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Rev Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith, I
Birth: Feb. 27, 1898
Pardeeville
Columbia County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1976
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Religious Figure. He was one the most powerful and influential preachers in American history. In the mid-1930s he headed Huey Long's Share Our Wealth Clubs. He was completely devoted to Long. In his Pulitzer Prize winning book "Huey Long", T Harry Williams describes Smith sleeping on the floor beside the bed of his idol, the Kingfish. After Long's assassination by Carl Austin Weiss in 1935, he continued with the Share Our Wealth Clubs until he was eased out of power by the Long organization. In 1960s he ended up in Eureka Springs, Arkansas where he staged the "Great Passion Play" that portraits the life of Jesus Christ. It was, and is, one of the most successful plays in American history. 
 
Burial:
Christ of the Ozarks Cemetery
Eureka Springs
Carroll County
Arkansas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Robert Nieman
Record added: Oct 30, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6894699
Rev Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith, I
Added by: Robert Nieman
 
Rev Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith, I
Added by: Robert Nieman
 
Rev Gerald Lyman Kenneth Smith, I
Added by: Robert Nieman
 
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- Jackie Howard
 Added: Feb. 27, 2013
Prayers for the repose of your soul.
- Mikal
 Added: Jun. 26, 2012
Saw the wonderful "Passion Play" last night - fabulous!! Visited your grave today and "thank you" is all I can say right now!! Rest in peace.
- Doodlebug
 Added: Aug. 6, 2011
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