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GLITTERY FOLKS NO LONGER RUN AROUND IN THE NUDIE'S

All that glitters is no longer gold for the clothier that set stars from Elvis to Cher in rhinestones.

After nearly half a century in Hollywood, Nudie's is closing.Nudie's was founded by a flamboyant Russian immigrant in 1947 and continued by his widow. It will shut down at the end of the month, now that brightly trimmed shirts and suits have fallen out of favor with most country artists.

"They're getting away from all that glitter," said Bobbie Nudie, 81.

But affection lingers for the Nudie rhinestones.

"I've always loved the sparkle, and Nudie knew how to do it classy," Reba McEntire said.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Birthdays: For Friday, Sept. 9

Actor Cliff Robertson 69

Football commentator Joe Theismann 45

Actor-comic Michael Keaton 43

Actress Kristy McNichol 32