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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 29

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 29

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Frank Sinatra, wearing a bandage and patch over the eye injured during filming of a movie battle scene, is pictured with actress Natalie Wood and her Husband Robert Wagner, at a party observing her 21st birthday and 17th year as a motion picture actress in Hollywood in 1959. On this day in 1959, Sinatra won a Grammy; on this same date in 1981, Wood (center), died at the age of 43. Photo: Associated Press

A look at Hollywood’s Nov 29 headlines from years past.

1959: The Record of the Year Grammy Award went to Bobby Darin for “Mack The Knife.” Frank Sinatra’s “Come Dance With Me” won the Album of the Year award. Sinatra didn’t show up to the ceremony, supposedly because he had gotten shut out at the very first Grammys, only six months earlier.

1969: John Lennon was convicted of marijuana possession and was fined.

1976: Jerry Lee Lewis shot his bass player, Norman “Butch” Owens, twice in the chest while trying to hit a soda bottle. Lewis was charged with shooting a firearm within the city limits.

1979: The four original members of Kiss performed together for what they thought was the last time. They reunited in 1996.

1981: Actress Natalie Wood drowned off Santa Catalina Island, California, at age 43. The death was ruled accidental.

1986: Actor Cary Grant died in Davenport, Iowa, at age 82.

1995: Singer Sammy Hagar married Kari Karte on a mountain in northern California.

2001: Musician George Harrison died in Los Angeles after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 58.

Today’s Birthdays: Blues musician John Mayall is 80. Actress Diane Ladd is 78. Musician Chuck Mangione is 73. Country singer Jody Miller is 72. Singer-keyboardist Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals is 71. Comedian Garry Shandling is 64. Director Joel Coen is 59. Actor-comedian Howie Mandel is 58. Actress Cathy Moriarty is 53. Actress Kim Delaney (“NYPD Blue”) is 52. Actor Tom Sizemore is 52. Actor Andrew McCarthy is 51. Actor Don Cheadle is 49. Singer Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block is 45. Actor Larry Joe Campbell (“According to Jim”) is 43. Keyboardist Frank Delgado of Deftones is 43. Actress Paola Turbay (“True Blood”) is 43. Actress Gena Lee Nolin is 42. Actor Brian Baumgartner (“The Office”) is 41. Actress Anna Faris (“Scary Movie”) is 37. Rapper The Game is 34. Drummer Ringo Garza of Los Lonely Boys is 32. Actor-comedian John Milhiser (“Saturday Night Live”) is 32. Actor Lucas Black (“Sling Blade,” ”The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”) is 31.

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