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Michael J. Fox
Originally posted 12/03/2007 05:30PM
What's the glue that keeps Michael J. Fox and wife Tracy Pollan together? A sense of humor.
"We both have the same appreciation for life," Fox said Saturday night at a New York benefit for his foundation for Parkinson's research. "We both love to laugh, and no matter how crazy things get, we both think: 'Okay, what's funny about this? What's the upside?' "
Fox, 46, and Pollan, 47, – former Family Ties costars – married in 1988, just three years before Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease. (The couple has four children – including son Sam, 18, pictured here looking every bit his father's son!)
Originally posted 11/13/2006 08:45AM
Michael J. Fox raised more than $5 million for his Foundation for Parkinson's Research at a Beatles-themed fundraiser in Manhattan on Saturday night, thanks to a crowd that included emcee Denis Leary, Sheryl Crow, Martin Scorsese, Muhammad Ali, Famke Janssen, Rob Thomas and Susan Sarandon.
Originally posted 11/02/2006 03:40PM
Diagnosed with Parkinson's 15 years ago, Michael J. Fox hasn't let the ravages of the disease take his attention from what's really important: His wife, kids and quest for a cure.
Originally posted 10/27/2006 09:45AM
Michael J. Fox says he wasn't "off his medication or acting" in an ad for a Democratic political candidate, as Rush Limbaugh has charged, but was in fact overmedicated.
Originally posted 10/25/2006 08:05AM
Michael J. Fox has responded to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who suggested that Fox's Parkinson's-related tremors in a TV ad for a Democratic politician were exaggerated.
Originally posted 12/17/2002 11:00AM
There's a new star on Hollywood Boulevard, and it belongs to Michael J. Fox.
Originally posted 08/15/2002 01:00AM
Four-time Emmy winner Michael J. Fox is getting ready to come home to TV, this time to write and executive produce a family comedy pilot for ABC, according to both Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. The show is to be produced by Touchstone Television and DreamWorks TV, which also did "Spin City," on which he starred from 1996 to 2000. In a statement to the trade papers, ABC Entertainment president Susan Lyne said: "Michael has proven to be as skilled a writer as he is an actor, and that's saying quite a lot. ABC has been part of Michael's past with 'Spin City,' so we couldn't be more thrilled at the possibility of also being part of his future with this new comedy project." No word on whether or not the star, 41, will also appear in front of the cameras. The new show, as yet untitled, is based on an idea of Fox's and reportedly centers around a larger-than-life pro hockey player who retires and finds himself spending a lot of time at home with his family. As the Reporter notes, Fox, who recently published a best-selling memoir called "Lucky Man," has been spending a lot of time with his wife and four kids after leaving "Spin City" because of his battle with Parkinson's disease.
Originally posted 03/14/2002 12:00PM
At 24, Michael J. Fox was a Hollywood phenom, the star of both TV's Family Ties and Back to the Future, the movie box office champ of 1985. Six years later, in the middle of the rocket ride, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, an incurable, degenerative neurological disorder that affects some 1.5 million Americans. (The vast majority are over age 50 when they are diagnosed; only 10 percent are, as Fox was, under 40.) As he writes in this exclusive excerpt from his new autobiography, Lucky Man, the diagnosis, which he kept hidden from all but his closest friends and family for seven years, launched him on a physical and spiritual odyssey that changed his life -- in many ways, remarkably, for the better.
Originally posted 08/13/2001 01:05PM
The actor, taking a vocal stand in favor of embryonic stem-cell research, has asked George W. Bush to loosen the limits placed on researchers.
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