• 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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  • Luis Ciges

    1921 - 2002

    Luis Ciges (1921 - 2002)

    Popular Spanish-born motion picture character actor. Among his films: “Plácido” (1961), “Escopeta Nacional” (1978), “Laberinto de Pasiones” (1982), “Así en el Cielo Como en la Tierra” (1994) which earned him the Goya Award to best supporting actor. His last film was “El Milagro de P. Tinto” (1999). (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Luis Cuenca

    1921 - 2004

    Luis Cuenca (1921 - 2004)

    Stage and Motion Picture Character Actor. He develope a succesful career in Musical Revue during the 50’s. In Cinema, he debuted in “Eugenia de Montijo” in 1944, appearing, often, in minor roles. But in the last three decades, he obtained big success in his works in movies. He play in films such as “Suspiros de […]

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  • Luis Dávila

    1927 - 1998

    Luis Dávila (1927 - 1998)

    Actor. Born Héctor Carmelo González, he was very popular in the 1950s. During the 1960s he lived in Spain where he participated in several movies. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Luis Dubón

    1892 - 1953

    Luis Dubón (1892 - 1953)

    Painter. He was born in Valencia, Spain. A prodigy child painter, he was known as the Painter Poet. In 1916, he began his career as illustrator with works such as “Moro,” “Episodios Nacionales,” “Los Tramperos de Arkansas” and the drawnings for the artist Manuel González Martí’s book  “Contes del Pla i de la Muntanya.” Also […]

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  • Luis Escobar

    1908 - 1991

    Luis Escobar (1908 - 1991)

    Spanish Stage and Screen Character Actor. He began his career on stage as writer and director. He debuted as actor in cinema at the age of 69. On stage he directed “Don Juan Tenorio” and wrote “Te Espero en Eslava” or “Fuera es de Noche”. On screen he appeared in “La Escopeta Nacional” (1977), “La […]

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  • Luís Vaz De Camões

    1970 - 1580

    Luís Vaz De Camões (1970 - 1580)

    Poet. Generally considered Portugal’s greatest poet, his mastery and art is only comparable in greatness to Virgil, Dante or Shakespeare. He penned dozens of sonnets and other poems, but is best remembered for his epic work “Os Lusíadas.” He was born in Lisbon. When he was very young, legend says, he fell in love with […]

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  • Luis Vigoreaux

    1928 - 1983

    Luis Vigoreaux (1928 - 1983)

    Luis Vigoreaux joined Ramón Rivero “Diplo” and José Luis Torregrosa for the radio comedy El Tremendo Hotel. This radio slot enjoyed a large audience for years, and Vigoreaux continued to work as a comedian. Between 1954 and 1955, he joined fellow comedian José Miguel Agrelot in a theater show that took them to many Latin American […]

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  • Luisa Casati

    1881 - 1957

    Luisa Casati (1881 - 1957)

    The younger daughter of Alberto Amman and his wife, the former Lucia Bressi, Luisa Adele Rosa Maria Amman was born in Milan to a life of luxury. Luisa’s father was of Austrian descent, while her mother was Italian and Austrian. Luisa’s father was made a count by King Umberto I. Countess Amman died when Luisa […]

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  • Luisa Ferida

    1914 - 1945

    Luisa Ferida (1914 - 1945)

    Actress. Real name Luigia Manfrini Farnè, she was considered one of the most popular wartime actresses. She landed roles in films such as “The Iron Crown,” “The Sleeping Beauty,” “All Life in One Night,” “Tomb of the Angels,” “The Last Good-bye” and “Jealousy.” In 1942 she won the Best Italian Actress award. She was shot […]

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  • Luisa Sala

    1923 - 1986

    Luisa Sala (1923 - 1986)

    Actress. She was a distinguished actress of stage, film and television from the 1950s until her death. She was the New York Times’ “Critic’s Pick” in 1965 for her performance in the film Aquella jóven de blanco, also known in Spain as El Milagro de Lourdes, for her performance in the role of the mother […]

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  • Luise Rainer

    1910 - 2014

    Luise Rainer (1910 - 2014)

    Luise Rainer (12 January 1910 – 30 December 2014) was a German-born Austrian and American film actress. She was the first person to win multiple Academy Awards and the first person to win them consecutively. At the time of her death, she was the longest-lived actress ever to have received an Academy Award. Rainer began […]

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  • Luise Rainer

    1910 - 2014

    Luise Rainer (1910 - 2014)

    Luise Rainer (12 January 1910 – 30 December 2014) was a German-born Austrian and American film actress. She was the first person to win multiple Academy Awards and the first person to win them consecutively. At the time of her death, she was the longest-lived actress ever to have received an Academy Award. Rainer began […]

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  • Luise Ullrich

    1910 - 1985

    Luise Ullrich (1910 - 1985)

    Austrian Film and Stage Actress, Singer, Writer. She made more than 50 film and television appearances during her long career. She was famous for singing the song “Waiting.” Her films include Nora (1944), Nachtwache (1949) and Ein Student ging vorbei (1960). (bio by: Rudi Polt)

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  • Lujza Blaha

    1850 - 1926

    Lujza Blaha (1850 - 1926)

    Singer and actress, ‘The Hungarian Nightingale.’

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  • Luke Appling

    1907 - 1991

    Luke Appling (1907 - 1991)

    Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Known as “Old Aches and Pains”, played shortstop 20 seasons (1930 to 1950), all with the Chicago White Sox. His finest season came in 1936 when he led the American League with a .388 batting average (the highest average ever for a shortstop) and drove in 128 runs. […]

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  • Luke Askew

    1932 - 2012

    Luke Askew (1932 - 2012)

    Actor. Born Francis Luke Askew, he attended the University of Georgia, Mercer University and was preparing for a career in law at the Walter F. George School of Law, when he changed career directions towards the entertainment industry. During his collegiate years, he served in the strategic air command intelligence with the US Air Force. […]

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  • Luke Hansard

    1752 - 1828

    Luke Hansard (1752 - 1828)

    Artist. Born in Norwich, he went to London after the expiration of his apprentiship to Stephen White, a Norwich printer. He joined the firm of John Hughs, printer to the House of Commons, who in 1774 made him a partner. In 1800 the buisness came entirely into Hansard’s hands and was renamed later as Luke […]

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  • Luke Perry

    1966 - 2019

    Luke Perry (1966 - 2019)

    Luke Perry Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale star Luke Perry died Monday morning at the age of 52 after suffering a stroke. “He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends,” Perry’s spokesperson […]

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  • Lupe Ontiveros

    1942 - 2012

    Lupe Ontiveros (1942 - 2012)

    Lupe Ontiveros Guadalupe “Lupe” Ontiveros (September 17, 1942 – July 26, 2012) was an American film and television actress of Mexican descendent, best known for playing Yolanda Saldívar in the film Selena. Ontiveros acted in numerous films and television shows, often playing a maid or, more recently, an all-knowing grandmother. She was nominated for an […]

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  • Lupe Velez

    1908 - 1944

    Lupe Velez (1908 - 1944)

    Actress. Born María Guadalupe Vélez de Villalobos in San Luis de Potosi, Mexico to an army officer and an opera singer. At 13 she was enrolled in a convent school in San Antonio, Texas, in an unsuccessful effort to curb her rebelliousness. At 15 she was back in Mexico working in a Mexico City department […]

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  • Lupita Tovar

    1910 - 1970

    Lupita Tovar (1910 - 1970)

    Actress. She is best remebered for her starring role in the 1931 spanish language version of “Dracula”. She was married to director Paul Kohner for many years. She is the mother of actress Susan Kohner, and Pancho Kohner, and grandmother of director Chris Weitz and actor Paul Weitz. She retired from acting in 1945. (bio […]

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  • Lurene Tuttle

    1907 - 1986

    Lurene Tuttle (1907 - 1986)

    Actress. She is best remembered for variety of roles on the stage, in vaudeville, radio, television and movies. Born in Pleasant Lake, Indiana, she was raised on a ranch in Arizona. She studied acting in Phoenix and was known to steal the scene in her early roles. She began in the vaudeville company, Murphy’s Comedians,” […]

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  • Lurleen Brigham Burns Wallace

    1926 - 1968

    Lurleen Brigham Burns Wallace (1926 - 1968)

    Alabama Governor, wife of George C. Wallace. Because of an Alabama law prohibiting governors from serving consecutive terms, Governor George Wallace had his wife campaign for governor. She won the election, and was inaugurated in January, 1967, as the first (and so far only) female governor of Alabama. She acted as a figurehead, with her […]

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  • Luther Adler

    1903 - 1984

    Luther Adler (1903 - 1984)

    Actor. He appeared in 28 television series/shows and 33 motion pictures, including “The Loves of Carmen,” “D.O.A.,” “The Last Angry Man,” “Cast a Giant Shadow,” “Voyage of the Damned” and “Absence of Malice”, He was the son of actor Jacob Adler and actress Sarah Adler, and the brother of actor Jay Adler and actress Stella […]

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  • Lya De Putti

    1970 - 1931

    Lya De Putti (1970 - 1931)

    Actress.  Exotic,  darkly sensual star of international  silent films.  She is best remembered as Emil Jannings’ faithless trapeze artist mistress in the German classic “Variety” (1925).  Reputedly descended from Hungarian nobility,  she was born Amalia de Putti in what is now Vesce,  Slovakia.  At 16 she entered into an arranged marriage with a local magistrate, […]

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  • Lya Mara

    1897 - 1960

    Lya Mara (1897 - 1960)

    Lya Mara (1 August 1897 – 1 March 1960) was one of the biggest stars of the German silent cinema. Lya Mara was born Aleksandra Gudowicz in a Polish family in Riga, Livonia. As a young girl she wanted to become a chemist, as then famous Maria Skłodowska-Curie. Just before World War I, in 1913 Lya […]

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  • Lyda Borelli

    1884 - 1959

    Lyda Borelli (1884 - 1959)

    Lyda Borelli (22 March 1884 – 2 June 1959) was an Italian actress of cinema and theatre. She was born in Genoa, and died in Rome. Her career in theatre started when she was a child, acting on stage with Paola Pezzaglia in the French drama I due derelitti.

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