Taken
aback by the revelation that Ozzy
Osbourne
is dabbling with a vegan diet? Keep reading.
The following list of famous vegetarians from the past and present is filled
with more surprises than a paternity
test on Maury:

1. Steve Martin

As a comedian,
actor, author, and musician,
Steve Martin has a lot on his plate. But one thing you won’t find on this “wild and
crazy guy’s” plate is meat. Which, of course, is the secret to having happy feet.

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2. Susan B. Anthony

A pioneering feminist
and suffragist who supported the 19th century
animal welfare movement, Susan B. Anthony toasted both vegetarianism and women’s
rights at a banquet held by the first American Vegetarian Society. Anthony was also the first woman
and only vegetarian to be immortalized on American currency.

3. Vincent Kartheiser 

For
the love of Pete
(Campbell)
, we wish that everyone would follow in the low-carbon footsteps of Mad Men‘s Vincent
Kartheiser
and ditch meat to help
the environment
.

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4. Michael Imperioli

It’s
not only mad men who shun meat—wise guys fuhgeddabout flesh too. When asked
about his favorite restaurant in Detroit, where he was filming a TV show, former
Sopranos star Michael Imperioli named veggie hotspot
Inn Season Café. “I’m a vegetarian, so [it’s] like culinary nirvana for
me.”

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5.  Fred Rogers

Fred Rogers was the man. Not only
did the devout vegetarian teach kids about
the joys of soy on Mister
Rogers’ Neighborhood
, he also took Burger
King to task for parodying him in a commercial. After he criticized the ads for
being “very
confusing for children,” Burger King apologized and pulled the commercial.
Can you say “coolest neighbor
ever”? I knew you
could.

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6. Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was
the woman. The civil rights leader, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a
white passenger ignited the end of segregation, advocated vegetarianism. Active
in promoting peace and justice well into her 80s, Parks credited her vegetarian
diet with helping her to maintain her health and stamina. 

 

7. Harvey Levin

We hate to gossip, but a little
bird who likes to tweet
told us that Harvey Levin, the executive
producer and host of hot celebrity gossip news show TMZ on TV is a
vegetarian!

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8.  Vanilla Ice

 And finally … stop, collaborate, and listen. Vanilla Ice is back with healthy
intentions. High
cholesterol
grabbed a hold of him
tightly. Now he feasts on veggies daily and nightly. Word to your mother (and to anyone who hasn’t
gone vegan yet). 

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