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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 9, 2007.
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Producer: Ellen gave my dog away, too

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood film actress and producer Kerri Randles claims TV talk show hostess Ellen DeGeneres has given away a dog to a staff member more than once.

Noted publicist Borsten dead at 94

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Veteran Hollywood publicist Orin Borsten has died of natural causes at 94.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.
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Today is Wednesday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2005 with 52 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2004 with 52 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2003 with 52 to follow.
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Hollywood Digest

WASHINGTON, Calif., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Organizers of the 30th American Music Awards announced Thursday that Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott and Bobby Brown will appear on the Jan. 13 telecast on ABC.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Today is Saturday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2002 with 52 to follow.
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Dorothy Dandridge
LAP99081108 - 11 AUGUST 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Halle Berry, who stars as legendary singer, dancer, actress Dorothy Dandridge beams upon arriving August 9, at the Los Angeles premiere of the film. Dandridge made history as the first black woman to be nominated for a best actres Academy Award for her role in "Carmen Jones." jr/jr/Jim Ruymen UPI
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Dorothy Jean Dandridge (November 9, 1922–September 8, 1965) was an American actress and popular singer. Dandridge was the first African American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Dandridge was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Cyril Dandridge (October 25, 1895-July 9, 1989), a cabinetmaker and minister and Ruby Dandridge (née Butler), an aspiring entertainer. Dandridge's parents separated shortly before her birth. Ruby Dandridge soon created an act for her two young daughters, Vivian and Dorothy, under the name of "The Wonder Children." The daughters toured the Southern United States for five years while Ruby worked and performed in Cleveland. During this time, they toured non-stop and rarely attended school.

With the start of the Great Depression, work dried up, as it did for many of the Chitlin' circuit performers. Ruby Dandridge moved to Hollywood, where she found steady work playing domestics in small parts on radio and film. "The Wonder Kids" were renamed "The Dandridge Sisters" and booked into such venues as the Cotton Club and The Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Dandridge's first on-screen appearance was a bit part in a 1935 Our Gang short. In 1937 she appeared in the Marx Brothers feature A Day at the Races.

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