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Can you guess who were the famous failures?

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She refused to move to the back of the bus
Fired from a newspaper for 'lacking imagination' and 'having no original ideas'
At 30 years old he was left devastated and depressed after being removed from the company he started.
She had a rough and abusive childhood. She was demoted from her job as a news reporter because she wasn't 'fit for television'.
After being cut from his high school basketball team, he went home, locked himself in his room and cried.
He wasn't able to speak until he was almost fours years old and his teachers said he would 'never amount to much'.
At age 11 he was cut from his team after being diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, that made him smaller than most children his age.
A teacher told him he was 'Too stupid to learn anything' and that should go into a field where he might 'succeed by virtue of his pleasant personality'.
Rejected by Decca Recording Studios who said, 'We don't like there sound...they have no future in show business'.
His first book was rejected by 27 publishers.
His fiancé died, failed in business, had a nervous breakdown and was defeated in 8 elections.
She was nearly penniless, divorced, severely depressed and tried to raise her child on her own; while attending school and writing a novel.
He failed and went broke 5 times before succeeding in creating the first T model auto-mobile.
When he showed his board game 'Monopoly' to the Parker Brothers, they rejected it due to '52 design errors'.
He was turned down by the Toyota Motor Corporation during a job interview as an engineer. He then then on to sell his home made scooters from his garage.
She was dismissed from drama school with a note that read 'She is wasting her time. She is too shy to put her best foot forward'.

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