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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
By United Press International

Golden Age screenwriter Maas dies at 111

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Frederica Sagor Maas, a feisty screenwriter from Hollywood's silent-movie era, died in California this week at the age of 111.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.
By United Press International

Hollywood's Golden Age paid to smoke

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- From 1927 to 1951, some of Hollywood's top stars made up to an extra $5,000 per year -- $75,000 in today's dollars -- endorsing tobacco, researchers say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Dec. 18, 2006.
By United Press International

New Grable DVD set released

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- One of Hollywood's most beloved movie stars of the 1940s, Betty Grable, is having her career chronicled in a new DVD set.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2005 with 13 to go.
By United Press International

Actress Sheree North dead at 72

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Film, stage and TV star Sheree North, best known for her roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Seinfeld," has died in Los Angeles at age 72.

Photographers turn wives into pinups

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Two California women have a different kind of photography business -- creating pinup photographs of wives and girlfriends for soldiers stationed overseas.

Actress June Haver dies at 79

BRENTWOOD, Calif., July 6 (UPI) -- Actress and singer June Haver, who left Hollywood to join a convent and later married actor Fred MacMurray, died at her Brentwood, Calif., home at 79.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Dec. 18, the 353rd day of 2004 with 13 to go.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2003 with 13 to go.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2002 with 13 to go.
By United Press International
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Betty Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973) was an American actress, dancer and singer.

Her iconic bathing suit photo made her the number-one pin-up girl of the World War II era. It was later included in the LIFE magazine project "100 Photos that Changed the World". Grable was particularly noted for having the most beautiful legs in Hollywood and studio publicity widely dispersed photos featuring them. Hosiery specialists of the era often noted the ideal proportions of her legs as: thigh (18.5") calf (12"), and ankle (7.5"). Grable's legs were famously insured by her studio for $1,000,000 with Lloyds of London.

She was born Elizabeth Ruth Grable in St. Louis, Missouri to John Conn Grable (1883–1954) and Lillian Rose Hofmann (1889–1964). She was the youngest of three children.

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