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James Earl Jones to star in Broadway's 'You Can't Take It with You'

James Earl Jones to star in Broadway's 'You Can't Take It with You'

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- James Earl Jones will star in the Broadway revival of "You Can't Take It with You." This is the first time in 30 years that the play is performed on Broadway.
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American Theatre Wing to honor Angela Lansbury at fall gala

American Theatre Wing to honor Angela Lansbury at fall gala

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The "Murder, She Wrote" star and stage actor will be honored at New York's Plaza Hotel in September.
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Shepherd leaves 'Best Man' early

Shepherd leaves 'Best Man' early

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Cybill Shepherd has left the Broadway production of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" to be with her ailing mother, the show's producers said.
Broadway lights to be dimmed for Vidal

Broadway lights to be dimmed for Vidal

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Broadway community says it will mourn the death of writer Gore Vidal by dimming the marquees of its theaters for a minute Friday evening.
Blum replaces McKean in 'Best Man'

Blum replaces McKean in 'Best Man'

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Mark Blum has permanently replaced Michael McKean in the Broadway revival of "Gore Vidal's The Best Man," producers announced Monday.
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Michael McKean out of hospital

Michael McKean out of hospital

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- Actor Michael McKean, who was hit by a car last week while walking in New York, says he has been discharged from St. Luke's Hospital.
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Michael McKean grateful for family, docs

Michael McKean grateful for family, docs

NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Actor Michael McKean, who was hit by a car while walking in New York this week, is maintaining a positive attitude, saying via Twitter he is a "lucky man."

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Injured McKean replaced in B'way show

Injured McKean replaced in B'way show

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- Michael McKean has officially dropped out of the Broadway revival of "Gore Vidal's The Best Man" after he was hit by a car in New York, producers said.
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WAP2000092705 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2000 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Author Gore Vidal, left, confers with Shawn Bullard of the National Press Club, middle, and Marcus Raskin of the Institute for Policy Studies at the National Press Club in Washington, DC September 27. Vidal spoke about the media's role in a democracy, one of the subjects in his new book "The Golden Age." rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI.
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Gore Vidal ( /ˌɡɔər vɪˈdɑːl/; born October 3, 1925) is an American author, playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and liberal political activist. Early in his career he wrote The City and the Pillar (1948), which outraged mainstream critics as one of the first major American novels to feature unambiguous homosexuality. He also ran for political office twice and served as a longtime political critic.

Vidal was born Eugene Luther Gore Vidal in West Point, New York, the only child of 1st Lieutenant Eugene Luther Vidal (1895–1969) and Nina Gore (1903–1978). He was born in the Cadet Hospital of the United States Military Academy, where his father was the first aeronautics instructor, and was christened by the headmaster of St. Albans preparatory school, his future alma mater. According to "West Point and the Third Loyalty", an article Vidal wrote for The New York Review of Books (October 18, 1973), he later decided to be called Gore in honor of his maternal grandfather, Thomas Gore, Democratic senator from Oklahoma.

Vidal's father, a West Point football quarterback and captain, and an all-American basketball player, was director of the Commerce Department's Bureau of Air Commerce (1933–1937) in the Roosevelt administration, was one of the first Army Air Corps pilots and, according to biographer Susan Butler, was the great love of Amelia Earhart's life. In the 1920s and 1930s, he was a co-founder of three American airlines: the Ludington Line, which merged with others and became Eastern Airlines, Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT, which became TWA), and Northeast Airlines, which he founded with Earhart, as well as the Boston and Maine Railroad. The elder Vidal was also an athlete in the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics (seventh in the decathlon; U.S. pentathlon team coach).

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