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

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

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