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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.
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Stuart Townsend praises 'Betrayal' director Patty Jenkins

Stuart Townsend praises 'Betrayal' director Patty Jenkins

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Irish actor Stuart Townsend says hiring celebrated "Monster" filmmaker Patty Jenkins to direct the pilot episode of "Betrayal" was an excellent way to start off ABC's new drama series.
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Ellen Pompeo criticizes Emmys for lack of diversity

Ellen Pompeo criticizes Emmys for lack of diversity

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo told USA Today she was disappointed by what she called a lack of diversity at Sunday's Emmy Awards telecast.
'Candelabra' wins Best Miniseries Emmy, Best Actor for Michael Douglas

'Candelabra' wins Best Miniseries Emmy, Best Actor for Michael Douglas

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Michael Douglas earned an Emmy Sunday night in Los Angeles for his portrayal of iconic entertainer Liberace in the TV movie "Behind the Candelabra."
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Actor James Cromwell, 73, arrested at protest

Actor James Cromwell, 73, arrested at protest

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Actor James Cromwell was arrested Thursday after protesting the University of Wisconsin's alleged abuse of cats in the name of research, TMZ said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.
By United Press International
'American Horror Story' renamed 'Asylum'

'American Horror Story' renamed 'Asylum'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy says the second season of the anthology series will be called "Asylum," a nod to its mental-institution setting.
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Consuelos joins 'Horror Story' cast

Consuelos joins 'Horror Story' cast

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Actor and TV personality Mark Consuelos has joined Season 2 of FX's "American Horror Story," EW.com reported.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
By United Press International
Chaplin family supports 'The Artist'

Chaplin family supports 'The Artist'

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Charlie Chaplin's granddaughters say they are happy to serve as hosts of a special screening of "The Artist," a film that pays homage to Hollywood's silent era.
Lionsgate to distribute Bush bio-pic 'W'

Lionsgate to distribute Bush bio-pic 'W'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 9 (UPI) -- Lionsgate announced Friday that it has acquired the distribution rights to "W," Oliver Stone's upcoming film about U.S. President George W. Bush.
Cromwell, Burstyn to co-star in 'W'

Cromwell, Burstyn to co-star in 'W'

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Oliver Stone has tapped James Cromwell and Ellen Burstyn to play former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush and his wife Barbara in the new film "W."

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008.
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James Cromwell
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James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American film and television actor. Some of his more notable roles are in Babe (1995), for which he earned Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, L.A. Confidential (1997), The Green Mile (1999), and in the television series Six Feet Under (2003-2005). He has been nominated for an Oscar, three Emmy Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards during his career.

Cromwell was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised in Manhattan, New York. He is the son of actress Kay Johnson and actor, director and producer John Cromwell, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. He was educated at The Hill School, Middlebury College and Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University). Like his parents, he was drawn to the theater, performing in everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays.

Cromwell's first television performance was in a 1974 episode of The Rockford Files playing Terry. A few weeks later, he began a recurring role as Stretch Cunningham on All in the Family. In 1975, he took his first lead role on television as Bill Lewis in the short-lived Hot l Baltimore, and a year later he made his film debut in Neil Simon's classic detective spoof Murder by Death.

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