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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Chris Martin
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'Coldplay')

Chris Martin
32
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Whitestone, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

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Bill Withers
(American singer-songwriter)

Bill Withers
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Slab Fork, West Virginia, U.S.
Died: March 30, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

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Boris Karloff
3
Birthdate: November 23, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: February 2, 1969
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

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Jack Welch
(Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric)

Jack Welch
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S
Died: March 1, 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Marc Almond
(Singer-Songwriter)

Marc Almond
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southport, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

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Jim Kerr
(Singer)

Jim Kerr
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Demosthenes
(Statesman & Orator)

Demosthenes
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0384 BC
Birthplace: Athens
Died: 0322 BC
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John Stossel
(Television presenter, Journalist, Writer)

John Stossel
1
Birthdate: March 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago Heights
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Austin Pendleton
(Actor, Playwright, Writer, Stage actor, Television actor, Theatre director)

Austin Pendleton
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warren

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John Melendez
(Actor, Screenwriter)

John Melendez
1
Birthdate: October 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Massapequa
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Sidney Gottlieb
(American Chemist and Spymaster Who Headed Project Mkultra)

Sidney Gottlieb
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 7, 1999

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Chen Shui-bian
(Politician)

Chen Shui-bian
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tainan County, Taiwan

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Walter Annenberg
(Businessman)

Walter Annenberg
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: October 1, 2002

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Kenneth Tynan
(Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter)

Kenneth Tynan
0
Birthdate: April 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: July 26, 1980

 15 
Harley Earl
(Automotive designer)

Harley Earl
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 22, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 10, 1969

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Megan Washington
(Singer, Songwriter)

Megan Washington
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Moresby

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Alejandra Pizarnik
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Avellaneda, Argentina
Died: September 25, 1972

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Ken Venturi
(Golfer)

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

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Bruce Oldfield
(Fashion designer)

Bruce Oldfield
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London

Edward Hoagland
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Birthdate: 0000 AD