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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.
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Comedy writer Al Gordon dead at 89

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winning comedy writer Al Gordon has died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said. He was 89.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 8, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Friday, Dec. 8, 2006.
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Charles' arranger Sid Feller dies at 89

ORANGE VILLAGE, Ohio, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Producer/arranger Sid Feller, who helped create the Ray Charles hits "Georgia on My Mind" and "I Can't Stop Loving You," has died in Ohio at age 89.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2005 with 23 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2004 with 23 to follow.
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Lorne Michaels will receive Twain prize

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced that "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels will receive the seventh annual Mark Twain Pr

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2003 with 23 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2002 with 23 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

The news from Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Cathy's World:Jesse & Al, the Entertainers

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton just played the race card against Hollywood and lost.
CATHERINE SEIPP
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Clerow Wilson, Jr. (December 8, 1933 – November 25, 1998), known professionally as Flip Wilson, was an American comedian and actor. Wilson was the first African American entertainer to host his own weekly variety series, The Flip Wilson Show. The popular series earned Wilson a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards.

In January 1972, Time magazine featured Wilson's image on their cover and named him "TV's first black superstar".

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was one of eighteen children in an impoverished household. After years of bouncing from foster homes to reform school, 16-year-old Wilson lied about his age and joined the United States Air Force. His outgoing personality and funny stories made him popular; he was even asked to tour military bases to cheer up other servicemen. Claiming that he was always "flipped out", Wilson's barracks mates gave him his famous nickname. Discharged in 1954, Wilson started working as a bellhop in San Francisco's Manor Plaza Hotel.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Flip Wilson."
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