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Famous Entertainers Who Have Filed Bankruptcy

Famous Entertainers Who Have Filed Bankruptcy

If you thought you were alone in considering Bankruptcy in order to obtain a fresh financial start – you were wrong. If you thought that by filing Bankruptcy you had no hope of future success – you were wrong. Every person considering Bankruptcy has had these thoughts.

However, Bankruptcy does not define you as a person, nor does it limit your ability to achieve success in the future. In fact, Bankruptcy just might be the first step in moving past an overwhelming financial road black towards your real destiny of financial success. In fact, many famous people have filed for Bankruptcy and gone on to be financially successful. Let’s look at a few of them:

John Barrymore

Actor; Romeo & Juliet

Kim Basinger

Oscar - winning actress (1993)

Frank Baum

Wizard of Oz author

Toni Braxton

Rock star (1998)

Lenny Bruce

Comic; Multiply obscene comic

Gary Burghoff

Radar O’Reilly in MASH

Tia Carrere

Actor; Wayne’s World

Nell Carter

Actor; Housekeeper on Gimme a Break

Gary Coleman

Actor (1999)

Francis Ford Coppola

Oscar - winning film writer - director - producer (1999)

Cathy Lee Crosby

Actress - American Author (1992)

David Crosby

Singer / songwriter

Mick Fleetwood

Rock star, lead member of "Fleetwood Mac" (1984)

Red Foxx

Actor – entertainer

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Cop-slapping Gabor sister

Marvin Gaye

Singer (1970s)

Andy Gibb

Rock star (1987)

Merle Haggard

Country music star (1993)

Corey Haim

Actor (1997)

M.C. Hammer

Rock star (1996)

Sherman Hemsley

Actor (2002)

La Toya Jackson

Rock star (1995)

Don Johnson


George Jones

Country singer

Grace Jones Singer

Entertainer 1992

Chaka Kahn

Rock star

Larry King

Talk-show host, best selling American author (1978)

Marion “Suge” Knight

Death Row Records Rap Producer 2006

Lorenzo Lamas

Actor (2004)

Cyndi Lauper

Rock star (1983)

Jerry Lee Lewis

Famous Rock n’ Roll star

Meat Loaf

Rock star (1983)

Willie Nelson

Singer-songwriter-actor, American Author (1990)

Wayne Newton

Singer-actor - entertainer (1992)

Ted Nugent

Rock Star

Johnny Paycheck

Country music star (1976)

Tom Petty

Rock star (1979)

Randy Quaid


Lynn Redgrave


Burt Reynolds

Oscar-nominated actor - director , American Author (1995)

Mickey Rooney

Oscar nominated actor, American Author (1962)


Rap Group in 1993

Anna Nicole Smith

Model-Actress, 1993 Playboy magazine "Playmate of the Year"(1996)

Dee Snider

frontman for Twisted Sister, musician

Lynne Spears

American author, mother of rock star Britney Spears (1998, filed with husband James prior to Britney's stardom)


Rock group (1995)

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