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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 5, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007.
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Witherspoon pulls out of 'Bunny' project

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Reese Witherspoon pulled out of "Bunny Lake is Missing," in which she was both a star and a producer, halting the Los Angeles production indefinitely.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006.
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Author Marjorie Kellogg dead at 83

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Author Marjorie Kellogg, who wrote the novel and screenplay for "Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon," has died in Santa Barbara at age 83.

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Today is Monday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2005 with 26 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2004 with 26 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2003 with 26 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2002 with 26 to follow.
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Americans generally are reluctant to see foreign language movies so often released in so-called art-houses. We provincials hesitate if the director's name is un
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, June 3 (UPI) -- The hottest TV actor today is Ed O'Ross in the hit HBO series "Six Feet Under" playing Nikolai, a zany Russian immigrant. Nikolai is a caricature unlike any seen on TV or movie screens in decades -- due to Hollywood's paranoia about offending minorities.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

The best Washington movie

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- The world is full of famous anniversaries. An article in this week's edition of "The Hill," the influential and respected insider Capitol Hill newspaper, recoll
MARTIN SIEFF, Senior News Analyst
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Otto Ludwig Preminger (5 December 1905 – 23 April 1986) was an Austrian-born Jewish American film director who moved from the theatre to Hollywood, directing over 35 feature films in a five-decade career. He rose to prominence for stylish film noir mysteries such as Laura (1944) and Fallen Angel (1945). In the 1950s and 1960s, he directed a number of high-profile adaptations of popular novels and stage works. Several of these pushed the boundaries of censorship by dealing with topics which were then taboo in Hollywood, such as drug addiction (The Man with the Golden Arm, 1955), rape (Anatomy of a Murder, 1959), and homosexuality (Advise and Consent, 1962). He was twice nominated for the Best Director Academy Award. He also had a few acting roles.

Preminger was born in Wiznitz, a town west of Czernowitz, Northern Bukovyna, in today's Ukraine, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to Markus and Josefa Preminger. Preminger's father was born in 1877 in Galicia, at a time when it was part of Poland. As an Attorney General of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Markus was a proud public prosecutor on the cusp of an extraordinary career defending the interests of the Emperor Franz Josef. The couple provided a stable home life for Otto and his brother Ingo.

"My father believed that it was impossible to be too kind or loving to a child. He never punished me. I don't think my mother agreed completely with this method but she acted, as always, according to his wishes. I adored him. I had an affectionate relationship with my mother; she was a wonderful, warm-hearted woman, but she did not really play a large part in the formation of my character. Intellectually my father influenced me more than my mother."

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