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Entries Tagged as 'United Federation of Character Actors'

King of the Hoboes

July 13th, 2009 · 7 Comments

By Joe Valdez Harry Dean Stanton was born July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky. His father was a tobacco farmer — supplementing income with work as a barber — and his mother was a hairdresser. Attending LaFayette Senior High School in Lexington, Stanton joined choral groups and sang in a barbershop quartet with his […]

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Character Actors Work Until They Decide Not To Work

June 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

By Joe Valdez Frances McDormand was born June 23, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Adopted by a Disciples of Christ minister and his wife, McDormand grew up in towns across Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee due to her foster father’s work setting up congregations. At the age of 8, the family settled in Pittsburgh. McDormand attended […]

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Incapable of Watching Himself Objectively

June 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

John Goodman was born June 20, 1952 in Afton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. His father — a mail carrier — died shortly before Goodman turned two, leaving his mother to raise him and two siblings with whatever she could earn working as a cashier at Globe Drug, a waitress at Jack and Phil’s […]

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