Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Series-Disabled Legend Howard Hughes

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. was born on 24 December 1905 and died on 5 April 1976. Howard was an American aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer and director, and one of the wealthiest people in the world. By the late 1950s Howard had developed debilitating symptoms of social avoidance behavior and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The Aviator (2004), directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard focuses primarily on Hughes’ achievements in aviation, in the movies, and on the increasing handicaps imposed on him by his obsessive-compulsive behavior.

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Dyslexia Series-Disabled Legend Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte – Harold George Belafonte, Jr. was born on 1 March, 1927.Harry is an American musician, actor and social activist. One of the most successful Jamaican musicians in history, he was dubbed the “King of Calypso” for popularizing the Caribbean musical style in the 1950s. Due to problems with dyslexia, Belafonte dropped out of high school and at the age of 17, he joined the US Navy for a couple of years. After that, he returned to New York and settled there. Belafonte became involved with the American Negro Theatre and soon began singing in clubs around the city.

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Epilepsy Series-Disabled Legend Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens, FRSA was born on 17 February 1812 and died on 9 June 1870, pen-name “Boz”, was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. The Victorian author of such classic books as A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist had epilepsy, as did several of the characters in his books. The medical accuracy of Dickens’s descriptions of epilepsy has amazed the doctors who read him today. Through some characters in his novels, Charles Dickens recorded observations on the nature of epileptic seizures, their causes and provocation, and their consequences. Three of his main characters, Monks, Guster, and Bradley Headstone, had seizures which Dickens realistically described.

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