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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 22, 2012.
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Entertainer Eddie Fisher dead at 82

Entertainer Eddie Fisher dead at 82

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Entertainer Eddie Fisher, whose marriages to Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor captivated Americans, has died at 82, his daughter Carrie Fisher said.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 22, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Friday, June 22, 2007.

9th marriage for Liz Taylor? Maybe.

LONDON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A British newspaper is reporting Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor is hinting about a ninth marriage but other reports have her denying it. The Sunday Express quotes Taylor chum Debbie Reynolds as saying Taylor "has rebounded straight into the arms of a man

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Today is Thursday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2006 with 192 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2005 with 192 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 22, the first full day of summer, the 174th day of 2004 with 192 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, June 22, the first full day of summer, the 173rd day of 2003 with 192 to follow.
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Hollywood Digest

TIGHT SECURITY FOR OSCARS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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A thought for the day: Confucius said, "The only people who cannot change are the most wise and the most stupid."
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Mike Todd
A 1957 photo of (from left to right) Mike Todd, his wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor, (a policeman), Eddie Fisher and his wife Debbie Reynolds, most likely at the Royal Ascot, Great Britain. (UPI Photo/Files).
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Michael Todd (June 22, 1909 – March 22, 1958) was an American theatre and film producer, best known for his 1956 production of Around the World in Eighty Days, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture. He is also well-known as the third of Elizabeth Taylor's seven husbands and the third of her eight marriages.

Todd was born Avrom Hirsch Goldbogen in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Chaim Goldbogen (an Orthodox rabbi) and Sophia Hellerman, both Polish Jewish immigrants. He was one of nine children in a poor family, the youngest son, and his siblings nicknamed him "Toat" to mimic his difficulty pronouncing the word "coat." It was from this that his name was derived.

The family later moved to Chicago, arriving on the day World War I ended. Todd was expelled in the sixth grade for running a game of craps inside the school. In high school, he produced the school play, The Mikado, which was considered a hit. He eventually dropped out of high school and worked at a variety of jobs, including shoe salesman and store window decorator. One of his first jobs was as a soda jerk. When the drugstore went out of business, Todd had acquired enough medical knowledge from his work there to be hired at Chicago's Michael Reese Hospital as a type of "security guard" to stop visitors from bringing in food that was not on the patient's diet.

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