Famous People with Psoriasis

A list of some famous and infamous people with psoriasis, or maybe just suspected of having psoriasis.

This is simply a list of famous, infamous, and not-quite-famous people with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PA). Also included are famous people for whom there is a lot of speculation that they have or had psoriasis, but who may not have (or have had) the disease at all.

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Famous people with psoriasis

Baker, Nicholson (author, b. 1957)
Dave Edelman’s Interview, in which Baker denies having psoriasis, at least in a particular place.
Camel Driver: Exurbia Fights Back
U and I: A True Story at Amazon.com

Bruce, Robert (the) (King of Scotland, 1274-1329)

Caro, Isabelle (actress, b. 1980)
Castagna, Michael (copywriter, b. ?)
Elton, Ben (comedian and author, b. 1959)
Garfunkel, Art (musician, b. 1941)
Gastineau, Mark (defensive end, b. 1956)
Guzman, Abimael (Shining Path leader, b. 1934)
Holstein, Karin (cover girl, NPF spokesperson, author, b. ?)
Janis, Byron (pianist with PA in his fingers, b. 1928)
Lish, Gordon (author, editor, b. ?)
Marat, Jean-Paul (journalist, anti-aristocracy leader, 1743-1793)
Mathers, Jerry (actor, “The Beaver,” b. 1948)
Morrison, Danny (friend/manager of Joe Diffie, b. ?)
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich (author, 1899-1977)
Palmen, Connie (author, b. 1955)
Potter, Dennis (author, TV dramatist, 1935-1994)
Rimes, LeAnn (singer, b. 1982)
Robbins, Tom (author, b. 1936)
Stalin, Joseph (tyrant, 1879-1953)
Starr, Kenneth Winston (special prosecutor, b. 1947)
Updike, John Hoyer (author, 1932-2009)

Disabled WorldPegasos Biography
Classics in Dermatology(Table of Contents,Editorial)
Personal Health; Struggling for peace in the war against psoriasis.
Chapter 18 of Skin Deep
Storytelling, a movie
Profile in The Guardian (Print Version)
Camel Driver: Exurbia Fights Back
VN Collation #20
AAD Dispatches from the National Psoriasis Foundation
A National Psoriasis Foundation Chat Transcript
Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
Affadavit of Dr. Stuart MaddinBroken Link (from the Miralex Class-Action Lawsuit)
Semiotics and the Shakespeare Authorship Debate: The Author — and His Icon — Do Make a Difference in Understanding the Works
The Archives of the Canadian Dermatology Association has Updike as a reference
Swathmore Warders of Imaginative Literature (check attendance, near the bottom)
Bibliography of Secondary Sources on the History of Dermatology
Litweb.net Biography
Armstrong Atlantic State University Literary Nonfiction Book Reviews & Reports
Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care Bibliography
Chapter 5 of Writing as a Reflective Action
Gary Shine’s List
John Updike on psoriasis: At war with my skin, from the journal of a leper” Jackson R. J Cutan Med Surg 2000 Apr;4(2):113-5
Self-consciousness and the psoriatic personality: considering updike and potter” (PubMed entry for Literature and Medicine article of that title)
Chapter 1 of The Private I
I Have Preened, I Have Lived
The Hidden Delight of Psoriasis

Yezhov, Nikolai Ivanovich (also Ezhov, Stalin henchman [see above], 1895-1940)
Chapter 9 of Stalin’s Loyal Executioner