• Star Wars and Stuttering

    Star Wars is one of the most successful film franchises ever.

  • Singing and Stuttering: What We Know

    The passing of Mel Tillis has the country talking about singing and stuttering.

  • Remembering Mel Tillis

    The Stuttering Foundation wishes to extend to the family of Mel Tillis their most sincere condolences and prayers at the news of the passing of the country music legend at age 85 on Sunday, November 19.

  • Ron Harper

    Professional basketball player Ron Harper, now retired, grew up playing the game in Dayton, Ohio. While by the end of his career he had won five NBA Championships, as a high school freshman and sophomore he was cut from his varsity basketball team.

  • Remembering Joe Fulcher

    It is with much sadness and a heavy heart that the Stuttering Foundation announces the passing of Joe Fulcher, an integral part of the Stuttering Foundation since 1984.

  • Eric Roberts

    American actor Eric Roberts boasts a successful career, spanning 40 years and including roles in film, television, and theater. As a child, he was immersed in the world of acting.

  • Jeffrey Blitz

    Jeffrey Blitz is an American director, producer and screenwriter. His first film, Spellbound, a documentary following competitors in the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee, earned him an Academy Award nomination in 2003.

  • Steve Harvey

    Although Steve Harvey was terrified of public speaking as a child, he knew he was funny and was determined to show his talent to others.

  • Harvey Keitel

    While Harvey Keitel has spoken to large audiences from both the stage and the screen, as a child he often had trouble expressing himself due to his stutter. “As a kid I was told to shush,” he says. “And as a result it’s taken me a lifetime to be able to speak.”

  • Peggy Lipton

    As a child, Peggy Lipton’s introversion was only worsened by her severe stutter. The actress often had trouble saying her own name. It wasn’t until she embarked on her acting career that she was able to find a safe haven from her speech impediment.