Sunday, September 5, 2010

Famous People with Depression

Do you know anyone beside yourself that suffers from depression?

Listed below are a few that may surprise you:


Caroline Aherne, British Comedian[1]
Buzz Aldrin, American astronaut, the second man to set foot on the moon[2]
Woody Allen, American film director[3][4]
Claus von Amsberg, German diplomat and husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands[5]
Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer[6]
Hideaki Anno, Japanese animator and film director[7]
Adam Ant (born, Stuart Leslie Goddard), British lead singer of 1980s New Wave/post-punk group Adam and the Ants[8]
Malcolm Arnold, British composer[9]
Richard Ashcroft, English singer-songwriter[10]
Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer[11]


David Banner, American hip hop artist[12]
Parveen Babi, Bollywood actress.[13]
Maria Bamford, Comedienne and voice-over actress[14]
Charles Baudelaire, French poet[15]
Ingmar Bergman, Swedish film director[16]
William Blake, British poet and painter[17]
Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian politician and former Prime Minister of Norway[18]
David Bohm, British quantum physicist[19]
Terry Bradshaw, American football player[20]
Art Buchwald, American humorist[21]
Joe Budden, American hip hop artist[22]
Robert Burton British academic (author of The Anatomy of Melancholy)[23]


Anthony Callea, Australian pop singer[24]
Drew Carey, American comedian and actor[25]
Jim Carrey, Canadian actor and comedian[26]
Dick Cavett, American talk show host[27]
Melanie Chisholm, English pop singer-songwriter[28]
Raymond Chandler, writer of detective fiction[29]
Iris Chang, Chinese American writer and historian[30]
David Chase, American television writer, television director and television producer (The Rockford Files, Northern Exposure, The Sopranos)[31]
Lawton Chiles, American politician[18]
Agatha Christie, English crime writer[32]
Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister [33]
Kurt Cobain, American singer-songwriter and guitarist[34]
Catherine Cookson, English author[35]
Leonard Cohen, Canadian songwriter[36]
Joseph Conrad, Polish writer[37]
Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States.[38]
Billy Corgan, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)[39]
Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer)[40]
Ian Curtis, British musician, leader of Joy Division[41]


Roméo Dallaire, Canadian general, senator and humanitarian[42]
Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian and actor[43]
Edgar Degas, French painter[44]
John Denver, American musician[45]
Charles Dickens, British writer[17]
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian writer [46]
Nick Drake, British musician[47]
Doug Duncan, American politician, candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Maryland in the 2006 elections[18]
Patty Duke, American actress[48]
Kirsten Dunst, American actress[49]


Thomas Eagleton, American senator[50]
T. S. Eliot, American poet[51]
James Ellroy, American crime writer[52]
Robert Enke, German footballer [53]
Marcus Epstein, American paleoconservative political activist and commentator[54]


William Faulkner, American author[55]
Paul Feyerabend, Austrian philosopher of science[56]
Harrison Ford, American actor[57]
Michel Foucault, French philosopher[58]
Nelly Furtado, Canadian musician[59]
John Frusciante, American musician[60]
Stephen Fry, British author and actor


Geoff Gallop, Australian politician[61]
Romain Gary, French-Lithuanian-Polish novelist and diplomat[62]
Paul Gauguin, French painter[63]
Carlo Gesualdo, Italian composer, after murdering his wife, her lover, and his own son[64]
Paul Getty, British philanthropist[65]
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter[17]
Francisco de Goya, Spanish painter[66]
Spalding Gray, American actor and writer[67]
Graham Greene, British writer[68]
Zack Greinke, American MLB pitcher
Eddie Griffin, American NBA Player[69]


Tony Hancock, English actor and comedian[70]
Andrew Hansen, Australian comedian (part of The Chaser team)[71]
Elizabeth Hartman, American actress[72]
Anne Hathaway, American actress[73]
Friedrich August Hayek, Austrian economist[74]
Ernest Hemingway, American writer[17]
Margaux Hemingway, American actress; granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway[75]
John Hinckley, Jr., American would-be assassin of Ronald Reagan[76]
Sir Julian Huxley, British biologist, author and administrator[77]
Geoffrey Hill, English poet[78]
Herbert Hart, British philosopher[79]
Michael Hutchence, Australian singer–songwriter[80]


Natalie Imbruglia, Australian singer-songwriter, actress and model.[81]
Jack Irons, American musician, drummer for the bands Eleven, Pearl Jam, and Red Hot Chili Peppers[82]


Janet Jackson, American singer[83]
Henry James, British writer[84]
William James, American philosopher and psychologist[85]
Billy Joel, American musician[86]
Daniel Johns, Australian musician[87]
Samuel Johnson, British lexicographer, biographer, essayist and poet[88]
Ashley Judd, American actress[89]
Jung Da Bin, Korean actress[90]


Sarah Kane, British playwright[91]
Susanna Kaysen, American writer[92]
John Keats, British poet [93]
David Kelly, English weapons inspector and biological warfare expert[94]
Kool Keith, American hip hop artist[95]
Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher[96]
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German painter[97]
John Kirwan, New Zealand rugby player, former All Black, currently coach of Japan national rugby team.[98]
Beyoncé Knowles, American singer-songwriter[99]
Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director[100]


Alan Ladd, American actor[101]
Hugh Laurie, British actor[102]
Denis Lawson, British actor[103]
Heath Ledger, Australian actor[104]
John Lennon, British musician
Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer[105]
Meriwether Lewis, American Explorer[106]
Abraham Lincoln, American lawyer and politician, 16th President of the United States[107]
Oscar Lopez, Chilean-Canadian folk guitarist[108]
Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet[109]
Martin Luther, German priest and theologian[110]


Paul Merton, English comedian[111]
Gustav Mahler, German composer[112]
Henri Matisse, French painter[113]
Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian writer and poet[114]
Brian May, British guitarist[115]
Guy de Maupassant, French writer[116]
Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor[117]
Herman Melville, American writer[118]
Charlotte Mew, British poet[119]
Michelangelo, Italian painter and sculptor[120]
John Stuart Mill, British political philosopher[121]
Spike Milligan, Irish comedian and writer[122]
Joan Miró, Spanish painter[123]
Morrissey, British singer and former frontman of The Smiths[124]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer [93]


Isaac Newton, British physicist[125]
Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher[17]


Bill Oddie, British comedy performer and naturalist[126]
Eugene O'Neill, American playwright[127]
Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist ('father of the atomic bomb')[128]
Patton Oswalt, American comedian and actor[129]
Marie Osmond, American musician[130]
Ronnie O'Sullivan, English snooker player[131]


Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress[132]
Henri Paul, French chauffeur (driver during the car crash that killed Diana, Princess of Wales)[133]
Ryan Phillippe, American actor[134]
T. Boone Pickens, Jr., American oil tycoon[135]
János Pilinszky, Hungarian poet [136]
Sylvia Plath, American writer[17]
Edgar Allan Poe, American poet and writer[17] (speculated)
Bill Pulsipher, American baseball player [137]
Jackson Pollock, American painter[138]
Charley Pride, American country music singer.[139]


Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer and pianist [140]
Charlotte Rampling, English actress[141]
Trent Reznor, American musician[citation needed]
Anne Rice, American writer[142]
Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet[143]
John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist[144]
Mark Rothko, American painter[145]
Hans Rott, Austrian composer[146]
J. K. Rowling, British writer[147][148]


Jim Salinger, New Zealand climate change scientist[149]
Siegfried Sassoon, British poet and soldier[150]
Robert Schumann, German composer[151]
Jean Seberg, American actress[152]
Brian Sewell, English art critic[153]
Will Self, English novelist, reviewer and columnist[154]
Anne Sexton, American poet[155]
Brooke Shields, American actress[156]
Sarah Silverman, American comedian[157]
Elliott Smith, American musician[158]
Britney Spears, American pop singer[159]
Layne Staley, American musician.[160]
Vivian Stanshall, British humourist and musician (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)[161]
Rod Steiger, American actor[162]
William Styron, writer[163]


Amy Tan, Chinese American writer[164]
Catherine Tate, English comedienne and actress[165]
James Taylor, American singer-songwriter[166]
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer[167]
Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer[168]
Georg Trakl, Austrian poet[169]
Lars Von Trier, Danish film director[170]
Mark Twain, American writer[17]
Jeff Tweedy, American musician (Wilco)[171]


Ville Valo - Finnish singer (HIM)[172]
Ned Vizzini - American writer[173]
Kurt Vonnegut - American author[174]
Joey Votto - Canadian baseball player[175]


David Foster Wallace, American writer[176]
Mike Wallace, American journalist on 60 Minutes[177]
Evelyn Waugh, British novelist and journalist[178]
Denise Welch, English actress and television presenter[179]
Billy West, American voice artist[180]
Delonte West, American basketball player[181]
Dan White, American killer of Harvey Milk and George Moscone[182]
Walt Whitman, American poet[183]
Kevin Whitrick, British electrical engineer[184]
Robbie Williams, British pop singer[185]
Tennessee Williams, American playwright[186]
William Carlos Williams, American poet[187]
Brian Wilson, American musician (Beach Boys)[188]
Owen Wilson, American comedian and actor[189]
Gregory Wilton, Australian politician[190]
Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer[191]
Lewis Wolpert, British developmental biologist, author and broadcaster[192]
Virginia Woolf, Adeline Virginia Stephen, British novelist (1882–1941)[193]
Elizabeth Wurtzel, American writer[194]


Thom Yorke, English musician, lead singer of Radiohead [195]



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