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'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Captain Phillips' make PGA Award shortlist

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- "American Hustle," "Blue Jasmine," "Captain Phillips" and "Gravity" are among the nominees for the Producers Guild of America's top film prize for 2013.

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Bennett, Romano to headline St. Jude show

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'Butterfly,' 'Blood,' 'Juno' earn PGA nods

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," "Juno" and "Michael Clayton" were among the films nominated Monday for Producers Guild of America prizes.

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Veteran writers turn out for WGA rally

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The scribes who penned "Diamonds Are Forever," "The Big Valley" and "The Danny Thomas Hour" took part in a rally supporting striking Hollywood writers Friday.

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TV comedy writer Jerry Belson dies at 68

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Writer/producer Harvey Bullock dead at 84

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- Writer/producer Harvey Bullock, who wrote several episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show," has died in Laguna Beach, Calif., at age 84.

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Writer Danny Simon dead at 86

PORTLAND, Ore., July 28 (UPI) -- Veteran TV comedy writer Danny Simon, the older brother of playwright Neil Simon, has died in Portland, Ore., at age 86.

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List of winners at 56th Ammy Awards

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Danny Thomas
White House Reporter for United Press International, Helen Thomas (R), poses with actor Danny Thomas and Terre Thomas on October 7, 1983 at a benefit which she co-hosted for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Washington. (UPI Photo/Tim Clary/Files)

Danny Thomas (January 6, 1912 – February 6, 1991) was an American nightclub comedian and television and film actor, best known for starring in the television sitcom Make Room for Daddy, or The Danny Thomas Show. He is also the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Thomas was born Amos Alphonsus Muzyad Yakhoob in Deerfield, Michigan, to Charles and Margaret Yakhoob (Jacobs). His parents were Arab immigrants from Lebanon. He first performed under his Anglicized birth name, Amos Jacobs, before settling on the stage name, Danny Thomas, which were the first names of two of his brothers. He was raised in Toledo, Ohio, attending St. Francis de Sales Church, Woodward High School and attending the University of Toledo.

Thomas first reached large audiences on network radio in the 1940s, most notably playing shifty brother-in-law Amos in The Bickersons, which began as sketches on the half-hour music-comedy show Drene Time, co-hosted by Don Ameche and Frances Langford. Thomas also portrayed himself as a slightly scatterbrained Lothario on this show. His other network radio work included period appearances on the legendary NBC variety program, The Big Show, hosted by stage legend Tallulah Bankhead.

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