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Date of Birth: July 27, 1922 (93)
Birth Place: New Haven, CT, USA
Gender: Male
Disney Junior's DOC MCSTUFFINS to Feature Adoption-Themed Storyline This SpringDisney Junior's DOC MCSTUFFINS to Feature Adoption-Themed Storyline This Spring
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The McStuffins family experiences the joys of adoption and also now must adjust to a new baby in the house in a multi-episode story arc of Disney Junior's Peabody Award-winning animated series 'Doc McStuffins,' beginning FRIDAY, MARCH 4 (more...)

Anthony Anderson & More Join Season 4 of Disney Junior's DOC MCSTUFFINSAnthony Anderson & More Join Season 4 of Disney Junior's DOC MCSTUFFINS
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Anthony Anderson (ABC's 'black-ish'), Molly Ringwald ('Sixteen Candles'), Ellen Pompeo (ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy'), Gabourey Sidibe ('Empire') and Vanessa Williams ('The Good Wife') will guest star on Disney Junior's critically acclaimed DOC MCSTUFFINS (more...)

ATX Festival 2016 to Feature FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Reunion, THE O.C. Writers Panel, and MoreATX Festival 2016 to Feature FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Reunion, THE O.C. Writers Panel, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

ATX Television Festival has announced new panels and programming for this year's festival, which returns for a fifth year June 9-12, in Austin, Texas. Highlights include a FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS tailgate reunion, a meeting of THE O.C. writers, plus screenings of CASUAL, unREAL, and YOUNGER. (more...)

Rodney Hicks Joins UNCIVIL Concert Presentation Cast at Feinstein's/54 BelowRodney Hicks Joins UNCIVIL Concert Presentation Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Rodney Hicks will star as General Robert E. Lee alongside Tony Nominee J. Robert Spencer, Mitchell Jarvis, Wayne Duvall, Michael Abbott Jr., Ian Lowe and Brian Charles Rooney in the upcoming Feinstein's/54 Below concert presentation of the new hit musical, Uncivil, Feb 2nd at 9:30pm. (more...)

LMU School of Film and Television Sets THE HOLLYWOOD MASTERS Season 5LMU School of Film and Television Sets THE HOLLYWOOD MASTERS Season 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television is pleased to announce the return of The Hollywood Masters, starting January 29 with writer-director-producer George Miller (The Road Warrior, Happy Feet, Mad Max: Fury Road). (more...)

WNET Launches First Theatrical Imprint, AMERICAN MASTERS PicturesWNET Launches First Theatrical Imprint, AMERICAN MASTERS Pictures
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

Today at the Sundance Film Festival, WNET, parent company of New York's public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, announced the launch of its first theatrical imprint, AMERICAN MASTERS Pictures (more...)

EPIX Announces New Original Documentary Series AMERICA DIVIDEDEPIX Announces New Original Documentary Series AMERICA DIVIDED
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Premium TV network EPIX announced today at the NATPE Conference in Miami the launch of an ambitious new Original Documentary series on inequality, America Divided. (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING Delivers More Than 6.6 Million ViewersCBS SUNDAY MORNING Delivers More Than 6.6 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD posted double-digit percentage increases in viewers and adults 25-54, and delivered and remained the #1 Sunday morning news program (more...)

EGOT Winner Rita Moreno to Star in ONE DAY AT A TIME TV RebootEGOT Winner Rita Moreno to Star in ONE DAY AT A TIME TV Reboot
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Rita Moreno will star in a Latino family reboot of Norman Lear's classic 1970's sitcom comedy ONE DAY AT A TIME from Sony Pictures TV. The series was picked up by Netflix for a 13-episode straight-to-series order. (more...)

BIG FISH Book Writer John August to Receive WGAW's 2016 Valentine Davies AwardBIG FISH Book Writer John August to Receive WGAW's 2016 Valentine Davies Award
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has been named the recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West's 2016 Valentine Davies Award (more...)

Feature Film Lineup Complete for 2016 Sundance Film FestivalFeature Film Lineup Complete for 2016 Sundance Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Sundance Institute today completed its feature film lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with the highly anticipated narratives, documentaries, episodic work and events in the Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Spotlight, Sundance Kids and Special Events sections. (more...)

Charlotte Rae Continues 'Facts Of My Life' TourCharlotte Rae Continues 'Facts Of My Life' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Approaching 90, Ms. Charlotte Rae just keeps going and going and going - Ms. Rae's Rea's recent appearances at Sadri's in NY and B&N in LA, gathered a Standing Room Only crowd with an eclectic list of patrons among the fans including JoAnne Worley, Anna Maria Albergetti, Ilene Graff, Patricia Morison, John Bowab, Laura Pursell, Barbara Van Orden, Daisy Egan, Jerry Stiller and Gilbert Gottfried, among others. (more...)

Fed Up Americans Create Online Videos Calling To Overturn Citizens United And Get Big Money Out Of PoliticsFed Up Americans Create Online Videos Calling To Overturn Citizens United And Get Big Money Out Of Politics
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

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David Hernandez to Bring HOLIDAY HANGOVER to Feinstein's at the Nikko This DecemberDavid Hernandez to Bring HOLIDAY HANGOVER to Feinstein's at the Nikko This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Acclaimed singer and "American Idol" finalist David Hernandez will bring his one-man show, HOLIDAY HANGOVER, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Wednesday, December 30 at 7 p.m.  Hernandez will perform a selection of original songs and standards, as well as track from his holiday album, "This Christmas." (more...)

PGA Honors Shonda Rhimes with 2016 Norman Lear Achievement Award In TelevisionPGA Honors Shonda Rhimes with 2016 Norman Lear Achievement Award In Television
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that powerhouse television producer Shonda Rhimes will be honored with the 2016 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, (more...)

Martin Short Set for Final Episode of PBS's I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING TonightMartin Short Set for Final Episode of PBS's I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

On the final episode of his PBS food/travel series I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING premiering tonight, November 2, comedy writer and 'Everybody Loves Raymond' creator/EP PHIL ROSENTHAL takes us to favorite dining hotspots in his Los Angeles hometown. (more...)

Martin Short Set for Final Episode of PBS's I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING, 11/2Martin Short Set for Final Episode of PBS's I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING, 11/2
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

On the final episode of his PBS food/travel series I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING premiering November 2, comedy writer and 'Everybody Loves Raymond' creator/EP PHIL ROSENTHAL takes us to favorite dining hotspots in his Los Angeles hometown. (more...)

Gwyneth Paltrow & More Honored at 25TH ANNUAL EMA AWARDSGwyneth Paltrow & More Honored at 25TH ANNUAL EMA AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Over the weekend, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) announced the 25th Anniversary EMA Award winners, presented by Toyota and Lexus. (more...)

PBS Announces DOWNTON ABBEY Premiere Date; Full Winter/Spring ProgrammingPBS Announces DOWNTON ABBEY Premiere Date; Full Winter/Spring Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

PBS' winter/spring primetime schedule offers a number of exciting new beginnings, awaited returns and a few goodbyes: most notably to one of television's most beloved dramas, “Downton Abbey” on MASTERPIECE (more...)

Phil Rosenthal Samples Century-Old Eggs on Next Episode of PBS's I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVINGPhil Rosenthal Samples Century-Old Eggs on Next Episode of PBS's I'LL HAVE WHAT PHIL'S HAVING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

I'll Have What Phil's Having invites audiences to join in on an international culinary exploration with Phil Rosenthal, the creator of the TV hit Everybody Loves Raymond, and one of Hollywood's funniest producers. (more...)

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