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November 06, 2014
Catholics in the Movies: Pedro de Cordoba (1881-1950)
Born in New York City to a French mother and a Cuban father, Pedro de...
October 29, 2014
Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries: Mona Darkfeather, Actress (1883-1977)
Between 1910 and 1917, this actress appeared in some 109 movies, featured mainly as a...
July 11, 2014
Catholics in the Movies: Mike Mazurki (1907-1990)
Mike Mazurki was what is known as a “Brothers’ Boy.” Born Mikhail Mazurkiewicz in Austria-Hungary,...
June 29, 2014
Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries: Henry King (1886-1982)
Born in Christiansburg, Virginia, Henry King left school at fifteen to work. Beginning as a...
June 11, 2014
John Wayne (1907-1979), Catholic Convert
Today marks the 35th anniversary of the passing of actor John Wayne. Born Marion Robert...
June 08, 2014
Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries: Alice Joyce (1890-1955)
Born in Kansas City on October 1, 1890, Alice Joyce was one of the...
June 04, 2014
Catholics in the Movies: Allan Dwan (1885-1981)
A surprising number of Hollywood’s greatest directors were Catholic, including John Ford, Raoul Walsh and...
June 08, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Francis Ford (1881-1953)
One of the lead figures of film during the 1910’s was Francis Ford. Born Francis...
June 07, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Robert Harron (1893-1920)
Bobby Harron was one of the leading stars of the 1910’s, appearing in some of...
June 06, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Ruth Clifford (1900-1998)
Born in Naragansett, Rhode Island, Ruth Clifford attended St. Mary’s Seminary, a Catholic girls school...
June 05, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: George O’Brien (1899-1985)
The son of San Francisco’s police chief, George O’Brien was the grandson of Irish immigrants...
June 04, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: King Baggot (1879-1948)
The son of an Irish immigrant from Limerick, William King Baggot was born in St....
June 03, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Nita Naldi (1894-1961)
Nita Naldi was born Mary Nonna Dooley on East 114th Street in Harlem in what...
June 02, 2013
Catholics in the Movies: Maurice Costello (1877-1950)
This week McNamara's Blog features the Catholic presence in American film during the silent and early...
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