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Kelly Preston, Scientology celebrity, 1962-2020


Last lifetime: Born October 13, 1962 in Honolulu. Died July 5, 2020 of breast cancer
Most famous for: Many acting roles, but best known for being married to John Travolta
Joined Scientology: Late 1980s, through her acting coach, Milton Katselas
Fun Scientology completion: OT 7, 2014

Kelly shattering suppression: “Life is at my fingertips and with Scientology I’ve found I can have or be whatever I want. ”

“Whenever I was around them, she was the one who did the social betterment stuff, the Scientology front groups,” Geoff Levin says, referring to the church’s subsidiaries that promote Hubbard while sometimes keeping their connection to Scientology in the background. “It was very clear to me that she was much more involved at Celebrity Centre, like for the ‘Christmas Stories’ events, raising money for the LAPD. John did a little bit of that too, but she did more.”


July 19, 2020 (The Daily Beast): Inside Kelly Preston’s Deep Scientology Ties: ‘She Was Hardcore’

Oct 13, 2014: Kelly Preston finally blows away the last of her Scientology space cooties!

Nov 21, 2012: No, Kelly Preston is Not Rebelling Against Scientology By Acknowledging Autism


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