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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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Drew Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Famous People with Lisps
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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: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Culver City, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: Donnie Darko, Charlie's Angels, Scream, My Date with Drew

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#94 on The Best Actresses in Film History

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Michael Phelps is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Famous People with Lisps
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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 ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Athlete, Swimmer

Credits: Watercolors, Richard III, Awaken the Dead, Pancho and Lefty

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#4 on The Best Athletes of All Time

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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Famous People with Lisps
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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: 50

Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Athlete, Professional Boxer

Credits: Tyson, The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, Rocky Balboa

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#38 on The Best Boxers of the 21st Century

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Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Famous People with Lisps
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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: 87

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Journalist, Television producer, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: 20/20, Today, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, Barbara Walters: 20 Years at ABC

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Kristen Schaal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 20 Famous People with Lisps
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Kristen Schaal is an American actress, voice artist, writer, and comedian. She is best known for her roles as Mel on the HBO series Flight of the Conchords and as Louise Belcher on FOX animated comedy Bob's Burgers. Other notable roles include her appearances as a commentator on The Daily Show, ...more

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Age: 39

Birthplace: Longmont, Colorado, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting Writer

Credits: Toy Story 3, Despicable Me 2, Bob's Burgers, Gravity Falls

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 20 Famous People with Lisps
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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: Young Winston, Churchill's People, The First World War, The Finest Hours

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#7 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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Russell Simmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20 Famous People with Lisps
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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 ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur Film Producer, + more

Credits: Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, Run's House, Run's House, Lockdown USA

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 20 Famous People with Lisps
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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: 86

Birthplace: Fountainbridge, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Dr. No, The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Rock

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#55 on The Best Actors Working Today

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