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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
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Joan Fontaine, Oscar-winning Hitchcock blonde, dies at 96

Joan Fontaine, Oscar-winning Hitchcock blonde, dies at 96

Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Joan Fontaine, the actress who became a star playing troubled wives in early Hitchcock films, has died at the age of 96.
Gabrielle Levy

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
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Maltese Falcon statuette sold at auction

Maltese Falcon statuette sold at auction

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Maltese Falcon statue made famous in the film of the same name was sold for a record $4 million at auction Monday as part of a sale of famous movie props.
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Skinniest house in New York sells for fat $3 million

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The skinniest townhouse in New York City has sold for a robust price -- $3 million -- officials say.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.
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UPI NewsTrack Quirks in the News

New York's narrowest house for rent ... Courthouse gets 200 extra jurors ... 'Schweddy Balls' ice cream irks group ... Police: Woman took hearse with body inside ... UPI Quirks in the News.

New York's narrowest house for rent

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The owner of the narrowest house in New York, measuring only 9 1/2-feet-wide, is listing the property for rent for $14,000 a month.
Commentary: Palestinian mirage

Commentary: Palestinian mirage

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A major diplomatic storm is forecast over the next two weeks on the Palestinians demand for world recognition of an independent state.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

3 arrested after glitch gives free fares

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- New York authorities said three suspects used a software glitch in a MetroCard machine to take $800,000 in free fares over nearly three years.
Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Warren Cowan, co-founder of the famed Hollywood public relations firm Rogers & Cowan, has died in Los Angeles. He was 87.

Older women convicted in homeless murders

LOS ANGELES, April 17 (UPI) -- A jury in Los Angeles has convicted an elderly woman and her accomplice in a plot to collect $2.8 million in life insurance by killing two homeless men.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007.
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Actress Laraine Day dead at 87

IVINS, Utah, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Movie actress Laraine Day has died at the home of her daughter in Ivins, Utah, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. She was 87.

Grace Kelly's life celebrated in NYC

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Twenty-five years after Princess Grace was killed in a car accident, her life is being celebrated in New York with several exhibits and auctions.

Stars go away during Walk of Fame rehab

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Construction along Hollywood's famed Vine Street has forced dozens of stars -- Walk of Fame markers anyway -- to go into seclusion during the rehab project.

Writer-director-producer Shavelson dies

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Melville Shavelson, an entertainment industry triple-threat as a writer, director and producer, died of natural causes in his California home at age 90.

Watercooler Stories

Connery, Sean Connery is Bond, James Bond ... Bogus professor resigns as Wiki editor ... 'Second Christ' smokes, likes Scotch ... Greece sorry for Albanian 'guts' video ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
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Connery, Sean Connery is Bond, James Bond

HATSFIELD, England, March 6 (UPI) -- What -- or who -- was British author Ian Fleming thinking of when he created James Bond may now be known thanks to high-tech gadgetry worthy of Q.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006.
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