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  • Gary Busey

    Born on June 29, 1944 in Goose Creek, Texas

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The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

Gary Busey as "Buddy"

A chronicle of the rise and brief career of rock 'n' roll star Buddy Holly (Gary Busey), who aspires to play music the way he wants it to sound. Holly and his band, the Crickets, are first invited to record in Nashville, where they encounter creative differences with the producing staff. Later they play a major booking at the Apollo Theater, scheduled there under the mistaken assumption that they're a black band. Holly's career eventually goes solo -- until the tragic day the music dies.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979) Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Academy Award (1978) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1978) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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