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Today in Entertainment History, December 13, 2012

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According to the AP, on Dec. 13:

  • In 1928, George Gershwin's "An American in Paris" premiered in New York.   
  • In 1974, former Beatle George Harrison visited the White House at the invitation of Jack Ford, the president's son. Harrison was the first rock musician to be invited to the White House.   
  • In 1985, singer Phil Collins made his TV acting debut in the U.S. with an episode of "Miami Vice."   
  • In 1988, singer Bruce Springsteen and model-actress Julianne Phillips divorced.   
  • In 1992, an estimated 150,000 people showed up for a free Scorpions concert in Frankfurt, Germany. The concert was aimed at protesting violence by radical rightists.     
Today's birthdays: 
  • Actor Dick Van Dyke is 87. 
  • Actor Christopher Plummer is 83. 
  • Country singer Buck White of The Whites is 82. 
  • Actor-singer John Davidson is 71. 
  • Actress Kathy Garver ("Family Affair") is 67. 
  • Singer Ted Nugent is 64. 
  • Guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan) is 64. 
  • Guitarist Ron Getman of The Tractors is 64. 
  • Country singer-guitarist Randy Owen of Alabama is 63. 
  • Actress Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me") is 62. 
  • Country singer John Anderson is 58. 
  • Singer Morris Day of The Time is 56. 
  • Actor Steve Buscemi is 55. 
  • Actor Johnny Whitaker ("Family Affair") is 53. 
  • Bassist John Munson of Semisonic is 50. 
  • Reality TV star NeNe Leakes ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta") is 46. 
  • Actor-comedian Jamie Foxx is 45. 
  • Singer-guitarist Tom Delonge of Angels and Airwaves and of Blink-182 is 37. 
  • Actor James Kyson Lee ("Heroes") is 37. 
  • Actress Chelsea Hertford ("Major Dad") is 31. 
  • Singer Amy Lee of Evanescence is 31. 
  • Country singer Taylor Swift is 23.  


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