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Today in entertainment history: April 30

Today in entertainment history: April 30

THIS DAY IN 1997: Ellen DeGeneres' character came out as a lesbian on the sitcom "Ellen." Photo: Associated Press

1968: Blood, Sweat and Tears founder Al Kooper, along with saxophonist Randy Brecker, left the band after recording the group’s first album, “Child is Father to the Man.”

1983:Blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters died in suburban Chicago at the age of 68.

1997: Ellen DeGeneres’ character came out as a lesbian on the sitcom “Ellen.”

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Cloris Leachman is 88. Singer Willie Nelson is 81. Actor Burt Young is 74. Singer Bobby Vee is 71. Actor Perry King (“Riptide”) is 66. Singer Merril Osmond of The Osmonds is 61. Director Jane Campion is 60. Bassist Robert Reynolds of The Mavericks is 52. Actor Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes”) is 49. Singer J.R. Richards of Dishwalla is 47. Rapper Turbo B of Snap is 47. Guitarist Clark Vogeler of The Toadies is 45. Singer Chris “Choc” Dalyrimple of Soul for Real is 43. Guitarist Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down is 43. Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 43. Singer Akon is 41. Singer Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees is 41. Actor Johnny Galecki (“The Big Bang Theory,” ”Roseanne”) is 39. Actor Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 33. Rapper Lloyd Banks is 32. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 32. Country singer Tyler Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons is 30. Actress Dianna Agron (“Glee”) is 28.

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