Los Angeles is home to many fascinating, original and authentic characters. Our annual Best of L.A. People issue celebrates more than 60 of them this year — from singers and doctors and chefs to scientists and teachers and filmmakers and others. We’ve even got a television pitchman who has been part of the L.A. scene for as long as any of us can remember.

Click here to see all our Best of L.A. People 2011 profiles.

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