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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
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Affleck honored at Santa Barbara festival

Affleck honored at Santa Barbara festival

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Actor Matt Damon presented Ben Affleck with the Santa Barbara (Calif.) International Film Festival's Modern Master Award at a ceremony at the Arlington Theatre.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
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Daughter-in-law keeps John Wayne's legacy alive

Daughter-in-law keeps John Wayne's legacy alive

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- Gretchen Wayne says she hopes her father-in-law, late Hollywood screen icon John Wayne, would be proud of the way she is working to keep his legacy alive.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.
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Hollywood to honor actress Gloria Stuart

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it plans to honor actress Gloria Stuart's career in film and celebrate her 100th birthday.

'Naked City' screenwriter Wald dead at 90

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- Screenwriter Malvin Wald, best known for his work on the movie "The Naked City," has died in Los Angeles at the age of 90.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007.
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Radio effects man Ray Erlenborn dead at 92

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- CBS Radio sound effects man Ray Erlenborn, who worked on "Blondie," has died in West Hills, Calif., of a bacterial infection at age 92.

Disney artist Peter Ellenshaw dies

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Peter Ellenshaw, whose special effects work in "Mary Poppins" earned him an Oscar, has died at his Santa Barbara, Calif., home at the age of 93. The British-born Ellenshaw's began his more than 30-year association with Walt Disney Studios in 1947 when he

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UPI almanac for Monday, Dec. 18, 2006.
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Streep adds to busy summer with 'Courage'

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Actress Meryl Streep is adding a New York stage production to her busy summer movie schedule, with a starring role in "Mother Courage and Her Children."

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Today is Sunday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2005 with 13 to go.
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Analysis: End of an 'R' era?

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- A recent item in The Hollywood Reporter stated flatly that the adage "sex sells" no longer applies to the movies, but that analysis is probably too simplistic a
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Leonard Maltin
Hollywood personality Leonard Maltin arrives before the start of the 20th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California on February 26, 2006. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950) is an American film and animated-film critic and historian. He has written several main-stream books on the cinema, focusing on nostalgic, celebratory narratives.

Maltin was born in New York City, the son of Jacqueline (née Gould), a singer, and Aaron Isaac Maltin, a lawyer and immigration judge. He is married to Alice Tlusty, a researcher and producer. He has one daughter Jessie, born in 1986 who works with him. Maltin is Jewish. He grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, and graduated from Teaneck High School. He is a good friend of film critic Roger Ebert.

Maltin began his writing career at age fifteen, writing for Classic Images and editing and publishing his own fanzine, Film Fan Monthly, dedicated to films from the golden age of Hollywood. After receiving a journalism degree at New York University, Maltin went on to publish articles in a variety of film journals, national news-papers, and magazines, including Variety and TV Guide.

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