LEFTHANDERS NEWSLETTER

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Robert Redford played left-hander Roy Hobbs in the 1984 baseball film “The Natural”.  As a young Roy Hobbs he was a great left-handed pitcher, and as an older Roy Hobbs he was a great left-handed hitter.  It might have also been clear from his earlier work in western movies, such as the 1969 classic “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid” that Redford was left-handed and he was very fast and accurate with his gun.  This does not account for the fact that he writes with his right hand, but since he is a left-handed athlete and a left-handed gunslinger, we’ll keep him as a member of the fraternity.

Real Famous Lefthanded People

Robert Redford

Other Real Famous Lefthanded People

Paul McCartney emerged in the early 1960's as a member of the Beatles, and he is the most famous and successful lefthanded guitar player and singer and songwriter.  His success inspired many lefthanders to play guitar, and manufacturers to make more lefthanded guitars.

Chuck Connors played father, rancher and sharp-shooter Lucas McCain on The Rifleman on television from 1958 to 1963.  Prior to his acting career, Connors also played professional basketball and professional baseball, one of few to reach the major leagues on both sports. 

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.

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.