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'Spamalot' muse thinks it's 'pointless'

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Monty Python's Jones, wife split

LONDON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Monty Python co-founder Terry Jones has moved in with his girlfriend, a student 40 years his junior, reflecting the end of his 34-year open marriage.

Nominees for 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 56th Prime Time Emmy Awards, which were announced Thursday in Los Angeles:
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Terry Jones
St. Louis Rams Adam Archuleta misses a tackle as San Francisco 498er's Terry Jones takes off down the sidelines for a 21-yard gain in the second quarter at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on December 24, 2005. San Francisco won the game, 24-20. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Terence Graham Parry Jones (born 1 February 1942) is a Welsh comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director, children's author, popular historian, political commentator, and TV documentary host. He is best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team.

Jones was born in Colwyn Bay, Wales. The family home was named "Bodchwil". Jones' father was stationed with the RAF in India and Jones met him for the first time, on Colwyn Bay railway station, when he returned. When Jones was four and a half the family moved to Surrey.

Jones was educated at the Royal Grammar School in Guildford (now an independent school), where he was head boy in the academic year 1960–1; he read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, but "strayed into History". He graduated with a 2:1. While there, he performed comedy with Michael Palin, among others, in The Oxford Revue.

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