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.

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 1 Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3, 2016

 2 Robin Williams

Robin Williams.
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Famous As: American stand-up comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: August 11, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 3 Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Country Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kingsland, Arkansas, United States
Died: September 12, 2003

 4 Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Communist Leader of China
Birthdate: December 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shaoshan, Xiangtan, China
Died: September 9, 1976
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 5 Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Surrealist Painter
Birthdate: May 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Figueres, Spain
Died: January 23, 1989

 6 Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly.
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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: November 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 7 Deng Xiaoping

Deng Xiaoping.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guang'an, China
Died: February 19, 1997
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 8 Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem.
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Famous As: Radio Jockey, Voice Actor
Birthdate: April 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: June 15, 2014

 9 Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 10 Deborah Kerr

Deborah Kerr.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: October 16, 2007
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 11 Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: July 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 12 Bob Hoskins

Bob Hoskins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 26, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England
Died: April 29, 2014
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 13 Billy Graham

Billy Graham.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Evangelist
Birthdate: November 7, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina
Died: February 21, 2018
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 14 Francisco Franco

Francisco Franco.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Caudillo of Spain
Birthdate: December 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ferrol, Spain
Died: November 20, 1975
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 15 Pierre Trudeau

Pierre Trudeau.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 15th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: October 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: September 28, 2000

 16 Enoch Powell

Enoch Powell.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: February 8, 1998

 17 Roger Bannister

Roger Bannister.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Former British Athlete Who Ran The First Sub-Four-Minute Mile
Birthdate: March 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harrow, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 18 Vincent Price

Vincent Price.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 25, 1993

 19 Richard Benjamin Harrison

Richard Benjamin Harrison.
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Famous As: Businessman, TV Personality
Birthdate: March 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: June 25, 2018
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 Leo Fender

Leo Fender.
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: August 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Anaheim, California, United States
Died: March 21, 1991

 21 Howard Cosell

Howard Cosell.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winston-Salem
Died: April 23, 1995

 22 Dean Malenko

Dean Malenko.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Irvington, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 23 Edward Weston

Edward Weston.
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: March 24, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois
Died: January 1, 1958

 24 Mitzi Shore

Mitzi Shore
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: CEOs
Birthdate: July 25, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Menominee, Michigan, United States
Died: April 11, 2018

 25 Janet Reno

Janet Reno.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: 78th Attorney General of the United States
Birthdate: July 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Died: November 7, 2016
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 26 Tony Mendez

Tony Mendez.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: CIA Officer
Birthdate: November 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eureka, Nevada, United States
Died: January 19, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 27 Dean Jones

Dean Jones
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States
Died: September 1, 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 28 Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer, War photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist
Birthdate: June 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: August 27, 1971

 29 James Doohan

James Doohan
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: March 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: July 20, 2005
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 30 Terry-Thomas

Terry-Thomas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 8, 1990
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 31 Kenneth More

Kenneth More
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: July 12, 1982
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 32 Valerie Perrine

Valerie Perrine.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Galveston, Texas
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 33 Jack Buck

Jack Buck.
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Famous As: Sports commentator
Birthdate: August 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 18, 2002

 34 M.F.K. Fisher

M.F.K. Fisher
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 3, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Albion, Michigan, United States
Died: June 22, 1992

 35 George Wallace

George Wallace.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 45th governor of Alabama, Politician
Birthdate: August 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clio, Alabama, United States
Died: September 13, 1998

 36 Dean Jones

Dean Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: cricketer
Birthdate: March 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coburg

 37 Peter Thomson

Peter Thomson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: August 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: June 20, 2018

 38 Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 31, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: March 2, 1983

 39 Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 28, 2016

 40 John Betjeman

John Betjeman
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 19, 1984

 41 John Lindsay

John Lindsay.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician, Former Mayor of New York City
Birthdate: November 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City
Died: December 19, 2000

 42 Walter Sisulu

Walter Sisulu
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ngcobo, South Africa
Died: May 5, 2003

 43 Alex Band

Alex Band
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 44 Pauline Kael

Pauline Kael
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Famous As: Film critic, Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: June 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Petaluma
Died: September 3, 2001

 45 Wilhelm Kempff

Wilhelm Kempff
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: November 25, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jüterbog, Germany
Died: May 23, 1991

 46 Alan John Percival Taylor

Alan John Percival Taylor.
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: March 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Southport, England
Died: September 7, 1990

 47 Kurt Masur

Kurt Masur
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: July 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brzeg, Poland
Died: December 19, 2015

 48 Gunther von Hagens

Gunther von Hagens
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Famous As: Anatomist, Sculptor, Inventor, University teacher
Birthdate: January 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Skalmierzyce, Greater Poland Voivodeship

 49 Jean Shepard

Jean Shepard
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: November 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, United States
Died: September 25, 2016

 50 Eugene McCarthy

Eugene McCarthy.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Watkins
Died: December 10, 2005