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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
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'Guvnors,' 'Once' earn Drama League nods

'Guvnors,' 'Once' earn Drama League nods

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- "Clybourne Park," "The Columnist," "The Lyons" and "One Man, Two Guvnors" are among the nominees for New York's Drama League Award for Best Play.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008.
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'Gigantic' to start shooting Monday

'Gigantic' to start shooting Monday

NEW YORK, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Principal photography on the film "Gigantic," starring Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman and Jane Alexander, is set to begin in New York City.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006.
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Today is Friday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2005 with 64 to follow.
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HBO stars sweep movie Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Stars of the silver screen who logged time on the small screen last year were rewarded with Emmys Sunday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

BioWar: Biowatch expansion developing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The Department of Homeland security is working to expand the BioWatch system -- a nationwide array of sensors sniffing the air in select cities for signs of a bioterror attack -- to a far more integrated network of potentially thousands of linked detector
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Italy takes on 'Footballers' Wives'

ROME, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- "Footballers' Wives" is being remade for Italian TV in the first foreign language version of the popular British drama.

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2004 with 64 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2003 with 64 to follow.
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Feature: Welcome to 'Sunshine State'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- If you think of politics when you think of Florida, be advised that veteran filmmaker John Sayles' most recent feature -- "Sunshine State" -- has a decidedly po
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Jane Alexander (born October 28, 1939) is an American actress, author, and former director of the National Endowment for the Arts. Although perhaps best known for playing the female lead in The Great White Hope on both stage and screen, Alexander has played a wide array of roles in both theater and film, and has committed herself to a variety of charitable causes.

Alexander was born Jane Quigley in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of Ruth Elizabeth (née Pearson), a nurse, and Thomas B. Quigley, an orthopedic surgeon. She graduated from Beaver Country Day School, an all-girls' school in Chestnut Hill outside of Boston, where she discovered her love of acting.

Encouraged by her father to go to college before embarking on an acting career, Alexander attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, where she concentrated on theater but also studied mathematics with an eye toward computer programming, in the event that she failed as an actress. Alexander spent her junior year studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she participated in the Edinburgh University Dramatic Society. The experience, together with apparently good reviews of her performances, solidified her determination to continue acting.

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