Famous JW's

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  • Englishman

    Don Rendell, jazz sazophonist, played regularly with Johnny Dankworth and Ted Heath.

    Also Ken Richmond, the man who hit the gong at the start of the JA Rank movies.


    Nostalgia isn't what it used to be....

  • Abaddon

    Yeah, Theresa Graves studied with my Mum and Dad... I remember going to Twickenham with her. Last I knew she was living in Beverley Hills married to a Bro who drove a bus.

    I know(ish) Ken Richmond, he was in my circuit.

    Patti Smith was raised a Dub until 12 in a 'divided home'.

    Keep on rocking in the free world...

  • sableindian

    Famous Jehovah's Witnesses or had some kind of connection.

    Sam Cook's wife,

    Sam Cook's daughter

    who married Bobby Womack's son

    who became a JW and have the group Womack and Womack.

    Dwight D. Eisenhower - U.S. President (raised JW)

    Venus and Serena Williams - world chamption/Olympic gold medalist tennis players

    Michael Jackson - singer, pop superstar

    Prince - singer; convert to JWs

    Janet Jackson - singer

    La Toya Jackson - singer

    Geri Halliwell - singer (Spice Girls)

    Jackson Five - musical group

    Selena - Tejano singer (Selena Quintanilla)

    Dave Hill - musician (Slade)

    Roy Harper - songwriter, musician

    Larry Graham - singer; member of Sly And The Family Stone between 1967 and 1972, founder of Graham Central Station

    David Thomas - songwriter/vocalist for Pere Ubu; convert to JWs

    Herman Pizzanelli - leading Uruguayan concert guitarist in the 1960's; convert to JWs

    Lou Whitaker - professional baseball player (Detroit Tigers)

    Chet Lemon - professional baseball player (Detroit Tigers)

    Evelyn Mandela - first wife of South African president Nelson Mandela; a convert to JWs

    Lieby Piliso - Nelson Mandela's younger sister

    Rene Montes de Oca Martija -- dissident human-rights activist in Cuba (son of JW)

    Rustom Padilla - Filipino movie star

    Carmina Villarroel - Filipino actress

    Gloria Naylor - novelist, author of The Women of Brewster Place (1982, American Book Award)

    Mickey Spillane - best-selling crime novelist; convert to JWs in 1952 (still active)

    Carol M. Swain - political scientist; professor at Vanderbilt University; author of Black Faces, Black Interests and The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration; left the Witnesses at the age of 20, in 1975

    Viv Nicholson - famous London lottery winner in 1961. She then became a devout JW. The musical Spend, Spend, Spend was based on her story.

    Now, are there any famous Bahais? Muslims? Seventh Day Adventists? Budhists? Etc? Hey, fair is fair. (It's a Libra thing, gotta luv us)

  • sableindian




    HANK MARVINREBIE JACKSON AND PIX OF GEORGE BENSON AND LARRY GRAHAM CAN BE FOUND ON THIS LINK IN THE BLACK HISTORY THREAD. http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/forum/thread.aspx?id=45873&site=3&page=4

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