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A stage show is being planned based on the career and legend of the great entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. The former "Rat Pack" member already is the subject of a planned biopic.
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HOLLYWOOD, April 23 (UPI) -- Time was when movie stars weren't reclusive millionaires hiding from the public. It existed during Hollywood's Golden Age, roughly the 1920s to the 1950s, when
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Hollywood legend Milton Berle dies at 93

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Legendary comedian Milton Berle -- known to fans as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" since his pioneering days as a network TV performer -- died Wednesday. H
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2002 with 315 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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Ed Wynn (November 9, 1886 – June 19, 1966) was a popular American comedian and actor noted for his Perfect Fool comedy character, his pioneering radio show of the 1930s, and his later career as a dramatic actor.

Wynn became a headliner in vaudeville in the early-1910s, and was a star of the Ziegfeld Follies starting in 1914. In The Ziegfeld follies, W. C. Fields allegedly caught him mugging for the audience under the table during his "Pool Room" routine and knocked him unconscious with his cue, but this may be apochryphal. He was best known as a comedian, billed as The Perfect Fool (and starring in a musical revue of that name on Broadway in 1921). Wynn also wrote, directed and produced many shows (he was a major Broadway star from 1914 through the 1930's). He was famous for his silly costumes and props, and he always worked "clean," making his shows suitable for the entire family.

A Jewish-American who was born Isaiah Edwin Leopold in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended Central High School (Philadelphia) until age 15. He ran away from home in his teens, worked as a hat salesman and as a utility boy, and eventually adapted his middle name "Edwin" into his new stage name, "Ed Wynn", to save his family the embarrassment of having a low comedian as a relative.

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