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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 29th, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 29, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2006 with 93 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2005 with 93 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2004 with 93 to follow.
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Feature: Back in the 'Saddles' again

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- Mel Brooks' classic surreal Western comedy "Blazing Saddles" is getting the special-edition DVD treatment 30 years after it set new standards -- or simply oblit
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Gwyneth Paltrow to star as Dietrich

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- DreamWorks is developing a movie based on the life of screen legend Marlene Dietrich, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Daily Variety reported.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2003 with 93 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late singing cowboy and actor Gene Autry in 1907; rockabilly pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis in 1935 (age 67); Jean-Luc Ponty (age 60) and singer/actress Madeline Kahn, both in 1942; Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner and guitarist Mi
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2002 with 93 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
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Madeline Kahn (September 29, 1942 – December 3, 1999) was a Massachusetts-born actress, known primarily for her comedic roles. Director Mel Brooks — who directed her in four films — said of her: "She is one of the most talented people that ever lived... I mean, either in stand-up comedy, or acting, or whatever you want, you can't beat Madeline Kahn."

Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Paula Kahn and Bernard Wolfson, who was a garment manufacturer. She was raised in a non-observant Jewish family. Her parents divorced when Kahn was two, and Kahn and her mother moved to New York City. Several years later, both of her parents remarried and gave Kahn two half-siblings: Jeffrey (from her mother) and Robyn (from her father).

In 1948, Kahn was sent to a progressive boarding school in Pennsylvania and stayed there until 1952. During that time, her mother pursued her acting dream. Kahn soon began acting herself and performed in a number of school productions. In 1960, she graduated from Martin Van Buren High School in Queens, where she earned a drama scholarship to Hofstra University. At Hofstra, she studied drama, music, and speech therapy. After changing her major a number of times, Kahn graduated from Hofstra in 1964 with a degree in speech therapy.

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