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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 21

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 21

'DALLAS:' Actor Larry Hagman with members of "Dallas" cast TV show on CBS in 1983. Back row from left: Howard Keel (mustache) as Clyton Farlow; Barbara Bel Geddes ; Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing; Linda Grey; Susan Howard; Steve Kanaly. Front row from left: Priscilla Presley; Victoria Principal; and Ken Kercheval. Photo: Associated Press

1960: George Harrison was deported from Germany after The Beatles had moved to Hamburg to play clubs there. Authorities were tipped off that he was not yet 18 and was therefore not allowed to be in a nightclub after midnight.

1980: An estimated 83 million TV viewers tuned in to the CBS prime-time soap opera “Dallas” to find out who shot J.R., played by Larry Hagman. It turned out to be Kristin Shephard, played by Mary Crosby.

1982: Liza Minelli, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson and Andrew Lloyd Webber were honored as the first group of Grammy Living Legends at a gala in Los Angeles.

1987: Actor Bruce Willis married actress Demi Moore in Las Vegas. They separated after ten years.

1995: Singer Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day was arrested for dropping his pants at a concert in Milwaukee. He was fined $141.

1996: Actress Sherry Stringfield quit the cast of “ER” to spend more time with her family and boyfriend. She rejoined the cast five years later.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Joseph Campanella (“The Colbys,” ”Ben”) is 90. Country singer Jean Shepard is 81. Actor Laurence Luckinbill is 80. Actress Marlo Thomas is 77. Singer Dr. John is 74. Actress Juliet Mills (“Passions,” ”Nanny and the Professor”) is 73. Actress Goldie Hawn is 69. Keyboardist Lonnie Jordan of War is 66. Singer Livingston Taylor is 64. Actress-singer Lorna Luft is 62. Actress Cherry Jones (“The Horse Whisperer”) is 58. Bassist Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes is 54. Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman is 52. Actress Nicollette Sheridan is 51. Singer Bjork is 49. Singer Chauncey Hannibal of BLACKstreet is 46. Bassist Alex James of Blur is 46. TV personality Rib Hillis (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) is 44. Rapper Pretty Lou of Lost Boyz is 43. Football player-turned-TV host Michael Strahan (STRAY’-han) (“Live With Kelly and Michael”) is 43. Country singer Kelsi Osborn of SHeDAISY is 40. Actress Jena Malone (“Saved,” ”Life As A House”) is 30. Singer Carly Rae Jepsen is 29. Actor Sam Palladio (“Nashville”) is 27.

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