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

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

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