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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 16, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 16, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, June 16, 2007.

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Today is Friday, June 16, the 167th day of 2006 with 198 to follow.
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Stars revisit 'Knots Landing'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Actress Michelle Lee says it's her fault the popular primetime soap "Knots Landing" went off the air back in 1993. "I had written in my contract that I would not be a grandmother on 'Knots Landing'," she said in explaining the demise of the CBS drama afte

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Today is Thursday, June 16, the 167th day of 2005 with 198 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, June 16, the 168th day of 2004 with 198 to follow.
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Today is Monday, June 16, the 167th day of 2003 with 198 to follow.
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Hollywood Digest

TV ACADEMY BOSS WILL BOW OUT
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Today is Sunday, June 16, the 167th day of 2002 with 198 to follow.
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Joan Van Ark
Joan Van Ark arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Billy Crystal's play "700 Sundays" January 12, 2006, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)
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Joan Van Ark (born June 16, 1943) is an American actress, most notable for her role as Valene Ewing, which she originated on the CBS hit series Dallas and continued for thirteen seasons on its long-running spin-off, Knots Landing. Van Ark has also received a Theatre World Award and been nominated for a Tony Award for her stage work.

Van Ark was born in New York City, the daughter of Dorothy Jean (née Hemenway), a writer, and Carroll Van Ark, who was born in Holland, Michigan, and worked in advertising and public relations. Her father named her after Joan of Arc because he was certain that she would become famous. Van Ark's paternal great-grandfather, Gradus, was an immigrant from the Netherlands. Both of Van Ark's parents and her sister, Carol, were writers. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and also has two brothers and a sister: Mark, Dexter and Carol.

At the age of 15, as a student reporter, Van Ark met and interviewed actress Julie Harris, who later recommended Van Ark apply to the Yale School of Drama. Harris had been the youngest student to attend the school on scholarship. Van Ark was also granted a scholarship, and was one of the few students to attend the graduate program without first having earned an undergraduate degree. She attended for only one year. Years later, Harris appeared on Knots Landing, playing the mother of Van Ark's character.

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