2014
04.24

Jean-Paul Gautier

Jean-Paul Gautier - famouslefties.comJean-Paul Gaultier (born 24 April 1952 in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France) is a French  haute couture fashion designer and previous host of television series Eurotrash.
Gaultier never received formal training as a designer. Instead, he started sending sketches to famous couture stylists at an early age. Pierre Cardin was impressed by his talent and hired him as an assistant in 1970. Afterwards, he worked with Jacques Esterel in 1971 and Jean Patou later that year, then returning to manage the Pierre Cardin boutique in Manila for a year in 1974…more

2014
04.24

Shirley Maclaine

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Shirley MacLaine was born Shirley MacLean Beaty on April 24, 1934, to Virginia native Ira Owens Beaty and his wife, Kathlyn. Before Shirley was three years old, her and rival Warren Beatty was born on March 30, 1937. Shirley was the tallest in her ballet classes at the Washington School of Ballet. Just after she graduated from Washington-Lee High School, she packed her bags and headed for New York. While auditioning for Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Me and Juliet”, the producer kept mispronouncing her name…more

2014
04.24

Alphonse Bertillon

Alphonse Bertillon - famouslefties.comAlphonse Bertillon (April 24, 1853 – February 13, 1914) was a French police officer and biometrics researcher who created anthropometry, an identification system based on physical measurements. Anthropometry was the first scientific system used by police to identify criminals. Before that time, criminals could only be identified based on unreliable eyewitness accounts. The method was eventually supplanted by fingerprinting, but “his other contributions like the mug shot and the systematisation of crime-scene photography remain in place to this day.”…more

2014
04.23

Gail Goodrich

Gail Goodrich - famouslefties.comGail Charles Goodrich Jr. (born April 23, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is best-known for his part in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 1971–72 season. During that season the team won a still-record 33 games consecutively, posted what was at the time the best regular season record in NBA history, and also won the franchise’s first NBA championship since relocating to Los Angeles. Goodrich was the leading scorer on that team.[1] He is also acclaimed for leading UCLA to its first two National Championships under the legendary coach John Wooden, the first in 1963-64 being a perfect 30-0 season. In 1996, 17 years after his retirement from professional basketball, Goodrich was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame…more

2014
04.23

Warren Spahn

Warren Spahn - famouslefties.comWarren Edward Spahn (April 23, 1921 – November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 21 seasons, all in the National League. He won 20 games each in 13 seasons, including a 23-7 record when he was age 42. Spahn was the 1957 Cy Young Award winner, and was the runner-up three times, all during the period when just one award was given. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, with 83% of the total vote. (His eligibility was delayed, under the rules of the time, by 2 years of token minor league play.)…more

2014
04.23

Judy Davis

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Attended drama school with Mel Gibson. They played Romeo and Juliet together.
Trained at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts). Her fellow students included Mel Gibson, Colin Friels and Dennis Olsen.
Served as a member of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival in 1993.
She was a part of the movement dubbed the “Australian New Wave” by the press. They were a group of filmmakers and performers who emerged from Down Under at about the same time in the early 1980′s and found work in other parts of the world. Other members included actor Mel Gibson and directors George Miller and Gillian Armstrong…more

2014
04.23

Barry Hawkins

Barry Hawkins - famouslefties.comBarry Hawkins (born 23 April 1979, Kent, England) is an English professional snooker player. He has reached three ranking semi-finals, and spent five seasons inside the top 32 of the rankings. He has also played in the World Championship on five successive occasions, but is still to win a match there…more

2014
04.22

Charlotte Rae

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Starred in “Pippin” at the New Jersey Paper Mill Playhouse.

Created the role of Mammy Yokum in the Broadway musical “Lil’ Abner”.

Middle daughter of three musical girls. Older sister Beverly, an opera singer, died of cancer a few years ago. Younger sister Mimi is a musician and composer…more

2014
04.22

Eddie Albert

Eddie Albert - famouslefties.comA graduate of the University of Minnesota, Eddie Albert was a circus trapeze flier before becoming a stage and radio actor. He made his film debut in 1938 and has worked steadily since, often cast as the friendly, good-natured buddy of the hero but occasionally being cast as a villain; one of his most memorable roles was as the cowardly, glory-seeking army officer in Robert Aldrich’s World War 2 film, Attack (1956)…more

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2014
04.22

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell - famouslefties.comGlen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936 in Delight, Arkansas) is a Grammy, Dove Award-winning and two time Golden Globe-nominated American  country pop singer, guitarist  and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a television variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour  on CBS television…more

2014
04.22

Chris Makepeace

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In 1981, he played a major part in the rock group KISS’ concept film, the Elder, which was never released to the public.

Started acting in TV commercials at the age of ten.

Has studied at Second City Workshop…more

2014
04.22

Sabine Appelmans

Sabine Appelmans - famouslefties.comAppelmans started playing at the neighbour’s court at the age of seven. Her first trainer, Fred Debruyn, saw immediately that she was very talented. Although right-handed, she played left-handed. At a children’s tennis training session she claimed to be left-handed so she could stay with her friend in the left-handed group. Appelmans turned pro in 1988, and won her first title against Chanda Rubin in Phoenix in 1991. She made her first Fed Cup appearance in 1988, with a 2–1 loss against Austria. In 1997, she married Serge Haubourdin. Throughout her career, she won seven singles titles and 4 doubles titles.

In February 2007 she was appointed captain of Belgium’s Fed Cup squad in replacement of Carl Maes…more

2014
04.20

Ryan O’Neal

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Was originally considered for the role of Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976). However, “Rocky” scriptwriter Sylvester Stallone had sold the film rights on the condition that he got to play the title role, so he and not O’Neal wound up starring in the picture. part…more

2014
04.20

Nicholas Lyndhurst

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Attended the Corona Stage Academy.
He is the result of an affair his mother had with a married man. He admits that he used to be shy of marriage as his father treated his mother very badly but took the plunge with his long-term girlfriend, Lucy…more

2014
04.20

Don Mattingly

Don Mattingly - famouslefties.comDonald 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