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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 7, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 7, 2012.
By United Press International
Sean Penn up for Critics' Choice honor

Sean Penn up for Critics' Choice honor

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Broadcast Film Critics Association says it plans to honor actor-director Sean Penn with its Joel Siegel Award.
BFCA to honor Damon at awards gala

BFCA to honor Damon at awards gala

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Actor and philanthropist Matt Damon is to be presented with the 4th Joel Siegel Award at the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles.
Broadcast Film Critics to honor Bacon

Broadcast Film Critics to honor Bacon

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association says it plans to honor actor and philanthropist Kevin Bacon at its upcoming ceremony in Los Angeles.
Lane to present Gere with Siegel award

Lane to present Gere with Siegel award

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association says Hollywood actor Richard Gere is to receive the Joel Siegel Award at its prize presentation.
Clooney addresses WGA strike at prize gala

Clooney addresses WGA strike at prize gala

SANTA MONICA , Calif., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Actor George Clooney has called on all parties involved in the Hollywood writers strike to resume talks and hammer out a deal to get people back to work.

'GMA' co-anchor tells fans of her cancer

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- ABC's Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts told her U.S. fans, "I have breast cancer," and will undergo surgery and treatment in the coming months.

ABC critic Joel Siegel dies at 63

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Joel Siegel, movie critic for ABC's "Good Morning America" for the past quarter century, has died of cancer in New York at 63, the network announced Friday.

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Joel Siegel (July 7, 1943 – June 29, 2007) was an American film critic for the ABC morning news show Good Morning America for over 25 years. Born to a Jewish family, and raised in Los Angeles, California, he graduated cum laude from UCLA. During college, he worked to register black voters in Georgia, and he spoke frequently of having met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also worked as a joke writer for Senator Robert F. Kennedy and was at the Ambassador Hotel the night the senator was assassinated.

Siegel died of complications from colon cancer on June 29, 2007, in New York.

Siegel worked at a range of jobs throughout the 1960s, often concentrating on the civil rights movement. In the late '60s, before moving to New York, he worked as an advertising agency copywriter and producer. While working in advertising for Carson/Roberts Advertising, he invented and named ice cream flavors for Baskin-Robbins. These flavors were: German Chocolate Cake; Peaches & Cream; Pralines & Cream; Blueberry Cheesecake; Strawberry Cheesecake; Green Cheesecake; Red, White and Blueberry; and Chilly Burgers.

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