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.

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.

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.

Tim Allen is a comic actor who starred in the popular TV show “Home Improvement” from 1991 to 1999.  He played Tim Taylor, a family man and host of a Home Improvement show called “Tool Time” which was sponsored by a company called Binford Tools.  It was clear that Tim was dominantly left-handed and he talked about being left-handed quite often.  It was also clear that Tim was very accident prone, although it was never quite clear if left-handedness was the cause of any of his accidents.

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