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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 14

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 14

ON THIS DAY IN 1990: "The Simpsons" made its premiere as a weekly show on Fox. Photo: Associated Press

1952: NBC’s “Today” show premiered, featuring Dave Garroway as host.

1957: Actor Humphrey Bogart died of throat cancer. He was 57.

1970: Diana Ross performed for the last time with The Supremes, at a show in Las Vegas.

1972: “Sanford and Son” made its premiere on NBC.

1986: Actress Donna Reed died. She was 64.

1990: “The Simpsons” made its premiere as a weekly show on Fox.

Today’s birthdays: Blues singer Clarence Carter is 79. Singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint is 77. Singer Jack Jones is 77. Actress Faye Dunaway is 74. Actress Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men,” ”The Practice”) is 72. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 67. Actor Carl Weathers is 67. Singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 56. Rapper Slick Rick is 50. Actor-producer Dan Schneider (“Head of the Class”) is 49. Actress Emily Watson (“Breaking the Waves”) is 48. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes (“Mr. Rhodes”) is 48. Guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) is 48. Rapper LL Cool J is 47. Actor Jason Bateman is 46. Musician Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Nirvana is 46. Actor Kevin Durand (“Lost,” ”Fruitvale Station”) is 41. Singer-guitarist Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon is 33.

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