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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2003 with 101 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2003 with 111 to follow.
By United Press International

Bob Hope, entertainment titan, dies at 100

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- Bob Hope, who died at the age of 100 Sunday evening at his home in Toluca Lake, Calif., was one of the most successful and beloved figures in the history of entertainment.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 29, the 180th day of 2003 with 185 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2003 with 282 to follow.
By United Press International

DVD hot holiday item

The DVD, that 5-year-old three-letter phenom that has revitalized the home video industry, is expected again to be among the most sought-after items on the nation's wish list this holiday season.
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

The plunging stock market may well portend what movie fare will be offered during a looming recession. Ever aware of box-office sensitivity to public pocketbooks, filmmakers reckon bad times call for comedy. Today on the brink of a possible financial doom
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 29, the 180th day of 2002 with 185 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2002 with 282 to follow. This is Palm Sunday. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
By United Press International
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Fatty Arbuckle
Actor Fatty Arbuckle in photo taken in 1921. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933) was an American silent film actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. Starting at the Selig Polyscope Company he eventually moved to Keystone Studios where he worked with Mabel Normand and Harold Lloyd. He mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered Buster Keaton and Bob Hope.

He was one of the most popular silent stars of the 1910s, and soon became one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, signing a contract to make $1 million a year in 1918.

In 1921, Arbuckle threw a party at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco during the Labor Day weekend. Bit player Virginia Rappe became ill at the party and died days later. Soon, Arbuckle was accused of raping and accidentally killing Rappe, enduring three widely publicized trials for manslaughter. His films were subsequently banned and he was publicly ostracized.

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