Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Famous People With Diabetes


Jack Benny, ’50s television host
Halle Berry, actress who recently appeared in “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”
Wilford Brimley, of television and films, “Cocoon” and “The Firm”
Delta Burke, of television’s “Designing Women”
James Cagney, producer, director and actor
Nell Carter, of the television show “Gimme a Break”
Dale Evans, actress, singer and wife of Roy Rogers
Stephen Furst, actor on the television shows “St. Elsewhere” and “Babylon 5”
Jackie Gleason, funny star of “The Honeymooners”
Gordon Jump, actor on “WKRP in Cincinnati”
Mabel King, actress who played Mama on “What’s Happening”
Marcello Mastroianni, actor who appeared in 142 films
Jerry Mathers, actor of “Leave It To Beaver” fame
Mary Tyler Moore, actress and star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”
Richard Mulligan, actor on the television show “Empty Nest”
Minnie Pearl, entertainer, actress on the variety show “Hee Haw”
Ehster Rolle, actress on the TV Show “Good Times”
George C. Scott, Academy Award-winning actor
Jean Smart, actress on “Designing Women”
Kate Smith, singer, actress who sang “God Bless America”
Spencer Tracy, famous leading man of Hollywood movies
Mae West, actress
Jane Wyman, actress on “Falcon Crest”
Political Leaders

Yuri Andropov, former premier of Soviet Union
Menachem Begin, Israeli prime minister
Lucille B. Chapman, a five-time Menominee Indian tribal chairwoman
James Farmer, civil rights pioneer
Mikhail Gorbachev, former Soviet premier
Janet Jagan, president of Guyana
Fiorello LaGuardia, New York mayor and the airport’s namesake
Winnie Mandela, South African anti-apartheid leader
Anwar Sadat, Egyptian leader
Business Leaders

James Conkling, founder of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Bill and John Davidson, heads of Harley Davidson motorcycles
Tom Foster, former head of Foster Poultry Farms
W.L. Gherra, of Payless Drugs
Howard Hughes, industrialist
Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s fast food restaurants

Nat Adderley, jazz trumpeter
Ray Anderson, jazz trombonist
Hoyt Axton, folksy baritone, songwriter and actor
Syd Barrett, of the rock group Pink Floyd
Johnny Cash, legendary country singer, known as “the man in black”
Carol Channing, Tony Award-winning singer/actress in “Hello Dolly”
Mark Collie, contemporary country star
David Crosby, member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Miles Davis, legendary jazz great
Freddy Fender, actor and country singer
Ella Fitzgerald, jazz vocalist
Mick Fleetwood, singer in rock band Fleetwood Mac
Jerry Garcia, lead singer of The Grateful Dead
Dizzy Gillespie, jazz trumpeter
Mahalia Jackson, singer
Waylon Jennings, country singer
B.B. King, rhythm and blues star
Patti LaBelle, pop singer
Peggy Lee, ’50s songster
Tommy Lee, of heavy metal band Motley Crue
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Broadway composer
Meat Loaf, singer
Bret Michaels, lead singer of the rock group Poison
The Pump Girls

Morris Braunstein, scientist
Thomas Edison, inventor
Albert Ellis, psychologist, rational emotive therapy
Cynthia Ice, developer of Lotus software
George Minot, first person with diabetes to receive Nobel Prize in medicine
Lois Jovanovic-Peterson, scientist, endocrinologist, author of “Diabetic Women”

Arthur Ashe, tennis legend
Walter Barnes, former Philadelphia Eagle turned actor
Ayden Byle, runner
Bobby Clarke, hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers
Ty Cobb, baseball player for the Detroit Tigers
Scott Coleman, first man with diabetes to swim the English Channel
Buster Douglas, boxer
Kenny Duckett, football player for the New Orleans Saints
Chris Dudley, New York Knicks basketball player
Del Ennis, baseball player
Curt Frasier, hockey player for the Chicago Black Hawks
Bill Gullickson, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds
Gary Hall, Olympic gold medalist in swimming
Jonathon Hayes, tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs
Catfish Hunter, pitcher for the Oakland A’s and the New York Yankees
Jason Johnson, pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles
Billie Jean King, tennis player
Ed Kranepool, baseball player with the New York Mets
Kelli Kuehne, LPGA golfer who wears a pump on the golf course
Jay Leeuwenburg, offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals
Calvin Muhammed, football player for the Washington Redskins
Jackie Robinson, baseball star who broke the color barrier in the Major Leagues
Sugar Ray Robinson, boxer
Ron Santo, third basemen for the Chicago Cubs
Art Shell, NFL player and coach
Michael Sinclair, defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks
Bill Talbert, hall of fame tennis player
Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer
Wade Wilson, NFL quarterback

Richard Bartlett, film
June Bierman, author of books on diabetes
Fran Carpentier, editor of Parade magazine
Sylvia Chase, ABC News Reporter
Ernest Hemingway, 20th century novelist
Walt Kelly, animator and Disney founder
Mario Puzo, author of “The Godfather”
Anne Rice, “Interview With a Vampire” author
H.G. Wells, writer, “The Invisible Man”


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