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Latter-day Saints and Hollywood: 40 Fascinating Facts


15. The voice of the Magic Mirror in Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) belongs to Church member Moroni Olsen.

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Image from imdb.com

Moroni Olsen was an Ogden-born Latter-day Saint who, after working in Broadway, made his debut screen appearance in a 1935 adaptation of The Three Musketeers. He later returned to that story as a different character in a 1939 comedy version. His biggest claim to fame, however, is his baritone voice, which audiences heard coming from the Magic Mirror in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

16. The music of the Tabernacle Choir has been featured in at least 9 feature-length films.

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Photo from mormontabernaclechoir.org

Did you know that the Tabernacle Choir has sung in some of your favorite Hollywood movies? Here is a list of some movies music from the Tabernacle Choir has been featured in:

A Christmas Story (1983), "Silent Night"

UHV (1989), "Battle Hymn of the Republic"

Nixon (1995), "Shenandoah"

Evan Almighty (2003), "This Land Is Your Land"

The Stepford Wives (2004), "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Madagascar (2005), "Born Free"

Deck the Halls (2006), "Joy to the World"

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), "Halleluja Chorus"

Singing with Angels (2016), various

BONUS FACT:

The choir also made a television appearance in an episode of Touched by an Angel. Watch them in the video below.

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