Henry Fonda honored with stamp

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the late Henry Fonda on the 100th anniversary of his birth as part of the USPS Legends of Hollywood stamp series.

Jerry O'Connell in 'Yours, Mine and Ours'

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Jerry O'Connell has joined the cast of the upcoming remake of the 1968 comedy "Yours, Mine and Ours," The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Dennis Quaid set for 'Yours' remake

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Dennis Quaid will star in the remake of "Yours, Mine and Ours," The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Honors for comic Red Buttons

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Comic-actor Red Buttons will receive the 2004 Mr. Wonderful award from the Hollywood charitable organization The Thalians, organizers said Monday.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 6, the 219th day of 2004 with 147 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: AFI honors Meryl Streep

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- An all-star Hollywood lineup turned out for the American Film Institute tribute to Meryl Streep, but a series of testimonials from the likes of Robert De Niro,
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

TV Land features television moguls

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. cable's TV Land is featuring a six-part documentary series entitled "TV Land Moguls," focusing on the top producers in each decade of television.

Legends stamp to honor John Wayne

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Actor John Wayne, known to millions of fans as "Duke," is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a Legends of Hollywood commemorative stamp.

Dancer Ann Miller dead at 81

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Ann Miller, a leading star of Hollywood's golden age of musical comedy, died of lung cancer in Los Angeles Thursday. She was 81.

Comedy writer Edmund Hartmann dies at 92

SANTA FE, N.M., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Comedy and screenwriter Edmund L. Hartmann died at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 92.

Lucille Ball's remains moved

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The ashes of Lucille Ball have been moved from California to her New York hometown, the New York Daily News reported Friday.

Aneurysm risks grow with aging population

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- As the U.S. population ages, a potentially deadly condition known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which largely is the result of aging, is bound to grow more prevalent.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2003 with 147 to follow.
By United Press International

Bob Hope, entertainment titan, dies at 100

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Bob Hope, who died at the age of 100 Sunday evening at his home in Toluca Lake, Calif., was one of the most successful and beloved figures in the history of entertainment.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Long before Steven Spielberg was one of the world's most successful filmmakers, he posed as a studio executive and snuck onto film sets.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Lucille Ball
President Ronald Reagan greets Lucille Ball during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington on December 7, 1986, saluting the Kennedy Center Honorees. (UPI Photo/Vince Mannino/Files)

Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive, and star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life With Lucy. One of the most popular and influential stars in America during her lifetime, with one of Hollywood's longest careers, especially on television, Ball began acting in the 1930s, becoming both a radio actress and B-movie star in the 1940s, and then a television star during the 1950s. She was still making films in the 1960s and 1970s.

Ball received thirteen Emmy Award nominations and four wins. In 1977 Ball was among the first recipients of the Women in Film Crystal Award. She was the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors in 1986 and the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1989.

In 1929, Ball landed work as a model and later began her performing career on Broadway using the stage name Dianne Belmont. She appeared in many small movie roles in the 1930s as a contract player for RKO Radio Pictures. Ball was labeled as the "Queen of the Bs" (referring to her many roles in B-films). In 1951, Ball was pivotal in the creation of the television series I Love Lucy. The show co-starred her then-husband, Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo and Vivian Vance and William Frawley as Ethel and Fred Mertz, the Ricardos' landlords and friends. The show ended in 1957 after 180 episodes. Then, some minor adjustments were made to the program's format - the time of the show was lengthened from 30 minutes to 60 minutes (the first show lasted 75 mins), some new characters were added, the storyline was altered, and the show was renamed from "I Love Lucy" to "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour", which ran for three seasons (1957–1960) and 13 episodes. Ball went on to star in two more successful television series: The Lucy Show, which ran on CBS from 1962 to 1968 (156 Episodes), and Here's Lucy from 1968 to 1974 (144 episodes). Her last attempt at a television series was a 1986 show called Life with Lucy - which failed after 8 episodes aired, although 13 were produced.

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