28 February 1938  (Krakow am See, Germany)
Economist, Last Minister of Economy in East Germany, former Stasi informant.
[Picture of Christa Luft]


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]


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


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]


Lundgren, Dolph
Born 3 November 1957  (Stockholm, Sweden)
Athlete who became an actor (of sorts), including a rather disastrous stint as 'He-Man' in the live action film of the same name.
[Picture of Dolph Lundgren]


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]


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


Lunn, Wilf Wilf Lunn is no longer with us
Born in Rastrick, Yorkshire, England  (exact date unknown)

Died 13 December 2023  (tba)

Age at death: 81  (read death notice)
Inventor and presenter of 'Vision On' and 'Eureka'.
[Picture of Wilf Lunn]


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


Luxon, Benjamin
Born 24 March 1937  (Redruth, UK)
Retired British baritone who has also appeared in movies
[Picture of Benjamin Luxon]


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]


Lyonne, Natasha
Born 4 April 1979  (New York, New York, USA)
American actress ('American Pie', 'Blade: Trinity', 'Scary Movie 2').
[Picture of Natasha Lyonne]


McDonald, Mary Lou
Born 1 May 1969  (Dublin, Ireland)
Leader of the Opposition in Ireland since June 2020 and President of Sinn Féin since February 2018.
[Picture of Mary Lou McDonald]

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