Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 25 September 1969) is a film and stage
actress. Raised in Swansea, Wales, she studied musical theatre at the
Arts Educational Schools, London, and made her adult stage breakthrough
with a leading role in 1987 in 42nd Street. She found great success as a
regular in the British television series The Darling Buds of May
(1991–93). Dismayed at being typecast as the token pretty girl in
British films, Zeta-Jones relocated to Los Angeles. Critics praised her
portrayal of a vengeful pregnant woman in Traffic (2000) and a murderous
singer in the musical film Chicago (2002), winning her the Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress. She continued to star in high-profile films
for much of the 2000s, including the black comedy Intolerable Cruelty
(2003), the heist film Ocean's Twelve (2004), the comedy The Terminal
(2004), and the romantic comedy No Reservations (2007). During a
decrease in workload, she returned to the stage and portrayed an ageing
actress in A Little Night Music (2009), winning the Tony Award for Best
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Henry III of England and Alexander II of Scotland signed the
Treaty of York, establishing the Anglo-Scottish border, which mostly
remains the same today.
Peking opera (modern performer pictured) was born when the Four
Great Anhui Troupes introduced Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the
Qianlong Emperor's eightieth birthday.
An explosion of badly degraded propellant charges on board the
French battleship Liberté detonated the forward ammunition magazines
and destroyed the ship.
Second World War: British troops began their withdrawal from
the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands, ending the Allies' Operation
Market Garden in defeat.
The first surgery to replace the ulnar collateral ligament,
commonly known as the Tommy John surgery after the first patient, was
performed by Dr. Frank Jobe.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Deserving honour, respect and admiration.
2. Of such high quality that it should serve as an example to be imitated;
3. Serving as a warning; monitory.
4. Providing an example or illustration.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Time is a fluid condition which has no existence except in the
momentary avatars of individual people. There is no such thing as was
— only is. If was existed, there would be no grief or sorrow. I like
to think of the world I created as being a kind of keystone in the
universe; that, small as that keystone is, if it were ever taken away
the universe itself would collapse.
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