Dyslexia Series-Disabled Legend Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson was born on 14 October, 1952. Harry is an Emmy Award-nominated American actor and magician. Harry was a street magician before becoming an actor. Harry is famous for the role of Judge Harry Stone on the 1984-1992 television series Night Court. In addition to 8 appearances on Saturday Night Live.

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Dyslexia Series-Disabled Legend John Corcoran

John Waldon Corcoran Jr. Was born on 5 December, I937 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Jack and Agnes Leonard Corcoran. John is the 3rd child and only boy in a family of 6 children.

John who is dyslexic. Confessing his life long disability marked the end of shame anxiety, and ingenious evasions and the beginning of a crusade on behalf of literacy and education reform. Since then, he’s shared his experinences with everyone from prison inmates to Oprah audiences, even testifying on illiteracy issues before Congess. John told Biography Magazine: I always knew how much I wanted to be able to read, but I didn’t know how much it affected my being.”

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Dyslexia Series-Disabled Legend Paul Orfalea

Paul Orfalea nicknamed “Kinko” because of his curly red hair, was born in Los Angeles, founded the copy-chain Kinko’s. Paul Orfalea founded Kinko’s in 1970 near the University of California at Santa Barbara with a simple idea: provide college students with products and services they need at a competitive price. Co-workers helped him with written correspondence. Paul says there isn’t a machine at Kinko’s he can operate. Paul has dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). From its modest beginnings, Kinko’s is now the world’s leading business services chain. Today, there are over 1,500 Kinko’s worldwide.

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Dyslexia Series-Disabled Legend Stephen Joseph Cannell

Stephen Joseph Cannell was born on 5 February, 1941. Stephen is an American television producer, writer, novelist, and occasional actor. Stephen struggled with dyslexia in school, but did graduate from the University of Oregon in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in journalism. At UO, he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. Stephen has also acted occasionally, including a regular supporting role as “Dutch” Dixon on his series, Renegade. Stephen also took a turn in an episode of Silk Stalkings.

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Dyslexia Series-Disabled Legend Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Milton Ernest Rauschenberg was born on 22 October,1925 in Port Arthur, Texas. Robert is an American artist. Though Rauschenberg had difficulty reading he likes to put words into his artwork. Robert often misspells them. Robert also likes to play word games, for example, creating palindromes (words that can be read forward and backward.) On May 9, 2006 at Christie’s in New York City, a work of art by Robert Rauschenberg titled “Cage,” dedicated to John Cage, sold for $1,360,000, a record for a Rauschenberg piece on paper. Though his work is recognized worldwide, when he was in school his success would not have been predicted. Rauschenberg has dyslexia, a reading disability that made school very difficult for him. “I was considered slow. While my classmates were reading their textbooks, I drew in the margins,” Rauschenberg told an interviewer.

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