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UPI almanac for Nov. 11, 2006.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2005 with 50 to follow.
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Comic legend Pat McCormick dead at 78

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., July 30 (UPI) -- Veteran comedian Pat McCormick, whose wacky appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" are TV legends, has died at age 78.

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Today is Thursday, Nov. 11, the 316th day of 2004 with 50 to follow.
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Stars line up for Twain Prize gala

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Paul Simon are to appear at the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize ceremony for Lorne Michaels, organizers said Thursday.

Lorne Michaels will receive Twain prize

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced that "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels will receive the seventh annual Mark Twain Pr

Lorne Michaels to receive Twain Prize

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The Kennedy Center has announced it will award the seventh annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels.

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2003 with 50 to follow.
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Hope restored my faith

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- William Faith, the author of "Bob Hope: My Life in Comedy," was being interviewed on The Today Show the other day. A former press agent, Faith accompanied Hope
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Nominees for 55th Prime Time Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 55th Prime Time Emmy Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles:

Lily Tomlin will receive Twain humor prize

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Tuesday that Lily Tomlin will receive the sixth annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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
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Today is Monday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2001 with 50 to follow.
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Jonathan Winters
WAP99102008 - 20 OCTOBER 1999 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Comedian Jonathan Winters talks to the press upon arriving at the Kennedy Center in Washington, October 20. Winters was honored at the Kennedy Center Celebration of American Humor with the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize. rg/Rachel Griffith UPI

Jonathan Harshman Winters III (born November 11, 1925) is an American comedian and actor.

Winters was born in Bellbrook, Ohio, the son of Alice Kilgore (née Rodgers), a radio personality, and Jonathan Harshman Winters II, an investment broker. He is a descendant of Valentine Winters, founder of the Winters National Bank in Dayton, Ohio (now part of JPMorgan Chase). Winters has described his father as an alcoholic who had trouble holding a job. When he was seven, his parents separated, and Winters' mother took him to Springfield, Ohio to live with his maternal grandmother.

At age 17, Winters quit high school and joined the United States Marine Corps and served two and a half years in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Upon his return he attended Kenyon College. He later studied cartooning at Dayton Art Institute, where he met Eileen Schauder, whom he married in 1948.

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