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Celebrities with Bipolar Disorder July 17, 2012


Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder (Photo credit: SheriW1223)

I know that mental illness and creativity often go hand-in-hand. I did a search for “Celebrities with Bipolar” and got these interesting results:

From About.com:

Some of the people listed here are celebrities who have talked openly about having bipolar disorder; others have been judged by history to have suffered from manic depression. At least one is being called bipolar because of what may be a misinterpretation.

The list will grow as the next year goes by. We are adding short biographical pieces about each of these famous bipolars on their birthdays.

Date Unknown

Heinz C. Prechter1Entrepreneur – 1942

January

Virginia Woolf2 – novelist – January 25, 1882

February

Axl Rose3 – rock singer – February 6, 1962

March

Maurice Benard4 – actor – March 1, 1963
Robert Lowell5 – poet – March 1, 1917
Charley Pride6 – country-western singer – March 18, 1938

May

Rosemary Clooney7 – singer – May 23, 1928

June

Mariette Hartley8 – actress – advocate – June 21, 1940

September

Linda Hamilton9 – actress – September 26, 1956

October

Sting10 – musician, actor – October 2, 1951
Margot Kidder11 – actress – October 17, 1948
Jean-Claude Van Damme12 – actor – October 18, 1960
Jeannie C. Riley13 – country-western singer – October 19, 1945
Carrie Fisher14 – actress/writer – October 21, 1956
Sylvia Plath15 – poet/author – October 27, 1932

November

Larry Flynt16 – publisher, activist – November 1, 1942
Vivien Leigh17 – actress – November 5, 1913
Jonathan Winters18 – comedian, actor – November 11, 1925
Burgess Meredith19 – actor – November 16, 1907
Dick Cavett20 – actor, author, host – November 19, 1936
Ben Stiller21 – actor, director, writer, comedian – November 30, 1965

December

Connie Francis22 – singer, actress – December 12, 1938
Patty Duke23 – actress – December 14, 1946
Earl Simmons / DMX24 – rapper & actor – December 18, 1970
Phil Spector25 – musician, producer – December 26, 1940

From Newsmax.com:

Famous figures with Bipolar Disorder include:
Catherine Zeta-Jones (actor)
Ben Stiller (actor)
Sting (musician)
Mel Gibson (actor)
Axl Rose (musician)
Demi Lovato (actor)
Carrie Fisher (actor)
Sinead O’Connor (musician)
Kurt Cobain (musician)

Read more on Newsmax.com:  Celebrities With Bipolar Disorder
 

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