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Today in Entertainment History, November 13, 2012

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The AP reports, on November 13th:

  • In 1940, the Walt Disney movie "Fantasia" had its world premiere at New York.   
  • In 1974, an impostor posing as Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore borrowed a Porsche and crashed it in Iowa City. He eventually was charged with misrepresentation. 
  • In 1983, country comedian Junior Samples died. He was 57.   
  • In 1992, drummer Ronnie Bond of The Troggs died. He was 49.   
  • Also in 1992, Elton John performed in Mexico for the first time. An estimated 90,000 people attended the concert at a stadium in Mexico City.   
  • In 1993, actress Michelle Pfeiffer married TV writer-producer David E. Kelley.   
  • In 1997, two players with the New England Patriots took a stage dive during an Everclear concert in Boston. A woman in the crowd later sued, claiming she suffered neck injuries when the players landed on her.     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Actress Madeleine Sherwood ("The Flying Nun") is 90. 
  • Producer-director-actor Garry Marshall is 78. 
  • Country singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard is 66. 
  • Actor Joe Mantegna is 65. 
  • Actress Sheila Frazier ("Superfly") is 64. 
  • Actress Frances Conroy ("Six Feet Under") is 59. 
  • Actor Chris Noth ("Law and Order: Criminal Intent," ''Sex and the City") is 58. 
  • Actress Whoopi Goldberg is 57. 
  • Actor Rex Linn ("CSI: Miami") is 56. 
  • Actor Neil Flynn ("Scrubs") is 52. 
  • Trumpeter Walter Kibby of Fishbone is 48. 
  • Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is 45. 
  • Actor Steve Zahn ("Happy, Texas," ''That Thing You Do!") is 45. 
  • Actor Gerard Butler ("Machine Gun Preacher," ''The Phantom of the Opera") is 43. 
  • Actress Aisha Hinds ("True Blood") is 37. 
  • Bassist Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes is 34. 
  • Actress Monique Coleman ("High School Musical") is 32.  

 

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