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Today in entertainment history: April 9

Today in entertainment history: April 9

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 88. Photo: Associated Press

1962: “West Side Story” won the Academy Award for best picture.

1984: “Terms of Endearment” was the big winner at the Academy Awards. “Flashdance” was named best original song.

1992: Amy Grant was honored with the Artist of the Year award at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards.

1997: Soundgarden announced its breakup. They have since reformed.

Today’s Birthdays: Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 88. Naturalist Jim Fowler (“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom”) is 84. Actress Michael Learned (“The Waltons”) is 75. Country singer Margo Smith is 72. Country singer Hal Ketchum is 61. Actor Dennis Quaid is 60. Humorist Jimmy Tingle (“60 Minutes II”) is 59. Country guitarist Dave Innis of Restless Heart is 55. Actor Mark Pellegrino (“Dexter”) is 49. Actress-model Paulina Porizkova is 49. Actress Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and the City”) is 48. Singer Kevin Martin of Candlebox is 45. Singer Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance is 37. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam (“The Cosby Show”) is 35. Guitarist Albert Hammond Junior of The Strokes is 34. Actor Jay Baruchel (“Knocked Up,” ”Tropic Thunder”) is 32. Actress Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”) is 28. Singer-actor Jesse McCartney (“Summerland”) is 27. Singer Jazmine Sullivan is 27. Actress Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”) is 24. Actress Elle Fanning (“Because of Winn-Dixie”) is 16. Singer Jackie Evancho is 14.

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