7 Colorblind Celebs

Including 2 who had to give up other career dreams
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2015 4:00 PM CDT
7 Colorblind Celebs
Paul Newman wanted to be a pilot, but his colorblindness prevented it.   (AP Photo/Andrei Pungovschi)

Celebrities aren't perfect—some of them are colorblind, and Ranker lists 21. A sampling:

  • Paul Newman: The late actor had to give up his dream of being a pilot due to color blindness.
  • Mark Zuckerberg: He's red-green colorblind, and reportedly picked blue for Facebook's logo because it's the color that looks richest to him.
  • Howie Mandel: "I'm colorblind," he once revealed, "so when I make a choice, I'm told that it clashes."

  • Bing Crosby: He got green and blue confused.
  • Fred Rogers: Mr. Rogers was red-green colorblind.
  • Rutger Hauer: The actor to give up his dream of being a sailor due to color blindness.
  • John Kay: The Steppenwolf frontman has revealed, "I'm totally colorblind, which means that my world is black and white and gray."
Click for the complete list, which includes a few politicians. (More colorblindness stories.)

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