The Buddy Holly Story

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  • PG
The life of 1950's rock 'n' roll pioneer Buddy Holly, featuring a terrific portrayal by Busey.
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The life of 1950's rock 'n' roll pioneer Buddy Holly, featuring a terrific portrayal by Busey.

Original Release

05/18/1978

US Release

05/18/1978

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Cast

Charles Martin Smith Ray Bob / Ray Bob Simmons
Conrad Janis Ross Turner
Don Stroud Jesse / Jesse Charles
Gary Busey Buddy / Buddy Holly
Maria Richwine Maria Elena
William Jordan Riley
Amy Johnston Cindy Lou
Dick O'Neill Sol Gittler
Fred Travalena Madman Mancuso
Neva Patterson Mrs. Holly
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Steve Rash

Writers

Alan Swyer, John Goldrosen, Robert Gittler

Cast

Charles Martin Smith Ray Bob / Ray Bob Simmons
Conrad Janis Ross Turner
Don Stroud Jesse / Jesse Charles
Gary Busey Buddy / Buddy Holly
Maria Richwine Maria Elena
William Jordan Riley
Amy Johnston Cindy Lou
Dick O'Neill Sol Gittler
Fred Travalena Madman Mancuso
Neva Patterson Mrs. Holly
Arch Johnson Mr. Holly
John F. Goff T.J.
Gloria Irizarry Mrs. Santiago
Jody Berry Engineer Sam
Richard Kennedy Preacher
Jim Beach Wilson
Gailard Sartain Big Bopper
Albert Popwell Eddie
Paul Mooney Sam
Joe Renzetti Violinist #1

Producers

Edward H. Cohen Executive Producer
Fred T. Kuehnert Executive Producer
Frances Avrut-Bauer Producer
Fred Bauer Producer

Editors

David E. Blewitt

1979OscarBest Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1979OscarBest Sound Nominated
1979OscarBest Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score Won
1979Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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