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 Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1977

 2 Marilyn Monroe

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

 3 Rowan Atkinson

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

 4 Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Honolulu
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 5 Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 6 Charles Darwin

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

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

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

 9 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)

 10 Aristotle

Aristotle.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0384 BC
Birthplace: Stagira, Greece
Died: 0322 BC
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 11 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)

 12 Chris Martin

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

 13 James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 14 Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain.
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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)

 15 Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 16 Joe Biden

Joe Biden.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 46th President of the United States
Birthdate: November 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 17 Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Idar-Oberstein, Germany
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 18 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

 19 James Stewart

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

 20 James Rodríguez

James Rodríguez.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: July 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cúcuta, Colombia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 21 Claudius

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

 22 Bill Withers

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

 23 Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former Baseball & Football Player
Birthdate: November 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, U.S.
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 24 Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 21, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: June 3, 2001
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 25 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

 26 Henry James

Henry James.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 15, 1843
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 28, 1916

 27 Carly Simon

Carly Simon.
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 28 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)

 29 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)

 30 Jack Welch

Jack Welch.
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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)

 31 Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: December 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Falmouth, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica[1]
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 32 Ron Harper

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

 33 Demosthenes

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

 34 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)

 35 Malcolm Fraser

Malcolm Fraser
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toorak
Died: March 20, 2015

 36 John Updike

John Updike.
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 27, 2009

 37 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)

 38 Jim Davis

Jim Davis.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edgerton, Missouri, United States
Died: April 26, 1981

 39 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)

 40 Antonin Artaud

Antonin Artaud.
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Famous As: Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre Director
Birthdate: September 4, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: March 4, 1948

 41 John Stossel

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

 42 Gareth Gates

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

 43 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

 44 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

 45 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)

 46 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

 47 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

 48 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

 49 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

 50 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