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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006.
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R&B great Ruth Brown dies at 78

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Ruth Brown, who began a six-decade career by becoming the best-selling black woman singer of the early 1950s, died Friday in Las Vegas at 78.

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Today is Friday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2005 with 22 to follow.
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Actor Ossie Davis dead at 87

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ossie Davis -- an actor who promoted civil rights onstage, on camera and in countless protest demonstrations -- has died at 87 at a hotel in Florida.

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Today is Thursday, Dec. 9, the 344th day of 2004 with 22 to follow.
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Feature: The 'N' word gets its own show

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- The "N" word, long banished from polite conversation, remains a subject of fascination in American culture, and a new Trio cable network documentary takes a fra
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

2005 Hollywood 'Walk' stars named

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Tom Brokaw, Ben Stiller, Billy Joel and Roger Ebert head the list of Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipients for 2005, it was announced Thursday.

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Today is Tuesday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2003 with 22 to follow.
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ABC will continue show without Ritter

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- ABC has announced that it will continue the half-hour comedy "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" despite the death of its star John Ritter -- with f
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Today is Monday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2002 with 22 to follow.
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Redd Foxx (December 9, 1922 – October 11, 1991), born John Elroy Sanford, was an American comedian best known for his starring role on the television sitcom Sanford and Son.

Foxx was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised on Chicago's South Side. His mother was half Seminole. His father, an electrician, left the family when Foxx was four. He was raised by his mother, his minister, and his grandmother. He briefly attended DuSable High School with future Chicago mayor Harold Washington, but never graduated. Moving to New York in the early 1940s, he was an associate of Malcolm Little later known as Malcolm X. In Malcolm's autobiography, Foxx is referred to as "Chicago Red, the funniest dishwasher on this earth." Foxx earned the nickname due to his reddish hair and complexion. His second stage name was taken from baseball star Jimmie Foxx.

In May 1967, Redd Foxx was the only artist to be invited to Elvis Presley's wedding at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.

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