In The Community

Courtesy of, "Famous People with the Gift of Dsylexia"

Actors & Entertainers

  • Harry Anderson
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Charley Boorman
  • Tom Cruise
  • Danny Glover
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Susan Hampshire
  • Jay Leno
  • Christopher Lowell
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Kiera Knightley
  • Oliver Reed
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Tom Smothers
  • Vince Vaughn
  • Henry Winkler
  • Loretta Young

Artists, Designers & Architects:

  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Ansel Adams, Photographer
  • David Bailey, Photographer
  • Chuck Close
  • Ignacio Gomez, Muralist
  • Tommy Hilfiger, Clothing Designer
  • Ian Marley, Contemporary Artist, South Africa
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Auguste Rodin
  • Bennett Strahan
  • Robert Toth
  • Jørn Utzon (architect, designed Sydney Opera house)
  • Andy Warhol
  • Willard Wigan, micro sculptor

Athletes:

  • Muhammad Ali, World Heavyweight Champion Boxer
  • Duncan Goodhew, Olympic Swimmer
  • Bruce Jenner, Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist
  • Magic Johnson
  • Greg Lougani
  • Bob May, golfer
  • Diamond Dallas Page, World Wrestling Champion
  • Steve Redgrave, Olympic Gold Medalist (rowing)
  • Nolan Ryan, Baseball Pitcher
  • Rex Ryan, Coach
  • Jackie Stewart, race car driver

Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders:

  • Richard Branson,Founder of Virgin Enterprises
  • John T Chambers,CEO of Cisco Systems
  • Henry Ford
  • William Hewlett, Co-Founder, Hewlett-Packard
  • Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA
  • Sir Peter Leitch, New Zealand businessman
  • Craig McCaw, Telecommunications Visionary
  • O.D. McKee, founder of McKee Foods
  • David Neeleman, CEO of jetBlue Airways
  • Paul J. Orfalea, founder of Kinko's
  • Charles Schwab, Investor
  • Ted Turner, President, Turner Broadcasting Systems
  • Robert Woodruff, President of Coca-Cola, 1923-1954
  • Frank W. Woolworth
  • Robert Benton
  • Nicole Betancourt, Emmy-winning filmmaker
  • Walt Disney
  • Søren Kragh Jacobsen (Danish film director)

Inventors & Scientists:

  • Ann Bancroft, Arctic Explorer
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • John Britten, Inventor
  • Pierre Curie, Physicist (1903 Nobel Prize)
  • Thomas Edison
  • Albert Einstein
  • Michael Faraday
  • Carol Greider, Molecular Biologist, awarded 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine
  • Jack Horner, Paleontologist
  • Dr. Peter Lovatt, psychologist and dancer
  • Dr. James Lovelock
  • Paul MacCready "Engineer of the Century."
  • Archer Martin, Chemist (1952 Nobel Laureate)
  • Matthew H. Schneps, Astrophysicist
  • John R. Skoyles, Brain Researcher

Law & Justice:

  • David Boies, Attorney
  • Erin Brockovich, Investigator
  • Jeffrey H. Gallet, Judge

Military Heroes:

  • Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
  • George Patton

Musicians & Vocalists:

  • Cher
  • Brad Little
  • John Lennon
  • Nigel Kennedy, Violinist
  • Bob Weir, Grateful Dead Guitarist

Physicians & Surgeons:

  • Harvey Cushing, Surgeon
  • Fred Epstein, Neurosurgeon

Political Leaders:

  • Winston Churchill
  • King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
  • Michael Heseltine
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco
  • Nelson Rockefeller
  • Paul Wellstone, U.S. Senator
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • George Washington

Writers & Journalists:

  • Scott Adams, Cartoonist (Dilbert)
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • Avi
  • Jeanne Betancourt, (Author of "My Name is Brain Brian")
  • Stephen Cannell, television writer & novelist
  • John Corrigan, novelist
  • Larry Chambers
  • John Edmund Delezen, author of Eye of the Tiger and Red Plateau
  • Andrew Dornenburg, award-winning author and chef
  • Agatha Christie
  • Fannie Flagg (Author of "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe")
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Gustave Flaubert
  • Terry Goodkind fantasy writer, author of The Sword of Truth series
  • Byron Pitts, CBS News Correspondent
  • Patricia Polacco, Children's Author and Illustrator
  • Eileen Simpson (Author of "Reversals")
  • Natasha Solomons, contemporary novelist
  • Elizabeth Daniels Squire(author of mystery novels)
  • Bernie Taylor, author of Biological Time
  • Victor Villaseñor
  • W.B. Yeats