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Today in entertainment: June 30

Today in entertainment: June 30

IT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1975:Singer Cher and rock star Gregg Allman were married. Photo: Associated Press

1952: The radio program “Guiding Light” made its debut as a television soap opera on CBS.

1975: Singer Cher and rock star Gregg Allman were married. They later divorced.

1981: Jerry Lee Lewis was hospitalized in Memphis because of a stomach ulcer. After two operations, doctors gave him less than a 50-50 chance of recovering. Within a few months, he was back on his feet.

1992: Actor Tom Hanks got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He showed up at the ceremony with some of his co-stars from the movie “A League Of Their Own.”

1995: Country singer Garth Brooks was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Nancy Dussault is 78. Singer Glenn Shorrock of the Little River Band is 70. Jazz bassist Stanley Clarke is 63. Actor David Garrison (“Married…with Children”) is 62. Guitarist Hal Lindes of Dire Straits is 61. Actor David Alan Grier is 58. Actor Vincent D’Onofrio is 55. Actress Deirdre Lovejoy (“The Wire”) is 52. Bassist Tom Drummond of Better Than Ezra is 45. Actress Monica Potter (“Parenthood,” ”Boston Legal”) is 43. Actress Lizzy Caplan (“Mean Girls”) is 32. Guitarist James Adam Shelley of American Authors is 31. Singer and “America

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