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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006.
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Today is Friday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2005 with 64 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2004 with 64 to follow.
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Dennis Franz judges 'Dramatic Auditions'

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Dennis Franz of ABC's "NYPD Blue" is a judge on cable's TNT's "Dramatic Auditions" where an aspiring actor gets a shot at Hollywood. "The winner gets $50,000 cash, an apartment in L.A. for a year, along with the use of a car," Franz told TV Guide Online.

'Sesame Street' turns 35

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The folks at "Sesame Street" will celebrate the children's program's 35th season with a PBS primetime special this spring.

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2003 with 64 to follow.
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'Sopranos' plots a return in March

HOLLYWOOD, July 16 (UPI) -- The top gun at HBO says it looks like "The Sopranos'" fifth season will launch in March.

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Today is Monday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2002 with 64 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

'SCREAM' TEAM IS 'CURSED'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Digest

TV ACADEMY EMBRACES THE NEW
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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LAP97022208-22 FEBRUARY 1997-LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Dennis Franz holds the trophy for best performance by male actor in a drama series tittles "NYPD Blue." UPI jr/Jim Ruymen
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Dennis Franz (born October 28, 1944) is an American actor best known for his role as Andy Sipowicz, a gritty police detective in the television series NYPD Blue

Franz was born Dennis Franz Schlachta in Chicago, Illinois, the son of German immigrants Eleanor, a postal worker, and Franz Schlachta, who was a baker and postal worker. Franz is a graduate of Proviso East High School (in Maywood, Illinois) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. After graduating from college, Franz was drafted into the United States Army. He served eleven months with the 82nd Airborne Division in Vietnam.

Franz began his acting career at Chicago's Organic Theater Company. Although he has in the past performed Shakespeare, his "look" led to his being typecast early in his career as a police officer. (By Franz' own count, the character of Detective Andy Sipowicz was his 27th role as a police officer). He has also guest-starred in shows such as The A-Team. Other major roles were on the television series Hill Street Blues in which he played two characters over the run of that show: Sal Benedetto and Norm Buntz. He starred in the short-lived Beverly Hills Buntz as the morally-questionable Norman Buntz.

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