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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 10, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 10, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2006 with 143 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2005 with 143 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2005 with 143 to follow.
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'Psycho' actress Janet Leigh dies at 77

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Janet Leigh, who gained her greatest fame as the victim of the shocking shower murder scene at the Bates Motel in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller "Psycho," has
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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 10, the 223rd day of 2004 with 143 to follow.
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'Kid Notorious:' Evans Stays In Picture

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Producer Robert Evans has always walked the line between glamour and cheesiness. Now that he's a cartoon - on Comedy Central's "Kid Notorious," a new show fanci
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Today is Sunday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2003 with 143 to follow.
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Notice you haven't read or heard the term "movie goddess" in this century?
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

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Today is Saturday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2002 with 143 to follow.
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Hollywood's Adrian fashion retrospective

NEW YORK, July 3 (UPI) -- Only one Hollywood costume designer went into the business of women's ready-to-wear fashion design and made a success of it, if only for 10 years beginning when
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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Edith Norma Shearer (August 10, 1902 – June 12, 1983) was an Academy Award–winning Canadian-American actress. Shearer was one of the most popular actresses in the world from the mid-1920s until her retirement in 1942. Her early films cast her as the girl-next-door but after her 1930 film The Divorcee, she played sexually liberated women in sophisticated contemporary comedies and dramas, as well as several historical and period films.

Unlike many of her MGM contemporaries, Shearer's reputation went into steep decline after her retirement. By the time of her death in 1983, she was in danger of being known only for her "noble" roles in the regularly-revived The Women, Marie Antoinette, and Romeo and Juliet or, at worst, as a forgotten star.

However, Shearer's legacy began to be re-evaluated in the 1990s with the publication of two biographies and the TCM and VHS release of her films, many of them unseen since the implementation of the Production Code some sixty years before. Focus shifted to her pre-Code "divorcee" persona, and Shearer was rediscovered as "the exemplar of sophisticated woman-hood... exploring love and sex with an honesty that would be considered frank by modern standards". Simultaneously, Shearer's ten year collaboration with portrait photographer George Hurrell and her lasting contribution to fashion through the designs of Adrian were also recognized.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Norma Shearer."
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