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famous people with disabiities?

who are some famous people with mobility, hearing, sight, intellectual disabilities

15 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    "Blind Tom" Wiggins - Musician

    F.D. Roosevelt - (polio)-U.S. President

    Frida Kahlo (severe accident) Artist

    Audre Lorde - Poet, Activist

    Harilyn Rousso (Cerebral Palsy) Disability Rights, Activist/Psychotherapist

    Judy Heumann (spina Bifida) Assistant Secretary of Education

    Helen Keller (Deaf/Blind) Activist, ambassador for US

    Sarah Bernhardt (amputee)French actress

    Beethoven (deaf) Composer

    Winston Churchill (LD) PM of England

    Walt Disney (LD) Inventor

    Tom Edison(LD/Dyslexia) Inventor

    Einstein (LD)Mathematician/Physicist

    Goya (deaf) Spanish painter

    Stephen Hawking (Lous Gehrig's) physicist/mathematician

    Milton (Blind) English Author/poet

    Nelson Rockfeller (dyslexa) US V President

    Harriett Tubman (TBI) Abolitionist

    Woodrow Wilson (dyslexia) U.S. President

    Cher (LD) actress

    Tom Cruise (LD) actor

    Whoopi Goldberg(LD) actress

    Greg Louganis (LD) Olympic swimmer

    Danny Glover (epilepsy) actor

    Margaux Hemingway (epilepsy) actress

    Tchaikovsky (epilepsy) composer

    Alexander the Great (epilepsy) leader

    "Magic" Johnson (ADHD) sports

    Stephen Hawking - Cerebral Palsy

    Howard Hughes (Tourette & OCD)

    Howie Mandel (OCD) comedian

    Dan Ackroyd (Tourette, Asperger) comedian

    David Beckham (OCD) soccer

    Hank Williams, Sr.(Spina Bifida) musician

    John Cougar Mellencamp (Spina Bifida) musician

    Robin Williams (Aspergers, ADHD) comedian

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  • 1 decade ago

    I believe the actor Chris Burke who was on Touched by An Angel and a series with Kelly Martin and Patti LaPone has an intellectual disability.

    Chris Reeve was quadrapalegic.

    Jose Feliciano, Tom Sullivan, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, all had visual impairments.

    Marley Matlan is deaf.

    Helen Keller was both blind and deaf and the first person male or female to graduate from a college with both disabilities.

    Teri Garr, Michael McKean, Annette Funicello have MS.

    Cher, Tom Cruise, Nelson Rockefeller, Winston Churchhill, Bruce Jenner, Sly Stallone have dyslexia or some kind of learning disability.

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who had polio was president of the United States for four terms.

    Patty Duke , Delta Burke, Mike Wallace, Marcia Wallace , Ernest Hemmingway, Sylvia Plath, William Safire ( I believe ) have all had mental health challenges.

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  • Lane
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    There are several famous people who are famous with a Disability. First of all, Ray Charles went blind from Glaucoma and became a famous piano player. Several years ago, there was an academy Award movie about his life. second, Helen Keller was a famous deaf-blind woman who was a famous political activist. Third, President Roosevelt was Disabled in a wheelchair and had to swim every day for exercise. Fourth President JF Kennedy had some type of spinal disability but I forget the name. I hope this helps! Bye!

    Source(s): Reading-I love to read and I have read all of these biographies about famous people who were disabled.
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  • jobees
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Steve Wonder

    Tom Crusie

    Helen Keller


    Terry J Fox

    Tony Greg

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  • AmJ
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Here are 2 Deaf Actors: Anthony Natale, played the son in Mr. Holland's Opus and Tyrone Giordano who played Ashton Kutcher's brother in the movie "A Lot Like Love" and also played a member of the family in "The Family Stone"

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  • 1 decade ago

    Franklin D. Roosevelt - 32nd President of the United States (President during WW II). He was confined to a wheel chair.

    Helen Keller - Blind

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  • 1 decade ago

    Orlando Bloom- dyslexia

    Montell Williams-multiple sclerosis

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well there is me of course. I'm famous....well working on it.

    Robert David Hall is my favourite on Csi he also is involved in advocating for disabled actors.

    Terry Fox one of Canada's heroes

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  • 1 decade ago

    Robert David Hall - Double leg amputee

    He's the coroner on CSI-Vegas

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  • 1 decade ago

    Henry Winkler has dyslexia and dyscalculia

    Bill Clinton has some hearing loss

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