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13 Famous People Who Were Once Homeless

September 2nd, 2013 by in Entertainment with 868 Views

Halle Berry slept in a shelter in NYC for a few weeks when she was 21 after her mom refused her money.



Drew Carey once lived out of his car.


Charlie Chaplin lived on the streets of London after his father died and his mother had a mental breakdown during his childhood.



Kelly Clarkson lived in her car and a shelter with her roommate after the apartment she moved into caught on fire that day.



Daniel Craig slept on a park bench in London while struggling in acting to survive.



Benjamin Franklin ran away from his Boston home at 17 years of age and traveled to Philadelphia by foot and boat.



Harry Houdini left home at age 12 and traveled from Wisconsin to Missouri then later to New York City sleeping on the streets, outdoor camping and temporary shelters.



Jewel lived out of her VW van when she was 18 years old.



Phil McGraw “Dr. Phil” lived in a car with his dad as a child, eventually obtaining a room at the YMCA for 5 dollars a week.



Jim Morrison lived on rooftops, in cars and under the pier at Venice Beach.


William Shatner lived out of the back of his truck and slept on the grass and beach.



Sylvester Stallone lived out of the Port Authority bus station for three weeks until landing a gig in 1970.



Shania Twain stayed at a homeless shelter in Toronto in 1979 when she was 14 with her mother and siblings.


  • Flash

    Very interesting…..

  • Kristen Trott

    Best article on the site that I’ve seen so far. Goes to show that you can never count yourself out. I think the main character from Avatar, Sam Worthington, was homeless at one point too.

  • MD Golam Rabbani

    Interesting one no doubt. But few more details would
    have been appreciated.