Famous Asthmatics

The celebrities in the following list all have or had asthma.
Name Profession Known for
Bob Hope actor comedian and actor
Charlotte Coleman actor British actress, known from her part as Scarlet in Four Weddings and a Funeral, died at the age of 33 from an asthma attack
Christopher Reeve actor Superman!
Diane Keaton actor actress from Godfather films
Elizabeth Taylor actor actress from Cleopatra
Helen Hayes actor 2x oscar winner
Jason Alexander actor actor from Seinfield
Liza Minnelli actor actress and singer
Loni Anderson actor actress and Burt Reynolds' ex-wife
Martin Freeman actor Arthur Dent from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Tim from The Office
Martin Scorsese actor director of classic screenplays like Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino
Morgan Fairchild actor actress
Moses Gunn actor Bumpy Jonas from the original Shaft movie
Nikki Sanderson actor Candice Stowe from Coronation Street
Orson Welles actor actor and director of Citizen Kane
Paul Sorvino actor actor, often cast as mafiosi
Ricki Lake actor actress and talk show host
Sarah Michelle Geller actor Buffy, the vampire slayer
Sharon Stone actor actress from Basic Instinct
Steve Allen actor comedian and TV personality
Adrian Moorhouse athlete Olympic gold - swimming
Alberto Salazar athlete marathon
Alex Zülle athlete 2 x Vuelta winner
Alison Streeter athlete crossed the channel 43 times, a record
Amy Van Dyken athlete 6 x Olympic gold - first woman to win 4 gold medals on the same Olympic games - swimming
Anni Friesinger athlete Olympic scating champion and worl record holder
Art Monk athlete American Football
Bill Koch athlete 2 x Olympic medal skiing
Bonnie Warner athlete luge
Bruce Davidson athlete 2x Olympic champion horse back riding
Debbie Meyer athlete 3 x Olympic gold - swimming
Dennis Rodman athlete Basketball
Dominique Wilkins athlete Basketball
Donovan Bailey athlete 2 x Olympic champion 100m
Gary Roberts athlete professionnal hockey player
George Murray athlete wheelchair marathon champion
Gethin Jenkins athlete Welsh rugby player
Greg Louganis athlete 4 x Olympic gold - diving
Ian Botham athlete legendary cricket player from the 80's
Isaiah Thomas athlete Basketball
Jackie Joyner-Kersee athlete 3 x Olympic gold - heptathlon and long jump
Jan Ullrich athlete Tourde France winner
Jerome Bettis athlete American Football legend
José Luis Gonzàlez athlete world record holder 1500m indoor
Justine Henin athlete Tennis
Karin Smith athlete javelin
Kristi Yamaguchi athlete Olympic gold figure skating
Kurt Grote athlete Olympic gold - swimming
Louis Saha athlete Footballplayer with Manchester United and French national team
Mark Spitz athlete won a record of 7 gold medals at the 1972 Olympics
Matthew Dunn athlete Olympic swimmer
Miguel Indurain athlete 5 x Tour de France winner and Olympic champion
Nancy Hogshead athlete 3 x Olympic gold - swimming
Paul Scholes athlete Football player with Manchester United and English national team
Paula Radcliffe athlete world record holder marathon
Rob Muzzio athlete pentathlon
Sam Riley athlete Olympic swimmer
Sandra Völker athlete German swimming champion
Sharon Donnelly athlete triathlon
Susie Maroney athlete long distance swimmer
Team USA Water Polo 1988 athlete Every player on the US Olympic water polo team on the 1988 Olympics, suffered from exercise induces asthma!
Theresa Zabell athlete Olympic sailing athlete
Tom Dolan athlete 2 x Olympic gold - swimming
Tom Malchow athlete Olympic gold - swimming
Antonio Vivaldi composer Italian composer of The Four Seasons
Kenny G composer Saxophone player
Leonard Bernstein composer Jewish-American composer, conductor and pianist.
Ludwig van Beethoven composer deaf composer - wrote 9 symphonies
Alice Cooper musician hard rocker
Apex Twin musician Techno DJ
Billy Joel musician Rocker
DMX musician rapper
Jonathon Davis musician singer from nu-metal band Korn
Judy Collins musician American Folk singer
Benjamin Disraeli politician British prime minister from the 19th century
Bill Clinton politician 42nd president of the USA
Calvin Coolidge politician 30th president of the USA
Daniel Webster politician 3-fold American minister of foreign affairs (18th century)
Ernesto (Che) Guevara politician Argentinian freedom fighter
Jesse Jackson politician American politician and civil rights activist
John F. Kennedy politician 35th president of the USA
John Locke politician English philosopher and politician from the 17th century
John Paul Jones politician American revolution hero
Jym Ryun politician American politician, won a Silver medal at the Olympic games and held the world record on the 1500m
Martin Van Buren politician 8th president of the USA
Peter de Grote politician Russian tsar (1672-1725)
Seneca politician Roman philosopher and politician
Theodore Roosevelt politician 26th president of the USA
Walter F. Mondale politician 42nd vice president of the USA
Willem III van Oranje-Nassau politician Prince of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1650-1702)
William T. Sherman politician American civil war hero
Woodrow Wilson politician 28th president of the USA
Beruj Benacerraf scientist Nobel Price winner Medicine
Elias James Corey scientist Nobel Price winner Chemistry
Gaius Plinius Secundus maior scientist Roman scientist and writer.
Jan Baptista van Helmont scientist Belgian pioneer in medicine and chemistry - studied his own asthma (16th - 17th century)
Charles Dickens writer writer from Oliver Twist
Dylan Thomas writer Welsh poet
John Updike writer American writer
Joseph Pulitzer writer publisher, the Pullitzer price was named after him
Marcel Proust writer 19th century writer and filosopher
Oliver Wendell Holmes writer physician and poet