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Today in entertainment history

(Posted September 29, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)

On Sept. 29, 1959, "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" made its premiere on CBS.

_ In 1976, Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player, Norman "Butch" Owens, while trying to shoot at a soda bottle with a .357 Magnum. Lewis was charged with shooting a firearm within city limits.

_ In 1977, James Brown's band walked out on him in Hallendale, Fla., complaining that he underpaid them.


_ In 1985, "MacGyver" made its debut on ABC.


_ In 1989, Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of slapping a police officer during a stop in Beverly Hills.

Today's birthdays:

_ Movie director Michelangelo Antonioni is 93.

_ Actress Lizabeth Scott is 83.

_ Actor Steve Forrest is 81.

_ Actress Anita Ekberg is 74.

_ Singer Jerry Lee Lewis is 70.

_ Actor Ian McShane is 63.

_ Jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty is 63.

_ TV theme composer Mike Post is 61.

_ Actress Patricia Hodge is 59.

_ Guitarist Mike Pinera of Iron Butterfly is 57.

_ Singer-guitarist Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad is 57.

_ TV personality Bryant Gumbel is 57.

_ Country singer Alvin Crow is 55.

_ Actor Drake Hogestyn ("Days of Our Lives") is 52.

_ Singer Suzzy Roche of The Roches is 49.

_ Comedian-actor Andrew "Dice" Clay is 47.

_ Singer-bassist Les Claypool of Primus is 42.

_ Actress Jill Whelan ("Love Boat") is 39.

_ Singer Devante Swing of Jodeci is 36.

_ Actress Emily Lloyd is 35.

_ Actress Natasha Gregson Wagner is 35.

_ Actress Rachel Cronin ("Ed") is 34.

_ Country musician Danick Dupelle (Emerson Drive) is 32.

_ Country singer Katie McNeill (3 of Hearts) is 23.



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