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
06 July 1907, Mexican
Painter
Neil YoungNeil Young
12 November 1945, Canadian
Singer-Songwriter and Musician

Emmett TillEmmett Till
25 July 1941, American
African-American teenager

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939, American
 

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels
29 October 1897, German
German Nazi politician

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of SnowdonAntony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
07 March 1930, British
Photographer
Jack NicklausJack Nicklaus
21 January 1940, American
Golfer

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist

Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884, American
Writer

Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
31 August 1945, Israeli
Violinist
Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph
23 June 1940, American
 

Paul Martin, SrPaul Martin, Sr
23 June 1903, Canadian
Father of Medicare.
F D RooseveltF D Roosevelt
30 January 1882, American
32nd President of the United States

Sir Arthur Charles ClarkeSir Arthur Charles Clarke
16 December 1917, British
Writer

Matthew FoxMatthew Fox
21 December 1940, American
 
Ida LupinoIda Lupino
04 February 1918, British, American
Actress

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
01 May 1939, American
Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter,
Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller
02 June 1904, Romanian, American
Film actor, Swimmer, Actor, Water polo player,

Dorothea LangeDorothea Lange
26 May 1895, American
Journalist, Photographer, Artist, Photojournalist

Robin CavendishRobin Cavendish
12 March 1930, British
Advocate
Paul WinchellPaul Winchell
21 December 1922, American
Actor, Inventor, Voice actor, Television actor

Bill CullenBill Cullen
18 February 1920, American
Actor
Kerry PackerKerry Packer
17 December 1937, Australian
Publisher, Business Leader

David StarkeyDavid Starkey
03 January 1945, British
Historian, Radio personality, Writer

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
18 January 1932, American
Writer, Novelist, Philosopher, Essayist,

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
05 December 1901, American
Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist,
Hans-Georg GadamerHans-Georg Gadamer
11 February 1900, German
Philosopher, University teacher
Kim BeazleyKim Beazley
14 December 1948, Australian
Politician, Diplomat, University teacher

Renata TebaldiRenata Tebaldi
01 February 1922, Italian
Singer, Opera singer

Hildegard KnefHildegard Knef
28 December 1925, German
Actor, Writer, Singer, Autobiographer, Stage

Laurent SchwartzLaurent Schwartz
05 March 1915, French
Mathematician, University teacher, Entomologist
Thomas Midgley, Jr.Thomas Midgley, Jr.
19 May 1889, American
 

Annette KellermanAnnette Kellerman
06 July 1886, Australian