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Today is Monday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2005 with 124 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2004 with 124 to follow.
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Analysis: 'The Thorn Birds' fly again

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The new DVD release of the landmark TV series "The Thorn Birds" serves as a reminder of how far TV has come -- or how far it is fallen, depending on your point
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Isabella Rosselini set for stage debut

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Isabella Rossellini will make her New York stage debut in a new Terrence McNally play, "The Stendhal Syndrome," scheduled to open off-Broadway Feb. 1.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2003 with 124 to follow.
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Timeless 'Casablanca' turns 60 with DVD

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The new 60th anniversary DVD edition of "Casablanca" is loaded with bonus material, but the movie itself remains the primary attraction.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Professor: Media love sex scandals

MUNCIE, Ind., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A professor of public relations at Ball State University in Indiana says reporters love a sex scandal, like the one in which Kobe Bryant is currently involved.

Katharine Hepburn was all-time Oscar champ

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- From her Hollywood debut in the 1932 drama, "A Bill of Divorcement," to her final big-screen performance in the 1994 romantic melodrama, "Love Affair," Katharin
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: A Hollywood 'Gentleman'

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- Gregory Peck, the Oscar-winning actor who died at 87 on Thursday, may have played a bad guy a few times, but he was a quintessential Hollywood good guy.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Chicago' scores 13 Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- "Chicago" had 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, as nominees were announced in Beverly Hills Tuesday for the 75th Academy Awards.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Notice you haven't read or heard the term "movie goddess" in this century?
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2002 with 124 to follow.
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Ingrid Bergman
Actor Isabella Rossellini, the daughter of filmmaker Roberto Rossellini and actor Ingrid Bergman introduces her film "My Dad is 100 Years Old" at it's Vancouver International Film Festival screening, October 6, 2005. Starring in the film directed by Guy Maddin, Rosselini wrote the short-film as a tribute to her father. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)

Ingrid Bergman (29 August 1915 – 29 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute. She is best remembered for her roles as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942), a World War II drama co-starring Humphrey Bogart and as Alicia Huberman in Notorious (1946), an Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Cary Grant.

Before becoming a star in American films, she had already been a leading actress in Swedish films. Her first introduction to American audiences came with her starring role in the English remake of Intermezzo in 1939. In America, she brought to the screen a "Nordic freshness and vitality", along with exceptional beauty and intelligence, and according to the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, she quickly became "the ideal of American womanhood" and one of Hollywood's greatest leading actresses.

Her producer David O. Selznick, who called her "the most completely conscientious actress" he had ever worked with, gave her a seven-year acting contract, thereby supporting her continued success. A few of her other starring roles, besides Casablanca, included For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Gaslight (1944), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), and Under Capricorn (1949), and the independent production, Joan of Arc (1948).

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