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Mormons and Hollywood: 40 Fascinating Facts


29. LDS Producer Gerald Molen received an Academy Award for his work on Schindler’s List (1993).

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Starting his career as the transportation coordinator of Republic Studios in 1957, Gerald Molen slowly worked his way up the ranks. By 1985 he was the unit production manager for The Color Purple, working with Steven Spielberg. His first role as producer came with the 1987 movie Batteries Not Included, and a year later he acted as co-producer in Academy Award-winning Rain Man (1988), in which he also made a cameo as Raymond Babbit’s guardian, Dr. Bruner. His production of Schindler's List in 1993 won him his first Academy Award as head producer.

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30. Two Mormons have voiced characters in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh: Ken Sansom and Brady Bluhm.

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Though Frank Kenneth “Ken” Sansom was an actor in about 20 movies, he is most remembered for his voice. His career started with a KSL radio program called Sansom and Then Some in the 1960s, but Ken’s best known work is as the voice of "Rabbit" in the Winnie the Pooh cartoons.

Christopher Robin was also sometimes voiced by Church member Brady Bluhm, who served a mission in Concepcion, Chile, and also appeared in shows like Star Trek Voyager, Murphy Brown, CSI, and others throughout his career.

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