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George Takei recalls being taken at gunpoint to a Japanese-American internment camp

George Takei recalls being taken at gunpoint to a Japanese-American internment camp

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Original "Star Trek" actor George Takei opened up to NBC Thursday about his experience being taken to a Japanese-American internment camp.
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George Takei documentary 'To Be Takei' releases first trailer

George Takei documentary 'To Be Takei' releases first trailer

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) --New documentary "To Be Takei" explores the life and career of "Star Trek" actor, activist and pop culture icon George Takei.
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Twitter users hail Seattle-Denver 'Stoner Bowl'

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Twitter-based Super Bowl buzz for Denver and Seattle surrounds the fact the teams come from the only two states to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
George Takei ghostwriter apologizes for going public

George Takei ghostwriter apologizes for going public

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Journalist Rick Polito says he has apologized to George Takei for saying he ghostwrote items on the "Star Trek" star's Facebook page.
Season 4 of 'Lost Girl' starts shooting in Toronto

Season 4 of 'Lost Girl' starts shooting in Toronto

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Production has begun in Toronto on Season 4 of the supernatural drama series "Lost Girl," Syfy said Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 20, 2013.
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Petition challenges FAA on gadgets

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Ex-Star Trek actor George Takei said he is "put off" by U.S. regulations forbidding air travelers from keeping gadgets turned on during liftoffs and landings.
Lampanelli, Guidice fired on 'Apprentice'

Lampanelli, Guidice fired on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Lisa Lampanelli and Teresa Guidice have been fired from the business-themed competition show "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Mendoza gets the boot on 'Apprentice'

Mendoza gets the boot on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza became the latest contestant fired on the business-themed reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Penn Jillette fired on 'Apprentice'

Penn Jillette fired on 'Apprentice'

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- Comedian and magician Penn Jillette was the latest contestant to be fired on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 20, 2012.
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Teutul fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Teutul fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Paul Teutul Sr. was the latest star fired on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Ferrigno fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Ferrigno fired from 'Celebrity Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno was the latest star fired from "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Gibson, Snider fired from 'Apprentice'

Gibson, Snider fired from 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Recording artists Debbie Gibson and Dee Snider have become the latest stars fired from "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
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Looking comfortable in familiar surroundings, George Takei (Mr. Sulu) and Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) are reunited in front of the 'Star Trek' exhibit at the new Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fameª on June 16, 2004 in Seattle, Washington. The Museum will open to the public on June 18, 2004. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
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George Hosato Takei Altman (born April 20, 1937) is an American actor of Japanese descent, best known for his role in the television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise. He is an outspoken proponent of gay rights and active in state and local politics as well as continuing his acting career. He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights and Japanese-American relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum.

Takei was born in Los Angeles, California in 1937. He was named after King George VI who ascended the throne the same year. In 1942, the Takei family was originally housed in the horse stables of Santa Anita Park before being sent to the Rohwer War Relocation Center for internment in Arkansas. The family was later transferred to the Tule Lake War Relocation Center in California. Despite this experience, the family developed a renewed dedication and remained involved in the American democratic process. He and his family returned to Los Angeles at the end of World War II. He attended Mount Vernon Junior High School, where he served as student body president, and Los Angeles High School.

Upon graduation from high school Takei then enrolled in the University of California at Berkeley where he studied architecture. Later he attended the University of California at Los Angeles, where he received a bachelor of arts in theater in 1960 and a master of arts in theater in 1964. He attended the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-Upon-Avon in England, and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. In Hollywood, he studied acting at the Desilu Workshop. Takei is fluent in English and Japanese.

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