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 February 1, 2017:
Tyler Perry . . . actor-director-writer-producer; playwright (car: Geo Metro convertible in the mid 1990s in Atlanta, Georgia USA) (source: Best Life magazine, April 2008, cover story: "A Longer, Richer Life: How Tyler Perry Went From Living in His Car to Commanding a $500 Million Enterprise (and Taking Control of the Starship Enterprise)") Photo: poster for the film Good Deeds.
New name added:
Jim Cramer . . . financial television show host; businessman; best-selling American author (1977 Ford Fairmont in Los Angeles at age 23 for five months beginning in the winter of 1979 while working as a newspaper reporter after being the victim of numerous robberies and evicted from his apartment) (sources: "Lessons from Living in My Ford Fairmont," March 28, 2013 by Jim Cramer, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20130328170056-233426807-lessons-from-living-in-my-77-ford-fairmont / "Crazy, Like a Fox," November 6, 2005, http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/06/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/crazy-like-a-fox.html).
Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail . . . actor (age 10, outdoor camping in Mumbai, India after municipal workers destroyed his family's makeshift home located in the slums) (source: nowmagazine.co.uk, May 15, 2009, "Slumdog Millionaire star's home demolished: Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail is now homeless," http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/341609/shock-slumdog-millionaire-child-star-azharuddin-mohammed-ismail-s-home-demolished).
Randy Johnson . . . American NFL football player (Bread of Life Mission homeless shelter in Punta Gorda, Florida, 1999) (source: Charlotte Sun newspaper, Florida, May 10 1999, republished September 26, 2009 after his death).
Dick Lane . . . American football player; National Football League Hall of Fame inductee (abandoned in a dumpster at the age of three months and then adopted by the woman who found him) (source: Time magazine, February 11, 2002, obituary). Photo: The Topps Company.
New name added:
Louis L'Amour . . . best-selling American author; Oscar-nominated writer; U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient (outdoor camping/freight trains) (sources: louislamour.com / 1989 book Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour). Photo: cover of 1989 autobiography.
New name added:
Robert Mitchum . . . . Oscar-nominated actor (outdoor camping/freight trains while a youth) (source: Saturday Evening Post magazine, "The Many Moods of Robert Mitchum," by Bill Davidson, August 25, 1962, pages 58-70. Quote: "From the age of fourteen, when he quit his poverty-stricken home to hobo aimlessly in search of food and work, he has smarted under what he regards as official brutality and dishonesty. Of his clash with the law at Savannah [Georgia], Mitchum told me, 'I had hopped a freight train with about seventeen other kids and headed South. In my pocket I had thirty-eight dollars — all I had in the world. When we reached Savannah, I was cold and hungry. So I dropped off to get something to eat. The big fuzz grabbed me. "For what?" I asked. He grinned. "Vagrancy — we don't like Yankee bums around here." When I told him I had thirty-eight dollars, he just called me a so-and-so wise guy and belted me with his club and ran me in." . . . During the next two years Mitchum made nine freight-hopping trips around the United States and continued his harsh education in the practicalities of life. He slept in hobo camps and jails, occasionally earning a dollar as a laborer or dishwasher. . . . 'I thought I was really living. But I used to cry myself to sleep every night wondering what my poor mother thought. I'd say to myself, "She must be worrying about me."'").
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). Photo: Entertainment Weekly, May 29/June 5, 2015.
Terri White . . . Broadway actress-singer (park bench for three months in 2008 in Manhattan, New York City after losing her apartment) (source: People magazine, November 23, 2009, pg 120, "Homeless to Broadway," quote: "Last year Toni nominee Terri White was sleeping on a park bench. Now she's living a dream.").
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