Breast cancer does not discriminate between rich and poor, if not diagnosed early it can kill anyone. Many celebrities have succumbed to it and some have fought it and survived. Medindia has listed all these famous actresses and personalities who have suffered from breast cancer.
Olivia Newton-John -Actress and Singer Shirley Temple Black - Actress/singer/diplomat Jill Eikenberry, Actress Nancy Reagan, former First Lady Diahann Carroll, Actress and singer Peggy Fleming, Olympic figure skater Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Julia Child, chef Jaclyn Smith, actress Edna Campbell, WNBA player Betty Ford, former First Lady Ruth Handler, one of the creators of Barbie and former president of Mattel Kate Jackson, actress Gloria Steinem, activist/co-founder of Ms. magazine Ann Jillian, actress Patti LaBelle, singer/author/actress Marcia Wallace, actress Rue McClanahan, actress Cokie Roberts, broadcast journalist Richard Roundtree, actor Carly Simon, singer/songwriter Margaretta (Happy) Rockefeller, wife of former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller
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Linda McCartney, musician/photographer/wife of Paul McCartney Dusty Springfield, singer from the 1960s Ingrid Bergman, actress Minnie Riperton, vocalist and songwriter June Jordan, author/poet Bette Davis, actress Marcella Markham, actress Jill Ireland, actress and wife of actor Charles Bronson Coral Browne, actress and wife of Vincent Price Hattie McDaniel, actress and first African-American woman to win a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind Louise Troy, actress Sigrid Wurschmidt, actress Danitra Vance, actress
Prevention and early diagnosis is the key to fighting the cancer
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