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Women Film Critics Circle praises 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Royal Affair'

Women Film Critics Circle praises 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Royal Affair'

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- America's Women Film Critics Circle awarded several prizes to "Zero Dark Thirty," a drama about the female CIA agent who led the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 3, 2012.
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Stamps to honor black entertainment icons

Stamps to honor black entertainment icons

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service says it will offer a series of stamps highlighting the African-American cultural experience through vintage publicity posters.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 3, 2008.
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Pepper spray released in elderly housing

BOSTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A card game at an apartment building for the elderly in Boston was broken up when someone released pepper spray in the common room.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, June 3, 2007.
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Floating pool opens on Seine

PARIS, July 5 (UPI) -- A new floating swimming pool is opening on the Seine to replace the beloved Piscine Deligny that sank in 1993.

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Today is Saturday, June 3, the 154th day of 2006 with 211 to follow.
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Hollywood's Stephen Papich dead at 80

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood choreographer, producer and author Stephen Papich has died in his Los Angeles home at age 80.

Cuban author, poet Ofelia Fox dead at 82

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The former "first lady" of Havana's legendary Tropicana nightclub, Ofelia Fox, has died in Burbank, Calif., at age 82.

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Today is Friday, June 3, the 154th day of 2005 with 211 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, June 3, the 155th day of 2004 with 211 to follow.
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Brian Gibson, noted director, dies

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Brian Gibson, an award-winning film and television director, died Sunday in London after a two-year battle with a rare form of bone cancer.
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Josephine Baker (June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975) was an American-born Afro-French dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the "Bronze Venus," the "Black Pearl," and even the "Créole Goddess" in anglophone nations.

Baker was the first African American female to star in a major motion picture, to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States (she was offered the unofficial leadership of the movement by Coretta Scott King in 1968 following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, but turned it down), for assisting the French Resistance during World War II and for being the first American-born woman to receive the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.

Baker was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Carrie McDonald. Her estate identifies vaudeville drummer Eddie Carson as her natural father. A biography written by her foster son Jean-Claude Baker stated:

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