• Lorella De Luca

    1940 - 2014

    Lorella De Luca (1940 - 2014)

    Actress. She made her film debut at the age of fifteen in the Federico Fellini’s film ‘Il bidone’ (1955). Later, she attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. In 1952, he obtained a role in Dino Risi’s film ‘Povera ma Bella’. The film’s success, made her one of the most popular actresses in the […]

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  • Loren Murphy Berry

    1888 - 1980

    Loren Murphy Berry (1888 - 1980)

    Business Inovator. Born in Wabash, Indiana, he became known as “Mr. Yellow Pages” and was the foremost telephone directory publishers in the United States, handling one out of every four telephone directories in the United States. In 1910, he began The Ohio Guide Printing Company which soon concentrated his efforts on a telephone directory operation. […]

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  • Loren Singer

    1923 - 2009

    Loren Singer (1923 - 2009)

    Author. Best known for his thriller “The Parallax View” (1970), which was made into a 1974 motion picture adaptation starring Warren Beatty. The son of a physician, Singer was trained by the Office of Strategic Services while with the United States Army during World War II. In the post-war years, he received a bachelor’s degree […]

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  • Lorena Rojas

    1971 - 2015

    Lorena Rojas (1971 - 2015)

    Lorena Rojas (born Seydi Lorena Rojas Gonzalez; 10 February 1971 – 16 February 2015) was a Mexican actress and singer, best known for her leading roles in popular telenovelas. Seydi Lorena Rojas Gonzalez was born in Mexico City, Mexico and began her artistic career in 1990 when she participated in the telenovela Alcanzar Una Estrella produced […]

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  • Lorenz Adlon

    1849 - 1921

    Lorenz Adlon (1849 - 1921)

    Businessman. He built the famous Hotel Adlon in Berlin, Germany in 1907. At one time it was the unofficial residence of Kaiser Wilhelm II, who preferred its comforts to the drafty halls of the Imperial Palace, and over the years it hosted celebrities ranging from Albert Einstein to Louise Brooks. It was an inspiration for […]

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  • Lorenz Hart

    1895 - 1943

    Lorenz Hart (1895 - 1943)

    Lorenz Hart was born in Harlem, the elder of two sons, to Jewish immigrant parents, Max M. and Frieda (Isenberg) Hart, of German background. His father, a business promoter, sent Hart and his brother to private schools. (His brother, Teddy Hart, also went into theatre and became a musical comedy star. Teddy Hart’s wife, Dorothy […]

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  • Lorenzo Ghiberti

    1970 - 1455

    Lorenzo Ghiberti (1970 - 1455)

    Sculptor.  His fame rests on the two sets of gilded bronze doors he created for the Baptistery of Florence,  Italy.  He worked on them for nearly 50 years.  The second set,  known as the “Gates of Paradise” (1425 to 1452),  is among the great masterpieces of Renaissance art.  Ghiberti was born in Florence,  and trained […]

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  • Lorenzo Mongiardino

    1916 - 1998

    Lorenzo Mongiardino (1916 - 1998)

    In 1936 Renzo Mongiardino moved from Genoa to Milan to study architecture; in 1942 he graduated from the Politecnico di Milano, together with Giò Ponti.  Beginning in 1944, Mongiardino collaborated Domus magazine, writing many articles. During this period he also began his multifaceted career, focusing primarily on the creation of residential and theatre environments.  In […]

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  • Loretta King

    1917 - 2007

    Loretta King (1917 - 2007)

    Loretta King (August 20, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was an American actress, best known for the brevity of her career and her relationship with director Ed Wood. Loretta King was the star of Ed Wood’s 1955 film “Bride of the Monster,” with Bela Lugosi. She played investigative newspaper reporter Janet Lawton. King appeared in […]

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  • Loretta Young

    1913 - 2000

    Loretta Young (1913 - 2000)

    Actress. Loretta Young began her career at the age of 4 as a child extra in silent films. From that time on she appeared in numerous films and made a smooth transition into talking pictures. Throughout the 1930’s she was an established actress acting mostly in very run of the mill films. The 1940’s were […]

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  • Lori March

    1923 - 2013

    Lori March (1923 - 2013)

    Actress. She will perhaps be best remembered for playing Valerie Hill Ames Northcoate in the long-running TV serial “Secret Storm” (1964 to 1974). Born Lori Von Eltz, her mother Peggy Prior was a screenwriter during the 1920s, her stepfather Joseph Moncure March penned numerous scripts during the 1930s and 1940s, Lori was adopted by him […]

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  • Lori Martin

    1947 - 2010

    Lori Martin (1947 - 2010)

    Lori Martin was born Dawn Catherine Menzer, in Glendale, California, at 10:02 a.m.; her fraternal twin sister, Doree, arrived four minutes later. As she weighed only 5 pounds and measured just 18 inches at birth, she spent the first few weeks of her life in an incubator, during which time her survival was somewhat doubtful. […]

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  • Lorna Thayer

    1919 - 2005

    Lorna Thayer (1919 - 2005)

    American Character Actress. Thayer, the daughter of silent screen actress Louise Gibney, will best be remembered for her iconic restaurant scene opposite Jack Nicholson in 1970’s ‘Five Easy Pieces’, which has come to be known as the “chicken salad scene”. She made her film debut in 1952’s ‘Texas City’ and over the next five decades, […]

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  • Lorne “Lefty” Anderson

    1931 - 1984

    Lorne “Lefty” Anderson (1931 - 1984)

    Professional Hockey Player. A native of Renfrew, Ontario, Anderson played the position of Goalie for teams in the EHL, NHL, and the EOHL Hockey Leagues. He played for the Atlantic City Sea Gulls from 1947 to 1948, and 1950 to 1951, New York Rangers in 1952, New York Rovers from 1951 to 1952, and the […]

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  • Lorne Greene

    1915 - 1987

    Lorne Greene (1915 - 1987)

    Lorne Greene He is most remembered for his role as ‘Ben Cartwright’ on the 1960s television western series “Bonanza,” and as ‘Commander Adama’ in the 1970s television science fiction series “Battlestar Galactica.” Born in Ottawa, Canada, he began his career while attending Canada’s Queen’s University, and after his graduation, started work in radio broadcasting. His […]

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  • Lorraine Brox

    1900 - 1993

    Lorraine Brox (1900 - 1993)

    Actress, Singer. Born Lorayne Eunice Brock, together with sisters Bobbe and Kathlyn she was a member of the ‘The Brox Sisters’ singing group. Their film credits included “Down South” (1928), “The Hollywood Reveue 1929” (1929), “Headin’ South” (1929), “King of Jazz” (1930) and “Hollywood on Parade” (1932). She also appeared by herself in “Gems of […]

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  • Lorraine Hansberry

    1930 - 1965

    Lorraine Hansberry (1930 - 1965)

    Lorraine Hansberry was the youngest of four children born to Carl Augustus Hansberry, a successful real-estate broker, and Nannie Louise (born Perry) a school teacher. In 1938, her father bought a house in the Washington Park Subdivision of the South Side of Chicago, incurring the wrath of their white neighbors. The latter’s legal efforts to […]

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  • Lothar Fischer

    1933 - 2004

    Lothar Fischer (1933 - 2004)

    Artist. Born in Germershaim near Karlsruhe, he was one of Germany’s most acclaimed sculptors known for abstact human figures in clay, bronze and iron. Awarded numerous prizes in Germany and Europe for his art. A member of the German Artists federation from 1963 to 1994 and was professor at the University of the Arts, Berlin […]

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  • Lotta Crabtree

    1847 - 1924

    Lotta Crabtree (1847 - 1924)

    Her father, John Ashworth Crabtree, a book seller, left for San Francisco in 1851 to join those seeking fortune in the California Gold Rush. Lotta and her mother, Mary Ann (née Livesey) Crabtree, followed two years later, joining John in the boomtown of Grass Valley. While in Grass Valley, the Crabtree’s ran a boarding house. […]

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  • Lotta Faust

    1880 - 1910

    Lotta Faust (1880 - 1910)

    Musical comedy actress and singer of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. A petite brunette with luminous eyes, a mischievous smile and perfect figure, Lotta (originally Carlotta) Faust began her acting career in 1897 at age 16, after she was discovered working behind a dry-goods counter at a New York store, Abraham and Strauss. […]

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  • Lotta Mignon Crabtree

    1847 - 1924

    Lotta Mignon Crabtree (1847 - 1924)

    Actress. She is remembered as one of the most beloved American entertainers of the late 19th century. Born Charlotte Mignon Crabtree to English immigrants, her father was a bookseller who left for San Francisco, California in 1851 to join those seeking their fortune in the California Gold Rush. Two years later she and her mother […]

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  • Lotte Lenya

    1898 - 1981

    Lotte Lenya (1898 - 1981)

    In 1922 Lenya was seen by her future husband, German composer Kurt Weill, during an audition for his first stage score Zaubernacht but because of his position behind the piano, she did not see him. She was cast but owing to her loyalty to her voice coach she declined the role. She accepted the part […]

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  • Lottie Dolores Hill Autry

    1936 - 1997

    Lottie Dolores Hill Autry (1936 - 1997)

    Author, Historian. She was a noted genealogist, author of “Linwood Cemetery” and several other books of Georgia and Alabama local histories. She was the first uniformed female law enforcement officer in Columbus,Ga and served in all three branches, Marshals Office, Sheriffs Office and the Police Department.The Historic Linwood Foundation has named their annual award to […]

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  • Lottie Lyell

    1890 - 1925

    Lottie Lyell (1890 - 1925)

    Actress. Born Lottie Edith Cox in Sydney Australia, she became that country’s first true motion pictyre star. She appeared in twenty films from 1911 to 1919 including “Captain Midnight”, The Bush King” and her most famous film, “The Sentimental Bloke”. After 1919 her film making was drastically cut back so she could fight the tuberculosis […]

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  • Lottie Pickford

    1893 - 1936

    Lottie Pickford (1893 - 1936)

    In 1907, Lottie Pickford adopted the stage name ‘Mary Pickford’. The rest of the family adopted the Pickford name by the time they began appearing in films. Mary signed with D.W. Griffith’s Biograph Company in 1909 and also secured work for her siblings. Between 1909 and 1910, Mary made eighty shorts, Jack made twenty-eight, and Lottie […]

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  • Lotus Long

    1909 - 1990

    Lotus Long (1909 - 1990)

    Lotus Long (July 18, 1909 – September 14, 1990) was an American actress. She was born Lotus Pearl Shibata in New Jersey, to a father of Japanese ancestry and a mother of Hawaiian ancestry. She came to Southern California during the 1920s to act in Hollywood films, and usually portrayed ethnic Asian female characters in […]

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  • Lotus Robb

    1893 - 1969

    Lotus Robb (1893 - 1969)

    Actress. Starred in the film “A Star Is Born”, played the park of Mrs. Markham.  (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Parents:  Idell Lorraine Buchanan Robb (1870 – 1938)

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  • Lou Albano

    1933 - 2009

    Lou Albano (1933 - 2009)

    Albano’s parents, Carmen Louis Albano and Eleanor Albano née Morrone, were of Italian heritage but both born in the United States. Eleanor was a classical concert pianist who had performed at Carnegie Hall and later became a registered nurse. Her brother, a physician, introduced her to Carmen in the 1930s, who was training to be […]

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  • Lou Ambers

    1913 - 1995

    Lou Ambers (1913 - 1995)

    Professional Boxer.  Born Luigi D’Ambrosio, he was nicknamed the “Herkimer Hurricane” for his hometown in New York. He was twice Lightweight Boxing Champion of the World between 1936 and 1940. In 102 fights, Ambers won 88, 29 by knockouts; lost 8, and had 6 draws. He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame […]

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  • Lou Andreás Salomé

    1861 - 1937

    Lou Andreás Salomé (1861 - 1937)

    Russian-German Writer and Psychoanalyst. She was born in St. Petersburg and died in Göttingen (Germany). She was a contemporary of Freud, Nietzsche (from whom she rejected a marriage request), and Rilke. She wrote several books about Psychoanalysis and kept up a long correpondence with Sigmund Freud. She was cremated and her ashes were buried in […]

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