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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
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'Speaking' set to close this month

'Speaking' set to close this month

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The Broadway production of "Relatively Speaking," three one-act comedies by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, is to close this month, producers said.
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'Simpsons' renewed for two more seasons

'Simpsons' renewed for two more seasons

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. television network Fox announced Friday it has renewed its animated series "The Simpsons" for two more seasons.
Kavner lands role in "Relatively Speaking" on Broadway

Kavner lands role in "Relatively Speaking" on Broadway

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- John Turturro has signed on to direct "Relatively Speaking," three one-act plays by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen, on Broadway this fall.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008.
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'Simpsons' voice actors make deal with Fox

'Simpsons' voice actors make deal with Fox

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. actors who lend their voices to animated characters on "The Simpsons" reportedly have signed a four-year deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
'Simpsons' ride opens at Universal Orlando

'Simpsons' ride opens at Universal Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., May 15 (UPI) -- "The Simpsons Ride," based on the long-running animated television series, officially opened Thursday at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2006 with 115 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2005 with 115 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2005 with 115 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 7, the 251st day of 2004 with 115 to follow.
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Julie Kavner
Julie Kavner, the voice of Marge Simpson in the animated motion picture comedy "The Simpsons Movie", arrives at the premiere of the film in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on July 24, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Julie Deborah Kavner (born September 7, 1950) is an American film and television actress, comedian and voice artist. Noted for her role as Marge Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons, she also voices other characters for the show, including Patty and Selma Bouvier.

Born in Los Angeles, Kavner grew up in Southern California, attending Beverly Hills High School and later San Diego State University. Known for her improvisation and distinctive "honeyed gravel voice," Kavner was cast in her first professional acting role as Brenda Morgenstern in Rhoda in 1974. She received a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award in 1978 and several more award nominations for playing the character. Following Rhoda, Kavner was cast in The Tracey Ullman Show, which debuted in 1987. The Tracey Ullman Show included a series of animated shorts about a dysfunctional family. Voices were needed for the shorts, so the producers decided to ask Kavner to voice Marge. The shorts would eventually be spun off into The Simpsons.

Kavner has been described as "nearly reclusive"; part of her contract says that she will never have to promote The Simpsons on video. For her work as Marge, Kavner received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992 and an Annie Award nomination for her performance as the character in The Simpsons Movie.

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