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Today in entertainment history: June 5

Today in entertainment history: June 5

ON THIS DAY IN 1956:Elvis Presley went on the "Milton Berle TV Show" doing his hip-gyrating act. From then on, cameras would only show him from the waist up. Photo: Associated Press

1956: Elvis Presley went on the “Milton Berle TV Show” doing his hip-gyrating act. From then on, cameras would only show him from the waist up.

1974: Singer Sly Stone married Kathy Silva during a Sly and the Family Stone concert in New York.

1977: Alice Cooper’s pet boa constrictor was bitten by a rat it was trying to eat for breakfast. The snake died. Cooper held a public audition a week later to find a replacement for the snake, which was featured in his act.

1982: Sophia Loren was released from a 17-day prison sentence for tax evasion in Italy.

1993: Country star Conway Twitty died of a ruptured blood vessel in his stomach after completing a show in Branson, Missouri. He was 59.

1999: Singer Mel Torme died of complications from a minor stroke in Los Angeles. He was 73.

2004: Jennifer Lopez married Marc Anthony at her home in Beverly Hills, California. They have since divorced.

Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Don Reid of the Statler Brothers is 69. Guitarist Fred Stone of Sly and the Family Stone is 68. Singer Laurie Anderson is 67. Country singer Gail Davies is 66. Drummer Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden is 62. Saxophonist Kenny G is 58. Singer Richard Butler of Psychedelic Furs is 58. Actor Jeff Garlin (“The Goldbergs,” ”Curb Your Enthusiasm”) is 51. Actor Ron Livingston (“The Practice,” ”Band of Brothers”) is 47. Singer Brian McKnight is 45. Musician Claus Norreen (Aqua) is 44. Actor-singer Mark Wahlberg is 43. Actor Chad Allen (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) is 40. Bassist P-Nut of 311 is 40. Actress Navi Rawat (“Numb3rs”) is 37. Actress Liza Weil (“Gilmore Girls”) is 37. Bassist Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy is 35. Guitarist Seb Lefebvre of Simple Plan is 33. Actress Sophie Lowe (“Once Upon A Time In Wonderland”) is 24.

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