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Rob Lowe To Receive 2018 Horatio Alger Award

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, today announced that Rob Lowe, film and television actor, producer, writer and director and New York Times best-selling author, has been selected for membership in this prestigious organization.

Lowe joins 11 other esteemed business, civic and cultural leaders from across North America in receiving 2018 honors. For more than 70 years, the Horatio Alger Award has been annually bestowed upon admired leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversities, and who have remained committed to higher education and charitable efforts in their local communities.

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and raised in Dayton, Ohio, eight-year-old Rob Lowe dreamed of being an actor. Throughout a tumultuous childhood, he focused on his goal despite his young age, appearing in many productions throughout the mid-west. In 1976, following his mother’s second divorce,
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Random Roles: Of all his films, Rob Lowe wants you to go back and watch Bad Influence

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: Rob Lowe is living proof that any young man can, with proper determination, grow up to play the president of the United States. Although he began his acting career in television, appearing in the ensemble of a short-lived sitcom (A New Kind Of Family) and turning up in TV movies and ABC Afterschool Specials, Lowe soon transitioned to the big screen, with his performance in 1983’s The Outsiders serving as a springboard into movie stardom. By the late 1990s, however, Lowe was back on TV in a big way, playing Deputy White House Communications Director Sam Seaborn on The West Wing, and he’s flipped back and forth between movies and TV ever since. Although ...
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Eileen Brennan's TV Roles

Eileen Brennan's TV Roles
TV's longtime funny lady Eileen Brennan has died at the age of 80.

The Oscar-nominated actress for "Private Benjamin" had more than 100 film and TV credits to her name. In addition to reprising her role for the TV adaptation of "Private Benjamin," Brennan's long list of TV credits include recurring roles on "Will & Grace," "7th Heaven," "ER" and "Blossom" and range from the '70s to the '00s.

Brennan, who won an Emmy for the "Private Benjamin" TV series, was also nominated "Will & Grace," "thirtysomething," "Newhart" and "Taxi." Her other TV roles include several short-lived shows, like "Off The Rack," "A New Kind Of Family" and "13 Queens Boulevard."

Take a look at some of Brennan's TV roles below.
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