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OTTAWA, June 25 (UPI) -- The surprise passage of Canada's budget makes a quick vote on same-sex marriage almost inevitable, the Toronto Globe and Mail reports.

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GOP uses broadcaster's name to raise money

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- South Dakota Republicans are using the specter of a gubernatorial bid by broadcast personality Pat O'Brien to raise funds for Gov. Mike Rounds' re-election.

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NBC Universal, O'Brien in legal battle

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Schwarzenegger co-hosting Access Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, June 26 (UPI) -- The Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, will be co-hosting "Access Hollywood" with anchors Pat O'Brien and Nancy O'Dell on Friday, June 27.

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Pat O'Brien
President Ronald Reagan is seen here in his early days an actor alongside Pat O'Brien in this 1940 promotional still from "Knute Rokne, All American". The movie spawned the memorable quote, "win one for the Gipper", which would follow him through his days in the White House. (UPI PHOTO/PROMOTIONAL HANDOUT)

Pat O'Brien (November 11, 1899–October 15, 1983) was an American film actor with more than one hundred screen credits.

O'Brien was born William Joseph Patrick O'Brien to an Irish-American Catholic family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He served as an altar boy at Gesu Church while growing up near 13th and Clybourn streets. O'Brien attended Marquette Academy with fellow actor Spencer Tracy, and later attended Marquette University. Reportedly he also served with Jack Benny at Great Lakes Naval Station during World War I.

O'Brien appeared with James Cagney in nine feature films, including Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) and Cagney's last film, Ragtime (1981). He began appearing in movies (many times playing Irish cops or priests) in the 1930s, starting with the role of ace reporter Hildy Johnson in the original version of The Front Page in 1931. He appeared in the highly successful 1946 suspense film, Crack-Up and played the lead in The Personality Kid.

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