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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.
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Actor James Whitmore dead at 87

Actor James Whitmore dead at 87

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor James Whitmore died Friday of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif., his son, Steve, said. He was 87.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 1, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2006 with 91 to follow.
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Child actor Gary Gray dead at 69

BRUSH PRAIRIE, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Child actor and teen heartthrob Gary Gray, who starred in MGM's final "Lassie" movie, has died in Brush Prairie, Wash. He was 69.

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Today is Saturday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2005 with 91 to follow.
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WH disappointed with Schiavo decision

ALBUQUERQUE, March 22 (UPI) -- The White House expressed disappointment Tuesday over a federal judge's refusal to order Terri Schiavo reconnected to feeding and hydration tubes.

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Today is Friday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2004 with 91 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2003 with 91 to follow.
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Nominees for 55th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 55th Prime Time Emmy Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

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During a fitting session with a movie costume design crew, actor Val Kilmer apparently walked around naked.
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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2002 with 91 to follow.
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Actor James Whitmore speaks at a fundraising concert for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Los Angeles on December 10, 2007. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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James Whitmore (October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009) was an American film and stage actor.

Born as James Allen Whitmore, Jr., in White Plains, New York, to Florence Belle (née Crane) and James Allen Whitmore, Sr., a park commission official, Whitmore attended Amherst Central High School in Snyder, New York, before graduating from The Choate School (now Choate Rosemary Hall) in Wallingford, Connecticut. He went on to study at Yale, where he was a member of Skull and Bones. He later was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and served in the United States Marine Corps in the Panama Canal Zone during World War II.

Following World War II, Whitmore appeared on Broadway in the role of the Sergeant in Command Decision. MGM hired Whitmore on contract, but his role in the film adaptation was played by Van Johnson. Whitmore's first major picture was Battleground, in a role that was turned down by Spencer Tracy, and for which Whitmore was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Other major films included The Asphalt Jungle, The Next Voice You Hear, Above and Beyond, Kiss Me, Kate, Them!, Oklahoma!, Black Like Me, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Give 'em Hell, Harry!, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of former U.S. President Harry S Truman. In the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! he played the part of Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey.

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