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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 13th 2011

Today in Hollywood History July 13th 2011

1923 - The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.

1930 - Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"

1940 - Patrick Stewart known for "Star Trek" and "X-Men" is born

1941 - Robert Forster known for "Jackie Brown" is born.

1942 - Harrison Ford known for "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is born.

1946 - Cheech Marin known for "Cheech and Chong" is born

1977 - "The Island of Dr. Moreau" starring Burt Lancaster is released.

1981 - "Time Bandits" starring John Cleese is released.

1999 - "Eyes Wide Shut" starring Tom Cruise is released.

2006 - Red Buttons known for "Sayonara" (1956) dies at 87

2007 - "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is released.

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