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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
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Grammy-winner Eydie Gorme dies at age 84

Grammy-winner Eydie Gorme dies at age 84

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Eydie Gorme, singer of the Grammy-nominated "Blame it on the Bossa Nova," died after a brief illness in Las Vegas, her husband said. She was 84.
Scorsese's classic 'King of Comedy' to screen at Tribeca

Scorsese's classic 'King of Comedy' to screen at Tribeca

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- The Tribeca Film Festival's closing film will be Martin Scorsese's 30-year-old classic "The King of Comedy," organizers said Thursday.

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Singer Bobby Brown released from jail after 9 hours ... Report: 'Tonight' show moving back to NYC with Fallon to host ... 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane and 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke break up ... Kanye West wants to name baby with Kim Kardashian North ... News from United Press International.
Report: 'Tonight' show moving back to NYC with Fallon to host

Report: 'Tonight' show moving back to NYC with Fallon to host

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- NBC plans to move "The Tonight Show" from Burbank, Calif., to Manhattan with Jimmy Fallon replacing Jay Leno no later than fall 2014, The New York Times said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 26, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.
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Parents TV Council honors Tim Conway

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Parents Television Council says it has presented U.S. actor and comedian Tim Conway with its PTC Integrity in Entertainment Award.

Romanian kids allegedly forced into crime

LONDON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- In a 21st-century version of "Oliver Twist," Romanian gangs in the London area are using children as pickpockets, British police say.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007.
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'Newhart' handyman Tom Poston dies at 85

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Tom Poston, the Emmy-winning actor best known as handyman George Utley on "Newhart," has died in his home in Los Angeles at the age of 85.
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Comedians Milton Berle and Bob Hope ham it up in Los Angeles as a bemused Steve Allen looks on October 3, 1990. The trio were on hand along with a spate of comedic names from the past to celebrate the rebroadcast of the ?Steve Allen Show? on HA! TV The Comedy Channel. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/Files)
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Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen (December 26, 1921(1921-12-26) – October 30, 2000(2000-10-30)) was an American television personality, musician, actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got his start in radio, Allen is best-known for his television career. He first gained national attention as a guest host on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. He graduated to become the first host of The Tonight Show, where he was instrumental in innovating the concept of the television talk show. Thereafter, he hosted numerous game and variety shows, including The Steve Allen Show, I've Got a Secret, The New Steve Allen Show, and was a regular panel member on CBS' What's My Line?

Allen was a "creditable" pianist, and a prolific composer, having penned over 14,000 songs, one of which was recorded by Perry Como and Margaret Whiting, others by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Les Brown, and Gloria Lynne. Allen won a Grammy award in 1963 for best jazz composition, with his song The Gravy Waltz. Allen wrote more than 50 books and has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Allen was born in New York City, the son of Isabelle Allen (née Donohue), a vaudeville comedienne who performed under the name Belle Montrose, and Carroll Allen, a vaudeville performer who used the stage name Billy Allen. Allen was raised on the south side of Chicago by his mother's Irish Catholic family. Milton Berle once called Allen's mother "the funniest woman in vaudeville."

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