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The road to the Oscars is paved with TV parts

February 20, 2005|Times Staff Writer

Long before they turned in Oscar-worthy performances on the big screen, most of tonight's Academy Award nominees had their start on the little screen, including Don Cheadle, "Picket Fences"; Jaime Foxx, "In Living Color"; Annette Bening, "Miami Vice"; Imelda Staunton, British miniseries such as "The Singing Detective"; Kate Winslet, British TV series "Dark Season"; Cate Blanchett, Australian miniseries "Bordertown"; Sophie Okonedo, British TV series "The Governor"; Alan Alda, "MASH"; and Clive Owen, British detective series "Second Sight." Here's a look at some other nominees and their TV alter egos.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday February 23, 2005 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 38 words Type of Material: Correction
Morgan Freeman -- A photo caption in Sunday's Calendar section with an article about past TV roles of this year's Oscar-nominated actors said Morgan Freeman had been on "Zoom." He was in the cast of "The Electric Company."
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Los Angeles Times Sunday February 27, 2005 Home Edition Sunday Calendar Part E Page 2 Calendar Desk 0 inches; 32 words Type of Material: Correction
Morgan Freeman -- A caption with an article last Sunday about past TV roles of this year's Oscar-nominated actors said Morgan Freeman had been in "Zoom." He was in "The Electric Company."

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