David Lawrence Angell was an American television producer and screenwriter. Angell won multiple Emmy Awards as the creator and executive producer, along with Peter Casey and David Lee, of the sitcoms Wings and Frasier. Angell and his wife Lynn both died heading home from their vacation on Cape Cod aboard American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to hit the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks. Angell was born in Rhode Island, to Henry and Mae Angell, he received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Providence College. He married Lynn Edwards on August 14, 1971. Soon after Angell entered the U. S. Army upon graduation and served at the Pentagon until 1972, he moved to Boston and worked as a methods analyst at an engineering company and at an insurance firm in Rhode Island. His brother, the Most Rev. Kenneth Angell, was a Roman Catholic prelate and Bishop of Burlington, Vermont. Angell moved to Los Angeles in 1977, his first script was sold to the producers of the Annie Flynn series.
Five years he sold his second script, Archie Bunker's Place. In 1983, he joined Cheers as a staff writer. In 1985, Angell joined forces with Peter Casey and David Lee as Cheers supervising producers/writers; the trio received 37 Emmy Award nominations and won 24 Emmy Awards, including the above-mentioned for Frasier. They won an Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy for Cheers, in 1989, which Angell, Casey and the series' other producers shared, an Outstanding Writing/Comedy Emmy for Cheers, which Angell received in 1984. After working together as producers on Cheers, Angell and Lee formed Grub Street Productions. In 1990, they executive-produced the comedy series Wings. Angell and his wife, were among the passengers of American Airlines Flight 11 killed in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City in 2001; the American Screenwriters Association awards the annual David Angell Humanitarian Award to any individual in the entertainment industry who contributes to global well-being through donations of time, expertise or other support to improve the human condition.
In 2004, The Angell Foundation of Los Angeles, awarded Providence College a gift of $2 million for the Smith Center for the Arts. The two-part episode of Frasier to air after the attacks, "Don Juan in Hell" airing on September 25, 2001, ended with the memorial tribute, "In loving memory of our friends Lynn and David Angell". "Goodnight, Seattle", series finale which aired May 13, 2004, featured the birth of Niles Crane and Daphne Moon’s son, named David in tribute. At the National 9/11 Memorial and his wife are memorialized at the North Pool, on Panel N-1, along with other passengers from Flight 11. David Angell on IMDb David Lawrence Angell at Find a Grave
Edoardo Piscopo is an Italian racing driver. After competing in karting, Piscopo began his single seater career in Formula BMW USA in 2005, where despite missing the first rounds he finished fifth with three wins for EuroInternational, he finished fifth in the Bahrain World Final. After winning in Formula BMW USA Piscopo joined the RED BULL Junior Team and moved back to Europe in 2006 to compete in Formula Renault. In his debut season, he scored ten podiums finishing third in Formula Renault 2.0 Italia for Cram Competition, behind Dani Clos and teammate Adrian Zaugg. He finished tenth in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 for the team. Piscopo stepped up to Formula Three in 2007, competing in the Formula Three Euroseries for Mücke Motorsport, he only managed to score eight points in 20 races. He did however finish fifth in the 2007 Masters of Formula 3 at Zolder, he joined A1 Team Italy to drive in the A1 Grand Prix series for the 2007–08 season, sharing duties with Enrico Toccacelo. He moved to the Italian Formula Three Championship in 2008, scoring seven wins on his way to second in the final standings, behind champion Mirko Bortolotti.
They were both given the chance to test for Formula One team Scuderia Ferrari. Piscopo became the last driver to sign up for the inaugural season of the FIA Formula Two Championship in 2009, he finished twelfth in the championship due to missing the final round to concentrate on his GP2 Asia campaign. Piscopo missed the final round of the Formula Two season as he joined DAMS for the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series season. Piscopo made his Main Series début for the Trident team at Monza in 2010, he replaced Johnny Cecotto Jr. He was replaced by Federico Leo at the next round of the championship. Piscopo moved to the Auto GP series for 2010, he led the majority of the championship, but was overhauled by Romain Grosjean. Piscopo was appointed by Lotus as factory driver for the Lotus GT4 campaign. Despite winning 3 rounds out of 5, he finished second in the championship. Piscopo joined the competitive Porsche Carrera Cup, he finished third in the championship. Piscopo has won the American and the World Championship Super Trofeo title.
In 2015 he became the Huracan GT3 factory test driver. Official website edoardopiscopo.com Career statistic driverdb.com
The first season of the television comedy Portlandia began airing on IFC in the United States on January 21, 2011, until February 25, 2011, for six episodes. The series stars Carrie Brownstein. Fred Armisen Carrie Brownstein Kyle MacLachlan as Mr. Mayor Steve Buscemi as Book Store Customer Jason Sudekis as Aliki Aubrey Plaza as Book Store Customer and Beth Sam Adams as Mayor's Assistant Aimee Mann as herself Sarah McLachlan as herself Edie McClurg as Mayor's Secretary Kumail Nanjiani as Cell Phone Salesman Selma Blair as Frannie Walker Jenny Conlee, Colin Meloy, James Mercer and Corin Tucker as Echo Echo Gus Van Sant as himself Heather Graham as herself Nick Kroll as Daniel Prison Official website Portlandia at TV.com Portlandia on IMDb