Famous People With Disabilities

Sir Winston Churchill

Physical disabilities though considered a restraint to achieving greatness in one's profession, has been overcome by a number of famous personalities to show their prowess in their respective fields. Most of these famous people are world-renowned people and are taken up as role models. Even the fact is hat some of these famous personalities have become admired with their speaking capabilities and they provide a ray of hope for the disability's world over. There is a list of some the famous people who have become famous in spite of their disability problem. Former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill is known all over the world as an incredible politician and a passionate orator but not many know that he was physically disabled. US Congressman Frank Wolf is another famous disabled person who fought for the cause of disabled people. Another severe disabled person was King George VI who led his country in the World War II campaign through his inspires speeches on radio. Physical disability is considered a taboo in the journalism industry where anchoring shows and interviewing people plays an important role and yet in spite of the physical drawback, US journalist John Stossel has proved nothing is impossible with his award winning work in journalism. Another industry where disability cannot be accepted is the entertainment glamorous industry where singing and acting skills are necessary. There would be very few people who believe that James Earl Jones, famous movie star, the voice of CNN and the voice of Darth Vader of Star Wars was a disabled person. Another famous physically disabled actor was Marilyn Monroe, a Hollywood siren who captured the hearts of millions with her beauty and acting talent. Sports are also an area in which physically disabled have proved their excellence. Tiger Woods the world famous golfer is one of the most famous disabled people who have grown from a child prodigy to World class in spite of his problem. The famous basket players in the US, Bob Love and Bill Walton, are also disabled who are working for the cause of disability in their country, of which the latter is said to have developed into a popular commentator. Disabilities have made a mark in possibly every industry and done so in an emphatic way to show the world their worth. The above mentioned disabled stars are just a handful of people who have proved that no disability can be a hurdle in achieving what one truly wishes for. There is many more famous and talented disabled person who is yet to come out in the limelight. Normal people tend to think of famed or successful people as having it easy in life, or they somehow got lucky. People admire them for what they have or for what they have accomplished and sometimes wish they were just like them. However, the truth is often very different from what people actually imagine. One might be surprised at the famous people who had to overcome a severe disability. Also often people are shaped by the obstacles they overcome such as a severe learning disability – more than by inherent intelligence, talent, luck or money.  

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patrick akos October 1, 2011 at 8:55 pm

There’s always an ability where disability exists,but only when you stop worrying and start thinking about the way forward.


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