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Today in Entertainment History, November 16, 2012

According to the AP, on November 16th:

  • In 1956, Elvis Presley's film debut, "Love Me Tender," opened in New York. {}{}
  • In 1959, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway, starring Mary Martin as Maria von Trapp. {}{}
  • In 1960, actor Clark Gable died of a heart attack at age 59. He had just finished shooting the movie "The Misfits" with Marilyn Monroe. {}{}
  • Also in 1960, Patsy Cline recorded the song "I Fall To Pieces" in Nashville. She also recorded the songs "Shoes" and "Lovin' In Vain" during that same session. {}{}
  • In 1973, David Bowie's first TV special, "1980 Floor Show" aired on NBC. {}{}
  • In 1987, actress Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz got married. They separated in 1990, and they divorced in 1993. {}{}
  • In 1988, Stan Love, former Beach Boys manager and brother of singer Mike Love, was sentenced to five years' probation for embezzling more than $900,0000 from the group.{}
  • In 2001, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" opened nationwide. It brought in a record $90 million its first weekend. {}{}
  • In 2008, the final episode of "Total Request Live" aired on MTV. {} {}{}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Actor Clu Gulager is 84.{}
  • Blues musician W.C. Clark is 73.{}
  • Actress Joanna Pettet is 70.{}
  • Actor Steve Railsback is 67.{}
  • Actor David Leisure ("Empty Nest") is 62.{}
  • Actress Marg Helgenberger ("CSI") is 54.{}
  • Drummer Mani of Stone Roses is 50.{}
  • Country singer-guitarist Keith Burns of Trick Pony is 49.{}
  • Jazz singer Diana Krall is 48.{}
  • Guitarist Dave Kushner of Velvet Revolver is 46.{}
  • Actress Lisa Bonet (boh-NAY') is 45.{}
  • Actress Tammy Lauren ("Wanda at Large," ''Martial Law") is 44.{}
  • Singer Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd is 43.{}
  • Actress Martha Plimpton is 42.{}
  • Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (JIL'-en-hal) is 35.{}
  • Singer Trevor Penick (O-Town) is 33.{}
  • Singer Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted is 24.{}
  • Actor Noah Gray-Cabey ("Heroes," ''My Wife and Kids") is 17.

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