"We have a voice. We have been heard."
David Seidler, while accepting his Oscar for The King's Speech
By Jean Gruss
Editor’s Note: Jean Gruss, the author of this article, is the grandson of Stuttering Foundation founder Malcolm Fraser and Mark Logue is the grandson of Lionel Logue.
For decades, Lionel Logue’s name was an obscure footnote in biographies of British King George VI.
But thanks to his grandson and a blockbuster movie, he’s quickly become the most famous speech therapist in history.
While the Oscar-winning movie The King’s Speech is universally treasured by the stuttering community, there is a hidden gem on the DVD and Blu-ray editions released in mid-April.
Reviewed by John M. Williams
I was very slow to see the movie The King’s Speech. I had wanted to see it for many months after I read my first review in late 2010. I am overjoyed with having seen it. It is a movie I will watch many times. I enjoyed it that much.
As I watched the movie, I drew many parallels between the sometimes despicable ways speech therapists and others treated the future King and me.
By Ed Arrington
Many years ago when I was in the Air Force, stationed in San Antonio, Texas, I went through a traumatic, distressing, and humiliating experience.
Behind the scenes of some of our King's Speech media exposure
The Stuttering Foundation's Memphis office was flooded with calls after the April 9th issue of Forbes featured a full-page public service ad on page 103. ThenOprah Magazine ran a full-page PSA on page 99 in the May issue to trumpet National Stuttering Awareness Week. Ads also ran in AARP, Seventeen, andRedbook
Dave Taylor has been on the SFA’s list of “Famous People Who Stutter” for many years, but probably few people know all of the unique accomplishments of this former hockey great who was born on December 4, 1955, in Levack, Ontario.