• Lucille Lortel

    1900 - 1999

    Lucille Lortel (1900 - 1999)

    Award-winning Stage Actress and Producer. Born Lucille Wadler, she studied acting and theatre ant the Academy of Dramatic Arts. She made her Broadway debut in 1925 in “Caesar and Cleopatra” with Helen Hayes. She also appeared in Belasco’s “The Dove” with Judith Anderson. In 1947, she founded the White Barn Theatre with the mission of […]

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  • Lucille Page

    1913 - 1964

    Lucille Page (1913 - 1964)

    American Vaudeville performer and motion picture actress of the 1920s and 30s. Married to actor Buster West. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Buster West (1901 – 1966)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Lucille Pinson Shippee

    1900 - 1977

    Lucille Pinson Shippee (1900 - 1977)

    Actress. She appeared in the film, “Ninotchka” (1939). (bio by: K)

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  • Lucille Ricksen

    1910 - 1925

    Lucille Ricksen (1910 - 1925)

    Lucille Ricksen began her career as a professional child model and actress similar to other actresses her age such as Madge Evans, Helen Chandler and Kittens Reichert, starting at age 4. Through these roles, Ricksen rose to fame and provided a revenue for her parents. In 1920, she arrived with her mother, Ingeborg, in Hollywood […]

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  • Lucinda Schiff

    1970 - 2015

    Lucinda Schiff (1970 - 2015)

    Actress. Born Linda Dooling, she will best be remembered for her role as a high school cheerleader who goes undercover to fight drug dealers and avenge the death of her brother in the 1981 cult film ‘Lovely But Deadly’. She made her acting debut in 1979 in Steven Spielberg’s ‘1941’ and also had roles in […]

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  • Lucius Morris Beebe

    1902 - 1966

    Lucius Morris Beebe (1902 - 1966)

    Notable Newspaper Columnist, Author, Editor, Publisher, and Authority on the Golden Age of American Railroads. Son of Junius Beebe (1854 – 1934), President of the Brockton (Mass.) Gas Company and prominent Boston banker, and Eleanor Harriet Beebe (1865 – 1939). Graduated from Harvard in 1927; joining the staff of The Boston Telegraph, and later, from […]

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  • Lucky Luciano

    1897 - 1962

    Lucky Luciano (1897 - 1962)

    Lucky Luciano Organized Crime Figure. Born to Antonio and Rosalia Lucania, Lucky had four other siblings, Bartolomeo born in 1890, Giuseppe born in 1898, Filippia born in 1901, and Concetta. His father worked in a sulfur mine in Sicily. When Lucky was 10 years old, the family immigrated to the United States. They settled in […]

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  • Lucretia Garfield

    1832 - 1918

    Lucretia Garfield (1832 - 1918)

    Born in Hiram, Ohio, the daughter of Zeb Rudolph, a farmer and co-founder of the Eclectic Institute at Hiram, and Arabella Mason-Rudolph, Lucretia “Crete” Rudolph was a devout member of the Churches of Christ. Her ancestry includes German, Welsh, English and Irish; Lucretia Garfield’s paternal great-grandfather immigrated to Pennsylvania (in a part that is now […]

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  • Lucretia Mott

    1793 - 1880

    Lucretia Mott (1793 - 1880)

    Like many Quakers, Lucretia Mott considered slavery to be evil. Inspired in part by minister Elias Hicks, she and other Quakers refused to use cotton cloth, cane sugar, and other slavery-produced goods. In 1821, Mott became a Quaker minister. With her husband’s support, she traveled extensively as a minister, and her sermons emphasized the Quaker […]

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  • Lucrezia Bori

    1970 - 1960

    Lucrezia Bori (1970 - 1960)

    Lucrezia Bori was born on December 24, 1887, in Valencia, Spain. Her real name was Lucrecia Borja y González de Riancho. Her father was an officer in the Spanish army. Her family were descended from the influential family of the Italian Renaissance, the House of Borgia and she herself was named after her ancestor, Lucrezia […]

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  • Lucy Burns

    1879 - 1966

    Lucy Burns (1879 - 1966)

    Lucy Burns was born in New York to an Irish Catholic family. She was described by fellow National Woman’s Party member Inez Haynes Irwin as “blue-eyed and fresh-complexioned; dimpled; and her head is burdened, even as Alice Paul’s, with an enormous weight of hair.” She was extremely beautiful, and lewd men always treated her disrespectfully. […]

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  • Lucy Gordon

    1980 - 2009

    Lucy Gordon (1980 - 2009)

    Gordon was born in Oxford, to Richard and Susan Gordon in 1980; she had a younger sister, Kate. She went to Oxford High School where she passed nine GCSEs in 1997. She stated in an interview in 1997 that she was continuing her studies for history, biology and French A-levels. She spent some of her […]

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  • Lucy Payton

    1877 - 1969

    Lucy Payton (1877 - 1969)

    American actress of the early silent screen. Married to actor Claude Payton. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Lucy Rebecca Buck

    1845 - 1918

    Lucy Rebecca Buck (1845 - 1918)

    Civil War Diarist, author of “Sad Earth, Sweet Heaven,” the diary of Lucy Rebecca Buck during the War between the States, Front Royal, Virginia – December 25, 1861 – April 15, 1865, and “Shadows of My Heart,” the Civil War diary of Lucy Rebecca Buck of Virginia. Lucy was only 18 when the Civil War […]

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  • Lucy Saroyan

    1946 - 2003

    Lucy Saroyan (1946 - 2003)

    Actress, and daughter of Pulitzer Prize winning author, William Saroyan. Saroyan appeared in films including, “Hopscotch” (1980), “Blue Collar” (1978), “Greased Lightning” (1976), “Columbo: Old Fashioned Murder” (1976), “The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three” (1974), “Kotch” (1971), “Maidstone” (1969), “Some Kind Of Nut” (1969), and “Isadora” (1968). She also appeared in the television shows, […]

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  • Lucy Stone

    1818 - 1893

    Lucy Stone (1818 - 1893)

    Lucy Stone (August 13, 1818 – October 19, 1893) was a prominent American orator, abolitionist, and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. In 1847, Stone became the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. She spoke out for women’s rights and against slavery at a time when women […]

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  • Lucy Webb Hayes

    1831 - 1889

    Lucy Webb Hayes (1831 - 1889)

    Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, the daughter of James Webb, a doctor, and Maria Cook-Webb, Lucy was descended from seven veterans of the American Revolution. Her father died when she was a child. With her mother, she moved to Delaware, Ohio where in 1847 she met Rutherford B. Hayes. Later that year, she enrolled at Wesleyan […]

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  • Lucyna Winnicka

    1928 - 2013

    Lucyna Winnicka (1928 - 2013)

    Actress. She was a Cannes Film Festival prize winner for her lead role in the 1961 motion picture “Night Train” by Jerzy Kawalerowicz. Active from 1954 to 1978 in several films including “The Real End of the Great War”, “First Spaceship on Venus”, “Knights of the Teutonic Order” and “Mother Joan of the Angels,” she […]

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  • Ludwig Bemelmans

    1898 - 1962

    Ludwig Bemelmans (1898 - 1962)

    Author.  “Hansi”, the first of Bemelmans’ fifteen books for children, beguiled most reviewers with its simple watercolor illustrations and nostalgic story of two children and their dog in the Austrian Tyrol. His greatest success, however, was “Madeline”, a rhymed picture book about a Parisian schoolgirl who becomes the envy of her classmates when her appendix […]

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  • Ludwig Boerne

    1786 - 1837

    Ludwig Boerne (1786 - 1837)

    German-Jewish writer and political philosopher, influenced Karl Marx.

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  • Luigi Chialiva

    1842 - 1914

    Luigi Chialiva (1842 - 1914)

    Artist. He was born in Caslano, Switzerland, he was the son of Abbondio Chialiva of Traversella, Italy and Luigia Tosi of Caslano. He was a pupil of Gottfried Semper at the Polytechnic Institute in Zurich and then studied under Mancini at the School of Art in Milan. In 1868 he won 1st Prize from the […]

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  • Luigi Comencini

    1916 - 2007

    Luigi Comencini (1916 - 2007)

    Luigi Comencini (Italian pronunciation: [luˈiːdʒi komenˈtʃiːni]; 8 June 1916 – 6 April 2007) was an Italian film director. Together with Dino Risi, Ettore Scola and Mario Monicelli, Luigi Comencini was considered among the masters of the commedia all’italiana genre. His first successful movie was L’imperatore di Capri, featuring Totò. Comencini’s 1953 Pane, amore e fantasia, […]

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  • Luis Alberni

    1886 - 1962

    Luis Alberni (1886 - 1962)

    Actor. He majored in drama at the University of Madrid and got his start performing in theatres throughout Europe. In 1914 he moved to the United States to continue his career in the acting profession. Alberni’s debonair looks and talent gained attention and he was cast in a number of Broadway productions between 1915 and […]

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  • Luis Arroyo

    1927 - 2016

    Luis Arroyo (1927 - 2016)

    Major League Baseball Player. For eight seasons (1955 to 1957 and 1959 to 1963), he was a left-handed pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees. Born Luis Enrique Arroyo, he marked his Major League debut with the Cardinals on April 20, 1955 and recorded 11 wins earning all-star […]

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  • Luis Avalos

    1946 - 2014

    Luis Avalos (1946 - 2014)

    Luis Avalos Luis Ávalos (September 2, 1946 – January 22, 2014) was a Cuban character actor. He made numerous film and television appearances, most notably in the 1971-2011 children’s television show The Electric Company. He joined the show with Denise Nickerson (who was in only season two) and they replaced Irene Cara (who was in […]

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  • Luis Barbero

    1916 - 2005

    Luis Barbero (1916 - 2005)

    Actor. He debuted on stage in 1939, in the play “El Rey que Rabió.” He become one of the best character actors in Spanish Cinema, where appeared in more than 200 films. Recently, he triumphed in the role of Matías in TV series “Médico de Familia.” His last apparition was in 2005, in TV comedic […]

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  • Luis Barragán

    1902 - 1988

    Luis Barragán (1902 - 1988)

    Barragán was born in Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. Educated as an engineer, he graduated from the Escuela Libre de Ingenieros in Guadalajara in 1923.  After graduation, he travelled through Spain and France. While in France he became aware of the writings of Ferdinand Bac, a German-French writer, designer and artist who Barragán cited throughout his […]

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  • Luis Buñuel

    1900 - 1983

    Luis Buñuel (1900 - 1983)

    Luis Buñuel; 22 February 1900 – 29 July 1983) was a Spanish filmmaker who worked in Spain, Mexico and France. When Luis Buñuel died at age 83, his obituary in the New York Times called him “an iconoclast, moralist, and revolutionary who was a leader of avant-garde surrealism in his youth and a dominant international […]

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  • Luis Carandell

    1929 - 2002

    Luis Carandell (1929 - 2002)

    Spanish writer and journalist. His books reflect with irony the evolution of the Spanish society. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Luis Cernuda

    1902 - 1963

    Luis Cernuda (1902 - 1963)

    Noted Spanish-born poet. He fled to England, and ultimately Mexico, to escape the fascism in Spain. Among his books of poems: “Los Placeres Prohibidos”, “Donde Habite el Olvido”, “La Realidad y el Deseo”, and “Como Quién Espera el Alba.” He is buried in Panteón Jardín, City of Mexico. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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