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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 29, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 29, 2012.
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TV writer Costigan dead of heart failure

PORT ORCHARD, Wash., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- TV writer James Costigan, who earned recognition for his work on several movies, died of apparent heart failure in Bainbridge Island, Wash.

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UPI almanac for Friday, June 29, 2007.

World's oldest person dies

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Emma Faust Tillman of East Hartford, Conn., held the title of world's oldest person for less than a week. She died Sunday at the age of 114.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 29, the 180th day of 2006 with 185 to follow.
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Actress Jean Parker is dead at 90

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jean Parker, who played Beth March in the 1933 version of "Little Women," has died in Los Angeles at age 90.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 29, the 180th day of 2005 with 185 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 29, the 181st day of 2004 with 185 to follow.
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Estate sales beckon Hepburn, Duke fans

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Major U.S. auction houses will offer collectors art, antiques and etcetera from the estates of actress Katherine Hepburn and heiress Doris Duke this spring.

Katherine Hepburn dead at 96

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood legend Katherine Hepburn is dead. The revered actress whose career spanned six decades died Sunday at her Connecticut home. She was 96.

Katherine Hepburn dead at 96

HARTFORD, June 29 (UPI) -- Katharine Hepburn, a strong, no-nonsense woman on and off screen, died Sunday at the age of 96.

Scorsese, Huston Hasty Pudding picks

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Movie director and producer Martin Scorsese and film veteran Anjelica Huston have been named as man and woman of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding
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Katherine Hepburn
ARC20063015 - WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- Katherine Hepburn, shown with Spencer Tracy in 1945, died at her Connecticut home at the age of ninety-six on June 29, 2003. Ms. Hepburn is regarded as one of the most influential actresses, winning the Oscar for best actress four times. mk/FILE UPI
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Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. Raised in Connecticut by wealthy parents, Hepburn turned to acting after graduation. Favorable reviews of her work on stage in 1932 brought her to the notice of Hollywood. After a few early film successes, including her first Academy Award, for Morning Glory, Hepburn endured a string of flops, which led to her being voted "box office poison". She arranged with playwright Philip Barry to write a play with her in mind, one that smoothed over her prickly public image. This play, The Philadelphia Story, turned out to be a huge success on Broadway. Securing the film rights for herself with the help of Howard Hughes, Hepburn sold them to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on the condition that she reprise her leading role as Tracy Lord. The hit film adaptation revived her flagging career.

Throughout her six-decade career, Hepburn co-starred with screen legends including Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story), Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen), John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn), Laurence Olivier (Love Among the Ruins) and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond). Her most successful pairing was with Spencer Tracy, with whom she made a string of hit pictures, starting with 1942's Woman of the Year. The last of their nine films together was Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), which was completed shortly before Tracy's death.

Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four out of 12 nominations. She won an Emmy Award in 1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys, two Tony Awards and eight Golden Globes. In 1999, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema.

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