Famous People with Learning Disabilities  Famous People with Appearance Differences
Famous People with Movement Differences  Famous People with Speech Differences
Famous People with Mood Disorders  Famous People with Dementia
Famous People with Tourette Syndrome  Famous People with Mental Retardation

Famous People Who Have Learning Disabilities in alphabetical order
  Hans Christian Andersen   Author of children's fairy tales
  Harry Anderson   Actor, magician, comedian
  Stephen Bacque   Entrepreneur of the Year, 1998
  Ann Bancroft   Explorer, lecturer, educator, first woman to
  travel across the ice to the North and South  Poles
  Harry Belafonte   Singer, actor, entertainer
  Alexander Graham Bell   Inventor
  Neil Bush   Son of Barbara and former President Bush
  George Burns   Actor, comedian
  Stephen J. Cannell   Screenwriter, producer, director
  Gaston Caperton   Former governor of West Virginia
  Nola D. Che   Award-winning poet and author
  Cher   Entertainer, actress
  Agatha Christie   English mystery writer
  Winston Churchill   Former Prime Minister of Britain
  John Corcoran   Real estate millionaire
  Tom Cruise   Actor
  Fred Curry   Navy pilot, CEO of Greyhound Lines
  Leonardo Da Vinci   Renaissance artist, sculptor, painter
  Walt Disney   Cartoonist, visionary founder of Disneyland
  Dr. Red Duke   Physician, television commentator
  Frank Dunkle   Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  Thomas Edison   Inventor, scientist
  Tomima Edmark   Author, entrepreneur
  Albert Einstein   Scientist, philosopher
  Fanny Flagg   Actress, screenwriter
  Gustave Flaubert   Writer
  Danny Glover   Actor
  Tracey Gold   Actress
  Whoopi Goldberg   Actress
  Edward Hallowell   MD Author, psychiatrist, ADD specialist
  Ellie Hawkins   Record-breaking rock climber
  John Horner   Curator of paleontology, technical advisor to Steven   Spielberg for Jurassic Park and   The Lost World
  William James   Psychologist, philosopher
  Bruce Jenner   U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist
  Bob Jimenez   TV anchorman
  Magic Johnson   Professional athlete
  David Jones   Stunt man, pioneer in helicopter aerial photography
  Thomas H. Kean   President of Drew Univ., governor of New Jersey
  Sylvia Law   Professor of law and medicine, author
  Greg Louganis   U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist
  Edward James Olmos   Actor, community activist
  Paul J. Orfalea   Entrepreneur, founder of Kinkos
  George Patton   U. S Army general
  Patricia Polacco   Author, illustrator of children's books
  Robert Rauschenberg   Artist
  Nelson Rockefeller   Former governor of New York, former VP of the US
  Nolan Ryan   Professional athlete
  Charles Schwab   Founder of investment brokerage
  William Simmons   MD, Professor of anesthesiology
  Tom Smothers   Comedian
  Nancy L. Sonnabend   Researcher, inventor, author
  Jackie Stewart   Race car driver
  Richard Strauss   Real estate developer, banker
  Victor Villasenor   Award-winning author
  Lindsay Wagner   Actress, author, "The Bionic Woman"
  Russell White   Professional athlete
  Roger W. Wilkins   Head of the Pulitzer Prize Board
  Woodrow Wilson   Former President of the United States
  Henry Winkler   Actor, director, humanitarian, "The Fonz"
  Eric Wynalda   Professional athlete
  William B. Yeats   Poet, dramatist, Nobel prize winner
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Famous People with Appearance Differences in alphabetical order
  Jim Abbott   Professional athlete
  Billy Barty   Actor
  Andrea Bocelli   Opera singer
  Chang and Eng Con   Joined twins, sideshow performers
  Ray Charles   Jazz musician
  W.C. Fields   Actor
  Mikhael Gorbachev   Former Russian premier
  Linda Hunt   Actress
  Daniel Inouye   U.S. Senator
  Helen Keller   Author
  Matt Luke   Professional athlete
  Ved Mehta   Author
  Gheorghe Muresan   Actor, former professional athlete
  Tom Thumb   Sideshow performer
  John Updike   Author
  Bree Walker   Television news anchor
  Stevie Wonder   Singer
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Famous People with Movement Differences in alphabetical order
  Muhammad Ali   Former professional athlete
  James Brady   Former presidential press secretary
  John Callahan   Cartoonist
  Johnny Cash   Singer
  Chuck Close   Artist
  Robert Dole   Former U.S. Senator
  Chris Fonseca   Comedian
   Michael J. Fox   Actor
  Annette Funicello    Actress
  Billy Graham   Religious leader
  Stephen Hawking   Astrophysicist
  Joseph Heller   Author
  Katherine Hepburn   Actress
  Judith Heumann   Assistant Secretary of Education
  John Hockenberry   Journalist
  Pope John Paul II   Religious leader
  Ron Kovic   Disability advocate
  Paul Longmore   Historian, author
  Nancy Mairs   Author
  Itzhak Perlman   Violinist
  Christopher Reeve   Actor
  Janet Reno   U.S. Attorney General
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Former President of the United States
  Mary Verdi-Fletcherr   Dancer
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Famous People Who Have Speech/Hearing Disabilities in alphabetical order
  Ludwig von Beethoven   German composer
  Joseph Biden   U.S. Congressman
  Lewis Carroll   Author
  Bill Clinton   U.S. President
  Winston Churchill   Former Prime Minister of Britain
  Walter Cronkite   Journalist
  Kirk Douglas   Actor
  Ron Harper   Professional athlete
  Stephen Hawking   Astrophysicist
  Florence Henderson   Actress
  James Earl Jones   Actor
  Helen Keller   Author
  Bob Love   Professional athlete
  Marlee Matlin   Actress
  Marilyn Monroe   Actress
  Curtis Pride   Professional athlete
  Carly Simon   Singer
  Richard Thomas   Actor
  John Updike   Author
  Heather Whitestone   Former Miss America
  Frank Wolf   U.S. Congressman
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Famous People Who Have Mood Disabilities in alphabetical order
  Patty Duke   Actress
  Ernest Hemingway   Author
  Kurt Vonnegut   Author
  Mike Wallace   Journalist
  Virginia Woolf   Author
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Famous People With Dementia in alphabetical order
  Rita Hayworth   Actress
  Ronald Reagan   Former President of the United States
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Famous People With Tourette Syndrome in alphabetical order
  Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf   Professional athlete
  Jim Eisenreich   Professional athlete
  Samuel Johnson   18th-century writer
  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   18th-century composer
  Michael Wolff   Jazz musician
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Famous People With Mental Retardation in alphabetical order
  Chris Burke   Television actor
  Gretchen Josephson   Poet
  Dwight Mackinto   Artist

This list was compiled from various sources, including: Everyday Heroes by Jeanne Lagorio Anthony, published by Empowerment in Action, PO Box 3064, Carlsbad, CA 92009. (800)850-0165. 70 p; Understanding and Changing Our Reactions to Disabilities: Everybody's Different, by Nancy B. Miller and Catherine C. Sammons, published by Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., PO Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624.

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