Olympians, U.S. Presidents, and More – Celebrities with Asthma

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(Porta Nuova station during the 2006 Torino Games)

SPORTS
Susan Auch (b. 1966) – Olympic speed skater
David Beckham (b. 1975) – Professional soccer player
Jerome Bettis (b. 1972) – NFL halfback
Bruce Davidson (b. 1949) – Olympic equestrian
Tom Dolan (b. 1976) – Olympic swimmer
Kurt Grote (b. 1973) – Olympic swimmer
Nancy Hogshead (b. 1962) – Olympic swimmer
Kirstin Holum (b. 1980) – Olympic speed skater
Jim “Catfish” Hunter (1946-1999) – MLB player and Hall of Famer
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (b. 1962) – Olympic runner
Bill Koch (b. 1956) – Olympic cross-country skiier
Greg Louganis (b. 1960) – Olympic diver
Jordan Malone (b. 1984) – Olympic speed skater
Debbie Meyer (b. 1952) – Olympic swimmer
Art Monk (b. 1958) – NFL wide receiver
Gary Roberts (b. 1966) – NHL player
Dennis Rodman (b. 1961) – NBA player
Alberto Salazar (b. 1958) – New York City and Boston marathon winner
Anton Stralman (b. 1986) – NHL player
Amy Van Dyken (b. 1973) – Olympic swimmer
Dominique Wilkins (b. 1960) – NBA player and Hall of Famer

FILM & TELEVISION
Jason Alexander (b. 1959) – actor
Steve Allen (1921-2000) – actor and comedian
Loni Anderson (b. 1946) – actress
Morgan Fairchild (b. 1950) – actress
Moses Gunn (1929-1993) – actor
Helen Hayes (1900-1993) – actress and Academy Award winner
Bob Hope (1903-2003) – actor, comedian
Diane Keaton (b. 1946) – actress and Academy Award winner
Ricki Lake (b. 1968) – television personality
Lindsay Lohan (b. 1986) – actress
Martin Scorsese (b. 1942) – film director and Academy Award winner
Paul Sorvino (b. 1939) – actor
Sharon Stone (b. 1958) – actress
Elizabeth Taylor (b. 1932) – actress and Academy Award winner
Orson Welles (1915-1985) – screenwriter, film director, producer and actor, Academy Award winner

MUSIC & DANCE
Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827) – composer
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) – composer and conductor
Bono (b. 1960) – singer/songwriter, musician, Grammy Award winner
Judy Collins (b. 1939) – folk singer
Coolio (b. 1963) – rap artist, actor
Alice Cooper (b. 1948) – rock musician
Billy Joel (b. 1949) – singer/songwriter and pianist, Grammy Award winner
Robert Joffrey (1930-1988) – dancer, choreographer, founder of the Joffrey Ballet
Liza Minnelli (b. 1946) – singer and actress, Academy Award and Tony Award winner
Pink (b. 1979) – singer, Grammy Award winner
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) – composer
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) – composer and conductor

LITERATURE & JOURNALISM
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) – poet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) – novelist and short story author
Ambrose Pierce (1842-1914) – journalist, short-story author, and satirist
Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD) – Roman scholar and historian
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) – novelist, essayist, and critic
Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911) – publisher and posthumous founder of the Pulitzer Prize
Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) – poet and short story author
Howard Thurman (1900-1981) – author, theologian, and civil rights leader
John Updike (b. 1932) – novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) – novelist and short story author

GOVERNMENT & MILITARY
Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) – 8th U.S. President
Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) – 30th U.S. President
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) – British statesman and author
Che Guevara (1928-1967) – socialist revolutionary
John F. Kennedy (1928-1963) – 35th U.S. President
John Locke (1632-1704) – politician and philosopher
Peter I/Peter the Great (1672-1725) – Russian tsar
Walter Mondale (b. 1928) – 42nd U.S. Vice President
Malia Obama (b. 1998) – daughter of the 44th U.S. President
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) – 26th U.S. President
William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) – Civil War general
Daniel Webster (1782-1852) – lawyer and statesman
William III (1650-1702) – King of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) – 28th U.S. President

**Portions of this list based on Faces of Asthma at the Breath of Life Project.

***This list is ongoing and updated frequently. You can find the original post here.

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