The Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills has served many Catholic movie stars since its creation in 1925.
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The entrance of the Beverly Hills Hotel in 1913
The history of the Church of the Good Shepherd goes back to the early days of Beverly Hills itself.
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Hollywood legend Rudolph Valentino chose Good Shepherd Catholic Church for his funeral.
Bing Crosby attended Mass at the Beverly Hills church.
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Gary Cooper was a parishioner.
Gary Cooper's funeral was also held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, where the actor had started to attend Mass after converting to Catholicism a few years before his death.
Portuguese-Brazilian singer and actress Carmen Miranda, famous for her role in samba-themed musicals such as Hello Brazil! and Hello Carnival!, married Texas investor David Sebastian on March 17, 1947, at Good Shepherd Catholic church.
Lorretta Young in 'Come to the Stable'
Academy-award winner Loretta Young married film producer Tom Lewis at the church in 1940.
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Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor married Hilton Hotels heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton on May 6, 1950.
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Frank Sinatra's funeral was held at Good Shepherd in 1998.
A private funeral Mass was celebrated by Roger Cardinal Mahony.
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Alfred Hitchcock's funeral Mass was held at Good Shepherd Catholic church.
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy attended Mass at the Church of the Good Shepherd in 1961.
Today, the church is home to a thriving community of believers who are engaged in many activities coordinated by Father Ed Benioff and his staff.