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Lorraine Bracco reveals secrets behind her 35-pound weight loss

Lorraine Bracco reveals secrets behind her 35-pound weight loss

April 3 (UPI) -- "Sopranos" star Lorraine Bracco has revealed the motivations behind her 35-pound weight loss, and plans to write a book to inspire others to do the same.
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Lorraine Bracco, Penny Marshall to play lesbians on new sitcom

Lorraine Bracco, Penny Marshall to play lesbians on new sitcom

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco will play a lesbian couple in a sitcom about the life of John Mulaney.
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Penny Marshall, Lorraine Bracco to play lesbians on sitcom

Penny Marshall, Lorraine Bracco to play lesbians on sitcom

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. actresses Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco are to play a lesbian couple in the upcoming Fox comedy series "Mulaney," TVGuide.com reported.

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James Gandolfini's 'Sopranos' family attends his funeral

James Gandolfini's 'Sopranos' family attends his funeral

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- A funeral Mass is to be held Thursday for the late actor James Gandolfini at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct, 2, 2011.
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Stars line up for NY cancer benefit

Stars line up for NY cancer benefit

WATER MILL, N.Y., July 28 (UPI) -- Kelly Ripa, Ashley Greene, Donna Karan, Ariel Foxman and InStyle are to serve as hosts of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's upcoming New York fundraiser.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007.
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'Sopranos' steals best drama Emmy

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- "The Sopranos" was named best drama at the 59th annual Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Heigl beats 'Grey's' co-stars for 1st Emmy

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Katherine Heigl won the trophy for best supporting actress in a drama at the 59th annual Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles Sunday night.

'Wounded Knee' tops all Emmy nominees

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 19 (UPI) -- An account of the displacement of American Indians as the United States pushed westward paced all shows nominated for primetime Emmy awards.

Celebrities honor Boyle with N.Y. memorial

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The entire TV cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond" was among the celebrity attendees honoring late actor Peter Boyle at a New York memorial this week. "Raymond" actor Ray Romano and his former TV co-stars were among more than 200 people attending Monday's se

Former Bears coach adds wine to his line

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Once known for his fiery, quick temper, former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka has entered the wine business and is now being labeled "crisp and dry." The Super Bowl XX winning coach has partnered with a California winery to come up with five different ble
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Lorraine Bracco signs copies of her new book "On the Couch" at Barnes & Noble in New York on June 6, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Lorraine Bracco (born October 2, 1954) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Karen Hill in Goodfellas and Dr. Jennifer Melfi on the HBO television series, The Sopranos.

Bracco was born in the Brooklyn, New York City neighborhood of Bay Ridge and grew up in Hicksville on Long Island. Her father is Italian American and her mother is English; Bracco is fluent in English, French and Italian.

In 1974 Bracco moved to France, where she became a fashion model for Jean-Paul Gaultier. While there, she was introduced to the director and novelist Lina Wertmuller. In the early 1970s, Wertmuller recruited Bracco in a new film production titled Camorra. "She dressed me up like an Italian woman of no means. A street woman clad in disheveled clothes, hair unkempt and all that, and threw me on the set. She was so creative. I mean, Lina accentuated my eyes with dark make-up, the way Sophia Loren used to appear in those epic roles in the '60s. And talk about talent. She's so bright and perceptive. I mean, she's just fantastic. And yes, I learned a lot from her. She's a master of her profession, and I've been blessed not only with her, but also with so many masters," recounted Bracco to Daniel Simone during an interview, which was published in the December 14, 2007 issue of Dan's Papers.

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