Deighton: British historian and author
Carou: Canadian actor
Dawson: Former professional football player
Berman: Former weekday evening sports anchor on WNBC-TV
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author Deighton; Sportscaster Berman; Spy novelist Deighton;
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are frequently asked why they wrote their first book. A more
interesting answer might come from asking them why they wrote
their second one.
~ Len Deighton
Cyril Deighton (born on this day in 1929) is a British historian
and author of spy fiction and historical novels.
Deighton (left) teaches Michael Caine how to break an egg on the
set of The
of his novels have been adapted for films. His first few novels
featured an unnamed hero, which in the movie versions was dubbed
"Harry Palmer" and was played by Michael Caine. The
first trilogy of his Bernard
series was made into a 13-part television series by Granada
Television in 1987.
has also published a series of cookery books.
Joseph “Len” Cariou (born September 1939) is a
started acting in Winnipeg at the Manitoba Theatre Centre and
later at the Stratford, Ontario, tackling classical roles like
King Lear, Macbeth, Prospero, Coriolanus, Brutus, Petruchio,
Iago, Oberon, and Henry V. He was offered a scholarship at the
National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal but, married with a
young child and financial responsibilities, he rejected it.
Cariou also became a lead actor with the Guthrie Theatre company
in Minneapolis in the mid-1960's, where he played Orlando in As
You Like It, and Agamemnon in Tyrone Guthrie's compilation of The
House of Atreus. In 1968, Cariou made his Broadway debut in The
House of Atreus. Two years later he landed his first starring
role in Applause, a musical adaptation of the film All About Eve.
It earned him a Tony Award nomination as Best Actor in a Musical
and won him the Theatre World Award. In 1973 he garnered his
second Tony nod for A Little Night Music; he repeated the role
for the 1977 film version. Six years later he won both the Tony
and a Drama Desk Award for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd: The
Demon Barber Of Fleet Street in the Stephen Sondheim musical.
During these years, Cariou also appeared in a number of benefits,
including A Christmas Carol for the Riverside Shakespeare Company
in New York, playing Scrooge, with Helen Hayes, Raul Julia, and
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, directed by W. Stuart McDowell at
the Symphony Space in 1985. His next projects, the Alan Jay
Lerner-Charles Strouse musical Dance a Little Closer (1983),
Arthur Miller's sole musical, Up from Paradise (1983), and Teddy
& Alice (1987) proved to be far less successful.
2002, Cariou joined Anne Heche and Neil Patrick Harris as the
replacement cast in the award-winning drama Proof. Cariou's film
credits include Flags of Our Fathers, About Schmidt, Thirteen
Days, The Four Seasons, and the Harold Prince-directed screen
adaptation of A Little Night Music with Elizabeth Taylor. He
played the father in the 2007 film 1408, and the nominal lead
role in The Onion Movie, based on the satirical newspaper. On
television, Cariou has appeared in The West Wing, Law &
Order, Star Trek: Voyager, The Practice, Ed, The Outer Limits,
and multiple episodes of Murder, She Wrote. He had a continuing
role in 2006-2007 as power broker Judd Fitzgerald in the Showtime
narrated Major League Baseball's World Series films from
1992-1997. He has recorded a number of books, including several
by Michael Connelly, for audiotape release. In 2004, he was
elected to the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
was an American college and professional football player from
He was another who was called an “NFL reject” by that
league’s talent evaluators when they decided some players
weren’t good enough to play in the NFL. But in his first
year in the American Football League, Dawson led his Dallas
Texans to a double-overtime victory over the two-time defending
American Football League Champion Houston Oilers. The game was a
classic, and Dawson ran a ball-control offense for a 17-14 win.
Dawson had a 28-yard touchdown pass to Hall of Fame halfback
his first season, 1962, Dawson had led the league in touchdowns
and yards per attempt. He was The Sporting News' selection as the
AFL MVP for 1962. A pinpoint passer with four AFL passing titles,
Len Dawson went on to be selected an American Football League
All-Star six times, and holds the AFL’s number one career
passer rating. He quarterbacked his team to three American
Football League championships.
was the MVP in the Fourth AFL-NFL World Championship game (Super
Bowl IV), the last game ever played by an American Football
League team. He led the league out in glory, with his Kansas City
Chiefs defeating the heavily-favored Minnesota Vikings, who, like
the Colts of the previous year, had been touted as “the
best team in pro football history”. Dawson was named to the
second team All-Time All-AFL Team, and is a member of the
American Football League Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall
Berman (born June 14, 1947) is the former weekday evening sports
anchor on WNBC-TV. Berman was with WNBC/NBC from 1982-2009. He
was previously with WCBS-TV from 1979–1982, and before that
at WBZ-TV in Boston from 1973–1978.
the end of WNBC's 11 p.m. newscast on Wednesday April 22, 2009,
following taped messages of goodbye and good luck from Matt
Lauer, Al Roker, and Brian Williams, Berman announced that it was
his last sportscast. He was given a cake with best wishes from
his colleagues, including Chuck Scarborough and Sue Simmons.
Berman's immediate future for television is unknown, sources say
he might make periodic appearances on the Today Show.
Currently, he is working on his latest project, Len Berman
Sports, an online blog which recounts Len's top 5 most
interesting sports stories of the day.
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