Joey Deacon

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Birthday
24, 1920
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 3, 1981 (61)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1920
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 3, 1981 (61)

About

British author whose dictated autobiography, Tongue Tied, documents his lifelong struggle with cerebral palsy. The work was the basis for a popular BBC documentary.

Before Fame

His cerebral palsy was treated at Caterham Mental Hospital, where he lived from the age of eight until his death.

Trivia

He appeared on Blue Peter, a 1981 television program, as an example of someone who had achieved a great deal in spite of his disability.

Family Life

His mother died when he was six years old, and he was raised by his grandmother up until his institutionalization at the age of eight.

Associated With

He and poet Vassar Miller both suffered from cerebral palsy.