10 Of the Top Famous
Top Ten Deaf Famous People
community isn’t without their celebrities, some are from modern day
glitz and glamour while they walk the red carpet in diamonds and
suits. Others are from a different time shrouded in history and
stories set in anthropology text books. They share the common ground
of making waves, and setting their success’s among a place in
humanity, becoming role models, heroes, inventors, actress’s,
songwriters and much more. Here are ten of the top famous Deaf people
in no particular order.
Edison – Thomas Edison suffered from Scarlet Fever as a child that
damaged his hearing severely to the point of being deemed deaf. He
believed that hearing made him a better and more intelligent
Matlin – This Academy award winner became deaf when she was a
young 18 months old. Her performance in “Children of a Lesser God”
landed her the prestigious title.
- Ludwig van
Beethoven – One the oldest famed composers was entirely deaf when
he composed the 9th
symphony. He began losing his hearing at 26 and was completely deaf
by age 44.
Whitestone – Miss America 1995 was the first deaf woman to ever
win the title of Miss America. She lost her hearing when she was 18
- Katie Lecrec
– Katie starred in Veronica Mars, a highly popular TV series in
the 2000’s. Meniere’s Disease is the contributor to her hearing
Frelich – This actress won a Tony Award for her presence in
“Children of a Lesser God.”
- Linda Bove –
Loving known as “Linda the Librarian” this actress introduced us
to sign language on the popular children’s series Sesame Street.
- Helen Keller
– The American author, activist in politics, and lecturer was born
with both her sight and hearing but after a bought with an serious
illness at 19 months she lost both and became the first deaf and
blind person to receive a bachelor of arts degree.
- Lou Ferrigno
– Unknown too many the original angry green man “the Hulk” is
Stanley– This KISS band member rock and rolled his way to fame.
Despite being completely deaf in one of his ears.
doesn’t leave anyone in bad company, with many different people all
in different walks of life the Deaf community has some very prominent
historic importance. Thomas Edison to Paul Stanley himself can
proudly retain the title of deaf on this list of few of the many top
famous deaf people from history to now.