Indian actress Suchitra Sen dead at 82

Indian actress Suchitra Sen dead at 82

CALCUTTA, India, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Indian actress Suchitra Sen, who lived as a recluse since retiring from film in 1978, has died in Calcutta after a brief illness, her doctors said. She was 82.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.
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Golden Age screenwriter Maas dies at 111

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Frederica Sagor Maas, a feisty screenwriter from Hollywood's silent-movie era, died in California this week at the age of 111.

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France's Alexandre de Paris dead at 85

PARIS , Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Alexandre de Paris, the French hairstylist who created iconic looks for stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Greta Garbo and Lauren Bacall, has died. He was 85.

Alexandre, iconic French hairdresser, dies

PARIS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Alexandre de Paris, French hairdresser to the stars for decades, has died at 85, it was announced Saturday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007.
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Filmmakers again flocking to Babelsberg

POTSDAM, Germany, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The German film studios where screen icons Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo began careers decades ago are once again the busy location of major productions.

Graveyard space opens up for actress Valli

ROME, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Described by Mussolini as one of "the most beautiful women in the world," Italian actress Alida Valli still had to wait six months for a burial plot.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2006 with 104 to follow.
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Actor Robert Sterling dead at age 88

LOS ANGELES, June 1 (UPI) -- The star of the 1950s TV show "Topper," Robert Sterling, has died in Brentwood, Calif., at age 88.

Greta Garbo stamps to be unveiled

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service and Sweden Post are issuing stamps commemorating the 100th birthday of legendary film actress Greta Garbo.

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Today is Sunday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2005 with 104 to follow.
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Film academy sets Garbo centennial tribute

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will hold a centennial tribute to legendary actress Greta Garbo, academy officials said Friday.
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Greta Garbo
Gray Reisfield, niece of Greta Garbo attends ceremonies held in New York on Sept. 23, 2005 by the U.S. Postal Service and Sweden Post celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of actress Greta Garbo with release of a stamp in America and her birthplace Stockholm Sweden. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Greta Garbo (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson in Sweden, was an international film star and icon during Hollywood's silent and classic periods. Many of Garbo's films, from her first, Torrent in 1926, to her last, 1941's Two-Faced Woman, were sensational hits, and all but three were profitable. Garbo was nominated four times for an Academy Award and received an honorary one in 1954 for her "unforgettable screen performances". She also won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for both Anna Karenina (1935) and Camille (1936). In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of greatest female stars of all time, after Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, and Ingrid Bergman.

Garbo launched her career with a secondary role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gosta Berling. Her performance caught the attention of Louis B. Mayer, chief executive of Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), who brought her to Hollywood in 1925. She immediately stirred interest with her first silent film, Torrent, released in 1926; a year later, her performance in Flesh and the Devil, her third movie, made her an international superstar.

With her first talking film, Anna Christie (1930), she received her first Academy Award nomination. MGM marketers enticed the public with the catch-phrase "Garbo talks!" In 1932, her immense popularity allowed her to dictate the terms of her contract, and she became increasingly choosy about her roles. Many critics and film historians consider her performance as the doomed courtesan Marguerite Gautier in Camille to be her finest. The role gained her a third Academy Award nomination. After working exclusively in dramatic films, Garbo turned to comedy with Ninotchka (1939), which earned her a fourth Academy Award nomination, and Two-Faced Woman (1941).

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