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notable, well known, celebrity, influential Orgonomists,
i.e., followers of Wilhelm Reich
- Wilhelm Reich - (1897-1957) Austrian-born psychoanalyst; trained by Sigmund Freud; lived in the U.S. founder of Reichianism (also known as Orgonomy) and the Wilhelm Reich Foundation
- Jack Nicholson - Academy Award-winning actor, movie star
- Saul Bellow - Canadian-born American Jewish novelist; Pulitzer Prize winner
- William S. Burroughs - (1914-1997) American novelist, essayist, social critic; was an influential member of the "Beat Generation"; his books include Naked Lunch, which was at the center of a landmark 1966 Massachusetts Supreme Court obscenity case
- Bert Schneider - TV and film producer; Emmy Award for "The Monkees"; Academy Award for Hearts and Minds (1974); executive producer of The Last Picture Show (1971) and Easy Rider (1969); etc.
- Susan Strasberg - American film actress; The Delta Force (1986); Picnic (1955); Rollercoaster (1977); Mazes and Monsters (1982; TV); The Trip (1967); Psych-Out (1968); etc.
- Paulo Correa and Alexandra Correa - biophysicists and molecular biologists, prominent Neo-Reichians who have continued Wilhelm Reich's research
- William Steig - (1907-2003) prolific American cartoonist for magazines, author of popular children's literature, incl. Caldecott Medal winner Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (1970), the Doctor DeSoto series, and Shrek (1990), which was made into a hit movie
- Alexander Lowen - student of Reich, Neo-Reichian; founder of bioenergetic analysis
- Charles Kelley - student of Reich, Neo-Reichian; founder of Radix Therapy
- Elsworth Baker - student of Reich, Neo-Reichian; head of the American College of Orgonomy
- John Pierrakos - student of Reich, Neo-Reichian; founder of Core Energetics
- James DeMeo - proponent of Reichianism through the Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory
- Morton Herskowitz - head of the Institute for Orgonomic Science
- Frank Zappa - American jazz/rock musician and composer
- Norman Mailer - Pulitzer Prize-winning author known for books such as The Naked and the Dead (1948) and Armies of the Night (1968)
- Orson Bean - American film and television actor best known as a panelist on the game show To Tell The Truth; was blacklisted during the 1950s
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