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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 13, 2014.
By United Press International
Dana Delany says 'Body of Proof' won't be back

Dana Delany says 'Body of Proof' won't be back

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Dana Delany announced via Twitter her medical drama "Body of Proof" will not be returning for a fourth season.
Report: ABC may bring back 'Body of Proof'

Report: ABC may bring back 'Body of Proof'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- ABC is considering bringing back its canceled crime drama "Body of Proof," starring U.S. actress Dana Delany, for mid-season, Deadline.com reported Wednesday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
By United Press International
$81M pledged during SU2C telethon

$81M pledged during SU2C telethon

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- More than $81 million has been pledged as a result of last week's Hollywood telecast, the organization Stand Up to Cancer said Monday.
Hanks, Berry set for cancer telethon

Hanks, Berry set for cancer telethon

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake and Sofia Vergara are among the dozens of Hollywood stars to take part in Friday's "Stand Up to Cancer" telecast.
'Desperate Housewives' wraps up 8-season run

'Desperate Housewives' wraps up 8-season run

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. nighttime soap opera "Desperate Housewives" ended its eight-season run with a 2-hour season finale.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 13, 2012
By United Press International
Luke Perry plans TV return

Luke Perry plans TV return

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- Former teen idol Luke Perry is to guest star on the U.S. crime drama series "Body of Proof," ABC said Monday.
'Body of Proof' gets TV debut date

'Body of Proof' gets TV debut date

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The new U.S. drama series "Body of Proof" is to debut in March, following the 18-episode run of "Detroit 1-8-7," ABC said Tuesday.
TV vets line up for new ABC shows

TV vets line up for new ABC shows

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Matthew Perry, Allison Janney, Michael Imperioli, Dana Delany and Michael Chiklis are to star in new shows next season, ABC announced this week in New York.
Delany to guest star on 'Castle'

Delany to guest star on 'Castle'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Actress Dana Delany has signed up to guest star in two installments of the U.S. mystery series "Castle," ABC said Wednesday.
Stars line up to be Emmy presenters

Stars line up to be Emmy presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Simon Baker, Dana Delany, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey and Jon Hamm have signed on to be presenters at the upcoming Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said.
Stars flocking to Obama inauguration

Stars flocking to Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Scores of celebrities plan to attend, while others want to perform at U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's upcoming inauguration, the New York Daily News said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 13, 2008.
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Dana Delany
Dana Delany arrives for the New York Stage and Film's Annual Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York on December 13, 2009. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Dana Welles Delany (born March 13, 1956) is a multi-award winning American film, stage, and television actress. She is known for her role as Colleen McMurphy on the ABC television show China Beach (1988–1991), Katherine Mayfair on Desperate Housewives (2007–2010), Megan Hunt on Body of Proof (2011–present) and, as a voice-actress, Lois Lane in the DC Animated Universe as well as the television series The Batman. In an interview, she said she loves to play "complicated characters." Delany has been active in film, television, and stage since the late 1970s.

Delany was born in New York City to parents of Irish descent and was raised Catholic. She has remarked that, even as a child, she always wanted to go into acting. "The reason a person first gets into acting is because you want attention from your parents as a child," she told a reporter. In her childhood, she went with her family to many Broadway shows, and was fascinated by films.

After growing up in Stamford, Connecticut, she attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts for her senior year, and was a member of the school's first co-educational class which included jazz composer Bill Cunliffe, software executive Peter Currie, artist Julian Hatton, poet Karl Kirchwey, writer Nate Lee, editor Sara Nelson restauranteur Priscilla Martel and sculptor Gar Waterman. "Andover was the best time of my life," she recalled. She played the lead role of Nellie Forbush in the school's spring musical production of South Pacific playing opposite Peter Kapetan as Emile. She commented: "It was just a little awkward to be Nellie at first because she hesitates to marry Emile since he had once lived with a Polynesian woman -- I don't agree with her reasoning so that made things a bit hard at the beginning." She appeared in a student video directed by fellow classmate Jonathan Meath in a film class taught by Steve Marx. She graduated in 1974 with the academic honor of "cum laude" which was awarded to 80 out of 378 graduating seniors. She majored in theater at Wesleyan University, worked in summer stock productions during vacations, and graduated in 1978. Later, in an interview, she reported that she sometimes had eating issues during this time of her life. She said: "I binged... I starved ... I was one step from anorexia –a piece of toast and an apple would be all I would eat in a day."

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