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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.
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'Connection' producer Lieber dead at 71

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- Eric Lieber, executive producer for the popular TV series "Love Connection," has died in Los Angeles at the age of 71, his wife says.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 19, 2007.
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Drummer, bandleader Bobby Rosengarden dies

SARASOTA, Fla., March 2 (UPI) -- Jazz drummer Bobby Rosengarden, 82, known for his wisecracks as the bandleader for the "The Dick Cavett Show," has died of kidney failure in Sarasota, Fla.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006.
By United Press International

Actress Carrie Nye dead at 69

NEW YORK, July 17 (UPI) -- Stage, film and TV actress Carrie Nye, the wife of TV talk host Dick Cavett, has died in New York at age 69.

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Today is Saturday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2005 with 42 to follow.
By United Press International

Stars line up to see 'Jersey Boys'

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, actors from "The Sopranos" and three original members of the Four Seasons came out to see the new Broadway musical, "Jersey Boys."

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 19, the 324th day of 2004 with 42 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2003 with 42 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include cornetist Joseph "King" Oliver in 1885; Irving Berlin, who was born in 1888; trombonist J.C. Higginbotham, in 1906; bandleader, singer, trumpeter Johnny "Scat" Davis, in 1910; trumpeter, bandleader Tutti Camarata, in 1913 (age 90
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
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People

Using digital technology, the multi-talented Mike Myers soon might be seen appearing with long-dead stars in long ago classic movies.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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Dick Cavett arrives for the Museum of Television and Radio's Gala Honoring Merv Griffin at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York on May 26, 2005. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Richard Alva "Dick" Cavett (born November 19, 1936) is a former American television talk show host known for his conversational style and in-depth discussion of issues. Cavett appeared regularly on nationally broadcast television in the United States in five consecutive decades, the 1960s through the 2000s.

In recent years, Cavett has written a blog for the New York Times, promoted DVDs of his former shows, and hosted replays of his classic TV interviews with Groucho Marx, Katharine Hepburn, and others on Turner Classic Movies channel.

Dick Cavett was born in Nebraska, but sources differ as to the specific town, locating his birthplace in either Gibbon, where his family lived, or nearby Kearney, the location of the nearest hospital. His mother Erabel "Era" (née Richards) and his father Alva B. Cavett both worked as educators. When asked by Lucille Ball on his own show about his heritage, he said he was "Scottish, Irish, English, and possibly partly French, and, and uh, a dose of German." He also mentioned that one grandfather "came over" from England, and the other from Wales. Cavett's grandparents all lived in Grand Island, Nebraska. His paternal grandparents were Alva A Cavett and Gertrude Pinsch. His paternal grandfather was from Diller, Nebraska and his paternal grandmother was an immigrant from Aachen, Germany. His maternal grandparents were the Rev. R. R. and Etta Mae Richards. Rev. Richards was from Carmarthen, Wales and was a Baptist minister who served parishes across central Nebraska.

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