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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
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Cary Elwes writing 'Princess Bride' memoir

Cary Elwes writing 'Princess Bride' memoir

Nov. 22 (UPI) -- You wish to write us a memoir? Cary Elwes, we accept!
Gabrielle Levy
'The Princess Bride' is headed to Broadway

'The Princess Bride' is headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Broadway's Disney Theatrical Productions says it is developing William Goldman's beloved book and movie, "The Princess Bride," as a stage work.
Robin Williams may return for third 'Night at the Museum'

Robin Williams may return for third 'Night at the Museum'

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Robin Williams may reprise his role as Teddy Roosevelt for the third installment of the "Night at the Museum" franchise, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
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Fred Willard won't face lewd-conduct trial

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Fred Willard has finished a diversion program for minor offenses and will not be tried for lewd conduct relating to a July arrest, prosecutors said.
Willard jokes with Fallon about arrest

Willard jokes with Fallon about arrest

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- Actor Fred Willard joked on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" about his recent arrest for alleged lewd conduct inside a Hollywood adult movie theater.
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PBS fires Willard after lewd-conduct arrest

PBS fires Willard after lewd-conduct arrest

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- PBS says it has fired Fred Willard from its show "Market Warriors" after he was arrested for alleged lewd conduct in a Hollywood adult film theater.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.
By United Press International
Fred Willard to guest star on 'Rob'

Fred Willard to guest star on 'Rob'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Fred Willard is to guest star on Rob Schneider's new U.S. sitcom "Rob," CBS announced.

AMC orders reality show 'JJK Security'

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- AMC says it has green-lit "JJK Security," a reality series about a small, family-owned private security company in rural Georgia.
New 'Spinal Tap' film debuts on iTunes

New 'Spinal Tap' film debuts on iTunes

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The mock rock band Spinal Tap's new short film, "Stonehenge: 'Tis a Magic Place," is available for download exclusively on iTunes, its producers said.
'Spinal Tap' stars plan concert tour

'Spinal Tap' stars plan concert tour

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer are planning a concert tour in honor of their rock mockumentary "This is Spinal Tap's" 25th anniversary.
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TOR2000090803-8 SEPTEMBER 2000 - TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Jamie Lee Curtis and husband Christopher Guest pose for photographers at the Toronto International Film Festival gala screening of "Best In Show" at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada tonight September 8. UPI/cc Christine Chew
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The Rt. Hon. Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), better known as Christopher Guest, is an American-born screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor and comedian. He is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in several improvisational "mockumentary" films that feature a repertory-like ensemble cast, such as This is Spinal Tap. In the United Kingdom, he holds a Baronial peerage, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically-elected chamber. Despite initial activity in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999. When using his title, he is normally styled for short as Lord Haden-Guest.

Guest was born in New York City, the son of Peter Haden-Guest, a British United Nations diplomat who later became the 4th Baron Haden-Guest, and his second wife, Jean Pauline Hindes, a former vice president of casting at CBS. Guest's maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Russia. His paternal grandfather, Leslie, Baron Haden-Guest, was a Labour Party politician who was a convert to Judaism, and his paternal grandmother's father was Colonel Albert Goldsmid, a British officer who founded the Jewish Lads' and Girls' Brigade and the Maccabaeans. Both of Guest's parents had become atheists, and Guest had no religious upbringing. Nearly a decade before he was born, his uncle David Guest, a lecturer and Communist Party member, was killed in the Spanish Civil War fighting in the International Brigades.

Guest spent parts of his childhood in his father's native United Kingdom. He attended The High School of Music & Art (New York City), studying classical music (clarinet). He later took up the mandolin, became interested in country music, and played guitar with Arlo Guthrie. Guest later began performing with bluegrass bands until he took up rock and roll.

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