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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 11

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 11

THIS DAY IN 1992: Entertainer Johnny Carson talks to reporters as he arrives for a dinner reception at the State Department honoring Carson and four individuals who will receive the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., Saturday night, Dec. 4. Photo: Associated Press/Wilfredo Lee

1946: Country singer Hank Williams made his first recordings.

1972: Genesis performed its first U.S. concert at a university in Massachusetts.

1992: Former talk show host Johnny Carson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Rita Moreno is 83. Singer David Gates of Bread is 74. Actress Donna Mills (“Knots Landing”) is 74. Singer Brenda Lee is 70. Actress Lynda Day George is 70. Actress Teri Garr is 67. Actress Bess Armstrong is 61. Singer Jermaine Jackson is 60. Bassist Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue is 56. Singer-bassist Justin Currie of Del Amitri is 50. Bassist David Schools of Widespread Panic is 50. Actor Gary Dourdan (DOOR’-dan) (“C.S.I.”) is 48. Actress-comedian Mo’Nique (“The Parkers”) is 47. Actor Max Martini (“The Unit”) is 45. Rapper-actor Mos Def is 41. Actor Rider Strong (“Boy Meets World”) is 35. Actress Xosha (ZOH’-shah) Roquemore (“The Mindy Project”) is 30. Actress Karla Souza (“How To Get Away With Murder”) is 28. Actress Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) is 18.

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