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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
By United Press International
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'Diff'rent Strokes' actor Conrad Bain dead at 89

'Diff'rent Strokes' actor Conrad Bain dead at 89

LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "Diff'rent Strokes" patriarch Conrad Bain has died in Livermore, Calif., his family said. He was 89.

Man rides roller coaster 7,000 times

MASON, Ohio, July 5 (UPI) -- A 70-year-old man took his 7,000th ride on the Diamondback roller coaster at Kings Island amusement park near Mason, Ohio, observers said Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012.
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Coleman's ex says she lives in squalor

Coleman's ex says she lives in squalor

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Shannon Price says she has been living in squalor at her father's house in Utah since the death of her ex-husband, actor Gary Coleman, last May.
Police close Coleman death case

Police close Coleman death case

PRO, Utah, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Utah's Santaquin Police Department says it has closed its investigation into actor Gary Coleman's May death following a fall at his home.
Actor Gary Coleman cremated in Utah

Actor Gary Coleman cremated in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, June 18 (UPI) -- A lawyer for Gary Coleman's estate says a Salt Lake City mortuary cremated the late actor's body.
Former agent planning Coleman tribute

Former agent planning Coleman tribute

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Victor Perillo, Gary Coleman's former agent, announced Thursday he is organizing a farewell tribute to the late U.S. actor.
Coleman died from fall, renal failure

Coleman died from fall, renal failure

SALT LAKE CITY, June 14 (UPI) -- Gary Coleman's death certificate lists the cause of the former U.S. child star's death as a fall, with chronic renal failure as a contributing factor.
Gary Coleman cremation put on hold

Gary Coleman cremation put on hold

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- A Utah judge Friday ordered the postponement of Gary Coleman's cremation while details regarding the actor's estate are worked out, officials said.
Globe runs Coleman deathbed photo on cover

Globe runs Coleman deathbed photo on cover

LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) -- A photo of actor Gary Coleman apparently taken as he lay dying in a Utah hospital was published on the cover of Globe Magazine Wednesday.
Coleman rep appalled by hospital photos

Coleman rep appalled by hospital photos

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- Gary Coleman's former agent says he was "appalled" to hear that photos were snapped as the U.S. actor lay dying, and then shopped around to the media.
Gary Coleman's funeral postponed

Gary Coleman's funeral postponed

SALT LAKE CITY, June 4 (UPI) -- Disagreements between Gary Coleman's parents and his ex-wife have caused the postponement of the U.S. actor's funeral, The Salt Lake Tribune said Friday.
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First Lady Nancy Reagan appears with actors Gary Coleman (C) and Conraid Bain (R), who plays Coleman's father in the series "Diff'rent Strokes" 3/10. Mrs. Reagan agreed to appear on the show because this segment deals with drug abuse and she felt it would be an opportunity to communicate to children the dangers of drug abuse. (UPI PHOTO/Larry Rubenstein/FILES)
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Gary Wayne Coleman (February 8, 1968 – May 28, 2010) was an American actor, known for his childhood role as Arnold Jackson in the American sitcom Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986) and for his small stature as an adult. He was described in the 1980s as "one of television's most promising stars." After a successful childhood acting career, Coleman struggled financially later in life. In 1989, he successfully sued his parents and business adviser over misappropriation of his assets.

Coleman was born in Zion, Illinois. He was adopted by Edmonia Sue and W.G. Coleman, a nurse practitioner and fork-lift operator, respectively. He suffered from focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, an autoimmune kidney disease. Because of his chronic illness, combined with the corticosteroids and other medications used to treat it, his growth was limited to 4 ft 8 in (1.42 m), and his face retained a childlike appearance well into adulthood. He underwent two unsuccessful kidney transplants in 1973 and 1984, and required daily dialysis.

While best known for his role on Diff'rent Strokes, Coleman had appeared earlier on in television in The Jeffersons and on Good Times as Penny's friend Gary. He also appeared in a 1978 pilot for a revival of The Little Rascals as Stymie. VH1 rated Coleman first on a list of "100 Greatest Child Stars" on television.

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