Famous People With Polio - Celebrities have Polio

Apart from dreaded epidemics such as AIDS and cancer, polio is another disease which has been plaguing the world since a really long time. Although the disease doesn’t have fatal consequences, it physically handicaps a person, preventing him/her from leading a normal life. The world has also witnessed many famous people who became victims of polio during their childhood. While a few overcame the disease at later stages of their lives, many others had to deal with problems caused by polio even in adulthood. Perhaps, many people still didn’t know that the former American president Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola are a few celebrities who had to deal with this challenge. Coppola, who is known for being the mastermind behind iconic movies such as ‘The Godfather’, is believed to be currently suffering from the disease, and is bed-ridden. However, a few others had to deal with problems like stuttering and limping, due to the impact caused by polio. Explore these biographies of famous people who had to deal with Polio. Go through this section to learn about their life stories, timelines, and interesting trivia & facts related to them.

List of famous people who have / had polio. The biographies of these famous people with motivate you to tackle all challenges in life.

The Most Famous People With Polio

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Joseph GoebbelsOctober 29, 1897GermanPaul Joseph Goebbels was a leader and propagandist during Nazi Germany
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of SnowdonMarch 7, 1930BritishAntony Armstrong-Jones was a British photographer and film-maker
Frida KahloJuly 6, 1907MexicanFrida Kahlo was a renowned Mexican artist, well known for her self-portraits
Wilma RudolphJune 23, 1940AmericanWilma Rudolph was an American sprinter who was considered the fastest woman of her times
Jack NicklausJanuary 21, 1940AmericanJack Nicklaus is an accomplished professional golfer, popularly known as ‘The Golden Bear’
Emmett TillJuly 25, 1941AmericanEmmett Till was an African-American teenager who was brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman
Neil YoungNovember 12, 1945CanadianNeil Young is a Canadian artist, one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers of all time
Francis Ford CoppolaApril 7, 1939AmericanFrancis Ford Coppola is an American Academy award winning director, producer and screenwriter
Alice Roosevelt LongworthFebruary 12, 1884AmericanAlice Roosevelt Longworth was the eldest child of President Theodore Roosevelt
Sir Arthur Charles ClarkeDecember 16, 1917BritishSir Arthur Charles Clarke was a British science fiction writer, inventor and futurist who had also served in the Royal Air Force during the World War II

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Armstrong-Jones was a British photographer and film-maker

BritishMarch 7, 1930287 views

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke was a British science fiction writer, inventor and futurist who had also served in the Royal Air Force during the World War II

BritishDecember 16, 1917115 views

F D Roosevelt

Franklin D

AmericanJanuary 30, 1882111 views

Emmett Till

Emmett Till was an African-American teenager who was brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman

AmericanJuly 25, 1941141 views

Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical poet, novelist and playwright

ScottishAugust 15, 1771102 views

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph was an American sprinter who was considered the fastest woman of her times

AmericanJune 23, 1940167 views

Paul Martin, Sr

Paul Martin, Sr was a noted Canadian politician

CanadianJune 23, 1903100 views

Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Alice Roosevelt Longworth was the eldest child of President Theodore Roosevelt

AmericanFebruary 12, 1884121 views

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola is an American Academy award winning director, producer and screenwriter

AmericanApril 7, 1939129 views

Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus is an accomplished professional golfer, popularly known as ‘The Golden Bear’

AmericanJanuary 21, 1940151 views