Dr. Seuss had an affair while his wife suffered from cancer and depression. She killed herself and he married his mistress a few months later.
Sean Penn beat Madonna with a baseball bat.
Charlie Sheen celebrated 365 days of sobriety by drinking at Nicolas Cage’s house on day 366.
Famous mathematician Kurt Gödel starved himself to death. He was obsessed with the idea of being poisoned, and would only eat food prepared by his wife. When his wife was hospitalized for six months, he refused to eat, eventually dying of malnutrition.
Beethoven continued to compose conduct, and perform after becoming completely deaf.
After becoming associated with the catchphrase “billions and billions,” Carl Sagan had a unit of measurement named after him. One sagan is equal to at least four billion, since the smallest number that may be described as “billions and billions” must be two billion plus two billion.
Arnold Schwarzenegger only spoke 74 words in The Terminator.
Oskar Schindler, who saved over 1100 Jews in WWII by employing them, spent all his fortune on bribes and black market purchases for his workers. After the war he never regained any of his wealth and in later life had to live off of a small pension from the German government.
Leo Fender, the inventor of Fender Guitars never knew how to play the guitar.