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Lynn Carlin

born January 31st, 1938

Mary Lynn Carlin is a former American actress. She is best known for her debut role in the film Faces (1968), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.

Lynn Cohen

August 10th, 1933 - February 14th, 2020

Lynn Harriette Cohen (née Kay; August 10, 1933 – February 14, 2020) was an American actress known for her roles in film, television and theater. She was especially known for her role as Magda in the HBO series Sex and the City, which she also played in the 2008 film of the same name and its 2010 sequel, and for portraying Mags in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Lynn Colliar

born November 22nd, 1967

Lynn Colliar (born 22 November 1967) is a Canadian television anchor.

Lynn Collins

born May 16th, 1977

Viola Lynn Collins (born May 16, 1977) is an American actress. She has made television appearances in True Blood (2008), Manhunt: Unabomber (2017) and The Walking Dead (2021–2022), and is recognized for her roles in films such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and John Carter (2012).

Lynn Conway

born January 2nd, 1938

Lynn Ann Conway is an American computer scientist, electrical engineer and transgender activist.

Lynn Fontanne

December 6th, 1887 - July 30th, 1983

Lynn Fontanne (/fɒnˈtæn/; 6 December 1887 – 30 July 1983) was an English actress. After early success in supporting roles in the West End, she met the American actor Alfred Lunt, whom she married in 1922 and with whom she co-starred in Broadway and West End productions over the next four decades. They became known as "The Lunts", and were celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic. The Lunts retired from the stage in 1960, and lived at their home in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, where, after outliving her husband by six years, Fontanne died at the age of 95.

Lynn Harrell

born January 30th, 1944

Lynn Harrell was an American classical cellist. Known for the "penetrating richness" of his sound, Harrell performed internationally as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with major orchestras over a career spanning nearly six decades.

Lynn Hoyem

June 27th, 1939 - February 17th, 1973

Lynn Douglas Hoyem (June 27, 1939 – February 17, 1973) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Long Beach State University. He was drafted in the 19th round of the 1961 NFL Draft and in the 29th round of the 1962 AFL Draft.

Lynn Hung

born October 10th, 1980

Xiong Dailin (熊黛林, born 10 October 1980), better known as Lynn Hung, is a Hong Kong-based fashion model and actress originally from mainland China. Born in Nanjing, China, Hung moved her base of modeling activities to Hong Kong in 2006 and began working there mainly in the runway scene, becoming known as a top model, and beginning her acting career in 2008. She became well known as the girlfriend of Aaron Kwok, a singer known as one of Hong Kong's "Four Heavenly Kings" from 2006 to 2013.

Lynn Margulis

born March 5th, 1938

Lynn Margulis was an American evolutionary biologist, and was the primary modern proponent for the significance of symbiosis in evolution. Historian Jan Sapp has said that "Lynn Margulis's name is as synonymous with symbiosis as Charles Darwin's is with evolution." In particular, Margulis transformed and fundamentally framed current understanding of the evolution of cells with nuclei – an event Ernst Mayr called "perhaps the most important and dramatic event in the history of life" – by proposing it to have been the result of symbiotic mergers of bacteria. In 2002, Discover magazine recognized Margulis as one of the 50 most important women in science.

Lynn Redgrave

March 8th, 1943 - May 2nd, 2010

Lynn Rachel Redgrave was a British-American actress. She won two Golden Globe Awards during her career.

Lynn Scott

born June 23rd, 1977

Lynn Scott (born June 23, 1977) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Lynn Seymour

born March 8th, 1939

Lynn Seymour was a Canadian-born ballerina, mostly associated with the Royal Ballet in London. She was a muse of choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, creating lead roles in Romeo and Juliet, The Invitation, Concerto, Anastasia and Mayerling, among others. She originated lead roles for several ballets by Frederick Ashton, including The Two Pigeons, Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan and A Month in the Country. She also guested with various ballet companies throughout her life.

Lynn Sherr

born March 4th, 1942

Lynn Sherr is an American broadcast journalist and author, best known as a correspondent for the ABC news magazine 20/20.

Lynn Swann

born March 7th, 1952

Lynn Curtis Swann is an American former football player, broadcaster, politician, and athletic director, best known for his association with the University of Southern California and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He served on the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition from 2002 to 2005. In 2006, he was the Republican nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania.

Lynn Westmoreland

born April 2nd, 1950

Leon Acton "Lynn" Westmoreland is an American politician who was the U.S. representative for Georgia's 3rd congressional district from 2007 to 2017 and the 8th district from 2005 to 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Lynn Whitfield

born February 15th, 1953

Lynn Whitfield is an American actress. She began her acting career in television and theatre before progressing to supporting roles in film. She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her breakout performance as Josephine Baker in the HBO biographical film The Josephine Baker Story (1991).

Lynne Frederick

July 25th, 1954 - April 27th, 1994

Lynne Maria Wagner Harding Frederick (25 July 1954 – 27 April 1994) was an English actress, film producer, and fashion model. In a career spanning ten years, she made over thirty appearances in film and television productions. Known for her classic English rose beauty, she often played the girl next door and was famous for her performances in a range of genres, from contemporary science fiction to slasher horror, romantic dramas, classic westerns, and occasional comedies; although her greater successes were in period films and costume dramas.

Lynne Stewart

died March 7th, 2017

Lynne Irene Stewart was an American defense attorney who was known for representing controversial, famous defendants. She herself was convicted on charges of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists in 2005, and sentenced to 28 months in prison. Her felony conviction led to her being automatically disbarred. She was convicted of helping pass messages from her client Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian cleric convicted of planning terror attacks, to his followers in al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, an organization designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States Secretary of State.

Lynne Thigpen

December 22nd, 1948 - March 12th, 2003

Cherlynne Theresa Thigpen was an American actress of stage and screen. She was known for her role as "The Chief" of ACME Crimenet in the game show Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? and various spinoffs, and for her role as "Luna" in the Playhouse Disney children's series Bear in the Big Blue House. For her varied television work, Thigpen was nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards. She won a Tony Award in 1997 for portraying Dr. Judith Kaufman in An American Daughter, and also played Ella Farmer on The District (2000–2003). Thigpen first gained attention for her role in the 1971 off-Broadway musical Godspell. Thigpen's character is named Lynne, and she sang "O Bless the Lord, My Soul" in the musical. Thigpen reprised her role as Lynne in the 1973 film version of Godspell, which she also starred in alongside David Haskell and Victor Garber.

Lynne Woolstencroft

died May 13th, 2013

Lynne Elizabeth Woolstencroft was a Canadian politician and former mayor of Waterloo, Ontario.

Lynsey Bartilson

born July 1st, 1983

Lynsey Marie Bartilson (born July 1, 1983) is an American actress, dancer, and singer. She is best known for playing Lily Finnerty on the Fox/WB sitcom Grounded for Life, and voicing Tuesday X for the Nickelodeon TV series, The X's.

Lynwood Alford

born August 22nd, 1963

Lynwood A. Alford (born August 22, 1963) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. Alford grew up in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. His father, Lynwood Alford, Sr. (born January 1944 in Beaver Falls), was a close childhood friend of Beaver Falls native Joe Namath. Alford attended Aliquippa High School where he was a standout in football. After graduating from high school in 1981, he attended Coffeyville (Kansas) Junior College. In December 1982, he was offered a scholarship to play football at Syracuse University. He played for Syracuse from 1983 to 1985. He subsequently played with the New York Jets in 1987. After appearing in his first game in the NFL, Alford told The New York Times: "It was a dream come true. It was something that I'll never for

Lyor Cohen

born October 3rd, 1959

Lyor Cohen born October 3, 1959) is an American record executive and entrepreneur. Cohen has been actively involved in hip hop at various record labels for more than 30 years. He started by managing rappers for Rush Productions, then led Def Jam. After Def Jam, Cohen took on a leadership role at Warner Music Group. In September 2012, Cohen resigned from Warner and started his own independent label, 300 Entertainment. On September 28, 2016, Cohen was named YouTube's Global Head of Music.

Lyra McKee

March 31st, 1990 - April 18th, 2019

Lyra Catherine McKee was a journalist from Northern Ireland who wrote for several publications about the consequences of the Troubles. She also served as an editor for Mediagazer, a news aggregator website. On 18 April 2019, McKee was fatally shot during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry.

Lyriq Bent

born January 3rd, 1979

Lyriq Bent (born January 3, 1979) is a Jamaican-Canadian actor. He is known for his roles in the Saw films, the television series Rookie Blue, and The Book of Negroes. Bent portrays Jamie Overstreet in the Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, based on the film of the same name.

Lys Assia

died March 24th, 2018

Lys Assia was a Swiss singer who won the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Assia was born in Rupperswil, Aargau, and began her stage career as a dancer, but changed to singing in 1940 after successfully standing in for a female singer.

Lysander Spooner

born January 19th, 1808

Lysander Spooner was an American abolitionist, entrepreneur, lawyer, essayist, natural rights legal theorist, pamphletist, political philosopher, Unitarian and writer often associated with the Boston anarchist tradition, although the notion of Spooner as an anarchist has been challenged by legal historian Clay S. Conrad, who pointed out that Spooner advocated constitutionally limited governments in his writings.

Lysette Anthony

born September 26th, 1963

Lysette Anne Chodzko (born 26 September 1963), known professionally as Lysette Anthony, is an English actress and model. She is known for her roles in the film Husbands and Wives (1992), as Princess Lysssa in the 1983 fantasy epic Krull, the first season of the ITV comedy-drama series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983), the BBC1 sitcom Three Up, Two Down, and her role as Marnie Nightingale in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks (2016–2022).

Lytton Strachey

March 1st, 1880 - January 21st, 1932

Giles Lytton Strachey was an English writer and critic. A founding member of the Bloomsbury Group and author of Eminent Victorians, he established a new form of biography in which psychological insight and sympathy are combined with irreverence and wit. His biography Queen Victoria (1921) was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

Lyubov Popova

born April 24th, 1889

Lyubov Sergeyevna Popova was a Russian-Soviet avant-garde artist, painter and designer.

Lyudmila Andonova

born May 6th, 1960

Lyudmila Grudeva Andonova is a retired high jumper from Bulgaria. In 1984, she broke the World Record with a clearance of 2.07 metres. She competed at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
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