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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 28, 2012.
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'SNL' to air vintage Carlin episode

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'SNL' alumni to reunite for benefit

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ABC critic Joel Siegel dies at 63

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Joel Siegel, movie critic for ABC's "Good Morning America" for the past quarter century, has died of cancer in New York at 63, the network announced Friday.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, June 28, 2007.

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Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2006 with 186 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2005 with 186 to follow.
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Wilder book details life, fame

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- Actor Gene Wilder says his new book, "Kiss Me like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art," is constructed as a dialogue with his therapist.

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Today is Monday, June 28, the 180th day of 2004 with 186 to follow.
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Lorne Michaels will receive Twain prize

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Today is Saturday, June 28, the 179th day of 2003 with 186 to follow.
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Fred Rogers, who as "Mr. Rogers" delivered life's lessons to children for more than 30 years in quiet soothing tones, has died at age 74.
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Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 2002 with 186 to follow.
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Gilda Radner

Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an American comedian and actress, best known as one of the original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1978.

Radner was born in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Jewish parents Henrietta (née Dworkin), a legal secretary, and Herman Radner, a businessman. She grew up in Detroit with a nanny, Elizabeth Clementine Gillies, whom she called "Dibby" (and on whom she based her famous character Emily Litella), and an older brother named Michael. She attended the University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe. Radner wrote in her autobiography It's Always Something toward the end of her life, "I coped with stress by having every possible eating disorder from the time I was nine years old. I have weighed as much as 160 pounds and as little as 93. When I was a kid, I overate constantly. My weight distressed my mother and she took me to a doctor who put me on Dexedrine diet pills when I was ten years old."

Radner was close to her father, who operated Detroit's Seville Hotel, where many nightclub performers and actors stayed while performing in the city. He took her on trips to New York to see Broadway shows. As Radner wrote in It's Always Something, when she was twelve her father developed a brain tumor, and the symptoms began so suddenly that he told people his eyeglasses were too tight. Within days he was bedridden and unable to communicate, and he remained in that condition until his death two years later.

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