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Celebrities with Bipolar Disorder

Listed by Birthday

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Updated October 06, 2012

Some of the people listed here are celebrities who have talked openly about having bipolar disorder; others have been judged by history to have suffered from manic depression. At least one is being called bipolar because of what may be a misinterpretation.

The list will grow as the next year goes by. We are adding short biographical pieces about each of these famous bipolars on their birthdays.

Date Unknown

Heinz C. Prechter - Entrepreneur - 1942

January

Virginia Woolf - novelist - January 25, 1882

February

Axl Rose - rock singer - February 6, 1962

March

Maurice Benard - actor - March 1, 1963
Robert Lowell - poet - March 1, 1917
Charley Pride - country-western singer - March 18, 1938

May

Rosemary Clooney - singer - May 23, 1928

June

Mariette Hartley - actress - advocate - June 21, 1940

September

Linda Hamilton - actress - September 26, 1956

October

Sting - musician, actor - October 2, 1951
Margot Kidder - actress - October 17, 1948
Jean-Claude Van Damme - actor - October 18, 1960
Jeannie C. Riley - country-western singer - October 19, 1945
Carrie Fisher - actress/writer - October 21, 1956
Sylvia Plath - poet/author - October 27, 1932

November

Larry Flynt - publisher, activist - November 1, 1942
Vivien Leigh - actress - November 5, 1913
Jonathan Winters - comedian, actor - November 11, 1925
Burgess Meredith - actor - November 16, 1907
Dick Cavett - actor, author, host - November 19, 1936
Ben Stiller - actor, director, writer, comedian - November 30, 1965

December

Connie Francis - singer, actress - December 12, 1938
Patty Duke - actress - December 14, 1946
Earl Simmons / DMX - rapper & actor - December 18, 1970
Phil Spector - musician, producer - December 26, 1940

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