Obama, Clinton set for Cronkite memorial

Obama, Clinton set for Cronkite memorial

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and ex-astronaut Buzz Aldrin are to attend a memorial service for Walter Cronkite, officials said.

Nick Clooney prepares for teaching gig

CINCINNATI, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actor George Clooney's 74-year-old father Nick says he's nervous about starting his new career teaching journalism at American University.

Clooney asks United Nations for Darfur aid

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Filmmaker George Clooney has asked the United Nations Security Council to send aid to address ongoing violence in the Darfur region of Africa.

Thousands rally in D.C. on Darfur

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington Sunday to urge U.S. and world leaders to do more to stop the genocide in Sudan.

Nick and George Clooney urge Darfur aid

CINCINNATI, April 24 (UPI) -- Journalist Nick Clooney says he hopes a recent trip to Sudan and Chad with his son, George Clooney, will boost humanitarian aid for 2 million refugees.

Clooney slams Springer over show

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor George Clooney says he refuses to talk to former friend and ex-Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer.

Clooney dad not headed to Washington

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Nick Clooney, father of actor George Clooney, has lost his race for U.S. Representative in Kentucky.

Clooney home to be museum

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Rosemary Clooney's second home opens as a museum next summer and will be the part-time home of former Lt. Gov. Steve Henry and his beauty-queen wife.

George Clooney's father runs in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 7 (UPI) -- Actor George Clooney's father has Hollywood stars' financial backing for his campaign for a Congressional seat in Kentucky, the Washington Post said Monday.

Hollywood backs Kentucky candidate Clooney

CINCINNATI, April 18 (UPI) -- Nick Clooney, father of actor George Clooney, has attracted a lot of Hollywood money in his run to represent Northern Kentucky in Congress.

Clooney raises money for dad's campaign

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 22 (UPI) -- Actor George Clooney helped raise about $240,000 in Kentucky for his father Nick Clooney's congressional campaign.

Actor Clooney to stump for his father

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Actor George Clooney has scheduled several fundraising appearances on behalf of his congressional candidate father, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday.

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Singer Rosemary Clooney buried

MAYSVILLE, Ky., July 5 (UPI) -- The woman once described as "America's songbird," who battled back from alcohol and drug addictions, was buried Friday in her hometown as more than 700 mourners

Singer, legend Rosemary Clooney dead at 74

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- Rosemary Clooney, a '50s pop songstress who audiences in the 21st century applauded as an icon of show business magic, skill and heart, succumbed to a recurrenc
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Nick Clooney

Nicholas Clooney (born January 13, 1934) is an American journalist, anchorman and game show host, as well as a politician from the state of Kentucky. He is the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney, and the father of actor and film director George Clooney.

Clooney was born Nicholas Joseph Clooney in Maysville, Kentucky, the son of Frances Marie (née Guilfoyle) and Andrew Joseph Clooney. During a stint as a Corporal in the Army, he was a disc jockey in the Armed Forces Radio Network in Germany, hosting a very popular show called "Music in the Air." He then moved to California for a try at show business. When that did not work out, Clooney moved to Ohio, where he met his wife, Nina, when she was a contestant in a beauty pageant he was judging.

Clooney had a five-year stint as a news anchor in Lexington, Kentucky, then went to Ohio to host his own TV show, the "Nick Clooney Show", first in Columbus, Ohio for WLWC television in the late 60s, then for Cincinnati's WCPO Channel 9 in 1969, and finally with its greatest degree of success for Cincinnati's WKRC-TV Channel 12 through the early 70s. The "Nick Clooney Show" was a local morning show, with a variety and talk-show format. In 1974, he gained his first national fame by hosting the short-lived ABC daytime game show The Money Maze.

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