18 Famous People with Lisps

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List of Famous People with Lisps, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. A lisp is a speech impediment that effects the way an individual says words that contain the letters s,z,f,t and d. Most lisps are caused by incorrect tongue placement when speaking. Overbites and underbites can also cause an individual (and celebrities) to have a lisp. Lisps can be treated with speech therapy.

Who is the most famous person with a lisp? Actress Drew Barrymore tops our list. The “Big Miracle” actress has made her lisp into a charming character trait. Barrymore's way of speaking has made it easy for comedians to impersonate her as demonstrated to near perfection by “Saturday Night Live's” Kristen Wiig. Barbara Walters is another woman who is famous for her lisp.

Boxer Mike Tyson speaks in a high voice and has a lisp. His unique way of talking led him to get in fights as a child as Tyson who beat up anyone brave enough to make fum of him. By the age of 13, Tyson had already been arrest 38 times. Actors Sean Connery and Humphrey Bogart have a very unique way of pronouncing their “S's” leading them both to have a slight lisp.

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  1. Drew Blyth Barrymore is an American actress, model, producer, director and author. She is a descendant of the Barrymore family of well-known American stage and cinema actors, and is a granddaughter of film legend John Barrymore. Barrymore first appeared in an advertisement when she was eleven months ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, Culver City, California
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Scream, Donnie Darko, Batman Forever, The Wedding Singer, + more
  2. Michael Fred Phelps II is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals, Olympic gold medals in individual events, and Olympic medals in individual events for a male. In winning eight ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete, Swimmer
  3. Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson is an American retired professional boxer. Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer
    • Credits: The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, Scary Movie 5, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Tyson, + more
  4. Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows Today and The View, the television news magazine 20/20, co-anchored the ABC Evening News, and was a contributor to ABC News. Walters first became known as a television ...more

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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Journalist, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: The View, Today, ABC World News, 20/20, The I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special, + more
  5. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1874-1965)
    • Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Statesman, Painter, Politician, Journalist, Orator, + more
    • Credits: World War II in HD Colour, Apocalypse: The Second World War
  6. Russell Wendell Simmons is an American business magnate. He cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics. Married to Samantha Simmons of East Providence RI, Simmons has been described as the third richest figure in hip ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: The Nutty Professor, Def Jam's How to Be a Player, The Addiction, Krush Groove, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, + more
  7. Sir Thomas Sean Connery is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. He was knighted by Elizabeth II in July 2000, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in the US. Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in ...more

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    • Age: age 85
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Goldfinger, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Untouchables, The Rock, Dr. No, + more
  8. Reginald Alfred "Reggie" Bush, Jr. is an American football running back for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Southern California, where he earned consensus All-American honors twice, and was recognized as the top college player ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Spring Valley, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Athlete, Footballer, American football player
    • Credits: Jim Rome Is Burning
  9. Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in such iconic 1940s films noir as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep, earned him the legacy of cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1899-1957)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, The Big Sleep, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, + more
  10. Jonathon Ross is a former Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. He played with the Adelaide Crows. A well-built, strong key position player, Jonathon Ross had the potential to go far. However, his career was hampered by knee injuries and off-field drama and after playing 12 ...more

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    • Age: age 42
  11. Anthony Joseph Kiedis is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he has fronted since their inception in 1983. Kiedis is a co-founder of the band, and has recorded all ten studio albums with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Kiedis, along ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Actor
    • Credits: Point Break, Twister, Less Than Zero, The Chase, Tough Guys, + more
  12. Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and embraced the principles of republicanism and the rights of the individual with worldwide influence. At the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1743-1826)
    • Birthplace: Shadwell, Virginia, USA
    • Profession: Statesman, Inventor, Author, Farmer, Architect, + more
  13. Susan Marie Olsen is an American former child actress, current animal welfare advocate, radio host, and a creator of pop art. Olsen is best known for her role as Cindy, the youngest daughter of Mike and Carol Brady on 1970s television sitcom The Brady Bunch for the full run of the show, from 1969 to ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Brady Bunch, The Brady Bunch Movie, The Brady Kids, Divorce Court, The Brady Bunch Hour, + more
  14. Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, screenwriter, playwright, actor, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's and the true crime novel In Cold Blood, which he labeled a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1924-1984)
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Playwright
    • Credits: Annie Hall, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Murder by Death, The Innocents, In Cold Blood, + more
  15. Moses was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a former Egyptian prince later turned prophet, religious leader and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. Also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew, he is the most important prophet in Judaism. He is also an important prophet in ...more

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    • Birthplace: Land of Goshen
    • Profession: Prophet
  16. Franklin Roy "Frank" Bruno MBE is an English former professional boxer who was known for his good punch power and whose career highlight was winning the WBC heavyweight championship in 1995 against Oliver McCall at Wembley Stadium. Frank Bruno won 40 of his 45 bouts, and out of the 40 fights Bruno won ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
    • Credits: It's a Knockout, People (UK)
  17. Alastair Brian Walden is a British journalist and broadcaster who was a Labour Member of Parliament for a decade. He is the father of actor Ben Walden.more

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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: West Bromwich, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Broadcaster, Presenter
    • Credits: Weekend World
  18. Daffy Duck is a fictional character from the 2012 film Daffy's Rhapsody.more

  19. Bishop T.D. Jakes is a film producer and an actor.more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: South Charleston, USA, West Virginia
    • Profession: Evangelist, Film Producer, Author, Actor, Televangelist, + more
    • Credits: Not Easily Broken, Sparkle, Jumping the Broom, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Winnie, + more
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