Personal faith is, well, personal. So perhaps it's not surprising that you didn't know the religious affiliations of these famous singers, actors, and politicians. But a number of celebrity Presbyterians have made their mark in the performing arts or global arena.
Who will you find on this list of famous Presbyterians? Ronald Reagan lands in the top spot. The former U.S. President's father was Catholic and his mother was Presbyterian, and Reagan considered himself to be a Presbyterian throughout his life. He's not the only former President on the list – Abraham Lincoln attended services at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield where his wife Mary Todd Lincoln was a member. You'll see a number of other Presidents on this list as well.
Outside of the realm of politics, you'll see Presbyterian celebs including Sheryl Crow. The singer was raised as a Presbyterian, but she identifies as simply a Christian as an adult. Other notable people featured on this list of Presbyterian celebrities include John Wayne, Mark Twain, and Andrew Jackson.
Do you think that being Presbyterian helped these celebrities to succeed? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Former President Ronald Reagan's father was Catholic and his mother was Presbyterian. He considered himself to be a Presbyterian throughout his life.
Age: Died at 93 (1911-2004)
Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, United States of America
Profession: Spokesperson, Politician, Soldier, Lifeguard, Radio personality, + more
Credits: General Electric Theater, Kings Row, Knute Rockne All American, Bedtime for Bonzo
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Debbie Reynolds, who is often listed as Presbyterian, said, "I feel that I'm very fortunate, I have many good friends in my heart, I have my religion — and you can have whatever kind of religion; as long as you try the best you can, and you're a good person, that's all you can do."
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States of America
Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer
Credits: Singin' in the Rain, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Charlotte's Web, In & Out
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Former President Abraham Lincoln attended services at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield where his wife Mary Todd Lincoln was a member.
Age: Died at 56 (1809-1865)
Birthplace: Kentucky, Hodgenville, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
Profession: Statesman, Politician, Lawyer
Credits: The Perfect Tribute, Atlanta Symphony Golden Anniversary, A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
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Singer Sheryl Crow was raised as a Presbyterian, but she identifies as simply a Christian as an adult.
Birthplace: Kennett, Missouri, United States of America
Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Music Teacher, Singer-songwriter, + more
Credits: Boyhood, K-PAX, Cars, Point Break
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