The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2005 with 117 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 24, the 175th day of 2005 with 190 to follow.
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'Forget About It' film may be prophetic

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- A $4 million lawsuit is holding up the release of ominously-named "Forget About It," which stars Burt Reynolds and Raquel Welch.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 5, the 249th day of 2004 with 117 to follow.
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HFPA hands out large checks

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented a record $1 million to film schools and non-profit organizations at a gala in Beverly Hills.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 24, the 176th day of 2004 with 190 to follow.
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Raquel plays sexy retiree in new film

LOS ANGELES, April 2 (UPI) -- Raquel Welch has been cast as a sexy 60-something ex-Vegas showgirl in her new film, "Forget About It," with Burt Reynolds.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2003 with 117 to follow.
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A Hollywood sendoff for Bob Hope

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood glitter and old-fashioned patriotism filled the air in Los Angeles Wednesday as hundreds of colleagues and friends turned out for memorial services fo
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'American Famly' returns to PBS

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 20 (UPI) -- "American Family," the first Hispanic drama on broadcast television, will return to the Public Broadcasting Service with 13 new episodes.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 24, the 175th day of 2003 with 190 to follow.
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Hollywood Digest

U.S. TV networks broadcast a "dramatic decrease" in sexual content between 8-9 p.m. from 1998 through 2002, according to a new study.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Feature: Celebrity yellow ribbons

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- Four blocks of a tree-lined Beverly Hills street are bedecked with yellow ribbons, put there by Hollywood celebrities to show support for U.S. troops in Iraq.
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Raquel Welch
WAP2002050602 - WASHINGTON, May 6, 2002 (UPI) - Actress Raquel Welch speaks at the National Press Club in Washington on May 6, 2002, about her career and her latest acting endeavor with PBS called, "American Family." The show is about a Latino family living in East Los Angeles in the present time. cc/cc/Chris Corder UPI

Raquel Welch (born September 5, 1940) is an American actress, author and sex symbol.

Welch was born Jo Raquel Tejada in Chicago, Illinois, the older sister to brother James and sister Gayle. She is the daughter of Josephine Sarah (née Hall) with American ancestry dating back to John Quincy Adams and the Mayflower, and Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo, a Bolivian of Spanish descent. Her father (1911–1976), an aeronautical engineer, emigrated from La Paz, Bolivia at age 17; her mother (1909–2000) was American, the daughter of architect Emery Stanford Hall and wife Clara Louise Adams. Raquel was raised in the Presbyterian religion and continues to go to church every Sunday. As a little girl, she wanted to be a performer. Her first love and ambition was ballet and took it since the age of seven until she was seventeen. She gave it up after her instructor told her that she didn't have the proper body. Raquel changed her family name to that of her first husband, James Welch, in 1959. While a student at La Jolla High School in 1958, she won the Fairest of the Fair beauty pageant at the San Diego County Fair.

In 1959, Welch played the title role in The Ramona Pageant, a yearly outdoor play at Hemet, California, which is based on the novel Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson and Bob Biloe.

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