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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
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Lily Tomlin marries girlfriend of 42 years

Lily Tomlin marries girlfriend of 42 years

Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The famed actress married Jane Wagner on New Year's Eve.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.
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Natasha Richardson dead at 45

Natasha Richardson dead at 45

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- British-born actress Natasha Richardson died Wednesday in New York of a head injury suffered in a skiing accident in Canada. She was 45.
New York Post drops columnist Liz Smith

New York Post drops columnist Liz Smith

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The New York Post has confirmed it laid off longtime gossip columnist Liz Smith but hasn't offered a reason why, CNN reported.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008.
By United Press International

Comic Strip Live plans Seinfeld tribute

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- New York's renowned Comic Strip Live is planning a "Jerry Seinfeld Tribute Night" in honor of the comedy club's famous graduate.

Minnelli, Staley to present amfAR awards

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- Entertainer Liza Minnelli and HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley will be the presenters for the Eighth amfAR Honoring with Pride event in New York.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, Feb. 2, 2007.
By United Press International

Nightmare for original 'Dreamgirl'

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Jennifer Holliday was the toast of New York when "Dreamgirls" was on Broadway but she says, she's been "swept aside" by makers of the film adaptation.

Late Gov. Anne Richards not for Kinky

HOUSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- New York Post columnist Liz Smith stirred the Texas gubernatorial pot from across the country by writing the late Gov. Anne Richards supported Kinky Friedman.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2006 with 332 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2005 with 332 to follow.
By United Press International

Kidman is OK with Bacall's critique

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Nicole Kidman is "thrilled" her "Birth" co-star Lauren Bacall rejected the idea that Kidman is a screen legend, gossip columnist Liz Smith said Tuesday.
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Liz Smith
Liz Smith arrives at the Stella Adler Studio Benefit Gala honoring Martin Sheen, Liz Smith and Roy Scheider at Cipriani in New York on March 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Liz Smith, MBE (born 11 December 1921) is a British actress, best-known for her roles in the sitcoms The Vicar of Dibley and The Royle Family. She also appeared in the 2005 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is currently living in a retirement flat with assistant living.

Liz Smith was born as Betty Gleadle in the Crosby area of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire in 1921. When Liz was only two years old, her mother died in childbirth. Her father walked out of her life shortly afterwards, when his new wife did not wish him to have any contact with his previous life, including his young daughter. She was brought up by her widowed grandmother. During the Second World War, she chose to serve as a WREN in the Royal Navy because she liked the uniform. In 1945, she married Jack Thomas, whom she met while on service in India. They had two children, but then they divorced in 1959 and Smith brought up her son and daughter on her own. She has described this as an extremely difficult period in her life, as she struggled against financial difficulties and social disapproval of single mothers.

In 1971, at the age of 50, Liz Smith got her big break when she appeared as the downtrodden mother in Mike Leigh's Bleak Moments, part of Play for Today.

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