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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 12

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 12

THIS DAY IN 1990: Comedian Robin Williams got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo: Associated Press

1968: “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” was filmed in London, featuring the Stones, Eric Clapton, John Lennon and The Who. It remained unreleased for 28 years.

1981: Singer Smokey Robinson was honored on an “American Bandstand” special.

1990: Comedian Robin Williams got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2003: Mick Jagger was knighted by Prince Charles.

Today’s birthdays: Game show host Bob Barker is 91. Singer Connie Francis is 77. Singer Dionne Warwick is 74. Singer-guitarist Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers) is 71. Actor Wings Hauser is 67. Actor Bill Nighy (NY) (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) is 65. Singer-percussionist Sheila E. is 57. Actress Sheree J. Wilson (“Walker, Texas Ranger,” ”Dallas”) is 56. Guitarist Eric Schenkman of Spin Doctors is 51. Bassist Nicholas Dimichino of Nine Days is 47. Actress Jennifer Connelly is 44. Actress Madchen Amick (“My Own Worst Enemy,” ”Twin Peaks”) is 44. Actress Regina Hall is 44. Actress Mayim Bialik (“Blossom”) is 39.

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