American physician, activist, diplomat, and author, founded the Gesundheit! Institute
Patch Adams Rank
Patch Adams Rank
About Patch Adams
Patch Adams is an American medical doctor, clown, author and social activist who founded the non-profit healthcare organization the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. He is known for his annual clown trips, which see him and other volunteers travel to countries around the world dressed like clowns to bring smiles to the faces of people, especially patients and orphans.
He was born to Anna Stewart and Robert Adams, who served in the United States Army. He married Linda Edquist in 1975. He and Linda had two sons together before getting divorced in 1998.
According to him, he was bullied so much in school that he attempted taking his own life on several occasions.
The comedy-drama film Patch Adams released in 1998 was based on his life and saw actor Robin Williams play him. He strongly criticized the film when it came out and even went as far as saying that he hated it.
Patch Adams' Popularity
Patch Adams is a famous American physician, activist, diplomat, and author, founded the Gesundheit! Institute, who was born on May 28, 1945. As a person born on this date, Patch Adams is listed in our database as the 16th most popular celebrity for the day (May 28) and the 33rd most popular for the year (1945).
People born on May 28 fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins. Patch Adams is the 511th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Patch Adams' birthday, Patch Adams is the 3491st most famous American and ranks 37th in famous people born in Washington, D.C., U.S.
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