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'Family Ties' parents still tight

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LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross say they are delighted at being reunited more than 20 years after their salad days on the U.S. television hit "Family Ties."

'Today' to host 'Family' reunion

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- NBC says the cast of the classic 1980s sit-com "Family Ties" will reunite on the New York-based, morning television program "Today."

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Moss-Doherty romance torn by drugs

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Babyshambles band frontman Pete Doherty reportedly caused mayhem at a London rehabilitation clinic, saying he wanted his girlfriend, Kate Moss.

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Today is Wednesday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2006 with 193 to follow.
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Bening, Kingsley star in 'Mrs. Harris'

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Annette Bening and Ben Kingsley have begun filming "Mrs. Harris," a U.S. film about love and obsession written by playwright Phyllis Nagy.

Lawyer: Condemned killer is mentally ill

DALLAS, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a schizophrenic killer on Texas death row says his client doesn't understand why he faces execution.

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Cathy's World: P.R. Confidential

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Why do they hate us? Celebrity publicists may be asking themselves this now that two new movies feature these characters as sleazy anti-heros.

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Michael Gross
Michael Gross, managing director of loss mitigation, mortgage, home equity and insurance services at Bank of America, testifies before the House Financial Services Committee about housing foreclosures on Capitol Hill in Washington, on September 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Michael Gross (born June 21, 1947) is an American television, movie, and stage actor who plays both comedic and dramatic roles. His most notable roles are father Steven Keaton from Family Ties and the Graboid hunter Burt Gummer from the Tremors franchise.

Gross was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Virginia Ruth (née Cahill), a telephone operator, and William Oscar Gross, a tool designer. Coincidentally, Gross and his Family Ties co-star Meredith Baxter (who played his wife Elyse Keaton), were born on the same date, June 21, 1947. He attended high school at Kelvyn Park High School on the north side of Chicago. He received his drama degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago before attending Yale University for his Master of Fine Arts degree. His sister, Mary Gross, is a former Saturday Night Live cast member.

Gross is known for his roles as "Steven Keaton" in the 1980s sitcom Family Ties and as "Burt Gummer" in the Tremors (film) movies and subsequent TV series. The sketch of the Keaton Family during the opening sequence of Family Ties was drawn by Gross. He guest-starred in an episode of the sitcom Night Court, in which he played a sexual predator of Markie Post's character, Christine Sullivan.

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