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Sir Freddie Laker -- b.8/6/1922 d.2/9/2006 (83)
Executive, Game Show Host, English
Misc: airline executive

Guy Laliberte -- b.9/2/1959
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Entertainment Figure, Poker Player, Canadian
Misc: Cirque de Soleil co-founder

Brian Lamb -- b.10/9/1941
Journalist, Businessperson, TV Executive
Misc: C-SPAN founder

Ferruccio Lamborghini -- b.4/28/1916 N.S. d.2/20/1993 N.S. (76)
Manufacturer, Italian
Misc: Founded a luxury car company that produced some of the fastest, most expensive, and sought-after sports cars in the world.

Thomas William Lamont -- b.9/30/1870 d.2/2/1948 (77)
Financier, Banker
Misc: who began his career by reorganizing corporations and went on to help establish financial stability in countries around the world.

Edwin H. Land -- b.5/7/1909 d.3/1/1991 (81)
Scientist, Inventor, Physicist, Businessperson
Misc: Polaroid corp. founder, Polaroid camera, instant X-rays & picutres, 3-D movie projector, polaroid sunglasses, & 500+ patents

Arthur Lang -- b.5/4/1877 d.8/8/1992 (115)
Businessperson, Boxer

Hal Lanier -- b.7/4/1942
Businessperson, MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Player
Misc: athlete

Albert Lasker -- b.5/1/1880 d.5/30/1952 (72)
Businessperson, Philanthropist
Misc: advertising exec

Mary Lasker -- b.11/30/1900 d.2/21/1994 (93)
Philanthropist

Jesse L. Lasky -- b.9/13/1880 d.1/13/1958 (77)
Executive, Movie Producer
Misc: founded the Jesse Lasky Feature Play Corp, forerunner of Paramount Pictures

Jacob Lasser -- b.10/7/1896 d.5/??/1948 (51)
Financier

Estée Lauder -- b.7/1/1906 d.4/24/2004 (97)
Cosmetic Executive

Jennifer J. LaVoie -- b.2/25/1971
Businessperson, Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: August 1993

Amos Adams Lawrence -- b.7/31/1814 d.8/22/1886 (72)
Merchant, Philanthropist, Abolitionist

Barbara Lawrence -- b.2/24/1930 d.11/13/2013 (83)
Writer, Businessperson, Actress

Herman Lay -- b.6/3/1909 d.12/6/1982 (73)
Businessperson
Misc: president and founder of Frito-Lay Inc.

William Powell Lear -- b.6/26/1902 d.5/14/1978 (75)
Engineer, Manufacturer
Misc: chairman of Lear Jet Corp.; also developed the 8-track stereo tape player for autos.

Ann Lee -- b.2/29/1736 d.9/8/1784 (48)
Founder, English
Names/Places: aka Mother Ann Lee
Misc: founder of The Shakers

Ludovic "Ludo" Lefebvre -- b.4/18/1971 N.S.
Author, Chef, Restaurateur, Personality, French

Henry Leland -- b.2/16/1843 d.3/26/1932 (89)
Engineer, Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: formed the Lincoln Motor Company; also founded Marques and Cadillac luxury automobile companies

James Lenox -- b.8/19/1800 d.2/17/1880 (79)
Philanthropist
Misc: N.Y. Public Library housed his book collection

Robert Le Tourneau -- b.11/30/1888 d.6/1/1969 (80)
Engineer, Businessperson
Misc: a prolific inventor of earthmoving machinery.

Ralph Levitz -- b.11/25/1912 d.3/25/1995 (82)
Businessperson
Misc: co-founder of the nation's largest furniture retail chain

John Llewellyn Lewis -- b.2/12/1880 d.6/11/1969 (89)
Leader, Social Reformer
Misc: headed the United Mine Workers & formed the Congress of Industrial Organizations

Reginald Lewis -- b.12/7/1942 d.1/19/1993 (50)
Businessperson
Misc: CEO of Beatrice

Tom Leykis -- b.8/1/1956 N.S.
Athiest, Brewer, Radio Talk Show Host
Misc: host of the Tom Leykis Show 1988-2018; Pedal to the Metal wine

Goddard Lieberson -- b.4/5/1911 d.5/29/1977 (66)
Executive, Music Figure
Misc: record co head

Louis Liggett -- b.4/4/1875 d.6/5/1946 (71)
Businessperson
Misc: founded Rexall, chairman of the United Drug Company

Eli Lilly -- b.4/1/1885 d.1/24/1977 (91)
Businessperson, Industrialist, Philanthropist
Misc: Pharmaceutical Co. head

Sir Thomas Lipton -- b.5/10/1850 d.10/2/1931 (81)
Merchant, Scotish
Misc: of Lipton Tea

Franz Liszt -- b.10/22/1811 N.S. d.7/31/1886 N.S. (74)
Author, Philanthropist, Arranger, Composer, Organist, Pianist, Hungarian
Names/Places: b. in Raiding

Edward Little -- b.4/10/1881 d.7/11/1981 (100)
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: Colgate-Palmolive president

Philip Livingston -- b.1/15/1716 d.6/12/1778 (62)
Revolutionary, Merchant
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Thomas J. Long -- b.??/??/???? d.4/23/1993 (82)
Businessperson
Misc: Drug store chain founder

John Munroe Longyear -- b.4/15/1850 d.5/28/1922 (72)
Executive
Misc: Bank president

Alfred Lee Loomis -- b.11/4/1887 d.8/11/1975 (87)
Scientist, Physicist, Physicist, Attorney/Lawyer, Philanthropist, Banker
Misc: a pioneer in military radar usages

Frank Lorenzo -- b.5/19/1940
Businessperson, Executive, Philanthropist
Misc: airlines

William Louis-Dreyfus -- b.6/21/1932 N.S. d.9/18/2016 N.S. (84)
Businessperson, Celebrity Parent
Names/Places: father of Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Juliette Gordon Low -- b.10/31/1860 d.1/17/1927 (66)
Philanthropist
Misc: founded the Girl Guides which became the Girl Scouts of America

Francis Lowell -- b.4/7/1775 d.8/10/1817 (42)
Manufacturer
Misc: a member of the gifted Lowell family of Massachusetts and the principal founder of what is said to have been the world's first textile mill in which were performed all operations converting raw cotton into finished cloth.

Susan Lucci -- b.12/23/1946 N.S.
Merchant, Actress, American, Italian, Swedish
Names/Places: PRON:LOO-chee; b. in Westchester, NY Scarsdale, N.Y.; Helmut Huber's wife; NN:Daytime's Leading Lady
Misc: own hair-care line; some say b. 1946, 47, 49, or 50; Lucci says 1948 in James Brady's 2003 column
TV Shows: All My Children (as Erica Kane Martin (Phil) Brent (Phil) Cudahy (Tom) Chandler (Adam) Roy (Mike) Roy (both illegal marriages) Montgomery (Travis) Montgomery (both bigamy) Chandler Marick (Dmitri) Marick, Montgomery (Jackson)), Dallas (as Sheila Foley aka Hillary Taylor), Army Wives, Devious Maids (as Genevieve Delatour), Hot in Cleveland (as herself and an on-going gag "I've Been Lucci-ed" for the series run!)
Movie Titles: Ebbie (TV movie), Joy

Henry Robinson Luce -- b.4/3/1898 d.2/28/1967 (68)
Publisher, Editor, Businessperson, Chinese
Misc: of Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, & Fortune

Daniel Lundberg -- b.10/24/1912 d.8/1/1986 (73)
Executive

Shane Lyons -- b.2/18/1988 N.S.
Chef, Restaurateur, Actor
TV Shows: All That

Sir William Lyons -- b.9/4/1901 d.2/8/1985 (83)
Manufacturer, British
Misc: founded Jaguar Cars Ltd.

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