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List of famous people with Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking and other symptoms. Living a normal life with the disease is a challenge that millions around the globe face. To be burdened with so many physical symptoms that might also be coupled with cognitive and behavioral problems is indeed difficult. However there are some truly gutsy people out there who prove that even PD can’t dampen their love for life. Michael Andrew Fox was diagnosed with the disease when he was just 29, yet he went on to become a prominent actor, producer, and an advocate for research toward finding a cure for PD. The recently deceased professional boxer and activist Muhammad Ali was also suffering from Parkinson's disease; he had previously been diagnosed with Parkinson's syndrome, which his doctors attributed to boxing-related brain injuries. The multi-faceted Johnny Cash, widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, also suffered from PD later in his life. Billy Connolly, Dave Parker, and Michael Kinsley are a few other celebrities who have been diagnosed with PD. Read on for more information about famous people with Parkinson's disease.
Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
(Actor)

09 June 1961

Edmonton, Canada

Canadian

Gemini

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)

18 October 1919

28 September 2000

Montreal, Quebec

Canadian

Libra

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali

17 January 1942

03 June 2016

Louisville

American

Capricorn

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams

21 July 1951

11 August 2014

Chicago

American

Cancer

Mao ZedongMao Zedong
(Communist Leader of China)

26 December 1893

09 September 1976

Shaoshan

Chinese

Capricorn

Pope John Paul IIPope John Paul II
(The 264th Pope (Bishop of Rome))

18 May 1920

02 April 2005

Wadowice

Polish

Taurus

Johnny CashJohnny Cash
(Singer-Songwriter)

26 February 1932

12 September 2003

Kingsland, Arkansas, United States

American

Pisces

Salvador DaliSalvador Dali
(Surrealist Painter)

11 May 1904

23 January 1989

Figueres

Spanish

Taurus

Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco
(Dictator of Spain)

04 December 1892

20 November 1975

Ferrol

Spanish

Sagittarius

Deng XiaopingDeng Xiaoping

22 August 1904

19 February 1997

Guang'an, Sichuan

Chinese

Leo

Billy GrahamBilly Graham
(Evangelist)

07 November 1918

Charlotte, North Carolina

American

Scorpio

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician)

15 July 1946

Tucson, Arizona, U.S.

American

Cancer

Vincent priceVincent Price
(Actor)

27 May 1911

25 October 1993

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

American

Gemini

George WallaceGeorge Wallace

25 August 1919

13 September 1998

Clio, Alabama

American

Virgo

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly

24 November 1942

Anderston

Scottish,Welsh

Sagittarius

Casey KasemCasey Kasem
(Radio Jockey, Voice Actor)

27 April 1932

15 June 2014

Detroit

American

Taurus

Deborah Kerr Deborah Kerr
(Actress)

30 September 1921

16 October 2007

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

British

Libra

Enoch PowellEnoch Powell

16 June 1912

08 February 1998

Birmingham

British

Gemini

Howard CosellHoward Cosell

25 March 1918

23 April 1995

Winston-Salem

American

Aries

Edward WestonEdward Weston
(Photographer)

24 March 1886

01 January 1958

Highland Park, Illinois

American

Aries

James RooseveltJames Roosevelt
(United States Congressman, US Military Officer, Businessman)

23 December 1907

13 August 1991

New York City, New York

American

Capricorn

Eugene McCarthyEugene McCarthy
(Politician)

29 March 1916

10 December 2005

Watkins

American

Aries

Roger BannisterRoger Bannister
(Former British Athlete Who Ran The First Sub-Four-Minute Mile)

23 March 1929

Harrow, England, United Kingdom

British

Aries

Jack BuckJack Buck
(Sportscaster)

21 August 1924

18 June 2002

Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States

American

Leo

John LindsayJohn Lindsay
(Politician, Former Mayor of New York City)

24 November 1921

19 December 2000

Manhattan, New York City

American

Sagittarius

George Roy HillGeorge Roy Hill
(Film Director)

20 December 1921

27 December 2002

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

American

Sagittarius

Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson
(Musician, Singer-Songwriter)

03 April 1949

Notting Hill Gate, London, England

British

Aries

Giulio NattaGiulio Natta
(Chemist)

25 February 1903

02 May 1979

Imperia, Italy

Italian

Pisces

Owen ChamberlainOwen Chamberlain
(Physicist)

10 July 1920

28 February 2006

San Francisco, California, USA

American

Cancer

Alfred DoblinAlfred Doblin
(Writer, Doctor)

10 August 1878

26 June 1957

Szczecin

German

Leo

Alan John Percival TaylorAlan John Percival Taylor

25 March 1906

07 September 1990

Birkdale

British

Aries

James DoohanJames Doohan
(Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer)

03 March 1920

20 July 2005

Vancouver

Canadian

Pisces

Margaret Bourke-WhiteMargaret Bourke-White
(Photographer, War photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist)

14 June 1904

27 August 1971

New York City

American

Gemini

A. J. P. TaylorA. J. P. Taylor
(Historian of the modern age, University teacher, Journalist)

25 March 1906

07 September 1990

Birkdale

British

Aries

Pauline KaelPauline Kael
(Film critic, Writer, Journalist)

19 June 1919

03 September 2001

Petaluma

American

Gemini

Gunther von HagensGunther von Hagens
(Anatomist, Sculptor, Inventor, University teacher)

10 January 1945

Skalmierzyce, Greater Poland Voivodeship

German

Capricorn

Walter SisuluWalter Sisulu
(Politician)

18 May 1912

05 May 2003

Transkei

South African

Taurus

Anna NeagleAnna Neagle
(Actor, Singer, Musician)

20 October 1904

03 June 1986

Forest Gate

British

Libra

Jansher KhanJansher Khan
(Squash player)

15 June 1969

Peshawar

Pakistani

Gemini

Carlo Maria MartiniCarlo Maria Martini

1927 AD

31 August 2012

Turin

Italian

Erland JosephsonErland Josephson
(Film director, Writer, Screenwriter, Stage actor, Film actor, Director)

15 June 1923

25 February 2012

Stockholm

Swedish

Gemini

Ferdy MayneFerdy Mayne
(Actor)

11 March 1916

30 January 1998

Mainz

German

Pisces

Ba JinBa Jin
(Writer, Translator, Esperantist, Autobiographer, Children's writer)

25 November 1904

17 October 2005

Chengdu

Sagittarius

Freddie RoachFreddie Roach

05 March 1960

Dedham

American

Pisces

Dean JonesDean Jones

24 March 1961

Coburg

Australian

Aries

John WalkerJohn Walker

1950 AD

American

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