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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
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Parsons to star in Broadway's 'Harvey'

Parsons to star in Broadway's 'Harvey'

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winning actor Jim Parsons is to star in a new Broadway production of "Harvey," the stage comedy's producers said Tuesday.

Former Unipresser Al Kaff dies

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former United Press International foreign correspondent and Vice President Albert E. Kaff has died in Bridgeport, Conn. He was 91.

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Most U.S. stamps now 'forever' issues

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Almost 85 percent of stamps sold are now "forever" issues that keep their first-class value even if rates rise, the U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday.

Original 'Hawaii Five-0' Danno dead at 72

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. television actor James MacArthur died Thursday at the age of 72, a Paramount publicist confirmed.

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Reviews mixed on Broadway show snacking

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Relaxed rules at independent theaters and nine houses owned by the Nederlander Organization are ending Broadway's prohibition on snacking during shows.

Jay Johnson set to honor puppet's birthday

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- In recognition of his puppet Bob's 29th birthday, ventriloquist Jay Johnson is set to offer 220 $2 tickets to his popular Broadway production.

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TV's 'Bob' coming to Broadway

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- "Bob" from U.S. TV's "Soap" is starring in the first Broadway preview of "Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!"

Broadway show 'Seven Brides' in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," the Broadway musical and also an MGM film, is set to play in The Muny in St. Louis, the nation's largest outdoor theater.
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Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes, with unidentified person, 1980. (UPI Photo/Files)

Helen Hayes Brown (October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993) was an American actress whose career spanned almost 70 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. Hayes has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, from President Ronald Reagan in 1986. In 1988, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. She is the namesake of the annual Helen Hayes Awards, which have recognized excellence in professional theatre in the greater Washington, D.C. area since 1984.

Helen Hayes was born in Washington D.C. on October 10, 1900. Her mother, Catherine Estelle (née Hayes), or Essie, was an aspiring actress who worked in touring companies. Her father, Francis van Arnum Brown, worked at a number of jobs, including as a clerk at the Washington Patent Office and as a manager and salesman for a wholesale butcher. Hayes' Irish Catholic maternal grandparents immigrated from Ireland during the Irish Potato Famine; her mother was a great-niece of Irish singer Catherine Hayes.

Hayes began a stage career at an early age. She said her stage debut was a 5-year old singer at Washington's Belasco Theatre (on Lafayette Square, across from the White House.) By the age of ten, she had made a short film called Jean and the Calico Doll, but only moved to Hollywood when her husband, playwright Charles MacArthur, signed a Hollywood deal. She attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart Convent in Washington and graduated in 1917.

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