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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
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Diaz and Rodriguez break up ... Bobby Cannavale lands 'Funny Girl' role ... Tony Bennett to make Met debut ... Cheadle, Lowe to be Emmys presenters ... News from United Press International.
Bobby Cannavale lands 'Funny Girl' role

Bobby Cannavale lands 'Funny Girl' role

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Bobby Cannavale is to star as Nick Arnstein in the first Broadway revival of "Funny Girl" since the 1964 original production, the musical's producers said.
Ambrose to star in 'Funny Girl' revival

Ambrose to star in 'Funny Girl' revival

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Lauren Ambrose is to play iconic entertainer Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl," the first Broadway production of the musical since it originally opened in 1964.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 29, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006.
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2005 with 63 to follow.
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Screenwriter Devery Freeman died at 92

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Novelist, screenwriter and union activist Devery Freeman has died in Los Angeles at age 92.

'Wicked' coming to Chicago

CHICAGO, March 24 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" alumnus and Chicagoland native Ana Gasteyer will play Elphaba in the Windy City run of the Broadway musical "Wicked."

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Today is Friday, Oct. 29, the 303rd day of 2004 with 63 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2003 with 63 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Bob Hope in 1903 (100 years old); guitarist Roy Crewsdon of Freddie and the Dreamers, who was born in 1941 (age 62); Procol Harum's Gary Brooker in 1949 (age 53); Mel Gaynor of Simple Minds in 1960 (age 42); Melissa Etheridge in
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Fanny Brice
NYP2003012019 - NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI)--Illustrator Al Hirschfeld's 1964 caricature of Barbra Streisand who protrayed Fanny Brice is juxtaposed with a 1910 photograph of the late comedienne. Hirschfeld, reknown for his caricatures of theatre and film performers, died on Jan. 20, 2003 at the age of 99 in New York City. Hirschfeld enjoyed hiding the name of his daughter, Nina, within his famous caricatures. jg/ep/ UPI
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Fanny Brice (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) was a popular and influential American illustrated song "model," comedienne, singer, theatre and film actress, who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series, The Baby Snooks Show. Thirteen years after her death, she was portrayed on the Broadway stage by Barbra Streisand in the musical Funny Girl and its 1968 film adaptation.

Fanny Brice (occasionally spelled Fannie Brice) was the stage name of Fania Borach, born in New York City, the third child of relatively well-off saloon owners of Hungarian Jewish descent. In 1908, Brice dropped out of school to work in a burlesque revue, and two years later she began her association with Florenz Ziegfeld, headlining his Ziegfeld Follies from 1910 to 1911. She was hired again in 1921 and performed in them into the 1930's. In the 1921 Follies, she was featured singing "My Man" which became both a big hit and her signature song. She made a popular recording of it for Victor Records.

The second song most associated with Brice is "Second Hand Rose," which she introduced in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1921.

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