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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Today is Wednesday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2014 with 203 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranis and Venus. Evening stars Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn. Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include English playwright/poet Ben Jonson in …

Celeb birthdays for June 11, 2013

Actor Gene Wilder is 80. Comedian Johnny Brown (“Laugh-In”) is 76. Singer Joey Dee of Joey Dee and the Starliters is 73. Actress Adrienne Barbeau (“Maude”) is 68. Drummer Frank Beard of ZZ Top is 64. Singer Donnie Van Zant of .38 Special and of Van Zant is 61. Actor …

John Farr: On Her 70th Birthday, a Tribute to Faye Dunaway

It’s been nearly two years since the kerfuffle when Faye Dunaway made the admittedly unfortunate, off-hand remark on hearing that Hilary Duff was playing Clyde’s moll Bonnie Parker, a role Faye after all originated. Her reaction: “Couldn’t they at least cast a real actress?” Rather than rise above it, Hilary, …