Today in entertainment history: March 6

Today in entertainment history: March 6

ON THIS DAY IN 1992: Phylicia Rashad, as Clair Huxtable, talks on the telephone while Bill Cosby, as Dr. Cliff Huxtable and other cast members of the family sitcom "The Cosby Show" gather around during taping of the final episode in New York City, Friday, March 6, 1992. From left clockwise are, Rashad; Clarice Taylor as Anna Huxtable; Cosby; Earl Hyman as Russel Huxtable; unidentified actor, partially hidden; Malcolm Jamal Warner as Theo; Keshia Knight Pulliam as Rudy; and Raven Symone as Olivia. Photo: Associated Press

1970: Serial killer Charles Manson’s album “Lie” was released.

1978: Billy Joel was awarded a rare platinum single for “Just The Way You Are.”

1981: Walter Cronkite gave his final broadcast as anchor for the “CBS Evening News.”

1992: The last episode of “The Cosby Show” was taped in New York. New York Mayor David Dinkins and the group Boyz II Men were on hand.

2000: All the original members of Earth, Wind and Fire played together for the first time in 20 years as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Maurice White had announced the previous week he had Parkinson’s disease. Eric Clapton also became the first person inducted into the Rock Hall three times.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Ben Murphy is 72. Singer Mary Wilson of The Supremes is 70. Drummer Hugh Grundy of The Zombies is 69. Singer-guitarist David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is 68. Actor-director Rob Reiner is 67. Singer Kiki Dee is 67. Actress Anna Maria Horsford (“The Shield,” ”Amen”) is 67. Sports correspondent Armen Keteyian is 61. Actor Tom Arnold is 55. Actress Suzanne Crough (“The Partridge Family”) is 51. Actor D.L. Hughley (“The Hughleys”) is 50. Country songwriter Skip Ewing is 50. Actress Connie Britton (“Nashville,” ”American Horror Story”) is 47. Actress Moira Kelly (“One Tree Hill”) is 46. Actress Amy Pietz (“Caroline in the City”) is 45. Pedal steel player Shan Farmer of Ricochet is 40. Rapper Beanie Sigel is 40. Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is 37. Drummer Chris Tomson of Vampire Weekend is 30. Rapper/producer Tyler, the Creator is 23.


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