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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 22, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 10, 2012.
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DiCaprio helps academy buy 'Oz' ruby slippers

DiCaprio helps academy buy 'Oz' ruby slippers

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences says actor Leonardo DiCaprio helped it buy the ruby slippers worn in "The Wizard of Oz."
Ruby slippers to be restored

Ruby slippers to be restored

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The ruby slippers Judy Garland wore as Dorothy in 1939's "The Wizard of Oz" will be removed from their display at Washington's Smithsonian to be restored.
Monroe's wedding band up for auction

Monroe's wedding band up for auction

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The diamond band screen siren Marilyn Monroe wore during her 1954 wedding to baseball great Joe DiMaggio is to be sold at auction in Los Angeles.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.
By United Press International
Pair of ruby slippers from Oz to be sold

Pair of ruby slippers from Oz to be sold

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland during the filming of "The Wizard of Oz" could fetch as much as $3 million, a Los Angeles-area auction house says.
Clint may direct Beyonce in 'Star' remake

Clint may direct Beyonce in 'Star' remake

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood is in talks to direct a remake of the classic film "A Star is Born," with pop star Beyonce in the lead role, The Hollywood Reporter said.
King, Taylor bid farewell to Mellon Arena

King, Taylor bid farewell to Mellon Arena

PITTSBURGH, June 27 (UPI) -- Carole King and James Taylor performed the final concert in Pittsburgh's iconic Mellon Arena Saturday, ending the venue's nearly 50-year run.
Lea Michele to star in 3D 'Oz' musical

Lea Michele to star in 3D 'Oz' musical

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- "Glee" star Lea Michele has signed on to play the title character in the upcoming 3D movie musical "Dorothy of Oz," E! News reported.
Hathaway to play Garland in 'Get Happy'

Hathaway to play Garland in 'Get Happy'

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says it has cast U.S. actress Anne Hathaway in the lead role of its upcoming Judy Garland bio-picture "Get Happy."
Liza Minnelli to perform on 'Rosie Live'

Liza Minnelli to perform on 'Rosie Live'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Iconic U.S. performer Liza Minnelli has signed up to appear on Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming variety special "Rosie Live," NBC said Monday.
Munchkins to attend Judy Garland Festival

Munchkins to attend Judy Garland Festival

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., June 23 (UPI) -- Two actors who played Munchkins in the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" plan to attend the Judy Garland Festival in Grand Rapids, Minn., organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 22, 2008.
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Judy Garland
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Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress and singer. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years, Garland attained international stardom as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a juvenile Academy Award, won a Golden Globe Award, as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in A Star is Born and for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1961 film, Judgement at Nuremberg.

At 40 years of age, she was the youngest recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry.

After appearing in vaudeville with her sisters, Garland was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. There she made more than two dozen films, including nine with Mickey Rooney and the 1939 film with which she would be most identified, The Wizard of Oz. After 15 years, Garland was released from the studio but gained renewed success through record-breaking concert appearances, including a return to acting beginning with critically acclaimed performances.

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