14 Celebrities Who Became Famous Then Homeless

Houston McTear

He rose from poverty and became one of the world’s best athletes, only to fall back into the hard life after a few years. Houston McTear became an international track star in the 1970s and was once dubbed the fastest man in the world. But after the U.S. decided to boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics, which McTear was to participate in, he fell into drug abuse and lost his home. For three years, he lived on Santa Monica beach. He was eventually rescued by an older woman, but was never able to make a major comeback.
Houston McTear