People

Leroy Harris

born July 3rd, 1954

Leroy Harris (born July 3, 1954) is a former National Football League running back.

Leroy Jenkins (musician)

born March 11th, 1932

Leroy Jenkins was an American composer and violinist/violist.

LeRoy Samse

died May 1st, 1956

LeRoy Perry Samse was an American athlete who competed mainly in the pole vault. Samse represented the United States in the 1904 Summer Olympics held in St Louis, United States in the pole vault where he won the silver medal.

Leroy Sané

born January 11th, 1996

Leroy Aziz Sané is a German professional footballer who plays as a winger for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. He is known for his pace and dribbling ability.

LeRoy T. Walker

died April 23rd, 2012

LeRoy T. Walker was an American track and field coach and the first African-American president of the United States Olympic Committee. In the 1996 Olympics, Walker was delegated to lead a 10,000 member group of the most talented athletes in the world. His goal was to make sure that American citizens have a feeling of ownership in the program, saying,We ought to keep them informed. We ought to let them know what the Olympic movement is all about and what’s happening to the dollars that they give.

Leroy Thompson

born February 3rd, 1968

Ulys Leroy Thompson (born February 3, 1968) is a former American football running back who played six seasons in the National Football League, the first three with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and then one apiece with the New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was an excellent receiver out of the backfield, accumulating 153 career receptions, including a career best of 65 in 1994 with the Patriots. He played college football at Penn State.

Les Aspin

died May 21st, 1995

Leslie Aspin Jr. was an American Democratic Party politician who served as the U.S. representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district from 1971 to 1993 and as the 18th United States Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1994.

Les Barker

born January 30th, 1947

Les Barker was an English poet who was best known for his comedic poetry and parodies of popular songs, but also produced some very serious thought-provoking written works.

Les Baxter

born March 14th, 1922

Leslie Thompson Baxter was an American musician, composer and conductor. After working as an arranger and composer for swing bands, he developed his own style of easy listening music, known as exotica and scored over 250 radio, television and motion pictures numbers.

Les Bennett

born January 10th, 1918

Leslie Donald Bennett was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forward for Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

Les Binks

born April 5th, 1951

James Leslie Binks is a Northern Irish heavy metal drummer. He was the drummer for Judas Priest from 1977 to 1979.

Les Blank

died April 7th, 2013

Les Blank was an American documentary filmmaker best known for his portraits of American traditional musicians.

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 Cowie

died May 20th, 1995

Leslie Gordon Cowie was an Australian rugby league footballer, a fine lock for the champion South Sydney Rabbitohs teams of the 1950s and an Australia national representative. In 1994 he received a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to Rugby League football.

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).
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