Famous People Who
Have Had Strokes
Strokes are common in all kinds of people, including about 800,000 per year in the U. S. alone. Those who have suffered include fat, thin, short, tall, poor, rich, young and old people. There are many famous people including Hollywood stars who have suffered from strokes as you will see below.
The frequency and stroke impact among some of the leading Hollywood celebrities was documented at the American Stroke Association (ASA)/American Heart Association (AHA).
List of Famous People Who Have Had Strokes
|Chester A. Arthur
Mary Kay Ash
E. E. Cummings
Olivia De Havilland
L. Ron Hubbard
Lady Bird Johnson
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
Henry Cabot Lodge
Norman Vincent Peale
Rowdy Roddy Piper
J. D. Salinger
Researchers have gone further to investigate the impact and frequency of stroke among nominees of the Oscar category of best actor and actress. This was done for nominees from the year 1927 to 2009. The findings were lifetime reports of fatal and non-fatal strokes and heart attacks through public records.
There were 409 actors and actresses who were nominated over the 82 year period. Thirty nominees which accounts for 7.3 percent suffered strokes. The average age of the nominees when they got their first stroke was 67.
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In line with gender, more women suffered from strokes than men. This accounts for 18 out of the 30 stroke victims. The percentages are 60 to 40 respectively. Six of them which equates to 20 percent of the total, suffered from fatal strokes.
Dick Clark was an American TV icon. He was the creator and host of American Bandstand. He had a stroke in 2004. He inspired millions of individuals worldwide with his strength and finally passed away on April 18, 2012 due to a heart attack following prostate surgery.
President Gerald Ford was the 38th president of the U.S. Prior to this he played football at the University of Michigan and was a lieutenant commander in the Navy during the Second World War. He suffered a stroke when he was 87 at the Republican National Convention. Other Presidents who have suffered from CVAs include Franklin D. Roosevelt and Richard Nixon.
Ted Williams was a Red Sox slugger. He ended his career after 21 years in 1960. He was later elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He suffered a stroke in 1994 and passed on eight years later in 2002.
Some other who have surviveed their strokes include Bob Barker (pictured atop), Candice Bergen (pictured above), Tedy Bruschi (pictured above), Charlie Daniels, Kirk Douglas, James Garner and Hugh Hefner.
Anyone can suffer from a stroke regardless of class or status. There are many well-known individuals who have suffered from this types of brain ailments yet have lived on and been productive after this event.
Note: On August 13, 2014 famed actress Lauren Bacall has died of what is being called a massive stroke. She was 89-years-old – R. I. P.