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TV's "Alice" on stage at Kennedy Center

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A TV star from the 80s is on stage in the Washington area, and ABC7’s Arch Campbell spoke with her. He also reviews The Hangover Two, blowing the box office away this week.

Kennedy Center opened a lavish unforgettable production of Steven Sondheim's "Follies,” with a full orchestra and a huge cast. Among them is award-winning theater Hall of Famer Linda Lavin, also known to TVfans as Alice.

Lavin grew up yearning to act. “My mother says as a baby I stood up in my crib and sang ‘God bless America,’” she said. She got her wish early on broadway in the 1960s and hasn't stopped.

Many remember her as television's iconic alicA, a huge series in the 70s and 80s about a hard-working waitress with big dreams. Now Lavin is stopping the show in the Kennedy Center's stellar production of “Follies.”

In other news, The Hangover Two broke records, making $137 million over the long Memorial Day weekend.

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