James Coburn’s Claim. As reported by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, James Coburn described a period of 10 years when movement caused relentless pain and standing was “really troublesome.”. In 1990, Coburn could barely walk because of rheumatoid arthritis and it impacted his work as an actor. He was forced to put his career on hold.
Matt Iseman. Matt is a doctor turned stand-up comic, actor, and television host. He won “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2017, representing the Arthritis Foundation. Matt first noticed symptoms of RA in 2000 but even though he was a physician, he rationalized the pain until he could hardly move his neck and was sleeping 10-12 hours a day,
James Coburn & RA. So I went to see a Beverly Hills doctor, and he says, ‘You’ve got rheumatoid arthritis.’” That diagnosis came 30 years ago, when the actor was in the prime of his life, reported CBS 2 News’ Michael Tuck. Coburn’s most popular work had been as top-secret spy Derek Flint in the comedy adventure series “Our Man Flint”
At the height of actor James Coburn’s career, he was sidelined by rheumatoid arthritis and all but disappeared from the screen for two decades.
101 rows · James Coburn. James Harrison Coburn III (August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was …
James Coburn and Rheumatoid Arthritis. For the first time in so many years the pain was gone. Now that Coburn was pain-free, a whole new world of acting possibilities opened up to him, and his career was reborn. In 1999, he won an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film “Affliction”. The work flowed in during the next couple of years before his death in 2002.
Trivia (45) Has a granddaughter named Jayn Coburn who is the daughter of his son James H. Coburn IV. Gained an Associate of Arts from Compton Junior College in 1950, before being drafted into the Army. Then on his return from service in Germany, he studied acting at Los Angeles City College,
Apr 07, 2000 · April 7, 2000 (New York) — When most actors win an Oscar, they thank their friends and family along with the movie’s producers, directors, and supporting actors, but not James Coburn. He thanked the supplement MSM for helping him beat the pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis
Dec 12, 2002 · Coburn won his best supporting actor Oscar for the 1998 film after overcoming a 10-year struggle with arthritis that left one hand crippled.