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List of famous people who have / had polio. The biographies of these famous people with motivate you to tackle all challenges in life.

Apart from dreaded epidemics such as AIDS and cancer, polio is another disease which has been plaguing the world since a really long time. Although the disease doesn’t have fatal consequences, it physically handicaps a person, preventing him/her from leading a normal life. The world has also witnessed many famous people who became victims of polio during their childhood. While a few overcame the disease at later stages of their lives, many others had to deal with problems caused by polio even in adulthood. Perhaps, many people still didn’t know that the former American president Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola are a few celebrities who had to deal with this challenge. Coppola, who is known for being the mastermind behind iconic movies such as ‘The Godfather’, is believed to be currently suffering from the disease, and is bed-ridden. However, a few others had to deal with problems like stuttering and limping, due to the impact caused by polio. Explore these biographies of famous people who had to deal with Polio. Go through this section to learn about their life stories, timelines, and interesting trivia & facts related to them.
Frida KahloFrida Kahlo
(Painter)

06 July 1907

13 July 1954

Coyoacán

Mexican

Cancer

Neil YoungNeil Young
(Singer-Songwriter and Musician)

12 November 1945

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canadian

Scorpio

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels

29 October 1897

01 May 1945

Rheydt

German

Scorpio

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola

07 April 1939

Detroit

American

Aries

Emmett TillEmmett Till
(African-American teenager)

25 July 1941

28 August 1955

Chicago

American

Leo

Jack NicklausJack Nicklaus
(Golfer)

21 January 1940

Upper Arlington, Ohio, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Walter ScottWalter Scott
(Novelist)

15 August 1771

21 September 1832

Edinburgh

Scottish

Leo

Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth

12 February 1884

20 February 1980

New York City

American

Aquarius

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph

23 June 1940

12 November 1994

Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee

American

Cancer

F D RooseveltF D Roosevelt
(32nd President of the United States)

30 January 1882

12 April 1945

Hyde Park

American

Aquarius

Paul Martin, SrPaul Martin, Sr
(Father of Medicare.)

23 June 1903

14 September 1992

Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian

Cancer

Sir Arthur Charles ClarkeSir Arthur Charles Clarke
(Writer)

16 December 1917

19 March 2008

Minehead, Somerset, England

British

Sagittarius

Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell

07 November 1943

Fort Macleod

Canadian

Scorpio

Jean ChrétienJean Chrétien

11 January 1934

Shawinigan

Canadian

Capricorn

Robert McNamaraRobert McNamara
(Businessperson)

09 June 1916

06 July 2009

San Francisco

American

Gemini

Matthew FoxMatthew Fox

21 December 1940

Madison

American

Sagittarius

Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange

26 May 1895

11 October 1965

Hoboken

American

Gemini

Judy CollinsJudy Collins

01 May 1939

Seattle

American

Taurus

Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
(Conductor, Actor, Violinist)

31 August 1945

Israeli

Virgo

Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller

02 June 1904

20 January 1984

Freidorf

American

Gemini

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
(Historian, Screenwriter, Presenter)

03 January 1945

Kendal

British

Capricorn

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson

18 January 1932

11 January 2007

United States

American

Capricorn

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of SnowdonAntony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
(Cinematographer, Photographer)

07 March 1930

London

British

Pisces

Kerry PackerKerry Packer

17 December 1937

26 December 2005

Sydney

Australian

Sagittarius

Paul WinchellPaul Winchell

21 December 1922

24 June 2005

New York City

American

Sagittarius

Bill CullenBill Cullen

18 February 1920

07 July 1990

Pittsburgh

American

Aquarius

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson

05 December 1901

25 March 1980

Aurum, Nevada

American

Sagittarius

Hans-Georg GadamerHans-Georg Gadamer

11 February 1900

13 March 2002

Marburg

German

Aquarius

Thomas Midgley, Jr.Thomas Midgley, Jr.

19 May 1889

02 November 1944

Beaver Falls

American

Taurus

Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon

13 January 1925

18 October 2000

Culver City

American

Capricorn

Kim BeazleyKim Beazley

14 December 1948

Perth

Australian

Sagittarius

Annette KellermanAnnette Kellerman

06 July 1886

06 November 1975

Marrickville

Australian

Cancer

Renata TebaldiRenata Tebaldi

01 February 1922

19 December 2004

Pesaro

Italian

Aquarius

Hildegard KnefHildegard Knef

28 December 1925

01 February 2002

Ulm

German

Capricorn

Laurent SchwartzLaurent Schwartz

05 March 1915

04 July 2002

Paris

French

Pisces

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