NBC to air 'Funniest of the Funniest' special

NBC to air 'Funniest of the Funniest' special

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. network NBC says it plans to air a special featuring laugh-out-loud scenes from the greatest television shows of all time next month.

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Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

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NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Actor/comedian Don Rickles is to be honored with the Friars Club's Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a gala in New York, organizers announced.

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Tony Danza to bring 'Vegas' to B'way

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Tony and Tracy Danza divorcing

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NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. television actor Tony Danza has filed for divorce from his wife, Tracy, after 24 years of marriage, a family source told UsMagazine.com Thursday.
Tony Danza reality show gets air date

Tony Danza reality show gets air date

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A&E says the series premiere of its upcoming U.S. reality series "Teach: Tony Danza" has been set.
Danza to teach high school in Pa.

Danza to teach high school in Pa.

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Actor and TV personality Tony Danza this week took part in orientation sessions to prepare for his new teaching role in the Philadelphia School District.

Sinatra name not always a blessing

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- New York-area residents with the last name Sinatra say having the same last name as a late celebrity is not as great as you might think.

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National Mall in Washington evacuated

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Tony Danza appearing in 'The Producers'

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- In another twist in a dynamic career, actor Tony Danza has taken on the role of Max Bialystock on Broadway in "The Producers."

Tony Danza to join 'The Producers'

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Tony Danza is set to take over the role of Max Bialystock in the Mel Brooks musical, "The Producers," on Broadway.

Broadway show eyeing Lopez of 'Stars'

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- As part of an effort to strengthen "The Producers," the Broadway production is set to hire "Dancing with the Stars" standout Mario Lopez, a report said.
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Tony Danza
Television sitcom and motion picture star Tony Danza makes his debut in the newest production of Mel Brooks' musical comedy "The Producers" at the Paris Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Daniel Gluskoter)

Tony Danza (born Anthony Salvatore Iadanza; April 21, 1951) is an Italian-American actor best known for starring on the TV series Taxi and Who's the Boss?, for which Danza was nominated for an Emmy Award and four Golden Globe Awards. In 1998, Danza won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series for his work on the sitcom The Tony Danza Show.

Danza was born as Anthony Salvatore Iadanza in Brooklyn, New York, to parents Anne Cammisa (1925–1993) and Matty Iadanza (1920–1983), both of whom died from cancer. His family was of Italian ancestry. He has a younger brother, Matty Jr. (born 1954), a Los Angeles restaurant owner. When Danza was 14, he and his family relocated to Malverne, New York on Long Island. Danza attended Malverne High School, graduating in 1968. Danza earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1972 from the University of Dubuque, which he attended on a wrestling scholarship.

It was during his first year of college that he got the Robert Crumb Keep on Truckin' tattoo on his upper right arm. In a 1985 interview in Us Weekly magazine, Danza remarked, "I was playing pool with a guy who had all these tattoos, and I wanted to be friends." Danza sports a "Keep Punching" boxing gloves tattoo on his right shoulder. In college, Danza met and married his first wife, Rhonda Yeoman, with whom he had two children. From 1976 to 1979, Danza was a professional boxer with a 9-3 record, with all of his fights, wins and losses, ending by knockout.

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