Lefty Actress and Comedian Whoopi Goldberg

Famous Left-hander birthday, November 13

Actress and Comedian Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg in NY City, Nov 2008












Since African American Hattie McDonald who won the Academy Award (more than 50 years ago) for her role in Gone with the Wind, Whoopi Goldberg was the first African American to win the same award. Goldberg won the best supporting actress for her role in the movie Ghost, with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.

Lefthanded Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Johnson), started performing at 8 years old with the Helena Rubinstein Children’s Theater in New York.  Her looks were thought to be too unconventional to land her job as an actress, however, she went on to become a highly successful Hollywood actress and comedian.

Photo Credit:  David Shankbone,

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