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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.
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Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A memorial celebration in honor of the late actress Julie Harris is to take place Dec. 3 at the Barnard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
By United Press International
'Lincoln' to close AFI festival

'Lincoln' to close AFI festival

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis, will have its world premiere as the closing night film of AFI Fest 2012 in Hollywood.
Author Gore Vidal dies at 86

Author Gore Vidal dies at 86

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Novelist, playwright, screenwriter and essayist Gore Vidal died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia, his family said. He was 86.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
By United Press International
Guest spots in demand on 'NCIS'

Guest spots in demand on 'NCIS'

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Actors are flocking to do guest spots on "NCIS," the U.S. TV show's executive producer Gary Glasberg said.
Hal Holbrook to appear on 'ER'

Hal Holbrook to appear on 'ER'

BURBANK, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Hal Holbrook is to make a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of the U.S. television medical drama "ER," NBC announced Thursday.
Bardem wins supporting actor Oscar

Bardem wins supporting actor Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Javier Bardem won the supporting actor Oscar in Los Angeles Sunday for his portrayal of a serial killer in "No Country for Old Men."

80th Academy Awards ceremony under way

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The 80th Academy Awards show, which honors the year's best in film, is under way at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008.
By United Press International

Many U.S. nominees won't attend BAFTAs

LONDON , Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Many U.S. nominees for British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards have said they don't plan to attend the upcoming ceremony at the Royal Opera House.

Stars planning to attend Oscars lunch

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Oscar nominees George Clooney, Viggo Mortensen, Julie Christie, Laura Linney and Ellen Page are set to attend an upcoming Hollywood luncheon in their honor.

Affleck, Holbrook make Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Casey Affleck, Javier Bardem, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hal Holbrook and Tom Wilkinson are in the running for Hollywood's best supporting actor Oscar.
'Juno,' 'Clayton' earn Oscar nods

'Juno,' 'Clayton' earn Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- "Juno," "No Country for Old Men" and "Michael Clayton" each earned numerous Oscar nods as nominations were announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday.
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Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook arrives for the 60th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 11, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Harold Rowe "Hal" Holbrook, Jr. (born February 17, 1925) is an American actor. His television roles include Abraham Lincoln in the 1976 TV series Lincoln, Hays Stowe on The Bold Ones: The Senator and Capt. Lloyd Bucher on Pueblo. He is also known for his role in the 2007 film Into the Wild, for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award. He has also done a one man show as Mark Twain. He also had a multi-episode arc on The Event, an American television series, airing on NBC.

Holbrook was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Aileen (née Davenport), a vaudeville dancer, and Harold Rowe Holbrook, Sr. He was raised in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. Holbrook graduated from the Culver Academies and Denison University, where an honors project about Mark Twain led him to develop the one-man show for which he is best known, a series of performances called Mark Twain Tonight (for which he won both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award). Holbrook served in the US Army in World War II and was stationed in Newfoundland, where he performed in little theatre, including the play Madam Precious.

According to Playbill, Holbrook's first solo performance as Twain was at Lock Haven State Teachers College in Pennsylvania in 1954. Ed Sullivan saw him and gave Holbrook his first national exposure on his February 12, 1956 show. Holbrook was also a member of the Valley Players (1941–1962), a summer stock theater company based in Holyoke, Massachusetts which performed at Mountain Park Casino Playhouse at Mountain Park. He was a member of the cast for several years and performed Mark Twain Tonight as the 1957 season opener. The State Department even sent him on a European tour, which included pioneering appearances behind the Iron Curtain. In 1959, Holbrook first played the role Off-Broadway. Columbia Records recorded an LP of excerpts from the show.

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