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HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- "I thought my award days were over," said a surprised Ed Asner on hearing he would receive the 2001 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.
VERNON SCOTT, UPI Hollywood Repporter

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2001 with 81 to follow.
By United Press International

Of Human Interest: News-lite

THIS GUY HAS 'WAY TOO MUCH MONEY
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Undated Portrait of an aging Eleanor Roosevelt. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (pronounced /ˈɛlɪnɔr ˈroʊzəvɛlt/; October 11, 1884–November 7, 1962) was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and assumed a role as an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an internationally prominent author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women.

In the 1940s, Roosevelt was one of the co-founders of Freedom House and supported the formation of the United Nations. Roosevelt founded the UN Association of the United States in 1943 to advance support for the formation of the UN. She was a delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1945 and 1952, a job for which she was appointed by President Harry S. Truman and confirmed by the United States Senate. During her time at the United Nations she chaired the committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. President Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.

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