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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 30, 2012.
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'Gomez Addams' playing Poe

WESTMINSTER, Md., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Actor John Astin says he's been a loyal fan of the 19th century author Edgar Allen Poe, who he is portraying in tribute events in Baltimore.
Neuwirth to headline 'Addams' musical

Neuwirth to headline 'Addams' musical

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- U.S. stage and television actress Bebe Neuwirth reportedly is set to play Morticia in a new $10 million Broadway musical version of "The Addams Family."

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, March 30, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, March 30, the 89th day of 2006 with 276 to follow.
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Sean Astin and wife have third child

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Sean Astin and his wife, Christine, are parents for the third time, People magazine reported Tuesday.

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Today is Wednesday, March 30, the 89th day of 2005 with 276 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 30, the 90th day of 2004 with 276 to follow.
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Astin seeks wisdom of fellow actors

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Sean Astin says he is looking to his fellow actors to see how to plan his career now "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy has ended.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 30, the 89th day of 2003 with 276 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 30, the 89th day of 2002 with 276 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
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John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows, and is best known for the role of Gomez Addams on The Addams Family, and other similarly eccentric comedic characters.

Astin was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Margaret Linnie (née Mackenzie) and Dr. Allen Varley Astin, who was the director of the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology). He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1952, after transferring from Washington & Jefferson College. He initially studied mathematics at Washington & Jefferson then became a drama major at Johns Hopkins; he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Johns Hopkins.

Astin started in theater, doing voice-over work for commercials. His first big break came with a small part in West Side Story in 1961. At this time, he also guest starred on the ABC sitcom, Harrigan and Son, starring Pat O'Brien. In 1962–1963, he starred with Marty Ingels in the sitcom I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, which aired thirty-one episodes in a single season. From 1964–1966, he starred in The Addams Family as Gomez Addams, the head of the macabre family. He appeared in the TV show The New Addams Family as Grandpapa Addams in 1998, with the role of Gomez Addams played by Glenn Taranto.

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