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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 13

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 13

THIS DAY IN 1942: Walt Disney's animated feature "Bambi" premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York. In this 1938 photo, Walt Disney sketches two 12-week-old fawns that will act as the models for the hero and heroine of "Bambi." Photo: Associated Press

1942: Walt Disney’s animated feature “Bambi” premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

1965: Jefferson Airplane made its first appearance, at the opening of the Matrix Club in San Francisco.

1997: “South Park” made its debut on Comedy Central.

2011: High winds caused a stage to collapse at the Indiana State Fair just before Sugarland was about to perform. Seven people were killed.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Pat Harrington (“One Day At A Time”) is 85. Actor Kevin Tighe (“Emergency,” ”Murder One”) is 70. Actress Gretchen Corbett (“The Rockford Files”) is 67. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 55. Actress Dawnn Lewis (“A Different World,” ”Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”) is 53. Actor John Slattery (“Mad Men,” ”Desperate Housewives”) is 52. Actress Debi Mazar is 50. Actress Quinn Cummings (“Family”) is 47. Country singer Andy Griggs is 41. Drummer Mike Melancon of Emerson Drive is 36. Actress Kathryn Fiore (“Reno 911!”) is 35. Singer James Morrison is 30. Actress Lennon Stella (“Nashville”) is 15.

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