Friday, April 1, 2011

A List

The following is a partial list of "famous" people who have
(or had) Multiple Sclerosis. You might be surprised to see the name of a person you are familiar with. Take a look at these names and see how many you have seen, read about, or heard of:

Adam Riedy - US Speed Skater
Alma Moreno - Filipino actress-politician
Alan Osmond - Singer with The Osmonds
Alastair Hignell -English soccer player and journalist
Alison Peebles - Actress
Ann Romney - Mitt Romney's (presidential candidate) wife
Anne Volant Rowling - J.K.Rowling's (Harry Potter books) mother
Annette Funicello - Singer, dancer, former Mouseketeer
April Arvan - Basketball Coach
Barbara Jordan - Congress woman, professor, civil rights activist
Betty Cuthbert - Olympic Gold Medalist, Sprinting
Bobby Thompson - Banjoist
Brenda Gildehaus - Champion BMX bike rider
Brian Irvine - Scottish soccer player
Bruno Tassan Din - Italian publisher
Bryan Forbes - actor, writer, director (married to Nanette Newman)
Carl Laemmle, Jr. - Film producer and son of the founder of Universal Studios
Carlos Hathcock - Marine Sniper
Cathy Weis - Dancer
Charlie Courtauld - British newspaper columnist - independent on Sunday
Clay Walker - Country and western singer
Chrystal Gomes - Stand up comedian
Cindy O'Connor - Poet
Clifford T.Ward - Singer/songwriter
Clive Burr - drummer in British heavy metal band, Iron Maiden
Dan Carnevale - American Footballer
Danny Wallace - Soccer Player
Danny Wallace - Ex Southampton and Manchester United Footballer
David Humm - NFL quarterback, Oakland Raiders
David "Squiggy" Lander - Actor, comedian, composer, musician
David Osmond - Son of Alan Osmond, member of The Osmonds: Second Generation, contestant on American Idol - 2009
David "Teddy" Thomas - Cricketer
Dean Singleton - Newspaper Magnate
Deanna Davis - Basketball player and coach
Deborah Bruening - writer
Deborah Downey - Cabaret Performer
Denise Davis - Singer
Diana Markham - Novelist
Diana Neutze - Poet, author
Dino Ferrari - Ferrari automobiles
Donal Coghlan - singer/songwriter
Donna Fargo - Country music singer and songwriter
Doug Robinson - Novelist
Emily Mann - director and playwright
Eric Simons - mountaineer
Ernie McAlister - US Politician
Eve Hayes - actress
Exene Cervenka - American writer, musician, artist
Fausto Rocha - Brazilian TV Actor
Fiona MacTaggart - British Politician (Labour MP for Slough)
Frank DuBois - New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture 1989-, champion teamroper
Fraser Robinson III - First Lady-Elect Michelle Obama's father
Fred Hughes - Andy Warhol's financeer and manager
Frieda Inescort - actress
Guido Crepax - Italian comic
Hal Ketchum - Country & Western Singer
Heinrich Heine - German poet (1797-1856) posthumously diagnosed
Henry Steele - Basketball Player
Heuga, Jimmy - Olympic skier
Hicklenton, Johnny - aka Johnny Deadstock - Comic artist, Judge Dredd
Ivalio Iordanov - Bulgarian International soccer player
Jack Osbourne - son of musician Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne
Jackie Bertone - percussionist for Beach Boys
Jackie Waldman - Author and motivational speaker
Jacqueline Creed Archer - Civil rights activist
Jacqueline du Pre - cellist
Jacques Raverat - French painter
James LaRocca - Guitarist
James Scofield - poet
Javier Artero - Spanish soccer player
Jeffrey Gingold - Lawyer, Author of Mental Sharpening Stones
Jennifer Huget - Washington Post journalist
Jim Oelschlager - financier and philanthropist (Founded the Oak Clinic)
Jim Poulin - Basketball Coach
Jimmie (James), Heuga - Olympic skier
Joan Didion - American writer
Joe Torsella - Pres./CEO of National Constitution Center, Philadelphia
John (Johnny) Hicklenton - aka Johnny Deadstock - Comic artist, Judge Dredd
John Medica - Canadian Actor
John Mythen - Cartoonist and writer
John Pageler - Author
John Robson - Footballer
Johnny Killen - 1960s singer
Jonathan Katz - Comedian
Joseph Hartzler - Chief prosecutor for the Oklahoma bombing case
Judy Finelli - Accomplished Juggler, member of Pickle Family Circus, and one of the creators of
the Naked Clown Calendar
Judy Graham - Author
Judy Grahn - poet
Julie Roberts - American country music artist
Karen G. Stone - Author
Kathryn Lindskoog - author
Keith Snyder - composer, performer, and author
Kelly Sutton - Racing driver
Ken Novak - Basketball coach
Kevin Stevenson - Singer/Guitarist
Khiawatha Downey - American Footballer
Larry Tucker - Film and TV writer/producer (incl. The Monkees, Alice B. Toklas and Bob &Carol)
Laura Mitchell - Public policy analyst, consultant and writer
Laurie Elyse - American fashion designer/artist
Lena Horne - Actress and singer
Lisa Peck - Mountain bike rider (5th in 2000 Masters World Mountain Bike Championships)
Lola Falana - Actress, singer, and dancer
Louise Arters - Actress (one of the Sparkle Twins)
Luca Coscione - Italian Politician
Lucien Hervé - Architectural Photographer
Lydwina of Schieden - Dutch patron Saint of Ice Skaters (1400AD) The earliest record of someone
with MS
Madeline Rhue - Actress
Maggie Weder - Golfer
Margaret Leighton - English actress
Marianne Gingrich - Ex-wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
Martin Bruch - Photographer
Mary Jo Kilroy - US Representative of Ohio's 15th District
Mary Mullarkey - Colorado State Supreme Court Chief Justice
Maureen Manley - Olympic Cyclist
Maxine Mesinger - Newspaper gossip columnist, Houston Chronicle
Melanie Lawson - Anchorwoman, Channel 13, Houston
Michael Blake - Hollywood screenwriter, "Dances with Wolves"
Michael Frimkess - Potter
Michael R. Duval - Investment Banker and White House Lawyer Under Nixon and Ford
Michaele Salahi - White House Party Crasher
Michel Dupuis - Canadian football player (linebacker for Ottawa, Winnipeg & Toronto)
Miquel Marti i Pol - Catalan poet
Mitch Terpstra - Athlete and Althetics Coach
Montel Williams - Talk show host and actor
Nancy Mairs - novelist
Natalie Mandzhavidze - NASA Physicist
Neil Cavuto - lead anchor on Fox News Channel
Nicoletta Mantovani-Pavarotti, Luciano Pavarotti's wife
Norah Vincent – Journalist
Paul Novoselick - Chronicle staff writer and columnist
Paul Wellstone - U.S. Senator from Minnesota
Paul Willey - Virtual Golf Champion
Paul Wolfskehl - 19th century German industrialist and amateur mathematician
Paul Wellstone - US Senator, Minnesota
Rachelle Breslow - author
Rich Warden – Race car Driver
Richard Berghammer - Wildlife Painter
Richard Cohen - journalist (married to actress Meridith Viera)
Richard Pryor - Comedian, author, actor
Richard Radtke - Scientist and Winner Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics
and Engineering
Robin Gurr – poet (see Robin Muir-Miller also)
Robin Muir-Miller (Australian poet), (see Robin Gurr also)
Robert "Wingnut" Weaver - Actor
Roger MacDougall - British playwright
Roland 'Chubby' Cloutier - TV Entertainer
Roman Gabriel - American football player (Los Angeles Rams 1962-72)
Ronald Rogers - Concert Pianist
Ronnie Lane - musician with The Faces (Rod Stewart's old band)
Salahi, Michaele - White House Party Crasher
Sarah P. Gibbs - Biologist - Winner of 2003 Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal
Sean Coman - (Sean Donahue) - Californian disk jockey
Sharon Summerall - model married to Don Henley (singer with The Eagles)
Sir Augustus Frederic D'Este - (1794-1848) - grandson of King George III of England, 1st
documented case of MS
Stan BelRoger MacDougall - British playwright
Stephen White - Best-selling author
Tamia - R&B singer (Grammy Nominee)
Terri Garr - Actress (Young Frankenstein, Tootsie, Close Encounters)
Valerie Jankowski Skrabut - artist and musician
Victor Willing - Artist
Victoria Williams - American singer/songwriter/musician
Vince Smith - Country singer who had a hit record with a song called "My Annette" after his
friend and idol Annette Funicello - Now he has MS
Wayne Dobson - magician
Wendy Carol Roth - Television producer, writer and Advocate for the Disabled
Wendy Lill - Canadian Politician
William Hartnell - British actor (the first Doctor Who)
William Newman - artist
Yury Tynianov - Russian Novelist and literary critic

(Original list obtained from and then added to as reports become available)