Today in Entertainment History

On Sept. 26, 1955, actor Debbie Reynolds married singer Eddie Fisher. They divorced in 1959.

In 1956, Elvis Presley’s hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, declared “Elvis Presley Day.”

In 1957, “West Side Story” opened on Broadway.

In 1962, “The Beverly Hillbillies” premiered on CBS.

In 1964, “Gilligan’s Island” premiered on CBS.

Also in 1964, Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman” hit number one on the pop charts.

In 1969, The Beatles’ last studio album, “Abbey Road,” was released in the U.K.

In 1975, the movie version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” made its premiere in Westwood, California.

In 1986, “Crocodile Dundee” opened in theaters nationwide.

In 1990, the Motion Picture Association of America announced the creation of the NC-17 rating, replacing the X rating for films with mature subject matter.

In 2003, singer Robert Palmer died of a heart attack in Paris. He was 54.

In 2007, music producer Phil Spector’s murder case ended in mistrial. He was accused of killing actor Lana Clarkson in his home in 2003. He was convicted in his second trial.

Today’s birthdays: Country singer David Frizzell is 80. Actor Kent McCord (“Adam 12”) is 79. “The Weakest Link” host Anne Robinson is 77. Singer Bryan Ferry is 76. Actor Mary Beth Hurt is 75. Singer-actor Olivia Newton-John is 73. Actor James Keane (“Bulworth,” TV’s “The Paper Chase”) is 69. Singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos is 67. Country singer Carlene Carter is 66. Actor Linda Hamilton is 65. Singer Cindy Herron of En Vogue is 60. Actor Melissa Sue Anderson (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 59. Singer Tracey Thorn of Everything But The Girl is 59. TV personality Jillian Barberie is 55. Guitarist Jody Davis of Newsboys is 54. Actor Jim Caviezel (kuh-VEE’-zuhl) (“The Passion of the Christ”) is 53. Actor Tricia O’Kelley (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 53. Actor Ben Shenkman (“Royal Pains,” “Angels in America”) is 53. Singer Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men is 49. Music producer Dr. Luke is 48. Jazz trumpeter Nicholas Payton is 48. Singer and TV personality Christina Milian (MIHL’-ee-ahn) is 40. Actor Zoe Perry (“Young Sheldon”) is 38. Singer-songwriter Ant Clemons is 30.

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