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Scalise names N.C. Rep. Patrick McHenry deputy whip

Scalise names N.C. Rep. Patrick McHenry deputy whip

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) --Newly elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise announced his whip team Thursday, to be led by North Carolina Rep. Patrick McHenry as his chief deputy.
Gabrielle Levy
Unemployment insurance fight renewed in House, Senate

Unemployment insurance fight renewed in House, Senate

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) --Bills to renew emergency unemployment insurance were introduced to revive an effort that seemed all but dead last month when a Senate-passed deal expired.
Gabrielle Levy
Chris Christie calls for broader 'pro-life agenda' in speech to religious conservatives

Chris Christie calls for broader 'pro-life agenda' in speech to religious conservatives

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) --New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, addressing a conference of religious conservatives Friday, called for a broader "pro-life" agenda.
Frances Burns
House votes to expand protections against NSA

House votes to expand protections against NSA

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) --In a move that revealed lingering discomfort with the NSA, the House passed an amendment to expand protections against it collecting U.S. citizens' data.
Gabrielle Levy
McCarthy, Scalise promise change after House leadership election

McCarthy, Scalise promise change after House leadership election

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise positioned themselves as harbingers of change for a Congress and country in need of fresh ideas.
Gabrielle Levy
McCarthy elected House majority leader

McCarthy elected House majority leader

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --Kevin McCarthy was elected House Majority Leader by members of the GOP caucus, who selected the California Republican to replace Eric Cantor Thursday afternoon.
Gabrielle Levy
House GOP to vote on new leadership... for now

House GOP to vote on new leadership... for now

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --House Republicans will choose new leadership Thursday, but it's a decision that may easily be undone after the upcoming midterm elections.
Gabrielle Levy
Idaho Rep. Labrador to challenge McCarthy for majority leader

Idaho Rep. Labrador to challenge McCarthy for majority leader

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) --Idaho conservative Raul Labrador announced Friday he will challenge Kevin McCarthy for the Republican majority leader job about to be vacated by Eric Cantor.
Gabrielle Levy
McCarthy alone in majority leader race, Labrador mulls run

McCarthy alone in majority leader race, Labrador mulls run

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) --The House majority leader race went from a two-man race to a coronation of Kevin McCarthy, but by Friday, another member was considering a run.
Gabrielle Levy
Hensarling won't run for majority leader

Hensarling won't run for majority leader

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --Jeb Hensarling withdrew from consideration in the race for House majority leader, bowing out of the vote that will take place next week to replace Eric Cantor.
Gabrielle Levy
Cantor backs McCarthy to replace him as majority leader

Cantor backs McCarthy to replace him as majority leader

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --House Majority Leader Eric Cantor began saying his goodbyes less than 24 hours after he was unseated by his tea party opponent in his primary.
Gabrielle Levy
Cantor to step down as majority leader

Cantor to step down as majority leader

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --Following his stunning primary defeat Tuesday night, Eric Cantor will step down from his post as majority leader in July.
Gabrielle Levy
Boehner to Obama: Fix the VA

Boehner to Obama: Fix the VA

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --Top-ranking House Republicans sent a letter to the White House Wednesday demanding immediate action in response to the ongoing Veterans Affairs scandal.
Matt Bradwell
Republican leaders plan town halls on replacement for Obamacare

Republican leaders plan town halls on replacement for Obamacare

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Republican congressional leaders plan a listening tour to help develop an alternative to President Obama's healthcare plan, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy says.
Real politicians act out 'House of Cards'

Real politicians act out 'House of Cards'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Members of Congress and fans of the political drama "House of Cards" act out scenes from the show.
Aileen Graef
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Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks about the recent tour taken by House Republicans of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, Alaska's Prudhoe Bay and Arctic coastal plain, in Washington on July 22, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jack Hohman)
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Kevin McCarthy (February 15, 1914 – September 11, 2010) was an American stage, film, and television actor, who appeared in over two hundred television and film roles. For his role in the 1951 film version of Death of a Salesman, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor. McCarthy is probably best known for his starring role in Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a 1956 horror science fiction film.

McCarthy was born in Seattle, Washington, the son of Martha Therese (née Preston) and Roy Winfield McCarthy. McCarthy's father was from a wealthy Irish Catholic family based in Minnesota, and his mother was born in Washington state to a Protestant father and a Jewish mother. He was the brother of the author Mary McCarthy, and a distant cousin of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy. His parents both died in the 1918 flu pandemic and the four children "were sent to live with relatives in Minneapolis. After five years of near-Dickensian mistreatment, described in McCarthy’s memoirs, the youngsters moved in with their maternal grandfather." McCarthy graduated from Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin in 1932, and attended the University of Minnesota, where he participated in his first play Henry IV, Part 1, and discovered a love of acting.

McCarthy went on to have a long and distinguished career as a character actor. He has had some starring roles sprinkled in his career, most notably the science fiction film classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. On television, he had roles in two short-lived series: The Survivors with Lana Turner; and NBC's Flamingo Road as Claude Weldon, father of the Morgan Fairchild character. In 1956, he appeared with Alexis Smith in the NBC anthology series, The Joseph Cotten Show in the episode "We Who Love Her". McCarthy appeared too in the 1959 episode "The Wall Between" of CBS's anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson. He guest starred in the 1960 episode of The Twilight Zone entitled "Long Live Walter Jameson", as the title character.

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