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Ribodeau announces retirement as president of Howard University

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Howard University President Sidney Ribodeau has announced his retirement, months after signing a contract extension at the school in Washington.
Halle Berry's film 'Frankie & Alice' to get 2014 release

Halle Berry's film 'Frankie & Alice' to get 2014 release

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, says it has acquired the North American distribution rights to "Frankie & Alice," a film starring Halle Berry.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
By United Press International
NBC cancels 'Do No Harm' after two episodes

NBC cancels 'Do No Harm' after two episodes

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. television network NBC has canceled its split-personality drama "Do No Harm" after its first two episodes earned low ratings, E! News reported Friday.
Walters to host 'Best in TV' special

Walters to host 'Best in TV' special

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- ABC says it plans to air a special edition of its U.S. program "20/20" called "Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time."

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
By United Press International
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Queen Latifah to star in 'Steel Magnolias'

Queen Latifah to star in 'Steel Magnolias'

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Queen Latifah is to head up the cast of the small-screen adaptation of "Steel Magnolias," Sony Pictures Television said Monday.
Rashad, Smith to perform at Mead Center

Rashad, Smith to perform at Mead Center

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Phylicia Rashad, Anna Deavere Smith and E. Faye Butler will headline productions in the Mead Center for American Theater's inaugural season, producers said.
Cosby presented with Twain Prize for Humor

Cosby presented with Twain Prize for Humor

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Comedian and author Bill Cosby was presented with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a star-studded ceremony in Washington.
Rashad named Jenny Craig spokeswoman

Rashad named Jenny Craig spokeswoman

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Phylicia Rashad has been named a new spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, the weight-management company announced Thursday.
Jenny Craig tabs Rashad as new spokeswoman

Jenny Craig tabs Rashad as new spokeswoman

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Actress Phylicia Rashad, known best for her role on "The Cosby Show," is the new spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, the U.S. weight-loss group says.
12.7M watched 'Raisin in the Sun' on ABC

12.7M watched 'Raisin in the Sun' on ABC

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- An estimated 12.7 million viewers tuned in to see the U.S. television movie based on Lorraine Hansberry's classic play "A Raisin in the Sun."

Jones, Rashad to star in Allen's 'Cat'

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Terrence Howard, Anika Noni Rose, James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad are set to star in Debbie Allen's new staging of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Broadway.

Terrence Howard to star in B'way's 'Cat'

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Terrence Howard plans to make his Broadway debut playing Brick in the upcoming African-American production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
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Actors Idina Menzel, Best Actress in a Musical "Wicked" Hugh Jackman, Best Actor in a Musical "The Boy From Oz" Phylicia Rashad, Best Actress in a Play "A Raisin in the Sun" and Jefferson Mays, Best Actor in a Play "I Am My Own Wife" left to right pose at the 2004 Tony Award ceremonies on June 6, 2004 in New York. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Phylicia Rashād (born Phylicia Ayers-Allen on June 19, 1948) is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show.

In 2004, Rashad became the first African-American actress to win the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, for her role in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun.

She resumed the role in the 2008 television adaption of A Raisin in the Sun, which earned her the 2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.

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