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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 29th, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
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Ekberg asks Fellini Foundation for financial support

Ekberg asks Fellini Foundation for financial support

ROME, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Swedish actress Anita Ekberg, who is 80 and living in an Italian nursing home, is asking the Fellini Foundation for economic support, her accountant said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 29, 2008.
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Vandal colors Trevi fountain waters red

ROME, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A vandal protesting the extravagance of Rome's film festival colored the waters of the famed Trevi fountain red with a bucket of dye.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007.
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Italy to salute late actor Mastroianni

ROME, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Marcello Mastroianni, one of Italy's most beloved actors, died 10 years ago on Dec. 19 and the entire country is gearing up for a tribute to his work.

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Today is Friday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2006 with 93 to follow.
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Rome exhibit to feature stars' portraits

ROME, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A Rome exhibit entitled Faces of Cinema is scheduled to display 36 photo portraits of actors and directors from the 1940s through the 1960s.

Designer Oleg Cassini dead at 92

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Fashion innovator Oleg Cassini, who brought the U.S. the Nehru jacket and pillbox hat, has died on Long Island, N.Y., at the age 92.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2005 with 93 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2004 with 93 to follow.
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Brazil's Jorginho Guinle dies

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 5 (UPI) -- Jorginho Guinle, the Brazilian playboy who dated some of the world's most glamorous women, died Friday after refusing surgery for an aortic aneurysm.

Commentary: 'Sun' goes under a cloud

Some years ago, my book group -- along with thousands of others -- read and discussed "Under the Tuscan Sun," a memoir by Frances Mayes, an author totally unkno
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Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg (born 29 September 1931 in Malmö, Skåne) is a Swedish model, actress and cult sex symbol. She is best known for her role as Sylvia in the 1960 Federico Fellini film, La Dolce Vita, which features the legendary scene of her cavorting in Trevi Fountain alongside Marcello Mastroianni.

Ekberg was born in 1931, the eldest girl and the sixth of eight children. In her teens, she worked as a fashion model. In 1950, Ekberg entered the Miss Malmö competition at her mother's urging, leading to the Miss Sweden contest, which she won. She consequently went to the United States to compete for the Miss Universe title, despite not speaking English.

Although she did not win Miss Universe, as one of six finalists she did earn a starlet's contract with Universal Studios, as was the rule at the time. In America, Ekberg met Howard Hughes, who at the time was producing films and wanted her to change her nose, teeth and name (Hughes said "Ekberg" was too difficult to pronounce). She refused to change her name, saying that if she became famous, people would learn to pronounce it, and if she didn't become famous, it would not matter.

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