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All 12 Egot Winners, From Audrey Hepburn to Whoopi Goldberg (Photos)

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All 12 Egot Winners, From Audrey Hepburn to Whoopi Goldberg (Photos)
Only a select number of entertainers have earned a competitive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony to earn the coveted Egot distinction. Richard Rodgers, composer (1902-1979) Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed, “Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years” (1962) Grammy: Best Show Album, “The Sound of Music” (1960); Best Original Cast Show Album, “No Strings” (1962) Oscar: Best Song, “It Might As Well Be Spring” from “State Fair” (1945) Tony: three for “South Pacific” (1950); one each for “The King and I” (1952), “The Sound of Music” (1960) and “No Strings” (1962) Helen Hayes, actress (1900 – 1993) Emmy: Best Actress, “Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: Not a...
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Cummings Pt.4: Career Peak with Tony Award Win, Acclaimed Mary Tyrone

Constance Cummings: Stage and film actress ca. early 1940s. Constance Cummings on stage: From Sacha Guitry to Clifford Odets (See previous post: “Constance Cummings: Flawless 'Blithe Spirit,' Supporter of Political Refugees.”) In the post-World War II years, Constance Cummings' stage reputation continued to grow on the English stage, in plays as diverse as: Stephen Powys (pseudonym for P.G. Wodehouse) and Guy Bolton's English-language adaptation of Sacha Guitry's Don't Listen, Ladies! (1948), with Cummings as one of shop clerk Denholm Elliott's mistresses (the other one was Betty Marsden). “Miss Cummings and Miss Marsden act as fetchingly as they look,” commented The Spectator. Rodney Ackland's Before the Party (1949), delivering “a superb performance of controlled hysteria” according to theater director and Michael Redgrave biographer Alan Strachan, writing for The Independent at the time of Cummings' death. Clifford Odets' Winter Journey / The Country Girl (1952), as
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Ghost Towns or Space Vacations? A Celeb Gift Guide to Rule Them All

Ghost Towns or Space Vacations? A Celeb Gift Guide to Rule Them All
Black Friday earned its name for a reason. It is a dark time when shoppers go into beast mode and forget the warm feelings of family, friendship and gravy they experienced the day before. There's grabbing, snarling, waiting, pushing. None of that sounds fun to us - even if it's for an affordable flat-screen. To help you win the holidays this year and avoid getting into fisticuffs with local shoppers, we created a gift guide overflowing with unique, celebrity-inspired items you won't likely find at 4 a.m. at your town shopping center. Clear off your Black Friday shopping schedule and
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Bww TV: First Look at Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and More in Highlights of Driving Miss Daisy's Australian Tour!

The Australian Premiere of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic play Driving Miss Daisy is currently playing at The Playhouse, Qpac, Brisbane. The production stars two of the world's greatest living actors- five-time Tony Award and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones, alongside four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the production below
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Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury Makes a Koala Friend Down Under

The Australian Premiere of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic play Driving Miss Daisy will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at The Playhouse, Qpac, Brisbane. The production stars two of the world's greatest living actors- five-time Tony Award and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones, alongside four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines. In here free time, Lansbury cuddled up with a koala named 'Mr. Wisely' at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Check out the adorable photo as featured on Visit Brisbane's Facebook page below
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William Self, Fox Exec Whose Hits Included 'Batman,' 'M*A*S*H,' Dies

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William Self, whose tenure at the helm of television production at 20th Century Fox produced such hits as "Peyton Place," "Batman" and "M*A*S*H," has died. He was 89. Self died Monday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after suffering a heart attack on Nov. 11, his daughter, Barbara Malone, told the Los Angeles Times. Before joining 20 Century Fox Television in 1959, Self produced the "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" and the "The Frank Sinatra Show." He was also the director of development at CBS, where his first pilot was "The Twilight Zone." In
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Westport Country Playhouse Gala Held 11/2, Naughton, O'Hara & More To Perform

Westport Country Playhouse's Gala 2009 will feature a star-studded evening of entertainment and conviviality on Monday, November 2, highlighted by special salutes to Mary Rodgers Guettel, composer, and Elisabeth Morten, Playhouse board of trustees chairman. Honorary gala co-chairs are Anne Keefe and JoAnne Woodward, former Playhouse artistic directors. Proceeds, in part, will support the Woodward Intern and Apprentice program, recently named in recognition of Ms. Woodward's interest in training the next generation of theater artists. The Playhouse's intern and apprentice program has been in existence since 1946.

A special tribute will be made to Ms. Rodgers Guettel, who began her theatrical career as a Playhouse intern in 1950, and went on to write the music for the Broadway hit, "Once Upon a Mattress." She is the daughter of composer Richard Rodgers. Stephen Sondheim, who also was in the 1950 Playhouse intern class, and Christopher Plummer, will be present to honor Ms. Rodgers Guettel.

Ms.
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Back To The 80s Premieres at Playhouse South, 11/6

Were you around when video killed the radio star? Do you remember when Donkey Kong and Pac Man were the height of video game technology, Molly Ringwald and Rick Astley were, like, totally awesome, and you could buy Michael Jackson's Thriller as a record? If you lived through it or if you want to experience it, Playhouse South will provide the experience this November to the Dayton/Cincinnati area premier of the new musical, Back to the '80's.

The show chronicles the senior year of Corey Palmer, (played by Tim Stiffler-Dean) who, now in his late thirties, graduated from William Ocean High in 1989. Highlighting Corey's memories are lively renditions of eighties favorites like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," "Love Shack," and "Man in the Mirror." The result is a sometimes campy, sometimes cruel, often hysterical look at what it was like to grow up in a time when cell phones were brick-sized,
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Black Swan State Theatre Company Presents Seven Deadly Sins, Four Deadly Sinners October 21-November 1

Onward Production and Black Swan State Theatre Company’s anthology evening Seven Deadly Sins, Four Deadly Sinners, which they are presenting at The Playhouse Theatre between 21 October and 1 November.

Seven Deadly Sins, Four Deadly Sinners is an anthology evening of wicked comedy, heavenly drama, devilishly tall tales, enchanting poetry and seductive stories. Starring four deadly beautiful temptresses, who will enlighten you on how to survive, or even live by, the Seven Deadly Sins!

Seven Deadly Sins, Four Deadly Sinners has been compiled from the works of nearly everyone with a sense of humour (sometimes unintentional!) - from Chaucer to Victoria Wood, from Woody Allen to Oscar Wilde via Flanders & Swann, Joyce Grenfell, Steven Berkoff and Noel Coward - by the award-winning scriptwriter and author of the first six of the Carry On... films, Norman Hudis.

Wendy Hughes, one of Australia's best known stage, TV and film actresses (My Brilliant Career,
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