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George Clooney the crazy prankster, the Oscar-winning actor, the social activist, the generous coworker and the loving father and husband are celebrated when the American Film Institute presents its 46th Life Achievement Award broadcast Thursday June 21 (10-11:30 p.m., TNT).

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Good news for George Clooney fans: You'll see him a lot on TV this year in a new "Catch-22" TV miniseries, his interview with David Letterman and the streaming of "ER" reruns. 

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Just two years after moving to Hollywood, George Clooney made his national TV debut on this date in CBS' short-lived "E/R" hospital comedy starring Elliott Gould, Conchatta Ferrell and unknown Jason Alexander on Dec. 12, 1984.

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Happy Birthday to "NCIS" star Rocky Carroll, one of the most versatile actors from Cincinnati. Hope you get a long-overdue present on July 14 -- your first Emmy nomination.

Born Roscoe Fulton Carroll here on July 8, 1963, he's best known as NCIS Director Leon Vance.  He's played that role on the CBS drama since 2008, and on two spin-offs, "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10 times) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (three times).