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Title: Famous People: Alzheimer’s Disease & Parkinson’s Disease

Famous PeopleAlzheimers Disease Parkinsons
  • The Schizies
  • Becky Guiler, Misty Mahan,
  • Renee Pittman, and Keima Thomas

Rita Hayworth
  • And Alzheimers Disease

Who was Rita Hayworth?Background and Interesting
  • Born Margarita Carmen Cansino on October 17,1918
    in Brooklyn, New York
  • Father was Spanish flamenco dancer Eduardo
    Cansino Sr.
  • Mother was English/Irish American Ziegfeld girl
    Volga Haworth (one of Florenz Ziegfelds chorus
    girls or showgirls)
  • In Barbara Leamings Rita Hayworth biography "If
    This Was Happiness, Learning claims that as a
    child and teenager, Ritas father sexually and
    physically abused Rita.
  • Father pushed her into dancing, even though she
    did not enjoy it.
  • Performed with parents in New York bars and
    nightclubs and then in California and Mexican
    resorts and nightclubs
  • Father would lock her in her dressing room to
    keep her from crowds between shows.
  • In 1946 her image and the name Gilda were painted
    onto the first atomic bomb that was tested after
    World War II. According to Steve Starrfrom
    Entertainment Magazine, Rita was furious.

Rita Hayworths Acting Career
  • Famous for being an American actress and dancer
  • Involved in acting from 1926 - 1972
  • In 1937 she took her mothers maiden name and
    added a y.
  • (Rita Cansino from 1926 1937 / Rita Hayworth
    from 1937 1972)
  • Columbia pictures studio told her to lose weight,
    dye her dark brown hair auburn, and raise her
    hairline with electrolysis.
  • Most famous film Gilda (legendary one-glove
  • 1940s sex symbol known as the Great American
    Love Goddess
  • Her 1941 Life magazine photograph became one of
    the most requested wartime pinups (over 5 million
    copies sold by the end of the war)
  • Interestingly, was said to actually be very shy
    with great insecurities

Rita Hayworths Acting Career
  • Some of other well known films include Dantes
    Inferno (1935), Only Angels Have Wings (1939),
    Susan and God (1940), The Strawberry Blonde
    (1941), You Were Never Lovelier (1942), the
    musical Cover Girl (1944), Affair In Trinidad
    (1952), Salome (1953), Pal Joey (1957), and
    Separate Tables (1958).
  • Some of the actors that Rita Hayworth worked with
    include Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, James Cagney,
    Fred Astaire, Glenn Ford, Frank Sinatra, and John
  • Made an appearance on The Carol Burnett Show in
  • Her last film was in 1972 The Wrath of God

Rita Hayworth5 Husbands and 2 Daughters
  • Spouses
  • Edward C. Judson (1937-1943) promoter / 22 years
    older than Rita / helped with career, but
    demanding and temperamental
  • Orson Welles (1943-1948) director / had never met
    Rita, but he told the press he was coming back to
    America from filming to marry her, and he did on
    the same day that her divorce was finalized /
    near end of marriage, he had her cut off her hair
    and dye it blonde for a film
  • Prince Aly Khan (1949-1953) Muslim leader Vice
    President of the United Nations General Assemblly
    representing Pakistan / both were married when
    affair started / with Rita being Catholic, the
    Vatican declared the marriage to be illicit,
    she was condemned by the Pope
  • Dick Haymes (1953-1955) Argentinian singer /
    financial problems due to owing alimony to 3
    previous wives / faced deportation because he
    gave up citizsenship to aviod draft during WWII
  • James Hill (1958-1961) producer
  • Once told press that every man I knew fell in
    love with Gilda, and woke up with me in
    reference to her many unsuccessful relationships.
  • Also has been quoted as saying Basically, I am a
    good, gentle person, but I am attracted to mean
  • Children
  • Rebecca Welles
  • Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (born 7 months after
    marriage to the Prince)

Rita Hayworth and Alzheimers Disease
  • Onset is believed to have begun in 1960, though
    she was not diagnosed until 1980.
  • Was suspected of severe alcoholism due to
    sometimes erractic behavior, causing her film
    career to decline
  • 1972 when making her last film The Wrath of
    God, she had trouble remembering her lines
  • 1976 thought to have been drunk when exiting an
    airplane (received really bad publicity for this)
  • 1977 was hospitalized due to extreme confusion
    and bewilderment at art gallery opening (the same
    year that she was the recipient for the National
    Screen Heritage Award)
  • Doctors diagnosed impairment as being due to
    chronic alcoholism sent to sanitarium to dry
  • Daughter Yasmin was appointed as her gaurdian.

Rita Hayworth and Alzheimers Disease
  • 1980 doctors realized she did not suffer from
    alcoholism, but from Alzheimers disease (at this
    time disease was not very well known)
  • In her small New York City apartment, next to
    daughter Yasmins, it was said that she stared
    in a mirror not recognising herself, sometimes
    spoke in a strange language, and later, took to
    her bed from where she was afraid to move to her
    living room chair.
  • Yasmin became a spokesperson for the Alzheimers
    Disease and Related Disorders Association helping
    to educate the world about the disease.
  • Yasmin has been hosting the annual Rita Hayworth
    Gala (a fund raiser for the Alzheimers
    Association) since 1985, which has raised more
    than 42 million.
  • Rita Hayworth helped to bring awareness of this
    not well known disease.
  • Died May 14, 1987 at the age of 68.
  • After her death, she was praised by President
    Ronald Reagan for bringing public attention to
    the disease Alzheimers (he himself had not been
    diagnosed yet)

Background of Ronald Reagan
  • He was born in 1911 in Illinois.
  • A screen test in 1937 won him a contract in
    Hollywood. He appeared in 53 films throughout the
    next two decades and became president of the
    Screen Actors Guild.

Family Life
  • His first marriage was to actress Jean Wyman and
    they had two children Maureen and Michael.
  • He married actress Nancy Davis in 1952 and had
    two more children Patricia and Ronald.

President Reagan
  • In 1981 he became the fortieth President of the
    United States of America.
  • He was shot only 69 days after he took office,
    but he made a full recovery.
  • He was re-elected in 1985 and served his second
  • His ideas of peace through strength made him
    one of our most popular Presidents.

  • In the late 80s and early 90s, he began to
    slowly lose his grasp on ordinary function.
  • He knew what was coming, and even made several
    jokes about it.
  • His mother and brother had Alzheimers.
  • Three years after leaving the White House, his
    symptoms became impossible to ignore.

Did Reagan Have Alzheimers While in Office?
  • He was definitely on his way to getting it.
  • There wasnt nearly enough of a decline in
    function for a diagnosis.
  • 1/3 - 1/2 of all humans experience some mild
    decline in memory as they get older, so friends
    and relatives didnt worry about it very much.

  • At the conclusion of a physical in 1992 he asked
    his doctor What am I supposed to do next? That
    is when his doctor knew something was very wrong.
  • 16 months later, he flew to Washington D.C. to
    attend a dinner celebrating his 83rd birthday,
    and he didnt recognize a few people that he had
    known for years.
  • He forgot where he was later that night when he
    was in his hotel room.

  • The former President announced to the world that
    he had Alzheimers in 1994.
  • Early in the disease, he took frequent walks,
    played golf, and went to his office everyday.
  • As his memory decreased, these activities
  • He eventually lost his ability to articulate
    words or remember who people were.
  • Ronald Reagan died from pneumonia and Alzheimers
    disease on June 5, 2004.

Parkinsons Disease
  • Parkinsons disease is a progressive disorder of
    the central nervous system, characterised by
    tremors, stiffness in limbs and joints, speech
    impediments and difficulty in initiating physical
    movements. Late in the course of the disease,
    some people may develop dementia. Drugs may
    improve the physical symptoms, but can have side
    effects including hallucinations, delusions and a
    temporary worsening of confusion and abnormal

Ali and Fox
  • http//www.veotag.com/player/?uldyoexeaij

Muhammad Ali,
  • Muhammad Ali, one of the most famous boxers of
    all time, had humble beginnings. He was born
    Cassius Clay, Jr., on January 17, 1942, in
    Louisville , Kentucky. He began boxing at the age
    of 12, winning various Golden Glove titles, both
    locally and nationally. In 1960, he attended the
    Olympics in Rome and came away with the gold
    medal in the light heavyweight division at the
    age of 18. Ali was then sponsored by a Kentucky
    organization to begin his professional career.
    Besides this sponsorship, it was Muhammad Ali's
    own self-promoting wise cracks that got him
    noticed as a great boxer.

  • As Muhammad Ali's boxing career started to wind
    down in the early 80's, he began to show signs of
    a neurological disorder. He had evident signs of
    decreasing motor skills during a fight against
    Larry Holmes in 1980. Parkinson's disease was
    diagnosed soon after, and it was noted that his
    illness was probably brought on by repetitive
    head trauma.

  • In more recent years, Ali has lost his ability to
    speak. He was able to attend the 1996 Olympics in
    Atlanta, GA, and he lit the Olympic torch at the
    opening ceremony. Ali just celebrated his 65th
    birthday this past January and his children say
    he still has great, meaningful moments. He now
    leads a more placid life, and since his
    Parkinson's diagnosis, he has stated that he
    regrets nothing.

Parkinsons Disease
Michael J. Fox
  • Was born as Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961.
    He is a Canadian/ American film and television
    star. His roles include Marty McFly from the Back
    to the Future trilogy (1985-1990) Alex P. Keaton
    from the Family Ties (1982-1989), for which he
    won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award
    and Mike Flaherty from Spin City (1996-2000), for
    which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and
    two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

  • Fox started displaying symptoms of early- onset
    Parkinsons disease in 1990 while shooting the
    movie Doc Hollywood. He was not properly
    diagnosed until 1991. In 1998, he decided to go
    public with his condition, and since then he has
    been a strong advocate of Parkinsons disease
    research. As the symptoms of his disease
    worsened, he retired from full-time acting in

Stem Cell Research
  • In 2006, Fox interviewed with Katie Couric
    explaining his political advocacy.
  • Katie Couric Interview
  • On July 18, 2006, Fox appeared in a taped
    interview on ABCs Good Morning America,
    defending a Senate bill (Stem-Cell Research
    Enhancement Act) that would have expanded federal
    funding for stem cell research. The bill was not
    enacted, however, being vetoed by President W.

Michael J. Fox Foundation
  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to
    finding a cure for Parkinsons disease within the
    decade through aggressively funded research
    agenda and to ensuring the development of
    improved therapies for those living with
    Parkinsons today.
  • The Michael J. Fox foundation has funded over 120
    million dollars in research that can lead to the
    creation of better Parkinsons treatment.

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  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vo8lsjfjgAA8
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