Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries: Henry King (1886-1982)

Henry King

Born in Christiansburg, Virginia, Henry King left school at fifteen to work. Beginning as a silent movie actor, he was directing films by 1915, and would do so for another 46 years. He directed some of the big hits of the late silent era, including Tol’able David (1921) and The White Sister (1923), starring Lillian [Read More...]

John Wayne (1907-1979), Catholic Convert

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Today marks the 35th anniversary of the passing of actor John Wayne. Born Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset, Iowa, his family moved to California when he was young. After graduating from Glendale High School in 1925, he played football for the University of Southern California until a shoulder injury precluded his sports career. As his [Read More...]

Who’s Buried in Catholic Cemeteries: Alice Joyce (1890-1955)

Alice Joyce as seen in 1912.

  Born in Kansas City on October 1, 1890, Alice Joyce was one of the premier stars of the silent movie era. As a teen she had worked as a model before breaking into the movies about 1910 with the film The Engineer’s Sweetheart. She played in several Westerns during the early years, particularly as [Read More...]


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