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Lefty Actor Bruce Willis

Famous Lefthander Birthday, March 19

Actor Bruce Willis

Popularly known as Bruce Willis, Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor and producer. He was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany on March 19, 1955.  His acting career began in television in the 1980s and has continued both in television and film. He is known for his roles in comedy, drama, and action.

In 1984, he appeared in TV series episode of the Miami Vice, then auditioned for the role of David Addison Jr. of the television series Moonlighting (1985–89), while competing against thousands 0f other actors for the position. The series was popular. He starred opposite Cybill Shepherd, and this series establish Willis a comedy actor. The show lasted for five seasons.

Bruce Willis is extremely popular in his role as John McClane in the Die Hard series. He has also appeared in numerous films, including box office successes like Pulp Fiction, Sin City, The Fifth Element, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense.

He was married to actress Demi Moore and they had three daughters. They divorced in 2000. Willis’s awards include the Emmy, Gloden Globe and Saturn, among others.

Lefty Birthday – Puppeteer Jim Henson

Famous Lefthander Birthday, September 24

Puppeteer Jim Henson

Puppeteer Jim Henson

James Maury “Jim” Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990), was one of the most popular puppeteers in American history. He was the creator of The Muppets. He was the leading force behind their long run in the television series Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. He was also creator of many puppet projects in films.

He was an Oscar-nominated film director, Emmy Award-winning television producer, among other awards and recognition.

He died of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome (STSS).

Incidentally, Jim Henson’s alter ego, Kermit the Frog, is also left-handed.

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Lefty Birthday – Film and TV producer/director Allen Funt

Famous Lefthander Birthday, September 16

American film & television producer & director Allen Funt

Allen Funt was born on September 16, 1914, in New York City, New York. He was an American film/television producer and director, best known as the creator and host of Candid Camera from the 1940s to 1980s.  The show had its  most notable run on CBS from 1960 to 1967. He passed away September 5, 1999.

Lefty Birthday – Actor, Producer, Director Robert Redford

Famous Lefthander Birthday, August 18

Actor, Producer, Director Robert Redford

Charles Robert Redford Jr. or simply Robert Redford, was born in Santa Monica, California, US on August 18, 1936.  He is an American film director, actor, producer, businessman. He is also an environmentalist and philanthropist. Redford won two Oscars: one in 1981 for Ordinary People, and another, for Lifetime Achievement in 2002.

Redford was married to Lola van Wagenen (1958-1985) and Sibylle Szaggars from 2009 to present.

Robert Redford is a major star, famous and extremely popular from the 1970s.  Three that immediately spring to mind are The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, both with the late Paul Newman, and the other popular one is with Meryl Streep, Out of Africa.

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Lefty Birthday – Actor Robert De Niro

Famous Lefthander Birthday, August 17

Actor Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro, Actor, Director, Producer

Robert Mario De Niro, Jr. is an American actor, director, and producer, born on August 17, 1943.

De Niro is well known for his portrayals of conflicted, troubled characters and for his enduring collaboration with famous director Martin Scorsese. De Niro gained critical acclaim in the early 1970s, culminating in his first Academy Award as best Supporting Actor for the Godfather Part II, in 1974. This was followed by a Best Actor Academy Award for Raging Bull (1980.) 

His film roles include the young Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, cabbie Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, boxer Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull, mobster Jimmy Conway in Goodfellas, among others.

Photo Credit:  Petr Novák, Wikimedia Commons 

Lefty Birthday – Director and Screenwriter James Cameron

Famous Lefthander Birthday, August 16

Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter  James Cameron

Director, Producer & Screenwriter James Cameron

James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian born American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was born on August 16, 1954 in Ontario. He has written and directed blockbuster films such as Aliens and Titanic. After a string of landmark feature films, Cameron turned his focus to documentary filmmaking and the co-development of the digital 3-DFusion Camera System. For the year 2009, he is working on a return to feature filmmaking with the science fiction film Avatar, scheduled for release in December 2009.

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