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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 20, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
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Burstyn to headline West End play

Burstyn to headline West End play

LONDON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Ellen Burstyn is to make her West End debut in "The Children's Hour," a stage drama starring Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss, the BBC said.

37 writers get Hellman/Hammett grants

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Thirty-seven writers have received Hellman/Hammett awards recognizing their courage in the face of political persecution, a U.S. human rights group says.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 20, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, June 20, 2007.

45 writers receive Hellman/Hammett grants

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Writers from 22 countries received Hellman/Hammett grants given to targets of political harassment and persecution, New York-based Human Rights Watch said.

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Today is Tuesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2006 with 194 to follow.
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Today is Monday, June 20, the 171st day of 2005 with 194 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, June 20, the 172nd day of 2004 with 194 to follow.
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Review: 'Rose's Dilemma' a mellow comedy

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Neil Simon's 33rd play, "Rose's Dilemma," reflects a mellower mood for the 77-year-old playwright who used to have audiences rolling in the aisles and is now more content to draw chuckles rather than guffaws.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

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Today is Friday, June 20, the 171st day of 2003 with 194 to follow.
By United Press International

'Imaginary Friends': A play about enemies

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- "Imaginary Friends," screenwriter Nora Ephron's first play, is about America's last sensational literary feud between Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Thinking about life: In Candide's Garden

SYDNEY, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The celebrated French writer Voltaire (1694-1778) is probably best remembered for his cynical witticisms. For example: "If God did not exist, it would be necess
PETER COLEMAN

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Today is Thursday, June 20, the 171st day of 2002 with 194 to follow.
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Lillian Florence “Lily” Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American playwright, linked throughout her life with many left-wing causes. She was romantically involved for 30 years with mystery and crime writer Dashiell Hammett (and was the inspiration for his character Nora Charles), and was also a long-time friend and literary executor of author Dorothy Parker.

Lillian Hellman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana into a Jewish family. Her father was Max Hellman, a New Orleans shoe salesman, and her mother was Julia Newhouse of Demopolis, Alabama. Julia Newhouse's parents were Leonard Newhouse, a Demopolis liquor dealer, and Sophie Marx, of a successful Jewish Demopolis banking family. The discord between the Marx and Hellman families was to later serve as the inspiration for Hellman's play, The Little Foxes.

Although her mother and most of her family had converted to Christianity, from a young age Hellman attended both St. Louis Cathedral and Temple Beth Israel. During most of her childhood she spent half of each year in New Orleans, in a boarding home run by her aunts, and the other half in New York City.

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