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HOLLYWOOD, April 8 (UPI) -- Age is a many splendored thing except in Tinseltown, a burgh dedicated to young audiences and servile to youthful talent.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

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BRYANT GUMBEL Bryant Gumbel is stepping down as anchor of CBS's morning news program "The Early Show."
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Glitz replaced decorum at Sunday's 74th Academy Awards with the return of Oscar to Hollywood for the first time in 42 years.
VERNON SCOTT, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Mind,' Berry, Washington win top Oscars

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- A commercial hit about a schizophrenic math genius was the big winner at the 74th Academy Awards -- while Denzel Washington and Halle Berry made history by beco
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Bea Arthur Is Broadway's Golden Girl

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- Bea Arthur is treating her legion of fans to a one-woman Broadway show that reprises the astringent personality she created in many years as a television sitcom

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Today is Feb. 25. Blues singer Ida Cox was born this day in 1896 in Toccoa, Ga. Her first recording, "Any Woman's Blues," was written by her pianist, Lovie Austin.
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A list of New Year's resolutions and wishes for stars and celebrities for 2002:
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Special Assignment: Cooper Union

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Less than a mile from Ground Zero, at Astor Place in the East Village, there stands a big brown Gothic building that looks kind of gloomy and foreboding. It's t

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2001 with 30 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2001 with 39 to follow.
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A Blast From The Past

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Profile: Elaine Stritch, she's still here

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Actress Elaine Stritch is playing the juiciest role of her six-decades career. She's playing herself.
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Woody Allen
Director Woody Allen arrives at the French premiere of his film "Whatever Works" in Paris on June 19, 2009. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, jazz musician, author, and playwright.

Allen's films, ranging from tragedies to screwball comedies, have made him a notable American director. He is also distinguished by his rapid rate of production and his very large body of work. Allen writes and directs his movies and has also acted in the majority of them. For inspiration, Allen draws heavily on literature, sexuality, philosophy, psychology, Jewish identity, and the history of cinema, among a wealth of other fields of interest.

Allen developed a passion for music early on and is a jazz clarinetist. What began as a teenage avocation has led to regular public performances at various small venues in his hometown of Manhattan, with occasional appearances at various jazz festivals. Allen joined the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the New Orleans Funeral Ragtime Orchestra in performances that provided the film score for his 1973 comedy Sleeper, and performed in a rare European tour in 1996, which became the subject of the documentary Wild Man Blues.

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