Francis L. Urry

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Francis L. Urry
Born (1908-01-23)January 23, 1908
Died May 6, 1985(1985-05-06) (aged 77)
Occupation Stage, film actor

Francis L. Urry (January 23, 1908 – May 6, 1985) was a Utah-based prominent radio, stage, and film actor. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 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.[1]


Urry began his performing career as a private teacher in 1937. He worked for several years for CBS radio[2] before returning to his birthplace and working for radio station KSL in Salt Lake City, Utah.[3] 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.[4] Much of his work involved films produced by Brigham Young University.[3] 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.


  1. ^ "History: Mormon Miracle Pageant". Archived from the original on February 20, 2007. Retrieved March 1, 2007.
  2. ^ "Francis Urry Collection". University of Utah. Archived from the original on September 22, 2006. Retrieved March 1, 2007.
  3. ^ a b "Francis Urry". LDS Film Biographies. Retrieved March 1, 2007.
  4. ^ Francis L. Urry on IMDb