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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.
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Vergara gets family in 'Modern Family'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Actresses Elizabeth Pena and Stephanie Beatriz will guest star on ABC's "Modern Family" as Sofia Vergara's character's family, the executive producer said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.
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Texas execution on despite U.N. order

HOUSTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Texas plans to carry out the Aug. 5 execution of Houston rapist-killer Jose Medellin despite a U.N. world court order for a stay, a state official says.

Death date set for Houston rapist-killer

HOUSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- A state judge Monday set the death date for a Mexican national convicted in the gang rape and deaths of two teenage girls in Texas.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2006 with 99 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2005 with 99 to follow.
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NY Latino Film Festival features 70 films

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- The sixth annual New York International Latino Film Festival will feature more than 70 domestic and international Latino films.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 23, the 267th day of 2004 with 99 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2003 with 99 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2002 with 99 to follow. This is the first day of fall.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Ernie Royal, the trumpeter who played the high notes in many of the finest big bands, was born this day in 1921 in Los Angeles. His affiliations list reads like a "who's who" for big band jazz: Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, St
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

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Elizabeth Pena
Actress Elizabeth Pena, who is the voice of the character, 'Mirage', poses for photographers at the premiere of the new animated film from Pixar, 'The Incredibles' at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, October 24, 2004. The film opens in the United States November 5th. (UPI Photo/Francis Specker)
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Elizabeth Peña (born September 23, 1961) is an American actress, and the daughter of a Latino theater-company co-founder, who has also compiled experience as a television director in her own right.

Elizabeth was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, daughter of Estella Margarita (née Toirac), an arts administrator and producer, and Mario Peña, the Cuban-born actor, writer, and director who jointly founded the Latin American Theatre Ensemble. (It is unknown whether Peña was named after the town of her birth.) Peña graduated from New York's famous High School of Performing Arts in 1977. Her classmates included Ving Rhames, alongside whom she would later co-star in Jacob's Ladder, and Esai Morales, alongside whom she would later co-star in La Bamba.

Peña has appeared in movies such as La Bamba, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Lone Star, Vibes, and Rush Hour. In 2002, she starred in Showtime's Resurrection Blvd. as Tia Bibi Corrades in the episode "Justicia," which she also directed. During the next year, 2003, she appeared in and directed "It Was Fun While It Lasted," an episode of The Brothers Garcia. She also provided the voice of the character Mirage in Pixar's animated film The Incredibles. She guest starred in the 18th episode of NUMB3RS, Season Two, as Sonya Benavides. Although the actress does speak Spanish, she does not dub her own voice for Spanish releases.

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