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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
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A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

A slow weekend of racing gets an added note of sadness as Hollywood Park closes forever after Sunday's program.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 1, 2012
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 1, 2009.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 1, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, April 1, 2007.
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Today is Saturday, April 1, the 91st day of 2006 with 274 to follow.
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Today is Friday, April 1, the 91st day of 2005 with 274 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, April 1, the 92nd day of 2004 with 274 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2003 with 274 to follow.
By United Press International

'Dinner at Eight:' dramatically delectabe

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A Lincoln Center Theater revival of George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's classic comedy, "Dinner at Eight" depicts affluent New Yorkers in the clutches of the Gr
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

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Today is Monday, April 1, the 91st day of 2002 with 274 to follow. This is April Fool's Day. The moon is waning, moving toward its last quarter.
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Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill opposite Marie Dressler, his titular role in a series of films featuring the character Sweedie, and his titular role in The Champ, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Beery appeared in some 250 movies over a 36-year span.

Beery was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Noah W. and Marguerite (Fitzgerald) Beery. He was a younger brother of actor/film executive William Beery and actor Noah Beery, who also had long careers in the motion picture industry. He was an uncle of actor Noah Beery, Jr. According to U.S. Census records, all three Beery brothers were born to the same parents, making them full brothers and not half-brothers as many biographies have claimed.

Wallace Beery ran away from home and joined the Ringling Brothers Circus at age sixteen as an assistant elephant trainer. He left two years later, after being clawed by a leopard. Beery found work in New York City in comic opera as a baritone and began to appear on Broadway. In 1913, he moved to Chicago to work for Essanay Studios, cast as Sweedie, The Swedish Maid, a masculine character in drag. Later, he worked for the Essanay Studios location in Niles, California.

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