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Famous People With Disabilities

Each of these people have achieved great success in spite of a physical disability. How many do you know?
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First submittedSeptember 7, 2012
Last updatedSeptember 7, 2012
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Speaker, author, activist;
grew up blind and deaf
Helen Keller
Only U.S. President confined
to a wheelchair
Franklin D. Roosevelt
One-handed Major League pitcher
Jim Abbott
Quadriplegic actor known for "Superman"
Christopher Reeve
Wheelchair-bound physicist, author
Stephen Hawking
Quadriplegic Christian author, speaker,
and activist
Joni Eareckson Tada
Classical composer; was totally deaf
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Inspirational speaker, actor,
born with no arms or legs
Nick Vujicic
Little person, actor, activist;
one of the Munchkins
Billy Barty
Blind singer and pianist;
known for "Georgia on My Mind"
Ray Charles
Blind singer and songwriter; known for "Superstition"
Stevie Wonder
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Blind operatic tenor
Andrea Bocelli
Blind guitarist and singer;
known for "Felice Navidad"
Jose Feliciano
The original Siamese twins
Chang and Eng Bunker
Blind writer of over 1000 poems
and hymns
Fanny Crosby
Invented a raised-dot reading system
for the blind
Louis Braille
Hawaii Senator & WWII Medal of Honor
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Sen. Daniel Inouye
Kansas Senator and 1992 Presidential candidate
Sen. Bob Dole
Medal of Honor recipient;
Nebraska Senator
Sen. Bob Kerrey
Actor; best known as Radar O'Reilly on MASH
Gary Burghoff
Country singer with spina bifida;
known for "Your Cheatin' Heart"
Hank Williams, Sr.
Deaf; won an Oscar for best actress
in "Children of a Lesser God"
Marlee Matlin
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