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Lefty Actor Peter Ustinov

Famous Left-hander Birthday, April 16

Sir Peter Ustinov, Actor TV Personality, Filmmaker, Dramatist, Writer

Sir Peter Alexander Baron Von Ustinov, CBE, (16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) was born in London. He was a famous theatre and opera director, filmmaker, author, comedian, humourist, TV presenter and more.  In short, he was a wit and raconteur, and also a respected intellectual and diplomat who also served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement.

Sir Peter Ustinov was multi-awarded, including Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards, and recipient of governmental honours from the UK, France, and Germany, among others.

To show significant contributions Sir Peter Ustinov made while serving as the Chancellor in 1992–2004, After his death, Durham University renamed its Graduate Society as Ustinov College.

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Peter Ustinov Biography


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Ambidextrous TV Host David Letterman

Famous Celebrity Birthday, April 12

David Letterman, TV Personality

David Michael Letterman is born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 12, 1947. He is an American television host, comedian and TV and film producer. He is famous for hosting the late TV talk show, Late Show with David Letterman broadcast on CBS.

His company Worldwide Pants produces his show as well as its network follow-up, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. The company has also produced several prime-time comedies, the most successful of which was Everybody Loves Raymond. 

Lefty Birthday, December 4

Lefty Celebrants, December 4

Wink Martindale, TV Personality

Lefty Birthday – Actor Jerry Seinfeld

Famous Lefthander Birthday, April 29

Actor Jerry Seinfeld

Lefty TV Personality Oprah Winfrey

Famous Left-hander Birthday, January 29

TV Personality, Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey on Cover of O, The Oprah Magazine

Oprah Winfrey (Oprah Gail Winfrey) was born on  January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi.  She is an American television persoanlity – host, producer, and philanthropist.  Her multi- award winning self-titled talk show, has been the highest-rated program of its kind in history, and she also been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century, and one of the most influential women in the world.

Winfrey was born into poverty to a teenage single mother, later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee.  She went through hardships during her childhood, including being raped at the age of nine and becoming pregnant at 14.  Sent to live with the man she calls her father, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news aged 19. Her emotional ad-lib delivery got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, the rest is history. Winfrey launched her own production company.  She is best known with creating intimate confessional form of media communication. By mid 1990s,  her show focused more on literature, self-improvement and spirituality.  Although criticized for the open  confession culture as well as promoting controversial self-help fads, she is admired for overcoming adversity providing numerous aids to others. She was staunch supporter of Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary race.

Photo Credit: O, the Oprah Magazine Cover,  Wikimedia Commons

Lefty Birthday – Actor Mark Hamill

Famous Lefthander Birthday, September 25

Actor Mark Hamill, famous for Star Wars

Mark Richard Hamill, born in Oakland, California on September 25, 1951, is an American actor, voice artist, producer, director and writer. He is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy and as the iconic voice of The Joker in the DC Animated Universe.

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.

Photo Credit:  Alan Light / Flicker / Wikimedia Commons

Lefty Birthday – Actor Jason Alexander

Famous Lefthander Birthday, September 23

Actor and comedian Jason Alexander

Actor and Comedian Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander, born in Newark, New Jersey, is an American actor and comedian, best known for his role as George Costanza on the television series, Seinfeld.
Photo credit:    Wikimedia Commons

Lefty Birthday – Actress Phyllis Kirk

Famous Lefthander Birthday, September 18

Actress Phyllis Kirk

Phyllis Kirk, born on September 18, 1927 as Phyllis Kirkegaard, was an American actress. She contracted polio as a child which resulted in ill-health for the rest of her life. She moved to New York City in her teens to study acting and changed her last name to “Kirk.”

She began her career on Broadway before going on television and film.  She passed away October 19, 2006.

Lefty Birthday – Actor Robert Blake

Famous Lefthander Birthday, September 18

Actor Robert Blake

Robert Blake 'In Cold Blood' trailer

Robert Blake, born on September 18, 1933 in Nutley, New Jersey, is an Italian-born American actor. He starred in the film In Cold Blood and the U.S. tlevision series Baretta.

In 2005, he was tried and and acquitted for the 2001 murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley.

Photo credit:  Wikimedia Commons

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