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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 12, 2013.
By United Press International

Burnett was told variety is a 'man's game'

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Carol Burnett said she wasn't offended at the time when an executive told her she couldn't have her own variety show in the 1960s because it's "a man's game."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 12, 2012.
By United Press International

Recordings highlight comedic history

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- A New York memorabilia dealer says a cache of rare audio recordings he discovered offers insights into the history of U.S. comedy.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 12, 2008.
By United Press International

Calif. Hall of Fame inductees announced

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Computer whiz Steve Jobs will lead a baker's dozen of celebrities into the California Hall of Fame this year.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, July 12, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2006 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

Comedian and actor Jan Murray dies at 89

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- Stand-up comedian and television legend Jan Murray has died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 89.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday July 12, the 193rd day of 2005 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

Ventriloquist-magician Jay Marshall dies

CHICAGO, May 13 (UPI) -- Jay Marshall, the Chicago magician and ventriloquist who tickled audiences over six decades with his wiseacre dummy rabbit ,"Lefty," has died. He was 85.

Feature: Comics line up for Vegas festival

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- As comedians from around the country get ready for the third annual Las Vegas Comedy Festival, organizers say the new-talent portion of the program has opened d
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Actress Kyle MacDonnell dies at age 82

SANTE FE, N.M., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Actress Kyle MacDonnell, dubbed "Miss Television 1948" alongside that year's "Mr. Television" Milton Berle," has died at her Sante Fe, N.M., home. She was 82.

Friars will honor Shirley Jones

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- The New York Friars Club has announced plans to honor Oscar-winning actress Shirley Jones.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 12, the 194th day of 2004 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 12, the 194th day of 2004 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

Comedian Alan King dead at 76

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Comedian Alan King died Sunday at age 76 of lung cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2003 with 172 to follow.
By United Press International

Comedian Buddy Hackett dies at 78

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- Buddy Hackett, the rubber-faced comic, died Monday at his Malibu home at the age of 78.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 29-April 4.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Actor Eddie Izzard, star of the one-man comedy show "Dress to Kill," recently schooled reporters in the delicate art of cross-dressing.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Country Music News

Don Gibson born in Shelby, N.C., 1928. Billy Joe Royal born in Valdosta, Ga., 1942.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include pianist/comedian Stan Freeman, who was born in 1920 (age 83); Doris Day in 1924 (age 79); Jan Berry of Jan and Dean in 1941 (age 62); entertainer Wayne Newton in 1942 (age 61); Richard Manuel of The Band was born in 1944; Tony Or
By United Press International

Writers Guild of America Awards nominees

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 55th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards, announced Thursday in Los Angeles.

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PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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