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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 4, 2012.
By United Press International

'Mrs. Pollifax' author Dorothy Gilman dies

RYE, N.Y., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Dorothy Gilman, the author of the 14-book "Mrs. Pollifax" series, died in suburban New York at the age of 88, her family announced.
Smith: My mom wanted me to be in 'Women'

Smith: My mom wanted me to be in 'Women'

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jada Pinkett Smith says her mother was thrilled to hear she was planning to co-star in a remake of the 1939 film classic "The Women."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 4, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, June 4, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 4, the 155th day of 2006 with 210 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 4, the 155th day of 2005 with 210 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 4, the 156th day of 2004 with 210 to follow.
By United Press International

'Wonderful Town' is a Donna Murphy triumph

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Great White Way is always looking for new star power to keep audiences coming to its shows, and the emergence of Donna Murphy as lustrous musical comedy star is just what the Broadway show doctor ordered.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Bernadette Peters, Broadway's Gypsy queen

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Producers of the $8.5 million Broadway revival of "Gypsy" found the right prescription for success by casting Bernadette Peters in the role of Mama Rose, previo
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 4, the 155th day of 2003 with 210 to follow.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Al Pacino's new CIA thriller, "The Recruit," has commandeered the No. 1 spot at the box office from last weekend's top film, "Darkness Falls."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

"Sopranos" star James Gandolfini is confirming rumors he spent time in rehab to battle drug and alcohol abuse. The New York Daily News says the tough-guy actor admits as true the allegations his wife has leveled against him during their bitter divorce.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

PBS brings Broadway to small screen

An all-star cast -- including a pair of Emmy-winners for comedy -- brings Clare Boothe Luce's classic play, "The Women," to TV viewers Tuesday night when PBS presents the latest installment of its ongoing "Stage on Screen" series.
PAT NASON, United Press International
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Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976) was an American actress of stage and screen, perhaps best known for her role as a fast-talking newspaper reporter in the Howard Hawks screwball comedy His Girl Friday, as well as the role of Mame Dennis in the film Auntie Mame. She won all 5 Golden Globes for which she was nominated, and was tied with Meryl Streep for wins until 2007 when Streep was awarded a sixth. Russell won a Tony Award in 1953 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Ruth in the Broadway show Wonderful Town (a musical based on the film My Sister Eileen, in which she also starred).

Russell was known for playing character roles, exceptionally wealthy, dignified ladylike women. She had a wide career span from the 1930s to the 1970s and attributed her long career to the fact that, although usually playing classy and glamorous roles, she never became a sex symbol, not being famous for her looks.

Rosalind Russell was one of seven siblings born in Waterbury, Connecticut, to James Edward and Clara A. (née McKnight) Russell, an Irish-American Catholic family. She was not named after the character from Shakespeare's As You Like It, but rather after a ship on which her parents had traveled. She attended Roman Catholic schools, including Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, before attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Her parents thought Russell was studying to become a teacher, and were unaware that she was planning on becoming a stage comedienne.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rosalind Russell."
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