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WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Every war needs a compelling brand proposition, and the Bush administration's default proposition is: "This is about American prerogatives," a Manhattan consult

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Joe Bob's Drive-In: Bitters and Blue Ruin

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Appreciation: Rumpole, farewell!

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Rumpole of the Bailey is dead. Except, of course, he is not. He will live forever. He and Leo McKern, the great British-Australian actor who brought him to life
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HOLLYWOOD, July 23 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks is one of a select fraternity of performers who is both superstar and distinguished actor. The two seldom go together.
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MORE PROBLEMS FOR MARTHA STEWART? There are reports that with all her problems concerning her stock dealings and relationships with her own stockholders, housewares maven Martha Stewart may be in even deeper hot water.
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HOLLYWOOD, June 5 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks joins Hollywood's pantheon of movie legends next month as the youngest honoree in the American Film Institute's hall of fame.
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Gary Cooper
December 21, 1976: HOLLYWOOD: Playing Clint Eastwood's leading lady is tantamount to becoming the invisible woman. One may recall leading ladies in movies with Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, Richard Burton, or Clark Gable. But Eastwood never lets a leading lady become too familiar with him. The latest of his costars is Tyne Daly, an Irish brunette who plays a lady cop in "The Enforcer.” She hopes that in spite of the obscurity of Clint's leading ladies, her role will launch her on the road to stardom. (UPI Photo/Handout/Files)

Frank James “Gary” Cooper (May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor. He was renowned for his quiet, understated acting style and his stoic, individualistic, emotionally restrained, but at times intense screen persona, which was particularly well suited to the many Westerns he made. His career spanned from 1925 until shortly before his death, and comprised more than one hundred films.

Cooper received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning twice for Sergeant York and High Noon. He also received an Honorary Award in 1961 from the Academy.

Decades later, the American Film Institute named Cooper among the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars, ranking 11th among males from the Classical Hollywood cinema period. In 2003, his performances as Will Kane in High Noon, Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees, and Alvin York in Sergeant York made the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains list, all of them as heroes.

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