List of people diagnosed with dyslexia

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The following is a list of notable people who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, or who it is commonly believed suffered from dyslexia.

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  6. ^ Bannerman, Lucy (23 March 2005). "Duchess tells of Beatrice's long struggle with dyslexia: Princess 'now catching up with her peers'". The Herald. p. 5. 
  7. ^ a b c Elsie Jones-Smith (2011). Spotlighting the Strengths of Every Single Student: Why U.S. Schools Need a New, Strengths-Based Approach: Why U.S. Schools Need a New, Strengths-Based Approach. ABC-CLIO. p. 135. ISBN 9780313391545. "Some notable famous people who have been diagnosed with dyslexia include: Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone; Albert Einstein, creator of the theory of relativity; Pierre Curie, physicist and 1903 Nobel Prize winner..." 
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  29. ^ Ross, Deborah (21 April 2012). "Amy Childs: 'I don't bitch about no one'". The Independent (London). Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  30. ^ Miller, Phil (8 October 2005). "Clifford tells of his dyslexia struggle". The Herald. p. 1. 
  31. ^ Schmidt, Neil (16 February 2002). "Five questions with Jason Conley". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  32. ^ "Books That Made a Difference to Anderson Cooper". As a child, I had a problem reading. I had a mild form of dyslexia where I would see some letters backward, and I had to go to a special reading instructor. 
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  36. ^ Gaudin, Sharon (21 March 2007). "Star Trek's 'Q' Says Science Fiction And Technology Can Change The World". InformationWeek (London). 
  37. ^ Samuel R. Delany, The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village ISBN 0-8166-4523-X
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  40. ^ Ustanny, Avia (18 December 2005). "Fae Ellington – Transforming every day". Jamaica Gleaner News. Retrieved 8 November 2011. "Ellington is the consummate entertainer and overlays with humour the bitter-sweet story her life ­ that of girl who was asthmatic, illegitimate and dyslexic, but who, born with an extraordinary personality, went on to write and successfully perform unique roles in life." 
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  43. ^ Dushyant Kushwah (2009). "Famous Dyslexic Personalities: Micheal Faraday". Children With Dyslexia – A Handbook for Parents & Teachers. Readworthy. p. 125. ISBN 9789350180204. 
  44. ^ Joseph Giovannoli (2000). The Biology of Belief: How Our Biology Biases Our Beliefs and Perceptions. Rosetta Press, Inc. p. 25. ISBN 9780970813718. 
  45. ^ Landau, Elaine (1991). Dyslexia. Franklin Watts. p. 43. ISBN 0-531-20030-2. 
  46. ^ Riley, Robyn (27 September 2009). "Time to get 'fiskal' – Funding calls on dyslexia". Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia). p. 102.  Fielding's dyslexia was only diagnosed after he revealed his learning difficulties in 2009, and he was diagnosed as suffering from both developmental apraxia of speech, along with the dyslexia.
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  48. ^ Appleyard, Diana. "Me and my school photo: Ben Fogle remembers his homesick boarding school days and how he struggled with dyslexia". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
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  50. ^ Muggs, Joe (28 May 2004). "telegraph.co.uk". I don't want dyslexia to be an issue (London). Retrieved 2 July 2006. 
  51. ^ Fine, Phillip (3 March 2011). "Bad News Brown understood the power of music". Globe and Mail. 
  52. ^ "Famous People with Dyslexia ~ Scientists". Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  53. ^ "The One-Woman Show". American Academy of Achievement. 17 June 1994. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  54. ^ "Dyslexia Didn't Stop Her". Wilmington Morning Star. 17 March 1987. p. 2D. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  55. ^ Sawyer, Miranda (21 March 2004). "Gold rush". The Guardian (London). 
  56. ^ "'Naked Empire': Author Terry Goodkind". USATODAY.com. 8 April 2003. 
  57. ^ "Niners RB Frank Gore misses practice after mother's death". USA Today. Associated Press. 13 September 2007. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  58. ^ Leahy, Michael (9 September 2007). "Last". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 29 October 2007. 
  59. ^ Simpson, Richard (28 March 2007). "I'm dyslexic and so are my four Jagger children". Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  60. ^ Susan Hampshire, Susan's Story: My Struggle With Dyslexia ISBN 0-312-77966-6
  61. ^ Shaw, Gina (25 February 2009). "Salma Hayek: Mom on a Mission". WebMD the Magazine. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  62. ^ Carr, Jay (3 July 1999). "Salma Hayek goes 'West'". The Hour. p. C5. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  63. ^ Shanley, Will (23 September 2004). "School set to "fill lives with joy": Denver Academy opens a new high school dedicated to serving students with learning disabilities". Denver Post. pp. B–02. 
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  66. ^ "Queen's university of Charlotte". John Irving Captivates Sold-out Crowd at Queens. Archived from the original on 8 September 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2006. 
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  68. ^ Gardner, Sarah (24 June 2013). "Dyslexia is not a disability – it's a gift". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  69. ^ "Mirror.co.uk". IKEA king is world's richest man. Retrieved 2 July 2006. 
  70. ^ "Dyslexic Inventors: Dean Kamen". 
  71. ^ "Pocono Power Broker U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski". Pocono Record. 12 January 2009. 
  72. ^ Hale, Beth (23 February 2010). "Cath Kidston to pocket £30m from sale of brand 20 years after shop assistant created famous nostalgic designs". Mail Online (London). Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  73. ^ Ricketts, Andy (15 November 2011). "John Suchet visits Battersea Dogs & Cats Home". Third Sector Magazine. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  74. ^ Foster, Alastair (3 November 2011). "I'd have loved a reading mentor, says dyslexic Saturdays star Mollie King". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  75. ^ Toadvine, Emily (November 18, 2009). "Will Stanford's Laura Kirkpatrick be the next "Top Model"?". The Advocate-Messenger. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 
  76. ^ Abel, Judy (6 November 2005). "Tough Enough". Keira Knightley has overcome childhood challenges – including dyslexia – to become an actress. Yet the 20-year-old says she can't be a role model. Retrieved 13 March 2007. 
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  81. ^ "Success with dyslexia". The New Zealand Herald. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  82. ^ Petri Liukkonen. "John Lennon (1940–1980)". Authors' Calendar. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
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  85. ^ Logan, Kenny (13 October 2005). "How I tackled 30 years of secret shame". The Times (London). 
  86. ^ Flatter, Rion. "Louganis never lost drive to dive". ESPN. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
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  88. ^ Haigh, Susan (30 May 2006). "AP Interview: Malloy overcame dyslexia, physical struggles". The Connecticut Post. Associated Press. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  89. ^ Hernandez, Raymond (11 August 2010). "Odds Defied? Malloy Knows the Territory". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  90. ^ Mathieu, Mireille; Cartier, Jacqueline. Oui Je Crois Q'une Vie Ca Commence Avec Un Mot D'amour. Paris: Robert Laffont, 1988.
  91. ^ "Steve McQueen: my hidden shame". The Guardian. January 4, 2014. 
  92. ^ Schram, Martin (6 September 2010). "Two stories of overcoming dyslexia". The St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg). 
  93. ^ Eggar, Robin (27 May 2007). "The man of musical Marmite – that's Mika. But love him or hate him, you can't miss that falsetto". The Sunday Times (London). Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
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  100. ^ "One-of-a-kind singer songwriter". Cream Magazine. January/February/March 2008. "I’ve been troubled with dyslexia since an early age and it's made me overlook expected musical rules ..."  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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  129. ^ Taylor, Paul (2 June 2004). "Manchester Evening News". Words, on the other hand, tend to slip away from him. For Tim, aged 32, has mastered his music only while battling with severe dyslexia. (Manchester). Retrieved August 2012. 
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  131. ^ Kevin O’Connor (January 6, 2013). "A different view: Shumlin’s politics shaped by dyslexia". Rutland Herald. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
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