Golden Age Movie/TV Stars, Redemptive Stories

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Streaming technologies are now superseding other forms of delivery of entertainment programming to screens around the world. The five major television networks via cable, satellite technologies are no longer the primary way of receiving good entertainment programs for families. Further, much TV programming, especially on primetime network television, which is of poor quality and content, is not appropriate or good for families. Streaming technologies now deliver most of the best options. Film Posters, Movie Tv, Movie Awards, Netflix Streaming, Television Program, Movie Posters, Role Models, Foul Language, Academy Awards
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Streaming technologies are now superseding other forms of delivery of entertainment programming to screens around the world. The five major television networks via cable, satellite technologies are no longer the primary way of receiving good entertainment programs for families. Further, much TV programming, especially on primetime network television, which is of poor quality and content, is not appropriate or good for families. Streaming technologies now deliver most of the best options.
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BOX OFFICE STUDY SHOWS MOVIES WITH CHRISTIAN, REDEMPTIVE VALUES EARN THE MOST
Movieguide (R) through their Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry by the Christian Film & Television Commission®has demonstrated for years throughout ongoing date collection that movies with Christian, Redemptive Values Earn the Most.
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Steve McQueen Fulfilled by Faith
Steve McQueen was a man of paradox displaying humility and defiance, stinginess and generosity, gentleness and violence, self-assurance and insecurity. Norman Jewison, "He was a loner, and he was troubled, and he was looking for a father." Esther O'Reilly, "...he could act with the back of his head! No fancy dialogue... his mere presence loomed larger than life...next to finest actors in the business...he would undercut every one of them...He was the King of Cool. He was Steve McQueen."
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Jim Thorpe: All American
Jim Thorpe was truly an All-American athlete, who was outstanding in many sports. Tragically, his goal became his own celebrity which led to to the loss of everything dear and important to him. Fortunately, he found his way back to his initial dream that was far more fulfilling than celebrity. This is a fascinating movie with Burt Lancaster performing well the story of Jim Thorpe. This classic movie remains timely and universal.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Christ.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.