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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
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Patrick Swayze's mother Patsy dead at 86

Patrick Swayze's mother Patsy dead at 86

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Patsy Swayze's publicist says the choreographer and dance instructor has died at her home in California's Simi Valley. She was 86.
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Will Smith won't star in 'Independence Day' sequels

Will Smith won't star in 'Independence Day' sequels

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Director Roland Emmerich says he doesn't want Will Smith to headline his two "Independence Day" film sequels because Smith is "too big a star" now.
Randy Quaid appeals Canada refugee ruling

Randy Quaid appeals Canada refugee ruling

OTTAWA, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Canadian immigration officials denied a request for permanent residency from American actor Randy Quaid.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.
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Quaids skip latest court date

Quaids skip latest court date

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A California judge has issued a warrant for Evi Quaid's arrest because she skipped her latest court hearing and forfeited $500,000 bail, officials said.
Quaids say people want to 'whack' them

Quaids say people want to 'whack' them

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi say a group of shadowy figures they called "star whackers" want to ruin his career and kill them both.

Randy and Evi Quaid released

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- U.S actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi, seeking sanctuary in Canada, were freed Wednesday after five days in an immigration holding facility in Vancouver.

Randy and Evi Quaid arrested in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were taken into custody in Canada for alleged immigration violations, the CBC reported Friday.

Squatters moving into upscale mansions

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- With high-end foreclosures rampant, squatters have moved from low- and middle-income neighborhoods to occupy million-dollar mansions, authorities say.
Quaid and wife charged with burglary

Quaid and wife charged with burglary

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were arrested and charged with felony burglary for allegedly occupying property they once owned, TMZ.com reported.
Quaids make plea deal in theft case

Quaids make plea deal in theft case

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 28 (UPI) -- A Santa Barbara (Calif.) County Superior Court judge dismissed theft charges filed against actor Randy Quaid, officials said Wednesday.
Randy and Evi Quaid released from jail

Randy and Evi Quaid released from jail

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 27 (UPI) -- Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have been released from a California jail after each posted bail of $100,000, authorities said.
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Randall Rudy "Randy" Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an American actor best known for his role as Cousin Eddie in the National Lampoon's Vacation movies, as well as his numerous supporting roles in films such as The Last Detail, Independence Day, Kingpin and Brokeback Mountain. He has won a Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy Award and a BAFTA Award.

Randy Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Juanita Bonniedale "Nita" (née Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. According to actor Dennis Quaid, Randy's brother, their father was a "frustrated actor", and musician Gene Autry was Randy's grandfather's first cousin. Randy attended Pershing Middle School and Bellaire High School. He is married to former Helmut Newton model Evi Quaid.

Quaid has appeared in over 90 movies. Peter Bogdanovich discovered him when Quaid was a student at the University of Houston, and he received his first exposure in Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show. His character escorts Jacy Farrow (played by Cybill Shepherd) to late-night indoor skinny-dipping at a swimming pool. It was the first of his several roles directed by Bogdanovich and/or based on the writings of Larry McMurtry.

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