Dick Van Dyke reunion to air on CBS

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie and Carl Reiner have reunited for the 159th episode of the "Dick Van Dyke Show" -- 38 years after the show ended.

'Dick Van Dyke Show' returns to TV

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. TV classic "The Dick Van Dyke Show" is set to return to television, picking up the story line where it left off 40 years ago.

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Today is Saturday, March 20, the 80th day of 2004 with 286 to follow.
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NBC plans Siegfried and Roy cartoon

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- With Roy Horn recovering from an October tiger mauling, NBC is proceeding with a new series featuring him and his partner, it was reported Saturday.

NBC mulls mauling impact on series

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- NBC may be rethinking its planned animated series, "Father of the Pride," in light of the weekend's tiger attack on Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy.

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

Etta James to be honored at Temecula

TEMECULA, Calif., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The 9th annual Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival will present singer Etta James with its Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday.

Film review: Rob Reiner's 'Alex & Emma'

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- The tepid romantic comedy "Alex & Emma" pairs Kate Hudson, the daughter of Goldie Hawn and quasi-stepdaughter of Kurt Russell, with Luke Wilson, the brother of
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Lily Tomlin will receive Twain humor prize

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Tuesday that Lily Tomlin will receive the sixth annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 20, the 79th day of 2003 with 286 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

HBO has told the cast and crew of "The Sopranos" that production on the show's fifth season is on hold because of a contract battle with James Gandolfini.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter


Steve Bechler, the Baltimore Orioles pitcher who had been battling a weight problem, died from too much sun during spring training in Florida.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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Carl Reiner
Sid Caesar’s TV hour on September 7, 1955, with from left to right Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar and Howard Morris, do a takeoff on “the Haircuts” an athletic musical aggregation. (UPI Photo/Files)

Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian. He has won nine Emmy Awards and one Grammy Award during this career. He has the distinction of being the only person to appear on all five incarnations of The Tonight Show.

Reiner was born in the Bronx, New York, the son of Bessie (née Mathias) and Irving Reiner, who was a watchmaker. His parents were Jewish immigrants, his mother from Romania and his father from Austria. When he was sixteen, his older brother Charlie read in the New York Daily News about a free dramatic workshop being put on by the Works Progress Administration and told him about it. He had been working as a machinist fixing sewing machines. He credits Charlie with changing his career plans. Reiner was educated at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and served in the United States Army Special Services during World War II.

Reiner performed in several Broadway musicals, including Inside U.S.A., and Alive and Kicking, and had the lead role in Call Me Mister. In 1950, he was cast by producer Max Leibman in Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, appearing on air in skits while also working alongside writers such as Mel Brooks and Neil Simon. He also worked on Caesar's Hour with Brooks, Simon, Larry Gelbart, Mel Tolkin, Mike Stewart, Aaron Ruben, Sheldon Keller and Gary Belkin.

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