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Letterman, Seinfeld and Stewart booked for tribute to comedy icon Don Rickles

Letterman, Seinfeld and Stewart booked for tribute to comedy icon Don Rickles

NEW YORK , April 18 (UPI) -- David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Tracy Morgan are to headline Spike TV's "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles."
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Rebecca Romijn will star in TNT revival of 'The Librarian'

Rebecca Romijn will star in TNT revival of 'The Librarian'

ATLANTA, April 10 (UPI) -- Rebecca Romijn will star in a new television series based on TNT's "The Librarian" films.
Annie Martin
Lucasfilm will team with 'Big Bang Theory' and 'Goldbergs' for Star Wars Day episodes

Lucasfilm will team with 'Big Bang Theory' and 'Goldbergs' for Star Wars Day episodes

SAN FRANCISCO, April 3 (UPI) -- Lucasfilm plans to collaborate with television shows "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Goldbergs" for special Star Wars Day-themed episodes.
Annie Martin

Alternate 'Breaking Bad' ending: It was all a dream

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- An alternate "Breaking Bad" ending leaked to the Internet showed the entire five years of drug dealing to be a bad dream by the dad on "Malcolm in the Middle."
Marcia Wallace, Emmy-winning 'Simpsons' voice actor, dies at 70

Marcia Wallace, Emmy-winning 'Simpsons' voice actor, dies at 70

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Marcia Wallace, who won an Emmy for playing Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," has died at her home in Los Angeles, her son said. She was 70.
Bob Newhart, Bill Nye to guest star on 'Big Bang Theory'

Bob Newhart, Bill Nye to guest star on 'Big Bang Theory'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and comedian Bob Newhart is to return to "The Big Bang Theory" in his Emmy Award-winning role of Professor Proton, CBS announced.
Emmy Awards ceremony under way in Los Angeles

Emmy Awards ceremony under way in Los Angeles

Neil Patrick Harris kicked off the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night with a segment showing him attempting to binge-view an entire TV season.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Fallon, Hamm, Hannigan to be Emmys presenters

Fallon, Hamm, Hannigan to be Emmys presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Alyson Hannigan and LL Cool J are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said.
'Behind the Candelabra' wins 8 creative prime time Emmys

'Behind the Candelabra' wins 8 creative prime time Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- "Behind the Candelabra" won big in Los Angeles Sunday when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented its Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards.

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'Family Ties' writer Gary David Goldberg dead at 68

MONTECITO, Calif., June 24 (UPI) -- "Family Ties" and "Spin City" writer-producer Gary David Goldberg died of brain cancer at his home in Montecito, Calif., his family said. He was 68.

Jimmy Damon dies, inspired Bill Murray lounge singer

CHICAGO, April 29 (UPI) -- The Chicago nightlife crooner who inspired comedian Bill Murray's Nick the Lounge Singer character on "Saturday Night Live" has died at 75, his family said.
Goldberg, Lopez appear in Pryor documentary

Goldberg, Lopez appear in Pryor documentary

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- George Lopez, Bob Newhart and Mike Epps will be seen in "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," a documentary to air in the United States on Showtime.
Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Actor/comedian Don Rickles is to be honored with the Friars Club's Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a gala in New York, organizers announced.
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Bob Newhart arrives for the TV Land Awards March 13, 2005, in Santa Monica, CA. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)
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George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929), known professionally as Bob Newhart, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached #1 on the Billboard pop music charts—it remains the 20th best-selling comedy album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Again! was also a massive success, and both albums held the Billboard #1 and #2 spots simultaneously, a feat unequaled until the 1991 release of Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II by hard rock band Guns N' Roses.

Newhart later went into acting, starring in two long-running and prize-winning situation comedies, first as psychologist Dr. Robert "Bob" Hartley on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s sitcom Newhart. He also had a third sitcom that was short-lived and initially successful but was soon canceled, named Bob. Newhart also appeared in film roles such as Major Major in Catch-22, and Papa Elf in Elf. He provided the voice of Bernard in the Walt Disney animated films The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. One of his most recent roles is the library head Judson in The Librarian.

Newhart was born in Oak Park, Illinois and raised on the west side of Chicago. His parents were Julia Pauline (née Burns; 1900–1994), a housewife of Irish descent, and George David Newhart (1900–1985), a part-owner of a plumbing and heating-supply business, who was of Irish and German ancestry. Newhart has three sisters, Virginia, Mary Joan (a nun, who taught at a Chicago high school), and Pauline.

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