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

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

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