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Today is Friday, Oct. 8, the 282nd day of 2004 with 84 to follow.
By United Press International

Legendary comic Dangerfield dies at 82

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Rodney Dangerfield -- best known for his rapid-fire jokes and the signature line, "I don't get no respect" -- died Tuesday. He died during a difficult recovery from heart valve replacement surgery. The 82-year-old comic was a much beloved idol for a gener
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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.

Chevy Chase hopes to find watch

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Comedian Chevy Chase has said he believes his $10,000 Cartier wristwatch may be buried among mounds of high-end loot cops seized in a New York airport sting.

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

Malpractice costs change U.S. care methods

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Soaring malpractice premiums are forcing a growing number of U.S. doctors to seek litigation waivers from their patients, the Washington Times said Monday.

Musicians' emergency fund faces challenges

In Greek mythology, Atlas was the man condemned to carry the world on his back. To many aging jazz musicians, and some younger in age who find themselves in a b
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2003 with 84 to follow.
By United Press International

Commentary: Joe Bob's Week in Review

Jane Barbe, the queen of telephone recordings, whose voice was heard an estimated 40 million times a day saying things like "Press '1' to hear your message" on
JOE BOB BRIGGS

Steely Dan back with "Everything Must Go"

For Steely Dan, winning some Grammy awards three years ago was good for a shout-out from comedian Chris Rock on the street one day, but not much else.
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

Psychiatric drug may thwart Alzheimer's

A drug used for 50 years to treat manic depression could provide a one-of-a-kind, two-punch defense against Alzheimer's disease, a devastating dementia-fomenting disorder that affects 18 million people worldwide, scientists said Wednesday.
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

"Hairspray" led the field Monday with 13 Tony Award nominations, including one for best musical.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

UPI Farming Today

UPI Farming Today -- Wednesday, April 23, 2003
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International

Cathy's World: 'Regular Joe' Daniel Stern

LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- A couple of years ago, character actor Daniel Stern (best known for the "Home Alone" and "City Slickers" films) wrote and starred in a short-lived CBS family comedy called "Danny," about a good-hearted guy recently separated from his wife and his everyday
CATHERINE SEIPP

People

Fred Rogers, who as "Mr. Rogers" delivered life's lessons to children for more than 30 years in quiet soothing tones, has died at age 74.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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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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