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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 28, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 28, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 28, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, May 28, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, May 28, the 148th day of 2006 with 217 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, May 28, the 148th day of 2005 with 217 to follow.
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Today is Friday, May 28, the 149th day of 2004 with 217 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, May 28, the 148th day of 2003 with 217 to follow.
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'Shanghai Moon' is a hot Off-Broadway tick

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Every Off-Broadway season there is one show that generates enough buzz to make it the hottest ticket in town, the show that everyone "in the know" wants to see. This season it's "Shanghai Moon," the latest creation of Charles Busch, the reigning diva of c
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Today is Tuesday, May 28, the 148th day of 2002 with 217 to follow.
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Carroll Baker (born May 28, 1931) is a former American actress who has enjoyed popularity as both a serious dramatic actress and, particularly in the 1960s, as a movie sex symbol. Despite being cast in a wide range of roles during her heyday, Baker's beautiful features, blonde hair, and distinctive drawl made her particularly memorable in roles as a brash, flamboyant woman.

Baker was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Virginia (née Duffy) and William Watson Baker, who was a traveling salesman. She spent a year at community college, and subsequently worked as a magician's assistant.

Baker began her film career in 1953, with a small part in Easy to Love. After appearing in television commercials and training at New York's Actors Studio, she took a role in the Broadway production of All Summer Long. That appearance brought her to the attention of director Elia Kazan, who cast Baker as the title character in his controversial Baby Doll. Her Tennessee Williams-scripted role as a Mississippi teenage bride to a failed middle-aged cotton gin owner brought Baker instant fame as well as a certain level of notoriety. Baby Doll would remain the film for which she is best remembered; she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role. Two months prior to Baby Doll's release, she appeared in the supporting role of Luz Benedict II in Giant, opposite Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean.

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