Beginning Nov. 2, Anthony Quinn will host the "American Playwrights Theatre" for A&E Cable Network. Quinn, 74, who has appeared in more than 100 movies, has been in the Virgin Islands filming a new NBC adaption of the classic Hemingway novel, "The Old Man and the Sea."
Co-starring with Quinn are 26-year-old son Francesco (who plays Quinn's character as a young man) and 34-year-old daughter Valentina (in the role of Quinn's daughter). Upon completion of the project, the two-time Academy Award winner (who was born in East Los Angeles) treks to New York for his Oct. 21 one-man painting/sculpture exhibition.
A gala, star-studded ceremony was the setting for the TV y Novelas Awards, honoring the most popular Spanish-language soap operas. Nominees were selected by the viewing public via write-in ballots.
Among this year's winners were Univision's "Encadenados" (best series), with its star Humberto Zurita receiving the leading actor award. Ernesto Alonso, producer of "Encadenados," was honored with a special lifetime achievement award, while the ever-popular Veronica Castro was named best actress for her role in "Rosa Salvaje."