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January 13, 2011

"The Birds": An article in the Jan. 8 Section A about unusual bird behavior and the film "The Birds" quoted marine scientist David Garrison of the National Science Foundation speculating that Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 movie was inspired by an actual event. A 1961 incident may have provided Hitchcock with research material for the movie, but the script itself is based on a Daphne du Maurier story published in 1952 in which a flock of seabirds attacks a community in coastal England.

Robert Duvall: In the Jan. 6 LATExtra section, a photograph showing Robert Duvall after he placed his hands in wet concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood carried the erroneous headline "Duvall gets a star." In fact, the actor was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.

Pop culture in 2010: A chart accompanying a Jan. 1 Calendar article on the year in pop culture, including statistical comparisons with events from past years, said the final episode of "MASH" aired in 1977. It aired in 1983.

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