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Lindsay Lohan confirms she'll play Liz Taylor

Lindsay Lohan confirms she'll play Liz Taylor

NEW YORK, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan confirmed she will play screen icon Elizabeth Taylor in a TV movie.
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Actor Ben Gazzara dead at 81

Actor Ben Gazzara dead at 81

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Actor Ben Gazzara died of pancreatic cancer at New York's Bellevue Hospital Center Friday, his lawyer said. He was 81.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012.
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Memorial held for actress Liz Taylor

Memorial held for actress Liz Taylor

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Irish actor Colin Farrell served as host of a memorial for late screen icon Elizabeth Taylor on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., People.com said.
Elizabeth Taylor hospitalized

Elizabeth Taylor hospitalized

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Elizabeth Taylor's publicist says the actress is being treated at a Los Angeles hospital after exhibiting symptoms of congestive heart failure.
Nicole Kidman named Oscar presenter

Nicole Kidman named Oscar presenter

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Oscar winner and current nominee Nicole Kidman has agreed to be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, the show's producers said.

TV Land orders George Segal show

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- TV Land says it has ordered 10 episodes of the original U.S. sitcom "Retired at 35," starring George Segal.

Researcher: Girls need new role models

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A British researcher says that schoolgirls need new role models like the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and writer Virginia Woolf.
Kidman to star in Springfield bio-pic

Kidman to star in Springfield bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- Australian actress Nicole Kidman is planning to produce and star in a film about 1960s-era British pop star Dusty Springfield, Variety.com reported.

Award-winning translator Aharon Amir dies

JERUSALEM, March 1 (UPI) -- Award-winning Israeli translator and author Aharon Amir has died at the age of 85.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 25, 2008.
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Bloomsbury group member Roche dead at 91

PALMA, Spain, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Poet Paul Roche, one of the few surviving members of the noted Bloomsbury group, has died on the Spanish island of Majorca at the age of 91.
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Virginia Woolf
Bill Irwin, "Best Actor Play: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" 2005 Tony Award winner poses at the 2005 Tony Award ceremonies held on June 5, 2005 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Adeline Virginia Woolf (pronounced /ˈwʊlf/; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."

Virginia Woolf was born Adeline Virginia Stephen in London in 1882. Her mother, a renowned beauty, Julia Prinsep Stephen (born Jackson) (1846–1895), was born in India to Dr. John and Maria Pattle Jackson and later moved to England with her mother, where she served as a model for Pre-Raphaelite painters such as Edward Burne-Jones. Her father, Sir Leslie Stephen, was a notable historian, author, critic and mountaineer. He was the editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, a work which would influence Woolf's later experimental biographies. The young Virginia was educated by her parents in their literate and well-connected household at 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington. Her parents had each been married previously and been widowed, and, consequently, the household contained the children of three marriages. Julia had three children from her first husband, Herbert Duckworth: George Duckworth, Stella Duckworth, and Gerald Duckworth. Her father Leslie Stephen was married to Harriet Marian (Minny) Thackeray (1840–1875), and they had one daughter: Laura Makepeace Stephen, who was declared mentally disabled and lived with the family until she was institutionalised in 1891. Leslie and Julia had four children together: Vanessa Stephen (1879), Thoby Stephen (1880), Virginia (1882), and Adrian Stephen (1883).

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