List of famous people who stuttered. Stuttering didn't stop them from being successful!

Did you know that Winston Churchill—someone widely regarded as being among the most influential people in British history—used to stutter? Similar was the case of King George VI who actually had to seek the help of a speech therapist to enable him to speak to his Empire. Stuttering is a common speech impediment suffered by millions around the globe. Speech plays a vital role in human communication and stuttering can indeed impede a person’s ability to communicate. However, throughout history people have proved time and again that it is not only possible to be able to communicate well despite suffering from a stutter, but also perfectly feasible to achieve excellence in one’s field despite the impediment. As a young boy, American country music singer and songwriter Mel Tillis used to stutter. He worked hard to overcome this challenge and went on to become a highly accomplished singer! It might surprise you that James Earl Jones, often referred to as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors also used to stutter as a child. These famous people are proof that a stutter need not dampen your spirit or hamper your career in any way! Read on for more information about famous people who stutter.
AristotleAristotle
(Philosopher, Teacher of Alexander the Great)

0384 BC

0322 BC

Stagira, Greece

Greek

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
(The King of Rock and Roll, Singer Actor)

08 January 1935

16 August 1977

Tupelo

American

Capricorn

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

25 December 1642

20 March 1727

Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth

British

Capricorn

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(American actress)

01 June 1926

05 August 1962

Los Angeles

American

Gemini

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
(Naturalist, Geologist)

12 February 1809

19 April 1882

Shrewsbury

British

Aquarius

Joe BidenJoe Biden
(Vice President of the U.S.A)

20 November 1942

Scranton

American

Scorpio

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
(Actress)

20 June 1967

Honolulu

Australian,American

Gemini

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

Consett, County Durham, England

British

Capricorn

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
(Actress)

28 October 1967

Smyrna, Georgia, United States

American

Scorpio

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
(Actor)

21 December 1948

Washington, D.C., United States

American

Sagittarius

James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
(Actor)

17 January 1931

Arkabutla

American

Capricorn

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
(Actor)

19 March 1955

Idar-Oberstein, Germany

American

Pisces

Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue
(Singer-Songwriter and Actress)

28 May 1968

Melbourne

Australian

Gemini

Chris MartinChris Martin

02 March 1977

British

Pisces

James StewartJames Stewart

20 May 1908

02 July 1997

Indiana

American

Taurus

Hugh GrantHugh Grant

09 September 1960

Hammersmith, London, England

British

Virgo

Carly SimonCarly Simon

25 June 1945

New York City

American

Cancer

Wilt ChamberlainWilt Chamberlain
(Basketball Player)

21 August 1936

12 October 1999

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

American

Leo

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods

30 December 1975

Cypress, California

American

Capricorn

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
(Author, Mathematician and Photographer)

27 January 1832

14 January 1898

England

British

Aquarius

Ludwig WittgensteinLudwig Wittgenstein
(Philosopher)

26 April 1889

29 April 1951

Vienna

Austrian

Taurus

ClaudiusClaudius
(Roman emperor)

01 August 0010

13 October 0054

Lyon

Ancient Roman

Leo

Jack WelchJack Welch
(Chairman and CEO of General Electric)

19 November 1935

Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S

American

Scorpio

James RodríguezJames Rodríguez
(Football Player)

12 July 1991

Cúcuta, Colombia

Colombian

Cancer

Bo JacksonBo Jackson
(Former Baseball & Football Player)

30 November 1962

Bessemer, Alabama, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

Bill WithersBill Withers

04 July 1938

Slab Fork

American

Cancer

Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn
(Actor)

21 April 1915

03 June 2001

Chihuahua

Mexican,American

Taurus

Henry JamesHenry James
(Writer)

15 April 1843

28 February 1916

New York City

American

Aries

John UpdikeJohn Updike

18 March 1932

27 January 2009

Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Pisces

DemosthenesDemosthenes

0384 BC

0322 BC

Athens

Greek

Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud

04 September 1896

04 March 1948

Marseille, France

French

Virgo

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
(Sprinter)

30 December 1961

Falmouth, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica[1]

Canadian

Capricorn

Jim DavisJim Davis
(Actor)

28 July 1945

Marion, Indiana, United States

American

Leo

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher
(Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer)

29 May 1967

Longsight

British

Gemini

Sam NeillSam Neill
(Actor, Winegrower)

14 September 1947

Omagh

New Zealander

Virgo

Bill WaltonBill Walton
(Basketball player)

05 November 1952

Key West

American

Scorpio

Rubin CarterRubin Carter
(Boxer)

06 May 1937

20 April 2014

Clifton

American

Taurus

Greg LouganisGreg Louganis
(Platform diver, Autobiographer, Diver, Coach)

29 January 1960

San Diego

American

Aquarius

Michael SpinksMichael Spinks
(Boxer)

13 July 1956

St. Louis

American

Cancer

Marc AlmondMarc Almond
(Singer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter)

09 July 1957

Southport

British

Cancer

Malcolm FraserMalcolm Fraser
(Politician)

21 May 1930

20 March 2015

Toorak

Australian

Taurus

Gareth GatesGareth Gates
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)

12 July 1984

Bradford

British

Cancer

Ron HarperRon Harper
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)

20 January 1964

Dayton

American

Capricorn

John MelendezJohn Melendez
(Actor, Screenwriter)

04 October 1965

Massapequa

American

Libra

John StosselJohn Stossel
(Television presenter, Journalist, Writer)

06 March 1947

Chicago Heights

American

Pisces

Austin PendletonAustin Pendleton
(Actor, Playwright, Writer, Stage actor, Television actor, Theatre director)

27 March 1940

Warren

American

Aries

Sidney GottliebSidney Gottlieb
(Chemist, Psychiatrist)

03 August 1918

07 March 1999

New York City

American

Leo

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
(Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter)

02 April 1927

26 July 1980

Birmingham

British

Aries

Walter AnnenbergWalter Annenberg
(Art collector, Diplomat, Publisher, Businessperson)

13 March 1908

01 October 2002

Milwaukee

American

Pisces

Harley EarlHarley Earl
(Designer, Automotive designer)

22 November 1893

10 April 1969

Hollywood

American

Scorpio

Megan WashingtonMegan Washington
(Singer, Songwriter)

07 January 1986

Port Moresby

Australian

Capricorn

Ken VenturiKen Venturi
(Golfer)

15 May 1931

17 May 2013

San Francisco

American

Taurus

Adam MichnikAdam Michnik
(Journalist, Writer, Trade unionist)

17 October 1946

Warsaw

Polish

Libra

Bruce OldfieldBruce Oldfield
(Fashion designer)

14 July 1950

London

British

Cancer

Edward HoaglandEdward Hoagland

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