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Celebrity Research Lists - Homeless List Updates


Homeless List updates are for the last three months. Updates may occur throughout the month; however, the first day of the month is the best day to check.

As of October 18, 2014:
New name added:
Ed Sheeran . . . singer; British-born author (2008 - 2010 while a struggling young singer; friends couches or floors, train, a heating duct outside of Buckingham Palace) (source: "What It Was Like To Be Homeless For Internationally Recognized Singer Ed Sheeran," October 16, 2014, http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/569761/20141016/ed-sheeran-homeless-loose-change-ep.htm. Quote: "I didn't have anywhere to live for much of 2008 and the whole of 2009 and 2010, but somehow I made it work. I knew where I could get a bed at a certain time of night and I knew who I could call at any time to get a floor to sleep on. Being sociable helped. Drinking helped. . . . It was just: sleep on the train, session, sweat on stage, drink, sleep on the train." / "Ed Sheeran Clarifies Homeless Rumor: 'Itís Been Really Taken Out Of Context'," October 18, 2014, http://www.inquisitr.com/1547091/ed-sheeran-clarifies-homeless-rumor-its-been-really-taken-out-of-context/. Quote: "I met a lot of people [and] had a lot of experiences that an 18-year-old probably shouldnít have, and when I didnít have a place I would stand onstage and be like, 'If anyone has got a couch tonight,' and it would usually work," Sheeran explained. . . "I went without a bed for some nights ó thatís it," he said. "It was just that I didnít have a place to stay that night, so I slept on the Central Line and outside of Buckingham Palace, and that was just what I did.") Pictured: Total Guitar, August 2012.

Revised: (added photo, sources)
Ted Williams . . . radio show host; television commercial voiceover artist; American-born author; "the homeless man with the golden voice" (outdoor camping in Columbus, Ohio, USA for 17 years as an adult due to drug addiction) (sources: "Ted Williams: 'Golden Voice' is clean and sober, but struggling to pay the bills" The Columbus Dispatch October 7, 2014, dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/10/06/Ted_Williams_update.html / "'I should be a millionaire by now': Ted 'Golden Voice' Williams reveals he's sober but broke and struggles with resentment for agents he trusted after finding fame four years ago," MailOnline, October 7, 2014, dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2784017/I-millionaire-Ted-Golden-Voice-Williams-reveals-s-sober-broke-struggles-resentment-agents-trusted-finding-fame-four-years-ago.html).

September 2014:
New names added:
Jennifer Lopez . . . Grammy Award-nominated singer; (dance studio at age 18 before her first major job being cast as a dancer on television's In Living Color). (source: nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/jennifer-lopez-homeless-age-18-article-1.1394227 Quote: "Lopez moved out of her Bronx home as an 18-year-old determined to be a star. 'My mom and I butted heads. I didn't want to go to college — I wanted to try dance full-time. I was homeless,' Lopez says of nights spent sleeping on a cot in her dance studio. 'But I told her "This is what I have to do."'"). Photo: Rolling Stone, February 15, 2001.

New name added:
Terry Tautolo . . . American football player; played in a winning Super Bowl game (tunnel under a Los Angeles freeway leading to the beach later in life after his sports career had ended due to concussions suffered during his career) (sources: "Former 49er Ends Up Homeless After Career-Ending Concussions," CBS-TV San Francisco, November 14, 2012 / "Old Coach Helps Former 49er Battle Back From Homelessness," CBS-TV, Sacramento, California, August 8, 2014, http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/08/17/old-coach-helps-former-49er-battle-back-from-homelessness/) Photo: CBS-TV.

Revised: (new photo)
Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) . . . religious leader; source for Buddhism; Enlightened One in the Buddhism religion (outdoor camping). Photo: artist's rendering.

Revised: (new photo, source, and quote)
Bobby Driscoll . . . Oscar-winning actor (awarded a special juvenile Academy Award at age 12); the original character voice and close-up animation reference for Walt Disney's 1953 Peter Pan animated movie; also earlier starred in Disney's Song of the South (1946) and Treasure Island (1950) (died alone of a heart attack at age 31 in a vacant East Village tenement building in New York City) (source: "This Day in Disney History: March 30, 1968," quote: "Two children come across the lifeless body of a homeless man in an abandoned tenement building on East 10th Street in New York City. Because no one identifies the body, the deceased is buried in an unmarked pauper's grave on Hart Island. A fingerprint check in 1969 will identify the corpse as Bobby Driscoll, 31, the voice of Disney's Peter Pan. It is also discovered that the cause of death is a heart attack. Sadly his long history of alcohol and drug abuse was a strong contributing factor to his early death." http://thisdayindisneyhistory.homestead.com/mar30.html). Photo: Walt Disney Pictures

Revised: (new photo)
Joe Gilliam Jr. . . . American football player; youth football camp operator; played in two winning Super Bowl games (streets/sleeping in a cardboard box under a bridge in Nashville, Tennessee). Photo: Sports Illustrated September 23, 1974.

Revised: (new photo, source, and quote)
J.R. Richard (Janis Rodney Richard) . . . Houston Astros baseball player (under an Interstate highway bridge in Houston, Texas, in the early 1990s after losing his home for financial reasons) (source: New York Times, January 23, 1995, "J. R. Richard Struggles With Homelessness," http://www.nytimes.com/1995/01/23/sports/j-r-richard-struggles-with-homelessness.html, Richard: "Being homeless means you're broke and you have no place to stay. It doesn't mean you ever give up hope." Photo: Sports Illustrated, March 2, 1981.

Revised: (added photo)
Jerry Supiran . . . former child actor (under a bridge at age 39 due to financial problems related to unemployment & loss of childhood earnings) (sources: New York Post newspaper, May 31, 2012, "Ex-kid star homeless," page 6: ". . . his current situation, living under a bridge in central California." / National Enquirer, June 11, 2012, "'Small Wonder' Star Homeless," pages 10-11, authorized interview with photos; Supiran: "I either sleep at the homeless shelter I volunteer at, or under the local bridge."). Photo: Small Wonder 1985 - 1989 syndicated series, 20th Century Fox Television.

August 2014:
New name added:
Chris Pratt . . . actor (in Maui, Hawaii, a tent on the beach and a van for a year after moving there from the mainland U.S.) (sources: "Chris Pratt To Letterman: Actor Spills Life Story On 'Late Show'," January 3, 2013, huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/chris-pratt-letterman-life-story_n_2404416.html / "Guardians Of The Galaxy star Chris Pratt reveals the Scooby-Doo van he used to live in while homeless in Hawaii," August 17, 2014, dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2727288/Guardians-Of-The-Galaxy-star-Chris-Pratt-reveals-Scooby-Doo-van-used-live-homeless-Hawaii.html.

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