Who are the famous deaf in the Deaf History?

Cheri

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#1
I'm asking if anyone knows any famous deaf in the Deaf History, so I could read more about them and their biography

I already know some like Alexander Graham Bell, Heather Whitestone, Helen Keller and Marlee Matlin.
 

Angel

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#3
I love Helen Keller, I made a bid on one of her books that she had written but I lost the bid :( .
 

Kalista

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#7
Linda Bove
Ed Waterstreet
John Mureau
Joel Baris
Ken Davis
Bernard Bragg
Marybeth Miller
Ben Soukup CSD
Karen Bregman-NADC
Robert Davila- Gallaudet
Robert cook-DSA
Alan Hurwitz- NTID
Bobbie B. Scoggins-NAD
Cheryl heppner-NVRC
Thomas Samuels
Damara Paris-IDC
Nancy Bloch-NAD
Carole Lazorisak
Lizzie Sorkin
Linda Bove
Susan Schaller
Harlan Lane
Angela Jones
Matthew Moore
Susan rutherford
William Stokoe
Lou Fant
Laurene Simms Advocates
Raymond Luzcak-Author
David Geeslin-Superintendent
Harry Lang- Resercher
John Yeh- Entrepreneur ( a good friend of mine ) :)
Frank Turk
Katherline Jankowski
Frank Hockman
Ernie Hairston
Heather McCallum
Randy Fisher - Hoy Activist
Greg Gunderson-Racer
Manny Hernandex
Joey Ber
Howie Seago
Don Tinsley
Alice Hagemeyer
M.J. Bienvenu ( I admire her alot)
Patrick Graybill

Roy Holcomb
John Carlin
Edmund Booth
william Willard
Juliette Gordon
George Hyde
David Peikoff
Hillis Arnold
Ernest Marshall
Boyce william
Art Kruger
Robert Weitbreck
Frederick Schreiber
Andrew Foster
Maclon Norwood
Cal Rodgers
Loy Golladay
Frances Woods
Mark Branson
Marie Philip (she taught me, not use voice when I sign to my two sons)
Bruce Hibok
T.J. O'Rourke
John Clarke
Douglas Burke
Lowell Myers
Gil Eastman (Deaf Monsic TV show)
George Veditz
William Mark
Jerry Hassell
Cadwallader Washburn
Douglas Tilden
Erastus Smith
Laura Redd
Laurent Clerc
LeRoy Colombo
Luther Haden
nellie Zabel Willhite
Regina Olson Hughes
Thomas Marr
William Beadell
William Hoy

There are many other actresses and actors Deaf famous out there. I forgot, their names. Also, write several famous books from Deaf authors.
 

Kalista

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#9
I love Helen Keller, I made a bid on one of her books that she had written but I lost the bid :( .

Oh gosh, I hate her. Helen Keller's Quote "Deaf people are dumb and feel sorry for themselves". I saw this somewhere in the article. I remember, Deaf people have no respect for Helen Keller, she thinks - DeafBlind is far better than Deaf. Jeeze...

My best friend, Elaine Durchame dislike her Quote either. Elaine is DeafBlind person. She gave a beautiful presentation at my base last October Disability National Awareness. Everyone loves Elaine.
 

deafskeptic

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#10
Linda Bove
Ed Waterstreet
John Mureau
Joel Baris
Ken Davis
Bernard Bragg
Marybeth Miller
Ben Soukup CSD
Karen Bregman-NADC
Robert Davila- Gallaudet
Robert cook-DSA
Alan Hurwitz- NTID
Bobbie B. Scoggins-NAD
Cheryl heppner-NVRC
Thomas Samuels
Damara Paris-IDC
Nancy Bloch-NAD
Carole Lazorisak
Lizzie Sorkin
Linda Bove
Susan Schaller
Harlan Lane
Angela Jones
Matthew Moore
Susan rutherford
William Stokoe
Lou Fant
Laurene Simms Advocates
Raymond Luzcak-Author
David Geeslin-Superintendent
Harry Lang- Resercher
John Yeh- Entrepreneur ( a good friend of mine ) :)
Frank Turk
Katherline Jankowski
Frank Hockman
Ernie Hairston
Heather McCallum
Randy Fisher - Hoy Activist
Greg Gunderson-Racer
Manny Hernandex
Joey Ber
Howie Seago
Don Tinsley
Alice Hagemeyer
M.J. Bienvenu ( I admire her alot)
Patrick Graybill

Roy Holcomb
John Carlin
Edmund Booth
william Willard
Juliette Gordon
George Hyde
David Peikoff
Hillis Arnold
Ernest Marshall
Boyce william
Art Kruger
Robert Weitbreck
Frederick Schreiber
Andrew Foster
Maclon Norwood
Cal Rodgers
Loy Golladay
Frances Woods
Mark Branson
Marie Philip (she taught me, not use voice when I sign to my two sons)
Bruce Hibok
T.J. O'Rourke
John Clarke
Douglas Burke
Lowell Myers
Gil Eastman (Deaf Monsic TV show)
George Veditz
William Mark
Jerry Hassell
Cadwallader Washburn
Douglas Tilden
Erastus Smith
Laura Redd
Laurent Clerc
LeRoy Colombo
Luther Haden
nellie Zabel Willhite
Regina Olson Hughes
Thomas Marr
William Beadell
William Hoy

There are many other actresses and actors Deaf famous out there. I forgot, their names. Also, write several famous books from Deaf authors.
I thought Harlan Lane and William Stokoe are hearing? They do deserve to be revered in the Deaf culture because of they did for the Deaf.

Anyway, I bet Paddy Ladd will be famous because of his Deafhood concept.

I know of a few deaf actors: Eric Malz, Terrylene, Phyllis French. I've never met Phyllis French but I know Terrylene because she was in my English and history classes and I've seem Eric Malz around MSSD.

I'm not sure if I should call Ridor famous or infamous.
 
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Tousi

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#13
I thought Harlan Lane and William Stokoe are hearing? They do deserve to be revered in the Deaf culture because of they did for the Deaf.

Anyway, I bet Paddy Ladd will be famous because of his Deafhood concept.

I know of a few deaf actors: Eric Malz, Terrylene, Phyllis French. I've never met Phyllis French but I know Terrylene because she was in my English and history classes and I've seem Eric Malz around MSSD.

I'm not sure if I should call Ridor famous or infamous.
Yes, Stokoe was hearing....
Phyllis Frelich was my classmate at Gallaudet.....
 

Cheri

Prayers for my dad.
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#14
Oh gosh, I hate her. Helen Keller's Quote "Deaf people are dumb and feel sorry for themselves".
I don't believe that Helen would ever say something like this, She isn't that kind of person who would say anything negative about anyone. She was deaf and blind herself, why would she say something so hurtful about the deaf? It doesn't make no sense. I've read so much about Helen, her life (The Story of My Life) her miracle worker, Anne Sullivan and Helen's Biography, and I have not seen that quote that you said she supposedly said.
 

Cheri

Prayers for my dad.
Premium Member
#15
I love Helen Keller, I made a bid on one of her books that she had written but I lost the bid :( .
What book did you bid on? Was it "The Story of My Life"? if so, you can find that book at the library.

or check on Amazon.com, they always have almost every books. :)
 
#16
Linda Bove
Ed Waterstreet
John Mureau
Joel Baris
Ken Davis
Bernard Bragg
Marybeth Miller
Ben Soukup CSD
Karen Bregman-NADC
Robert Davila- Gallaudet
Robert cook-DSA
Alan Hurwitz- NTID
Bobbie B. Scoggins-NAD
Cheryl heppner-NVRC
Thomas Samuels
Damara Paris-IDC
Nancy Bloch-NAD
Carole Lazorisak
Lizzie Sorkin
Linda Bove
Susan Schaller
Harlan Lane
Angela Jones
Matthew Moore
Susan rutherford
William Stokoe
Lou Fant
Laurene Simms Advocates
Raymond Luzcak-Author
David Geeslin-Superintendent
Harry Lang- Resercher
John Yeh- Entrepreneur ( a good friend of mine ) :)
Frank Turk
Katherline Jankowski
Frank Hockman
Ernie Hairston
Heather McCallum
Randy Fisher - Hoy Activist
Greg Gunderson-Racer
Manny Hernandex
Joey Ber
Howie Seago
Don Tinsley
Alice Hagemeyer
M.J. Bienvenu ( I admire her alot)
Patrick Graybill

Roy Holcomb
John Carlin
Edmund Booth
william Willard
Juliette Gordon
George Hyde
David Peikoff
Hillis Arnold
Ernest Marshall
Boyce william
Art Kruger
Robert Weitbreck
Frederick Schreiber
Andrew Foster
Maclon Norwood
Cal Rodgers
Loy Golladay
Frances Woods
Mark Branson
Marie Philip (she taught me, not use voice when I sign to my two sons)
Bruce Hibok
T.J. O'Rourke
John Clarke
Douglas Burke
Lowell Myers
Gil Eastman (Deaf Monsic TV show)
George Veditz
William Mark
Jerry Hassell
Cadwallader Washburn
Douglas Tilden
Erastus Smith
Laura Redd
Laurent Clerc
LeRoy Colombo
Luther Haden
nellie Zabel Willhite
Regina Olson Hughes
Thomas Marr
William Beadell
William Hoy

There are many other actresses and actors Deaf famous out there. I forgot, their names. Also, write several famous books from Deaf authors.
They aren't famous, because I never heard of them. :ugh3:
And Marlee Matlin isn't that famous either in the hearing world.
 

Tousi

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#17
I don't believe that Helen would ever say something like this, She isn't that kind of person who would say anything negative about anyone. She was deaf and blind herself, why would she say something so hurtful about the deaf? It doesn't make no sense. I've read so much about Helen, her life (The Story of My Life) her miracle worker, Anne Sullivan and Helen's Biography, and I have not seen that quote that you said she supposedly said.

Well, Cheri, someone once asked Helen Keller which she'd rather be....deaf or blind and it is a well known documented fact that she replied that she'd rather be blind than deaf. I don't know where that information is but someone will come along and post it, I am sure. Anyway, that was her opinion and that does not make her a bad person. I, myself, can see why she had that opinion. It doesn't bother me at all.....
 

Kalista

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Premium Member
#19
Yes, Stokoe was hearing....
Phyllis Frelich was my classmate at Gallaudet.....
I forgot about her, she was my teacher at RISD. We love her so much, she resigned from RISD because of hearing teachers made fun of her sound voice. It made her discourage and told us to resign. It broke our heart. :cry:
 

Kalista

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#20
I don't believe that Helen would ever say something like this, She isn't that kind of person who would say anything negative about anyone. She was deaf and blind herself, why would she say something so hurtful about the deaf? It doesn't make no sense. I've read so much about Helen, her life (The Story of My Life) her miracle worker, Anne Sullivan and Helen's Biography, and I have not seen that quote that you said she supposedly said.

I was shocked to read her comment toward Deaf culture in the article somewhere. That is why, we lost respect her. If I see a guy who knows about this book. I will get the Title name of the book. He just left my agency few weeks ago. Dang !