Sissy Spacek received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Hugh Laurie has received two Golden Globe awards and two Screen Actors Guild awards for his portrayal of Dr. Gregory House. Fox hide caption

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Marco Ferreira and Wendy Tucker talked about life after his accident and injuries, during a visit to StoryCorps in San Francisco. StoryCorps hide caption

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Anna Quindlen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, explores her past, present and future. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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In Bernie, Jack Black plays a local mortician who murders his live-in companion after she won't stop nagging him. The movie is based on a true story. Deana Newcomb/Wind Dancer Films hide caption

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After they leave their orphanage for the first time, Curly (Will Sasso) bears a heavy burden — his fellow Stooges, Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos, left) and Larry (Sean Hayes). Peter Iovino/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation hide caption

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Levon Helm was the longtime drummer and occasional vocalist for The Band. Rob Loud/Getty Images hide caption

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After they leave their orphanage for the first time, Curly (Will Sasso) bears a heavy burden — his fellow Stooges, Moe (Chris Diamantopoulos, left) and Larry (Sean Hayes). Peter Iovino/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation hide caption

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Over the course of filming, Oscar (pictured above) learned how to use rudimentary tools and how to get along with the other members of his clan. Disney hide caption

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Muslim community members and supporters march near 1 Police Plaza to protest the New York Police Department surveillance operations of Muslim communities, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, in New York. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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