Carson tribute draws crowd for 'Tonight'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" drew a huge audience Monday night for its tribute to the late Johnny Carson, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

'Tonight' host Carson dead at 79

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Johnny Carson, the former king of late night television, died Sunday. He was 79.

Stars line up for Twain Prize gala

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Paul Simon are to appear at the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize ceremony for Lorne Michaels, organizers said Thursday.

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Today is Sunday, Sept. 5, the 249th day of 2004 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Emmys are HBO's show

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- When the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, the continued dominance of cable -- and HBO i
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards, which were announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

Lorne Michaels will receive Twain prize

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced that "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels will receive the seventh annual Mark Twain Pr

Lorne Michaels to receive Twain Prize

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The Kennedy Center has announced it will award the seventh annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels.

Priest gives away money on skid row

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- The Rev. Maurice Chase gave out $15,000 in $1 bills to the poor and homeless on Los Angeles' Skid Row Easter Sunday.

TV talk show pioneer Jack Paar dead at 85

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Jack Paar, who brought sophisticated humor to late-night TV as the host of "The Tonight Show" nearly 50 years ago, has died following a long illness. He was 85.

Bob Newhart to appear on NBC's 'ER'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Comedian and sitcom star Bob Newhart will appear in three episodes of NBC's drama "ER" as a Chicago architect losing his eyesight.

Actor John Ritter dies at 54

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- John Ritter, the amiable actor best known for his Emmy-winning performance in "Three's Company," died Thursday night of an undetected heart problem, his publici
PAT NASON, Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2003 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

Newhart to guest star in 'ER'

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Emmy-winning comedian Bob Newhart will star in three episodes of NBC's "ER" as a man facing blindness, NBC.com reported Monday.

Newhart to appear on 'ER'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Comedian Bob Newhart is embarking on a rare venture into drama with a recurring role on NBC's "ER," says Hollywood Reporter.
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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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