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Fencing master to stars Ron Colbin dies

DENVER, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Rod Colbin, an actor and fencing master who taught Marlon Brando and James Dean how to fence, has died in Denver after a series of strokes at age 83.

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Cell-phone jury can't decide on punishment

INDEPENDENCE, Mo., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Missouri jury in the Marlon Brando Gill trial has found him guilty of second-degree domestic assault, but cannot decide on a punishment.

Bollywood great receives French honor

DELHI, India, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The French government honored Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan with France's highest civilian honor, the Legion d'Honneur.

John McCain's lighter side: movie buff

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a seasoned politician and likely 2008 presidential candidate, is also a well-informed movie buff. The senior senator from Arizona is a "lifelong moviegoer," Daily Variety said Friday.

Brando's assistant settles estate lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A lawsuit alleging the will of actor Marlon Brando was forged by his executors has been settled in Los Angeles.

Charlie Sheen sells Marlon Brando letter

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Actor Charlie Sheen is offering an apologetic letter from Marlon Brando that was sent to him after Brando missed his 26th birthday.

Actor John Forsythe has colon cancer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actor John Forsythe, best known for playing Blake Carrington in Aaron Spelling's primetime soap "Dynasty," has colon cancer, his spokesman says.

Brando boxing coach, Roger Donoghue, dies

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Former boxer Roger Donoghue, who coached Marlon Brando for his role in "On the Waterfront," has died at the age of 75.

Man denies girlfriend phone assault

INDEPENDENCE, Mo., July 27 (UPI) -- A man accused of shoving a cellular phone down his ex-girlfriend's throat has told an Independence, Mo., court that the woman swallowed the phone herself. However, the doctor who removed the phone from the throat of Melinda Abell, former girlfriend of Mar

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2006 with 183 to follow.
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'Superman Returns,' Brando too

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- The visual effects experts at Rhythm and Hues in Los Angeles recreated the late Marlon Brando to play a final scene in "Superman Returns."

New 'cool' seems like old 'square'

TORONTO, Ontario, May 12 (UPI) -- "Well-dressed, mild-manned, friendly, and industrious" are traits now considered to be the new "cool," University of British Columbia researchers say.

Banderas set for Broadway return

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Spanish actor Antonio Banderas says he plans to return to Broadway in a new musical based on the 1995 film, "Don Juan DeMarco."

The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2006 with 272 to follow.
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Town cancels July 4th biker rally

HOLLISTER, Calif., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A California town has canceled the annual biker rally that has been held every July 4 since 1997 as a tribute to the Marlon Brando classic "The Wild One."

Costumer Moss Mabry dead at 87

OCEANSIDE, Calif., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Oscar-nominated costume designer Moss Mabry -- who outfitted actors in "Giant," "Rebel Without a Cause" and "The Way We Were" -- has died at age 87.

More sex likely for creative people

NEWCASTLE, England, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- British researchers have determined that creative people tend to have more sexual partners throughout life than those less creative.

Blake wrongful death trial nears end

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Actor Robert Blake testified at his California wrongful death trial he shook his fatally shot wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, and said: "Wake up toots."

Forbes lists highest-earning dead celebs

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The late King of Rock 'n Roll held his crown for the fifth consecutive year atop Forbes magazine's list of the highest-earning dead celebrities.

Variety names Beatles century's icons

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Readers of Variety have named the Beatles as icons of the century.

Brando's film adventure coming out as book

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A treatment written for an action movie by the late Marlon Brando and late filmmaker Donald Cammell is being published as a novel.

Guy Thomajan dies at age 87

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 6 (UPI) -- Actor Edd "Guy" Thomajan, who appeared in film such as "Miracle on 34th Street" and "The Pink Panther," has died at the age of 87.

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.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2005 with 183 to follow.
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