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Famous People with Learning Disabilities

Here are a few pictures of famous people with learning disabilities, along with a short description of each. We tend to assume that all famous people have it easy, and all the successful people had to work hard; that things came easy because they didn’t have as many difficulties as normal people do. However, the opposite is true in many cases. Here are a few examples and pictures of the most famous people:

Winston Churchill: Was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and one of the greatest political leaders of the twentieth century. Known for his powerful speeches it’s ironic that he had a stuttering problem and hated school and maths.

Agatha_Christie: Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Exeter University academics find proof that Agatha Christie should be recognised as one of the most formidable businesswomen of her era.

Albert Einstein: Arguably the greatest physicist of all time. Known for his theory of relativity and E=mc2. He revolutionized the way we think of the universe and opened up our eyes to the possibilities in front of us.

Alexander Graham Bell: Well known as the inventor of the telephone and one of the founders of National Geographic Society, had dyslexia, poor grades, and a general indifference towards almost everything except science.

Scott_Fitzgerald: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Silvester StalionSylvester Gardenzio Stallone, nicknamed Sly Stallone, is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. Stallone is well known for his Hollywood action roles.

Thomas Edison: Patenting over 1000 inventions including the light bulb, Edison had dyslexia, difficulty with speaking and words, was considered too dumb to be in school, and hated mathematics.

Tom Cruise: This producer, director, actor, dominates the big screen, but he wasn’t as successful as a student. In a People Magazine interview, Cruise described himself as a “functional illiterate” due to his young diagnosis as a dyslexic.

Walt Disney: Walt was fired from the Kansas City newspaper for not being creative enough and was considered “slow” as a child. He is now considered one of the best known motion picture producers in the world, and holds the record for the most awards and most nominations.