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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2005 with seven to follow.
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Today is Friday, Dec. 24, the 359th day of 2004 with seven to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2003 with seven to follow.
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Timeless 'Casablanca' turns 60 with DVD

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The new 60th anniversary DVD edition of "Casablanca" is loaded with bonus material, but the movie itself remains the primary attraction.
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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2002 with seven to follow.
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Today is Monday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2001 with seven to follow.
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Michael Curtiz (December 24, 1886 — April 10, 1962) was a Hungarian-American director. He had early credits as Mihály Kertész and Michael Kertész. He directed more than fifty films in Europe and more than one hundred in the United States. The best-known were The Adventures of Robin Hood, Angels with Dirty Faces, Casablanca, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and White Christmas. He thrived in the heyday of the Warner Bros. studio in the 1930s and '40s.

He was less successful from the late 1940s onwards, when he attempted to move from studio direction into production and freelance work, but he continued working until shortly before his death.

Curtiz was born Manó Kertész Kaminer to a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary (then Austria-Hungary). He claimed to have been born December 24, 1886. Both the date and the year are open to doubt: he was fond of telling tall stories about his early years, including that he had run away from home to join the circus and that he had been a member of the Hungarian fencing team at the 1912 Olympic Games, but he seems to have had a conventional middle-class upbringing. He studied at Markoszy University and the Royal Academy of Theater and Art, Budapest, before beginning his career as an actor and director as Mihály Kertész at the National Hungarian Theater in 1912.

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