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How Never Married And Childless Tim Curry Recovered From A Wheelchair Binding Stroke

Date April 3, 2018

Everyone rememberes Tim Curry's prominent performance as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in a hit musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). His portrayal of the sweet transvestite brought him critical acclaim and future status of one of the best Broadway performers of all time.

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Aside from his Broadway career, Curry's another iconic role includes Pennywise the clown in the adaptation of Stephen King's horror story It (1990). His terrifying performance stayed in the minds of everyone who's ever seen it.

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One of Tim Curry's latest performances was the role of King Arthur in Monty Python's Spamalot on Broadway in 2004-2006. The role was adapted specifically for the famous actor and is still regarded as one of his best in the theatre circles.

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Crumbling health, solitude, and miraculous recovery

Behind the successful career, however, hides loneliness. Curry, now 71, has never been married and doesn't have any kids. Since the actor suffered a massive stroke in 2012, the lack of family proved to be troubling.

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Tim Curry's stroke brought an end to the famous actor's career. It left him in a wheelchair, which ensured that Curry won't be able to perform again. Having lost his health and stage, Curry was left alone, forced to pull all his strength and recover.

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A strong will and positive attitude helped Curry get well enough to attend the Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party, where he received a lifetime achievement award.

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The actor was able to catch up with his fellow colleagues and co-stars, including Aileen Quinn, who appeared in the famous musical Annie (1982) with him. “The fact that he even came out that night to receive the award says a lot. He’s fighting the good fight. He’s hanging in there," she said about Curry.

Another inspiring celebrity recovery

There are many celebrities who got over a terrible disease and were able to get their life back together. One of those brave fighters is Sharon Stone. The Basic Instinct star suffered a stroke back in 2001, when she was 43. The actress had been suffering from an autoimmune disease her entire life, and the heart incident hit her hard. She had to learn all the basic functions like walking and talking all over again.

Stone didn't give up, and today she is better than ever and looking as gorgeous as in her early years. Truly a wonderful inspiration!

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