2014
04.18

Rick Moranis

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Moranis and Dave Thomas originally created the characters Bob and Doug McKenzie in protest against government requirements for “identifiable Canadian content” in domestically produced television programming. The skits, as an SCTV program “The Great White North” featured two dim witted brothers who combined as many negative Canadian stereotypes as possible. Despite this, they became so popular that the skits were included in the U.S. version of the program, and Moranis and Thomas were made members of the Order of Canada for their contribution to Canadian culture…more

2014
04.18

Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow - famouslefties.comClarence Seward Darrow (April 18, 1857 – March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Bobby Franks (1924) and defending John T. Scopes in the Scopes Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan (statesman, noted orator, and three time presidential candidate for the Democratic Party). Called a “sophisticated country lawyer”…more

2014
04.17

Boomer Esiason

Boomer Esiason - famouslefties.comNorman Julius “Boomer” Esiason (born April 17, 1961) is a former American football quarterback and current network color commentator. He played for the National Football League’s Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals before working as an analyst for ABC and HBO. He is currently an analyst for CBS Sports primarily on The NFL Today, as well as morning co-host on New York radio station WFAN…more

2014
04.17

Kenneth Carlsen

Kenneth Carlsen - famouslefties.comKenneth Carlsen (born April 17, 1973) is a former Danish professional tennis player, who was active between 1992 and 2007. Carlsen played left-handed with a one-handed backhand. His greatest asset was his powerful serve, and his game was therefore best suited to fast surfaces (grass and hardcourt). For most of his long career Carlsen was Denmark’s best tennis player, and consistently among the few Danish players playing at the highest international level…more

2014
04.16

Charlie Chaplin

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Charles Chaplin’s parents, Charles and Hannah Chaplin, were music hall entertainers. His first stage appearance, at age five, was singing a song in place of his mother who had become ill. At eight he toured in a musical, “The Eight Lancaster Lads”. Nearly 11, he appeared in “Giddy Ostende” at London’s Hippodrome. From age 17 to 24 he was with Fred Karno’s English vaudeville troupe, which brought him to New York in 1910, aged 21. In November of 1913 he signed a contract with Mack Sennett at Keystone and left for Hollywood the next month. His first movie…more

2014
04.16

Ellen Barkin

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Offbeat, unconventionally pretty, and utterly mesmerizing, Ellen Barkin was born in 1954 of Jewish parentage, the daughter of a chemical salesman and hospital administrator. Raised in the South Bronx and Queens, New York area, she wanted to be an actress as early as her teens and was eventually accepted into Manhattan’s High School of the Performing Arts…more

2014
04.16

Peter Ustinov

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Peter Ustinov was two times Academy Award-winning film actor, director, writer, journalist, and raconteur. He wrote and directed many acclaimed stage plays and led numerous international theatrical productions.

He was born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov on April 16, 1921, in Swiss Cottage, London, England. Ustinov was of Russian, German, French, Italian and Ethiopian descent, with ancestral connections to Russian nobility as well as the Ethiopian Royal Family. His grandmother, Magdalena, was daughter of a Swiss military engineer and Ethiopian princess…more

2014
04.15

Emma Thompson

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Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors – her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well)…more

2014
04.15

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci - famouslefties.comLeonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519), was an Italian  polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype  of the Renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention…more

2014
04.15

Andres D’Alessandro

Andres D’Alessandro - famouslefties.comAndrés Nicolás D’Alessandro (born April 15, 1981 in Buenos Aires) is a left-footed Argentine footballer who currently plays for Sport Club Internacional in Brazil. He is best known for his dribbling and his short passing ability…more

2014
04.15

Hans Conreid

Hans Conreid - famouslefties.comHans Conried was born in Baltimore, raised both there and in New York City. He studied acting at Columbia University, and played many major classical roles onstage. After having been a member of Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre Company…more

2014
04.14

Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger - famouslefties.comRod Steiger received his first film roles in the early 1950s. His first major one was in Teresa  (1951), but his first lead role was in the TV version of “The Philco Television Playhouse: Marty (#5.23)” (1953). The movie version, however, had Ernest Borgnine in the lead and won him an Academy Award. Steiger’s breakthrough role came in 1954…more

2014
04.14

David Justice

David Justice - famouslefties.comDavid Christopher Justice (born April 14, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former outfielder  and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1989–96), Cleveland Indians (1997–2000), New York Yankees (2000–01), and Oakland Athletics (2002)…more

2014
04.14

Steve Avery

Steve Avery - famouslefties.comSteven Thomas Avery (born April 14, 1970 in Trenton, Michigan) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who was a young star with the Atlanta Braves in the early 1990s…more

2014
04.14

Jan Siemerink

Jan Siemerink - famouslefties.comAs a junior player, Siemerink was the Dutch 18-under champion in 1988. He also won the doubles title at the 1988 Orange Bowl junior championship in Florida…more