Thursday, December 3, 2009

Leah McLaren

Leah McLaren - a newspaper columnist and novelist from Canada. Born in 1975, Leah McLaren achieved acclaim for her writing throughout her educational career, and parlayed that into a professional career by working for This Magazine and The Globe and Mail before moving to London and working for several years in the British media. As a result of her time in London, she was able to write Abroad, a CBC movie of the week currently being reformatted into a TV series. In 2005, her first novel The Continuity Girl was published.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Leah Clearwater

Leah Clearwater - a character in Stephanie Meyer's acclaimed Twilight series of pulp. At the risk of damaging my mind by spending too long researching this, Leah Clearwater is apparently a werewolf. The first female werewolf in, er, history or something. She is apparently light grey and the fastest of her pack. Most other details I can find about this character just confuse me. Suffice it to say she has a complex relationship with her family members, who are also werewolves. And as some point, she helps Edward and Bella. When the third movie is released, she will be played by Julia Jones.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Leah Dizon

Leah Dizon - an American celebrity famous in Japan. Born in Las Vegas to French-American and Chinese-Filipino parents, Leah became a celebrity after being offered a contract in Japan at the age of 19. A so-called 'gravure model', which in Japan apparently means a model who does a variety of modelling-style gigs, from swimsuit or kimono modelling to, presumably, hanging off of cars like in the picture shown above. Gravure models are just kind of famous for being famous. Anyway, in addition to that, Leah has been a host on Japanese TV and has released several CDs in Japan.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Leah Rabin

Leah Rabin – the widow of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Born in 1928 in Konigsberg, which at that time was the easternmost point of Germany and is now the westernmost point of Russia, Leah moved to what would eventually be Israel when she was five. She married Yitzhak in 1948, the year Israel declared independence. As first lady, she was involved in a scandal involving a bank account in US Dollars, something that at the time was illegal in Israel. When Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in 1995, Leah continued his efforts for peace. She died of lung cancer five years after her husband, though her daughter Dalia continued in Israeli politics.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Leah Ward Sears

Leah Ward Sears – the Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court from 2005 to 2009. Born in Heidelberg, Germany to an army family, Sears graduated from law school in 1980. Working privately in law in the state of Georgia for 12 years, she was appointed as justice in 1992, being at that time the first woman and the youngest person on the Supreme Court of Georgia. 13 years later, she became the first black woman to serve as Chief Justice of any Supreme Court in the United States. Though now back in private practice, she is considered by some to be a candidate for the U.S Supreme Court.


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