Famous Masons

Many men throughout history have been members of our fraternity.

In these pages we will present you with them and try to impress upon you the great men that have been Masons.

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Members on this page are members of the Entertainment Industry

Entertainment industrythose involved in providing entertainment: radio and television and films and theater.

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Photo of Royal Dano Royal Dano Voice of Abe Lincoln

Born in New York and drawn to the theatre from his youth, Dano was a tall and rugged supporting actor with piercing blue eyes and deep resonant voice. His career spanned the years from 1950 to 1993. He appeared in over 80 feature films including ?The Red Badge of Courage?, ?Moby Dick?, ?The Trouble With Harry?, ?King Of Kings?, ?The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid?, ?Electra Glide in Blue?, The Outlaw Josie Wales?…

Photo of Benedict DeBar Benedict DeBar Actor

Prominent American actor-manager. He is associated with operating a major theater in St. Louis, and for portraying the role of Falstaff. He was also connected by marriage with the Booth family of actors.

Photo of Don Defore Don Defore Actor

American film, radio, and television actor. DeFore is best known as Erskin ?Thorny? Thornberry, the Nelson family?s neighbor on the long running sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and as George ?Mr. B.? Baxter on the 1960s sitcom Hazel. From 1961 to 1965, DeFore was a co-star of the television series Hazel as ?Mr. B.?…

Photo of Cecil B DeMille Cecil DeMille Movie Producer

American filmmaker. Between 1913 and 1956, he made seventy features, both silent and sound films. He is acknowledged as a founding father of the Hollywood film industry, the most commercially successful producer-director in cinema history. DeMille began his career as a stage actor in 1900. He later moved to writing and directing stage productions, some with Jesse Lasky, who was then a vaudeville producer.…

Photo of William Desmond William Desmond Silent Screen Actor

Irish-born American actor. He appeared in 205 films between 1915 and 1948. He was nicknamed ?The King of the Silent Serials.? Born William Mannion in Dublin, Ireland, he was raised in New York City. He later changed his surname to a stage name. He started out in vaudeville and the legitimate stage before making his film debut.…

Photo of James Cecil Dickens James Dickens Country Music Hall of Fame

James Cecil Dickens, better known as Little Jimmy Dickens, was an American country music singer famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4?11? (150 cm), and his rhinestone-studded outfits (which he is given credit for introducing into country music live performances). He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983.…

Photo of David Dockendorf David Dockendorf Movie Sound Technician

American sound engineer. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Sound Recording for the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He worked on 100 films between 1958 and 1990.

Photo of Brian Donlevy Brian Donlevy Actor

Waldo Brian Donlevy, later known as Brian Donlevy, was an American actor, noted for playing dangerous tough guys from the 1930s to the 1960s. He usually appeared in supporting roles. Among his best-known films are Beau Geste (1939) and The Great McGinty (1940). For his role as Sergeant Markoff in Beau Geste he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.…

Photo of William Claude Dukenfield William Dukenfield Actor

Better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. Fields?s comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist, who remained a sympathetic character despite his snarling contempt for dogs and children. His career in show business began in vaudeville, where he attained international success as a silent juggler. He gradually incorporated comedy into his act, and was a featured comedian in the Ziegfeld Follies for several years.…

Photo of Orville Dull Orville Dull Academy Award winning Producer

American producer, director, production manager and assistant director. He was best known for his films produced for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Dull was nominated during the 6th Academy Awards for the short lived Best Assistant Director category and won during the 1948 Oscars for the film The Secret Land in the category of Best Documentary  He worked on over 40 films from 1925 to 1951