'Vantage Point' looks down from top

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The narrative thriller "Vantage Point" opened at No. 1 in U.S. theaters this weekend, Box Office Mojo reported Sunday.

Canadian court fines Danny Glover $100

NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Danny Glover, an American actor and rights activist, was fined $100 for trespassing during a labor rally in Canada, a report said.
Stars line up for 'Brothers & Sisters'

Stars line up for 'Brothers & Sisters'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Ken Olin, Danny Glover and Steven Weber will be guest stars in an upcoming episode of the U.S. TV drama "Brothers & Sisters."

Sayles honored at Savannah film fest

SAVANNAH , Ga., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Famed filmmaker John Sayles was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing at the Savannah (Ga.) Film Festival Monday.

Chase to appear on 'Brothers & Sisters'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Chevy Chase has signed on for a multi-episode arc on the ABC drama "Brothers & Sisters."

Spacey meets with Chavez in Caracas

CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey traveled to Venezuela this week to chat with President Hugo Chavez.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, July 22, 2007.

Toronto fest lists Canadian film line-up

TORONTO, July 18 (UPI) -- David Cronenberg, Denys Arcand and Francois Girard are among Canadian directors whose films will be featured at the Toronto Film Festival.

Movie star looks don't help robber

CHICAGO, June 23 (UPI) -- A Chicago man was arrested after police set out to find a robber who looked like actor Samuel L. Jackson.

Glover may boycott UC-Berkeley speech

BERKELEY, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- Actor Danny Glover said he won't speak at the University of California-Berkeley graduation unless the university settles a pay dispute with custodians. Glover, 60, could join a long list of politicians and community activists who have boycotted several UC

Danny Glover not running for SF mayor

SAN FRANCISCO, April 9 (UPI) -- Thanks, but no thanks, actor Danny Glover said to those who hoped the "Lethal Weapon" franchise star might run for San Francisco mayor.

'Dreamgirls' gets 8 Image Award nominatons

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The critically acclaimed movie "Dreamgirls" is in position to win big at the 38th NAACP Image Awards to be held in Los Angeles in March. E! Online reports that the film is "sitting pretty" with eight nominations, including one for Outstanding Motion Pictu

Hudson sings way from church to stardom

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls" Golden Globe nominee, says she got her singing start in a Baptist church in the roughest area of Chicago's South Side.

Bloomberg tops Directors Guild honorees

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg heads the list of this year's honorees to be recognized by the Directors Guild of America.

Ensemble Theatre set to honor Danny Glover

HOUSTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Actor Danny Glover is scheduled to be recognized by Houston's Ensemble Theatre as its "Lifetime Achievement" honoree for this year.
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Danny Glover
Martin Lawrence (L) and Danny Glover, cast members in the motion picture comedy "Death at a Funeral", attend the premiere of the film at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles on April 12, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Danny Lebern Glover (born July 22, 1946) is an American actor, film director, and political activist. Glover is perhaps best known for his roles as Detective Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film franchise.

Glover was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Carrie (née Hunley) and James Glover. His parents, postal workers, were active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), working to advance equal rights. Glover's mother, daughter of a midwife, was born in Louisville, Georgia and graduated from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. Glover grew up with a love for sports, like his father. Glover suffered from epilepsy in his second decade and as a young adult. According to his own account, he "developed a way of concentrating so that seizures wouldn't happen." Using this technique, which he describes as "a type of self-hypnosis", Glover says he has not suffered a seizure since age 34.

Glover graduated from George Washington High School in San Francisco before attending City College of San Francisco for a year; he then matriculated to the American University, where he graduated with a B.A. in economics in 1968. While in college, he met his future wife Asake Bomani, whom he married in 1975, and later divorced. He had one daughter with Asake, her name was Mandisa, and she was born on January 5, 1976.

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