August 21, 2010

Silent star became Paiute minister

Plaque for 'forgotten' Hollywood star Gareth HughesA plaque honouring a silent-era Welsh film star-turned-missionary will be unveiled at a house where he was a boy.

Carmarthenshire-born Gareth Hughes, who died in 1965, later gave up his A-list Hollywood life to be a church minister to a tribe of native Americans.
And:Mr Lyon said Hughes is still fondly remembered by the Paiute people to whom he ministered in later life.

"He had an immense impact on them and is remembered above all ministers."
Comment:  For a related subject, see Tonto's Son the Minister.

Below:  "Gareth Hughes became a star of stage and screen in America."

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