Sunday, April 13, 2014

18 Famous People Who Stutter

Mel Tillis
I love it when famous people "come out" as stutterers. Our community has so few visible supporters, unlike so many other causes which often have countless visible and vocal supporters and members. We stutterers are left with one or two celebrity advocates or spokespeople, and it's sad that one of those is Porky Pig, a Warner Bros. cartoon character whose affliction is used for comic relief...not advocacy.

Pam Tillis
Many people mention the one and only person who most know is a stutterer, Mel Tillis. He is now 81 years old, and few people under the age of about 40 know who this is, however. I am not familiar with even one song by this man. Mel Tillis is a famous country singer who was the winner of the CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year in 1976. He is also the father of another famous country artist, Pam Tillis. Maybe you remember a few of her 90s hits, "Shake the Sugar Tree" and "Maybe It Was Memphis."

So, here is a document that gives a pretty exhaustive list of famous people who are or once were stutterers. I must say that, for some, I have some doubt as to the veracity of the claim that they were or are stutterers. I have my own reasons for having this doubt, but I am not sure of the value of sharing the reasons. So, I'll just leave this here for you to examine for yourself. Be well!

Link - 18 famous People Who Stutter!

Excerpt:

"Kenyon Martin, Bill Walton, John Stossel, James Earl Jones, Carly Simon, Mel Tillis, Alan Rabinowitz, Robert Merrill, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Ken Venturi, Bob Love, John Updike, King George VI, Frank Wolf, Nicholas Brendon, Lewis Carroll, Annie Glenn, Darren Sproles ... all famous and successful. And all stuttered"

3 comments:

anna lee said...

It's common that people are stammer, but even if they made their weakness as there strength and entertained the people. We will also provide the stuttering therapy as best cure

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