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Penelope Cruz's letter on Israel is 'poison,' says Jon Voight

Penelope Cruz's letter on Israel is 'poison,' says Jon Voight

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Jon Voight thinks Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem should "hang [their] heads in shame" and apologize for writing an "ignorant" letter that "defamed" Israel.
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Jon Voight praises daughter Angelina Jolie, granddaughter Vivienne in 'Maleficent'

Jon Voight praises daughter Angelina Jolie, granddaughter Vivienne in 'Maleficent'

LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) --Jon Voight says granddaughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and daughter Angelina Jolie "were terrific together" in "Maleficent."
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'Behind the Candelabra,' Michael Douglas score Golden Globes

'Behind the Candelabra,' Michael Douglas score Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- HBO's Liberace bio-picture "Behind the Candelabra" won the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Movie or Miniseries in Los Angeles Sunday night.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.
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Liev Schreiber's 'Ray Donovan' gets free online premiere

Liev Schreiber's 'Ray Donovan' gets free online premiere

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- The first episode of Showtime's new Los Angeles-set drama series "Ray Donovan" can now be viewed for free online ahead of its June 30 cable TV premiere.
Dad Jon Voight says he didn't know about Angelina Jolie's surgery

Dad Jon Voight says he didn't know about Angelina Jolie's surgery

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Actor Jon Voight says he first learned about daughter Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy when he read about it in The New York Times.
James Woods joins Showtime's 'Ray Donovan' cast

James Woods joins Showtime's 'Ray Donovan' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 21 (UPI) -- James Woods is to co-star in the new drama series "Ray Donovan," now shooting in Los Angeles, Showtime has announced.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.
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Showtime orders Schreiber, Sheen dramas

Showtime orders Schreiber, Sheen dramas

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Showtime says shooting will begin soon in Los Angeles on its new drama series "Ray Donovan" starring Liev Schreiber and "Masters of Sex" starring Michael Sheen.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.
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Stars lining up for TCM film fest

Stars lining up for TCM film fest

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Anjelica Huston, Danny Huston, Eva Marie Saint and Illeana Douglas are to attend next month's TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Voight calls Venice trip with Jolie lovely

Voight calls Venice trip with Jolie lovely

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Jon Voight says he was happy to spend time with his once-estranged daughter, actress Angelina Jolie, her partner Brad Pitt and their six kids in Venice.
Jolie spends time with Voight in Venice

Jolie spends time with Voight in Venice

VENICE, Italy, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Angelina Jolie's long-estranged father, actor Jon Voight, joined the star, her beau and their children on a trip in Venice's Grand Canal, UsMagizine.com said.
Voight says he and Jolie are 'in touch'

Voight says he and Jolie are 'in touch'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jon Voight says he and his film star daughter Angelina Jolie are talking again after years of estrangement.
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Actor Jon Voight speaks during a rally against the Democrats' health care reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 5, 2009. Thousands of protesters turned out to rally against the nearly 2000 page bill. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight (born December 29, 1938) is an American film and television actor. He came to prominence at the end of the 1960s, with a performance as a would-be gigolo in 1969's Best Picture winner, Midnight Cowboy, for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination. Throughout the following decades, Voight built his reputation with an array of challenging roles, appearing in such landmark films as Deliverance (1972), and Coming Home (1978), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor. Voight's portrayal of sportscaster/journalist Howard Cosell, in the 2001 biopic Ali, earned critical raves and his fourth Oscar nomination. He starred in the seventh season of 24 as the villain Jonas Hodges.

Voight is the father of actor James Haven and actress Angelina Jolie, as well as brother of singer-songwriter Chip Taylor and geologist Barry Voight. He's also the ex-husband of late american actress Marcheline Bertrand, mother of his two sons.

Voight was born in Yonkers, New York, the son of Barbara (Born Kamp; January 7, 1910 - December 3, 1995) and Elmer Voight (October 29, 1909 – June 1973), a professional golfer. His maternal grandparents were German, and his paternal grandfather was an immigrant from the city of Košice (German: Kaschau) in Slovakia, then Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Voight was raised Catholic and attended Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York, where he first took an interest in acting - playing the comic role of Count Pepi Le Loup in the school's annual musical, The Song of Norway. After graduating from high school in 1956, he went to college at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he majored in art and graduated with a B.A. in 1960. At CUA, he demonstrated his artistic skill by designing the cardinal that adorned the center of the floor of the basketball court. This section of floor now resides on display in the school's Pryzbyla University Center.

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