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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008.
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Radio DJ buys $10M Ferrari

MODENA, Italy, May 19 (UPI) -- British radio personality Chris Evans reportedly has bought a Ferrari that once belonged to Hollywood icon James Coburn at an auction in Italy.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 31, 2007.
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Shelter Island triples filming fees

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- New York's East End has seen plenty of movie filming since it was first used in 1921, but now Shelter Island is taking steps to dull it down.

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2006 with 122 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2005 with 122 to follow.
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'Major Dundee' returns to theaters

HOLLYWOOD, April 10 (UPI) -- "Major Dundee," the first big-budget film directed by famed filmmaker Sam Peckinpah, celebrates its 40th anniversary by returning to U.S. theaters.

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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 31, the 244th day of 2004 with 122 to follow.
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SAG sells film rights

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- The Screen Actors Guild has sold rights to seven films in an unprecedented public foreclosure to recover residual payments owed its members.

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2003 with 122 to follow.
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Video of the Week: 'Truth About Charlie'

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- "The Truth About Charlie" is hoping to do a little better when released Tuesday on DVD (26.98 list) and VHS (rental only) than it did in the theaters, where it
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

2002 Yearend: Hollywood In Memoriam

From screen legends to journeymen, death claimed its share of Hollywood professionals in 2002, most notably comedian Milton Berle, comic actor Dudley Moore, Oscar-winning writer-director Billy Wilder, singers Peggy Lee and Rosemary Clooney, and one of the
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2002 Yearend: Movies' fantastic year

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James Harrison Coburn III (August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an American film and television actor. Coburn appeared in nearly 70 films and made over 100 television appearances during his 45-year career, and played a wide range of roles and won an Academy Award for his supporting role as Glen Whitehouse in Affliction.

Coburn was born in Laurel, Nebraska, the son of Mylet S. (née Johnson) and James Harrison Coburn, Jr., who had a garage business that was wiped out by the Great Depression. Coburn was of Scots-Irish and Swedish descent. He was raised in Compton, California, attended Compton Junior College, and enlisted in the United States Army in 1950, serving as an Army truck driver and also was an occasional disc jockey on an Army radio station in Texas. Coburn also narrated Army training films in Mainz, Germany. He attended Los Angeles City College, where he studied acting alongside Jeff Corey and Stella Adler, then made his stage debut at the La Jolla Playhouse in Billy Budd. Coburn was selected for a Remington Products razor commercial when he was able to shave off eleven days of beard growth in less than 60 seconds, while joking that he had more teeth to show on camera than the other 12 candidates for the part.

Coburn's film debut came in 1959 as the sidekick to bad guy Pernell Roberts in the Randolph Scott western Ride Lonesome. Coburn has also appeared in dozens of television roles including, with Roberts, several episodes of Bonanza. He appeared at least twice on John Payne's NBC western The Restless Gun in episodes entitled "The Pawn" and "The Way Back", the latter with Bonanza's Dan Blocker. Coburn and Ralph Taeger co-starred with Joi Lansing in Klondike on NBC in the 1960–1961 season. When Klondike, set in the Alaskan gold rush town of Skagway, was cancelled, Taeger and Coburn were regrouped as detectives in Mexico in NBC's equally short-lived Acapulco.

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