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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez put rift rumors to rest at the Met Gala

Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez put rift rumors to rest at the Met Gala

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift shared video of their adventures at the Met Gala, despite rumors of a falling out.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 7, 2013.
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Michael Buble croons at N.Y. subway stop

Michael Buble croons at N.Y. subway stop

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- Canadian crooner Michael Buble gave an impromptu performance at the Lincoln Center New York subway stop, singing Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You."

Burnett was told variety is a 'man's game'

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Carol Burnett said she wasn't offended at the time when an executive told her she couldn't have her own variety show in the 1960s because it's "a man's game."

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 7, 2012.
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Singer-actress Kaye Stevens dead at 79

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Kaye Stevens has died in a Florida hospital after battling breast cancer and blood clots, a close friend said. She was 79.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011.
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Cage's Bel-Air mansion sold for $10.5M

Cage's Bel-Air mansion sold for $10.5M

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Bel-Air, Calif., home film star Nicolas Cage lost in foreclosure this year has been sold for $10.5 million, the Los Angeles Times said.

Arizona official loses wife in childbirth

PHOENIX, May 27 (UPI) -- The wife of the state treasurer of Arizona died this week several hours after giving birth to her first child, the family says.
Autry, Martin to be honored with Grammys

Autry, Martin to be honored with Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Gene Autry, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Four Tops and Dean Martin are to be honored with lifetime achievement awards at a Grammys ceremony in Los Angeles.
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Dean Martin
WAP95122501-25DEC1995-WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Actor Dean Martin (left) (1917-1995) passed away today, 25 December. Martin seen here in a 1980 photo with fellow singer Sammy Davis, Jr. (right) performed for audiences and in movies for over five decades. UPI file photo
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Dean Martin (June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995), born Dino Paul Crocetti, was an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian. Martin's hit singles included "Memories Are Made of This", "That's Amore", "Everybody Loves Somebody", "Mambo Italiano", "Sway", "Volare" and smash hit "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?". Nicknamed the "King of Cool", he was one of the members of the "Rat Pack" and a major star in four areas of show business: concert stage/night clubs, recordings, motion pictures, and television.

Martin was born in Steubenville, Ohio, to Italian parents, Gaetano and Angela Crocetti (née Barra). His father was from Abruzzo, Italy, and his mother was an Italian of part Neapolitan and part Sicilian ancestry. Martin was the younger of two sons. His brother was named Bill. Martin spoke only Italian until he started school. He attended Grant Elementary School in Steubenville, and took up the drums as a hobby as a teenager. He was the target of much ridicule for his broken English and ultimately dropped out of Steubenville High School in the 10th grade because he thought that he was smarter than his teachers. He delivered bootleg liquor, served as a speakeasy croupier, was a blackjack dealer, worked in a steel mill and boxed as welterweight. He grew up a neighbor to Jimmy the Greek.

At the age of 15, he was a boxer who billed himself as "Kid Crochet". His prizefighting years earned him a broken nose (later straightened), a scarred lip, and many sets of broken knuckles (a result of not being able to afford the tape used to wrap boxers' hands). Of his twelve bouts, he would later say "I won all but eleven." For a time, he roomed with Sonny King, who, like Martin, was just starting in show business and had little money. It is said that Martin and King held bare-knuckle matches in their apartment, fighting until one of them was knocked out; people paid to watch.

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