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Famous People Who Stutter 

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List Rules A comprehensive list of famous people who stutter (or stuttered) and have other speech impediments or language disorders.

Celebrities often talk for a living. So it's surprising to note that a number of notable people have stutters or other speech impediments. The most famous people who stutter come in many forms. Some celebrities with speech impediments are athletes while other famous people who stutter are musicians. Several celebrity actors have even worked their stutters into their acting techniques.

Who will you find on this slideshow of famous stutterers? Nicole Kidman appears here. "I had one [a stammer] as a kid... I just remember everyone always saying to me, 'Calm down, think about what you're gonna say,' and then I grew out of it. I remember when I was little just being so excited to get it out and I couldn't get it out," Nicole Kidman said of growing up with a stutter.

Tiger Woods wrote a letter to a boy who was bullied which read, "I also stuttered as a child and I would talk to my dog and he would sit there and listen until he fell asleep. I also took a class for two years to help me, and I finally learned to stop." Other celebrities who stutter include Julia Roberts, Elvis Presley, and Vice President Joe Biden.

Are you surprised that so many celebrities stutter? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Stutter
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Marilyn Monroe reportedly developed her breathy style of speaking to overcome a stutter.

Age: Dec. at 36 (1926-1962)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Stutter
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Vice President Joe Biden had a stutter as a child. "If I could share one piece of advice with all of those struggling with a stutter, it would be this: When you commit yourself to a goal and when you persevere in the face of struggle, you will discover new strengths and skills to help you overcome not only this challenge, but future life challenges as well. I promise you – you have nothing to be ashamed of, and you have every reason to be proud," he said.

Age: 76

Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Stutter
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"I had one [a stammer] as a kid... I just remember everyone always saying to me, 'Calm down, think about what you're gonna say,' and then I grew out of it. I remember when I was little just being so excited to get it out and I couldn't get it out," Nicole Kidman said of growing up with a stutter.

Age: 51

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Stutter
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"Whenever I get excited, I stutter a little bit. I have a hard time saying ‘when’ or ‘where’ or any words that start with ‘w’ or ‘i,’” Elvis Presley said in a 1956 interview.

Age: Dec. at 42 (1935-1977)

Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America

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