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.
F D RooseveltF D Roosevelt
30 January 1882, American
32nd President of the United States
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of SnowdonAntony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
07 March 1930, British

Frida KahloFrida Kahlo
06 July 1907, Mexican

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

Neil YoungNeil Young
12 November 1945, Canadian

Joseph GoebbelsJoseph Goebbels
29 October 1897, German
German Nazi politician
Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939, American

Jack NicklausJack Nicklaus
21 January 1940, American

Sir Arthur Charles ClarkeSir Arthur Charles Clarke
16 December 1917, British
Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884, American

Wilma RudolphWilma Rudolph
23 June 1940, American
Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish

Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
31 August 1945, Israeli

Paul Martin, SrPaul Martin, Sr
23 June 1903, Canadian
Father of Medicare.

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
01 May 1939, American
Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter,

Ida LupinoIda Lupino
04 February 1918, British, American
Robin CavendishRobin Cavendish
12 March 1930, British

Johnny WeissmullerJohnny Weissmuller
02 June 1904, Romanian, American
Film actor, Swimmer, Actor, Water polo player,

Kerry PackerKerry Packer
17 December 1937, Australian
Publisher, Business Leader

Apolinario MabiniApolinario Mabini
23 July 1864, Filipino
Revolutionary leader
Bill CullenBill Cullen
18 February 1920, American

Paul WinchellPaul Winchell
21 December 1922, American
Actor, Inventor, Voice actor, Television actor
Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
18 January 1932, American
Writer, Novelist, Philosopher, Essayist,

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

Ken RobinsonKen Robinson
04 March 1950, British
Annette KellermanAnnette Kellerman
06 July 1886, Australian

Thomas Midgley, Jr.Thomas Midgley, Jr.
19 May 1889, American
Kim BeazleyKim Beazley
14 December 1948, Australian
Politician, Diplomat, University teacher

Hans-Georg GadamerHans-Georg Gadamer
11 February 1900, German
Philosopher, University teacher

Milton H. EricksonMilton H. Erickson
05 December 1901, American
Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist,
Renata TebaldiRenata Tebaldi
01 February 1922, Italian
Singer, Opera singer

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Howard W. HunterHoward W. Hunter
14 November 1907, American
Doc PomusDoc Pomus
27 June 1925, American

Hildegard KnefHildegard Knef
28 December 1925, German

DuBose HeywardDuBose Heyward
31 August 1885, American

Avery DullesAvery Dulles
24 August 1918, American
Laurent SchwartzLaurent Schwartz
05 March 1915, French
Mathematician, University teacher, Entomologist
Francis Eugene Cardinal GeorgeFrancis Eugene Cardinal George
16 January 1937, American

Tenley AlbrightTenley Albright
18 July 1935, American
Figure Skater

Philip MorrisonPhilip Morrison
07 November 1915, American

Ray EwryRay Ewry
14 October 1873, American
Florence B. SeibertFlorence B. Seibert
06 October 1897, American

Zenta MaurinaZenta Maurina
15 December 1897, Latvian

Pauline CampanelliPauline Campanelli
25 January 1943, American