Saturday, December 30, 2006

List of famous people believed to have been affected by bipolar disorder.

This is a list of famous people believed to have been affected by bipolar disorder.

Source: Wikipedia List of people believed to have been affected by bipolar disorder ...

All entries succeeded by TWF are taken from Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament by Kay Redfield Jamison (born 1946), an American professor of psychiatry.
All entries succeeded by NAMI are on the
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill list of famous persons with Mental Illnesses

Hans Christian Andersen, writer. TWF p. 268

Charles Pierre Baudelaire, poet. TWF p.267

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer. NAMI See this article for a review of Beethoven's mental state. Scientific analysis of Beethoven's hair has given rise to speculation that lead poisoning may have been a cause of his depression.

Lord Byron, poet. TWF p.267 (Touched with fire profiles Lord Byron's illness in detail)

Winston Churchill, politician and British Prime Minister. NAMI. Churchill often referred to depression as his "black dog". He is also recorded to have undergone manic phases of intense productivity.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet. TWF pp.219–224, 267. His condition is more commonly directly attributed to drug use.

Charles Dickens, author. TWF p.267

Ralph Waldo Emerson, author, poet, and philosopher. TWF p. 268

William Faulkner, writer. TWF p.269

Stephen Fry, actor, comedian and writer. "As a sufferer of the disorder, Stephen Fry is speaking to other sufferers to find out about their experiences and visiting leading experts in the UK and US to examine the current state of understanding and research." [17], also [18]. BBC documentary [19]

Philip Graham, publisher and businessman. "It had finally penetrated to me that Phil's diagnosis was manic-depression…" Katherine Graham (1997), Personal History, p.328; Knopf, 1997, ISBN 0-394-58585-2 (book has numerous other references).

Alexander Hamilton, politician. "Danger, Hypomanic on Board," could well be the other title of "Washington Crossing the Delaware." John Gartner in The Hypomanic Edge makes a strong case that America owes its greatness to a liberal supply of "manic lite" genes. See Hypomanic Nation.

Ernest Hemingway, writer. TWF p.269

Jimi Hendrix, pioneering rock guitarist. Stated as "...Jimi would indeed have troubled times in the studio, where he would need to spend hours sitting and thinking". He has also written the song 'Manic Depression'[24]

Hermann Hesse, writer. TWF p.269

Kay Redfield Jamison, psychologist, who profiled her own bipolar disorder in her 1995 memoir An Unquiet Mind and argued for a connection between bipolar disorder and artistic creativity in her 1993 book, Touched with Fire.

John Keats, poet - TWF p.268; NAMI

Otto Klemperer, conductor — see Norman Lebrecht's article at [27].

Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, 38, [29] spent time at a drug rehabilitation clinic before he went to Providence College. He has been open about mental health issues, including being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Vivien Leigh, actress, cited in Holden, Anthony, Laurence Olivier, Sphere Books Limited, 1989, ISBN 0689115369 ; pp 221-222

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States.

Spike Milligan, comedian and writer. "I had to write a new show every week for six months. If Hitler had done that to someone it would be called torture. I was in such a state of hypertension that I was unapproachable by human beings. I became a manic depressive." See Guardian obituary and Comedy's Fab Five

Edvard Munch, artist. Rothenberg A. Bipolar illness, creativity, and treatment. Psychiatr Q. 2001 Summer;72(2):131–47.

Isaac Newton, pioneering scientist and mathematician. NAMI

Florence Nightingale, nurse and health campaigner. BPW "Florence heard voices and experienced a number of severe depressive episodes in her teens and early 20s - symptoms consistent with the onset of bipolar disorder," Dr. Kathy Wisner, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. See this article.

Ozzy Osbourne, singer. Lead singer of Black Sabbath and his self-titled band. Cited in VH1's "Heavy: The History of Metal" in 2006.

Edgar Allan Poe, writer. TWF p.269.

Robert Schumann, composer. TWF p.269

Robert Louis Stevenson, author. TWF p.268

Sting, musician; The Police, solo career [45]

Sidney Sheldon, producer, writer; wrote about being a victim of bipolar disorder in his autobiography "The Other Side Of Me".

Margaret Trudeau, Canadian celebrity. [48]

Mark Twain, author. TWF p.268 (as "Samuel Clemens")

Jean Claude Van Damme, actor — Australian Woman's Day magazine — January 30, 2006

Vincent Van Gogh, artist. See Vincent and Me

Kurt Vonnegut, author [49]

Brian Wilson, musician. (The Beach Boys)

Virginia Woolf, poet and novelist. TWF p.269.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Sir Terence Rattigan and The Browning Version

Reportedly, Terence Rattigan, while a schoolboy, had an affair with the racing correspondent of the Daily Express. (Source: Geoffrey Wansell, 1995, Terence Rattigan)
Sir Terence Rattigan (1911–1977) was one of Britain's most famous writers of plays and films. His works included The Winslow Boy (1946) and The Browning Version (1948).

Rattigan preferred boys to girls. His plays appeared to be 'straight' but were secretly gay.

For example, Rattigan's play 'Table Number Seven' is about a Major who has trouble with the law, involving sex. Rattigan was secretly writing about the homosexuality of the Major. Rattigan, in order to avoid censorship, made the Major appear to be 'straight'. Rattigan did write a version of the play in which the Major was clearly gay, but this version was only presented in the theatre sometime after Rattigan's death.
In Britain, the Lord Chamberlain censored the public theatre from 1737 until the end of the 1950s. Homosexuality was banned from the stage.

Terence Rattigan's play, The Browning Version, is about the last few days in the career of The Crock, Andrew Crocker-Harris, a relatively young classics teacher at a British private school.
The Crock feels unloved by his pupils, and by his wife. He has poor health and is being forced to retire.
The Crock has been giving private tuition to a young pupil called Taplow.

Taplow gives The Crock a gift, the "Browning Version", Robert Browning's translation of The Agamemnon. Inside the book, Taplow has written an inscription, in Latin, which translates as "God from afar looks graciously upon a gentle master."
The Crock is moved to tears.
The Crock's wife, Millie, claims that the gift is not sincere. She claims the gift is false flattery. She tells The Crock that she had earlier seen Taplow doing a mocking impersonation of "The Crock."
However, it turns out that Taplow really is rather fond of his teacher.
Reportedly, Rattigan had an affair, while a schoolboy, with the racing correspondent of the Daily Express. (Geoffrey Wansell, 1995, Terence Rattigan)
"Rattigan had the misfortune to come of age as a gay man in the England of the 1930s, when such matters were still criminalized and prosecuted... He often dealt with his homosexuality by veiling it in his works; indeed, even First Episode, which was heavily censored for the stage, shocked people with its suggestions of homoerotic attractions among Oxford students. Rattigan would have his heroes involved in heterosexual relationships in his other works, but often featured an unspoken bond and loyalty among men that stood in for his real meanings" Terence Rattigan - Biography - Filmography - Movies - New York Times

Monday, December 25, 2006

Conservatives are gay?

Are all conservatives gay, or just bisexual?

Sir Edward Heath, the former UK prime minister, was warned by the police to stop "cottaging" for gay sex in the 1950s, a Tory politician, Brian Coleman, has claimed.

Coleman said Britain had "managed for decades with gay men holding a significant number of public offices".

He claimed that gay men had in effect run the Conservative Party in London, whether as officials, councillors or volunteers. UK Politics"

Heath and Israel

In the book 'The Fifth Man', (by Roland Perry, Pan Books London 1994) Roland Perry puts the case that Ted Rothschild was a major spy who helped Israel. According to ex-KGB Colonel 'F' and KGB officer Yuri Modin, Rothschild was the key to much of the penetration of British Intelligence. Soon after Israel was formed, Rothschild was allegedly involved with Chaim Weizmann in setting up a special nuclear physics department in a scientific institute in Rehovoth. Edward Heath in 1970 made Rothschild the head of the government's Central Policy Review Staff. - aangirfan: UK helped Israel get nuclear bomb. Was there an Israeli ...

The following is from : Bigots are buggers:

"Research by US psychologists suggests that 80 percent of men who are homophobic have secret homosexual feelings. This finding lends scientific support to the long-standing speculation that those who shout the loudest against homosexuality have something to hide.

The research results were published in the prestigious Journal of Abnormal Psychology, with the backing of the American Psychological Association.

"In tests conducted by Prof. Henry E Adams of the University of Georgia, homophobic men who said they were exclusively heterosexual were shown gay sex videos. Four out of five became sexually aroused by the homoerotic imagery, as recorded by a penile circumference measuring device - a plethysmograph.

"Prof. Adams says his research shows that most homophobes 'demonstrate significant sexual arousal to homosexual erotic stimuli', suggesting that homophobia is a form of 'latent homosexuality where persons are either unaware of or deny their homosexual urges'."

Friday, December 22, 2006


Stalin's original name was Josef Dzhugashvili.

"In December 1901 Stalin, aged 23, arrived in the Black Sea oil port Batumi, which was dominated by the Rothschild and Nobel dynasties. One day Stalin came home late boasting, ‘Guess why I got up so early this morning? Today I got a job with the Rothschilds!’... On Stalin’s first day at work the Rothschilds’ refinery mysteriously caught fire." - From The Spectator Magazine - Diary - by Simon Sebag Montefiore. Godlike Productions -- Stalin once worked for the Rothschilds!

In the Georgian language "shvili" means son of, or son, as in Johnson. "Djuga" means Jew. Therefore Djugashvili means Jewison.

So Joe Stalin's real name, before he changed it, was Joe Jewison. It gets better, his name was Joseph David Djugashvili, a typical Jewish name. During his revolutionary days he changed his name to "Kochba", the leader of the Jews during one of the anti-Roman uprisings of the Jews. Russians don't change their names. Georgians don't change their names. Jews change their names.

Stalin had three wives, all of them Jewesses.

The first was Ekaterina Svanidze who bore him one son, Jacob. His second wife was Kadya Allevijah. She bore him a son Vassili, and a daughter Svetlana. His second wife died in mysterious circumstances, either by committing suicide, or murdered by Stalin. His third wife was Rosa Kaganovich, the sister of Lazar Kaganovich, who was the head of Soviet industry.
Stalin's daughter (who in 1967 fled to the USA) then married Lazar's son Mihail i.e. her step-mother's nephew. Svetlana Stalin had a total of four husbands, three of them Jewish.
Stalin's vice-president Molotov was also married to a Jewess, whose brother, Sam Karp, runs an export business in Connecticut. Just to complicate things even more, the Molotov's (half-Jewish) daughter also called Svetlana was engaged to be married to Stalin's son Vassili.


"It appears that a minimum of around 10 million surplus deaths (4 million by repression and 6 million from famine) are attributable to (Stalin's) regime, with a number of recent books suggesting a probable figure of somewhere between 15 to 20 million." - Joseph Stalin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Saturday, December 16, 2006

Ernest Hemingway was gay?

Truman Capote reportedly called Ernest Hemingway "the greatest old closet queen ever to come down the pike" (Conversation with Robert Jennings in 1968 - hemingway wore dresses)

There has been speculation that Ernest Heminway and F. Scott Fitzgerald were gay lovers.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife, Zelda Fitzgerald, said that Hemingway and Scott Fitzgerald behaved like lovers.

There has been speculation that Hemingway's homophobia was a cover for his homosexuality.

During Hemingway’s life, "rumors persisted of a night when Hemingway made advances on Robert McAlmon. McAlmon claimed Hemingway treated him like he 'was Vicky, the buxom, tough, and beautiful tart of the cabaret'" (Into Something Rich and Strange: Pages 6-10)

According to Warren Bennett, "Hemingway's interest in variant sexual behavior as a subject that could be exploited in fiction was kindled . . . in 1920 when Hemingway began reading Havelock Ellis's Erotic Symbolism" (Bennett, Warren. "Sexual Identity in `The Sea Change.'"Ernest Hemingway Middle-Class Masculinity)

There are several homosexual characters in Hemingway's books.

The Mother of a Queen is about a homosexual bullfighter.

In A Simple Enquiry, an Italian major unsuccessfully tries to seduce a young lad. (Ernest Hemingway)

There is boy-loving male artist in Across the River and into the Trees. The painter conceals his sexuality by mixing with women. (Ernest Hemingway)

In Islands in the Stream, a boy has backgammon lessons with an older man. The man talks to the boy about André Gide's homosexuality. (Ernest Hemingway)

In Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, the boy visits Santiago's shack each night, 'hauling back his fishing gear, feeding him, and discussing American baseball...' The boy, 'worried during the old man's endeavor, cries upon finding him safe asleep. The boy brings him newspapers and coffee. When the old man wakes, they promise to fish together once again.' (The Old Man and the Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Hemingway, as a boy, was dressed in girl's clothing by his mother. (Ernest Hemingway)

Hemingway's The Garden of Eden, published in 1986, 'is an extraordinary rhapsody on male sexual passivity, with a central character who needs to be penetrated by a woman more boyish than himself.' (Ernest Hemingway)


Friday, December 15, 2006

King Gustav V of Sweden

Gustav V, King of Sweden (1858-1950), like most monarchs, was bisexual.

Gustav helped to keep Sweden neutral in the two world wars. He supported laws that included an eight-hour workday, child welfare, and subsidized low-income housing.

Gustaf was married to Victoria of Baden. They had three sons.

In the 1950s, after Gustav's death, there were several revelations about homosexuality among government officials.

A former restaurant owner, Kurt Haijby, revealed that he and King Gustav had been lovers from 1912 until 1932.

Haijby wrote a book about his relationship with King Gustav. Members of the court bought and destroyed every copy.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Daphne du Maurier

Dame Daphne du Maurier, 1907–1989, was a famous British novelist. Among her works are The Birds, Rebecca, Jamaica Inn, and The Blue Lense.

Du Maurier's novel Mary Anne is about her great-great grandmother who was the mistress of the Duke of York, the brother of King George IV.

Du Maurier was the cousin of the Llewelyn-Davies boys (George, Jack, Peter, Michael, and Nicholas), J.M. Barrie's inspiration for Peter Pan.

Du Maurier's father was the actor Sir Gerald du Maurier. Daphne du Maurier believed that her father's attitude towards her was homoerotic.

"If only she'd been born a boy," he wrote in a poem addressed to her.

Reportedly, Daphne du Maurier encouraged 'inappropriate intimacies' between her father and herself. 'We crossed the line,' she admitted. (Daphne's terrible secret the Daily Mail )

Reportedly, Daphne du Maurier had an affair with Gertrude Lawrence. Daphne Du Maurier also loved the wife of her American publisher, Ellen Doubleday.

Reportedly, Daphne du Maurier "referred to her heterosexual encounters as 'Cairo' and to homosexual encounters as 'Venice'." (Du Maurier's lesbian loves on film UK News The Observer)

Daphne du Maurier was married to Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick "Boy" Browning. Browning became Comptroller of the Household at Buckingham Palace and, according to Daphne, "fell in love with the Queen." (Daphne's terrible secret the Daily Mail )