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  • Stuttering is a neurological condition where someone typically repeats, extends, or is unable to produce a sound. 
  • In November, the Atlantic published a story about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s stutter, and how his verbal slips, or gaffes, have been interpreted as a sign of his age or mental fitness. 
  • Along with Biden, famous actors, politicians and singers have had stutters, including Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Kendrick Lamar.  
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Many famous people have had stutters. 

Stuttering is a neurological condition where someone typically repeats, extends, or is unable to produce a sound. Worldwide, about 70 million people stutter. 

In November, The Atlantic published a story about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s stutter, titled “What Joe Biden Can’t Bring Himself to Say,” how the condition has been interpreted as a sign of his age and mental fitness. 

For about 4% of people, stuttering is a childhood condition. But for about 1% of people, it can carry on for their entire lives. Medical professionals say that stutters cannot be cured, though they can be treated.

Stuttering can make finding work difficult. It’s also led to the careers of quite a few actors, because jumping into another personality often helps people to speak unimpeded. 

Here are 15 famous people who have had a stutter. 

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