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

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

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