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Tag: Phillip Sweet

The call he had been waiting for

After playing for ten years in the minor league, and working as a math tutor, Andre Ingram got the call he had been waiting for.  At age 32, he made his debut this week in the NBA for the LA Lakers.  Scoring four three-pointers and 19 points overall, it was a night that dreams are made of.  The crowd started yelling, “M-V-P!”  Some of the players on the team his age had already played almost 1000 NBA games.  And this was Ingram’s first.   Continue reading

A working actor

Ann Dowd is a 61-year-old working actor.  For thirty years she has played under the radar supporting roles in movies including Philadelphia, Marley & Me, Lorenzo’s Oil and Manchurian Candidate and television shows including Law & Order, NYPD Blue, The X-Files and Chicago Hope.  But she never received a prestigious award for her work.

Until last night.  She took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the character she plays in the screen version of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.  She started her acceptance speech with, “Well, I think this is a dream…” Continue reading

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