• Lou Costello

    1906 - 1959

    Lou Costello (1906 - 1959)

    As a young man, Lou Costello was a great admirer of silent movie great Charlie Chaplin, and in 1927 Costello went to Hollywood to become an actor, but could only find work as a laborer or extra at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Brothers, including MGM’s The Fair Co-Ed (1927). His athletic skill brought him occasional work […]

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  • Lou Gehrig

    1903 - 1941

    Lou Gehrig (1903 - 1941)

    Lou Gehrig Legendary Baseball Player. Despite his numerous baseball athletic records, he is best remembered for his farewell speech of July 4, 1939 in Yankee Stadium, in which he said goodbye to his fans. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939, shortly after his retirement, and he was the first baseball […]

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  • Lou Hancock

    1924 - 1995

    Lou Hancock (1924 - 1995)

    Actress. She appeared on stage in numerous movies and TV programs.  Her most notable roles were in the movies Evil Dead II (“Henrietta Knowby”) and Miracle Mile (“Lucy Peters”).  She also had a recurring role as “Mabel Shoop” in the TV series, “Walker, Texas Ranger.” (bio by: Tony Sivo)  Family links:  Parents:  Donnie Dicy Maddox […]

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  • Lou Henry Hoover

    1874 - 1944

    Lou Henry Hoover (1874 - 1944)

    Lou Henry Hoover Lou Henry was born in Waterloo, Iowa, to banker Charles Delano Henry and Florence Ida Weed. Lou grew up something of a tomboy in Waterloo, as well as Whittier, California, and Monterey, California. Charles Henry took his daughter on camping trips in the hills—her greatest pleasures in her early teens.  Lou became […]

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  • Lou Hudson

    1944 - 2014

    Lou Hudson (1944 - 2014)

    Lou Hudson graduated from Dudley High School in Greensboro. As a junior at the University of Minnesota, Hudson averaged 24.8 points and 10.7 rebounds and was named an All-American. After starring at the University of Minnesota, Hudson was selected by the St. Louis Hawks with the 4th pick of the 1966 NBA draft. He was […]

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  • Lou Reed

    1942 - 2013

    Lou Reed (1942 - 2013)

    Lou Reed Rock Musician. Founding member and lead vocalist of the seminal rock band The Velvet Underground. As a solo artist, Reed will be best remembered for his 1972 hit “A Walk on the Wild Side”. Born Lewis Allen Reed, into a Jewish family, he was raised in Freeport, Long Island. Influenced by doo-wop music […]

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  • Lou Scheimer

    1928 - 2013

    Lou Scheimer (1928 - 2013)

    Early in Filmation’s history, Scheimer also contributed a number of guest or secondary voices for the various productions. Amongst these was the voice of N’kima, Tarzan’s monkey companion in Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1976–81).  Scheimer played a significant role in the creation of the cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Bravestarr. […]

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  • Lou Smit

    1935 - 2010

    Lou Smit (1935 - 2010)

    Having tried various businesses and failed, Lou Smit prayed for a solution and saw as an answer from God a call he received from a cousin who served on the Colorado Springs Department suggesting that he apply to serve. Smit fell just short of the department’s minimum height of five feet and nine inches, but […]

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  • Louis “Lepke” Buchalter

    1897 - 1944

    Louis “Lepke” Buchalter (1897 - 1944)

    Organized Crime Figure. He was a Jewish Mob boss who operated in the New York City, New York Garment District in the 1930s and 1940s, and was a close associate of mafia boss Lucky Luciano. He was part of the Murder Incorporated a group of professional killers who worked solely for the National Crime Syndicate […]

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  • Louis “Louie the Dip” Finkelstein

    1970 - 1964

    Louis “Louie the Dip” Finkelstein (1970 - 1964)

    Cleveland’s “Prince of Pickpockets”.  His 50 year career record of over 120 arrests and 20 sentences served, made him the most frequently arrested pickpocket in Cleveland history.  In 1933 he picked the pocket of the Parma, Ohio Chief of Police.  Finkelstein even picked the pocket of his bail bondsman and that of a reporter covering […]

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  • Louis “Two Gun” Alterie

    1886 - 1935

    Louis “Two Gun” Alterie (1886 - 1935)

    Organized Crime Figure. He was a member of Chicago’s West side gang under Dion O’Bannion. He is often credited with inventing the “one-way ride,” taking Philadelphia gangster John Dougherty (alias Duffy) for a car ride in 1923, but the “honor” of creating the one-way ride goes to Earl “Hymie” Weiss. Louis Alterie did invent the […]

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  • Louis Adlon

    1908 - 1947

    Louis Adlon (1908 - 1947)

    Actor. The grandson of famed hotelier  Lorenz Adlon,  he was raised in the luxurious surroundings of Berlin, Germany’s Hotel Adlon,  which he was expected to inherit.  The rise of Adolph Hitler drove him into exile in Hollywood, California, where he married Rose Davies (sister of movie star  Marion Davies) and launched a career as an […]

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  • Louis Agassiz

    1807 - 1873

    Louis Agassiz (1807 - 1873)

    Louis Agassiz was born in Môtier (now part of Haut-Vully) in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. Educated first at home, then spending four years of secondary school in Bienne, he completed his elementary studies in Lausanne. Having adopted medicine as his profession, he studied successively at the universities of Zürich, Heidelberg and Munich; while there […]

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  • Louis Alojz Adamic

    1898 - 1951

    Louis Alojz Adamic (1898 - 1951)

    Author. Born to peasant parents at the Praproe castle, Blato, located near Grosuplje, Solvenia, his meager childhood education was obtained from the local schools and in Ljubljana where he was expelled at fifteen for taking part in student demonstrations against the ruling Austrians. He emigrated to American in 1913 and finally settled in the Croatian […]

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  • Louis Alterie

    1886 - 1935

    Louis Alterie (1886 - 1935)

    Louis Alterie A prelude to establishing a national crime syndicate in America was the purging from the underworld of unorganizable pathological types. Of course, the Mafia still has its pathological members, and such traits are still highly valuable to the masters of organ-ized crime. But the brass could retain only those brutes who took orders […]

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  • Louis Amberg

    1897 - 1935

    Louis Amberg (1897 - 1935)

    In 1935, Joseph Amberg was killed. On October 23, 1935 (the same day Dutch Schultz was murdered) Louis Amberg’s body was found in a burning car in Brooklyn, charred beyond recognition. He was killed with an ax and a shotgun blast, put in a car and set on fire. It took several days for him […]

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  • Louis Armand

    1905 - 1971

    Louis Armand (1905 - 1971)

    Louis Armand was born in Cruseilles, Haute-Savoie, and studied in Annecy and Lyon at the Lycée du Parc. He graduated second in his class from the École Polytechnique (class of 1924), then joined the Corps des Mines and was major from École des Mines. He married his wife, Genevieve Gazel, in 1928.  He joined the […]

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  • Louis B Mayer

    1884 - 1957

    Louis B Mayer (1884 - 1957)

    Louis B Mayer Motion Picture Executive. As Vice President in charge of production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from its inception until 1951, he was the mightiest of Hollywood moguls. Although not creative himself, he was an administrative genius whose best efforts epitomized all the virtues of the major studio system.  Mayer’s MGM was the ultimate “dream factory”, […]

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  • Louis Berhard Elias Peters

    1855 - 1940

    Louis Berhard Elias Peters (1855 - 1940)

    Louis was co-founder of the Peter’s Dry Goods & Clothing Store in St. Louis. They bought another shoe company & eventually became the International Shoe Company. Louis was a member of the St. Louis & Warne building committee & the St. Peter’s Cemetery Board of Managers. (bio by: Connie Nisinger)  Family links:  Spouse:  Lizzie Blanke […]

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  • Louis Bleriot

    1872 - 1936

    Louis Bleriot (1872 - 1936)

    Born at No.17 rue de l’Arbre à Poires (now rue Sadi-Carnot) in Cambrai, Louis was the first of five children born to Clémence and Charles Blériot. At the age of 10, Blériot was sent as a boarder to the Institut Notre Dame in Cambrai, where he frequently won class prizes, including one for drawing. When […]

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  • Louis Brinckwirth

    1855 - 1911

    Louis Brinckwirth (1855 - 1911)

    Mr. Brinckwirth learned the brewery business with his father Theodore, who had established the Lafayette Brewery in 1848. After working for two years for the Brinckwirth-Griesdieck-Nolker brewery in St. Louis, Missouri, he went to Milwaukee to get further information about the brewing business by working at the Blatz Brewery. After studying there & in Wheeling, […]

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  • Louis Bromfield

    1896 - 1956

    Louis Bromfield (1896 - 1956)

    Author, FarmerBorn in Mansfield, Ohio to a third-generation farmer, Louis Bromfield went to school in Mansfield and spent his boyhood working as a cub reporter for the Mansfield newspaper and working on his grandfather’s farm. He attended Cornell and Columbia Universities, majoring in agriculture and journalism. However, he left before graduation to serve in World […]

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  • Louis Buchalter

    1897 - 1944

    Louis Buchalter (1897 - 1944)

    Organized Crime Figure. He was a Jewish Mob boss who operated in the New York City, New York Garment District in the 1930s and 1940s, and was a close associate of mafia boss Lucky Luciano. He was part of the Murder Incorporated a group of professional killers who worked solely for the National Crime Syndicate […]

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  • Louis Calhern

    1895 - 1956

    Louis Calhern (1895 - 1956)

    Louis Calhern was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a tobacco dealer. His family left New York while he was still a child and moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he grew up. While Calhern was playing high school football, a stage manager from a touring theatrical stock company spotted him, and hired […]

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  • Louis Capone

    1896 - 1944

    Louis Capone (1896 - 1944)

    Louis Capone n 1936, Capone participated in the murder of Joseph Rosen. Buchalter had previously ruined Rosen’s trucking business and was now afraid that Rosen would implicate him in criminal activity. To protect himself, Buchalter ordered Rosen’s murder. On September 13, 1936, Harry Strauss, Emanuel Weiss and James Ferraco shot Rosen 17 times in his […]

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  • Louis Couperus

    1863 - 1923

    Louis Couperus (1863 - 1923)

    Writer. Born and raised in The Hague.  Considered a formeost figure in Dutch Literature,  he was a virtuoso at observing and uncovering the lives of his country’s fin de siecle bourgeoisie.   His literary efforts, in all some fifty books, range from novels and travel stories to poetry. His best known novels include “Eline Vere” […]

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  • Louis de Funès

    1914 - 1983

    Louis de Funès (1914 - 1983)

    French Actor. He is remembered as one of the best comedic french actors. Among his films are “La Rue Sans Loi” (1950), “Innocents in Paris” (1952), “Frou-Frou” (1955), “Si Paris Nous Était Conté” (1955), “Faites Sauter la Banque!” (1963), “Fantômas” (1964), “Le Gendarme de St. Tropez” (1964), “Les Grandes Vacances” (1967), “Le Gendarme se marie” […]

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  • Louis DiBono

    1927 - 1990

    Louis DiBono (1927 - 1990)

    Organized Crime Figure. Member of the Gambino crime family and business partner of mob informant Salvatore “Sammy The Bull” Gravano. After a falling out over business, he was murdered by Gravano and his body was found in the trunk of his car in the garage of the World Trade Center in New York City. His […]

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  • Louis Edmonds

    1923 - 2001

    Louis Edmonds (1923 - 2001)

    Actor. He worked in the theater, primetime television and had various roles on the television series “Dark Shadows” and the daytime soap opera “All My Children.” He died from respitory problems. (bio by: Webmaster)

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  • Louis Graf

    1889 - 1967

    Louis Graf (1889 - 1967)

    Stage and screen actor.

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