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Somali actor in ‘Captain Phillips’ makes ND his new home

October 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS A Somali man who earned a pivotal part in the new Tom Hanks movie, “Captain Phillips,” is making North Dakota his new home. Continue Reading

Alex Karras, former NFL lineman, actor, dies at 77

October 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions’ defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom “Webster” and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy “Blazing Saddles,” died today. He was 77. Continue Reading

Will Ferrell tapped by Mardi Gras parade krewe

December 15, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Comedian Will Ferrell has been named the god of wine for next year’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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TV Picks: A documetary of show-biz legend Jerry Lewis

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

“Jerry Lewis: Method to the Madness” is a lively profile that examines the show-biz legend from a fresh perspective.
Lewis, now 85, looks back at his career as a comedian, actor and filmmaker via a series of candid interviews that cover everything from his roots in vaudeville to his fruitful and turbulent relationship with singer Dean Martin. Continue Reading

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