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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.
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'Singin' in the Rain' tops musicals list

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- "Singin' in the Rain" topped the American Film Institute's list of 25 Greatest Movie Musicals in a presentation by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

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Today is Monday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2006 with 125 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2005 with 95 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2005 with 125 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Sept. 27, the 271st day of 2004 with 95 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 28, the 241st day of 2004 with 125 to follow.
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Gene Hackman at hometown book signing

DANVILLE, Ill., June 6 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Gene Hackman appeared at a book signing last week for his book "Justice for None" in his hometown of Danville, Ill.

Analysis: Kazan + O'Connor = Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The deaths of director Elia Kazan and song-and-dance man Donald O'Connor serve as a reminder that there have always been two Hollywoods -- one focused on "impor
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Hoofer Donald O'Connor dead at 78

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The song and dance man who could act and make audiences laugh, Donald O'Connor, died of heart failure Saturday at the age of 78.

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2003 with 125 to follow.
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Donald David Dixon Ronald O’Connor (August 28, 1925 – September 27, 2003) was an American dancer, singer, and actor who came to fame in a series of movies in which he co-starred alternately with Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan, and Francis the Talking Mule. He is best known today for his role as Gene Kelly's friend and colleague in Singin' in the Rain (1952).

Though he considered Danville, Illinois to be his home town, O’Connor was born in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were Irish American vaudeville entertainers. When O'Connor was only a few years old, he and his sister Arlene were in a car crash outside a theater in Hartford, Connecticut; O'Connor survived, but his sister was killed. Several weeks later, his father died of a heart attack while dancing on stage in Brockton, Massachusetts. O'Connor at the time was being held in the arms of the theater manager Mr. Maurice Sims.

O'Connor began performing in movies in 1937. He appeared opposite Bing Crosby in Sing, You Sinners at age 12. Paramount Pictures used him in both A and B films, including Tom Sawyer, Detective and Beau Geste. In 1940, when he had outgrown child roles, he returned to vaudeville.

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