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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

On this date in history: Richard Nixon was nominated ... and announced his resignation.
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Actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

Actor Bob Hoskins dies at 71

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Actor Bob Hoskins, most famous for his role in "Who framed Roger Rabbit?", died Tuesday at 71 after battling a bout of pneumonia, says his publicist.
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Sorkin says he and Hoffman talked about drug addiction

Sorkin says he and Hoffman talked about drug addiction

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin says he and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman bonded over their shared battle with drug addiction.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.
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Dustin Hoffman successfully treated for cancer

Dustin Hoffman successfully treated for cancer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Dustin Hoffman's publicist Jodi Gottlieb says the U.S. actor has been successfully treated for cancer.

Dustin Hoffman tears up talking about 'Tootsie'

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Dustin Hoffman teared up while recalling how playing a man pretending to be a woman in "Tootsie" affected how he looks at people in real life.

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Lawmaker wants to name road for Levon Helm ... 'Game of Thrones' to screen at Texas A&M University ... Justin Timberlake to appear on 'Fallon' March 11-15 ... Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to be Oscar presenters ... News from United Press International.
Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to be Oscar presenters

Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood titans Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman are to be presenters at the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Lawsuit filed over alleged animal abuse on 'Luck'

Lawsuit filed over alleged animal abuse on 'Luck'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The former head of the American Humane Association's film and TV unit is suing her ex-employer and HBO, which aired the horse-racing drama "Luck."
'Nuttiness' stopped Hoffman from directing

'Nuttiness' stopped Hoffman from directing

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Dustin Hoffman said it was his "own private nuttiness that stopped" him from directing a film until his latest project, "Quartet."
Kennedy Center comics target Obama

Kennedy Center comics target Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Obama and some of the seven award recipients were targets of comedians' jokes Sunday night at the Kennedy Center Honors program in Washington.
Obama lauds Kennedy Center honorees

Obama lauds Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama joked Sunday that the seven 2012 Kennedy Center honorees are "extraordinary people who have no business being on the same stage together."
Hoffman to get breakthrough director prize

Hoffman to get breakthrough director prize

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Dustin Hoffman is to be presented with the Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award for his dramedy "Quartet," organizers of the Hollywood Film Awards said Monday.
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People in the news

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Letterman grateful for Kennedy honor

Letterman grateful for Kennedy honor

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Comedian David Letterman said he is "grateful" he will be recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors this winter in Washington.
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Actor Dustin Hoffman arrives at a photocall for the film "Kung Fu Panda" during the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 15, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable types of characters.

He first drew critical praise for the 1966 Off-Broadway play Eh? for which he won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. This was soon followed by his breakthrough movie role as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967). Since then Hoffman's career has largely been focused in cinema with only sporadic returns to television and the stage. Some of his most noted films are Papillon, Marathon Man, Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man, Lenny, All the President's Men, Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man, Wag the Dog, and Meet the Fockers.

Hoffman has won two Academy Awards (for his performances in Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man), five Golden Globes, three BAFTAs, three Drama Desk Awards, a Genie Award, and an Emmy Award. Dustin Hoffman received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999.

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