Wilford Brimley is mormon!

I had no idea!

While listening to NPR’s On The Media’s podcast this weekend, I learned that Harry Reid, senator of Nevada is mormon, which made me realize there were probably other famous mormons.

Ken Jennings, winner of 76 straight Jeopardy games

Don Bluth, Animator, creator of The Land Before TimeThe Secret of NIMH, and An American Tale

Aaron Eckhart, star of In The Company of Men, Erin Brockovich, Thank You for Smoking, and Dark Knight

Katherine Heigl, from the hit television showGrey’s AnatomyRoswellKnocked Up,

Gordon Jump, actor from WKRP in Cincinnati and the Maytag repair man

Rick Schroder, from Silver Spoons and NYPD Blue.

Amy Adams, actress, (no longer practicing Mormonism), EnchantedJulie & JuliaLeap Year,  The Fighter

Arthur Kane, of The New York Dolls

Kaskade, American deep house DJ

Gladys Knight, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

Mimi Parker, percussionist and singer of Low

Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the Cathode Ray television

Eni Faleomavaega, nonvoting delegate to the US House of Representatives (D-American Samoa)

Gutzon Borglum, sculptor most noted for the heads of U.S. presidents on Mount Rushmore

Larry Scott, the first Mr. Olympia (1965) (seen on right)

…and a whole bunch of athletes that I’m not familiar with.

That’s a whole lot of very blonde people and Wilford Brimley and Gladys Knight.



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