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March 11 (UPI) -- Jason Sudeikis is in negotiation to play Fletch in "Fletch Won," a Warner Bros. reboot of the 1980s "Fletch" films that starred Chevy Chase.
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CHEVY CHASE, Md., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Pascal Tessier earned the rank of Eagle Scout in a Chevy Chase, Md., ceremony, making him among the first openly gay Boy Scouts to get the honor, advocates say.
Chevy Chase to reunite with 'Vacation' co-star Beverly D'Angelo

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Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Chevy Chase to reunite with former National Lampoon co-star Beverly D'Angelo in new ABC comedy series.

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Obamas begin 8-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard

EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama and his wife Michelle arrived on Martha's Vineyard off Massachusetts Saturday afternoon for a vacation.

Former U.S. Rep. Lindy Boggs dead at 97

CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. and ambassador to the Vatican Lindy Boggs died Saturday at her home in Chevy Chase, Md., her family said. She was 97.

U.S. student killed in Egypt 'cared profoundly about the Middle East'

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, June 30 (UPI) -- A 21-year-old American student killed during protests in Egypt was in the country because he "cared profoundly about the Middle East," his family said.

U.S. student among three killed in political violence in Egypt

CAIRO, June 29 (UPI) -- At least three people, including a U.S. student, have been killed in political clashes in Egypt, officials said Saturday.
Dan Harmon confirmed as 'Community' showrunner

Dan Harmon confirmed as 'Community' showrunner

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 10 (UPI) -- Dan Harmon is returning as executive producer and showrunner for the fifth season of the Colorado-set comedy "Community," NBC announced Monday.
Report: Dan Harmon to return as 'Community' show-runner

Report: Dan Harmon to return as 'Community' show-runner

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- "Community" creator Dan Harmon says he has been asked to return as show-runner for Season 5 of the Colorado-set sitcom.

NBC renews 'Community' for fifth season

HOLLYWOOD, May 11 (UPI) -- NBC renewed "Community" for a fifth season, making the show one of only two comedies returning next season for the network, The Hollywood Reporter said.
NBC sitcom 'Community' plans puppet episode for April

NBC sitcom 'Community' plans puppet episode for April

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 6 (UPI) -- NBC says the characters from its U.S. comedy series "Community" will be immortalized as puppets in an episode to air in April.
NBC: 'Community' could get fifth season without Chevy Chase

NBC: 'Community' could get fifth season without Chevy Chase

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. sitcom "Community," which was in danger of being canceled this season due to low ratings, could be renewed for a fifth season, NBC said.
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Chevy Chase exits 'Community'

Chevy Chase exits 'Community'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Comic actor Chevy Chase is leaving the college-themed sitcom "Community," The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.
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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)

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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