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In 1940, he played the title character inBrigham
Young Frontiersman. In 1949, he won the Academy Award for
best supporting actor for his role inTwelve
O'clock High. In 1954, he played the beloved General Waverly
In 1964, he won an Emmy Award for his role as Principal Albert
Vane on the TV seriesMr.
Novak. (He won again in 1965.)
In 1972, he was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. At the time, one newspaper headline readBrigham
Young' Becomes a Mormon. He has a star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame for his contribution to motion pictures, at 1725
Gordon Jump April 1, 1932 – September 22, 2003 Gordon is best
known as the clueless radio station manager Arthur "Big Guy"
Carlson in the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati and the incompetent
"Chief of Police Tinkler" in the sitcom Soap. He also played the
"Maytag Repairman" in commercials for Maytag brand appliances.
began with roles at small theaters in California, it was at the
Hales' Glendale Theater when he was in a play about Mormons that
he began to have questions about religion. The Hales' son-in-law
Alan Dietlein gave him a copy of LeGrand Richards' A Marvelous
Work and a Wonder, and Gordon was converted. Sandy Dietlein
said, "Once he joined the Church, he was truly converted, and
that is not an easy thing in the theater business because you
are always surrounded by people who have a totally different
view of life than you do."
Kurtz (born July 27, 1940 in Los Angeles, California) is a film
producer whose list of credits includes American Graffiti, Star
Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. He later produced The Dark
Crystal and Return to Oz after departing from the Star Wars
series. Kurtz and Lucas first collaborated on the 1973
film American Graffiti, which became a huge box office hit.
Kurtz then became producer of Star Wars, released in 1977, and
its sequel, The Empire Strikes Back released in 1980. Many of
the more mystical and spiritual elements of Star Wars were
influenced by Kurtz, who had extensively studied comparative
religion. Kurtz is a Latter-day Sainten.wikipedia.or
He is most famous for creating great television in the 1980s:
The Six Million Dollar Man (1973), Battlestar Galactica (1978),
B.J. and the Bear (1978), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
(1979), Magnum P.I. (1980), The Fall Guy (1981), and Knight
Rider (1982) Glen
Ryan Little is the award-winning director of films such as "Out
of Step" (2002) and "The Last Good War" (1999).
born in Canada and attended the prestigious film school at
Brigham Young University. During the 1996-1997 school Little
completed two narrative short films that received awards.
"Exposure" received the Final Cut Audience Choice Award for Best
Direction of a narrative film. Little's other film, "Minnie's
Kitchen", received the Film Faculty Award for "Most Overlooked