Blessed with dyslexia, By Stacy Poulos

Faces of dyslexia... 'Multi-dimensional FreeThinkers'.
We are proud to think and learn differently.
 
Dyslexic, multi-dimensional freeThinkes please add yourself and your inspiring comment and a picture. Latter we will add you to the "Faces Of Dyslexia" wall. But please only dyslexics. Do not add your email address, it doesn't go to us. Thank you - If you are under 18 consult your parents before signing it and please do not be specific about where you live, the closest major city will be great. Thank you, Stacy

If you are dyslexic or better... a "Multi-dimensional FreeThinker"--in short FreeThinker, one who thinks freely, and with out boundaries you are in good company. The following is a list of famous or recognized people who have been reported in the media, on the web, and in books as having some form of dyslexia or of struggling in school. Our intentions are to research these leads and profile their inspiring stories with factual information about their lives in hopes of opening the door to self-discovery for others. Some of the names are linked to others' websites that feature their biographies. Those with a little picture have a biography by us (Van Gogh, Dornenburg). Those listed with "*" have confirmed references to their learning difficulties. If you have any leads to confirm their learning difficulties, we would appreciate the information. At the bottom are references to other lists we have found on the web. [Keep updated on what's new] If you are a student doing research and have a biography of anyone on our list, send it to us and we may post it.

If you are on my list, or you can contact someone on my list please do. I need to interview you, students are desperate to hear your story! Please right me or call me. [click]

 

Free Thinkers...

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Science and Invention
*Albert Einstein / Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner (link #2 about his mom) [link#3] Ann Bancroft / Arctic Explorer
Alexander Graham Bell / Inventor
 
Wernher von Braun / Rocket Engineer (link #2)
 
*Dr. Simon Clemmet / Scientist
 
Pierre Curie / Physicist (1903 Nobel Prize)
*Thomas Edison / Inventor (link #2) (link #3 pbs)
 
*Michael Faraday / Physicist (link #2) (link #3) (link #4)
 
Henry Ford / Inventor (link #2) [link#3]
 
*John R. Horner / Paleontologist, author
 
Willem Hollenbach / Astronomical Photographer & Inventor
 
William Lear / Inventer
 
Charles Lindbergh / Aviator
 
Dr. James Lovelock / pioneer in the development of environmental awareness
*Sir Issac Newton / Scientist & Mathematician (link #2) (link #3)
 
Eli Whitney / Inventor
 
John VonNeumann / Mathematician
 
Orville & Wilbur Wright / Inventors
 

Mediacal


 
Pierre Curie / Physicist / 1903 Nobel Prize
 
Harvey Cushing / Neurosurgeon (link #2)
 
Paul Ehrlich
 
*Fred Epstein / Neurosurgeon
 
*William James / Psychologist (link #2)
 
John W. House / President, House Ear Institute World
Renowned Research Facility
 
Dr. Edward Hallowell / Psychiatrist
 
Archer Martin / Chemist 1952 Nobel Laureate
 
*John Robert Skoyles / Brain Researcher
 
Margie C. Sweeney / Doctor, author
 
*Helen Taussig / Pediatric Cardiologist (link #2)
 
 
Preforming Arts
 
*Harry Anderson / TV actor, comedian [link#2]
 
Fred Astaire / Performer [link #2]
 
Michael Barrymore / British comedian, TV host
 
*Mr. Abhishek Bachchan / Indian Actor
 
*Orlando Bloom / actor [link#2]

George Burns / Actor and comedian

Enrico Caruso / Opera singer
 
*Billy Connolly / Comedian
*Patrick Dempsey "Actor /Grey's Anatomy" [link2]
Harrison Ford / Actor
 
Dave Foley / Actor

*Danny Glover / Actor [link#2]
 
*Tracey Gold / TV actress

*Whoopi Goldberg / Actress, comedian
 
*Jerry Hall / Supermodel
 
Anthony Hopkins / Actor
 
*Bob Hoskins / Actor
 
*Eddie Izzard / Comedian
 
Keira Knightley / Actress

*Susan Hampshire / Actress
 
Salma Hayek / Actress
*Jay Leno / Comedian, "Tonight Show" host [link#2]
 
*Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (Tom Cruise) / Actor [link #2]
 
Alyssa Milano, actress
 
*Billy Bob Thornton / Actor
 
*Liv Tyler / Actress

Will Smith / Actor, singer
 
Tom Smothers / Actor, singer, comedian

*Henry Winkler / Actor, author
 
 
Robin Williams / Actor Comedian
 
*Oliver Reed / Actor
 
Keanu Reeves / Actor
 
Edward James Olmos / Actor
 
Jill Pages / Trapeze artist
 
*Loretta Young / Atress

Music


*Cher / Actress, singer (link #2)
 
*Noel Gallagher / Oasis Guitarist
 
Nigel Kennedy / Violinist
 
Jewel / Singer, actress (link#2)
 
*Harry Belafonte / Singer, actor, producer, human rights activist [link #2]
 
*Brad Little / Stage actor, singer
 
*Daniel powter / Musician
 
John Lennon / Singer, songwriter, actor, activist
 
*Britney Spears / Singer
 
River Phoenix / Actor
 
Achilles Poulos / Greek Entertainer
Bob Weir / Grateful Dead Guitarist (link #2)
 
*Usher / Singer
 
Government

*Erin Brockovich / Activist
 
David Boies / Attorney
 
Nicholas Brady / US Secretary Treasury
 
George Herbert Walker Bush / 41st U.S. President
 
George W. Bush / 43rd President of the United States

* Winston Churchill / Prime Minister Of England [#2 link]

* King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (link #1) (link #2)
 
Jeffrey H. Gallet / Judge

Michael Heseltine / British Prime Minister
 
Andrew Jackson / 7th President of the United States
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
 
Lyndon Johnson / President of the United States

Thomas Jefferson / President of the United States

John Fitzgerald Kennedy / President of the United States (link #2)
 
*Gavin Newsom / Mayor of San Francisco [links#2]
*General George S. Patton / General, pilot [link#2]
 
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt / First Lady
 
*Nelson Rockefeller / Vice President
 
*Woodrow Wilson / President of the United States [link#2 audio]

*George Washington / President of the United States
 
Paul Wellstone / U.S. Senator
 

 

Artist

Ansel Adams / Photographer.
Scott Adams / Cartoonist, "Dilbert" creator
 
*David Bailey / British Photographer
 
Nicole Betancourt / Emmy-winning filmmaker
 
*Robert Benton / Director
 
Michelangelo Buonarroti / Artist
 
*Leonardo da Vinci / Artist (link#2) (link# 3)
 
Elizabeth Daniels / author of mystery novels
*Walt Disney / Producer, animation artist, theme park pioneer [link#2] [link#3] [link#4]
*John Ferrie / Artist
 
Ignacio Gomez / Muralist
 
Guy Ritchie / Film director and husband of Madonna
 
Bernie Taylor / Author of Big Trout.
 

Nicola Hicks / Sculptress
 
 
Auguste Rodin / Sculptor (link#2)
 
Patricia Buckley Moss / Artist
 
*Pablo Picasso / Artist (link #2)
 
*Robert Rauschenberg / Artist (link #2)
 
Jørn Utzon / Architect
 
Richard Rogers / Architect
 
*Allison Merriweather/ Artist

Søren Kragh Jacobsen / Danish film director
 
*Stacy Poulos / Photographer, Writer / Philosopher / Philanthropist
 
Steven Spielberg / Filmmaker
 
*Bennett Strahan / Architect, Artist
 
*Robert Toth / Artist , sculptor
Vincent VanGogh*Vincent van Gogh / Artist
*Andy Warhol / Artist (link #2)
 
 
Business

G. Chris Anderson / Managing Director of Drexel Burnham
Wall Street Investment banking firm
 
*Stephen Bacque / Inventor & Entrepreneur,
President, A.S. Bacque Enterprises, Inc.

*Richard Branson / Founder of Virgin Enterprises
 
*John T Chambers / CEO of Cisco Systems (link# 2)
 
Fred Curry / Chairman & CEO of Greyhound Bus
 
*Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer / Australian publishing, media and gaming tycoon
 
Reyn Guyer / Nerf ball developer
 
*William Hewlett / Co-Founder of Hewlett-Packard
 
*Tommy Hilfiger / Fashion designer

Steve Jobs / Founder of Apple Computer
 
*Craig McCaw / Founder of McCaw Cellular
 
*Dave Morrison / Owner / The Right Stuff Centers
 
* Jim Messelbeck / Genentech

Craig McCaw, Telecommunications Visionary.

O.D. McKee, founder of McKee Foods.

 
David Murdock / CEO of Dole Foods
 
David Neeleman, CEO of jetBlue Airways.
 
*Paul J. Orfalea / Founder and Chairman of Kinko's [link #2]
 
*Anthony Parle / Managing Director of Parle Foods

*Charles Schwab / Investor & multimillionaire businessman
 
*Jason Silva / Co-owner Silvabodas.com Construction & Design
 
Raymond Smith / Former CEO of Bell Atlantic
 
Richard C. Strauss / Real estate developer
 
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger / Harvard University
 
Auther Stone
 
Chick Thompson / Commercial video producer

Ted Turner / Founder and President of Turner Broadcasting Systems [link#2]
 
Thomas J. Watson Jr. / Former CEO of IBM
 
F.W. Woolworth / Department store innovator
 
William Wrigley, Jr. / Founder of Wrigley Chewing Gum

 

Writer

*Avi / Children's author & illustrator
 
Jeanne Betancourt / Author of "My Name is Brain Brian"
 
Hans Christian Anderson / Author
 
Earnest Hemingway / Author (link #2)
 
*Steven Cannell / TV writer
 
Lewis Carroll / Author
 
*Dame Agatha Christie / Author
 
Fannie Flagg / Author
 
*Gustave Flaubert / French novelists [Link#2]
 
*Ronald Davis / Writer, educator
 
*John Irving / Author
 
*Debbie Macomber / Author
 
*Danielle Mullen / 19-year-old playwright

*Patricia Polacco / Children's author & illustrator
 
*Girard Sagmiller / Author
 
Prophet Joseph Smith / Writer of The Book of Mormon
 
Elizabeth Daniels Squire / Author
 
Mark Twain / Author
 
Bernie Taylor / Author of Biological Time
*Victor Villaseñor / Author
 
*William Butler Yeats / Poet
 
 

Athletics


*Terry Bradshaw / Football player, tv host

*Rulon Gardner / Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler

Duncan Goodhew / Olympic Swimmer
*Bruce Jenner / Olympic Decathlete
*Magic Johnson / Basketball player
*Greg Louganis / Olympic Diver (links #2)

Dan O'Brien / Olympic Decathlete

Babe Ruth / Baseball player (link #2)

*Steven Redgrave / Olympic Rower (link #2)
*Jackie Stewart / Race car driver

*Neil Smith / Football player, author
Muhammad Ali / Boxer
*Bob May / Golfer

Joe Montana / Football player

*Diamond Dallas Page / World Wrestling Champion (link #2)

*Jim Shea, Jr. / gold medal 2002 Winter Olympics

*Nolan Ryan / Baseball player (link# 2) (link #3 by a 3rd grader)

Billy Banks / Fitness instructor, creator of Tae-Bo

Neil Smith / Football player

 

 

Others

Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. / Astronaut
 
*Ennis William Cosby
*Andrew Cunningham
*Jim Daily / FreeThinker (12 years old)
 
Frank Dunkle /Director of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
 
*Carrick Forbes / Recovering Heroin Addict
 
*Angus Hepburn
Peggy Selinger-Eaton / Home Staging Expert - Author Sell Your Home For Profit.
 
Vince McMahon / World Wrestling Entertainment Founder
 
*Jamie Oliver / The Naked Chef
 
* Shawn Norman / Personal Trainer
 
Joseph P. Land
*Andrew Dornenburg Culinary Artist / Chef / Writer
*Julia Walker / Hollywood hair stylist (caution this links to a pdf)
 
Elizabeth B. (Liz) Student / LD Pride On Line
 
*Bob Turney / Probation Officer , author
 
*Leonie J. Winson
 
*Marco Pierre White / London's Top Chef
 
Roger Wilkins / Past cahirman of the Pulitzer Prize Board / Professor of History
 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stacy Poulos
At one point of my life, I thought my writing was too pitiful to pursue. Beyond my wildest dreams, this website emerged thanks to my Macintosh and encouragement from a columnist of the San Francisco Chronicle. This website is the story of my struggle with dyslexia. It is also the story of the struggles of others, how they contribute to our world, and the light they bring to people's lives, including mine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
List compliments of Playback.net Video Film Multimedia under our Golden Visions mission and the people who support my vision.
 
 
 
 
 
If you'd like to contribute to our effort to bring light to dyslexia, click here. If you know of other successful dyslexics, or have comments, input, suggestions, or insight you would like to share, or if you know someone who does, do tell. We would love to hear from you.
 

Some references of the above famous dyslexics:
http://www.dyslexia.com/qafame.htm
http://ericec.org/fact/famous.html
http://www.bda-dyslexia.org.uk/main/information/extras/x07fame.asp
http://www.inetport.com/~dyslexia/who.html
http://www.discovertechnology.com/Links/DysInfo.htm 
http://www.dyslexiacenter.com/famous_dyslexics.htm
http://subdyn.com/add.html
http://www.dyslexiamylife.org/
http://www.concentric.net/~Spdracer/dyslexia.html
http://maher.maddsites.com/dyslexia/page6.html
http://www.northcoast.com/~hope/famous5.txt
http://beach.huensd.k12.ca.us/pages/hbsldfamous.html 
http://www.dys-add.com/symptoms.html#famous
http://www.greenwoodinstitute.org/resources/ressuc.html
http://www.schwablearning.org/Articles.asp?r=258#top
http://www.dyslexia-adults.com/a13.html

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