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Today in entertainment history: March 11

Today in entertainment history: March 11

ON THIS DAY IN 1997: Paul McCartney was knighted. Photo: Associated Press

1959: The Lorraine Hansberry drama “A Raisin in the Sun,” starring Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier, opened on Broadway.

1968: Otis Redding was awarded a gold record for the single “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” three months after his death. A year later, the song won two Grammy Awards.

1993: ctress Elizabeth Taylor received a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute.

1997: Queen Elizabeth knighted Paul McCartney.

Today’s Birthdays: News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 80. Accordionist Flaco Jimenez (FLAH’-koh hee-MEN’-ez) of the Texas Tornadoes is 75. Actor Mark Metcalf (“Animal House”) is 68. Singer-keyboardist Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge is 67. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 64. Actress Susan Richardson (“Eight is Enough”) is 62. Interscope Records head Jimmy Iovine (eye-VEEN’) is 61. Country singer Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers is 59. Singer Nina Hagen is 59. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 57. Actor Jeffrey Nordling (“24″) is 52. Actress Alex Kingston (“ER”) is 51. Actor Wallace Langham (“C.S.I.,” ”Veronica’s Closet”) is 49. Singer Lisa Loeb is 46. Singer Pete Droge is 45. Actor Terrence Howard (“Crash,” ”Hustle and Flow”) is 45. Keyboardist Rami Jaffee (The Wallflowers) is 45. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 43. Singers Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte are 35. Actor David Anders (“The Vampire Diaries,” ”Alias”) is 33. Singer LeToya Luckett (Destiny’s Child) is 33. Actress Thora Birch (“Ghost World,” ”American Beauty”) is 32.

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