Movie flying roadster sold at auction

AUBURN, Ind., June 4 (UPI) -- The cheery wood-and-steel flying vehicle in the movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bank" sold at auction to a Florida collector for just less than $498,000.

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'Mary Poppins' takes flight on Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- After a successful British run, a stage rendition of "Mary Poppins" has debuted on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

Celebrities protest Calif. gas platform

MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Numerous celebrities including actors Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry gathered in Malibu, Calif., to protest a proposed floating natural gas terminal.

TV comedy writer Jerry Belson dies at 68

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Emmy-winning comedy writer Jerry Belson of "The Odd Couple" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show" has died in Los Angeles at the age of 68, his daughter said.

Lennie Weinrib, 'HR Pufnstuf' voice, dies

SANTIAGO, Chile, July 2 (UPI) -- Lennie Weinrib, who supplied the voice for the title character in the children's fantasy TV series "H.R. Pufnstuf," has died at age 71. The voiceover artist and character actor died Wednesday at a hospital in Santiago, Chile, after suffering a stroke, his

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.

Robin Williams signs on for 'Museum'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Robin Williams will star as former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt in the 20th Century Fox comedy "Night at the Museum."

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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2005 with 18 to follow.
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Dick Van Dyke stars in Hallmark series

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood veteran Dick Van Dyke is starring in a new murder mystery series for cable's Hallmark Channel, it was reported Monday.

Reiner to guest on 'Boston Legal'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Comedy legend Carl Reiner will get a chance to show his dramatic acting skills on ABC's "Boston Legal" in March.

Mary Poppins flies again

LONDON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- London theatergoers are hailing a $17.5 million production of "Mary Poppins" at the Prince Edward Theater, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.

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Today is Monday, Dec. 13, the 348th day of 2004 with 18 to follow.
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Van Dyke,Tyler Moore ideal grandparents

CHICAGO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. Grandparent's Day survey found actor Haley Joel Osment of "The Sixth Sense" and "Pay it Forward" the first choice for a celebrity grandson.

'Mary Poppins' coming to London stage

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- London theater producer Cameron Mackintosh is set to bring "Mary Poppins" to West End in the 1964 Disney film's first stage production.

Nominees for 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards, which were announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

'Dallas' cast to hold on-air reunion

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- CBS hopes for a ratings boost from two upcoming reunion specials, one of them a return to the Southfork Ranch for the cast of Dallas.

Feature: 'Van Dyke' crew back for more

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- As NBC gives a spectacular send-off to two classic comedy series -- "Friends" and "Frasier" -- CBS is bringing back the cast of its legendary comedy hit, "The D
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Analysis: 'Frasier' signing off

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- The all-time Emmy champion "Frasier," which ends its 11-year run on NBC in May, is one of the last specimens of a dying breed: sophisticated network comedies in
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

TV Land features television moguls

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. cable's TV Land is featuring a six-part documentary series entitled "TV Land Moguls," focusing on the top producers in each decade of television.

Dick Van Dyke reunion to air on CBS

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie and Carl Reiner have reunited for the 159th episode of the "Dick Van Dyke Show" -- 38 years after the show ended.

'Dick Van Dyke Show' returns to TV

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. TV classic "The Dick Van Dyke Show" is set to return to television, picking up the story line where it left off 40 years ago.

Actress Hope Lange

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- daughter of show folk

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Today is Saturday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2003 with 18 to follow.
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Analysis: 'West Wing's' fresh start

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- "The West Wing" enters its fifth season on NBC in a curious position, trying to bounce back from a disappointing 2002-03 season even as it shoots to become the
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