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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 8, 2008.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007.
By United Press International

Wash. family being sued for Oscar sales

EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A woman in Washington state and her relatives are being sued by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for attempting to sell three inherited Oscars.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, April 8, 2007.
By United Press International

Hollywood Christmas Parade canceled

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Christmas Parade, after 75 years of kicking off the holiday season in the U.S. movie capital, has been canceled. In the parade's heyday, movie icons like Mary Pickford, Bob Hope and Jimmie Stewart served as grand marshals on the Sunday after

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Nov. 11, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, April 8, the 98th day of 2006 with 267 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2005 with 50 to follow.
By United Press International

Movieland Wax Museum gets waxed

BUENA PARK, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The Buena Park, Calif., Movieland Wax Museum is taking its final bow on Halloween night.

Pickfair sold for about $20 million

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Pickfair, the famed Los Angeles estate of silent film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, has sold for about $20 million to a neighbor.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, April 8, the 98th day of 2005 with 267 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 11, the 316th day of 2004 with 50 to follow.
By United Press International

AFI set to name top 100 movie songs

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute is about to announce its newest list of great moments in U.S. film history -- the 100 greatest songs ever sung in movies -- giving A
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, April 8, the 99th day of 2004 with 267 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2003 with 50 to follow.
By United Press International
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May 29, 1979(1979-05-29) (aged 87) Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was a Canadian-born motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Known as "America's Sweetheart," "Little Mary" and "The girl with the curls," she was one of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood and a significant figure in the development of film acting.

Because her international fame was triggered by moving images, she is a watershed figure in the history of modern celebrity. And as one of silent film's most important performers and producers, her contract demands were central to shaping the Hollywood industry. In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named Pickford 24th among the greatest female stars of all time.

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