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Sophia Loren celebrates 80th birthday

Sophia Loren celebrates 80th birthday

ROME, Sept. 22 (UPI) --Italian movie star Sophia Loren is celebrating her 80th birthday on Monday.
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George Clooney to be honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes

George Clooney to be honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Sept. 15 (UPI) --George Clooney is to be honored with the 2015 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 72nd annual Golden Globes ceremony.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

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Mia Farrow, son Ronan, slam Woody Allen tribute

Mia Farrow, son Ronan, slam Woody Allen tribute

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Amid all the lauding of Woody Allen's four-decades long career, at least two people watching Sunday's Golden Globes were not thrilled with the glowing tribute.
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Woody Allen criticized by son on night of Golden Globe win

Woody Allen criticized by son on night of Golden Globe win

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Ronan Farrow sent a Twitter note about child-abuse allegations against his father, Woody Allen, on the night he was honored at Hollywood's Golden Globe Awards.

Diane Keaton to accept Woody Allen's Golden Globe -- report

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Diane Keaton will accept the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award on Woody Allen's behalf at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, Deadline.com reported.
Woody Allen likely won't attend the Golden Globes

Woody Allen likely won't attend the Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Woody Allen is not expected to attend Hollywood's Golden Globes ceremony in January to collect his lifetime achievement award, Deadline.com reported.
Jodie Foster is dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex-girlfriend

Jodie Foster is dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex-girlfriend

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jodie Foster is dating photographer Alexandra Hedison, ex-girlfriend of talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, E! News said.

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Jodie Foster set for Globes DeMille prize

Jodie Foster set for Globes DeMille prize

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Jodie Foster will receive the Cecil B. deMille award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif., organizers said.

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Cecil B. DeMille
LAP98011826-18 JANUARY 1998-BEVERLY HILLS ,CALIFORNIA, USA: Shirley MacLaine poses backstage with the Cecil B. DeMille Award she was presented January 18 at the 55th annual Golden Globe Awards. UPI jr/Jim Ruymen
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Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American film director and Academy Award-winning film producer in both silent and sound films. He was renowned for the flamboyance and showmanship of his movies. Among his best-known films are The Ten Commandments (1956), Cleopatra (1934), and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

DeMille was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts while his parents were vacationing there and grew up in Washington, North Carolina. While he is known as DeMille (his nom d'oeuvre), his family name was Dutch and is usually spelled "Demil". His father, Henry Churchill DeMille (1853–1893), was a North Carolina-born dramatist and lay reader in the Episcopal Church, who had earlier begun a career as a playwright, writing his first play at age 15. His mother was Beatrice DeMille (née Samuel), whose parents were both of German-Jewish heritage. She emigrated from England with her parents in 1871, when she was 18, where they settled in Brooklyn, New York. According to biographer Carol Easton, Beatrice grew up in a middle-class English household.

DeMille's parents met while they were both members of a local music and literary society in New York. She was attracted to Henry, a tall, redheaded student who shared her love of the theater. While he was "slender and mild-mannered," she had dark good looks that "must have seemed to him exotic," writes Easton. She was also intelligent, educated, forthright, and strong-willed, and they were mutually attracted to each other. They were also both born in 1853. She would later convert to Henry's faith when they married. Henry worked as a playwright, administrator and faculty member during the early years of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, established in New York City in 1884.

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