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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, Aug. 6, 2007.

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Today is Sunday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2006 with 147 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2005 with 147 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Aug. 6, the 219th day of 2004 with 147 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2003 with 147 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2002 with 147 to follow.
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HOLLYWOOD, April 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood's most scarlet woman and her powerful, intimating lover are the principals in the new movie "The Cat's Meow."
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Interview of the week: Jennifer Tilly

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- When Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Tilly appeared with Peter Bogdanovich in a 1997 TV movie, she felt certain the acclaimed director would some day put her i

Interview of the week: Peter Bogdanovich

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Peter Bogdanovich says he has it on excellent authority that publishing titan William Randolph Hearst really did kill a man he mistakenly thought was pursuing h
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Special Assignment: New York is Baaaaaack!

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- I've identified the precise moment when New York returned to normalcy. It was Jan. 9, 2002, the day Michael Musto devoted half his column in the Village Voice t
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Louella Parsons
LAP97121413-14 DECEMBER 1997-LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Mary Tyler Moore arrives the 57th annual Golden Apple Awards December 14 where she was presented the Louella Parsons Award by the Hollywood Womens Press Club in Beverly Hills, Ca. UPI rw/Jim Ruymen
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She was born Louella Rose Oettinger in Freeport, Illinois, the daughter of Joshua Oettinger (1859-May 26, 1890) and Helen Stein (born November 1859), both of whom were Jewish. She had two brothers, Edwin Oettinger (May 1885-October 1962) and Fred Oettinger (May 20, 1887-July 7, 1888), and a sister, Rae Oettinger (August 26, 1889-December 1, 1889).

In 1890, her widowed mother married John H. Edwards (born March 1858). They lived in Dixon, Illinois, later hometown of Ronald Reagan. While still in high school, Louella Oettinger obtained her first newspaper job when she became drama editor for the Dixon Morning Star.

She and her first husband, John Parsons, moved to Burlington, Iowa. She was a lonely and unhappy Iowa housewife who hated small-town life. Her only child, Harriet (August 23, 1906-January 2, 1983), who grew up to become a film producer, was born there. While in Burlington, Parsons saw her first motion picture, The Great Train Robbery (1903).

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