Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another List of Famous People who lived or are living with Bipolar Mental Illness

Just kind of browsing the web....learning a lot....
Ever since it was first suggested that DH was bipolar, I've been kind of interested in learning about other famous people who may have been bipolar. It's interesting to look some of them up and see what they've gone through. And when you realize how much some of these people have managed to accomplish, it makes me feel that much more hopeful about DH....so here's my list for today....

Adam Ant (musician)
Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)
Napoleon Bonaparte (political leader)
Tim Burton (artist, director)
Lord Byron (poet)
Dick Cavett (television journalist)
Winston Churchill (politician)
Charles Dickens (author)
DMX, Dark Man X (Earl Simmons) (musician, actor)
Robert Downey Jr. (actor)
Richard Dreyfuss (actor)
Patty Duke (actress)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (author)
Emily Epler (poet, actress)
Carrie Fisher (Actress, writer)
Larry Flynt (publisher, activist) (probable, not confirmed)
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (Writer)
Connie Francis (singer)
Stephen Fry (actor, comedian writer)
Peter Gabriel (musician)
Alan Garner (novelist)
Matthew Good (musician)
Philip Graham (publisher, businessman)
Macy Gray (musician, actor)
Graham Greene (English Novelist)
Ivor Gurney (English composer, poet)
Alexander Hamilton (politican)
Linda Hamilton (actress)
Mariette Hartley (actress)
Jimi Hendrix (musician)
Ernest Hemingway (writer)
Hermann Hesse (writer)
Abbie Hoffman (political activist)
Kay Redfield Jamison (clinical psychologist)
Daniel Johnston (musician)
Chris Kanyon (wrestler)
John Keats (poet)
Rep Patrick J. Kennedy (politician)
Otto Klemperer (conductor)
Margot Kidder (actress)
Patrick Kroupa (writer, hacker)
Haydn Ledger (Heath Ledger's Uncle)
Vivien Leigh (actress)
Jennifer Lewis (actress)
Abraham Lincoln (president)
Tina Malone (actress)
James Marzilli (senator)
Kristy McNichol (actress)
Kate Millett (author)
Spike Milligan (comedian, writer)
Ben Moody (musician)
John A. Mulheren (businessman, philanthropist)
Edvard Munch (artist)
Isaac Newton (scientist, mathematician)
Florence Nightingale (nurse)
Sinéad O'Connor (musician)
Susan M. Olmetti (artist)
Ozzy Osbourne (singer)
Cheri Oteri (actress)
Jane Pauley (TV Journalist)
Jimmy Piersail (baseball player)
Jaco Pastorius (musician)
Edgar Allan Poe (poet, writer)
Charlie Pride (musician)
Emil Post (mathematician)
Barret Robbins (NFL football player)
Clark Rockefeller (socialite, alleged criminal)
Axl Rose (singer)
Theodore Roosevelt (President)
Cynthia M. Sabotka (author)
Robert Schumann (composer)
Frank Sinatra (actor) (undiagnosed)
Nina Simone (singer)
Britney Spears (musician)
Michael Spensieri (lawyer, politician)
Robert Louis Stevenson (author)
Ben Stiller (actor)
Sidney Sheldon (producer, writer)
Percy Bysshe Shelley (poet)
Darryl Strawberry (baseball player)
Sting (Gordon Sumner) (actor, musician)
David Strickland (actor)
Sara Teasdale (poet)
Devin Townsend (musician)
Nick Traina (singer)
Timothy Treadwell (environmentalist)
Margaret Trudeau (former spouse of politician)
Ted Turner (businessman)
Mark Twain (author)
Jean-Claude Van Damme (actor)
Vincent Van Gogh (artist)
Kurt Vonnegut (author) (undiagnosed)
Pete Wentz (musician)
Scott Weiland (musician)
Oscar Wilde (poet)
Robin Williams (actor)
Brian Wilson (musician)
Virginia Woolf (poet, novelist)


obladi oblada said...

Wow...I had no idea.

Anonymous said...

Carol, did you know that one of the first reported incidents of bipolar is reported in the Bible? In Mark 9:17-27, it is told that a man brought his son to the Lord because a spirit had been tormenting the boy since he was a young child. (vs.22) He told the Lord that the spirit had often cast the boy into the fire (manic phase) and into the waters (depressive phase). I have seen this in my own family...my son, and two of my sisters, suffer from this 'spirit' of bipolar.

Jada said...

Bravo! I look forward to getting to know your blog! I also suffer from Bipolar Disorder Type 2, I am currently working on a small film/slideshow to hopefully encourage us and help end stigma. I have gotten a few of my celebrity names from you. Thank you. I will try to post the link here when it is finished.