Which famous people are or were vegetarians?

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Here are some vegetarians from history, there are many more but I would see these as most noteworthy. Many poignoint quotes can be found by these names on the subject of vegetarianism/ veganism.

Albert Einstein
Albert Schweitzer, musician, physician, Nobel Peace Prize winner
Andrew Jacobs Jr, US congressman
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Spock, author and pediatrician
Bob Marley, musician
Charles Darwin
George Bernard Shaw, writer and Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature
HG Wells, author
Henry David Thoreau, writer
Isaac Bashevis Singer, writer & Nobel Prize winner
Isaac Newton is rumoured to have been vegetarian, but this is based mostly on an ambiguous quote by his niece.
John Harvey Kellogg, physician and scientist
John Milton, writer
Leo Tolstoy, author
Leonardo da Vinci
Mahatma Gandhi, lawyer and social activist
Mark Twain, author
Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly, English novelist
Percey Bysshe Shelley, English poet
Sylvester Graham, inventor
Thomas Edison
Upton Sinclair, author
Vincent Van Gogh, painter
Voltaire, French writer William Blake

There are countless presently famous vegetarians. Here are some, including many household names from the worlds of acting, music, and professional sport.

Adam Carson, musician (AFI)
Ally Sheedy, actress
Andre 3000, musician (vegan)
Andreas Cahling, bodybuilder
Anil Kumble, Indian cricket star
Annie Lennox, rock singer
Anthony Kiedis, musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Benji Madden, musician (Good Charlotte)
Bess Motta, actress and fitness trainer
Bill Clinton, American politician
Bill Ford (CEO of Ford Motor Company)
Bill Manetti, powerlifting champion
Bill Pearl, four-time Mr Universe
Billie Jean King, tennis champion
Billy Martin, musician (Good Charlotte)
Boy George, musician
Brandon Brooks, actor
Bryan Adams, musician
Carl Lewis, nine-time Olympic gold medalist
Carrie Otis, model
Casey Affleck, actor
Catherine Malfitano, opera singer
Chelsea Clinton
Chris Campbell, Olympic medallist in wrestling
Chris Martin, musician (Coldplay)
Chrissie Hynde (vegan)
Christina Applegate, actress
Cindy Blum, opera singer
Claudia Schiffer, model
Cone McCasin, musician (Sum 41)
Corey Feldman, actor
Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist (vegan)
Dammon Albarn, musician (Blur)
Dan Piraro, cartoonist (vegan)
Darah Hanah, actress
Dave Baksh (Sum 41)
Dave Scott, six-time Ironman triathlon winner
Davey Havok, musician (AFI) (vegan)
David Duchovny, actor
Demi Moore, actress
Dennis Kucinich, congressman
Deryck "Bizzy D" Whibley, musician (Sum 41)
Desmond Howard, Heisman trophy winner and professional football player
Dick Gregory, runner (fruitarian)
Dustin Hoffman, actor
Dwight Yoakam, country western singer
Ed Templeton, pro skateboarder
Eddie Vedder, musician (Pearl Jam)
Edwin Moses, Olympic track gold medallist
Elizabeth Berkley, actress
Ellen DeGeneres stand-up comedian, television host
Elvis Costello, musician
Flip Grater, musician (vegan)
Fred Schneider, musician (B-52's)
Gary Player, champion golfer
Hank Aaron, pro baseball player
Howard Lyman, author (vegan)
Hunter Burgan, musician (AFI)
Ian McKellen, actor
Jade Puget, musician (AFI)
Jeff Beck, musician
Joanna Lumley, actress
Joaquin Phoenix, actor (vegan)
Joe Elliot, guitarist (Def Leppard)
Joe Namath, football player
Joel, musician (Good Charlotte)
Joel Madden, musician (Good Charlotte)
Julie Christie, actress
Kate Pierson, singer (B-52's)
Keith Holmes, WBC World Middleweight Champion
Kelly Osbourne, singer
Kenny Loggins, musician
Kevin Nealon, comedian
Kim Basinger, actress
Laban Phiedias, pro skater
Larry Mullen Jr, musician (U2)
Lenny Kravitz, musician
Leonard Nimoy, actor
Linda Blair, actress
Little Richard, musician
Liv Tyler, actress
Martina Navratilova, tennis professional
Michael Eisner (Disney CEO)
Michael J Fox, actor
Michael Stipe, musician (R.E.M.)
Milo Ventimiglia, actor
Moby, musician (vegan)
Morrissey, singer
Murray Rose, Olympic gold medallist and world record holder in swimming
Mya, singer
Natalie Imbruglia, singer
Natalie Merchant, singer
Natalie Portman, actress
Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress
Orlando Bloom, actor
Paavo Nurmi, long-distance runner with 20 world records
Pamela Anderson, actress
Peter Burwash, tennis pro, Davis Cup winner
Peter Falk, actor
Pierce Brosnan, actor
Prince, musician
Rikki Rockett, musician (Poison)
Roger Brown, professional football player
Rosanna Arquette, actress
Ruth Heidrich, three time Ironman
RZA, musician and producer of The Wu-Tang Clan
Serj Tankian, musician (System of a Down)
Shania Twain, country singer
Shannon Elizabeth, actress
Stella McCartney, designer and daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney
Stan Price, world record bench press holder
Steve Jobs, Apples Computers founder & CEO
Steve Martin, actor and comedian
Stevie Nicks, musician
Surya Bonaly, Olympic figure skater
Thorn Yorke, musician (Radiohead)
Tina Turner, singer
Tobey Maguire, actor
Vanessa Williams, actress
Weird Al Yankovic, comedian, singer (vegan)
Woody Harrelson, actor (vegan)

Three of the Beatles became vegetarians: Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Starr became one for health reasons, Harrison for religious reasons (as a Hindu convert, though he later ate occasional chicken or fish), and McCartney out of his and his wife Linda's love of animals. John Lennon mostly followed a macrobiotic diet, but still ate meat on occasion. (He was a fan of Burger King's Whoppers, and also enjoyed sashimi.)
The late Linda McCartney published a series of vegetarian cookbooks, and later started a line of frozen vegetarian entrees. These made her independently wealthy, before her death in 1998.
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