Famous People Who Have/Had Polio

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.

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 1 F D Roosevelt

F D Roosevelt.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 32nd President of the United States
Birthdate: January 30, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyde Park, New York, United States
Died: April 12, 1945

 2 Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 6, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: July 13, 1954

 3 Neil Young

Neil Young.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: November 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 4 Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola.
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Famous As: FilmMaker
Birthdate: April 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 5 Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: January 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 6 Emmett Till

Emmett Till.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: African-American teenager
Birthdate: July 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: August 28, 1955
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 7 Sir Arthur Charles Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Minehead, Somerset, England
Died: March 19, 2008
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 8 Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: August 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tel Aviv

 9 Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: March 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgravia
Died: January 13, 2017

 10 Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee
Died: November 12, 1994
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 11 Walter Scott

Walter Scott.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 15, 1771
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 21, 1832

 12 Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Alice Roosevelt Longworth.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 20, 1980

 13 Judy Collins

Judy Collins
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Guitarist, Pianist
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seattle

 14 Ida Lupino

Ida Lupino
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England, UK
Died: August 3, 1995
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 15 Apolinario Mabini

Apolinario Mabini
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Revolutionary leader
Birthdate: July 23, 1864
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Talaga, Philippines
Died: May 13, 1903

 16 Joseph Goebbels

Joseph Goebbels.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: German Nazi politician
Birthdate: October 29, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rheydt, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Died: May 1, 1945
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 17 Kerry Packer

Kerry Packer
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Publisher, Business Leader
Birthdate: December 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney
Died: December 26, 2005
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 18 Hans-Georg Gadamer

Hans-Georg Gadamer
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: February 11, 1900
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Marburg, Germany
Died: March 13, 2002

 19 Robin Cavendish

Robin Cavendish
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Advocate
Birthdate: March 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: August 8, 1994

 20 Doc Pomus

Doc Pomus
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Died: March 14, 1991

 21 Paul Winchell

Paul Winchell
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Famous As: Actor, Inventor, Voice actor, Television actor
Birthdate: December 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: June 24, 2005

 22 David Starkey

David Starkey
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Famous As: Historian, Radio personality, Writer
Birthdate: January 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kendal

 23 Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

 24 Robert Anton Wilson

Robert Anton Wilson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Philosopher, Essayist, Playwright, Psychologist, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: January 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: January 11, 2007

 25 Thomas Midgley, Jr.

Thomas Midgley, Jr.
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 19, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beaver Falls
Died: November 2, 1944

 26 Tenley Albright

Tenley Albright
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: July 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newton Centre, Newton, Massachusetts, United States

 27 Bill Cullen

Bill Cullen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Died: July 7, 1990

 28 Milton H. Erickson

Milton H. Erickson
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Psychotherapist, Hypnotist, Hypnotherapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Writer
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aurum
Died: March 25, 1980

 29 Ray Ewry

Ray Ewry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: October 14, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Died: September 29, 1937
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 30 Odette Hallowes

Odette Hallowes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Intelligence agent
Birthdate: April 28, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Died: March 13, 1995

 31 Annette Kellerman

Annette Kellerman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marrickville
Died: November 6, 1975

 32 Kim Beazley

Kim Beazley
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Diplomat, University teacher
Birthdate: December 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Perth

 33 Agata Buzek

Agata Buzek
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Famous As: Actress & Model
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pyskowice, Poland
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 34 Howard W. Hunter

Howard W. Hunter
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: November 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boise, Idaho, United States
Died: March 3, 1995

 35 DuBose Heyward

DuBose Heyward
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 31, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: June 16, 1940

 36 Hildegard Knef

Hildegard Knef
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
Died: February 1, 2002

 37 Avery Dulles

Avery Dulles
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: August 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auburn, New York, United States
Died: December 12, 2008

 38 Francis Eugene Cardinal George

Francis Eugene Cardinal George
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Archbishop
Birthdate: January 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 17, 2015

 39 Laurent Schwartz

Laurent Schwartz
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, University teacher, Entomologist
Birthdate: March 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: July 4, 2002

 40 Paul Martin, Sr

Paul Martin, Sr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Father of Medicare.
Birthdate: June 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario
Died: September 14, 1992

 41 Philip Morrison

Philip Morrison
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: November 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Somerville, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 22, 2005

 42 Florence B. Seibert

Florence B. Seibert
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Biochemist
Birthdate: October 6, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Easton, Pennsylvania
Died: August 23, 1991

 43 Zenta Maurina

Zenta Maurina
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 15, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lejasciems, Latvia
Died: April 25, 1978

 44 Pauline Campanelli

Pauline Campanelli
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: November 29, 2001