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The Famous and our Shriner Kids


A collection of photographs of celebrities who have stepped up through the years to support our Shriner Kids.

Many times, especially during the holiday season, we are reminded that we should be grateful for the opportunity God has given us to help the less fortunate.

The photos on this page are a selection of fine people who have made a positive difference in the lives of kids at our hospitals.


If you have any old photographs or articles to share with us, please send them to: webmaster@kosair.com

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Babe Ruth and one of our Shriner Kids at Braves Field - Boston, Massachusetts - 1935

William Lawrence Boyd - Better known to many as the Cowboy Hero "Hopalong Cassidy", visits Kosair Crippled Children Hospital here in Louisville, KY - Circa 1950


Illustrious Brother and Noble, Roy Rogers, 33; Comedian, Actor and "The First and only Honorary Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces", Bob Hope (who was not a Freemason or Shriner), and The Imperial Potentate of Shriners of North America, share a laugh together during a visit to one of our Shriner Hospitals. - Circa 1950.


Dian Fossey - (1932-1985) is shown here when she working as an Occupational Therapist at Kosair Crippled Children's Hospital - Circa 1965. A collection of her personal correspondence is held by Kosair Charities from her period in Louisville in the 1950s and early 1960s. Noble Patrick Miller knew her when he was a patient at the hospital. She was called "The Pretty Lady" by the children. Each holiday season she painted the windows of the children's wards like holiday postcards and handmade nativity scenes. Ms. Fossey later gained international fame as a zoologist who extensively studied gorillas in Rwanda, and in 1985 met an horribly unfortunate death by poachers in the Virunga Mountains, Rwanda. Several books about her life and untimely death have been penned over the years, but everyone at Kosair simply remembers her as she was: "The Pretty Lady".


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