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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 23, 2014.
By United Press International

Entertainment reporter Bob Thomas dead at 94

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Reporter Bob Thomas, who spent more than 60 years covering the entertainment beat for the Associated press, has died at his Los Angeles home. He was 92.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 23, 2013.
By United Press International
'Dynasty' designer Nolan Miller dead at 79

'Dynasty' designer Nolan Miller dead at 79

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., June 9 (UPI) -- Fashion designer Nolan Miller -- best known for his work on "Dynasty" -- died at a California hospital, his former assistant said. He was 79.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 23, 2012.
By United Press International
Winslet to star in 'Mildred Pierce' on TV

Winslet to star in 'Mildred Pierce' on TV

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- British actress Kate Winslet is to play the title role in an HBO miniseries based on James M. Cain's classic novel, "Mildred Pierce," Variety reported.
Smith: My mom wanted me to be in 'Women'

Smith: My mom wanted me to be in 'Women'

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jada Pinkett Smith says her mother was thrilled to hear she was planning to co-star in a remake of the 1939 film classic "The Women."
Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Warren Cowan, co-founder of the famed Hollywood public relations firm Rogers & Cowan, has died in Los Angeles. He was 87.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 23, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, March 23, 2007.
By United Press International

Spielberg honored by International Emmys

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- The International Academy of TV Arts & Sciences Tuesday announced it will honor Steven Spielberg with its Founders Award.

Author Henry Farrell dead at age 85

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., April 7 (UPI) -- Author Henry Farrell, best known for creepy tales of dysfunctional siblings like "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" has died in California at age 85.

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Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2006 with 283 to follow.
By United Press International

Author Rona Jaffe dead at age 73

LONDON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Best-selling novelist Rona Jaffe has died while on vacation in London at age 73.

Jocelyn Brando dead at 86

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Marlon Brando's actress sister, Jocelyn Brando, has died in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 86.
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Joan Crawford
Actress Joan Crawford, one the last of Hollywood’s glamour queens whose career stretched back to the golden days of silent films, is shown in a 1945 scene in the movie “Mildred Pierce,” for which she won a “best actress” Academy Award. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Joan Crawford (March 23, 1905 – May 10, 1977), born Lucille Fay LeSueur, was an American actress in film, television and theatre.

Starting as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting on Broadway, Crawford was signed to a motion picture contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925. Initially frustrated by the size and quality of her parts, Crawford began a campaign of self-publicity and became nationally known as a flapper by the end of the 1920s. In the 1930s, Crawford's fame rivaled MGM colleagues Norma Shearer and Greta Garbo. Crawford often played hardworking young women who find romance and financial success. These "rags-to-riches" stories were well-received by Depression-era audiences and were popular with women. Crawford became one of Hollywood's most prominent movie stars and one of the highest paid women in the United States, but her films began losing money and by the end of the 1930s she was labeled "box office poison".

After an absence of nearly two years from the screen, Crawford staged a comeback by starring in Mildred Pierce (1945), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1955, she became involved with the Pepsi-Cola Company through her marriage to company Chairman Alfred Steele. After his death in 1959, Crawford was elected to fill his vacancy on the board of directors but was forcibly retired in 1973. She continued acting in film and television regularly through the 1960s, when her performances became fewer; after the release of the British horror film Trog in 1970, Crawford retired from the screen. Following a public appearance in 1974, after which unflattering photographs were published, Crawford withdrew from public life and became more and more reclusive until her death in 1977.

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