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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
By United Press International

Canadian motorists got diesel, not gas

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- There were about 500 unhappy Canadian motorists on Boxing Day when a mix-up left them with diesel in their cars instead of gasoline, a station spokeswoman said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.
By United Press International
'Animal House: The Musical' in the works

'Animal House: The Musical' in the works

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Canada's Barenaked Ladies are writing the score for a stage musical based on the 1978 big-screen comedy "National Lampoon's Animal House," producers said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.
By United Press International
Paulson to star in 'Christmas' movie

Paulson to star in 'Christmas' movie

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Production has begun in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the television movie "November Christmas," CBS announced Monday.
'Indiana' earns $151M in 5 days

'Indiana' earns $151M in 5 days

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" is estimated to have earned $151 million at the North American box office since it opened Thursday.
Allen: Working with Ford again 'seamless'

Allen: Working with Ford again 'seamless'

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Karen Allen said she had no trouble picking up where she left off with her two-time co-star Harrison Ford on the new Indiana Jones movie.
Allen happy to reprise role in 'Indiana'

Allen happy to reprise role in 'Indiana'

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) -- Karen Allen says she was thrilled when Hollywood film director Steven Spielberg asked her to appear in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."
'Indiana Jones' to premiere at Cannes fest

'Indiana Jones' to premiere at Cannes fest

CANNES, France, April 7 (UPI) -- "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" is to premiere at France's upcoming Cannes Film Festival, one of the movie's co-stars confirmed.

'Indiana Jones' trailer set to debut

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd. said they are planning to unveil the first teaser trailer for the new "Indiana Jones" movie this week.

'Raiders' actress to return for 'Skull'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Karen Allen reprises her "Raiders of the Lost Ark" role in the upcoming sequel, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," TMZ.com said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 5, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2005 with 87 to follow.
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Actress Karen Allen (L) and actor Harrison Ford arrive at a photocall for the film "Indiana Jones 4: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" during the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 18, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American actress, who is known for her role as Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008). Allen has also had roles in films including National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), The Wanderers (1979), Cruising (1980), Starman (1984), Scrooged (1988), The Sandlot (1993), and Poster Boy (2004).

Allen was born in Carrollton, rural western Illinois, the daughter of Patricia Allen (née Howell), a teacher, and Carroll Thompson Allen, an FBI agent. She is of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh descent. Allen spent her first 10 years traveling around the country with her parents and two sisters. After she graduated from DuVal Senior High School, in Lanham, Maryland, at 17, she moved to New York City to study art and design at Fashion Institute of Technology. She later attended the University of Maryland, College Park, and spent time traveling through South and Central America. In 1974, Allen joined Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts and, three years later, moved back to New York City and studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.

In 1978, Allen made her major film debut in National Lampoon's Animal House. Her next two film appearances were in The Wanderers, in 1979, and A Small Circle of Friends in 1980, where she played one of three radical college students during the 1960s. She also appeared (as a guest star) in the 1979 pilot episode of the long-running CBS series Knots Landing and played Annie Fairgate, the daughter of Don Murray's character Sid Fairgate; coincidentally, her future husband would play her cousin Paul Fairgate in the second season and both appeared in only one episode of the series but their characters never met.

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