famous people with disabiities?
who are some famous people with mobility, hearing, sight, intellectual disabilities
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite 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
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
- Lizzy-tishLv 61 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.
- LaneLv 61 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.
- jobeesLv 61 decade ago
Terry J Fox
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- AmJLv 61 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"
- 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
- sushiflowerLv 51 decade ago
Orlando Bloom- dyslexia
Montell Williams-multiple sclerosis
- lionessLv 71 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
- 1 decade ago
Robert David Hall - Double leg amputee
He's the coroner on CSI-Vegas
- 1 decade ago
Henry Winkler has dyslexia and dyscalculia
Bill Clinton has some hearing loss