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The Buddy Holly Story

Directed by Steve Rash
United States, 1978
Drama, Biography, Music


From the time he was a high-school student in Lubbock, Texas until his tragic death at age 22 in 1959, Buddy Holly ignored the condemnation by townspeople and his conservative relatives and dedicated his life to rock ’n roll.

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The Buddy Holly Story Directed by Steve Rash

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1979 | Winner: Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score

1979 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

BAFTA Awards

1980 | Winner: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Role

Golden Globes (USA)

1979 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1978 | 2nd place: Best Actor

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