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'Lorax' again tops U.S. box office

'Lorax' again tops U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," with the voice of Danny DeVito, took the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office for the second week in a row with $39.1 million in receipts.
'Lorax' way on top at U.S. box office

'Lorax' way on top at U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- The animated "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," with the voice of Danny DeVito, raked in a whopping $70.7 million for the No. 1 U.S. box office spot during the weekend.
DeVito to star in 'Sunshine Boys' in U.K.

DeVito to star in 'Sunshine Boys' in U.K.

LONDON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Danny DeVito is to make his West End debut in the London stage production of Neil Simon's play "The Sunshine Boys," producers said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011.
By United Press International
Broadcast film critics to honor DeVito

Broadcast film critics to honor DeVito

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- Danny DeVito is to be honored as the first recipient of the Critics' Choice Television Icon Award at an upcoming awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Swift to voice a character in 'Lorax'

Swift to voice a character in 'Lorax'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Taylor Swift has joined the voice cast of the upcoming animated film, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," Universal Pictures said Thursday.
DeVito to accept award for Douglas

DeVito to accept award for Douglas

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Danny DeVito will fill in for his friend Michael Douglas at the Zurich Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Gervais penning 'Extras' special

Gervais penning 'Extras' special

LONDON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- British comedian and actor Ricky Gervais says he is working on a one-hour special continuing his recently wrapped show-biz series "Extras."
'It's Always Sunny' co-stars wed in Malibu

'It's Always Sunny' co-stars wed in Malibu

MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney, stars of the irreverent TV comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," reportedly tied the knot at a vineyard in Malibu.
DeVito to direct 'Charlotte Doyle'

DeVito to direct 'Charlotte Doyle'

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- Pierce Brosnan and Morgan Freeman are set to star in Danny DeVito's big-screen adaptation of the U.S. novel, "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle."

Obama leading Clinton among celebrities

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., leads Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., when it comes to celebrity supporters in their bids for the White House.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007.
By United Press International

DeVito offers lesson on mixing drinks

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Danny DeVito dropped by the New York Marriott Marquis to show the wait staff how to properly mix and serve his new eponymous brand of Limoncello.

DeVito introduces own limoncello brand

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Actor Danny DeVito is turning an embarrassing incident on U.S. television into a sweet new business venture.

Whoopi kicks off 11th season of 'View'

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg kicked off the 11th season of the female-powered ABC talk show, "The View," Tuesday morning.
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Danny DeVito arrives for the opening of his new South Beach restaurant "Devito's" in Miami Beach on June 13, 2007. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, comedian, director, and producer. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of Louie De Palma on the ABC and NBC TV series Taxi (1978–1983), for which he won a Golden Globe and an Emmy.

DeVito and his wife, Rhea Perlman, founded Jersey Films, a production company known for films such as Pulp Fiction, Garden State, and Freedom Writers. DeVito also owns Jersey Television, which produced the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. DeVito and Perlman also starred together in his 1996 film Matilda, based on Roald Dahl's children's novel. He currently stars as Frank Reynolds on the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

DeVito was born in Neptune, New Jersey, the son of Julia, a homemaker, and Daniel Michael DeVito, Sr., who owned several small businesses, including a dry cleaning store, a dairy outlet, a luncheonette, and a pool hall. DeVito is of Italian descent and was raised a Roman Catholic, growing up in Asbury Park. He boarded at Oratory Preparatory School, in Summit, New Jersey, graduating in 1962, and subsequently trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, from which he graduated in 1966.

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