• An Interview with Actor Eric Roberts

    Q: At what age do you remember first being aware that you spoke differently?
    A: I can’t remember not being aware. In school, when we used to go around the table, each reading a paragraph, I’d count ahead and try to memorize my paragraph.

  • An Almost Famous Singer

    While the SFA’s Web site list of Famous People Who Stutter includes many high-profile names, we like to think that every person who stutters is unique in their own right.

    One person who stutters who unfortunately never became famous was Rory Storm.

  • Hip Hop Rap Artist Finds His Voice

    An interview with Travis Kruck

  • Look Who's Talking*

    *Bruce Willis starred in the 1989 movie Look Who's Talking as the voice of baby "Mikey." 
    While the world knows Bruce Willis as an A-list actor, few know that he struggled with stuttering throughout his first 20 years.
  • Stuttering Didn't Silence the News

    Byron Pitts has brought much attention to stuttering with his memoir, Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges,released in September, 2009. The book not only details his speech difficulties, but also his illiteracy until age 12 and his unstable family life. Pitts overcame the odds to become a national correspondent with CBS News.

  • Lewis Carroll

    The recent Disney version of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice in Wonderland, garnered a great deal of media hype. Even though the mainstream media has not made mention that Carroll was a person who stuttered, his family history gives credence to the discovery of the genetic link to stuttering. Carroll was born to parents who were first cousins; almost all of their eleven children, three girls and seven boys, struggled with stuttering past childhood.

  • Famous Brothers Didn't Let Stuttering Stop Them

    Brothers Dominick and John Gregory Dunne, who died in 2009 and 2004 respectively, are well known as having been famous writers and literary giants.

    What the public at large does not realize is that both Dominick Dunne and his younger brother John Gregory not only struggled with stuttering but also were quite open about it.

  • Who Knew? Mr. Bean?

    When moviegoers in the U.S. saw the television ads for the October 21, 2011, release of the new Rowan Atkinson movie Johnny English Reborn, few, if any, knew that Atkinson, most famous for his character Mr. Bean, is a person who stuttered. Unlike some other famous actors, Rowan Atkinson’s stutter is not widely known. However, stuttering still is a factor in his life.

  • What Are They Up to Now?

  • Shelby Railroad on Track for Stuttering

    Kirk and John Tarver and their Memphis-based Shelby Railroad Services Inc. raised a record $7,000 to help those who stutter.

    Jane Fraser and Susie Hall were in attendance to receive this outstanding gift.

    The annual Tin-Cup Tournament took place on October 7 at Wedgewood Golf Club in Olive Branch, Miss.