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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, Feb. 5, 2007.
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Actor Red Buttons dies at 87

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor and comic Red Buttons died Thursday at 87, following a long battle with vascular disease, his publicist said.

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2006 with 329 to follow.
By United Press International

Actress Jean Carson dead at 82

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Veteran film and TV actress Jean Carson has died in Palm Springs, Calif., from complications of a stroke at age 82.

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2005 with 329 to follow.
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Honors for comic Red Buttons

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Comic-actor Red Buttons will receive the 2004 Mr. Wonderful award from the Hollywood charitable organization The Thalians, organizers said Monday.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2004 with 330 to follow.
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Celebrities handicap Super Bowl XXXVIII

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Like fans everywhere, Hollywood celebrities are choosing up sides for Super Bowl XXXVIII between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots.

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
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Fabled yet controversial director Roman Polanski is basking in the glow of his Oscar. People magazine says the 69-year-old director, who has been in self-exile in Paris for years, has been expressing his thanks, long distance, since Sunday night's broadca
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2003 with 329 to follow.
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Red Buttons
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Red Buttons (February 5, 1919 – July 13, 2006) was an American comedian and actor.

Red Buttons was born Aaron Chwatt on February 5, 1919 in New York City to Jewish immigrants. At sixteen years old, Buttons got a job as an entertaining bellhop at Ryan's Tavern in City Island, Bronx. The combination of his red hair and the shiny buttoned bellhop uniform inspired orchestra leader Charles "Dinty" Moore to call him Red Buttons, the name under which he would later perform.

Later that same summer, Buttons worked on the Borscht Belt; his straight man was Robert Alda. In 1939, Buttons started working for Minsky's Burlesque; in 1941, José Ferrer chose Buttons to appear in a Broadway show The Admiral Had a Wife. The show was a farce set in Pearl Harbor, and it was due to open on December 8, 1941. It never did, as it was deemed inappropriate after the Japanese attack. In later years Buttons would joke that the Japanese only attacked Pearl Harbor to keep him off Broadway.

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