Kathie Lee Gifford, host of the popular “Today Show,” was recently a guest on the “Huckabee Show” on Fox News in support of her first musical on Broadway, SCANDALOUS: The Life & Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson.
Gifford was featured in a discussion with Governor Mike Huckabee highlighting Scandalous (formerly known as Saving Aimee), for which she wrote the book, the lyrics and some of the music. A project that Gifford has worked tirelessly on for the past 12 years, Scandalous tracks the life of evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, who was the most celebrated and controversial woman of her generation in the 1920s. Gifford has been a long-time admirer since she heard of Sister Aimee in college at Oral Roberts University. This lifetime passion propelled her to dedicate herself to a project she considers a part of her life’s purpose.
When asked about Sister Aimee, Gifford elaborated: “She saved 1.5 million people from starving to death, she sold more war bonds than any movie star in the 1920s, she baptized Marilyn Monroe as a baby, gave John Wayne his first acting job, Anthony Quinn played saxophone in her orchestra, Charlie Chaplin the avowed atheist helped design her sets. She was the first person to understand that people who think the Bible is dull are people who have never read the Bible.”
Opening Night for Scandalous will take place tomorrow, November 15th at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York with red carpet festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.
To view the TV segment, please visit: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1966698256001/
Kathie Lee Gifford Presents SCANDALOUS: The Life & Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson
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