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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 4, 2014.
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Ed O'Neill says 'Modern Family' initially wanted Craig T. Nelson

Ed O'Neill says 'Modern Family' initially wanted Craig T. Nelson

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Ed O'Neill says Craig T. Nelson was the first choice to play his patriarch character Jay Pritchett on the California-set sitcom "Modern Family."

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 4, 2012.
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'Poltergeist' remake in the works

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Ukrainian filmmaker Vadim Perelman reportedly is in talks to develop a remake of the 1982 horror classic "Poltergeist."

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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 4, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, April 4, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday April 4, the 94th day of 2006 with 271 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 4, the 94th day of 2005 with 271 to follow.
By United Press International

Hunter offers sneak peek at 'Incredibles'

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Holly Hunter recently took a break from drama to lend her voice to the super heroine Elasti-girl in the new animated feature, "The Incredibles."

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Today is Sunday, April 4, the 95th day of 2004 with 271 to follow. This is Palm Sunday. Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Eastern time.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 4, the 94th day of 2003 with 271 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

Movie exhibitors are hoping for the best as four new pictures open on a weekend when many Americans are following the war in Iraq on TV.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Tony Award-winning actress Lynne Thigpen, a star of the CBS drama "The District," has died at her Los Angeles home.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Actress Lynne Thigpen dies at 54

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- Tony Award-winning actress Lynne Thigpen, a star of the CBS drama "The District," has died at her Los Angeles home, the network said Thursday. She was 54.
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Craig T. Nelson
Jerry Van Dyke (L) and Craig T. Nelson, performers nominated for this year's 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards pose for photographers on August 25, 1992 at a reception in Los Angeles. Van Dyke is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Nelson is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Both actors co-star in the hit TV show "Coach." Emmys in 30 categories will be presented Sunday, August 30 and broadcasted on FOX. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/Files)
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Craig Theodore Nelson (born Craig Richard Nelson; April 4, 1944) is an American actor. He is probably best known for his Emmy-winning role as Hayden Fox on the TV series Coach. He also starred in The Incredibles in 2004 as Mr. Incredible.

Nelson was born in Spokane, Washington, the son of Vera Margaret (née Spindler), a dancer, and Armand Gilbert Nelson, a businessman who was once a drummer in Bing Crosby's high school band. Nelson has a brown belt in karate and attended the University of Arizona and Central Washington University.

Nelson is a motorsports fan and an avid racer. He first participated in the 1991 Toyota Celebrity Long Beach Grand Prix and finished third. He founded Screaming Eagles Racing in 1994 with John Christie and entered and drove a Toyota-engined Spice SE90 in the IMSA WSC in 1994, a Lexus-engined Spice SE90 in 1995 and a Ford-engined Riley & Scott MkIII in 1996 and 1997.

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