Famous people with endocrine disorders

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Famous people with endocrine disorders

1. Name the former college basketball star from Gonzaga University who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 14 years.

2. This female track star recovered from Graves’ disease and went on to win the title of “Fastest Woman in the World” at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Who is she?

3. Name the dwarf actor who gained fame for his role as Tattoo on the television series Fantasy Island (1977–1984).

4. Television and film actress Mary Tyler Moore has what endocrine disorder?

5. George Bush and his wife Barbara were both diagnosed with Graves’ disease during his presidency (1989–1993). How did the president’s Graves’ disease manifest clinically?

6. Pulitzer Prize–winning film critic Roger Ebert was diagnosed with what endocrine disorder at age 59 years?

7. Name the acromegalic giant who played the character Jaws in the James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).

8. Name the 2-foot, 8-inch, dwarf actor best known for his role as Mini-Me in the film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).

9. Name the Chicago Bear NFL quarterback who developed type 1 diabetes in 2007.

10. Ancient Egyptian sculptures and paintings suggest that Tutankhamen (1357–1339 BC) and other pharaohs of the Eighteenth Egyptian Dynasty had what endocrine disorder?

11. What famous male ice skater overcame growth failure related to a childhood illness to win the gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo?

12. How was Scott Hamilton’s craniopharyngioma treated?

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