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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.
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Letterman talks of depression, joys of fatherhood on 'CBS This Morning' ... ... Report: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez reconcile ... Australia's Rebel Wilson to host MTV Movie Awards ... Irish version of American sitcom 'Cheers' on the way ... News from United Press International.

Irish version of American sitcom 'Cheers' on the way

DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- An Irish edition of the Boston pub-set sitcom "Cheers" is in the works, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.
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Shelley Long to star in 'Lumpy' film

Shelley Long to star in 'Lumpy' film

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Actress Shelley Long is to star in writer Ted Koland's directorial debut, "Lumpy," which is being shot on location in Minnesota, the film's producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2006 with 130 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2005 with 130 to follow.
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'Cheers' star Shelley Long overdoses

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Actress Shelley Long was hospitalized for a week in Los Angeles after taking an overdose of painkillers, the New York Post reported Friday.

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Today is Monday, Aug. 23, the 236th day of 2004 with 130 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2003 with 130 to follow.
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British police are investigating the apparent theft of a couple of first-edition copies of the soon-to-be-released fifth Harry Potter book.
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TOR2000091203 -12 SEPTEMBER 2000-TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Shelley Long, right, responds to a question as Laura Dern looks on at a press conference for "Dr. T and the Women" at the Park Hyatt Hotel September 12, during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. mc/cc/Christine Chew UPI
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Shelley Lee Long (born August 23, 1949) is an American actress best known for her role as Diane Chambers in the popular sitcom Cheers, for which she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress.

Shelley Long was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana at 7:15 AM on Tuesday, August 23, 1949. She is the daughter of Ivadine, a school teacher, and Leland Long, who worked in the rubber industry before becoming a teacher. She was active on her high school speech team, competing in the Indiana High School Forensic Association, and in 1967 she won the National Forensic League National Championship in Original Oratory. She delivered a speech on the need for sex education in high school entitled "Sex Perversion Weed." After graduating from South Side High School in Fort Wayne, she studied drama at Northwestern University, but left before graduating to pursue a career in acting and modelling. Her first break as an actress occurred when she began doing commercials in the Chicago area for a furniture company called Homemakers.

In Chicago, she joined The Second City comedy troupe, and in 1975, she began writing, producing, and co-hosting the television program Sorting It Out. The local NBC broadcast went on to win three Emmy Awards for Best Entertainment Show. Her first notable role came in the 1979 television movie The Cracker Factory, in which she portrayed a psychiatric inmate, opposite Natalie Wood. The following year she appeared in A Small Circle of Friends with Brad Davis and Karen Allen. The film about social unrest at Harvard University during the 1960s was a critical success. In 1981, she played the role of Tala in the Ringo Starr film Caveman, starring opposite Dennis Quaid. She played Nurse Mendenhall in an episode of M*A*S*H (TV series) (Series 8 Episode 16 'Bottle Fatigue', 1980).

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