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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 20, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
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Olympia Dukakis to play King Lear

Olympia Dukakis to play King Lear

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Actress Olympia Dukakis is to play King Lear in a New York reading of Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Austin Pendleton to benefit Hero Theatre.
'Steel Magnolias' to be re-made with black cast

'Steel Magnolias' to be re-made with black cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Lifetime is developing a small-screen remake of the 1989 film "Steel Magnolias" with an all-black cast, Deadline.com reported.
Olympia Dukakis cast in Williams play

Olympia Dukakis cast in Williams play

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- Olympia Dukakis and Cherry Jones have signed up to star in productions for New York's Roundabout Theatre Company for the 2010-11 theater season.

AARP con features entertainment, classes

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- This year's AARP convention in Las Vegas features a Facebook seminar, celebrity guests and an estimated 25,000 participants, organizers said.
Olympia Dukakis urges diabetes screening

Olympia Dukakis urges diabetes screening

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- Academy-award winning actress Olympia Dukakis said she was stunned that only 10 percent of U.S adults in Medicare take advantage of diabetes screening.
Olympia Dukakis to appear on 'Worst Week'

Olympia Dukakis to appear on 'Worst Week'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis has agreed to guest star on the new U.S. sit-com "Worst Week," CBS announced Monday.

'Moonstruck' mansion sells for $4M

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The owners of a New York City mansion featured in the 1987 movie "Moonstruck" have struck it rich with a $4 million sale, a broker says.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 20, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, June 20, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2006 with 194 to follow.
By United Press International

Polley assembles all-star cast for 'Away'

TORONTO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Canadian actress Sarah Polley has assembled an impressive cast for her feature film directorial debut, "Away From Her," it was reported Tuesday.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 20, the 171st day of 2005 with 194 to follow.
By United Press International

CBS pulls 'Center of the Universe'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. TV network CBS has pulled the John Goodman comedy "Center of the Universe" replacing it with "Yes, Dear."
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Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis attends the Toronto International Film Festival press conference for "Away From Her" at the Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto, Canada on September 11, 2006. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Olympia Dukakis (born June 20, 1931) is an American actress.

Dukakis was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of Alexandra (née Christos) and Constantine S. Dukakis. Her parents were Greek immigrants to the United States, her father from Anatolia and her mother from the Peloponnese. She has a brother, Apollo, and is a cousin of Michael Dukakis, a former governor of Massachusetts and the Democratic nominee for president in 1988, for whom she was a delegate from New Jersey at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. She is an alumna of Arlington High School in Arlington, Massachusetts, and was educated at Boston University.

Dukakis has been married to actor Louis Zorich since 1962. They have three children.

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