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Lawrence Dane

April 3rd, 1937 - March 21st, 2022

Lawrence Joseph Zahab (April 3, 1937 – March 21, 2022), known professionally as Lawrence Dane, was a Canadian actor and film producer, best known for his role as Lt. Preston in Bride of Chucky.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

March 24th, 1919 - February 22nd, 2021

Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti was an American poet, painter, social activist, and co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. An author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, Ferlinghetti was best known for his second collection of poems, A Coney Island of the Mind (1958), which has been translated into nine languages and sold over a million copies. When Ferlinghetti turned 100 in March 2019, the city of San Francisco turned his birthday, March 24, into "Lawrence Ferlinghetti Day".

Lawrence Fuchs

died March 17th, 2013

Lawrence Howard Fuchs was an American academic and author. He was a scholar of American studies and an expert on immigration policy who founded the American studies department at Brandeis University, where he was the Meyer and Walter Jaffe Professor of American Civilization and Politics.

Lawrence Gray

died February 2nd, 1970

Lawrence Gray was an American actor of the 1920s and 1930s.

Lawrence Humphrey

died February 1st, 1590

Lawrence Humphrey DD was an English theologian, who was President of Magdalen College, Oxford, and Dean successively of Gloucester and Winchester.

Lawrence Hyde (attorney-general)

died January 26th, 1641

Sir Lawrence Hyde II was an English lawyer who was Attorney-general to the consort of King James I, Anne of Denmark. He sat in the House of Commons at various times between the years 1584 and 1611.

Lawrence Kasdan

born January 14th, 1949

Lawrence Edward Kasdan is an American filmmaker. He is the co-writer of the Star Wars films The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), The Force Awakens (2015), and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). He also co-wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and The Bodyguard (1992), and is the writer-director of Body Heat (1981), The Big Chill (1983), Silverado (1985), The Accidental Tourist (1988), and Dreamcatcher (2003). He is known for updating old Hollywood genres—film noir, science fiction, westerns—in a classical dramatic style with quick-witted dialogue, but dealing with contemporary social themes. As a director, he has made various personal films that examine characters and generations.

Lawrence Kohlberg

died January 19th, 1987

Lawrence Kohlberg was an American psychologist best known for his theory of stages of moral development.

Lawrence N. Guarino

born April 16th, 1922

Lawrence Nicholas "Larry" Guarino was a United States Air Force officer, and veteran of three wars. Shot down on his 50th combat mission, he spent more than eight years as a prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War and earned the Air Force Cross.

Lawrence Oates

born March 17th, 1880

Lawrence Edward Grace "Titus" Oates was a British army officer, and later an Antarctic explorer, who died from hypothermia during the Terra Nova Expedition when he walked from his tent into a blizzard. His death, which occurred on his 32nd birthday, is seen as an act of self-sacrifice when, aware that the gangrene and frostbite from which he was suffering was compromising his three companions' chances of survival, he chose certain death for himself in order to relieve them of the burden of caring for him.

Lawrence Payton

born March 2nd, 1938

Lawrence Albert Payton was an American tenor, songwriter, vocal arranger, musician, and record producer for the popular Motown quartet, the Four Tops.

Lawrence Phillips

May 12th, 1975 - January 13th, 2016

Lawrence Lamond Phillips (May 12, 1975 – January 13, 2016) was an American gridiron football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons. A highly touted collegiate prospect, Phillips' professional career was cut short by legal troubles that continued up until his death. Remaining in trouble with the law, Phillips was serving a 31-year sentence on assault convictions when he was charged in 2015 for murdering his cellmate. While awaiting trial, he committed suicide in solitary confinement.

Lawrence Pillers

born November 4th, 1952

Lawrence Pillers (born November 4, 1952) is a former American football defensive end who played for the New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons in a ten-year career that lasted from 1976 to 1985 in the National Football League. Pillers played college football at Alcorn State University and was drafted in the eleven round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Jets. He was a member of the San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XIX winning teams. * v * t * e

Lawrence Rowe

born January 8th, 1949

Lawrence George Rowe is a former West Indian cricketer. A stylish top order batsman, he also played for Jamaica and Derbyshire in his cricketing career. Rowe was later named as one of Jamaica's top five cricketers of the 20th century.

Lawrence Sampleton

born September 25th, 1959

Lawrence Mack Sampleton, Jr. (born September 25, 1959 in Waelder, Texas) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, from 1982–1984, and the Miami Dolphins in 1987. He was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas. Sampleton currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Secondary School Admission Testing Board and Director of Admission and Financial Aid for the Prairie View A&M Foundation.

Lawrence Schiller

born December 28th, 1936

Lawrence Julian Schiller is an American photojournalist, film producer, director and screenwriter.

Lawrence Seeff

born May 1st, 1959

Lawrence Seeff is a former South African first-class cricketer.

Lawrence Taylor

born February 4th, 1959

Lawrence Julius Taylor, nicknamed "L.T.", is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire career playing for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL). He is widely regarded as the greatest defensive player of all time.

Lawrence Tierney

March 15th, 1919 - February 26th, 2002

Lawrence James Tierney was an American film and television actor who is best known for his many screen portrayals of mobsters and tough guys in a career that spanned over 50 years. His roles mirrored his own frequent brushes with the law. In 2005, film critic David Kehr of The New York Times described "the hulking Tierney" as "not so much an actor as a frightening force of nature".

Lawrence Tynes

born May 3rd, 1978

Lawrence James Henry Tynes is a former gridiron football placekicker. After he played soccer for Milton High School, a coach suggested he try out for the football team as a kicker. He played college football at Troy and was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2001. He spent two seasons on the practice squad in Kansas City, then played in NFL Europe and in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He came back to Kansas City and played for the Chiefs for three seasons, and was then traded to the Giants in 2007. In his first season with the Giants, he kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime against the Green Bay Packers in the 2007–08 NFC Championship Game, which qualified the Giants for Super Bowl XLII. Four years later, he kicked another overtime field goal against the San Francisco 49ers in the 2011–12 NFC Championship Game, which qualified the Giants for Super Bowl XLVI. He experienced his best success with the Giants, winning Super Bowl championships in 2...

Lawrence Vickers

born May 8th, 1983

Lawrence Blanchard Vickers, Jr. is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL draft. He played college football for the University of Colorado Buffaloes.

Lawrence Wackett

born January 2nd, 1896

Sir Lawrence James Wackett is widely regarded as "father of the Australian aircraft industry". He has been described as "one of the towering figures in the history of Australian aviation covering, as he did, virtually all aspects of activities: pilot, designer of airframes and engines, entrepreneur and manager". He was knighted for his services to aviation and was a winner of the Oswald Watt Gold Medal. He was also a keen angler and wrote two books on the subject.

Lawrence Walsh

January 8th, 1912 - March 19th, 2014

Lawrence Edward Walsh was an American lawyer, a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and United States Deputy Attorney General who was appointed Independent Counsel in December 1986 to investigate the Iran–Contra affair during the Reagan Administration.

Lawrence Welk

born March 11th, 1903

Lawrence Welk was an American accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. His style came to be known as "champagne music" to his radio, television, and live-performance audiences.

Lawrence Wetherby

died March 27th, 1994

Lawrence Winchester Wetherby was an American politician who served as Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Kentucky. He was the first of only two governors in state history born in Jefferson County, despite the fact that Louisville is the state's most populous city. The second governor born in Jefferson County is the incumbent governor, Andy Beshear.

Lawson Robertson

died January 22nd, 1951

Lawson "Robbie" N. Robertson was considered one of the more accomplished American track coaches of the first half of the twentieth century. From 1904-1936, he was with the American team at every Olympics with the exception of 1916 when the Olympics were cancelled due to WWI. He coached Track and Field for the Irish-American Athletic Club in Queens, New York from 1909–16, and then for the University of Pennsylvania from 1916-47. He was U.S. Olympic Assistant Track coach in 1912 and 1920 and was head coach for the American Track and Field Team in four Olympics from 1924-36.

Lawton Chiles

born April 3rd, 1930

Lawton Mainor Chiles Jr. was an American politician and military officer. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States senator from Florida from 1971 to 1989 and as the 41st governor of Florida from 1991 until his death in 1998.

Lawyer Milloy

born November 14th, 1973

Lawyer Marzell Milloy (born November 14, 1973) is an American former professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for fifteen seasons. He played college football for the Washington Huskies, and earned All-American honors. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft, and also played for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, and Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, a three-time All-Pro, and a member of the Patriots' Super Bowl XXXVI championship team who beat the St. Louis Rams.

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan

born December 31st, 1965

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, popularly known as "Siva" and LS, is a former Indian cricketer and current cricket commentator. During his playing career, he was a right arm leg-spinner. Sivaramakrishnan began his commentary career in a test match between India and Bangladesh on 12 November 2000. He also serves as one of the players' representatives on the International Cricket Council's cricket committee.

Laxmi Chhaya

January 7th, 1948 - May 9th, 2004

Laxmi Chhaya (7 January 1948 – 9 May 2004) was an Indian actress, dancer and teacher, who was known for her distinctive character roles and appearances in Hindi films. Following a series of roles as a child actor, Chhaya earned recognition for her appearance as a masked dancer in Mohammed Rafi's "Jaan Pehechan Ho", which appeared in the horror film Gumnaam (1965). Her highest-critical successes came with Teesri Manzil (1966), Duniya (1968), Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969), Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971), and Raaste Kaa Patthar (1972).

Laxmi Giri

born January 19th, 1955

Laxmi Giri (née Paudel; born 19 January 1955) is a veteran Nepali actress whose career spans more than 35 years. She worked on stage, television and in feature films of Nepali, Newari, Maithili, Tamang and Bhojpuri languages. She appeared in more than 150 feature films, over 600 television programs (including six "mega–serials") and nearly 20 advertisements.

Laya

born October 21st, 1981

Laya (born 21 October 1981) is an Indian actress and Kuchipudi dancer known for her work primarily in Telugu films, alongside a few Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films. Laya first appeared as a child actor in Bhadram Koduko (1992) and later she started working as a lead actress with Swayamvaram (1999). She won two Nandi Awards for Best Actress in consecutive years for Manoharam (2000) and Preminchu (2001).
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