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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007.
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Actress Yvonne De Carlo dies at 84

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Actress Yvonne De Carlo, who went from World War II pinup girl to U.S. television's beloved Lily Munster, has died at 84 in Los Angeles.

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Today is Friday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2006 with 121 to follow.
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Stuntwoman Polly Burson dead at 86

VENTURA, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Renowned rodeo trick rider and pioneer Hollywood stuntwoman Polly Burson has died in Ventura, Calif. She was 86.

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2005 with 121 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 1, the 245th day of 2004 with 121 to follow.
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Wayans brothers will remake 'Munsters'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures has made a deal with Keenen Ivory, Shawn and Marlon Wayans for an updated take on "The Munsters," Daily Variety said Tuesday.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2003 with 121 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2002 with 121 to follow.
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Tony Curtis to tour in new 'Hot' musical

HOUSTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Legendary film star Tony Curtis opens Tuesday in a new musical adaptation of "Some Like it Hot," kicking off the Theater Under the Stars' inaugural season at Houston's $100 million Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

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Yvonne De Carlo (September 1, 1922 – January 8, 2007) was a Canadian-born American actress of film and television. During her six-decade career, her most frequent appearances in film came in the 1940s and 1950s and included her best-known film roles, such as of Anna Marie in Salome Where She Danced (1945); Anna in Criss Cross (1949); Sephora the wife of Moses in The Ten Commandments (1956), starring Charlton Heston; and Amantha Starr in Band of Angels (1957) with Clark Gable. In the early 1960s, De Carlo accepted the offer to play Lily Munster for the CBS television series The Munsters, alongside Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis.

The daughter of an aspiring actress, Marie De Carlo, and a salesman, William Middleton, De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton in Vancouver, British Columbia, and nicknamed 'Peggy'. "I was named Margaret Yvonne – Margaret because my mother was very fond of one of the derivatives of the name. She was fascinated at the time by the movie star Baby Peggy, and I suppose she wanted a Baby Peggy of her own." Her maternal grandfather, Michael de Carlo, was Sicilian-born, and her maternal grandmother, Margaret Purvis, was Scottish-born. Margaret's mother ran away from home when she was 16 to become a ballerina; after a couple of years of working as a shop girl, she was married in 1924. Little Peggy was three years old when her father abandoned the family. She lived with her grandparents. By the time she entered grade school, she found that her strong singing voice brought her the attention she longed for. Although her mother recognized Peggy's singing talent, she had already decided that her daughter would be a dancer. As a teenager Peggy was taken by her mother to Hollywood where she enrolled her in dancing school; she also attended Le Conte Middle School in Hollywood. Margaret lived in a downtown apartment with her mother, while Marie took on odd jobs such as waitressing. Mother and daughter were uprooted when their visas expired. Unable to find work, they returned to Vancouver.

She attended and dropped out of Vancouver's now-defunct King Edward High School, to focus more on her dance studies. She then attended the B.C. School of Dancing. It was there that Canadian dance instructor, June Roper, started her in a new direction, for which she was grateful and relieved. The following year at the Orpheum Theatre, Peggy appeared as a hula dancer in the famous revue Waikiki. A new nightclub, the Palomar, opened in Vancouver, and she acquired a week-long booking. Hoping to present more sophisticated image, she combined her middle name with her mother's maiden name and became "Yvonne De Carlo."

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