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

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

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