• Lee Bowman

    1914 - 1979

    Lee Bowman (1914 - 1979)

    Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Lee Bowman dropped out of the University of Cincinnati Law School to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He was spotted by a Paramount agent and went to Hollywood in 1934, but was not used at first. Instead he worked as a radio singer and appeared in stock plays […]

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  • Lee Chamberlin

    1938 - 2014

    Lee Chamberlin (1938 - 2014)

    Actress, Playwright. She will perhaps be best remembered for playing ‘Brenda’ and ‘Madame Rosalie’ in the popular children’s television program “The Electric Company” (1971 to 1973). Additionally, she played ‘Pat Baxter’ in the TV serial “All My Children” (1983 to 1995). Born Elise La Pallo, her father was a chef, she showed an early interest […]

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  • Lee Cobb

    1911 - 1976

    Lee Cobb (1911 - 1976)

    Lee Cobb performed summer stock with the Group Theatre (New York) in 1936, when they summered at Pine Brook Country Club in Nichols, Connecticut. During World War II Cobb served in the First Motion Picture Unit of the United States Army Air Forces. Cobb entered films in the 1930s, successfully playing middle-aged and even older men […]

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  • Lee Falk

    1911 - 1999

    Lee Falk (1911 - 1999)

    Cartoonist. Creator of the popular comic strips “The Phantom” and “Mandrake the Magician.” (bio by: Kenneth McNeil)

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  • Lee Garmes

    1898 - 1978

    Lee Garmes (1898 - 1978)

    Lee Garmes, A.S.C. (May 27, 1898 – August 31, 1978) was an American cinematographer. During his career, he worked with directors Howard Hawks, Max Ophüls, Josef von Sternberg, Alfred Hitchcock, King Vidor, Nicholas Ray and Henry Hathaway, whom he had met as a young man when the two first came to Hollywood in the silent […]

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  • Lee Gideon

    1938 - 2003

    Lee Gideon (1938 - 2003)

    Actor. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he was best remembered for his appearances on the popular TV series “Dallas”, plus the television movies “Dallas: The Early Years” (1986), “Texas Justice” (1995) and “Dallas: J.R. Returns” (1996). His feature film credits include “D.O.A.” (1988), “Dark Before Dawn” (1988), “Necessary Roughness” (1991) and “Killing Device” (1993). He died […]

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  • Lee Hunter, Jr

    1913 - 1986

    Lee Hunter, Jr (1913 - 1986)

    Businessman. A genius at inventing automotive-related devices, he invented the first rapid battery charger in 1936. After inventing an auto wheel alignment system in 1946 that was sold throughout the world, he founded Hunter Engineering. He served as President of the West Central County Association, was on the board of Washington University, and was honorary […]

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  • Lee J. Cobb

    1911 - 1976

    Lee J. Cobb (1911 - 1976)

    Actor. Born Leo Jacoby in New York City, the son of a compositor with the Jewish Daily Forward, he had ambitions of becoming a violinist before suffering a wrist injury. Lee J. Cobb would then focus his attention toward theatre and following high school graduation, he went to California where he began an association with […]

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  • Lee Judah Ames

    1921 - 2011

    Lee Judah Ames (1921 - 2011)

    Artist, Illustrator. He was regarded as one of the first generation of modern artists of comic book illustration and comic art instruction. In the summer of 1938, he got his first job at a sign advertising agency in New York City. After his High School graduation in 1939, he entered a contest the Disney organization […]

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  • Lee Krasner

    1908 - 1984

    Lee Krasner (1908 - 1984)

    Lee Krasner is identified as an abstract expressionist due to her abstract, gestural, and expressive works. She worked in painting, collage painting, charcoal drawing, and occasionally mosaics. She would often cut apart her own drawings and paintings to create her collage paintings. She also commonly revised or completely destroyed an entire series of works due […]

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  • Lee Marshall

    1949 - 2014

    Lee Marshall (1949 - 2014)

    Lee Marshall (born Marshall Aaron Mayer; November 28, 1949 – April 26, 2014) was a professional wrestling announcer formerly of the American Wrestling Association (AWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Women of Wrestling (WOW!). Marshall joined the broadcast team when the AWA Championship Wrestling show was on ESPN. A big deal was made by Rod Trongard about Marshall being from Los Angeles. During his AWA stint […]

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  • Lee Marvin

    1924 - 1987

    Lee Marvin (1924 - 1987)

    Lee Marvin was born in New York City. He was the son of Lamont Waltman Marvin, an advertising executive and the head of the New York and New England Apple Institute, and his wife Courtenay Washington (née Davidge), a fashion writer and beauty consultant. As with his older brother, Robert, he was named in honor […]

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  • Lee Miglin

    1924 - 1997

    Lee Miglin (1924 - 1997)

    Real Estate Developer and senior partner in Chicago’s Miglin-Beitler Development Firm. Entrepreneur and Chicago business tycoon married to cosmetics pitch-woman Marilyn Miglin of QVC. Father of character actor Duke Miglin (who appeared in Air Force One with Harrison Ford)  Murdered by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in the garage behind the Miglin home on Chicago’s Gold […]

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  • Lee Patrick

    1901 - 1982

    Lee Patrick (1901 - 1982)

    Lee Patrick’s debut on the Broadway theatre stage began in November 1922 as part of the supporting ensemble cast for Adele and Fred Astaire in the Jerome Kern and Anne Caldwell musical The Bunch and Judy that ran for eight weeks. It was not until September 1924 that Patrick was once again on the Broadway […]

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  • Lee Patterson

    1929 - 2007

    Lee Patterson (1929 - 2007)

    Lee Patterson was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His birth name: Beverley Frank Atherly Patterson. After attending Ontario College of Art, Patterson moved to Britain, where he specialised in playing virile American types in British films. He appeared in a number of films during the 1950s and 1960s, including The Good Die Young (1954), Above […]

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  • Lee Remick

    1935 - 1991

    Lee Remick (1935 - 1991)

    Remick was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the daughter of Gertrude Margaret (née Waldo), an actress, and Francis Edwin “Frank” Remick, who owned a department store. Her maternal great-grandmother, Eliza Duffield, was an English-born preacher and her paternal grandfather was of Irish ancestry. Remick attended the Swaboda School of Dance, The Hewitt School and studied acting […]

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  • Lee Robert Reno Artoe

    1917 - 2005

    Lee Robert Reno Artoe (1917 - 2005)

    Professional Football Player. After growing up in Tacoma, Washington, he was recruited by Santa Clara University in California. After about a year, he got married. This was against the rules at the Jesuit institution and he was asked to leave. He became an All-American at the University of California at Berkeley, despite being too busy […]

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  • Lee Young

    1984 - 2013

    Lee Young (1984 - 2013)

    Young was born in Columbia, South Carolina, the son of Velma (née Love) and Tommy Scott Young. He was in the second grade when his parents’ marriage ended, and he went to live with his mother. At age ten, he portrayed Martin Luther King in a play called A Night of Stars and Dreams by […]

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  • Leela Naidu

    1940 - 2009

    Leela Naidu (1940 - 2009)

    Leela Naidu was born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. Her father, Dr Pattipati Ramaiah Naidu, a well known nuclear physicist , hailed from Madanapalle, Chittoor Dist., Andhra Pradesh, who had worked under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Marie Curie for his doctoral thesis in Paris, running one of her labs and was Scientific Advisor to […]

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  • Lefty Frizzell

    1928 - 1975

    Lefty Frizzell (1928 - 1975)

    Lefty Frizzell Country Singer. With one of the most distinctive voices in country music, his relaxed style was a major influence on musicians such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison and Randy Travis. Between 1950 and 1953 he had thirteen hit records, writing and performing songs that have become standards in country music. His […]

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  • Lefty Gomez

    1908 - 1989

    Lefty Gomez (1908 - 1989)

    Lefty Gomez made his major league debut on April 29, 1930. He pitched in only 15 games and finished the season with a 2-5 win-loss record, a 5.55 earned run average (ERA). Coming into the 1931 season, Gomez had good pitching velocity, but the Yankees were concerned about the pitcher’s slender frame of 6 feet […]

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  • Leif Erickson

    1910 - 1986

    Leif Erickson (1910 - 1986)

    Actor. He began his career in 1935 as a corpse in “Wanderer of the Wasteland.” Appeared in numerous films such as “Sorry, Wrong Number,” “Invaders from Mars,” “Strait-Jacket” and “Mirage.” Television shows included “Rawhide,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “The Rifleman,” “Bonanza” and “The Virginian.” He went on to star on “The High Chaparral” from 1967-1971 in […]

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  • Leigh Chapman

    1939 - 2014

    Leigh Chapman (1939 - 2014)

    Actress, Screenwriter. A popular performer of the early 1960s, she later became a respected writer. Born Rosa Leigh Chapman, she graduated from Winthrop College of Rock Hill, South Carolina, then went off to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune and landed her first job as a secretary with the William Morris Agency. Leigh made […]

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  • Leigh Harline

    1907 - 1969

    Leigh Harline (1907 - 1969)

    Leigh Adrian Harline (March 26, 1907 – December 10, 1969) was a film composer and songwriter. He was known for his “musical sophistication that was uniquely ‘Harline-esque’ by weaving rich tapestries of mood-setting underscores and penning memorable melodies for animated shorts and features.” Leigh Harline was born March 26, 1907, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the […]

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  • Leigh Snowden

    1929 - 1982

    Leigh Snowden (1929 - 1982)

    Actress. Appeared in the films “Hot Rod Rumble” (1957), “The Creature Walks Among Us” (1956), “I’ve Lived Before” (1956), “The Rawhide Years” (1956), “Outside The Law” (1956), “All That Heaven Allows” (1955), “Francis In The Navy” (1955), “Kiss Me Deadly” (1955), and Riddles In Rhythm” (1950). Appeared in the television programs “The Jack Benny Program” […]

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  • Leighton Brill

    1893 - 1977

    Leighton Brill (1893 - 1977)

    American screenwriter of the 1940s. (bio by: A.J. Marik) Cause of death: Pneumonia

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  • Leila Hyams

    1905 - 1977

    Leila Hyams (1905 - 1977)

    Leila Hyams was born in New York City to vaudeville comedy performers John Hyams, (1869-1940) and Leila (née McIntyre) Hyams (1882-1953). Both parents appeared in films and mother Leila Senior was also a noted stage performer, her parents can later be seen together in several Hollywood films such as in 1939’s The Housekeeper’s Daughter. Hyams […]

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  • Leila McIntyre

    1882 - 1953

    Leila McIntyre (1882 - 1953)

    Actress. Better known as the wife of actor John Hyams and the mother of actress Leila Hyams, she had a significant stage and film career of her own. A New York native, she made a name for herself in Vaudeville comedy and begining with her turn as Jill in the 1904 “Mother Goose” was seen […]

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  • Leila Smith

    1896 - 1993

    Leila Smith (1896 - 1993)

    Actress. Born in California, she is best remembered for her role as ‘Grandma Breaker’ in the 1977 comedy film, “Handle With Care.” The film directed by Jonathan Demme focused on the daily lives of different residents of a small town, and also starred Ann Wedgeworth, Ed Begley Jr., and Paul LeMat. Smith passed away in […]

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  • Leith Stevens

    1909 - 1970

    Leith Stevens (1909 - 1970)

    The music accompanying the film The James Dean Story was composed and conducted by Leith Stevens. An eponymous album containing this music was released by Capitol Records in 1957, and its anonymous sleeve notes say, “Here is the music direct from the soundtrack of The James Dean Story, a different kind of motion picture. This […]

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