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Notable Persons

No one is immune from Alzheimer's disease. Neither power, money, fame nor beauty can protect any of us, as the following list testifies. It is a list of famous people who have or had Alzheimer's.

You're In Good Company

A partial list of well-known people
who have had, or were thought to have had Alzheimer's disease, or have it
in their family.

Frau Auguste Deter, 1906
First patient described by Dr. Alzheimer
Ronald Reagan
President of the United States
Governor of California
President of the Screen Actors Guild
Dana Andrews
actor
Ted Abernathy
baseball player
Joe Adcock
baseball player
Mabel Albertson
actress
Brooke Astor
philanthropist
Alex Anderson
Creator of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Jack Agueros
author
Anne Adams
artist, scientist
Charles Bronson
actor
Bobby Baldwin's Father
CEO Mirage Resorts
Jimmy Buffet's Father
(singer/songwriter)
Jim Broadbent's Mother
(actor)
Sir Rudolph Bing
operatic impresario
Slingin' Sammy Baugh
Pro Football Hall of Famer
First Lady Laura Bush's Father
William J. Bell
creator/writer of 'soaps'
George Balanchine
choreographer
James Brooks
artist
Patty Berg
golfer
Enid Blyton
author
Abe Burrows
writer, director, Pulitzer Prize winner
Glen Campbell
singer
Jack Close
Taser inventor
Aaron Copeland
composer
Sir Winston Churchill
statesman
Perry Como
singer
Joyce Chen
chef
Jan Chorlton
TV reporter
Mary Durant
Novelist , (writer)
Gov. Carroll Campbell
South Carolina
Angie Dickinson's Sister
(actress)
Pauline Phillips
'Dear Abby' columnist
Alfred Deakin
Australian Prime Minister
Olympia Dukakis' Mother
(actress)
James Doohan
actor
Willem de Kooning
artist
Brig. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr
Maj. Gen. William 'Wild Bill' J. Donovan
Thomas DeBaggio
author of Alzheimer's book
Thomas 'Georgia Tom' Dorsey
singer, bandleader
Brett Eldredge's Grandmother
(musician)
Sir Richard Eyre's Mother
(director)
Hector Elizondo's
(
Mother, four Aunts & a Cousin)
(actor)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
author
Arlene Francis
actress/television personality
Barbara Fairchild's Mother
(singer)
Gov. Freeman, Minnesota
Henry Ford
automobile production innovator
Tom Fears
football player & coach
Louis Feraud
fashion designer
Mike Frankovich
film producer
Peter Falk
actor
Dr. John Douglas French
Alzheimer's research specialist

 

 

 

Helmut R. Gutmann
scientist & musician
Sen. Barry Goldwater
Arizona, & Presidential candidate
Leeza Gibbons' (Mother & Grandmother)
(entertainment personality)
Drew Griffin's Father-in-Law
(investigative reporter)
Robert Graves
poet/novelist
Rita Hayworth
actress
Raul Silva Henriquez
Catholic cardinal
Grant Heslov's Father
(actor/producer/director)
Charlton Heston
actor
William Hanna
cartoonist
Susan Hayward
actress
Shirley Jones' Aunt
(actress)
Queen Julianna
The Netherlands
Dr. Georgeanna Jones
infertility pioneer
Howard Koch
producer
Lillian Kessler
Kessler Corp. founder
Jack Lord
actor
Mervyn Leroy
director
Beatrice Lillie
actress
W. Somerset Maughm
author
Kate Mulgrew's Mother
(actress)
Bill Maudlin
WWII cartoonist
Dame Iris Murdock
author
'Mum Shirl' - Shirley Smith
advocate for Australian Aboriginals
Ross MacDonald
author
Burgess Meredith
actor
Vincente Minnelli
director
Susan McLane
New Hampshire State Senator
Penny & Garry Marshall's Mother
(actors/writers/directors)
Natalie Morales' Mother-in-Law
(news correspondent)
Arthur 'Spud' Melin
toy maker
Edmund O'Brien
actor
Carl 'Bobo' Olson boxer
Arthur O'Connell
actor
Frederick Law Olmsted
landscape architect
Molly Picon
actress
Otto Preminger
director
Sir Terry Pratchett
writer
Floyd Patterson
boxer
Norman Rockwell
artist
Maurice Ravel
composer
Sugar Ray Robinson
boxer
Margaret Rutherford
actress
Jim Reeves' Widow
(country singer)
Harry Ritz
performer
Charles Scribner, Jr (& Wife, Joan)
publisher
Brenda Strong's Mother
(actress/yoga instructor)
Sally Struthers' Mother
(actress)
Jonathan Swift
author
Barbra Streisand
(
& Roslyn Kind's Mother)
(singer/actress) (singer)
Frank Sinatra
singer
Brooke Shields' Mother
(actress)
Simon Scott
actor
Retired Vice Admiral James Stockdale
Medal of Honor Recipient
President of The Citadel
Irving Shulman
screenwriter
Betty Schwartz
Gold Medal Track Oympian
George Takei's Mother
(actor)
Lea Thompson, (both Grandmothers)
(actress)
William Utermohlen
artist
(Google Alzheimer's paintings)
Cyrus Vance
Secretary of State
Alfred Van Vogt
author
DeWitt Wallace
Reader's Digest founder
Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Helmut Zacharias
violinist

Well known people with non-Alzheimer's specific dementias:

Estelle Getty Actress
George "Sparky" Anderson Baseball Hall of Fame
Phil Hill Formula One race driver
Hazel Hawke Ex-wife of former Prime Minister of Australia
Margaret Thatcher Prime Minister of Great Britain
John Mackey NFL Hall of Fame (FTD)