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Today in Entertainment History, November 20, 2012

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According to the AP, on November 20:
  • In 1966, the musical "Cabaret" opened on Broadway.   
  • In 1970, Kinks singer Ray Davies re-recorded one word for the single "Apeman." The song contained the word "foggin'," which sounded too much like an expletive.   
  • In 1973, Who drummer Keith Moon collapsed twice during a concert in San Francisco, apparently because of jet lag. Guitarist Pete Townshend asked for a volunteer from the audience to finish the set -- and got one.   
  • In 1983, an estimated 100 million people watched the controversial ABC movie "The Day After," which depicted the outbreak of nuclear war.   
  • In 1990, the two performers known as Milli Vanilli held a press conference to discuss the lip-synching scandal that cost them their Grammy. Rob Pilatus told kids to get a good lawyer if they want to get into show business.   
  • In 1994, musician David Crosby got a liver transplant.     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Actress-comedian Kaye Ballard is 87. 
  • Actress Estelle Parsons is 85. 
  • Comedian Dick Smothers is 74. 
  • Singer Norman Greenbaum is 70. 
  • Actress Veronica Hamel is 69. 
  • Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is 66. 
  • Actor Samuel E. Wright (Sebastian in "Little Mermaid") is 66.
  • Musician Joe Walsh is 65. 
  • Actor Richard Masur ("One Day at a Time") is 64. 
  • Actress Bo Derek is 56. 
  • Drummer Jim Brown of UB40 is 55. 
  • Actress Sean Young is 53. 
  • Pianist Jim Brickman is 51. 
  • Drummer Todd Nance of Widespread Panic is 50. 
  • Actress Ming-Na ("ER") is 49. 
  • Rapper Mike D of the Beastie Boys is 47. 
  • Rapper Sen Dog of Cypress Hill is 47. 
  • Actress Marisa Ryan ("New York Undercover") is 38. 
  • Country singer Dierks Bentley is 37. 
  • Actor Joshua Gomez ("Chuck") is 37. 
  • Country singer Josh Turner is 35. 
  • Actress Nadine Velazquez ("My Name Is Earl") is 34. 
  • Actress Ashley Fink ("Glee") is 26. 
  • Bassist Jared Followill of Kings of Leon is 26. 
  • Actor Cody Linley ("Hannah Montana") is 23.

 

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