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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 13

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 13

TEDDY PENDERGRASS: The singer passed away on this day in 2010. Photo: Associated Press

A look at Hollywood headlines of years past.

1973: Eric Clapton made a comeback from drug addiction when he performed at the Rainbow Theatre in London. His backing band included Pete Townshend, Ron Wood and Steve Winwood.

1986: Former members of the Sex Pistols sued former manager Malcolm McLaren. The suit was settled out of court.

2003: Musician Pete Townshend was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography in London. Townshend was later cleared of the charges.

2010: Singer Teddy Pendergrass died of colon cancer in Philadelphia. He was 59.

Today’s birthdays:
Actress Frances Sternhagen is 84. Comedian Rip Taylor is 80. Actor Billy Gray (“Father Knows Best”) is 76. Actor Richard Moll (“Night Court”) is 71. Guitarist Trevor Rabin of Yes is 60. Drummer Fred White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 59. Actor Kevin Anderson (“Nothing Sacred”) is 54. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (“Seinfeld”) is 53. Singer Graham “Suggs” McPherson of Madness is 53. Country singer Trace Adkins is 52. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 50. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 48. Actress Traci Bingham (“Baywatch”) is 46. Actress Nicole Eggert (“Baywatch,” ”Charles in Charge”) is 42. Actor Orlando Bloom is 37. Actor Liam Hemsworth (“The Hunger Games”) is 24.

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