Terry Kiser is an American actor. He is known for portraying the deceased title character of the comedy Weekend at Bernie's and its sequel, Weekend at Bernie's II, he has more than 140 acting credits with a career spanning more than 50 years. He is the co-founder of an acting school in Austin, Texas, "The Actors Arena". Kiser was born on August 1, 1939 in Elmhurst and was raised in Omaha, Nebraska, he attended the University of Kansas. He graduated in 1962 with a degree in industrial engineering. Returning to Omaha, he worked as an engineer for three years. During these years, Kiser acted as an amateur in more than 50 plays. On the advice of a drama teacher, he made the decision to pursue acting full-time and moved to New York City in 1965, he worked with Lee Strasberg. Kiser's first two years in New York included an array of small parts, ranging from theater to television to commercials. By 1967, Kiser gained significant recognition for his work, winning both an Obie Award and Theater World Award for Fortune and Men's Eyes.
Becoming a life member of The Actors Studio, Kiser was a regular on several soap operas, The Secret Storm and The Doctors. In 1978, he starred on the short-lived sitcoms The Roller Girls, Sugar Time!. It was during the 1970s and early 1980s that Kiser appeared in Three's Company, One Day At A Time, The Love Boat, Night Court, 227, Maude and The Golden Girls. One of his roles was on the TV drama Hill Street Blues, he was a cast member on the syndicated sketch comedy show Off the Wall and a part of the ensemble on Carol Burnett's Carol & Company, which aired in 1990. In the 1990s, he appeared on Walker, Texas Ranger, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Will & Grace, his film appearances include Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider, Rich Kids, Steel, An Eye for an Eye, Making Love, Six Pack, Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land, Surf II, From a Whisper to a Scream and Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. Kiser is best known for starring in Weekend at Bernie's, in the title role of Bernie Lomax, the corrupt insurance executive, dead for most of the film.
Bernie's young employees, played by Jonathan Silverman and Andrew McCarthy, attempt to convince people that Bernie is still alive. He reprised the role in Weekend at Bernie's II. Since 2012, several YouTube videos featuring "The Bernie Dance" generated more than 17 million views collectively by April 2016. Other film appearances include Mannequin Two: On the Move, Into the Sun, The Pledge, A Christmas Tree Miracle. In the early 2010s Kiser began work on The Accidental President, which led to his participation in the second season of Johnny Dynamo; that show was followed with Kiser's lead role in the feature The Body Sculptor as Dr. Jason Stone; the film was scheduled for completion and release in 2016. In 2013, Kiser moved to Austin, where, with his partner, actress Joy Leigh, he co-founded an acting school, The Actors Arena. Instruction is open to students of all ages and experience levels. In mid-2016 Kiser moved back to his ranch in Colorado. Barnaby Jones "Eyes of Terror" - Arnie The Bionic Woman "Mirror Image" - Matthews Hawaii Five-O "Blood Money is Hard to Wash" - Augie Maude as Reggie WKRP in Cincinnati as Mr. Elliot Three's Company as Mr. Canon/Max Night Court as Al Craven The Golden Girls as Santa Claus/Don Murder, She Wrote as Wally Bryce Carol & Company as Terry The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Mr. Hosek Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as H. G. Wells Caroline in the City as Taxicab Driver Walker, Texas Ranger as Charlie Brooks / Maxwell'Iceman' Kronert 227 as toy store robber Will & Grace as Karen Walker's nemesis Demetria Fulton previewed Kiser in Barnaby Jones.
Martha Helen Strickland Clark was an American lawyer, the first woman to practice law in Detroit, the first woman to argue before the Michigan Supreme Court. Clark was born on March 25, 1853, in St. Johns, Michigan, to parents Randolph Strickland and Mary S. Strickland, her father represented Michigan's 6th congressional district from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1871 in Congress. During that time, Martha Clark would serve as his private secretary, spent a year in Utah with Obediah Strickland, a federal judge. At twenty, she studied law with her father for a short time before entering the University of Michigan Law School, where she was the only woman student, elected secretary of the Webster Club, a popular literary club. However, her failing eyesight led to Clark dropping out after several years. For several years, she otherwise supported the suffrage cause. Objecting to marriage as an institution "founded on the principle of master and slave," Clark refused to marry, but entered into a domestic partnership contract with Leo Miller in 1875.
After seven years, she decided to go back to law school, graduated the following year. Clark moved to Saint John's, served as assistant prosecuting attorney for the county, she was involved in murder cases, unusual for a woman of that time. Clark was a delegate to the 1886 Greenback state Convention. While there, she gave a speech that led to the Greenbacks agreeing on a common candidate, John H. Fedewa. On October 9, 1888, she became the first woman to argue a case in front of the Michigan Supreme Court, Thompson v. Thomson, winning a divorce for an abused wife; the second case she argued was Wilson v. Newton, concerning the right of women to hold the office of deputy county clerk, was decided in her favor. In 1886, she moved to Detroit, opened a law office there. Clark served as Secretary of the Detroit Women's Equal Suffrage Association in 1889. In that capacity, Clark proposed a bill which would amend Detroit's city charter to allow "School Suffrage" for women; the bill was passed in two days.
Clark lectured at the World's Columbian Exposition. In the 1890s, she became a teacher of Parliamentary law, traveling around the United States to teach; the classes were held on the tenth floor of the Hammond Building, before she began traveling. On January 1, 1897, she married Sheldon Clark. Little is known about her subsequent life, but Clark continued to lecture into the 1930s, was honored by the American Bar Association in 1933, shortly before her death on June 17, 1935, she was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 2006
Suat Berk was the first female judge in Turkey. She was born on 2 April 1901 in İstanbul, her birth name was Suat Hilmi. She graduated from the Law school of İstanbul University. In 1925, she was appointed as a justice of the peace. In 1933, she went to Berlin, Nazi Germany for doctorate studies. In 1951, she was elected as the member of Ankara Bar Association, she was the first female judge in Turkey, furthermore, according to her son in 1925 when she was appointed as a judge, women judges were allowed to serve only in juvenile courts all over the world. After she retired from the public service, she continued as a lawyer of Halk Bank and Tekel. While in Berlin, she met Niyazi Ozman, a Turkish Navy officer n the rank of a captain, married to him, she had one son named Ahmet from this marriage. She died in Bodrum, Muğla Province on 15 July 2002, was buried in Bitez
Jeffrey David "Jeff" Maehl is an American football wide receiver, a free agent. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2011, he played college football at Oregon. In addition to his run with the Texans, Maehl played for the Philadelphia Eagles. Maehl lives in Philadelphia with their two cats. Maehl has a half-sleeve on his other. Maehl has many other tattoos, with some matching his wife's, he has one on his right arm that says "Paradise California", his hometown, features a row of pine trees, more scripture and design. The a tattoo on his left arm in honor of drowned former teammate Todd Doxey, who died in 2008. Doxey was a close roommate of Maehl. Jeff played for the Paradise High School Bobcats, where he was given the opportunity to display his skills on the field, he wore the # 15 jersey in gold. He played in the 2007 Lions Club District 4C-1 All Star Game along with former rival at Pleasant Valley High School quarterback Jordan Rodgers, he played college football with the University of Oregon Ducks.
As a senior in 2010, Maehl caught 77 passes for 1,076 yards while helping Oregon to the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. In that game, quarterback Darron Thomas and Maehl combined to set the record for the longest pass play from scrimmage in a championship game: 81 yards. Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Maehl was predicted to be a late-round draft pick by draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. At the NFL combine, Jeff Maehl had a strong performance, he had a slower than average 40-time of 4.62 seconds. However, in the measures of quickness - 20-yard shuttle, 60-yard shuttle, 3-cone drill - Maehl finished 2nd, 1st, 1st respectively. Maehl's 6.42 second 3-cone drill was not only the fastest in this year's draft, but the fastest it has been run in six years. He still holds the current record as of the end of 2017 Combine. Maehl went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, but he was selected with the final pick of the 2011 UFL Draft by the Virginia Destroyers. Maehl was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on July 25, 2011.
Despite being waived by Houston on September 3, 2011, Maehl was signed to the Texans practice squad on September 4, 2011. On December 13, 2011, Maehl was signed to the active roster following the release of fellow wide receiver Derrick Mason. Maehl was cut on September 1, 2012 while the Texans were trimming their roster to 53 men, signed by Texans to the practice squad on September 4, 2011, signed from practice squad to active roster by Texans on December 13, 2011 and signed by the Texans to Reserve/Future contracts on January 24, 2013. Maehl was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for offensive tackle Nate Menkin on August 12, 2013, where he was reunited with his former college coach Chip Kelly. In week four of the 2014 season Maehl came in during a blowout loss to the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter, catching a touchdown. Oregon Ducks bio
The Femme Maison series of paintings by French American artist Louise Bourgeois address the question of female identity. In these paintings, the heads and bodies of nude female figures have been replaced by architectural forms such as buildings and houses. Femme Maison translates from the French as ‘housewife’: ‘woman house’. In 1984 Bourgeois produced a small series of Femme Maison prints based on the works of 1947. Bourgeois said the Femme Maison "does not know that she is half naked, she does not know that she is trying to hide; that is to say, she is self-defeating because she shows herself at the moment that she thinks she is hiding."Throughout Femme Maison, Bourgeois shows the home as an female place, in which she can explore ideas about female identity. These paintings are read by feminists as a representation of the abolition of identify for women in home and family, alluding to the "problem with no name" that Betty Friedan identified in the 60s as the dissatisfaction and the lack of fulfilment of women who embarked on careers as housewives and mothers in suburban America.
Another interpretation notes that for Bourgeois, architecture symbolizes the social world that attempts to define the individual, in contrast to the inner world of emotion. The tension between figure and architecture mirrors the dichotomy between body; the most familiar work from this series was used for the cover of critic Lucy Lippard's influential collection of feminist essays on art, From The Center. The ideas involved in the Femme Maison paintings were translated into sculptural forms, in a range of abstraction and figuration using steel and fabric as well as marble, up through 2001; the sculpture titled Femme Maison is encased in a metal framed glass box called a "cell." In one sense, the cell protects the artwork.