Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert De Witt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. When she was ten years old, her 40-year-old father died of a sudden ...
Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their "Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine).
In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award. The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner: Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series and Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series and Nominee: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series TV pilot: Filmed a three-minute mini-pilot for Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Season 1, Episode 1: "Love Is All Around".
This pilot was produced for CBS executives and featured Asner in a scene with Mary Tyler Moore in an effort to sell the executives on his casting.
[on making the transition from the comedy Mary Tyler Moore (1970) to its dramatic spin-off series Lou Grant (1977)] We were really worried about changing over from a three-camera, half-hour comedy to a one-camera, full-hour drama.
The audience wasn't ready for the switch--even CBS billed us in their promos as a comedy.
A sequel to one of the most popular NOVAs of all time, "Miracle of Life," this Emmy Award-winning program tracks human development from embryo to newborn using the extraordinary microimagery of Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson. Whether we're thinking about it or not, our bodies want to make babies. Around the world about 365,000 new babies get made every day.
It may be the last thing on his mind, but this man's body is working toward this.
But as ordinary as it seems, creating a new human being is no simple feat. No matter who you are, once upon a time you looked like this.
From a single cell you built a body that has one hundred trillion cells.
You made hundreds of different kinds of tissues and dozens of organs, including a brain that allows you to do remarkable things. Today, we can look closer than ever before: into the womb, into a cell, into the essence of life itself.
Not only can we see what's happening, but now we're beginning to see how it happens—the forces that build the embryo, the molecules that drive this remarkable change.