Famous People Who Stutter

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.

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 1 Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
48
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 5, 1962

 2 Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson
23
Famous As: Actor & Comedian
Birthdate: January 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Consett, County Durham, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 3 Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton
41
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Scientist, Mathematician
Birthdate: January 4, 1643
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
Died: March 31, 1727

 4 Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: December 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 5 Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin
31
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: February 12, 1809
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Mount House, Shrewsbury, England
Died: April 19, 1882

 6 Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 7 Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 8 Chris Martin

Chris Martin
16
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: March 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Whitestone, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 9 Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 12, 1999
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)

 10 Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Novelist, Mathematician & Photographer
Birthdate: January 27, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Daresbury, Cheshire, England
Died: January 14, 1898
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 11 James Stewart

James Stewart
14
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania
Died: July 2, 1997

 12 Claudius

Claudius
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Famous As: Roman emperor
Birthdate: August 1, 0010
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lyon
Died: October 13, 0054

 13 Bill Withers

Bill Withers
1
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: American singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Slab Fork
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 14 Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wrightsville, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 15 Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: April 29, 1951

 16 Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: February 2, 1969
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 17 Jack Welch

Jack Welch
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric
Birthdate: November 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 18 Ron Harper

Ron Harper
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Birthdate: January 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dayton
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 19 Marc Almond

Marc Almond
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southport, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 20 Demosthenes

Demosthenes
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Statesman & Orator
Birthdate: 0384 BC
Birthplace: Athens
Died: 0322 BC

 21 Gareth Gates

Gareth Gates
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradford

 22 Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Diver
Birthdate: January 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: El Cajon, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 23 Jim Kerr

Jim Kerr
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 24 John Stossel

John Stossel
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Famous As: Television presenter, Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: March 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago Heights

 25 Austin Pendleton

Austin Pendleton
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Actor, Playwright, Writer, Stage actor, Television actor, Theatre director
Birthdate: March 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warren

 26 John Melendez

John Melendez
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Famous As: Actor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Massapequa
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 27 Sidney Gottlieb

Sidney Gottlieb
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: August 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: March 7, 1999

 28 Walter Annenberg

Walter Annenberg
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: March 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: October 1, 2002

 29 Chen Shui-bian

Chen Shui-bian
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tainan County, Taiwan

 30 Harley Earl

Harley Earl
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Automotive designer
Birthdate: November 22, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 10, 1969

 31 Kenneth Tynan

Kenneth Tynan
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Famous As: Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: July 26, 1980

 32 Megan Washington

Megan Washington
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Moresby

 33 Alejandra Pizarnik

Alejandra Pizarnik
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Avellaneda, Argentina
Died: September 25, 1972

 34 Bruce Oldfield

Bruce Oldfield
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: July 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London

 35 Ken Venturi

Ken Venturi
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: May 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: May 17, 2013
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 36 Edward Hoagland

Edward Hoagland
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Birthdate: 0000 AD