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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
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Whitney Houston dead at 48

Whitney Houston dead at 48

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Grammy-winning U.S. R&B singer and actress Whitney Houston died Saturday in Los Angeles at age 48 and the cause was under investigation, police said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011.
By United Press International
Griffin set for royal wedding commentary

Griffin set for royal wedding commentary

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- America's TV Guide Network says it plans to air a special called "Kathy Griffin's Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007.
By United Press International

Somers: Friends 'thoughtful' after fire

MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Actress Suzanne Somers said people were "unbelievably kind" in the aftermath of losing her Malibu, Calif., home to wildfires earlier this month.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3006.
By United Press International

Major U.S. networks turn to telenovas

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- ABC and CBS are forging ahead with plans to bring English-language versions of Mexico's popular telenovas to U.S. primetime.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2005 with 88 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 4, the 278th day of 2004 with 88 to follow.
By United Press International

Joan Collins on stage again

LONDON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Former "Dynasty" star Joan Collins is back on stage again, in a new romantic comedy to play just outside London in Bromley, Kent.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2003 with 88 to follow.
By United Press International

Of Human Interest: News lite

The Mail on Sunday's female-only rich list has Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling -- at $76 million -- earning some six times more than Queen Elizabeth II at $12.3 million.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International
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Jackie Collins
Jackie Collins poses for pictures before signing copies of her new book "Drop Dead Beautiful" at Barnes & Noble in New York on June 26, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Jacqueline Jill "Jackie" Collins (born 4 October 1937) is an English novelist and former actress. She is the younger sister of actress Joan Collins. To date, she has written 27 novels, all of which have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list. In total, her books have sold over 400 million copies and have been translated into 40 languages. To date, eight of her novels have been adapted for the screen, either as films or television mini-series.

Collins was born in London in 1937, the younger daughter of Elsa Bessant and Joseph William Collins (died 1988), a theatrical agent whose clients included Shirley Bassey, The Beatles and Tom Jones. Collins' South African-born father was Jewish and her British mother was Anglican. A middle child, Collins has an elder sister, actress Joan Collins (b. 1933) and a younger brother, Bill Collins (b. 1946).

At 15, Collins was expelled from school; after which, she threw her school uniform in the Thames. During this period she had a brief affair with Marlon Brando, who was 29 at the time.

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