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Claire Labine -- b.6/28/1934 N.S. d.11/11/2016 N.S. (82)
Screenwriter, TV Producer
TV Shows: Captain Kangaroo (writer), Ryan's Hope (writer), General Hospital (writer)

Neil LaBute -- b.3/19/1963

Cathy Ladman -- b.10/15/1955
Writer, Actress, Comedienne
Movie Titles: White Oleander, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, What Planet Are You From, My Fellow Americans

Lady Murasaki -- b.??/??/978 d.??/??/1031
Novelist, Japanese
Names/Places: LN:Shikibu
Misc: born c. 973, d. c. 1014 or 1025

Oliver Hazzard Perry La Farge -- b.12/19/1902 d.8/2/1963 (60)
Author, Anthropologist

Jules Laforgue -- b.8/16/1860 d.8/20/1887 (27)
Writer, French
Misc: a master of lyrical irony and one of the inventors of vers libre ("free verse").

Pär Lagerkvist -- b.5/23/1891 d.7/11/1974 (83)
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Playwright, Swedish

Selma Lagerlof -- b.11/20/1858 d.3/16/1940 (81)
Novelist, Children's Author, Swedish

David Laing -- b.4/20/1793 d.10/18/1878 (85)
Author, Psychiatrist

R. D. Laing -- b.10/7/1927 d.8/23/1989 (61)
Author, Psychiatrist, Scotish
Names/Places: RFMN:Ronald David
Misc: noted for his alternative approach to the treatment of schizophrenia.

Melvin R. Laird -- b.9/1/1922 d.11/16/2016 N.S. (94)
Writer, Congressperson, Government Official
Misc: Secretary of Defense 1969-73

Imre Lakatos -- b.11/9/1922 d.2/2/1974 (51)
Philosopher, Scientist, Mathematician, Hungarian

Oliver Lake -- b.9/14/1942
Poet, Composer, Flutist, Alto-sax, Soprano-sax, Tenor-sax, Synthesizer, Jazz Performer

Charles Lamb -- b.2/10/1775 N.S. d.12/27/1834 N.S. (59)
Author, Essayist, Poet, Critic, English
Names/Places: FN:Elia

Harold Albert Lamb -- b.9/1/1892 d.4/9/1962 (69)
Writer, Novelist, Short Story Writer, Screen/Scriptwriter, Historian

Wally Lamb -- b.10/17/1950
Book Titles: She's Come Undone, I Know This Much is True

Constant Lambert -- b.8/23/1905 d.8/21/1951 (45)
Critic, Conductor/Composer, English

J. W. Lambert -- b.4/21/1917 d.8/3/1986 (69)
Misc: literary & art

Richard Lamm -- b.8/3/1935 N.S.
Writer, Governor, Attorney
Names/Places: RFMN:Richard Douglas, NN:Dick

Charles Lamont -- b.5/15/1895 d.9/12/1993 (98)
Screenwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Director
Movie Titles: Abbott and Costello (movie series)

Louis L'Amour -- b.3/22/1908 d.6/10/1988 (80)
Misc: Best selling author of the 20th century; some say b. in 1929
Book Titles: The Walking Drum, The Haunted Mesa, Frontier

Evelyn Lampman -- b.4/18/1907 d.6/13/1980 (73)
Children's Author

John Landis -- b.8/3/1950
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illilois
Misc: directed the Thriller video for Michael Jackson
Movie Titles: Twilight Zone: The Movie, National Lampoon's Animal House, The Blues Brothers Movie, An American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Three Amigos, Coming to America

Letitia Elizabeth Landon -- b.8/14/1802 d.10/15/1838 (36)
Novelist, Poet, English

Margaret Landon -- b.9/7/1903 d.12/4/1993 (90)
Book Titles: Anna & the King of Siam

Michael Landon -- b.10/31/1936 d.7/1/1991 (54)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Jewish, TV/Movie Actor, TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Forest Hills, NY; RN:Eugene Maurice Orowitz
Misc: NOT b.1937
TV Shows: Bonanza (as Little Joe Cartwright), Little House on the Prarie (as Charles Ingalls), Highway to Heaven (as Jonathan Smith), Us (Pilot)
Movie Titles: Legend of Tom Dooley, I Was a Teenage Werewolf

Lorna Landvik -- b.12/12/1954
Author, Comedienne

Edward William Lane -- b.9/17/1801 d.8/10/1876 (74)
Author, Lexicographer, Translator, British

Rose Wilder Lane -- b.12/5/1886 d.10/30/1968 (81)
Author, Novelist, Theologian
Names/Places: Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter

Andrew Lang -- b.3/31/1844 d.7/20/1912 (68)
Author, Novelist, Poet, Children's Author, Historian, Scotish
Misc: Folk and Fairy Tale Collector, Folklorist, Mysteries, Mythology
Book Titles: The Blue Book of Fairy Tales

Paul Henry Lang -- b.8/28/1901 d.9/21/1991 (90)
Music Critic

Stephen Lang -- b.7/11/1952
Playwright, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Crime Story (as attorney David Abrams)
Movie Titles: Conan the Barbarian, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Gettsburg, Gods and Generals, Avatar

Frederick Langbridge -- b.3/17/1849 d.1/19/1922 (72)
Author, Clergyman, English

Artie Lange -- b.10/11/1967
Author, Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: MAD TV, The Norm Show (as Artie Henderson), The Bachelor

Ted Lange -- b.1/5/1948
Screenwriter, Actor, Director
TV Shows: That's My Mama (as Junior), Mr. T & Tina, The Love Boat (as bartender Issac Washington)
Movie Titles: Carts, Last of the Romantics

Susanne K. Langer -- b.12/20/1895 d.7/17/1985 (89)
Author, Philosopher

Noel Langley -- b.12/25/1911 d.11/4/1980 (68)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, Director
Book Titles: The Wizard of Oz (co-writer)

Lawrence Langner -- b.5/30/1890 d.12/26/1962 (72)
Dramatist/Playwright, Stage Producer/Director, American, Welsh (Wales)
Misc: Theater

Sidney Lanier -- b.2/3/1842 d.9/7/1881 (39)
Poet, Musician

Lao-Tse -- b.??/??/604BC d.??/??/531BC
Philosopher, Religionist

Lao-Tzu -- b.??/??/570BC d.??/??/490BC
Philosopher, Religionist, Chinese

Wayne Lapierre -- b.11/8/1948
Misc: gun rights advocate; National Rifle Association official

Frances Moore Lappé -- b.2/10/1944
Book Titles: Diet for a Small Planet, Getting a Grip 2: Clarity,Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want, Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad, World Hunger Twelve Myths, Rediscovering America's Values, the Quickening of America, Hope's Edge, Democracy's Edge, You Have the Power, World Hunger 10 Myths

Valery Nicolas Larbaud -- b.8/29/1881 d.2/2/1957 (75)
Novelist, Essayist, Translator, French

Ringold Wilmer Lardner Jr. -- b.8/19/1915 d.10/31/2000 (85)
Author, Screen/Scriptwriter
Names/Places: NN:Ring
Book Titles: M*A*S*H

Ringold Wilmer Lardner Sr. -- b.3/5/1885 N.S. d.9/25/1933 N.S. (48)
Short Story Writer, Humorist, Journalist, Columnist, Sports Writer
Names/Places: aka Ring Lardner
Misc: best known about his satirical writings about sports, marriage, and theatre drama

Oliver Waterman Larkin -- b.8/17/1896 d.12/17/1970 (74)
Author, Historian, Educator

Philip Larkin -- b.8/9/1922 d.12/2/1985 (63)
Writer, Poet, English

Pierre Larousse -- b.10/23/1817 d.1/3/1875 (57)
Lexicographer, French
Misc: grammarman

Larry The Cable Guy -- b.2/17/1963
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
Names/Places: RN: Dan Whitney
Album Titles: Law and Disorder, Salutations and Flatulations, Lord I Apologize, A Very Larry Christmas, The Right to Bare Arms, Morning Constitutions, Christmastime in Larryland, On the Can, Tailgate Party, Them Idiots: Whirled Tour
TV Shows: Blue Collar TV (co-host)
Movie Titles: Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Delta Farce, Cars (series), Witless Protection, Jingle All The Way 2
Video Games: Cars (series), Disney Infinity

Keith Larsen -- b.6/17/1924 d.12/13/2006 (82)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Producer, Director
TV Shows: Brave Eagle (star)

Glen A. Larson -- b.1/3/1937 d.11/14/2014 (77)
Writer, Producer, Singer
Misc: wrote, produced, and/or created It Takes a Thief, The Six Million Dollar Man, Quincy M.E., Knight Rider, Fall Guy, Battlestar Galactica, Magnum P.I., and more
Group Names: The Four Preps

Jack Larson -- b.2/8/1928 N.S. d.9/20/2015 N.S. (87)
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer, Librettist
Misc: some say b. 1933
TV Shows: The Adventures of Superman's Jimmy Olsen

Stieg Larssson -- b.8/15/1954 d.11/9/2004 (50)
Writer, Journalist, Swedish

Christopher Lasch -- b.6/1/1932 d.2/14/1994 (61)

Joseph Lash -- b.12/2/1909 d.8/22/1987 (77)
Author, Journalist

Jesse Lasky Jr. -- b.9/19/1910 d.4/11/1988 (77)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, Screen/Scriptwriter

Victor Lasky -- b.1/7/1918 d.2/22/1990 (72)
Author, Journalist, Columnist
Misc: anti-communist

John Lasseter -- b.1/12/1957
Animator, Writer, Screenwriter, Producer/Director
Misc: CCO of Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Studios, and DisneyToon Studios
Movie Titles: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Cars, Cars 2

Jean Lee Latham -- b.4/19/1902 d.6/13/1995 (93)
Children's Author

Steve Latshaw -- b.8/13/1959
Writer, Actor, Director

Richmond Lattimore -- b.5/6/1906 d.2/26/1984 (77)
Writer, Translator

Tom Laughlin -- b.8/10/1931 d.12/12/2013 (82)
Author, Screen/Scriptwriter, Educator, Political Activist, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Minneappolis, Minnesota
Movie Titles: Billy Jack

Frank Launder -- b.1/28/1906 d.2/23/1997 (91)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer/Director, English

Arthur Laurents -- b.7/14/1917 d.5/5/2011 (93)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: co-wrote West Side Story

Lau Lauritzen -- b.6/26/1910 d.5/12/1977 (66)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Movie Director, Danish (Denmark)

Lawrence Of Arabia -- b.8/15/1888 d.5/19/1935 (46)
Author, Soldier, Actor, Welsh (Wales), Gay
Names/Places: b. in Tremadoc; Officer; RN:Thomas Edward Lawrence/Shaw
Misc: died in England from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash

Barbara Lawrence -- b.2/24/1930 d.11/13/2013 (83)
Writer, Businessperson, Actress

D. H. Lawrence -- b.9/11/1885 d.3/2/1930 (44)
Novelist, English
Names/Places: b. in Eastwood; RFMN:David Herbert; Lady Chatterley's Lover

Eddie Lawrence -- b.3/2/1919 d.3/25/2014 (95)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Actor, Comedian, Lyricist, Singer
Song Titles: The Old Philosopher

Jerome Lawrence -- b.7/14/1915 d.2/29/2004 (88)
Author, Composer
Misc: wrote 100's of plays including "Inherit the Wind" and "Mame"

Mary Lawrence -- b.5/17/1918 d.9/24/1991 (73)
Author, TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: Love That Bob (as Ruth Helm)

John Howard Lawson -- b.9/25/1894 d.8/11/1977 (82)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter
Misc: member of the "Hollywood Ten"

Leigh Lawson -- b.7/21/1945
Writer, Actor, Director, English
Misc: AP says b. in 1943
Movie Titles: Tess, Being Julia, Brother Son Sister Moon, Casanova, Sister Moon

Mark Lawson -- b.4/11/1962
Author, Journalist, English

Robert Lawson -- b.10/4/1892 d.5/27/1957 (64)
Illustrator, Children's Author

Halldor K. Laxness -- b.4/23/1902 d.2/8/1998 (95)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Icelandian

Emma Lazarus -- b.7/22/1849 d.11/19/1887 (38)
Misc: her poem, The New Colossus, is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty; the poem was written to raise money for the pedestal; d. in New York

Mell Lazarus -- b.5/3/1927 d.5/24/2016 N.S. (89)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Novelist
Book Titles: Momma, Miss Peach

Stephen Leacock -- b.12/30/1869 d.3/28/1944 (74)
Novelist, Humorist, Economist, Educator, Canadian

Munro Leaf -- b.12/4/1905 d.12/21/1976 (71)
Children's Author, Humorist

NeNe Leakes -- b.12/13/1966
Fashion Designer, Author, Actress, TV Hostess, Reality TV Starlet, Personality

Sir David Lean -- b.3/25/1908 d.4/16/1991 (83)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Quaker, Movie Producer/Director, English
Names/Places: b. in Craydon
Misc: the master of art & craftsman
Movie Titles: Great Expectations, Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter, A Passage to India

Edward Lear -- b.5/12/1812 d.1/29/1888 (75)
Artist, Poet, Children's Author, English
Misc: Limerick inventor; some of my favorites started out with the lines "There once was a young man from Venus", and "There was an old man from Nantucket".

Frances Lear -- b.7/14/1923 d.9/30/1996 (73)
Author, Editor
Names/Places: Norman's ex-

Norman Lear -- b.7/27/1922
Comedy Writer, Jewish, TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New Haven, CT
TV Shows: All in the Family, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Sanford & Son, Good Times, Maude, All That Glitters, Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, Fernwood 2-Night, aka Pablo, Sunday Dinner, The Powers That Be

Dr. Timothy Francis Leary -- b.10/22/1920 d.5/31/1996 (75)
Philosopher, Psychologist, Professor, Movie Actor
Misc: Conception Date:1/17/1920. ex-drug Advocate; Doctor?

Fran Lebowitz -- b.10/27/1950
Author, Satirist
Book Titles: Metropolitan Life, Social Studies, The Fran Lebowitz Reader

Stanislaw J. Lec -- b.3/6/1909 d.5/7/1966 (57)
Author, Poet, Polish

John le Carré -- b.10/19/1931
Novelist, English
Names/Places: RN:David John Moore Cornwell
Misc: Spy Novels
Book Titles: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Honourable Schoolboy, Smiley's People, The Night Manager, The Constant Gardener, Little Drummer Girl

William Lederer -- b.3/31/1912 d.12/5/2009 (97)

Ang Lee -- b.10/23/1954
Screenwriter, Producer, Movie Director, Taiwan

Daniel Curtis Lee -- b.5/17/1991 N.S.
TV Shows: Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (as Simon Nelson-Cook)

Gerald Stanley Lee -- b.??/??/1862 d.??/??/1944
Author, Clergyman

Gypsy Rose Lee -- b.1/9/1911 d.4/26/1970 (59)
Author, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Stripper
Names/Places: b. in Seattle, WA; June Havoc's sister; RN:Rose Louise Hovick
Misc: Ecdysiast
TV Shows: The Pruitts of Southampton (as Regina Wentworth)

Harper Lee -- b.4/28/1926 d.2/19/2016 N.S. (89)
Names/Places: b. in Monroeville, AL; RN:Nelle Harper
Misc: or d. Feb 18, 2016; death day approximated, not exact at time of announcement
Book Titles: To Kill a Mockingbird

Katie Lee -- b.9/14/1981 N.S.
Novelist, Cookbook Writer, Chef
Names/Places: Billy Joel's ex-wife

Malcolm D. Lee -- b.1/11/1970
Screenwriter, Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Movie Titles: The Best Man Holiday, Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Scary Movie 5

Manfred Bonnington Lee -- b.1/11/1905 d.4/3/1971 (66)
Author, Novelist, Mystery Writer
Names/Places: Pen Name:Ellery Queen
Misc: partner was cousin Frederic Dannay

Robert Edwin Lee -- b.10/15/1918 d.7/8/1994 (75)
Dramatist/Playwright, Producer
Misc: co-wrote hundreds of plays for stage, radio and screen including "Inherit the Wind" and "Auntie Mame."

Spike Lee -- b.3/20/1957
Author, Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Commercial Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Atlanta, GA; RFN:Shelton
Misc: TV Commericials' Mars Blackman
Movie Titles: Inside Man, 25th Hour, School Daze, She's Gotta Have It, Mo' Better Blues, Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Crooklyn

Stephen D. Lee -- b.9/22/1833 d.5/28/1908 (74)
Author, General, Soldier
Misc: Lt. gen'l

Margaret Leech -- b.11/7/1893 d.2/24/1974 (80)
Author, Historian
Names/Places: aka Margaret Pulitzer

Sybil Leek -- b.2/22/1917 d.10/26/1982 (65)
Astrologer, English
Names/Places: RLN:Falk
Misc: Witch, Psychic, and Occult Author

Gene Lees -- b.2/8/1928 d.4/22/2010 (82)
Music Critic, Journalist, Biographer, Composer, Lyricist, Singer, Canadian

Ludovic "Ludo" Lefebvre -- b.4/18/1971 N.S.
Author, Chef, Restaurateur, Personality, French

Eva Le Gallienne -- b.1/11/1899 d.6/3/1991 (92)
Dramatist/Playwright, TV/Stage Actress, Producer/Director, English
Names/Places: Richard's daughter
Misc: Opened the first successful American theater company

Richard Le Gallienne -- b.1/20/1866 d.9/15/1947 (81)
Essayist, Poet, English

Gorshon Legman -- b.11/2/1917 d.2/23/1999 (81)
Misc: Folklorist

Ursula K. LeGuin -- b.10/21/1929 d.1/22/2018 N.S. (88)
Author, Short Story Writer, Children's Author, Sci-fi Writer
Names/Places: b. in Berkley, CA
Book Titles: Lathe of Heaven, Left Hand of Darkness, Searoad

Dennis Lehane -- b.8/4/1965
Author, Actor, Producer
Movie Titles: Shutter Island, Mystic River, The Drop, Gone Baby Gone

Gladys Collins Lehman -- b.1/24/1892 d.4/7/1993 (101)

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt -- b.6/14/1934
Novelist, Critic, Journalist

James "Jim" Lehrer -- b.5/19/1934 N.S.
Dramatist/Playwright, Newscaster, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Wichita, KS
TV Shows: MeNeil/Lehrer report

Fritz Leiber Jr. -- b.12/24/1910 d.9/5/1992 (81)
Novelist, Sci-fi Writer
Misc: Writer of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.

Yeshayahu Leibowitz -- b.??/??/1903 d.8/18/1994 (91)
Philosopher, Israeli

Carol Leifer -- b.7/27/1956
Writer, Actress, Comedienne, Producer, Dancer, Tap Dancer
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live (writer 1985-86), Seinfeld (writer)

Mike Leigh -- b.2/20/1943
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Director, English

Claude LeLouch -- b.10/30/1937
Screenwriter, Actor, Movie Producer/Director, Cinematographer, French
Movie Titles: A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero

Stanislaw Lem -- b.9/12/1921 d.3/27/2006 (84)
Sci-fi Writer, Polish

Harding Lemay -- b.3/16/1922
Screenwriter, Playwright

Madeleine L'Engle -- b.11/29/1918 d.9/6/2007 (88)
Sci-fi Writer
Book Titles: A Wrinkle in Time, An Acceptable Time, Troubling a Star

Emil Lengyel -- b.4/26/1895 d.2/1/1985 (89)
Author, Historian

Dinah Lenney -- b.11/18/1956
Writer, Actress
TV Shows: ER (as Nurse Shirley)
Movie Titles: Internal Affairs, The Puppet Masters, Three Fugitives

Thomas Lennon -- b.8/9/1970
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Reno 911, The Odd Couple (as Felix Unger)
Movie Titles: Night at the Museum (series), Memento, Herbie Fully Loaded

Richard Lenz -- b.11/21/1939
Author, Playwright, Actor
TV Shows: Hec Ramsey (as Sheriff Oliver B. Stamp)
Movie Titles: The Shootist, Cactus Flower, Where Does It Hurt?, Home Room

Deke Leonard -- b.12/18/1944 N.S. d.1/31/2017 N.S. (72)
Author, Panelist, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Welsh (Wales)
Names/Places: RFN:Roger
Group Names: Iceberg, Man

Elmore Leonard -- b.10/11/1925 d.8/20/2013 (87)
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter

Hugh Leonard -- b.11/9/1926 d.2/12/2009 (82)
Dramatist/Playwright, Irish

Robert Z. Leonard -- b.10/7/1889 d.8/27/1968 (78)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Producer, Movie Director

Sergio Leone -- b.1/3/1929 d.4/30/1989 (60)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director, Italian
Misc: spaghetti westerns
Movie Titles: Fist Full of Dollars

Lenoid M. Leonov -- b.5/31/1899 N.S. or 5/19/1899 Ju-1 d.8/8/1994 N.S. (95)
Novelist, Playwright, Russian

Anna Leonowens -- b.11/5/1834 d.1/19/1914 (79)
Writer, Teacher, Welsh (Wales)

Eugenie Leontovich -- b.3/21/1900 Ju-1 or 4/3/1900 N.S. d.4/3/1993 N.S. (93)
Dramatist/Playwright, Teacher, Movie/Stage Actress, Russian
Misc: some say b. 1893, 1894, 1898 or 1900

Giacomo Leopardi -- b.6/29/1798 N.S. d.6/14/1837 N.S. (38)
Poet, Italian

Mikhail Lermontov -- b.10/3/1814 Ju-1 or 10/15/1814 N.S. d.7/27/1841 N.S.
Novelist, Poet, Russian

Alan Jay Lerner -- b.8/31/1918 d.6/14/1986 (67)
Dramatist/Playwright, Lyricist, Songwriter
Names/Places: b. in New York City; wed 8x's; d. in NYC
Misc: multiple Tony & Oscar winner; My Fair Lady, An American in Paris, Gigi, Brigadoon, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Camelot

Max Lerner -- b.12/20/1902 d.6/5/1992 (89)
Writer, Journalist, Columnist, Educator, Russian
Misc: New York Post

Gaston LeRoux -- b.5/6/1868 d.4/15/1927 (58)
Mystery Writer, French

Mervyn Le Roy -- b.10/15/1900 d.9/13/1987 (86)
Writer, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Wizard of Oz, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Little Women

Serge Leroy -- b.5/14/1937 d.5/27/1993 (56)
Writer, Actor, TV/Movie Director

Alain-René Lesage -- b.5/6/1668 N.S. d.11/17/1747 N.S. (79)
Novelist, Playwright, French

Eda J. LeShan -- b.6/6/1922 d.3/3/2002 (79)
Writer, Playwright, Educator, TV Hostess

Bethel Leslie -- b.8/3/1929 d.11/28/1999 (70)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actress
Misc: 1950s & 60s TV drama, western, & crime shows
TV Shows: The Doctors, One Life to Live, Another World

Doris Lessing -- b.10/22/1919 d.11/17/2013 (94)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Poet, Biographer, Librettist, English
Names/Places: b. in Persia

Gotthold Edward Lessing -- b.1/22/1729 N.S. d.2/15/1781 N.S. (52)
Dramatist/Playwright, Critic, Philosopher, German

David Letterman -- b.4/12/1947
Comedy Writer, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Indianapolis, IN
Misc: former weatherman; he read D.T.'s viewer mail on the evening of August 23, 1991 (early August 24 in the Eastern and Pacific time zones)
TV Shows: The David Letterman Show (1980), Late Night with David Letterman (host 1982-1993), Late Show With David Letterman (host 1993-2015)

Billie Dean Letts -- b.5/30/1938 N.S. d.8/2/2014 N.S. (76)
Novelist, Educator

Tracy Letts -- b.7/4/1965
Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Homeland (as Andrew Lockhart)
Movie Titles: The Big Short, August: Osage County, Killer Joe

Brian Levant -- b.8/6/1952
Writer, Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Bad News Bears, Mork and Mindy, Happy Days, The New Leave It to Beaver
Movie Titles: Jingle All the Way, Beethoven, Problem Child 2, The Flintstones, The Spy Next Door

Oscar Levant -- b.12/27/1906 d.8/14/1972 (65)
Humorist, Movie Actor, Comedian, Composer, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Pittsburgh
Movie Titles: An American In Paris

Sam Levenson -- b.12/28/1911 d.8/27/1980 (68)
Author, Humorist, Panelist
TV Shows: Masquerade Party, Sam Levenson Show

Denise Levertov -- b.10/24/1923 d.12/20/1997 (74)
Poet, English

Carlo Levi -- b.11/29/1902 d.1/4/1975 (72)
Painter, Novelist, Italian

Primo Levi -- b.7/31/1919 d.4/11/1987 (67)
Author, Chemist, Italian
Book Titles: Survival in Aushchwitz

Claude Levi-Strauss -- b.11/28/1908 d.10/30/2009 (100)
Writer, Anthropologist, Ethnologist, Belgiumese

Ira Levin -- b.8/27/1929 d.11/12/2007 (78)
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Book Titles: Rosemary's Baby, No Time For Sergeants, Boys From Brazil, Deathtrap

Mayer Levin -- b.10/8/1905 d.7/9/1981 (75)

David Levine -- b.12/20/1926 d.12/29/2009 (83)
Artist, Illustrator, Caricaturist, Children's Author

Philip (Poet) Levine -- b.1/10/1928 N.S. d.2/14/2015 N.S. (87)

Barry Levinson -- b.4/6/1942
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director
Misc: AP says Apr 6
TV Shows: Oz, Homicide: Life on the Street
Movie Titles: Sleepers, Toys, Donnie Brasco, Bugsy, Rain Man

Richard Levinson -- b.8/7/1934 d.3/12/1987 (52)
Writer, Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, TV Producer
TV Shows: Columbo (creator), Murder She Wrote (creator)

Eugene Levy -- b.12/17/1946
Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Canadian
TV Shows: SCTV Network (as Earl Camembert, Bobby Bittman, Sid Dithers, reg), Shmenge brothers (as Stan), Greg The Bunny (as Gil Bender)
Movie Titles: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonians, Cheaper By The Dozen 2, Made's Witness Protection, American Pie, A Mighty Wind, New York Minute

Parke Levy -- b.4/19/1908 d.3/8/1993 (84)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Humorist

Lucien Lévy-Bruhl -- b.4/10/1857 d.3/13/1939 (81)
Philosopher, Anthropologist, French

George Lewes -- b.4/18/1817 d.11/28/1878 (61)
Philosopher, Publisher, Editor, English
Names/Places: George Eliot's hubby

Monica S. Lewinsky -- b.7/23/1973
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco
Misc: former White House intern who undeservedly had more than her share of 15-minutes of fame

C. S. Lewis -- b.11/29/1898 d.11/22/1963 (64)
Sci-fi Writer, Scholar, English
Names/Places: RFMN:Clive Staples

Clarence Lewis -- b.4/12/1883 d.2/3/1964 (80)
Author, Philosopher, Educator

Janet Lewis -- b.8/17/1899 N.S. d.11/30/1998 N.S. (99) or 12/1/1998 N.S. (99)
Novelist, Poet

Michael Monroe Lewis -- b.10/15/1960
Author, Journalist
Book Titles: Liar's Poker (1989), Moneyball (2003), The Blind Side (2006), The Big Short (2010), Flash Boys (2014)

Oscar Lewis -- b.5/5/1893 d.7/11/1992 (99)
Author, Historian

Shari Lewis -- b.1/17/1933 d.8/2/1998 (65)
Children's Author, TV/Stage Actress, Comedienne, TV Hostess, Puppet Actress, Ventriloquist, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Hurwitz
Misc: with Lamb Chop; Howard Stern hated puppet shows like hers; some say b. 1934.

Sinclair Lewis -- b.2/7/1885 d.1/10/1951 (65)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Critic
Names/Places: b. in Sauk Center, MN
Misc: the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature
Group Names: Main Street (1947)

Wyndham Lewis -- b.11/18/1882 d.3/7/1957 (74)
Painter, Author, English
Names/Places: RFN:Percy

Ludwig Lewisohn -- b.5/30/1882 d.12/31/1955 (73)
Artist, Author, German

Val Lewton -- b.5/7/1904 d.3/14/1951 (46)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Producer

Willy Ley -- b.10/2/1906 d.6/24/1969 (62)
Author, Scientist, German
Misc: rockets & space travel studier

Alexis Lichine -- b.2/17/1913 d.6/1/1989 (76)
Author, Russian
Misc: Wine Expert
Book Titles: The Encyclopedia of Wines & Spirits

G. Gordon Liddy -- b.11/30/1930
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: Watergate figure

Isaac Lidsky -- b.7/30/1979
Author, Attorney, Actor
TV Shows: Saved By The Bell (as Barton "Weasel" Wyzell)

Franz Lieber -- b.3/18/1798 d.10/2/1872 (74)
Writer, Philosopher, Scientist, Professor
Misc: political

Paul Lieberstein -- b.2/22/1967
Screenwriter, Actor, TV Producer
TV Shows: The Drew Carey Show, The Bernie Mac Show, King of the Hill, The Office (as Toby Flenderson)

A. J. Liebling -- b.10/18/1904 d.12/28/1963 (59)
Author, Journalist
Names/Places: RFN:Abbott Joseph

Doris Lilly -- b.12/26/1926 d.10/9/1991 (64)
Writer, Journalist
Misc: gossip columnist who wrote of millionaires

Evageline Lilly -- b.8/3/1979
Author, Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Lost (as Kate Austen)
Movie Titles: Ant-Man, Real Steel, The Hurt Locker, The Hobbit (series)

William Lilly -- b.5/1/1602 J-LD or 5/11/1602 N.S. d.6/9/1681 (79)
Author, Astrologer, English
Misc: Almanac compiler

Rush Limbaugh -- b.1/12/1951
Author, Commentator, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Kansas City, KS; MN:Hudson
Misc: has his own radio and television talk shows; Al Franken says he is a big fat idiot.

Lin Yutang -- b.10/10/1895 d.3/26/1976 (80)
Author, Writer, Inventor, Chinese

Fred J. Lincoln -- b.1/19/1937 d.1/17/2013 (75)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Commentator, Actor, Producer/Director, Cinematographer
Misc: XXX

Anne Morrow Lindbergh -- b.6/22/1906 d.2/7/2001 (94)
Author, Aviator, American
Names/Places: b. in Englewood, N.J.; Charles' wife

Anne Spencer Lindbergh -- b.10/2/1940 d.12/10/1993 (53)
Writer, Children's Author, Teacher
Names/Places: Charles' daughter

Charles Augustus Lindbergh -- b.2/4/1902 d.8/26/1974 (72)
Author, Aviator
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; NN:Lucky Lindy; d. in Hawaii
Misc: WWI Pilot; the first to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

Astrid Lindgren -- b.11/14/1907 d.1/28/2002 (94)
Children's Author, Swedish
Book Titles: Pippi Longstocking

Howard Lindsay -- b.3/29/1889 d.2/11/1968 (78)
Dramatist/Playwright, Movie/Stage Actor, Movie Director

Nicholas Vachel Lindsay -- b.11/10/1879 d.12/5/1931 (52)
Book Titles: Johnny Appleseed

Jon Lindstrom -- b.10/18/1957
Writer, Screenwriter, Actor, Producer, Director, Country Performer
Names/Places: Eileen Davidson's husband
TV Shows: General Hospital, Port Charles

Pia Lindström -- b.9/20/1938
Critic, Newscaster, Journalist, Producer, Swedish
Names/Places: Ingrid Bergman's daughter

Bai Ling -- b.10/10/1966
Writer, TV/Movie Actress, Producer, American, Chinese
TV Shows: Entourage, Lost
Movie Titles: The Crow, Red Corner, Crank: High Voltage, Anna and the King, Wild Wild West, Southland Tales, Three...Extremes

Ding Ling -- b.10/12/1904 d.3/4/1986 (81)
Writer, Essayist, Short Story Writer, Civil Rights Leader
Misc: Chinese, women's rights

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