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

Mexican

Emmett TillEmmett Till
(African-American teenager)

25 July 1941

American

Neil YoungNeil Young
(Singer-Songwriter and Musician)

12 November 1945

Canadian

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

07 March 1930

British

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels
(German Nazi politician)

29 October 1897

German

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola

07 April 1939

American

Jack NicklausJack Nicklaus
(Golfer)

21 January 1940

American

Walter ScottWalter Scott
(Novelist)

15 August 1771

Scottish

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph

23 June 1940

American

Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
(Writer)

12 February 1884

American

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

23 June 1903

Canadian

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

30 January 1882

American

Sir Arthur Charles ClarkeSir Arthur Charles Clarke
(Writer)

16 December 1917

British

Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
(Violinist, Conductor, Professor)

31 August 1945

Israeli

Matthew FoxMatthew Fox

21 December 1940

American

Paul WinchellPaul Winchell
(Actor, Inventor, Voice actor, Television actor)

21 December 1922

American

Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller
(Film actor, Swimmer, Actor, Water polo player, Television actor)

02 June 1904

Romanian,American

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
(Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Guitarist, Pianist)

01 May 1939

American

Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
(Journalist, Photographer, Artist, Photojournalist)

26 May 1895

American

Kerry PackerKerry Packer
(Publisher, Business Leader)

17 December 1937

Australian

Bill CullenBill Cullen
(Actor)

18 February 1920

American

Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon
(Singer, Dancer, Stage actor, Film actor)

13 January 1925

American

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
(Writer, Novelist, Philosopher, Essayist, Playwright, Psychologist, Science fiction writer)

18 January 1932

American

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
(Historian, Radio personality, Writer)

03 January 1945

British

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
(Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Writer)

05 December 1901

American

Kim BeazleyKim Beazley
(Politician, Diplomat, University teacher)

14 December 1948

Australian

Hans-Georg GadamerHans-Georg Gadamer
(Philosopher, University teacher)

11 February 1900

German

Renata TebaldiRenata Tebaldi
(Singer, Opera singer)

01 February 1922

Italian

Hildegard KnefHildegard Knef
(Actor, Writer, Singer, Autobiographer, Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor)

28 December 1925

German

Laurent SchwartzLaurent Schwartz
(Mathematician, University teacher, Entomologist)

05 March 1915

French

Annette KellermanAnnette Kellerman

06 July 1886

Australian

Thomas Midgley, Jr.Thomas Midgley, Jr.

19 May 1889

American