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By On This Day in NYC's History

A GAY OL’ TIME

On November 29, 1932: Cole Porter’s Gay Divorce opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It starred Fred Astaire in his last role on Broadway.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

LIVE! FROM NEW YORK, IT’S OTELLO

On November 29, 1948: Verdi’s Otello became the first opera to be televised; it was relayed from the Met stage.

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Image courtesy of opera-is.com

BORN ON THIS DAY: ELLEN CLEGHORNE

On November 29, 1965: Comedian Ellen Cleghorne, best known as a castmember of SNL from 1991 to 1995, was born in Brooklyn.

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Image courtesy of IMDB

 

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