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'Love is Strange' is 'a classic love story,' says director Ira Sachs

'Love is Strange' is 'a classic love story,' says director Ira Sachs

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) --Director Ira Sachs says "Love is Strange" is "a classic love story" about longtime gay couple Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina).
Annie Martin
Jordin Sparks to host national anthem special on PBS

Jordin Sparks to host national anthem special on PBS

BALTIMORE, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Jordin Sparks and John Lithgow are set to host a ceremony celebrating the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.
Danielle Haynes
Matthew McConaughey tries to save the world in new 'Interstellar' trailer

Matthew McConaughey tries to save the world in new 'Interstellar' trailer

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) --The trailer for Christopher Nolan's upcoming film "Interstellar" premiered online Friday showing Matthew McConaughey racing to save the world from starvation.
Aileen Graef
Glenn Close is heading back to Broadway in 'A Delicate Balance'

Glenn Close is heading back to Broadway in 'A Delicate Balance'

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) --Three-time, Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close is to star in a Broadway revival of Edward Albee's drama, {i:A Delicate Balance}, this fall.
Karen Butler
'Interstellar': Watch the trailer for Christopher Nolan's space film

'Interstellar': Watch the trailer for Christopher Nolan's space film

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine star in Christopher Nolan's upcoming space flick.
Kate Stanton
Pixar to lay off 60 in California

Pixar to lay off 60 in California

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Pixar Animation Studios announced it is laying off about 60 staffers at its headquarters in Emeryville, Calif., after the release delay for "The Good Dinosaur."

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.
By United Press International
'Interstellar,' starring McConaughey and Hathaway, starts shooting

'Interstellar,' starring McConaughey and Hathaway, starts shooting

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Director Christopher Nolan has begun principal photography on "Interstellar" in Alberta, Canada, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures said Tuesday.
Marisa Tomei joins cast of 'Love is Strange'

Marisa Tomei joins cast of 'Love is Strange'

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Marisa Tomei has joined the cast of director Ira Sachs' indie film "Love is Strange," which is to start shooting this month in New York.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.
By United Press International
'Once' up for 11 Tony Awards

'Once' up for 11 Tony Awards

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- The Irish musical "Once" led the field with 11 nominations when Tony Award nods were announced Tuesday in New York.
Celebrities fill White House

Celebrities fill White House

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The White House was full of celebrities Sunday evening when U.S. President Barack Obama played host to this year's five Kennedy Center honorees.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011.
By United Press International
Lithgow, Whitford to star in Prop. 8 play reading

Lithgow, Whitford to star in Prop. 8 play reading

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- John Lithgow, Rory O'Malley and Bradley Whitford have joined the cast for the world premiere of Dustin Lance Black's new play "8" on Broadway.
Lithgow set for Broadway return

Lithgow set for Broadway return

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- John Lithgow has signed on to star in the world premiere production of David Auburn's play "The Columnist," the Broadway show's producers said.
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John Lithgow attends the CBS, CW, CBS Television Studios and Showtime Television Critics Association party in San Marino, California on August 3, 2009. UPI/ Phil McCarten
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John Arthur Lithgow (pronounced /ˈlɪθɡoʊ/; born October 19, 1945) is an American actor, musician, and author, best known for his starring role as Dr. Dick Solomon on the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. He has also achieved success on stage, film, and radio. He has earned multiple Emmy Awards and Tony Awards, as well as two Academy Award nominations. He has also recorded music, and has written poetry and short stories for children.

Lithgow was born in Rochester, New York. His mother, Sarah Jane (née Price), was a retired actress, and his Dominican-born father, Arthur Lithgow, was a theatrical producer and director who ran the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. Because of his father's job, the family moved frequently during Lithgow's childhood, including teenage years in Akron and Lakewood, Ohio.

Lithgow went to Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1967. He lived in Adams House as an undergraduate. He lived in the same freshman dorm as former Vice President Al Gore and actor Tommy Lee Jones. Lithgow later served on its Board of Overseers. Lithgow credits a performance at Harvard of Gilbert and Sullivan's Utopia Limited with helping him decide to become an actor. After graduation, Lithgow won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

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