Famous Mormons

Okay, so this list is starting out a little small, but I promise it will grow over time. Just so you don’t think Mormons are a bunch of crazies, here is a list of people that I refer to as “famous Mormons:”

Entertainment

  • Donny and Marie Osmond—famous duo and successful vocalists.
  • David Archuleta—American Idol star.
  • Alex Boyé—musician and thespian
  • Gladys Knight—famous Motown singer
  • Stewart Petersen—actor. Starred in “Where the Red Fern Grows.”
  • Stephanie Meyer—author of the Twilight series.
  • Glenn Beck—political talk show host on radio and television.

Government

  • Mitt Romney—governor of Massachusetts and former U.S. presidential candidate.
  • Orrin Hatch—Utah Senator.

Sports

  • Sean Bradley—of NBA fame. He has played for the 76ers, New Jersey Nets, and Dallas Mavericks.
  • Steve Young—successful quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers
  • Dale Murphy—known for his major league baseball career with the Atlanta Braves
  • Danny Ainge—known for playing in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns. President of the Boston Celtics.

Other

  • Brigham Young—second president of the Mormon Church. Helped colonize Utah and many notable cities in the western United States, and Canada and Mexico.
  • J.W. Marriott—chairman and CEO of Marriott Hotels

Know of anyone else that’s a famous Mormon? Tell me about it.