• LTC George Croghan

    1791 - 1849

    LTC George Croghan (1791 - 1849)

    Lieutenant Colonel US Army. Known as the “Hero of Fort Stephenson” his leadership in deterring the British forces as they attempted to enter northern Ohio has been called the turning point of the War of 1812 by many historians. Born in Locust Grove, Kentucky he enlisted as a private in 1811 serving under Major General […]

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  • LTC Lemuel Penn

    1915 - 1964

    LTC Lemuel Penn (1915 - 1964)

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  • LTC Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissom

    1926 - 1967

    LTC Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissom (1926 - 1967)

    Astronaut. Grissom was a native of Mitchell, Indiana and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with cluster for his Korean service, two NASA Distinguished Service medals and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and the Air Force Command Astronaut Wings. He […]

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  • Lu Leonard

    1926 - 2004

    Lu Leonard (1926 - 2004)

    American Actress. She made over 45 film and television appearances between 1956 and 1995. Due to her rotund figure, Leonard was often cast as a love interest who often intimidated her husband or boyfriend. Her first major appearance was as the wife of Three Stooges member Larry Fine in the film Husbands Beware. Throughout the […]

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  • Luana Anders

    1938 - 1996

    Luana Anders (1938 - 1996)

    Actress. Born Luana Margo Anderson in New York City, she was a bike messenger for MGM, when she started appearing on the television shows “Dragnet”, “M Squad”, “The Rifleman” and “Rawhide” in the 1950s. She made her film debut in “Dementia 13” (1961), followed by “The Pit and the Pendulum” (1961). Among her many credits […]

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  • Luana Patten

    1938 - 1996

    Luana Patten (1938 - 1996)

    Luana Patten was born in Long Beach, California to Harvey T. Patten and Alma (née Miller) Patten, natives of Enid, Oklahoma. At the age of 3 she was a young model and later was hired by Walt Disney. Patten made her first film appearance in Joel Chandler Harris’s 1946 musical Song of the South with […]

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  • Luana Walters

    1912 - 1963

    Luana Walters (1912 - 1963)

    Actress. Considerate by many one of the sexiest of the B-western heroine, Walters was the leading lady to more individual cowboy stars than any other B-western actress. She worked in more than 70 films over a period of 25 years and had scenes with Edward G. Robinson, Jean Harlow, Harold Lloyd, Charles Boyer and Loretta […]

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  • Luca De Filippo

    1948 - 2015

    Luca De Filippo (1948 - 2015)

    Actor. He was known for his work in the theater, motion pictures, and television. He came from a theatrical family and appeared in his first play at the age of 7, but he would make his “true” theatrical debut twenty years later.  DeFilippo would later appear (and later direct) in many theatrical productions, but he […]

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  • Luca Giordano

    1634 - 1705

    Luca Giordano (1634 - 1705)

    Painter. Known as Luca Fa-Presto, or Speedy Luca, because of the rapidity with which he could execute a painting, he was born in Naples, and studied there under Ribera. In 1682 and 1683, he worked in Florence, including a huge fresco in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi; then, in 1692, he went to Spain at the invitation […]

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  • Lucas Cranach, the Elder

    1970 - 1553

    Lucas Cranach, the Elder (1970 - 1553)

    Painter. Cranach was a leading figure of German Renaissance art. He often painted religious subjects and portraits of important Reformation personalities, including a celebrated image of Martin Luther.  In addition he created many nudes based on mythological figures. His son, known as Lucas Cranach the Younger, was also an important painter. (bio by: Rick Watson)

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  • Luce Guilbeault

    1935 - 1991

    Luce Guilbeault (1935 - 1991)

    Actress, Director, Writer. She appeared in the films “Qui A Tire Sur Nos Histoires D’Amour” (1986), “La Quarantine” (1982), “Sois Belle Et Tais-Toi” (1981), “A Scream From Silence” (1979), “Passages” (1978), “Angela” (1977), “J.A. Martin Photographer” (1977), “Bargain Basement” (1976), “Mustang” (1975), “Before The Time Comes” (1975), “Par Une Belle Nuit D’Hiver” (1974), “Le Temps […]

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  • Luce Luz Potter

    1914 - 2005

    Luce Luz Potter (1914 - 2005)

    Actress. She was an entertainer for over 40 years, appearing on stage, television and motion pictures. Her films included, “The Greatest Show of Earth,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Incredible Shrinking Man,” “Houdini” and others. She is best known for playing the Martian leader in the 1953 sci-fi thriller, “Invaders From Mars”. Cause of death, […]

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  • Luchino Visconti

    1906 - 1976

    Luchino Visconti (1906 - 1976)

    Luchino Visconti began his filmmaking career as an assistant director on Jean Renoir’s Toni (1935) and Partie de campagne (1936), thanks to the intercession of their common friend, Coco Chanel. After a short tour of the United States, where he visited Hollywood, he returned to Italy to be Renoir’s assistant again, this time for La […]

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  • Luchy Soto

    1919 - 1970

    Luchy Soto (1919 - 1970)

    Actress. She was born and died in Madrid. She was daughter of actress Guadalupe Muñoz Sampedro and actor Manuel Soto, and she was married with actor Luis Peña. On Stage she triumphed in “Cuando Tú me Necesitas” (1961) “Las Mujeres Sabias” (1967) and “El Sí de las Niñas” (1969). On screen, she worked in “Morena […]

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  • Lucia Popp

    1939 - 1993

    Lucia Popp (1939 - 1993)

    Lucia Popp was born Lucia Poppová in Záhorská Ves in the Slovak State (later Czechoslovakia and today Slovakia). Popp initially entered the Bratislava Academy to study drama. While she began her vocal lessons during this period as a mezzo-soprano, her voice developed a high upper register to the degree that her professional debut was as the […]

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  • Lucian Freud

    1922 - 2011

    Lucian Freud (1922 - 2011)

    Artist. Best known for his impasto portraits and nudes, he was considered by many as one of the greatest figurative painters of his era. The son of Austrian architect Ernest Freud and the grandson of famed psychotherapist Sigmund Freud, he fled his homeland of Germany with his family after the Nazis came into power and […]

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  • Luciano Berio

    1925 - 2003

    Luciano Berio (1925 - 2003)

    Luciano Berio was born in Oneglia (now part of Imperia), on the Ligurian coast of Italy. He was taught how to play the piano by his father and grandfather, who were both organists. During World War II he was conscripted into the army, but on his first day, he injured his hand while learning how […]

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  • Lucie De Vienne

    1902 - 1973

    Lucie De Vienne (1902 - 1973)

    French-Canadian actress. She appeared in the films, “Les Enfants du Silence” (1962) and “La Mercier assassinee” (1958), and on the televison series, “La Pension Velder” (1958-1960). (bio by: K)

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  • Lucie Poitras

    1970 - 1970

    Lucie Poitras (1970 - 1970)

    French-Canadian actress. She appeared on television in the programs, “La Famille Plouffe” (1953), “Little Aurore’s Tragedy” (1952), “Whispering City” (1947) and “The Fortress” (1947). Poitras appeared in the films, “Waiting For Caroline” (1967), “Trouble Fete” (1964) and Il etait une guerre” (1959). (bio by: K)

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  • Lucien Andriot

    1892 - 1979

    Lucien Andriot (1892 - 1979)

    Born in Paris, Andriot began his career in France in 1909 working for Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset. His elder sister Josette Andriot was a French film actress, working for Jasset. He then came to the U.S. some time before 1914 as an employee of the Éclair American Company based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, The outbreak of […]

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  • Lucien Guitry

    1860 - 1925

    Lucien Guitry (1860 - 1925)

    Actor. Born in Paris, France, he was considered one of the best leading French actors of his time. In 1885, he began appearing at the French Mikhaylovsky Theatre. By the early 1900s, he became a prominent on the French stages at the Porte Saint Martine Theatre  and the Varietes Theatre. He resigned in 1911, to […]

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  • Lucile Browne

    1907 - 1976

    Lucile Browne (1907 - 1976)

    Actress. Began her carrer as a model before joining a theatrical troupe. Signed by Fox Film Corporation and utilized primarily in comedy, romantic pictures, and Westerns. She appeared in 46 titles including the films “Soup to Nuts” (1930), “The Last of the Mohicans” (1932) with Harry Carey, “Texas Terror” (1935) and “Rainbow Valley” (1935) both […]

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  • Lucile Watson

    1879 - 1962

    Lucile Watson (1879 - 1962)

    Canadian-born actress. She was known as the “Queen of the Dowagers” because of her several roles as motherly types in film. In 1943 she was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role as Bette Davis’s mother in the film “Watch On The Rhine.” Her other film credits include “Every Woman […]

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  • Lucilla Morlacchi

    1936 - 2014

    Lucilla Morlacchi (1936 - 2014)

    Actress. A performer of stage and Italian Cinema, she will be best remembered by international audiences for playing ‘Concetta’ in the Luchino Visconti film “The Leopard” (1963). She discovered a fondness for the theater and studied Drama. In 1956, she made her professional debut playing ‘Jenny’ in the Italian stage production of George Bernard Shaw’s […]

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  • Lucille Ball

    1911 - 1989

    Lucille Ball (1911 - 1989)

    Lucille Ball Legendary comedic actress, best known for the title role in the hit television sitcom of the 1950’s “I Love Lucy.” She was born Lucille Desiree Ball was on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York. Intent on becoming an actress, she left high school at age 15, and tried unsuccessfully to get into […]

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  • Lucille Ball

    1911 - 1989

    Lucille Ball (1911 - 1989)

    Legendary comedic actress, best known for the title role in the hit television sitcom of the 1950’s “I Love Lucy.” She was born Lucille Desiree Ball on August 6, 1911 in Jamestown, New York.  Intent on becoming an actress, she left high school at age 15, and tried unsuccessfully to get into drama school in […]

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  • Lucille Benson

    1914 - 1984

    Lucille Benson (1914 - 1984)

    Actress. She was a plump, distinctive and marvelously quirky character, known for her roles in television and movies, from the 1950s to 1980s. Her career started in New York in the 1930s, appearing on Broadway in many plays. Taking a call to go to Hollywood, she made her film debut in “The Fugitive Kind” (1959). […]

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  • Lucille Bliss

    1916 - 2012

    Lucille Bliss (1916 - 2012)

    Voice Actress. Born Lucille Theresa Bliss in New York City, Lucille Bliss became known for her voice. She became a recognized television pioneer when she was tapped to voice the character of Crusader Rabbit in the first made for television cartoon series. The initial episodes aired in 1949 and ran through 1951. She debuted in […]

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  • Lucille Bremer

    1917 - 1996

    Lucille Bremer (1917 - 1996)

    Bremer was born in Amsterdam, New York, and began her career as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, aged 16. Bremer, along with fellow stars Vera-Ellen and June Allyson, appeared as a ‘Pony Girl’ in the Broadway musical Panama Hattie in 1940. Spotted by a talent scout, she was taken […]

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  • Lucille LaVerne

    1869 - 1945

    Lucille LaVerne (1869 - 1945)

    Actress. Born Lucille Mitchum in Nashville, Tennessee in 1869 (or possibly 1872), she began acting on stage as a child. She made her New York stage debut in 1888 while still a teen and seven years later had her own theatrical company which toured the United States and Europe performing before the crowned heads of […]

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