This Day in Showbiz History… January 7


Yul Brynner (pictured) returned to Broadway for the last time in a revival, opposite Mary Beth Peil, of
The King and I , at the Broadway Theatre, on this day in 1985, reports Playbill. Also, Brynner received
an honorary Tony Award later that year, celebrating his 4 525 performances in the hit musical.

Actors celebrating birthdays today include Nicolas Cage (53) and Jeremy Renner (46), while Kenny Loggins, whose hits include Footloose, turns 69, and hit-maker Aloe Blacc (I Need a Dollar) turns 38.

Actor Rod Taylor (seen in The Time Machine and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds), born in 1930, died on
this day in 2015. Also on this day, in 1982, the Fame television series premiered on America’s NBC network.

On this day in 1963, Cliff Richard was enjoying his sixth No 1  in the UK with the double A-sided single, Bachelor Boy and The Next Time, both from the soundtrack of his hit film, Summer Holiday. It spent
three weeks at the top of the British singles chart.

Just saying…

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