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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.
By United Press International
Comedy Central acquires 'Community' reruns

Comedy Central acquires 'Community' reruns

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Comedy Central says it will begin airing reruns of the college-themed U.S. sitcom "Community" in 2013.
'Community' animated shorts to hit Web

'Community' animated shorts to hit Web

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- Shorts featuring the animated alter-egos and voices of the stars of the U.S. sitcom "Community" are to debut online this week, Sony Pictures Television said.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Carjackers foiled by stick shift … New York Griswolds shun film's decorations … Man, 80, makes 80 skydives in 6 1/2 hours … Ring finds its way back to nun … The world as we know it from UPI.

New York Griswolds shun film's decorations

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- New Yorkers with the same last name as the Griswold clan from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" say they won't emulate the movie family's holiday display.
'Community,' 'Suspect' not canceled

'Community,' 'Suspect' not canceled

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- "Community" and "Prime Suspect" haven't been canceled, though they are not on NBC's mid-season schedule, network sources told The Hollywood Reporter.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.
By United Press International
Encore to air Jerry Lewis documentary

Encore to air Jerry Lewis documentary

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network Encore says it is working on a feature-length documentary celebrating the life and career of comedy icon Jerry Lewis.
Holloway in talks for 'Community' spot

Holloway in talks for 'Community' spot

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- Former "Lost" co-star Josh Holloway is in talks for a cameo in the two-part season finale of the U.S. sitcom, "Community," EW.com said.

Runaway horse gallops through Washington

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- A runaway horse did not cause any injury to itself or others while it galloped through the streets of Washington, witnesses said.
'Vacation' co-stars reunite on 'Community'

'Vacation' co-stars reunite on 'Community'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Anthony Michael Hall and Chevy Chase, co-stars of the Hollywood comedy "Vacation," are to reunite on an episode of the sit-com "Community," NBC said.
New 'Vacation' flick in the works

New 'Vacation' flick in the works

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- New Line is meeting with writers about penning a sixth installment in the "Vacation" movie franchise, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
Chase to guest star on Swedish comedy

Chase to guest star on Swedish comedy

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and comedian Chevy Chase has signed on to play a recurring role on the Swedish sit-com "Hjalp!"
Chase: Big mistake to have Palin on 'SNL'

Chase: Big mistake to have Palin on 'SNL'

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- It was "big mistake" to let U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin appear on "Saturday Night Live," says former "SNL" player Chevy Chase.

Man pleads to snooping in tax records

COVINGTON, Ky., July 28 (UPI) -- An Internal Revenue Service employee in Kentucky has pleaded guilty to snooping in celebrities' tax records.
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Chevy Chase
Ex-"Saturday Night Live" stars Dan Ackroyd (L) and Chevy Chase starring in the 1985 comedy "Spies Like Us". (UPI/Files)
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Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (pronounced /ˈtʃɛvi/; born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, writer, and television and film actor, born into a prominent entertainment industry family. Chase worked a plethora of odd jobs before moving into comedy acting with National Lampoon. He quickly became a key cast member in the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live, where his Weekend Update skit soon became a staple of the show. Chase is also well-known for his portrayal of the character Clark Griswold in four National Lampoon's Vacation films, and for his roles in other successful comedies such as Caddyshack (1980), Fletch (1985), and ¡Three Amigos! (1986). He has hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show. Currently, he appears as Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series Community.

Chase was born in Lower Manhattan, New York City. His father, Edward Tinsley "Ned" Chase, was a prominent Manhattan book editor and magazine writer. His mother, Cathalene Parker (née Browning), a concert pianist and librettist, was the daughter of Miles Browning, who served a critical role at the Battle of Midway in World War II; she was adopted as a child by Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, and took the name Cathalene Crane. Chase's maternal grandmother was an opera singer who performed several times at Carnegie Hall. Chase is a fourteenth-generation New Yorker, and was listed in the Social Register at an early age. His mother's ancestors arrived in Manhattan starting in 1624. Among his ancestors are New York City mayors Stephanus Van Cortlandt and John Johnstone; John Morin Scott, General of the New York Militia during the American Revolution; Anne Hutchinson, dissident Puritan preacher and healer; and Mayflower passengers and signers of the Mayflower Compact, John Howland and the Pilgrim colonist leader and spiritual elder of the Plymouth Colony, William Brewster. Chase's paternal grandfather was artist/illustrator Edward Leigh Chase, and his great-uncle was painter/teacher Frank Swift Chase.

Chase was named for his adoptive grandfather Cornelius. The name Chevy was a nickname bestowed by his grandmother, derived from the medieval English The Ballad of Chevy Chase. As a descendant of the Scottish Clan Douglas, the name "Chevy" seemed appropriate to her.

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