Many of the triumphant biographies of public figures and celebrities who rose up from humble beginnings have been shared with us. They put in a ton of work over the course of many years and were rewarded for it with success in the form of fame and financial success. Their life experiences have served as a source of motivation for a large number of people, particularly those who came from less fortunate backgrounds.
What about the opposing viewpoint? We are referring to formerly wealthy individuals who, despite having enjoyed years of success, have fallen into obscurity, have lost everything along the way, and have ultimately ended up becoming homeless. Some examples of this include Debbie Clark, Margot Kidder, Alex Lambert, Natasha Lyonne, and Brett Butler.
Every life has its highs and lows. No matter how high you’ve soared, you might reach low and start again from zero.
The following is a list of twelve famous people, including athletes, musicians, and actors, who have found themselves living on the streets. The encouraging news is that some of them have found new employment or have found other ways to get back on their feet financially. Just keep scrolling down to find out their identities!
#1 Debbie Clark, AKA Storm
Debbie Clark, going under the name of Storm is a contestant in American Gladiators, a very popular reality show in the late popular ’80s and early ’90s. The woman participated in the show for a total of three years before suffering a serious injury that put an end to her professional career.
#2 Natasha Lyonne
Did you know that the actress Natasha Lyonne, who was popular in the ’90s, was once homeless? Natasha ended up on the streets after a string of run-ins with the law and an extended stay in the hospital. Thankfully, the actress has been keeping herself busy with her acting career again, and she can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed series Orange Is the New Black on Netflix.
#3 Randy Quaid
Randy Quaid, a well-known actor who has appeared in a great number of movies, has, for some reason, been in legal trouble in recent years.
#4 Gary Glitter
The rich, famous life of the glam-band star Gary Glitter vanished into the air when he was found out as a pedophile. Since that time, he has led a very dishonorable life.
Gary Glitter was found guilty of committing sexual offenses against girls aged 10 and given a prison sentence in Vietnam. After being set free, he made his way back to England and attempted to resettle in various parts of the country. Now, as a result of the complaints that have been lodged against him by his neighbors, he is unable to establish a permanent residence anywhere.
#5 Alex Lambert
Alex Lambert is a former American Idol finalist. At the moment, he does not have a home and lives out of his car in Los Angeles.
Alex relocated from Los Angeles to Texas so that he could pursue a career in music after being offered a spot on the television show American Idol. Despite the fact that he was not victorious in the competition, he did not give up on his dream and instead put everything he had into achieving it. He has made the decision to live in his vehicle here rather than return to his house and give up.
#6 “Sugar Ray” Williams
#7 Iran Barkley
#8 Danny Bonaduce
#9 Brett Butler
Butler rose to stardom when starring in the ABC sitcom, Grace Under Fire. She struggled with a recurrent drug addiction and checked herself into rehab while filming the show.
However, Grace was canceled in 1998, Butler ended up moving out of LA and onto a farm in Georgia. The actress sought refuge at a homeless shelter during a time when she had no money to her name.
#10 Willie Aames
Willie Aames rose to fame as the child lead in the television series Eight Is Enough and the sitcom Charles in Charge during the 1970s and 1980s, respectively. When he faced bankruptcy and foreclosure, he resorted to sleeping under bushes and in parking garages.
#11 Rocky Lockridge
Rocky Lockridge earned the WBA super featherweight championship when handing Roger Mayweather his first defeat: a first-round knockout after just 98 seconds. However, the professional boxer has struggled with substance abuse for the past two decades, which led to him becoming homeless and having a stroke that left him unable to walk without the assistance of a cane.
#12 Margot Kidder
Kidder was diagnosed with schizophrenia as well as manic depression, and at one point he even refused treatment for his conditions. Luckily, she has since recovered and is currently living in Montana where she is a political activist.
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