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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
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Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A memorial celebration in honor of the late actress Julie Harris is to take place Dec. 3 at the Barnard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, organizers said.
Julie Harris, versatile actress on stage and screen, dead at 87

Julie Harris, versatile actress on stage and screen, dead at 87

CHATHAM, Mass., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Actress Julie Harris, who played Joan of Arc and Mary Todd Lincoln on Broadway and starred on TV's "Knot's Landing," died Saturday in Chatham, Mass. She was 87.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.
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Jena Malone to play author Carson McCullers in film

Jena Malone to play author Carson McCullers in film

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Jena Malone is to portray Southern gothic writer Carson McCullers in the big-screen bio-picture "Lonely Hunter," the film's producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2006 with 315 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2005 with 315 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2004 with 316 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2003 with 315 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2002 with 315 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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Carson McCullers (February 19, 1917 – September 29, 1967) was an American writer. She wrote novels, short stories, and two plays, as well as essays and some poetry. Her first novel The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts of the South. Her other novels have similar themes and are all set in the South.

She was born Lula Carson Smith in Columbus, Georgia in 1917. Her mother was the granddaughter of a plantation owner and Confederate war hero. Her father, similar to Wilbur Kelly in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, was a watchmaker and jeweler of French Huguenot extraction. From the age of ten she took piano lessons, and at the age of 15 she received a typewriter from her father.

She graduated from Columbus High School. In September 1934 at age 17 she left home on a steamship from Savannah, Georgia, planning to study piano at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, but never attended the school, having lost the money set aside for her tuition. McCullers worked in menial jobs and studied creative writing under Texas writer Dorothy Scarborough at night classes at Columbia University and with Sylvia Chatfield Bates at Washington Square College of New York University. She decided to become a writer and published in 1936 an autobiographical piece, Wunderkind, a piece her course teacher Miss Bates much admired, in Story magazine. It depicted a musical prodigy's failure and adolescent insecurity and also appears in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe collection.

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