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Left Handed Celebrities

A list of left handed celebrities 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.

Who are some famous left handed celebrities? 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.

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  1. age 53 Andrew Thomas McCarthy is an American actor, award-winning travel writer and television director from Westfield, N.J. He is known for his roles in the 1980s films St. Elmo's Fire, Mannequin, Weekend at Bernie's, Pretty in Pink, and Less Than Zero,

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  2. Died at 83 (1921-2004) Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio

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  3. Died at 60 (1932-1992) Anthony Perkins was an American actor and singer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his second film, Friendly Persuasion, but is best known for playing Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and its three

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  4. age 89 Cloris Leachman is an American actress of stage, film, and television. She has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards and one Daytime Emmy Award. She co-starred in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting

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  5. age 81 Shirley Mae Jones is an American singer and actress of stage, film and television. In her six decades of show business, she has starred as wholesome characters in a number of well-known musical films, such as Oklahoma!, Carousel, and The Music Man.

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  6. age 82 Kim Novak is an American actress. She began her career in 1954 at age 21, and came to prominence almost immediately with a leading role in the film Picnic. Other films from this period of her career include The Man With the Golden Arm, The Eddy

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  7. Died at 84 (1923-2007) Marcel Marceau was a French actor and mime most famous for his stage persona as "Bip the Clown." He referred to mime as the "art of silence," and he performed professionally worldwide for over 60 years. As a youth, he lived in

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  8. age 75 Peter Henry Fonda is an American actor. He is the son of Henry Fonda, brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget and Justin Fonda. Fonda is an icon of the counterculture of the 1960s.

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  9. age 84 Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn, Jr. is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian. Torn received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Cross Creek. His work includes the role of Artie, the producer, on The Larry

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  10. Died at 55 (1936-1991) Michael Landon (October 31, 1936 – July 1, 1991) was an American actor, writer, director, and producer, who starred in three popular NBC TV series that spanned three decades. He is widely known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza

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  11. Graham Walker

  12. age 49 Coy Luther "Luke" Perry III is an American actor. He starred as Dylan McKay on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995, and again from 1998 to 2000.

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  13. age 77 Terence Henry Stamp is an English actor. Since starting his acting career in 1962, he has appeared in over 60 films. His performance in the title role of Billy Budd, his film debut, earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and

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  14. Died at 77 (1925-2002) Rodney Stephen "Rod" Steiger was an American actor known for his performances in such films as On the Waterfront, The Big Knife, Oklahoma!, The Harder They Fall, Across the Bridge, The Pawnbroker, Doctor Zhivago, In the Heat of the Night,

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  15. age 70 Daniel Davis is an American stage, screen, and television actor. He is known for portraying Niles the butler on the sitcom The Nanny and for his two guest appearances as Professor Moriarty on Star Trek: The Next Generation, affecting an upper class

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  16. age 82 Robert Blake is an American actor having starring roles in the film In Cold Blood and the U.S. television series Baretta. Blake began performing as a child, with a lead role in the final years of MGM's Our Gang short film series from 1939 to 1944. He

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  17. age 68 Alan Willis Thicke is a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He is known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains. He is the father of actor Brennan Thicke and singer Robin Thicke. In

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  18. age 66 Brent Jay Spiner is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. His portrayal of Data in Star Trek: First Contact and of

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  19. Died at 82 (1908-1990) Sir Reginald Carey "Rex" Harrison MBE was an English actor of stage and screen. Harrison began his career on the stage in 1924. He won his first Tony Award for his performance as Henry VIII in Anne of the Thousand Days in 1949. He won his

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  20. Died at 61 (1923-1984) Peter Sydney Ernest Lawford was an English-born American actor. He was a member of the "Rat Pack" and brother-in-law to President John F. Kennedy, and more noted in later years for his off-screen activities as a celebrity than for his

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  21. Died at 76 (1888-1964) Adolph "Harpo" Marx was an American comedian, film star, mime artist and musician, and the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers. His comic style was influenced by clown and pantomime traditions. He wore a curly reddish blonde wig, and never

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  22. age 64 Richard Treat Williams is a Golden Globe and Emmy award - nominated American actor and children's book author who has appeared on film, stage and television. He first became well known for his starring role in the 1979 film Hair, and later also

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  23. age 90 George Harris Kennedy, Jr. is an American actor who has appeared in more than two hundred film and television productions. His wide variety of roles include "Dragline" in Cool Hand Luke, for which he won an Academy Award; as airline

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  24. Died at 57 (1916-1973) Betty Grable was an American actress, dancer, and singer and popular contract star for 20th Century-Fox during the 1940s and 1950s. Grable began her film career in 1929 at age twelve, after which she was fired from a contract when it was learned she

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  25. Died at 73 (1902-1975) Louis Feinberg, known professionally as Larry Fine, was an American comedian, actor, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as a member of the comedy act The Three Stooges.

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  26. age 85 Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward is an American actress and producer. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in The Three Faces of Eve.

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  27. Died at 72 (1922-1994) Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas was an American film and television actor and singer, whose career spanned four decades. Perhaps best known for playing the title role in the 1970s crime drama Kojak, Savalas was nominated for an Academy Award

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  28. age 66 Keith Ian Carradine is an American actor who has had success on stage, film and television. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Tom Frank in Robert Altman's Nashville, Wild Bill Hickok in the HBO series Deadwood and FBI agent Frank Lundy in

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  29. Robert Preston

  30. age 65 Bruce William Boxleitner is an American actor, and science fiction and suspense writer. He is known for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring 'Em Back Alive, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, and Babylon 5. He is also known

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  31. age 69 Bruce Davison is an American actor and director. Davison is well known for his Academy Award nominated performance in Longtime Companion, which also awarded him a Golden Globe. Davison has also appeared in the first two films of the X-Men film

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  32. Died at 41 (1938-1979) Jean Dorothy Seberg was an American actress. She starred in 34 films in Hollywood and in Europe, including Saint Joan, Breathless, Lilith, Moment to Moment, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, Airport, Macho Callahan, and Gang War in Naples. Seberg is

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  33. age 91 Eva Marie Saint is an American actress and producer. She is known for starring in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest. She received Golden Globe and

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  34. Died at 89 (1917-2006) June Allyson was an American stage, film, and television actress, dancer and singer. Allyson began her career as a dancer on Broadway in 1938. She signed with MGM in 1943, and rose to fame the following year in Two Girls and a Sailor. Allyson's

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  35. age 64 Joseph Charles John "Joe" Piscopo is an American comedian and actor best known for his work on Saturday Night Live where he played a variety of recurring characters.

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  36. Died at 88 (1921-2009) James Allen Whitmore, Jr. was an American film, theatre and television actor. He won a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.

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  38. age 63 Michael Dorn is an American actor and voice artist who is best known for his role as the Klingon Worf in the Star Trek franchise. From his first appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot episode, "Encounter at Farpoint", to his

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  39. Died at 82 (1923-2005) Don Adams was an American actor, comedian and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart in the television situation comedy Get Smart, which he also sometimes directed and wrote. Adams won three consecutive Emmy

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  40. Died at 84 (1926-2010) Peter Duesler Aurness, known professionally as Peter Graves, was an American film and television actor. He was best known for his starring role in the CBS television series Mission: Impossible from 1967 to 1973 and from 1988 to 1990. His elder

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  41. Died at 99 (1906-2005) Edward Albert Heimberger, known professionally as Eddie Albert, was an American actor and activist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday, and in 1973 for The Heartbreak

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  42. Died at 70 (1916-1986) Keenan Wynn was an American character actor. His expressive face was his stock in trade, and though he rarely carried the lead role, he got prominent billing in most of his film and television parts.

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  43. Chuck Conners

  44. age 71 Davenie Johanna "Joey" Heatherton is an American actress, dancer, and singer.

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  45. age 79 Ruth Ann Buzzi is an American comedian and actress of theatre, film, and television. She is especially known for her performances on the comedy-variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1968 to 1973.

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  46. age 84 Robert Alan Morse is an American actor and singer best known as the star of both the 1961 original Broadway production and 1967 movie version of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and as Bertram Cooper, from 2007 to 2014, in the AMC

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  47. age 56 Mary Megan "Mare" Winningham is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is an Academy Award, Tony Award and eight-time Emmy Award nominee, winning Emmys in 1980 and 1998. Winningham began her acting career in the late 1970s on

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  48. Died at 68 (1931-1999) Anthony George Newley was an English actor, singer and songwriter. Newley achieved success as a performer in such diverse fields as rock and roll and stage and screen acting. As a recording artist he enjoyed a dozen Top 40 entries on the UK Singles

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  49. Died at 70 (1933-2003) Hope Elise Ross Lange was an American film, stage, and television actress. Lange was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Selena Cross in the 1957 film Peyton

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  50. age 49 Mary Stuart Masterson is an American film, stage and television actress, and director.

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