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December 29, 2014 08:09 GMT

On December 29th, 1955, 13-year-old Barbra Streisand made her first recording, "You'll Never Know."

In 1957, singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme (gor-MAY') were married in Las Vegas.

In 1967, musician Dave Mason left the band Traffic to pursue a solo career.

In 1975, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane divorced.

In 1980, singer-songwriter Tim Hardin died of a heroin overdose in Los Angeles at the age of 40. He's best known for composing the song "If I Were A Carpenter."

In 1989, Jane Pauley marked her last day as co-host of the "Today" show after 13 years. Her successor was Deborah Norville.

In 1992, actor Todd Bridges was arrested in Burbank, California. Police say they found speed and a loaded gun in his car, but Bridges claimed he had been framed. At the time, Bridges had been doing public service announcements telling kids to stay away from drugs.

In 2006, burlesque artist Dita Von Teese filed for divorce from singer Marilyn Manson, citing irreconcilable differences. They had been married barely a year.

Today's birthdays: Actress Dina Merrill is 91. Actress Inga Swenson ("Benson") is 82. Actress Mary Tyler Moore is 78. Actor Jon Voight is 76. Country singer Ed Bruce is 75. Flutist Ray Thomas (Moody Blues) is 73. Singer Marianne Faithfull is 68. Actor Ted Danson is 67. Singer-actress Yvonne Elliman is 63. Actress Patricia Clarkson is 55. Comedian Paula Poundstone is 55. Guitarist-singer Jim Reid of the Jesus and Mary Chain is 53. Singer Dexter Holland of The Offspring is 49. Actor Jason Gould is 48. Singer-guitarist Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket is 44. Actor Kevin Weisman ("Alias") is 44. Actor Jude Law is 42. Actress Maria Dizzia ("Orange is the New Black") is 40. Actor Mekhi Phifer (mih-KY' FY'-fuhr) ("ER") is 40. Actor Shawn Hatosy ("The Cooler," "The Faculty") is 39. Country singer Jessica Andrews is 31.

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