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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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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 10, 2008.
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Jackman may return to Broadway

Jackman may return to Broadway

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman reportedly is considering returning to Broadway in a stage adaptation of the 1954 Judy Garland-James Mason movie "A Star is Born."
Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Warren Cowan, co-founder of the famed Hollywood public relations firm Rogers & Cowan, has died in Los Angeles. He was 87.

Hepburn documents go to NY library

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The estate of actress Katharine Hepburn has given the New York Public Library a treasure trove of letters, journals and photos chronicling her theater career.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007.
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Songwriter Ron Miller, 74, dies

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- Motown's Ron Miller, who wrote hit songs for some of the top singers of the past 50 years, has died of cardiac arrest in California. He was 74.

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UPI almanac for Friday, June 22, 2007.

Marilyn Monroe wins Best Dress poll

LONDON, June 19 (UPI) -- British Web Site www.missbutterfly.co.uk revealed that Marilyn Monroe's dress from "The Seven Year Itch" is the most iconic movie dress.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, June 10, 2007.
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Garland's debut recordings up for auction

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The first musical recordings of iconic Hollywood actress Judy Garland are to be sold at an upcoming auction in Los Angeles.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept, 27, the 270th day of 2006 with 95 to follow.
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TV writer-producer Charles Larson dies

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- TV's "Sky King" and "The Lone Ranger" writer Charles Larson has died in Portland, Ore., at the age of 83.

Zooey Deschanel plays Joplin

PHILIDELPHIA, Pa., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Actress Zooey Deschanel is set to replace singer Pink in "The Gospel According to Janis," the drama set to start filming in Philadelphia.

Keira Knightley named greatest starlet

LONDON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Actress Keira Knightley has beaten out Scarlett Johansson and Judy Garland to land the honor of being the greatest Hollywood starlet at 21 years of age.

Margaret O'Brien to benefit Garland museum

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning star Margaret O'Brien will greet and speak with fans at a benefit at the Heights Theatre in Columbia Heights, Minn., this week.

'Today' summer music goes to iTunes

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- NBC News is jumping into the Internet music business and hawking its weekly "Today" show summer concert series at Apple's iTunes Music Store.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2006 with 192 to follow.
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Wainwright to honor Garland

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- Montreal native Rufus Wainwright is honoring his muse, performer Judy Garland, with two reproductions of her fabled 1961 comeback performance.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 10, the 161st day of 2006 with 204 to follow.
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U.S. Postal Service honors Judy Garland

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service is celebrating the life and legacy of entertainer Judy Garland through her music and a new first-class postage stamp.

Bolton, Sheridan sing a duet on new CD

SEOUL, April 10 (UPI) -- "The Second Time Around" is such a big deal for reunited celebrity couple Michael Bolton and Nicollette Sheridan, they've decided to sing about it. The couple's duet appears on "Bolton Swings Sinatra," which hits U.S. stores May 23, People magazine report
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