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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 1, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 1, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, July 1, 2007.

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Today is Saturday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2006 with 183 to follow.
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Actor John Bromfield dead at 83

PALM DESERT, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Actor John Bromfield, best known for his TV role as U.S. Marshal Frank Morgan, has died of kidney failure in Palm Desert, Calif., at age 83.

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Today is Friday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2005 with 183 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 1, the 183rd day of 2004 with 183 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2003 with 183 to follow.
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Jazz musician Morgan, surviving just fine

Alto saxophonist Frank Morgan is a survivor -- three times over. First came drugs. Then came 35 years in and out of the California prison system. Then came a me
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornet player and bandleader Joe "King" Oliver was born this day in 1885 in Louisiana. A young Louis Armstrong was his protege in Oliver's Chicago-based Creole Jazz Band from 1922 to 1924.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Mel Lewis was born this day in 1929 in Buffalo, N.Y. The late drummer was co-founder of the original Thad Jones-Lewis Orchestra, which in 1966 started the Monday night "off night" big band tradition that still thrives in many jazz clubs in New York and be
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

The man who literally wrote the book on America's big band tradition was born this day in 1912. Jazz critic George Simon was born in New York.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine was born this day in 1934 in Pittsburgh into a very musical family. His father Thomas played tenor with the Savoy Sultans in the 1930s and older brother Tommy played trumpet.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Cornetist Ruby Braff was born this day in Boston in 1927. When he hit the jazz scene strong in the 1950s, his Armstrong-style playing was considered out of date. He died last month on Cape Cod.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
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Frank Morgan (June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949) was an American actor. He was best known for his portrayal of the title character in the film The Wizard of Oz.

Born as Francis Phillip Wuppermann in New York City, the youngest of eleven children (six boys and five girls), to the wealthy family that distributed Angostura bitters, he attended Cornell University where he joined Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He then followed his older brother Ralph Morgan into show business, first on the Broadway stage and then into motion pictures.

His first film was The Suspect in 1916. In 1917 he provided support to his friend John Barrymore in Raffles The Amateur Cracksman, an independent film produced in and about New York City. Morgan's career expanded when talkies began, his most stereotypical role being that of a befuddled but good-hearted middle-aged man. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1934's The Affairs of Cellini, where he played the cuckolded Duke of Florence and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1942's Tortilla Flat, where he played a simple Hispanic man.

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