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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.
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Woody Allen film to open LA fest

Woody Allen film to open LA fest

LOS ANGELES, April 12 (UPI) -- Woody Allen's "To Rome with Love" is to have its North American premiere as the opening night selection for the Los Angeles Film Festival, organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
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Woody Allen to star in and direct 'Bop'

Woody Allen to star in and direct 'Bop'

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Woody Allen announced Monday he will star in and direct "The Bop Decameron," the first film he shoots in Rome.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 27, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Friday, Oct. 27, 2006.
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2005 with 65 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 27, the 301st day of 2004 with 65 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2003 with 65 to follow.
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Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children' a mélange

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- England's Royal Shakespeare Company has brought Salman Rushdie's dramatization of his historical novel, "Midnight's Children" to the New York stage in a new collaboration with Columbia University that deserved to have started out on a better footing.
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'Winners' at 23rd annual Razzie Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 22 (UPI) -- Here is a list of "winners" at the 23rd annual Golden Raspberry Awards -- better known as The Razzies -- which were announced Saturday in Santa Monica:

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Best-selling author Howard Fast died at his home in Old Greenwich, Conn., Book magazine reports.
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LAP2000032605 - 26 MARCH 2000- LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Hilary Swank holds up her Oscar Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in "Boys Don't Cry" she is with Roberto Benigni who was the presenter, March 26, at the 72nd Academy Award ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium. jr/lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI.
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Roberto Remigio Benigni Pronunciation., Knight Grand Cross OMRI (born 27 October 1952) is an Italian actor, comedian, screenwriter and director of film, theatre and television.

Benigni was born in Manciano La Misericordia (a frazione of Castiglion Fiorentino), Italy, the son of Isolina Papini, a fabric inspector, and Remigio Benigni, a bricklayer, carpenter, and farmer. He was raised Catholic and served as an altar boy. His first experiences as a theatre actor took place in 1971, in Prato. During that autumn he moved to Rome where he took part in some experimental theatre shows, some of which he also directed. In 1975, Benigni had his first theatrical success with Cioni Mario di Gaspare fu Giulia, written by Giuseppe Bertolucci.

Benigni became famous in Italy in the 1970s for a shocking TV series called Onda Libera, on RAI2, by Renzo Arbore, in which he interpreted the satirical piece "anthem of the melted body" (L'inno del corpo sciolto, a hymn to defecation). A great scandal for the time, the series was suspended due to censorship. His first film was 1977's Berlinguer ti voglio bene, also by Giuseppe Bertolucci.

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