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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 28

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 28

THE KING: Elvis made his second appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1956. Photo: Associated Press

A look back on some of the Hollywood milestones that happened on Oct. 28.

1950: “The Jack Benny Program” debuted on CBS.

1956: Elvis Presley made his second appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” He sang several songs, including “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog.”

1977: Steve Perry joined Journey for their first public concert together, in San Francisco.

1986: Marie Osmond married for the second time, to record producer Brian Blosil. She had divorced Steve Craig a year earlier.

1996: Actor-comedian Morey Amsterdam died of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He’s best known for playing Buddy Sorrell on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Joan Plowright is 84. Country musician Charlie Daniels is 77. Actress Jane Alexander is 74. Singer Curtis Lee is 72. Actor Dennis Franz (“NYPD Blue”) is 69. Singer Wayne Fontana of Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders is 68. Actress-singer Telma Hopkins (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is 65. Actress Annie Potts is 61. Drummer Stephen Morris of New Order is 56. Singer-guitarist William Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain is 55. Actress Daphne Zuniga (“Melrose Place”) is 51. Actress Lauren Holly is 50. “The Talk” co-host Sheryl Underwood is 50. Actress Jami Gertz is 48. Actor-comedian Andy Richter is 47. Actress Julia Roberts is 46. Fiddler Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown) is 45. Singer Ben Harper is 44. Country singer Brad Paisley is 41. Actor Joaquin Phoenix is 39. Singer Justin Guarini (“American Idol”) is 35. Guitarist Dave Tirio of Plain White T’s is 34. Singer-rapper Frank Ocean is 26. Actor Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”) is 15.

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