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'30 Rock' nominated for 17 Emmys

'30 Rock' nominated for 17 Emmys

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- "30 Rock" was nominated for 17 Emmy Awards, including the one for outstanding comedy series, Thursday in Los Angeles.

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'Love Letters' at the Visalia Fox Theater

VISALIA, Calif., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Actor Richard Gilliland and actress Jean Smart, who are married in real life, are set to play an unmarried twosome in "Love Letters" in California.

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2006 with 109 to follow.
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Broadway vets added to '24' cast

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The cast for the upcoming season of Fox TV's "24" will include two of Broadway's biggest stars. Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella and two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson, who is currently in the film "Syriana," will join the growing list of new

More cast added to Fox's '24'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Actors JoBeth Williams, Julian Sands and Peter Weller will appear during the fifth season of Fox TV's "24," it was announced Friday.

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Sean Astin joins cast of '24'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- "Lord of the Rings" star Sean Astin has joined the cast of FOX TV's "24," it was announced Friday. The new season of "24" kicks off with a two-part episode.

Plenty of new faces when '24' returns

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Information on the fifth season of Fox TV's thriller "24" is about as guarded as a new "Harry Potter" book, but some details are starting to leak out.

CBS pulls 'Center of the Universe'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. TV network CBS has pulled the John Goodman comedy "Center of the Universe" replacing it with "Yes, Dear."

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Today is Monday, Sept. 13, the 257th day of 2004 with 109 to follow.
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Dukakis happy about first TV sit-com

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis says she is excited to be starring in her first TV sit-com "Center of the Universe" this fall.
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Jean Smart
Actresses Jean Smart (L) and Annie Potts attend the 'Designing Women' reunion held at the Museum of Television and Radio in Beverly Hills, California on October 25, 2006 . (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

Jean E. Smart (born September 13, 1951) is an American film, television, and stage actress. She is known for her comedic roles, one of the best known being her role as Charlene Frazier Stillfield on the CBS sitcom Designing Women. She later gained critical acclaim for dramatic work, with her portrayal of Martha Logan on 24. Smart recently appeared as Regina Newly on the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? from 2007 to 2009, another comedic role which garnered the actress an Emmy Award in 2008, and was cast as Hawaii Governor Pat Jameson in the first season of the CBS-TV remake of Hawaii Five-0.

Smart was born in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Kay and Douglas Smart, a teacher. The second of four children, she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was thirteen. She is a 1969 graduate of Ballard High School, located in Seattle; it was there that she gained an interest in acting in the drama program. She graduated from the University of Washington Professional Actors Training Program with a BFA. Smart is a member of the University of Washington chapter of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

After graduating from college, Smart began her career appearing in regional theater while still living in Seattle (Seattle Repertory Theater, Ashland Shakespeare festival, etc.). She moved to NYC in the mid 1970's with college friend and fellow actress, Elizabeth Wingate (Lavery), and began working in Off-Broadway productions almost immediately. Before long she made her Broadway debut portraying Marlene Dietrich in the 1981 play Piaf, a role which she would later reprise for the 1984 television version. Also in 1981, Smart was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance in the Off-Broadway play Last Summer at Bluefish Cove.

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