Famous People with MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
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 life.
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 costs.
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