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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 21, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007.
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Hollywood to revisit the 'Dirty Dozen'

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- "V for Vendetta" filmmaker Joel Silver is reportedly writing and producing a Hollywood remake of "The Dirty Dozen" for Warner Bros. pictures. Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec of TV's "Alias" will help with the writing duties, Daily Variety reports.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2006 with 344 to follow.
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Rhames recalls youth readying for 'Kojak'

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- Ving Rhames says he didn't have to prepare for "Kojak," the New York cop with a lollipop habit, by watching Telly Savalas in the original TV series.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2005 with 344 to follow.
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Rhames to play 'Kojak'

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The USA Network has signed Ving Rhames to star in a series based on the 1970's police show, "Kojak," the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2004 with 345 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2003 with 344 to follow.
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What's happening in Hollywood

President Bartlet gets another term, two more years for 'The Simpsons,' and other stories about Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The cable guy: face your fears with Monk

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Recession getting you down? Terrorism? War? Rumors of war? The USA Cable Network can't cure any of that, but at least it can give you a blessed hour of relief f
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst
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Actor Telly Savalas smiles proudly as Sen. Edward M. Kennedy congratulates him in Boston on receiving the Man of the Year Award from the Alpha Omega Council, a Greek-American service fraternity on September 10, 1977. (UPI Photo/kl/Files)
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Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης "Τέλι" Σαββάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American film and television actor and singer, whose career spanned four decades.

Best known for playing the title role in the 1970s crime drama Kojak, Savalas was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). His other movie credits include The Young Savages (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Battle of the Bulge (1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), The Scalphunters (1968), supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971), Inside Out (1975) and Escape to Athena (1979).

Savalas, the second of five children, was born as Aristotelis Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης Σαβάλας) in Garden City, New York, to Greek American parents Christina (née Kapsalis), a New York City artist who was a native of Sparta, and Nick Savalas, a Greek restaurant owner. When he entered Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, New York, he initially only spoke Greek, yet learned English and graduated in 1940. After graduation, he worked as a lifeguard, but on one occasion, was unsuccessful at rescuing a man from drowning, an event which would haunt Savalas for the remainder of his life. When he entered Columbia University School of General Studies, Savalas took a variety of courses, such as English, radio and psychology, graduating in 1948. At that time, he fell in love with radio and television, which led to his interest in acting. Savalas also gained life experience with a three-year stint (1943–1946) in the Army during World War II, working for the State Department as host of the "Your Voice of America" series, then at ABC News, before beginning an acting career in his late thirties. In 1950, Savalas hosted a popular radio show called The Coffeehouse in New York City.

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