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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2014.
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Holly Hunter joins 'Manglehorn' cast

Holly Hunter joins 'Manglehorn' cast

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Holly Hunter will star with Al Pacino in director David Gordon Green's latest film, "Manglehorn," producers in Los Angeles said.
Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger play Bonnie and Clyde in miniseries

Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger play Bonnie and Clyde in miniseries

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- The miniseries "Bonnie & Clyde," starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger as the American crime duo, is to be simulcast on History, Lifetime and A&E.

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Gyllenhaal, Barnz: 'Won't Back Down' doesn't bash teachers' union

Gyllenhaal, Barnz: 'Won't Back Down' doesn't bash teachers' union

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and director Daniel Barnz adamantly deny their new film "Won't Back Down" bashes U.S. public-school teachers and the unions that represent them.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
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'Saving Grace' ending after 3 seasons

'Saving Grace' ending after 3 seasons

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- TNT says its U.S. police drama "Saving Grace," starring Holly Hunter, will end next year after three seasons.
Ricci to guest star on 'Saving Grace'

Ricci to guest star on 'Saving Grace'

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Christina Ricci is to appear in a three-episode arc of the second season of the TV drama "Saving Grace," TNT announced Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2008.
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Globes recognizes several new TV shows

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Quite a few new TV shows, including "Mad Men," "Damages," "Pushing Daisies" and "The Tudors," were recognized with Golden Globe nods Thursday in Hollywood.

Holly Hunter stars in new TNT series

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Holly Hunter is calling her first starring role on series television an "incredible joyride."

Kenneth Johnson joins 'Saving Grace' cast

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (UPI) -- Actor Kenneth Johnson has signed on to star opposite Holly Hunter in "Saving Grace," the U.S. cable network TNT announced.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2007.
By United Press International

Movie 'Raising Arizona' comes home

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Nearly 20 years after "Raising Arizona" was released, the U.S. film goes back to its roots with a showing in Arizona's Superstition Mountains.

Hunter in series talks with TNT

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter is in talks with TNT to play a jaded Oklahoma City police detective tapped by an angel for redemption in "Grace."
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Holly Hunter
Actress Holly Hunter (C) is joined by (L-R) tennis great Billie Jean King, actor Ed Harris, and director Steven Spielberg, following an unveiling ceremony honoring Hunter with the 2,362nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on May 30, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Holly Paige Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an American actress. Hunter starred in The Piano for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for an Oscar for her roles in Broadcast News, The Firm, and Thirteen. Hunter has also won two Emmy Awards with seven nominations and has won a Golden Globe Award with another six nominations.

Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, the daughter of Opal Marguerite (née Catledge), a housewife, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a farmer and sporting-goods manufacturer's representative. Hunter earned a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, after which she moved to New York City and roomed with fellow actress Frances McDormand. Hunter, in 2008, described living in The Bronx "at the end of the D train, just off 205th Street, on Bainbridge Avenue and Hull Avenue. It was very Irish, and then you could go just a few blocks away and hit major Italian". A chance encounter with playwright Beth Henley, when the two were trapped alone in an elevator, led to Hunter's being cast in Henley's plays Crimes of the Heart (succeeding Mary Beth Hurt on Broadway), and Off-Broadway's The Miss Firecracker Contest. "It was like the beginning of 1982. It was on 49th Street between Broadway and Eighth on the south side of the street", Hunter recalled in an interview. " 10 minutes; not long. We actually had a nice conversation. It was just the two of us".

Hunter made her screen debut in the 1981 horror movie The Burning. After moving to Los Angeles in 1982, Hunter appeared in TV movies before being cast in a supporting role in 1984's Swing Shift. That year, she had her first collaboration with the writing-directing-producing team of brothers Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, in Blood Simple, making an uncredited appearance as a voice on an answering-machine recording. More film and television work followed until 1987, when thanks to a starring role in the Coens' Raising Arizona and her Academy Award-nominated turn in Broadcast News, Hunter became a critically acclaimed star. She went on to the screen adaptation of Henley's Miss Firecracker; Steven Spielberg's Always, a romantic drama with Richard Dreyfuss; and the made-for-TV 1989 docudrama about the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade.

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