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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
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'Star Trek' Klingon actor Michael Ansara dead at 91

CALABASAS, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Michael Ansara, the U.S. actor known for his roles as American Indians and as a Klingon commander in "Star Trek" has died, his former publicist said. He was 91.

Patty Duke, Meredith Baxter to play lesbian couple on 'Glee'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. TV show "Glee" is adding a lesbian couple played by Patty Duke and Meredith Baxter to its repertory cast, E! Online reports.

'Miracle' playwright Gibson dead at 94

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- New York-born playwright William Gibson has died at his home in Stockbridge, Mass., at the age of 94, his family said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 14, 2007.
By United Press International

Multifaceted writer Sidney Sheldon dies

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Sidney Sheldon, the best-selling author who won an Oscar and a Tony and created popular TV shows, died of pneumonia in a Rancho Mirage, Calif., hospital.

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UPI horoscopes for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006.
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Today is Wednesday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2005 with 17 to follow.
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Author David Westheimer dead at 88

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Author David Westheimer, whose best known works were "Von Ryan's Express" and "My Sweet Charlie," has died in Los Angeles at age 88.

Sean Astin and wife have third child

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Sean Astin and his wife, Christine, are parents for the third time, People magazine reported Tuesday.

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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 14, the 349th day of 2004 with 17 to follow.
By United Press International

Actress Patty Duke set for heart surgery

COUER D''''ALENE, Idaho, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Actress Patty Duke Pearce was scheduled for heart surgery Wednesday at a hospital in her Idaho hometown.

Patty Duke receives a Hollywood star

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Oscar winner Patty Duke now has a Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, awarded by the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce.

Janet eyes 'Dolls' role

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Janet Jackson is reportedly in talks to star in the remake of "Valley Of The Dolls" after Christina Aguilera turned down the role.

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Today is Sunday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2003 with 17 to follow.
By United Press International
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Patty Duke

Anna Marie "Patty" Duke (born December 14, 1946) is an American actress of stage, film, and television. First becoming famous as a child star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16, and later starring in her eponymous sitcom for three years. She was later elected president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1985 to 1988.

Duke was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982, and since then has devoted much of her time to advocating and educating the public on mental health issues.

Duke was born Anna Marie Duke in Elmhurst, Queens, New York, the daughter of Frances (née McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a handyman and cab driver. Her father was Irish American and her maternal grandmother was German.

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