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Screenwriter A.I. Bezzerides dies at 98

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Novelist and screenwriter A.I. Bezzerides, known for films like "Kiss Me Deadly" and "Thieves Highway," has died in California at the age of 98.

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2006 with 96 to follow.
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Actress Argentina Brunetti dead at 98

ROME, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Actress Argentina Brunetti, who played the Italian immigrant Mrs. Martini in "It's a Wonderful Life," has died in Rome at at 98.

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Crew filling up for 'Casino Royale'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- "Million Dollar Baby" writer Paul Haggis has been tapped to write the next film in the James Bond series for Sony and MGM.

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George Raft (September 26, 1901 – November 24, 1980) was an American film actor identified with portrayals of gangsters in crime melodramas of the 1930s and 1940s. Today George Raft is mostly known for his role in Billy Wilder's 1959 comedy Some Like it Hot and also Scarface (1932), Bolero (1934), and They Drive by Night (1940).

Raft was born George Ranft on September 26, 1901 in Hell's Kitchen, New York City to German immigrant Conrad Ranft and his wife Eva Glockner. He also had an older sister named Kate. A boyhood friend of gangster Owney Madden, he admittedly narrowly avoided a life of crime.

As a young man he showed aptitude in dancing, and with his elegant fashion sense, this enabled him to gain employment as a dancer in New York City nightclubs. He became part of the stage act of Texas Guinan and his success led him to Broadway where he again worked as a dancer. He worked in London as a chorus boy in the early 1920s.

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