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MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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The film American Hot Wax is a 1978 biopic directed by Floyd Mutrux and
written by John Kaye, telling the story of pioneering disc jockey Alan Freed,
who was instrumental in introducing and popularizing rock and roll in the
1950s. It stars Tim McIntire as Freed, and Fran Drescher as Freed’s feisty
secretary, Laraine Newman plays a young aspiring songwriter, and Jay
Leno
as Freed’s limousine driver. It also features performances by Chuck
Berry
, Jerry Lee Lewis, Frankie Ford, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. On theater
release, the film did not do well at the box office.  

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Albert James "Alan" Freed
(December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965)

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1911

 


Ginger Rogers (Virginia Katherine McMath)
Born in Independence, Missouri  (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995)

Ginger Rogers appeared as the dance partner of Fred Astaire in a number
of classic movie musicals such as Top Hat (1935), Swing Time (1936), and
The Gay Divorcee (1934). She originally wanted to become a school teacher
but, became involved with vaudeville and Broadway acts as a dancer and
an actor before moving to Hollywood.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1911


Jean Harlow (born Harlean Harlow Carpenter)
(March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937)

Harlow’s first major appearance was in the Howard Hughes production
of Hell’s Angels (1930). She later signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
in 1932 and starred in a string of hit films including Red Dust (1932),
Dinner at Eight (1933), Reckless (1935), and Suzy (1936). She also 
co-starred with William Powell, Spencer Tracy, and made six films with
Clark Gable. The American Film Institute ranked her as the 22nd greatest
female star
of classic Hollywood cinema. Harlow died from kidney disease 
at the young age of 26.

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