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UPI almanac for Saturday, March 17, 2007.
By United Press International

Rob Lowe to stay on 'Brothers & Sisters'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Rob Lowe is staying on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" after his guest appearances translated to higher Nielsen ratings. Lowe plays conservative Sen. Robert McCallister on the primetime drama and was originally going to appear in just a few e

Former 'City' stud to spice up 'Sisters'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jason Lewis, whose looks garnered him attention on "Sex and the City," is being used to help spice up ABC's "Brothers & Sisters."

Rob Lowe to appear on 'Brothers & Sisters'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Rob Lowe, former star of "The West Wing," is coming back to TV in the ABC drama "Brothers & Sisters," Zap2it.com reports.

Lowe hits high point in 'A Perfect Day'

ATLANTA, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Emmy-nominated "West Wing" staffer Rob Lowe will star in "A Perfect Day," a TV movie of Richard Paul Evan's novel, on Turner Network Television in Atlanta.

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Today is Friday, March 17, the 76th day of 2006 with 289 to follow.
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Alums return for 'West Wing' finale

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- The final episodes of NBC's "West Wing" will see the return of Rob Lowe and eight other familiar faces, it was revealed Wednesday.

Hinton: No 'Outsiders' sequel planned

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- S.E. Hinton, the author of "The Outsiders," says she will not write a sequel to the beloved young-adult novel.

'Outsiders' author thrilled with new DVD

TULSA, Okla., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- S.E. Hinton says she is thrilled with a new DVD version of "The Outsiders" because it is more faithful to her novel than the original 1983 film was.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

Unexpected key to best cosmetic names ... Tony Blair surprises actor Lowe backstage .. Thong popularity skimpier in Britain .. Report: Hormones causing more male breasts ... The world as we know it from UPI.
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Tony Blair surprises actor Lowe backstage

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair visited Rob Lowe backstage during the actor's rehearsals for a London production of "A Few Good Men."

Rob Lowe is happy to be in London

LONDON, July 27 (UPI) -- Actor Rob Lowe told the BBC Wednesday he was "happy to represent Americans in London" as he prepared for his West End debut in a "A Few Good Men."

Lifetime announces 'Beach Girls' cast

LOS ANGELES, May 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable channel Lifetime announced Rob Lowe, Julia Ormond, Chris Carmack and Chelsea Hobbs as stars of its limited series "Beach Girls."

Rob Lowe backs out of play in Scotland

EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 24 (UPI) -- Actor Rob Lowe has backed out of performing in a theatrical production of "A Few Good Men" at the Edinburgh Festival.

Rob Lowe to build estate

MONTECITO, Calif., April 3 (UPI) -- Actor Rob Lowe and his wife, Sheryl, have purchased a temporary $6 million home in Montecito, Calif., to use while they build an estate nearby.
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Rob Lowe
Actor Rob Lowe discusses the benefits of plug-in hybrid vehicles at an event on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 12, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Brody)

Robert Hepler "Rob" Lowe (pronounced /ˈrɒb ˈloʊ/; born March 17, 1964) is an American actor. Lowe came to prominence after appearing in films such as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, About Last Night..., and St. Elmo's Fire. On Television, Lowe is known for his role as Sam Seaborn on The West Wing and his role as Senator Robert McCallister on Brothers & Sisters. He currently appears as a main cast member of Parks and Recreation in the role of Chris Traeger.

Lowe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the son of Barbara K. (née Hepler), a teacher, and Charles D. Lowe, a trial lawyer; his parents divorced when Lowe was young. He has a brother, actor Chad Lowe, and two step-siblings. Because of a virus during infancy, he is deaf in his right ear (he later played a deaf character in The Stand). Lowe was baptized into the Episcopal church, though his maternal grandparents were Methodists. He was raised in a "traditional midwestern setting" in Dayton, Ohio, attending Oakwood Junior High School, before moving to the Westside of Los Angeles with his mother and brother. He attended Santa Monica High School, the same high school as fellow actors Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn, Chris Penn and Robert Downey Jr.

One of Lowe's earliest roles came in the 1983 TV movie Thursday's Child, for which he received his first Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries". Lowe made his film debut in Schoolboy Father, followed by Class. His breakthrough came in 1983, when he and Estevez were cast in The Outsiders, which remains one of his most famous roles. Lowe played the role of Sodapop, the brother of the main character Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) in the movie. Lowe and Estevez reunited in St. Elmo's Fire, making them the two more popular boys of the Brat Pack. He followed it up with About Last Night. He also received a second Golden Globe nomination for "Best Supporting Actor" for his role as the mentally disabled Rory in Square Dance (1987).

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