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Today in entertainment history: July 8

Today in entertainment history: July 8

THIS DAY IN 1985:Nude photos of Madonna went on sale. Photo: Associated Press

1967: Actress Vivien Leigh died of tuberculosis. She was 53.

1985: Playboy and Penthouse magazines went on sale with nude photos of Madonna.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Steve Lawrence is 79. Actor Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development,” ”The Larry Sanders Show”) is 70. Actress Kim Darby is 67. Children’s singer Raffi is 66. Actress Anjelica Huston is 63. Actor Kevin Bacon is 56. Country singer Toby Keith is 53. Guitarist Graham Jones of Haircut 100 is 53. Keyboardist Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode is 53. Singer Joan Osborne is 52. Actor Billy Crudup (“Almost Famous”) is 46. Actor Michael Weatherly (“NCIS,” ”Dark Angel”) is 46. Singer Beck is 44. Country singer Drew Womack of Sons of the Desert is 44. Guitarist Stephen Mason of Jars of Clay is 39. Actor Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,” ”Gilmore Girls”) is 37. Actress Sophia Bush (“One Tree Hill”) is 32. Guitarist Jamie Cook of Arctic Monkeys is 29. Actor Jaden Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness”) is 16.

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