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Tom Hanks to star in film based on Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

Tom Hanks to star in film based on Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Actor Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard are reuniting to make "Inferno," their third movie based on a Dan Brown mystery novel, The Hollywood Reporter said.

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson plan Chicago wedding reception

CHICAGO, June 28 (UPI) -- The Chicago Park District says it will close Promontory Point Saturday so George Lucas and his new bride Mellody Hobson can enjoy a lavish wedding reception.
George Lucas marries Mellody Hobson

George Lucas marries Mellody Hobson

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker George Lucas has married businesswoman Mellody Hobson, Lucas' friends Ron Howard and Samuel L. Jackson said via Twitter.

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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."

Roger Corman honored at Telluride

TELLURIDE, Colo., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Roger Corman called himself a "failure of the Stanford engineering class of 1947" at a ceremony in his honor at the Telluride (Colo.) Film Festival.
Winkler set for 'Arrested' return

Winkler set for 'Arrested' return

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Henry Winkler is to reprise his role of attorney Barry Zuckerkorn on the Netflix revival of "Arrested Development," The Hollywood Reporter said.
TCM, TV Land to pay tribute to Griffith

TCM, TV Land to pay tribute to Griffith

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- U.S. cable networks TV Land and TCM announced plans to honor the late actor Andy Griffith with marathons of his shows and movies.
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Actor Andy Griffith buried on family farm

Actor Andy Griffith buried on family farm

MANTEO, N.C., July 3 (UPI) -- Television icon Andy Griffith was buried on his family farm in North Carolina hours after he died Tuesday, TMZ reported.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 1, 2012.
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Bryce Howard gives birth to a daughter

Bryce Howard gives birth to a daughter

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Ron Howard announced on Twitter his daughter, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, gave birth to a little girl of her own.
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Brian Grazer to produce Oscars telecast

Brian Grazer to produce Oscars telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Brian Grazer is to replace Brett Ratner as producer of Hollywood's 84th Academy Awards show, organizers announced Wednesday.
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Ron Howard appears backstage with his nomination award for outstanding directorial achievement feature film for "Frost/Nixon", at the 61st annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on January 31, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Ronald William "Ron" Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American actor, director and producer. He came to prominence as a child actor, playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years, and later as the teenaged Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days for six years. He made film appearances such as in American Graffiti in 1973 and while starring in Happy Days he also made The Shootist in 1976, as well as making his directorial debut with the 1977 comedy film Grand Theft Auto. He left Happy Days in 1980 to focus on directing, and has since gone on to direct several films, including the Oscar winning Cocoon, Apollo 13, and A Beautiful Mind. In 2003, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Howard was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, the son of Jean Speegle Howard, an actress, and Rance Howard, a director, writer and actor, who was serving three years in the United States Air Force at the time. His family moved to Hollywood, California, in 1958, the year before the birth of his younger brother, Clint Howard. They rented a house on the next block south of the Desilu Studios in Hollywood, California on N. Cahuenga Blvd., in anticipation of the success of the Andy Griffith Show, in which Howard had been cast. They lived in Hollywood, CA for at least three years, before moving to Burbank. After a successful pilot, the producers decided to take a chance and start filming the series immediately. Ron was tutored at the studio in his younger years. Howard graduated from John Burroughs High School, and later attended the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, but did not graduate.

In 1959, he had his first credited film role, in "The Journey," and appeared in June Allyson's CBS anthology series The DuPont Show with June Allyson in the episode "Child Lost," as well as The Twilight Zone episode "Walking Distance," about a man (Gig Young) who learns that he cannot go home again. He also appeared in a few episodes as "Stewart" (one of Dennis' friends) in the first season of the sitcom Dennis the Menace.

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