Les Brown (bandleader)

born March 14th, 1912

Lester Raymond Brown was an American jazz musician who led the big band Les Brown and His Band of Renown for over six decades from 1938 to 2000.

Les Carlson

February 24th, 1933 - May 3rd, 2014

Les Carson (né 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, Black Christmas, and Videodrome, as well as the family film A Christmas Story. His television credits include The Twilight Zone and The X-Files. He was sometimes billed as "Les Carlson" and sometimes as "Leslie Carlson".

Les Davidson

born April 3rd, 1963

Les Davidson is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s. He played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and represented at both the State and national levels. His position of choice on the field was second-row or prop.

Les Dawson

born February 2nd, 1931

Leslie Dawson was an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and pianist. He was known for his deadpan style, curmudgeonly persona, musical routines, and jokes about his mother-in-law and wife.

Les Ebdon

born January 26th, 1947

Sir Leslie Colin Ebdon CBE DL is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire and Director of Fair Access to Higher Education.

Les Hinton

born February 19th, 1944

Leslie Frank Hinton is a British-American journalist, writer and business executive whose career with Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation spanned more than fifty years. Hinton worked in newspapers, magazines and television as a reporter, editor and executive in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States and became an American citizen in 1986. He was appointed CEO of Dow Jones & Company in December 2007, after its acquisition by News Corp. Hinton has variously been described as Murdoch's "hitman"; one of his "most trusted lieutenants"; and an "astute political operator". He left the company in 2011. His memoir, The Bootle Boy, was published in the UK in May 2018, and in the US under the title An Untidy Life in October of the same year.

Les McKeown

died April 20th, 2021

Leslie Richard McKeown was a Scottish singer. He was the lead vocalist of the pop rock band Bay City Rollers during their most successful period in the 1970s.

Les Shy

born April 5th, 1944

Les Shy (born April 5, 1944) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. He played college football at Long Beach State University.

Les Strayhorn

born September 1st, 1951

Les Strayhorn (born September 1, 1951) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He also played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes. He played college football at East Carolina University.

Lesleh Donaldson

born April 7th, 1964

Lesleh Donaldson (born April 7, 1964) is a Canadian actress who has worked in stage and film. After making her film debut in the drama Running (1979), she would appear in several horror films in the early 1980s, which earned her the title of "scream queen" among genre fans. These films include: Funeral Home (1980), Happy Birthday to Me (1981), Curtains (1983), and Deadly Eyes (1982). She also had a featured guest appearance on the Friday the 13th: The Series (1987).

Lesley Ann Warren

born August 16th, 1946

Lesley Ann Warren (born August 16, 1946) is an American actress and singer. She made her Broadway debut in 1963, aged 17, in 110 in the Shade. In 1965 she received wide recognition for playing the title role in the television musical production of Cinderella. She later had starring roles in the Disney musical films The Happiest Millionaire (1967) and The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968), both co-starred opposite John Davidson.

Lesley Boone

born February 25th, 1968

Lesley Boone (born February 25, 1968) is an American producer and television actress, best known for her roles as Marlene Gilbert on the Fox sitcom Babes (1990–1991), as Molly Hudson in the NBC comedy-drama Ed (2000–2004) and as Rose Roberts in the ABC action/adventure show Agent Carter (2015–2016) included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Lesley Collier

born March 13th, 1947

Lesley Faye Collier is an English ballerina and teacher of dance. In 1972 she became a principal dancer of the Royal Ballet. In 1995 she left the company and began to teach at the Royal Ballet School. She is a rèpetiteur at the Royal Ballet.

Lesley Garrett

born April 10th, 1955

Lesley Garrett, CBE is an English soprano singer, musician, broadcaster and media personality. She is noted for being at home in opera and "crossover music".

Lesley Gore

May 2nd, 1946 - February 16th, 2015

Lesley Sue Goldstein, better known with her family’s adopted surname as Lesley Gore, was an American singer and songwriter. At the age of 16, she recorded her first hit song "It's My Party", a US number one in 1963. She followed it up with ten further US Billboard top 40 hits including "Judy's Turn to Cry" and "You Don't Own Me". Gore said she considered "You Don't Own Me" her signature song.

Lesley Lawson

born September 19th, 1949

Dame Lesley Lawson DBE (née Hornby; born 19 September 1949) is an English model, actress, and singer, widely known by the nickname Twiggy. She was a British cultural icon and a prominent teenaged model during the swinging '60s in London.

Lesley Manville

born March 12th, 1956

Lesley Ann Manville is an English actress known for her frequent collaborations with Mike Leigh, appearing in the films Grown-Ups (1980), High Hopes (1988), Secrets & Lies (1996), Topsy-Turvy (1999), All or Nothing (2002), Vera Drake (2004), Another Year (2010), and Mr. Turner (2014). She has been nominated for two British Academy Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in Another Year (2010) and Phantom Thread (2017), with her performance in the latter earning her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Lesley Vainikolo

born May 4th, 1979

Lesley Paea 'I'muli Vainikolo is a former professional rugby league and rugby union footballer. A dual code international, he has played for the New Zealand Kiwis in rugby league and England in rugby union.

Lesley-Anne Down

born March 17th, 1954

Lesley-Anne Down is a British actress, singer and former model. She made her big screen debut in the 1969 drama film The Smashing Bird I Used to Know and later appeared in films Assault (1971), Countess Dracula (1971) and Pope Joan (1972). She achieved fame as Georgina Worsley in the ITV period drama series, Upstairs, Downstairs (1973–75).

Leslie Averill

born March 25th, 1897

Leslie Cecil Lloyd Averill was a New Zealand soldier who served during the First World War on the Western Front. After the war, he became a doctor and established a private practice in his hometown of Christchurch. He also served as a medical administrator and community leader.

Leslie Banks

June 9th, 1890 - April 21st, 1952

Leslie James Banks CBE was an English stage and screen actor, director and producer, now best remembered for playing gruff, menacing characters in black-and-white films of the 1930s and 1940s, but also the Chorus in Laurence Olivier's wartime version of Henry V.

Leslie Bega

born April 17th, 1967

Leslie Rae Bega (born April 17, 1967) is an American former actress.

Leslie Bibb

born November 17th, 1974

Leslie Louise Bibb (born November 17, 1974) is an American actress and model. Bibb first appeared on television in 1996 with minor roles in a few series, and on film in 1997 with a small role in Private Parts. Her first recurring TV role was in The Big Easy (1997). For her role as Brooke McQueen on the WB Network dramedy series Popular, she received a Teen Choice Award for Television Choice Actress. She has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Christine Everhart in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), What If...? (2021), and several viral marketing campaigns in which the character hosts WHIH Newsfront. She appears as Grace Sampson / Lady Liberty in the Netflix series Jupiter's Legacy (2021).

Leslie Bradley

September 1st, 1907 - June 20th, 1974

Leslie Ernest Bradley (1 September 1907 – 20 July 1974) was an English actor. He died in Desert Hot Springs, California.

Leslie Bricusse

born January 29th, 1931

Leslie Bricusse OBE was a British composer, lyricist, and playwright who worked on theatre musicals and wrote theme music for films. He was best known for writing the music and lyrics for the films Doctor Dolittle, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Scrooge, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Tom and Jerry: The Movie, the songs "Goldfinger", "You Only Live Twice", "Can You Read My Mind " from Superman, and "Le Jazz Hot!" with Henry Mancini from Victor/Victoria.

Leslie Charleson

born February 22nd, 1945

Leslie Charleson (born February 22, 1945) is an American actress, best known for her role as Monica Quartermaine in the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital.

Leslie Charteris

May 12th, 1907 - April 15th, 1993

Leslie Charteris, was a British-Chinese author of adventure fiction, as well as a screenwriter. He was best known for his many books chronicling the adventures of his hero Simon Templar, alias "The Saint".

Leslie Cheung

died April 1st, 2003

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing was a Hong Kong singer and actor. Throughout a 26-year career from 1977 until his death, Cheung released over 40 music albums and acted in 56 films. He was one of the most prominent pioneers that shaped the identity of Cantopop during the 1980s and became known for his flamboyant, often outrageous stage appearance. His venture into acting in the 1990s was recognised for his portrayal of gay characters in a then-conservative film industry. His career was marked with both praise and criticism, with numerous public discussions focusing on his sexual orientation and androgynous persona.

Leslie Cliff (swimmer)

born March 11th, 1955

Leslie G. Cliff,, later known by her married name Leslie Tindle, is a Canadian former competitive swimmer who participated in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games.

Leslie Crowther

born February 6th, 1933

Leslie Douglas Sargent Crowther, CBE was an English comedian, actor, TV presenter, and game show host.

Leslie Djhone

born March 18th, 1981

Leslie Djhone is a French track and field athlete who competes in the 400 metres and 4 x 400 metres relay.

Leslie Dwyer

August 28th, 1906 - December 26th, 1986

Leslie Gilbert Dwyer (28 August 1906 – 26 December 1986) was an English film and television actor.
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