• Lou Henry Hoover

    1874 - 1944

    Lou Henry Hoover (1874 - 1944)

    Lou Henry Hoover Lou Henry was born in Waterloo, Iowa, to banker Charles Delano Henry and Florence Ida Weed. Lou grew up something of a tomboy in Waterloo, as well as Whittier, California, and Monterey, California. Charles Henry took his daughter on camping trips in the hills—her greatest pleasures in her early teens.  Lou became […]

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  • Lou Reed

    1942 - 2013

    Lou Reed (1942 - 2013)

    Lou Reed Rock Musician. Founding member and lead vocalist of the seminal rock band The Velvet Underground. As a solo artist, Reed will be best remembered for his 1972 hit “A Walk on the Wild Side”. Born Lewis Allen Reed, into a Jewish family, he was raised in Freeport, Long Island. Influenced by doo-wop music […]

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  • Lou Scheimer

    1928 - 2013

    Lou Scheimer (1928 - 2013)

    Early in Filmation’s history, Scheimer also contributed a number of guest or secondary voices for the various productions. Amongst these was the voice of N’kima, Tarzan’s monkey companion in Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1976–81).  Scheimer played a significant role in the creation of the cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Bravestarr. […]

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  • Louis Agassiz

    1807 - 1873

    Louis Agassiz (1807 - 1873)

    Louis Agassiz was born in Môtier (now part of Haut-Vully) in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. Educated first at home, then spending four years of secondary school in Bienne, he completed his elementary studies in Lausanne. Having adopted medicine as his profession, he studied successively at the universities of Zürich, Heidelberg and Munich; while there […]

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  • Louis Alterie

    1886 - 1935

    Louis Alterie (1886 - 1935)

    Louis Alterie A prelude to establishing a national crime syndicate in America was the purging from the underworld of unorganizable pathological types. Of course, the Mafia still has its pathological members, and such traits are still highly valuable to the masters of organ-ized crime. But the brass could retain only those brutes who took orders […]

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  • Louis Amberg

    1897 - 1935

    Louis Amberg (1897 - 1935)

    In 1935, Joseph Amberg was killed. On October 23, 1935 (the same day Dutch Schultz was murdered) Louis Amberg’s body was found in a burning car in Brooklyn, charred beyond recognition. He was killed with an ax and a shotgun blast, put in a car and set on fire. It took several days for him […]

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  • Louis Armand

    1905 - 1971

    Louis Armand (1905 - 1971)

    Louis Armand was born in Cruseilles, Haute-Savoie, and studied in Annecy and Lyon at the Lycée du Parc. He graduated second in his class from the École Polytechnique (class of 1924), then joined the Corps des Mines and was major from École des Mines. He married his wife, Genevieve Gazel, in 1928.  He joined the […]

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  • Louis Bleriot

    1872 - 1936

    Louis Bleriot (1872 - 1936)

    Born at No.17 rue de l’Arbre à Poires (now rue Sadi-Carnot) in Cambrai, Louis was the first of five children born to Clémence and Charles Blériot. At the age of 10, Blériot was sent as a boarder to the Institut Notre Dame in Cambrai, where he frequently won class prizes, including one for drawing. When […]

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  • Louis Buchalter

    1897 - 1944

    Louis Buchalter (1897 - 1944)

    Organized Crime Figure. He was a Jewish Mob boss who operated in the New York City, New York Garment District in the 1930s and 1940s, and was a close associate of mafia boss Lucky Luciano. He was part of the Murder Incorporated a group of professional killers who worked solely for the National Crime Syndicate […]

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  • Louis Capone

    1896 - 1944

    Louis Capone (1896 - 1944)

    Louis Capone n 1936, Capone participated in the murder of Joseph Rosen. Buchalter had previously ruined Rosen’s trucking business and was now afraid that Rosen would implicate him in criminal activity. To protect himself, Buchalter ordered Rosen’s murder. On September 13, 1936, Harry Strauss, Emanuel Weiss and James Ferraco shot Rosen 17 times in his […]

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  • Louis DiBono

    1927 - 1990

    Louis DiBono (1927 - 1990)

    Organized Crime Figure. Member of the Gambino crime family and business partner of mob informant Salvatore “Sammy The Bull” Gravano. After a falling out over business, he was murdered by Gravano and his body was found in the trunk of his car in the garage of the World Trade Center in New York City. His […]

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  • Louis Jourdan

    1921 - 2015

    Louis Jourdan (1921 - 2015)

    Louis Jourdan was born Louis Robert Gendre in Marseille, France, in 1921, one of three sons of Yvonne (née Jourdan) and Henry Gendre, a hotel owner. He was educated in France, Turkey, and the UK, and studied acting at the École Dramatique. While there, he began acting on the professional stage, where he was brought […]

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  • Louis Kerzner

    1904 - 1939

    Louis Kerzner (1904 - 1939)

    Organized Crime Figure. On the orders of mobster Jacob “Little Augie” Orgen, he was hired to murder Jewish gang leader Nathan “Kid Dropper” Caplin, who had been Orgen’s arch rival in the union rackets of New York City, New York. On August 28, 1923 he carried out his task, shooting and killing Caplin as he […]

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  • Louis Pasteur

    1822 - 1895

    Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895)

    Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases, and his discoveries have saved countless lives ever since. He reduced mortality from […]

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  • Louis XVIII of France

    1755 - 1824

    Louis XVIII of France (1755 - 1824)

    Louis Stanislas Xavier, styled Count of Provence from birth, was born on 17 November 1755 in the Palace of Versailles, the son of Louis, Dauphin of France, and his wife Maria Josepha of Saxony. He was the grandson of the reigning King Louis XV. As a son of the Dauphin he was a Fils de […]

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  • Louisa Catherine Adams

    1775 - 1852

    Louisa Catherine Adams (1775 - 1852)

    Born Louisa Catherine Johnson on February 12, 1775, in London, she was the daughter of Catherine Nuth Johnson, an Englishwoman and Joshua Johnson, an American merchant whose brother Thomas Johnson later served as Governor of Maryland and United States Supreme Court Justice. Joshua Johnson was originally from Maryland. She had six sisters: Ann, Caroline, Harriet, […]

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  • Louisa Garrett Anderson

    1873 - 1943

    Louisa Garrett Anderson (1873 - 1943)

    Dr. Louisa Garrett Anderson, CBE (28 July 1873 – 15 November 1943) was a medical pioneer, a member of the Women’s Social and Political Union, a suffragette, and social reformer. She was the daughter of the founding medical pioneer Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Her aunt, Dame Millicent Fawcett was a British suffragist. Anderson was the Chief […]

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  • Louise Dresser

    1878 - 1965

    Louise Dresser (1878 - 1965)

    Louise Dresser (October 17, 1878 – April 24, 1965) was an American actress. Born Louise Josephine Kerlin in Evansville, Indiana. Her father was a train conductor who died when she was fifteen years old. She starred in several films in the silent era. She had acted on the stage previously, being a Vaudeville singer at age fifteen […]

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  • Louise Nevelson

    1899 - 1988

    Louise Nevelson (1899 - 1988)

    Louise Nevelson was born Leah Berliawsky in 1899 in Perislav, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire, to Minna Sadie and Isaac Berliawsky, a contractor and lumber merchant. Even though the family lived comfortably, Nevelson’s relatives had begun to leave the Russian Empire for America in the 1880s. The Berliawskys had to stay behind, as Isaac, the youngest […]

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  • Louise Peete

    1880 - 1947

    Louise Peete (1880 - 1947)

    Peete’s family was relatively wealthy, and she received an expensive education, but was expelled from school for inappropriate behavior. In 1903, she married a traveling salesman named Henry Bosley; he committed suicide after discovering his wife with another man. She then spent time in Boston, working as a high-class prostitute and stealing from her clients. […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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