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PAT NASON and DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Election 2002: LA secession question

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002)
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'SCREAM' TEAM IS 'CURSED'
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People

JERRY DOES IT AGAIN ... FOR THE KIDS
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HOLLYWOOD, July 1 (UPI) -- There was never another actress-singer quite like Rosemary Clooney, a country girl who came to the big city seeking fame and fortune and found heartbreak instea
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Own a piece of showbiz history

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- Entertainment memorabilia collectors will get a crack at owning artifacts from Hollywood -- including Harpo Marx's Gold 23 harp, Errol Flynn's tunic from the 1938 classic "The Adventures of Robin Hood" and a shirt Elvis Presley wore in "Jailhouse Rock" --
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FALLEN 'ANGEL'
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A MOVE TO MOVE LUCY'S ASHES?
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Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

LUCY, YOU GOT SOME SPLAININ' TO DO! The home in which classic comedienne Lucille Ball spent much of her childhood is going up for sale on the Internet -- again.
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People

SEINFELD, PARKING GARAGE OWNER
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Hollywood Digest

'WEST WING' BOSS SLAMS WEST WING BOSS
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People

TV SONGWRITER, MR. ED'S SINGING VOICE DIES
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Sarah Jessica Parker 'Potted' at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Sarah Jessica Parker brought her "Sex and the City" charms Thursday to Harvard University where she was honored by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals as its Woman of
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Lucille Ball
President Ronald Reagan greets Lucille Ball during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington on December 7, 1986, saluting the Kennedy Center Honorees. (UPI Photo/Vince Mannino/Files)
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Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film and television executive, and star of the sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life With Lucy. One of the most popular and influential stars in America during her lifetime, with one of Hollywood's longest careers, especially on television, Ball began acting in the 1930s, becoming both a radio actress and B-movie star in the 1940s, and then a television star during the 1950s. She was still making films in the 1960s and 1970s.

Ball received thirteen Emmy Award nominations and four wins. In 1977 Ball was among the first recipients of the Women in Film Crystal Award. She was the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors in 1986 and the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1989.

In 1929, Ball landed work as a model and later began her performing career on Broadway using the stage name Dianne Belmont. She appeared in many small movie roles in the 1930s as a contract player for RKO Radio Pictures. Ball was labeled as the "Queen of the Bs" (referring to her many roles in B-films). In 1951, Ball was pivotal in the creation of the television series I Love Lucy. The show co-starred her then-husband, Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo and Vivian Vance and William Frawley as Ethel and Fred Mertz, the Ricardos' landlords and friends. The show ended in 1957 after 180 episodes. Then, some minor adjustments were made to the program's format - the time of the show was lengthened from 30 minutes to 60 minutes (the first show lasted 75 mins), some new characters were added, the storyline was altered, and the show was renamed from "I Love Lucy" to "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour", which ran for three seasons (1957–1960) and 13 episodes. Ball went on to star in two more successful television series: The Lucy Show, which ran on CBS from 1962 to 1968 (156 Episodes), and Here's Lucy from 1968 to 1974 (144 episodes). Her last attempt at a television series was a 1986 show called Life with Lucy - which failed after 8 episodes aired, although 13 were produced.

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