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Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam to star in 'Fifty Shades' movie

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam to star in 'Fifty Shades' movie

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam are to play Anastasia and Christian in Hollywood's film version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," author E.L. James announced.

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Actor Ken Garcia dead at 43

HOLLYWOOD, June 17 (UPI) -- Actor Ken Garcia died of sudden heart failure at his home in Orange County, Calif., his representatives said. He was 43.
Griffith set for Munich film fest honor

Griffith set for Munich film fest honor

MUNICH, Germany, June 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Melanie Griffith is to receive the CineMerit Award at the 30th Munich film festival next month, organizers said.

LA hospital gala raises $7 million

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- Children's Hospital in Los Angeles said its star-studded gala raised $7 million.
Brinkley to make B'way debut in 'Chicago'

Brinkley to make B'way debut in 'Chicago'

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Supermodel Christie Brinkley is to make her Broadway musical debut playing murderess Roxie Hart in "Chicago," the show's producers confirmed Monday.

Stars line up for 'Cleveland' guest spots

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Illeana Douglas, Bonnie Franklin and Melanie Griffith are to appear in the upcoming second season of the sitcom "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land said Thursday.
Griffith to star in 'Grief Tourist'

Griffith to star in 'Grief Tourist'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Melanie Griffith is to star in the new film "The Grief Tourist," Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions and Vision Entertainment said Monday.
Griffith's black eye due to facial surgery

Griffith's black eye due to facial surgery

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Melanie Griffith's publicist says the U.S. actress has a black eye because she recently underwent surgery to remove pre-cancerous cells from her face.
Banderas says he's proud of Griffith

Banderas says he's proud of Griffith

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Spanish-born actor Antonio Banderas says he is proud of his actress wife Melanie Griffith for checking herself into rehab when she realized it was necessary.
Melanie Griffith heads to rehab

Melanie Griffith heads to rehab

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Melanie Griffith's publicist has confirmed the U.S. actress, who in the past has battled addictions to drugs and alcohol, has checked into a rehab facility.
Clinton gets backing of retired general

Clinton gets backing of retired general

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton claimed a handful of potentially key endorsements Saturday ahead of presidential primaries in Texas and Ohio.

Stars reunite for 'Chicago' anniversary

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- New and veteran stars of Broadway's longest running musical revival, "Chicago," took the stage for a razzle-dazzle 10th anniversary performance.

'Chicago' celebrates 10 years on Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The 10th anniversary of the Broadway musical "Chicago" was celebrated Tuesday with a gala benefit performance at New York's Ambassador Theater.
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Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an American actress. She is an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner for her performance in the 1988 film Working Girl. She is the daughter of actress Tippi Hedren, and the wife of actor Antonio Banderas.

Griffith was born in New York City, to actress Tippi Hedren and producer, former actor, and advertising executive Peter Griffith. Her parents divorced when she was four years old, after which her father married model/actress Nanita Greene and had two more children, actress Tracy Griffith and set designer Clay A. Griffith. Her mother married agent and producer Noel Marshall, and Griffith grew up with three stepbrothers. During her childhood and adolescent years, she divided her time between living in New York with her father and in Antelope Valley, California, where her mother formed the animal preserve Shambala. She also skipped a grade and graduated from Hollywood Professional School when she was 16 years old.

Griffith began work at just nine months old in a commercial and later became an extra on Smith! (1969) and The Harrad Experiment (1973). In 1975, she played her first major roles in Smile, The Drowning Pool, and Night Moves, in which she did racy nude scenes at age 17, and she was typecast in sexy nymphet roles in later movies such as One on One.

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