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Today in History: Roman Holiday Opens, Featuring Hepburn’s First Starring Role

On this day in 1953, Roman Holiday, featuring Audrey Hepburn in her first starring movie role, premieres in New York City. Hepburn’s performance in Roman Holiday, as a European princess who ditches her official duties and falls for an American journalist while on tour in Rome, earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. She was instantly established as a leading Hollywood star. Hepburn was born on May 4, ...

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Today in History: Dirty Dancing opens in Theaters

On this day in 1987, Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze as a dance instructor at a summer resort, opened in theaters across the United States. The film was a surprise box-office hit, earning some $64 million and turning Swayze into a Hollywood star. The Dirty Dancing soundtrack went multi-platinum and included the hit singles “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” which won an Academy Award for Best Original ...

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Today in History: Angela Bassett was Born

On this day August 16th 1958, Angela Bassett, a prominent actress was born in New York, New York. Angela has starred in the following films: The Jacksons, An American Dream, Malcolm X, What's Love Got to Do with It, which she received an Oscar nomination for and Strange Days Vampire in Brooklyn ...

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