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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
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Private eye says he taped Marilyn Monroe having sex with JFK

Private eye says he taped Marilyn Monroe having sex with JFK

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- The late private detective Fred Otash claimed in recently unearthed files he recorded actress Marilyn Monroe having sex with U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008.
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Comic, Rat Packer Joey Bishop dies

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Comedian Joey Bishop, the last surviving Rat Pack member, died at his home in Newport Beach, Calif., at the age of 89.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.
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Dino gets a street named after him

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., June 8 (UPI) -- "Everybody loves somebody sometime" and a California community loves Dean Martin enough to dedicate a street to him on what would have been his 90th birthday.

J.F. Kennedy's sister Patricia dies at 82

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The sister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and ex-wife of actor Peter Lawford, Patricia Kennedy Lawford has died in New York at the age of 82.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2006 with 115 to follow.
By United Press International

'Oceans 13' set includes 'Rat Pack' lounge

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Producer Jerry Weintraub constructed a poker lounge so the stars of "Ocean's 13" could kick back between shoots in Los Angeles.

Actress Beverly Tyler dead at 78

RENO, Nev., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Beverly Tyler, who made 16 mostly B-movies in the 1940s and 1950s, has died in Reno, Nev. She was 78.

Chris Lawford develops comedy for Fox

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Christopher Kennedy Lawford will star in a half-hour Fox TV comedy loosely based on his life as a member of the Kennedy clan.

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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2005 with 115 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2005 with 115 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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The Kennedy family departs the Capitol on November 25, 1963. (L to R) Peter Lawford, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Caroline Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy Jr. November 22, 2008 marks the 45th anniversary of the day President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. (UPI Photo/Abbie Rowe/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum)
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Peter Sydney Lawford (September 7, 1923 – December 24, 1984) was an English actor, member of the "Rat Pack," and brother-in-law to President John F. Kennedy, perhaps more noted in later years for his off-screen activities as a celebrity than for his acting. In his earlier professional years (late 1930s through the 1950s) he had a strong presence in popular culture and starred in a number of highly acclaimed films.

Born in London, on September 7, 1923, the son of English World War I veteran Sir Sydney Turing Barlow Lawford and the former May Somerville Bunny, Peter Lawford spent his early childhood in France and began acting at a young age. Lawford's mother was said to have dressed him as a girl in private up until age eleven. Lady Lawford and Sir Sydney were not married when Peter was conceived. Young Peter lived all over the world with his parents. Because of his family's travels, Peter was never formally educated. His lack of education was allegedly a sore subject for the actor, which contributed to his feelings of inadequacy later on as a member of the Kennedy family, and throughout his adult life. In America, Sir Sydney and Lady Lawford were treated as royalty among the well-to-do in their new neighborhood of Palm Beach, Florida, and were always invited to events and social occasions. However, they lost whatever source of money they had when war was declared by the UK in 1939.

As a child Lawford severely injured his arm, in his words, "attempting to run through a glass door.". Doctors were able to save the arm, but the injury continued to bother him throughout his life, and the arm was slightly deformed. The injury was considered damaging enough to keep him from entering World War II, but this turn of fate was probably the greatest boon to his career. At that time, Hollywood was infatuated with heroic Englishmen, and as war movies were being churned out by the dozens and American actors volunteered or were drafted for the war, Lawford put his talents to work "stateside".

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