List of recluses

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This is a list of notable recluses.

Name Date of birth Date of death Known for
Syd Barrett[1] 1946 2006 former leader of the band Pink Floyd
David Bowie[2][3] 1947 singer and actor
Huguette Clark[4] 1906 2011 heiress and philanthropist
Emily Dickinson[5][6] 1830 1886 American poet
Steve Ditko[7] 1927 comic book artist, writer and co-creator of Spider-Man
Bobby Fischer[8] 1943 2008 former world chess champion
Greta Garbo[9] 1905 1990 movie actress
João Gilberto[10] 1931 Brazilian singer and composer
Alexander Grothendieck[11][12] 1928 stateless mathematician
Burkhard Heim[13] 1925 2001 German theoretical physicist
Howard Hughes[9][14] 1905 1976 billionaire aviation pioneer, businessman and movie producer
Theodore Kaczynski[15][16] 1942 American terrorist known as the Unabomber
Kamo no Chomei 1153 or 1155 1216 Japanese author, poet (in the waka form) and essayist
Daniel Kitson[17] 1977 British comedian
Stanley Kubrick[18] 1928 1999 American film director
Harper Lee[19] 1926 author of To Kill a Mockingbird
Terrence Malick[20][21] 1943 American filmmaker
Pordenone Montanari[22][23] 1937 painter, sculptor and philosopher
Edvard Munch[24][25] 1863 1944 Norwegian painter of The Scream
Leo Ornstein[26][27][28] 1893 or 1892 2002 avant-garde pianist-composer
Grigori Perelman[29][30] 1966 Russian mathematician
Thomas Pynchon[19] 1937 novelist
Marcel Proust[31] 1871 1922 French novelist of In Search of Lost Time
Axl Rose 1962 Guns N' Roses lead singer
J. D. Salinger[9][19] 1919 2010 author of The Catcher in the Rye
Phil Spector[32] 1940 record producer and songwriter
Sly Stone[33] 1943 musician, songwriter and record producer
John Swartzwelder[34][35] 1950 writer for The Simpsons
Nikola Tesla[36] 1856 1943 electrical pioneer and inventor
Dalton Trevisan[37] 1925 Brazilian essayist

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Reclusive David Bowie spotted on rare public outing". The Telegraph (London). 17 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  3. ^ Goodman, Dean (1 March 2010). "David Bowie's new makeover: Rock 'n' roll recluse". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  4. ^ "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune". 
  5. ^ "Emily Dickinson - Top 10 Most Reclusive Celebrities - TIME". TIME. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Emily Dickinson". University of Illinois at Chicago. Retrieved 3 September 1999. 
  7. ^ Tucker, Reed. "The secret hero of Spider-Man". New York Post (NYP Holdings, Inc). Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Christine Toomey (April 20, 2008). "Bobby Fischer's final manoeuvre". The Sunday Times (London). 
  9. ^ a b c Andrew Martin (31 January 2010). "How to be a recluse". The Independent (London). 
  10. ^ Aaron Cohen (July 31, 2003). "Bossa nova legend has his way at Ravinia". Chicago Tribune. "He may be Brazil's foremost recluse." 
  11. ^ Lisker, Roy. "Alexander Quest". Ferment Magazine. Retrieved June 1988. 
  12. ^ "Alexander Grothendieck". 
  13. ^ Ludwiger, Illobrand. "Zum Tode des Physikers Burkhard Heim". Retrieved 20 January 2001. 
  14. ^ "1976: Billionaire Howard Hughes dies". BBC. 5 April 1976. Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  15. ^ Alston Chase (June 2000). "Harvard and the Making of the Unabomber". The Atlantic Online. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  16. ^ "On this day: 1996: 'Unabomber' suspect arrested". BBC. 3 April 1996. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  17. ^ Brian Logan (August 5, 2012). "Daniel Kitson: the Salinger of standup". The Guardian. 
  18. ^ "Stanley Kubrick (obituary)". The Daily Telegraph (London). March 8, 1999. 
  19. ^ a b c Paul Harris (5 February 2006). "Mockingbird author steps out of shadows". The Observer (London). 
  20. ^ "The secret life of Terrence Malick". The Independent (London). 24 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
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  22. ^ Alberge, Dalya. "Italian recluse Pordenone Montanari, aged 73, hailed as a genius of art". Guardian Observer. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  23. ^ Rees, Jasper. "In old Italian home, new owner finds a secret master". The National. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  24. ^ Lawrence Warick; Elaine Warick. "A Study of Loss, Grief and Creativity". Michigan State University. Retrieved 11 August 2004. 
  25. ^ "A Celebrated Artist-Recluse". New York Times. Retrieved 14 February 1937. 
  26. ^ Michael Broyles; Denise Von Glahn (21 September 2007). Leo Ornstein: Modernist Dilemmas, Personal Choices. Indiana University Press. ISBN 9780253348944. 
  27. ^ Journal of American history. Organization of American Historians. 1994. p. 616. 
  28. ^ Stearns, David. "Composer Leo Ornstein's long-delayed return". The Inquirer. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  29. ^ Forrest, Brett (22 August 2012). "Searching for Grigori Perelman, Russia’s reclusive maths genius". Telegraph (London). Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  30. ^ "Annals of Mathematics: Manifold Destiny". New Yorker. Retrieved 28 August 2006. 
  31. ^ "Top 10 Most Reclusive Celebrities". Time magazine. 3 June 2009. Retrieved February 18, 2012. 
  32. ^ Tim Cumming (2 November 2001). "I want to be alone". The Independent (London). 
  33. ^ J. Freedom du Lac (January 27, 2006). "Sly Stone's Surprise". Washington Post. 
  34. ^ Groening, Matt; Jean, Al; Reiss, Mike; Lapidus, Adam; Moore, Rich (2004). The Simpsons The Complete Fourth Season DVD commentary for the episode "The Front" (DVD). 20th Century Fox. 
  35. ^ A. O. Scott (2001-11-04). "How 'The Simpsons' Survives". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-07-27. 
  36. ^ Tom de Castella (September 10, 2012). "Nikola Tesla: The patron saint of geeks?". BBC New Magazine. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  37. ^ "Camões prize 2012 awarded to reclusive Brazilian short-story writer". The Portugal News. May 26, 2012. "Trevisan ... is almost a complete recluse with a great aversion to publicity"