Famous People Who Have or Had Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis Affects an Estimated 300,000 People in the United States

Ian C. Langtree Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2017/11/10 - Updated: 2023/05/10
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: List of famous and well known people both living and deceased who have and had multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple sclerosis affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States and probably more than 1 million people around the world. MS effects twice as many females as males. Three forms of beta interferon (Avonex, Betaseron, and Rebif) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of relapsing-remitting MS.

Introduction

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States and probably more than 1 million people around the world. MS effects twice as many females as males.

Main Digest

A physician may diagnose MS in some patients soon after the onset of the illness. In others, however, doctors may not be able to readily identify the cause of the symptoms, leading to years of uncertainty and multiple diagnoses.

There is as yet no cure for MS. Many patients do well with no therapy at all, especially since many medications have serious side effects and some carry significant risks. However, three forms of beta interferon (Avonex, Betaseron, and Rebif) have now been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of relapsing-remitting MS.

Famous People with Multiple Sclerosis

  • 40 - Canadian record producer.
  • Aaron Solowoniuk - Canadian drummer - Billy Talent.
  • Adam Riedy - US Speed Skater.
  • Alan Lancaster - English bassist - Status Quo.
  • Alan Osmond - American singer - The Osmonds.
  • Alastair Hignell - English rugby player and cricketer.
  • Alberto Santos-Dumont - Brazilian inventor.
  • Alejandro Giammattei - Guatemalan politician, President of Guatemala.
  • Alice Sara Ott - German pianist.
  • Alison Peebles - Actress most famous for her Taggart role.
  • Ann Romney - American equestrian and political figure.
  • Annette Funicello - American actress and singer.
  • April Arvan - Basketball Coach.
  • Art Alexakis - American guitarist - Everclear.
  • Barbara Jordan - American politician.
  • Benjamin Cohen - English web developer and journalist.
  • Betty Cuthbert - Olympic Gold Medallist, Sprinting.
  • Beverly Graham - Singer, charity worker.
  • Bill Bradbury - American politician.
  • Bobby Thompson - Banjoist.
  • Brenda Gildehaus - Champion BMX bike rider.
  • Brian Irvine - Scottish soccer player.
  • Bruno Tassan Din - Italian publisher.
  • Bryan Bickell - Canadian ice hockey player.
  • Bryan Forbes - Actor, writer, director - married to Nanette Newman.
  • Captain Beefheart - American singer.
  • Carl Laemmle, Jr.
  • Carlos Hathcock - American sniper.
  • Carrel Cowan-Ricks.
  • Cathy Weis - Dancer.
  • Charlie Courtauld - British newspaper columnist - Independent on Sunday.
  • Chris Wright - American professional basketball player.
  • Christina Amphlett - Australian singer.
  • Christina Applegate - American actress.
  • Chrystal Gomes - Stand up comedienne.
  • Cindy O'Connor - Poet.
  • Clay Walker - Country and western singer.
  • Clifford T.Ward - Singer/songwriter.
  • Clive Burr - English drummer - Iron Maiden.
  • Dan Carnevale - American Footballer.
  • Danny Wallace - Ex Southampton and Manchester United Footballer.
  • Dave Balon - Canadian ice hockey player.
  • David "Squiggy" Lander.
  • David "Teddy" Thomas - Cricketer.
  • David Blatt - American-Israeli basketball executive.
  • David Humm.
  • David Lander - American actor and comedian.
  • David Maclean - Scottish politician.
  • Dean Singleton - Newspaper Magnate.
  • Deanna Davis - Basketball player and coach.
  • Deborah Bruening - Writer.
  • Deborah Downey - Cabaret Performer.
  • Denise Davis - Singer.
  • Diana Markham - Novelist.
  • Donal Coghlan - Singer/songwriter.
  • Donna Edwards - American politician.
  • Donna Fargo.
  • Doug Robinson - Novelist.
  • Ed Hannigan - American comic book artist.
  • Emily Mann - Director and playwright.
  • Emma Caulfield - American actress.
  • Emma Lundh - Swedish footballer.
  • Eric Simons - Mountaineer.
  • Ernie McAlister - US Politician.
  • Eve Hayes - Actress.
  • Exene Cervenka - American singer.
  • Fausto Rocha - Brazilian TV Actor.
  • Fiona MacTaggart - British Politician - Labour MP for Slough.
  • Fleur Agema - Dutch politician.
  • Florian Homm - German businessman.
  • Frank DuBois - New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture - champion teamroper.
  • Fred Hughes - Andy Warhol's financeer and manager.
  • Frieda Inescort - Actress.
  • George Jelinek - Australian physician.
  • Golriz Ghahraman - Iranian-New Zealand politician.
  • Guido Crepax - Italian comic.
  • Hal Ketchum - Country & Western Singer.
  • Heinrich Heine - German poet posthumously diagnosed with MS.
  • Henry Steele - Basketball Player.
  • Iman Ali - Pakistani model and actress.
  • Ivalio Iordanov - Bulgarian International soccer player.
  • Ivaylo Yordanov - Bulgarian footballer.
  • J. Michael Kosterlitz - Scottish-American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate.
  • Jack Osbourne - English-America media personality.
  • Jackie Bertone - Percussionist for Beach Boys.
  • Jackie Waldman - Author and motivational speaker.
  • Jacqueline Creed Archer - Civil rights activist.
  • Jacqueline du Pré - English cellist.
  • Jacques Raverat.
  • James LaRocca - Guitarist with MS.
  • James Scofield - Poet.
  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler - American actress.
  • Janice Dean - Canadian-American meteorologist.
  • Javier Artero - Spanish soccer player.
  • Jean Griswold - American businesswoman.
  • Jeff Beal - American composer.
  • Jemma Barsby - Australian cricketer.
  • Jennifer Huget - Washington Post journalist.
  • Jim Oelschlager - Financeer and philanathropist.
  • Jim Poulin - Basketball Coach.
  • Jim Sweeney - English actor and comedian.
  • Jimmie Heuga - American alpine ski racer.
  • Jimmy Heuga - Olympic skier.
  • Joan Didion - American writer.
  • Joan Sweeney - Children's author.
  • Joe Torsella.
  • John Hicklenton - English comic book artist.
  • John King - American journalist.
  • John Medica.
  • John Mythen - Cartoonist and writer.
  • John Pageler - Author.
  • John Robson - Footballer.
  • Johnny Killen - Singer.
  • Jonathan Katz - American comedian and actor.
  • Jordan Sigalet - Canadian ice hockey player and coach.
  • Joseph Hartzler - Chief prosecutor for the Oklahoma bombing case.
  • Josh Harding - Canadian ice hockey player.
  • Judy Graham - Author.
  • Judy Grahn - Poet.
  • Kadeena Cox - British parathlete.
  • Karen G. Stone - Author.
  • Karolina Gruszka - Polish actress.
  • Kathryn Lindskoog - Author.
  • Keith Roberts - English author.
  • Keith Snyder - Composer, performer, and author.
  • Kelly Sutton - American racecar driver.
  • Ken Novak - Basketball coach.
  • Kevin Stevenson - Singer/Guitarist.
  • Khiawatha Downey - American Footballer.
  • Larry Tucker - Film and TV writer and producer, incl. The Monkees, Alice B. Toklas and Bob & Carol.
  • Laura Mitchell - Public policy analyst, consultant and writer.
  • Laurie Clements Lambeth - American poet.
  • Laurie Elyse.
  • Lena Horne - Actress and singer.
  • Lisa Peck - Mountain bike rider in Masters World Mountain Bike Championships.
  • Lola Falana - American singer and actress.
  • Lorna Jean Moorhead - American author and health columnist.
  • Louise Arters - Actress - one of the Sparkle Twins.
  • Luca Coscione - Italian Politician.
  • Lucien Herve - Architectural Photographer.
  • Lydwina of Schieden - Dutch patron Saint of Ice Skaters - AD.
  • M. J. Hyland - English author.
  • Madelaine Ray Brown - American medical researcher.
  • Madlyn Rhue - American actress.
  • Maggie Weder - Golfer.
  • Malu Dreyer - German politician.
  • Marcel Grossmann - Austro-Hungarian physicist and mathematician.
  • Margaret Leighton - English actress.
  • Marianne Gingrich - Ex-wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
  • Marie Dubois - French actress.
  • Marjorie J. Vold - American chemist.
  • Martin Bruch - Photographer.
  • Mary Mullarkey - Colorado State Supreme Court Chief Justice.
  • Masta Ace - American rapper and record producer.
  • Maureen Manley - Olympic Cyclist.
  • Maxine Mesinger - Newspaper gossip columnist, Houston Chronicle.
  • Mayte Garcia - American dancer and singer.
  • Melanie Lawson - Anchorwoman, Ch. Houston.
  • Michael Blake - Hollywood screenwriter, "Dances with Wolves".
  • Michael Frimkess - Potter.
  • Michael Kamen - American film composer.
  • Michael R. Duval - Investment Banker and White House Lawyer Under Nixon and Ford.
  • Michel Dupuis - Canadian football player - linebacker for Ottawa, Winnipeg & Toronto.
  • Mikey Neumann - American video game developer and YouTuber.
  • Miquel Martm i Pol - Catalan poet.
  • Mitch Terpstra - Athlete and Althetics Coach.
  • Montel Williams - American television host.
  • Nader Mashayekhi - Iranian Composer.
  • Nancy Mairs - Novelist.
  • Natalie Mandzhavidze - NASA Physicist.
  • Neil Cavuto - Lead anchor on Fox News Channel.
  • Nicky Broyd - BBC Radio Journalist.
  • Nicola Griffith - Author.
  • Norah Vincent - Journalist.
  • Ole Anderson - American professional wrestler.
  • Paul Jessup - Writer and game developer.
  • Paul Novoselick - Chronicle staff writer and columnist.
  • Paul Pelland - English motorcyclist.
  • Paul Wellstone - American politician.
  • Paul Willey - Virtual Golf Champion.
  • Paul Wolfskehl - German industrialist and amateur mathematician.
  • Rachel Miner - American actress.
  • Rachelle Breslow - Author.
  • Raymond Edward Johnson - American actor.
  • Rich Warden - Racecar Driver.
  • Richard Berghammer - Wildlife Painter.
  • Richard Cohen - Journalist married to actress Meridith Viera.
  • Richard Pryor - American comedian and actor.
  • Richard Radtke - Scientist and Winner Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering.
  • Rick Hardcastle - American rancher and politician.
  • Robert "Wingnut" Weaver - Actor.
  • Robert F. Coleman - American mathematician.
  • Robin Gurr - Poet.
  • Roger MacDougall - British playwright.
  • Roland 'Chubby' Cloutier - TV Entertainer.
  • Roman Gabriel - American football player - Los Angeles Rams - .
  • Ronald Rogers - Concert Pianist.
  • Ronnie Lane - English bassist - Small Faces.
  • Saija Varjus - Finnish musician.
  • Sarah P. Gibbs - Biologist - Winner of Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal.
  • Sean Coman - Sean Donahue - Californian disk jockey.
  • Selma Blair - Selma Blair Beitner - Actress.
  • Serdar Ortaç - Turkish singer and composer.
  • Sharon Summerall - Model married to Don Henley singer with The Eagles.
  • Siedah Garrett - American singer.
  • Sir Augustus Frederic D'Este, Possible st documented case of MS.
  • Spike Cohen - American political activist.
  • Stan Belinda - American baseball player.
  • Stanley Elkin - American novelist.
  • Stanley Knowles - Canadian Politician.
  • Stephanie Millward.
  • Stephanie Stephens - Golfer.
  • Stephen White - Author.
  • Steven Mueller.
  • Stewart Henry - UK disc-jockey.
  • Stuart Henry - Scottish disc jockey.
  • Sue Thomas - American FBI agent.
  • Susan Kisslinger - Author.
  • Sydney Omarr - American astrologer.
  • Tamara Dobson - American actress.
  • Tamia - R&B singer - Grammy Nominee.
  • Tamia Hill - Canadian singer.
  • Teri Garr - Actress - Young Frankenstein, Tootsie, Close Encounters and others.
  • Terry Wahls - American physician.
  • Tiger Tim Stevens - Scottish disc jockey.
  • Tim Ferguson - Australian comedian.
  • Tomoya Ito - Japanese parathlete.
  • Trevor Bayne - American racing driver.
  • Valerie Jankowski Skrabut - Artist and musician.
  • Victor Willing - Artist.
  • Victoria Williams - American singer.
  • Vince Smith - Country singer.
  • W. N. P. Barbellion - English diarist.
  • Wally Wakefield - Ski jumper and sports columnist.
  • Wayne Dobson - Magician.
  • Wendy Carol Roth - Television producer, writer and Advocate for the Disabled.
  • Wendy Lill - Canadian Politician.
  • Will Cullen Hart - American musician and painter.
  • William Newman - Artist.
  • Yury Tynianov - Russian Novelist and literary critic.

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