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Colin Firth says he didn't try to play Woody Allen in 'Magic in the Moonlight'

Colin Firth says he didn't try to play Woody Allen in 'Magic in the Moonlight'

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) --Colin Firth says he was able to avoid giving a Woody Allen-like performance in "Magic in the Moonlight" because his character was nothing like Allen.
Karen Butler

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.
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Pair get life for killing at London prison

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A former student at a famous English school and a London firefighter were sentenced to life in prison Thursday for a drug-related killing.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.
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Joel Grey to star in 'Anything Goes'

Joel Grey to star in 'Anything Goes'

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Joel Grey and Sutton Foster are set to star in a new Broadway production of the musical "Anything Goes," the Roundabout Theatre Company said Thursday.
'Anything Goes' to return to Broadway

'Anything Goes' to return to Broadway

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Sutton Foster is to headline a new Broadway production of the musical "Anything Goes," the Roundabout Theatre Company said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008.
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A tale of two cities

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- New York's mayor has money and power; London's mayor has neither. But London's voters have more fun. Is this the way to run the city of the future?
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

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UPI almanac for Monday, Oct. 15, 2007.
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UPI almanacs for Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006.
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2005 with 77 to follow.
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'Ask Jeeves' to dump butler icon

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The Web site askjeeves.com is dumping its butler icon.

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Today is Friday, Oct. 15, the 289th day of 2004 with 77 to follow.
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Lost Doyle papers valued at $3.6M

LONDON, March 16 (UPI) -- A lost collection of personal papers belonging to Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle has been found and valued at $3.6 million, the BBC reported.
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Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) (pronounced /ˈwʊdhaʊs/) was an English writer whose body of work includes novels, collections of short stories, and musical theatre. Wodehouse enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and his prolific writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.

An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Terry Pratchett. Journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens commented, "there is not, and never will be, anything to touch him."

Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song "Bill" in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin – Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "P.G. Wodehouse."
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