the L.B. quiz

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Can you name the people and things with the initials L.B.?

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Left back for Everton F.C. and the English national team
1968 film featuring a VW beetle named Herbie
Puccini opera on which the musical 'Rent' was based
Botanist and horticulturist who created the russet potato
John Philip Sousa march, or Philadelphia landmark
Common sport fish of the southeastern U.S., named for its prominent underbite
Oxymoronically-named battle at which George Custer was killed
Best-selling Canadian beer with a colorful name
Influential rock critic who wrote for Rolling Stone and Creem
Illegitimate daughter of Pope Alexander VI who was the subject of a Donizetti opera
Composer of the Eroica, Pastoral, and Choral Symphonies
Ancient Minoan script deciphered by Michael Ventris
Composer of 'Candide' and 'West Side Story'
Communication difficulty encountered by people with no common tongue
Dish with steak usually cut into thin strips, named for a city
Final book in C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia
2002 bestselling novel by Alice Sebold
Comedienne who co-founded Desilu Productions
Legume named for Peru's capital
Cardinals outfielder who broke Ty Cobb's stolen base record
Massachusetts woman acquitted of axe murder in 1892
Itinerant NBA coach, or Super Bowl XXX MVP (two guys, same name)
Fictional sleuth nicknamed 'Encyclopedia'
First Jewish U.S. Supreme Court justice
Expensive seating area in a stadium
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Stand-up comic whose 1964 obscenity conviction was posthumously overturned
Actor who played Mr. Potter in 'It's a Wonderful Life'
Protagonist of Edith Wharton's 'The House of Mirth'
English translation of 'Choephoroi', the second play in Aeschylus's Oresteia trilogy
Most populous city in California whose name is not derived from Spanish
ChapStick or Vaseline
Area of Paris known for artists, writers, and philosophers, called 'la Rive Gauche' in French
World's oldest, deepest, and largest (by volume) freshwater body of water
Chemical species that can donate an electron pair
Metal band fronted by Fred Durst
7-time Pro Bowl linebacker for the Chicago Bears
Symbol used in comics to indicate that a character has an idea
Protagonist of James Joyce's 'Ulysses'
Soviet premier, 1964-82
Host of Comedy Central's 'Root of All Evil'
Sport similar to bocce or p├ętanque
Part of the government detailed in Article I of the U.S. Constitution
Ray of highly coherent light
'The Godfather' character who 'sleeps with the fishes'
1887 utopian sci-fi novel by Edward Bellamy
1987 biopic about Ritchie Valens
Corporate takeover in which large amounts of debt are taken on by the acquirer
Literally, a hit below the belt; metaphorically, any unfair attack
Former First Lady of the U.S.
Someone who takes a long time to become successful

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