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PRAISE FOR HANKS The proverbial star-studded crowd turned out in Hollywood on Wednesday night for the American Film Institute's presentation of a life achievement award to two-time Oscar-winning actor-director Tom Hanks.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood and Blair Owens pose for photographers at the Apollo Theater 75th Anniversary in New York City on March 28, 2004. (UPI PHOTO/JOHN ANGELILLO) .
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Blair Underwood (born August 25, 1964) is an American television and film actor. He is perhaps best known as headstrong attorney Jonathan Rollins from the NBC legal drama L.A. Law, a role he portrayed for seven years. He has gained critical acclaim throughout his career, receiving numerous Golden Globe Award nominations, three NAACP Image Awards and 1 Grammy Award. In recent years, he has appeared on The New Adventures of Old Christine, Dirty Sexy Money and In Treatment and was in NBC's The Event.

Underwood was born in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Marilyn Ann, an interior decorator, and Frank E. Underwood, Sr., a United States Army colonel. As a result of his father's military career, Underwood lived on bases in the United States and Stuttgart, Germany, during his childhood. Blair attended Petersburg High School in Petersburg, Virginia. He went on to attend the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is an honorary member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

Underwood's feature film debut was the 1985 movie Krush Groove. His 1985 appearance on The Cosby Show landed him a short stint on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, which eventually led to his performance on the TV series L.A. Law, where he appeared from 1987 to 1994. In 1996 Underwood was featured in the July issue of Playgirl.

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