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Buddy Holly (1936–1959)


Buddy Holly was born on September 7, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas, USA as Charles Hardin Holley. He was married to Maria Elena Santiago. He died on February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. See full bio »

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Big Fish
Big Fish Soundtrack
(2003)
Stand by Me
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(1986)
Almost Famous
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(2000)
Mr. Nobody
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(2009)

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 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Cyclone (2016) ... (performer: "Rave On")
  Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2015) (writer - 1 episode, 2015)
- The Milk and Honey Route (2015) ... (performer: "Everyday" - uncredited) / (writer: "Everyday" - uncredited)
 2014 Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Peggy Sue" - uncredited) / (writer: "Peggy Sue" - uncredited)
 2014 The Sixties (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The British Invasion (2014) ... (writer: "Oh, Boy!")
 2014 The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) ("It's So Easy")
 2014 Helix (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Black Rain (2014) ... (performer: "Raining in My Heart")
 2013 The Apprentice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- One of Us Will Win, But Not by Much (2013) ... (writer: "Not Fade Away")
 2011-2013 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Iris Dement and Jim Brock (2013) ... (writer: "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" - uncredited)
- The Carolina Chocolate Drops (2011) ... (writer: "Crying, Waiting, Hoping")
 2011-2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #20.72 (2012) ... (writer: "Everyday" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.32 (2011) ... (writer: "Well... All Right" - uncredited)
 2011 Van Sessions (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Buddy Holly - Everyday (2011) ... (writer: "Everyday" - uncredited)
 2011 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 22 Performance (2011) ... (performer: "Oh, Boy!")
  Rock & Chips (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- The Frog and the Pussycat (2011) ... (performer: "Rave On")
- Pilot (2010) ... (performer: "True Love Ways" - uncredited) / (writer: "True Love Ways" - uncredited)
  Les toqués (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- Un nouveau départ (2011) ... (lyrics: "Everyday") / (music: "Everyday")
 2010 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unpleasantville (2010) ... (writer: "Everyday" - uncredited)
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Round One: Part 2 (2009) ... (performer: "Oh Boy!" - uncredited)
  Qwerty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #2.38 (2008) ... (performer: "Everyday") / (writer: "Everyday")
  Lost (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Cabin Fever (2008) ... (performer: "Everyday" - uncredited) / (writer: "Everyday" - uncredited)
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #2.5 (2008) ... (performer: "Peggy Sue") / (writer: "Peggy Sue")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... ("Peggy Sue") / (writer: "Peggy Sue")
 2007 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (2007) ... (writer: "That'll Be The Day")
  Skins (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Finale (2007) ... (performer: "True Love Ways" - uncredited) / (writer: "True Love Ways" - uncredited)
  The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- One Guilty Deed (2006) ... (performer: "Peggy Sue" (1957) - uncredited) / (writer: "Peggy Sue" (1957) - uncredited)
 2005 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #1 - Mijn Geboortejaar (2005) ... (writer: "It's So Easy")
 2000 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Funhouse (2000) ... (writer: "Maybe Baby" - uncredited)
 1999 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.8 (1999) ... (writer: "True Love Ways")
 1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 9&vierzig (1998) ... (writer: "Not Fade Away" - uncredited)
 1996 Ballykissangel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live in My Heart and Pay No Rent (1996) ... (writer: "True Love Ways" - uncredited)
  As Time Goes By (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1993 - 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Showered with Gifts (1996) ... (performer: "Everyday" - uncredited) / (writer: "Everyday" - uncredited)
- Visiting Rocky (1993) ... (performer: "Raining In My Heart" - uncredited)
 1996 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 February 1996 (1996) ... (performer: "Oh, Boy!")
 1995 Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Not Fade Away" - as Charles Hardin)
 1995 Boy Meets World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rave On (1995) ... (writer: "Not Fade Away")
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer: "Peggy Sue", "That'll Be the Day") / (writer: "That'll Be the Day", "Think It Over", "Peggy Sue")
 1994 Heartbeat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trouble in Mind (1994) ... (writer: "Heartbeat" (as 'theme') - uncredited)
 1993 Lipstick on Your Collar (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... (performer: "Raining In My Heart")
  Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1989 - 1990) (performer - 1 episode, 1990)
- Maybe Baby - March 11, 1963 (1990) ... (performer: "True Love Ways" - uncredited) / (writer: "Maybe Baby", "True Love Ways" - uncredited)
- Good Morning, Peoria - September 9, 1959 (1989) ... (writer: "Maybe Baby" - uncredited)
- How the Tess Was Won - August 5, 1956 (1989) ... (writer: "Peggy Sue")
 1989 Champs-Elysées (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 September 1989 (1989) ... (writer: "That'll be the day")
 1989 Steven Banks: Home Entertainment Center (TV Movie) (writer: "Peggy Sue")
 1988 The Wedding Waltz (TV Movie) (writer: "Not Fade Away" - as Hardin)
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Foley vs. Foley (1987) ... (writer: "That'll Be the Day")
 1986 Sword of Honour (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (writer: "That'll Be Day" - uncredited)
 1985 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.76 (1985) ... (writer: "That'll Be the Day" - uncredited)
  Arena (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Buddy Holly (1985) ... (performer: "Peggy Sue", "Flower Of My Heart", "Gotta Get You Near Me Blues", "Down The Line", "Holiday Hop", "Midnight Shift", "Blue Days Black Nights", "Rock Around With Ollie Vee", "That'll Be The Day", "Lonesome Tears", "Think It Over", "Not Fade Away", "Oh Boy", "Fools Paradise", "Heartbeat", "Rave On", "It Doesn't Matter Anymore", "Learning The Game", "That Makes It Tough", "Words Of Love", "Everyday") / (writer: "Peggy Sue", "Down The Line", "Holiday Hop", "That'll Be The Day", "Lonesome Tears", "Think It Over", "Well...All Right", "Learning The Game", "That Makes It Tough", "Words Of Love", "Maybe Baby")
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Deadly Cargo (1979) ... (writer: "That'll Be The Day (That I Die)")
 1979 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 February 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Well....All Right")
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (performer: "Peggy Sue") / (writer: "That'll Be the Day", "Maybe Baby", "Peggy Sue")
 1976 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (1976) ... (writer: "That'll Be the Day")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1976) ... (writer: "That'll Be The Day")
 1970 Cucumber Castle (TV Movie) (writer: "Well All Right")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #2.22 (1965) ... (writer: "Heartbeat")
- Episode #1.41 (1965) ... (writer: "Not Fade Away")
- Episode #1.38 (1965) ... (writer: "Peggy Sue")
- Episode #1.36 (1965) ... (writer: "Well Alright")
- Episode #1.30 (1965) ... (writer: "That'll Be the Day")
 1958 The Dick Clark Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (1958) ... (performer: "It's So Easy", "Heartbeat")
 1957 Ranch Party (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.35 ... (writer: "That'll Be The Day")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "The 'Chirping' Crickets" (Brunswick) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | 14 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »


Alternate Names:

Buddy Holly & the Crickets

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Lyrics: That'll be the day when you say goodbye / That'll be the day when you made me cry / You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie 'cause / That'll be the day when I die. See more »

Trivia:

Had a cat named Booker T. and a dog named Alonzo. See more »

Trademark:

Wore horn rimmed black glasses See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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