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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.
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Ambrose, Kaufman headline 'Unorthodox'

Ambrose, Kaufman headline 'Unorthodox'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Lauren Ambrose and Adam Kaufman have begun work on the U.S. television movie "Unorthodox," CBS said Wednesday.

Ruehl to star in new Albee play

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Mercedes Ruehl is planning to star in the world premiere production of Edward Albee's "Occupant" next year in New York.

Networks announce new round of pilots

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Television networks Monday announced another round of casting for pilots shooting for the upcoming season.

Rob Reiner to act in NBC's 'Everyday Life'

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood veteran Rob Reiner has been tapped to star in a new NBC comedy, "Everyday Life," which he also will produce and direct.

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PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Modern Millie' gets 11 Tony nominations

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- "Thoroughly Modern Millie," a new musical based on a 1967 Hollywood film, was the big winner in the 2001-2002 Broadway season Tony Award nominations lineup anno
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Albee's 'Goat' Breaks Theater Sex Taboo

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- Edward Albee's new play on Broadway, "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?" breaks the theater's last taboo, the subject of sex between humans and animals.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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Mercedes Ruehl
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Mercedes J. Ruehl (born February 28, 1948) is an American theater, television and film actor.

Ruehl was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City. Her father was an FBI agent and her mother, also named Mercedes, was a school teacher. She was raised Catholic, and has German, Irish, and Cuban ancestry. Ruehl attended College of New Rochelle and graduated in 1969. She is married to painter David Geiser, with whom she adopted a son, Jake (born 1997). She had another son, Christopher, whom she placed in adoption in 1976; Christopher later became Jake's godfather.

Ruehl began her career in regional theatre with the Denver Center Theatre Company, taking odd jobs between engagements. In the late 1970s, Ruehl began chalking up New York stage successes, notably in I'm Not Rappaport (1985). On the stage, she won the 1985 Obie Award for her performance in The Marriage of Bette and Boo and twenty years later, an Obie for Woman Before a Glass. She also received a 1991 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers. Her performances in two other plays earned her two other Tony nominations:

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