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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2006 with 131 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2005 with 131 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 22, the 235th day of 2004 with 131 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2003 with 131 to follow.
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Harper: Won't run for SAG president

LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- Actress Valerie Harper has decided against challenging Melissa Gilbert for the presidency of the Screen Actors Guild, Daily Variety reported Monday.

Hollywood Digest

HBO HOLDS BACK CASTRO MOVIE
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2002 with 131 to follow.
By United Press International

People

Celebrities in the news for June 6, 2002.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, April 10 (UPI) -- Without argument, the Screen Actors Guild has the most beautiful union members of any labor group on the planet. Naturally, women SAG members could care less ab
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, April 10 (UPI) -- Without argument, the Screen Actors Guild has the most beautiful union members of any labor group on the planet. Naturally, the female SAG members could care less about their beauty when negotiating union business.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

BOX OFFICE The second weekend of Jodie Foster's "Panic Room" led the nation's box office with an estimated $18.5 million at 3,053 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said.
By United Press International

People

SUMMER READING?
PAT NASON and DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, March 12 (UPI) -- Actors Ronald Reagan and George Murphy made exceptionally successful politicians, but the current crop of thespians is having a more difficult time.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

Producers have finally announced the title for the upcoming James Bond movie -- which had a working title of "Bond 20," since it is the 20th picture in the series that began 40 years ago when "Dr. No" transformed Sean Connery into an international star.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Valerie Harper
NYP2002022601 - NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI)-- Stage and television actors Valerie Harper and Celeste Holm (right) attend a pre gala cocktail party held on Feb. 26, 2002, at New York City's Planet Hollywood for the American Theatre Wing. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Valerie Harper (born August 22, 1939) is an American actress, known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on the 1970s television show The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and for her starring roles on the sitcoms Rhoda (a spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and Valerie.

Harper was born at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, Rockland County, New York. Her Canadian-born mother, Iva (née McConnell), was a nurse, and her father, Howard Donald Harper, was a lighting salesman. Harper is of French, English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry, and was raised Catholic. The family would move every two years because of her father's promotions, living in South Orange, New Jersey. St. Andrews in Pasadena, California (where Harper attended the school St. Andrews); Monroe, Michigan, at age 10, where she attended St. Mary's Academy; then Ashland, Oregon "at 11 to 13"; and then Jersey City, New Jersey from eighth grade through age 18. When her family returned to Oregon, Harper remained in the New York City area to study ballet. She has an older sister, Leah; a younger brother, Don (originally Merrill); and a half-sister, Virginia, from her father's second marriage. Harper based her future character Rhoda Morgenstern both on her Italian stepmother, Angela Basilico, and Penny Ann Green (née Joanna Greenberg from Brooklyn), with whom she danced in the Broadway musical Wildcat.

Early TV-comedy influences included Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Joan Davis, Your Show of Shows, and, later, Mary Tyler Moore in The Dick Van Dyke Show. She attended Lincoln High School in Jersey City, and finished high school at the private Young Professionals School on West 56th Street, where classmates included Sal Mineo, Barbara Dana, Tuesday Weld, and Carol Lynley. She has been married to Tony Cacciotti since 1987.

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