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.
Joe BidenJoe Biden
20 November 1942, American
46th President of the United States
Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935, American
Singer

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
01 June 1926, American
Actress

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
28 October 1967, American
Actress

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods
30 December 1975, American
Golfer

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
06 January 1955, British
Actor & Comedian
Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
20 June 1967, Australian, American
Actress

James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
17 January 1931, American
Actor

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
19 March 1955, German, American
Actor
Wilt ChamberlainWilt Chamberlain
21 August 1936, American
Basketball Player

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
21 December 1948, American
Actor
Hugh GrantHugh Grant
09 September 1960, British
 

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
04 January 1643, British
Mathematician

Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977, British
Singer-Songwriter

AristotleAristotle
0384 BC, Greek
Philosopher

Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue
28 May 1968, Australian
Singer-Songwriter
James StewartJames Stewart
20 May 1908, American
Actor

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
12 February 1809, British
Naturalist

Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945, American
 

Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn
21 April 1915, Mexican, American
Actor
James RodríguezJames Rodríguez
12 July 1991, Colombian
Football Player

Bo JacksonBo Jackson
30 November 1962, American
Former Baseball & Football Player
ClaudiusClaudius
01 August 0010, Ancient Roman
Roman emperor

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832, British
Novelist, Mathematician & Photographer

Bill WithersBill Withers
04 July 1938, American
American singer-songwriter
Ludwig WittgensteinLudwig Wittgenstein
26 April 1889, Austrian, British
Philosopher

Henry JamesHenry James
15 April 1843, American
Writer
Boris KarloffBoris Karloff
23 November 1887, British
Actor

Jack WelchJack Welch
19 November 1935, American
Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric

John UpdikeJohn Updike
18 March 1932, American
 
Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
04 September 1896, French
Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre

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Jim DavisJim Davis
28 July 1945, American
Actor
Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
30 December 1961, Canadian
Sprinter

DemosthenesDemosthenes
0384 BC, Greek
Statesman & Orator

Herschel WalkerHerschel Walker
03 March 1962, American
American football player

Ron HarperRon Harper
20 January 1964, American
Basketball player, Basketball coach
Marc AlmondMarc Almond
09 July 1957, British
Singer-Songwriter
Greg LouganisGreg Louganis
29 January 1960, American
Diver

Jim KerrJim Kerr
09 July 1959, British
Singer

John StosselJohn Stossel
06 March 1947, American
Television presenter, Journalist, Writer

Austin PendletonAustin Pendleton
27 March 1940, American
Actor, Playwright, Writer, Stage actor, Television
Gareth GatesGareth Gates
12 July 1984, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter

Malcolm FraserMalcolm Fraser
21 May 1930, Australian
Politician

Sidney GottliebSidney Gottlieb
03 August 1918, American
Chemist, Psychiatrist

Walter AnnenbergWalter Annenberg
13 March 1908, American
Businessman

John MelendezJohn Melendez
04 October 1965, American
Actor, Screenwriter
Chen Shui-bianChen Shui-bian
12 October 1950, Taiwanese
Politician

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
02 April 1927, British
Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter
Ken VenturiKen Venturi
15 May 1931, American
Golfer

Harley EarlHarley Earl
22 November 1893, American
Automotive designer

Alejandra PizarnikAlejandra Pizarnik
29 April 1936, Argentinian
Poet
Megan WashingtonMegan Washington
07 January 1986, Australian
Singer, Songwriter

Adam MichnikAdam Michnik
17 October 1946, Polish
Journalist, Writer, Trade unionist
Bruce OldfieldBruce Oldfield
14 July 1950, British
Fashion designer

Edward HoaglandEdward Hoagland