Nancy 'Bart Simpson' Cartwright Gives $10 Million To Scientology
Actress NANCY CARTWRIGHT, the voice behind cartoon character BART SIMPSON, has been awarded Scientology's Patron Laureate Award after donating $10 million (GBP5 million) to the faith in 2007. Cartwright's gift - almost two times her annual salary from The Simpsons - puts her top of a list of celebrity benefactors, who have handed over their hard-earned cash to the Church of Scientology. She gave even more than Tom Cruise - who is reported to be the controversial religion's second-in-command - who has donated $5 million (GBP2.5 million) in the last four years. According to Impact magazine, Kirstie Alley gave $5 million (GBP2.5 million) last year (07) and has picked up the Diamond Meritorious Award. Fellow followers John Travolta and Kelly Preston gave $1 million (GBP500,000) each and were awarded the Gold Meritorious Award, while Priscilla Presley was handed the Patron Award for a donation of $50,000 (GBP25,000). The prizes were handed out at a top secret ceremony in Florida last summer, according to the American publication.