13 Famous People Who Were Adopted

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Babe Ruth learned to play baseball while growing up in orphanages.
Babe Ruth learned to play baseball while growing up in orphanages.
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The image of the typical or "normal" American family -- with a father, mother, 2.5 kids, and a dog -- has become less and less familiar over time. These days, families are "blended" and "progressive" and more than a little creative in terms of structure. Below are a few well-known celebrities that were ahead of the curve. Each famous figure listed below was orphaned, fostered, or adopted at a young age and clearly didn't let that set them back.