For his first nomination David Hyde Pierce, who plays the quirky Dr. Niles Crane on "Frasier," had his whole family present for the awards. "When the limo came, I was still in my sweatpants," Pierce…
The first time Ray Walston was nominated for "Picket Fences," he spent most of the evening in the men's room of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Shirley Knight, a 1997 Tony nominee for "The Young Man From Atlanta," won two Emmys last year. The first came the Saturday night before the telecast for her guest appearance on "NYPD Blue."
Valerie Harper, currently polishing her one-woman show on author Pearl S. Buck, has won four Emmys (three as supporting actress in a comedy and one for leading actress in a comedy) for the same…
Ed Asner, winding up a tour of "Don Juan in Hell" with Cherry Jones, Harris Yulin and Rene Auberjonois, is one of the all-time top Emmy winners, with seven statuettes to his credit.
Lynn Whitfield, with two upcoming films, "Gone Fishin' " opposite Joe Pesci and Danny Glover and "Eve's Bayou" with Samuel L. Jackson, was relatively unknown when she won her 1990-91 Emmy for HBO's…