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Francis Urry

Show Count: 2
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: January 23, 1908, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Died: May 6, 1985, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Francis L. Urry (January 23, 1908 – May 1985) was a Utah-based actor. He is best known for his work in the films Johnny Lingo,Uncle Ben, and The Windows of Heaven. He can also still be heard as the male narrator of the Mormon Miracle Pageant.


Urry began his performing career as a private teacher in 1937. He worked for several years for CBS radio before returning to his birthplace and working for radio station KSL in Salt Lake City, Utah. He eventually began working on network television and radio, in addition to work in live theater. Instead of relocating to New York or Los Angeles, Urry chose to base his career out of Utah because he wanted to raise his family there. Much of his work involved films produced byBrigham Young University. Urry's most visible role is probably that of the small store owner on a Polynesian island in the film Johnny Lingo. He also played the role of Lorenzo Snow in The Windows of Heaven.

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: 14th January 1953
Added: Jan 22 2012
Broadcast: Not Known
Added: Oct 21 2010