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Online soaps to resume production Aug. 12

Online soaps to resume production Aug. 12

STAMFORD, Conn., June 20 (UPI) -- "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are to resume production in Connecticut as planned Aug. 12, now that a labor dispute has been resolved.

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UPI Almanac for Friday Feb. 1, 2013.
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Actor Harry Carey Jr., member of John Ford stock company, dead at 91

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Harry Carey Jr., a staple in big-screen westerns such as "The Searchers" and "Three Godfathers," has died at a hospice facility in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Police: Suspect ate robbery note

TWINSBURG, Ohio, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Police in Ohio said they have video footage of a bank robbery suspect eating the note he allegedly used to demand money from a teller.

Killer whales leave porpoises for dead

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Wildlife experts say they're trying to determine why fish-eating killer whales roughed up harbor porpoises and left them for dead off British Columbia.
TCM planning great directors festival

TCM planning great directors festival

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies will pay tribute to 52 of cinema's greatest directors with a month-long festival in June, the U.S. network said.

Ex-Tennessee lawmaker sent to prison

NASHVILLE, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Former Tennessee state Sen. John Ford was sentenced Tuesday to another 14 years in federal prison for taking money from state contractors.

Feature: Iraq's sectarian split

LITTLE BARAWANA, Iraq, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Despite the focus in the military surge and push against al-Qaida and its allies, the sectarian divide between Iraq's Sunni and Shiite communities remains a major concern and challenge for American soldiers.

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State senator wins delay on prison term

MEMPHIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A former Tennessee state senator convicted of bribery will remain free to care for his children while his ex-wife serves a jail term for drunk driving.

Book lists 'Kane' as world's No. 1 movie

RENO, Nev., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A new U.S. book on world cinema, "99 Remarkable Films of the World," lists Orson Welles' 1941 masterpiece, "Citizen Kane," as the No. 1 movie of all time.

Journalist Lester Ziffren dead at 101

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Lester Ziffren, a resourceful globe-trotting journalist, diplomat, and Hollywood writer and agent, has died of congestive heart failure at age 101.

Beatty gets AFI lifetime achievement nod

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The American Film Institutes's Board of Trustees announced Thursday it plans to honor Warren Beatty with its 36th AFI Life Achievement Award.
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John Ford
VAN2000031908 - 19 MARCH 2000 - VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA: Finishing his necropsy, March 19, John Ford, Head of Marine Mamal Research at the Vancouver Aquarium calls the Coast Gaurd to send in a hover craft on high tide to tow the Orca (Killer Whale) carcass out to the mud flats for burial. The necropsy samples of the recently dead whale which washed up over the weekend on Boundary Bay's Centennial Beach just south of Vancouver will be sent to a health lab for analysis. It is believed heavy pollution and low fish stocks in the Georgia strait, may be significant factors in the whales death. jr/hr/H Ruckemann UPI

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John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director. He was famous for both his westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and adaptations of such classic 20th-century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. His four Academy Awards for Best Director (1935, 1940, 1941, 1952) is a record, and one of those films, How Green Was My Valley, also won Best Picture.

In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Ford directed more than 140 films (although nearly all of his silent films are now lost) and he is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford's films and personality were held in high regard by his colleagues, with Ingmar Bergman and Orson Welles among those who have named him as one of the greatest directors of all time.

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