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Ed Burns & Christy Turlington Join Bone-Marrow Search | Christy Turlington, Ed Burns

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Ed Burns and Christy Turlington Join Bone-Marrow Search

Originally posted 04/30/2009 02:05PM

Ed Burns had just dropped off his 3-year-old son at his Manhattan school when the actor-director spotted a flier on the wall about a preschooler in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. "It broke my heart," the Saving Private Ryan star tells PEOPLE exclusively.

On April 6, 4-year-old Kai Anderson, who attends the same school as Burns's son, was diagnosed with the rare and aggressive Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The news was a blow to his family, especially since his father, David Anderson, was diagnosed a year ago with Mantle Cell Lymphoma – another rare and complicated form of cancer.

Young Kai's urgent need for a transplant struck Burns – especially because he's the father of two children with wife Christy Turlington: Grace, 5, and Finn, 3. "I went home and told my wife," he says. "We said, 'What can we do to help this family?' She called a friend and got more details. We wanted to do whatever we could."

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Ed Burns: Fatherhood Is the 'Best Thing Ever' | Ed Burns

Ed Burns: Fatherhood Is the 'Best Thing Ever'

Originally posted 11/30/2006 07:15AM

Ed Burns made his name as one of the brothers in The Brother McMullen. Now, the role of father suits him best.

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WEEK IN REVIEW: New Brides in Season

Originally posted 06/13/2003 01:00PM

JUNE BRIDES: Ed Burns, 35, married his longtime on-again, off-again companion, supermodel Christy Turlington, 34, Saturday in San Francisco in a Roman Catholic ceremony, where the bride wore a Galliano gown. Guests included Sting and Vin Diesel, while U2 singer Bono gave the bride away and reportedly sang at the ceremony. Also, "American Beauty" director Sam Mendes, 37, married "Titanic" star Kate Winslet, 27, "in late May in a very small ceremony whilst on holiday in the West Indies," said their publicist. "Present were Kate Winslet's (2-1/2-year-old) daughter, Mia, and three close friends."

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Burns, Turlington Finally Tie the Knot

Originally posted 06/09/2003 01:50AM

While Ed Burns's latest movie, "Confidence," with Dustin Hoffman, may have crashed and burned at the box office, the handsome actor still had reason to rejoice this weekend: He married his longtime on-again, off-again companion, supermodel Christy Turlington, Saturday in San Francisco, according to published reports.

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Christy: Why She and Burns Are No More

Originally posted 09/18/2002 01:00PM

Christy Turlington blames post-Sept. 11 trauma, in particular a fear of flying, as the cause of her unexpected split from "Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Ed Burns before they were to be wed a year ago.

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Ed Burns Hits the 'Sidewalks' Running

Originally posted 11/13/2001 12:00PM

Because he shot his story about urban relationships, "Sidewalks of New York," in only 17 days, the filmmaker-actor didn't have time to indulge his actors.

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Burns to Buy JFK Loft

Originally posted 12/12/1997 12:00AM

Burns to Get JFK Jr. Loft?

Originally posted 12/08/1997 12:00AM

Burns, Graham Split

Originally posted 11/27/1997 12:00AM

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