Did you know that Mayim Bialik from The Big Bang Theory and Larry King both married Mormons? Find out which other famous people have married Mormons in this fun list!
Photo from Soulful Detroit.
Married to: Joan Child
Famous for the line "I don't get no respect," comedian and actor Rodney Dangerfield (born Jacob Rodney Cohen) married Latter-day Saint Joan Child in 1993. According to The Washington Post, the pair actually first met back in the '70s when Dangerfield approached the flower shop counter where Child was working and asked her, "What kind of drugs do you like?"
More confused than anything, Child replied, "Antibiotics, I guess."
Dangerfield was intrigued by her endearing answer, and the pair dated on and off throughout the years until their marriage in 1993. italics
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Dieter F. Uchtdorf (far left) met his future wife at a Mutual Improvement Association activity. Photo from lds.org.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf joined the air force in Germany in 1959. Photo from LDS Church News.
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It was 176 years ago today that Missouri militiamen attacked Latter-day Saints living in the Hawn's Mill settlement. From Brent M. Rogers, Church History and Joseph Smith Papers coeditor, find out more about the events before, during, and after the massacre.
George Edward Anderson 1907 photograph of original Haun's Mill millstone. Church Archives, via Juvenile Instructor.
On October 30, 1838, more than 200 Missouri militiamen attacked the Hawn’s Mill settlement located on Shoal Creek in Caldwell County, Missouri, where dozens of Mormon families lived. On that day, the Missouri militia opened fire on the small community, shooting into the small crevices of the blacksmith’s shop where several Mormon men and boys had taken refuge.
The organized Missouri militia then entered the building to execute more. At the end of the horrific slaughter, 17 Mormons lay dead in pooled blood, more than a dozen others were wounded, some Latter-day Saint women were assaulted, and many Mormon men, women, and children had fled or hid in the woods. It was the violent crescendo of the 1838 Mormon War in Missouri.
In the days preceding the attack, Missouri militia visited Jacob Hawn’s Mill. (Hawn, whose name has historically been misspelled as Haun, was an early settler in Caldwell County and established a milling business there prior to the Mormons’ settling in that location. He was not a church member and never joined the LDS Church.) The militiamen threatened and disarmed the Mormon residents. These pre-massacre initiatives suggest that the militia planned to act before Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs issued the Extermination Order on October 27, 1838.