After the recent news story about Linda Ronstadt and her diagnosis of Parkinson's and the imminent release of the Michael J Fox Show, I thought I'd make a start on a list of the more well-known people who have the condition. Please let me know of anyone else I need to add.
Michael J Fox, actor, has young onset Parkinson's disease (YOPD), diagnosed 1991 aged 30, had a thalamotomy in 1998, continues to work as an actor, his new sitcom will be premiering on Sep 26
Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian and actor, has initial symptoms of Parkinson's disease, diagnosed 2013 aged 70, will continue to work in television and on stage, and tour New Zealand in 2014
Linda Ronstadt, singer, diagnosed 2013 aged 67, had symptoms for 8 years prior to diagnosis, says she can no longer sing a note, uses poles when walking on uneven ground, uses a wheelchair when traveling
George H.W. Bush, 41st US president, has vascular Parkinsonism, diagnosed around 2004, uses motorized scooter or wheelchair
Mohammed Ali, boxer, has pugilistic Parkinson's syndrome, diagnosed 1984 aged 42
James Doohan, actor of Star Trek fame, died 2005 aged 85