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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
By United Press International
Wright likens 'Broken City' co-star Wahlberg to Bogart

Wright likens 'Broken City' co-star Wahlberg to Bogart

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Actor Jeffrey Wright has likened his "Broken City" co-star Mark Wahlberg to beloved Hollywood icon Humphrey Bogart.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.
By United Press International
'Lawrence of Arabia' set for rerelease

'Lawrence of Arabia' set for rerelease

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- "Lawrence of Arabia" will be re-released in U.S. theaters to mark the Oscar-winning epic's 50th anniversary, Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 10, 2008.
By United Press International

Joy Page, actress in 'Casablanca,' dies

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Joy Page, who played a Romanian refugee in "Casablanca" against the wishes of her stepfather, Jack Warner of Warner Bros., has died in Los Angeles.

Dogs of War: Employees, what employees?

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Blackwater's response to charges that it has tried to avoid taxes and reap small-business benefits by wrongfully labeling its employees as contractors has seemingly confirmed every self-appointed critic's worst fears.
DAVID ISENBERG

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007.
By United Press International

British stuntman Frank Maher dies

NEWPORT, England, July 20 (UPI) -- Frank Maher, a British stuntman who doubled for actors Errol Flynn, Burt Lancaster and Patrick McGoohan in movies and television, has died at age 78. Maher, who died in Newport, England, July 13, acted and did stunt work in TV and films through the 1970s,

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, Nov. 10, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2005 with 51 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2005 with 52 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 10, the 315th day of 2004 with 51 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2004 with 52 to follow.
By United Press International
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William Claude Rains (10 November 1889–30 May 1967) was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned 47 years; he later held American citizenship. He was known for many roles in Hollywood films, among them the voice of The Invisible Man, the corrupt senator in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and perhaps his most-famous performance, the amoral Captain Renault in Casablanca.

Rains was born in Camberwell, London on November 10, 1889. He grew up, according to his daughter, with "a very serious cockney accent and a speech impediment".

His acting talents were recognised by Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, founder of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Tree paid for the elocution lessons Rains needed in order to succeed as an actor. Later, Rains taught at the institution, teaching John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier, among others.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Claude Rains."
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