Cancer Type – Prostate
Short Bio – Robert De Niro a six time Oscar nominee, two time winner overcame prostate cancer, and encourages other’s that time goes on, go out and do what you are going to do. Read his story here…
Story – The actor who has starred in over 60 films including Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Meet the Fockers’s and The Godfather Part II, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003. His father passed from his own bout with cancer in 1993, and possibly a large contribution to his statement, “Time goes on. So whatever you’re going to do, do it. Do it now. Don’ wait.”
The disease is common among older men. In men, the prostate is responsible for the production of a fluid, called semen. Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor in the prostate. At the age of 60, Dinero’s doctors discovered his cancer at an early age. Detected early, this disease has higher odds of recovery.
Dinero is a very private person and did not disclose if he had surgery or other treatment for his prostate cancer. The good news, the actor is cancer-free and continues his Hollywood career to this day. He has been nominated been nominated six times for an Oscar, winning ‘Best Actor’ in 1980 in for his role in Raging Bull.
He has not been known to speak out about cancer, but does speak out about living life.
We are glad Dinero is cancer free and will forever cherish his acting, some of the best for his generation.
Image Credits – Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
|Born||Robert Anthony De Niro, August 17, 1943 (age 73), Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Residence||Gardiner, New York, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, film producer, director|
|Spouse(s)||Diahnne Abbott (m. 1976; div. 1988), Grace Hightower (m. 1997)|
|Children||6; including Drena De Niro|
|Parent(s)||Robert De Niro Sr. Virginia Admiral|