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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 1, 2008.
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'Ben-Hur' headed for TV miniseries remake

'Ben-Hur' headed for TV miniseries remake

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- The son of the man who directed the 1959 Hollywood film classic "Ben-Hur" said he is producing a new version of the story as a $30 million TV miniseries.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, July 1, 2007.

Writer Axel Madson dead at 76

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Biographical writer Axel Madsen, who mostly worked with celebrities, has died of pancreatic cancer at age 76 at his home in Los Angeles.

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Today is Saturday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2006 with 183 to follow.
By United Press International

L.A. museum to auction stars' art

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is auctioning 42 pieces including works once owned by Zeppo Marx, Burt Lancaster and Cary Grant.

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Today is Friday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2005 with 183 to follow.
By United Press International

Feature: AFI calls Lucas a pioneer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- When the American Film Institute presents George Lucas with its AFI Life Achievement Award next June, it will be the first time in the award's 33-year history t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Today is Thursday, July 1, the 183rd day of 2004 with 183 to follow.
By United Press International

'The Missing:' Ron Howard's horror-western

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Ron Howard's first film since winning the Best Director Oscar for "A Beautiful Mind" is the vastly different "The Missing." It's a highly fictionalized and stra
STEVE SAILER

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2003 with 183 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2002 with 183 to follow.
By United Press International

Here's looking at 'Casablanca'

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- "Casablanca" is No. 1 on the American Film Institute's new list of the 100 greatest love stories of all time, a list that demonstrates that the boy doesn't alwa
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a leading American motion picture director, producer, and screenwriter.

Notable works included Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all of which won Wyler Academy Awards for Best Director, and also won Best Picture. He earned his first Oscar nomination for directing Dodsworth in 1936, starring Walter Huston and Mary Astor, "sparking a 20-year run of almost unbroken greatness."

Film historian Ian Freer calls Wyler a "bona fide perfectionist," whose penchant for retakes and an attempt to hone every last nuance, "became the stuff of legend." His ability to direct a string of classic literary adaptations into huge box-office and critical successes made him one of "Hollywood's most bankable moviemakers" during the 1930s and 1940s.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "William Wyler."
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