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'Princess Bride' stars will be featured on Cary Elwes' audiobook 'As You Wish'

'Princess Bride' stars will be featured on Cary Elwes' audiobook 'As You Wish'

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) --Actor-author Cary Elwes will narrate his forthcoming audiobook "As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride," available Oct. 14.
Karen Butler
2014 Emmy Awards ceremony begins in Los Angeles

2014 Emmy Awards ceremony begins in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) --The 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony has begun in Los Angeles with comedian Seth Meyers serving as host of the American television industry's biggest night.
Karen Butler
Sean Penn, Charlize Theron plan to wed in South Africa

Sean Penn, Charlize Theron plan to wed in South Africa

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) --Sean Penn and Charlize Theron reportedly plan to wed and adopt a baby this summer in Theron's home country of South Africa.
Annie Martin
Rachel McAdams goes without makeup on Allure magazine cover

Rachel McAdams goes without makeup on Allure magazine cover

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) --Rachel McAdams showed off her flawless natural face in the August 2014 issue of Allure magazine.
Veronica Linares
'Big Bang Theory,' 'The Good Wife' each get five Critics' Choice nods

'Big Bang Theory,' 'The Good Wife' each get five Critics' Choice nods

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) --"The Big Bang Theory" gets best comedy nomination and acting nods for Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik and Kaley Cuoco in Critics' Choice Television Awards.
Danielle Haynes
Robin Wright nearly turned down 'House of Cards' part

Robin Wright nearly turned down 'House of Cards' part

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) --Robin Wright said she was convinced to take "House of Cards" role when director David Fincher promised to let her help create character.
Danielle Haynes

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 8, 2014
By United Press International
Dane Witherspoon, soap opera star, dies at 56

Dane Witherspoon, soap opera star, dies at 56

April 1 (UPI) -- Soap opera star Dane Witherspoon died Saturday. He was 56.
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Dylan Penn offered $150,000 to pose for Playboy cover

Dylan Penn offered $150,000 to pose for Playboy cover

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Playboy offered Dylan Penn $150,000 to take part in a shoot akin to Kate Moss's cover for the magazine.
Annie Martin
Obama tweets plea for no 'House of Cards' spoilers

Obama tweets plea for no 'House of Cards' spoilers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is urging viewers of the second season of Netflix's Washington series "House of Cards" to avoid putting plot spoilers online.
Robin Wright gets Botox to "take the edge off"

Robin Wright gets Botox to "take the edge off"

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Robin Wright has come forward to reveal one of the secrets behind her youthful look at 47 years old.
Veronica Linares
Robin Wright talks 'calculating' 'House of Cards' character

Robin Wright talks 'calculating' 'House of Cards' character

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Robin Wright directed an upcoming episode of "House of Cards," which starts Friday.
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'House of Cards' gets third season from Netflix

'House of Cards' gets third season from Netflix

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Netflix has signed on for a third season of political backstabbing and intrigue.
Kate Stanton
Robin Wright suffers wardrobe malfunction after running for Golden Globe

Robin Wright suffers wardrobe malfunction after running for Golden Globe

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Robin Wright was one of the few celebrities who realized how long it was taking Golden Globe winners to get to the stage to claim their trophy during Sunday night's awards show. So when it was her turn to get up there, she decided to make a run for it.
Veronica Linares
Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad,' Robin Wright win top TV Golden Globes

Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad,' Robin Wright win top TV Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Bryan Cranston and his AMC television show "Breaking Bad" earned top Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.
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Robin Wright Penn arrives for the Toronto International Film Festival gala premiere of "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada on September 15, 2009. UPI /Christine Chew
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Robin Gayle Wright (born April 8, 1966) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump and as Buttercup in The Princess Bride. She has also been credited as Robin Wright Penn.

Wright was born Robin Gayle Wright in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Gayle (née Gaston), an Independent Executive National Sales Director for Mary Kay cosmetics, and Freddie Gayle Wright, a pharmaceutical executive. She was raised in San Diego, California.

She was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38. . Wright first became famous on television, playing Kelly Capwell on the soap opera Santa Barbara, which earned her three Daytime Emmy nominations. She shot to stardom after her roles as Buttercup in The Princess Bride and Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump, the latter role garnering her Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Wright was offered the role of Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, but turned it down because she was pregnant. She had to back out of the role of Abby McDeere in The Firm (1993), with Tom Cruise, upon discovering that she was pregnant with her second child (son Hopper Penn).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Robin Wright."
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