Comedy awards feature stand-up and film

ASPEN, Colo., March 4 (UPI) -- "Ira and Abby" was named Best Feature Film and Kirk Fox and Shane Mauss shared the prize for Best Stand-up at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2006 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

Few surprises during Emmys telecast

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The biggest surprise of the "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" was the show broadcast on NBC actually ended within its three-hour timeframe.

Top Emmys go to 'The Office' and '24'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- "The Office" won for best comedy series and "24" won for best drama series at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

TV celebrates self with Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Jeremy Irons won supporting actor in a miniseries or movie for HBO's "Elizabeth I" at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

O'Brien brings humor to Emmys telecast

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- NBC late night talk host Conan O'Brien made good on his promise to "sex up" Sunday night's 58th annual Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Hawn, Burrows to get Comedy Fest awards

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Actress Goldie Hawn and director James Burrow were announced Monday as honorees during the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo.

David Steinberg does stand-up sitting down

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Veteran standup comic David Steinberg has been busy behind the cameras in recent years, but he's moving back in front as host of his own TV talk show.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2005 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
By United Press International

ABC shows dominate Critics Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- The ABC series "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" dominated the 21st annual Television Critics Association Awards in Los Angeles.

Character actor John Fiedler dies

ENGLEWOOD, N.J., June 28 (UPI) -- Veteran character actor John Fiedler, the longtime voice of Piglet in Walt Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" stories, died in Englewood, N.J. He was 80.

Skid Row Ministry gives out money

LOS ANGELES, March 26 (UPI) -- The Rev. Maurice Chase, former assistant to the president of Loyola Marymount University, plans to give away money Easter Sunday on Los Angeles' skid row.

TV Land Awards honors classic TV

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. cable's TV Land will honor "The Carol Burnett Show," "The Bob Newhart Show," and "Soul Train" during its "TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV."

Newhart visits Wisteria Lane

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Comedian Bob Newhart visits Wisteria Lane in an upcoming episode of ABC's "Desperate Housewives."
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Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart arrives for the TV Land Awards March 13, 2005, in Santa Monica, CA. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)

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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