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actors, singers & entertainers
marc anthony : pop singer who has won two grammy awards and three latin grammy awards. she has sold over 12 million albums worldwide.
Rowan Atkinson: Often called “Britain’s funniest man,” the comedic actor has appeared on BBC radio and television and in films such as Mr. bean vacation and johnny english.
emily blunt — this golden globe award winning actress is probably best known for her work on my summer of love and the devil you wear prada She is featured in the Stuttering Foundation’s Famous People Who Stutter brochure and poster.
Leon Botstein : Serves as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. he is also president of bard college.
wayne brady: is an emmy-winning improvisational comedian, singer, and host of let’s make a deal.
marion davies: an American actress who was a popular movie star in the 1920s and particularly admired for her comedic talents on stage and screen.
garret dillahunt — starred in the movie “the last house on the left” and has appeared on numerous television shows such as “the x-files”, “nypd blue” and “er”.
robert donat —an actor best known for his roles in alfred hitchcock’s 39 steps and goodbye, mr. chips, for which he won an Oscar for best actor.
Sheila Fraser: Starred in the 1938 television show General John Regan.
noel gallagher : A popular singer who, at one point, was the lead guitarist, songwriter, and co-vocalist for the English rock band oasis.
Francois Goudreault — lead vocalist and songwriter for Hello Kelly, an energetic alternative rock band from Orangeville, henceforth.
jason grey: Christian singer who received the award for most performed song for “good to be alive” during the 2013 annual christian music awards.
Ray Griff: This Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer had his first hit, “Patches,” in 1970. Since then, he has enjoyed much success as a singer-songwriter.
tim gunn: actor, design consultant, and host of the popular fashion reality show project runway.
steve harvey : comedian, television host, producer, radio host, actor, and author.
john lee hooker: an influential American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His signature genre was a half-baked bluesy style.
samuel l. jackson: An award-winning actor known for his films Goodfellas, Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Jurassic Park, and Pulp Fiction.
scatman john: This famous American jazz musician and poet created a unique mix of scat singing and house music. he is best known for his hit “scatman (ski ba bop ba dop bop)”. His real name was John Paul Larkin and he sold millions of recordings worldwide.
james earl jones: actor james earl jones, a star of film, television and broadway, is well known for his voice as darth vader in star wars and his voices and silences from books. he is also the voice of cnn. jones is featured in the stuttering foundation’s famous people who stutter brochure. In 2008, he received the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award for his “long and quiet dedication to advancing literacy, the arts, and the humanities nationally and locally,” said SAG President Alan Rosenberg. p>
boris karloff: Became famous for his high-profile roles as Frankenstein in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939).
Harvey Keitel: Before becoming a famous actor, Keitel was a freelance court reporter in New York City. he has starred in three seasons, u-571, little nicky, red dragon, crime, one last dance and the ministers, among others.
Nicole Kidman: This award-winning actress is known for her performances in Dead Calm, The Hours, To Die For, Batman Forever, and Rabbit Hole.
b.b. king — American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He was named the third best guitarist in the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine.
kendrick lamar: This hip-hop artist has received several grammy awards.
peggy lipton: this late actress from the tv shows mod squad and twin peaks earned four golden globe nominations. she won a Golden Globe in 1971 for best television actress in a drama. In 1962, she signed with the Ford Modeling Agency.
doug macleod : An American blues musician known for his acoustic blues and slide guitar numbers, as well as songwriting and storytelling.
gummo marx: He was a very successful comedian, actor, and agent for his brothers and other Hollywood actors.
Raymond Massey: Became famous for roles like Abraham Lincoln in Abe Lincoln in Illinois. he was nominated for an academy award for this role.
john melendez: is a talented musician, actor and comedian. listen to a podcast.
Robert Merrill: This baritone opera star sang in more than 500 performances over three decades at the Metropolitan Opera.
sir jonathan miller: in addition to being an actor, he was a theater and opera director, doctor, producer, author and television presenter.
marilyn monroe: This actress and singer is one of the most popular movie stars of the 1950s and early 1960s. She is known for her comedic skills and presence on the screen. Monroe is featured in the Stuttering Foundation’s Famous People Who Stutter brochure.
Sam Neill: This New Zealand TV and movie star is probably best known for his role in Reilly, the Ace of Spies and for playing Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III. She also starred in Dead Calm, The Hunt for Read October and The Tudors.
jack paar – He was a television and radio talk show host who is best known for hosting the Tonight Show. During World War II, he entertained troops in the South Pacific.
Elvis Presley: Known as the “King of Rock and Roll,” this singer and actor is still considered by many to be one of the most popular icons of the 20th century.
Anthony Quinn: This Academy Award-winning actor is also a painter and writer.
Eric Roberts: He has received widespread praise for his supporting role in The Dark Knight. Oscar nominated for his role in Runaway Train, he has also starred in many films such as Star 80 and The Pope of Greenwich Village. Roberts is trained in Tae Kwon Do and Jujitsu. His daughter, Emma, and his sister, Julia Roberts, are actresses.
hrithik roshan is an award-winning Indian actor. He donated funds to help build the audio and speech therapy wing at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai, India.
mike rowe: actor and opera singer, currently hosting dirty jobs and shark week on the discovery channel.
budd schulberg: is an American screenwriter and novelist. his 1954 screenplay on the Boardwalk won an Oscar. He is also known for his novels which makes Sammy run and they fall harder.
Charlie Sheen: Best known for his starring role on the long-running CBS show Two and a Half Men. He was also in the platoon of movies, Lucas, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Wall Street, Young Guns, Eight Men Out, Major League, Hot Shots!, The Three Musketeers, Arrival, Money Talks, and Ser John Malkovich.
ed sheeran: this english singer, songwriter and musician was nominated in 2014 for best new artist at the grammy awards. in 2012, he won for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.
carly simon: she has an oscar, two grammy awards, a golden globe and several successful albums. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994.
tom sizemore: is famous for his role in saving private ryan. Sizemore, a Golden Globe-nominated film and television actor, has had supporting roles in several films.
jimmy stewart: is considered one of the best actors of the golden age of Hollywood. Stewart won lifetime achievement awards from nearly every major motion picture organization. In addition to acting, he had a military career in which he advanced to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States. Air Force.
mel tillis: This country music star and songwriter passed away on November 1. on January 19, 2017. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her in 2007. She was also inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Tillis and her band, the statesiders, released hits like i i ai n’t never, good woman blues, and i believe in you.
megan washington: an Australian musician and songwriter who won the awards for best female artist and best new artist during the aria music awards in 2010.
michelle williams : This singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress is probably best known for being part of the R&B group Fate Is Son.
Bruce Willis : After starring in more than 60 films, he became popular in the late 1980s with the series Die Hard. Other popular movies include Pulp Fiction, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense. In an interview for GQ magazine, Willis said that she felt acting helped him get over her stutter.
ann wilson: singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer who, along with her sister nancy, became the core of the rock band’s heart.
bill withers: Fans say this singer-songwriter combined a genuine, folksy feel with an instantly recognizable voice.
Shane Yellowbird: This popular singer-songwriter has received awards from the Canadian Country Music Awards, the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, and the Aboriginal Choice Music Awards. During a three-month period in the fall of 2007, he received eight awards.
michael attardi: former nfl player, now an author, golfer, award-winning filmmaker, music composer, and singer.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout: This South African professional golfer is a three-time winner of the European Tour and participated in the Tokyo Olympics.
alex carter — cornerback for the detroit lions. he played college football at stanford.
rubin “hurricane” carter : a former professional boxer, carter held an honorary championship title in 1993 from the world boxing council .
ty cobb: During his time playing professional baseball, he set 90 mlb records, and still holds several of them today. he has the highest career batting average of his at .366 and owns the most career batting titles of his.
johnny damon : retired mlb outfielder and designated hitter has played for kansas city royalty, oakland athletics, boston red sox, yankees nyc, detroit tigers, tampa bay stripes and cleveland indians. He played for the Red Sox and Yankees during the seasons the teams won the World Series. twice he was on all-star teams, and in 2000 he was the stolen base champion of the american league. In high school, he was rated as one of the best players in the country and was named to the current All-American High School team.
Antonio Dixon: This NFL defensive tackle overcame stuttering, homelessness and learning disabilities to graduate from the University of Miami.
tyrone “ty” ellis : former professional basketball player and now head coach of the stockton kings, an affiliate of the sacramento kings nba team.
perico fernandez — boxer who won the wbc light welterweight championship.
sophie gustafson: She is a member of the lpga tour and a lifetime member of the women’s european tour. she has five lpga and 21 international wins in her career. She is featured in the famous people who stutter brochure from the foundation for stutterers.
lester hayes: the former raiders defensive back led the nfl with 13 interceptions and was named ap defensive player of the year in 1980. he retired in 1986, after a total of 39 interceptions .
ron harper: If he wasn’t a basketball star, he said he would like to be a teacher. He is actively involved in Widney High School in Los Angeles, a school for children with disabilities.
bo jackson: This professional multi-sport athlete completed his Bachelor of Science in 1995 at Auburn to fulfill a promise he made to his mother.
tommy john: This former pitcher for the oakland a’s and the yankees had a career with 288 wins. he ranked sixth among left-handers in major league history.
juanfran (juan francisco garcia garcia): popular soccer left back who has played for real madrid and celta.
Ivo Karlovic: This Croatian tennis player has won four individual ATP titles. he is considered to be one of the best servers and tallest players on the atp tour. he is 6 feet, 10 inches. his height allows him to serve with great speed.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: A small forward for the Charlotte Hornets who was considered one of the best basketball players in the country while in high school in New Jersey. In 2012, the Charlotte Bobcats selected him second overall. That same year, he achieved the first double-double of his career, scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds and making him one of only five players under the age of 20 to achieve that mark.
gordie lane: Known for playing hockey as a defenseman for the New York Islanders, Lane worked for the Canadian Railway during the off-season. He also spent some time making commercial honey at a bee farm in Brandon, Manitoba.
greg louganis – This diving champion is probably best known for winning back-to-back Olympic titles in the 3-meter and 10-meter diving events. he is considered by some to be the greatest Olympic diver of all time. In 1984 he received the James E. Sullivan Award for being the best amateur athlete in the United States.
bob love: This legendary Chicago Bulls star has gone from the field to spearheading community affairs for the champion team. he is a popular motivational speaker and a spokesperson for the stuttering foundation. His life story is documented in the film Find a Dream: Bob’s Love Story. love is featured in the stuttering foundation’s famous people who stutter brochure.
kenyon martin: basketball star kenyon martin is a two-time member of the united states basketball team and was selected to the 2004 nba all-star team. featured in brochure famous people who stutter from the foundation for stutterers.
trumaine mcbride: prior to playing cornerback for the chicago bears, mcbride played at the university of mississippi, where he started for three years with 48 tackles and where he broke up nine passes his senior year . .
shaquille o’neal: former nba player and current television sports analyst was selected by orlando magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 draft. he became one of the best league centers, won rookie of the year in 1992-93 and then led his team to the 1995 nba finals. he later won three straight championships with the laker angels in 2000, 2001 and 2002. his fourth The NBA Championship followed in 2006 with the Miami Heat. He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star Game MVP and Finals MVP in the same year (2000).
Adrian Peterson: He was an NFL running back who now does community work and hosts a free annual youth football camp. he also volunteers to help children who stutter.
ellis lankster: cornerback for the new york jets. Before joining New York, she was with the Buffalo Bills. he played college football at west virginia university.
boyd rankin: a Northern Irish cricketer who now plays for England. he has a left-handed batting style and a right-armed fast-middle bowling style.
james rodriguez: Colombian soccer star who came to international attention at the 2014 world cup for his scoring prowess. he currently plays for ac monaco and previously played for fc porto de portugal.
mark rubin: defensive football player for penn state.
Bryan Rust: This Michigan native and University of Notre Dame graduate was cited in 2016 as one of the Penguins’ stars in their impressive run in the Stanley Cup. That year, Rust became the first rookie in NHL history to score two goals in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, helping the Penguins win Game 7 of the semifinals.
Bob Sanders: He has been the defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers since 2006. Before joining the Packers, he was the Miami Dolphins linebackers coach. he was a college football coach for 22 years.
sigi schmid: German-American soccer coach. he came to the united states with his family at the age of 4. He played for the University of California, Los Angeles. he later he coached that varsity team. He went on to coach the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer. He has the most wins as a coach in MLS history and received the MLS Coach of the Year award in 1999 and 2008.
matt slauson: chicago bears guard. While playing for the University of Nebraska, he was selected in the Big 12 three times.
george springer: outfielder for the houston stars. He played college baseball for the University of Connecticut, where he was named a first-team all-american.
darren sproles – This NFL star is a football running back and return specialist. He was twice named Kansas City’s All-Star Player of the Year. sproles is featured in the stuttering foundation’s famous people who stutter brochure.
dave taylor: is a former hockey star with the la kings. At Clarkson University, he still holds the records for career points (251), goals (98), and assists (153), as well as single-season goals (41), assists (67), and points (108) in 1976-77.
jermain taylor: during his amateur boxing career, he won the 1996 under-19 championship, the golden gloves national titles, and finished second and third in the 1997 and 1998 u.s. championships. . uu. championships respectively. In 1998, he won a bronze medal at the Goodwill Games. he received the bronze medal for the us. team in the 2000 olympics.
juanyeah thomas: soccer player at georgia tech.
ken venturi: the late legendary golfer ken venturi, usa. uu. open champion, he was a successful commentator for cbs sports. he is featured in the pamphlet famous people who stutter from the foundation for stutterers. “nearly 30 years ago, ken became our first “famous person who stutters” – an ever-growing list of more than 100 well-known people who bring hope and courage to the 68 million people who stutter around the world. said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. “He was one of the first to offer his help to the stuttering community and stayed true to the cause for decades. Ken faced no greater obstacle than stuttering. Ken Venturi was a hero to those who stutter and went out of his way to share his personal experience when asked by a colleague, friend, or child who stutters. ken was the first national spokesperson for the stuttering foundation nearly three decades ago. as was his style, he offered to fill that role for us because of his concern for those that stuttering was unparalleled. in a letter dated july 1986, ken wrote to my father, our founder, malcolm fraser, saying he wanted to do whatever he could to help those who stuttered.”
Herschel Walker – This Heisman Trophy-winning running back played for the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants.
bill walton: This nba star and hall of famer is recognized as a well-known sportscaster for nbc. Walton is featured in the Stuttering Foundation’s Famous People Who Stutter brochure.
jeff walz: a kentucky native, he returned to the bluegrass state to serve as the women’s basketball coach for the university of louisville.
pat williams: This minnesota vikings football player was also a star in high school. As a 5-foot-8, 160-pound freshman kicker/pallet, he went on to have an incredible high school career. In Wossman High School, he had 43 sacks, 154 tackles, 6 forced fumbles, 8 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, and 3 defensive touchdowns.
tiger woods: is one of the most successful golfers of all time. Woods was a child prodigy who started playing golf at age 2. At age 3, Woods shot a 48 over nine holes at the Navy Golf Club in Cypress, California, and at age 5 he was featured in Golf Digest and on ABC, that’s amazing.
Damien Woody: An offensive lineman for the New York Jets. during his years in football he has played every position on the offensive line except left tackle. When he was with the New England Patriots, he was a member of two Super Bowl-winning teams, 2001 and 2003. He played college football at Boston College.
chris zorich: The defensive lineman for the chicago bears is also a well-known philanthropist. In 1993, he established the Christopher Zorich Foundation to help disadvantaged families. usa weekend named him the most supportive athlete.
writers, authors, producers, composers and artists
Jeffrey Blitz: This writer, director and producer recently wrote and directed Rocket Science, a movie about a high school student who stutters when joining the debate team. He also directed Spellbound, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
Jorge Luis Borges — Argentine writer of short stories and essays considered the most influential Latin American writer of the last century. Every year the Argentine Association of Stutterers awards a Jorge Luis Borges Award.
Lewis Carroll: This British writer’s most famous works include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, as well as poems about hunting the snark and jabberwocky. In addition to being an author, he was a mathematician, logician, Anglican cleric, and photographer.
calvert casey — highly acclaimed Cuban writer of short fiction. In 1998, his works were finally published in English with the publication of Casey Calvert: The Collected Stories.
richard condon: This acclaimed novelist began his writing career at the age of 42 and produced 26 books in his lifetime. his most famous novel was The Manchurian Candidate.
Scott Damian— wrote the one-act drama, Snapper, for the first leg of the Playwright’s Express Festival. the only act has been produced as a short film, where he served as writer, director and producer. He is developing a supernatural script based on New Orleans, and just finished writing a pilot and two episodes for an original Hollywood satirical episode titled Switching Hyenas. he has also finished writing his next opus, racing chase, which is currently in development. After many months of rewriting, Damian has just completed his first book titled V-V-Voice: A Stutterer’s Odyssey, which will be available in electronic format in the near future.
jim davis: The cartoonist from rural Indiana who created Garfield.
charles darwin: This British naturalist is probably best known for his work on the origin of species.
francine du plessix gray: A French-American writer known for being a “jane of all trades,” writing everything from fiction to reports, literary essays, and numerous biographies.
Margaret Drabble: Probably best known for her novels, Drabble has written nonfiction screenplays, short stories, plays, and biographies.
dominick dunne: This writer and investigative journalist often focuses on how high society interacts with the judicial system.
john gregory dunne: this American novelist was a journalist, screenwriter, essayist and literary critic. He wrote two non-fiction books about Hollywood, The Studio and Monster. He was also a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books.
jack eberts: Produced Dances with Wolves, Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, and the animated film Chicken Run. eberts is known for being a risk taker and for the high caliber movies of him.
indiana gregg: This Scottish singer battled her stutter by writing and performing her own songs as a child. she is a billboard award winning songwriter and vh-1 save the music.
robert a. heinlein — was one of the most popular science fiction writers. Heinlein was one of the first to break into mainstream publishing, such as the Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s.
edward hoagland: this famous author wrote cat man, walking on the river of dead diamonds, african calliope and tugboat passage.
philip larkin: This British poet was also a jazz novelist and critic. many consider him one of the greatest English poets of the second half of the 20th century.
ann mcgovern: a prolific author who wrote over 50 books, including stone soup. Collectively, millions of copies of her books have been sold worldwide.
somerset maugham: This English playwright, novelist, and short story writer was one of the most popular and highest-paid authors of the 1930s.
David Mitchell: This English author is best known for his ghost-written novels, Number9dream, and Cloud Atlas. In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
mike peters: syndicated political cartoonist and creator of mother goose & gloomy comic strip He has received the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.
Budd Schulberg: This screenwriter and novelist was best known for writing the novels What Makes Sammy Run? and harder they fall, and dashes on the boardwalk and a face in the crowd.
Jane Seymour: This English actress is probably best known for her co-starring roles in the James Bond film Live and Let Die and the television series Dr. quinn, healer she is also an author of children’s books
marc shell — is an author and professor of comparative literature and english at harvard university. shell is a forerunner of the movement in literary criticism that has been called “new economic criticism.”
neville shute: This successful aeronautical engineer was one of the most popular novelists of the mid-20th century. virtually all of his books are still in print almost half a century after his death.
alan rabinowitz: As a zoologist, conservationist, and author, rabinowitz works tirelessly to protect endangered species. one of his most recent books is beyond the last village. He appears in the brochure famous people who stutter from the foundation for stutterers.
john updike: the most popular work of this American writer is his rabbit series: rabbit run, rabbit redux, rabbit is rich, rabbit at rest and rabbit remembered. updike, who died Jan. 27, 2009, won Pulitzer Prizes for The Rich Rabbit and The Resting Rabbit. In all, he published 22 novels and more than 12 collections of short stories, as well as poetry, literary criticism, and children’s books.
andrew lloyd webber: As a highly successful English composer, he is probably most famous for cats and the Phantom of the Opera.
journalists and photographers
p.f. Bentley : This Time magazine award-winning photographer is known for his behind-the-scenes shots of presidents and congressmen.
henry luce: founder of time, life, fortune, sports illustrated and house & home magazines. During college, his class at Yale voted him “the brightest.” Before founding the magazines, he was a reporter for the Chicago Daily News and the Baltimore News.
Byron Pitts — Chief National Correspondent for ABC News, Pitts is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and author of Step Out on Nothing.
john stossel: an award-winning journalist, this former co-anchor of 20/20 is now on fox news. Stossel is an author and spokesperson for the Stuttering Foundation. He is featured in the Stuttering Foundation’s Famous People Who Stutter brochure, and his stuttering public service announcements can be heard on radio stations across the country. listen to a podcast.
jeff zeleny: a reporter for the new york times. He was the lead reporter for the 2012 presidential campaign. Prior to the New York Times, he wrote for the Chicago Tribune, Des Moines Register Star, Associated Press, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Florida Times-Union, and Lincoln Journal Star. While working at the Chicago Tribune, he was a member of the newspaper team that won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 2001 for documenting gridlock in the United States air traffic system.
government leaders & public officials
prince albert of monaco : the prince became interested in oceanography at the age of 22. he founded the world-renowned oceanographic institute in monaco. it includes an aquarium, a museum and a library. he also founded a research center in paris.
President Joseph Biden: He began his long political career when he was first elected to the Senate in 1973 at the age of 30, making him the sixth youngest U.S. Senator . uu. history. Biden is featured in the Stuttering Foundation’s Famous People Who Stutter brochure and poster.
cabbage. joshua chamberlain : the union colonel in the civil war was wounded several times and, according to historians, was an inspiration and a hero to his men. here are 10 inspirational quotes.
Winston Churchill: He was British Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also a British Army officer and author. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his historical writings.
camille desmoulins — a French journalist and politician who played a major role in the storming of the Bastille and the French Revolution.
miguel estrada: this outstanding lawyer was nominated by the us. uu. district of columbia court of appeals for president bush.
King George VI: The King was an inspiration to his country during World War II when he addressed the empire in radio broadcasts. The King’s Speech, an award-winning film, highlights his bravery. Featured on the Stuttering Foundation Famous People Who Stutter poster and brochure.
annie glenn: Wife of former astronaut senator john glenn, died May 19, 2020. was active in community service. Glenn participated in programs for children, the elderly, and the disabled. she was also an accomplished organist. she listens to a podcast.
sidney gottlieb: This controversial psychiatrist and CIA chemist stuttered as a child and earned a master’s degree in speech therapy.
clifford p. Hansen — Served as Governor of Wyoming from 1963 to 1967 and in the United States. Senate from 1967 to 1979.
j. edgar hoover: Appointed as the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935, he is credited with building the FBI into a modern agency with the latest crime-fighting technology at the time.
Thomas Kean: This former Governor of New Jersey also served as Chairman of the 9/11 Commission. after serving as governor, he was president of draw college for 15 years. he wrote the book the politics of inclusion.
Rex Lee: He served as the United States Attorney General, as well as Dean of the Brigham Young University School of Law, and was a distinguished professor of law and trial attorney. He lectured, made speeches, and argued many cases before the US. uu. supreme court.
bill sheffield: served as governor of alaska from 1982 to 1986.
alan turing: this British mathematician is considered the father of modern computing. During World War II, he helped crack German codes.
congressman frank wolf: this congressman from virginia has served in the us. uu. house of representatives since 1981. the longtime supporter of the stuttering foundation brought childhood stuttering to national attention in 2006 when he submitted an article about tiger woods from the sfa newsletter to the congressional record. the congressman is featured in the famous people who stutter brochure from the foundation for stutterers.
walter h. Annenberg : This late publisher and philanthropist created the TV guide and Seventeen magazine. He also owned the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News.
steven brill: is the editor and founder of court tv, which is now trutv. Brill also founded Clear Registered Traveler, an airport security company. and created brill’s content magazine.
ernie canadeo — founder, president and chief executive officer of egc group, inc., an advertising agency based in melville, n.y.
andrew “twiggy” forrest – An Australian businessman who made his fortune in mining. He is considered one of the richest people in Australia.
malcolm fraser: American philanthropist and businessman. Joining his brother, Carlyle Fraser, he was one of the original founders of the Genuine Parts Company in 1928. In 1947, he founded and endowed the Stuttering Foundation, giving it most of his $30 million endowment. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the fourth annual National Council on Communication Disorders and posthumously received NCCD’s Charles Van Ripper Award, and a book he wrote, Self Therapy for the Stutterer, has been called a “classic.” it is now in its 11th edition and has been translated into 26 languages.
mike harper: This conagra executive is praised for his early adoption of information technology. he is best known as a champion of hard-charging acquisitions in the company.
joe moglia: Chairman and former CEO of td ameritrade and head football coach for the carolina coast chanticleers.
vince naimoli: He is known for changing corporations. He formed Anchor Industries International and was CEO of Doehler-Jarvis, Harvard Industries and Ladish Co. He has served on several corporate boards, as well as on the board of directors of the University of Tampa.
john sculley: considered a marketing genius, he introduced the “pepsi challenge”, which helped the soft drink company gain market share. During the 1980s and 1990s, his ideas helped Apple Computer mass-market the Mac computer.
michael sheehan: Since 1981, sheehan has been a leader in the field of communications consulting. He is often asked to help with critical business situations such as initial public offerings, shareholder meetings, and other matters.
marc vetri: star chef and owner of popular Philadelphia restaurants including vetri, osteria, amis, and alla spina.
Jack Welch: During his tenure as chairman of General Electric, he increased GE’s market capitalization by more than $400 billion. He served as chairman of GE from 1981 to 2001. Welch earned a reputation for having a unique and strong business leadership style.
walter wriston: As president of citibank/citicorp from 1967 to 1984, wriston was considered one of the most influential commercial bankers.
stuttering in ancient times
Demosthenes : many believe that this Athenian, recognized as the greatest ancient Greek orator, stuttered.
Moses: Some scholars believe that Moses, the leader and liberator of the Hebrews, stuttered and point to verses from the Exodus.