Michael Keaton Thanks Catholic Parents in Golden Globes Acceptance Speech


If you watched the Golden Globes yesterday, you probably saw Michael Keaton’s beautiful acceptance speech (he won Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical). Many say it was the highlight of the evening.

And he thanked his Catholic parents and mentioned that he was their 7th child. Here’s part of what he said:

“In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple: work hard, don’t quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also to never whine, ever. Never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.

“My name is Michael John Douglas. I’m from Forrest Grove, Pennsylvania. I’m the son – seventh child of George and Leona Douglas.

“And I don’t ever remember a time when my father didn’t work two jobs, when my mother wasn’t saying the rosary or going to Mass or trying to take care of seven kids in a rundown farmhouse as she was volunteering at the Ohio Valley hospital where I was born — in a hallway.”

Here’s the video:



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