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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 10

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 10

MOVIE DEBUT: Actor Omar Sharif shown in character on the set of "Lawrence of Arabia" in 1962. Photo: Associated Press

A look at some of the Hollywood headlines from years past.

1962: “Lawrence of Arabia” had its royal premiere in London. Peter O’Toole starred as English officer T.E. Lawrence.

1967: Singer Otis Redding and four members of The Bar-Kays died in the crash of his private plane in Wisconsin. Redding was 26.

1971: Frank Zappa broke a leg and ankle and fractured his skull when he was pushed from a London stage by the jealous boyfriend of a Zappa fan. Zappa spent months in a wheelchair recovering.

1997: Bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue were arrested for allegedly knocking over a security guard at a concert in Phoenix.

2005: Comedian Richard Pryor died of a heart attack at a hospital outside Los Angeles. He was 65.

2007: Led Zeppelin reunited for the first time in 30 years, for a tribute concert in London for Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Fionnula Flanagan (“Waking Ned Devine”) is 72. Actor Tommy Kirk is 72. Singer Chad Stuart of Chad and Jeremy is 72. Actress-singer Gloria Loring is 67. Drummer Walter “Clyde” Orange of The Commodores is 67. Singer Ralph Tavares of Tavares is 65. Singer Jessica Cleaves of Friends of Distinction is 65. Country singer Johnny Rodriguez is 62. Actress Susan Dey is 61. Musician Paul Hardcastle is 56. Actor-director Kenneth Branagh is 53. Actress Nia Peeples is 52. TV chef Bobby Flay is 49. Singer-guitarist J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. is 48. Country singer Kevin Sharp is 43. Bassist Scot Alexander of Dishwalla is 42. Drummer Meg White of The White Stripes is 39. Bassist Noah Harmon of Airborne Toxic Event is 32. Actress Raven-Symone (“That’s So Raven,” ”The Cosby Show”) is 28.

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