Hollywood star Patricia Neal had a famous affair with Gary Cooper before marrying Roald Dahl. She endured tragedy before finding peace at Regina Laudis Abbey.
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Gary Cooper was one of the great hollywood actors of all time. But his womanizing ways were a problem until a late in life conversion.
Sidney Poitier won the first Oscar by a black man for his role in Lilies of the Field. The 1963 movie was produced on a shoe string budget in 14 days.
Frank Capra made good Catholic films, even when rarely using religious imagery and themes. Revisit him on this 75th anniversary of It’s a Wonderful Life
Betty Hutton was “The Incendiary Blonde” of Hollywood, known for her high energy and her big singing voice. But her tragic personal life was only saved by a Catholic priest.
John Wayne cultivated a rugged and tough, but family-friendly on-screen persona. But in his private life, it wasn’t until his death that he mended his ways.
Alfred Hitchcock was a master filmmaker who created some of the most compelling movies of the 20th century. Tom and Noëlle Crowe also tell us that Hitchcock was a Catholic for whom the Catholic worldview pervaded his films and informed his view of good and evil and justice.
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Irene Dunne was one of the most successful and famous actresses of Hollywood’s golden age, as well as a down-to-earth wife and mother and a devout Catholic.
Frank Capra, best known for “It’s a Wonderful Life,” was a talented Catholic storyteller dedicated to revealing the truths of the Gospel through the cinema.