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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 13, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 13, 2013.
By United Press International
Tommy Chong has prostate cancer

Tommy Chong has prostate cancer

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- Canada-born Tommy Chong, half of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, announced he has prostate cancer.
Fred Willard to guest star on 'Rob'

Fred Willard to guest star on 'Rob'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Fred Willard is to guest star on Rob Schneider's new U.S. sitcom "Rob," CBS announced.
Rob Schneider to star in CBS sitcom

Rob Schneider to star in CBS sitcom

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- CBS says it has ordered a new U.S. comedy series from former "Saturday Night Live" star Rob Schneider.
Cheech and Chong concert film planned

Cheech and Chong concert film planned

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says it has partnered with comedians Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong and their managers to produce a concert movie.

'Chihuahua' is top dog

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" proved it's no dog, opening at No. 1 in U.S. theaters this weekend, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
Cheech and Chong plan reunion tour

Cheech and Chong plan reunion tour

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong plan to formally announce this week their first U.S. comedy tour in more than 25 years, their representatives said Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 13, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, July 13, 2007.

Pot lobby holds Aspen legal seminar

ASPEN, Colo., June 9 (UPI) -- The lobbying group for marijuana legalization is meeting in Colorado this weekend for a legal-issues seminar and a keynote from comic Tommy Chong.

'Celebrity Duet' Lawless sang as 'Xena'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lucy Lawless, who will sing competitively in the new series "Celebrity Duets," actually sang in a few episodes of "Xena: Warrior Princess."

Cowell's newest reality 'Celebrity Duets'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Simon Cowell, creator of "American Idol," has come up with a new U.S. reality show concept -- pairing a professional singer with another performer for duets.

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Today is Thursday, July 13, the 194th day of 2006 with 171 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 13, the 194th day of 2005 with 171 to follow.
By United Press International
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Cheech Marin
Actor and art collector Cheech Marin enters the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis for a dinner and auction on March 11, 2005. Marin is a serious collector of Chicano artwork. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marin (born July 13, 1946) is an American comedian and actor who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong during the 1970s and early 1980s, and as Don Johnson's quick-and-scheme partner, Insp. Joe Dominguez on Nash Bridges.

Marin, a Mexican American, was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Elsa (née Meza), a secretary, and Oscar Marin, a policeman in the LAPD. He was raised Roman Catholic. Marin is a graduate of California State University Northridge where he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. Fleeing from the U.S. draft during the height of the Vietnam War in September of 1967, Marin settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he met his future comedic partner Tommy Chong. He is fluent in English and in Spanish.

As a part of the duo Cheech and Chong he participated in a number of comedy albums and feature film comedies. After he and Tommy went their separate ways, he starred in a number of films as a solo actor, most notably Born in East L.A., Tin Cup and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. His nickname "Cheech" is short for "Chicharron", a spicy fried pork skin which is a popular snack in Mexican cuisine and the alliteration with Chong's name made for a great name together.

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