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Today in entertainment history: March 25

Today in entertainment history: March 25

ON THIS DAY IN 1960: Ray Charles recorded "Georgia On My Mind" in New York. Photo: Associated Press

1960: Ray Charles recorded “Georgia On My Mind” in New York.

1961: Elvis Presley performed what would be his last live concert for eight years, at a show in Hawaii. He instead concentrated on his movie career.

1967: The Who made its U.S. concert debut in New York as part of a rock extravaganza promoted by DJ Murray “The K” Kaufman.

1985: the Academy Award for best picture went to “Amadeus.” F. Murray Abraham was chosen over “Amadeus” co-star Tom Hulce for the best actor award. Also, Prince won the original song score award for “Purple Rain.”

1995: Singer Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam was rescued after a riptide carried him 250 feet offshore in New Zealand.

2002: Halle Berry won the best actress Oscar and Denzel Washington won the best actor Oscar. Before that night, Sidney Poitier was the only African-American actor to have won an Oscar in a lead role.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Anita Bryant is 74. Singer Aretha Franklin is 72. Actor Paul Michael Glaser (TV’s “Starsky and Hutch”) is 71. Musician Elton John is 67. Actress Bonnie Bedelia is 66. Actress-comedian Mary Gross is 61. Actor James McDaniel (“NYPD Blue”) is 56. Saxophonist Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet is 54. Actress Brenda Strong (“Desperate Housewives”) is 54. Actress Marcia Cross (“Desperate Housewives”) is 52. Actress Lisa Gay Hamilton (“The Practice”) is 50. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is 49. Singer Melanie Blatt of All Saints is 39. Actor Lee Pace (“Pushing Daisies”) is 35. Singer Katharine McPhee (“Smash,” ”American Idol”) is 30. Producer Ryan Lewis of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is 26. Singer-actress Aly Michalka of Aly and AJ (“Hellcats”) is 25. Actor Kiowa Gordon (“Twilight”) is 24.

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