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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 Broderick

born May 19th, 1921

Leslie Charles James Broderick was a British World War II Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster bomber pilot and teacher who was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III and one of the last three survivors of the "Great Escape".

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.

Leslie French

April 23rd, 1904 - January 21st, 1999

Leslie Richard French (23 April 1904 – 21 January 1999) was a British actor of stage and screen. French was primarily a theatre actor, as well as a director, singer and dancer, with a varied career that included the classics, musical revue, pantomime and ballet. He became most associated with the role of Ariel in William Shakespeare's The Tempest, and over the years he essayed many of Shakespeare's spirits and clowns, such as Puck, Feste and Touchstone.

Leslie Grossman

born October 25th, 1971

Leslie Erin Grossman (born October 25, 1971) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Lauren on The WB sitcom What I Like About You, and for her frequent collaborations with Ryan Murphy, appearing as Mary Cherry on The WB’s comedy-drama series Popular (1999–2001), and as various characters on the FX anthology series American Horror Story since 2017.

Leslie H. Gelb

born March 4th, 1937

Leslie Howard "Les" Gelb was an American academic, correspondent and columnist for The New York Times who served as a senior Defense and State Department official and later the President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Leslie H. Martinson

born January 16th, 1915

Leslie Herbert Martinson was an American television and film director.

Leslie Hope

born May 6th, 1965

Leslie Ann Hope is a Canadian actress and director, best known for her role as Teri Bauer on the Fox television series 24 and prosecutor Anita Gibbs on Suits. Other credits include Shadow Builder (1998), Murdoch Mysteries, The Strain (2015), Lost in Space (2019-2021), Snowpiercer (2021-2022), Devil in Ohio (2022).

Leslie Howard

born April 3rd, 1893

Leslie Howard Steiner was an English actor, director, producer and writer. He wrote many stories and articles for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair and was one of the biggest box-office draws and movie idols of the 1930s.

Leslie Johnson (racing driver)

born March 22nd, 1912

Leslie George Johnson was a British racing driver who competed in rallies, hill climbs, sports car races and Grand Prix races.

Leslie Jordan

born April 29th, 1955

Leslie Allen Jordan was an American actor, comedian, writer, and singer. His television roles include Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace, several characters on television in the American Horror Story franchise (2013–2019), Sid on The Cool Kids (2018–2019), Phil on Call Me Kat (2021–2022), and Lonnie Garr on Hearts Afire (1993–1995). On stage, he played Earl "Brother Boy" Ingram in the 1996 play Sordid Lives, later portraying the character in the 2000 film of the same name. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jordan became an Instagram contributor, amassing 5.8 million followers in 2020, and published his autobiography How Y'all Doing? Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived in April 2021.

Leslie Mann

born March 26th, 1972

Leslie Jean Mann is an American actress. She has appeared in numerous films, including The Cable Guy (1996), George of the Jungle (1997), Big Daddy (1999), Knocked Up (2007), 17 Again (2009), Funny People (2009), This Is 40 (2012), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014), Blockers (2018), and Croods: A New Age (2020).

Leslie Nielsen

February 11th, 1926 - November 28th, 2010

Leslie William Nielsen was a Canadian-American actor and comedian. With a career spanning 60 years, he appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters.

Leslie O'Neal

born May 7th, 1964

Leslie Claudis O'Neal is an American former professional football defensive end and linebacker for 13 years in the National Football League (NFL). He spent the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers before finishing with the St. Louis Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a three-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowl selection during his pro career.

Leslie Parrish

born March 13th, 1935

Leslie Parrish (born Marjorie Hellen; March 13, 1935) is an American actress, activist, environmentalist, writer, and producer. She worked under her birth name for six years, changing it in 1959.

Leslie Phillips

April 20th, 1924 - November 7th, 2022

Leslie Samuel Phillips was an English actor. He achieved prominence in the 1950s, playing smooth, upper-class comic roles utilising his "Ding dong" and "Hello" catchphrases. He appeared in the Carry On and Doctor in the House film series as well as the long-running BBC radio comedy series The Navy Lark. In his later career, Phillips took on dramatic parts including a BAFTA-nominated role alongside Peter O'Toole in Venus (2006). He provided the voice of the Sorting Hat in three of the Harry Potter films.

Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer

born May 24th, 1977

Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer (born May 24, 1977) is an American singer and musical theatre actress.

Leslie Shepherd

born November 3rd, 1969

Leslie Glenard Shepherd (born November 3, 1969 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. He played seven years, the first five with the Washington Redskins, and one apiece for the Cleveland Browns and the Miami Dolphins. Arguably his best season came in 1998, when he had nine touchdowns, eight receiving and one rushing. He now coaches at Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, Maryland. * v * t * e

Leslie Silva

born April 21st, 1968

Leslie Silva (born April 21, 1968) is an American actress who has had long running television roles in Odyssey 5, Providence, and Shades of Blue.

Leslie Stefanson

born May 1st, 1971

Leslie Ann Stefanson (born May 10, 1971) is an American model, actress and artist. She is most known for playing the title role as Capt. Elisabeth Campbell in the film The General's Daughter, and Joan Bennett Kennedy in the television miniseries Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot.

Leslie Stephen

died February 22nd, 1904

Sir Leslie Stephen was an English author, critic, historian, biographer, mountaineer, and an early humanist activist. He was also the father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.
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