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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
By United Press International
Epsom Derby tops weekend racing action

Epsom Derby tops weekend racing action

The historic Epsom Derby and an ambitious new stakes program in Pennsylvania take center stage on the weekend racing schedule.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Can Orb go on to win the Triple Crown?

Can Orb go on to win the Triple Crown?

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Kentucky Derby, Oaks top weekend racing

The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks capture worldwide attention this weekend while British and Japanese 3-year-olds also crank things up.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.
By United Press International
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

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

The almanac

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

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Oct. 15, 2007.
By United Press International

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The Almanac

UPI almanacs for Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006.
By United Press International

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2005 with 77 to follow.
By United Press International
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Mervyn LeRoy (October 15, 1900 - September 13, 1987) was an American film director, producer and sometime actor.

Born to Jewish parents in San Francisco, California, his family was financially ruined by the 1906 earthquake. (His paternal grandfather owned a successful San Francisco department store that was destroyed in the quake; the store was heavily insured, but the insurance company went bankrupt in the aftermath of the earthquake.) To make money, young Mervyn sold newspapers and entered talent shows as a singer. Through this he worked his way into vaudeville. When his act broke up, he and his cousin, Jesse Lasky, went to Hollywood.

LeRoy worked in costumes, processing labs and as a camera assistant until he became a gag writer and actor in silent films. His first directing job was in 1927's No Place to Go. When his movies made lots of money without costing too much, he became well-received in the movie business.

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