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Jena Malone to play author Carson McCullers in film

Jena Malone to play author Carson McCullers in film

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Jena Malone is to portray Southern gothic writer Carson McCullers in the big-screen bio-picture "Lonely Hunter," the film's producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2006 with 325 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2006 with 356 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2005 with 325 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2005 with 356 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2004 with 326 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2004 with 357 to follow.
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Sex museum has rough first year

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The nation's first museum devoted to the history and psychology of sex has completed its first year of operation with financial problems that have forced a cutb
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Burlesque makes comback in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, July 16 (UPI) -- After an absence of 50 years, burlesque is back, in Minneapolis with Le Cirque Rouge de Gus -- Gus' Red Circus.

Bernadette Peters, Broadway's Gypsy queen

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Producers of the $8.5 million Broadway revival of "Gypsy" found the right prescription for success by casting Bernadette Peters in the role of Mama Rose, previo
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Gypsy Rose Lee (born January 8, 1911 – April 26, 1970) was an American burlesque entertainer, famous for her striptease act. She was also an actress and writer, whose 1957 memoir, written as a monument to her mother, was made into the stage musical and film Gypsy.

Gypsy was born Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington in 1911, although her mother later shaved three years off both of her daughters' ages. She was initially known by her middle name, Louise. Her mother, Rose Thompson Hovick, married John Olaf Hovick, who was a newspaper advertising salesman. Her sister, Ellen June Hovick (better known as actress June Havoc), was born in 1913.

After their parents divorced, the girls earned the family's money by appearing in vaudeville where June's talent shone, while Louise remained in the background. At the age of 13, June married a boy in the act named Bobby Reed, whom Rose had arrested and met at the police station with a hidden gun. She pulled the trigger but the safety was on and Bobby was freed. June left the act and went on to a brief career in marathon dancing before giving birth to April Reed around 1930.

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