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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

Ballerina Maria Tallchief dead at 88

CHICAGO, April 12 (UPI) -- American ballerina Maria Tallchief, former wife and muse of choreographer George Balanchine, has died in Chicago, her daughter, poet Elise Paschen, said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.
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Coen brothers win DGA directoring award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Joel and Ethan Coen are the first siblings to win the Directors Guild of America's best directing award thanks to their film "No Country for Old Men."

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007.
By United Press International

San Fran Ballet ready to turn 75 in 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, May 10 (UPI) -- The San Francisco Ballet will celebrate its 75th anniversary next year with 10 world premieres by celebrated choreographers, the company announced Thursday.

Actress Kitty Carlisle Hart dies at 96

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Veteran actress Kitty Carlisle Hart, who visited American homes as a panelist on "What's My Line?" and "To Tell The Truth," has died in New York at 96.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006.
By United Press International

Theater producer Hambleton dead at 94

BALTIMORE, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- New York theatrical producer T. Edward Hambleton, who founded the Off Broadway Phoenix Theater, has died in Baltimore at age 94.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2005 with 81 to follow.
By United Press International

'Grumpy Old Men' may head to Broadway

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- New York stage actor Jeff Gardner has acquired the stage musical rights for "Grumpy Old Men" for a possible Broadway opening in 2008.

Two dancers retire from NYC Ballet

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- Two of the New York City Ballet's brightest stars, who have been dancing at their best, are retiring.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 11, the 285th day of 2004 with 81 to follow.
By United Press International

Death mars Broadway 'Fiddler' opening

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Broadway opening of "Fiddler on the Roof" was marked by tragedy when the sister of the show's choreographer collapsed in the aisle and later died.
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Jerome Robbins (October 11, 1918 – July 29, 1998) was an American theater producer, director, and choreographer known primarily for Broadway Theater and Ballet/Dance, but who also occasionally directed films and directed/produced for television. His work has included everything from classical ballet to contemporary musical theater. Among the numerous stage productions he worked on were On the Town, High Button Shoes, The King And I, The Pajama Game, Bells Are Ringing, West Side Story, Gypsy: A Musical Fable, and Fiddler on the Roof. Robbins is a five time Tony Award winner and a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. He also received two Academy Awards, including the 1961 Academy Award for Best Director with Robert Wise for West Side Story. A documentary about his life and work, Something to Dance About, featuring excerpts from his journals, archival performance and rehearsal footage and interviews with Robbins and his colleagues, premiered in PBS in 2009.

Robbins was born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz, exactly one month before the end of World War I, in the Jewish Maternity Hospital in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side – a neighborhood populated by many immigrants. The Rabinowitz family lived in a large apartment house at 51 East 97th at the northeast corner of Madison Avenue. Known as "Jerry" to those close to him, Robbins was given a middle name that reflected his parents' patriotic enthusiasm for the then-president. Rabinowitz, however, translates to “son of a rabbi”, a name Robbins never liked, since it marked him as the son of an immigrant. So he took the name "Robbins".

In the early 1920s, the Rabinowitz family moved to Weehawken, New Jersey. 10 years earlier, Fred and Adele Astaire had lived there briefly as children, only a block away from one of Robbins's boyhood homes. His father and uncle opened the “Comfort Corset Company,” a unique venture for the family, which had many show business connections, including vaudeville performers and theater owners.

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