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On this day: July 27

POSTED: 03:29 PM PDT Jul 26, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 26, 2012 

A wise-cracking cartoon bunny makes his first appearance, the Korean War ends, Madonna drops her debut album, tragedy hits the Olympics, and an entertainment legend dies at age 100, all on this day.

OTD July 27 - Bobbie Gentry
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Capitol Records

1944: Singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry, best known for her 1967 Grammy-winning No. 1 hit song "Ode to Billie Joe," is born Roberta Lee Streeter in Chickasaw County, Miss.


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