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Real Famous Lefthanded People

Chuck Connors

Other Real Famous Lefthanded People

​​Michael Landon played Little Joe Cartright, living on the Ponderosa Ranch and shooting rifles and pistols lefthanded on Bonanza on television from 1959 to 1973.

Robert Redford played bank-robber and lefthanded pistol sharpshooter Butch Cassidy in 1969 (along with the Sundance Kid), and in 1984 he played a lefthanded pitcher as the younger Roy Hobbs and a lefthanded slugger as the older Roy Hobbs in The Natural.

Dennis Quaid played lefthanded quarterback Cap Rooney in the 1999 film called Any Given Sunday, and he played lefthanded pitcher Jim Morris in 2002 film called The Rookie.

Keanu Reeves played a lefthanded quarterback named Shane Falco in the 2002 film called The Replacements.

Tim Allen played lefthanded tool time host Tim Taylor from 1991 to 1999 in the television comedy called Tool Time.

Jerry Seinfeld is a lefthanded actor and comedian who played himself on TV.  Before he was famous, he did a stand-up comedy routine about being lefthanded.

Chuck Connors was a left-handed actor and athlete, best known for starring from 1958 to 1963 in the television classic “The Rifleman”.  He played Lucas McCain, a widowed rancher with a young son, who always tried to avoid a fight rather than show off his mastery of his customized Winchester rifle with his left hand.  He was also one of the few people ever to play both professional basketball and professional baseball, basketball with the Boston Celtics in the late 1940’s, and baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs from 1949 to 1951.