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Famous Left Handed People

A list of famous left handed people with pictures. People with left handedness, aka "left handers", "lefties", "a lefty", or even "southpaws" have long had to deal with negative connotations within the western world. The latin word for left, "sinistra" is where we get the modern word "sinister". By contrast, "dexterity" comes from the latin word for right handed, "dexter".

Today, roughly 11% of the world's population is left handed. That number surged throughout the 20th century as adults stopped forcing left handed children to use their right hand. Left handedness has become unusually prominent within some professions.

Of the seven most recent Presidents of the United States, five were left handers. Many other world leaders are lefties as well. Generally speaking, left handed people today tend to be seen as more "right brained". A recent study showed that college educated left handers in the United States earn on average 10-15% more than their right handed equivalents.

Who are some of the most famous lefties? Take a look at this list and find out.
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    Al Habrosky

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    age 66

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    Alan Funt

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    age 67

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    Died at 69 (1923-1992)

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    Died at 57 (1471-1528)

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    Died at 33 (355 BC-322 BC)

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    Died at 64 (1917-1981)

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    Andres Gomez

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    Andy Varipapa Died at 93 (1891-1984)

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    age 85

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    Died at 68 (1931-1999)

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    Died at 60 (1932-1992)

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    Died at 34 (1960-1994)

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    Died at 53 (1895-1948)

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    age 55

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    age 50

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    Bela Fleck

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    Died at 85 (1912-1997)

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    age 36

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    Bet Bowen

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    Died at 57 (1916-1973)

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    age 52

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    Died at 82 (1921-2003)

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    age 62

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    age 78

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    age 63

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    age 66

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    Died at 70 (1944-2014)

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