• Les Baxter

    1922 - 1996

    Les Baxter (1922 - 1996)

    Les Baxter studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory before moving to Los Angeles for further studies at Pepperdine College. From 1943 on he was playing tenor and baritone saxophone for the Freddie Slack big band. Abandoning a concert career as a pianist, he turned to popular music as a singer. At the age of 23 […]

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  • Les Schwab

    1917 - 2007

    Les Schwab (1917 - 2007)

    Businessman. Les Schwab moved with his family to Minnesota in 1919, and returned to Central Oregon in 1929. Orphaned at age 15, and schooled in a railroad boxcar in a Central Oregon logging camp, he went to work as a teenager delivering the Oregon Journal newspaper. He eventually took over all nine routes in Bend. […]

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  • Les Tremayne

    1913 - 2003

    Les Tremayne (1913 - 2003)

    In 1974, Tremayne commented, “I’ve been in more than 30 motion pictures, but it’s from radio … that most people remember me.” His radio career began in 1931, and during the 1930s and 1940s, Tremayne was heard in as many as 45 shows a week. Replacing Don Ameche, he starred in The First Nighter Program from […]

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  • Lesley Fitz-Simons

    1961 - 2013

    Lesley Fitz-Simons (1961 - 2013)

    British Actress. She is fondly remembered for her portrayal in the role of ‘Sheila Ramsay’ on the long-running British soap opera “Take The High Road” produced by Scottish television from 1987 to 2003. Raised in the village of Milton of Campsie, in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, she ignoring the advice of her careers teachers at the […]

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  • Lesley Gore

    1946 - 2015

    Lesley Gore (1946 - 2015)

    Lesley Gore Lesley Gore, whose No. 1 hit “It’s My Party” kicked off a successful singing career while she was still in high school, has died. She was 68. Her death was confirmed by family friend Blake Morgan, who produced her 2005 album, “Ever Since.” “We loved her and we are very sad. She was […]

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  • Lesley Woods

    1910 - 2003

    Lesley Woods (1910 - 2003)

    Actress of the Stage, Film, and Television. Woods is best remembered for her many television roles including, ‘Claire Bannister Steele’ on “Young Dr. Malone” (1959-1963), ‘Amanda Ewing’ on “Dallas” (1980), and ‘Betty Wilson’ on “All My Children” (1984), among many others. Some of her films include “Bad Ronald” (1974), Ruby And Oswald” (1978), and “Testament” […]

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  • Leslie Arends

    1895 - 1985

    Leslie Arends (1895 - 1985)

    Born in Melvin, Illinois, Leslie Arends was the youngest of 10 children born to George Teis Arends and Talea (née Weiss) Arends. His father was born in Peoria to parents who were both natives of Germany; his mother was born in Hanover, Germany. Arends served in the United States Navy during World War I and […]

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  • Leslie Banks

    1890 - 1952

    Leslie Banks (1890 - 1952)

    Actor, Director. Born Leslie James Banks, he was educated at Oxford University to become a parson. In 1911 he made his acting debut in regional vaudeville before moving to London theatres. During World War I he served in the Essex Regiment in the British Army, suffering a serious injury that resulted in extensive scarring on […]

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  • Leslie Brooks

    1922 - 2011

    Leslie Brooks (1922 - 2011)

    Actress. Born Virginia Leslie Gettman, she was raised in Los Angeles where she attended Hollywood High School. Her career in entertainment began as a model and cover girl which led to an uncredited part in the picture “Ziegfeld Girl” (1941). This was followed by her being put under contract with Columbia Pictures and her name […]

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  • Leslie Carlson

    1933 - 2014

    Leslie Carlson (1933 - 2014)

    Leslie Merle Carlson (February 24, 1933 — May 3, 2014) was an American Canadian film and television character actor who acted on stage in Canada, the U.S. and England. His films include the horror films Deranged and Black Christmas, and his television credits include The Twilight Zone and The X-Files. His stage name was frequently […]

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  • Leslie Carter

    1986 - 2012

    Leslie Carter (1986 - 2012)

    Leslie Carter was born in Tampa, Florida, the third of six children of Jane Elizabeth (née Spaulding) and Robert Gene Carter (born September 23, 1952). She was born at the Garden Villa Retirement Home, where the Carter family were living and working at the time. She was the older sister of Aaron Carter and his […]

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  • Leslie Cheung

    1956 - 2003

    Leslie Cheung (1956 - 2003)

    Chinese actor. Born Cheung Kwok-Wing in Hong Kong, China, his family moved to the United States where his father found work as actor William Holden’s tailor. He studied at Leeds University in England and in 1976 he won second prize in a ATV Asian Music Contest, going on to a film and television career. He […]

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  • Leslie Coffelt

    1910 - 1950

    Leslie Coffelt (1910 - 1950)

    Leslie WCoffelt (August 15, 1910 – November 1, 1950) was an officer of the White House Police, who was killed while defending U.S. President Harry S. Truman against an armed attack on November 1, 1950 at Blair House, where the president was living during renovations at the White House. Leslie Coffelt was wounded during the assassination […]

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  • Leslie Dale Martin

    1967 - 2002

    Leslie Dale Martin (1967 - 2002)

    On June 20, 1991, Martin and Michael Roland went to the 12th Street Lounge in Lake Charles at about 11:00 p.m., after playing pool and drinking beer for about two hours. The victim, a college student and part-time employee at a pizza outlet, also went to the lounge between 11:00 p.m. and midnight with some […]

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  • Leslie Dwyer

    1906 - 1986

    Leslie Dwyer (1906 - 1986)

    British Actor. He was born and died in Catford, London, England. Film and television credits include “Hi-de-hi!,” “Crooks and Coronets,” “The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom,” “Lionheart,” “Die, Monster, Die!,” “The 39 Steps,” “Bond Street,” “Piccadilly Incident,” “In Which We Serve,” “Terry and June,” “Coronation Street,” “Z Cars,” “Wodehouse Playhouse,” “Doctor Who,” “Dixon of Dock Green,” […]

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  • Leslie Fenton

    1902 - 1978

    Leslie Fenton (1902 - 1978)

    Leslie Fenton was born on 12 March 1902 in Liverpool, England. He moved to America with his mother, Elizabeth Carter, and his brothers when he was six years old. They sailed as steerage passengers on board the R.M.S. Celtic, which departed from Liverpool, 11 September 1909, and arrived at New York, where they were ferried […]

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  • Leslie Fuller

    1888 - 1948

    Leslie Fuller (1888 - 1948)

    Actor. He was a popular comic actor of the interwar years. He began his performing career as a schoolboy minstrel, before joining a troupe of buskers on Brighton (Sussex) beach. He later formed his own troupe, the Ped’lers’, and performed regularly at the Clifton Baths, Margate. He appeared in comedy roles in many movies throughout […]

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  • Leslie Goodwins

    1899 - 1969

    Leslie Goodwins (1899 - 1969)

    Actor in 7 films, Writer of 14 screenplays and director of over 90 films including: “Mississippi Moods,” “The Girl From Mexico,” “Mexican Spitfire Out West,” “Mexican Spitfire’s Baby,” “The Mummy’s Curse,” “The Lone Wolf in London” and “Tammy and the Millionaire.” (bio by: TLS)  Family links:  Spouse:  Ercell Woods Goodwins (1916 – 1948)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Leslie Kong

    1933 - 1971

    Leslie Kong (1933 - 1971)

    Leslie Kong  and his two older brothers Cecil and Lloyd ran a restaurant, ice cream parlour and record shop called Beverley’s in Orange Street, Kingston. In 1961, he encountered a young Jimmy Cliff outside of his shop singing a song he had written called “Dearest Beverley,” in the hopes that the mention of the establishment […]

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  • Leslie Roy “Les” Cunningham

    1913 - 1993

    Leslie Roy “Les” Cunningham (1913 - 1993)

    Professional Hockey Player. A native of Calgary, Alberta, he played as a center for the New York Americans from 1936 to 1937, and the Chicago Blackhawks from 1947 to 1949. (bio by: K)  Family links:  Spouse:  Kay Cunningham (1914 – 1990)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Leslie William Coffelt

    1910 - 1950

    Leslie William Coffelt (1910 - 1950)

    Police Officer. Born to Will Coffelt and Effie Keller in the town of Oranda, Virginia. He was one of five children. Leslie grew up hunting and handling firearms, and was only the second in his family to graduate from high school. Leslie was described as an excellent shot with a gun and a quiet, good […]

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  • Lester Alexander “Les” Auge, Jr

    1953 - 2002

    Lester Alexander “Les” Auge, Jr (1953 - 2002)

    Professional Hockey Player. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Auge played the position of Defense for teams in the WCHA, AHL, IHL, NHL, Nat-Tm, and the WEC-A hockey leagues. At 6’00, and 190lbs, he played the Colorado Rockies from 1980 to 1981. He was also a member of the NCAA Championship All-Tornament Team in 1974, […]

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  • Lester Allen

    1891 - 1949

    Lester Allen (1891 - 1949)

    Entertainer. Born in Utica, New York, he made his stage debut in 1905 and joined forces with Nellie Breen to create the popular vaudeville comedy duo, Allen & Breen. He enjoyed even greater success as a solo act and was a frequent emcee at New York’s Palace Theatre. On Broadway, the dapper, mustachioed Allen was […]

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  • Lester Bangs

    1948 - 1982

    Lester Bangs (1948 - 1982)

    Bangs was born in Escondido, California, the son of Norma Belle (née Clifton) and Conway Leslie Bangs, a truck driver. Both of his parents were from Texas; his father from Enloe, and his mother from Pecos County. Norma Belle was a devout Jehovah’s Witness. Conway died in a fire when his son was young. When […]

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  • Lester Cuneo

    1888 - 1926

    Lester Cuneo (1888 - 1926)

    Silent screen actor. One of the first ‘western’ film stars. Committed suicide by gunshot in 1926. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Francelia Billington (1895 – 1934)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Lester Flatt

    1914 - 1979

    Lester Flatt (1914 - 1979)

    Lester Flatt was a bluegrass guitarist and mandolinist, best known for his collaboration with banjo picker Earl Scruggs in the The Foggy Mountain Boys (popularly known as “Flatt and Scruggs”). Flatt’s career spanned multiple decades, breaking out as a member of Bill Monroe‘s band during the 1940s and including multiple solo and collaboration works exclusive […]

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  • Lester Joseph “Les” Damon

    1908 - 1962

    Lester Joseph “Les” Damon (1908 - 1962)

    Actor. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, after serving in the US Army during World War II, he began his career as a voice actor on “The Adventures of the Thin Man” NBC radio series 1950 to 1952. He had his biggest success on daytime television in the roles of Jim Lowell in “As The World […]

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  • Lester Moore

    1970 - 1970

    Lester Moore (1970 - 1970)

    Western Figure. In the late 1880s, Lester Moore worked as a Wells Fargo Station Agent in the Mexico-United States border town of Naco, Arizona. One day a man named Hank Dunstan arrived at the Wells Fargo station to pick up a package he was expecting. When Moore handed him a badly battered and mangled package, […]

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  • Lev Konstantinovich Durov

    1931 - 2015

    Lev Konstantinovich Durov (1931 - 2015)

    Russian Actor. Durov was a Russian actor who appeared on film and in theaters for 60 years. He came from a famous circus-performing family.  Durov trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School. His first performance in flim was in “Dobroe utro” in 1955.   Durov appeared in over 200 films throughout his career, often playing […]

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  • Lev Landau

    1908 - 1968

    Lev Landau (1908 - 1968)

    Lev Landau was the head of the Theoretical Division at the Institute for Physical Problems from 1937 until 1962. Landau was arrested on 27 April 1938, because he had compared the Stalinist dictatorship with that of Hitler, and was held in the NKVD’s Lubyanka prison until his release on 29 April 1939, after the head […]

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