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Golden Age Movie/TV Stars, Redemptive Stories

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Duke Ellington the famous jazz pianist and orchestra leader, gave prolific artistic gifts to America and the world. His list of movie and musical recordings is amazing. Movie List, Movie Tv, Duke Ellington, Jazz Artists, Gifts For An Artist, News Articles, Christian Faith, Orchestra, Black History

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington (1899-1974), the famous jazz pianist and orchestra leader, gave prolific artistic gifts to America and the world. His list of movie and musical recordings was amazing. Duke Ellington’s jazz had its origins in Christian spirituals and Christian religious services.

Steve McQueen is a legendary actor whose on-screen presence won him the title of king of cool. But few know his journey to becoming a Christian. Christian Movies, Christian Faith, Christian Living, Steve Mcqueen, Greg Laurie, Finding Jesus, Actor Studio, First Night, True Stories

Steve McQueen

Having gone through multiple marriages and affairs, as well as harmful involvement in drugs, as a broken man McQueen started going to church. He had been exposed to Christians throughout his career and now he would become a Christian. Pilot Sammy Mason and Pastor Leonard De Witt each had a profound Christian impact on Steve at the end of his life. Pilot Sammy Mason was Steve’s flying teacher. In their long hours in the air, they talked about the meaning of life. Mason told Steve it was…

‘Touched By an Angel’ star and singer Della Reese dead at 86 Love Tv Series, Della Reese, Roma Downey, Touched By An Angel, Angel S, Believe In God, Christian Faith, Black History, Role Models

Della Reese

“When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming,” said Della Reese. Beloved singer, actor Della Reese has been known for her many wise words especially in her role as supervising angel, Tess, in the long-running, loved TV series Touched by an Angel.

D Media Coach and Actor. Resolved by Faith: Frank Capra. Capra’s movies celebrate American life and democracy, but more fundamentally they involve realistic struggle and challenges resolved by Christian faith. It Happened One Night, Beloved Movie, Lost Horizon, Frank Capra, Truth To Power, Best Director, American Life, Speak The Truth, Golden Age Of Hollywood

Frank Capra

Frank Capra’s notable movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood include MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, LOST HORIZON, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN, MEET JOHN DOE, and many more. Most likely, his most beloved movie is the Christmas classic IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Capra’s movies celebrate American life and democracy, but more fundamentally they involve realistic struggle and challenges resolved by Christian faith and biblical principles.

Not only was she a star on Broadway and in movies, but received a Tony award and the Screen Actors Guild honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award for. Pearl Bailey, Tony Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Women Of Faith, Christian Faith, Black History, Role Models, The Fosters, United Nations

Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey has an impressive resume as an actor and singer. She was a star on Broadway and in movies. She received a Tony award and the Screen Actors Guild honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award for “outstanding achievement in fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession.” She also had multiple appointments as the U.S. Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations under Presidents Ford, Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. As the daughter of a minister, she was also a woman of faith.

At the Movieguide® Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, Dan Wooding of Assist News Service interviewed Hollywood legend. Hollywood Stars, Old Hollywood, I Love The Lord, Howard Hughes, Jane Russell, Family Movies, Christian Faith, Biography, Role Models

Jane Russell

Jane, a committed Christian, urged other Christians to tell Hollywood the type of movies they wanted. “They should say they want good family movies instead of the other kind,” she advised. Jane Russell’s distinguished movie career began in 1940, when she was signed to a seven-year contract by millionaire Howard Hughes. Jane was known for her physical beauty along with Marilyn Monroe and Lana Turner. However, her faith was central in her life as she expressed when she said “I love the…

Faith and family were no laughing matter for comedian Jerry Lewis. The late legendary performer and humanitarian passed away August Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Nightclub, Christian Faith, Golden Age, Comedians, Laughing, Movie Tv, Acting

Jerry Lewis

Comedian, philanthropist, Jerry Lewis, Jerome Levitch, was born, raised in Newark, N. J. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants, who during Jerry’s childhood performed a vaudeville song-and-dance act. In 1945, he met singer Dean Martin with whom he formed a nightclub act with Dean as the crooner and Jerry as the comedian. Together they moved to TV and movies. First and foremost, Jerry was a family man and man of faith.

In her final interview, Florence said that in good times and bad, her Christian faith was her foundation. "I don't ever remember not praying. Praying For Friends, Florence Henderson, Bedtime Prayer, The Brady Bunch, News Articles, Christian Faith, Role Models, Good Times, Real Life

Florence Henderson

In her final interview, Florence said that in good times and bad, her Christian faith was her foundation. “I don’t ever remember not praying. Bedtime prayers…praying for friends, relatives, for the sick…. It was a natural part of our lives,” she told writer Rita E. Piro.

In his 1984 reelection bid, Reagan received 525 electoral votes, the most of any candidate in U. history, as he garnered of the vote and won 49 states in his race against Walter Mondale. Governor Of California, Evil Empire, Men Lie, President Ronald Reagan, That Moment When, Hollywood Actor, Us Presidents, Christian Faith, Role Models

Ronald Reagan

At 11-years-old, Ronald Reagan wanted to be baptized. After Ron rose from the baptism waters, the pastor said, “Arise and walk in newness of faith.” Ron said he was “called” at that moment when “I invited Christ into my life.” Ronald then began to develop communication skills speaking in a church. Ron began acting in his church. A local newspaper said that, at 13, he captivated the audience by his one act dramatic reading. At 15, he began teaching Sunday School and continued to do so...

Gary Cooper was a major star during the Golden Age of Hollywood, known for playing everyman heroes, but his extramarital affairs especially with movie. Fulton Sheen, Oscar Winning Movies, Gary Cooper, He Is Coming, Bob Hope, Famous Words, Golden Age Of Hollywood, Christian Faith

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper was a major star during the Golden Age of Hollywood, known for playing everyman heroes, but his extramarital affairs especially with movie stars took a toll on his health, family and the other women. As his personal life became increasingly complicated, it was stressful on everyone involved. As a result, Gary Cooper personally suffered debilitating ulcers. His family, as well as the other women, suffered intense emotional strain. However, God brought good out of evil in his…

Patricia Neal (born Patsy Louise Neal, January 1926 – August was an American actress of stage and screen. She was best known for her film roles as World War II widow Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still wealthy matron Emily Eu Dolores Hart, National Board Of Review, Patricia Neal, John Garfield, Best Actress Oscar, Greek Tragedy, Mary Stuart, Actor Studio, Personal Relationship

Patricia Neal

“Applause,” Patricia wrote, “was love. It was approval by everybody. I bathed in it.” However, Patricia Neal’s life has been compared to a Greek tragedy. Although she won a Best Actress Oscar, a Tony, three Emmy nominations, and loved mothering her six children, she also endured long periods of intense pain in personal relationships, largely due to inappropriate dalliances with men. Despite the mistakes and pain, she found ultimate healing, forgiveness and restoration in her Christian faith.

By 1929 Bob Hope, he was becoming a well-known comedian. From there, his career took off in radio, film, and TV. In NYC he met and fell in love with. Hope In Jesus, Bob Hope, News Articles, Christian Faith, Comedians, Falling In Love, Catholic Register, Movie Tv, Laughter

Bob Hope

Bob Hope brought laughter and joy to troops from World War II to the Persian Gulf War. However, while bringing laughs to audiences everywhere, he kept his philanthropy and faith quiet, according to an obit in the Catholic Register in 2003. Father Maurice Chase, who tells of Bob Hope’s ministry to the homeless for decades, says “He helped many thousands of people here on skid row in Los Angeles.”

Roma Downey, star of TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL and producer of the biblical epics THE BIBLE miniseries, A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES and the upcoming BEN-HUR will be honored Thursday, Aug. 11, with the 2,586th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star in the category of Television is dedicated at 6664 Hollywood Blvd. next to that of her husband, Mark Burnett, executive producer of the top-rated TV programs SHARK TANK, THE VOICE and SURVIVOR. The Bible Miniseries, Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Touched By An Angel, Mackenzie Foy, The Little Prince, Shark Tank, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Executive Producer

Roma Downey

Roma Downey, star of TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL and producer of the biblical epics THE BIBLE miniseries, A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES and the upcoming BEN-HUR will be honored Thursday, Aug. 11, with the 2,586th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star in the category of Television is dedicated at 6664 Hollywood Blvd. next to that of her husband, Mark Burnett, executive producer of the top-rated TV programs SHARK TANK, THE VOICE and SURVIVOR.

The Faith and Patriotism of John Wayne – Fruit in the Desert Anti Communism, War Film, True Grit, John Wayne, Christian Faith, Golden Age, Duke, Westerns, Movie Tv

John Wayne

John Wayne, the Duke, was an embodiment of masculinity,, patriotism. He appeared in more than 175 movies and won an Academy Award for his role as Rooster Cogburn in “True Grit.” He was also a committed patriot. He played this role in public and on screen. From his portrayals of the rugged individual in his westerns to the anti-communism hero in his war films, Wayne’s film beliefs and behaviors lined up with those of his real life.

Patty Duke, a notable American actress of stage, film, television won an Academy Award at 16 for her role as Helen Keller in THE MIRACLE WORKER in 1962, a role she had first performed on Broadway, where it won the Tony Award for Best Play. A year later, she starred in her own TV show, THE PATTY DUKE SHOW.Patty received 10 Emmy Award nominations and three Emmy Awards. In 1982, doctors diagnosed Patty with bipolar disorder. Playing Helen Keller helped strengthen her faith. Prayers Of Gratitude, The Miracle Worker, Patty Duke, Helen Keller, Famous Women, Faith In God, Golden Age, American Actress, Movie Tv

Patty Duke

Patty Duke, a notable American actress of stage, film, television won an Academy Award at 16 for her role as Helen Keller in THE MIRACLE WORKER in 1962, a role she had first performed on Broadway, where it won the Tony Award for Best Play. A year later, she starred in her own TV show, THE PATTY DUKE SHOW.Patty received 10 Emmy Award nominations and three Emmy Awards. In 1982, doctors diagnosed Patty with bipolar disorder. Playing Helen Keller helped strengthen her faith.

Day was a multi-talented American singer, actress, with a sunny smile, and bright personality. In 1939, she began her career as a big band vocalist. Her first recording was “Sentimental Journey” in 1945 with Les Brown and his band. Afterwards, she began a solo career, recording more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967. She talked about faith, family. She told  how their new faith brought peace and harmony into their lives. John Gavin, Kong Movie, Rock Hudson, Photo Pillows, Les Brown, Film Studies, Hollywood Star, Him Band, Pillow Talk

Doris Day

Day was a multi-talented American singer, actress, with a sunny smile, and bright personality. In 1939, she began her career as a big band vocalist. Her first recording was “Sentimental Journey” in 1945 with Les Brown and his band. Afterwards, she began a solo career, recording more than 650 songs from 1947 to 1967. She talked about faith, family. She told how their new faith brought peace and harmony into their lives.