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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
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Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

The entertainment world mourned the loss of numerous titans and dozens of supporting players this year.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
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'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' headed back to B'way

'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' headed back to B'way

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" is headed to Broadway this fall, the play's producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2006 with 125 to follow.
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Ruffalo headed to New York stage

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo has joined the New York cast of the Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Clifford Odet's "Awake and Sing!"

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2005 with 125 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 28, the 241st day of 2004 with 125 to follow.
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Analysis: 'Raymond,' 'Wing' take top Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Voters showed a distinct preference for the warm and fuzzy -- not to mention the tried and true -- as "Everybody Loves Raymond," "The West Wing" and "Door to Do
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2003 with 125 to follow.
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Nominees for 55th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 55th Prime Time Emmy Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

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Biagio Anthony “Ben” Gazzara (born August 28, 1930) is an American actor in television and motion pictures.

Gazzara was born in New York City, the son of Italian immigrants Angelina (née Cusumano) and Antonio Gazzara, who was a laborer. Gazzara grew up on New York's tough Lower East Side. He attended New York City's famed Stuyvesant High School. He found relief from his bleak surroundings by joining a theater company at a very young age. Years later, he said that the discovery of his love for acting saved him from a life of crime during his teen years. Despite his obvious talent, he went to City College of New York to study electrical engineering. After two years, he relented. He took classes in acting at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York with the influential German director Erwin Piscator and afterwards joined the Actors Studio.

In the 1950s, Gazzara starred in various Broadway productions, most notably Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, directed by Elia Kazan. However, he lost out on the film role to Paul Newman. He was nominated three times for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play—in 1956 for A Hatful of Rain, in 1975 for the paired short plays Hughie and Duet, and in 1977 for a revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opposite Colleen Dewhurst.

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