Did you know that 8 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame belong to Mormons? Read on to learn about these talented Latter-day Saints!
1. Laraine Day
Publicity photo of Laraine Day from MGM Studios
LDS actress Laraine Day played roles opposite of Hollywood’s most iconic leading men, including Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, and Kirk Douglas. She starred in nearly 50 films and was the first Mormon actress to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which she received in 1960.
Day got her start when her family moved from Utah to California. She made her first small film appearance in 1937, though her most famous role was as nurse Mary Lamont in the Dr. Kildare television series. Day also appeared on a number of other television shows, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Fantasy Island, Love Boat, Lou Grant, and Murder, She Wrote.