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Philip Seymour Hoffman died after shooting 'speedball,' ME says

Philip Seymour Hoffman died after shooting 'speedball,' ME says

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a lethal injection of heroin, cocaine, enzodiazepines and amphetamines, New York officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
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Emile Hirsch to play John Belushi in bio-picture

Emile Hirsch to play John Belushi in bio-picture

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Emile Hirsch is to play the late comic icon John Belushi in Steve Conrad's as-yet-untitled bio-picture, Variety reported.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
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'Wizard of Oz' dress sells for $480,000

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The dress Judy Garland wore in the film "The Wizard of Oz" fetched $480,000 at a Hollywood memorabilia auction in California, officials said.
'Animal House: The Musical' in the works

'Animal House: The Musical' in the works

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Canada's Barenaked Ladies are writing the score for a stage musical based on the 1978 big-screen comedy "National Lampoon's Animal House," producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.
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Martha's Vineyard festival honors Belushi

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Organizers of the inaugural Martha's Vineyard Comedy Festival have named the event's top prize after the late John Belushi.

Belushi-Aykroyd comic duo may ride again

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi may be heading for a TV pairing with his late brother's partner in comedy, Dan Aykroyd, in a new legal drama set in Las Vegas.

Vatican pays tribute to 'Blues Brothers'

VATICAN CITY, June 18 (UPI) -- The Vatican's official newspaper marked the 30th anniversary of the comedy musical "The Blues Brothers" by declaring it a Catholic classic.

'Blues Brothers' mall to rebound

HARVEY, Ill., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A commercial developer from Chicago said it has plans to rebuild a mall in Harvey, Ill., more famous for a movie car chase than for merchandise.
Blues Bros. perform at Brillstein memorial

Blues Bros. perform at Brillstein memorial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd performed as the Blues Brothers at a Los Angeles memorial for famed Hollywood producer and talent manager Bernie Brillstein.
'SNL' to air vintage Carlin episode

'SNL' to air vintage Carlin episode

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- NBC said it will re-air the 33-year-old premiere episode of "Saturday Night Live," featuring the iconic U.S. comedian George Carlin as host.

Another Belushi takes up acting

CHICAGO, June 1 (UPI) -- Rob Belushi, who has landed a starring role on a prestigious Illinois stage, says he's honored to be following his famous father and uncle into acting.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008.
By United Press International
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John Adam Belushi (pronounced /bəˈluːʃi/; January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an American comedian, actor, and musician best known as one of the original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live and for his roles in the films National Lampoon's Animal House and The Blues Brothers. He was the older brother of Jim Belushi.

Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Agnes Belushi (née Samaras), a first generation Albanian-American, and Adam Belushi (1918–1996), an Albanian immigrant and restaurant operator who left his native village, Qytezë, in 1934 at the age of sixteen. The family's name at the time of immigration was Bellios, or Belliors. Belushi was raised in the Albanian Orthodox church and grew up outside Chicago in Wheaton with his sister Marian, and two brothers, Jim, five-and-a-half years his junior and Billy. He attended Wheaton Central High School, where he met his future wife, Judy Jacklin.

Belushi's first big break as a comedian occurred in 1971, when he joined The Second City comedy troupe in Chicago. He was cast in National Lampoon's Lemmings, a parody of Woodstock, which played Off-Broadway in 1972 and showcased future Saturday Night Live (SNL) performers Chevy Chase and Christopher Guest.

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