Famous people with kidney disease - Steven Spielberg Walk of Fame star

It’s Kidney Month: 44 Celebrities With Kidney Disease

Can You Name Any Celebs with Kidney Disease? Roughly 14 percent of Americans have chronic kidney disease, and it claims more lives than breast or prostate cancer every year. But it’s not a condition you often hear about or see splashed on magazine covers. March is National Kidney Month, so we explored some well-known people who’ve been affected by this “silent disease.” All Walks of Life As the Childhood Kidney Support Network notes in their list of 44 famous people who have battled kidney disease, it affects people of all ages, races and walks of life – even cowboys (Buffalo Bill) and royals (Prince Rainier III of Monaco). Here’s a sampling of stars on the list: The Hollywood crowd – Directors Stephen Spielberg, Howard Hughes and Alfred Hitchcock; actresses Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Sandra Dee, Marlene Dietrich and Veronica Lake; actors Gary Coleman (Diff’rent Strokes), George Lopez (comedian/talk show host), Dom DeLuise and Laurence Olivier; and TV chef Julia Child Artists, writers and musicians – Mozart, Cole Porter, Robin Gibb, C.S. Lewis, Norman Mailer, Natalie Cole, Emily Dickinson, Barry White and Neil Simon Athletes, military leaders and more – Douglas MacArthur (U.S. Army General), Jonah Lomu (rugby player of New …

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