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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2014
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 11, 2013.
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Stephen Sondheim a no-show at Tonys

Stephen Sondheim a no-show at Tonys

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- Broadway musical composer Stephen Sondheim didn't attend this week's Tony Awards ceremony in New York because he was traveling in Europe.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 11, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, May 11, 2007.
By United Press International

Actor Tige Andrews dead at 86

ENCINO, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Stage, screen and TV veteran Tige Andrews -- known to many as Capt. Greer on TV's "The Mod Squad" -- has died in Encino, Calif., at age 86.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, May 11, the 131st day of 2006 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 11, the 131st day of 2005 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 11, the 132nd day of 2004 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

'Sgt. Bilko' named best comedy ever

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A nearly 50-year-old American television comedy, beat out "Seinfeld" and "The Simpsons" as best situation comedy of all time.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 11, the 131st day of 2003 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

Still a 'Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'?

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The 40th anniversary of the late Stanley Kramer's 1963 comedy extravaganza "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" doesn't technically occur until next year, but the
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Lyricist Adolph Green dead at 86

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Adolph Green, the screenwriter-lyricist whose six-decade collaboration with Betty Comden resulted in such classic Broadway and movie musicals as "Singing' in th

The Almanac

The UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 11, 2002
By United Press International
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Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985) was an American entertainer and comedy actor. He is best known for starring in The Phil Silvers Show, a 1950s sitcom set on a U.S. Army post in which he played Sergeant Bilko.

Born Philip Silversmith in Brooklyn, New York, Silvers was the youngest of eight children in a Russian-Ukrainian Jewish family. His father was one of the workers on the early New York skyscrapers. Silvers started entertaining at age 11, when he would sing in theaters when the projector broke down (a common occurrence in those days). Two years later, he left school to sing professionally, before appearing in vaudeville as a stooge.

Silvers then landed work in short films for the Vitaphone studio, burlesque houses, and on Broadway, where he made his debut in the short-lived show Yokel Boy. Critics raved about Silvers, who was hailed as the bright spot in the mediocre play. He then wrote the revue High Kickers, until he went to Hollywood to appear in films.

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