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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
By United Press International

'Godfather' prequel suit settled

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures and the estate of Mario Puzo, the author of "The Godfather," have settled a legal battle in New York over the publication of a prequel.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.
By United Press International
Paramount suing over 'Godfather' prequel

Paramount suing over 'Godfather' prequel

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court to block the publication of a prequel to "The Godfather."
Twitter users fill Wikipedia void

Twitter users fill Wikipedia void

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Users of San Francisco-based microblogging site Twitter are filling the void during the 24-hour Wikipedia blackout by sharing their own "facts."
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Coppola regrets 'Godfather' sequels

Coppola regrets 'Godfather' sequels

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola told TMZ "The Godfather" shouldn't have been followed up with two sequels, one of which won the Best Picture Oscar.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.
By United Press International

Puzo estate settles 'Godfather' lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the estate of the late U.S. author Mario Puzo, who wrote "The Godfather," has settled a lawsuit over a computer game named after the novel.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008.
By United Press International

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UPI almanac for Monday, Oct. 15, 2007.
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UPI almanacs for Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006.
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Film writers pick 'Casablanca' as best

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America has chosen "Casablanca" as the best screenplay ever written.

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Today is Saturday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2005 with 77 to follow.
By United Press International

Brando memorabilia yields $2.4 million

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Some of the most personal possessions of late Hollywood actor Marlon Brando brought in some $2.4 million at auction at Christie's New York.
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Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author and screenwriter, known for his novels about the Mafia, including The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a film by Francis Ford Coppola. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in both 1972, and 1974.

Puzo was born in a poor family from Pietradefusi, Avellino province, Italy living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. Many of his books draw heavily on this heritage. After graduating from the City College of New York, he joined the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. Due to his poor eyesight, the military did not let him undertake combat duties but made him a public relations officer stationed in Germany. In 1950, his first short story, The Last Christmas, was published in American Vanguard. After the war, he wrote his first book, The Dark Arena, which was published in 1955.

At periods in the 1950s and early 1960s, Puzo worked as a writer/editor for publisher Martin Goodman's Magazine Management Company. Puzo, along with other writers like Bruce Jay Friedman, worked for the company line of men's magazines, pulp titles like Male, True Action, and Swank. Under the pseudonym Mario Cleri, Puzo wrote World War II adventure features for True Action.

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