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Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney, Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams were among the 400 mourners at Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral in New York.

Character actor Al Ruscio dead at 89

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Character actor and teacher Al Ruscio, who appeared in "Bonanza" and "The Godfather: Part III," died at his home in California, Variety reported. He was 89.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
By United Press International

TCM to honor FBI with movie marathon

HOLLYWOOD, July 7 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies says it plans to mark this month's 100th anniversary of the U.S. Federal Bureau Investigation by airing a marathon of FBI-themed films.

Beatty gets AFI lifetime achievement nod

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The American Film Institutes's Board of Trustees announced Thursday it plans to honor Warren Beatty with its 36th AFI Life Achievement Award.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 17, the 198th day of 2006 with 167 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 17, the 198th day of 2005 with 167 to follow.
By United Press International

Henry Fonda honored with stamp

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the late Henry Fonda on the 100th anniversary of his birth as part of the USPS Legends of Hollywood stamp series.

Comedy film star Virginia Mayo dead at 84

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Beautiful blonde comedic actress and former vaudevillian Virginia Mayo has died in Los Angeles. She was 84.

Sing Sing museum idea floated again

OSSINING, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Ossining, N.Y., officials have renewed efforts to turn the legendary Sing Sing prison into a tourist attraction, the New York Daily News said Tuesday.

Feature: AFI calls Lucas a pioneer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- When the American Film Institute presents George Lucas with its AFI Life Achievement Award next June, it will be the first time in the award's 33-year history t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Watercooler Stories

Beijing installs condom machines ... Homeless Florida dogs sent to U.S.shelters ... Brits face fines under new fireworks law ... British poll ranks top movie gangsters ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
By United Press International

British poll ranks top movie gangsters

LONDON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Marlon Brando's portrayal of Don Vito Corleone in the "Godfather" has been voted the top movie don of all time, a poll in Britain found. A UCI Cinema survey of gangster greats found Robert De Niro's role as Vito Corleone in the follow-up "Godfather II"

Clint Eastwood settles bio dispute

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor/director Clint Eastwood settled a libel lawsuit for $10 million over an unauthorized biography that claimed he beat his wife.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 17, the 199th day of 2004 with 167 to follow.
By United Press International

Legends stamp to honor John Wayne

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Actor John Wayne, known to millions of fans as "Duke," is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a Legends of Hollywood commemorative stamp.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 17, the 198th day of 2003 with 167 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Atticus good, Hannibal bad

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- A lawyer who fought racism and a doctor who regards human flesh as a delicacy top a new list of favorite movie heroes and villains. A blue-ribbon panel chose the top 50 movie heroes and the top 50 villains from a list of 400 nominees, for The American Fil
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Market Eye: No one likes U.S.

QUERETARO, Mexico, May 27 (UPI) -- Worried? Here's some relief. "The overall assessment of the economic situation is extremely positive," says Alfred Tacke, a German economics ministry official as he prepares for the summit of the Group Of Eight industrialized country finance minist
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

Tommy Tune inaugurates new Shubert theater

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Tommy Tune has returned to New York after two years in Las Vegas to inaugurate the first new theater that the Shubert Organization has built in the city since 1
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Commentary: A Hollywood institution

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Vernon Scott, who died at 79 Monday after more than five decades of covering Hollywood for United Press International, was a Hollywood institution in his own ri
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Frank Gorshin IS George Burns on Broadway

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Comedian George Burns always said he wanted to live to be 104 so he could say he had lived in three centuries, but he died at 100 in 1996.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Election 2002: LA secession question

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002)
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent
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