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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 22, 2013.
By United Press International

Broadway writer Mark O'Donnell dead at 58

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Cleveland-born writer and humorist Mark O'Donnell died in front of his Manhattan home after going into respiratory arrest, the New York Daily News said.
John Waters hitchhiking across the U.S.

John Waters hitchhiking across the U.S.

BALTIMORE, May 22 (UPI) -- A middle-aged married couple from Illinois say they recently gave hitchhiking filmmaker John Waters a ride from Kansas to Colorado.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 22, 2012.
By United Press International
Horror film 'Excision' to get 2012 release

Horror film 'Excision' to get 2012 release

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Anchor Bay Films says it has acquired the North American distribution rights to "Excision," a horror movie starring AnnaLynne McCord.
Ricki Lake engaged to Christian Evans

Ricki Lake engaged to Christian Evans

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and TV personality Ricki Lake announced via Twitter Thursday she is engaged to Christian Evans, her boyfriend of about a year.
'Hairspray' to close on Broadway

'Hairspray' to close on Broadway

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of the musical "Hairspray" is scheduled to end its six-year run early next year, its producers announced.
Studio planning 'Hairspray' sequel

Studio planning 'Hairspray' sequel

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- New Line Cinema reportedly is planning a sequel to the movie musical "Hairspray," which was based on a U.S. stage musical, inspired by a non-musical film.
'Cry-Baby' set to close on Broadway

'Cry-Baby' set to close on Broadway

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- The 1950s-set stage musical "Cry-Baby" reportedly is slated to close on Broadway later this month.
Fishburne, Connick to present at Tonys

Fishburne, Connick to present at Tonys

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Actors Laurence Fishburne and Harry Connick Jr. have joined the lineup of presenters at the upcoming "62nd annual Tony Awards" show in New York, CBS said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 22, 2008.
By United Press International
Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party raised $5.1 million in Los Angeles Sunday night, the foundation announced Monday.
Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Organizers of Film Independent's 2008 Spirit Awards said dozens of Hollywood's biggest stars are planning to attend the upcoming show in Santa Monica, Calif.
'Cry-Baby' stage musical to weep on B'way

'Cry-Baby' stage musical to weep on B'way

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A new stage musical based on John Waters' 1990 film "Cry-Baby" is to begin performances on Broadway later this year, Playbill.com reported.

Waters takes his holiday obsession on tour

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- An "obsession" with Christmas has sent U.S. movie director John Waters on the road to talk about the holiday for the past four years.
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NYP2000081013- 10 AUGUST 2000- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Director John Waters and friend Bob attend the August 9 New York premiere of Waters film "Cecil B Demented". ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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John Russell Waters (born 8 December 1948, London) is a film, theatre and television actor and musician best known in Australia, to where he moved in 1968. He has been in the industry for over 40 years, and was part of the Australian children's series, Play School, for almost 20 years.

His first big break was in musicals, playing Claude in a Sydney production of Hair in 1969, then Judas in Godspell. Among his most famous roles are Sergeant Robert McKellar in the 1976 television series Rush (famously revoiced and parodied by The D-Generation as The Olden Days on their comedy programme The Late Show), Capt. Alfred Taylor in the 1980 film version of Breaker Morant, and Pontius Pilate in the Australian concert production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Many Australians still remember him best from his nearly 20-year stint on the Australian children's series Play School (1972–1991).

Waters also appeared in the 1983 Australian miniseries All the Rivers Run as Brenton Edwards.

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