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Aimee Semple McPherson

Aimee Semple McPherson

D.O.B.: 1890

D.O.D.: 1944

Cause of Death: Overdose of barbiturates

Location: Forest Lawn Glendale

Biographical Notes:

Aimee Semple McPherson was a well-known evangelist based in Southern California from the 1920s through the 1940s. Her Angelus Temple in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles became widely known across the nation and throughout the world during the early 1920s, in large part because of McPherson's dramatic and well-presented "illustrated sermons."

With over 5,300 people attending each of the services, McPherson would preach to tens of thousands of people every week. Her career was not without controversy: at one point she was accused of faking her own kidnapping and having an affair with a married man. Regardless of this, the public continued to come to her Temple, listen to her radio broadcasts, and attend her evangelistic services around the world.

 

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