Who is the most famous person with MS? Richard Pryor tops our list. The comedian was diagnosed with MS in 1986 and the condition forced him into a motorized scooter in the 90s. Pryor can be seen using this vehicle in the David Lynch film “Lost Highway” which would be Pryor's last film appearance. Prior also suffered from heart disease and died of a heart attack in 2005. Other film stars who suffer from MS include Teri Garr, Annette Funicello and David Lander.
Talk show host Montel Williams has been an outspoken advocate for MS since he was diagnosed in 1999. Williams even founded the non-profit MS Foundation and he advocates for the use of medical marijuana to treat MS. Williams has stated that snowboarding has been the best therapy to treat his disease.
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In 2016, actress Jamie Lynn Sigler revealed that she had been battling MS for 15 years. Sigler was diagnosed just before the fourth season of The Sopranos, when she was 19 years old.
Birthplace: Jericho, New York, United States of America
Profession: Actor, Singer
Credits: The Sopranos, Dark Ride, I Do, Love Wrecked
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Talk show host Montel Williams was diagnosed with MS in 1999. He now runs the MS Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on research and education.
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Profession: Spokesperson, Journalist, Television producer, Author, Actor, + more
Credits: Guiding Light, War, Inc., American Candidate, The Montel Williams Show, + more
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Mitt Romney's wife Ann suffers MS and is a board member of the New England chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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In the 90s, comedian Richard Pryor used a scooter to get around because MS had made it difficult for him to walk. He can be seen on his scooter in David Lynch's "Lost Highway," Pryor's last film.
Age: Died at 65 (1940-2005)
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
Profession: Master of Ceremonies, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
Credits: Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Blazing Saddles, Richard Pryor... Here and Now
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