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 reportedly developed her breathy style of speaking to overcome a stutter.
Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl
Credits: Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire
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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.
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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.
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Singer
Credits: Moulin Rouge, The Others, Eyes Wide Shut, The Hours
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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: Died at 42 (1935-1977)
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States of America
Profession: Soldier, Musician, Actor, Singer
Credits: Love Me Tender, Blue Hawaii, Jailhouse Rock, Viva Las Vegas
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