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The Buddy Holly Story (18-May-1978)

Director: Steve Rash

Writers: Robert Gittler; Alan Swyer

Based on a book: Buddy Holly: His Life and Music by John Goldrosen

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Rock and Roll

Life of legendary rock musician Buddy Holly, who rose out of Lubbock, Texas to achieve stardom, married his Puerto Rican secretary, and his death at age twenty-two in an airplane crash along with Richie Valens and the Big Bopper. Dynamic performance by a young Gary Busey who does his own singing. Won an Oscar for Best Score; received additional nominations for Best Actor and Best Sound.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Matthew "Stymie" Beard
1-Jan-1925 8-Jan-1981 Stymie in Our Gang
Gary Busey
29-Jun-1944   The Buddy Holly Story
Conrad Janis
11-Feb-1928   Fredzo on Mork & Mindy
Paul Mooney
4-Aug-1941   Negrodamus
Dick O'Neill
29-Aug-1928 17-Nov-1998 Charlie Cagney on Cagney and Lacey
Neva Patterson
10-Feb-1920 14-Dec-2010 An Affair to Remember
Gailard Sartain
18-Sep-1946   The Buddy Holly Story
Charles Martin Smith
30-Oct-1953   The Untouchables
Don Stroud
1-Sep-1943   Capt. Pat Chambers on Mike Hammer
Fred Travalena
6-Oct-1942 28-Jun-2009 The Man of a Thousand Faces


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