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Famous People with Disabilities

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2018-05-03 - Collection of lists of famous and well known people with various disabilities and conditions including actors, politicians and writers who contributed to society.

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A disability is often used to refer to individual functioning, including physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment, mental illness, and various types of chronic diseases. A disability can be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.

Have a disability or medical condition?

You are not alone, people with disabilities include actors, actresses, celebrities, singers, world leaders, and many other famous people. Of course there are also millions of people worldwide who may not be famous in the sense society deems famous, but still live with, battle, and overcome their disabilities every single day of their lives.

These lists are a constant work in progress. Below you will find lists of many famous and well known people who have, or had, disabilities.

Photograph of German born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein taken around 1904-05.
About This Image: Photograph of German born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein taken around 1904-05.

Lists of Famous People With Disability

Video Clip: Famous People with Disabilities

Video IconThis YouTube video clip shows various men and women throughout history with various physical or mental disabilities and that it's not your disability that makes you who you are but your ability´╗┐ - Famous People with Disability.


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