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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.
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'Good Earth' stuntwoman Mason dies

CAMARILLO, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Jewell Jordan Mason, who was the stunt double for Luise Rainer in "The Good Earth," died in Camarillo, Calif., at the age of 92.
Natalie Portman to play Cathy in 'Heights'

Natalie Portman to play Cathy in 'Heights'

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Natalie Portman reportedly will play fickle heroine Cathy in the latest big-screen adaptation of "Wuthering Heights."

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008.
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'Wuthering Heights' set for another redo

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- "Wuthering Heights," the classic British novel about doomed lovers Cathy and Heathcliff, is reportedly about to be adapted for the big screen -- again.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2006 with 315 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2005 with 315 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2004 with 316 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2003 with 315 to follow.
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20th century Mexican art showcased

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- An exhibition of 20th century Mexican art from the collection of film producer Jacques Gelman and his wife, Natasha, is the biggest attraction ever offered by t
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2002 with 315 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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Merle Oberon (18 February 1911 – 23 November 1979) was an Indian-born British actress.

She began her film career in British films, and a prominent role, as Anne Boleyn in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933), brought her attention. Leading roles in such films as The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) advanced her career, and she travelled to the United States to make films for Samuel Goldwyn. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Dark Angel (1935). A traffic collision in 1937 caused facial injuries that could have ended her career, but she soon followed this with her most renowned role, as "Cathy" in Wuthering Heights (1939). Her career continued until the end of the 1940s when it declined and her acting performances over the following years were relatively few.

According to her birth certificate, Oberon was born in Bombay, British India on 18 February 1911 as Estelle Merle Thompson, although other sources note 19 February as her date of birth and Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson as her birth name. Merle was given "Queenie" as a nickname, in honour of Queen Mary, who visited India along with King George V in 1911.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Merle Oberon."
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