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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

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