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supermarket owner  Pasqulino Antonio "Leno" La Bianco   husband of Rosemary; murdered by the Manson Family during Helter Skelter Murders
born on 8-6-1925 in Los Angeles, California
expired 8-10-1969 in Los Angeles, California   age 44   cause: stabbed to death
Botique owner  Rosemary La Bianca   wife of Leno; murdered by the Manson Family during Helter Skelter Murders
born on 12-15-1930 in Mexico
expired 8-10-1969 in Los Angeles, California   age 38   cause: stabbed 41 times
author  Ève Denise Curie LaBouisse   daughter of Marie & Pierre
born on 12-6-1904 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
expired 10-22-2007 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 102
   Contest Selectors
2006CSI, KLS, RR, WEP13.3%
2007KLS, RR, WEP9.7%
   Scored 2.9250 points

AKS: Eve
 Yvette Blanche Labrousse   widow of Aga Khan III
¤full name: Yvette Labrousse Begum Om Habibah 
born on 2-15-1906 in Mont Saint Claire, France
expired 7-1-2000 in Le Cannet, France   age 94
actor  Ronald Lacey   played the village idiot in The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), Gestapo agent Toht (the guy with the lethal-looking coat hanger) in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and President Widmark in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
born on 6-18-1935
expired 5-15-1991   age 55
former Bob Hope gag writer  Morton Lachman   he went on to produce tv shows like All in the Family and Kate & Allie
born on 3-20-1918 in Seattle, Washington
expired 3-17-2009 in Los Angeles, California   age 90   cause: heart attack; diabetes
short-career vaudeville comedian  Kenneth Lackey   original member of Ted Healy's Stooges (1923-25); later became a Clerk of the U.S. District Court for Northern Indiana
born on 12-14-1901 in Indiana
expired 4-16-1976 in Columbus, North Carolina   age 74
 Henrietta Lacks   origin of the research line of cancer cells designated "HeLa" (removed without her knowledge or permission)
¤née: Pleasant 
born on 8-12-1920 in Roanoke, Virginia
expired 10-4-1951 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 31   cause: cervical cancer
former French tennis great  Jean Rene Lacoste
born on 7-2-1904 in Paris, France
expired 10-11-1996 in Saint Jean-de-Luz, France   age 92   cause: heart failure
Hall-of-Fame sports journalist  Sammuel Harold Lacy   wrote for the Baltimore African-American
born on 10-23-1903 in Mystic, Connecticut
expired 5-8-2003 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 99   cause: complications from dysphasia
   Contest Selectors
2002JL9.1%
2003JL5.6%
   Scored 5.1000 solo points

actor  Alan Walbridge Ladd Sr.   had title role in Shane (1953)
born on 9-3-1913 in Hot Springs, Arkansas
expired 1-29-1964 in Palm Springs, California   age 50
current Universal Studios logo movie pioneer  Carl Laemmle Sr.   co-founded the IMP Corp. (1909) that became Universal Studios (1912)
born on 1-17-1867 in Laupheim, Germany
expired 9-24-1939 in Hollywood, California   age 72
physician  Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec   invented the stethoscope (around 1816)
born on 2-17-1781 in Quimper, Brittany, France
expired 8-13-1826   age 45   cause: tuberculosis
super-geezer  Hattie Lafayette
born on 3-30-1897
expired 9-10-2009 in Detroit, Michigan   age 112
French army officer and American Revolutionary War hero Marquis  Marie Joseph Paul Lafayette
born on 9-6-1757 in Chavaniac, France
expired 5-20-1834 in Paris, France   age 76
Oklahoma death row inmate  Loyd Winford Lafevers
born on 8-28-1965
expired 1-30-2001 in McAlester, Oklahoma   age 35   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2001 TEX12½%
   Did  Not Score - insufficient category citations (only 2 of the minimum 3 needed)

AKS: Lloyd
Doris Duke's weasel butler  Bernard Lafferty
born on 4-14-1945
expired 11-4-1996 in Los Angeles, California   age 51
former tv network executive  Perry Francis Lafferty   while head of West Coast Programming for CBS (1965-76) — he helped produce & get on the air programs such as M*A*S*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family & Maude
born on 10-3-1917 in Davenport, Iowa
expired 8-25-2005 in Century City, California   age 87   cause: cancer
sci-fi writer  Rafael Aloysius Lafferty   won 1973 Hugo for his short story Eurema's Damn
born on 11-7-1914 in Neola, Iowa
expired 3-18-2002 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma   age 87
one-time audio engineer  Donald L. LaFontaine   was the famous movie trailer announcer — "In a world where dead pools reign, one announcer's demise passes un-scored-upon."
born on 8-26-1940 in Duluth, Minnesota
expired 9-1-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 68   cause: complications from pulmonary embolism & collapsed lung; subcutaneous emphysema
international law professor  Henri Marie La Fontaine   recipeint of the 1913 Nobel peace prize
born on 4-22-1854 in Brussels, Belgium
expired 5-14-1943 in Brussels, Belgium   age 89   cause: uremic poisoning
 Pär Fabian Lagerkvist   was the 1951 Nobel literature laureate
born on 5-23-1891 in Växjö, Småland, Sweden
expired 7-11-1974 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden   age 83
AKS: Par
 Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf   winner of the 1909 Nobel prize in literature
born on 11-20-1858 in Östra Emterwik, Värmland, Sweden
expired 3-16-1940 in Mårbacka, Sweden   age 81
AKS: Lagerlof
classical guitarist  Alexandre Lagoya
born on 6-29-1929 in Alexandria, Egypt
expired 8-24-1999 in Paris, France   age 70   cause: "a long illness"
Texas death row inmate  Edward Lewis Lagrone
¤Number 999083 
born on 3-3-1957
expired 2-11-2004 in Huntsville, Texas   age 46   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2004ADWC, BOD, DTM, PCD, RIE, RR33.3%
   Scored 7.9781 points

NYC mayor (1933-46)  Fiorello Henry LaGuardia   shut down the burlesque houses (boo, hiss)
¤nickname: "Little Flower" 
born on 12-11-1882 in New York, New York
expired 9-20-1947 in New York, New York   age 64
actor  Bert Lahr   played the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz (1939)
¤real name: Irving Lahrheim 
born on 8-13-1895 in New York, New York
expired 12-4-1967 in New York, New York   age 72
MAD magazine contributor  Paul I. Laikin
born on 10-24-1927 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 5-12-2012 in West Babylon, New York   age 84
Mule Train singer  Frankie Laine
¤born: Francesco Paolo LoVecchio 
born on 3-30-1913 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-6-2007 in San Diego, California   age 93   cause: complications from hip replacement surgery
   Contest Selectors
2003KOHD5.6%
2004ADWC, ANG, DTM16.7%
2005ADWC, BYE, DTM13.0%
2006ANG, BYE, DTM, 4GUE13.3%
2007ANG, AUDC, BYE, DTM, TFM, 4GUE19.4%
   Scored 3.2781 points

baseball Hall of Famer (charter member)  Napoleon Lajoie   second baseman for Philadelphia Athletics (1896-1901) and Cleveland (1902-1915)
born on 9-5-1875 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
expired 2-7-1959 in Daytona Beach, Florida   age 83
former Panamanian "president" (1972-78) under dictator Torrijos  Demitrio Basilio Lakas Bahas   guided negotiations to acquire the canal for Panama
born on 8-29-1925 in Colón, Panama
expired 11-2-1999 in Panama City, Panama   age 74   cause: heart ailment
inventor  Simon Lake   father of the modern submarine
born on 9-4-1866 in Pleasantville, New Jersey
expired 6-23-1945 in Bridgeport, Connecticut   age 78
1940s movie actress  Veronica Lake   it is said in L.A. (confidentially) that she looked like Kim Basinger, only better
¤real name: Constance Francis Marie Ockleman 
born on 11-14-1919 in New York, New York
expired 7-7-1973 in Colchester, Vermont   age 53   cause: acute hepatitis; alcoholism
discount airline entrepreneur Sir  Frederick Alfred "Freddie" Laker   his Skytrain service went bust after a few years
born on 8-6-1922 in Canterbury, Kent, England
expired 2-9-2006 in Hollywood, Florida   age 83   cause: "heart problems"
   Contest Selectors
2002 MORB9.1%

Doobie Brothers percussionist  Bobby LaKind
born on --1945
expired 12-24-1992   age 47   cause: colon cancer
writer, composer, producer  Edward J. Lakso   co-wrote The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959); for the original Star Trek series wrote the And the Children Shall Lead episode (1968); also wrote for Charlie's Angels, The Rockford Files, Starsky and Hutch, Mission Impossible, The Big Valley, The Wild, Wild West, ... and others
born on 9-20-1932
expired 5-23-2009 in Beverly Hills, California   age 76   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
subject of 20 Questions interview in October 1984 `Playboy Magazine' 1950's tv exercise guru  Jack LaLanne
¤full name: François Henri LaLanne 
born on 9-26-1914 in San Francisco, California
expired 1-23-2011 in Morrow Bay, California   age 96   cause: respiratory failure; pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2001NFG12½%
2003ABRA5.6%
2004ABRA, ADWC, NFG, SS22.2%
2005ADWC, BYE, NFG, TMD17.4%
2006BYE, MOT, NFG, OIE, 4GUE16.7%
2007ABRA, BYE, DGW, DTH, GOHI, MOT, NFG, 4GUE25.8%
2008BYE, DGW, GOHI, NFG, OED, OIE, RPRM, SPAM, 4GUE28.1%
2009BYE, DGW, GOHI, NFG, OED, RPRM20.0%
2010BYE, DGW, GAS, JCM, NFG, RPRM22.2%

AKS: Lalain Lalaine La Lanne La lain La laine
litigious actress  Hedy Lamarr   did a 10 minute movie nude scene in Ecstacy (1933), back when it really meant something; with George Antheil received a patent (8/11/1942) for what became known as Spread Spectrum radio technology
¤born: Hedwig Eva Marie Kiesler
Hedwig Markey 
born on 9-11-1913 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 1-18-2000 in Altamonte Springs, Florida   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1980 BB6.3%
2000 ANG, SPAM29%
   Scored 5.1500 points

actor  Fernando Lamas   one-time husband of Esther Williams
born on 1-9-1915 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
expired 10-8-1982 in Los Angeles, California   age 67
animated film maker  Derek Reginal Steven Lamb   shared 1978 Animated Short oscar for Special Delivery & 1979 Animated Short oscar for Every Child; with Eugene Fedorenko & ex-wife Janet Perlman created the animated opening credits of PBS' Mystery series (to artwork drawn by Edward Gorey)
born on 6-20-1936 in Bromley, England
expired 11-5-2005 in Poulsbo, Washington   age 89   cause: cancer
physicist Dr.  Willis Eugene Lamb Jr.   1955 Nobel physics laureate, shared with Polycarp Kusch, for determining the magnetic moment of the electron
born on 7-12-1913 in Los Angeles, California
expired 5-15-2008 in Tucson, Arizona   age 94   cause: complications from a gallstone disorder
   Contest Selectors
2006GHG3.3%
2007RR3.2%
2008RR3.1%
   Scored 5.6000 solo points

NFL team co-founder  Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau   Green Bay Packers co-founder (with George Calhoun in 1919) and coach
born on 4-9-1898 in Green Bay, Wisconsin
expired 6-1-1965 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin   age 67
fashion critic  Eleanor Lambert   created the "Best Dressed List" (1940); widow of Seymour Berkson
born on 8-10-1904 in Crawfordsville, Indiana
expired 10-7-2003 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 99
   Contest Selectors
2003 JL5.6%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (zero to be exact)

Listerine magnate  Gerard Barnes Lambert   daddy invented the stuff (1880)
expired 2-25-1967 in Princeton, New Jersey   age 80
Indiana death row inmate  Michael Allen Lambert
¤number 922001 
born on 10-21-1970
expired 6-15-2007 in Michigan City, Indiana   age 36   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2006OIE3.3%

to next Pope: Clement XIIIto previous Pope: Clement XII Catholic Church leader (1740-1758)  Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini   elected 248th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church 1740
¤Pope Benedict XIV 
born on 3-31-1675 in Bologna, Italy
expired 5-3-1758 in Rome, Italy   age 83
doctor, scientist, inventor  Christian J. Lambertsen   invented an early form of underwater breathing device that was employed by the U.S. military during World War II; credited with coining the acronym scuba (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus)
born on 5-15-1917 in Newton Square, Pennsylvania
expired 2-11-2011 in Newton Square, Pennsylvania   age 93
AKS: Lambertson
auto company founder  Ferruccio Lamborghini
born on 4-28-1916 in Ranazzo, Italy
expired 2-20-1993 in Perugia, Umbria, Italy   age 76
movie director  Charles Fred Lamont   made several Ma & Pa Kettle movies and Abbott and Costello Go To Mars (1953)
born on 5-5-1895 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 9-12-1993 in Woodland Hills, California   age 98   cause: pneumonia
Jake LaMotta's 1st ex-wife  Beverly "Vikki" LaMotta   did November 1981 Playboy pictorial
¤née: Thailer 
born on 1-23-1930 in New York, New York
expired 1-25-2005 in Boca Raton, Florida   age 75   cause: complications from heart surgery
Chipwich ice cream sandwich creator (1982)  Richard Edmund LaMotta   his cousin is a raging bull
born on 5-20-1942 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 5-11-2010 in Chappaqua, New York   age 67   cause: heart attack
actress  Dorothy Lamour   went on "The Road" with Hope & Crosby
¤born: Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton 
born on 12-10-1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana
expired 9-22-1996 in North Hollywood, California   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1979 MS7.7%

western author  Louis Dearborn L'Amour
born on 3-22-1908 in Jamestown, North Dakota
expired 6-10-1988 in Los Angeles, California   age 80
folk singer  Millard Lampell   co-founder of the Almanac Singers
born on 1-23-1919
expired 10-3-1997 in Ashburn, Virginia   age 78
cartoonist  Harry Lampert   co-creator of The Flash for DC Comics (1940)
born on 11-3-1916 in New York, New York
expired 11-13-2004 in Boca Raton, Florida   age 88   cause: cerebral hemorrhage; cancer
actor  Burton Stephen Lancaster   portrayed 'Doc' Graham in Field of Dreams (1989)
born on 10-2-1913 in New York, New York
expired 10-20-1994 in Century City, California   age 80
conductor/composer  John Lanchbery
born on 5-15-1923 in London, England
expired 2-27-2003 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   age 79
   Contest Selectors
2005TBC

AKS: Lanchberry
primarily comedic actress  Elsa Lanchester   played the monster's mate in Bride of Frankenstein (1935); wife of Charles Laughton
¤born: Elizabeth Sullivan 
born on 10-28-1902 in Lewisham, England
expired 12-26-1986 in Woodland Hills, California   age 84
regional tv personality  Howard F. Lancour   played Mr. Mayor opposite Alley Cat & Pansy for WJIM-TV (later became their news anchor); also worked at WKBD, WILX & WSYM
born on 12-24-1929 in Springfield, Massachusetts
expired 8-12-1989 in Lansing, Michigan   age 59   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
1980 EK6.3%

 Edward E. Lanctot   co-founded TruServ Corp (1948; with John Cotter); it went on to become the True Value hardware store chain
born on 1-27-1919 in Duluth, Minnesota
expired 10-30-2003 in Park Ridge, Illinois   age 84   cause: complicataions from stroke
Dr.  Edwin Herbert Land   inventor of instant photography; Polaroid camera; co-founder of company that became Polaroid Corp (1932)
born on 5-7-1909 in Norwich, Connecticut
expired 3-1-1991 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 81
jazz tenor saxophonist  Harold DeVance Land Sr.
born on 2-18-1928 in Houston, Texas
expired 7-27-2001 in West Los Angeles, California   age 73   cause: stroke
physicist  Lev Davidovich Landau   his theories about "condensed matter" won him the 1962 Nobel prize in physics
born on 1-22-1908 in Baku, Azerbaijan, Russian Empire
expired 4-1-1968 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 60
physicist, I.B.M. fellow, Dr.  Rolf William Landauer   pioneered in the theoretical physics of computing
born on 2-4-1927
expired 4-27-1999 in Briarcliff Manor, New York   age 72   cause: brain cancer
anti-smoking activist  Alan Landers   was once the "Winston Man" in commercials
¤real name: Allan Stewart Levine 
born on 11-30-1940 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 2-27-2009 in Lauderhill, Florida   age 68   cause: lung, larynx & throat cancer
comedian & character actor  Stephen "Steve" Landesberg   played Detective Arthur Dietrich on Barney Miller cop comedy tv series (1975-82) & it's spinoff, Fish
born on 11-23-1936 in New York, New York
expired 12-20-2010 in Los Angeles, California   age 74   cause: cancer
silent movie actor  Cullen Landis   lead performer in first all-talkie movie (Lights of New York, 1928)
born on 7-9-1895 in Nashville, Tennessee
expired 8-26-1975 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan   age 80
next-to-last World War I U.S. Army military veteran  Harry Richard Landis
born on 12-12-1899 in Marion County, Missouri
expired 2-4-2008 in Sun City Center, Florida   age 108   cause: fever; hypo-tension
   Contest Selectors
2008MORB, PCD, RIE, RR, 4GUE15.6%
   Scored 1.8563 points

stage and screen actress  Jessie Royce Landis
born on 11-25-1904 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 2-2-1972 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 67
to next Baseball Commissioner: Happy Chandler judge  Kenesaw Mountain Landis   Baseball Commissioner (in the wake of the Black Sox scandal) from November 12, 1920 until his death
born on 11-20-1866 in Millville, Ohio
expired 11-25-1944 in Chicago, Illinois   age 78
1930's presidential candidate  Alfred Mossman Landon   father of Nancy Kassebaum
born on 9-9-1887 in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
expired 10-12-1987 in Topeka, Kansas   age 100
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%
1980 JW, MM, RR12.8%

musicologist  Howard Chandler Robbins Landon   was a scholar of Mozart & Haydn
born on 3-6-1926 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 11-20-2009 in Rabastens, France   age 83
author  Margaret Dorothea Mortensen Landon   wrote book Anna and the King of Siam (1944), basis for the musical The King and I
born on 9-7-1903 in Somers, Wisconsin
expired 12-4-1993 in Alexandria, Virginia   age 90
actor  Michael Landon   appeared as Little Joe on Bonanza (1959-73), Charles Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie (1974-83) and Jonathan Smith on Highway to Heaven (1984-91); also played Tony Rivers, the title role, in I Was A Teenage Werewolf (1957)
¤born: Eugene Maurice Orowitz 
born on 10-31-1936 in Forest Hills, New Jersey
expired 7-1-1991 in Malibu, California   age 54   cause: liver & pancreatic cancer
Alf's widow  Theo Cobb Landon   mother of former Kansas senator Nancy Kassenbaum
born on 9-2-1898
expired 7-14-1996 in Topeka, Kansas   age 97
harpsichordist  Wanda Louise Landowska   led a revival in "ancient" (pre-Romantic) music
born on 7-5-1879 in Warsaw, Poland
expired 8-16-1959 in Lakeville, Connecticut   age 80
former Georgia Rep. (1953-77)  Phillip Mitchell Landrum   co-author of the Landrum-Griffin Labor Act (1959)
born on 9-10-1907 in Martin, Georgia
expired 11-19-1990 in Jasper, Georgia   age 83
Hall-of-Fame former Dallas Cowboys coach (1960-88)  Thomas Wade "Tom" Landry
born on 9-11-1924 in Mission, Texas
expired 2-12-2000 in Irving, Texas   age 75   cause: acute myelogenous leukemia
   Contest Selectors
2000 ANG, RR, TEX43%
   Scored 5.6250 points

1930 Nobel medicine laureate Dr.  Karl Landsteiner   devise the four main blood groups: A, B, AB & O (1901); co-discovered the Rh factor (1937) with Levine & Wiener
born on 6-14-1868 in Vienna, Austria
expired 6-26-1943 in New York, New York   age 75   cause: heart attack
actor  Allan Lane   third actor to play the role of Red Ryder in Republic serials (1947; also see Don Barry & William Elliot); provided the voice of Mr. Ed (1961-66)
¤born: Harry Albershart
nickname: "Rocky" 
born on 9-22-1904 in Mishawaka, Indiana
expired 10-27-1973 in Woodland Hills, California   age 69   cause: bone marrow disease
publisher Sir  Allen Lane   founder of Penguin Books (1935)
born on 9-21-1902 in Bristol, Avon, England
expired 7-7-1970 in Northwood, Middlesex, England   age 67
Broadway composer  Burton Lane   cowrote Finian's Rainbow (1947) and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
born on 2-2-1912 in New York, New York
expired 1-5-1997   age 84
character actor  Charles Lane   played Potter's rent collector in Its A Wonderful Life; had recurring role as C.&F.W. Railroad accountant J. Homer Bedloe on Petticoat Junction; was a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild (1933)
¤born: Charles Gerstle Levison 
born on 1-26-1905 in San Francisco, California
expired 7-9-2007 in Brentwood, California   age 102
   Contest Selectors
2000RR14%
2001NFG, RR25%
2002DTM, JAC, RR27.3%
2003ABRA, COCO, JL, KLS, KOHD, PCD, RR38.9%
2004DTM, KLS, NFG, PCD, RR27.8%
2005ANG, BYE, DTM, KLS, NFG, PCD, RR30.4%
2006ANG, BYE, DTM, KLS, NFG, PCD, RR23.3%
2007ABRA, BYE, DTH, DTM, KLS, NFG, PCD, RR25.8%
   Scored 2.3195 points

AKS: Levinson
elderly tv commercial actress  Mildred F. Lane   with Clara Peller appeared in famous "Where's the Beef?" commercial; Mildred was the confused woman that opened the bun and looked vainly for the meat patty
born on 4-15-1903
expired 8-7-1999 in New Hope, Minnesota   age 96   cause: injuries from a fall
writer  Ralph Norman Angell Lane   received the 1933 Nobel peace prize
born on 12-26-1872 in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England
expired 10-7-1967 in Croydon, Surrey, England   age 94
Detroit Lions cornerback (1952-64)  Richard "Dick" Lane Sr.   husband of Dinah Washington
¤nickname: "Night Train
born on 4-16-1928 in Austin, Texas
expired 1-29-2002 in Austin, Texas   age 73   cause: heart attack; diabetes
former Small Faces & Faces guitarist  Ronnie Lane
born on 4-1-1946
expired 6-4-1997 in Trinidad, Colorado   age 51
original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer  Charley Laney   appeared on series as Charley in its second season (1956-57)
born on 6-18-1943
expired 3-9-1997 in San Diego, California   age 53
director  Sidney Lanfield   directed Hound of the Baskervilles (1939), The Meanest Man in the World (1943) & The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
born on 4-20-1898 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-20-1972 in Marina del Rey, California   age 74   cause: heart attack
cinematographer  Charles Bryant Lang   won oscar for The Magnificent Seven
born on 3-27-1902 in Bluff, Utah
expired 4-3-1998 in Santa Monica, California   age 96   cause: pneumonia
scene from `Metropolis' tyranical writer, producer, director  Fritz Lang   directed Metropolis (1926) & M (1931); invented the rocket "countdown" for Frau im Mond (1929); temporarily married to creepy Nazi lover Thea Von Harbou
born on 12-5-1890 in Vienna, Austria
expired 8-2-1976 in Beverly Hills, California   age 85
movie producer  Jennings Lang   created the Sensurround sound system for Earthquake; made a bunch of Airport movies (1970, '75, '77, '79)
born on 5-28-1915 in New York, New York
expired 5-29-1996 in Palm Desert, California   age 81
Miss America 1927  Lois Eleanor Delander Lang
born on 2-14-1911
expired 1-??-1985 in Evanston, Illinois   age 73
director  Walter Lang   made Sitting Pretty (1948), Cheaper By The Dozen (1950), The King and I (1956), Desk Set (1957) & Can Can (1960)
born on 8-10-1896 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 2-7-1972 in Palm Springs, California   age 75   cause: kidney failure
actor  Glenn Langan   played Lt.Col. Glenn Manning, the Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
born on 7-8-1917 in Denver, Colorado
expired 1-19-1991 in Los Angeles, California   age 73   cause: cancer
silent screen comedian  Harry Philmore Langdon   also a director and producer; got his start teamed with Frank Capra, but let his ego get the best of him; career went in the tank after that
born on 6-15-1884 in Council Bluffs, Iowa
expired 12-22-1944 in Los Angeles, California   age 60   cause: heart attack
internationalist  Christian Lous Lange   shared the 1921 Nobel peace prize
born on 9-17-1869 in Stavenger, Norway
expired 12-11-1938 in Oslo, Norway   age 69
 David Russell Lange   former prime minister of New Zealand (1984-89)
born on 8-4-1942 in Auckland, New Zealand
expired 8-13-2005 in Auckland, New Zealand   age 63   cause: kidney failure; diabetes; amyloidosis
   Contest Selectors
2005DTM4.3%
   Scored 8.7000 solo points

actress  Hope Elise Ross Lange   played Selena Cross in Peyton Place film (1957), Carolyn Muir in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir tv series & Joanna Kersey, Paul Kersey's raped/murdered wife, in Death Wish (1974)
¤Mrs. Charles Hollerith Jr. 
born on 11-28-1931 in Redding Ridge, Connecticut
expired 12-19-2003 in Santa Monica, California   age 72   cause: intestinal infection; diverticulitis
   Contest Selectors
1979JH7.7%

journalist/author  George Langelaan   his short story The Fly (published in the June 1957 issue of Playboy has been made into a movie several times (1958 & 1986) with several sequels
born on 1-19-1908 in Paris, France
expired 2-9-1972   age 64
attorney  Charles Douglas Langford   defended Rosa Parks when she was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat, represented Martin Luther King Jr. during the bus boycott (1955-56); and Arlam Carr Jr. in 1964 suit that desegregated Montgomery Public Schools
born on 12-9-1922 in Montgomery, Alabama
expired 2-11-2007 in Montgomery, Alabama   age 84
singer & radio actress  Frances Newbern Langford   her big hit: "I'm in the mood for Love" — written for her character in the movie Every Night at Eight (1935); was Don Ameche's radio wife on The Bickersons; was Mrs. Jon Hall (1934-55), Ralph Evinrude (1955-86) & Harold Stewart (1994-2005)
born on 4-4-1913 in Lakeland, Florida
expired 7-11-2005 in Jensen Beach, Florida   age 92   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2004NFG5.6%
2005NFG4.3%
   Scored 5.8000 solo points

 Minnie Lee Langley   survivor of 1923 mob destruction of Rosewood, Florida
¤née: Mitchell 
born on --1912
expired 12-16-1995 in Jacksonville, Florida   age 83   cause: complications following cancer surgery
General Electric researcher  Irving Langmuir   gave name to ionized gas — "plasma" (1928); won 1932 Nobel Prize in chemistry; came up with the idea of cloud seeding (1946)
born on 1-31-1881 in Brooklyn, New York
expired 8-16-1957 in Falmouth, Massachusetts   age 76
character actor & director  Basil Calvert Langton   his last role was as the Caretaker in the Star Trek: Voyager pilot episodes; also did work as a photographer
born on 1-9-1912 in Clifton, Bristol, England
expired 5-29-2003 in Santa Monica, California   age 91
actress  Lily Langtry   object of Judge Roy Bean's sometimes lethal obsession
¤born: Emilie Charlotte Le Breton
nickname: Jersey Lily
title: Lady De Bath 
born on 10-13-1853 in Isle of Jersey, England
expired 2-12-1929 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 75   cause: heart disease
high society dance band leader  Nathaniel Lester Lanin
born on 8-26-1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-27-2004 in New York, New York   age 97
AKS: Les
Manhattan Project security head Lt. Colonel  John Lansdale Jr.
born on 1-9-1912 in Oakland, California
expired 8-22-2003 in Annapolis, Maryland   age 91
Naval aviator Lt. Commander  Zachary Lansdowne   observer aboard R.34 during its trans-Atlantic transit; commander of the ill-fated USS Shenandoah (ZR-1)
born on 12-1-1888 in Greenville, Ohio
expired 9-3-1925 in Ada, Ohio   age 37   cause: crash of ZR-1 dirigible during thunderstorm
starlet  Joi Lansing   played Shirley Swanson on Love That Bob tv series
¤born: Joyce Wasmansdoff 
born on 4-6-1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 8-7-1972 in Santa Monica, California   age 44   cause: cancer
actor  Robert Lansing   played General Frank Savage on Twelve O'Clock High tv drama (1964-65) & Gary Seven in original Star Trek series episode Assignment: Earth (1968)
¤born: Robert Howell Brown 
born on 6-5-1928 in San Diego, California
expired 10-23-1994 in New York, New York   age 66   cause: cancer
mobster  Meyer Lansky   keeper of the mob bankroll
¤born: Maier Suchowjanski 
born on 7-4-1902 in Grodny, Russia
expired 1-15-1983 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 80   cause: lung cancer
Meyer's widow  Thelma Sheer Schwartz "Teddy" Lansky
born on 11-18-1907
expired 5-17-1997 in Miami, Florida   age 89
singer  "Snooky" Lanson
¤real name: Roy Landman 
born on 3-27-1914 in Memphis, Tennessee
expired 7-2-1990 in Nashville, Tennessee   age 76
actor  William A. Lanteau   played Chester on Newhart
born on 11-17-1922
expired 11-3-1993   age 70   cause: complications from heart surgery
Holocaust survivor & California congressman (1981-2007)  Thomas Peter "Tom" Lantos   as a teenager escaped from Nazi concentration camps & was sheltered by Raoul Wallenberg
born on 2-1-1928 in Budapest, Hungary
expired 2-11-2008 in Bethesda, Maryland   age 80   cause: cancer of the esophagus
voice of Woody Woodpecker  Gracie Lantz
¤born: Grace Boyle 
born on 11-7-1903
expired 3-17-1992 in Burbank, California   age 88   cause: spinal cancer
Woody Woodpecker animator  Walter Lantz
born on 4-27-1900 in New Rochelle, New York
expired 3-22-1994 in Burbank, California   age 93
   Contest Selectors
1979 RR7.7%

singer and film star  Mario Lanza
¤real name: Alfred Arnold Cocozza 
born on 1-31-1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 10-7-1959 in Rome, Italy   age 38
early basketball star  Joseph Bohomiel Lapchick Sr.   on original New York Celtics team; coached New York Knickerbockers (1947-56); coach at St. Johns University (1956-65)
born on 4-12-1900 in Yonkers, New York
expired 8-10-1970 in Monticello, New York   age 70   cause: heart attack
1050s/60s hotel architect  Morris Lapidus
born on 11-25-1902 in Odessa, Russia
expired 1-18-2001 in Miami Beach, Florida   age 98
Reddi-wip® can Reddi-wip® inventor (1947)  Aaron S. Lapin
¤aka: "Bunny" (in French, Lapin means rabbit) 
born on 1-5-1914 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 7-10-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 85   cause: heart failure
seller of short stacks  Alvin Lapin Jr.   co-founder of the International House of Pancakes — IHOP — in Toluca Lake (1958)
born on 9-18-1927 in New York, New York
expired 6-16-2004 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: cancer
the RB-47E Stratojet retired former Air Force RB-47E Stratojet pilot  John S. Lappo Sr.   on 4-29-1959 flew his plane beneath the center span of the Mackinac Bridge — the stunt cost him his wings
born on 1-8-1920 in Muskegon, Michigan
expired 11-15-2003 in Eagle River, Alaska   age 83
Another SFBMoFo tv vitamin huckster  Donald D. Lapre   in June 2011 indicted on 41 counts of various (illegal) shenanigans (conspiracy, mail fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, ...); was about to go on trial
born on 5-19-1964 in Massachusetts
expired 10-2-2011 in Florence, Arizona   age 47   cause: suicide
Hokey Pokey composer  Roland Lawrence "Larry" LaPrise
born on 11-11-1912
expired 4-4-1996 in Boise, Idaho   age 83
geezer  Maria Laqua
born on 2-12-1889 in Rheydt-Odenkirchen, Germany
expired 2-9-2002 in Bad Hönningen, Germany   age 112
character actor  John Larch   played Sgt. McCallum in Play Misty for Me (1971), the Chief of Police in Dirty Harry (1971) & Father Nuncio in The Amityville Horror (1974)
born on 10-4-1914 in Salem, Massachusetts
expired 10-16-2005 in Woodland Hills, California   age 91
Hollywood Ten screen writer  Ringgold Wilmer Lardner Jr.   won Academy Awards for his screenplay for Woman of the Year (1942) & M*A*S*H (1970)
born on 8-15-1915 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-31-2000 in New York, New York   age 85
   Contest Selectors
2000 RR14%
   Scored 6.5000 solo points

concert pianist  Ruth Laredo   known for her interpretations of the solo piano works of Scriabin & Rachmaninoff
¤née: Meckler 
born on 11-20-1937 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 5-25-2005 in New York, New York   age 67   cause: ovarian cancer
to July 1981 Playmate of Monthto May 1981 Playmate of Month Playboy June 1981 Playmate of Month  Mary Catherine "Cathy" Larmouth
¤ex-Mrs. Michael Martel Dees 
born on 7-15-1953 in Torrance, California
expired 1-4-2007 in Utah   age 53   cause: heart attack; a hole in the heart; strokes
suvivor of Titanic sinking  Louise Laroche
born on 7-2-1910
expired 1-28-1998 in Paris, France   age 87
   Contest Selectors
2000RR
2001 RR
2002JAC, JL
2003PCD, RR

early movie idol  Roderick LaRocque de la Rour   husband of Vilma Bánky
born on 11-29-1898 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-15-1969 in Beverly Hills, California   age 70
1940s burlesque stripper  Rose LaRose
¤born: Rosina Dapelle 
expired 7-27-1972 in Toledo, Ohio   age 59   cause: cancer
1964 Olympic track athlete  Michael D. "Mike" Larrabee   won two gold medals (400 meters & 1,600 meter relay)
born on 12-2-1933 in Ventura, California
expired 4-22-2003 in Santa Maria, California   age 69   cause: pancreatic cancer
AKS: Larabee
animator  Rudolph "Rudy" Larriva   worked on Looney Tunes, Mr. Magoo & Gerald McBoing Boing; he also directed the opening credits for the original Twilight Zone series (1959-60)
born on 2-12-1916 in El Paso, Texas
expired 2-19-2010 in Irvine, California   age 94
Joseph Lippincott's heavily airbrushed (and heavily copyrighted) portrait of the Lashmeister retired economist  Charles Patrick "Lash" Larrowe
born on 5-1-1916 in Portland, Oregon
expired 7-7-2006 in Okemos, Michigan   age 90   cause: heart failure
Smilin' Bob, right after he popped a whole box of Enzyte tablets hard-up for work method actor  John Larson   his rigid perfectionism is said to have enhanced his stiffly wooden performance playing Smilin' Bob, the priapatic herbal supplement shill in the Enzyte commercials (this towering achievement was overshadowed by his being shafted out of his performance residuals when they got busted by the Feds?); if he had been convicted of being part of the conspiracy to defraud he could have served hard time
expired 6-12-2009 in Martinique (nearby)   age ??   cause: drowned; boating accident
AKS: Larsen
singer  Nicolette L. Larson   had hit singing Lotta Love
born on 7-17-1952
expired 12-16-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 45   cause: cerebral edema
Michael Larson, pressing his 'luck' successful gameshow contestant  Paul Michael Larson   in May of 1984 won over $100,000 in cash & prizes on the Press Your Luck game show by figuring out the cursor sequence; subsequently lost all of it in scams, get rich schemes & a robbery; died penniless
born on 5-10-1949
expired 2-16-1999 in Apopka, Florida   age 49   cause: throat cancer
engineer  Arne H.W. Larsson   first recipient of a heart pacemaker (October 1958)
born on 5-26-1915 in Tarrvik, Sweden
expired 12-28-2001 in Saltsjoe-Duvnaes, Sweden   age 86   cause: melanoma
bullwhip-flailing 1940's western movie star  Albert "Lash" LaRue
born on 6-15-1910 in Gretna, Louisiana
expired 5-21-1996 in Burbank, California   age 85   cause: emphysema
one of the Watergate bagmen  Frederick Cheney LaRue Sr.   accidentally shot his father to death in a duck-hunting accident (1957); was a "special assistant" to John Mitchell
¤nickname: "Bubba" 
born on 10-11-1928 in Athens, Texas
expired 7-24-2004 in Biloxi, Mississippi   age 75   cause: heart failure
stentorian "voice"  Jimmie Bartell LaRue   on the original Star Trek series provided the voice of The Guardian of Forever in The City on the Edge of Forever, the voice of Provider #1 in The Gamesters of Triskelion (1968), was the Empire tv announcer in Bread and Circuses (1968), the voice of the Ekosian newscaster in Patterns of Force (1968), the voice of Trelane's father in The Squire of Gothos (1968), the voice of Mission Control in Assignment Earth (1968) & the voice of the Excalbian Yarnak in The Savage Curtain
born on --1932
expired 1-5-1990 in Sweetwater, Texas   age 57
AKS: Jimmy James
 George Henry Hubert Lascelles   first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II
¤the 7th Earl of Harewood 
born on 2-7-1923
expired 7-12-2011 in Harewood House, England   age 88
   Contest Selectors
2007KLS3.2%
2008KLS3.1%
2009KLS3.3%

to 1939 award winnerto 1937 award winner long distance runner  Donald Lash   won 1938 Sullivan Award
born on 8-15-1914 in Bluffton, Iowa
expired 9-19-1994   age 80
advertising agency executive  Albert Davis Lasker   was assistant secretary of Agriculture (1917); part-owner of the Chicago Cubs (1916-25), selling his interest to William Wrigley; founded the Albert & Mary Lasker Foundation (1942) that funds medical research and offers a prize for notable accomplishments in medicine
born on 5-1-1880 in Freiburg, Germany
expired 5-30-1952 in New York, New York   age 72
movie industry pioneer  Jesse Louis Lasky Sr.   co-founded Paramount Pictures with Adolph Zukor and brother-in-law Sam Goldwyn (1913); produced first "feature-length" movie in 1914
born on 9-13-1880 in San Jose, California
expired 6-13-1958 in Beverly Hills, California   age 77
movie producer  Jesse Louis Lasky Jr.   wrote screenplay for The Ten Commandments (1956)
born on 9-19-1910 in New York, New York
expired 4-11-1988 in London, England   age 77
journalist  Victor Lasky
born on 1-7-1918 in Liberty, New York
expired 2-22-1990 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 72
1963 Reuben Award winner cartoonist  Fred D. Lasswell   took over drawing the Barney Google & Snuffy Smith cartoon strip (1942) after the death of its creator; received the 1963 Reuben Award
born on 7-25-1916 in Kennett, Missouri
expired 3-4-2001 in Tampa, Florida   age 84   cause: heart attack
AKS: Laswell Lasswel Laswel
Hollywood agent  Abraham Isaac "Abe" Lastfogel   head of the William Morris Agency
born on 5-20-1898 in New York, New York
expired 8-25-1984 in Los Angeles, California   age 86   cause: heart attack; complications from gall bladder surgery
 Mary Foy Latell   one of the The Seven Little Foys
born on 8-15-1901
expired 12-13-1987 in Los Angeles, California   age 86   cause: complications following surgery
former congressman  Henry Jepson Latham
born on 12-10-1908 in New York, New York
expired 6-26-2002 in Southold, New York   age 93
shipping tycoon  John Spyridon Latsis
born on 9-14-1910 in Katakolo, Greece
expired 4-17-2003 in Athens, Greece   age 92
radio actor  Chester A. Lauck   played Lum on Lum & Abner
born on 2-9-1902 in Mena, Arkansas
expired 2-21-1980 in Hot Springs, Arkansas   age 78
cosmetics queen  Estée Lauder
¤born: Josephine Esther Mentzler
nickname: Esty
"Esty" was mis-spelled as "Estée" — it stuck
Mrs. Joseph Lauter (1930-39; 1942-83) 
born on 7-1-1906 in New York, New York
expired 4-24-2004 in New York, New York   age 97   cause: cardiopulmonary arrest
   Contest Selectors
2001NFG12½%
2002DTM, JL18.2%
2003DTM, JEDS, KOHD16.7%
2004ABRA, DTM, NFG, RR22.2%
   Scored 3.1125 points

AKS: Estee
Our Gang child actor  William Robert Laughin
¤aka: "Froggy
born on 7-5-1932 in San Gabriel, California
expired 8-31-1948 in La Puente, California   age 16   cause: motorscooter accident; hit from behind by truck while delivering newspapers
actor  Charles Laughton   played Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935); husband of Elsa Lanchester
born on 7-1-1899 in Scarborough, England
expired 12-15-1962 in Hollywood, California   age 63   cause: caner of the gall bladder
driggie/criminal  Ronald Lee Launius   likely mastermind of robbery that precipitated the Wonderland Murders (1981)
born on 5-18-1944
expired 7-1-1981 in Los Angeles, California   age 37   cause: bludgeoned to death with lead pipe
comedian  Arthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel   teamed with Oliver Hardy in movies
born on 6-16-1890 in Ulverston, England
expired 2-25-1965 in Santa Monica, California   age 74
former New York Times science reporter  William L. Laurence   won two Pulitzer prizes; only journalist to witness the Trinity test in New Mexico in July 1945 and the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan in August 1945
born on 3-7-1888 in Salantai, Lithuania
expired 3-19-1977 in Majorca, Spain   age 89   cause: complications from blood clot in brain
to next U.S. president: John Jayto previous U.S. president: John Hancock forgotten U.S. president  Henry Laurens   second president of the Continental Congress under the Declaration of Independence (11/1/1777-12/9/1778); after his term in Congress he was appointed ambassador to the Netherlands; enroute to his post he was captured by the British and held in the Tower of London until the end of the war when he was exchanged for General Cornwallis
born on 3-6-1724 in Charleston, South Carolina
expired 12-8-1792 in Mepkin, South Carolina (near Charleston)   age 68
 Lucien Laurent   scored first goal in the first World Cup Finals (7-13-1930)
born on 12-10-1907 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val de Marne, France
expired 4-11-2005 in Besançon, France   age 97
playwright/director  Arthur Laurents   wrote the book for the Broadway plays West Side Story (1957) & Gypsy
¤born: Arthur Levine 
born on 7-14-1917 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 5-5-2011 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 94   cause: complications from pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2010DGW3.7%

5-term Ohio governor (1940s-50s) & U.S. senator (1956-68)  Frank John Lausche
born on 11-14-1895 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 4-21-1990 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 94
chemist & radiologist  Paul Christian Lauterbur   2003 Nobel Medicine co-laureate for pioneering research into Magnetic Resonance Imaging; he originally called the process zeugmatography (from the Greek zeugma, or yoke)
born on 5-6-1929 in Sidney, Ohio
expired 3-27-2007 in Urbana, Illinois   age 77   cause: kidney disease
tv producer  Arnold Laven
born on 2-3-1922 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-13-2009 in Tarzana, California   age 87
Dr.  Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran   received the 1907 Nobel prize in medicine for his work on the role of protozoa in causing disease
born on 6-18-1845 in Paris, France
expired 5-18-1922 in Paris, France   age 76
character/voice actress  Lucille LaVerne   voiced The Queen/Old Hag in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
¤née: Mitchum 
born on 11-7-1869 in Nashville, Tennessee
expired 3-6-1945 in Culver City, California   age 75
airplane racer & test pilot  Anthony William "Tony" LaVier   while working for Lockheed found the Groom Lake landing strip that became Area 51 (1955)
¤born: Anthony Puck 
born on 2-14-1913 in Duluth, Minnesota
expired 2-16-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 85   cause: kidney failure; cancer
AKS: LeVier La Vier Le Vier LaVeer LeVeer La Veer Le Veer LaVeir LeVeir La Veir Le Veir
Our Gang child actor  Don Law
¤aka: "Fats
expired 2-5-1959 in Meadville, Pennsylvania   age 38
John Phillip Law (Pygar) & Jane Fonda (Barbarella) actor  John Phillip Law   played the deflowered angel Pygar in Barbarella (1968) & had the title role in Diabolik (1968)
born on 9-7-1937 in Hollywood, California
expired 5-13-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 70   cause: pancreatic cancer
AKS: Philip
 Patricia Kennedy Lawford   sister of JFK; widow of Peter Lawford
born on 5-6-1924 in Brookline, Massachusetts
expired 9-17-2006 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 82   cause: complications from pneumonia
   Contest Selectors
2005WORM4.3%

actor  Peter Lawford
born on 9-7-1923 in London, England
expired 12-24-1984 in Los Angeles, California   age 71
publisher & editor  David Lawrence   founded U.S. News & World Report (1947)
born on 12-25-1888 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 2-11-1973 in Sarasota, Florida   age 84   cause: heart attack
actor  David Charles "Bruno" Lawrence   played lead in The Quiet Earth (1985)
born on 2-12-1941 in Worthing, Sussex, England
expired 6-10-1995 in Wellington, New Zealand   age 54   cause: lung cancer
author  David Herbert Lawrence   wrote The Fox and Lady Chatterly's Lover
born on 9-11-1885 in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England
expired 3-2-1930 in Vence, France   age 44   cause: tuberculosis
physicist  Ernest Orlando Lawrence   winner of the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of the cyclotron; namesake of the element Lawrencium
born on 8-8-1901 in Canton, South Dakota
expired 8-27-1958 in Palo Alto, California   age 57
Nuremburg war crimes tribunal presiding judge  Geoffrey Lawrence   sentenced 11 Nazi war criminals to death (1946)
¤titles: 3rd Baron Trevthin; 1st Baron Oaksey 
born on 12-2-1880 in Builthwells, Radnorshire, England
expired 8-28-1971 in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England   age 90
London and Broadway stage star  Gertrude Lawrence
¤born: Gertrud Alexandra Dagmar Lawrence Klasen 
born on 7-4-1900 in London, England
expired 9-6-1952 in New York, New York   age 52
songwriter  Jack Lawrence
¤born: Jacob Schwartz 
born on 4-7-1912 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 3-15-2009 in Danbury, Connecticut   age 96   cause: complications from fall
Al Hirschfeld's impression of a scene from the movie playwright  Jerome Lawrence   co-wrote plays Auntie Mame, First monday in October, & Inherit the Wind (1955)
¤born: Jerome Lawrence Schwartz 
born on 7-14-1915 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 2-29-2004 in Malibu, California   age 88
gay rights plaintiff  John Geddes Lawrence Jr.   after 1998 arrest on trumped-up charges sued and won pioneering case (Lawrence v. Texas; 2003)
born on 8-2-1943 in Beuamont, Texas
expired 11-20-2011 in Houston, Texas   age 68   cause: heart condition
Frontier Magazine writer/editor Sir  John Waldemar Lawrence
born on 5-27-1907
expired 12-30-1999   age 92
bad-guy character actor  Marc Lawrence   in Diamonds Are Forever played one of the Slumber, Inc. thugs; when hauled before HUAC he admitted to having been a communist & named names (ie: Lionel Stander, Jeff Corey, et al.) — he was blacklisted anyway (1950)
¤born: Max Goldsmith 
born on 2-17-1910 in New York, New York
expired 11-27-2005 in Palm Springs, California   age 95   cause: heart failure
actress  Rosina Lawrence   played Spanky & Alfalfa's teacher Miss Lawrence in a number of Our Gang movies; also appeared in some Laurel & Hardy movies
¤full name: Rosina Lawrence Marchisio-McCabe 
born on 12-30-1912 in Westboro, Ontario, Canada
expired 6-23-1997 in New York, New York   age 84
World War I British spy  Thomas Edward Shaw Lawrence
¤aka: "Lawrence of Arabia
born on 8-15-1888 in Tremadoc, Caemarvonshire, Wales
expired 5-19-1935 in Bovington Camp Hospital, England   age 46   cause: injuries from motorcycle accident
sculptor  Lee Lawrie   did the Atlas statue in Rockefeller Center; did "The Sower" Statue atop the Nebraska Capitol & "The Sower" relief on MSU's Beaumont Tower
born on 10-16-1877 in Rixdorf, Germany
expired 1-23-1963 in Easton, Maryland   age 85
U.S. National Multiple Sclerosis Society founder (1946)  Sylvia Lawry
¤born: Sylvia Friedman 
born on 6-28-1915 in New York, New York
expired 2-24-2001 in New York, New York   age 85   cause: heart & respiratory disease
Sweetwater Triplet  Charity Cardwell Lawson   name suggested by Frances (Mrs. Grover) Cleveland; sister of Faith and Hope
born on 5-18-1899 in Waco, Texas
expired 1-15-1995 in Sweetwater, Texas   age 96
video game pioneer  Gerald Anderson "Jerry" Lawson   as director of engineering and marketing at Fairchild Semiconductor broght the Fairchild Channel F video game console to market — it was the first video game system to utilize interchangeable game cartridges (1976)
born on 12-1-1940 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 4-8-2011 in Mountain View, California   age 70   cause: complications from diabetes
carilloneur  James Raymond Lawson   performed on carillons at the University of Chicago (1953-60), the Hoover Institution of War, Revolution and Peace (1940-42), Manhattan's Riverside Church (1960-89) & the Crystal Cathedral (1990-2003)
born on 5-25-1919 in Cody. Wyoming
expired 10-14-2003 in Cody, Wyoming   age 84
Hollywood Ten screen writer  John Howard Lawson   co-founded the Screen Writers Guild; served as its first president
born on 9-25-1894 in New York, New York
expired 8-12-1977 in San Francisco, California   age 82
illustrator  Robert Lawson   illustrated Ferdinand the Bull stories; won Newbery Award for Rabbitt Hill (1945)
born on 10-4-1892 in New York, New York
expired 5-26-1957 in Weston, Connecticut   age 64
character actor  Wilfrid Lawson   played the doddering butler Peacock in The Wrong Box (1966)
¤born: Wilfrid Worsnop 
born on 1-14-1900 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
expired 10-10-1966 in London, England   age 66   cause: heart attack
AKS: Wilfred
last-known suvivor of the sinking of the Lusitania  Audrey Warren Lawson-Johnson   was only 3 months old when the liner was torpedoed (5/7/1915)
¤née: Pearl 
born on 2-5-1915 in New York, New York
expired 1-11-2011 in Melchbourne, Bedfordshire, England   age 95   cause: complications from stroke
 Halldór Kiljan Laxness   recipient of the 1955 Nobel prize in literature
¤born: Halldór Guöjónsson
psuedonym: Halldó frá Laxnesi 
born on 4-23-1902 in Reykjavik, Iceland
expired 2-8-1998   age 95   cause: Alzheimer's disease
AKS: Halldor
snack food mogul  Herman Warden Lay
born on 6-3-1909 in Charlotte, North Carolina
expired 12-13-1982 in Dallas, Texas   age 73
Ken waves 'Hi' to all of the suckers that invested in Enron defacto convicted felon  Kenneth Lee Lay   as former chairman of Enron helped engineer the second largest corporate bankruptcy/fraud in U.S. history; in October 2006 his indictment & conviction were vacated on the grounds that dying prevented him from completely challenging the verdict through all rounds of appeals
born on 4-15-1942 in Tyrone, Missouri
expired 7-5-2006 in Aspen, Colorado   age 64   cause: heart attack; complications from compound radical boogerectomy
early tv ventriloquist  Shirley Dinsdale Layburn   received 1949 Emmy for Most Outstanding Television Personality (first time awarded); had The Judy Splinters Show on KTLA
born on 10-31-1926
expired 5-9-1999 in Stony Brook, New York   age 72   cause: cancer
to second NFL Commissioner: Bert Bell 1922-24 Notre Dame "Four Horsemen" fullback  Elmer Francis Layden   first NFL Commissioner (1941-46)
born on 5-4-1903 in Davenport, Iowa
expired 6-30-1973 in Chicago, Illinois   age 70
NFL Hall of Fame quarterback  Robert Lawrence "Bobby" Layne
born on 12-19-1926 in Santa Anna, Texas
expired 12-1-1986 in Lubbock, Texas   age 59
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW7.7%
1980 JW6.3%

former pro wrassler  Allan Layton
¤aka: "Lord Athol Layton
expired 1-18-1984   age 63   cause: heart attack
director, producer, choreographer  Joe Layton
born on 5-3-1931 in New York, New York
expired 5-5-1994 in Key West, Florida   age 63
movietown "superagent"  Irving Paul "Swifty" Lazar
born on 3-28-1907 in Stamford, Connecticut
expired 12-30-1993 in Beverly Hills, California   age 86
The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
poet  Emma Lazarrus   her sonnet The New Colossus (written 11/2/1883) was inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1903
born on 7-22-1849 in New York, New York
expired 11-19-1887 in New York, New York   age 38   cause: cancer
AKS: Lazarus Lazzarrus Lazzarus
New York Yankees player (1926-39)  Anthony Michael "Tony" Lazzeri   batted sixth in Murderers' Row
¤nickname: "Poosh 'Em up" 
born on 12-26-1903 in San Francisco, California
expired 8-6-1946 in San Francisco, California   age 42
Nobel "peace" laureate  Lê Duc Tho   he declined to accept the prize
¤born: Phan Dinh Khai 
born on 10-14-1911 in Dich Le village, Nam Ha Province, Vietnam
expired 10-13-1990 in Hanoi, Vietnam   age 79
   Contest Selectors
1980 RR6.3%

AKS: Le
former California rep. (1917-48)  Clarence F. Lea   co-author of the Pure Food and Drug Act
born on 7-11-1874 in Highland Springs, California
expired 6-20-1964 in Santa Rosa, California   age 89
 Bobby Leach   second person to go over Niagara Falls as a stunt (in a barrel on July 25, 1911); while on tour after the stunt slipped on an orange peel & fractured a leg; amputation failed to save him
expired 6-??-1925 in Christchurch, New Zealand   age 67   cause: complications from gangrene
author  Munro Leaf   created Ferdinand the Bull (1936; drawn by Robert Lawson)
born on 12-4-1905 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 12-21-1976 in Garrett Park, Maryland   age 71   cause: cancer
 Francis William "Frank" Leahy   University of Notre Dame football coach (1941-54)
born on 8-27-1908 in O'Neill, Nebraska
expired 6-21-1973 in Portland, Oregon   age 64
former CBS network president (1986-89)  Thomas Francis Leahy
born on 6-30-1937 in New York, New York
expired 3-8-2002 in New York, New York   age 64   cause: cancer
archaeologist and anthropologist  Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey   discoverer of homo habilis and zinjanthropus in Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti Plain, Tanzania
¤nickname: "The White Kikuyu" 
born on 8-7-1903 in Kabete, East Africa Protectorate (Kenya)
expired 10-1-1972 in London, England   age 69   cause: heart attack
anthropologist  Mary Douglas Nicol Leakey   widow of Louis; mother of Richard
born on 2-6-1913 in London, England
expired 12-9-1996 in Nairobi, Kenya   age 83
acclaimed director Sir  David Lean   directed Lawrence of Arabia (1962; Best Director oscar), Doctor Zhivago and Bridge on the River Kwai (1957; Best Director oscar)
born on 3-25-1908 in Croydon, Surrey, England
expired 4-16-1991   age 83
loudmouthed "feminist"  Frances Lear   ex-wife of Norman
born on 7-14-1923 in Hudson, New York
expired 9-30-1996 in New York, New York   age 73   cause: breast cancer
inventor  William Powell Lear   invented the autopilot for planes, co-invented the first practical radio for cars (while managing an electronic equipment supply store in Quincy, Illinois), the eight-track stereo tape and the Lear Jet
born on 6-26-1902 in Hannibal, Missouri
expired 5-14-1978 in Reno, Nevada   age 75   cause: leukemia
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in September 1966 drugged-out academic failure Dr.  Timothy Francis Leary   used way too much LSD
born on 10-22-1920 in Springfield, Massachusetts
expired 5-31-1996 in Beverly Hills, California   age 75   cause: prostate cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 MM, VM15.4%
1980 HA, JH12.5%

1935 Miss America  Henrietta Leaver   was forced to resign after a statue that she had modeled for was unveiled — the nude "American Venus" (she had worn a bathing suit & was accompanied by her grandmother to the modeling sessions)
expired 9-??-1993   age 77
AKS: Lever
former pro wrassler (1916-37)  Frank S. Leavitt   original name "Hell's Kitchen Bill-Bill" given to him by Damon Runyon; played a strongman in Mighty Joe Young (1949)
¤aka: "Man Mountain Dean
born on --1890
expired 5-29-1953 in Norcross, Georgia   age 63   cause: heart attack
tv producer  Ronald H. Leavitt   (with Michael G. Moye) was co-creator of Married, With Children sitcom; had a "relationship" with Jessica Hahn since 1991
born on 11-7-1947 in Brooklyn, New York, New York
expired 2-10-2008 in Los Angeles, California   age 60   cause: lung cancer
former Russian General  Alexander Ivanovich Lebed   support Yeltsin during 1991 coup; later ran against him for president of Russia; was regional governor of Krasnoyarsk
born on 4-20-1950 in Novocherkassk, Rostov Province, Russia
expired 4-28-2002 in Yermakovo, Krasnoyarsk region, Siberia, Russia   age 52   cause: helicopter flew into power lines
chef  Joseph G. LeBoeuf   created doughnut recipe laced with mashed potatoes & another "secret" ingredient; sold recipe to man who used it to found filled, glazed & sprinkled junk food empire (1933)
¤know in donut lore as "Joe LeBeau" 
born on 2-6-1906
expired 5-9-1999 in Louisville, Kentucky   age 93
marathon runner  Fred Lebow   co-founder of the NYC marathon
¤born: Fishel «or» Fishl Lebowitz 
born on 6-6-1932 in Arad, Transylvania, Roumainia
expired 10-9-1994   age 62
 Albert Lebrun   last president of the Third French Republic
born on 8-29-1871 in Mercy-le-Haut, France
expired 3-6-1950 in Paris, France   age 78   cause: pneumonia
former Eastern Carolina University baseball coach  Keith LeClair
born on 2-28-1966
expired 7-17-2006 in Greenville, North Carolina   age 40   cause: ALS
   Contest Selectors
2005DTM4.3%
2006DTM, LMLD6.7%
   Scored 9.7500 points

polio-stricken ballerina  Tanaquil Le Clercq   named for an Etruscan queen; fourth wife of George Balanchine (1952-69)
born on 10-2-1929 in Paris, France
expired 12-31-2000 in New York, New York   age 71   cause: pneumonia
Blues guitarist and singer  Huddie Ledbetter   wrote Good Night, Irene and Rock Island Line
¤aka: "Leadbelly
born on 1-21-1885 in Mooringsport, Louisiana
expired 12-6-1949 in New York, New York   age 64   cause: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
molecular biologist  Joshua Lederberg   shared the 1958 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 5-23-1925 in Montclair, New Jersey
expired 2-2-2008 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 82   cause: pneumonia
advice columnist  Esther Pauline Lederer   wrote under pen name Ann Landers (1955-2002); older sister of Abigail Van Buren (by 17 minutes)
¤born: Esther Pauline Friedman
nickname: "Eppie" 
born on 7-4-1918 in Sioux City, Iowa
expired 6-22-2002 in Chicago, Illinois   age 83   cause: multiple myeloma
actor  Francis Lederer
¤born: Frantisek Lederer 
born on 11-6-1899 in Prague, Austria-Hungary (now Czechoslovakia)
expired 5-25-2000 in Palm Springs, California   age 100
 Jules W. Lederer   founder of Budget Rent-a-Car; former husband of "Eppie" (aka advice columnist Ann Landers; Jules and Eppie got married in a double ceremony with sister Pauline; divorced in 1975
born on 11-15-1917 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 1-15-1999 in London, England   age 81   cause: heart attack
Another SFBMoFo corrupt former Pennsylvania congressman (1977-81)  Raymond Francis Lederer   on September 11, 1979 was videotaped taking a $50,000 bribe from under cover FBI agents in the Abscam sting; bounced out of the U.S. House of Representatives; did time, then became a roofer
born on 5-19-1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 12-1-2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   age 70   cause: lung cancer
   Contest Selectors
2008CSI, RR6.3%
   Scored 6.7500 points

novelist  William Julius Lederer   once worked as an assistant to Heywood Broun, through whom he was introduced to the members of the Algonquin Round Table; co-wrote The Ugly American (first published in the Saturday Evening Post November 8, 1958)
born on 3-31-1912 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 12-5-2009 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 97   cause: respiratory failure
   Contest Selectors
2005CSI, RR8.7%
2006RR3.3%
2007RR3.2%
2009RR3.3%
   Scored 5.3000 solo points
2010CSI, RR

longtime University of Kentucky sports broadcaster  Oscar Cawood Ledford
born on 4-24-1926
expired 9-5-2001 in Harlan, Kentucky   age 75   cause: cancer
actor  Heath Andrew Ledger   appeared in The Patriot, Monster's Ball & Brokeback Mountain; he died from a lethal combination of: oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazapam, temazepam, alprazolman & doxylamine
born on 4-4-1979 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia
expired 1-22-2008 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 28   cause: accidental prescription drug overdose; pneumonia
former rodeo bareback rider  Chris LeDoux   became a country & western singer
born on 10-2-1948 in Biloxi, Mississippi
expired 3-9-2005 in Casper, Wyoming   age 56   cause: complications from liver cancer
actress  Anna Lee   appeared in How Green Was My Valley (1941); played Lila Quatermaine on the General Hospital soap opera
¤born: Joan Boniface Winnifrith 
born on 1-2-1913 in Ightham, Kent, England
expired 5-14-2004 in Hollywood, California   age 91   cause: pneumonia
Fermilab scientist  Benjamin W. Lee
born on 1-1-1935 in Seoul, Korea
expired 6-16-1977 in Kewanee, Illinois   age 42   cause: crushed by semi-trailer in highway crash
actor  Bernard Lee   played "M" in James Bond films
born on 1-10-1908 in London, England
expired 1-16-1981 in London, England   age 73   cause: cancer
civil-rightist Rev.  Bernard Lee   marched with MLK in 1965
expired 2-10-1991   age 55
World War I British soldier  Bill Lee   lost an eye to a Hun sniper
born on 1-13-1892 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
expired 10-20-2000 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England   age 108
actor  Brandon Lee   son of Bruce
born on 2-1-1965 in Oakland, California
expired 3-31-1993 in Wilmington, North Carolina   age 28
martial arts expert & actor  Bruce Lee   played Cato in tv's Green Hornet series
¤born: Lee Yuen Kam 
born on 11-27-1940 in San Francisco, California
expired 7-20-1973 in Hong Kong   age 32
Our Gang child actor  Eugene "Gordon" Lee   originate the catchphrase "O-tay"; as an adult worked as a theater teacher in Colorado
¤aka: "Porky
born on 10-25-1933 in Fort Worth, Texas
expired 10-16-2005 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 71   cause: lung & brain cancer
former Iranian hostage  Gary Earl Lee   was an "administrative officer" when the compound was overrun by "students"
born on 2-4-1943
expired 10-10-2010 in Fulton, Texas   age 67   cause: colon cancer
famed stripper  "Gypsy" Rose Lee   appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies; sister of June Havoc; objected to being called an ecdysiast
¤born: Rose Louise Hovick 
born on 2-9-1914 in Seattle, Washington
expired 4-26-1970 in Los Angeles, California   age 56
actress/writer/director/producer  Joanna Lee   was the alien Tanna in Plan Nine From Outer Space (1958); was a writer for Gilligan's Island & Petticoat Junction
born on 4-7-1931 in Newark, New Jersey
expired 10-24-2003 in Santa Monica, California   age 72   cause: bone cancer
 John Dotson "Johnny" Lee Jr.   provided the regular speaking voice of Br'er Rabbit in Song of the South (1946; Jesse Cryor sang for Br'er Rabbit)
born on 7-4-1898 in Los Angeles, California
expired 12-12-1965 in Los Angeles, California   age 67   cause: heart attack
1920s silent screen actress  Lila Lee   performed with Rudolph Valentino in Bood and Sand (1922) and Charlie Chaplin
¤born: Augusta Appel 
born on 7-25-1901 in Union Hill, New Jersey
expired 11-13-1973 in Saranac Lake, New York   age 72   cause: stroke
writer  Manfred Bennington Lee   co-created the Ellery Queen mystery series with his cousin Frederic Dannay in 1929
¤born:Manford Lepofsky 
born on 1-11-1905 in New York, New York
expired 4-3-1971 in Waterbury, Connecticut   age 65   cause: heart disease; diabetes
singer  Peggy Lee
¤born: Norma Deloris Egstrom 
born on 5-26-1920 in Jamestown, North Dakota
expired 1-21-2002 in Bel Air, California   age 81   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO7.7%
2002 RAVN9.1%
   Scored 6.9000 solo points

vaudeville comedian  Pinky Lee
¤real name: Pincus Leff 
born on 5-2-1907 in Saint Paul, Minnesota
expired 4-3-1993 in Mission Viejo, California   age 85   cause: heart attack
to next U.S. president: John Hancockto previous U.S. president: Thomas Mifflin Fourth U.S. president  Richard Henry Lee   fourth president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation (11/30/1784-11/22/1785)
born on 1-20-1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
expired 6-19-1794 in Chantily, Virginia   age 62
Confederate military commander  Robert Edward Lee   after the Civil War became president of Washington College, later renamed Washington & Lee; his estate in Arlington, Virginia became Arlington National Cemetery
born on 1-19-1807 in Stratford, Virginia
expired 10-12-1870 in Lexington, Virginia   age 75
longtime head of Lutheran Church communications  Robert Edward Alexander Lee   was the executive producer of the documentary A Time For Burning (1966)
born on 11-9-1921 in Spring Grove, Minnesota
expired 2-27-2009 in Baldwin, New York   age 87   cause: cancer
playwright  Robert Edwin Lee   co-wrote Inherit the Wind
born on 10-15-1918 in Elyria, Ohio
expired 7-8-1994 in Los Angeles, California   age 75
   Contest Selectors
1980BD6.3%

former FCC commissioner  Robert Emmet Lee
born on 3-31-1912
expired 4-5-1993 in Arlington, Virginia   age 81
movie director  Rowland Vance Lee   made Barbed Wire (1927) & The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)
born on 9-6-1891 in Findlay, Ohio
expired 12-21-1975 in Palm Desert, California   age 84   cause: heart attack
 Will Lee   played Mr. Hooper on Sesame Street (1969-82)
born on 8-6-1908 in New York, New York
expired 12-7-1982 in New York, New York   age 74   cause: cancer
retired Marine Colonel  William Andrew Lee   fought in the "banana wars" in Central America in the 1920's and 1930s; earned three Navy Crosses for bravery; served with Chesty Puller
¤nicknamed: "Ironman" 
born on 11-12-1900 in Ward Hill, Massachusetts
expired 12-27-1998 in Fredericksburg, Virginia   age 98
character actor  Philip Leeds
born on 4-6-1916 in New York, New York
expired 8-16-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 82   cause: pneumonia
child actor  Glenn Leedy   played Toby in Song of the South (1946)
born on 12-31-1935 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma
expired 4-19-2004 in Brawley, California   age 68   cause: emphysema
AKS: Glen
witch  Sybil Leek
¤born: Sybil Falk 
born on 2-22-1917 in Stoke-on-Trent, England
expired 10-26-1982 in Melbourne, Florida   age 65
screenwriter  Robert Lees   had been blacklisted for taking the 5th when McCarthy demanded names; wrote Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
born on 7-10-1912 in San Francisco, California
expired 6-13-2004 in Hollywood, California   age 91   cause: decapitated during robbery
excommunicated French archbishop  Marcel Francois Lefebvre
born on 11-29-1905 in Tourcoing, France
expired 3-25-1991 in Martigny, Switzerland   age 85
"easy-listening" orchestra leader  Raymond Lefèvre   had 1968 instrumental hit with Ame Câline (Soul Coaxing)
¤born: Raymond Lefèbvre 
born on 11-20-1929 in Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France
expired 6-27-2008 in Seine-Port, France   age 78
AKS: Lefevre Ame Caline Coaxin'
actress  Eva Le Gallienne
born on 1-11-1899 in London, England
expired 6-3-1991 in Weston, Connecticut   age 92
poet and novelist  Richard Le Gallienne   father of Eva
born on 1-20-1866 in Liverpool, England
expired 9-14-1947 in Menton, France   age 81
operetta composer  Franz Lehar   wrote the Merry Widow
born on 4-30-1870 in Romorn, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-24-1948 in Bad Ischl, Austria   age 78
movie screen writer  Ernest Lehman   received honorary oscar for scripting movies such as Sabrina (1954), The King and I (1956), North By Northwest (1959), West Side Story (1961), The Sound of Music (1965), Hello, Dolly! (1969) & Black Sunday (1977)
born on 12-8-1915 in New York, New York
expired 7-2-2005 in Los Angeles, California   age 89
   Contest Selectors
2002DTM9.1%
2003DTM5.6%
2004DTM5.6%
2005BYE, DTM8.7%
   Scored 4.8500 points

retired airship captain  Ernst A. Lehmann   fatally burned while saving passengers aboard the Hindenburg
born on 3-12-1886 in Ludwigshafen-am-Rhein, Rhein-Palatinate, Germany
expired 5-7-1937 in Lakewood, New Jersey   age 51   cause: third degree burns
operatic soprano  Lotte Lehmann
born on 2-27-1888 in Perleberg, Prussia, Germany
expired 8-26-1976 in Santa Barbara, California   age 88
archaeologist  Phyllis Williams Lehmann   an expert on the monuments and architecture of Samothrace
born on 11-30-1912 in New York, New York
expired 9-29-2004 in Haydenville, Massachusetts   age 91   cause: congestive heart failure
Dutch anarchist & writer  Arthur Lehning
born on 10-23-1899
expired 1-1-2000 in Le Plessis, Indre, France   age 100
Dutch geezer  Paul Arthur Müller Lehning
born on 10-23-1899 in Zeist, The Netherlands
expired 1-1-2000 in Orléans, France   age 100
science fiction writer  Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr.
born on 12-24-1910 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 9-5-1992 in San Francisco, California   age 81
rock music lyricist  Jerome "Jerry" Leiber   partnered with Mike Stoller to write "Hound Dog", "Yakety Yak", "Stand By Me", "On Broadway", "Jailhouse Rock", "Poison Ivy", "Charlie Brown", "Love Potion No. 9" and many more titles
born on 4-25-1933 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 8-22-2011 in Los Angeles, California   age 78   cause: cardiopulmonary failure
lawyer  Samuel S. Leibowitz   defended the Scottsboro Boys in their second & third trials; in appeals to the Supreme Court got retrials for the defendants based upon lack of adequate counsel & the systematic exclusion of blacks from the juries
born on 8-14-1893 in Jassy, Romania
expired 1-11-1978 in New York, New York   age 84   cause: stroke
Psycho actress  Janet Leigh   not much of an athlete but takes one hell of a shower (played Marion Crane)
¤born: Jeanette Helen Morrison 
born on 7-6-1927 in Merced, California
expired 10-3-2004 in Beverly Hills, California   age 77   cause: vasculitis
   Contest Selectors
2004RAVN5.6%
   Scored 7.3000 solo points

Academy Award-winning actress  Vivien Leigh   played Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind (1939)
¤born: Vivian Mary Hartley 
born on 11-5-1913 in Darjeeling, India
expired 7-8-1967 in London, England   age 53
stage and screen actress  Margaret Leighton   won Tony awards in 1956 and 1962 as best actress/supporting actress on Broadway
born on 2-26-1922 in Barnt Green, England
expired 1-13-1976 in Chichester, West Sussex, England   age 53   cause: "a form of sclerosis"
World War II chorus girl  Christabel Leighton-Porter   model for the Daily Mirror's Jane comic strip (drawn by Norman Pett)
¤born: Christabel Jane Drewry 
born on 4-11-1913 in Eastleigh, England
expired 12-6-2000 in Horsham, England   age 87
orchestra conductor  Erich Leinsdorf   lead the Boston Symphony Orhcestra (1962-69)
born on 2-4-1912 in Vienna, Austria
expired 9-11-1993 in Zürich, Switzerland   age 81   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
1979 HP7.7%

poet  Hans Leip   World War I soldier; before heading off to the Russian front wrote poem das Lied eines jungen Soldaten auf der Wacht (1915; The Song of a Young Sentry) - it later became the basis for the song Lili Marleen
born on 9-22-1893 in Hamburg, Germany
expired 6-6-1983 in Fruthwilen, Switzerland   age 89
movie director  James Mitchell Leisen   directed The Big Broadcast of 1938 & Captain Carey, USA (1950)
born on 10-6-1898 in Menominee, Michigan
expired 10-28-1972 in Woodland Hills, California   age 74   cause: coronary disease
CBS News producer  Ernest S. Leiser   hired Dan Rather
born on 2-26-1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 11-26-2002 in South Nyack, New York   age 81   cause: congestive heart failure
U of M electrical engineer & computer science professor Dr.  Emmett Norman Leith   he extended the work of Dennis Gabor; with a colleague he produced the first cleaned resolved 3-dimensional hologram
born on 3-12-1927 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 12-23-2005 in Ann Arbor, Michigan   age 78   cause: internal hemorrhage
4'11" gymnast & Ringling Brothers Circus aerialist  Lillian Leitzel   set world record for one-handed chinups (27) in 1918; on 2/14/31 (just after midnight) during Copenhagen performance equipment failure caused 29 foot fall to concrete arena floor - she suffered a bad concussion & spinal injuries but took a train to Berlin anyway to see her husband perform the next day; died at 2:08 a.m.
¤born: Leopoldina Alitza Pelikan 
born on 1-2-1892 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland)
expired 2-15-1931 in Berlin, Germany   age 38   cause: concussion
former Marine Corps Commandant (1920-29) Lt. General  John A. LeJeune   superintendant of Virginia Military Institute (1929-37); Camp LeJeune is named for him
born on --1876 in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana
expired 11-20-1942 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 75
songwriter/music producer  Paul Theodore Leka   co-wrote "Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss him Goodbye)" for Steam (1969); wrote/produced the Lemon Pipers' 1967 hit "Green Tambourine"
born on 2-20-1943 in Bridgeport, Connecticut
expired 10-12-2011 in Sharon, Connecticut   age 68   cause: lung cancer
Rep.  George Thomas "Mickey" Leland
born on 11-27-1944 in Lubbock, Texas
expired 8-6-1989 in Gambela, Ethiopia   age 45
 Luis Federico Leloir   received the 1970 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 9-6-1906 in Paris, France
expired 12-2-1987 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 81
science fiction write  Stanislaw Lem   wrote the novels His Master's Voice (1968) & Solaris (1961); Solaris was filmed twice: in 1972 by Andre Tarkovsky & in 2002 by Steven Soderbergh
born on 9-21-1921 in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine)
expired 3-27-2006 in Krakow, Poland   age 84   cause: heart failure
civil engineer/priest/astrophysicist  Georges-Henri Edouard Le Maître   in a disagreement with Einstein about the status of the universe propounded the expanding universe theory (aka: "Big Bang"; 1925)
born on 7-17-1894 in Charleroi, Belgium
expired 6-20-1966 in Louvain, Belgium   age 71
AKS: George Edward Le Maitre LeMaitre La Maitre LaMaitre
retired Air Force General/SAC commander  Curtis Emerson LeMay   George Wallace's 1968 Vice-Presidential running mate; prepared to bomb "them" back to the stone age.
born on 11-15-1906 in Columbus, Ohio
expired 10-1-1990 in Riverside, California   age 83
actor  Harvey Lembeck
¤aka: Erich von Zipper 
born on 4-15-1923 in New York, New York
expired 1-5-1982 in Los Angeles, California   age 58   cause: heart attack
inventor  Jerome H. Lemelson   had a hand in creating the fax machine, Sony Walkman & supermarket checkout scanners
born on 7-18-1923 in New York, New York
expired 10-1-1997   age 74   cause: cancer
Titanic "survivor"  Joseph Lemercier   was a wee "bun in the oven" when the ship sank
born on 12-17-1912
expired 1-17-1987   age 74
international law expert  Raphael Lemkin   coined word "genocide" in 1944
born on 6-24-1901 in Bialystock, Poland
expired 8-28-1959 in New York, New York   age 58   cause: heart attack
"father of fluorescent lighting"  Alfred Eugene Lemmers
born on 7-7-1907 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 6-2-1992   age 84
subject of 20 Questions interview in June 1981 `Playboy Magazine'interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in May 1964 actor  John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III   his dad was an executive with the Dougnut Corporation of America!; played Professor Fate in The Great Race (1965; "Push the button, Max!"), the lecherous landlord in Under the Yum Yum Tree & the dying college professor in Tuesdays With Morrie (1997)
born on 2-8-1925 in Newton, Massachusetts, hospital elevator
expired 6-27-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 76   cause: complications from colo-rectal cancer
   Contest Selectors
2001 ANG, DTM25%
   Scored 6.1500 points

retired Baptist minister  Lynn Thomas Lemon   was one of the investors in Grave Robbers from Outer Space (1958; title later changed to Plan 9 ...) — in it he played the minister that officiated at the funeral of Inspector Daniel Clay (portrayed by G.D. Spradlin in Tim Burton's 1994 biopic of Ed Wood); reprised role in Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)
born on 4-23-1917 in New York, New York
expired 1-15-2008 in Bedford, Texas   age 90
former Cleveland pitcher  Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon   also managed the Yankees
born on 9-22-1920 in San Bernardino, California
expired 1-11-2000 in Long Beach, California   age 79
actor  Mark Lenard   played Sarek, Spock's father, on original Star Trek series, Star Trek: The Next Generation and several of the Star Trek motion pictures (III & IV)
born on 10-15-1924 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 11-22-1996 in New York, New York   age 72   cause: multiple myeloma
former Czech prime minister (1963-68)  Jozef Lenárt   acquitted of treason for his involvement in the August 1968 Soviet invasion that crushed the "Prague Spring" anti-communist uprising
born on 4-3-1923 in Liptovská Porúbka, Czechoslovakia
expired 2-11-2004 in Prague, Czech Republic   age 80   cause: complications following heart surgery
AKS: Lenart
bagel maker  Murray Isaac Lender   son of the company founder & longtime company spokesman
born on 10-29-1930 in New Haven, Connecticut
expired 3-21-2012 in Miami, Florida   age 81   cause: complications from fall; stroke
retired bagel-baker  Samuel A. Lender
born on 7-2-1920 in Lublin, Poland
expired 10-17-2004 in Boca Raton, Florida   age 84   cause: heart failure
author  Madeleine L'Engle   wrote A Wrinkle in Time (1962); winner of the Newbery Medal
¤born: Madelaine L'Engle Camp
Mrs. Hugh Franklin 
born on 11-29-1918 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 9-6-2007 in Litchfield, Connecticut   age 88
   Contest Selectors
2007DGW3.2%
   Scored 6.2000 solo points

writer  Isobel Lennart   wrote book & screenplay for Funny Girl; wrote screenplays for Anchors Aweigh, Please Don't Eat the Daisies and The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
born on 5-18-1915 in New York, New York
expired 1-25-1971 in Hemet, California   age 55   cause: injuries sustained in car/train accident
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in January 1981 with wife Yoko Ono former Beatle  John Winston Lennon   husband of Yoko Ono
born on 10-9-1940 in Liverpool, England
expired 12-8-1980 in New York, New York   age 40   cause: murdered
Jay's mom  Catherine M. Leno
born on 5-1-1911
expired 6-26-1993   age 82
Shuttle STS-5 astronaut  William Benjamin "Bill" Lenoir   was retired from teaching engineering at MIT
born on 3-14-1939 in Miami, Florida
expired 8-26-2010 in Sandoval County, New Mexico   age 71   cause: head injury; fell off bicycle
actress  Rosetta LeNoire   played Grandma Winslow on Family Matters (1989-97); babysat James Earl Jones
¤born: Rosetta Burton 
born on 8-8-1911 in New York, New York
expired 3-17-2002 in Teaneck, New Jersey   age 90
actress  Lotte Lenya   played Rosa Klebb in From Russia With Love (1963); wife of Kurt Weill
¤born: Karoline Blamauer 
born on 10-18-1898 in Penzing, Austria
expired 11-27-1981 in New York, New York   age 83
   Contest Selectors
1980 HP6.3%

vaudeville actor and minstrel singer  Eddie Leonard   noted for his renditions of Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider and Roly Boly Eyes, which he wrote
¤born: Lemuel Gordon Toney 
born on 10-18-1875 in Richmond, Virginia
expired 7-29-1941 in New York, New York   age 65
cartoonist  Frank E. "Lank" Leonard   created the Mickey Finn comic strip (1936)
born on 1-2-1896
expired 8-2-1970 in Miami, Florida   age 74
tv producer  Herbert Breiter "Bert" Leonard   produced Rin Tin Tin, Circus Boy, Rescue 8, Route 66 & The Naked City tv series
born on 10-8-1922 in New York, New York
expired 10-14-2006 in Hollywood Hills, California   age 84   cause: cancer
insult comedian  Jack E. Leonard
¤real name: Leonard Lebitsky 
born on 4-24-1911 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 5-10-1973 in New York, New York   age 62   cause: complications from diabetes
character actress  Lu Leonard   played the Fat Man's secretary on tv; appeared in Three Stooges shorts
born on 1-1-1927 in Long Beach, New York
expired 5-14-2004 in Woodland Hills, California   age 77   cause: heart failure
 Robert Anthony Leonard   co-founder of Ticketmaster (1980); bought pre-existing competitor Ticketron (1990)
born on 11-24-1932 in Watertown, Massachusetts
expired 3-12-2003 in San Diego, California   age 70   cause: heart attack
actor, producer  Sheldon Leonard   appeared in It's a Wonderful Life; produced tv's Dick Van Dyke Show, Andy Griffith Show, Danny Thomas Show, Gomer Pyle, and I, Spy
¤born: Sheldon Leonard Bershad 
born on 2-22-1907 in New York, New York
expired 1-10-1997 in Beverly Hills, California   age 89
baseball Hall-of-Famer  Walter Fenner "Buck" Leonard   played for thee Homestead Grays in the Negro Leagues
born on 9-8-1907 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina
expired 11-27-1997 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina   age 90
former CBS News president  William A. Leonard
born on 4-9-1916
expired 10-23-1994   age 78
former Italian president (1971-78)  Giovanni Leone
born on 11-3-1908 in Pomigliano d'Arco, Italy
expired 11-9-2001 in outside Rome, Italy   age 93
director  Sergio Leone
born on 1-3-1929 in Rome, Italy
expired 4-30-1989 in Rome, Italy   age 60
musicologist, harpsichordist & orchestra conductor  Gustav Leonhardt   was a proponent of "early" music
born on 5-30-1928 in 's-Graveland, North Holland, The Netherlands
expired 1-16-2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands   age 83
English teacher  Anna Harriette Craford Leonowens   spent five years (1862-67) in the employ of Siamese King Rama IV tutoring his son Prince Chulalongkorn; wrote highly sensationalised booklets about her "experiences" at court that became a basis for Margaret Landon's book
¤real name: Anna Edwards
Mrs. Thomas Leon Owens 
born on 11-5-1831 in Bombay, India
expired 1-19-1914 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 82
 Wassily Wassilyvitch Leontief   1973 Nobel economics laureate
born on 8-5-1906 in Saint Petersburg, Russia
expired 2-5-1999 in New York, New York   age 92
actress, teacher, playwright  Eugenie Leontovich
born on 3-21-1900 in Moscow, Russia
expired 4-2-1993 in New York, New York   age 93
stupid rich kid  Nathan Freudenthal Leopold   attempted 1924 "perfect crime," the thrill-kill murder with Richard Loeb; got caught; stiffed Clarence Darrow for the promised fat fee; did time but eventually paroled
born on 11-19-1904 in Kenwood, Illinois
expired 8-28-1971 in San Juan, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico   age 66   cause: heart attack; arteriosclerosis
gymnast  Jules Leotard   invented the "flying" trapeze; eponymus inventor of exercise wear
born on --1830 in Toulouse, France
expired ??-??-1870   age 40
physicist/cosmic ray researcher Dr.  Louis Leprince-Ringuet
born on 3-27-1901 in Alès, France
expired 12-23-2000 in Paris, France   age 99
archaeologist/Egyptologist  Karl Richard Lepsius   gave catchy name to an ancient book of spells and charms — Todtenbuch der Agypter nach den hieroglyphischen papyrus in Turin mit einen vorworte zum ersten male ("Book of the Dead"; 1842)
born on 12-23-1810 in Namburg-am-Saale, Germany
expired 7-10-1884 in Berlin, Germany   age 73
Jackie Collins' hubby  Oscar S. Lerman
born on 9-7-1919
expired 3-2-1992   age 72
Broadway lyricist  Alan Jay Lerner   collaborated with Frederick Loewe
born on 8-31-1918 in New York, New York
expired 6-14-1986 in New York, New York   age 67
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD6.3%

movie editor/director  Carl Lerner   edited The Boys in the Band (1970) & Klute (1971); directed Black Like Me (1964)
born on 6-17-1912 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 8-26-1973   age 61
writer  Max Lerner
born on 12-20-1902 in Minsk, Russia
expired 6-5-1993   age 90
producer  Mervyn Leroy   directed Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) & No Time For Sergeants (1957); his was the projected image of the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz (1939; he produced the movie)
born on 10-15-1900 in San Francisco, California
expired 9-13-1987 in Beverly Hills, California   age 86
former Haitiian president (1941-1946)  Elie Lescot   overthrown by military coup that eventually installed Francois Duvalier
born on 12-9-1883
expired 10-22-1974 in La Boule, Haiti   age 90
actress  Bethel Leslie
born on 8-3-1929
expired 11-28-1999 in New York, New York   age 70   cause: cancer
inventor  Donald James Leslie   manufactured the Leslie Speaker for electric organs (like the Hammond)
born on 4-13-1911 in Danville, Illinois
expired 9-2-2004 in Altadena, California   age 93
character actor  Leonard King "Len" Lesser   played North Dakota Pete in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), Uncle Leo on Seinfeld (1991-98) & Nick Pappasmearos on Son of the Beach (2002)
born on 12-3-1922 in New York, New York
expired 2-16-2011 in Burbank, California   age 88   cause: pneumonia; cancer
movie producer  Sol Lesser   produced 19 Tarzan films; came up with the idead for the original movie rating system (G, PG, M & X)
born on 2-17-1890 in Spokane, Washington
expired 9-19-1980 in Hollywood, California   age 90
Broadway Open House co-host  Jerry Lester   co-hosted with Morey Amsterdam on network tv's first late-night talk show in 1950 and 1951
born on 2-16-1910 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-23-1995 in Miami, Florida   age 85   cause: complications from Alzheimer's disease
journalist, diplomat  Seán Lester   was High Commissioner of Danzig (1933-37); last secretary-general of the League of Nations (1940-46)
born on --1888 in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Irish Free State
expired 6-13-1959 in Galway, Ireland   age 71
AKS: Sean
tv actor  Terry Lester   originated role of Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless soap opera (1980-89); played Haron in Star Trek: Voyager episode Maneuvers (1995)
born on 4-12-1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 11-28-2003   age 53   cause: heart problems; AIDS?
standup comic  William "Buddy" Lester   brother of Jerry Lester; opened for Sinatra in Vegas; appeared in the original Ocean's Eleven (1960) & The Nutty Professor (1963)
born on 1-16-1917 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-4-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 85   cause: cancer
mechanical engineer/inventor  William Morris Lester   came up with the "Lester Machine," an automatic plastic injection molding machine (1935)
born on 1-14-1908 in New York, New York
expired 3-12-2005 in Delray Beach, Florida   age 97   cause: injuries suffered in fall
former CBS News correspondent  Lawrence Edward "Larry" LeSueur   went ashore with first wave on D-Day; one of "Murrow's Boys"
born on 6-10-1909
expired 2-5-2003 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 93
AKS: Le Sueur LeSeur Le Sewer LeSewer
former pro hockey player  Tony Leswick   played with the Rangers, Red Wings & Blackhawks (1945-58)
¤nickname: "Mighty Mouse" 
born on 3-17-1923 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada
expired 7-1-2001 in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada   age 78   cause: cancer
 Orlando Letelier   former Chilean cabinet minister & ambassador to U.S.
born on 4-13-1932 in Temuco, Chile
expired 9-21-1976 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 44   cause: car bomb
earth-moving equipment manufacturer  Robert Gilmore LeTourneau   became an evangelist later in life
born on 11-30-1888
expired 6-1-1969 in Longview, Texas   age 80
composer, pianist, Gershwin brothers buddy  Oscar Levant   sardonic humorist who was a regular on radio and tv talk shows in the 1940s and 1950s; a famous hypochondriac
born on 12-6-1906 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 8-14-1972 in Beverly Hills, California   age 65   cause: heart attack
humorist  Samuel Levenson
born on 12-11-1911 in New York, New York
expired 8-27-1980 in Neponsit, New York   age 68   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW7.7%
1980 JH6.3%
   Scored 5.2000 solo points

folk music promoter  Harold Leventhal   presented such artists as Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte, Theodor Bikel, Oscar Brand, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Jim Kweskin, The Mamas and the Papas, Phil Ochs, Odetta, Tom Paxton, Peter, Paul and Mary, Jean Ritchie, Earl Scruggs, The Weavers & Neil Young + the likes of Jacques Brel, Miriam Makeba, Nana Mouskouri, Jean Redpath and Ravi Shankar; produced several movies, including Alice's Restaurant (1969), Bound For Glory (1976) & Wasn't That a Time! (1982); inspiration for the character Irving Steinbloom in A Mighty Wind (2003)
born on 5-24-1919 in Ellenville, New York
expired 10-4-2005 in New York, New York   age 86
silent film actor  Edward "Eddie" LeVeque   last of the Keystone Kops
born on 6-4-1896
expired 1-28-1989   age 92
astronomer  Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier   his calculations predicted the existence of a planet beyond Uranus (1846); it was first observed by Galle & d'Arrest later that year
born on 5-11-1811 in Saint-Lô, France
expired 9-25-1877 in Paris, France   age 66
Quebec separatist  René Lévesque   leader of Mouvement Souveraineté-Association
born on 8-24-1922 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada
expired 11-1-1987 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada   age 65
   Contest Selectors
1979 HFS, HP15.4%
1980 HP6.3%

AKS: Rene
vaudeville star (1900-1925)  Ethel Levey   once married to George M. Cohan
¤known as the "Queen of Ragtime" 
expired 2-27-1955 in New York, New York   age 73
Ford Attorney General (1975-77)  Edward Hirsch Levi
born on 6-26-1911 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 3-7-2000 in Chicago, Illinois   age 88
movie director  Henry Levin   directed Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), Where The Boys Are (1960) and several Matt Helm movies (Murderer's Row in 1966 & The Ambusher's in 1967)
born on 2-26-1909 in Trenton, New Jersey
expired 5-1-1980 in California   age 71
author/playwright  Ira Marvin Levin   wrote Rosemary's Baby (1967), The Stepford Wives (1972), & The Boys From Brazil (1976); wrote plays No Time For Sergeants (1956) & Deathtrap (1978)
born on 8-27-1929 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 11-12-2007 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 78   cause: heart attack
murder victim  Jennifer Dawn Levin   killed by "preppie" scumbag Robert Chambers
born on 5-21-1968
expired 8-26-1986 in New York, New York   age 18   cause: murdered; strangulation
New York junk dealer  Charles A. Levine   first trans-Atlantic airplane passenger (June 1927)
born on 8-1-1898
expired 2-13-1965 in Elizabeth, New Jersey   age 66
retired NBC newsman  Irving Raskin Levine
born on 8-26-1922 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
expired 3-26-2009 in Boca Raton, Florida   age 86
movie producer  Joseph Edward Levine   produced The Graduate (1967)
born on 9-9-1905 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 7-31-1987 in Greenwich, Connecticut   age 81
   Contest Selectors
1980 EB6.3%

lame-o-toy toy maven  Milton Martin Levine   with brother-in-law (E.J. Cossman) created the Uncle Milton's Ant Farm (1956) — sold 20 million of the things
born on 11-3-1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 1-16-2011 in Thousand Oaks, California   age 97
Dr.  Philip Levine   co-discoverer of the Rh factor in blood (with Landsteiner & Wiener) in 1937
born on 8-10-1900 in Kletsk, Russia
expired 10-18-1987 in New York, New York   age 87
tv producer  Richard Levinson   co-created Mannix, Columbo and Murder, She Wrote
born on 8-7-1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 3-12-1987 in Los Angeles, California   age 52
gas station gastronaut  Adolph Levis   Slim Jim co-creator (they were originally called Penn Rose); eventually sold the company to General Mills (1967)
born on 8-4-1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 3-17-2001 in Boca Raton, Florida   age 89
anthropologist & mythologist  Claude Gustave Lévi-Strauss
born on 11-28-1908 in Brussels, Belgium
expired 11-1-2009 in Paris, Île-de-France, France   age 100
   Contest Selectors
2003MJ5.6%
2004DTM, MJ11.1%
2005DTM, RIE, TBC13.0%
2006DTM, MOT, RIE, SPIT, WEP16.7%
2007DTM, MOT, RIE, SPIT, WEP16.1%
2008ANG, DTM, MORB, RIE, SPIT, WEP18.8%
2009ADWC, ANG, DTM, KLS, MORB, RIE, WEP23.3%
   Scored 2.5391 points

AKS: Clawed Levi Strauss Levi-Strauss
home builder  Abraham Levitt   built Levittown
born on 7-1-1880
expired 8-20-1962 in Manhasset, New York   age 82
revered gastronaut  Adolph Levitt   founder of Doughnut Corp. of America
expired 10-29-1953 in Manhasset, New York   age 70
tv writer/producer/director  Gene Levitt   co-created Fantasy Island (1978)
born on 5-28-1920 in New York, New York
expired 11-15-1999 in Los Angeles, California   age 79   cause: prostate cancer
playwright  Saul Levitt   wrote The Andersonville Trial (1959)
born on 3-11-1911
expired 9-30-1977 in New York, New York   age 66   cause: heart attack
Chandra Levy murdered Washington D.C. Bureau of Prisons intern  Chandra Ann Levy   had affair with congressman Gary Condit before disappearing 5/1/2001; skeletal remains found 5/22/2002 in D.C. park
born on 4-14-1977 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 5-1-2001 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 24   cause: murdered; strangled & sexually molested
tv producer  David Levy   created the Addams Family tv show (1964-66)
born on 1-2-1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 1-25-2000 in Beverly Hills, California   age 87
child psychiatrist Dr.  David Mordecai Levy   coined term "sibling rivalry"; introduced the Rorschach Test to the U.S.
born on 4-27-1892 in Scranton, Pennsylvania
expired 3-1-1977 in New York, New York   age 84
former clinical psychologist  Jacques Levy   on Broadway directed Oh, Calcutta (1969) & Doonesbury, The Musical (1983)
born on 7-29-1935 in New York, New York
expired 9-30-2004 in New York, New York   age 69   cause: cancer
tv producer  Jules Victor Levy   co-producer of The Rifleman and The Big Valley
born on 2-12-1923 in Los Angeles, California
expired 5-24-2003 in Los Angeles, California   age 80
AKS: Levey
French filmmaker  Raoul Levy   started Brigitte Bardot in films
born on --1922 in Anvers, Belgium
expired 12-31-1966 in Saint Tropez, France   age 44
pianist  Raymond Lewenthal
born on 8-29-1926 in San Antonio, Texas
expired 11-21-1988 in Hudson, New York   age 62
Akamai Technologies co-founder (1998)  Daniel Mark Lewin
born on 5-14-1970 in Denver, Colorado
expired 9-11-2001 in New York, New York   age 31   cause: aboard hijacked American Airlines flight 11
tv writer  Robert C. Lewin   was a supervising producer for Star Trek: The Next Generation
born on 5-9-1920 in New York, New York
expired 8-28-2004 in Santa Monica, California   age 84
former president of programming for ABC, CBS & NBC  Robert F. Lewine   programmer responsible for The Mickey Mouse Club
born on 4-16-1913
expired 12-13-1993   age 80
character actor  Al Lewis   played Grandpa on The Munsters and Officer Schnauzer on Car 54, Where Are You?
¤born: Alexander Meister 
born on 4-30-1923 in Wolcott, New York
expired 2-3-2006 in New York, New York   age 82
   Contest Selectors
2002RAVN9.1%
2003ABRA, OGGI, RAVN, TAP22.2%
2004ABRA, ANG, ANG, DTM, RAVN, TAP33.3%
2005ADWC, ANG, DTM, PCD, RAVN21.7%
2006ADWC, ANG, DTM, GGG, OIE, PCD, SPIT, TFM26.7%
   Scored 4.3195 points

Broadway producer  Albert Lewis   produced Cabin in the Sky, The Jazz Singer, Rain & Banjo Eyes
born on 3-15-1885
expired 4-6-1978 in Beverly Hills, California   age 93
actress  Cathy Lewis   appeared on My Friend Irma radio series and Hazel tv series
born on 12-27-1916 in Spokane, Washington
expired 11-20-1968 in Hollywood, California   age 51   cause: cancer
"professional" wrestler  Ed "Strangler" Lewis
¤real name: Robert H. Friedrich 
born on 6-30-1890 in Nekoosa, Wisconsin
expired 8-7-1966 in Muskogee, Oklahoma   age 76
Caltech researcher  Edward Bok Lewis   his fruit flies helped him share the 1995 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 5-20-1918 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
expired 7-21-2004 in Pasadena, California   age 86   cause: prostate cancer
newspaper foreign affairs columnist  Flora Lewis
born on 7-29-1922 in Los Angeles, California
expired 6-2-2002 in Paris, France   age 79   cause: cancer
 "Furry" Lewis
expired 9-14-1981   age 88
old veteran  Gerald Myer "Jerry" Lewis   served in both World War I (for Canada) & World War II (for the U.S.)
born on 7-2-1899 in London, England
expired 10-15-2003 in Los Gatos, California   age 104   cause: old age
novelist  Henry Sinclair Lewis   wrote Main Street, Babbitt, Arrowsmith, Dodsworth and Elmer Gantry; won 1930 Nobel Literature Prize
born on 2-7-1885 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota
expired 1-10-1951 in Rome, Italy   age 65
nightclub comedian  Joe E. Lewis
born on 1-12-1902 in New York, New York
expired 6-4-1971 in New York, New York   age 69   cause: diabetic coma
Modern Jazz Quartet co-founder (1952)  John Aaron Lewis   group's pianist & arranger along with Milt Jackson (vibes), bassist Percy Heath & percussionist Connie Kay (replaced original drummer Kenny Clarke)
born on 5-3-1920 in LaGrange, Illinois
expired 3-29-2001 in New York, New York   age 80
former British Stalag Luft No.13 prisoner  John Dortch Lewis   his exploits were the basis of Steve McQueen's character in the movie The Great Escape (1963)
born on 11-13-1914
expired 8-8-1999 in Goldsboro, North Carolina   age 84   cause: pancreatic cancer
United mine Workers president (1920-60)  John Llewellyn Lewis   helped found, in 1935, the CIO
born on 2-12-1880 in Lucas, Iowa
expired 6-11-1969 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 89
schlocky movie director  Joseph H. Lewis   directed Bombs Over Burma (1943) and film-noir classic Gun Crazy (1949)
born on 4-6-1900 in New York, New York
expired 8-30-2000 in Santa Monica, California   age 100
jazz pianist  Meade Anderson Lux Lewis   introduced "boogie woogie" rhythmic style in 1938
born on 9-4-1905 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 6-7-1964 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 58
Louisiana Purchase co-explorer  Meriwether Lewis   from 1804-1806 explored the region with William Clark; Sacagawea was their guide
born on 8-18-1774 in Albemarle County, Virginia
expired 10-11-1809 in Grinders Stand, Tennessee   age 35   cause: suicide; gunshot
bluegrass gospel singer  Pauline Holloway Lewis
born on 6-10-1910
expired 2-8-2003 in Lincolnton, Georgia   age 92
critic, biographer & Yale professor (1959-88)  Richard Warrington Baldwin Lewis   won Pulitzer prize for his 1976 biography of Edith Wharton
born on 11-1-1917
expired 6-13-2002 in Bethany, Connecticut   age 84
former Army Air Corps Captain  Robert Alvin Lewis   co-pilot of plane that nuked Hiroshima
born on 10-18-1917 in New York, New York
expired 6-18-1983 in Newport News, Virginia   age 65   cause: heart attack
game show host/panelist  Robert Q. Lewis
born on 4-5-1921 in New York, New York
expired 12-11-1991 in Los Angeles, California   age 70
ventriloquist  Shari Lewis   were lamb chops served at her wake?
¤born: Shari Hurwitz 
born on 1-17-1933 in New York, New York
expired 8-2-1998 in Los Angeles, California   age 65   cause: pneumonia; complications from uterine cancer
bandleader  Ted Lewis   known for his trademark tagline "Is ev'rybody happy?"
¤born: Theodore Leopold Friedman 
born on 6-6-1891 in Circleville, Ohio
expired 8-25-1971 in New York, New York   age 80   cause: heart attack
Sir  William Arthur Lewis   shared the 1979 Nobel prize in Economics
born on 1-23-1915 in Saint Lucia
expired 6-15-1991 in Bridgetown, Barbados   age 76
choreographer  Bella Lewitzky
born on 1-13-1916 in Llano del Rio commune, Mojave Desert, California
expired 7-16-2004 in Pasadena, California   age 88   cause: complications from stroke
neurologist Dr.  Friederich Heinrich Lewy   first to describe the form of dementia that has come to known as Lewy Body Disease
born on 1-28-1885 in Berlin, Germany
expired 10-5-1950 in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania   age 65
construction firm owner  Harold Alexander Ley   his firm built the Chrysler Building in New York City
expired 5-11-1956 in New York, New York   age 81
German rocket expert & sci-fi writer  Willy Ley   a technical advisor on Frau im Mond (1929)
born on 10-2-1906 in Berlin, Germany
expired 6-24-1969 in New York, New York   age 62
songwriter/singer  Pío Leyva   performer with the "Buena Vista Social Club" group
¤born: Wilfredo Leiva Pascual 
born on 5-5-1917 in Morón, Cuba
expired 3-23-2006 in Havana, Cuba   age 88   cause: heart attack; stroke
AKS: Pio Moron
nurse  Li Shuxian   second wife of China's last emperor (married in 1962)
born on --1925
expired 6-9-1997 in Beijing, China   age 72   cause: lung cancer
1960 Nobel chemistry laureate Dr.  Willard Frank Libby   lead team that developed the carbon 14 dating technique for archaeological specimens
born on 12-17-1908 in Grand Valley, Colorado
expired 9-8-1980 in Los Angeles, California   age 71   cause: lung ailment
flamboyant pianist  Liberace   he'd like to thank his brother George (we have no idea why)
¤full name: Wladizu Valentino Liberace 
born on 5-16-1919 in West Allis, Wisconsin
expired 2-4-1987 in Palm Springs, California   age 67   cause: cardiac arrest; congestive heart failure; AIDS-related subacute encephalopathy
celebrity brother  George Liberace
born on 7-31-1911 in Menasha, Wisconsin
expired 10-16-1983 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 72   cause: leukemia
pop artist  Roy Lichtenstein
born on 10-27-1923 in New York, New York
expired 9-28-1997 in New York, New York   age 73
computer scientist  Joseph. Carl Robnett Licklider   he foresaw networks of inter-connected computers
¤nickname: "Lick" 
born on 3-11-1915 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 6-26-1990 in Arlington, Massachusetts   age 75   cause: asthma attack
AKS: J.C.R. J. C. R.
Alice Liddell, circa 1859, photographed by Lewis Carol  Alice Pleasance Liddell   inspiration for Lewis Carroll's books Alice In Wonderland (1865) and it's sequel Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1971)
¤Mrs. Reginald Hargreaves 
born on 5-4-1852 in Oxford, England
expired 11-15-1934 in Cuffnells, Hampshire, England   age 82
athlete and missionary  Eric Liddell   in 1924 Olympics he refused to run a 100m qualifying heat on a Sunday; later won a gold medal in the 400m; subject of the movie Chariots of Fire (1980); became a missionary to China
¤nickname: "The Flying Scot" 
born on --1902 in China
expired 2-21-1945 in Weifang, China   age 45   cause: brain tumor
gemologist  Richard Thomas Liddicoat Jr.   developed the standard for diamond grading
born on 3-2-1918 in Kearsarge, Michigan
expired 7-23-2002   age 84
former N.Y. Giants pitcher  Donald E. Liddle   threw pitch, hit by Vic Wertz, that became Willie Mays' famous catch
born on 5-25-1925 in Mount Carmel, Illinois
expired 6-15-2000 in Mount Carmel, Illinois   age 75   cause: cancer
N.Y. Yankees pitcher  Cory Fulton Lidle   crashed his small plane into an uptown high-rise
born on 3-22-1971 in Hollywood, California
expired 10-11-2006 in Manhattan, New York, New York   age 35   cause: plane crash
to next U.N. Secretary General: Dag Hammarskjoldto previous U.N. Secretary General: Alger Hiss Norwegian diplomat  Trygve Halvdan Lie   first secretary general of the United Nations (1946-53)
born on 7-16-1896 in Oslo, Norway
expired 12-30-1968 in Geilo, Norway   age 72
coffee klutz  Stella Liebeck   spilled MacDonald's coffee in her lap; OUCH - its HOT!; sued and won
born on 12-14-1912
expired 8-5-2004 in Santa Fe, New Mexico   age 91
AKS: Leibeck
former Columbia Records president (1956-71 & 1973-75)  Goddard Lieberson   introduced Long Playing records; husband of Vera Zorina
born on 4-5-1911 in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
expired 5-29-1977 in New York, New York   age 66   cause: cancer
DC Comics co-founder (1937)  Jacob S. "Jack" Liebowitz   DC started Detective Comics (March, 1937) that eventually introduced Batman (May, 1939); started Action Comics (June, 1938) that introduced Superman; bought out partner Donefeld; later sold concern to Warner Communications
born on 10-10-1900 in Proskurov, Ukraine
expired 12-11-2000 in Great Neck, New York   age 100
oilman  John Hugh Liedtke Sr.   a former business associate of George H. W. Bush in Zapata Petrolum Corp.; took over the South Penn Oil Company (1960s), renaming it Pennzoil after one of their products
born on 2-10-1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma
expired 3-28-2003 in Houston, Texas   age 81   cause: "several maladies"
composer  Györgi Sándor Ligeti
born on 5-28-1923 in Dicsöszentmárton, Transylvania, Romania
expired 6-12-2006 in Vienna, Austria   age 83
AKS: Gyorgi Sandor
big band leader  Enoch Light   did early stereo recordings
born on 8-18-1907 in Canton, Ohio
expired 7-31-1978 in New York, New York   age 70
Titanic second officer  Charles Herbert Lightoller
born on 3-30-1874 in Chorley, England
expired 12-8-1952 in Twickenham, England   age 78
geezer  Maria Teresa Ligorio
¤née: Fumarola 
born on 12-2-1889 in San Marzano di Giuseppe, Puglia, Italy
expired 5-14-2003   age 113
   Contest Selectors
2003KLS5.6%
   Scored 3.7000 solo points

aged Lithuanian police officer accused of Nazi war crimes  Aleksandras Lileikis
born on 6-10-1907
expired 9-26-2000 in Vilnius, Lithuania   age 93   cause: heart attack
former TVA chairman  David Eli Lilienthal
born on 7-8-1899 in Morton, Illinois
expired 1-15-1981 in New York, New York   age 81   cause: heart attack
to previous Hawaiian ruler: David Kalakaua Hawaiian Queen (1891-1893)  Liliuokalani   last Hawaiian sovereign; overthrown by Dole Pineapple Co.
¤born: Lydia Kamakaaeha 
born on 9-2-1838 in Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii
expired 11-11-1917 in Honolulu, Hawaiian Territory   age 79
actress  Beatrice Gladys Lillie
born on 5-29-1894 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
expired 1-20-1989 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England   age 94
Wild West showman Major  Gordon William Lillie   one-time partner with Buffalo Bill Cody
¤better known as "Pawnee Bill
born on 2-14-1860 in Bloomingdale, Illinois
expired 2-3-1942 in Pawnee, Oklahoma   age 81
drug company heiress  Ruth E. Lilly   made big splashy philanthropic gifts
born on 8-2-1915 in Indianapolis, Indiana
expired 12-30-2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana   age 94   cause: complications from old age; dementia
   Contest Selectors
2003PCD5.6%
2004PCD5.6%
2005MOT, PCD8.7%
2006MOT, OIE6.7%
2007MOT, OIE6.5
2008MORB3.1%
2009MORB3.3%
   Scored 5.6000 solo points
2010MORB, OIE

AKS: Lily
mother of the conservative phenomena  Mildred C. "Millie" Limbaugh
born on 10-13-1925
expired 3-2-2000 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri   age 74   cause: cancer
grandpa of the windbag...  Rush Hudson Limbaugh I
born on 9-27-1891 in Segewickville, Missouri
expired 4-8-1996   age 104
father of the windbag, lawyer  Rush Hudson Limbaugh II
born on 2-26-1918
expired 12-8-1990   age 72
Chinese Defense Minister (1959-71)  Lin Piao   Red Guards alleged that he tried to assassinate Mao; more likely, he ran like hell one step ahead of a lethal purge
born on 12-5-1907 in Huangang, China
expired 12-13-1971 in Mongolia   age 64   cause: plane crash
Alexander Gardner's photo of Lincoln, taken April 9, 1865to next U.S. president: Andrew Johnsonto previous U.S. president: James Buchanan 16th U.S. president  Abraham Lincoln   president during U.S. Civil War (1861-1865); issued Emancipation Proclamation; most famous speech: The Gettysberg Address; assassinated at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. by John Wilkes Booth
born on 2-12-1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky
expired 4-14-1865 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 56   cause: bullet to brain
movie actor  Elmo Lincoln   first movie Tarzan (1918)
¤real name: Otto Elmo Linkenhelt --- D.W. Griffith had him change his name 
born on 6-14-1889 in Rochester, Indiana
expired 6-27-1952 in Hollywood, California   age 63
JFK secretary  Evelyn Maurine Lincoln
¤born: Evelyn Maurine Norton 
born on 6-25-1909 in Polk County, Nebraska
expired 5-11-1995 in Georgetown, Maryland   age 85
industrialist  John Cromwell Lincoln   founded Lincoln Electric Co. in 1895; founded Reliance Electric Manufacturing Co. in 1904; developer of the variable-speed electric motor
expired 5-24-1959 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 92
presidential widow  Mary Todd Lincoln   was institutionalized for madness in her later years
born on 12-13-1818 in Lexington, Kentucky
expired 7-16-1882 in Springfield, Illinois   age 63
presidential son  Robert Todd Lincoln   Garfield/Arthur Secretary of War (1881-85)
born on 8-1-1843 in Springfield, Illinois
expired 7-26-1926 in Manchester, New Hampshire   age 82
Another SFBMoFo biker/small time crook  David C. Lind   part of gang that robbed L.A. hoodlum Eddie Nash; was away from the house where he was staying when Nash retaliated; later claimed that John Holmes set up the murders
born on 10-24-1938
expired 11-16-1995 in Eureka, California   age 57   cause: heroin overdose
Zulu musician, composer, singer  Solomon Popoli Linda   composer of the song "Mbube" (1939), a recording of which reached Alan Lomax, who passed it along to friend Pete Seeger, who arranged it for his group, The Weavers under the title of "Wimoweh" (1952), then later re-worded by George David Weiss and again retitled "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" & recorded by The Tokens (1961), which found it's way into the Disney stage musical "The Lion King"; by South African law the copyright reverted back to his family 25 years after his death (1987), which started a whole new round of legal wrangling over royalities & licensing
born on --1909 in Pomeroy, Zululand, South Africa
expired 10-8-1962 in Johannesberg, South Africa   age 53   cause: renal failure
former World War II Marine corporal  Charles Willard "Chuck" Lindberg   was the last living survivor of the first group of soldiers that raised the U.S. flag atop Iwo Jima's Mt. Suribachi (February 23, 1945)
born on 6-26-1920 in Grand Forks, North Dakota
expired 6-24-2007 in Edina, Minnesota   age 86
widow of Charles  Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh   infant son kidnapped and murdered by Bruno Hauptmann in 1932
born on 6-22-1906 in Englewood, New Jersey
expired 2-7-2001 in Passumpsic, Vermont   age 94
   Contest Selectors
2001 KLS12½%
   Scored 5.6000 solo points

pioneering aviator  Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr.   made first solo flight across Atlantic in 1927, winning the $25,000 Orteiga Prize; infant son was kidnapped & murdered in 1932; opposed U.S. participation in World War II
born on 2-4-1902 in Detroit, Michigan
expired 8-26-1974 in Kipahulu, Hawaii   age 72   cause: lymphatic cancer
infant son of Lucky Lindy  Charles Augustus Lindbergh III   kidnapped and murdered by Bruno Hauptmann
born on 6-22-1930 in Hopewell, New Jersey
expired 3-1-1932 in Hopewell, New Jersey   age 1   cause: murdered
actress  Viveca Lindfors
¤full name: Elsa Viveca Torstensdotter Lindfors 
born on 12-29-1920 in Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden
expired 10-25-1995 in Uppsala, Uppsala län, Sweden   age 74   cause: complications from rheumatoid arthritis
Pippi Långstrump (Pippi Longstocking) creator  Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren   married Mr. Sture Lindgren (1931); created character for her daughter (who named it)
¤born: Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson 
born on 11-14-1907 in Näs, Småland, Sweden (near Vimmerby)
expired 1-28-2002 in Stockholm, Sweden   age 94
Swedish Foreign Minister (1998-2003)  Anna Maria Lindh
born on 6-19-1957 in Stockholm, Sweden
expired 9-11-2003 in Stockholm, Sweden   age 46   cause: injuries sustained in stabbing
actress  Audra Lindley   played Mrs. Roper on Three's Company
born on 9-24-1918 in Los Angeles, California
expired 10-16-1997 in Los Angeles, California   age 79
interviewed by `Playboy Magazine' in September 1967 former NYC mayor (1966-74)  John Vliet Lindsay   103rd mayor of the Big Apple
born on 11-24-1921 in New York, New York
expired 12-19-2000 in Hilton Head, South Carolina   age 79   cause: pneumonia; complications from heart attack & strokes; Parkinson's disease
baseball Hall-of-Fame third baseman  Fred Charles Linstrom Sr.
born on 11-21-1905 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 10-4-1981 in Chicago, Illinois   age 75
dentist-turned-neurosurgeon Dr.  Poeter A. Lindstrom   first husband of Ingrid Bergman (1937-50); cuckolded by Roberto Rosellini
¤alternate spellings: "Peter", "Petter" 
born on 3-1-1907 in Stode, Sweden
expired 5-24-2000 in Sonoma, California   age 93
AKS: Peter
former Restaurants Unlimited CEO (1979-96)  Raymond W. Lindstrom   helped create the Cinnabon store concept
born on 5-23-1943 in Honolulu, Hawiian Territory
expired 8-15-2006 in Bellevue, Washington   age 63   cause: early-onset Alzheimer's disease
corporate hustler  James Joseph Ling   cobbled together the shaky comglomerate LTV (Ling-Temco-Vought) then lost control to the bankers that loaned him the money to build it
born on 12-31-1922 in Hugo, Oklahoma
expired 12-17-2004 in Dallas, Texas   age 81   cause: esophageal cancer
former SS officer  Heinz Linge   was Hitler's valet; got to cremate Der Fuhrer after the suicide
born on 3-23-1913 in Bremen, German
expired 3-9-1980 in Bremen, Germany   age 66
Anglican priest Rev.  Walter Lini   former prime minister of Vanuatu (1980-91)
expired 2-21-1999   age 57
flight simulator inventor (1929)  Edwin Albert Link
born on 7-26-1904 in Huntington, Indiana
expired 9-7-1981 in Binghampton, New York   age 77   cause: cancer
contour chair shill  Arthur Gordon Linkletter   hosted radio/tv shows People Are Funny & House Party
¤born: Arthur Gordon Kelly 
born on 7-17-1912 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
expired 5-26-2010 in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California   age 97
   Contest Selectors
1979SB7.7%
2001ROTS12½%
2002CMH, MORB, RR27.3%
2003ABRA, OGGI11.1%
2004ADWC, RR11.1%
2005ADWC, BYE, MOT, QKU, RR, TMD, WORM30.4%
2006ADWC, BOD, BONY, BYE, DTM, GGG, NFG, QKU, RR, TFM33.3%
2007ABRA, ADWC, ANG, AUDC, BOD, BONY, BYE, DTH, DTM, MOT, NFG, PUD, QKU, RPRM, TFM48.4%
2008ADWC, ANG, BOD, BYE, DTM, GAS, MORB, NFG, OED, QKU, RPRM, RR, TFM40.6%
2009ADWC, ANG, BOD, BYE, GAS, GOHI, MORB, NFG, OED, QKU, RPRM, RR, TFM43.3%
2010ADWC, BOD, BYE, GAS, MORB, NFG, QKU, RPRM, RR33.3%
   Scored 28098 points

tv actress  Diane Linkletter   daughter of Art; last person to see her alive: Edward Durston
expired 10-4-1969 in West Hollywood, California   age 19   cause: fatal "fall" from a 6th floor window/balcony while on LSD
former Xerox chairman (1960-66)  Sol Myron Linowitz   with Ellsworth Bunker negotiated the treaty that gave away the Panama Canal
born on 12-7-1913 in Trenton, New Jersey
expired 3-18-2005 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 91
Speed Fastener Corporation founder (1925)  Jack Linsky   his company later became Swingline
born on 1-1-1897 in Russia
expired 6-3-1980 in West Palm Beach, Florida   age 83
advertising icon  Margaret "Peg" Linstroth   her dad founded the Creamettes Macaroni Company & put her picture on the box
¤née: Williams 
born on 5-21-1915 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
expired 11-7-2004 in Minneapolis, Minnesota   age 89
actor  Larry Lavon Linville   played Major Frank Burns on M*A*S*H tv series
¤aka: "Ferret Face" 
born on 9-29-1939 in Ojai, California
expired 4-10-2000 in New York, New York   age 60   cause: pneumonia; cancer
   Contest Selectors
2000 BOD14%
   Scored 9.0000 solo points

 Fritz Albert Lipmann   shared the 1953 Nobel prize in medicine for the discovery of co-enzyme A & it's importance for intermediary metabolism
born on 6-12-1899 in Königsberg, Germany
expired 7-24-1986 in Poughkeepsie, New York   age 87
AKS: Lipman Lippmann Lippman
Weight Watchers co-founder  Albert Lippert
born on 4-23-1925 in New York, New York
expired 2-28-1998 in Johannesburg, South Africa   age 72   cause: cerebral hemorrhage
Weight Watchers co-founder (1963)  Felice Marks Lippert
born on 2-9-1930 in New York, New York
expired 2-22-2003 in Manhasset, New York   age 73   cause: lung cancer
design consultant  Joshua Gordon Lippincott   helped design: the Tucker automobile, the interior of the Nautilus submarine, the Campbell's Soup label, the FTD (Mercury) logo, the Betty Crocker "spoon" logo, the General Mills "G" logo, the Coca-Cola "wave" logo
born on 3-28-1909
expired 4-29-1998 in North Haven, Connecticut   age 89   cause: heart failure
aircraft designer  Alexander Martin Lippisch   developed the ME 163B rocket-powered fighter plane for Messerschmitt
born on 11-2-1894 in München, Germany
expired 2-11-1976 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa   age 81
political journalist  Walter Lippman   winner of two Pulitzer prizes
born on 9-23-1889 in New York, New York
expired 12-14-1974 in New York, New York   age 85   cause: heart attack
physicist  Gabriel Jonas Lippman   recieved the 1908 Nobel prize in physics for reproducing colors photographically using the phenomenon of interference
born on 8-16-1845 in Hollerich, Luxembourg
expired 7-13-1921 in North Atlantic Ocean   age 75
researcher  William Nunn Lipscomb Jr.   received the 1976 Nobel prize in chemistry
born on 12-9-1919 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 4-14-2011 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 91   cause: pneumonia; complications from fall
   Contest Selectors
2007WEP3.2%
2009WEP3.3%

sociologist  Seymour Martin Lipset
born on 3-18-1922 in Manhattan, New York, New York
expired 12-31-2006 in Arlington, Virginia   age 84   cause: stroke
tv personality  Luba Lisa
¤born: Luba Gootnick 
expired 12-15-1972 in Colchester, Vermont   age 31   cause: plane crash
Chicago Daily News D.C. bureau chief (1959-76)  Peter Irvin Lisagor   made numerous appearances on Meet the Press
born on 8-5-1915 in Keystone, West Virginia
expired 12-10-1976 in Arlington, Virginia   age 61   cause: cancer
music historian  Robert Lissauer   author of the "Encyclopedia of Popular Music of America" (1991)
born on 5-1-1917 in New York, New York
expired 10-14-2004 in New York, New York   age 87
German Field Marshall  Sigmund Wilhelm Walther List   perfected the "blitzkrieg"; he "broke" the Maginot Line" (May, 1940); relieved by Hitler after refusing to squander troops at the Russian front
expired 8-17-1971 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany   age 91
heavyweight boxer  Charles "Sonny" Liston   lost his title to Muhammad Ali in a two-minute bout
born on 5-8-1926 in Saint Francis County, Arkansas
expired 12-31-1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 44   cause: heart attack
AKS: Sonnie Suny Sunnie Sunny Listen Listun
pianist & composer  Franz Liszt   father of Cosima
¤Liszt Ferenc 
born on 10-22-1811 in Doborján, Kingdom of Hungary
expired 7-31-1886 in Bayreuth, Germany   age 74   cause: pneumonia; heart disease
character actor  John Litel
born on 12-30-1892
expired 2-3-1972 in Woodland Hills, California   age 79
Soviet Foreign Minister (1929-39)  Maxim Maximovich Litinov
expired 12-31-1951 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 75
Blazing Saddles actor  Cleavon Jake Little
born on 6-1-1939 in Chickasha, Oklahoma
expired 10-22-1992 in Sherman Oaks, California   age 53
Baptist minister  Earl Little   married to Daisy Mason (3 kids) and Louise Little and father of Mary, Earl, Ella Collins, Wilfred, Malcolm X, Philbert, Hilda, Yvonne, Wesley, and Reginald; organizer for Marcus Garvey's organization: thrown under Lansing-to-East Lansing electric trolley at Detroit Street on East Michigan Avenue (at the time east of the city limits) — torso nearly bisected by trolley's wheels
born on --1894 in Reynolds, Georgia
expired 9-28-1931 in Lansing, Michigan   age 37   cause: murdered
housewife  Louise Langdon Little   second wife of Earl Little; mother of seven children including Wilfred, Malcolm X, Philbert, Hilda, Yvonne, Wesley & Reginald; was institutionalized in the Kalamazoo State Hospital from 1939 to 1963
¤née: Norton 
born on --1897 in Grenada, West Indies
expired ??-??-1991   age 94
Malcolm X's little brother  Reginald Little
born on 8-23-1927 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 7-13-2001 in Grand Rapids, Michigan   age 73
social worker  Robert Langdon Little   related to Malcolm X
born on 8-31-1938 in Lansing, Michigan
expired 11-23-1999 in Lansing, Michigan   age    cause: complications from lymphoma
to 1936 award winnerto 1934 award winner noted golfer  W. Lawson Little   won 1935 Sullivan Award; won 1940 U.S. Open
born on 6-23-1910 in Newport, Rhode Island
expired 2-1-1968   age 57
Malcolm X's older brother  Wilfred Little   introduced him to the Nation of Islam
born on 2-20-1920 in Lansing, Michigan
expired 5-19-1998 in Detroit, Michigan   age 78
early tv news executive  Francis Newton "Fritz" Littlejohn   was an AP news editor (1937-45), then a news writer/supervisor for NBC radio (1945-52); moving to CBS-TV News was a managing editor (1952-54) then on to ABC News where he was Director of News and Special Events (1954-69) — in that capacity he had the network air the all 36 days of the Army-McCarthy Hearings live (along with the DuMont Network); ended his career at the Voice of America (1967-73)
born on 7-20-1908 in Paculet, South Carolina
expired 11-24-2005 in New York, New York   age 97
author/producer/director  Joan Maud Littlewood   wrote Oh What a Lovely War
born on 10-6-1914 in London, England
expired 9-20-2002 in London, England   age 87
Litton Industries founder (1932)  Charles Litton   started out manufacturing microwave tubes (magnetrons)
born on 3-13-1904
expired 11-14-1972 in Carson City, Nevada   age 69   cause: heart ailment
former KGB spy  Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko   became a staunch critic of Vladimir Putin; at time of death had been investigating the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya; presumed to have been poisoned by the FSB (KGB successor)
born on 8-30-1962 in Voronezh, Russia, USSR
expired 11-23-2006 in London, England   age 44   cause: poisoned; radiation from Polonium 210
former major league outfielder  Daniel Webster "Danny" Litwhiler   played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1940-3), St. Louis Cardinals (1943-6), Boston Braves (1946-8) & Cincinnati Reds (1048-51); coached college baseball at Florida State (1955-63) & Michigan State University; first to use radar gun to clock a pitcher's ball speed
born on 8-31-1916 in Ringtown, Pennsylvania
expired 9-23-2011 in Clearwater, Florida   age 95
   Contest Selectors
2008RR3.1%
2009CSI, RR6.7%
2010CSI, RR7.4%

AKS: Litwiler Litwyler
former Chinese Chief of State (1959-66)  Liu Shao-chi   purged during the Cultural Revolution
born on --1898 in Ningsiang County, Hunan Province, China
expired 11-13-1969 in Kaifeng, China   age 71   cause: cancer of the nose
Detroit housewife  Viola Fauver Gregg Liuzzo   went to Alabama to participate in a voting rights march; subject of the documentary Home of the Brave (2003)
born on 4-11-1925 in California, Pennsylvania
expired 3-25-1965 in US-80, Lowndes County, Alabama (1 mile from Lowndesboro)   age 39   cause: murdered; shot to death by Klansmen
former Capitol Records executive  Alan Wendell Livingston   brother of movie composer Jay Livingston; created the Bozo the Clown character for a book/record that his firm was going to release (1946); convinced EMI executives that The Beatles could sell records in the U.S.
born on 10-15-1917 in McDonald, Pennsylvania
expired 3-13-2009 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California   age 91
3-time oscar winning composer  Jay Livingston   co-wrote Que Sera Sera (from The Man Who Knew Too Much; 1956), Mona Lisa (from Captain Carey, USA; 1950), Buttons & Bows (from The Paleface; 1948) and Silver Bells (from The Lemon Drop Kid; 1951), as well as the Bonanza, Bugs Bunny Show and Mr. Ed themes
born on 3-28-1915 in McDonald, Pennsylvania
expired 10-17-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 86   cause: pneumonia
Jack Benny's wife  Mary Livingstone
¤born: Sadye Marks 
born on 6-22-1906 in Seattle, Washington
expired 6-30-1983 in Holmby Hills, California   age 77
former Chinese president (1983-88)  Li Xiannian
born on 6-23-1909 in Hubei Province, China
expired 6-21-1992 in Beijing, China   age 82
last of the Imperial Chinese concubines  Li Yuquin   briefly spent time with Emperor Pu Yi as Empress of the Manchukuo puppet regime until she was dumped at the end of World War II
expired 4-20-2001 in Changchun, China   age 73   cause: cirrhosis
Mao's doctor  Li Zhisui
expired 2-13-1995   age 75
former Columbian president (1945-46 & 1958-62)  Alberto Lleras Camargo   first Secretary General of the Organization of American States (1948-54)
born on 7-3-1906 in Bogatá, Columbia
expired 1-4-1990 in Bogotá, Columbia   age 83
author  Richard David Vyvyan Llewellyn   wrote How Green Was My Valley (1940)
¤born: Richard David Vyvyan Llewellyn Lloyd 
born on 12-8-1906 in Saint David's, Wales
expired 11-30-1983 in Dublin, Ireland   age 76
actor  Desmond Llewelyn   known for playing Q (Major Quentin Boothroyd) in the James Bond films
born on 9-12-1914 in South Wales, United Kingdom
expired 12-19-1999 in Eastbourne, East Sussex, England   age 85   cause: injuries sustained in head-on car crash after possible heart attack
tv writer  David Gibbs Lloyd   most famously wrote the Chuckles Bites the Dust episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1975)
born on 7-7-1934 in Bronxville, New York
expired 11-10-2009 in Beverly Hills, California   age 75   cause: prostate cancer
film director  Frank Lloyd   directed Mutiny on the Bounty 1935); co-founder of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; won oscars for The Devine Lady (1929) & Cavalcade (1933)
born on 2-2-1888 in Glasgow, Scotland
expired 8-10-1960 in Santa Monica, California   age 72
silent screen star  Harold Clayton Lloyd   performed many "impossible" movie stunts
born on 4-20-1893 in Burchard, Nebraska
expired 3-8-1971 in Hollywood, California   age 77   cause: cancer
World War I British prime minister  David Lloyd George   54-year member of Parliament
¤title: Earl of Dwyfor 
born on 1-7-1863 in Manchester, England
expired 3-26-1945 in Llanystumdwy, Wales   age 82
German Reichstag president (1920-32)  Paul Lobe   leader in 1944 plot to kill Hitler
expired 8-3-1967 in Bonn, Germany   age 91
criminologist Dr.  Edmond Locard   established the world's first police crime laboratory in Lyons, France (1910); headed that lab until 1951 & succeeded by son
¤"The Father of Modern Forensics" 
born on --1877 in France
expired 5-4-1966 in Lyon, France   age 88
AKS: Edmund Edmon Edmand Edman Loccard
Aussie geezer  John Henry "Jack" Lockett
born on 1-22-1891
expired 5-25-2002   age 111
actor  Eugene Lockhart   played Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (1938) & Clarence Gateson in Bonzo Goes to College (1952)
born on 7-18-1891 in London, Ontario, Canada
expired 3-31-1957 in Santa Monica, California   age 65   cause: coronary thrombosis
pioneer avaiator  Allan Haines Loughead Lockheed   co-founded Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
born on 1-20-1889
expired 5-26-1969 in Tucson, Arizona   age 80
naturalist & author  Ronald Mathias Lockley   his published study of rabbits, The Private Life of the Rabbitt (1964), inspire Watership Down
born on 8-11-1903 in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
expired 4-12-2000 in Auckland, New Zealand   age 96
country singer  Lawrence Hankins "Hank" Locklin
born on 2-15-1918 in McLellan, Florida
expired 3-8-2009 in Brewton, Alabama   age 91
Delta blues guitarist/singer  Robert Lockwood Jr.
born on 3-27-1915 in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas
expired 11-21-2006 in Cleveland, Ohio   age 91   cause: brain aneurysm; stroke
AKS: Robert Jr Lockwood
actor  John Loder
¤born: John Lowe 
born on 1-3-1898 in London, England
expired 1-20-1989 in Buenos Aires, Argentina   age 91
 Henry Cabot Lodge Sr.
born on 5-12-1850 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 11-9-1924 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 74
Nixon's 1960 Vice Presidental running mate  Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.   had been a Senator from Massachusetts; later was ambassador to South Vietnam (1963-64; 1965-67) & the U.N. (1953-60)
born on 7-5-1902 in Nahant, Massachusetts
expired 2-27-1985 in Beverly, Massachusetts   age 82
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

 David S. Loeb   co-founder of the now-defunct Countrywide Financial & IndyMac Bank
born on 1-19-1924
expired 6-30-2003 in Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada   age 79
lawyer  Milton B. Loeb   creator of the Brillo Pad (1913)
born on 1-28-1887 in Lafayette, Indiana
expired 1-27-1972 in New York, New York   age 84
William's widow  Nackey Scripps Loeb   former publisher of the Manchester Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News
born on 2-24-1924 in Los Angeles, California
expired 1-8-2000 in Goffstown, New Hampshire   age 75   cause: complications from 1977 auto accident
another stupid rich kid  Richard A. Loeb   attempted the "perfect crime" murder with Nathan Leopold; got caught; stiffed Clarence Darrow's fee; died in the slammer after fellow inmate & intended rape victim James Day fought back with a straight razor
born on 6-11-1905 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 1-28-1936 in Stateville, Illinois   age 30   cause: severed carotid artery; 56 razor blade cuts
Manchester (New Hampshire) Union Leader publisher  William Loeb
born on 12-26-1905 in Washington, District of Columbia
expired 8-13-1981 in Burlington, Massachusetts   age 75   cause: cancer
   Contest Selectors
1980 VA6.3%

aviation pioneer  Grover C. Loening   was taught how to fly by Orville Wright; designed the first retractable landing gear
born on 9-12-1888
expired 2-29-1976 in Miami, Florida   age 87
Broadway composer  Francis Henry "Frank" Loesser   he was a most happy fellow
born on 7-28-1910 in New York, New York
expired 7-28-1969 in New York, New York   age 59
Broadway composer  Frederick "Fritz" Loewe   collaborated with Alan Jay Lerner; had hits with My Fair Lady (1956) and Camelot (1968)
born on 6-10-1901 in Vienna, Austria
expired 2-14-1988 in Palm Springs, California   age 86
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

Dr.  Otto Loewi   shared the 1936 Nobel prize in medicine for discoveries relating to the chemical transmission of nerve impulses; the role acetylcholine plays
born on 6-3-1873 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany
expired 12-25-1961 in New York, New York   age 88
industrial designer  Raymond Fernand Loewy   designed the Coke bottle
born on 11-5-1893 in Paris, France
expired 7-14-1986 in Monte Carlo, Monaco   age 92
   Contest Selectors
1980 RR6.3%

AKS: Loewey Loewie Lowie
author  Hugh Lofting   wrote the Doctor Doolittle book series
born on 7-14-1886 in Maidenhead, England
expired 9-26-1947 in Santa Monica, California   age 61
jockey  John Loftus   first to win horseracing's Triple Crown in 1919 aboard Sir Barton
born on 10-13-1895
expired 3-23-1976 in Carlsbad, California   age 80
Louisiana Hayride radio show creator (1948)  Horace Lee Logan   originated the phrase "Elvis has left the building" (1956)
born on 8-3-1916
expired 10-13-2002 in Victoria, Texas   age 86
Civil War general & Illinois Senator (1871-86)  John Alexander Logan   first Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic; on May 5, 1868 he issued "general order number 11" calling for May 30th to be observed as a day when the graves of veterans would be decorated with flowers & flags; the G.A.R.'s "Decoration Day" went on to be the U.S. holiday called "Memorial Day"
born on 2-9-1826 in Murphysborough, Jackson County, Illinois
expired 12-26-1886 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 60   cause: "congestion of the brain"; acute rheumatism
director  Joshua Lockwood Logan   directed Sayonara (1957); remade Fanny (1961); directed Camelot (1967)
born on 10-5-1908 in Texarkana, Texas
expired 7-12-1988 in New York, New York   age 79   cause: progressive supranuclear palsy
super-geezer  Camille Loiseau   was the oldest woman in France; never took surname of husband ("Chadal")
born on 2-13-1892 in Paris, France
expired 8-18-2006 in Villejuif, Val-de-Marne, France   age 114
   Contest Selectors
2006KLS3.3%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (one to be exact)

AKS: Louiseau
precision explosives expert  John Darby "Jack" Loizeaux   co-founded Controlled Demolition Inc. (1960); brought down the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas & the hulking Hudson's Department Store in downtown Detroit
born on 5-1-1915 in Towson, Maryland
expired 11-28-2000 in Baltimore, Maryland   age 85   cause: stroke
AKS: Loizeau
second-generation folk musicologist  Alan Lomax   as a teenager accompanying his father made first recordings of Leadbelly & Muddy Waters
born on 1-31-1915 in Austin, Texas
expired 7-19-2002 in Sarasota, Florida   age 87
folk musicologist  John Avery Lomax   collector of American folk songs and stories
expired 1-26-1948 in Greenville, Mississippi   age 79   cause: heart attack
Captain  Henry Lomb   co-founded Vulcanite Optical Instrument Co, (1866)
expired 6-12-1908 in Pittsford, New York   age 80
comedic screen actress  Carole Lombard   wife of Clark Gable
¤born: Jane Alice Peters 
born on 10-6-1908 in Fort Wayne, Indiana
expired 1-16-1942 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 33   cause: airplane crash
legendary NFL football coach  Vincent Thomas Lombardi   member of the Fordham Seven Blocks of Granite linemen; lead the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1968; won two Super Bowl championships; Superbowl Championship trophy named for him; noted for his quote "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."
born on 6-11-1913 in New York, New York
expired 9-3-1970 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 57   cause: intestinal cancer
big band saxophonist  Carmen Lombardo   music director of brother's band
born on 7-16-1903
expired 4-17-1971 in North Miami, Florida   age 67   cause: cancer
Royal Canadians big band leader  Gaetano Albert "Guy" Lombardo   played Auld Lang Syne on radio (and later tv) every New Year's Eve from 1929 to 1976; commissioned what would come to be popularly known as the Looney Tunes theme
born on 6-19-1902 in London, Ontario, Canada
expired 11-5-1977 in Houston, Texas   age 75   cause: respiratory/kidney/heart failure
 Ralph Lomma   "the father of miniature golf"
born on 3-13-1924 in Scranton, Pennsylvania
expired 9-12-2011 in Scranton, Pennsylvania   age 87
writer  Charmain Kittridge London   widow of Jack
expired 1-13-1955 in Glenn Ellen, California   age 84
noted "outdoors" author  Jack London   wrote The Sea Wolf, Call of the Wild, White Fang and our personal favorite To Build a Fire
¤real name: John Griffith Chaney 
born on 6-12-1876 in San Francisco, California
expired 11-22-1916 in Glenn Ellen, California   age 40
torch song singer  Julie London   3rd wife of Jack Webb (1947-53); was married to Bobby Troupe
¤born: Julie Peck 
born on 9-26-1926 in Santa Rosa, California
expired 10-18-2000 in Los Angeles, California   age 74   cause: complications from stroke
pro wrassler (1930-49)  Christopher Theophelus Londos
¤aka: "Jimmy Londos" 
expired 8-19-1975 in Escondido, California   age 80   cause: heart attack
former Texaco CEO  Augustus C. Long
born on 8-23-1904 in Starke, Florida
expired 11-15-2001 in North, Virginia   age 97
former Maryland congressman (1963-85)  Clarence Dickinson Long Jr.
born on 12-11-1909 in South Bend, Indiana
expired 9-18-1994 in Cockeysville, Maryland   age 84
former Louisiana governor (1939-40, 1948-52 and 1956-60)  Earl Kemp Long   brother of Huey
born on 8-26-1895 in Winnfield, Lousiana
expired 9-5-1960 in Alexandria, Louisiana   age 65
former Missouri senator (1960-68)  Edward Vaughn Long
born on 7-18-1908 in Whiteside, Missouri
expired 11-6-1972 in Eolia, Missouri   age 64   cause: heart attack
science fiction writer  Frank Belknap Long
born on 4-27-1903 in New York, New York
expired 1-2-1994   age 90
jazz guitarist  Huey Long   for nine months was a member of the Ink Spots (1944-45)
born on 4-25-1904 in Sealy, Texas
expired 6-10-2009 in Houston, Texas   age 105
former Louisiana Governor (1928-32) & U.S. Senator (1932-35)  Huey Pierce Long   model for novel Robert Penn Warren's novel All The King's Men
¤nickname: "The Kingfish" 
born on 8-30-1893 in Winnfield, Louisiana
expired 9-10-1935 in Shreveport, Louisiana   age 42   cause: assassinated
movie and tv actor  Richard Long   appeared on The Big Valley and Nanny and the Professor tv series
born on 12-17-1927 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 12-21-1974 in Los Angeles, California   age 47
former Louisiana senator (1948-87)  Russell Billiu Long   son of Huey
born on 11-3-1918 in Shreveport, Louisiana
expired 5-9-2003 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 84   cause: heart attack
early silent movie villain  Walter H. Long   appeared in Birth of a Nation and over 100 other movies
born on 3-5-1879 in Nashua, New Hampshire
expired 7-5-1952 in Los Angeles, California   age 73
Hole-in-the-Wall outlaw  Harry Longabaugh   partner of Butch Cassidy
¤aka: "The Sundance Kid
born on --1870
expired ??-??-1909 in San Vincente, Bolivia   age 39   cause: shoot-out
former jockey  John Eric "Johnny" Longden   won 1943 Triple Crown aboard Count Fleet; trained 1969 Triple Crown winner Majestic Prince; as a child his family had been booked aboard the Titanic, but missed the boat
born on 2-14-1907 in Wakefield, England
expired 2-14-2003 in Banning, California   age 96   cause: complications from stroke
   Contest Selectors
2002JL9.1%
2003 JL5.6%
   Scored 5.4000 solo points

poet and author  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   wrote Evangeline (1847), The Song of Hiawatha (1855; based upon correspondence with and the writings of his friend Henry Schoolcraft) and Paul Revere's Ride (1863)
born on 2-27-1807 in Portland, Massachusetts
expired 3-24-1882 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 75
World War I Anzac soldier  Roy Longmore   wounded in the battle of Gallipoli (1915)
born on 4-29-1894 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
expired 6-21-2001 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   age 107
socialite  Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth   daughter of Teddy
born on 2-12-1884 in Long Island, New York
expired 2-20-1980 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 96   cause: bronchial pneumonia
former Cambodian general/president  Lon Nol
born on 11-13-1913 in Preyveng, Cambodia
expired 11-17-1985   age 72
Texas death row inmate  Robert Andrew Lookingbill   robbed and murdered his grandparents
¤aka: number 990 
born on 7-22-1965
expired 1-22-2003 in Huntsville, Texas   age 37   cause: executed; lethal injection
   Contest Selectors
2003DTM, RR, TMTX16.7%
   Scored 9.4250 points

playwright/screenwriter  Anita Loos   wrote Gentlemen Prefer Blonds (1925)
born on 4-26-1893 in Sisson, California (now Mount Shasta)
expired 8-18-1981 in New York, New York   age 88   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1980 GP6.3%

character actor  Theodore Loos   played Josephat in Metropolis (1926)
¤born: August Konrad Loos 
born on 5-18-1883 in Zwingenberg, HEssen, Germany
expired 6-26-1954 in Stuttgart, Germany   age 71
TLC singer  Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes   convicted of arson in destruction of boyfriend's home
born on 5-27-1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 4-25-2002 in La Ceiba, Honduras   age 30   cause: skull fracture suffered when car she was driving flipped
magazine publisher  Adrian B. Lopez   published Sir, True, Laff, Real Crime, Surfing, Stock Car Racing magazines
born on 1-28-1906 in Southampton, England
expired 1-27-2004 in Brick, New Jersey   age 97   cause: complications from dialysis
baseball Hall-of-Famer  Alfonso Ramon Lopez Sr.   former catcher & manager of Cleveland and Chicago White Sox
born on 8-20-1908 in Tampa, Florida
expired 10-30-2005 in Tampa, Florida   age 97   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2002JL9.1%
2003COCO, KOHD11.1%
2004ANG5.6%
2005ANG, BYE, DTM, SPIT17.4%
   Scored 3.1125 points

former baseball pitcher  Aurelio Alejandro Lopez
¤aka: "Señor Smoke" 
born on 9-21-1948 in Tecamachalco, Mexico
expired 9-22-1992 in Matehuala, Mexico   age 44   cause: auto accident
former Venezuelan president (1935-41)  Eleazar Lopez Contreras
expired 1-2-1973 in Caracas, Venezuela   age 89
 Isidro M Lopez   in 1956 formed an orchestra that combined the big band sound with Mexican polka
¤nickname: "El Indio"
"the father of Tejano music" 
born on 5-17-1929
expired 8-16-2004 in Corpus Christi, Texas   age 75   cause: complications from stroke and brain aneurysm; Parkinson's disease
bassist, bandleader, composer  Israel "Cachao" López   creator of the Mambo (1939; with brother Orestes)
born on 9-14-1918 in Havana, Cuba
expired 3-22-2008 in Coral Gables, Florida   age 89
AKS: Lopez
recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor Battle of the Bulge hero  Jose Mendoza Lopez   killed over 100 German soldiers while defending a position (12/17/1944) — received the Medal of Honor
born on 7-10-1910 in Santiago Huitlan, Mexico
expired 5-16-2005 in San Antonio, Texas   age 94   cause: cancer
Buena Vista Social Club bassist  Orlando "Cachaito" Lopéz
born on --1933 in Havana, Cuba
expired 2-9-2009 in Havana, Cuba   age 76   cause: complications from prostate surgery
AKS: Lopez
character actor  Perry Lopez   played Lt. Rodriguez in original Star Trek series episode Shore Leave (1966) and Lt./Capt. Escobar in Chinatown & The Two Jakes
born on 7-22-1931 in New York, New York
expired 2-14-2008   age 78   cause: lung cancer
Cannibal & the Headhunters bandmember  Richard "Scar" Lopez   with the band visited the "Land of 10,000 Dances"
born on 5-18-1945 in Los Angeles, California
expired 7-30-2010 in Garden Grove, California   age 65   cause: lung cancer
former Mexican president (1976-82)  José López Portillo y Pachecho   his administration's corruption & economic ineptitude brought Mexico nearly to bankruptcy
born on 6-16-1920 in Mexico City, Mexico
expired 2-17-2004 in Mexico City, Mexico   age 83   cause: pneumonia
AKS: Jose Lopez
Spanish author  Federico García Lorca
born on 6-5-1898 in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada
expired 8-20-1936   age 38
actor  Jack Lord   played Steve McGarrett on Hawaii Five-O (1968-80); "Book 'em, Danno!"
¤born: John Joseph Patrick Ryan 
born on 12-30-1920 in New York, New York
expired 1-21-1998 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 77   cause: congestive heart failure
   Contest Selectors
1979 YJ7.7%

radio producer  Phillips H. Lord   created Gangbusters (1936) and Mr. District Attorney (1939) radio shows
born on 7-13-1902
expired 10-19-1975 in Ellsworth, Maine   age 73
author  Walter Lord   wrote A Night To Remember (1955)
born on 10-8-1917 in Baltimore, Maryland
expired 5-19-2002 in New York, New York   age 84   cause: complications from Parkinson's disease
   Contest Selectors
1980 BD6.3%
2001 RR12½%
2002 JAC, RR18.2%
   Scored 5.3500 points

physicist  Hendrik Antoon Lorentz   shared 1902 Nobel Physics prize
born on 7-18-1853 in Arnhem, The Netherlands
expired 2-4-1928 in Haarlem, The Netherlands   age 74
mathematician & former MIT professor of meteorology Dr.  Edward Norton Lorenz   author of "The Nature and Theory of the General Circulation of the Atmosphere" (1967); recipient of the Crafoord Prize (1983) & the Kyoto Prize (1991); discovered the notion of the strange attractor; did pioneering work in deterministic chaos in the 1960s — where small effects lead to big changes (the so-called butterfly effect)
¤"the father of Chaos Theory" 
born on 5-23-1917 in West Hartford, Connecticut
expired 4-16-2008 in Cambridge, Massachusetts   age 90   cause: cancer
 Konrad Zacharias Lorenz   shared the 1973 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 11-7-1903 in Altenberg, Austria-Hungary
expired 2-27-1989 in Altenberg, Austria   age 85
socialite  Elaine Lorillard   widow of Louis Lorillard, with whom she co-founded the Newport Jazz Festival (1954)
¤née: Guthrie 
born on 10-11-1914 in Tremont, Maine
expired 11-26-2007 in Newport, Rhode Island   age 93
tobacco heir  Griswold Lorillard   son of Pierre V. Lorillard V; "invented" the Tuxedo (penguin suit; 10-10-1886)
expired 9-6-1942 in Edgartown, Massachusetts   age 76
tobacco heir  Louis L. Lorillard   co-founded the Newport Jazz Festival with wife (1954)
born on 11-1-1919 in Newport, Rhode Island
expired 11-5-1986 in Newport, Rhode Island   age 67
character actor  Jon Lormer   played scientist Dr. Theodore Haskins in first Star Trek pilot (1966), Tamar in Return of the Archons (1967) & Old Man in For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky (1968)
born on 5-7-1906 in Canton, Ohio
expired 3-19-1986 in Burbank, California   age 79
AKS: John
daft actress  Marion Lorne   befuddled Aunt Clara on Bewitched
¤born: Marion MacDougall 
born on 8-12-1885 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 5-9-1968 in New York, New York   age 82
creepy actor  Peter Lorre   appeared in M, The Maltese Falcon (1941), Arsenic and Old Lace, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and many other films
¤born: Laszlo Loewenstein 
born on 6-26-1904 in Rosenberg, Austria-Hungary
expired 3-23-1964 in Hollywood, California   age 59
 Alanson Russell "Lance" Loud   appeared on the 1973 PBS docudrama An American Family
born on 6-26-1951 in La Jolla, California
expired 12-22-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 50   cause: liver failure; hepatitis C; H.I.V.
Broadway & tv actress  Dorothy Loudon   replaced Carol Burnett on the Gary Moore Show (1962); won 1977 Tony Award for her portrayal of orphanage manager Aggie Hannigan in Annie
born on 9-17-1933 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 11-15-2003 in New York, New York   age 70   cause: cancer
French king (1226-1270)  Louis IX
born on 4-25-1215 in Poissy, France
expired 8-25-1270 in Tunis, Tunisia   age 55
French king (1461-1483)  Louis XI
born on 7-3-1423 in Bourges, France
expired 8-30-1483 in Plessis-les-Tours, France   age 60
French king (1643-1715)  Louis XIV   built the Versailles Palace
¤aka: "The Sun King" 
born on 9-16-1638 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
expired 9-1-1715 in Versailles, France   age 76
French king (1715-1774)  Louis XV
born on 2-15-1710 in Versailles, France
expired 5-10-1774 in Versailles, France   age 64
French king (1774-1793)  Louis XVI   husband of Marie Antoinette
born on 8-23-1754 in Versailles, France
expired 1-21-1793 in Paris, France   age    cause: executed; guillotined
French king (1830-1848)  Louis Phillippe
¤aka: "The Citizen King" 
born on 10-6-1773 in Paris, France
expired 8-26-1850 in Claremount, England   age 76
costume designer  Jean Louis
born on 10-5-1907 in Paris, France
expired 4-20-1997 in Palm Springs, California   age 89
boxer  Joe Louis
¤born: Joseph Louis Barrow
aka: "The Brown Bomber" 
born on 5-13-1914 in Lafayette, Alabama
expired 4-12-1981 in Las Vegas, Nevada   age 66   cause: cardiac arrest
   Contest Selectors
1979 DO, HA, JW, MM30.8%
1980 DO, DH, EB, JW, MM31.3%

lawyer & boxer's widow  Martha M. Louis
born on 11-9-1912
expired 8-2-1991   age 78
Hollywood actress  Anita Louise
¤real name: Louise Fremault 
born on 1-9-1917 in New York, New York
expired 4-25-1970 in Los Angeles, California   age 53
Shuttle STS-51-I, 26 & 35 astronaut  John Michael "Mike" Lounge
born on 6-28-1946 in Denver, Colorado
expired 3-1-2011 in Houston, Texas   age 64
Mosaic jazz label co-founder (1983)  Charles M. "Charlie" Lourie
born on 4-20-1940 in Boston, Massachusetts
expired 12-31-2000 in Stamford, Connecticut   age 60   cause: scleroderma
film art director  Eugène Lourié   also directed Gorgo (1961)
born on 4-8-1903 in Kharkov, Russia (now Ukraine)
expired 5-25-1991 in Woodland Hills, California   age 88   cause: heart failure; strokes
AKS: Eugene Lourie
former Colorado governor (1963-73)  John Arthur Love   was Nixon's energy czar (1973-74)
born on 11-29-1916 in Gibson City, Illinois
expired 1-21-2002 in Aurora, Colorado   age 85
full-body puppet designer  Kermit Ernest Hollingshead Love   designed/constructed Big Bird for Sesame Street (where he also played Willy the Hot Dog Man)
born on 8-7-1916 in Spring Lake, New Jersey
expired 6-21-2008 in Poughkeepsie, New York   age 91   cause: congestive heart failure
horror author  Howard Phillips Lovecraft   wrote Herbert West — Re-animator (1922), History of the Necronomicon (1927), The Dunwich Horror (1928)
born on 8-20-1890 in Providence, Rhode Island
expired 3-15-1937 in Providence, Rhode Island   age 46   cause: nephritis; intestinal cancer
movie and tv actor  Frank Lovejoy
born on 3-28-1912 in New York, New York
expired 10-2-1962 in New York, New York   age 50
bebop jazz drummer  James Ross "Jimmy" Lovelace
born on 2-6-1940 in Kansas City, Missouri
expired 10-29-2004 in New York, New York   age 64   cause: pancreatic cancer
former McNeil Laboratories marketing executive  Douglas Gordon Lovell Jr.   in 1955 coined name for the company's new pain reliever (Tylenol)
born on 8-17-1927 in Garrison, Maryland
expired 11-17-2003 in Devon, Pennsylvania   age 76
civil rights litigant  Mildred Delores Loving   with husband was convicted of violating Virginia's anti-miscegenation laws (1959); in Loving et ux. v. Virginia the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that such laws were unconstitutional insomuch as they deprived individuals of a basic human right (ruling: June 12, 1967)
¤née: Jeter
nickname: "bean" 
born on 7-22-1939 in Caroline County, Virginia
expired 5-2-2008 in Central Point, Virginia   age 68   cause: pneumonia
civil rights litigant  Ricahrd Perry Loving   with wife was convicted of violating Virginia's anti-miscegenation laws (1959); in Loving et al v. Virginia the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that such laws were unconstitutional insomuch as they deprived individuals of a basic human right (ruling issued June 12, 1967)
born on 10-29-1933 in Caroline County, Virginia
expired 6-??-1975   age 41   cause: auto accident; drunk driver hit his car
baseball player  Joseph Lovitto Jr.
born on 1-6-1951 in San Pedro, California
expired 5-19-2001 in Arlington, Texas   age 50
character actress  Celia Lovsky   played Vulcan matriarch T'Pau in original series Star Trek episode Amok Time (1967) and the leader of the Exchange in Soylent Green (1973)
¤born: Cäcilie Lvovsky 
born on 2-21-1897 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
expired 10-12-1979 in Los Angeles, California   age 82
AKS: Caecilie
British political cartoonist Sir  David Alexander Cecil Low   created Colonel Blimp strip
born on 4-7-1891 in Dunedin, New Zealand
expired 9-19-1963 in London, England   age 72
Shuttle STS-32, 43 & 57 astronaut  George David Low
born on 2-19-1956 in Cleveland, Ohio
expired 3-15-2008 in Reston, Virginia   age 52   cause: colon cancer
 Juliet Magill Kinzie Gordon Low   founded the U.S. Girl Scouts (1910)
¤nickname: Daisy 
born on 10-31-1860 in Savannah, Georgia
expired 1-18-1927 in Savannah, Georgia   age 66   cause: cancer
 Charles Lowe   Mr. Carol Channing (estranged)
born on 12-24-1911
expired 9-2-1999   age 87   cause: complications from 1997 stroke
actor  Edmond Lowe
born on 3-3-1892 in San Jose, California
expired 4-21-1971 in Woodland Hills, California   age 79
Kitty Litter inventor  Edward Lowe
born on 7-10-1920 in Cassopolis, Michigan
expired 10-4-1995 in Sarasota, Florida   age 75
Titanic 5th officer  Harold Godfrey Lowe
born on --1883 in Wales
expired 5-12-1944 in Llandrillo Yn Ross, Conwy, North Wales   age 60
character actor  James B. Lowe   had title role in one of the silent versions of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1927)
born on 10-12-1879 in Georgia
expired 3-19-1963 in Los Angeles, California   age 83
former banker & paper company executive  Malcolm Branson Lowe   a co-founder of KLH
born on 5-21-1891 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
expired 9-7-1971 in New York, New York   age 80
19th-century baseball player  Robert Lincoln "Bobby" Lowe   first man to hit four home runs in a single game
born on 7-10-1868 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
expired 12-8-1951 in Detroit, Michigan   age 83
dentist  William Lowell   invented the golf tee
expired 6-23-1954 in East Orange, New Jersey   age 94
"old biddie" actress  Judith Lowry   played mother Dexter on Phyllis tv series & pistol-packin' biddie Odie in Cold Turkey (1971)
¤born: Judith Ives 
born on 7-27-1890 in Morristown, New Jersey
expired 11-29-1976 in New York, New York   age 86   cause: heart attack
actress  Myrna Loy
¤born: Myrna Williams 
born on 8-2-1905 in Helena, Montana
expired 12-14-1993 in New York, New York   age 88
pub-rock band member  Lobby Loyde
¤born: John Baslington Lyde 
born on 5-18-1941 in Longreach, Queensland, Australia
expired 4-21-2007 in Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia   age 65   cause: lung cancer
"living national treasure"  Iolani Luahine   performer of the sacred hula ceremony
¤Iolani means "Heavenly Bird" in Hawaiian 
born on --1915 in Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
expired 12-11-1978 in Island of Hawaii, Hawaii   age 63
movie director  Arthur Lubin   made Phantom of the Opera (1943)
born on 7-25-1899 in Los Angeles, California
expired 5-11-1995 in Glendale, California   age 95
baker  Charles W. Lubin   founded Sara Lee cakes & pies (1949), naming the company after his daughter
born on 11-16-1903 in Chicago, Illinois
expired 7-15-1988 in Chicago, Illinois   age 84   cause: heart attack
songwriter  Joe Lubin   co-wrote Tutti Fruiti (1955)
born on 6-7-1917 in London, England
expired 10-9-2001 in Los Angeles, California   age 84
 Tillie Lubin   widow of Charles; mother of cake & pie company namesake
¤née: Kulp 
born on 5-1-1908 in Iowa
expired 8-30-2006 in Chicago, Illinois   age 98
film comedy director  Ernst Lubitsch   directed original version of Heavan Can Wait, To Be or Not To Be and Ninotchka
born on 1-28-1892 in Berlin, Germany
expired 11-30-1947 in Bel Air, California   age 55
second West German president (1959-68)  Heinrich Lübke
born on 10-14-1894 in Enkhausen, Germany
expired 4-6-1972 in Bonn, Germany   age 77   cause: complications from operation; arteriosclerosis
cafeteria chain founder  Robert M. Luby
born on 7-14-1910 in Mansfield, Ohio
expired 8-13-1998 in Colorado Springs, Colorado   age 88
admitted murderer  Henry Lee Lucas
born on 8-23-1936
expired 3-12-2001 in Huntsville, Texas   age 64   cause: heart failure
   Contest Selectors
2000 ANG14%

movie/tv writer/director/producer  John Meredyth Lucas   adopted stepson of Michael Curtiz; (movie) writer of Dark City (1950); write & directed several original series Star Trek episodes (including 1968's Patterns of Force)
born on 5-1-1919
expired 10-19-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 83   cause: leukemia
AKS: Meredith
 Robert Linton Lucas   two-time front man for the band Canned Heat
born on 7-25-1962
expired 11-23-2008 in Long Beach, California   age 46   cause: drug overdose
super-geezer  Stanley M. Lucas
born on 1-15-1900 in Morwenstow, Cornwall, England
expired 6-21-2010 in Bude, Cornwall, England   age 110
   Contest Selectors
2010DFFC3.7%
   Did Not Score - insufficient category citations (only one in alt.obituaries newsgroup)

 Claire Boothe Luce   second wife and widow of Henry
born on 3-10-1903 in New York, New York
expired 10-9-1987 in Washington, District of Columbia   age 84
publisher  Henry Robinson Luce   editor and founder of Time, Life and Fortune magazines; married twice: to Lila Hotz & Claire Boothe
born on 4-3-1898 in Shantung, China
expired 2-28-1967 in Phoenix, Arizona   age 68
the Singing Nun  Sister Luc-Gabrielle   had pop hit with Dominique (1963)
¤born: Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers
aka: Jeanine Deckers
aka: "Soeur Sourire" ("Sister Smile") 
born on 10-17-1933 in Belgium
expired 3-30-1985 in Wavre, Belgium   age 51   cause: suicide; sedative overdose
to next Pope: John Paul IIto previous Pope: Paul VI Catholic Church leader (1978)  Albino Luciani   elected 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church in August 1978; spent only 34 days as Pope
¤Pope John Paul I 
born on 10-17-1912 in Canale d'Agordo, Italy
expired 9-28-1978 in Rome, Italy   age 65   cause: heart attack
former baseball umpire  Ronald Michael Luciano   wrote The Umpire Strikes Back (1982)
born on 6-28-1937 in Binghampton, New York
expired 1-15-1995 in Endicott, New York   age 57
narcotics and prostitution racketeer  Charles "Lucky" Luciano
¤born: Salvatore Luciana 
born on 11-24-1897 in Lecara Friddi, Sicily, Italy
expired 1-26-1962 in Naples, Italy   age 64
1940s Chicago Bears quarterback  Sidney Luckman
born on 11-12-1916 in New York, New York
expired 7-5-1998 in Aventura, Florida   age 81
game show host  Allen Ellsworth Ludden   host of G.E. College Bowl & Password; husband of Betty White
born on 10-5-1918 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin
expired 6-9-1981 in Los Angeles, California   age 62   cause: cancer
 William H. Luden   menthol cough drop inventor
born on --1859
expired 5-8-1949 in Atlantic City, New Jersey   age 90   cause: heart attack
suspense novel author  Robert Ludlum   wrote The Scarlatti Inheritance (1971) & The Bourne Identity
born on 5-25-1927 in New York, New York
expired 3-12-2001 in Naples, Florida   age 73   cause: heart attack
to next Pope: Urban VIIIto previous Pope: Paul V Catholic Church leader (1621-1623)  Alessandro Ludovisi   elected 235th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church February 9, 1621
¤Pope Gregory XV 
born on 1-9-1554 in Bologna, Italy
expired 7-8-1623 in Rome, Italy   age 69
reclusive financier  Daniel Keith Ludwig   lost much of his fortune in failed 1970s Amazon basin project (Jari Florestal e Agropecuária)
born on 6-24-1897 in South Haven, Michigan
expired 8-27-1992 in New York, New York   age 95
   Contest Selectors
1979 JW7.7%
1980 JW, RR12.5%

Hollywood agent  Michael Sidney Luft   third husband of Judy Garland (1952-65); father of Lorna Luft
born on 11-2-1915 in New York, New York
expired 9-14-2005 in Santa Monica, California   age 89   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
2004DTM5.6%
2005DTM4.3%
   Scored 6.1000 solo points

horror actor  Béla Lugosi   had title role in 1931 Dracula; also played Dracula in Abbott and Costello Meet in Frankenstein (1948); played Ygor in Son of Frankenstein (1939) and Ghost of Frankenstein (1942); played the monster in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943); appeared briefly in Plan 9 From Outer Space
¤real name: Béla Ferenc Dezsõ Blaskó 
born on 10-20-1882 in Lugos, Austria-Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania)
expired 8-10-1956 in Los Angeles, California   age 73   cause: heart attack
 Angelo Enrico G. "Hank" Luisetti   as a Stanford basketball player in the 1930s revolutionized game by employing the one-hand jump shot
born on 6-16-1916 in San Francisco, California
expired 12-17-2002 in San Mateo, California   age 86
actor  James Luisi   played Lt. Chapman on The Rockford Files
born on 11-11-1928 in New York, New York
expired 6-7-2002 in Los Angeles, California   age 73   cause: cancer
oscar-winning actor  Paul Lukas   played Kurt Mueller in Watch on the Rhine (1943 Best Actor) and Professor Aranax in Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
¤born: Paul Lukacs 
born on 5-26-1895 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary
expired 8-15-1971 in Tangiers, Morocco   age 76   cause: heart failure
actor  Keye Luke
born on 6-8-1904 in Canton, China
expired 1-12-1991 in Whittier, California   age 86
Ugandan leader  Yusuf K. Lule   replaced Idi Amin (April 1979); succeeded by Godfrey Binaisa
born on --1912
expired 1-21-1985 in London, England   age 72   cause: heart attack; kidney failure
U.S. Court of Appeals judge  Joseph Edward Lumbard
born on 8-18-1901 in New York, New York
expired 6-3-1999 in Fairfield, Connecticut   age 97
movie director  Sidney Lumet   directed Fail-Safe (1964), Serpico (1973), Network (1976) & Dog Day Afternoon; recipient of honorary 2005 oscar
born on 6-25-1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
expired 4-9-2011 in New York, New York   age 86   cause: lymphoma
   Contest Selectors
2005BYE4.3%
2006BYE3.3%
2007BYE3.2%
2008BYE3.1%
2009BYE, NFG6.7%
2010BYE, NFG7.4%

Dr.  Auguste Lumière   physicist, biologist, physician and co-inventor (according to France) of the movie camera and projector in 1895
born on 10-19-1862 in Besancon, France
expired 4-10-1954 in Lyon, France   age 91
movie pioneer  Louis Lumière   credited (by France) as co-inventor of movie camera and projector (the cinematographe); quit movie making in 1900 because he didn't see any future in it beyond the "novelty"
born on 10-19-1862 in Besancon, France
expired 6-6-1948 in Bandol, France   age 85
Belgian Congo prime minister  Patrice Lumumba
born on 7-2-1925 in Pualua, Belgian Congo
expired 1-18-1961 in Elisabethville, Zaïre   age 35   cause: murdered; tortured to death by agents of Moise Tshombe
AKS: Zaire
to next English ruler: David Kalakauato previous Hawaiian ruler: Kamehameha VI Hawaiian King (1873-1874)  William Lunalilo
born on 12-11-1830
expired 2-3-1874   age 43
singer & actor  Arthur Earl Lund Jr.
born on 4-1-1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah
expired 5-31-1990 in Holliday, Utah   age 75
stock car racer  DeWayne Louis "Tiny" Lund
born on --1929 in Harlan, Iowa
expired 8-17-1975 in Talladega, Alabama   age 45   cause: crushed to death in 6-car crash
 Edward Lund   was Howard Hughes' co-pilot on his July 1938 round-the-world flight
born on 1-6-1906 in Kalispell, Montana
expired 11-20-1988 in Newport Beach, California   age 82
actor  John Lund
born on 2-6-1911 in Rochester, New York
expired 5-10-1992 in Los Angeles, California   age 81
state-level politician  Mary Adelaide Lundby   an Iowa state senator (1995-2009)
born on 2-2-1948 in Carroll, Iowa
expired 1-17-2009 in Des Moines, Iowa   age 60   cause: cervical cancer
   Contest Selectors
2009WEP3.3%
   Scored 9.0000 solo points

domestic terrorism victim  Ottilie W. Lundgren
born on 7-10-1907
expired 11-21-2001 in Derby, Connecticut   age 94   cause: inhalation anthrax
movie and tv actor  William Lundigan
born on 6-12-1914 in Syracuse, New York
expired 12-21-1975 in Duarte, California   age 61
juvenile crime victim  Jessica Marie Lunsford   was kidnapped from her home, repeatedly raped, put into garbage bags (while still alive) and buried in a shallow grave; namesake of a Federal law concerning sex offender registration
born on 10-6-1995 in Gastonia, North Carolina
expired 2-27-2005 in Homosassa, Florida   age 9   cause: murdered; suffocation
AKS: Lundsford
legendary stage actor  Alfred Lunt   husband of Lynn Fontanne
born on 8-19-1892 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
expired 8-3-1977 in Chicago, Illinois   age 84   cause: bladder cancer
actress & director  Ida Lupino
born on 2-4-1918 in London, England
expired 8-3-1995 in Burbank, California   age 77
   Contest Selectors
1979 SB7.7%
1980 BB6.3%

biologist  Salvador Edward Luria   shared the 1969 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 8-13-1912 in Torino, Italy
expired 2-6-1991 in Lexington, Massachusetts   age 78
Morning Pro Musica announcer  Robert J. Lurtsema
born on 11-14-1931 in Cambridge, Massachusetts
expired 6-12-2000 in Boston, Massachusetts   age 68   cause: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
machinist "smiling"  Joseph Albert Jean Lussier   fourth person to go over Niagara Falls as a stunt (inside a giant "rubber ball,"; July 4, 1928)
born on 10-27-1891 in Concord, New Hampshire
expired 6-??-1971 in Niagra Falls, New York   age 79
last U.S. naval "sky sailor"  John Anthony Lust   had served aboard the U.S.S. Los Angeles & Akron (missed it's fatal plunge into the Atlantic Ocean)
born on 2-4-1912 in Cuba
expired 12-29-2006 in Butler, New Jersey   age 94
geezer  Hazel Houghton Penniman Luther   attended Julliard in early 1910s
born on 12-11-1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts
expired 1-31-2003 in Daytona Beach, Florida   age 113   cause: head cold; fever
   Contest Selectors
2003KLS5.6%
   Scored 3.7000 solo points

Father  Martin Luther   lead the Protestant Reformation (1517)
born on 11-10-1483 in Eisleben, Germany
expired 2-18-1546 in Eisleben, Germany   age 62
composer  Witold Lutoslawski
born on 1-25-1913 in Warsaw, Poland
expired 2-7-1994 in Warsaw, Poland   age 81
"deposed" Zulu chieftan  Albert John Mvumbi Lutuli   banished by South African government for his anti-apartheid activities; won 1960 Nobel Peace Prize
¤Zulu name: Mvumbi ("continuous rain") 
born on --1898 in Southern Rhodesia
expired 7-21-1967 in Groutville, South Africa   age 69   cause: struck by freight train
AKS: Luthuli
Nazi Storm trooper chief of staff (1934-43)  Viktor Lutze
born on 12-28-1890 in Bevergern, Westphalia
expired 5-2-1943 in Potsdam, Germany   age 52   cause: injuries from car wreck
microbiologist  André Michel Lwoff   shared the 1965 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 5-8-1902 in Ainay-le-Châateau, France
expired 9-30-1994 in Paris, France   age 92
AKS: Andre
mechanical engineer  Eustace Arden Lycett   a 1937 CalTech graduate; went to work for Walt Disney in 1937 — his first project was to work on the multi-planar camera (earned him an Academy Scientific-Technical award); also won special visual effects oscars for Mary Poppins (1964) & Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971); also did visual effects for Song of the South (1946), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), The Love Bug (1969) & The Black Hole (1979)
born on 12-21-1914 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
expired 11-16-2006 in Fullerton, California   age 91
surgeon Dr.  John Elliot Lyday   served in Korean War with Dr. Richard Horngerger at the 8055th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital; the basis for the M*A*S*H character Trapper John
expired 12-20-1999 in Greensboro, North Carolina   age 78   cause: cancer
musician  Arthur H. Lyman   his biggest hit: Yellow Bird
¤nickname: "King of the Jungle Vibraphone" 
born on 2-2-1932 in Kaua'i, Hawaii
expired 2-24-2002 in Honolulu, Hawaii   age 70   cause: throat cancer
Platters second tenor  David Lynch
born on --1930 in Saint Louis, Missouri
expired 1-2-1981 in Long Beach, California   age 50
brokerage firm co-founder  Edmund Calvert Lynch   co-founded Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Beane
expired 5-12-1938 in London, England   age 52
character actor  James Harold "Hal" Lynch   on original Star Trek series played a U.S. Air Force security guard in the episode Tomorrow is Yeasterday
born on 11-13-1927 in Birmingham, Alabama
expired 10-5-2006 in Opp, Alabama   age 78   cause: suicide; gunshot to head
 John Mary "Jack" Lynch   former Irish Taoiseach (prime minister; 1966-73 & 1977-79)
¤born: Seán Ó Loingsigh 
born on 8-15-1917 in Cork City, Ireland
expired 10-20-1999 in Dublin, Ireland   age 82
"actor"  Paul Edward Lynde   played Uncle Arthur on the Bewitched tv sitcom; longtime Hollywood Squares center-square
born on 6-13-1926 in Mount Vernon, Ohio
expired 1-9-1982 in Beverly Hills, California   age 55   cause: heart attack
   Contest Selectors
1979 SB7.7%

AKS: Lind
biochemist  Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen   shared the 1964 Nobel prize in medicine
born on 4-6-1922 in München, Bavaria, Germany
expired 8-6-1979 in München, Bavaria, Germany   age 57   cause: complications from aneurysm operation
2nd Reagan Agriculture secretary (1986-89)  Richard Edmund Lyng
born on 6-29-1918 in San Francisco, California
expired 2-1-2003 in Modesto, California   age 84
to March 2006 Playmate of Monthto January 2006 Playmate of Month February 2006 Playboy Playmate of Month  Cassandra Lynn
¤born: Cassandra Lynn Jensen
Mrs. Gary Hensley 
born on 8-15-1979 in Price, Utah
expired 1-15-2014   age 34   cause: drowned; drug overdose
former coal miner & moonshiner  O. V. Lynn Jr.   husband of Loretta
¤nicknames: "Doolittle" & "Mooney" 
born on 8-27-1926 in Tennessee
expired 8-22-1996 in Tennessee   age 69   cause: heart failure; diabetes
Federal Judge  Seybourn Harris Lynne   ruled that George Wallace could not bar black students from the University of Alabama (1963)
born on 7-25-1907 in Decatur, Alabama
expired 9-10-2000 in Birmingham, Alabama   age 93
nanny-turned-photographer  Jennifer Jane Lyon   was a contestant on Survivor: Palau (2005)
born on 2-27-1972 in Boulder City, Nevada
expired 1-19-2010 in The Dalles, Oregon   age 37   cause: bone cancer; breast cancer
   Contest Selectors
2006LMLD3.3%
2007LMLD3.2%
2008OIE3.1%
2009LMLD3.3%

automobile manufacturer Sir  William Lyons   founder of Jaguar Cars Limited (1935)
born on 9-4-1901 in Blackpool. England
expired 2-8-1985 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England   age 83
nutty Soviet "geneticist"  Trofim D. Lysenko   favored by Stalin
born on 9-29-1898 in Karlovka, Ukraine, Russia
expired 11-20-1976 in Moscow, Russia, USSR   age 78
author, critic, teacher  Andrew Lytle
born on 12-26-1902 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
expired 12-12-1995 in Monteagle, Tennessee   age 92
former AP Honolulu correspondent & army reserve officer  Hugh W. Lytle   awakened by Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; sent out first news wire teletype report of event, then reported for duty
born on 2-23-1902
expired 8-16-2002 in Novato, California   age 100
jazz musician & broadcast presenter  Humphrey Richard Adeane Lyttelton
born on 5-23-1921 in Eton, Berkshire, England
expired 4-25-2008 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England   age 86   cause: comlications following surgery; aortic aneurysm
AKS: Lyttleton Littelton Littleton

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