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Old 06-13-2005, 11:55 AM
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Famous People who wear an eyepatch?

Walking by a the desk of a co-worker who was leafing through the new "New York" magazine, I stopped and said, "Oh turn back. That must be an article about Andrew Vachss." It was actually a review of his new book, but she asked me "How did you know it was him?" Well, duh, the black eyepatch was a good clue.

And it also begs the question: Does any other famouse person wear an eyepatch? I can only think of Sammie Davis Jr, who later replaced his missing eye with a glass one.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:56 AM
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There's the guy in the old shirt ads -- Arrow, was it?
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:18 PM
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The Man in the Hathaway Shirt wore an eyepatch.

John Ford, famous for his Westerns, also wore an eyepatch.
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:18 PM
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I don't know about "famous" but definitely an legend within the surf community.

Jack O'Neill is the developer of the modern neoprene wetsuit (despite what those guys over at Body Glove say!) and the manufacturer of O'Neill wetsuits.
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:20 PM
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Basil St. John - from "Brenda Starr"
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:26 PM
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The Man in the Hathaway Shirt wore an eyepatch.
Well, yeah, I guess having a one-eyed guy do Arrow shirts would be pretty damn oogy.
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:49 PM
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Moshe Dayan was the most famous one for quite a while.
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:07 PM
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Sammy Davis Jr. wore one for quite a while. He talks about it in his autobiography.
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:09 PM
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Note to self: Read all of OP's post. Then you won't look quite the fool you do when you skip the last sentence.
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:11 PM
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Dr. Hook.

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Old 06-13-2005, 01:14 PM
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Film Director Andre de Toth. What's ironic is that his biggest hit, House of Wax, was a 3D movie and he couldn't see in 3D.

Raoul Walsh was another film director who wore an eyepatch.

In addition, Fritz Lang had only one good eye, but he didn't wear an eyepatch.

Peter Falk doesn't wear an eyepatch, but he does have a glass eye.

Historically, there was Admiral Horatio Nelson. He sometimes would wear his eyepatch over his good eye to protect it.

For fictional characters, there's Elle Driver in Kill Bill.
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:14 PM
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:16 PM
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Old 06-13-2005, 01:48 PM
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Oh, and yer old pal Painty the Pirate from Spongebob Squarepants.

And his parrot, too.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:16 PM
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There is some British female journalist who lost an eye to a bomb in some war torn land. I can't remember her name at the moment.


Basil St. John was my first thought.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:20 PM
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While we are on the subject of one eyed peoples, there is a sportscaster/reporter for ESPN, an Af-Am guy early thirties who wears glasses. There is something going on with his left eye, we think. Anyone know the dirt?
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:26 PM
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:35 PM
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Glass sculptor Dale Chihuly wears an eyepatch.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:40 PM
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Does anybody know why Jamey Sheridan has been wearing an eyepatch lately on L&O: CI?
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Old 06-13-2005, 04:27 PM
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Sandy Duncan wore an eyepatch for a bit after she lost her eye.

Oh, and Number 2 of course.
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:27 PM
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Does anybody know why Jamey Sheridan has been wearing an eyepatch lately on L&O: CI?
It was mentioned on the show that his character had Bell's Palsy, and I heard that Sheridan has it in real life, and it was written in.
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:46 PM
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While we are on the subject of one eyed peoples, there is a sportscaster/reporter for ESPN, an Af-Am guy early thirties who wears glasses. There is something going on with his left eye, we think. Anyone know the dirt?
The guy in question is Stuart Scott. He was working out as a receiver for the NY Jets and got hit in the eye (presumably by a football). Hence, messed up eye. I don't think he lost the eye though, but that's an unfounded guess.
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:59 PM
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The guy in question is Stuart Scott. He was working out as a receiver for the NY Jets and got hit in the eye (presumably by a football). Hence, messed up eye. I don't think he lost the eye though, but that's an unfounded guess.

Thank you.

He looks alot like Carlton from Fresh Prince, don't he?
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:49 AM
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Warren Hinkle, a journalist in San Francisco, wears a patch on his left eye.
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Old 06-14-2005, 02:06 AM
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The guy in question is Stuart Scott. He was working out as a receiver for the NY Jets and got hit in the eye (presumably by a football). Hence, messed up eye. I don't think he lost the eye though, but that's an unfounded guess.
Close. Wikipedia says Scott was injured at a Jets practice he was covering. (And I didn't know that until just now; I also thought it was an athletics injury. Turns out it only happened three years ago.) He was hit in the eye by a machine-launched football and needed surgery on his cornea, so it doesn't appear he lost the eye. His left eye doesn't open all the way and his left eyebrow does weird things sometimes, which is what made me finally notice the thing a couple of months ago.
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Old 06-14-2005, 02:10 AM
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Sandy Duncan lost sight in one eye but she did not "lose her eye".
Just thought that clarification was necessary.
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Old 06-14-2005, 04:32 AM
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Tom Arrrrrh!nold.

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Old 06-14-2005, 06:01 AM
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Actually, I'm considering starting to wear an eyepatch. I'm been blind in my left eye for some years, and it no longer tracks with the right eye. It doesn't bother me, but I can tell people are sometimes wondering what the hell I'm looking at while I'm talking to them.

In addition people who think I have seen them suddenly appear on my blind side and startlements ensue. If I were wearing a patch I'm assuming wait staff wouldn't stand deferentially at my left elbow until they decide I'm ignoring them, or scare the crap out of me.
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:27 AM
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The guy in question is Stuart Scott. He was working out as a receiver for the NY Jets and got hit in the eye (presumably by a football). Hence, messed up eye. I don't think he lost the eye though, but that's an unfounded guess.
Yep - I believe he detached his retina when he missed a catch and the ball hit him. He did a story later in which he returned to training camp to work out with the guys (sort of a "this is what they go through for football" story), almost exactly duplicated his missed catch and injury, and almost lost sight in that eye.
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:16 AM
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Actually, I'm considering starting to wear an eyepatch. I'm been blind in my left eye for some years, and it no longer tracks with the right eye. It doesn't bother me, but I can tell people are sometimes wondering what the hell I'm looking at while I'm talking to them.

In addition people who think I have seen them suddenly appear on my blind side and startlements ensue. If I were wearing a patch I'm assuming wait staff wouldn't stand deferentially at my left elbow until they decide I'm ignoring them, or scare the crap out of me.
I hope this isn't too personal a question, but does only having sight in one eye have an effect on your depth perception? If so, is it much of a hinderance? I ask because as a kid I had to wear an eyepatch in an effort to correct lazy eye, and all I can remember is that my depth perception was really screwed up. I can't imagine having the same problems as an adult trying to drive, etc.
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Old 06-14-2005, 08:35 AM
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I've often wondered what happened to Stuart Scott. Thanks for clearing that up.

For fictional, Dean Martin's character in (I think) The Sons Of Katie Elder wore one briefly for the bar scene with Strother Martin.
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:41 AM
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I've often wondered what happened to Stuart Scott. Thanks for clearing that up.
Did we clear it up? We offered three different versions of what happened.
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:47 AM
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:09 AM
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Singer Gabrielle used to wear a patch but nowadays seems to prefer sunglasses or a low haning fringe.
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:16 AM
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Las Vegas celebrity gossip reporter Norm Clarke has worn one for years, since the 80's at least when he was a sports reporter in Denver.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:30 AM
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I remember a member of some hair band wore one for a bit. Firehouse maybe?

Didn't Saun Cassidy wear one when he was doing soaps? Heck, weren't eyepatches trendy in soaps for a while?
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:52 AM
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Old 06-15-2005, 06:03 AM
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I hope this isn't too personal a question, but does only having sight in one eye have an effect on your depth perception? If so, is it much of a hinderance? I ask because as a kid I had to wear an eyepatch in an effort to correct lazy eye, and all I can remember is that my depth perception was really screwed up. I can't imagine having the same problems as an adult trying to drive, etc.
The depth perception is surprisingly not a problem most of the time. For distances over some small number of feet the angle of parallax is too small for depth perception to matter and you judge distance by other cues. Close up, within 10 feet or so, it is a problem, but not insurmountable.
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Old 06-16-2005, 06:52 AM
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I remember a member of some hair band wore one for a bit. Firehouse maybe?

Didn't Saun Cassidy wear one when he was doing soaps? Heck, weren't eyepatches trendy in soaps for a while?
You're thinking of Steve Nichols, who played "Patch" Johnson on Days of our Lives. The eyepatch was later spoofed when he did an appearance on The Nanny, which start Days aluminus Charles Shannessey.
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:48 PM
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What? No mention of Captain Feathersword?
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Old 06-17-2005, 03:05 PM
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What? No mention of Captain Feathersword?
I think it would be more difficult to find a pirate that doesn't wear an eyepatch, me hearties.
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