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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 23

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 23

THIS DAY IN 1997: Woody Allen married Soon-Yi Previn in a secret wedding in Venice, Italy. Photo: Associated Press

1964: The Beach Boys made their first appearance on “Shindig!”

1982: Actor Jack Webb died in West Hollywood, California. He was 62. He’s probably best known for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in TV’s “Dragnet.”

1997: Woody Allen married Soon-Yi Previn in a secret wedding in Venice, Italy.

2003: New York Governor George Pataki issued a pardon to comedian Lenny Bruce, 37 years after Bruce’s death. Bruce was convicted of obscenity for using more than 100 words considered dirty during a concert in 1964.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Frederic Forrest (“Lonesome Dove”) is 78. Actor James Stacy (“Lancer”) is 78. Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) is 74. Drummer Ron Bushy of Iron Butterfly is 73. Actor-comedian Harry Shearer (“The Simpsons”) is 71. Actress Susan Lucci (“All My Children”) is 68. Guitarist Dave Murray of Iron Maiden is 58. Singer Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam is 50. Actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle (“Hannah Montana,” ”Camp Rock”) is 24.

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