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Famous People With Depression

Throughout the ages there have been many famous people with depression.

I have compiled a list of some of those people below to highlight the fact that although depression is a serious illness, it need not mean that you cannot lead a productive and successful life.

Let the following people be an inspiration to us all and let us take comfort from the fact that no matter how bad our depression seems at any point, it is possible to lead a productive life and to make a success of it.

Famous People With Depression

Famous People With Depression

A
Buzz Aldrin
Hans Christian Anderson
Adam Ant

B
Irving Berlin
Samuel Becket
Marlon Brando
Barbara Bush
Napolean Boneparte
Roseanne Barr
Drew Barrymore
James M. Barrie
Ludwig von Beethoven
Robert Burns
Tim Burton

C
Winston Churchill
Kurt Cobain
Truman Capote
Drew Carey
Jim Carrey
Calvin Coolidge
Sheryl Crow
Oliver Cromwell
Francis Ford Coppolla
Ray Charles
Rosemary Clooney
Eric Clapton
Charlotte Bronte
Agatha Christie
Michael Crichton
Frederic Chopin
John Cleese
Natalie Cole
Patricia Cornwell
Noel Coward

D
Charles Dickens
Princess Diana
Rodney Dangerfield
Sandra Dee
Ellen DeGeneres
John Denver
F. Dostoyevsky
Alexander Dumas
John Daly
Charles Darwin
Ray Davies
Paolo DiCanio
Eric Douglas
Richard Dreyfuss

E
Thomas Edison
Edward Elgar
T.S. Eliot
Ralph Waldo Emerson

F
Stephen Fry
Harrison Ford
Michael Faraday
Connie Francis
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Carrie Fisher
Larry Flynt
Betty Ford
Sigmund Freud
Brenda Fricker

G
Judy Garland
James Garner
Mahatma Gandhi
Peter Gabriel
Cary Grant
Kenneth Graham
Graham Greene
Paul Gascoigne
Paul Gauguin
Tipper Gore
Germaine Greer

H
Ernest Hemingway
Margaux Hemingway
Audrey Hepburn
Anthony Hopkins
Stephen Hawking
Linda Hamilton
Georg Frederich Handel
Howard Hughes
Victor Hugo

I
Jack Irons

J
Janet Jackson
Billy Joel
Elton John
Andrew Jackson
Thomas Jefferson
Ashley Judd

K
Franz Kafka
Danny Kaye
John Keats
Margot Kidder
Larry King

L
Greg Louganis
Jessica Lange
John Lennon
Courtney Love
Martin Luther
Vivien Leigh
Abraham Lincoln
Robert E. Lee

M
Gustav Mahler
Michelangelo
Edvard Munch
Carmen Miranda
Claude Monet
Marilyn Monroe
Alanis Morissette
Spike Milligan
Burgess Meredith
Imelda Marcos
Paul Merton
J.P. Morgan
Benito Mussolini

N
Vaslov Nijinksy
Richard M. Nixon
Isaac Newton
Ilie Natase
Florence Nightingale

O
Georgia O’Keeffe
Sinead O’Connor
Laurence Olivier
Donny Osmond
Marie Osmond
Ozzie Osborne
Wilfred Owen

P
Dorothy Parker
Sylvia Plath
Dolly Parton
General George S. Patton
Teddy Pendergrass
Jackson Pollock
Cole Porter
Edgar Allen Poe
Charlie Pride

R
Sergei Rachmaninov
Bonnie Raitt
Lou Reed
Theodore Roosevelt
Joan Rivers
Axl Rose
Winona Ryder

S
Monica Seles
Paul Simon
Phil Spector
Rod Steiger
Mary Shelley
Robert Louis Stevenson
Brooke Shields
Charles Schulz
Sting

T
Leo Tolstoy
Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
Spencer Tracy
Ted Turner
Mark Twain
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dylan Thomas
Mike Tyson

V
Vincent van Gogh
Jean-Claude Van Damme

W
Robbie Williams
Virginia Woolf
Tennessee Williams
Ed Wood
Natalie Wood
Tammy Wynette
Robin Williams
Tennessee Williams
Brian Wilson
George Washington
Walt Whitman

Y

Boris Yeltsin