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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.
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Today is Monday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2006 with 125 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2005 with 125 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 28, the 241st day of 2004 with 125 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2003 with 125 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2002 with 125 to follow.
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, June 12 (UPI) -- Love isn't what it used to be and neither are movies, if this week's CBS "AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Passions" is a measure of the 21st century's standards of love
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

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HOLLYWOOD, May 30 (UPI) -- Try to imagine John Wayne, Clark Gable or Henry Fonda discussing their marriages on "Entertainment Tonight." What about Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis or Gloria
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Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

BOX OFFICE The opening of vampire thriller "Queen of the Damned" topped the box office with an estimated $15.2 million at 2,511 theaters during the Friday-Sunday period, studio sources said.
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Legendary animator Chuck Jones dies at 89

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning animator Chuck Jones, who drew such classic cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig, died of congestive heart failu

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HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- You know why 38 million people flocked to see "Ocean's Eleven" this past weekend?
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International
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Charles Boyer (28 August 1899 – 26 August 1978) was a French actor who appeared in more than 80 films between 1920 and 1976. After receiving an education in drama, Boyer started on the stage, but he found success in movies during the 1930s. His memorable performances were among the era's most highly praised romantic dramas, Algiers (1938) and Love Affair (1939). Another famous role was in the 1944 mystery-thriller Gaslight. He received four Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.

Born in Figeac, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées, France, to Maurice and Louise Boyer, Charles was a shy, small-town boy who discovered the movies and theatre at the age of eleven. Boyer performed comic sketches for soldiers while working as a hospital orderly during World War I. He began studies briefly at the Sorbonne, and was waiting for a chance to study acting at the Paris Conservatory. He went to the capital city to finish his education, but spent most of his time pursuing a theatrical career. In 1920, his quick memory won him a chance to replace the leading man in a stage production, and he scored an immediate hit. In the 1920s, he not only played a suave and sophisticated ladies' man on the stage but also appeared in several silent films.

MGM signed Boyer to a contract, and he loved life in the United States, but nothing much came of his first Hollywood stay from 1929 to 1931. At first, he performed film roles only for the money and found that supporting roles were unsatisfying. However, with the coming of sound, his deep voice made him a romantic star.

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