Jeffrey Blitz is an American director, producer and screenwriter. His first film, Spellbound, a documentary following competitors in the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee, earned him an Academy Award nomination in 2003.
While Harvey Keitel has spoken to large audiences from both the stage and the screen, as a child he often had trouble expressing himself due to his stutter.“As a kid I was told to shush,” he says. “And as a result it’s taken me a lifetime to be able to speak.”
As a child, Peggy Lipton’s introversion was only worsened by her severe stutter. The actress notes she often had trouble saying her own name. It wasn’t until she embarked on her acting career that she was able to find a safe haven from her speech impediment.