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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 30, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 30, 2012.
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Gil Noble, host of 'Like It Is,' dies

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Gil Noble, who hosted the black-oriented New York public affairs TV show "Like It Is" for almost 40 years, has died at the age of 80.
Lena Horne's estate set for auction

Lena Horne's estate set for auction

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The estate of late entertainer and civil rights activist Lena Horne is headed for the auction block, auctioneers and appraisers Doyle New York said Tuesday.

Black stars' enclave gets landmark status

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Tuesday named a Queens neighborhood -- which housed Jackie Robinson and James Brown -- a historic district.

Photographer George Pickow dies in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Photographer George Pickow, known for his album cover photographs of musicians such as Lena Horne and Louis Armstrong, has died in New York, his son said.
Obamas pay tribute to the late Lena Horne

Obamas pay tribute to the late Lena Horne

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama says he and his wife, Michelle, were saddened to hear about the death of entertainer Lena Horne this week at the age of 92.
Entertainer Lena Horne dead at 92

Entertainer Lena Horne dead at 92

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Stage, film, music and television star Lena Horne has died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. She was 92.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 30, 2008.
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'Unchained Melody' lyricist Zaret dies

WESTPORT, Conn., July 3 (UPI) -- Hy Zaret, one of the last Tin Pan Alley lyricists whose "Unchained Melody" is among the most recorded works, died at his Connecticut home at age 99.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, June 30, 2007.

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Today is Friday, June 30, the 181st day of 2006 with 184 to follow.
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Floods ravage priceless photos

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Thousands of negatives shot by photographer Herman Leonard survived the New Orleans floods, but thousands of valuable prints were lost in his home.

Big winners no-shows at Lady Soul Awards

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys and Missy Elliott were the big winners at the 2005 Lady of Soul Awards -- and none of them were there.

Ciara leads Lady Soul Train nods with five

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Atlanta teen Ciara received five nods for the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, which she is also co-hosting with Brian McKnight and Toni Braxton.
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Lena Horne
NYP99101904 - 19 OCTOBER 1999- NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Actress-singer Lena Horne and actor Gregory Peck at the October 18 Citizens Committee Awards benefit in honor of Ms. Horne. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer.

Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of sixteen and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. Due to the Red Scare and her left-leaning political views, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood.

Returning to her roots as a nightclub performer, Horne took part in the March on Washington in August 1963, and continued to work as a performer, both in nightclubs and on television, while releasing well-received record albums. She announced her retirement in March 1980, but the next year starred in a one-woman show, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, which ran for more than three hundred performances on Broadway and earned her numerous awards and accolades. She continued recording and performing sporadically into the 1990s, disappearing from the public eye in 2000.

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