Famous People with MS (Multiple
Famous people with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) are listed on this
page. As one can see with a quick glance, the onset of MS, a neurological
disorder, does not necessarily mean that one cannot live a full
The symptoms and severity differ for different people. The famous
people with MS listed on this page were able to achieve in spite
of their illness, so there is hope for others as well.
List of Famous People with MS
||Jacqueline Creed Archer
Michael R. Duval
Sarah P. Gibbs
Valerie Jankowski Skrabut
David "Squiggy" Lander
Carl Laemmle, Jr.
Wendy Carol Roth
Karen G. Stone
Clifford T. Ward
Robert "Wingnut" Weaver
As one can see by this long list of famous people with MS, it
is a particularly crowded field with this disease. But, just because
one contracts MS does not mean that with early diagnosis and treatment
that one cannot live a full life.
Comedian Richard Pryor (pictured
above) was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1986. He lived
with MS for nearly 20 years before succumbing to a heart attack
in 2005 in Encino, California.
Talk show host Montel Williams (pictured below) was diagnosed
with MS in 1999. In 1996 he received a Daytime Emmy Award for
The Montel Williams Show. Now, Williams is the national spokesperson
for the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) which helps
low-income people receive prescription drugs free or at reduced
Actress Teri Garr (pictured below) acknowledged publicly in 2002
that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. After recovering
from a brain aneurism two years earlier, in 2008, Garr appeared,
without a wheelchair, on the David Letterman show to promote the
movie Expired. Garr is a spokesperson for both Society's Women
Against MS and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The celebrities and other notables on this page have achieved
much in spite of having Multiple Sclerosis. You and your loved
ones can, too.
Montel Williams Interview with Dr. Oz