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©2012 C.O.P. Audit Committee - file update generated 4-8-2012 at 07:35 GMT

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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

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