Marilyn Monroe (NOT left-handed!)
|Marilyn Monroe is often listed as being left-handed but, in fact, this is a myth and she was right-handed
We incorrectly had Marilyin on our list of famous left-handers for a while and this may have helped to propagate the myth as a lot of other websites seem to have copied our list.
However, we were advised of our error by some eminent experts and you can see the emails they sent us below.
Click here to see Danamo's page of pictures that show Marilyn was right-handed
Many thanks to MIchelle, Jill and Danamo for helping us with this.
Where is the evidence that started the left-handed myth?
There are still very many sites that list Marilyn as being left-handed, for example
http://www.handwriting.org/archives/98feb_01.html - a good biography and graphology analysis
Stanley Coren - wrote an excellent book on left-handedness
http://www.marilynmonroe.com/about/facts.html - says her writing hand was left
The BBC website lists her as a famous left-hander
If you know more or have any evidence that Marilyn Monroe WAS left-handed, please let us know
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