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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
By United Press International

ABC orders full seasons of 'The Goldbergs,' 'Trophy Wife'

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- ABC ordered full seasons of freshman comedies "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife," and four additional episodes of "Super Fun Night," The Hollywood Reporter said.
'Magic City' to end after two seasons on Starz

'Magic City' to end after two seasons on Starz

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The 1950s Miami-set drama series "Magic City" will not return for a third season, Starz announced Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
By United Press International

James Caan joins 'Magic City' cast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Screen icon James Caan has joined the cast of the Miami-set drama series "Magic City," Starz said Thursday.
History plans 'The Godfather' special

History plans 'The Godfather' special

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- History channel says it will air a 2-hour special called "The Godfather Legacy," to observe the classic Hollywood mobster saga's 40th anniversary.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 26, 2012.
By United Press International
Tony Danza to bring 'Vegas' to B'way

Tony Danza to bring 'Vegas' to B'way

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Television actor Tony Danza is to star in a Broadway musical based on the 1992 film "Honeymoon in Vegas" in spring 2013, the show's producers said Monday.
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Coppola regrets 'Godfather' sequels

Coppola regrets 'Godfather' sequels

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola told TMZ "The Godfather" shouldn't have been followed up with two sequels, one of which won the Best Picture Oscar.
Caan appears in 'Annoying Orange' short

Caan appears in 'Annoying Orange' short

MIAMI, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor James Caan has lent his voice to the character Jalapeno in the Web series "The Annoying Orange."
William Petersen to star in Tony Kaye film

William Petersen to star in Tony Kaye film

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. actor William Petersen has signed on to co-star with Christina Hendricks and Lucy Liu in the film "Detachment."
Scott Caan joins cast of 'Hawaii Five-0'

Scott Caan joins cast of 'Hawaii Five-0'

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Scott Caan has signed up to play Danny "Danno" Williams in the new version of the classic TV series "Hawaii Five-O."
Cuban government honors del Toro

Cuban government honors del Toro

HAVANA, July 31 (UPI) -- The Cuban government in Havana has honored "Che" star Benicio del Toro for his body of work.
Caan to be honored with Vegas Icon award

Caan to be honored with Vegas Icon award

LAS VEGAS, June 16 (UPI) -- The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it plans to honor Hollywood actor James Caan with the first Vegas Icon Award.
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Actors Robert Duvall and James Caan (right) who starred in the first Godfather movie appear at a 2/10/05 promotional event in New York for EA Games which is producing "The Godfather" video game for release in mid 2005. The late Marlon Brando recorded his voice overs for the game shortly before he died in 2004. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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James Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor. He is best-known for his starring roles in The Godfather, Thief, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian's Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, Elf, and El Dorado. He also starred as "Big Ed" Deline in the television series Las Vegas.

Caan was born in The Bronx, New York City, the son of Sophie and Arthur Caan, Jewish immigrants from Germany. His father was a meat dealer. Caan grew up in Sunnyside, Queens, New York City. He was educated at P.S. 150 40-01 43rd Avenue School in Queens, at the private Rhodes Preparatory School, also in New York City, and then attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, studying economics. Caan played college football at MSU, as quarterback for the Spartan freshman team in 1956. He later transferred to Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, but did not graduate. However, while studying at Hofstra University, he became intrigued by acting and was interviewed for, accepted to and graduated from New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, where one of his instructors was Sanford Meisner.

Caan began his acting career in television on such series as The Untouchables, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Kraft Suspense Theatre, Combat!, Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, The Wide Country, Alcoa Premiere, Route 66, and Naked City. In 1964, he starred as Jewish athlete Jeff Brubaker in the episode "My Son, the All-American" of Channing, a drama about college life.

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