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11 Hollywood Movies with Unexpected Mormon Connections


5. Somewhere in Time (1980)

11 Hollywood Movies with Unexpected Mormon Connections

Jane Seymour’s character, Elisa McKenna, is based off of the real-life career of LDS actress Maude Adams, the most popular actress of the American theater during the early 1900s.

Maude Ewing Adams Kiskadden (November 1, 1872 – July 17, 1953), known professionally as Maude Adams, was an American actress who achieved her greatest success as the character Peter Pan, first playing the role in the 1905 Broadway production of Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.[1] Adams's personality appealed to a large audience and helped her become the most successful[2][3][4] and highest-paid performer of her day, with a yearly income of more than one million dollars during her peak.

11 Hollywood Movies with Unexpected Mormon Connections

Maude Adams (1901)

Often described as shy, Adams was referred to by Ethel Barrymore as the "original 'I want to be alone' woman." She was known at times to supplement the salaries of fellow performers out of her own pay. Once while touring, a theater owner doubled the price of tickets knowing Adams's name meant a sold-out house. Adams made the owner refund the difference before she appeared on the stage that night.

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