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Famous Bipolars

A brief and partial list of famous people with bipolar disorder:

  • Alonzo Spellman, athlete (football)
  • Axl Rose, rock singer
  • Ben Stiller, actor, director, writer, comedian
  • Bill Lichtenstein, producer (TV & radio)
  • Burgess Meredith, actor
  • Buzz Aldrin, astronaut
  • Carrie Fisher, actress/writer
  • Connie Francis, singer, actress
  • Daniel Johnston, musician
  • Danny Bonaduce, radio personality, actor, writer
  • Darryl Strawberry, athlete (baseball)
  • Earl Simmons (DMX), musician, actor
  • Francis Ford Coppola, director
  • Jack Irons, musician
  • Jane Pauley, newsanchor
  • Jay Marvin, radio personality, writer
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme, actor
  • Jeannie C. Riley, Singer
  • Jonathan Winters, comedian, actor
  • Kay Redfield Jamison, psychologist, writer
  • Kevin McDonald, comedian, actor
  • Kitty Dukakis, former First Lady of Massachusetts
  • Kristy McNichol, actress
  • Larry Flynt, magazine publisher
  • Larry Flynt, publisher, activist
  • Linda Hamilton, actress
  • Margot Kidder, actress
  • Mariette Hartley, actress, advocate
  • Maurice Benard, actor
  • Muffin Spencer-Devlin, athlete (pro golf)
  • Ned Beatty, actor
  • Patty Duke (Anna Duke Pearce), actress, writer
  • Peter Nolan Lawrence, writer (England)
  • Phil Spector, musician, producer
  • Rika Lesser, writer, translator
  • Robert Downey, Jr., actor
  • Robert Evans, film producer
  • Rosemary Clooney, singer
  • Scott Simmie, writer, journalist
  • Shelley Beattie, athlete (bodybuilding, sailing), artist
  • Sting, musician, actor
  • Sylvia Plath, poet/author
  • Tim Burton, artist, movie director
  • Virginia Woolf, novelist
  • Vivien Leigh, actress