After his fame, the author of “The Catcher in the Rye” left New York City for the quiet life in Cornish, N.H.
Businessman and filmmaker.
After locking himself in a dark screening room for months, he went into complete seclusion.
Photo: Interior wooden structure cargo area of the Hughes H-4 Hercules Spruce Goose, a strategic airlift flying boat designed and built by Howard Hughes.
Always shunning media attention as an actress, she retired “temporarily” at age 36. Staying in her Manhattan apartment for the rest of her life.
Musician, and founding member of Pink Floyd.
After leaving Pink Floyd, he started his band and later solo act. He left the public eye after trying both of those.
Singer and entertainer.
Musician and founding member of The Beach Boys.
Left the spotlight in the early 2000s.
Singer and songwriter.
After publishing her book, she avoided the public eye: declining interviews and speaking engagements.
Criminal and cult leader.
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