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Character actor Al Ruscio dead at 89

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Character actor and teacher Al Ruscio, who appeared in "Bonanza" and "The Godfather: Part III," died at his home in California, Variety reported. He was 89.

'I Love Lucy' actress Shirley Mitchell dead at 94

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Actress Shirley Mitchell has died of heart failure in her Westwood, Calif., condo, TMZ reported Wednesday. She was 94.
'I Love Lucy' Christmas special to air on CBS

'I Love Lucy' Christmas special to air on CBS

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- CBS says it plans to air the "I Love Lucy Christmas Special," featuring two newly colorized classic episodes of the U.S. sitcom.
NBC to air 'Funniest of the Funniest' special

NBC to air 'Funniest of the Funniest' special

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. network NBC says it plans to air a special featuring laugh-out-loud scenes from the greatest television shows of all time next month.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
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Alleged killer's art sells on eBay

MESA, Ariz., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Drawings by Jodi Arias, who is on trial in Arizona for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death, are fetching hundreds of dollars on eBay, the website said.
'I Love Lucy' tops Best in TV list

'I Love Lucy' tops Best in TV list

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- "I Love Lucy," the classic sitcom starring real-life married couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, has been voted the best U.S. television show ever.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
By United Press International
'Lucy' actress Doris Singleton dead at 92

'Lucy' actress Doris Singleton dead at 92

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- "I Love Lucy" supporting actress Doris Singleton has died in Los Angeles, Variety reported. She was 92.
915 Lucille Ball look-alikes set record

915 Lucille Ball look-alikes set record

JAMESTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A total of 915 Lucille Ball look-alikes converged on Jamestown, N.Y., to celebrate the late comedian's 100th birthday and set a world record, officials say.

Lucy Ball would have turned 100 Saturday

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Saturday would have been the 100th birthday of Lucille Ball, the venerable entertainer People magazine called the queen of television.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.
By United Press International
Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

Publicist Warren Cowan dead at 87

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- Warren Cowan, co-founder of the famed Hollywood public relations firm Rogers & Cowan, has died in Los Angeles. He was 87.
Friars Club to roast Matt Lauer

Friars Club to roast Matt Lauer

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- The New York Friars Club has announced plans to roast -- or mercilessly mock -- Matt Lauer, star of the "Today" show, at an upcoming ceremony.

Johnny Carson named No. 1 TV icon

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The late U.S. comedian and talk-show host Johnny Carson has been named TV Land and Entertainment Weekly's No. 1 television icon.

Writer-director-producer Shavelson dies

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Melville Shavelson, an entertainment industry triple-threat as a writer, director and producer, died of natural causes in his California home at age 90.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Aug. 6, 2007.

Donna Conkling, a King Sister, dies at 88

PLANO, Texas, June 22 (UPI) -- Donna King Conkling, one of the singing King Sisters who started performing in the 1930s and had a TV program in the '60s, died in Plano, Texas, at age 88.

Fifth annual TV Land awards in Calif.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- Honorees for the fifth annual TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., included the late Lucille Ball, "The Brady Bunch," "Roots" and more.

'I Love Lucy' co-creator dies

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Bob Carroll Jr., who co-created the classic sitcom "I Love Lucy" and worked on all 180 of its episodes, died in his home in Los Angeles. He was 87.

Hillary Duff doll ads glamour to toy boxes

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The star of the U.S. television series "Lizzie McGuire," will have a Barbie doll fashioned after her called the "Red Carpet Glam Hilary Duff Doll." Hilary Duff, 19, is going the same route that Reese Witherspoon, Beyonce Knowles and the late Lucille Ball

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2006 with 147 to follow.
By United Press International

Arnaz business manager leaps to his death

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Actress Lucie Arnaz's longtime business manager jumped to his death from her 40th floor New York apartment.

Actor Keith Andes dead at 85

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Marilyn Monroe's leading man in the 1952 film "Clash by Night" -- Keith Andes -- has died in Santa Clarita, Calif., at age 85.

Comedy writer Fred Fox dead at 90

ENCINO, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Veteran comedy writer Fred S. Fox, who worked with Bob Hope, George Burns and Lucille Ball among others, has died in Encino, Calif., at age 90.
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