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List Of Notable Brain Tumor Patients; Discuss

Acting

Name

Life

Comments

Diagnosis

Survival

Reference

Tony Anholt

1941–2002

Actor with various television credits, including Space: 1999, The Protectors and Howards' Way

[3]

Sam Bottoms

1955–2008

Actor who played in the movies Apocalypse Now and The Last Picture Show

Glioblastoma multiforme

[4]

Patrick Cargill

1918–1996

British film and television actor who had been in ill-health since being treated for a brain tumor and died a year later. Initially, his death was blamed on a hit-and-run accident.

[5]

Bert Convy

1933–1991

Stage, film and television actor/host

15 months

[6]

Ross Davidson

1949–2006

Actor who played Andy O'Brien in the BBC soap opera EastEnders

Glioblastoma multiforme

20 months

[7]

Sandy Duncan

1946–

Tony Award–nominated Broadway actor, television actress

1971–

[8]

Linda Gary

1944–1995

Voice artist for Scooby-Doo and other animated series

[9]

Brian Glover

1934–1997

Actor, former professional wrestler and teacher

[10]

Richard Greene

1918–1985

Actor who appeared in more than 40 movies and in the British television series The Adventures of Robin Hood

3 years

[11]

Susan Hayward

1917–1975

Academy Award–winning film actress

2 years

[12]

Richard Jordan

1938–1993

Actor of stage, screen and film

[13]

Martin Kemp

1961–

Actor and former pop musician who is in the band Spandau Ballet

1995–

[14]

Arthur Kennedy

1914–1990

Stage and film actor; Tony Award winner

[15]

Lois Kibbee

1922–1993

Actress who played Geraldine Weldon Whitney Saxon on the television soap opera The Edge of Night

[16]

Eugene Gordon Lee

1933–2005

Child actor who played Porky in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) comedies

Metastatic tumor

[17]

Katherine Locke

1910–1995

Broadway actress in the late 1930s

[18]

Meredith MacRae

1944–2000

Television actress and host

[19]

Victor Maddern

1926–1993

Supporting actor on film

[20]

Joseph Maher

1933–1998

Irish-born stage actor, film and television character actor

[21]

Irish McCalla

1928–2002

Film and television actress, eponymous actor in the 1950s television series Sheena, Queen of the Jungle

Less than 18 months

[22]

Buster Merryfield

1920–1999

Actor who played Uncle Albert in the BBC comedy Only Fools and Horses

[23]

Bueno de Mesquita

1918–2005

Comedian, actor and stage artist, known for his ability to make funny faces; suffered from lung cancer (probable metastasis)

[24]

Greg Morris

1933–1996

African American television actor (Mission: Impossible series)

[25]

Pola Negri

1894–1987

Polish-American silent movie actress, played numerous femme fatale roles. Refused treatment; died of pneumonia.

2 years

[26]

Jerry Paris

1925–1986

Actor and director; played Jerry Helper on The Dick Van Dyke Show

[27]

Pat Paulsen

1927–1997

Comedian who featured in the Smothers Brothers television show in the 1960s

[28]

Slim Pickens

1919–1983

Rodeo clown turned film actor (Dr. Strangelove)

[29][30]

Kate Reid

1930–1993

Canadian actress of stage, film and television

[31]

Mark Ruffalo

1967–

American film actor. The operation to remove the benign tumor caused him temporary partial paralysis.

Acoustic neuroma

2001–

[32]

Irene Ryan

c. 1902–1973

"Granny" from The Beverly Hillbillies. She was never told of her tumor, and died after suffering a stroke onstage while performing in Pippin on her Broadway debut.

[33]

Zachary Scott

1914–1965

American film actor; specialized in villains (Mildred Pierce)

[34][35]

Alexis Smith

1921–1993

Canadian-born film, stage, musical theatre and television actress

[36]

Michelle Stafford

1965–

Actress, played Phyllis Summers Abbott Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless

1985–

[37]

Werner Stocker

1955–1993

Bavarian Film Award (Bayerischer Filmpreis) for Best Young Actors shared with Dana Vávrová for Herbstmilch; featured role in television's Highlander: The Series

[38]

Kinuyo Tanaka

1910–1977

Japanese film actress and director

[39]

Anya Taranda

1915–1970

Model, showgirl, actress and wife of songwriter Harold Arlen

[40]

Elizabeth Taylor

1932–2011

Academy Award–winning actor, star of numerous films

Meningioma

1997–2011

[41]

Bobby Van

1928–1980

Broadway musician and actor

[42]

Henry Victor

1892–1945

Character actor (played "Hercules") in the 1932 film, Freaks

[43][44]

Bill Williams

1915–1992

Movie actor who played Kit Carson in the 1950s TV series Adventures of Kit Carson

[45]

Jeff Winkless

1941–2006

Composer, television and voice actor

15 months

[46]

[edit] Business

Name

Life

Comments

Diagnosis

Survival

Reference

James Batten

1936?–1995

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Knight-Ridder publishing.

1 year

[47]

Raymond Bonham Carter

1929–2004

Banker who became a director of S. G. Warburg & Co. and the father of actress Helena Bonham Carter. He became quadriplegic and partially blind after an operation to remove a non-cancerous brain tumor.

25 years

[48]

Reginald Lewis

1942–1993

CEO of TLC Beatrice International Holdings Inc, the first African-American-run company to have over $1 billion in annual sales.

[49]

Gerry Pencer

1945–1998

Chief executive officer of Cott Beverages. Pencer and his family became significant philanthropists of brain tumor research and medicine.

Glioblastoma multiforme

8 months

[50]

Rene Rivkin

1944–2005

Stockbroker convicted for insider trading

Multiple meningioma

[51]

Dawn Steel

1946–1997

First female top executive of a major Hollywood studio

20 months

[52]

Preston Robert Tisch

1926–2005

Businessman; former Postmaster General and half-owner of the New York Giants

[53]

[edit] Film, television, and radio

Name

Life

Comments

Diagnosis

Survival

Reference

Alan Berg

1934–1984

Liberal talk radio host in Denver, Colorado who broadcast his program on KOA. He was murdered in 1984; his story formed the basis of the Oliver Stone film Talk Radio.

8 years

[54]

Jack Brickhouse

1916–1998

Sports broadcast announcer

6 months

[55]

Tom Cheek

1939–2005

Radio broadcaster who announced Major League Baseball games for the Toronto Blue Jays

15 months

[56][57]

Dan Curtis

1928–2006

Emmy Award–winning director and producer of television and film

4 months

[58]

Bob Friend

1938–2008

Renowned British journalist and TV anchor with BBC and News Corporation.

[59][60]

Chuck Howard

1933–1996

Former producer at ABC Sports and winner of 11 Emmy Awards

[61]

Ted Husing

1901–1962

Pioneer radio sportscaster

6 years

[62]

Eleanor Mondale

1960–2011

Cable television host on the E! network; daughter of former United States Vice President Walter Mondale

Glioma with astrocytoma cells

June 2005–September 2011

[63]

Andrew Olle

1947–1995

Presenter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Glioblastoma multiforme

1 week

[64]

Judd Rose

1955–2000

Emmy Award–winning television news reporter, co-anchor of CNN Newsstand

Astrocytoma

About 6 years

[65]

Gene Siskel

1946–1999

Film critic for the Chicago Tribune; television partner of fellow critic Roger Ebert

Less than 1 year

[25]

Julia Somerville

1947–

Television news anchor and reporter who has worked for BBC News and ITN

1992–

[66]

François Truffaut

1932–1984

Film director with over 25 films to his credit, including The 400 Blows

[67]

Stan Zemanek

1947–2007

Australian radio broadcaster and television personality; presented a night-time show on the radio station 2UE

Glioblastoma multiforme

15 months

[68]

[edit] Military

Name

Life

Comments

Diagnosis

Survival

Reference

Jaime Milans del Bosch

1915–1997

Lieutenant General in the Spanish Army who was dismissed in 1981 for his role in the failed coup d'état of 23 February 1981 (23-F)

[69]

Bob Braham

1920–1974

One of the most highly decorated airman of the Royal Air Force in World War II

[70]

William S. Donaldson

1945–2001

United States Naval Aviator; founder of the Associated Retired Aviation Professionals (ARAP); a critic of the U.S. government's TWA flight 800 investigation

7 months

[71][72]

Seyni Kountché

1931–1987

Nigerian military officer who led a 1974 coup d'état that deposed the government of Niger's first president, Hamani Diori; ruled the country as military head of state from 1974 to 1987

[73]

Thomas W. Steed

1904–1973

Military officer in the United States Army Air Corps and United States Air Force. During World War II, he commanded the 456th Bomb Group (Heavy) throughout its combat service.

Meningioma

[74]

Leonard Wood

1860–1927

Physician who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army and Governor General of the Philippines

Parasagittal meningioma

17 years

[75]

[edit] Miscellaneous

Name

Life

Comments

Diagnosis

Survival

Reference

Jon Bannenberg

1929–2002

Yacht designer.

[76]

Ben Bowen

2002–2005

Huntington, West Virginia child who attracted media attention and fundraising efforts

ATRT

1 year

[77]

Margaret Brown

1867–1932

Socialite, philanthropist, and activist; survivor of the Titanic disaster; portrayed in the 1964 film The Unsinkable Molly Brown and the 1997 film Titanic

[78]

Johnnie Cochran

1937–2005

Defense attorney, best known for being a member of the "Dream Team", during the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial. Also defense attorney for the 1993 Michael Jackson child molestation case. Jackson settled the case with the accusing family.

1 year

[79]

Dennis E. Fitch

1942-2012

American commercial airline pilot. Known for his actions that helped to save the lives of 184 of the passengers on board United Airlines Flight 232.

2 years

[80]

Robert W. Funk

1926–2005

Academic theologian; author and founder of the Jesus Seminar

[81]

Henry Kock

1952–2005

Horticulturist at the University of Guelph Arboretum

18 months

[82]

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

1906–1968

Member of the British Royal Family

[83]

Marshall McLuhan

1911–1980

Communications theorist and educator

11 years

[84]

Enric Miralles

1955–2000

Architect whose works include the Scottish Parliament Building

[85]

John Joseph O'Connor

1920–2000

Eleventh bishop (eighth archbishop) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

[86]

Alexandra Sestak

2002–

Daughter of Joe & Susan Clark Sestak

[87]

Deke Slayton

1924–1993

One of the seven Mercury Seven astronauts

malignant brain tumor

1 year

[88]

Craig Shergold

1979–

Former brain cancer patient who received more than 33 million greeting cards, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of Records. He recovered fully.

1989–

[89]

Doris Tate

1924–1992

Activist in the victims' rights movement; mother of murder victim Sharon Tate

Metastatic tumor

[90]

Jean Crouch Thurmond

1926–1960

First wife of former Senator Strom Thurmond

At first deemed a non-malignant tumor, then determined to be malignant

Summer of 1959-January 1960

[91]

Charles Whitman

1941–1966

Ascended the University of Texas at Austin's 27-story tower in 1966, and shot passersby in the city and on the campus below before being shot dead by Austin Police. Tumor found on autopsy.

[92]

Richard Wild

1912–1978

Former Chief Justice of New Zealand (1966–1978)

[93]

Mary Hayward Weir

1915–1968

Steel heiress and socialite

[94]

Frank Wills

1948–2000

Security guard who uncovered the break-in that led to the Watergate scandal

[95]

[edit] Music

Name

Life

Comments

Diagnosis

Survival

Reference

Luther Allison

1939–1997

Blues guitarist

Metastatic tumor

Less than 1 year

[96]

William "Cat" Anderson

1916–1981

A jazz trumpeter who played with Duke Ellington's orchestra

[97]

Arrow (Alphonsus Cassell)

1949–2010

Montserrat soca singer-songwriter

[98]

David M. Bailey

1966–2010

Contemporary Christian songwriter and musician

Glioblastoma

July 1996 – October 2010

[99]

Bill Black

1926–1965

Rock and roll bass player; recorded with Elvis Presley during 1954–1958

[100]

Davey von Bohlen

1975–

Musician and songwriter

Meningioma

2000–

[101]

Ray Bumatai

1952–2005

Musician, comedian and voice actor

Glioblastoma

3 years

[102]

Gregg Burge

1957–1998

Tap dancer and choreographer

[103]

A. J. Croce

1971–

Singer-songwriter; son of singer-songwriter Jim Croce

1975–

[104]

Celia Cruz

1925–2003

Cuban salsa singer, Afro-Cuban music

[105]

Dia DiCristino

1980–

Opera and Jazz singer; starred in the movie The Year of The Cyst, which was about her eleven brain surgeries.

2002–

[106]

William Finn

1952–

Tony Award–winning Broadway songwriter; wrote the show A New Brain, which was about his experiences.

1992–

[107]

Sergio Franchi

1926–1990

Italian-American tenor

[108][109]

Marie Fredriksson

1958–

Lead singer of the Swedish pop duo Roxette

2002–

[110]

George Gershwin

1898–1937

Jazz and classical music composer; co-writer of stage musicals and film scores

Astrocytoma of unknown variety,

1 month

[111]

Lou Gramm

1950–

Rock music vocalist and songwriter, lead vocalist for Foreigner

1996–

[112]

Bill Haley

1925–1981

Leader of one of the first rock and roll bands, The Comets

2 years

[113][114]

George Harrison

1943–2001

Lead guitarist of the Beatles

Metastatic tumor

[115]

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by Anonymousreply 802/17/2013

I hereby nominate this as the weirdest post of the year.

by Anonymousreply 102/16/2013

My mother died of one of them brain knots.

She smelled phantom smells.

by Anonymousreply 202/16/2013

I was expecting Laura Avery to be mentioned. Is that too much to ask?

by Anonymousreply 302/16/2013

OP, you are your own thread killer.

by Anonymousreply 402/16/2013

Did he mention Ethel Merman? There's no way I'm going to go through that whole poorly-formatted list.

by Anonymousreply 502/16/2013

Actually, I've been having a persistent headache lately....

by Anonymousreply 602/17/2013

OP's fucking marathon post has given ME a persistent headache.

by Anonymousreply 702/17/2013

You could at least link the original Wikipedia article which is somewhat more legible.

by Anonymousreply 802/17/2013
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