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Friday, May 24, 2019

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The 72nd annual Tony Awards rewarded “The Band’s Visit” with best musical and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” with best play. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., gave a surprise performance of “Seasons of Love.” Robert De Niro began his introduction to Bruce Springsteen’s performance with a profane condemnation of President Trump. Read our TV critic’s response to the telecast. Andrew Garfield won one of the early acting prizes for “Angels in America” and dedicated his victory to the spirit of the L.G.B.T.Q. community.


Valerie Plame is an American spy whose identity was revealed by a Washington Post reporter in 2005. President George W. Bush and members of his administration were suspected of orchestrating the leak after Plame's husband, diplomat Joseph Wilson, wrote an article criticizing the Bush administration for exaggerating evidence about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. One of Bush's top aides, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was convicted and sentenced to 30 months in prison for the "Plame Affair," as it became known. Plame retired her CIA post in response to the incident.

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The 90th Academy Awards ceremony honored the best films of 2017 live on ABC Network from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 4, 2018. “The Shape of Water” led the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, winning best picture and best director (for Guillermo del Toro). The film also nabbed prizes for production design and original score. Gary Oldman won the lead actor award for his work as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.” Frances McDormand earned her second best actress Oscar for her role as a grieving mother in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Meanwhile, Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) picked up supporting actor and actress honors.


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Marcel Marceau; born Marcel Mangel (March, 22 1923 – September, 22 2007) was a French actor and mime most famous for his stage persona as "Bip the Clown". He referred to mime as the "art of silence", and he performed professionally worldwide for over 60 years. As a youth, he lived in hiding and worked with the French Resistance during most of World War II, giving his first major performance to 3000 troops after the liberation of Paris in August 1944. Following the war, he studied dramatic art and mime in Paris.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” dominated the 75th Golden Globes Awards, picking up a leading four awards, including a best drama statue. The revenge drama centers on a tough-as-nails woman who takes matters into her own hands after her daughter is raped and murdered. And Oprah Winfrey, the recipient of the Cecil B. Demille Award for career achievement, spoke to the power of representation. The talk show host and actress said that as a little girl she remembered vividly watching as Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win a leading actor Oscar.