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THIS WEEK . . .

August 27, 1996: A survey revealed that only 22 per cent of women prefer a man with body hair.

August 28, 1986: Tine Turner got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was outside Capitol Records' headquarters.

August 29, 1896: Chop-suey was invented in New York.

August 30, 1945: Barbara Hutton, heiress to the Woolworths fortune, divorced movie star Cary Grant.

August 31, 1986: Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon was best man at the wedding of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates.

September 1, 2000: Friends star David Schwimmer (above) gave pounds 200,000 to save the theatre group he helped to found 12 years previously.

September 2, 1998: Roy Barraclough decided to retire his character, Alec Gilroy, from Coronation Street.

STRANGE BUT TRUE

Nearly half of all psychiatrists have been attacked by one of their patients.

HELLO . . .

August 28, 1968: Canadian singer Shania Twain (below) (36). Her hits include Man, I Feel Like a Woman and You're Still the One.

August 29, 1949: Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride actor Richard Gere (55).

August 30, 1972: Charlie's Angels and Something About Mary film star Cameron Diaz (32).

September 2, 1964: Matrix and Speed actor Keanu Reeves (40). Keanu is Hawaiian for "a cool breeze over the mountains".

. . . AND FAREWELL

August 27, 1967: Beatles manager Brian Epstein died of an overdose in London after a long period of depression.

August 29, 1987: American tough guy actor Lee Marvin (right). His films included Cat Ballou, Gorky Park and Paint Your Wagon.

August 30, 2003: Death Wish film star Charles Bronson.

August 31, 1057: Leofric. Husband of Coventry's Lady Godiva.

THE LAST WORD

"I realised I was dyslexic when I went to a toga party, dressed as a goat."

Comedian Marcus Brigstocke at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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