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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 3, 2014.
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James Franco talks poetry, denies he slept with Lindsay Lohan

James Franco talks poetry, denies he slept with Lindsay Lohan

March 27 (UPI) -- James Franco discussed his book of poetry, "Directing Herbert White," and denied claims that he slept with Lindsay Lohan in a recent interview.
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'Hogan's Heroes' actress Cynthia Lynn dead at 76

'Hogan's Heroes' actress Cynthia Lynn dead at 76

March 13 (UPI) -- "Hogan's Heroes" actress Cynthia Lynn died unexpectedly this week at age 76.
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Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A memorial celebration in honor of the late actress Julie Harris is to take place Dec. 3 at the Barnard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 1, 2013.
By United Press International
'Man of Steel' star Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie

'Man of Steel' star Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie

New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe says he never saw a Superman movie before playing the alien hero's biological father Jor-El in director Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Shipyard managers: Bounty wood had rotted

PORTSMOUTH, Va., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Witnesses at a hearing on the Bounty, a replica of the famous British vessel, have suggested it was unseaworthy when it sank off the coast of North Carolina.

Bounty captain's actions defended by wife

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The widow of a tall ship captain who died at sea during Hurricane Sandy is defending her husband's decisions during and before the storm.
Search resumes for captain of Bounty

Search resumes for captain of Bounty

HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The captain of the replica HMS Bounty was still missing Tuesday after the vessel sank off North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
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Wrecking ball aimed at Hollywood studio

Wrecking ball aimed at Hollywood studio

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 26 (UPI) -- West Hollywood studio buildings once owned by screen icons Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks are to be demolished within weeks, local officials say.
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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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Marlon Brando
A grim-faced Marlon Brando listens as a judge ordered the actor's son, Christian Brando held without bail May 22, 1990 in the shooting death of his half-sister's boyfriend. (UPI/File)
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Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American actor who performed for over half a century.

He was perhaps best known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), his Academy Award-nominated performance as Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata! (1952), his role as Mark Antony in the MGM film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Julius Caesar (1953), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and his Academy Award-winning performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954). During the 1970s, he was most famous for his Academy Award-winning performance as Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972), also playing Colonel Walter Kurtz in another Coppola film, Apocalypse Now (1979). Brando delivered an Academy Award-nominated performance as Paul in Last Tango in Paris (1972), in addition to directing and starring in the western film One-Eyed Jacks (1961).

Brando had a significant impact on film acting, and was the foremost example of the "method" acting style. While he became notorious for his "mumbling" diction and exuding a raw animal magnetism, his mercurial performances were nonetheless highly regarded, and he is considered one of the greatest and most influential actors of the 20th century. Director Martin Scorsese said of him, "He is the marker. There's 'before Brando' and 'after Brando'.'" Actor Jack Nicholson once said, "When Marlon dies, everybody moves up one."

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