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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
By United Press International

A preview of weekend racing

Two key races for 3-year-olds take center stage in American weekend racing while some of the world's top horses square off in England.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008.
By United Press International

Fencing master to stars Ron Colbin dies

DENVER, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Rod Colbin, an actor and fencing master who taught Marlon Brando and James Dean how to fence, has died in Denver after a series of strokes at age 83.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.
By United Press International

Cheesesteak co-inventor Olivieri dies

POMONA, N.J., July 22 (UPI) -- The co-creator of Philadelphia's renowned cheesesteak sandwich, Harry Olivieri, has died of heart failure in Pomona, N.J., at the age of 90.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2006 with 324 to follow.
By United Press International

Vegas fixture Sonny King dead at 83

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Former Jimmy Durante sidekick Sonny "Lounge Giant" King has died in Las Vegas. He was 83.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2005 with 324 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2004 with 325 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2003 with 324 to follow.
By United Press International

Still a 'Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'?

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The 40th anniversary of the late Stanley Kramer's 1963 comedy extravaganza "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" doesn't technically occur until next year, but the
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of the weekend's Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Jimmy Durante
Margaret Truman (Mrs. Clifton Daniel) hams it up with top hat and cane during her appearance on The Jimmy Durante Show in April of 1952. Pictured here with Margaret are Eddie Jackson (L) and Jimmy Durante (R). (UPI Photo/Harry S. Truman Library/Files)
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James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and large nose helped make him one of America's most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s. His jokes about his nose included referring to it as a "Schnozzola", and the word became his nickname.

Durante was born on the Lower East Side of New York, the youngest of four children born to immigrants from Salerno, Italy, Bartolomeo Durante, and his mail order bride Rosa, the sister of a woman who lived in the same boarding house. Jimmy Durante served as an altar boy at Saint Malachy's Roman Catholic Church, known as the Actor's Chapel.

Durante dropped out of school in eighth grade to become a full-time ragtime pianist. He first played with his cousin, whose name was also "Jimmy Durante." It was a family act, but he was too professional for his cousin. He continued working the city's piano bar circuit and earned the nickname "Ragtime Jimmy," before he joined one of the first recognizable jazz bands in New York, the Original New Orleans Jazz Band. Durante was the only member not from New Orleans. His routine of breaking into a song to deliver a joke, with band or orchestra chord punctuation after each line, became a Durante trademark. In 1920, the group was renamed Jimmy Durante's Jazz Band.

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