List of people with color blindness

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John Dalton, himself colorblind, pioneered research in the field.
Mark Twain regularly joked about his colorblindness.
Australian artist Clifton Pugh won multiple national awards in spite of his protanopia.

This is a list of people with color blindness, meaning they have a decreased ability to see color or differences in color.[1]

A–Z[edit]

Name Type/Details Lifespan Country Profession Notes Source
Taj Burrow red-green b. 1978  Australia Surfer Wanted to be a pilot, but was prevented. [2]
Sebastian Coe b. 1956  England Politician, retired athlete [3]
Walter Cronkite red-green 1916-2009  United States Journalist [4]
John Dalton deuteranopia 1766-1844  England Scientist Could only recognize blue, purple and yellow. Conducted extensive research into colorblindness which was originally named Daltonism after him. Specified in his will that an autopsy of his eyes be conducted. [5][6]
Thomas Delaney red-green b. 1991 Denmark Denmark Association football player [7]
Jesse Draxler red-green b. 1983  United States Visual artist Since 2015 has worked exclusively in black and white. [8]
Brian Foster b. 1972  United States BMX rider Once held a job painting bikes. [9]
Jonny Greenwood red-green b. 1971  England Composer, member of Radiohead [10]
Neil Harbisson extreme b. 1984  Spain/ United Kingdom/ Ireland Artist, musician, political activist Started a project in 2003 to develop a sensor that transposed color frequencies into sound frequencies. [11]
Cal Henderson b. 1981  United Kingdom Programmer Worked on applications to make the Internet more accessible to colorblind people. [12]
Matt Holland red-green b. 1974  England/ Ireland Association football player [13]
Jake Humphrey red-green b. 1978  England TV presenter, journalist Publicly stated on BBC Radio 5 Live comedy sports show Fighting Talk [14]
Ian Hunter red-green b. 1979  England Cricketer Publicly stated in BBC interview. [15]
John Kay achromatopsia b. 1944  Germany/ Canada Lead singer of Steppenwolf Legally blind due to severity of colorblindness. [16]
Graham Kennedy 1934-2005  Australia Entertainer [17]
Brian Kibler b. 1980  United States Game designer Publicly stated on his Twitter account. [18]
Howie Mandel b. 1955  Canada TV host, carpet salesman Publicly stated "I'm colorblind". [19]
Matt Meese b. 1983  United States Comedian Has joked about his colorblindness. [20]
Peter Milton deuteranopia b. 1930  United States Artist, teacher Horrified to learn his landscapes were pink so switched to monochrome art. [21]
Logan Paul red-green b. 1995  United States YouTuber, actor Caused controversy for allegedly faking his reaction to color-corrective lenses in a vlog. [22]
Clifton Pugh protanopia 1924-1990  Australia Artist Won three Archibald Prizes. [23]
Cory Brandan Putman b. 1976  United States Musician [24]
Eddie Redmayne b. 1982  England Actor Publicly stated he is colorblind. [25]
Nicolas Winding Refn b. 1970  Denmark Director, screenwriter, producer Publicly stated he is unable to see mid-tones but has not specified which colors. [26]
Chris Rogers b. 1977  Australia Cricketer Struggles with ball color. [27]
Fred Rogers red-green 1928-2003  United States Children's television presenter (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood) [28][29]
Rod Stewart red-green b. 1945  Scotland Singer-songwriter Held a job at 15 selling and designing wallpaper. [30][31]
Matthew Wade b. 1987  Australia Cricketer Struggles with ball color. [32]

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Neil Young red-green b. 1945  Canada Musician [34]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Elliot Struck (5 April 2013). "Taj Burrow – Living High in the Dirty Biz of Pro Surfing". Stab Magazine. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  3. ^ "London 2012: Lord Coe on Olympic tennis at Wimbledon". BBC News. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  4. ^ Assignment: China - "The Week That Changed The World". USC U.S.-China Institute. 26 January 2012. Event occurs at 18:33 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Life and work of John Dalton – Colour Blindness". BBC News. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  6. ^ "The chemist and physicist known for his research into color blindness is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in the development of modern atomic theory. Now we know em".
  7. ^ Seales, Rebecca (11 July 2018). "Why millions of football fans see the World Cup like this". BBC News. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  8. ^ McDermott, Emily (11 January 2016). "Jesse Draxler Embraces Mortality". Interview (magazine). Archived from the original on 17 January 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2020.
  9. ^ Snap BMX Magazine March/April 1997, vol. 4, issue 2, no. 15, p. 65.
  10. ^ "EP.22B - JONNY GREENWOOD (BONUSJONNYBITS)". SoundCloud. Retrieved 22 June 2016. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)
  11. ^ Nadotti, Cristina. "Daltonici, mondo a colori con l'aiuto di "Eye-borg"", La Repubblica, 31 May 2005.
  12. ^ Color Vision – by Cal Henderson
  13. ^ "FA taking the lead on addressing colour blindness in football". TheFA.com. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Fighting Talk: Kelnerpalooza III: THREADS!!! — Live from Ponds Forge Municipal Baths, Sheffield" (Podcast). 12 December 2009. Event occurs at 46:18. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  15. ^ "Ian Hunter". BBC. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  16. ^ John Kay and Steppenwolf Archived 27 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Interview on the Grabow agency website, retrieved 3 May 2011
  17. ^ "GRAHAM KENNEDY (1934–2005) Actor, entertainer, broadcaster and comedian".
  18. ^ https://twitter.com/bmkibler/status/276765060347596801
  19. ^ Bari Nan Cohen (8 February 2009). "Man of the House: Howie Mandel". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  20. ^ http://www.ldsliving.com/The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Studio-C-Everything-You-Wanted-to-Know-About-the-Cast-and-the-Show/s/82954
  21. ^ Angela Evancie (16 November 2014). "For One Artist, Colorblindness Opened Up A World of Black And White". Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  22. ^ Dryden, Liam (5 September 2017). "Logan Paul Addresses Allegations He Faked His Colourblindness". We The Unicorns. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  23. ^ Cole BL, Harris RW (September 2009). "Colour blindness does not preclude fame as an artist: celebrated Australian artist Clifton Pugh was a protanope". Clin Exp Optom. 92 (5): 421–8. doi:10.1111/j.1444-0938.2009.00384.x. PMID 19515095.
  24. ^ "Cory Brandan of Norma Jean". Interviewed by Trav Turner. As The Story Grows. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  25. ^ Hirschberg, Lynn (April 2013). "The New Guard: Eddie Redmayne". W Magazine. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  26. ^ Smith, Julia (12 September 2011). "Nicolas Winding Refn, Director of "Drive": Interview on The Sound of Young America". Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  27. ^ "Colour-blind Chris Rogers forced to pull out of pink ball trial match". Guardian. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  28. ^ Junod, Tom (6 April 2017). "The Definitive Mr. Rogers Profile: 'Can You Say...Hero?'". Esquire. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  29. ^ King, Maxwell (2018). The good neighbor : the life and work of Fred Rogers. Harry N. Abrams. p. 87. ISBN 1419727729.
  30. ^ "Singer Rod Stewart is colour blind". Sky News Australia. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  31. ^ Karl Smallwood (13 April 2016). "How Rod Stewart Accidentally Revealed he was Color-Blind". Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  32. ^ Andrew Wu (21 November 2016). "Australia v South Africa Test series: Colourblind wicketkeeper Matthew Wade's issue with the pink ball". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  33. ^ Andrew Wu (21 November 2016). "Australia v South Africa Test series: Colourblind wicketkeeper Matthew Wade's issue with the pink ball". The Standard. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  34. ^ Alexandra Wolfe (17 October 2014). "Neil Young: Musician, Writer and Painter". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 3 November 2019.