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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.
By United Press International

'Cheers' stars Alley, Perlman, Wendt to reunite on new sitcom

HOLLYWOOD, June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actor George Wendt will guest star in an upcoming TV Land sitcom "Kirstie," joining former "Cheers" co-stars Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman.
Broadway's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' to close Sunday

Broadway's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' to close Sunday

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- The world premiere of Richard Greenberg's new play "Breakfast at Tiffany's" will take its final bow on Broadway Sunday, the show's producers said Monday.

Cat sacked from Broadway's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- Montie, an understudy for Vito Vincent, the feline co-star of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" on Broadway, has been fired for being unruly, the New York Post said.

Casting call planned for cat to star in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' on Broadway

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A casting call is being held for a cat to appear in the upcoming Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's new play, "Breakfast at Tiffany's," producers said.
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George Wendt joins 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' cast

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Actor George Wendt has joined the cast of Richard Greenberg's new Broadway play, "Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's," producers said Thursday.
George Wendt has successful bypass

George Wendt has successful bypass

CHICAGO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Television and theater actor George Wendt has undergone successful coronary bypass surgery at a Chicago-area hospital, his manager said.

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Illness forces George Wendt out of play

CHICAGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- George Wendt, the veteran actor who played Norm on "Cheers," is expected to recover completely after being hospitalized with chest pains, a spokesman says.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.
By United Press International

'Elf' musical headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby and George Wendt have signed on to star in Broadway's new holiday production "Elf -- The Musical," which is based on the 2003 movie.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 17, 2008.
By United Press International
'Cheers' alum to appear on 'Last Comic'

'Cheers' alum to appear on 'Last Comic'

BURBANK, Calif., June 11 (UPI) -- "Cheers" stars George Wendt and John Ratzenberger are to appear on the final U.S. audition episode of the reality show "Last Comic Standing," NBC said.
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George Robert Wendt (born October 17, 1948) is an American actor, best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the television show Cheers.

Wendt was born in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois and attended Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He was expelled from the University of Notre Dame after a semester with a 0.00 GPA. He later attended the Jesuit Rockhurst College in Kansas City, where he graduated with a B.A. in economics.

Wendt is a 1975 alumnus of The Second City, which he discovered shortly after college. A viewing had inspired him to join and on his first day of employment, he showed up promptly at 11:30AM as he was instructed. The woman working there handed him a broom and said "Welcome to the theater, kid"; thus, his first job in show business was sweeping the floors. Second City was also where he met his future wife, Bernadette Birkett, who later played the voice of Norm's never-seen wife, Vera, on Cheers. In 1989, Wendt appeared as the eponymous protagonist in a BBC TV dramatization of Ivan Goncharov's novel Oblomov. He has also appeared twice on the original British edition of Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

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