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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 19, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 19, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006.
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This is Monday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2005 with 12 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 19, the 354th day of 2004 with 12 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2003 with 12 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2002 with 12 to follow.
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2002 Yearend: Hollywood In Memoriam

From screen legends to journeymen, death claimed its share of Hollywood professionals in 2002, most notably comedian Milton Berle, comic actor Dudley Moore, Oscar-winning writer-director Billy Wilder, singers Peggy Lee and Rosemary Clooney, and one of the
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NJ court says no in 'Blind Faith' case

TRENTON, N.J., July 30 (UPI) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday once again rejected a bid by "Blind Faith" killer Robert Marshall to reverse his death sentence for the 1984 murder-for-

Hollywood Digest

Robert Urich wanted to live; Sandra Bullock challenges post-Columbine dread; Mark Addy has signed on to play legendary comic actor Jackie Gleason; surviving members of Kurt Cobain's band, Nirvana, are demanding that Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, submit t
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Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, April 17 (UPI) -- Robert Urich was a unique individual who happened to be an actor but who was, first and last, a man in the best sense of the word.
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Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

ROBERT URICH DIES Emmy-winning actor Robert Urich has died. He was 55. Urich died Tuesday at a Los Angeles area hospital after a decade-long battle with cancer, his publicist said.
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Robert Urich (December 19, 1946 – April 16, 2002) was an American actor. He played the starring role in the television series Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988) and Vega$ (1978–1981). He also appeared in other television series over the years including: S.W.A.T. (1975), Soap (1977), and The Lazarus Man (1996), as well as in several feature films including Turk 182!, The Ice Pirates, and Magnum Force. Urich died in 2002 in Thousand Oaks, California. The actor announced in 1996 that he was suffering from synovial cell sarcoma, a rare cancer that attacks the body's joints, he underwent several treatments to fight the cancer during the last years of his life.

Urich was of Rusyn and Slovak extraction and raised Roman Catholic in the small town of Toronto, Ohio, where he is honored with the Robert Urich Interchange leading to State Route 7. Due to the similarity in names with Toronto, Ontario, many sources list him incorrectly as being a Canadian. His second wife, actress Heather Menzies, actually is a Canadian from the latter city. Urich attended Florida State University on a football scholarship. In 1968, he earned a bachelor's degree in Radio and Television Communications. While attending, he joined Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He went on to Michigan State University after working in Ohio to earn a master's degree in Broadcast Research and Management.

Urich was first married to actress Barbara Rucker (1968–74). He married actress Heather Menzies in 1975, and they remained married until his death in 2002. Menzies had played one of the von Trapp children, "Louisa," in the film version of The Sound of Music. Urich and Menzies adopted three children, Ryan, Emily and Allison. Menzies also battled cancer, and is an ovarian cancer survivor. She works with the Robert and Heather Urich Fund for Sarcoma Research at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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