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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 89. Singer Willie Nelson is 82. Actor Burt Young is 75. Singer Bobby Vee is 72. Actor Perry King (“Riptide”) is 67. Singer Merril Osmond of The Osmonds is 62. Director Jane Campion is 61. Actor Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes”) is 50. Singer J.R. Richards of Dishwalla is 48. Rapper Turbo B of Snap is 48. Guitarist Clark Vogeler of The Toadies is 46. Singer Chris “Choc” Dalyrimple of Soul for Real is 44. Guitarist Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down is 44. Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 44. Singer Akon is 42. Singer Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees is 42. Actor Johnny Galecki (“The Big Bang Theory,” ”Roseanne”) is 40. Actor Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 34. Rapper Lloyd Banks is 33. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 33. Country singer Tyler Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons is 31. Actress Dianna Agron (“Glee”) is 29.

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