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Judy Norton-Taylor, Scientology celebrity

Current lifetime: Born January 29, 1958 in Santa Monica, California
Most famous for: Playing Mary Ellen on The Waltons (1972-1981)
Joined Scientology: When she was just 13 years old
Fun Scientology completion: New OT 7, 2004

Judy shattering suppression: “Through what I have learned in Scientology I am able to confront and handle difficult situations without relying on other people for solutions.”

Judy has been much more visible and active lately, showing up quite a bit in fliers and Scientology publications.

Says our Celebrity Centre source: “I’ve seen her around CC since the 70s. Now she is considered a minor celeb, as she never took off after The Waltons. She has done small roles in films in the last 10 years. And she has written several screenplays that have been produced. As a singer she occasionally does performances for fund raisers. She is an OT, yet it has not done much for her career. She’s still very much a dedicated Scientologist. Her current husband Robert Graves is also in the church. She has a video on David Miscavige’s vanity site. If you look in her eyes while she is praising Miscavige, there’s no one home. I’ve watched her for decades, and like other Scientology celebs she’s going nowhere.”


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