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Wildfire threatens Los Angeles Zoo

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- An arson fire in Griffith Park spread toward the Los Angeles Zoo on Tuesday afternoon.

Lambs Theater to close curtains for good

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- New York's historic Lambs Theater is set to undergo a transformation into a five-star hotel next year after several decades as a key hangout for actors.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2006 with 93 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2006 with 117 to follow.
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Walk of Fame loses Peck's star

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The star honoring film icon Gregory Peck has disappeared from Hollywood's hallowed Walk of Fame, it was reported Wednesday.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2005 with 93 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2005 with 117 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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Hollywood to honor Gene Autry

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Hollywood will name one of its historic intersections after legendary cowboy star Gene Autry, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday. Hollywood Historic Trust Chairman Johnny Grant said the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Av

New 'Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer'

LOS ANGELES, Conn., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Destiny's Child joins more than 100 U.S. artists including Gene Autry, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra to record "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2004 with 93 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: Honoring James Garner

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- When he heard that the Screen Actors Guild would honor James Garner with its Life Achievement Award, "The Rockford Files" producer Stephen J. Cannell said Garne
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Johnny Cash auction brings top dollar

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Collectors are paying as much as 10 times the estimated value of scores of items belonging to the late Johnny Cash at Sotheby's auctions in New York.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 5, the 249th day of 2004 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Movie violence out of control?

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's new movie, the orgiastically violent "Kill Bill: Vol. 1," has turned up the heat once again under the long-simmering controversy surrounding
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Gene Autry
Reggie Jackson poses with his new California Angels cap and number 44 along with Chairman of the Board and President Gene Autry at the angel Stadium before the media in Anaheim on January 26, 1982. (UPI Photo/Bill Hormell/Files)
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Orvon Grover Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s. Autry was also owner of the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997, a television station and several radio stations in Southern California.

Although his signature song was "Back in the Saddle Again," Autry is best known today for his Christmas holiday songs, "Here Comes Santa Claus" (which he wrote), "Frosty the Snowman," and his biggest hit, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

He is a member of both the Country Music and Nashville Songwriters halls of fame, and is the only celebrity to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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