Today in entertainment history: July 8

Today in entertainment history: July 8

THIS DAY IN 1985:Nude photos of Madonna went on sale. Photo: Associated Press

1967: Actress Vivien Leigh died of tuberculosis. She was 53.

1985: Playboy and Penthouse magazines went on sale with nude photos of Madonna.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Steve Lawrence is 80. Actor Jeffrey Tambor (“Arrested Development,” ”The Larry Sanders Show”) is 71. Actress Kim Darby is 68. Children’s singer Raffi is 67. Actress Anjelica Huston is 64. Actor Kevin Bacon is 57. Country singer Toby Keith is 54. Guitarist Graham Jones of Haircut 100 is 54. Keyboardist Andy Fletcher of Depeche (duh-PESH’) Mode is 54. Singer Joan Osborne is 53. Actor Billy Crudup (“Almost Famous”) is 47. Actor Michael Weatherly (“NCIS,” ”Dark Angel”) is 47. Singer Beck is 45. Country singer Drew Womack of Sons of the Desert is 45. Guitarist Stephen Mason of Jars of Clay is 40. Actor Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes,” ”Gilmore Girls”) is 38. Actress Sophia Bush (“One Tree Hill”) is 33. Guitarist Jamie Cook of Arctic Monkeys is 30. Actor Jaden Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness”) is 17.

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