Famous left handed people from business, sports, entertainment, politics, the arts and more…
Donald Arthur Mattingly (nicknamed “Donnie Baseball” and “The Hit Man”) (born April 20, 1961) is a former first baseman who played for the New York Yankees of the American League from 1982-1995. He also served as the Yankees hitting coach from 2004 to 2006 and Joe Torre’s bench coach in 2007. He is currently the Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach…more
Willie Duncan was born in Iserlohn on 20 April 1955. The left-handed guitarist/vocalist joined the Spider Murphy Gang in 1988, with No. 1 hits in the 1980s on EMI Records.
Willie Duncan came to Germany in 1974 from Hitchin, Herts, UK. Leaving behind Trevor Walter who was later drummer for Johnny Wakelin In Zaire and The Look “I Am the Beat”. Claymore formed with his friends Martin Binks on drums and Steve Hyde on bass. They recorded their first song with singer Dave Jackson.
The Willie Duncan Band released the first single Sommerferien in 1983. The LP was released in 1984 titled “Sightseeing Tour” as a guitarist Willie Duncan worked with Jürgen Drews, Juliane Werding…more
Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira (born 19 April 1972), commonly known as Rivaldo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁiˈvawdu]), is a Brazilian professional footballer for Kabuscorp. He plays as an attacking midfielder and sometimes as a supporting striker.
He most notably played five years with Spanish club FC Barcelona, with whom he won the 1998 and 1999 Spanish La Liga championship and the 1998 Copa del Rey. Between 1993 and 2003, Rivaldo played 74 matches and scored 34 goals for the Brazil national football team and was an integral part of the 2002 FIFA World Cup winning Brazilian team…more
Almost everyone who has spent time with Kate Hudson -including directors, family members, co-stars and interviewers – is quick to comment on her ability to light up a room. Through some combination of a winning smile, solid work ethic, and good old-fashioned talent, the young actress has gone from indie beginner to Vanity Fair cover girl in just three years. What’s more, she’s done it all without capitalizing on the success of legendary mom, Goldie Hawn…more
Gabriel Iván Heinze (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeinse]; born 19 April 1978 in Crespo, Entre Ríos) is an Argentine footballer who plays for A.S. Roma in Italy. Mainly a left back, he can also operate as a central defender…more
Rod Morgenstein (born April 19, 1953, in New York) is an American drummer and music educator. He is best known for his work with the late ’80s heavy metal band Winger and with the jazz fusion band Dixie Dregs. He also played with Fiona, Platypus and Jelly Jam. He has also done session work with Jordan Rudess including his ventures with the Rudess/Morgenstein Project. He is currently an associate professor teaching percussion at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. Morgenstein still tours with the band Winger in Europe and in the US.. Rod plays his drum kit left-handed (i.e., in mirror-image of a normal kit layout). Morgenstein is ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the eighteenth greatest drummer of all time…more
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
James Woods grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA, where he graduated from Pilgrim High School in 1965 near the top of his class. Afterwards, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He dropped out to pursue his acting career shortly before his scheduled graduation in 1969…more
Clarence 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
Norman 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
Kenneth 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
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
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