Celebrity Stories

When celebrities have true stories of hope and inspiration to tell, they tell them to Guideposts. In these stories by celebrities, in their own words, they open up about the uplifting moments that inspire them and the challenges they've overcome. Celebrity stories are not about glamour and fame. Instead, they are about real people who made their dreams come true.

Actress Beverly Garland

Guideposts Classics: Beverly Garland on Faith Conquering Fear

In this story from August 1989, actress Beverly Garland shares a quote that taught her the importance of faith and self-assurance.

Cynthia Erivo In the movie Harriet, about Harriet Tubman

Cynthia Erivo: Playing Harriet Tubman Changed My Life

The Tony Award-winning actress reveals that her faith was strengthened by portraying the heroic abolitionist in the biopic Harriet.

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Comedian Bob Newhart performs one of his famous phone-conversation comedy routines

Bob Newhart: 90 Years of Faith, Family and Funny

The funnyman, who celebrates his 90th birthday on September 5, 2019, intends to keep us laughing for years to come.

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Oscar winner Ralph Bellamy

Guideposts Classics: Ralph Bellamy on Sharing God's Gifts

In this story from June 1988, the Oscar-winning actor reminds us that our actions can, even when we don't know it, touch the lives of others.

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Kathie Lee Gifford

Guideposts Classics: Kathie Lee Gifford on the Source of Her Joy

In this story from January 1996, the actress and television personality discusses the role her faith plays in her life and career.

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Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton

Trent Shelton: How Failure Inspired Him to Find a New Purpose

When he didn't achieve his NFL dreams, he had to forge a new path to success and contentment—helping others in the process.

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Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton

Trent Shelton on the Secret to True Wellness

In this series of videos, the former NFL player, motivational speaker and author of The Greatest You gets real about his faith, his failures and how he tapped both to discover his life's purpose. 

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Lee Iacocca in 1984

Guideposts Classics: Lee Iacocca on the Blessings of Freedom

In this story from September 1985, Lee Iacocca, bestselling author and former chairman of both the Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Corporation, recalls how his immigrant parents survived tough times through hard work and faith.

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Actress Olivia de Havilland

Happy 103rd Birthday, Dame Olivia de Havilland!

After more than a century lived in and out of the spotlight, the Oscar-winning actress is still going strong, serving as an inspiration to millions around the world.

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Singer Gloria Gaynor

Guideposts Classics: Gloria Gaynor on Finding Faith

In this story from July 1998, singer Gloria Gaynor shares how, though she had achieved great success in her career, there was something missing until she learned who Jesus really was.

Bestselling author Debbie Macomber

6 Journaling Tips from Debbie Macomber

The beloved bestselling author explains how to start a prayer journal and why it will deepen your faith.

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Raymond Burr

Guideposts Classics: Raymond Burr on Giving Yourself Away

In the story from April 1963, TV's Perry Mason shares with Elaine St. Johns how, despite his busy schedule, he always found time and energy to help others.

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Boston Celtics legend John Havlicek

Guideposts Classics: John Havlicek on the Importance of Teamwork

In this story from March 1975, basketball legend John Havlicek shares how he came to understand the value of putting team goals ahead of individual success.

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The Today Show's Al Roker with his son, Nick

Al Roker on How Parenting a Child with Special Needs Inspires Him

The Today show weatherman and co-host shares the joys and lessons he's learned from his son, Nick.

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