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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008.
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Actor, director Charles Nelson Reilly dies

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- Charles Nelson Reilly, a Tony-winning actor known for his ribald humor, has died from complications of pneumonia in Los Angeles at the age of 76.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2006 with 352 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2005 with 352 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2004 with 353 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2003 with 352 to follow.
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MCBEAL CAST GETTING PINK SLIPS
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, March 6 (UPI) -- Ellen Degeneres lost her new TV sitcom this year perhaps because she had the audacity to come out of the closet a few years ago.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2002 with 352 to follow.
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Charles Nelson Reilly (January 13, 1931 – May 25, 2007) was an American actor, comedian, director and drama teacher known for his comedic roles in theater, movies, children's television, animated cartoons, and as a panelist on the game show Match Game.

Reilly was born in The Bronx, New York City, the son of Charles Joseph Reilly, an Irish Catholic commercial artist, and Signe Elvera Nelson, a Swedish Lutheran. When young he would often make his own puppet theater to amuse himself. His mother, foreshadowing his future as an entertainer, often would tell him to "save it for the stage." At age 13, he escaped the Hartford Circus Fire where over a hundred people died, and as a result, he never sat in an audience again through the remainder of his life.

As a boy, Reilly developed a love for opera and desired to become an opera singer. He entered the Hartt School of Music as a voice major but eventually abandoned this pursuit when he came to the realization that he lacked the needed natural vocal talent to have a major career. However, opera remained a life-long passion and after he achieved celebrity he was a frequent guest on opera-themed radio programs, including the Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts. He also directed opera productions for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dallas Opera, Portland Opera, San Diego Opera, and Santa Fe Opera among others. He was also good friends with opera singers Renée Fleming, Rod Gilfry, Roberta Peters, and Eileen Farrell.

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