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Today in entertainment history: June 11

Today in entertainment history: June 11

ON THIS DAY IN 1979: John Wayne, seen here in a 1969 scene from the movie "True Grit," died. Photo: Associated Press

1958: Jerry Lee Lewis performed one of two scheduled shows at a New York club. He went home before the second show because the press had been openly hostile toward him, and the show had poor ticket sales.

1965: The Rolling Stones released “Got Live If You Want It.” Screams from the audience nearly drowned out the music.

1966: Janis Joplin performed with Big Brother and the Holding Company for the first time in San Francisco.

1979: Actor John Wayne died of cancer at the age of 72.

1993: “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” the movie based on Tina Turner’s autobiography, was released nationwide.

2007: The final episode of “The Sopranos” aired on HBO.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Gene Wilder is 82. Comedian Johnny Brown (“Laugh-In”) is 78. Singer Joey Dee of Joey Dee and the Starliters is 75. Actress Adrienne Barbeau (“Maude”) is 70. Drummer Frank Beard of ZZ Top is 66. Singer Donnie Van Zant of .38 Special and of Van Zant is 63. Actor Peter Bergman (“The Young and the Restless”) is 62. Actor Hugh Laurie (“House”) is 56. Talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz (“The Dr. Oz Show”) is 55. Singer Gioia Bruno of Expose’ is 52. Bassist Dan Lavery of Tonic is 49. Country singer Bruce Robison is 49. Actor Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) is 46. Bassist Smilin’ Jay McDowell (BR5-49) is 46. Actor Lenny Jacobson (“Nurse Jackie”) is 41. Bassist Tai Anderson of Third Day is 39. Actor Joshua Jackson (“Fringe,” ”Dawson’s Creek”) is 37. Actor Shia LaBeouf is 29.

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