Today in entertainment history: May 12

Today in entertainment history: May 12

THIS DAY IN 1959:Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher were married in Las Vegas. They divorced after four years. Photo: Associated Press

1959: Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher were married in Las Vegas. They divorced after four years.

1960: Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley traded duets on their hit songs “Witchcraft” and “Love Me Tender” during an ABC special.

1963: Bob Dylan refused to appear on the “Ed Sullivan Show” because CBS would not allow him to sing “Talking John Birch Society Blues.”

1975: Jefferson Starship gave a free concert in New York’s Central Park. The band and a New York radio station ended up paying $14,000 for damage and park cleanup.

1981: The Who’s first album without Keith Moon, “Face Dances,” went gold, but was considered a disappointment, even to the band itself.

2011: Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill married model Lily Aldrige in Montecito, California.

Today’s Birthdays: Composer Burt Bacharach is 88. Actress Millie Perkins (“Knots Landing”) is 78. Country singer Billy Swan is 74. Actress Linda Dano (“Another World”) is 73. Singer Steve Winwood is 68. Actress Lindsay Crouse is 68. Actor Bruce Boxleitner is 66. Singer Billy Squier is 66. Actor Gabriel Byrne is 66. Guy Davis is 64. Country singer Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn is 61. Actor Ving Rhames is 57. Guitarist Billy Duffy of The Cult is 55. Actor Emilio Estevez is 54. Actress April Grace (“Lost,” ”Joan of Arcadia”) is 54. Actress Vanessa Williams (“Soul Food,” ”Melrose Place” — not the former Miss America) is 53. TV personality Carla Hall (“The Chew”) is 52. Keyboardist Eddie Kilgallon (Ricochet) is 51. Actor Stephen Baldwin is 50. Actor Scott Schwartz (“A Christmas Story”) is 48. Actress Kim Fields is 47. Actress Jamie Luner (“Melrose Place,” ”Profiler”) is 45. Actress Rhea Seehorn (“Whitney”) is 44. Actor Mackenzie Astin is 43. Bassist Matt Mangano of Zac Brown Band is 40. Actress Rebecca Herbst (“General Hospital”) is 39. Actor Jason Biggs (“American Pie”) is 38. Actress Clare Bowen (“Nashville”) is 32. Actress Emily VanCamp (“Revenge”) is 30. Actor Malcolm David Kelley (“Lost”) is 24. Actor Sullivan Sweeten (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) is 21.


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