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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.
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'Addams Family' musical opens on Broadway

'Addams Family' musical opens on Broadway

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- "The Addams Family," a new musical starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, officially opened on Broadway Thursday night after a month of preview performances.
'Addams Family' to begin previews

'Addams Family' to begin previews

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane are set to begin preview performances of the new Broadway musical "The Addams Family," show representatives said.
'Addams Family' headed to B'way in 2010

'Addams Family' headed to B'way in 2010

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- "The Addams Family," a new stage musical starring Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane, is scheduled to open on Broadway next April, show representatives said.
Neuwirth to headline 'Addams' musical

Neuwirth to headline 'Addams' musical

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- U.S. stage and television actress Bebe Neuwirth reportedly is set to play Morticia in a new $10 million Broadway musical version of "The Addams Family."

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 7, 2008
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Backyard buzzards blunt home's curb appeal

HOPKINTON, R.I., July 12 (UPI) -- A Rhode Island home that gothic cartoonist Charles Addams would have loved is for sale at a bargain price -- and complete with a flock of vultures.

Gomez, 'Tish Addams Broadway-bound

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- The creepy, kooky Addams family is heading to New York's Broadway for the 2009-10 season.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007.
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Today is Saturday Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2006, with 358 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2005, with 358 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2004, with 359 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2003, with 358 to follow.
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Charles "Chas" Samuel Addams (January 7, 1912 – September 29, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his particularly black humor and macabre characters. Some of the recurring characters, who became known as The Addams Family, became the basis for two live-action television series, two animated TV series, three motion pictures, and a Broadway musical.

Charles Samuel Addams was born in Westfield, New Jersey, the son of Grace M. (née Spears) and Charles Huy Addams, a piano-company executive who had studied to be an architect. He was "known as something of a rascal around the neighborhood" and "there was always a little group of boys at his house, doing things," as childhood friends recalled. Addams was distantly related to U.S. presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, despite the different spellings of their last names, and was a first cousin twice removed to Jane Addams, the noted social reformer.

His nickname was "Chill", given to him by his friends. A house on Elm Street, and another on Dudley Avenue that police once caught him breaking into, are said to be the inspiration for the Addams Family mansion in his cartoons (though one site points to a three-way resemblance among the Addams Family mansion, the house in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and the Victorian building depicted in Edward Hopper's "House by the Railroad"). College Hall, the oldest building on the current campus of the University of Pennsylvania, where Addams studied, was also an inspiration for the mansion He was fond of visiting the Presbyterian Cemetery on Mountain Avenue. One friend said of him, "His sense of humor was a little different from everybody else's." He was also artistically inclined, "drawing with a happy vengeance" according to a biographer.

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