Francis L. Urry was involved with speech and drama for most of his life, beginning in 1937 as a private teacher. He was associated with Radio Station KSL in Salt Lake City for many years working in network radio and television performing. He appeared in numerous motion pictures produced for the LDS Church by BYU.
Mr. Urry came to read the pageant with Mrs. Rux in 1969, and was the major male voice on the sound track produced in 1970. He maintained an active interest in the Mormon Miracle Pageant throughout his life, and gave insight and encouragement to cast members as well as those responsible for pageant production. Francis died in 1985.