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Today in Entertainment History

March 25, 2019

On April 2, 1956, the soap operas “As the World Turns” and “The Edge of Night” premiered on CBS-TV.

In 1971, Ringo Starr’s first solo single, “It Don’t Come Easy,” was released. It became a Top 5 hit.

In 1974, “The Sting” won the best picture Academy Award. “The Way We Were” from the movie of the same name won the best original song and score awards.

In 1987, jazz drummer Buddy Rich died of a heart attack. He was 69.

In 1992, country singer Wynonna Judd began her first solo tour in Midland, Texas.

In 1997, singer Joni Mitchell was reunited with Kilauren Gibb, the daughter she gave up for adoption 32 years earlier.

In 1998, Rob Pilatus (pih-LAY’-tus) of Milli Vanilli died after consuming alcohol and pills in a hotel room in Frankfurt, Germany. He was 32.

In 2003, dozens of fans walked out of a Pearl Jam show in Denver after singer Eddie Vedder impaled a mask of President George W. Bush with a microphone stand.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Linda Hunt is 74. Actor Sam Anderson (“Lost,” ″ER,” ″Perfect Strangers”) is 72. Singer Emmylou Harris is 72. Actress Pamela Reed is 70. Drummer Dave Robinson of The Cars is 70. Country singer Buddy Jewell is 58. Actor Christopher Meloni (meh-LOH’-nee) (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”) is 58. Singer Keren Woodward of Bananarama is 58. Country singer Billy Dean is 57. Actor Clark Gregg (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” ″The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 57. Actress Jana Marie Hupp (“Ed”) is 55. Guitarist Greg Camp (Smash Mouth) is 52. Guitarist Tony Fredianelli of Third Eye Blind is 50. Actress Roselyn Sanchez (TV’s “Grand Hotel,” ″Without a Trace”) is 46. Actor Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”) is 44. Actor Adam Rodriguez (“Criminal Minds,” ″CSI: Miami”) is 44. Actor Michael Fassbender (“Shame,” ″Inglourious Basterds”) is 42. Keyboardist Jesse Carmichael of Maroon 5 is 40. Actress Bethany Joy Galeotti (“One Tree Hill”) is 38. Singer Lee Dewyze (“American Idol”) is 33. Country singer Chris Janson is 33. Actor Drew Van Acker (“Training Day,” ″Pretty Little Liars”) is 33. Actor Jesse Plemons (TV’s “Fargo,” ″Breaking Bad”) is 31.