'Batman' costume fetches $103K at auction

'Batman' costume fetches $103K at auction

CALABASAS, Calif., March 28 (UPI) -- A Batman costume worn by Hollywood actor Michael Keaton sold for $103,500 during a two-day auction of movie memorabilia, dealers Profiles in History said.

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'Firefly' captain set to get 'Lost'

HONOLULU, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Canadian actor Nathan Fillion, who played Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the TV series "Firefly," is set join the cast of ABC's hit series "Lost."

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Michael Keaton stars in indie 'Game 6'

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- "Game 6" star Michael Keaton says his recent foray into the independent film world reminded him of why he became an actor.

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More parental angst for Lindsay Lohan

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan missed the London premiere of "Herbie: Fully Loaded" to fly home and support her mother's New York divorce case.

Hollywood ready for the fall

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- With a record-breaking summer box-office season under its belt, Hollywood is ready to roll out its fall titles, including some that have Academy Award aspiratio
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Matt Dillon joins 'Love Bug' cast

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Matt Dillon will play the villain in the upcoming Disney remake of the classic family comedy "The Love Bug," The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Michael Keaton in 'Love Bug' remake

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- Michael Keaton has joined Lindsay Lohan in the cast of "Herbie: Fully Loaded," Daily Variety said Friday.

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Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Cathy's World: Holy nostalgia, Batman!

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- One of the oddest ratings successes in recent years was the TV movie "Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Running Three-Hour T
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Michael Keaton
Michael Keaton arrives at the premiere of "Layer Cake" May 2, 2005, in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)

Michael John Douglas (born September 5, 1951), better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American actor known for his early comedic roles, most notably his breakout performance as the title character of Tim Burton's Beetlejuice (1988). Keaton is also famous for his dramatic portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Tim Burton's Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). He has since appeared in various other films, including Pixar's Cars (2006) and Toy Story 3 (2010).

Keaton, the youngest of seven children, was born in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, and lived in Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. His father, George A. Douglas, worked as a civil engineer and surveyor, and his mother, Leona Elizabeth (née Loftus), a homemaker, came from a Scots-Irish community in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. Keaton was raised in a large Catholic family and attended Montour High School in Pennsylvania. He studied speech for two years at Kent State before dropping out and moving to Pittsburgh.

An unsuccessful attempt at stand-up comedy led Keaton to working as a TV cameraman at public television station WQED (TV) in Pittsburgh. Keaton first appeared on TV in the Pittsburgh-based public television programs, including "Where the Heart Is" and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1975), as one of the "Flying Zucchini Brothers." He also served as a full-time production assistant on the show. (In 2004, following Fred Rogers' death, Keaton hosted the PBS memorial tribute program, Fred Rogers: Everybody's Favorite Neighbor.) Keaton also worked as an actor in Pittsburgh theatre; he played the role of Rick in the Pittsburgh premiere of David Rabe's Sticks and Bones with the Pittsburgh Poor Players.

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