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Sir Freddie Laker
-- b.8/6/1922 d.2/9/2006 (83)Executive, Game Show Host, EnglishMisc: airline executive
-- b.9/2/1959Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Entertainment Figure, Poker Player, CanadianMisc: Cirque de Soleil co-founder
-- b.10/9/1941Journalist, Businessperson, TV ExecutiveMisc: C-SPAN founder
-- b.4/28/1916 N.S. d.2/20/1993 N.S. (76)Manufacturer, ItalianMisc: 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, BankerMisc: 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, BusinesspersonMisc: Polaroid corp. founder, Polaroid camera, instant X-rays & picutres, 3-D movie projector, polaroid sunglasses, & 500+ patents
-- b.5/4/1877 d.8/8/1992 (115)Businessperson, Boxer
-- b.7/4/1942Businessperson, MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB PlayerMisc: athlete
-- b.5/1/1880 d.5/30/1952 (72)Businessperson, PhilanthropistMisc: advertising exec
-- b.11/30/1900 d.2/21/1994 (93)Philanthropist
Jesse L. Lasky
-- b.9/13/1880 d.1/13/1958 (77)Executive, Movie ProducerMisc: founded the Jesse Lasky Feature Play Corp, forerunner of Paramount Pictures
-- b.10/7/1896 d.5/??/1948 (51)Financier
-- b.7/1/1906 d.4/24/2004 (97)Cosmetic Executive
Jennifer J. LaVoie
-- b.2/25/1971Businessperson, Actress, Model, PlaymateMisc: August 1993
Amos Adams Lawrence
-- b.7/31/1814 d.8/22/1886 (72)Merchant, Philanthropist, Abolitionist
-- b.2/24/1930 d.11/13/2013 (83)Writer, Businessperson, Actress
-- b.6/3/1909 d.12/6/1982 (73)BusinesspersonMisc: president and founder of Frito-Lay Inc.
William Powell Lear
-- b.6/26/1902 d.5/14/1978 (75)Engineer, ManufacturerMisc: chairman of Lear Jet Corp.; also developed the 8-track stereo tape player for autos.
-- b.2/29/1736 d.9/8/1784 (48)Founder, EnglishNames/Places: aka Mother Ann LeeMisc: founder of The Shakers
Ludovic "Ludo" Lefebvre
-- b.4/18/1971 N.S.Author, Chef, Restaurateur, Personality, French
-- b.2/16/1843 d.3/26/1932 (89)Engineer, Inventor, BusinesspersonMisc: formed the Lincoln Motor Company; also founded Marques and Cadillac luxury automobile companies
-- b.8/19/1800 d.2/17/1880 (79)PhilanthropistMisc: N.Y. Public Library housed his book collection
Robert Le Tourneau
-- b.11/30/1888 d.6/1/1969 (80)Engineer, BusinesspersonMisc: a prolific inventor of earthmoving machinery.
-- b.11/25/1912 d.3/25/1995 (82)BusinesspersonMisc: co-founder of the nation's largest furniture retail chain
John Llewellyn Lewis
-- b.2/12/1880 d.6/11/1969 (89)Leader, Social ReformerMisc: headed the United Mine Workers & formed the Congress of Industrial Organizations
-- b.12/7/1942 d.1/19/1993 (50)BusinesspersonMisc: CEO of Beatrice
-- b.8/1/1956Athiest, Brewer, Radio Talk Show HostMisc: Pedal to the Metal wineTV Shows: RT: Tom Leykis Show
-- b.4/5/1911 d.5/29/1977 (66)Executive, Music FigureMisc: record co head
-- b.4/4/1875 d.6/5/1946 (71)BusinesspersonMisc: founded Rexall, chairman of the United Drug Company
-- b.4/1/1885 d.1/24/1977 (91)Businessperson, Industrialist, PhilanthropistMisc: Pharmaceutical Co. head
Sir Thomas Lipton
-- b.5/10/1850 d.10/2/1931 (81)Merchant, ScotishMisc: of Lipton Tea
-- b.4/10/1881 d.7/11/1981 (100)Businessperson, ExecutiveMisc: Colgate-Palmolive president
-- b.1/15/1716 d.6/12/1778 (62)Revolutionary, MerchantMisc: Declaration of Independence signer
Thomas J. Long
-- b.??/??/???? d.4/23/1993 (82)BusinesspersonMisc: Drug store chain founder
John Munroe Longyear
-- b.4/15/1850 d.5/28/1922 (72)ExecutiveMisc: Bank president
Alfred Lee Loomis
-- b.11/4/1887 d.8/11/1975 (87)Scientist, Physicist, Physicist, Attorney/Lawyer, Philanthropist, BankerMisc: a pioneer in military radar usages
-- b.5/19/1940Businessperson, Executive, PhilanthropistMisc: airlines
-- b.6/21/1932 N.S. d.9/18/2016 N.S. (84)Businessperson, Celebrity ParentNames/Places: father of Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Juliette Gordon Low
-- b.10/31/1860 d.1/17/1927 (66)PhilanthropistMisc: founded the Girl Guides which became the Girl Scouts of America
-- b.4/7/1775 d.8/10/1817 (42)ManufacturerMisc: 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.
-- b.12/23/1946 N.S.Merchant, Actress, American, Italian, SwedishNames/Places: PRON:LOO-chee; b. in Westchester, NY Scarsdale, N.Y.; Helmut Huber's wife; NN:Daytime's Leading LadyMisc: own hair-care line; some say b. 1946, 47, 49, or 50; Lucci says 1948 in James Brady's 2003 columnTV 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, ChineseMisc: of Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, & Fortune
-- b.10/24/1912 d.8/1/1986 (73)Executive
-- b.2/18/1988Chef, Restaurateur, ActorTV Shows: All That
Sir William Lyons
-- b.9/4/1901 d.2/8/1985 (83)Manufacturer, BritishMisc: founded Jaguar Cars Ltd.
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