Famous People With Bipolar Disorder

When the popular singer, songwriter, and actress Demi Lovato came out publically with the fact that she was suffering from bipolar disorder, there was a public outpouring of support and good wishes for her. Living with bipolar disorder is not easy—as this Disney star and other celebrities suffering from the condition would attest. But the resounding success enjoyed by celebrities diagnosed with the disorder proves that it need not be the end of normalcy in a person’s life. While the term Bipolar Disorder may have been recently coined, the condition is not a new one by any means. Ernest Hemingway, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize in Literature, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in his later years. The glamorous actress of yesteryears, Vivien Leigh, was also someone who suffered from this disorder, previously known as "manic depression." Living and working with the condition is very challenging, as it causes unusual shifts in mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. It is chronic in nature and can cause risky behavior, even suicidal tendencies. But with proper treatment, patients can not only lead a normal life but can also excel in their fields. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with bipolar disorder.

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 1 Tim Burton

Tim Burton
26
Famous As: Film Director Known for His 'Gothic Fantasy' & 'Horror' Films
Birthdate: August 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 2 Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace
17
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Countess of Lovelace
Birthdate: December 10, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: November 27, 1852

 3 Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician & Singer
Birthdate: February 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chobham, Surrey, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 4 Lil Peep

Lil Peep
103
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: A Leading Figure of the Mid–late 2010s Emo Rap Scene
Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 15, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 5 David Walliams

David Walliams
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Artist, Cleric
Birthdate: April 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 7 Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 9, 1997
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 8 Abbie Hoffman

Abbie Hoffman
11
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Anti-War Activist, Social activist
Birthdate: November 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 12, 1989
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 9 Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: November 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: April 11, 2013

 10 Henry Graham Greene

Henry Graham Greene
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, England
Died: April 3, 1991
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 11 Charley Pride

Charley Pride
6
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sledge, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 12, 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young
10
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 19, 2013
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 13 Jack Cassidy

Jack Cassidy
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Died: December 12, 1976
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt
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Birthdate: November 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lakeville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: February 10, 2021

 15 Delonte West

Delonte West
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 16 Tiffany Pollard

Tiffany Pollard
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: January 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Utica, New York, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 17 Georg Cantor

Georg Cantor
6
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: March 3, 1845
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: January 6, 1918

 18 Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player, Autobiographer, Association football manager
Birthdate: May 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gateshead
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 19 Timothy Treadwell

Timothy Treadwell
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Environmentalist
Birthdate: April 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: October 6, 2003
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 20 Ray Davies

Ray Davies
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Guitarist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 21 Adam Ant

Adam Ant
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Guitarist, Actor, Singer
Birthdate: November 3, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Marylebone

 22 Jaco Pastorius

Jaco Pastorius
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 21, 1987

 23 Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tyler, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 John Ruskin

John Ruskin
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Famous As: Art Critic and Painter
Birthdate: February 8, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: January 20, 1900

 25 Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9, 1976

 26 Randy Meisner

Randy Meisner
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Retired American musician, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Eagles
Birthdate: March 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scottsbluff, Nebraska, United States

 27 Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London Borough of Harrow
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 28 Peter Steele

Peter Steele
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer and bassist for the goth and metal band Type O Negative
Birthdate: January 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: April 14, 2010
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)

 29 Scott Stapp

Scott Stapp
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 30 Charles Haley

Charles Haley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: January 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gladys, Virginia, USA
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 31 Kerry Katona

Kerry Katona
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Famous As: Actor, Television presenter, Singer, Writer, Autobiographer
Birthdate: September 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warrington
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 32 David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: March 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fairfield
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 33 Peter Scolari

Peter Scolari
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 34 Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spokane
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 35 Frank Bruno

Frank Bruno
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 36 Yo Yo Honey Singh

Yo Yo Honey Singh
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Rapper, Actor, Singer, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: March 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jalandhar

 37 Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright, Film director, Actor, Television producer, Author
Birthdate: February 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 30, 2007

 38 Patrick J. Kennedy

Patrick J. Kennedy
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brighton, Massachusetts, United States

 39 Gail Porter

Gail Porter
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Famous As: Television Presenter of Shows like 'Fully Booked', 'The Movie Chart Show' and 'The Big Breakfast'
Birthdate: March 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 40 Helen Flanagan

Helen Flanagan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bury, Greater Manchester, England, UK
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 41 Ludwig Boltzmann

Ludwig Boltzmann
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: February 20, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: September 5, 1906

 42 Lee Joon

Lee Joon
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 43 Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 44 Emma Forrest

Emma Forrest
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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: December 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 45 Isabella Blow

Isabella Blow
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Famous As: Former magazine editor who once served as the muse for millioner Philip Treacy
Birthdate: November 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: May 7, 2007

 46 Mauro Ranallo

Mauro Ranallo
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Famous As: A Canadian Sports Announcer, Commentator and Mental Health Advocate
Birthdate: December 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Abbotsford, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 47 Poly Styrene

Poly Styrene
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bromley, England
Died: April 25, 2011

 48 Eric Millegan

Eric Millegan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hackettstown, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 49 Phil Graham

Phil Graham
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: July 18, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Terry, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 3, 1963

 50 Gaetano Donizetti

Gaetano Donizetti
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 29, 1797
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bergamo
Died: April 8, 1848