10 Famous People Who Were Diagnosed With Schizophrenia

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac, one of the finest American authors of the 20th century, was just 21 years old when a Navy doctor made the diagnosis of schizophrenia.

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Clara Bow

One of the most popular and well-known cinema actresses, Clara Bow rose to fame in the 1920s silent film era and continued to do so in the talkie era.

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Bettie Page

Bettie Page, one of the most well-known and adored models in American history, was infamous for experiencing paranoia and auditory hallucinations that occasionally drove her to act violently.

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Veronica Lake

In the 1940s, Veronica Lake enjoyed great success as an actress and became particularly well-known for her leading roles in noir movies.

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Gene Tierney

American actress Gene Tierney was well-known for playing the lead in blockbuster movies like "Laura" (1944) and "Leave Her to Heaven" (1945).

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John Nash

Mathematician and proponent of game theory John Nash battled schizophrenia his whole life, serving as the model for the 2001 Oscar-winning film "A Beautiful Mind."

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Eduard Einstein

During his early years, Eduard Einstein experienced a rapid onset of severe schizophrenia; by the time he was 20 years old, he was hospitalised.

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Lionel Aldridge

Lionel Aldridge was formerly a very talented football player who helped the Green Bay Packers win two Super Bowl titles. However, in the 1970s, he was eventually diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

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Donny Hathaway

One of the most well-known and significant figures in American soul music, Donny Hathaway enjoyed a fruitful career marked by associations with legends like Curtis Mayfield and Roberta Flack.

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Joe Meek

Joe Meek is widely regarded as the first record producer in history and is credited with inventing essential methods including sampling and overdubbing.

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